15 Day Tibet & Yangtze River Escapade ExperienceChina Tours 2017-2018
Tour Code: T7YE15TB
Tour Type: Land only package
WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® ESCAPADE EXPERIENCE INCLUSIONS:Guaranteed land/cruise with 2 passengers A group of 10 or more participants will be escorted by a professional bilingual Tour DirectorEnglish speaking guides on all sightseeing tours including UNESCO World Heritage Sites Onboard lectures, entertainment, Tai Chi and Chinese language lessons, Captain's cocktail party and farewell banquet
All meals: 14 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 7 dinners 4 Intra-China flights All port charges USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program 4 nights Victoria Cruises ship (Jenna) on the Yangtze River: Superior Stateroom with private balcony and “Boutique Lifestyle Service”
Deluxe hotels: 2 nights Shanghai: Regal International East Asia • 3 nights Lhasa: Xin Ding • 2 nights Xi'an: Grand Dynasty Culture • 3 nights Beijing: Capital
- Complimentary morning coffee and tea service
- Welcome fruit basket
- Selection of two dining rooms
- Diet soda included for lunch and dinner
- Wine and beer offerings at dinner
- Complimentary shoeshine service
- Nightly turndown service
- Daily printed itinerary
- Private shore excursions with 6 or more passengers in a particular group
- Executive Lounge
- Hot & cold soft drinks available daily
- Afternoon “Happy Hour”
- Complimentary Wi-Fi and internet service
Tibet & Yangtze River Escapade Experience
Shanghai to Beijing | 15 Days (Land Only)
Visit Tibet—known as the "Roof of the World"—with its mystical Potala Palace
*Land Only Packages Start on Day 2*
Day 1 • Depart USA
Depart USA and cross the international dateline.
Day 2 • Arrive Shanghai
Arrive at your Deluxe accommodations.
Day 3 • Shanghai AB, L
At the Shanghai museum, you’ll have the opportunity to discover some of China's priceless pieces of ancient art consisting of bronze, ceramic, jade and calligraphy. On the way back, visit 50 Moganshan Road, or “M50,” a district of contemporary art with open-to-public workshops, galleries, and sidewalks full of statues and tasteful graffiti paintings; followed by a visit to Shanghai's old town, Yu Garden and the city's colonial European past at the Bund. Your tour will end at Xintiandi, “The French Concession,” where you may wish to enjoy dinner and return to your hotel by taxi on your own.
Day 4 • Shanghai / Yichang: Yangtze Cruise AB, D
This morning is at leisure. Later, transfer to the airport for your flight to Yichang, where you will take a motor coach to Maoping to board your Victoria Cruises ship for an unforgettable cruise along the Yangtze River.
Day 5 • Yangtze Cruise: Three Gorges Dam / San Dou Ping Excursion / Xiling Gorge AB, L, D
This morning, take a specially designed sightseeing boat through the recently completed, unique ship lock with a passenger ship lift, the world’s largest. Then, visit the Three Gorges Dam which spans the Yangtze River at San Dou Ping—it is the world’s largest power station. Return to the ship and sail upstream through Xiling Gorge, the longest and most scenic of the gorges. You may wish to enjoy some onboard facilities or lectures. .
Day 6 • Yangtze Cruise: Small Gorges Excursion / Wu Gorge / Qutang Gorge AB, L, D
After passing through Qutang Gorge, the shortest, narrowest and most dramatic of the Three Gorges, disembark for an excursion via cruiser up Goddess Stream with its scenic, narrow gorges, while listening to local folk songs. Alternatively, your excursion may be on Shennong Stream with its splendid Small Gorges. Sail into the 25-mile long Wu Gorge celebrated for its Twelve Peaks and quiet beauty. Return to your ship and continue sailing upstream.
Day 7 • Yangtze Cruise: Shibaozhai AB, L, D
Disembark in Shibaozhai with its impressive wooden pagoda, appropriately named “The Pearl of the Yangtze.” Depending on river conditions (if a visit to Shibaozhai is not possible), alternative shore excursion will be to Fengdu's "Ghost City" or the new resettlement town on the Yangtze’s south bank. Later, return to your ship and continue to sail upstream.
Day 8 • Yangtze Cruise: Chongqing / Lhasa AB, D
After breakfast, disembark in Chongqing and transfer to the airport for your flight to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to adjust to the high altitude.
