Terms and Conditions
Deposit and Payments
A deposit of $500 per person is required to confirm a reservation on a tour. This can be paid with a credit card or personal check.Upon receipt of your deposit, we will send you more detailed information: a detailed itinerary, the hotel list, what to bring, and trip insurance information.
The balance of the trip price is due 60 days prior to departure, payable by check or credit card.
Cancellations and Refunds
If you must cancel your reservation for a tour, we will refund your deposit, minus the following fees:
Up to 91 days prior to departure: No charge!
61-90 days prior to departure: 25% of trip cost
46-60 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost
45 days or less: 100% of trip cost
When you cancel a trip, we must ask you to notify us in writing. If space is available we can assist you in transferring from one trip to another in the same calendar year up to 60 days prior to the trip date at no charge, after which our cancellation policy applies. If unforeseen circumstances require a change to the trip itinerary, we will make every effort to keep the itinerary or hotel modifications to a minimum. Journey Through Italy reserves the right to cancel a trip for any reason. In this case, we will refund all payments received, which will constitute full settlement.
Trip Insurance and Travel Protection
Journey Through Italy recommends that you consider purchasing a travel protection plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected. You may have some coverage through your personal insurance plan or credit card services. If not, the travel protection plan we recommend, provided by Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection, includes coverage for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical Expenses and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more. You can purchase complete (comprehensive) coverage, just medical coverage, just travel coverage, cancellation, or any plan which suits your personal needs.
By clicking the following link you can find more information and an application form. Get a Travel Insurance Now!
Arrival and Departure
Meeting and ending locations are listed in the information packet you will receive upon receipt of your deposit. Trips begin and end in towns that are accessible by plane, train, boat or bus. It may be preferable to arrive at the starting point the night prior to the start of the tour. We will be happy to provide you with information on hotels or make reservations for you: if you choose to have Journey Through Italy make these reservations for you, we must supply hotels with a credit card number to hold these reservations. We will advise you of specific hotel payment policies.
Trip prices are based on two people per room. If you are traveling alone there is a single supplement of $700. If you subsequently are able to find a roommate to travel with, we will gladly refund the single supplement.
Trip Price Includes
• Expert leadership of a Journey Through Italy Trip Leader and local guides;
• Accommodations in comfortable inns, hotels, homes, castles, mountain huts;
• All meals included (breakfasts, picnic lunches and dinners);
• Wine with meals;
All transportation during the tour (van, bus, boat, ferries, cable car or funicular);
• All entry fees to: museums, historic sites and parks;
Trip Price Does Not Include
• Air and land transportation to and from the trip, and individual arrival or departure transfers;
• Personal expenses, optional tipping or gratuities to leaders or staff;
• Additional hotel nights that may be necessary due to airline schedule changes or other factors;
• Travel insurance or passports;
• Other expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages and non outside of group meals, snacks, room service, laundry, etc.);
Responsibility and Release
Choosing a trip that fits your abilities and level of fitness and health is your responsibility and will make for a more enjoyable experience. If you need help in selecting the right trip for you, feel free to contact us at Journey Through Italy and we are glad to help you with your decision . You are also responsible for reading the pre-trip information material and bringing appropriate clothing and equipment. It goes without saying that being open minded to different cultures, and acting in accordance with the customs and laws of the regions visited is essential. You must agree to follow all written and verbal rules of safety. Journey Through Italy, LLC reserves the right to accept, remove, retain or decline any trip member at any time for any reason, at his or her own expense. In such case, only the refundable portion of the unused services is the limit of Journey Through Italy’s responsibility.
Payment of your deposit represents your acceptance of the following terms and conditions, release of Liability, assumption of all risks and binding arbitration agreement. Journey Through Italy, LLC; its members; employees and agents, give notice that all services and arrangements related to this tour have been made by Journey Through Italy LLC only as agents upon the express condition that Journey Through Italy LLC shall not be liable and does not assume responsibility for any claims, damages, expenses or other financial loss whether to person or property arising out of any injury, accident, death, cancellation, delay, alteration, or inconvenience resulting from any act of omission, commission or inadvertence of any hotel, carrier, restaurant or other company or person rendering any of the services included in the tour or its pre and post tour arrangements, or caused by weather, sickness, strikes, quarantines or the willful or negligent acts of any other tour members or any cause whatsoever beyond the control of Journey Through Italy, LLC, such as weather, strikes, acts of God or government, lost or misplaced luggage, acts of terrorism or the threat thereof, force majeure, criminal activity, or any other cause beyond its control. I am voluntarily participating in this trip and I acknowledge that the pleasure of travel, such as this trip, is derived in part from the inherent risks incurred by travel and activity. I agree to be responsible for my own welfare and accept any and all risks of delay, unanticipated events, negligence, inconvenience, illness, injury, emotional trauma or death.
We reserve the right to make route, hotel, itinerary changes and trip modifications as required or desirable in order to improve the trip quality or accommodate the well being of our guests.
Journey Through Italy, LLC reserves the right and trip participants agree to allow us to take photographic or film records of any of our trips and trip participants, and may use any such records for promotional and/or commercial purpose.