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10-Day Affordable Peru

Tour Code: 900-886
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Lima, Peru
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10 Days

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Highlights: Visit Cuzco (Cuzco Cathedral, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Saksaywaman), Lima, Machu Picchu (Temple of the Sun, The Intihuatana), Raqchi.

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    Travel ProtectionSurcharge Date / Date Range Adult
    Travel Protection Only Year round $109
    Travel Protection with Cancel For Any Reason Year round $178
    TransportationSurcharge Date / Date Range SingleDoubleTripleQuadruple
    Lima Transfer - Airport to Hotel Year round $72$72$72$72
    Lima Transfer - Hotel to Airport Year round $72$72$72$72
    Roundtrip Airport Transfer Year round $144$144$144$144
    Activity OptionSurcharge Date / Date Range Adult
    Yes - Dinner and Show in Lima Year round $55
    • Price: All Prices are in USD. Prices are per person based upon shared twin room occupancy. All prices are based on current exchange rates and are subject to change without notice.
    • Children: All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Minimum age for children on escorted or guided tours is six. Minimum age for European River Cruises is 12. There is no minimum age on independent packages. Discounts for children sharing a room as third may apply to children under 12.
    Day 1

    Lima

    As guests arrive at the airport in Lima, Peru, they will be met by a tour representative and transferred to the local hotel. They will then have the reminded of the day free to spend at their own leisure.
    Day 2

    Lima

    Today, we will begin the portion of our journey that takes place in Peru! In the morning, we will begin with a tour of Lima, learning about its 2000 years of history. We will begin at the colonial center of the city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to see the historic buildings that surround the splendid Plaza Mayor: the impressive Palace of the Archbishop, the opulent Government Palace, the Official Residence of the President, and the Cathedral of Lima. Then, we will continue to the Monasterio de San Francisco complex. We will then be able to spend the remainder of the day at our own leisure, though we will also have the option to tour the Larco Herrara Museum. In the afternoon, guests will be briefed on the fascinating journey through Peru that waits. In the evening, we will enjoy a delicious dinner at one of the city's world-class restaurants known for its fusion cuisine.

    More» Lima, the capital city of Peru, was founded by conquistador Francisco Pizarro in 1535. This city's historic places include the National University of San Marcos, which was established in 1551 and is the oldest university in the Americas. «Less

    Breakfast: Included
    Day 3

    Lima - Cusco - Sacred Valley of the Incas (1144 km)

    In the morning, we will depart from Lima by plane to Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire. When we arrive, we will take a scenic drive through the rugged mountainous region and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. En route, we will stop in Chinchero to see a weaving demonstration and, if time permits, to take a walk through the traditional market that offers alpaca wool clothing and other local treasures. Afterwards, we will enjoy a typical Peruvian lunch before resuming our journey. After we check into our hotel, we will enjoy dinner and music at a lovely restaurant in Urubamba.

    More» This city once served as the capital of the Inca Empire. Many of its most popular sights are the ruins of this once-great people, such as the famous "lost city" of Machu Picchu. Cuzo itself also has many sights. «Less

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      More» The heart of the Inca Empire, the Sacred Valley of the Incas is the region of Peru surrounding the city of Cusco. The valley is full of the ruins of this once-powerful empire, such as Ollantaytambo, Pisac and Tipon. «Less
    Breakfast: IncludedLunch: IncludedDinner: Included
    Day 4

    Sacred Valley of the Incas

    We will be able to enjoy the morning at our own leisure in the Sacred Valley and explore some of the ruins independently. Alternatively, we will also have the option to tour Moray, a remarkable agricultural center that demonstrates the Incas' mastery of high-altitude crop growing, and Maras, known for its nearby salt evaporation ponds. This afternoon, we will visit the impressive fortress of Ollantaytambo. In the evening, we will go to the countryside home of a local Peruvian family for a traditional dinner.
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 5

    Machu Picchu (123 km)

    Early in the morning, we will transfer to the Sacred Valley's Ollanta Station to board a train that travels through the misty peaks to the astonishing ancient citadel of Machu Picchu, designated by UNESCO as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. We will spend the afternoon exploring this unforgettable location, seeing the Temple of the Sun, the House of the Priest, the Sacred Plaza, and the intricately carved sundial. In the evening, we will return to the Sacred Valley and transfer back to a hotel in Cusco for the night.

