Terms and Conditions for Reserving and Traveling with Spanish Journeys
Reservations, Deposits, and Prices
We design journeys for two or more travelers, planning them to suit your schedules. Deposits are due once we have determined your travel dates and group composition. Reservations will be confirmed upon receipt of a deposit of $1000 per participant. The balance of the price is due 60 days before the journey begins. If your balance is not paid by that date, your reservation may be canceled. If you make your reservation less than 60 days before your program begins, it must be accompanied by full payment.
Journey prices include the tours, classes, tastings, meals, wine, and excursions as detailed in each journey description. These activities as well as ground transportation and accommodation vary depending upon the program selected. In no case are we responsible for participants’ airfare, extra days, optional excursions or activities, or other expenses you may incur.
For journeys that include accommodation, prices are based on double occupancy. Single-room supplements will be applied. Single rooms are available on a limited basis, so please let us know if you are considering traveling alone. Also, note that we are committed to providing an authentic European experience and favor small hotels rather than American-style chains. We have selected lodgings for character, comfort, and location; all include private bathrooms; not all rooms are identical.
Although we strive to hold our prices firm, we reserve the right to adjust them periodically to reflect changes in costs and currency exchange rates. We will let you know at the time of your reservation and again at the time of your final payment if any such change is necessary for the journey you have chosen.
Once we receive your deposit, we will send a confirmation and detailed background information for your journey.
Cancellations, Refunds, and Waiver
All cancellations must be made in writing. If we receive your cancellation more than 60 days before your journey is to begin, we will refund all deposits and payments less a $500 cancellation fee. For cancellations received between 60 and 31 days prior to the start of your journey, we will refund all payments less your $1000 deposit. There will be no refunds for cancellations received 30 days or less before the start of your journey. We recommend that all participants obtain trip cancellation and travel insurance.
Spanish Journeys/Teresa Parker reserve the right to cancel the journey prior to the start date for any reason, including, for group tours, an insufficient number of participants. In the unlikely event we cancel, participants will receive a full refund of program payments made, though we cannot reimburse your airfare or other related personal expenses.
Participants understand and agree that Spanish Journeys, Teresa Parker, and her representatives shall not be liable, directly or indirectly, for any delay, inconvenience, accident, injury, death, loss, or damage to person or property for any participant in our journeys; nor do we assume any responsibility for losses or expenses due to war, threat of war, terrorism, act of government, labor dispute, civil unrest, sickness, theft, fire, adverse weather conditions, airline or other travel operations, or any other cause beyond our control.
While we strive to perfect every detail of our itineraries before offering each journey, we reserve the right to modify activities without prior notification as may become necessary. In such an event we pledge to substitute services of equal quality to those planned.
It is the responsibility of each participant to obtain and carry a valid passport, visa(s), and any other travel documents required by applicable government regulations.
Your journey may include walking and opportunities for sightseeing that can be physically challenging for some people. Not all of the places you may visit, eat, or stay are easily accessible for people with disabilities, though we will do our best to make participation possible for all. Let us know if you have concerns that you think might interfere with your enjoyment of the journey. You are responsible for making sure you bring any prescribed medicines you may need with you. Please check your medical coverage to determine that you are adequately covered away from home and purchase supplemental travelers insurance if necessary.
You are responsible for complying with the rules and laws of the places you visit and the rights and privacy of your fellow travelers. We reserve the right to disqualify you before or during any journey if we judge your participation may interfere with the safety or comfort of others. There will be no refunds in the event you arrive for the journey late or leave early.
By reserving your place in the journey, you affirm that you understand and agree to these terms and conditions.