Full Terms and Conditions
Payment Information (Deposits and Final payments)
- Escorted Tours: Travelers must pay a $250 non - refundable deposit per person. Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure.
- Air Only: Full payment of fare is required at time of reservation.
- Certain special or customized itineraries may require an additional deposit in order to confirm reservation.
- Escorted Tours: Deposit plus non - refundable insurance premium is required at time of making your reservation.
- For late bookings within 30 days of departure, full payment is due immediately. An additional fee of $50 per person will be charged for rush handling.
- All payments can be made by check or credit card.
- Credit cards will be taken for deposit and insurance payment without signature but a signed Credit Card Authorization Form is required within 7 days of such payment, which will acknowledge that the customer has read, understands and agrees to the Terms and Conditions. To receive this form, call your travel professional.
Time prior to departure Cancellation Charges (Per person)
|46 or more days
|45 to 15 day
||25% of tour cost*
|14 to 5 days
||35% of tour cost*
|4 to 1 day
||60% of tour cost*
|On or after departure date
||100% of tour cost
*Plus any charges assessed by land suppliers, cruise companies, and airlines.
Consumer Disclosure Notice
Please read the Terms and Conditions carefully, as your deposit and payment for a trip constitutes consent to all conditions and general information contained in this brochure.
These trips are arranged by United Vacations Inc, ("Operator"). It has made the travel arrangements as agent for the transportation carriers and other suppliers of services connected with the tour ("suppliers"), all of which are independent contractors. The Operator in no way owns or operates the vehicles or facilities to be used during the trip, and does not guarantee or assume responsibility for the acts and/or omissions of suppliers, their employees, agents, etc. All bookings are accepted subject to the conditions imposed by suppliers and Operator, including airline, cruise line, rail, coach, hotel, restaurants, insurance and other companies, firms or persons concerned with the trip, and Operator will make no refund in the event of their delay, cancellation, overbooking, strike, force majeure or for elements of the package not used by customer. If there is a difference between Operator's Conditions and those published by the supplier, the conditions of supplier shall apply. Price quoted is per person double occupancy, and does not include US or Foreign Government fees and taxes, airline or airport surcharges and September 11th Security Fee. Operator reserves the right to cancel a trip, change the itinerary or adjust rates whenever in its sole judgment conditions warrant, or if Operator deems it necessary for your comfort, convenience or safety. The Operator reserves the right to adjust prices due to fluctuations in foreign exchange rates. Please note that in some cases, your airline tickets will be electronically issued in lieu of paper tickets. Car Rental and Fly/Drive programs are subject to the rental terms in the country where you start your tour. In all cases, you will need to present a current drivers license. Other conditions such as age requirements, insurance, surcharges, fuel, extra drivers etc. will be explained to you at the point of rental. You will receive a flight confirmation with your documents, which you must present at the time of check-in at the airport counter with proper and valid ID such as your passport. Trips outside the USA require a valid passport or other acceptable forms of citizenship proof. You are responsible for, and release Operator from passport, visa, vaccination, requirements and safety conditions in travel destinations.
For medical information, call the Centers for Disease Control at 877-394-8747; for travel advisories, go to www.travel.state.gov, or call the State Department's overseas citizens service center at 888-407-4747.
The Operator reserves the right to decline to accept any person as a member of the tour, or to require any participant to withdraw from the trip at any time who presents a significant risk to the health or safety of himself or others which can not be eliminated or reduced to an acceptable level by Operator's reasonable accommodation. The Operator reserves the right to correct an error in the brochure presentation or advertised price prior to your departure. Prices in this brochure are accurate at the time of printing and are subject to change without notice due to changes in market factors including but not limited to foreign currency and supplier cost fluctuations.
Prices set forth in future brochures shall supersede the prices in this brochure. Airfare quotes and prices for tours that include air in this brochure are subject to airline capacity limitations and higher airfares may apply depending on seat availability at time of reservation. A contract is made when your reservation and payment are accepted by Operator at its office, and any dispute shall be governed by Texas law and subject to the jurisdiction of Dallas County, Texas. In calculating the cost of your trip, Operator has relied on your consent to these terms and in the absence of this release, the trip cost would have been higher. Operator reserves the right to substitute hotels of similar quality at any time or to make changes in itinerary of similar quality. Operator will not be responsible to any person for expense, loss of time, money or other circumstance resulting from a change in itinerary or change of tour arrangements. Operator also reserves the right to cancel a tour prior to departure and in such cases, all payments made to date will be refunded and shall constitute full settlement. If you purchase an airline ticket separately, ensure that your travel agent explains the conditions under which the ticket is issued, as the Operator assumes no responsibility for such airline ticket cancellation fees. Please understand that not all museums and attractions are open every day of the year. The Operator reserves the right to vary the sequence of sightseeing and/or to re-route the order of cities if that will enable you to visit all listed excursions. In either case, the itinerary content will be maintained to the best possible extent and there are no refunds for any unused or unavailable excursions.
Travel Protection Insurance
United Vacations highly recommends purchasing additional travel insurance that allows you extra freedom and flexibility to make changes to your plans without incurring costly revision and cancellation fees. Travelers receive reassurances that they will be protected from unexpected circumstances prior to departure or during travel for a reasonable price. Please inquire with our sales agent for the cost of the policy which best suits your individual needs.
Depending on the optional plan you purchase, you will have protection for trip cancellation, trip interruption, trip delay, emergency evacuation, accident medical protection, sickness and medical expenses, baggage delay, travel accident protection and access to 24-hour emergency assistance. Please inquire for a complete list of benefits and coverage.
Please call our reservations office at 1-888-288-7170 and we will assist in processing your additional insurance.