    More» The famous citadel of the Inca sits atop a scraggy mountain peak overlooking the valley that was sacred to those people. These ruins feature many temples and the famous terraced-gardens the Inca developed for agriculture in the Andes. «Less

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      More» The Temple of the Sun is a building in Machu Picchu that one stood as the tallest building in the city, to mark its importance for the Inca. Sacred religious rituals and astronomical studies were held within the building. «Less
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      More» An Intihuatana is a astronomical ritual stone located in South America, strongly associated with the Inca calendar. The one at Machu Picchu is the most famous example, with one of its corners chipped off. «Less
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 6

    Cusco

    We will spend our day today discovering the imperial city of Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire. In this lively city, we will see the influence of both Incan and Spanish cultures. We will take the time to explore and shop for the finest handicrafts and textiles in all of Peru. We will go on a "Behind the Scenes" tour of the city, visiting a local market to try some fresh-baked chuta bread and shop for ingredients to use in this afternoon's cooking lesson. We will stop at the Cuzco Cemetery to learn about Andean life and death and meet with a local shaman (holy man). Then, we will take a cooking lesson and get to eat our delicious creations when they are ready. In the afternoon, we will go on an optional excursion to see the highlights of Cusco, like the Colonial Cathedral, the Temple of the Sun, and the fortress of Sacsayhuaman. Tonight, we will savor the culinary delights of Andean cuisine at a local restaurant.

    More» This city once served as the capital of the Inca Empire. Many of its most popular sights are the ruins of this once-great people, such as the famous "lost city" of Machu Picchu. Cuzo itself also has many sights. «Less

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      More» This cathedral, also called the Basilica of the Assumption of the Virgin, was completed in 1654, and is located in the Plaza de Armas. It contains many historically significant objects and relics. «Less
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      More» This walled complex is located on the outskirts of Cuzco, situated on a steep hill overlooking the city, which provides the location with impressive views of the surrounding valley. «Less
      Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 7:00am - 5:30pm
    Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included
    Day 7

    Cusco - Raqchi - Puno (385 km)

    Today, we will go on a long drive that will eventually reward us greatly. Very early in the morning, we will depart Cusco in the early morning, enjoying the spectacular scenery as we drive through the Andes mountains and plains to Puno, located on the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca. In this area, we will be able to see llamas and alpacas graze on the immense plateaus and plains. On the way, we will visit the Temple of Wiracocha, the largest Inca temple ever discovered. In the modern day, Raqchi remains home to many farmers, ranchers, artisans. Then, we will arrive at the pristine Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. We will enjoy a boxed lunch on the drive. If time permits, we will be able to meet the children at a local school before arriving in Puno for the night.

    Breakfast: IncludedLunch: Included
    Day 8

    Uros Islands & Lake Titicaca

    In the morning, we will take a boat excursion from Puno to the fascinating Floating Uros Islands, where the Uros, the indigenous people of the island, live. When we return to Puno, we will have the remainder of the day to spend at our own leisure. Alternatively, we will be able to tour the Sillustani Tombs, a pre-Incan burial ground on the shores of Lake Umayo. When we return to Puno, we will be able to spend the evening at leisure.
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 9

    Puno - Lima (1320 km)

    We will depart Puno by flying to Lima, where we will spend the rest of the day at our own leisure. In the evening, we will have one last farewell dinner with the group, enjoying more Peruvian specialties.
    Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included
    Day 10

    Lima

    Today, guests will transfer from the hotel in Lima for their departure flights. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding when to book flights.
    Breakfast: Included
    • Price Includes

