RESERVATIONS: A deposit of $500 per person is required to confirm your reservation. A completed reservation form is due at time of deposit. Final payment for all tours is due in full 90 days prior to departure. A signed release of liability form is also due 90 days prior to departure. Let us know when you’re ready to reserve and we’ll send you the reservation form and release of liability form.
RATES: Our published rates are in USD and are based on double occupancy. There is a single supplement for solo travelers in private rooms to cover the increased cost. Rates are figured around exchange rates of the USD and EURO. Should there be a substantial currency fluctuation, we reserve the right to adjust our rates accordingly.
PAYMENT: Payments are accepted in US dollars only. We accept payment by check, Electronic Funds Transfer or through PayPal using a major credit card. If paying through PayPal, there is a 3.75% surcharge. We prefer to talk directly with all potential participants before any bookings. For this reason, we do not have an online booking system on our website. Let us know when you’re ready to reserve and we’ll send you instructions according to your preferred payment method.
CHANGES TO RESERVATIONS: There are no penalties for transferring your reservation to another tour date within the same calendar year, provided you do so at least 90 days prior to tour start. There will be a $100 per person administrative fee charged for changes to your reservation within 90 days prior to tour start and changes within this timeframe may also be subject to cancellation penalties. All changes are subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed.
CANCELLATIONS: All cancellation requests must be received in writing. We will happily refund your deposit less a $100 per person administrative fee if the cancellation is made 90 days prior to departure. Unfortunately, we cannot refund deposits after this 90 day period. For this reason, we urge all participants to purchase travelers insurance should unexpected circumstances require you to cancel your trip.
Should you need to cancel your trip 90-61 days prior to the trip departure, then we will refund 60% of the purchase price. Should you cancel 60-31 days prior to the trip departure, then we will refund 45% of the purchase price.
If you cancel 30 days before departure, then we unfortunately cannot refund any payments. Again, we strongly encourage participants to purchase travelers insurance that includes trip cancellation.
CANCELLATION BY US: Real Travel France reserves the right to cancel a tour at any time for any reason, if there are too few participants, or if the quality of the tour or the safety of participants is compromised. Though rare, should a trip be cancelled you will receive a full refund that will constitute full settlement. Any personal expenses such as airline tickets or other travel or hotel expenses due to changes in itineraries or cancellations will not be covered. For this reason, we encourage you to confirm trip details with us before making travel arrangements that might be non-refundable and we encourage you to purchase travel insurance.
TRAVEL INSURANCE: We strongly recommend that you buy comprehensive travel insurance (covering accident/life, trip cancellation, trip interruption and baggage) before traveling on a Real Travel France tour. We also recommend that you review your existing personal insurance policies to ensure you have appropriate coverage to meet your needs, particularly for the risks associated with the activities in which you will be partaking as described in our limitation of liability section.
DEPARTURES AND TOUR SIZE: Travel to and from the specified tour start and end points are the responsibility of the traveler, not Real Travel France. There is no refund for arriving late or departing early from a tour, nor for any meals, or services not used while on tour. All departures will require a minimum number of passengers to operate. The maximum number of tour participants on any departure will be 8 people not including tour leaders.
ITINERARIES: We reserve the right to modify dates, routes, hotels and activities as needed. Every effort is made to operate tours as advertised, but due to circumstances out of our control, we may make changes after the final itinerary has been issued.
PRE AND POST TRAVEL ASSISTANCE: We will happily help you plan the details of your personal itinerary around the trip begin and end dates. We can recommend the best hotels, transportation and other travel services suited to your needs. This is a complimentary service to Real Travel France guests, but we do not guarantee the recommended services and Real Travel France is not liable for any issues that may arise during use.
CHILDREN: Children under 12 years of age may be conditionally accepted on tours. A parent or legal guardian must accompany all children under the age of 18 throughout the tour.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Real Travel France reserves the right to take photographs and other media during the operation of any tour or part thereof and to use them for promotional purposes. By booking a reservation with Real Travel France, participants agree to assign all right, title and interest they may have in or to any media in which their name or likeness might be used to Real Travel France. Participants also agree that we use any testimonials regarding services rendered for promotional and/or commercial purposes without any remuneration. Real Travel France photography within this website is copyrighted by Real Travel France and may not be reproduced without permission.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, RELEASE AND INDEMNITY: There are certain inherent risks in active travel including, but not limited to, theft or loss or damage to property, risks inherent in bicycling, kayaking, horseback riding, swimming, walking or hiking, failure of equipment, transportation failures, and accident or illness in remote places without access to medical facilities, transportation, or means of rapid evacuation and assistance. Real Travel France tours involve physical activity that can be demanding for some, depending upon the condition of the traveler, and involve risk of serious personal injury, including permanent disability and death from accident, illness or the negligence of other persons. In some tour locations, medical facilities and services may not be easily accessible and may not be sophisticated. To be eligible to participate in a Real Travel France tour, travelers must accept these risks and assume full responsibility for any loss, injury, death or damage to them, their family or their dependents arising in connection with their participation, or the participation of their family, in tours. Travelers must have their own insurance appropriate to their needs and the needs of their family or dependents in respect of such loss, injury, death or damage.
