Terms and Conditions
Final documents: You will receive these 14 days before departure. This includes your flight information and hotel details.
Payments: Please follow the payment schedule listed on your passenger statement. If your payments are not received on time by Adelman Discoveries, we may cancel the reservation and invoke the cancellation fee. All late payments are subject to a $50 late payment fee.
Refunds: Cancel more than 120 days for any reason, you will be issued a refund less $150 each. Cancel 120 days to 100 days and receive a refund less $450 per person. Cancel 99-60 days and receive a refund of 50% of the total price, after 60 days 100% charge of total trip cost. Refund protection is not included, but strongly recommended and available from us. Written cancellation required and is effective when received by Adelman Discoveries during normal business hours. Please see your brochure, which is available from your group organizer, for additional details and exceptions to this policy.
Restrictions, Limitations and Exclusions: All tickets/vouchers must be returned. Any optional tours, shore excursion, deviations, special arrangements, are not refundable or transferable from the time of purchase. These fees may be covered by the optional insurance coverage that is available.
Extended stay: If you wish to extend your stay, flight deviations are allowed only on the return portion of your trip and from the same return airport. There is a minimum fee of $100 per person for this, plus any airfare increase. All requests need to be in writing.
Baggage: Due to the limited space on the coach and some airline policies one check bag plus a small carry-on is allowed. It is expected that you will handle and store the carry-on bag the entire time while you are away. Airlines have increased their enforcement of their maximum bag size of 40-62 linear inches and weight of 20 to 50 pounds depending on the airline. Any charges the airlines require is at your expense. Adelman Discoveries does not assume any responsibility for loss or damage to baggage or your belongings. We suggest you buy insurance coverage that may cover any loss. This is available from Adelman Discoveries
Hotels: The hotels reserved are rated as European standard first class. Hotel rooms provide a private bath (and/or shower) and toilet. Meals signs: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner, S=Snack. Dinners are generally served at the hotel and cruise ship in which you are staying. We cannot guarantee special menus to meet dietary or religious requirements will be served.
Smoking: Non-smoking seats are requested on planes and no smoking is allowed on the motor coach.
Consumer Disclosure Notice: Read the tour information and conditions carefully, as your deposit and any payments for a trip constitutes consent to all conditions and general information contained on your brochure and in this packet.
Trip membership: Our trips require a blend of adventuresome spirit, physical fitness, walking ability and mental alertness, and a capacity for accepting situations as they exists and not, necessarily, as you would find them in the U.S. If you have health concerns, we suggest that you contact your physician to help determine the suitability of you taking one of our trips.
Additional important information: Valid U.S. passport required and should be valid for at least 6 months after the completion of your trip. Non-U.S. citizens should contact the appropriate consulate of each country included in the trip to acquire the necessary visa that may be necessary. Single rooms are limited. Order of events, airlines, hotels and taxes/fees/charges are subject to change. Passengers originating in two different cities and are traveling together may not be confirmed on the same flights. Seat and meal requests for flights are accepted by us as preferences only and are not guaranteed. Airline seat assignments, meals and frequent flyer programs are under the control of the respective airline. We are sorry but we are not able to assist you in any fashion in earning or claiming frequent flyer points. We suggest you keep all your boarding passes for each of your flights. Many coaches we use have toilets.
Price does not include: Beverages and meals not detailed in the itinerary. Personal expenses including passport and visa fees, alcoholic beverages, optional sightseeing tours, traditional tip to your guide(s) and driver, taxes, all airline baggage and meal charges, non-airline fuel surcharges, locally paid departure tax, and fees of that are subject to change and passport fees are not included. Travel Insurance is not included but strongly recommended and available from Adelman Discoveries.
BOOK&SAVE: Often we will offer you a chance to save with our BOOK&SAVE early booking cash discount. Simply make you're deposit listed on your brochure by the date indicated and make your balance of payment by check, and you will receive the discount listed. Discounts only apply to the dates and trip listed and are not valid with other discounts, are not retroactive, and only apply if the remainder of your payments are made by check. You may elect later to make your subsequent balances by credit card, but you will forfeit any savings/discount that was offer with BOOK&SAVE.
Airline fuel surcharges, if included, are an estimate. Please note that these are subject to change.
Taxes, fees and charges will be added to your trip price. Please read the following carefully. These are all subject to change.
Government and other authority taxes and fees:
September 11th Security Fee: A September 11th Security Fee of up to $2.50 USD applies per passenger, per flight segment (maximum charge per trip--$5.00 USD one-way, $10.00 USD round-trip). A flight segment is defined as one takeoff and one landing.
Passenger Facility Charge: A Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) of up to $16 per passenger.
Federal Domestic Flight Segment Fee: A federal domestic flight segment fee of up to $3.30 USD applies per passenger, per flight segment (defined as a takeoff and a landing).
US or International Departure and Arrival Charges: US or international departure and arrival charges of up to $200 may apply depending on itinerary.
NOTE: From time to time other charges and taxes will be added to your trip price. For example some airports have special departure taxes. If these are pre-paid this will be added to your statement. Some airports require that these are paid at the airport. In this case you will be responsible for this payment.
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This trip is arranged by Adelman Discoveries (CD), a Division of Adelman Travel of Wisconsin. It has made the travel arrangements as agent for the transportation carriers & other suppliers (SUPS) of services connected with the tour, all of which are independent contractors. CD in no way owns or operates the vehicles or facilities to be used during the trip, & does not guarantee or assume responsibility for the acts &/or omissions of SUPS, their employees, agents, etc. All bookings are accepted subject to the conditions imposed by SUPS & CD, including airline, cruise line, rail, coach, hotel, restaurants, insurance, & other companies, firms or persons concerned with the trip, & CD will make no refund in the event of their delay, cancellations, overbooking, strike, bankruptcy, force majeure or for elements of the package not used by customer. If there is a difference between CD Conditions & those published by a SUP, the higher cost conditions shall apply. CD reserves the right to cancel a trip, change the itinerary, airline, hotel or adjust rates whenever in its sole judgment conditions warrant, or if CD deems it necessary for your comfort, convenience or safety. Currency, taxes, fees & fuel surcharges are subject to change. Trips outside the USA require a valid U.S. passport. You are responsible for, & release CD from passport, visa, vaccination requirements, & safety conditions in travel destinations. CD strongly recommends you purchase appropriate cancellation/medical/baggage insurance for the trip which is available from CD. For medical information, call the U.S. Public Health Service at 301-443-2403, & for U.S. State Department travel advisories, 202-647-5225. CD reserves the right to decline to accept any person as a member of the tour, or to require any participant to withdraw from the trip at any time who presents a significant risk to the health & safety of themselves or others which cannot be eliminated or reduced to an acceptable level by CD's reasonable accommodation. CD reserves the right to correct an error in advertised price prior to your departure. Your initial payment to CD constitutes acceptance to these terms and a contract is made when your reservation & payment are accepted by CD at it offices & any dispute shall be governed by IL law & subject to the jurisdiction of Lake County, IL. CD is a DBA of International Adelman Discoveries, LTD. In calculating the cost of your trip, CD has relied on your consent to these terms & in the absence of this release, the trip cost would have been higher. CD reserves the right to cancel a tour prior to departure, & in such cases all payments made will be refunded & shall constitute full settlement. Trip based on currency exchange rate based on date of pricing and is subject to change if the USD weakens. CST #2020386-50