A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required to confirm your place on tour
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When booking on one of our tours, we ask you to accept the following booking conditions:
A deposit of $500 per person is required to confirm your booking on a tour. Final payment of the tour fee, insurance and any additional travel will be due 60 days before departure.
For tours with a performing arts component, at the time the full and final performance program is released, you will be asked to pay a second deposit of $2,000 per person to cover the cost of tickets. At this point you will have a 14-day period to withdraw from the tour with a full refund of all monies paid (including initial deposit) if you do not find the range and standard of performances satisfactory.
If you decide to cancel your booking the following charges apply:
*This amount may be credited to another Academy Travel tour within 12 months of the original tour you booked.
We regret that refunds will not be given for any unused portions of the tour, such as meals, entry fees, accommodation, flights or transfers.
Academy Travel requires all participants to obtain comprehensive travel insurance. We offer a comprehensive policy with a reputable insurer if required.
A valid passport is required for all international travel. If you do not hold an Australian passport you may require a re-entry permit. Some countries require a visa to be issued before you depart Australia. We will advise you of all passport and visa requirements, but it is your responsibility to ensure that you meet passport and visa requirements before you depart.
If the number of participants in a tour is significantly less than budgeted, or if there is a significant change in exchange rates Academy Travel reserves the right to amend the advertised price. If this occurs you will be given the option of cancelling your booking and obtaining a full refund. If an Academy Travel tour is forced to cancel you will get a full refund of all monies paid.
Occasionally circumstances beyond the control of Academy Travel make it necessary to change airline, hotel or to make slight amendments to daily itineraries. We will inform you of any changes as soon as they occur.
Full and final payment for the tour, airfare travel, insurance and any additional travel you book is due 60 days before departure. Payment may be made by bank deposit, cheque, cash or credit card. Please note there is a surcharge for payments made by credit card.
Academy Travel reserves the right to decline the booking or terminate the holiday of any traveller. We aim to be fair and reasonable in all our dealings with our clients. We aim to provide full and accurate information about our tours and promptly provide information of any changes or alterations that take place before departure.
In order to get the most from your travels and keep up with the group, a reasonable level of fitness is required. Each destination makes specific requirements, so you should check carefully with our travel managers if you are in doubt about your ability to fully participate. To help guide you, we have graded our tours.
A reasonable level of fitness is required. You will need to be able to walk for a few hours at a gentle pace, remain standing in museums and galleries, get on and off coaches, trains and boats unassisted. Residential and long stay tours are sometimes Grade 1 because you can more easily choose to take time out from the itinerary than on other tours.
The most common grading for our tours. Grade 2 itineraries have all the requirements of Grade 1, plus a number of sites that require extra fitness – moving around uneven archaeological sites, climbing hills to enter towns or historic sites, walks of five kilometres or more. You need to have good mobility and aerobic fitness.
A Grade 3 tour is one where more than a third of the days on the itinerary include quite physically demanding activities. Unless you have excellent mobility and endurance, you will not get value from a Grade 3 tour and should not travel.
Look out for the star grading and key requirements on each tour.