|TERMS AND CONDITIONS
TRAVEL PROTECTION & INSURANCE:
Homeric Tours highly recommends the purchase of comprehensive trip insurance. For more information, click here or check with one of our agents.
RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENTS:
A deposit of $200.00 per person is required within five business days after a reservation is made. No reservation is considered confirmed until the $200.00 deposit is received by Homeric Tours. Final payment must reach Homeric Tours no later than 60 days prior to departure date from New York. If payment is made by credit card (AMEX, VISA, MC), Homeric requires a completion of Homeric’s authorization form. Instant purchase specials require full payment at time of booking.
LATE BOOKINGS AND PAYMENTS:
Booking made within 21 days of departure must be paid in full by certified check or cashier’s check and will be charged a LATE FEE of $50.00 per person to cover communications expenses and express shipping of travel documents.
LAND ONLY BOOKINGS & TOUR DEVIATIONS:
All Homeric Tours packages do not include international airfare. Homeric Tours offers competitive airfare from most US cities and international flights can be added on to any package. Land only bookings and any other deviation from the tour, requested by the client, will be assessed a charge of $50.00 per person, plus any additional costs the change may incur. ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TRANSFERS ARE NOT PROVIDED FOR LAND ONLY BOOKINGS.
CHANGES IN BOOKINGS:
Any changes made in a booking after the deposit of final payment has been received by Homeric Tours, up to 60 days prior to departure, will incur a fee of $50.00 per change. Changes made within 59 days of departure and before tour documents are issued will incur a $100.00 fee plus any additional costs the change may incur. Changes made after tour documents are issued are subject to applicable cancellation fees. A change of destination constitutes a cancellation and will be subject to full cancellation fees.
CANCELLATIONS BEFORE DEPARTURE:
Cancellations and refund requests must be received in writing by Homeric Tours. The following cancellation fees will be charged per person:
For Land Packages except Africa:
•60 days or more before departure: $150.00
•59 to 45 days before departure: $250.00
•44 to 36 days before departure: $350.00
•35 to 21 days before departure: 50% of total tour cost
•20 to 8 days before departure: 80% of total tour cost
•7 days or less before departure: 100% of total tour cost
For Cruise-Inclusive Packages except Africa:
•70 days or more before departure: $200.00
•69-45 days before departure: 25% of total tour cost
•44-21 days before departure: 50% of total tour cost
•20-8 days before departure:80% of total tour cost
•7 days or less before departure: 100% of total tour cost
For Africa Packages:
•61 days or more before departure: $150.00
•60-32 days before departure: 25% of total tour cost
•31-22 days before departure: 50% of total tour cost
•21 days or less before departure: 100% of total tour cost
For Land and Cruise-Inclusive Packages:
Once cruise and/or air tickets are issued,additional penalties will apply.
Homeric Tours is not responsible or liable for loss, damage or theft of luggage or personal belongings, or for personal injury, accidents or illness while on tour nor is Homeric Tours responsible for any type of trip interruption.
REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS AFTER
Once the tour commences
NO REFUND will be made for unused
features or voluntary modifications made
by the tour participant.
Applications for refunds must be
submitted in writing to HOMERIC TOURS,
INC, within 15 days of tour termination.
Processing will take from six to eight weeks
from the date HT receives relevant
documents. There will be no refunds for
unused package tour services or features, including missed transfers due to airline
changes and/or missed flights, unused
meals, missed sightseeing tours, unused entrance fees and accommodations.
Passengers are responsible to ensure that the names printed on the invoice exactly match the first and last name written in their passport. Any name change may require airline reservations to be canceled and rebooked. Reservations are subject to availability at the time of rebooking. Passengers will be required to pay airlines rebooking fee of up to $350 per ticket. Homeric Tours will not be held responsible for the denial of services by a carrier due to any name discrepancy.
We will be happy to
advise hotels, airlines and cruises lines of any
special requests, provided we receive the
request at time of booking. However, we
cannot guarantee all requests.
Once issued, tickets are nonrefundable. Airline schedules and flights are subject to change without notice. HT is not responsible for penalties incurred for tickets not issued by HT due to schedule or flight changes. Airlines reserve the right to demand immediate issuance of tickets whenever they determine that necessary. In that case, HT will require immediate full payment of the airfare portion and taxes. This situation overrides invoice terms and conditions and payment due dates. If full payment is not received, seats will be cancelled by the airline and may not be available to be rebooked on the same flights or at the same airfare. Any replacement air arrangements and airfare will be the sole responsibility of the passenger.
Hotels accommodations will be provided in accordance with the itinerary or similar. We reserve the right substitute hotels of equal category. All rooms are twin-bedded rooms with private facilities, unless an upgrade was requested. Room selection is at the discretion of the hotel. Triple rooms consist of a standard twin bedded room plus a sofa, folding bed or cot for the third person.
The less you bring with you, the
better; we recommend that you take along
one suitcase per person, plus a small
overnight bag. On land, due to limited
motorcoach capacity, we request that only one
bag per person be carried on motor coaches. If
additional baggage is carried (other than
overnight bag) a supplementary charge of
$2.00 per additional suitcase per “lift” will be
levied according to the number of lifts. For
those tours that include a domestic flight(s)
in your destination, only one suitcase per person will be allowed. Additional baggage charges
will be applied upon check-in, according to
airline tariff. For international flights there will
be no additional charges for 2 checked bags per
person (unless they exceed the dimensions & weight
limit of each particular airline). Baggage is carried at owner’s risk
and baggage insurance is strongly
Porterage of only one suitcase per person is provided in our tours. However you should know that strict security precautions, especially going through Customs inspections, on entry or exit points, demand that you carry your personal piece of luggage for the Customs official. This procedure is seriously enforced and there are no exceptions to the rule. We ask that you bring with you only a small carry on piece and one suitcase. Both pieces you should be able to carry on your own, where necessary, when the law, for your own protection, demands it.
