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: One group transfer on arrival and departure dates.
Hotels: In twin-bedded rooms with private bath as listed or similar.
Meals: All meals are included table d’hôte as listed.
Baggage allowance: One checked suitcase and one carry-on bag that will fit under your seat.
Tipping: All gratuities to guides, tour managers, 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 in effect March 2017.

DEPOSITS & PAYMENTS: A deposit of:
$250 pp – for tours under $1500
$750 pp – for tours under $4500
$1250 pp – for tours over $4500
(except for the Silk Road and Trans-Siberian Express which requires deposits of $1,500 per person).
will be required in order to hold your place(s) and full balance will be required 12 weeks before departure.

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 impossible, or 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.

TOUR MEMBER RESPONSIBILITY: Archaeological Tours, by their very nature, should be considered moderately strenuous. These tours require walking over sandy or rocky terrain, steep climbing and some long driving days. All participants are expected to be physically active and able to walk independently throughout our full touring days. Only those willing to accept these conditions should consider taking these tours.

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:
2016
· Up to 112 days before departure date: $1500
· 111 – 84 days before departure date: 35% of tour cost
· 83 – 56 days before departure date: 55% of tour cost
· 55 – 22 days before departure date: 75% of tour cost
· 21 days before departure date: 100% of tour cost.
2017
· Up to 84 days before departure date: $750 (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.

RESPONSIBILITY: ARCHAEOLOGICAL TOURS, a division of LINDSTONE TRAVEL, INC., 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.

PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL:
Archaeological Tours reserves the right to use any photographs, images or video taken on a tour or tour-related occasion by its employees, or forwarded by any person on the tour or connected to the tour, in its brochure, on its website, in its social media marketing activities or for use in any other relevant promotional material.