The Fine Print
INCLUDED IN PRICE:
• Roundtrip international airfare • Deluxe motorcoaches
• 1st class hotels • Guided sightseeing • Entrance fees to sites visited (as listed in itinerary)
• Breakfast & dinner daily, hotel gratuities
• Fuel surcharges $600
• Taxes $98 (Increases in government tax and fees are subject to change)
NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE:
• Optional Travel Protection Program (see premium schedule)
• Optional sightseeing
• Miscellaneous fees i.e. individual transfers; passports, lunches, beverages, baggage fees
• Voluntary “Love Offering” for guide and driver
• $100 Document fee for Non-US/Canadian residents
Price is based on double occupancy. When available, single rooms are often smaller than doubles. 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 or you request a single room, the following charges apply: $298 during the basic week.
PAYMENT: All prices reflect a 4% discount for full payment via check.
• A $200 deposit is required to reserve your spot on this FAM tour.
• An additional payment of $1,000 will be due on 07/05/17 for all guests that book airfare through ETS.
• The Travel Protection Plan premium will be due no later than 7/5/17 to be in full effect. Travel protection premiums must be paid in addition to your deposits and in advance of the final payment for coverage to be in effect.
• Final payment for all guests will be due on 08/04/17. Thereafter, a late payment fee of $100 will be assessed.
REGISTRATIONS RECEIVED AFTER AUGUST 5, 2017:
Registrations received between 08/05/17 - 09/03/17 will incur a $400 per person fee. Registrations received on 09/04/17 or later will incur an additional fee based on air availability. Additional fees will be advised upon registration.
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: 104-91 days = $400; 90-61 days = $600; 60-31 days = 50% 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.
The Familiarization Host will receive a refund of $1598 (i.e. the cost of this tour from JFK excluding single room fee, travel protection and all items listed in the "not included in price" section of the fine print), when he/she has a minimum of 20 full-paying passengers on the 2020 Oberammergau FAM; no prorating for fewer than 20. You must make your reimbursement request in writing.
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 to their experiences. If you have questions, please contact Educational Opportunities Tours Inc. for more details.
PASSPORT INFORMATION, CONFIRMATION OF ITINERARY & CHECK IN PROCESS:
Passport information must be submitted to our office no later than 07/05/17. Failure to provide your passport information to our office by this date may result in change fees or denial of travel. Approximately 105 days prior to your trip you will be contacted to re-confirm your itinerary, travel arrangements and registration information during the preliminary check in process for your trip. Discrepancies in information or failure to check in for your tour may result in change fees, delays in receiving travel documents for your trip, or denial of travel.
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.
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. If you depart from a different city than your group or travelling companion, or you are taking a pre or post tour, you may fly on a different scheduled flight.
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.
ADDITIONAL AIRLINE FEES:
You will likely incur additional airline checked baggage fees that are not included in the price of the tour. These fees vary by airline and are at the airline's discretion on each segment of the flight itinerary. Additionally, you may incur optional fees (food, excess baggage, overweight baggage, items of personal nature, etc.) as well.
Deviations from the standard tour program must be submitted in writing and are subject to additional airline fees, if applicable. Transfers for passengers who deviate are not included.
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 and some extensions may not be available on all departure dates. If itinerary changes necessitate extra overnights, you will be charged $125 per night; single rooms $175 per night. Meals for extra nights are not included.
This brochure is valid until 8/5/17. Registrations will still be accepted after the validity date.
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, theft, 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 is the tour operator and is solely responsible for the travel program. Educational Opportunities Tours doing business as Educational Travel Services is registered with the State of Florida as a Seller of Travel. Registration No. ST24130. CST2027682-40
The Fine Print