This will only be in Customs and security areas such at ports and airports. A Homeric rep will be there beyond these areas to assist you.
Porterage is not available on Greek island ferries and may not be available on some Greek islands.
PASSPORTS AND VISAS:
United States citizens require a valid passport. Depending on the destination, it is recommended that the passport is valid for at least six (6) months after return from your trip. Please contact the appropriate Consulate to inquire on the validity date required for your destination. It is also suggested that ALL participants check with the appropriate Consulates to determine if any visas are required. Those taking one of our Russian, Egypt and/or Turkey tours require a visa and should obtain one prior to departure. IMPORTANT: Passengers requiring a Schengen visa MUST have a multi entry Schengen visa.
PRICES ON THIS WEBSITE:
All prices quoted on this
website are based on land/cruise rates and exchange rates in effect at this time and include the cost of Tour Operator planning, operation and mark-up. Tour prices do NOT include: port taxes (except where noted), tips to guides and drivers, laundry charges, room service charges and items of a personal nature.
HOMERIC TOURS, INC.17th fl., 55 EAST 59TH ST., NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 10022 and/or their cooperating
selling agents and/or their suppliers of
services offer these tours for sale only on the
express understanding that they themselves
do not perform or in any way assume liability for the performance of the individual
components transfers, hotels, flights, car, motor coaches, etc.) of these tours and act
only to combine these components into a
single unit of sale for the convenience of the
general public, and are not responsible
therefore, either directly or indirectly, for any
loss, accident, or injury which may result
from any act, omission, negligence in or
responsible for performing or providing these
component services. The transportation
companies concerned take no responsibility
for any act, omission or event during the time
the passengers are not aboard their
conveyances. The passage contract issued by
the transportation company shall constitute
the sole contract between the transportation
company and the passenger. ADDITIONAL
EXPENSES INCURRED AS A RESULT OF
DELAY, CHANGE OF SCHEDULES, ILLNESS, WEATHER, STRIKES, HOSTILITIES, QUARANTINE, GOVERNMENT REQUISITION OF HOTEL
SPACE, OR ANY OTHER REASONS BEYOND
THE CONTROL OF THE TOUR OPERATOR
OR TRAVEL AGENT, SHALL BE BORNE BY
THE PASSENGER. TOUR OPERATOR
RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SUBSTITUTE
HOTELS OF SIMILAR CATEGORY IF
NECESSARY AND TO ALTER ITINERARIES.
Any and all disputes concerning this contract, the brochure, website or your trip shall be resolved solely by the courts of the city of New York, county of Manhattan.
BROCHURE/WEB SITE PRINTING DISCLAIMER:
The tour operator is not responsible for typographical or printing errors.
During local or national holidays
abroad, certain facilities such as museums, sightseeing tours and shopping may be
We reserve the
in our discretion, to substitute carrier, aircraft, charter flight for scheduled flight, cruise line, entertainment, hosts, entertainers, hotels,
restaurants, party & banquet locations, or
other accommodations. We also reserve the
right for good faith reasons to cancel any
scheduled tour. In such event, we cannot take
responsibility for your having chosen to
purchase a non-refundable airfare.
Cruise cabins are assigned within a
general cabin category on run-of-ship basis. HT cannot guarantee a specific assignment. Dining room seating will be done by the
maitre d’hotel on board. HT will accept
requests for dining time preferences.
SHIP SUBSTITUTIONS AND ITINERARY
Cruise Lines reserve the right to
substitute ships on any cruise, even at the last
minute, based on decisions made by their
senior management staff. Itinerary changes on
any cruise are the sole responsibility of the
cruise line and they may be implemented at
the last minute based on factors determined by
existing weather or traffic conditions. Homeric
Tours as the Tour Operator cannot
take any responsibility for ship substitutions or
itinerary changes decided by a cruise line.
Tour participants who require any form of
assistance must be accompanied by a helper
who is capable of and totally responsible for
providing such assistance. Because of space
limitations, wheelchairs and walkers cannot
be carried on motor coaches. Please note that
some of our tours require a lot of walking and
On land, tips are not included
in any of the tour packages and are left at the
discretion of each participant. While cruising,
passengers wishing to express their
appreciation should give their gratuities to the
Chief Steward at the end of the cruise which
in turn are distributed to the service
personnel in accordance with established
practice. Recommendations from the cruise
lines are $10-$12 per person per day.
Tipping for Celestyal Cruises personnel is included in the port taxes.
Final documents are
mailed, provided we have full payment and a
signed contract, two weeks prior to departure
date. One set of documents will be mailed per
reservation. Documents may be sent to
additional addresses for a $20 fee per address. Should final payment be received fewer than
60 days prior to departure, a $20 overnight
mail fee will be applied to your invoice. This
amount must be paid in full before
documents can be released.
Please be advised that
foreign air conditioning systems in public
places, hotel and motor coaches are not up to
Payment of deposit or full
payment shall be deemed as consent by the
passenger to the above conditions.
WHEN AND HOW TO BOOK:
reservations as early as possible in order to
have more available choices. Reservations can be
made through your local travel agent or by
HOMERIC TOURS, INC.
55 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022
Tel: (212) 753-1100 (800) 223-5570
Fax: (212) 753-0319
VALIDITY: NOV 2015 TO APR 2017