    • Intra-flights Lima-Cuzco & Juliaca-Lima
    • 9 nights accommodations: 3 nights Lima; 2 nights Urubamba Sacred Valley; 2 nights Cuzco; 2 nights Puno
    • 14 meals: 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
    • Sightseeing per itinerary in air-conditioned motor coach
    • English-speaking tour manager and local guides in all major cities.
    • Entrance fees per itinerary
    • Price Excludes

    • Lima Transfer - Airport to Hotel: $72/room/way
    • Half Day Larco Herrera Museum ($49/person) on Day 2: Depart your hotel and drive through colonial Lima before arriving at the Larco Herrera museum, considered the best museum in Lima. Founded in 1926 by the Peruvian archaeologist, Rafael Larco Herrera, the museum is located in an 18th century mansion, built over a 7th century pyramid, and holds one of the world's largest collections of pre-Columbian art. Your local guide will escort you on a guided tour around the museum's amazing exhibits with its collection portraying 5000 years of Andean civilization. Here, admire the world's largest collection of pre-Columbian masterpieces and a stunning exhibition of gold and priceless jewels. On the return to the hotel, enjoy a brief panoramic tour of Peublo Libre, a small residential district Lima's historical center with its traditional housed and plazas.
      Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximately duration is 3 hours.

    • Dinner & Show in Lima ($55/person) on Day 2: This evening, enjoy a Peruvian dinner and a show in the "Gastronomical Capital of the Americas." Sit back and enjoy a wonderful meal, along with a delightful musical performance and typical dances. Experience the sights, sounds and flavors of Peru all at once during this fun-filled evening.
      Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

    • Dinner with Local Peruvian Family ($25/person) on Day 4: Tonight you are invited to dine with a traditional Peruvian Family in their countryside home. Sample delectable local home-cooked Peruvian cuisine along with a warm and friendly cultural exchange with the family. As you share dinner, you'll get to know the family first-hand and learn about work and everyday life in Peru.
      Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximately tour duration is 2 hours.

    • Maras & Moray Tour ($49/person) on Day 4: Begin the tour in Moray, an impressive agricultural center that demonstrates the ancient Incan's mastery of high-altitude crop growing. Here, you'll see a large complex of terraced circular depressions in the earth which historians believe were used to study the climatic conditions on crops. As you descend each layer, the surrounding temperature descends as well, degree by degree, making for a unique and highly sophisticated thermo graphic toll. During the tour, you'l have the opportunity to see the local farmers and shepherds working with native crops and animals all along the valley. This is a unique chance to peer into the daily lives of the indigenous people. Nexy, visit the colonial town of Maras, known for its nearby salt evaporation in use since the time of the Incas. Learn more about salt extraction from the locals.
      Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

    • Highlights of Cuzco & Cuzco Behind the Scenes Combo Package($99/person) on day 6: Today's tour will give you a glimpse into the other side of Cuzco, the oldest continuously inhabited city of the western hemisphere. Start the day with a visit to a local fruit and vegetable market and observe the locals shopping for their daily goods. Try the local chuta bread and enjoy this colorful market where you will experience many new things. Later, head to the local Cuzco cemetery, where you will learn about the Andean understanding of life and see how the locals decorate the graves with gifts and food for their dead. It is traditional belief that the dead eat and drink as they would during life. Following the cemetery, you will have the opportunity to meet with an Andean shaman or healer and witness a real offering to mother earth & the sacred mountain protectors to thank them for this trip. Conclude this incredible morning with a cooking lesson using the items purchased at the local market. After a short break at your hotel, continue on to the impressive Colonial Cathedral in Cuzco which contains over 400 paintings from the Cusqueña School in addition to an impressive collection of colonial art, including Marcos Zapata's depiction of The Last Supper displaying Cuy, or Guinea Pig, as the main course. Continue on to visit the Temple of the Sun, whose walls and floors were allegedly once covered by sheets of solid gold. This temple was once the most important religious site of the Incas. From here you will travel to Sacsayhuaman, located on the northern slope of Cuzco. This impressive fortress, which consists of individual stones weighing well over 100 tons, took over seven decades to complete and is a prime example of Incan military architecture. Conclude the day at the Kenko amphitheater, a mysterious limestone formation decorated by intricately carved depictions of mythical entities. During the tour, you will have the opportunity to visit a local shop featuring alpaca clothing and accessories, and a local jewelry shop, featuring gold and silver necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings.
      Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 9 hours.