Day 9 • Lhasa B, L, D
An extraordinary day of sightseeing shows Norbulingkha, the Tibetan summer palace built by the seventh Dalai Lama in the 18th century. Next, visit the scenic Drepung Monastery, once home to 10,000 lamas, or Sera Monastery to see groups of red-robed young monks debate Buddhist doctrines in a lively, traditional style.
Day 10 • Lhasa B, L, DS
You'll not soon forget the spectacular architecture at the world-famous Potala Palace. Former living quarters of the Dalai Lama, its massive 1,000-room structure towers over this mountain city. Continue on to the famous Barkhor Market, where you may shop for Tibetan items. At Barkhor Square, tour one of Tibet's holiest shrines, revered 7th-century Jokhang Temple, where pilgrims come to worship before the statue of the Sakyamuni Buddha lavishly enthroned in gold. This evening, enjoy a memorable Tibetan dinner and show.
Day 11 • Lhasa / Xi'an B
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to historic Xi'an, ancient capital of China and site of many archeological treasures. Upon arrival, visit Beiyuanmen Muslim Street including the Great Mosque. The local market offers a great selection of Chinese-Muslim snacks and craftsmanship.
This evening, perhaps, join an optional traditional performance of music and dance from the Tang Dynasty period (at extra cost).
Day 12 • Xi’an AB, L
A full day of sightseeing to the extraordinary Terracotta Warriors and the Bronze Chariot buried with Emperor Qin Shi Huang for more than 2,000 years and discovered by farmers in 1974; followed by a viewing of the 360-degrees circle-vision movie.
Day 13 • Xi’an / Beijing AB
After breakfast, fly to the capital of China, Beijing, a fascinating city rich in history and memorable UNESCO World Heritage sites. This evening, perhaps, sample one of the famous dishes of the imperial family at an optional Beijing Duck dinner (at extra cost).
Day 14 • Beijing AB, L
This morning, see Tiananmen Square and the extravagant Ming-era Imperial Palace in the Forbidden City featuring the living quarters, museum and jewelry sections. The entire complex covers 74 hectares (183 acres) and consists of over 8,000 rooms. The exhibition halls and vaults hold some one million treasures at one of the most important museums in all of China.
Day 15 • Beijing AB, L
Today, experience a highlight of your trip, as you visit the renowned Great Wall. On the way, if traffic allows, stop to photograph the iconic “Bird’s Nest”—the Beijing National Stadium—host to many spectacular events of the 2008 Summer Olympics. Then, arrive at the amazing Great Wall and walk along its ramparts as emperors once did. After lunch, visit a jade factory, where you will learn about different types of jade and its properties. Jade is well known throughout China for its durability, musical qualities, its subtle, translucent colors, and its alleged protective powers. Later, visit Summer Palace declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998. You may enjoy a boat ride on the man-made Lake Kunming (weather permitting).
This evening, perhaps, join an optional performance of the Legend of Kung Fu (at extra cost).
Day 16 • Depart Beijing AB
After breakfast, bid farewell to China, as you board your departing flight home/onward.
Tour Cost (per person, based on double occupancy)
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(Land Only) Land only rate based on per person, double occupancy and does not include transpacific air or initial arrival and final departure transfers. Preferred accommodations subject to change to similar class accommodations. All prices subject to change without notice. CST 2098539-40.
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read and be sure that you fully understand the IMPORTANT NOTES and TERMS &
CONDITIONS as stated in this brochure. Receipt of your payment represents your
acknowledgement and acceptance of these terms and conditions. Your travel agent
or Pacific Delight Tours ("PDT") will be happy to clarify any questions you may
ACCOMMODATIONS: Hotels are based on double
occupancy. Single supplement is indicated in the price box of each itinerary.
Triple rooms are on request and subject to availability. Hotels are subject to
change. Cruise accommodations are based on double occupancy of twin-bedded
stateroom with private balcony. Triple occupancy in cabins is only available in
Deluxe, Executive, or Shangri-La suites. All Yangtze River cruise ships are
People's Republic of China registry. Tour accommodations are subject to
availability at time of booking.
MEALS: Meals are
included, as specified in the itineraries.
