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Terms

Tour Inclusions

Fares are based on land content including internal transport as per itinerary; twin share accommodation (single available on request at extra cost), all breakfasts; other meals as per the itinerary; entry to museums, galleries and sites listed on the itinerary. All fares are quoted in Australian dollars and subject to change due to currency fluctuations greater than 3%.

Exclusions

Airfares to and from country of destination, airport taxes, entry permits or visas, travel insurance (compulsory), meals not mentioned on itinerary, beverages, phone calls, tips, optional tours or sight-seeing, laundry, excess baggage as per transportation operator guidelines.

Age & Fitness

Age is no barrier and all levels of fitness are catered for. Travel insurance is compulsory. If your age, health and fitness level is accepted by a travel insurer we are happy to have you on a tour. All tours include some walking. Although not overly strenuous, some sites cannot be appreciated to their full extent without some walking over rough ground. In situations where more than an easy stroll is required, you will have the option of visiting other areas of a site or opt for a less strenuous activity nearby.

Children over 10 years are welcome when accompanied by at least one parent. Persons with disabilities are welcome providing they are accompanied by a person to provide all necessary assistance, including boarding and alighting from buses. Disabled persons must accept that not all places visited have disabled access to bathrooms etc. Some tours are not suitable for those restricted to wheelchairs (eg the Andean region of South America). Please consult with the operator regarding the suitability of specific tours prior to booking.

Clothing & Footwear

All tours require a moderate amount of walking. Please ensure that you have comfortable walking shoes or boots. Please consult with the tour leader for each specific tour for suggestions regarding clothing.

Luggage

Please limit luggage to one suitcase or travel pack and one piece suitable for carrying on to an aircraft. Excess luggage will be deemed to be that declared excess by any air carriers. Porterage of luggage at hotels is not included but will be available at some locations.

Budget

Costs vary between countries. A recommended daily budget for each tour will be available prior to departure. Advice regarding currency exchange and means to handle money overseas will also be available. The operator takes no responsibility for budget planning and offers advice based on previous experience but cannot predict fluctuations in currency exchange, inflation or personal spending patterns.

Security

All tour leaders will be appraised of any security and safety warning for each country prior to departure. This will be as advised by the Dept of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Our itineraries are subject to alteration without notice due to circumstances beyond the control of the operator. We reserve the right to change hotel and transport arrangements without notice. We also reserve the right to cancel or reschedule any tour departure.

Booking

Non-refundable deposit of $200.00 per person per tour (full payment required if less than 30 days prior to departure). Final payment: 30 days prior to tour commencement date.

Cancellations

Bookings cancelled more than 30 days prior to departure will forfeit the $200.00 deposit. We recommend that you take out travel insurance at the time of booking. The following schedule applies to cancelled bookings:

Prior to Departure: Cancellation Fee:
   
>30 days $200.00 p.p.
30-21 days 25%
20-11 days 75%
<5 days 100%

Illness or Accident

We regret that we cannot refund fares for tours or portions thereof where you have withdrawn from a tour because of illness or accident. Please ensure that you obtain a medical certificate and make a claim on your travel insurance for such costs.

Responsibilities

Time Travel Australia is responsible for providing the passenger with the services and accommodation as described in this brochure except where services cannot be supplied or the itinerary is changed due to delays or any causes beyond the control of the operator.

Apart from their own negligence, the operator or their agents shall not be held responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitutions or any omissions by air carriers, transportation companies, hotels or any other persons providing services to passengers. The operators shall not be held responsible for any losses or damage to baggage or property or for any injury, illness or death, or for any damages or claims whatsoever arising from loss, negligence or delay from the act, error, or negligence of any person not its direct employee or under the operator's control.

Please check your travel documentation at least three days prior to departure. Make sure your passport is valid for at least 60 days. Check details on your flight tickets to make sure the details match those of your passport (names must be spelled in the same manner and appear in the correct order). Please check if visas are required for the tour or subsequent travel.

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