    • Half Day Cuzco Behind the Scenes ($49/person) on Day 6: Today's tour will give you a glimpse into the other side of Cuzco, the oldest continuously inhabited city of the western hemisphere. Start the day with a visit to a local fruit and vegetable market and observe the locals shopping for their daily goods. Try the local chuta bread and enjoy this colorful market where you will experience many new things. Later, head to the local Cuzco cemetery, where you will learn about the Andean understanding of life and see how the locals decorate the graves with gifts and food for their dead. It is traditional belief that the dead eat and drink as they would during life. Following the cemetery, you will have the opportunity to meet with an Andean shaman or healer and witness a real offering to mother earth & the sacred mountain protectors to thank them for this trip. Conclude this incredible morning with a cooking lesson using the items purchased at the local market.
      Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

    • Half Day Highlights of Cuzco ($69/person) on Day 6: Today's tour starts at the impressive Colonial Cathedral in Cuzco which contains over 400 paintings from the Cusqueña School in addition to an impressive collection of colonial art, including Marcos Zapata's depiction of The Last Supper displaying Cuy, or Guinea Pig, as the main course. Continue on to visit the Temple of the Sun, whose walls and floors were allegedly once covered by sheets of solid gold. This temple was once the most important religious site of the Incas. From here you will travel to Sacsayhuaman, located on the northern slope of Cuzco. This impressive fortress, which consists of individual stones weighing well over 100 tons, took over seven decades to complete and is a prime example of Incan military architecture. Conclude the day at the Kenko amphitheater, a mysterious limestone formation decorated by intricately carved depictions of mythical entities. During the tour, you will have the opportunity to visit a local shop featuring alpaca clothing and accessories, and a local jewelry shop, featuring gold and silver necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings.
      Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

    • Half Day Sillustani Tombs($35/person) on Day 7: Afternoon drive to the pre-Incan burial ground of Sillustani. Upon arrival, a walking tour to the "Chullpas" of Sillustani on Lake Umayo, where the ancient Aymaras buried their high priests in cylinder-shaped tombs. Please note the archaeological site is located approximately a half mile away from where you will exit the bus.
      Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.

  • Air fares between your hometown and the arrival/departure city of this tour.
  • Optional tours, tips to guides, driver, and tour manager.
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, wines, water, beverages, food other than the table d'hote menu, passport and visa fees, insurance, airport taxes and fees, and foreign port taxes unless specifically indicated in the package inclusions.
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    • Optional Tours: We suggest you book your optional tours before you travel. Tours purchased while traveling cost at least 10% more. Additionally, guests are encouraged to purchase optional tours in advance as they often sell out.
    • Travel Protection Plan only covers services purchased prior to departure.
    • Many countries do no accept credit card payments. Cash encouraged.
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    • Complete operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your e-ticket. You must print and bring e-ticket(s) on your trip, as they serve as proof of purchase.

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    • The purchase of any travel services represents your acceptance Terms & Conditions set out herein. Please ensure that you read carefully and understand these Terms & Conditions prior to booking.

      PRICES: Prices are per person based upon shared twin room occupancy. All prices are based on current exchange rates and are subject to change without notice. If the US Dollar devalues by 5% or more, operator reserves the right to increase prices accordingly. Prices are correct at time of publication. In case of human or computer error, operator reserve the right to charge for the correct price or service. A full refund will be made to passengers who choose not to pay an increase, provided operator receives a written cancellation within five days of the price increase notification.

