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USA and Canada 2019 | US

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BOOKING CONDITIONS & other important information INSIGHT VACATIONS | USA & CANADA 52 SUMMARY BOOKING AND CANCELLATION TERMS Guided Vacation Guided Vacation including Cruise* Additional Air Tickets Extra accommodation Chargeable transfers Deposit per person due on booking $200 $500 As per airline policy No additional deposit required No additional deposit required Final payment due (before departure date) 45 days 90 days As per airline policy In accordance with guided vacation In accordance with guided vacation No. of days (before travel) Cancellation Charges (per person) if you cancel your vacation 90 days and over Deposit Deposit $75 plus airline charges $35 $35 89 - 65 days Deposit 25% $75 plus airline charges $35 $35 64 - 45 days Deposit 50% $75 plus airline charges $35 $35 44 - 22 days 25% 75% $75 plus airline charges Higher of $35 or 25% of accommodation price Higher of $35 or 25% of transfer price 21 - 8 days 30% 100% $75 plus airline charges Higher of $35 or 30% of accommodation price Higher of $35 or 30% of transfer price 7 - 1 days 50% 100% $75 plus airline charges 100% of accommodation price 100% of transfer price Departure Day/No show 100% 100% $75 plus airline charges 100% of accommodation price 100% of transfer price * - Holland America YOUR GUIDED VACATION BOOKING Insight Vacations Inc is the 'Sales Company'; Destination America Inc is the 'Operator'; collectively these companies are referred to as 'Insight'. Your agreement is with Insight and a contract is formed when you make a reservation with us that we accept. Enrollment in and payment for a guided vacation shall constitute acceptance by the guest of the terms and conditions in this brochure. These cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company. The invalidity of any provisions herein shall not affect the validity of any other provisions. The agreement shall be construed as though the invalid provision was not contained herein and was replaced with an enforceable provision as similar as possible to the original provision. Disclaimer: Travel is personal and each individual's goals and experiences may differ. Insight will not be bound by, or liable for, any description, photograph, representation or warranty made by or provided by any independent third party sales representative, Travel Agent, or other person or entity relating to any vacation offered by Insight. Departure Date: The departure date is the date indicated on the booking confirmation. Security: Security is a major concern to all of us and the situation globally is constantly changing. Events around the world, coupled with the "Travel Advisories" put out by various governments, may at times necessitate changes to the accommodations and itinerary or even trip cancellation. You must accept these risks involved in travel to any country that may experience security difficulties and accept responsibility for your own travel decisions. You are urged to consult with government sources, including the United States Department of State, news sources as well as your Travel Agent prior to making your travel plans. WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE GUIDED VACATION PRICE Inter-city Travel: By private coach, trains, cruises and ferries (see itineraries). Rail travel is standard class unless otherwise stated. Air Transportation: Not included unless otherwise outlined in each itinerary page price panel. Please be advised that due to the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) Secure Flight rules, airlines must collect required information from guests. For more information regarding TSA's Secure Flight rules, please visit Guided Vacation: By air-conditioned luxury coaches. Please note on some regional vacations smaller coaches without toilet facilities are used. If due to circumstances beyond our control coaches are used otherwise than as advertised, a refund of $10 per person will be made. Toilets may be affected by higher altitude or extreme weather conditions such as freezing temperatures and for the comfort of those on board the coach the toilets may have to be closed. In these circumstances, additional rest breaks will be incorporated into the itinerary. Hotel Accommodation: Prices are per person, based on two persons sharing with private bath or shower. Triple rooms may be available on selected vacations in limited numbers. Triple rooms will often feature two double beds. Three adults may find these rooms small and suitcase space slightly restricted. They are generally more suitable for two adults and one child. Accommodation is typically based on two-bed rooms with a private bath. Rollaway beds are not included in triple prices. Every effort has been made to reserve two-bed rooms; however, on some occasions, rooms with one double bed may be the only choice available. These rooms will be allocated to single travelers and couples first; other rooms may feature a single bed and rollaway bed, murphy bed or sleeper sofa. A limited number of double rooms are available with our Shared Rooming service. Insight shall not be responsible or liable for any claims or issues arising