INDIA MY 2ND HOME 2017
Tour Code: SK7IN13
Tour Type: Land only package
Tour cost includes $900 per person tax deductible donation to The Foundation for Remote Jewish Communities, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit educational charity founded in 2003 to preserve and promote the endangered Jewish communities on the periphery of the Diaspora. Rabbi Marvin Tokayer, Founder.
All this is Included
• deluxe 5-star hotels, double occupancy
• all meals (hotel buffet breakfast plus lunch & dinner daily)
• comprehensive sightseeing via chartered air-conditioned coach with English-speaking guides plus services of a tour escort throughout India
• airport transfers on Jan 11 and Jan 23
• domestic transportation in India (planes, boats)
• meetings with the Jewish communities of Mumbai, Cochin, Kolkata and Delhi
• porterage of 1 piece of luggage per person
• all gratuities for guides, drivers, hotels and restaurants
• guidebook, luggage tags, and more
Not included: international flight to Mumbai and departure from Delhi; passport & visa fees;
items not on the table d'hote menus; phone/fax/internet; laundry/dry cleaning; purchases from
inroom minibar; and items of a personal nature.
INDIA MY 2ND HOME 2017Deluxe kosher tour Jan 11 ~ 23 visiting Mumbai,
Kochi, Kolkata, Delhi & Agra.
Prof. Nathan Katz & Ellen Goldberg
India is known for its antiquity and modern high-tech. Spirituality and Bollywood swagger. Bustling cities and bucolic villages. A cultural kaleidoscope that’s the world’s largest democracy. But what’s typically not known is India’s long history as one of the most hospitable homes in the Jewish diaspora. For centuries, Jews have found a haven in which their traditions flourished. So too, they’ve been among India’s great mystics, served as mayors in major cities, and produced the country’s greatest military hero, as well as its most celebrated
English-language poet. Tour this fascinating land with the world’s leading authority on Indian Jewish life. Visit many “must-see” sights. Savor tastes you’ve never-before tried. Be transported back in time to a place that’s out of this world.
Jan 10, Depart USA
Depart USA and cross the international dateline.
Jan 11, Wed Arrival in Mumbai (Bombay)
Arrival this evening. You will be met and transfered to the Taj Mahal Tower. Namaste: Welcome to India.
Jan 12, Thu Elephanta Island B,D
Your first morning in India! After a leisurely brunch and orientation at the hotel, travel by chartered boat from the Gateway of India to Elephanta Island where you will learn the origins of Hinduism and Hindu mythology embodied by rockcut temples dating from the 5th century. Dinner at a popular vegetarian restaurant.
Jan 13, Fri Mumbai B,L,D
See Mumbai’s Jewish life – both the historic 19th century Indian synagogues, Magen David and Tifaereth Israel – and the Chabad
Center, recently reopened after the tragic events of 2008. Our city tour will also include major sights such as Flora Fountain, Rajabai Clock Tower, Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus Station), and the unique Dhobi Ghat, world's largest open-air laundry. This evening, Shabbat Services and Dinner nearby at the 19th century Knesseth Eliyahoo Synagogue. Shabbat Shalom.
Jan 14, Sat Shabbat in Mumbai B,L,D
Shabbat services and lunch at the synagogue. This afternoon, join an optional walking tour to the historic David Sassoon Library and the fabulous CSMVS (formerly Prince of Wales) Museum, boasting a world-class art and history collection. This evening, dinner at the Joint Distribution Committee/Evelyn Peters JCC, where you'll have the opportunity to learn more about Mumbai's Jewish community.
Jan 15, Sun Fly to Kochi (Cochin) B,L,D
Fly to the coastal city of Kochi, one of the happiest chapters of the Jewish Diaspora. Kochi is history! You will visit India’s oldest Catholic church, built by Vasco da Gama in 1503, and walk through the 16th century Mattancherry Palace of the Raja of Kochi who granted Jews land to build their synagogue next to his Hindu temple. The beautiful Paradesi Synagogue, built in 1568, boasts a Hebrew clock tower, a jewel-encrusted gold Torah crown gifted by a maharajah, and the original copper plates that established Jewish autonomy in the 11th century. Mail a postcard from Jew Town – it’ll be imprinted with a Star of David! Then explore Fort Cochin where you'll see the bustling harbor, open-air market and ancient Chinese fishing nets, still in use today. Accommodations at Vivanta-by-Taj Malabar Hotel.