      Fuel Surcharges: All package prices include fuel surcharges based upon prevailing rates at the time of agreements with suppliers. Fuel surcharges are subject to change without notice due to fluctuating oil prices. Operator reserves the right to amend tour prices at any time prior to receiving your final tour payment due to increases in fuel surcharges imposed by suppliers including airlines, cruise lines, motorcoach companies and hotels. To avoid potential increases, you may choose to pay for your tour package in full at any time.

      PAYMENT & CANCELLATION
      Full Payment is due at the time of reservation.

      Cancellation: Once a partial or full payment has been made, cancellations will only be accepted in writing. Cancellation terms will be applied based on the date that the written cancellation is received and based on the following dates prior to departure.

      Cancellation fees per person as follows; there is 6% handling fee of refund amount.

      Hotel only:
      Up to 31 days prior to departure: $100 p.p.
      30 to 8 days prior to departure: $100 p.p. plus 1 night
      7 days or less prior to departure: 100%

      Reservations without Sea or River Cruise:
      Up to 46 days prior to departure: $100 p.p.
      45 to 31 days prior to departure: 50% of cost
      30 days or less prior to departure: 100% of cost

      Reservations with Greek Island or River Cruise:
      Up to 61 days prior to departure: $200 p.p.
      60 to 31 days prior to departure: 50% of cost
      30 days or less prior to departure: 100% of cost

      Reservations with Sea Cruise:

      Up to 121 days prior to departure: $200 p.p.
      120 to 91 days prior to departure: $300 p.p
      90 to 61 days prior to departure: 35% of cost
      60 to 31 days prior to departure: 50% of cost
      30 days or less prior to departure: 100% of cost

      Reservations with Galapagos Islands:
      Up to 121 days prior to departure: $400 p.p.
      120 to 61 days prior to departure: 35% of cost
      60 days or less prior to departure: 100% of cost

      Reservations with Passion Play 2010:
      Up to 181 days prior to departure: $900 p.p.
      180 to 121 days prior to departure: 50% of cost
      120 to 61 days prior to departure: 75% of cost
      60 days or less prior to departure: 100% of cost

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      Deposit, Final Payment, and Cancellation penalties may differ for special events, select hotels and tour packages and will be advised at time of booking on your invoice.

      Reservation Changes: Changes to an existing reservation, whatever the cause, will incur $50 per person plus any additional supplier fees. This includes name changes* and removal of any services such as optional tours and transfers. Changes or additions after departure are subject to local rates at the time of amendment and must be paid directly by the passenger to the service provider. There are no refunds for unused services.

      Contact Information: Passengers are responsible to ensure that operator Travel has the correctly spelled name, address, phone number, email and fax data for all passengers. Names printed on the invoice must exactly match the first and last name written in their passport (middle names or initials are not needed). Operator will not be responsible for passengers who do not receive documents due to inaccurate information.

      Passports and Visas: Passengers are responsible for ensuring that they have the proper travel documents and MUST CHECK with the respective consulate(s) or visa agency to determine whether any visas or passports are required. Passports are required to be valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel.

      Children: All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Minimum age for children on escorted or guided tours is six. Minimum age for European River Cruises is 12. There is no minimum age on independent packages. Discounts for children sharing a room as third may apply to children under 12.

      Travel Protection (Insurance): The cost of your trip may increase, due to personal emergencies that may affect your travel plans. Comprehensive trip insurance is therefore highly recommended by operator. Your premium is related to your trip cost, so you don't have to worry about being over-insured. Trip Protection Plan premiums are non-refundable. Click here for more information.

      Travelers with Disabilities: Tour participants requiring any form of assistance are required to notify operator in writing at the time of reservation, and must be accompanied by an individual responsible for providing those services. Tour managers, guides, drivers or other tour, hotel, ship personnel are not able to provide such assistance. Wheelchairs + Walkers: Due to physical constraints and space limitations, wheelchairs and walkers may not be taken aboard motor coaches and/or river cruise ships. Operator reserves the right to remove any person from a tour or cruise who has not provided the required notification, has not received written confirmation from operator, or does not comply with these regulations. All related expenses, including those to return home, will be borne by the passenger.