out of the shared rooming. Special room requests (adjacent, connecting or lower-floor rooms, as examples) must be made at time of booking. Special room requests are not guaranteed and are based on availability at time of check-in. Many hotels are 100% smoke-free, including all guest rooms, restaurants, lounges, meeting rooms and public spaces. Smoking in a non-smoking room may result in a fine. Accommodations outside of the USA may not be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and may not have wheelchair accessibility. Substitute hotels may be used sometimes. We try to use hotels of similar standard. Hotel Frequent Traveler program points are not earned with hotels on Insight vacations. Note hotel room sizes, standards, facilities and services provided may vary from country to country and region to region and are often local in style. Cruises: Per person prices are based on two persons sharing a cabin with two berths, private shower and toilet. A limited number of single and triple cabins are available at an extra cost. Free Wi-Fi Internet Service: Complimentary Wi-Fi service is available in many Insight hotel guestrooms and/or the public areas of most hotels. In most countries complimentary Wi-Fi is also provided on-board the coaches except in Alaska and remote locations. The Wi-Fi on the coaches uses the mobile phone network and as a result the connection will be slower than standard broadband and at times may not be available. Audio and Video streaming is not available using coach Wi-Fi. Please note that it is not available when the main Insight coach is not being used, such as on transfer coaches and other local services. For further information on which countries Wi-Fi is offered in as well as daily data allowances please refer to the Insight website www. Travel Director: Trips are conducted in English by a professional Travel Director. In the unlikely event that there are fifteen guests or less traveling on a departure, Insight reserves the right to operate this departure on an individual basis with private transfers and individual arrangements. Please refer to the individual guided vacation. Meals: Meals are included as detailed on itineraries. Sightseeing: Experiences, entrance fees and English-speaking Local Experts (when required by law) are included as detailed in the itinerary pages. Included activities marked with an asterisk ( ¬ ) in the day-by-day itinerary descriptions require a signed liability waiver; participation in those included activities is at your own risk. Transfers: Between airports, hotels, railway stations and piers are included as indicated on each itinerary. There will be no refund for missed or unused transfers. If you did not purchase your flights from Insight, you will need to provide your arrival and departure flight information to Insight at the time of booking. It is your responsibility to update Insight with any changes to your flight schedule to ensure that you receive your transfers. Failure to do so may result in missing these services and no refund shall be due for missed arrival transfers resulting from missing or outdated flight information. Porterage: Luggage handling of one suitcase per person, at each guided vacation hotel and porter service at airports for intra-air inclusive guided vacations, is included in the price. Motor coach Luggage Allowances: Due to limited coach capacity, a single bag is allowed with dimensions not exceeding 30"x18"x10" (76x46x25cm) and weight not exceeding 50 lbs./23kg. Carry- on/hand luggage is restricted to one piece per person, not exceeding 12"x11"x6" (30x28x14 cm) to fit under your coach seat or in the small overhead compartment. Carry-ons with telescopic handles Please note that entry to any country may be refused even if the required information and travel documents are complete. For up-to-date detailed information on travel documents and visas, entry/exit taxes and further information on entry and exit requirements please check with your Travel Agent or local consular services. Obtaining and carrying these documents is your sole responsibility. Insight bears no responsibility for such information and will not be responsible for advising and/or obtaining required travel documentation for any guest, or for any delays, damages, and/or losses including missed portions of your vacation related to improper documentation or government decisions about entry. BOOKING CHANGES, CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS Booking Changes: A fee of $35 or more per person, per change plus any further cost we incur, will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed. Costs and charges may increase closer to the departure date that changes are made. We will try to make your requested change but it may not be possible. A change of guided vacation date or itinerary within 45/90 days of departure date will be treated as a cancellation. Cancellation fees will apply except when the change is to an earlier departure date and the guided vacation price is equivalent or greater, in which case a $35 (or more) per person amendment fee will be charged. You must also pay any charges imposed by airlines for any changes, including name and date changes. This can be up to 100% of