TERMS AND CONDITIONS - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

DEPOSITS/PAYMENTS: A $350 per person deposit is due at the time of booking (may vary for partner operated and/or holiday tours) Note that a second deposit of $500 per person is due 135 days prior to departure. Your payment schedule will be mailed to you with your invoice.

FINAL PAYMENT DUE: 75 Days prior to departure (90 days for Holiday tours). 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 2nd deposit and 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 75-60 days: 75% Refunded of Full Price, less any non-refundable air, train, or theater tickets 59-30 days: 50% Refunded of Full Price 29-15 days: 25% Refunded of Full Price 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.
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 occurrence.

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 information@ustoa.com or by visiting their website at www.USTOA.com.