Terms & Conditions
What is Included
Accommodations • Comprehensive educational program including the services of study leaders, local experts, professional guides, and experienced tour escorts. • All special visits and excursions; all transportation and sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary. • Entrance fees; group transfers from the arrival airport to the hotel and return. • Service charges and basic gratuities. • Complete pre-trip notes and guidelines including reading lists, pertinent articles, and books. • Baggage handling for one bag plus one carry-on (not to exceed 44 lbs.) per person.
What is Not Included
Airfare (except where indicated) • Domestic airfare to and from the gateway city on international programs. • Passport and visa fees, photos and processing wherever applicable. • Transfers to and from the airports for individuals not using or meeting the group flights on international tours. • Personal items such as wines, valet/laundry charges, and other items not specifically mentioned as included.
The amount of the per person deposit as noted on the program page. Checks should be made payable to National Trust Tours. Deposits may also be charged to a major credit card. • Balance due upon receipt of invoice.
National Trust for Historic Preservation travel programs are open to members only. Membership dues for 2010 are $30 for family or $20 for individual membership. The minimum age limit for the program is 14. Children must pay the full price, and those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Participants must be in excellent health and able to participate in tour activities, as our itineraries tend to be quite full. If you have any doubt about your ability to participate fully due to health conditions or disabilities, contact the National Trust at 888-484-8785. The National Trust for Historic Preservation and/or our tour operators reserve the right to decline to accept or retain any person as members of our tours at any time.
Cancellation and Refunds
Cancellation penalties and fees are determined by the tour operator and vary from operator to operator and tour to tour. Please contact the National Trust who can provide you with full information on cancellation penalties prior to registering on a tour. For all tours, written Cancellation is required to process a refund.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation strongly recommends that all tour participants purchase Trip Cancellation, Emergency Medical Evacuation, Baggage, Accident and Medical insurance for their tour. Upon our receipt of your initial tour deposit, a comprehensive travel insurance plan, underwritten by the Monumental General Casualty Company, will be made available to all National Trust tour participants. This insurance offers an important, time-sensitive feature regarding pre-existing medical conditions: Trip Cancellation and Medical insurance gives You coverage for pre-existing medical conditions (even for immediate family and travel companions) provided (1) you purchase the insurance within 15 days of the date of your confirmation letter from National Trust Tours receiving your initial deposit; (2) you insure all prepaid trip costs that are subject to cancellation penalties or restrictions; and (3) you are not disabled from travel at the time you pay your premium. Additionally, it is important to purchase the insurance plan within the same time limit so that you can also receive the financial protection from losses due to travel supplier insolvency and from your canceling due to certain terrorist events. Please call Travel Insurance Services at 800-937-1387 if you have questions regarding the offering.
Itinerary or Program Modifications
While every effort will be made to carry out the program as planned, the program as described is subject to modification and change by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and our tour operators.
A Note About Cost
All tour prices are per person, based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted. A limited number of single rooms are available at extra cost on a first-come, first-served basis. The tour costs are based upon current airfares, tariffs, and currency values at time of pricing and on the basis of a minimum number of participants. While we do everything possible to maintain the listed prices, they are subject to change.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation, in order to make an educational opportunity available to its members, has arranged for our respective tour operators and independent contractors, to organize our tours and procure carriage, accommodations, and other tour services from other parties. Once tour members register for the tour, tour members must contract and otherwise deal with our tour operators. Neither our tour operators nor any other suppliers of tour services are joint venturers with or in any way controlled by the National Trust. The National Trust can undertake no responsibility for the accuracy of representations in tour promotion literature, for tour reservations, accommodations, transportation or safety, nor for any other aspect of the tour except preservationrelated educational programs and the liaison between the National Trust and other preservationists. Consequently, the National Trust shall not be construed to make any covenants or warranties, expressed or implied, regarding our tours and shall not be liable in any way for a ny personal injury, death, property damage, or any loss incurred by any person in connection with our tours. Our tour operators are responsible for the services provided. However, in the absence of negligence on their parts, the tour operators are not responsible for personal injury or property damage arising out of the act or negligence of any direct carrier, hotel or travel service or other person rendering any of the services being offered in connection with the tours.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation reserves the right to take photographs or videos during the operation of any tour or part thereof and to use the resulting photography for promotional purposes. By booking a National Trust Tour, participants agree to allow their images to be used in such photography; participants who prefer that their image not be used are asked to identify themselves to their tour manager at the commencement of their tour.