the value of the ticket. Names Changes: A fee of $50 per person will be charged for name changes or name corrections together with any airline penalties and other cost or charges incurred. CANCELLATIONS AND CANCELLATION FEES Travel arrangements for any member of the party may be canceled at any time by written notice by the person who made the booking. Please note the following: • If notice of cancellation is received by Insight more than 45/90 days prior to the departure date, deposit will be retained along with the Travel Protection Plan payment. • If full payment is not received 45/90 days prior to departure date, Insight has the right to cancel your reservation. Insight will not be responsible for lost reservations. • Notice of cancellation must be made in writing directly to Insight or through your Travel Agent. Please also refer to Insight's Travel Protection Plan. • If a person in a party cancels and there is a room change caused by this cancellation (such as a Twin/Double to Single, or Triple to Twin/Double), charges for the new room type will be the responsibility of the remaining party. The charges detailed in the Summary Booking and Cancellation Terms table will apply when notice of cancellation is given after the booking is confirmed. • If a guest fails to join the guided vacation on the day of departure, cancellation fees will be 100% (unless the guest notifies us of the delay and joins the guided vacation later at their own expense). • Cancellation fees as per the Summary Booking and Cancellation Terms table apply to additional accommodation and/or chargeable transfers prior to and after the guided vacation or cruise reserved through Insight and are additional to any cancellation fees or other charges that may be levied by your Travel Agent. Airline Flights/Tickets: After deposit has been received, any change prior to airline ticketing incurs a $35 service fee per person or if after ticketing a $75 service fee per person. This is in addition to any airfare rate increase and any additional change fees imposed by the Airline. Some airfares including published fares booked by Insight are non-changeable and non-refundable. See 'Air Cancellation Section' below. • Insight is not responsible for other travel arrangements that you or your party has made outside Insight and which are affected by our cancellations. If the reason for your cancellation is covered under your insurance, you may be able to reclaim these charges from your insurer. You or your Travel Agent are responsible to make the claim to your insurer. Illness or Absence: Early return expenses are the guest's responsibility. There is no refund for absence or early departure from a guided vacation, including but not limited to missed hotels, transfers, meals or sightseeing. Insight urges you to purchase travel insurance to cover such circumstances. Insight makes no representation or guarantees concerning reimbursement, scope of coverage, or other aspects of any travel insurance policy or claim. AIR ARRANGEMENTS Reservations/Ticketing: Air-inclusive bookings require an additional non-refundable deposit at time of booking. Upon receipt of air deposit, your airfare, taxes and surcharges are final. This will be regardless of future price fluctuations up or down. When booking a guided vacation including flights, you will be required at the time of booking to provide us the full name as detailed on the passport, date of birth, passport number, date and place of issue and expiration date for each guest. For published airfare bookings, a $75 per person processing fee will be charged. Changes to flight itineraries and name changes and/or corrections may either not be allowed or may result in penalties charged by the airline. These are the guest's responsibility. Airlines (and other travel providers including Insight) change prices and routes from time to time. All air routings are in the sole control of the airline and are subject to change at any time. Air Cancellation: Cancellations incur a service fee of $75 per person, reduced to $35 if air ticket has not been issued prior to cancellation, plus any airline penalties. Airline imposed penalties may be up to 100% of the air ticket price. Published Fares, Priced Match Fares, Promo Fares and some other airfares booked are non-refundable. Airline Seating: Seats are limited in our contracted class of service and may not be available on every flight. Insight does not hold block space on any airline and does not assure seat availability for every single guided vacation departure date. Not all airlines offer pre-assigned seats. Some may charge for pre-assigned seats. Seat assignments are not guaranteed and are subject to change without notice due to a schedule change, equipment change or other unforeseen circumstances. Seating is solely under the airline's control. Any additional charge imposed by airlines will be at guests' expense. Where pre-assigned seats are not offered, or different seats are desired, guests must contact airline(s) directly to arrange seating assignments as well as special meal requests. Insight does not assure that these requests will be granted. Airline Availability: Insight reserves the right to offer alternative schedules for itineraries