Jan 16, Mon Rural Kerala B,L,D
Go back in time to explore Muziris, the name the ancient Romans gave to this area. There, Jewish life once thrived, with synagogues that are among the oldest in the region and recently restored to their former glory. Visit the splendid 18th century Paliam Nalukettu, residence of the Hindu prime ministers where women ruled. Our journey continues with a cruise on Kerala's scenic backwaters where you’re sure to see fishermen and cargo boats transporting goods as they have for centuries, and traditional village life. Dinner followed by Kathakali dance performance, unique to this part of India.
Jan 17, Tue Fly to Kolkata (Calcutta) B,(L),D
Fly to the city of Kolkata, once the capital of British India and filled with charismatic Raj-era architecture, fascinating street
life, lovely parks, and rich intellectual and artistic traditions. Accommodations at the Oberoi Grand Hotel, followed by dinner and a cultural program.
Jan 18, Wed Kolkata B,L,D
From the late 18th to the mid 20th century, Kolkata had a thriving Jewish community that played a key role in the city’s development, built synagogues and schools, and thoroughly integrated into the fabric of society. Get an insider's view from Dr. Jael Silliman, a Kolkata Jew educated and taught in the U.S., who returned to Kolkata to document Jewish life. She will offer a private tour of the city's first synagogue, Neveh Shalome, and the beautiful Magen David Synagogue. You will tour the colorful Pareshnath Jain Temple, set amid peaceful gardens, and meet with Jain leaders to learn about this religious tradition. Our group is invited for dinner at the home of a member of the Kolkata Jewish community.
Jan 19, Thu Fly to New Delhi B,L,D
Welcome to the political and administrative center of the world’s largest democracy. Delhi is steeped in history with millennia-old architecture, temples and monuments, while also exuding a ‘New India’ vibe with its modern metro system and megamalls. You will take a New and Old Delhi city tour that includes visits to the Gandhi memorial, a Tibetan Buddhist temple where Prof. Katz will speak about the Dalai Lama’s “Jewish secret,” the 12th century Qutab Minar, and the 17th century Red Fort. Take a rickshaw ride through the teeming, narrow lanes of the old city where you’ll see the 17th century Jama Masjid and the tomb of Sarmad, a Jewish saint. Check-in to the Taj Mahal Hotel.
Jan 20, Fri Delhi B,L,D
New Delhi was built in the first part of the 20th century as the capital of British India and houses many fine examples of Raj-era architecture. You’ll see such superb examples as India Gate, Parliament House, the Secretariat Complex, the Rajpath (also known as King’s Way), and Rastrapathi Bhawan (formerly the Viceroy’s House, now the President’s residence). You will then tour the lavishly decorated Swaminarayan Hindu Temple, on which more than 11,000 artisans worked. Shabbat Services and Dinner at Judah Hyam Synagogue, within a short walking distance of the hotel.
Jan 21, Sat Shabbat in Delhi B,L,D
Shabbat Shalom. Optional walking tour through Lodi Gardens, a nearby city park with lush grounds dotted with ancient Mughal mausoleums that make a walk in the park like no other. After Shabbat, we’ll go to the popular Khan Market to browse and shop its upscale boutiques and shops, then enjoy a group vegetarian dinner at one of its trendy restaurants.
Jan 22, Sun Sun Drive to Agra B,L,D
Board your private coach to Agra this morning. After lunch at the charming Zorba the Buddha Café, visit the 16th century Fatehpur Sikri, the ghost city of palaces boasting magnificent desert architecture. Dinner followed by a cultural performance. Overnight at the ITC Mughal Hotel.
Jan 23, Mon Agra ~ New Delhi~Departure B,L,D
Fittingly begin your last day in India with a sunrise visit to the iconic Taj Mahal. Built by Shah Jahan in the 17th century, there is an unknown Jewish connection to the Taj, and you will learn of the Jewish influence during the Moghul period in India. From there, you’ll visit fantastic Agra Fort, a fortress built of red sandstone in the 16th century by Emperor Akbar. This afternoon, return to Delhi for a festive farewell dinner where Prof. Katz will summarize the Jewish experience in India. After dinner, transfer to the airport for departure.
