Terms & Conditions

Please read the Terms and Conditions contained herein very carefully. They outline the terms under which A & S Journeys, Inc. tours will operate and they limit the liabilities of A & S Journeys, Inc. These booking conditions will form part of your contract with A & S Journeys, Inc. located at 8301 Old Fence Court, Woodridge IL 60517. Different terms and conditions may also apply between you and any one of the hotels, car rental companies, cruise companies, trains, and airlines etc., associated with your itinerary.

Reservations, Deposits & Final Payments:

A non-refundable deposit of US$ 500 per person is required together with A & S Journeys, Inc.’s booking form to proceed with your reservation. The balance payment must be received no later than 60 days before you commence your tour. If your tour includes a cruise, flight or luxury train booking you may be required to pay a higher deposit towards the booking of these services. If a reservation is made within 60 days of departure, full payment is due at the time of confirmation of services. A & S Journeys Inc., reserves the right to cancel your bookings if full payment has not been received by the due date and apply cancellation charges as specified in A & S Journeys, Inc.’s cancellation policy.

Any changes to the tour itinerary once finalized will result in a minimum charge of US$100 per person per change.

Cancellation:

All cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing. All confirmed bookings are subject to an administrative fee in addition to a cancellation fee.

A refund less US$ 500 per person handling charges plus any cancellations which may be levied by service providers such as cruise ships, luxury trains, hotels etc., will be made, provided that the cancellation has been received by A & S Journeys, Inc. in writing no less than 60 days prior to departure. Thereafter the following fees will be imposed based on the number of days prior to departure plus any cancellation charges levied by service providers.

59 – 35 days 25% of the tour price
34 – 14 days 50% of the tour price
Cancellation less than 14 days will be non refundable

If written notice of cancellation is received less than 14 days prior to commencement no refund will be made. No refund can be made for any tour accommodations, tour services or tour feature that you do not utilize. If you should cancel whilst the tour is in progress no refund will be made for unused portions. All claims for refunds must be received in writing by A & S Journeys Inc., within 30 days from the date of the termination of the tour. A & S Journeys Inc. will not accept any liability for any claims received after 30 days of the termination of the tour. A & S Journeys Inc.’s subcontractors or service providers must endorse all complaints and claims in writing.

Air fares are subject to different regulations and cancellation fees which may be non-refundable.

A & S Journeys Inc., may be forced to curtail the holiday after departure where circumstances amounting to ‘force majeure: rise’. In this situation A & S Journeys, Inc. will not make any refunds or pay any compensation or be responsible for any costs or expenses incurred by you as a result.

Travel Protection Plan:

We strongly recommend that you purchase a travel protection policy should there be any unforeseen circumstances, which may lead to the cancellation of your tour. A & S Journeys, Inc. can assist with your travel protection plan so please check with us at the time of booking, and before making your final payment.

Prices, Rates & Fares:

Unless otherwise indicated all price rates shown are in United States Dollars and are per person sharing a double room. These prices are in effect at the time of providing you A & S Journeys Inc.’s proposal and are subject to change at any time prior to departure. Quoted tour prices are based on current rates of exchange, tariffs and taxes at the time of preparing your proposal. A & S Journeys, Inc. reserves the right to increase tour prices to cover increased costs of tariffs, entrance fees, air fares, taxes and fluctuations in foreign exchange markets. International Air fares (if shown) are from major gateways in U.S.A and act only as a guideline. Best available air fares will be quoted, applicable at the time of departure, based on individual gateways for the complete air itinerary.

Tour Price Exclusions:

Your tour price does not include: Air transportation (unless specifically stated as included): Cost and fees to obtain or extend your passport/s: visa fees and processing fees: any inoculations /vaccinations (If required): health certificate: airport taxes and country departure taxes (if applicable): all items of a personal nature including alcoholic beverages: meals not specified, gratuity to escorts, drivers and guides: excess baggage charges: insurance: airport facility charges: sightseeing tours not included in the itinerary: private non group transfers: laundry: room service and any items not specifically listed as included in your confirmed itinerary.

Variation In Rates:

A & S Journeys Inc., may alter the rates in writing in case of arbitrary changes in rates related to park entry fees, fuel increases, flight rates or accommodation suppliers. Once you have booked the tour and made full payments a full 60 working days prior to tour departure, the contract rates are fully guaranteed and will not be subject to any surcharges.