affected by airline schedule changes and equipment. Flight delays, flight cancellation and schedule changes are the responsibility of the airline. Insight will not be responsible or liable for such delays or rescheduling. Airline Fuel Surcharges and Air-related Taxes, Fees and Restrictions: Airfares will be provided at time of booking, will be based on roundtrip purchase, and will include air-related taxes, fees and fuel surcharges imposed by the airlines. Any additional fees charged by the airlines such as luggage handling, seat selections and/or any other services are the sole responsibility of the guest(s). Airline Special Requests: Seat assignment and special meal requests can be requested at time of booking. Insight does not assure the request will be granted. Frequent Flyer miles can be accrued on most air carriers. Upgrades using mileage are not permitted. Many airlines do not automatically add frequent flyer numbers to records for flights booked and ticketed by Insight. It is the guest's responsibility to request frequent flyer credit from the airline. Insight shall not be responsible for matters concerning frequent flyer miles. CRUISE ARRANGEMENTS Cruise Fees & Taxes: Your Land Guided Vacation & Cruise price includes an amount covering Cruise Fees & Taxes. Cruise Fees, or "Non-Discountable Amount" as referred to by the cruise line, is a mandatory fee charged by the cruise line. That portion of the price is not subject to reduction in a discount promotion, nor commissionable to Travel Agents. Cruise Taxes, as used by the cruise line, refers to certain taxes, fees and charges imposed by governments or quasi- government authorities, relating to any aspect of your cruise, for example, customs fees, head taxes, inspection fees, immigration and naturalization fees, harbor maintenance fees and taxes. Government fees and taxes are subject to change without notice and will apply regardless of your booking's payment status. The cruise line reserves the right to impose or pass through fuel surcharges, security surcharges or other incidental surcharges. No right of cancellation exists in these circumstances. These additional Cruise Fees & Taxes are listed in the date and price panel of each Guided Vacation & Cruise program. Cruise Line Immigration Questionnaire: These mandatory forms are available online with your cruise company and must be completed online at least 30 days before your departure. Shore Excursions: To make your vacation even more memorable, cruise lines offer an extensive program of optional shore excursions. Confirmed guests may book shore excursions online and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartments or under seats and therefore, cannot be accepted as carry-on luggage. Carry-on/hand luggage handling is the responsibility of each guest and must be taken on and off the coach by you each day of the guided vacation. A charge of US$6/CA$6 or local currency equivalent per traveling day will be collected by the Travel Director if a second piece of luggage is permitted to be carried, or if suitcase exceeds weight or size limits. This is not assurance that luggage in excess of limits on size, weight and number of pieces will be permitted on the coach. Airline Luggage Allowances: Airlines may impose stricter weight and size limits for luggage and may also charge fees for checked luggage, including the first checked bag. Please check with your airline(s) directly or for their most current luggage regulations and related fees. Insight is not responsible for additional fees imposed by air carriers regarding luggage. Insight and Insight's affiliated entities shall not be liable for loss or damage to luggage or any guest's belongings. Guests should immediately report lost items to the Travel Director who will assist in completing a lost property form that can be used for an insurance claim. Insight cannot assist in locating lost items after the guest disembarks or completes the Insight vacation. Tips/Gratuities: Tips/gratuities are included for services on guided vacation, except to your Coach Driver and Travel Director whose tips/gratuities should be extended on a voluntary, individual basis at the end of your vacation. Included tips/gratuities cover all services provided by dining- room waiters, housekeeping staff, Local Hosts, Local Experts and porters at hotels. Cruise Line tips/gratuities (aka Hotels Service Charges) to shipboard personnel are included under you total 'Twin Share' price. Optional Prepaid Gratuities: If you have prepaid your gratuities to your Travel Director and Driver, this will be detailed within your vacation documentation. Please note that prepaid gratuities cover only the land portion of your vacation itinerary. We offer this option on the majority of our vacation itineraries. Please check the vacation price panels for the applicable vacations where this option is available. NOT INCLUDED IN GUIDED VACATION PRICE Any items and matters not referred to above, including, airfares to and from your destination, air-related taxes and fees (except where specified); additional fees charged by airlines such as checked and/or excess luggage, seat selections and any other services; passport and visa fees; insurances of all