Terms of Travel
Terms of Travel
THIS AGREEMENT sets forth the terms under which we, bluSardinia Tours agrees to provide you with the services and accommodations for your escorted tour or independent vacation
RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENT. Receipt of a deposit of $350 per person, and signed contract (electronic signature or hand-signed) is required to hold your reservation. The balance is due 90 days before departure
Days Prior Start of Services Cancellation Charges – 2020 Departures
61 days or more $350 per person
60 to 31 days 50% of total travel services
30 days or less 100% of total travel services
PRICES. All prices are subject to increase up to the receipt of final payment due to any increase in our costs, such as, but not limited to: fuel cost, and currency fluctuations.
FINAL DOCUMENTS REVIEW. While bluSardinia Tours takes the utmost care in making sure the information on your itinerary and Final Documents is complete and accurate, it is your responsibility to carefully read and review the final documents upon receipt. Failure to contact us in time to allow for the correction and re-sending of the final documents could result in the loss or cancellation of your reservation, tickets or services listed on the documents for which bluSardinia Tours will not be responsible. In such a case, no refunds will be possible.
UNUSED TOUR ELEMENTS. No refund will be given for any unused tour features, whether because of customer’s choice, operational reasons, because of bad weather or any other reason.
ERRORS. In case of printing, typographical error, computer error, verbal or human billing error, we reserve the right to invoice or re-invoice participants with corrected billing.
BAGGAGE. Each tour member is limited to one large suitcase (up to 50lbs) and one small carry on due to limited baggage area on motor coaches.
FEES FOR CUSTOMIZED ITINERARY CHANGES. After your final payment (90 days), a $50 fee will be imposed for each change of service within your itinerary. These services include, but are not limited to changes or cancellations of transfers, hotels, villas, day tours and reservations or services of any kind. Once you are in Italy, if you decide to cancel any component of your land reservation, there will be no refund for the unused service. Should you need to make a change to your reservation, you are required to purchase a new service at full price and forfeit the cost of the unused service.
TRAVEL PROTECTION PLAN. BluSardinia Tours recommends you purchase a travel protection plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected. Travel protection plans can include coverage for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more.
REFUNDS & COMPLAINTS. We work around-the-clock to insure your vacation goes smoothly and according to plan. But unexpected problems, often out of our control, can still arise. We urge you to work with us in correcting the problem on the spot instead of dealing with it after you return home. If a refund is warranted, it is under the express condition that you release us from all further liability and you thereby waive all additional rights and remedies under this contract or any applicable state, federal or foreign law.
GUESTS NEEDING SPECIAL ASSISTANCE. We regret that we cannot provide individual assistance to a tour member for walking, dining, getting on and off motor coaches and other transportation vehicles, or other personal needs. Travelers who need such assistance must be accompanied by a qualified companion.
ITINERARY CHANGES. BluSardinia Tours reserves the right to change the scheduled tour itinerary or trip features at any time and for any reason, with or without notice and/or to substitute hotels or features of a similar category for those listed in this brochure. BluSardinia Tours shall not be liable for any such changes.
TOUR CANCELLATIONS BY BLUSARDINIATOURS. Rarely, a tour departure may be cancelled for lack of participation or other operational reasons. In such a case, BluSardinia Tours’ sole responsibility is to provide a complete refund of monies received without any other liability whatsoever including any additional costs or fees related to cancellation of airline tickets or other travel reservations not made by bluSardinia Tours. The right is reserved to decline, to accept or retain any person as a member of these trips at any time. In any such event, bluSardinia Tour’s sole obligation is to refund for any unused accommodations or other trip features. Passenger certifies not to have any mental, physical or other condition or disability that would create a hazard for himself/herself or other passengers.
RESPONSIBILITY. BluSardinia Tours, and their employees, do not own or operate any entity which is to or does provide goods or services for your trip, including, for example, lodging facilities, transportation companies, guides or trip leaders, food service providers, equipment suppliers, ground operators, etc., bluSardinia Tours is not responsible for any negligent or willful act or failure to act of any such person or entity, nor for any act or inaction of any other third party not under its control.
Without limitation bluSardinia Tours is not liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, or incidental damage, injury, death, loss, accident, delay, inconvenience, or irregularity of any kind which may be occasioned by reason of any act or omission beyond its control, including, without limitation, any willful or negligent act, failure to act, breach of contract of any third party, such as an airline, train, hotel, restaurant, or food supplier; bus, taxi, van, or local ground handler; local outfitter or guide, which is, to, or does supply any goods or services for this trip.
BluSardinia Tours is not responsible for any loss, injury, death, or inconvenience due to delay or changes in schedule or failure of any transportation mechanism to arrive or depart safely; overbooking or downgrading of accommodations; insolvency or default of any third party; acts of government; bites or attacks by animals, insects or pests; sickness; the lack of appropriate medical care; evacuation to same, if necessary; weather; strikes; acts of God; acts of terrorism or the threat thereof; events of force majeure; war; quarantine; epidemics or the threat thereof; criminal activity; or any other cause beyond its control.
The price quoted for any trip covers the cost of the planning, the organization and carrying out of the trip, including accommodation, administration and staff, except for the following, for which the you must be responsible: travel insurance, cost of travel to and from the start / return point of your trip including your international flights, cost of passport, personal equipment and personal expenses while on the trip and any other expenses specifically excluded on the trip description and/or invoice.
DELAY. We regret we are not in a position to offer you any assistance in the event of delay at your outward or homeward point of departure. Depending on the circumstances, if you are flying with an EU carrier, the airline may be required to pay you compensation and/or refund the cost of your flight and/or provide you with accommodation and/or refreshments in the event of a significant delay or cancellation. However, we have no liability to make any such payments to you and you must pursue the airline or other transport operator concerned for any payment which may be due. Please remember that it is your responsibility to ensure you arrive at the departure location for your chosen tour, all costs associated with this are therefore your sole responsibility. This is even the case where we assist you in making any necessary additional arrangements where, for example, your flights were delayed and you missed your pre-booked transfer with us.
DENIAL OF ENTRY. BluSardinia Tours does not accept responsibility if you are denied entry into Italy and cancellation penalties apply.
MISCELLANEOUS. Foreign air-conditioning systems in public places, hotels and motor coaches are not up to U.S. standards.
BINDING ARBITRATION. I agree that any dispute concerning, relating, or referring to these Terms and Conditions, this release, the catalog, or any other literature concerning my trip, or the trip itself shall be resolved exclusively by binding arbitration according to the then existing commercial rules of the American Arbitration Association in Arizona. Such proceedings will be governed by substantive Arizona law. The arbitrator and not any federal, state, or local court or agency shall have exclusive authority to resolve any dispute relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability, conscionability, or formation of this contract, including but not limited to any claim that all or part of this contract is void or voidable. Upon payment of a deposit, tour participant indicates acceptance of the above Terms and Conditions and of the Arbitration Agreement.