Teo World Culture Tours travelers generally prefer to make their own flight arrangements, however in case land & air is requested, a quote is available. Air prices are subject to availability and depends upon the season and the airline.
All the hotels that Teo World Culture Tours travelers stay in are the best available ones in their towns ranging from special class to 5-star. Every hotel that Teo World Culture Tours uses is chosen based on locations, comfort, cleanliness and local flavor. Also single rooms are as comfortable as double occupancy rooms.
Suffice it to say that all breakfasts and most dinners are included in the tour price. We believe in eating the local specialties in fine typical restaurants. All food and drink is hand selected in restaurants we choose, after careful consideration for location, character, comfort and hospitality. For lunches and dinners, we go to country inns and restaurants which are situated in pleasant surroundings and serve excellent meals using the very best local produce.
All transportation that is related to the completion of the tour itinerary abroad is included in the tour cost. In most cases we will travel by bus which is the best way to explore a country. All the buses we will travel by are new brand and air-conditioned buses. Daily average of traveling by bus is four or five hours.
We do everything in our power to give our travelers an enjoyable journey. However, situations sometimes arise on or before a trip which are beyond our control. We therefore highly recommend personal travel and cancellation insurance. Personal travel and cancellation insurance is available through many insurance companies. If you like, we may suggest the name of an insurance company. Travelers who prefer not to be covered by this type of insurance take their own risk, and must declare that they have declined the travel and cancellation insurance. Most insurance companies ask for immediate sign-up for full coverage, so that it too is recommended to contact the insurance company before signing up for a trip to discuss any pre-existing situations.
LAND ONLY TOURS
What is Included:
What is NOT Included:
These Terms and Conditions determine the relationship between you and us, Teo World Culture Tours INC. By booking a trip, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. They state, among other things, our cancellation policy and certain limitations of liability.
Please complete the reservation form and send it along with a deposit per person by check or money order to:
TEO World Culture Tours
1461 First Avenue Suite 361
NEW YORK, NY 10075
Reservations and Payments:
A deposit of $500 per person, by check, is required upon registration. Any deposit that is sent towards booking a tour constitutes full knowledge, acceptance and agreement of the cancellation policy.
TEO World Culture Tours INC reserves the right to cancel any tour prior to departure for any reason, including insufficient number of participants, in its sole judgment. If TEO World Culture Tours INC cancels a tour, participants will receive a full refund of money paid.
The Refund Policy:
policy will be strictly adhered to regardless of the reason for cancellation.
A written cancellation is required for all refunds (oral notices are
not valid). The following refund schedule will be based on the date
we receive the written cancellation:
Up to 75 days prior to departure: Obligatory service charge of $150 per person
75 days to 45 days prior to departure: Forfeiture of full deposit ($500 per person) and applicable airline penalty
44 days to 30 days prior to departure: Forfeiture of full deposit, plus 25% of land costs and any applicable airline penalty (Discounted group airfare tickets are non-refundable after being issued.)
29 days to 14 days prior to departure: Forfeiture of full deposit, plus 50% of land costs and applicable airline penalty or forfeiture
13 days to 72 hours prior to departure: Forfeiture of full deposit, plus 75% of land costs, and no air refund.
Less than 72 hours or during the tour: There will be no refunds.
Itinerary or Program Modifications:
TEO World Culture Tours INC
strives to improve tour itineraries and their features. If improvements
can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes
necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute
hotels. Every effort will be made to carry out the program as planned
but alterations may still occur after the final itineraries are sent.
Air Tickets Purchased Independently of the Tour:
It is strictly
advised to check airline cancellation penalties before purchasing airline
tickets since departure times and flights can change. Tours can also
be cancelled due to low enrollments. Neither TEO World Culture Tours
INC nor the tour operators accept liability for cancellation penalties
related to airline tickets purchased independently in conjunction with
a tour. Participants are encouraged to purchase airline tickets no sooner
than 60 days before the tour begins to avoid airline cancellation penalties
if a tour is cancelled or otherwise modified subsequent to the participant's
purchase of those tickets. TEO World Culture Tours as promoters, its
agents and tour operators accept no liability for the purchase of non-refundable
airline tickets to the tour departure city and return. Baggage and personal
effects are at all times the sole responsibility of the participant.
