TERMS & CONDITIONS
BROCHURE PRICING: In case of human or computer error, Homeric Tours reserves the right to re-invoice for the correct price or service. A full refund will be made to those who choose not to pay the increase and send us written notice of such. Homeric Tours has the right to increase prices in case of a devaluation of the US dollar against the Euro.
TRAVEL PROTECTION & INSURANCE: Homeric Tours highly recommends the purchase of comprehensive trip insurance. For more in- formation, see page 48 of our brochure or check with one of our agents.
RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENTS: A deposit of $200 per person is required at the time of booking. In some instances, payments for instant purchase tickets and/or deposits for accommodations may also need to be collected. No reservation is considered confirmed until the $200.00 deposit is received by Homeric Tours. An additional deposit may be required for some cruise-inclusive packages. 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 Tours requires a completion of Homeric’s authorization form, accompanied with copies of front and back of card. Instant purchase specials require full payment at time of booking.
LATE BOOKINGS AND PAYMENTS: Bookings made within 21 days of departure must be paid in full by bank check or credit card.
RETURNED CHECKS: $35 fee.
LAND ONLY BOOKINGS & TOUR DEVIATIONS: Any 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.
CHANGES IN BOOKINGS: Any changes made in booking after the deposit or final payment has been received by Homeric Tours, more than 60 days prior to departure, and providing airline tickets have not being issued, will incur a fee of $50.00 per person 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:
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 TRIP COST
20 to 8 days before departure: 80% OF TOTAL TRIP COST
7 days or less before departure: 100% OF TOTAL TRIP COST
For Cruise-Inclusive Packages:
120 days or more before departure: $200.00
119-90 days before departure: 25% OF TOTAL TRIP COST
89-60 days before departure: 50% OF TOTAL TRIP COST
59-45 days before departure: 75% OF TOTAL TRIP COST
44 days or less before departure: 100% OF TOTAL TRIP COST
For Land and Cruise-Inclusive Packages:
Once cruise and/or air tickets are issued, additional penalties will apply.
INSURANCE: Homeric Tours is not responsible or liable for loss, damage or theft of luggage or personal belongings, or for personal injury, acci- dents or illness while on tour nor is Homeric Tours responsible for any type of trip interruption.
REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS AFTER DEPARTURE: Once the tour commences NO REFUND will be made for unused features or voluntary modifications made by the tour participant.
REFUNDS: 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.
PASSENGER NAME: 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 plus the difference in the airfare (if applicable). Homeric Tours will not be held responsible for the denial of services by a carrier due to any name discrepancy.
SPECIAL REQUESTS: We will be happy to advise hotels and cruise lines of any special request.
AIRLINES: Once issued, tickets are nonrefundable. Foreign airline schedules and flights are subject to change without notice. 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 of air arrangements and any additional cost of airfare will be the sole responsibility of the passenger.
HOTELS: 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.
BAGGAGE: 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 motor coach 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. Baggage charges apply according to each airline’s rules. You may visit the foreign airline’s website to view the specific baggage fee information. Baggage is carried at owner’s risk and baggage insurance is strongly recommended.
PORTERAGE: Porterage of one suitcase per person is provided in our tours. However you should know that strict security precautions in Greece, 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 in Greece 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 be in Customs and security areas such at ports and airports. Our own people will be there beyond these areas to assist you. Also porterage is not always available on the islands and especially in Santorini.
PASSPORTS AND VISAS: United States citizens require a valid passport. It is recommended that the passport is valid for at least (6) months after travel. It is recommended that the passport is valid at least (6) months. For other countries see page 50. It is suggested that ALL participants check with the appropriate Consulates to determine if any visas are required. Those taking one of our 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 IN THIS BROCHURE: All prices quoted in this brochure are based on land/cruise rates and exchange rates in effect at the time of printing and include the cost of Tour Operator planning, operation and mark-up. Prices do NOT include: PORT TAXES, tips to guides and drivers, laundry charges, room service charges and items of a personal nature. All prices in the brochure are subject to changes without notice prior to departure, due to major currency fluctuations, fuel prices and/or unforeseen economic circumstances. Availability of prices in the brochure is limited, and at the time you purchase your tour, prices may be higher. For current prices, please see our website, HomericTours. com or call our toll free number at 800-223-5570. RESPONSIBILITY: 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 PRINTING DISCLAIMER: The tour operator is not responsible for typographical or printing errors.
HOLIDAYS: During local or national holidays abroad, certain facilities such as museums, sightseeing tours and shopping may be limited.
SUBSTITUTIONS: We reserve the right, in our discretion, to substitute 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 schedule tour. In such event, we cannot take responsibility for your having chosen to purchase a non-refundable airfare.
CRUISES: 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 CHANG- ES: 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.
HANDICAPPED/ELDERLY PASSENGERS: 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 moving around.
TIPPING: On land, tips are not included in any of the tour packages and are left at the discretion of each participant. While cruising, passengers on Variety’s Harmony V 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.
TOUR DOCUMENTS: Final documents are mailed, provided that we have full payment two weeks prior to departure date. Otherwise, electronic documents will be issued. 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.
AIR-CONDITIONING: Please be advised that foreign air conditioning systems in public places, hotel and motor coaches are not up to USA standards.
ACCEPTANCE: Payment of deposit or full payment shall be deemed as consent by the passenger to the above conditions.
WHEN AND HOW TO BOOK: Make your reservations as early as possible in order to avoid disappointment. Reservations can be made through your local travel agent or by calling:
HOMERIC TOURS, INC.
55 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022
Tel: (212) 753-1100 (800) 223-5570
Fax: (212) 753-0319
VALIDITY: SEPT 2019 – DEC 2020