Terms & Conditions - 206 Tours - Catholic Pilgrimages

Terms & Conditions


Deposit, Payment Schedule & Registration

A $400.00 per person deposit is required at the time of booking with a completed reservation application. Full payment is due 60 days prior to the departure date. If a booking within 60 days of departure, full payment is due then.

Form of Payment

Checks, ACH, PayPal (info@206tours.com), American Express, Discover, Visa and Master Card. If mailing a payment, note tour reference. In case of any billing error, we reserve the right to re-invoice and correct billing.

Price Guarantee

Price is guaranteed once trip paid in full. All prices are based on currency rates and fares in existence on 07/15/2020. 206 Tours reserves the right to alter price at any time prior to departure and without prior notice if circumstances so warrant. An increase of currency exchange rate of 10% or more, may affect price.

Not Included

Tips to guide and driver; Travel Insurance; Cancel for Any Reason Waiver; Passport and Visa Fees, Items of a personal nature (such as telephone calls, mini bar, laundry) drinks and lunches (when not mentioned).

Passports, Visas, Visa Waiver & Documents

A valid passport is required, and it must be valid at least 6 months after your return date. It is the traveler’s sole responsibility to obtain and have available when necessary the appropriate valid travel documents. All guests are advised to check with the appropriate government authority in each country visited to determine the necessary documents. At times, Hotel or Cruise Vessel May require to hold your passport. Please note European Visa Waiver requirement at some point in 2022 https://www.etiasvisa.com. When and if visa or visa waiver is required, it is passengers responsibility to obtain one. 206 Tours, owner, agent, or employees cannot be held liable for clients not having proper passports, visa, visa waiver or other travel documents. Cancellations due to lack of appropriate documents will incur usual penalties. A Passport Card is not useful for International Air Travel. Attempting to use this instead of a Passport Book will result in a denial of boarding by the airlines and entry by the legal authorities.

Final Documents

Final documents are sent within 4 weeks of departure and upon receipt you are responsible to check your itinerary, spelling of your name, dates, times and other important information to insure their validity. Should there be any errors it is the guest’s responsibility to contact 206 Tours via email within 24 -72 hours.

Participation

206 Tours and suppliers contracted for services reserve the right to refuse to accept or retain any traveler whose behavior is deemed likely to affect the smooth operations of a tour, or adversely affect the enjoyment or safety of other passengers. 206 Tours, its agents, and suppliers shall be under no liability to any such person for refund, compensation, repatriation, or any other matters arising.

Cancellations and Refunds

Cancellations must be received in writing from email address used to register for the tour and will become effective on the date of receipt. Cancellations for standard tours are subject to the following penalty:

From the moment of registration - 61 days prior to departure: penalty is $400 per person
31 - 60 days prior to departure 50%.
30 days prior to departure or less no refund.



ADDITIONAL CANCELLATION CHARGES MAY APPLY

All special airfares upgraded airline tickets issued as well as any internal air is 100% non-refundable at time of final payment (some exceptions may apply).

Additional hotel nights, pre or post stays and other extra services booked in connection with 206 Tours Pilgrimage are subject to specific penalties.

Partial Room Cancellation: If a guest cancels or leaves a pilgrimage and a roommate remains, an additional supplement may apply.

*Special event group departures may have different conditions; please carefully review the terms & conditions for each departure.

Travel Insurance

We highly recommend travel insurance plan https://www.206tours.com/insurance trip investment. Travel Insurance can be purchased up to 72 hours prior to trip departure. Once purchased, the premium is non-refundable. Travel Insurance does offer a waiver of the preexisting medical condition, but only, if insurance is purchased within 21 days of initial trip deposit.

Click: https://www.206tours.com/insurance/insurance to view further details of Travel Insured International Insurance. For a Printable PDF Version of the Insurance Coverage for your specific state: https://www.206tours.com/insurance/pdf

To File a Claim: Call Travel Insured International 24/7 Toll-free: 844-228-3679 or 800-494-9907 mention plan code: T-20012 Travel Insurance is not available for purchase if you are within 72 hours of departure.

Cancel for Any Reason Waiver

This waiver can be purchased, in addition to Travel Insurance for a flat fee of $299 per person at the time of deposit or $349 if purchased after deposit has been made, up until final payment is due. and it guarantees a 100% refund for cancellations made for any reason that is not covered by Travel Insurance (ie. change of heart, work event, wedding). $349 if purchased after deposit has been made, up until final payment is due. The Cancel for Any Reason must be purchased at the time of booking and paid prior to final payment. Cancellations must be received by email no later than 48 hours prior to departure. For details, visit: https://www.206tours.com/cancelforanyreason

Changes in Reservation

After a reservation is confirmed any changes are subject to additional fees. If you wish to change to a different departure date outside of 61 days prior to departure, $100 non- refundable transfer fee will apply.

