Terms and Conditions

Registration is complete with the required deposit. Registrations received within 90 days of departure will be assessed a $100 late fee and must be accompanied by payments required by that date. Expenses incurred as a result of expediting documents or information are the responsibility of the passenger. Seats are limited and tour will be closed when filled. All rates are in U.S. dollars, per person, double occupancy. Unless passenger has a preferred roommate, HT will make every effort to assign a suitable roommate. HT is not responsible for, nor does it guarantee the finding of a roommate. If no roommate is available for placement, the applicable single room supplement will apply. Tour price is based on a minimum number of passengers. Should the minimum number not be met, tour operator reserves the right to cancel the tour and provide a 100% refund of all fees and deposits that have been paid up until that date. The tour price reflects a discount for check payments. Returned checks are subject to applicable banking fees, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, PayPal and American Express are accepted as a convenience to our customers and are subjected to a 3.5% non-refundable convenience fee. Travel Documents: Passports and visas (if needed) are not included in the tour price. All travelers are required to have a passport for all trips outside of the United States, which must be valid for at least six months beyond the completion date of the tour. Entry laws differ with respect to traveler’s citizenship. You are responsible for any expenses incurred as a result of delays or itinerary changes related to your lack of appropriate travel documents and are therefore ineligible for any refund from HT. Flight tickets must match passport name, and verifying travel documents is the responsibility of the passenger. Cancellations: 100% of cancellation fees are covered by the optional travel insurance program through a third-party travel insurance company provided premium has been paid and reason for cancellation is insurable. Those who do not purchase insurance should be aware of the following cancellation penalties: Full refund less $200 handling fee will be made up to 180 days before departure. 179-160 days $1,000 fee; 159 to 120 days $2,000 fee; 119-30 days 50% of the tour price is forfeited; less than 29 days is non-refundable. All applicable airfare and overseas operation cancellation fees will be added to the above. All cancellations must be submitted in writing and will take effect upon the date of receipt by HT. Unused portions of tour cost are not refundable. Travel Insurance: We strongly advise cancellation insurance, which may grant full refund in case of illness or unforeseen events. Travel insurance also covers emergency medical expenses, trip interruption or missed connection, and baggage delay. See policy details and coverage in the insurance information sent to each passenger after the initial deposit and registration is received. Not Included: Travel insurance, excess baggage charges, meals other than those provided for, items from the hotel room, minibar, telephone calls, laundry, bottled water, liquors, after dinner coffee or tea, personal items, U.S. customs & immigration fees (if any), anything not mentioned as included and anything of a personal nature. Please Note: A non-refundable $250 per person, per change, will be assessed for any deviation from the prepared tour itinerary. No changes accepted within 90 days of departure. Any payment received after the final balance due date is considered late and will be assessed a 5% fee based on outstanding balance owed. The rate is based on advance purchase excursion rates. Your deposit confirms your tour membership and your acceptance of all your terms and conditions. By acceptance of tour membership, the tour member agrees that neither the tour operator nor any of its employees or affiliates shall be liable for any strikes, riots, terrorism, wars, epidemics, quarantines, medical, or customs regulations, defaults, delays, loss, or damage resulting from negligence of any vendor. By embarking upon this tour, the traveler voluntarily assumes all risks of damage or loss involved, expected or unexpected. Tour operator reserves the right to refuse any person, before or during the tour, and to make any changes to the tour should circumstances warrant.