Tour Costs and Terms and Conditions
A Vacation of Cultural Exploration
18 – 31 May 2018
The 2018 Tour will be 13 nights/14 days duration. The Tour will be fully escorted by Sarah Stegley of The Inspired Traveller.
The Tour has been designed to distil the essence of Portugal and allow you to experience the most fascinating aspects of its landscape, culture, history, food and wine. The wine industry is currently being influenced by some exceptional Australian winemakers, the cuisine is not “haute”, but depends largely on the simplicity of natural flavours and food produced in a traditional way. Coffee, bread, sweets and cakes and seafood are exceptional. There will be no more than 3 hours coach travel in any one day, and the opportunity for lots of walking to enable everyone to get plenty of physical stimulation. At least half the time we will take up a 2-night residency in one location. All properties have been vetted for their charm, comfort, character and authenticity and are mostly luxurious.
The price includes all transportation in vehicles chosen for the task, all connecting transport ( e.g. train), accommodation in gorgeous hotels and pousadas, daily breakfast, at least one other major meal per day and mostly two, professional tour guides, additional activities as specified, entrance fees, VIP wine excursions and the services of Sarah Stegley and other staff as required.
The price is subject to variation in the event of a major currency fluctuation and excludes international airfares and all items of a personal nature. Booking and cancellation conditions apply and are fully detailed in attached material. Please read these carefully. All clients must effect their own comprehensive travel insurance before leaving home.
The cost of the 14 day Tour:
To be advised
To confirm your booking, a deposit of AUS $3,000 per person is required on booking and balance of payment is due no later than 31 March, 2018
Please make your cheque payable to:
The Inspired Traveller Trust Account
c/- Howqua Dale, PO Box 379, Mansfield 3724 Victoria, Australia
Or pay directly into the trust account: The Inspired Traveller Trust Account
ANZ Bank High Street Mansfield, Victoria Australia
Account Number: 013 714 2599 02783
If you wish to pay for the tour with a credit card please inform us as to which card. In our endeavor to quote the best price for this tour, the price quoted above does not include the credit card fee. We will advise the rate, depending on the card you wish to use.
Your final itinerary will be sent on receipt of deposit.
Terms & Conditions Portugal Tour Programs
A payment of a deposit indicates an acceptance of all the conditions below by the purchaser and/or Client.
A handling fee of $500 will be imposed if you cancel 90 – 60 days prior to the departure of your selected tour, irrespective of the deposit already paid. A fee totalling 50% of the total monies of the reserved tour will be retained if cancellation takes place 60 – 30 days prior to the tour. Less than 30 days before departure, NO REFUND of the total cost of the tour is available unless your place is resold, in which case you receive a 50% refund on the tour price.
No refund will be issued to those failing to join their tour, or for tour accommodation or any other services not utilised, or for a partially completed vacation. The Inspired Traveller reserves the right to cancel any departure in which case no liability shall fall upon The Inspired Traveller. In this case, participants’ payment will be refunded in full.
All travellers require valid passports with at least six months validity remaining. Travellers are also responsible for necessary visas and health certificates, and must meet all costs incurred to comply with such requirements.
A single supplement may be imposed when one person is travelling alone by choice or circumstance, as all costs presume twin share occupancy.
No provision is made for children under the age of 15.
Airport Departure Taxes
Departure taxes, where levied, are the direct responsibility of the client.
Prices and tariffs quoted for Tours are subject to change without notice in the event of unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, such as currency fluctuations.
We reserve the right to vary or cancel the itinerary, accommodation, or services nominated in the Tour descriptions should circumstances warrant that such changes would be in the best interest of the client, or for any other operational reason.
The commencement of each Tour is subject to sufficient numbers booking a tour, and the right is reserved to cancel any Tour, should there not be sufficient bookings, in which case deposits will be refunded. However, there will be no reimbursement for travel expenses already incurred.
Insurance and evidence of insurance is mandatory before joining a Tour. In their own interests, clients are strongly recommended to effect travel insurance through a reputable company at the time of paying a deposit. The policy should cover personal accident and sickness, accidental loss of baggage and money, loss of deposit, payment or cancellation fees and curtailment expenses.
Statement of Responsibilities
In all matters relating to travel, accommodation and other associated services, The Inspired Traveller (hereafter called ‘the Company’) acts as a tour organiser for the Client who reserves and pays for such services and cannot be held liable for any person, firm or corporation who provides such services.
The Company will take all reasonable care to ensure that the Client obtains travel, accommodation and other specified services and in making those arrangements does so as a convenience to the Client. However, the Company accepts no responsibility or liability for death, injury, sickness or accident to any person or loss of or any damage to any property or otherwise, or any cancellation, delay, detention, irregularity, deviation, substitution arising out of or in connection with any accommodation, transportation, conveyance or any other services provided by hotels, restaurants, airlines, coach companies or any other services. The Company is under no obligation or liability to any person as a result of any inaccuracy, misdescription or changes to any Tour or itinerary or for the losses or additional expenses due to delays, strikes, war, terrorist action, quarantine, acts of God, improper documents, or any other cause. Neither the Company, not its servants’ agents or employees shall be or become liable or responsible for any additional expense or liability sustained or incurred by any tour member as a result of any of the foregoing causes.
Prices quoted are subject to change without notice.
Baggage and personal effects are at the passenger’s own risk at all times. Unused services cannot be exchanged or refunded.
The Company reserves the right to cancel a tour or modify the itinerary in any way it thinks desirable or substitute services in any way, and further reserves the right to decline to accept or retain any person as a member of the Tour.