Terms

Introduction

Welcome to espritdetour.com, the website and online service of Esprit de Tour, LLC.   This page explains the Terms of Use for our online services.  We look forward to having you enjoy your trip and wish to provide you with the details of the terms and conditions for your travel with us.

Users of these Services agree to be bound by this agreement and the Esprit de Tour Privacy Policy. This agreement applies to all visitors, users, and others who access the services.

Notification

Information contained in Esprit de Tour brochures, website or advertising materials  is not an offer or a contract.

Payment Policy

A deposit for each tour of $300 per person is required to secure a confirmed reservation. When more than one person is booked, deposit and payment policies apply per trip. The final balance is due no later than 40 days prior to flying but special promotions may require an earlier payment.   All reservations are subject to cancellation if payments are not received by the due date. Air seats are limited; airfares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until full payment of air is received.

Payments

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and checks are all acceptable forms of payments. All payments made by check should be made payable to Esprit de Tour. Some credit card companies may impose a “Foreign Transaction Fee” even though your transaction is denominated in U.S. dollars. This is an arbitrary fee that occurs in a small number of cases and accrues entirely to the credit card–issuing bank. Esprit de Tour does not control these bank-imposed fees nor does Esprit de Tour derive any benefit from them, monetary or otherwise; we are therefore unable to accept responsibility for the fees.

Reservations and Booking Details

You may make a reservation online at Esprit de Tour or call 610-389-3297.

Cancellation Policy

For any tour booking, whether under deposit, partially paid, or paid in full and air-inclusive packages paid in full, the following  guest-requested situations are considered cancellations and fees will apply as noted below: changes to departure date; substitutions of itinerary; substitution of another person for original booked guest(s); or changing to a promotional fare. All cancellations must be in writing.. The following cancellation charges will be assessed for all written cancellations received prior to departure up to the scheduled time of departure.

Cancellation received | Following charges will apply: (Broken out by days before departure) 121 days or more is $100 per person | 120-90 days is 15% of full fare | 89-60 days is 35% of full fare | 59-30 days is 50% of full fare | 29-0 days is 100% of full fare. Full Fare is defined as the full cost of any cruise, land or air component purchased from Viking. (Exceptions to the Cancellation Policy apply for Esprit de Tour. Contact Esprit de Tour for details.)

Full Fare is defined as the full cost of any  land or air component purchased from Esprit de Tour.

Revisions/Changes

Once a air/land booking has a deposit or air is paid in full, all changes are subject to a $30 charge per change. See prior section under Cancellation Policy for additional details on situations which are classified as cancellations rather than changes.

Travel Documentation/Visas

All guests must have passports valid for a full six months of time following trip and any necessary visas or affidavits when boarding. Guests are advised to check with their travel agent or their Consulate Service to determine which documents they must obtain.  Note: Due to airline security measures, your passport name must match your airline ticket name or you may be denied boarding. Esprit de Tour accepts no responsibility for obtaining required visas nor for advising guests of visa or other immigration requirements. Guests are advised that the living standards and practices at their destination, including those with respect to the provision of utilities, services and accommodation, may differ from those found in the U.S. or Canada.

Disabled/Pregnant Passengers

You and all other passengers traveling with you must be physically, emotionally and otherwise fit to undertake the tour and have received all medical inoculations necessary. You must report any disability requiring special attention while on your Esprit de Tour itinerary to Esprit de Tour at the time the reservation is made. All motor coaches for European tours are equipped to European standards. Most transportation services, including the vessels and motor coaches, are not equipped with elevators or wheelchair ramps. The Carrier will make reasonable attempts to accommodate the special needs of disabled travelers, but neither we nor the Carrier are responsible in the event it is unable to do so, nor are we or the Carrier responsible for any denial of services by vessel operators, air carriers, hotels, restaurants or other independent suppliers. We regret that the Carrier cannot provide individual assistance to a passenger for walking, dining, getting on and off vessels, motor coaches and other vehicles, or other personal needs. A qualified and physically able companion must accompany passengers who need such assistance and must assume full responsibility for their well being. Guests must be able to walk down/up steps and ramps without a walker, or wheelchair, as ramps are typically not wide enough to accommodate these items.  Airports in some regions typically do not have ramps or elevators.  The passenger assumes the full risk of use and of any prohibitions imposed by vendors. Motorized scooters are not typically suitable on international tours and cannot be accommodated. Esprit de Tour reserves the right not to accept passengers who are in an advanced state of pregnancy either upon commencement of or at any time during the trip.

Inoculations, Health and Medical Issues

You are required to obtain any required inoculations and to provide for your own specialized health or mental care if required during your trip and all such arrangements are your responsibility.  A certificate of fitness is required of all passengers with significant health issues.

Responsibility

Esprit de Tour is not the carrier or owner and accepts no liability or responsibility, whether occasioned by railroad, motor coach, private car, boat, aircraft or any other conveyance, reason, or defect, for any injury, damages, loss, accident, delay or irregularity which may be occasioned either by reason or defect, through the acts or defaults of any company or person, or in carrying out the arrangements of the tour, as a result of any cause beyond the control of Esprit de Tour. Guests specifically release Esprit de Tour from any and all claims for loss or damage to baggage or property and for personal injuries or death, and from all claims and any loss or delay, arising out of the acts, omissions or negligence of Esprit de Tour or any carrier or independent contractors, such as vessel operators, air carriers, hotels,  restaurateurs, transportation providers,  or other providers of services or facilities, unless prohibited by law.  Tickets, vouchers, and any other travel documents are subject to all terms and conditions of the respective suppliers and carriers.

