THE FINE PRINT
Roundtrip International Airfare, Deluxe Motorcoaches, 1st Class Hotels, Guided Sightseeing, Entrance fees to sites visited, Breakfast & Dinner daily, Gratuities, Program Fees, Fuel Surcharges, Taxes (Increases in government Tax and Fees are subject to change)
NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE:
(1) Optional Travel Protection Program (see box); (2) Miscellaneous fees such as Private Transfers; Passports, Laundry, Lunches, Beverages at Meals; (3) “Love Offering” for Guide & Driver.
All prices reflect a 4% discount for full payment via cash or check. A $300 deposit is required to secure your spot on the FAM (limited room available). A second payment of $800 is due 105 days prior to departure. Travel Protection Premiums must be paid prior to or in addition to the final payment for coverage to be in effect. Final payment for trip with airfare is due 75 days prior to departure
ADDITIONAL AIRLINE FEES:
You may incur additional airline baggage and optional fees (food, excess baggage, items of a personal nature, etc.) which may be charged by the airline at check in. For more information, visit www.etsagents.com/airline-information.
All prices quoted in this brochure are subject to change prior to payment in full due to currency fluctuations, fuel surcharge increases, government taxes and fees increases or unforeseen circumstances. In addition, you may be subject to a price increase after payment in full has been received due to potential government imposed taxes and fees.
Price is based on double occupancy. While ETS will try to match roommates, ETS cannot guarantee a roommate will be available. Roommates may be assigned as late as 35 days prior to departure and, if one is not available the following charges apply: $398.
AIRLINE ROUTES and TICKETS:
In order to keep prices low, ETS does not guarantee the most direct routing to your final destination. Once “printed,” airline tickets cannot be changed or refunded thereafter. Air transportation to/from your destination will be economy class on IATA and ARC carriers utilizing APEX or SUPER APEX non-refundable, non-amendable tickets for groups of 10 or more flying together on entire itinerary.
All flights are subject to change by the airlines without advance notice. ETS is not responsible for such changes or delays and does not reimburse expenses resulting from such delays. If you are making your own flight arrangements to the departure city, we recommend you purchase a ticket that can be exchanged without large penalties.
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this brochure. While you will see all sites listed in this brochure, the order of sites and/or days and number of days may be altered to accommodate changes in airline, hotel schedules, and local conditions. Due to airline schedules, some participants may receive one or two extra leisure days at a nominal per day charge. If itinerary changes necessitate extra overnights, you will be charged $100 per night (single rooms $180 per night). Meals for extra nights are not included.
Deviations from the standard tour program must be submitted in writing and are subject to a minimum of $100 per person assessment fee. Transfers for passengers who deviate are not included.
100% of Cancellation Fees are covered by the optional Travel Protection Program provided premium has been paid and reason for cancellation is insurable. Those who do not take travel protection should be aware of the following cancellation penalties: From day of registration to 105 days prior to departure, you will be charged the $100 non-refundable administrative fee plus any airline fees. Additionally, thereafter, you will be charged any airline penalties and a single room supplement if your cancellation forces your roommate into a single plus the following charges: 104-60 days = $300; 59-45 days = $600; 44-31 days = 40% of total cost; 30 days to day of departure = 100% of total cost. Submit cancellation in writing. On or after day of departure, there will be no refund for any services not used.
FIT TO TRAVEL STATEMENT:
Passengers registering for the tour accept the responsibility for being in good health and able to walk and travel on the tour. Because many of the sites are not accessible to the physically challenged, those needing oxygen, wheelchairs, or other ambulatory assistance will find the tour extremely limiting. If you have questions, please contact ETS. for more details.
REGISTRATIONS RECEIVED 105 DAYS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE OR LESS:
We welcome registrations 105 days or later. Registrations received this date may incur an additional fee based on air availability. Additional fees will be advised upon registration.
Payment of deposit indicates permission for ETS or its agents to record the registrant’s participation and appearance on video tape, audio tape, film, photograph, or any other medium and to use the registrant’s name, likeness, voice, comments, submitted documentation, written papers, and/or biographical material without restrictions or limitation for any advertising, marketing, publicity, educational or promotional purpose which ETS or its agents deem appropriate, unless the registrant or guardian otherwise notifies ETS in writing prior to departure.
Except where otherwise stated, ETS acts only as agent for the relevant supplier in securing hotels, transportation and other travel services and in no event shall ETS be liable for failure by any such supplier to render any transportation, lodging or other travel service to be provided on the tour. ETS assumes no liability for injury, death, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity which may occur by reason of any negligent or willful act or omission of any suppliers of service. ETS does not own or operate any of the suppliers of services to your tour. Similarly without limiting the foregoing, passenger agrees to hold ETS harmless for any defect in any vehicle, plane, boat, bus, car, van or other vehicle, act of war or insurrection, terrorist activity, revolt or other civil uprising, military action, strikes or labor unrest or any Act of God or for any other act of any third party. Florida law will be applicable to any dispute which arises out of/or concerns this brochure or your tour. Any and all litigation must be brought only in and for courts in Polk County, Florida to the exclusion of litigation anywhere else in the world.
Enrollment in and payment of deposit constitutes your acceptance of the “Fine Print.” Educational Travel Services operating on behalf of Educational Opportunities Tours is the tour operator and is solely responsible for the travel program. Educational Opportunities Tours is registered with the State of Florida as a Seller of Travel. Registration No. ST24130. CST2027682-40
This tour is designed to teach you about the Holy Land and provide you with the tools needed to get a group leader to return with a group. You will be reimbursed 50% of your FAM cost when you return with a group of 25 or more within 15 months of departure. You will be reimbursed 100% of your FAM cost when you return with a group of 40 within 15 months of departure. Reimbursement does not include air taxes or domestic air add ons and must be requested in writing.