kinds; tips/gratuities to Travel Directors and Coach Drivers; laundry; phone calls; minibar; beverages and meals not detailed in the itinerary; Optional Experiences; and all items of a personal nature. Additional taxes and surcharges may be collected by foreign governmental and non-governmental entities. The price does not cover costs and expenses, including your return home, if you leave the guided vacation whether of your own volition, our decision based on behavior that disrupts the trip, due to illness, action by any government or other reason. This list is illustrative and not a complete list of every item not included. RESERVATIONS & PAYMENTS 1. Your guided vacation will be confirmed after receipt of a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit as detailed in the Summary Booking and Cancellation Terms table. We reserve the right to refuse a booking without giving any reason and shall in that event return any deposit received. If not received within 3 calendar days of booking, the reservation will automatically be canceled. On certain departures, deposits may be required at time of booking to hold seats. 2. Air-inclusive bookings may require an additional non-refundable deposit or payment in full at the time of booking, see 'Air Arrangements' section below. 3. Final payment for your land reservation will be due prior to departure no later than as detailed in the Summary Booking and Cancellation Terms table. Payment in full will be required at time of booking for reservations made less than 45/90 days prior to the departure date. 4. Insight reserves the right to cancel the reservation and impose cancellation charges if any payment is not received as detailed within the Summary Booking and Cancellation Terms table. Insight will not be responsible for lost land and/or air reservations. 5. Credit Card Bookings: Insight should be advised of your credit card number when making your reservation directly with us. For security purposes, we are required to collect the guest's credit card billing address, card expiration date and the customer verification code every time a payment is applied. 6. Any special meal requirements, including allergies, must be provided at time of booking and are received on a REQUEST basis only. Insight cannot assure special meal requests will be fulfilled and does not assume responsibility or liability if requests are not fulfilled. 7. Your Travel Agent shall hold all monies for each and every person named in the booking until the booking is confirmed at which time your Travel Agent shall provide those monies promptly to us. You consent to us depositing monies received by us as required by law. We will be entitled to keep interest earned on monies. You consent that all monies paid to us whether through your Travel Agent, by deposit or otherwise, may be disbursed by us as and when we see fit. Early Payment Discounts:Discounts are applied at the time of booking, apply to the LAND-only portion of vacations featuring the "Early Payment Discount" in the price panel, and require full payment by the applicable discount deadline dates (see Great Savings & Discounts). If full payment is not received by the correct date - as stated on the invoice - the discount will be removed and the booking will be re-priced. These discounts are not valid on all itineraries or departure dates; do not apply to optional extensions, airfares, government taxes and fees, air flight supplements, extra nights' accommodation, transfers or any cruise portion of a vacation. Normal cancellation penalties apply. This offer is subject to availability, applies to new bookings only and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Travel Documents: Provided full payment has been received and online registration completed, travel documents will be available in electronic format no later than 21 days prior to departure. You may opt to receive hard copy documents in which case these will be sent to you approximately 21 days prior to the departure date, at a cost of $10. A documents shipment fee of $10 per address will be charged for each additional delivery address. If final payment is not received when due, costs to courier documents will be your or your Travel Agent's responsibility. If you are leaving home earlier, please request your travel documents well in advance. If travel documents are required the next day or earlier than 21 days prior to departure date a fee of $35 per mailing address will apply. Any documents delivered outside the USA will incur a minimum fee of $50. Actual cost will be advised at time of booking. Passports, Visas and other Entry/Exit Requirements: All guests including children must be in possession of a machine-readable passport valid for 6 months after their trip return date along with applicable visas. Please refer to "Passport and Visas" section. Due to government imposed security/ immigration measures, passport and emergency contact information is required for all guests prior to the release of travel documents. It is the guest's sole responsibility to secure and/or pay for any and all visas, affidavits, immunizations, etc. that are required to be permitted entry into each destination.

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