      Hotel Accommodations: All rooms are standard twin-bedded (two single beds) rooms with private facilities, unless you have specifically requested and paid for an upgraded room category. Special requests such as bed types, smoking preference and connecting rooms are subject to availability. Room selection in all cases, unless otherwise reserved, is strictly at the discretion of the hotel's management on a run-of-house basis. Triple rooms consist of standard twin beds plus a sofa/folding bed or cot for third person. The number of persons accommodated does not dictate the room size. Although available at most 4 and 5 star hotels, use of air-conditioning abroad differs greatly from the United States. Many European hotels were built before central air-conditioning was introduced. Air-conditioning is often shut down at night and from the end until the start of the summer months. All hotel rates are based on operator agreements with its suppliers and are not negotiable. Hotel check-in time is generally not before 4:00 p.m. and check-out time is prior to noon. Please be sure that adequate arrangements for accommodations have been taken into consideration when a late night flight is being used. If a day room is included in the itinerary, check-out will normally be 6:00 p.m. We reserve the right to make substitutions with hotels of equal standard. There will be no refunds for any difference in the cost of those accommodations.

      Meals: As specified in each itinerary. Meals are based on the hotel's or restaurant's buffet or set menu. In general, beverages are not included, unless specifically stated.

      Transfers: Transfers are provided as indicated for each tour by car, minibus, or motor coach provided airfare is purchased from operator. If you purchase a land-only tour, or if you deviate from the arrival and/or departure dates as stated in the itinerary, you will automatically be billed for the transfer service, which you may advise us to cancel at any time prior to your final tour payment date. Your arrival transfer is guaranteed for up to one hour from your scheduled arrival time in order to compensate for minor delays. Operator or the transfer company will not be responsible for flight delays, for any reason, beyond one hour from your originally scheduled arrival time. In case of a delay, whether due to flight delay or time spent reporting baggage damage or loss, it will be your responsibility to make other transfer arrangements such as a taxi. Transfer costs are not refundable and any additional expenses will be your responsibility.

      Sightseeing: Will be operated by motor-vehicle, its size dictated by the number of participants. All tours have been designed to accommodate individuals as well as groups. The number of participants may vary during the tour, as operator accommodates travelers arriving on different airlines and on different days of the week. Times listed in itineraries are approximate and meant only as guidelines. It is your responsibility to arrive on time for all scheduled flights, cruises, and package components. Arriving late may be considered a "no-show", in which case you will not be eligible for refund for the unused service(s). We cannot guarantee the number of passengers who will be on any given tour. You may find that you are traveling with a sizeable group or only with your own companions. Services, however, will remain constant no matter the number of tour participants. On dates including, but not limited to religious holidays and national celebrations, some monuments and sites may be closed. On these occasions, touring itineraries may be amended to reflect these closures. Occasionally, during holidays and certain periods, due to unforeseen circumstances there may be last-minute changes, sometimes after arrival, in the sequence of the tour and/or hotels. Therefore, we reserve the right to adjust the sequence and/or substitute any hotels with others of similar category. In such cases there will be no cost adjustment.

      Rail: Rail tickets are valid for the dates and times specified and once issued are non-refundable. The possibility of date and/or time changes once issued is strictly subject to availability and may by accompanied by rate increases.

      Optional Sightseeing Tours: A limited selection of optional sightseeing tours are available for purchase at any time until the final payment due date. Those associated with escorted and guided programs will be available for purchase locally based upon availability. Some optional tours require a minimum number of participants and may not be operated; in such cases, the tour company will attempt to notify you locally, and you will receive a full refund upon your return home. Optional tours may be conducted in more than one language.

