DEPOSITS/PAYMENTS: A $350 per
person deposit is due at the time of booking (may vary for partner operated and/or
holiday tours) Your payment schedule will be mailed to you with your invoice.
FINAL PAYMENT DUE: 75 Days prior to departure. If booked after final payment, the airfare portion of the tour
may increase. AFC Vacations (AFC) accepts Check, MasterCard, VISA, and Discover Card. Note: To qualify
for AFC’s CASH early booking discount (when applicable), your final
payment must be paid by cash or check. Credit cards are still accepted for initial
deposits. If you choose to use your credit card for all payments, the cash early
booking discount will not apply.
CANCELLATION POLICY: The following refund schedule applies to all
AFC operated tours (penalties vary for partner operated tours and/or holiday tours).
Note: Our Travel Protection or Travel Insurance will cover this cost if you cancel for a covered reason.
Up to 180 days: $100 per person penalty
179-76 days: $250 per person penalty
days: 75% Refunded of Full Price, less any non-refundable air, train, or theater
59-30 days: 50% Refunded of Full Price
29-15 days: 25% Refunded of Full
14 days or less: No Refund
FOR AFC CHARTERED RIVER CRUISES: If cancelled
anytime prior to Final Payment, a $500 p.p. penalty will apply. See specific Terms
& Conditions for cancellation schedule details.
FOR TRAVEL PARTNER PROGRAMS & CRUISES:
Additional penalties will apply and vary per travel partner (call for details).
AFC’s refund schedule will apply to the remaining amount. AFC must be notified of
all cancellations IN WRITING. Date of cancellation is considered to be the first
business day that AFC receives this written notice. Name changes, transferring to
a different tour or departure date are considered cancellations and are subject
to AFC cancellation policies. AFC strongly recommends you purchase cancellation,
medical, & baggage protection insurance for your vacation. Call AFC for details.
HOME PICKUP AIRPORT SERVICE is included with
AFC tours, getaways, European River Cruises and
air/sea cruises over $2099 per person within 40 miles of
your airport of choice. It is based on transferring you to
and from your airport of choice listed in AFC Air
Inclusive rates as an included feature if your airport of
choice is within 40 miles. If your airport of choice is over
40 miles you have the choice of taking a Home Pick-Up
Credit of $50 per person (credit applied on final
payment invoice) or paying a $75 per person double
supplement ($150 supplement for single traveler) if your
airport is within 41-60 miles. Supplements over 60
miles would need to be quoted separately. Any Air
Inclusive AFC traveler choosing not to take advantage
of the included Home Pick-Up Airport Service can take
the $50 per person credit as noted above. Passengers
travelling land only and or doing their own air do not
have the Home Pick-Up Service included.
CHANGES, DEVIATIONS & EXTENSIONS: AFC is
happy to assist you with any changes to our Land/Air packages. However, a $50
p.p. non-refundable change fee will be assessed for the initial change, deviation
or extension, in addition to any other supplier charges. $25 p.p. will be charged
for any further changes. Home Pick-up does not apply when deviating from the published itinerary.
PASSPORTS: All U.S. citizens are REQUIRED to have a
valid U.S. passport for ALL Cruises & International Tours. It is recommended your
passport be valid for 6 months beyond your scheduled return date.
AIR & FUEL TAXES: All clients understand that the
airline tickets or air tours they are purchasing are
subject to supplemental price increases after the date
of purchase due to additional charges imposed by a
supplier or government. They acknowledge that they
may be charged additional sums by AFC to offset
increased fees, fuel surcharges, taxes, fluctuations in
foreign exchange markets, or any combination thereof.
They hereby consent to any post-purchase price
increases and authorize AFC to charge their credit card
for such additional amounts.
GUARANTEED PRICES: Airline Baggage Fees are not included.
Offer applies to AFC brochure featured land tours and European river cruises. AFC’s featured prices are based on the rates known at the time of printing. Once we have received your deposit with full booking details, your price is guaranteed and any subsequent price increase is at our expense. Changes, additions or adjustments to your travel package might adjust your final price.
BAGGAGE: Airline Baggage Fees are not included
for our travel programs, any Airline Baggage Fees
are at your own expense. Maximum dimensions for
airline checked luggage is 34”x18”x10” for a
combination of no more than 62 linear inches, and
weight not to exceed 50 lbs. Overweight charges
are not included either and may be up to $75. Airlines
allow one carry-on luggage + one personal item per
person (both you must carry). Hotel porterage for one
suitcase per person is included. A charge of $6 per
hotel will be added if a 2nd piece is checked, to be
collected by the Tour Manager. Due to lack of skycaps,
luggage service at airports cannot always be provided
in which case you would have to transport your own
bag. NOTE: If airlines begin charging a “seat fee” for
reserving a seat in advance, AFC will have to collect
this fee from the client up front, as it is not included in
our tour price.
SMOKING: Smoking is NOT allowed on any transportation
provided by AFC Vacations.
NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR PRICE: Airline
baggage fees; items of a personal
nature such as laundry; telephone; mini bar; alcohol, beverages & meals not included
in the itinerary; gifts; optional excursions; travel protection or insurance; airline excess bag
fee; passport, visa, & vaccination charges; tips to your tour manager, driver, local
city guides, and cruise ship staff.