B = breakfast L = lunch D = dinner ( ) = inflight
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change. Cruise accommodations are based on double occupancy of twin-bedded
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People's Republic of China registry. Tour accommodations are subject to
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as scheduled. Cultural and acrobatic shows and other performances may not be
available during holidays and seasonal recess in China. If it becomes necessary
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between cities is by motor coach, a guide will travel with the group. Unless
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A group size of 10 or more participants will be escorted from arrival
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and locally guided in Hong Kong. With fewer than 10 passengers, the tour will
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SILVER EXPERIENCE tours: A group of 15 or more
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throughout mainland China and locally guided outside of mainland China, when
applicable. With fewer than 15 participants, the tour will be locally guided
throughout, and we reserve the right to alter arrangements to best accommodate
a smaller group, or to cancel the tour.
tours: A group of 10 or more participants will be escorted by a
professional, bilingual Tour Director throughout mainland China and locally
guided outside of mainland China, when applicable. With fewer than 10
participants, the tour will be locally guided throughout, and we reserve the
right to alter arrangements to best accommodate a smaller group, or to cancel
CITY HIGHLIGHT PACKAGES, PRE/POST-TOUR MODULARS
& EXTENSIONS are locally guided with a minimum of 2
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voluntary and subject to your satisfaction with your travel experiences.
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U.S. passports with six-month validity AFTER the date of return are required
for all tour participants. Passports must have four (4) blank visa pages,
excluding the non-visa pages. Upon request, PDT will secure the visa for entry
into the People's Republic of China (not required for Hong Kong, if you are a
U.S. citizen) for a nominal PDT processing fee, in addition to any applicable
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citizens to check visa and health requirements with appropriate consulates (ask
your travel agent for assistance), and to have the correct documentation
prepared for travel outside of the U.S. See below for more details.
HEALTH: In general, tours are quite active and
require a good deal of walking, frequently including stairs. Tibet requires
travel into areas of high altitude and with extreme temperature fluctuation. We
strongly recommend that you discuss any health concerns with your personal
physician. Additional Assistance: In order to ensure a smooth operation of the
tour for all group members, any traveler requiring special assistance must be
accompanied by an adult, who is responsible for providing all such assistance.
PDT is under no obligation whatsoever to provide any special assistance. You
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, passport number, date and place of issue, and birth date are
now required by many foreign governments, as well as some airlines, in order to
confirm services. Names on your airline tickets must match the first and the
last name(s) exactly as listed on your passport. It is the responsibility of
the travel agent/traveler to verify that the name shown on the invoice exactly
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4. CHINA VISAS: PDT will be pleased to
secure your China visa for a nominal fee. US Passports must be valid for at
least six months AFTER the date of return and should have at least four (4)
blank visa pages for visa stamps, excluding the non-visa pages. Passports
should be sent to our office at least 75 days prior to departure date with a
completed and signed Visa Application Form, one (1) passport-size (2"x 2")
color photo, and payment by credit card or check. Visa fee is non-refundable,
once the visa has been issued. We must forward all applications to the Chinese
Consulate for their approval. Persons under the age of 18 years old will be
required to also submit their original birth certificate to be forwarded to the
Chinese Consulate for a Chinese Visa request. PDT cannot guarantee the
acceptance of your visa application. If, for any reason, your application is
denied, a full refund will be made on your visa payment. Visa fees as shown are
in effect at time of printing of this season's brochure and are subject
to change; please call for complete visa application details. PDT does not
accept responsibility for passengers in possession of incorrect or invalid
Passengers traveling to Tibet: Entry permits to Tibet are
handled by PDT. Your China visa is required in order for us to
issue your entry permit into Tibet. Please note that, if PDT does not handle
your China visa, we require a color copy of both your passport and China visa
no less than six weeks prior to departure. Permits to Tibet are approved by the
Tibet Tourism Bureau. Rules of entry to Tibet fluctuate and are subject to
change. PDT cannot guarantee acceptance of your permit to visit Tibet. Minimum
number of tour group participants may apply in order to enter Tibet. Please
check these arrangements at the time of booking. China Visa Fee - US $220.00
per person - check at time of booking (passport must be received at PDT office
75 days prior to departure.) Mailing or delivery fees are
VISAS: Hong Kong - No visa
required for U.S. citizens. Thailand - No visa required for
U.S. citizens for stays under 30 days. Japan - No visa
required for U.S. citizens for stays up to 90 days. Vietnam, Cambodia,
Myanmar, India - Visa required. For information, contact the Embassy
of Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar or India.
