EXTENDED TOURS INCLUSIONS
What is included in your tour price:
Arrival and departure airport transfers on all tours
over 5 days in duration, within 3 days of the arrival
and departure date of the tour. You are able to have
one transfer at the beginning and end of the tour.
This transfer is to the tour departure hotel or to
a hotel of your choice from your airport of arrival
in the city from which your tour begins.
If your initial transfer is not to the tour hotel
(but to one that you've booked independently prior
to the tour starting) then you are obliged to make
your own way to our tour hotel on the morning of departure.
However, should you not have had an initial airport
transfer, then you can be transferred, free of charge,
from the hotel you're using prior to the tour to the
Similarly, at the completion of the tour, you may
take either a return transfer to the airport or a
transfer from the tour hotel to another one in which
you might be staying for an extended time.
All tours commence from a major city. The first and
last nights of the tour are spent in that major city
and the accommodation is included in the tour price.
This does not apply to the 4-day tours where you depart
from London or Glasgow. In this case, your city accommodation
has to be booked separately.
Accommodation is in three-star lodgings. If unobtainable,
then an equivalent standard will be reserved. All
rooms with private facilities, unless specifically
informed at the time of booking your tour. Accommodations
include country inns, manor houses, cosy farmhouses
and quaint family owned B+B's whilst on tour (see
Booking Conditions for exceptions). Where not available,
properties of similar standards are used. All rooms
with bathroom unless specifically advised before a
reservation is made.
PLEASE NOTE: the vast
majority of the accommodations we use do not have
traditional-style porterage (neither do they have
lifts/elevators). Your guide, however, will normally
be able to assist with your baggage. BUT please do
note that if you bring along bags that are heavier
than the normal standard airline permissable weight
and size, European Health and Safety regulations apply.
Under these circumstances guides will be within their
rights should they be reluctant to carry that bag.
All transportation aboard our comfortable 6 to 13
seat mini-coaches and the services of a driver/guide
Cooked breakfast daily* whilst on tour and dinners
every night**. See detailed tour itinerary for full
*In tour arrival cities - London, Paris, Glasgow,
Edinburgh, Nice, Rome and Dublin, continental breakfast
is served. All tours on the European mainland include
**On all tours over four nights, one dinner is not
included, usually in a major city stop to allow tour
participants some independence and flexibility. Dinners
are never included in arrival and departure cities
unless specifically stated in the tour itinerary.
All sightseeing and entrance fees when accompanied
by driver/guide. All taxes. All tips and gratuities
(except to guide/companion) to outside suppliers but
you're free to supplement if the service warrants
No Cancellation Guarantee - once a deposit has been
made, we promise that we will never cancel the tour.
If you have invested your travel dreams with us, we
will honour them! Should you be, however, the only
person booked on a tour, we'll advise you in advance
and you'll be given the opportunity of changing on
to another tour or cancelling at no cost to yourself.
A comprehensive 'Pre-Departure Booklet' will be sent
on receipt of full tour payment.
What's not Included
Air Fares to Europe. Air travel must be booked independently
and the flight details given to us so that we can
organise your arrival and departure transfers, if
Driver/Guide gratuity is at your discretion.
Lunches, social drinks, items of a personal nature
and entrance fees when not accompanied by our Driver/Guide.
Occasional optional evening theatre/festival visit.
Incidental expenses, such as telephone bills, newspapers
and room service incurred at accommodations is the
responsibility of the individual client. All expenses
are settled prior to leaving the accommodation.
Laundry costs and any shipping charges for the return
of purchases made on tour, or for the return of property
lost on tour.
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