A valid passport
is required for U.S. citizens traveling on our international trips.
You will be notified if your destination requires a visa for U.S. citizens.
All passports must contain at least five blank pages and must be valid
for six months after the completion of your trip. Non-U.S. citizens
should contact the appropriate consular office for entry requirements
pertaining to their trip, as Teo World Culture Tours is not responsible
for providing you with this information or documentation.
Singles and Roommates:
Hotel rooms are always reserved for the single traveler; however the number of single rooms available on a tour may be limited. It is recommended to be register early. Please note that a single supplement will apply for a single room. If you are traveling alone and wish to share a room, we will do our best to find someone of the same gender and smoking preference to share with you. If you are matched with a non-smoking roommate, it is mutually agreed that you cannot smoke in your hotel room. When a roommate cannot be found, the single supplement will be charged.
RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT AND
Read Carefully: Responsibility Statement and Liability Disclaimer
TEO World Culture
Tours, as promoters, works with certified travel agents, who hire professional
tour operators as independent contractors. The use of tour operators
allows TEO World Culture Tours INC to offer its members a wide array
of educational travel opportunities. The tour operators act on behalf
of the agents as suppliers of transportation, accommodations, and other
services. Neither TEO World Culture Tours nor the tour agents accept
liability for personal injury, death, property damage or accident, delay
or irregularity arising out of any act or omission of these suppliers.
TEO World Culture Tours and the tour agents reserve the right, without
penalty, to make changes in the published itinerary whenever, in their
judgment, conditions warrant, or if they deem it necessary for the comfort,
convenience, or safety of tour participants.
TEO World Culture Tours and the tour agents also reserve the right, without penalty, to withdraw the tour announced, to decline to accept any person as a participant in a tour, or to require any participant to withdraw from the tour at any time, when such action is determined by tour staff to be in the best interests of the health, safety or general welfare of the tour group or the individual participant, subject only to the requirement that the recoverable portion of the total amount paid that corresponds to the cost of unused services and accommodations be refunded, if any.
Dates, schedules, program details, and costs, although provided in good faith based on information available at the time of publication of the brochure, catalog or website, are subject to change and revision.
AS A CONDITION OF ACCEPTANCE OF ANY APPLICATION, EACH APPLICANT MUST AGREE TO THE STATEMENT SET FORTH BELOW:
has read carefully the Responsibility Statement and Liability Disclaimer
set forth above, the schedule of activities for this tour, as well as
the terms and conditions of application and participation as set forth
in the tour brochure(s), and recognizes and accepts any risk associated
with the tour and the conditions, including the refund policy, set forth
in the tour brochure(s). The undersigned further acknowledges that there
are many risks and uncertainties inherent in any travel tour, including
but not limited to the hazards of various modes of transportation, forces
of nature, acts or omissions of foreign governments, terrorism, war
or insurrection, theft, illness, and damage to person or property due
to the negligent acts or omissions of tour staff or other related persons
or entities. In consideration of, and as part payment for, the right
to participate in the tour, the undersigned, on behalf of himself, his
dependents, heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, agrees to
release TEO World Culture Tours, its Regents, officers, employees, representatives
or agents, the United States, and the tour agents and its officers,
employees and agents, from liability for personal injury, death, property
damage or loss suffered by any person in connection with this tour,
even if caused by the negligence (but not the reckless, willful, or
fraudulent conduct) of tour staff or other related persons or entities.
In addition, by registering for this tour, the applicant certifies that
he or she is mentally and physically capable of full participation in
By registering for a TEO World Culture Tours program, the participant agrees to the Responsibility Statement and Liability Disclaimer and the Terms and Conditions herein.