Terms and Conditions

Please carefully read the following terms and conditions.

RESERVATIONS, DEPOSITS & FINAL PAYMENT

A deposit of $500- $1600 per person is required at the time of booking depending on tour balance payable sixty (60) days prior to departure.

FARES

Subject to currency fluctuations. Credit Card payments attract a 1% surcharge.

DISCOUNTS AND CONCESSIONS

All fares and prices are quoted in Australian currency unless otherwise noted, and supercede all prices previously advertised. Only one discount applies per person.

1. EARLYBIRD SAVINGS : Pay your deposit by the specified date, then pay your final balance 60 days prior to departure, and save the advertised amount on the cost of your tour. (USA Tours pay by instalment 40 % of the advertised fare & final balance 120 days prior to departure) No refund if cancelled within 120 days of departure.

2. GROUPS : Discounts apply for 10 or more adults who book and travel together.

3. CHILDREN : Discounts are available for children between 2-11 years accompanied by two or more adults sharing the same hotel room.

4. OTHERS : A $50 - $100 per person discount applies to seniors, past passengers and Probus Club members ( depnding om the tour).

CANCELLATION

Should you be forced to cancel for whatever reason, the following fees will be levied:

• Sixty (60) or more days before departure, up to 25% of deposit, per person.

• Between sixty (60) and date of departure, 100% of the monies paid per person.

CHANGES TO FARES AND/OR ITINERARY

Fares and schedules quoted are based on rates and tariffs in effect as of 01 September 2009 increases in cost may be incurred should the exchange rate fluctuate, or costs increase beyond the control of the operator. Where, for operational purposes, some modifications become necessary to any tour departure, the tour operator reserves the right to proceed with such and will endeavour to advise passengers as soon as possible after any alteration becomes effective. Fares and itineraries are subject to change without notice.

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

Airport Taxes , Driver / Guide Gratuities, All Breakfasts (except Banff for USA tours)sightseeing, entry fees, accommodation, coach travel, Porterage of one (1) suitcase, all Hotel taxes & service charges.

NOT INCLUDED IN TOUR FARES

Meals not specified in the itinerary & sightseeing other than those specified or listed, cost of passport or other travel documentation, laundry, liquor, excess baggage charges, personal baggage insurance, cable, telephone or communication charges, or any other item of a personal nature, or any other expenses incurred.

COACH TRAVEL

Our touring coaches are non-smoking. To enable all travellers the opportunity to enjoy forward and window seats, passengers will change seats during the course of the tour as requested by the Tour Manager. Seat Rotation is Mandatory.

ACCOMMODATION

All accommodation is based on single, twin or triple share, depending on fare paid. Accommodation will be in Holiday Inns, Best Western Hotels or similar standard, and always with private bathroom facilities. Foldaway beds or sofa beds may be utilized for triple share bedding and may cause some rooms to be cramped. (Triple rooms are not suitable for persons of the same gender).

SINGLE ROOMS

There are a limited number of single rooms available on each tour, and the supplement or single fare is applicable.

MEALS

Meals are included where specified. Please refer to Itineraries where meals are marked B- Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner.

WHAT TO PACK

Casual clothes are all that is necessary. Track suits make for comfortable travelling clothes. Be sure to pack a pullover, as well as a waterproof jacket and rubber-soled walking shoes or joggers. Drip-dry clothing is best, 'though laundry facilities are available en route. Also ensure you pack sunscreen, insect repellent and a hat. Free conveyance of one (1) suitcase per person is included in the cost of all tours. Size restrictions apply 140cm (56").

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS

All travellers must possess a valid, current passport. Australian citizens do not require a visa for Canada. Please Note: Passports must be valid for 6 months after your return to Australia New Entry Requirements.

Visitors to the United States of America MUST have a valid USA Visa or authorization to travel under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Visitors are required to pre- register on line their intention to enter USA at least 72 hours prior to departure. Visas are not required unless staying longer than 90 days.  Passengers on ourt tours generally apply  under the Visa Waiver  Program.  It is the passengers responsibility to obtain the appropriate documentation. Failure to do so is not the fault of the operator or it's agents Full information is available on request. Holders of other than Australian passports should verify and secure any appropriate documentation. Failure to do so is not the fault of the operator or it's agents.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

It is strongly recommended that all travellers have adequate travel insurance coverage. This provides cover for baggage, cancellation charges, including loss of deposit, as well as emergency medical expenses, and should be taken out at the time of deposit. Travel Insurance is a condition of carriage.

AIR TRAVEL

Air New Zealand, V Australia, Delta Airlines or the service of any other IATA or non-IATA carrier may be used in connection with these tours.

AIRLINE CLAUSE

This brochure is issued on the sole responsibility of the operator, and is not issued by and does not commit any airline whose services are used in the course of any tour.

Brochure Validity

This publication supersedes all prior issues.  Current as at 6 September 2011.

RESPONSIBILITY

World Discovery Tours / Heritage World Travel and/or their subsidiary and/or associated companies give notice that all tickets and coupons are issued by them and all arrangements for transport or conveyance, or for hotel accommodation are made by them as agents or operators upon the express conditions that they shall not be liable for any injury, damage, loss, accident , sickness or irregularity which can be occasioned either by reason or any defect in any vehicle or though the acts or defaults of any company or person which may be engaged in conveying the passenger, or in carrying out the arrangements of the tour(s) or otherwise in connection with/orany hotel proprietor or servant or for any failures on the part of any hotels to provide any of the facilities normally available. Baggage is at owner's risk throughout the tour. World Discovery Tours /  Heritage World Travel and/or their subsidiary and/or their associated companies accept no responsibility for losses or additional expenses for any delays or change in steamer, motor, air, rail or any other services due to sickness, injury, weather, strikes, lockouts, war, earthquakes, quarantine, floods, volcanic eruptions or any other causes. The transportation companies or firms concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not aboard their aircraft or conveyance. The Passage of Contract in use by the carriers concerned when issued shall constitute the sole contract between the transportation companies or firms and the purchaser of these tours and /or passengers.

GENERAL CONDITIONS

World Discovery Tours / Heritage World Travel reserves the right to alter itineraries or accommodation as necessitated by weather, road or other operational conditions prevailing at the time each tour takes place. Any personal expenses incurred by a passenger as a result of any delay, alteration or curtailment of any tour, whether caused by mechanical defect, flooding or any other cause are the responsibility of the passenger. World Discovery Tours and /or Heritage World Travel is unable to guarantee exact arrival and departure times and is not liable for any other services, or guarantee the operation of any particular service. In the case of breakdown or other unforeseen circumstances, the operator reserves the right to substitute vehicles other than specified to ensure the operation of a tour. These coaches will be modern touring vehicles, but may not have some of the features described. Whilst World Discovery Tours and/or Heritage World Travel has sought to ensure the information is correct at time of printing, no responsibility or liability can be accepted for any misdescription, error or omission.

MINIMUM NUMBERS

All tours require a minimum of twenty (20) full fare paying passengers to operate and for the services of a professional escort.