CANCELLATION FEES (All tours): A written notice of
cancellation must be received by PDT either by mail, fax, or e-mail.
Oral cancellation by phone will not be accepted.
75+ days before
departure......................................................US $300.00 per
74-30 days before
departure..................................................US $400.00 per
29-16 days before
departure..................................................US $500.00 per
15 days before departure through day of
*Plus any additional charges assessed by land suppliers or
General Booking Conditions
PAYMENT: Land Only Payment: Due 75 days prior to departure and may be
made by check or credit card with a signed authorization form. PDT reserves the
right to modify your tour arrangements before and after the final payment has
been made, to accommodate unforeseen circumstances due to high demand for air,
cruise and hotel space. You will be notified, should this situation
2. SPECIAL DISCOUNTS: Discounts are
applicable to new bookings only, if the special promotion is being rendered by
a third party such as hotels, airlines, ground operators, etc. All discounts
are not combinable. Unfortunately, we are not able to apply promotional
discounts, when payments are not received by the specified deposit and final
payment due dates.
3. RE-BOOKING: A change in
departure date, or from one tour to another after your original reservation has
been processed, is considered a cancelled trip, and cancellation fees will
Air & Land
LAND-ONLY TOURS: Land--only
tour prices (other than City Highlight Packages) include domestic
China/Intra-Asia flights in conjunction with the land tour, and, once ticketed,
are non-refundable and subject to all other applicable airline fare rules. PDT
endeavors to follow itineraries precisely; however, if flights are not
available at the scheduled time, we reserve the right to modify the air and
land arrangements for smooth operation of the tour. International and domestic
air schedules are subject to change at any time. Land--only tour prices do not
include transpacific flights, however, PDT offers special rates on
transpacific flights for travel originating in the U.S. (subject to
availability). Land--only tour prices are subject to increase prior to the time
you make full payment; land only tour prices are not subject to increase after
full payment has been made, except for charges resulting from when minimum
participation levels have not been met. A signed form will be required at the
time of initial payment to expressly acknowledge your acceptance of this price
increase policy. International and domestic air schedules are subject to change
at any time.
Air-inclusive tour prices include transpacific flights to/from PDT's
U.S. gateway cities, as well as domestic China/Intra-Asia flights in
conjunction with the land tour, and, once ticketed, are non-refundable and
subject to all other applicable airline fare rules, including
change/cancellation penalties of up to $500 per ticket (for transpacific
flights and intra-Asia flights). Air-inclusive tour prices are subject to
increase prior to the time you make full payment; air-inclusive tour prices are
not subject to increase after full payment has been made, except for charges
resulting from when minimum participation levels have not been met. A signed
form will be required at the time of initial payment to expressly acknowledge
your acceptance of this price increase policy. PDT endeavors to follow
itineraries precisely; however, if flights are not available at the scheduled
time, we reserve the right to modify the air and land arrangements for smooth
operation of the tour. International and domestic air schedules are subject to
change at any time. If you make your own transpacific flight arrangements, PDT
will not be responsible for any loss resulting from flight cancellations,
delays, or changes in land or flight schedules.