In addition and without limitation, Real Travel France is not responsible for any injuries, damages, or losses caused to any traveler in connection with acts of God or force majeure, illness, disease, acts of war or civil unrest, insurrection or revolt, animals, strikes or other labor activities, criminal or terrorist activities of any kind, overbooking or downgrading of services, food poisoning, mechanical or other failure of means of transportation, or for failure of any transportation mechanism to arrive or depart on time, sanitation problems, local laws, weather, abnormal conditions or developments, or any other cause beyond the direct control of Real Travel France.
Physical exertion for which a guest is not prepared; forces of nature; collisions with bicycles, pedestrians or automobiles, road conditions including or not limited to lack of shoulder and roadway surfaces affected by weather conditions; travel by plane, train, auto, boat, or other conveyance, or by bicycle, horseback, foot, or other form of active or adventure travel; consumption of alcoholic beverages; civil unrest; terrorism; breakdown of equipment; high altitude; lack of or limited access to medical attention in remote locations; and the adequacy of medical attention once provided. Real Travel France is also not liable for: expenses (e.g., meals, transportation, or hotel costs) that are not specified as included in the trip cost but may be required to get to or from a trip start or end. Real Travel France reserves the right to make route and hotel modifications as necessary to improve the quality of a trip or to accommodate the comfort and well-being of guests.
As a tour operator, Real Travel France organizes and promotes tour programs consisting of certain equipment and travel services, including food, transportation (vehicle, vessel or otherwise), sightseeing excursions and lodging accommodations that Real Travel France purchases or reserves from various independent suppliers (collectively “Suppliers”). Although Real Travel France endeavors to choose appropriate Suppliers to provide services on the tours, Real Travel France does not own or operate any of these Suppliers. All such Suppliers are independent contractors, and are not agents or employees of Real Travel France. As such, Real Travel France will not be liable for any negligent or willful act or omission of any Supplier or of any unrelated third party. The services provided by Suppliers are subject to the laws of the place where the services are provided, and any conditions imposed by those Suppliers.
The traveler represents that neither he nor she nor anyone traveling with him or her has any physical or other condition or disability that could create a hazard to him or herself or other members of the tour. Real Travel France reserves the right to decline to accept anyone on a trip. Real Travel France reserves the right to remove from the trip, at his or her sole expense, anyone whose condition is such that he or she could create a hazard to himself or others, or otherwise impact the enjoyment of other passengers on the trip.
You must advise us in writing, at or prior to booking, of any physical, emotional or mental condition that may require professional attention during the trip or may require the use of special equipment. If you fail to disclose any such conditions, Real Travel France may refuse to allow you to take the trip and you will forfeit the trip cost; and in such event we shall have no liability, financial or otherwise.
If you are so challenged, you must bring and be responsible for all necessary items related to your condition. If any such condition arises after the trip is booked, you must advise us in writing immediately. Failure to advise us shall release Real Travel France and all professional personnel from any liability related to such condition or its treatment.
Participants who bring their own bicycles or other equipment, supplies and clothing assume the risk of loss, damage or theft during their trip. Real Travel France endeavors to do their best to assist in safeguarding the personal property of their participants throughout the trip, the company is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage incurred during the trip. We advise travelers to ensure their homeowners insurance provides adequate coverage for personal property while traveling.
Travelers hereby forever release, waive and discharge Real Travel LLC, and its affiliates, and its and their employees, tour leaders, shareholders, officers, directors, agents, successors and assigns, from all liability for loss or damage on account of physical or mental injury or loss of property, whether caused by negligence or otherwise, while participating in the tour.
Travelers agree that this Limitation of Liability, Release and Indemnity will apply to a traveler’s tour with Real Travel France, and any transfer of a reservation to another tour, including any pre-trip or post-trip extensions. This Limitation of Liability, Release and Indemnity is binding upon the traveler participating in the tour, as well as all members of the traveler’s family, dependants, estate, heirs, successors and legal personal representatives.
Each traveler, by participating in a Real Travel France tour or travel activity, hereby submits to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts within the State of Florida, or any federal court sitting in the State of Florida, and waives any jurisdictional, venue or inconvenient forum objections to such courts.
Payment of the reservation deposit constitutes acceptance of the Terms and Conditions as described herein and in the pre-departure information. All participants must sign a Release of Liability prior to the start of their vacation with Real Travel France or will be required to do so upon arrival.
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