Air Transportation

Air transportation is in economy class, or business class (additional) on IATA-approved carriers. Fares are based on levels in effect at the time of booking, if you make changes price is subject to change. Flight schedules are subject to change without notice. All is subject to the airline’s terms of carriage. 206 Tours is not responsible for any cancellations, loss, delays, injury, illness, or expenses incurred due to actions made by the airlines. Business class is available at additional cost for the Trans-Atlantic portions of your ticket. For any issues which arise in relation to airline service complaints and compensation should be addressed to the specific carrier.

Airport Taxes, Fees & Fuel

Airport taxes are included in our tour packages. Airport taxes are based on departure city and government fees (airport taxes include Federal Inspection Fees for the U.S. Customs and Immigration; International Air Transportation Tax; Agricultural tax; security fees, and other airport related taxes).

Seat Assignment

Random seats are assigned for all. If you would like a specific seat, or to sit with a companion, please advise at the time of booking, we will make every effort and will provide you with desired seat number, however we cannot guarantee, as seats are at the discretion and are subject to airline changing aircraft and it’s seat map. We recommend that you be at the airport early on to ask for preferred seat assignment.

Without Airfare / Land Only and Transfers

Airport Transfers are included in our Without Airfare / Land only packages for regular scheduled departure Tour # 1 -226 as per https://www.206tours.com/pilgrimages only if you provide your flight schedule, on or before 45 days prior to departure. From time to time, a tour may be canceled due to non-materialization. If you choose to purchase a “Without Airfare” package and arrange your own domestic or international flights, such slights, or any purchased items outside of 206 Tours are sole responsibility of client.

Hotel Accommodations

Hotel accommodations are based on twin-bedded or double rooms. 206 Tours reserves the right to substitute similar category hotels without prior notice.

SHARING ROOM:
Guests are to provide us with the name of their travel roommate at time of registration.

TRIPLE ROOMS:
In most hotels triple accommodations is possible, no reduction in cost. Due to pace of our pilgrimage, we do not recommend triple rooms (it is a challenge to open up all three suitcases; take showers). Some Hotels are not set up for triple rooms, third bed might be a sofa bed, or a fold up bed.

Room Upgrades & Requests
Some hotels offer upgrades on request. Specific requests such as adjacent or connecting rooms, bedding requests. Please note that while every effort will be made to secure a special request, it cannot be guaranteed.

Private Rooms and Single Supplement

If guest is traveling Solo, private rooms are possible on request basis, and the guest is responsible for the additional Single Supplement fees. Some hotels single rooms are smaller than a standard room.

Hotel Check In

Most hotels check-ins take place during the midafternoon. Should you wish to have a guaranteed room ready upon your immediate check-in upon arrival, it can be arranged for an additional charge usually price of additional night, already listed as if you would be arriving one day prior, which is also available. Please ask for details. If your flight arrives early in the morning and your room is not ready for check in, you may leave your luggage with hotel staff while you explore.

Meals

Although we cannot guarantee, we will try to accommodate all special meal requests.

Photography and Videography During Pilgrimage

206 Tours reserves the right to take photographs and videos during the operation of any tour or pilgrimage and to use them for its purposes thereafter. By booking a with 206 Tours, you agree to allow images to be used in such photographs and video. Guests who prefer that their images not be used are asked to advise us in writing at any time prior to departure and to identify themselves into their Local Tour Guide at the beginning of the pilgrimage.

Baggage

Each tour participant is permitted to bring, one carry on bag (8" x 14" x 22"), and one personal item (i.e. purse, laptop case) and one checked bag weighing up to 50 lbs. (23 kg) and maximum dimensions of 62 in (158 cm) calculated by adding the length + the width + the height of the bag. Please check with your specific airline to verify the size and weight allowances. 206 Tours is not responsible for the loss of, theft of, delay, or damage to a participant's belongings.

Responsibility Clause

206 Tours acts as a tour operator.

The suppliers providing air or ground transportation, sightseeing arrangements and hotel accommodations for the tour program are not 206 Tours employees. By utilizing 206 Tours service you agree that 206 Tours, its employees, officers, agents will not be liable for any change in flight or itinerary schedule, strikes, delay, acts of governments, fires, riots, theft, pilferage, epidemics, quarantine, medical or customs regulations, accident, loss, injury, or damage to you or to those traveling with you in connection with any accommodations, transportation or any other services or resulting directly or indirectly from any occurrence or conditions beyond its control, including defects in vehicles, breakdown in equipment, thefts, delay or cancellation of, or changes in itinerary for any act, omission, or event during the time you are on tour, or on board the aircraft. Neither 206 Tours and/or agents of the suppliers concerned are to be held responsible for the late arrival or departure on return of passengers at airports or hotels due to inclement weather or other reasons, nor are we to be held liable for payment or any refund for transfers or unused service, hotel accommodations or meals occasioned by such late arrivals at the hotels holding rooms as confirmed itineraries. Passengers must bear all such losses or expenses. To guard against unforeseen health or other circumstances, we recommend you purchase insurance. 206 Tours is not responsible for circumstances beyond its control. In circumstances where trip cancellations resulting from the inability for trip to depart or operate as scheduled, such as cancellations due to acts of war and/or terrorism, war, force majeure, act of God, civil unrest, illness, disease, criminal or terrorist acts of any kind, or if natural disaster takes place, 206 Tours, its employees and agents, are not liable for any restitution, and in addition, without limitation are not responsible for any injury, financial or physical loss, death, inconveniences, traumas, or damages with connection to any inclusions other provisions of any goods of services included.