PARTICIPATION LEVELS: PDT tours are contingent upon minimum
participation levels (which vary between tour series, as shown above). In the
event the minimum participation level is not achieved, and PDT must increase
the price and/or substitute the original tour with an alternative tour,
participants may elect to receive a full refund, less the price of any
non-refundable transpacific air transportation PDT has already ticketed for
your convenience. (Generally, PDT will not ticket transpacific air
transportation, until the minimum participation level is achieved, unless
requested otherwise.) In such cases, your unused non-refundable round-trip
transpacific air ticket will be converted into a flight credit by your airline,
typically valid for one year from the original ticket issuance date and good
towards future round-trip travel on the airline to and from the original
destination, less change fees of up to $500.00 and any applicable fare
BAGGAGE: Free allowances, limits, and
additional charges for checked and carry-on baggage may apply and vary by
airline, frequent flyer status, booking class, destination (e.g., baggage
allowance differs for the transpacific and China/Intra-Asia sections of your
tour), bag size and weight. Airline fees of up to $200.00 per bag for the first
and/or second checked bag may apply. Refer to the airline's website for details
on their checked and carry-on baggage rules. Baggage allowances and charges are
subject to change. We strongly recommend baggage insurance, as PDT does not
assume any responsibility for loss or damage to baggage or passengers'
belongings. It is at passenger's
risk throughout. For the most up-to-date requirements, please check with
your air carrier prior to your flight.
REFUND ON UNUSED OR
CHANGED TOUR ARRANGEMENTS: Portions of land arrangements, hotel
accommodations or any other service or feature of the tour that are not used,
are neither refundable, nor exchangeable. Travel Protection Insurance fee is
non-refundable. Refund claims must be made in writing through the agent from
whom the tour has been purchased within 14 days of the termination of the tour.
A written statement from the Tour Director or Local Guide certifying the exact
services not rendered must be attached to this
LAND-ONLY & LAND/CRUISE-ONLY TOUR PRICE DOES NOT
INCLUDE: 1. Transpacific air from
USA/first point of entry abroad, or last point of exit on tour/USA.
2. Initial arrival and departure transfers, unless transpacific
air is purchased through Pacific Delight Tours®. Please call us for transfer
cost for land only arrivals and departures. 3. Airline-imposed
baggage fees: please consult your airline. 4. Fees for delivery
of tour documentation to international destinations, and overnight delivery of
tour documentation due to late payments. 5. Cost of passport
and visas, and all items of personal nature. 6. Any fees
incurred due to delays, changes, or cancellations beyond PDT's control.
7. Customary gratuities to ship crew, local guides, drivers,
boatmen, river guides, hotel waiters, chambermaids and porters. The end-of-tour
gratuity to the Tour Director is also not
RESPONSIBILITY: Pacific Delight Tours® (hereinafter PDT) acts as a tour
operator and agent. The suppliers that provide transportation, conveyance or
accommodations are independent contractors and are not agents or employees of
PDT. All tickets, coupons and receipts issued by PDT, and all arrangements for
transport, conveyance or accommodations are made by PDT as agent of the
suppliers. By utilizing the services of suppliers, you agree that neither PDT
nor any of its officers, directors, employees, subsidiaries or affiliates shall
be liable for any injury, damage, loss, accident or delay incurred by you or
those traveling with you in connection with any accommodations, transportation,
conveyance or other services of whatsoever nature resulting directly or
indirectly from any acts or default of the suppliers or from any occurrence or
condition, including but not limited to defects in vehicles or vessels,
breakdown in equipment or the negligence of their operators. PDT, its
employees, officers, directors, subsidiaries or affiliates also shall not be
liable for any injury, damage, loss, claim or accident resulting directly or
indirectly (i) from delays, cancellations or changes in
flights, itineraries, schedules, or other services of any nature whatsoever,
(ii) from strikes, theft, sickness, weather, quarantine or any
other causes of any nature whatsoever or (iii) from acts or
omissions of any Government, its local subdivisions, bureaus or authorities.
All tour itineraries and fares may be affected by alterations or delays in air
or surface transportation services of the various countries. PDT reserves the
right to withdraw any tour and to make such alterations in the itineraries
which, in its sole discretion, it may find desirable for the convenience of the
parties or the proper operation of the tour. PDT reserves the right to decline
to accept, or to retain any person as a member of the tour party at any time,
if they in any way violate the laws of the country they are visiting, pose a
risk to the safety of fellow tour members, or their behavior interferes with a
smooth operation of the tour.