      Non-Operation of Escorted Tour: Escorted tour packages are based upon a minimum number of participants. Cancellation of any tour for lack of participation will be advised at least 30 days prior to the tour's departure, and all money will be refunded. Operator will not be held responsible for any costs relating to the issuance and/or cancellation of airline tickets or visa fees. Voluntary cancellations due to political instability, acts of terrorism, government intervention or US State Department warning will be subject to the above fees, provided the program is deemed (by operator) able to continue. Should operator elect to cancel a departure for any of these reasons, every effort will be made to obtain refunds from suppliers, however no guarantees can be provided on their behalf.

      Group Harmony: To ensure the desired group synergy, operator reserves the right to accept, reject or expel any individual who is deemed disruptive or incompatible with the interests of the group. All expenses to do so will be borne by the passenger

      CUSTOMER SERVICE: All customer service issues must be submitted in writing and received no later than 30 days following your return. Claims for refund of undelivered services must be accompanied by payment receipt(s) and local documentation. There will be no refunds for unused package tour services or features, including missed transfers due to airline changes and/or missed flights, unused meals, missed sightseeing tours, unused entrance fees, and accommodations. Airline flight cancellations and delays for any reason are not the responsibility of operator. Submit your claim directly to the airline. Operator does not guarantee airline response. Eligible airline tickets may only be refunded once the original paper coupons are returned to operator via a trackable overnight package; e-tickets do not need to be returned. Lost paper tickets have no refund value. Processing of claims will take up to eight weeks from the date operator receives relevant documents. These terms may not be changed by anyone other than an authorized representative of operator and must be documented in writing. Operator is not obliged to guarantee promises (written or verbal) made by local hotel staff, tour guides, or any other persons not under direct employ of operator.

      RESPONSIBILITY: Operator and its representatives abroad act only as independent contractors acting on behalf of neither the customer nor the suppliers and principals. All exchange orders, coupons, and tickets, whether paper or electronic, are issued subject to the terms and conditions under which such means of transportation, accommodations, and other services are offered or provided. The issuance and acceptance of such documents shall be deemed to be consent to the further conditions. Operator does not own nor operate the hotels, motor coaches, airlines, cruise lines, or any other service providers which compose their tours, and will not be held responsible for changes and/or cancellations for any reason by airlines, hotels or cruise ships.

      The Travel Agent and/or Tour Operator, shall not be in any way liable for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay, or irregularity in any vehicle, or through the act of default of any company, or person engaged in conveying passengers, or of any hotel proprietor, personnel, servant or any other person otherwise in connection therewith. Operator shall not be held responsible for potential risks and hazards associated with travel to destinations included in this brochure, where injury, delay, or unanticipated events may occur. Operator shall not assume responsibility for standards of quality, hygiene, political stability, cuisine, sanitation facilities, diseases or viruses contracted while traveling for any cause, cleanliness, telecommunications facilities, methods of conducting business, emergency medical evacuation, treatment, or medical services found in these destinations. Travel to these areas may entail risks including but not limited to the hazards of traveling in politically unstable areas, civil disturbances, war, and arbitrary changes mandated by government authorities or private concerns. It is the responsibility of the passenger(s) to check with the U.S. State Department, Consular Information, click here for any current advisories and updates to the destinations on their itinerary. Operator shall be held harmless from any and all liability in connection with the foregoing. Operator cannot accept responsibility for loss or expense due to delay or changes in transportation schedule or other causes. Operator shall not be held responsible for potential loss of services due to inclement weather conditions.

      Any and all disputes and matters whatsoever arising under, in connection with or incident to these Terms and Conditions, to the brochure, to the website, or any other information relating in any way to the trip, or to the trip itself, shall be litigated before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, or as to those lawsuits to which the Federal Courts of the United States lack subject matter jurisdiction, before a court located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. to the exclusion of the courts of any other county, state or country. Any suit to recover on any such claim is waived unless filed within 180 days after the date of departure, and unless served on operator within 120 days after filing.

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