There are inherent risks in travel as our tours go at times through remote locations, far from medical facilities. 206 Tours guests are to assume all associated risks and complete responsibility, including illness, injury or even death by participating. You agree to indemnify and hold 206 Tours harmless, with respect to any claim made to 206 Tours by anyone else which related to your participation.

Special Medical Conditions Those Who Need Special Assistance

You must report any disability requiring special attention to 206 Tours at the time of registration. We regret that we cannot provide individual assistance to any tour participant for walking, dining, while in their room, on flight, getting on and off motor coaches and other vehicles, or other personal needs. A qualified and physically able companion(s) must accompany passengers who need special assistance. It is the Traveler’s responsibility to arrange for such assistance prior to making their reservations. We will make an effort to accommodate disabled passengers by reserving wheelchair assistance at airports and handicap accessible rooms where available, however, we cannot guarantee and are not responsible for any denial of services by carriers, hotels, restaurants, or other independent suppliers. Be aware that our tours are operated outside the U.S. where the Americans with Disabilities Act is not applicable and facilities for disabled individuals are limited. The touring motor coaches, are not equipped with wheelchair ramps or lifts. Motorized scooters are unsuitable and impossible to accommodate. 206 Tours is not responsible for any medical condition that occurs prior, during or after the tour. A pregnant woman is advised not to travel after 6 months of pregnancy, we recommend bringing a companion; note that level of comfort may be adversely affected by long flights, layovers, or long bus rides through remote locations.

Young Travelers

Travelers who are less than 18 years old on the departure date must be accompanied by an adult, if this adult is not the parent, or traveling with only one parent, it is recommended that a notarized letter be written by the parents, or non-traveling parent granting authorization to including the dates of tour (from/to just in case of medical emergencies). We also suggest that you contact the appropriate consulate and airlines because they may have additional requirements. An infant is defined as anyone who is under the age of 24 months for the entire duration of their trip. A child is defined as any one between the ages of 24 months and 11 years for the entire duration of their trip.

Travel Advisories

It is the responsibility of client / guest / pilgrim to become informed about their destination with most current travel advisories by referring to the U.S. State Department’s travel website at travel.state.gov or by phone at 888 407 4747. In the event of a State Department Travel Advisory against travel to the specific destination location(s) of the trip, should the guest still choose to travel, notwithstanding any travel advisory, the guest assumes all risk of personal injury, death or property damage that may arise out of the events like those advised or warned against as per terms and conditions.

Physicality of Our Tours

Most 206 Tours require physical fitness and a lot of walking, sometimes up/or down the hills, rough and uneven terrain. It is suggested that you practice walking approximately 3 months before departure or prepare physically, until you are able to build walking 3 miles without discomfort.

Tour Cancellation By 206 Tours

On rare occasion, a tour departure may be cancelled due to lack of participation. In the event that 206 Tours would decide to cancel a departure, a full refund will be issued (including travel insurance and Cancel for Any Reason Add On). 206 Tours in not responsible and does not assume responsibility for any additional costs or any fees relating to the cancellation of air tickets or other arrangements not made through 206 Tours. Cancellations due to state advisories and/or state warnings, Acts of War, War, Terrorism, Acts of God, Natural Disaster, or any other circumstance outside the control of 206 Tours, are not the fault of 206 Tours. Great effort will be made to accommodate passengers on another trip or to revise itinerary, however, cancellation for any of these reasons will not be eligible for refund.

206 Tours Itinerary Disclaimer

Though every effort will be made to follow the itinerary, it should be considered as an indication of the tour, rather than a contract of places to be visited. Occasionally local religious holidays, national days, traffic conditions and other events may necessitate changes in the sequence of visits or the missing of certain visits. We will have daily Mass and strive to be in Churches or places as indicated, however an alternative site for Mass will be arranged if needed.

Printing Disclaimer

206 Tours is not responsible for typographical or print Traveler's errors including errors in trip cost. We reserve the right to re-invoice or correct billing at any time.

Amendments

206 Tours reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions and to amend these Terms and Conditions at any time as the result of any material changes to legislation or regulation. All amended Terms and Conditions shall automatically be effective upon being posted on our website. Accordingly, all are expected to check the content of relevant tours on our website, and it’s terms and conditions found on https://www.206tours.com/terms prior to booking and prior to travel in order to ensure they are aware of any changes.

If upon returning from your trip, you wish to inquire about any services provided, please ensure that all correspondence is received by email to info@206tours.com, within 30 days of the tour completion date. This will enable us to make a timely investigation.

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