Booking Conditions

Please read these carefully before booking with us on tour

THE TOUR RATE INCLUDES:
Transportation: Surface travel by bus as indicated in the itinerary.
Transfers: Arrival and departure transfers are included between airport and initial and final group hotels.
Hotels: Rooms with private bathroom, as listed or similar.
Meals: Most meals are included.
Baggage allowance: One checked suitcase and one carry-on bag that will fit under your seat.
Tipping: All gratuities to local guides, drivers, waiters and porters are included.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR RATE:
International airfare, passport fees, airport taxes, visas, excess baggage charges, insurance, beverages (in some countries) and items not on menus.

TARIFFS:
Based on rates and airfares in effect July 2017 and subject to change.

DEPOSITS & PAYMENTS:

A non-refundable deposit of $1250 per person is required to book any 2018 tour. A deposit of $750 is required to book any unpriced 2019 tour. 2019 deposits are refundable until tour prices are published. Final payment for all tours is due twelve weeks before departure.
RESPONSIBILITY:
ARCHAEOLOGICAL TOURS in accepting bookings for the tour, clearly stipulates that it is not liable for the faults or defaults of other companies and persons that may be used in the carrying out of the tour services; also for accidents, baggage losses, delays, strikes, political unrest, riots and acts of God and war. In the event it becomes necessary or for any reason whatsoever, to alter the itinerary or arrangements, such alterations may be made without penalty to the operator. Additional expenses, if any, shall be borne by the passengers. The right is also reserved to withdraw this tour; also to decline to accept or retain any persons as members of the tour. No refunds can be made for absence from the tour unless arrangements are made at the time of booking. IATA carriers concerned are not to be held responsible for acts, omissions or events during the time passengers are not on board. The contract in use by the companies concerned shall constitute the sole contract between the company and the purchaser of these tours and/or passengers.

CANCELLATIONS:
In the event of cancellations the charge which will be made varies with the amount of time between Archaeological Tours receiving your written cancellation and the tour departure date. The charges made for our tours are as follows:
• Up to 84 days before departure date: $1,250 deposit
• 83 – 63 days before departure date: 35% of tour cost
• 62 – 42 days before departure date: 55% of tour cost
• 41 – 21 days before departure date: 75% of tour cost
• 21 days before departure date: 100% of tour cost.
Penalties are also levied on the single supplement. Insurance is available and is recommended. By purchasing trip cancellation insurance within 21 days of your initial deposit, Travel Insured International will waive the usual exclusion for preexisting medical conditions.

A NOTE ABOUT SINGLE ROOMS:
For those traveling alone but who prefer to share with another, we will endeavor to work out congenial rooming arrangements. If a single room must be assigned due to the roommate’s canceling or incompatibility, or for any other reason, even if at the last moment or while on tour, the single supplement or prorate thereof must be collected.

Please note: We are committed to the on-going training of our staff and this may involve the recording of telephone conversations.