Refusal Of Passage

Esprit de Tour shall not be required to refund any amount paid by any tour participant who must leave the tour prematurely for any reason, nor shall Esprit de Tour or the owners of other carriers identified herein be responsible for the lodging, meals, return transportation or other expenses incurred by such tour participant.

Advanced, Cancelled or Delayed

Esprit de Tour reserves the right to withdraw and/or cancel a tour or to make changes in the itinerary and hotel accommodations whenever, in its sole judgment, should conditions warrant it. In the event of  adverse weather or water conditions, mechanical or other issues, government or other authority actions, truces, lockouts, riots or stoppage of labor from whatever cause or for any other reason whatsoever, the carrier may, at any time, cancel, advance, alter, substitute or postpone any scheduled tour and may, but is not obliged to, substitute another itinerary and shall not be liable for any loss whatsoever to guests by reason of any such cancellation, advancement or postponement.

Acts Of God, Strike, Or Other

Neither Esprit de Tour or other carriers identified herein shall be liable for delay or inability to perform any condition herein or any part thereof caused by or arising out of strikes, lockout or labor difficulties or shortages whether or not the carrier is party thereto, or explosion, fire, collision, adverse weather or water conditions, mechanical or other issues, breakdown or failure of or damage to the  machinery  howsoever and wheresoever any or the same may arise or be caused, or civil commotion, riot, insurrection, war, government restraint, requisitioning of the vessel, political disturbance, acts or threats of terrorism, inability to secure or failure of supplies including fuel, acts of God, or other circumstances beyond their control.

Services Provided By Airlines

Esprit de Tour reserves the right to choose the air carrier, routing and city airport from each city for passengers booking through Esprit de Tour.  Flight schedules/seat assignments may be changed or cancelled without prior notice at anytime. Esprit de Tour will attempt to accommodate guests traveling together, however this cannot be guaranteed. Flight schedules will be released 75 days prior to departure.  Any changes (including name changes) made to booking or issued airline ticket will incur a $50 per ticket change fee, plus any charge fee incurred by the subject air carrier. Any additional costs including costs for optional services purchased or penalties for cancellations/rebookings will be made at the guest’s expense. All airline tickets issued by Esprit de Tour are refundable only to Esprit de Tour. Esprit de Tour will determine the amount of any refund due. Esprit de Tour has no responsibility for any change in travel plans caused by airline delays or for any act, omission or event of the airlines or any other party.

Pennsylvania Seller Of Travel Law

Esprit de Tour is registered in Pennsylvania as a seller of travel. Esprit de Tour’s Entity number is #6479121.

Terms Of Use For Photo Submission

1. You grant to Esprit de Tour a non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable, sublicensable, perpetual, worldwide license to use, store, reproduce, distribute, modify, perform, display and create derivative works from any photo you may submit to Esprit de Tour, or any portion of your photo, in any manner or media whatsoever, (whether now known or hereafter devised), for the purpose of using your photo on the Esprit de Tour website, or in any promotional materials distributed by Esprit de Tour. Further, you waive all moral rights you may hold in a photo you may submit to Esprit de Tour, in favor of Esprit de Tour and anyone we allow to use the photo. Esprit de Tour reserves the right not to use your photo for any reason.

2. You also grant to Esprit de Tour the unlimited right and permission to use, store, reproduce, distribute, modify, perform, display, create derivative works from and otherwise exploit your image, name, picture, likeness, voice and biographical information and any statements made by or concerning you as provided by you to Esprit de Tour in connection with your submission of your photo or any material based thereon or derived therefrom, or to refrain from so doing, in any manner or media whatsoever (whether now known or hereafter devised), anywhere in the world, by any persons or entities deemed appropriate by Esprit de Tour, for use on the Esprit de Tour website, or in any promotional materials distributed by Esprit de Tour, or in connection with Esprit de Tour’s travel services.

3. You agree you have the full right and authority to grant the rights granted in this section and agree that these terms do not in any way conflict with any existing commitment on your part. If the photos you submit include images of other travel companions, you agree and represent that you have obtained their permission to submit these photos (or that of their parent/legal guardian if they are a minor in their jurisdiction of residence) and that you have also obtained their agreement to these terms.
4. RELEASE OF LIABILITY — You shall have no right of approval, no claim to compensation and no claim (including, without limitation, claims based upon invasion of privacy, defamation or right of publicity) arising out of any use, alteration, blurring, distortion, faulty reproduction, illusionary effect or use in any composite form of the photo you submit to Esprit de Tour or your personal Information. You hereby release and hold harmless Esprit de Tour and any persons or entities acting on behalf of or at the direction of Esprit de Tour, from any claim for injury, compensation or negligence (including Esprit de Tour’s own negligence) resulting or arising from any activities authorized by these terms.

Esprit de Tour

Esprit de Tour registered trade name in the United States.

Copyrights

You shall have no right of approval, no claim to compensation and no claim (including, without limitation, claims based upon invasion of privacy, defamation or right of publicity) arising out of any use, alteration, blurring, distortion, faulty reproduction, illusionary effect or use in any composite form of the photo you submit to Esprit de Tour or your personal Information. You hereby release and hold harmless Esprit de Tour, its affiliates, and any persons or entities acting on behalf of or at the direction of Esprit de Tour, from any claim for injury, compensation or negligence (including Esprit de Tour’s own negligence) resulting or arising from any activities authorized by these terms.

Questions

If you have any questions regarding this these Terms, please advise us by contacting by writing at Esprit de Tour, 408 Dartmoor Road, Schwenksville, Pennsylvania 19473 . You may also call us at 610-389-3297, and we will answer them.