Due to occasional flight delays, weather conditions or other
unforeseen situations, it may not be possible to include some sightseeing tours
as scheduled. Cultural and acrobatic shows and other performances may not be
available during holidays and seasonal recess in China. If it becomes necessary
to change the means of transportation or any other service, or for the tour to
be prolonged through circumstances beyond the control of the ground operator,
any additional tour cost must be borne by the passenger and is payable
immediately. Due to weather, varying water levels on the Yangtze River,
restrictions of the navigation authorities, or maintenance at the Three Gorges
Dam, Yangtze River cruise routes and shore excursions are subject to possible
change. For the latest itineraries, please see our website
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ESCORTED TOURS: Please note that for all tours,
PDT reserves the right to alter arrangements to better accommodate a small
group, or to cancel the tour. If you are traveling alone, a tour can only
operate at a supplemental charge based on a solo traveler rate. Participants on
locally guided tours will be transferred between airports/piers and hotels in
each city, but will not be accompanied on flights between cities. When travel
between cities is by motor coach, a guide will travel with the group. Unless
specified, initial arrival and final departure transfers are included only when
you purchase transpacific air from PDT. Call us for transfer costs for
land--only arrivals and departures.
GOLD EXPERIENCE tours:
A group size of 10 or more participants will be escorted from arrival
in China by a professional, bilingual Tour Director throughout mainland China
and locally guided in Hong Kong. With fewer than 10 passengers, 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.
SILVER EXPERIENCE tours: A group of 15 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 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
GRATUITIES: Customary tipping of local
guides and drivers in each city on land is entirely discretionary. Please note
that our Tour Directors are totally committed to exceed your expectations in
every way possible. End-of-the-journey gratuities are left once again to your
discretion, based on your satisfaction with the services you have received.
Suggested amounts for the above-mentioned individuals will be stated in your
final documentation. A service charge, which includes gratuities for the entire
ship crew aboard Victoria Cruises on the Yangtze River, will be charged
automatically to your credit card upon embarkation. Please be advised this
amount does not include tipping to the shore excursion local guides, drivers,
boatmen, and river guides on Victoria Cruises. Tipping for these individuals is
voluntary and subject to your satisfaction with your travel experiences.
TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: Passengers traveling to China:
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
government visa application charges. It is the responsibility of all non-U.S.
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
are required to notify PDT, in writing, prior to the time of booking of any
physical disability or medical condition, which may require any special
assistance during the tour. Please note that for those physically challenged,
access to some facilities may not be available at the same standard as in the
U.S. PDT's tour directors and their designees reserve the right to exclude
passengers from participating in tours if, in their sole discretion, they
believe that the tour may be challenging to the passenger or could detract from
the full enjoyment of the other tour participants. Currently, vaccinations are
not required. As health requirements change without notice, please check with
your personal physician or public health service for currently required or
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our Terms & Conditions.
All Deposits, Travel Protection Insurance and Visa Fees
paid to PDT may be paid by credit card (American Express, MasterCard, Visa,
Discover), with a signed credit card authorization form, or by check. Upon
receipt of your deposit, a written confirmation/invoice and a Passenger
Information Form will be sent. Receipt of deposit confirms your reservation and
is applied toward final payment.
$300.00 per person
Non-refundable deposit to Myanmar: please visit
IMPORTANT: In order to properly
complete and process your reservation, the following items are required by the
PDT office in addition to your reservation and deposit: a.
Photocopy of your valid passport (picture/name page) b.
Completed Passenger Information Form.
2. TRAVEL PROTECTION
INSURANCE: Payment (non-refundable/non-transferable) is due at time of
deposit and is in addition to deposit amount.
................................................................. US $219.00
Single City Packages
................................................................... US $89.00
Travel Protection Insurance is strongly recommended.
Pre-existing conditions exclusion is waived, when insurance is purchased within twenty-one (21) days of deposit. Travel Protection Insurance may be purchased at
any time before the date of departure, but pre-existing conditions exclusion is
not applicable, if purchased more than twenty-one (21) days after deposit is
paid. Rates are subject to change without notice. Rates are effective for any
trip booked with PDT, up to a maximum trip cost of $15,000 per person and for a
maximum of 45 days. For trips in excess of $15,000 per person or longer than 45
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AIRLINE RESERVATIONS AND PASSENGER NAMES: Photocopy of your passport
, 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
matches the traveler's passport name. PDT is not responsible for any ticket
reissue charges or denial of boarding by an airline due to name
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.