Taxes, Tips And Gratuities:

All normal room taxes and service charges as levied by hotels are included. Gratuity to waiters, bellboys, drivers, guides are left to individual discretion.

Accommodation:

Room accommodation is provided at the hotels/lodges/tented camps as indicated in your itinerary or of comparable categories. Rooms will be assigned by the respective supplier/s in the standard category, unless otherwise indicated. Accommodation is based on two persons sharing a room. Single rooms are available upon payment of a single room supplement. Quoted single room rate does not necessarily mean single occupancy of a double room, as some of the properties have specially designed single occupancy units.

Special Requests:

Any special requests (e.g. for a single room or a special diet) must be requested in writing when the booking is made. While A & S Journeys, Inc. will endeavor to honor such requests, they cannot be guaranteed and any failure to comply will not be a breach of contract.

Travel Documents:

It is the passenger’s responsibility to ensure that all of his or her visa and passport requirements are met. All participants must be in a possession of a passport valid for at least six months beyond the re-entry date into the United States. Visas and necessary vaccinations may be required for some or all of the countries visited on your tour. Please check the visa requirement/s at the time of booking. A & S Journeys, Inc. will assist you with visa formalities and we do recommend that you use the services of a reliable visa service to obtain your visas. Additional fees will be applicable. Non U.S. citizen/s may have different requirements and it is recommended that you consult your local consulate/embassy on visa requirements.

Health Requirements:

Health regulations for some countries visited on your tour may require proof of inoculations and/or vaccination certificate; such certificates should be in your possession throughout the entire tour. It is our recommendation that you consult your personal physician or Passport Health via the web at www.passporthealthusa.com in regards to your itinerary and required inoculations. A & S Journeys, Inc. will not be held liable if you do not have proper vaccinations / inoculations.

Airline Baggage Regulations:

Flights originating from the U.S. permit between 1 to 2 checked bags and a carry on bag with weight and size restrictions per person, which can vary with each airline. First and Business class travelers are provided additional weight allowance. It is important to check your baggage allowance with your confirmed itinerary or with the respective airlines prior to your departure. A & S Journeys Inc. will also be able to provide this information to you upon request.

Domestic or Internal flights within certain countries have limited checked in baggage allowance. Allowance may vary from 15 to 44 pounds per person. Charter flights, if and when used, will also have limited weight allowance and may require soft-sided luggage. These limitations are strictly enforced.

Baggage and personal effects are at owner’s risk throughout the tour and baggage insurance is strongly recommended (See travel protection clause). Carrier liability for travelers baggage can be obtained from the respective airline. A&S Journeys, Inc. will not be liable for damaged, lost, stolen checked and unchecked baggage. Please read all the conditions of your ticket. Federal Law and treaties limits the amount of recovery for loss of or damage to your luggage or its contents. To protect against such limitations we strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance (See insurance clause).

Reservation Of Rights:

A & S Journeys, Inc., (when deemed necessary) reserves the right to:

  • cancel any itinerary any part of it
  • make any alteration to the itinerary (including but not limited to, alteration to substitution of hotels): and
  • decline to accept to retain any person as a tour passenger should such person’s health, mental or physical condition, in the sole opinion of A & S Journeys. Inc., impede the operation of the tour for the other passengers. Tour members are held responsible for being in sufficient good health to undertake the tour. If a passenger is asked to leave while the tour is in progress, that person will be responsible for charges incurred on account of such departure from the tour and/or their return to the U.S.A. In such a case A & S Journeys, Inc. will refund any monies that can be recovered from the unused portion of the tour, taking into account additional charges incurred by A & S Journeys, Inc., and we will accept no further liability or obligation toward that person or third party.

Every effort will be made to ensure that each tour package follows the contents of the itinerary. However on occasion, conditions or situations beyond A & S Journeys Inc.’s control may require a revision, offer substitutes or cancel the whole or any portion of a tour, should conditions necessitate. The right is also reserved to decline the acceptance of any person as a member of a tour should the presence of that person be prejudicial to the good conduct of the tour or be contrary to the laws of the country visited.