LAND ONLY: If an AFC vacation is purchased “Land Only”
where the customer provides their own airfare, the tour or cruise begins and ends
at the first & last hotel or at the pier. Any penalties arising from a schedule
change or cancellation made by AFC or any suppliers will be at the client’s responsibility
& expense. Note: Home pick-up is not included on Land Only packages.
CALIFORNIA “SELLER OF TRAVEL: Premier World Tours LLC
(DBA AFC Vacations) is a registered member of the State of California’s “Seller
of Travel” program CST# 2048841-20. In accordance with State regulation, AFC Vacations
maintains a trust account into which all tour deposits and final payments are deposited.
NOTE: AFC includes all airline taxes, fees, and fuel surcharges in our vacation
pricing that include AFC arranged airfare. Only cruise line port taxes and fees
are extra and in addition to the prices quoted. However, please understand that
when you book and deposit a tour with AFC, we are reserving (not purchasing) the
airfare for you at that time. The actual purchase of this airfare will occur sometime
after final payment. AFC reserves the right at time of final payment, to pass along
any increases in air, city, or hotel taxes and/or added fuel surcharges that occurred
after June 15, 2020 when this pricing was finalized. Gateway arrival & departure
cities, airline, routing, and business class air are subject to availability and
change and/or deletion without notice. Regional airports used interchangeably. Returned
checks and late payments are charged $35. Efforts have been made to produce this
information accurately. We reserve the right to correct errors. Prices, exchange
rates and conditions in this brochure are effective as of June 15, 2020 and supersede
those in any previous publications. Passengers originating from different cities
and/or traveling with other passengers are not guaranteed to be on the same flights.
Order of events & routing may change. It is not possible to provide individual assistance
to a tour member for walking or personal needs. Frequent Flyer Miles are not available
on all AFC group fares & we can’t assist in obtaining this.
RESPONSIBILITY - Consumer Disclosure
Notice: Please read these terms & conditions, as your deposit and
payment constitutes consent to all conditions and information
contained in this brochure. Trips are arranged by AFC Vacations (AFC). It
has made the travel arrangements as agent for the transportation carriers & other
suppliers (SUPS) of services connected with the tour, all of which are independent
contractors. AFC 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 SUPS, their employees, agents, bankruptcy, etc. All bookings are
accepted subject to the conditions imposed by SUPS and AFC, including airline, cruise,
rail, motorcoach, hotels, restaurants, insurance, & other companies, firms or persons
involved with the trip. AFC will make no refund in the event of their delay, cancellations,
omission, overbooking, strike, force majeure, or for elements of the package not
used by the customer. In addition, if high or low water levels on the river in any
way delay, compromise, change the itinerary, or cause the cancellation of this cruise,
AFC Tours is not responsible for any loss or damages. If there is a difference between
the AFC conditions and those published by a SUP, the conditions of SUP shall apply.
Price quoted is per person double occupancy. AFC reserves the right to change the
hotel, advertised tour manager, cruise host, itinerary, or airline, or adjust rates
whenever in its sole judgment conditions warrant, or if AFC deems it necessary for
your comfort, convenience or safety. Trips outside the USA require a valid US passport.
You are responsible for, & release AFC from, any passport, visa, vaccination requirements,
& safety conditions in travel destinations. For medical information, call the U.S.
Public Health at 800-232-4636 or www.cdc.gov/travel. Call the State Department for
travel advisories at 202-647-5225. AFC 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 cannot be eliminated or reduced to an acceptable level by AFC’s
reasonable accommodation. AFC reserves the right to correct an error in the advertised
price prior to your departure. A contract is made when your reservation and payment
are accepted by AFC and any dispute shall be governed by California
law & subject to the jurisdiction of the County of San Diego, CA. In calculating
the cost of your trip, AFC has relied on your consent to these terms & in the absence
of this release, the trip cost would have been higher. AFC 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. AFC also
reserves the right to cancel a tour (including guaranteed
tours) prior to departure. AFC reserves the right to alter
its refund & cancellation policy in the event of an act of
God, war (declared or undeclared), terrorism, accident,
natural disaster, outbreak of disease or other
circumstance beyond our control that contributes to or
results in cancellation rates above our historical
cancellation rates in the absence of such event or
USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program
AFC Vacations shares the coverage available under
the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program
with affiliates of Premier World Discovery, who, as an
Active Member of the USTOA, is required to post $1
Million with USTOA to be used to reimburse, in
accordance with the terms and conditions of the
USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program, the
advance payments of AFC Vacations customers in the
unlikely event of AFC Vacations bankruptcy,
insolvency or cessation of business. Further, you
should understand that the $1 Million posted by
Premier World Discovery and shared among its
affiliates may be sufficient to provide only a partial
recovery of the advance payments received by AFC
Vacations. More details of the USTOA Travelers
Assistance Program and a list of affiliates may be
obtained by writing to USTOA at 345 Seventh Avenue,
Suite 1801, New York, New York 10001, or by email
to email@example.com or by visiting their website