TERMS & CONDITIONS –

Please read these carefully and retain a copy for your records.

RESPONSIBILITY:

A VALID PASSPORT IS REQUIRED FOR ALL INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS and must be valid at least six months after your tour return date.  Please note that passport cards are not considered valid for international travel.  For domestic travel within the continental USA, a passport is not required for US Citizens, however an unexpired form of local or federal government-issued photo ID (passport, driver’s license, military ID) is required for all adult passengers (18 and over). ▪ Please send – with each deposit and registration form – a copy of each registrant’s passport (or government-issued photo ID for domestic tours), if applicable.  Failure to submit a copy of your valid passport (if applicable) may result in penalties or additional fees charged by the airline/participating partners to make corrections to your reservation.  A TRAVEL VISA MAY BE REQUIRED FOR NON-US CITIZENS (TRAVELERS WITHOUT AN AMERICAN PASSPORT), who are traveling internationally.  It is the responsibility of the traveler to contact the embassy of any countries that will be visited during the tour (including countries visited during flight layovers) to determine whether a travel visa is required, and for further information about the application process. Any visas must be obtained as the sole responsibility of the individual traveler.  If you need a travel visa, World Cultural Tours (WCT) requires that you submit written verification that a visa has been obtained or a photocopy of your visa, no later than 15 days prior to the departure date of your tour. ▪ World Cultural Tours (WCT) and other participating affiliates act solely as agents in arranging transportation, hotel accommodations, and other services.  We do not assume, and in fact, we expressly disclaim, any liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, consequences resulting from cancellations and/or delays including, but not limited to, schedule changes, strikes, war, political conflict, riots, inclement weather or acts of God.  Likewise, we assume no liability for any act, negligence or default of tour guides, including their agents and employees, or any company or person engaged in the transport of passengers, rendering of any service, or conducting arrangements for any tour.  WCT reserves the right to cancel any tour or alter the tour price due to insufficient participation.  In the event that a group must cancel in full due to lack of materialization or the inability to meet the minimum number of participants that the tour price was based on, tour members will receive a full refund, less a $150 administration fee and/or any non-refundable penalties owed or paid on  behalf of the tour (this includes penalties for airline deposits, hotel deposits, transportation deposits, non-refundable entrance fees or performance tickets). Furthermore, WCT reserves the right, at our sole discretion, to modify any itinerary or arrangements based on unprecedented situations that may arise.  In the event modifications should become necessary, alterations may be made without penalty to the operator; additional costs, if any, shall be incurred by the traveler. ▪ All registrants are invoiced with single occupancy rates if no roommate is specified.  We will adjust rooming lists & invoices accordingly upon written notification of roommate preferences.  It is the responsibility of the individual traveler to find a roommate, or group organizer to match unpaired individuals.

DEVIATION:

If any passenger wishes to deviate from the group by extending their tour or by making any alterations to the included group travel arrangements, please visit www.worldculturaltours.com to submit a deviation request through our Contact Us page, or email us directly at /terms. Any requests must be made no later than 91 days prior to departure. A tour consultant will need to contact you, therefore it is important that you include telephone/email information. In order to initiate a deviation request, you must submit a Deviation Request Form, along with a non-refundable deviation administration fee ($150 P/P), before any quotation or arrangements can be made. Please note that any additional fees charged by the airline or other service providers may apply. Payment may be submitted online at www.worldculturaltours.com.

LAND-ONLY ARRANGEMENTS:

If you plan on making your own air arrangements, you must notify World Cultural Tours in writing, and submit an official Land-Only Request Form no later than 91 days prior to departure. Your account will be updated with the land-only reduction, or applicable adjustments, once we have received the Land-Only Request Form. All travelers are responsible for any travel arrangements not included in the tour program, as well as round trip arrival and departure transfers and any arrangements necessary to join the group at their first hotel accommodation.

Travel Protection:

We strongly recommend that you purchase travel protection. We make a Travel Protection Plan available for you to purchase. Please refer to www.worldculturaltours.com/insurance or call (877) 218-TOUR for more information about the Plan. Please review the information carefully to understand the terms and conditions of the Plan.

IMPORTANT: The exclusion for Pre-Existing Conditions will be waived provided the Plan Payment is received no later than fourteen (14) days after the initial deposit for your trip, and you are not disabled from travel at the time you submit your Plan Payment. Please note that the Travel Protection Plan offered by World Cultural Tours cannot be purchased after final payment has been submitted. For full disclosure of liability, and a list of frequently asked questions, please refer to the following link: www.tripmate.com/wpF438W/tic.

TOUR PRICES:

All tour prices are based on costs, charges & exchange rates known at time of booking. In case of currency fluctuations (if applicable) of more than 3% WCT reserves the right to adjust the tour price accordingly.  Any domestic and/or international residency taxes, departure or arrival taxes, security charges, baggage fees, and other types of air or airport or port taxes or any other surcharges not included in the tour price will be the responsibility of each passenger.  Current fuel surcharges, carrier imposed fees, and air taxes are averaging between $650-$750 per person. ▪ Our preferred method of payment is in the form of a check; however, online individual payments can be made, using an electronic check with Intuit or using a credit card, through our website, www.worldculturaltours.com.  A non-refundable convenience fee of $30 will be assessed, per transaction, for all credit card payments.  A $50 Returned Check Fee will be assessed for each returned check. ▪ A single check or credit card payment may be made for multiple registrants. Please note that WCT reserves the right to require final payment via credit card or electronic check in the event of a past-due balance that needs to be expedited.  Furthermore, WCT reserves the right to cancel all tour arrangements for traveler(s) with past-due balances; however, WCT will make every effort to contact said traveler(s) prior to taking action.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Individual cancellations are effective on the date notification is received in writing. You may submit cancellation notices to the following email address: /terms▪ Any unused tour portions are non-refundable and any costs of services received while traveling are non-refundable. Ÿ Up to 121 days prior to departure, full refund less a $150 administration fee will be made. After that period, additional cancellation fees will be assessed as follows:

121-91 days prior to departure – loss of deposit
90-61 days prior to departure – 35% of total tour price
60-46 days prior to departure – 50% of total tour price
45-0 days prior to departure – 100% of total tour price.
Cancellations made after the date of departure forfeit 100% of the total tour price.
 

PRIVACY POLICY:

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