NOTE: All tour fares
shown on our website are based on the value of foreign currencies in
relation to the U.S. dollar in effect at the date of the printing of the
brochure and on the tariffs, airfares, taxes and fuel surcharges as of that
same date, and are subject to change at any time to reflect those or other
changes since the date of the this season's brochure's printing. PDT
reserves the right to correct promotional, pricing or typographical errors at
any time. PDT reserves the right to cancel the tour prior to departure for any
reason. In such case, a full refund of all payments will constitute full
settlement with the passenger. The airlines and other transportation carriers
concerned are not to be held responsible for any act or event during the time
the passengers are not on board their planes or conveyances. The passenger's
contract in use by the airlines concerned, when issued, shall constitute the
sole contract between the airlines and the purchaser of these tours and/or
passenger with respect to that service. Any and/or all transportation companies
shall have or shall incur no responsibility for or liability to any traveler
aside from their liability as common carriers. The carriers' international
tariff is available for inspection and will govern all aspects of the air
The Terms and Conditions contained herein and set
forth in the brochures issued by PDT and on its website, under which you agree
to utilize the services of PDT in arranging the tours, may not be amended in
any way except in writing signed by an authorized officer of PDT. By utilizing
the services of PDT, you agree that the exclusive jurisdiction for all claims,
suits, actions or proceedings of whatsoever nature against PDT, its employees,
officers, directors, subsidiaries or affiliates shall be the State of New York,
and that such claim, action or proceedings shall be determined according to the
laws of the State of New York. You also agree that, if you have a claim against
PDT, its employees, officers, directors, subsidiaries or affiliates,
(i) you will notify PDT, in writing, of your claim as soon as
possible and (ii) that, if you choose to commence a law suit
against PDT, its employees, officers, directors, subsidiaries or affiliates,
you will do so within one year from the date of the last day of the tour on
which your claim arose, failing which, your claim against PDT, its employees,
officers, directors, subsidiaries or affiliates, will be forever barred. CST
& Conditions - for Kosher Tours & Gluten-Free
Air transportation via scheduled
IATA airlines, on round-trip economy-class group fare basis.
Accommodations in deluxe hotels
as indicated, or similar, including all hotel taxes and service charges, double
Meals are buffet breakfast at
the hotels; lunches and dinners at the synagogues or vegetarian restaurants, on
table d'hote group menu basis.
Sightseeing and special events
via chartered air-conditioned coach with English-speaking guides, including all
Group transfers between airports
and hotels, via chartered air-conditioned coach with local guide to meet and
Tour costs are based on ‘cash'
prices; the use of charge cards will incur a 4% credit card bank service
Cancellations and refunds: the
deposit is non-refundable; for cancellations received between 180 and 90 days
prior to departure, $1,100 charge will apply; within 90 days, the land portion
is not refundable; within 60 days, there may be a penalty on the air portion,
as well. Cancellation charges cover non-refundable expenses incurred on behalf
of the participant and the group, and help protect tour fares for the remaining
participants. No refund or credit for early withdrawal. Cancellation insurance
is highly recommended. Application for comprehensive low-cost group insurance
will be provided with confirmation.
Responsibility: The Foundation
for Remote Jewish Communities (FRJC), Lotus / Pacific Delight Travel and/or
associated companies (The Organizers) give notice that all tickets issued by
them and all arrangements for transport, accommodations and meals, are made by
them as agents for the tour participant upon the express condition that they
shall not be held liable for any injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or
irregularity which may be occasioned by reason of any defect of any vehicle or
through the acts of any company or person engaged in conveying the passengers
herewith, or of any hotel/ship proprietor or employees. Itineraries and fares
may be affected by changes in air services of the various countries. The right
is reserved to withdraw any feature announced in this program and to make such
alterations in the itinerary as may be found desirable for the convenience and
proper carrying out of the tour. The right is reserved to decline, accept or
retain any person as a member of the tour. Guest speakers are subject to
professional commitments. The Organizers accept no responsibility for losses or
additional expenses due to delays or changes in schedules, sickness, weather,
strikes, war, quarantine or other causes. Tour costs shown are cash prices
based on tariffs, taxes and exchanges rates in effect at time of printing and
subject to change. The carriers are not to be held responsible for any act,
omission or event during the time passengers are not on their respective
conveyances. The passenger ticket shall constitute the sole contract between
the carriers and the purchaser or passenger.