RESERVATIONS AND DEPOSITS
A deposit of $300 per individual is required at the time of booking. The balance is due 90 days prior to the departure date of the tour. All checks should be made out to First Cabin Travel Corporation and sent to 1155 Camino Del Mar, #167, Del Mar, CA 92014.
REFUNDS BEFORE DEPARTURE
A cancellation prior to departure will be assessed a $300 per person assessment fee in addition to any and all cancellation charges assessed by the airlines and our overseas ground operators. A cancellation received 90 – 60 days prior to departure will be assessed a 25% penalty of total cost. Should airline tickets already have been issued, all of the refunds for ticketing will come directly from the airline. Cancellation received 60 – 30 days prior to departure will be assessed a minimum of 50% of the unused portion of the trip and will be limited to the amounts recoverable. Cancellation received 30 or less prior to departure will be assessed a minimum of 75% of the total cost of the trip and will be limited to the amount recoverable. Should airline tickets already have been issued prior to the cancellation of the tour, all of the refunds for ticketing will come directly from the airline.
REFUNDS AFTER DEPARTURE
After departure on tour, should a cancellation occur while en route, any and all refunds for land costs will be made directly by First Cabin Travel Corporation. All airline refunds will be made directly by the airline. There can be no refund for less than three full consecutive days of unused accommodations and/or occasional missed meals, sight-seeing on tour or any unused services of scheduled transportation. If any airline should cancel its flight and arranges ground transportation, no refund will be made by the airline or by First Cabin Travel Corporation for any difference between the cost of transport.
Cancellation insurance should always be seriously considered before booking any tour. First Cabin Travel will provide a recommended insurance plan at the time of booking. First Cabin Travel Corporation cannot be responsible for any kind of personal injury, accident, illness, or for the possible loss or damage to luggage or personal property. Travel insurance is highly recommended prior to confirming a booking to insure that any pre-health conditions are noted and covered within the plan.
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:
Deluxe, first class 4 or 5 star hotels available based on two persons sharing a twin-bedded room with a private bath. Travelers occupying single rooms will be charged a single supplement in addition to the quoted rate for each tour, which is based on shared occupancy. Junior or full suites may be available at an additional cost.
Breakfast meals are included on all tours. Lunch meals are included as well on certain pre-planned journeys as depicted within the itineraries highlighted on the website. Breakfast meals begin with the first breakfast meal after arrival overseas and end with the breakfast meal on the day of departure. On all pre-planned journeys and custom tours, breakfast is served table d’hôte at an assigned restaurant within the hotel. Room service is not included for breakfast meals. Local mineral water will be served at the meals. Should one choose to order imported mineral water (Perrier or Evian or similar) such charge will be placed upon their personal account. On most pre-planned journeys, lunches are included on most days of travel. These lunches are served at popular local restaurants, table d’hôte, generally providing a selection of dishes for which the restaurant is best known. On Custom tours, breakfast only is provided, following the format as outline above. The local guides on tour are well versed in which local restaurants offer both great cuisine and ambiance or travelers may select one of the restaurants within their accommodation for each of their meals. On occasion, when sightseeing requires a distance to travel, it is makes best sense to find a popular local restaurant rather than travel back to the hotel for lunch.
SIGHTSEEING AND TRANSPORTATION
Transport between airports, hotels, and all touring will be provided in private SUV vehicles or vans allowing for wider window views to enjoy the sights en route to the next destination. Sightseeing to all destinations as written within the itinerary is included. Should a traveler wish to make use of the transport outside of the previously arranged tour program, be it a pre-planned tour or custom itinerary, the driver must first seek permission and thereafter perhaps add a surcharge for the service.
It is customary to reward both driver and guide with a gratuity at the end of the service, the amount of which is left to the traveler’s discretion. First Cabin will provide a multi-page advisory sheet prior to departure that highlights weather conditions likely at the time of year for the tour, local customs, visa requirements and among other subjects, a recommended guide for tipping.
Airlines have become rather strict regarding both the amount, size and weight of the luggage allowed in flight. Normally, flying economy class, each traveler is allowed to check-in 44 lbs of weight in their luggage. Carry-ons must be limited in size and at times are limited to one carry-on per person. Most airlines are strict about overweight and will charge each passenger added fees prior to issuing a boarding pass. These added fees are the responsibility of the traveler to settle with the airline at the time of boarding.
COSTS NOT INCLUDED
Round trip trans-oceanic airfare to and from the gateway city noted within all pre-planned itineraries, and those chosen within custom itineraries is not included. Nor are airport taxes, visa and passport fees, inoculations, personal necessities, including laundry, wine, liquor, cover charges, excess baggage fees, health and accident insurance, items not on the regular breakfast meals or served table d’hôte at lunch meals, any imported mineral water, and any and all other items not listed as included.
First Cabin Travel Corporation is only an outside agent in securing hotels, transportation, and other travel services and in no event shall First Cabin Travel Corporation be liable for a failure by any person or any company to render any transportation, kinds of lodging, or other travel services to be provided on tour. All hotels, transportation and other travel services are provided to tour members subject to all of the sundry terms and conditions under which they are offered to the public generally. Neither First Cabin nor its agents shall be liable for any personal injury, property loss or any other damage to any tour member sustained on the tour whether arising out of or is incidental to the tour program or otherwise. The acceptance of the initial service provided under the tour shall be deemed an acceptance by the traveler choosing First Cabin of all these conditions.
AIR CARRIER’S CONTRACT
The airlines concerned are not to be considered or held responsible for any act, omission, or event during the time passengers are not aboard their aircraft. The passenger tickets in use by the airline, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between airline and the purchaser of these tickets and/or passenger. These tours may be sold in conjunction with any and all IATA carriers worldwide.
The State of California requires registration by all companies who offer travel fo sale. Restitutions for actual losses suffered by the consumer in certain instances can be applied for by residents. First Cabin Corporation Registration Number: 2016168-40