I have read "The Fine Print" below and agree:
DEPOSITS AND PAYMENTS
A non-refundable deposit of $750 per person is required at the time of booking and final payment is due in full no later than 45 days prior to the start of the trip (17 September 2021 for the fall semester and 18 February 2022 for spring). Payments may be made by cash, check, or credit card.
Given the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic, we require all participants to be fully vaccinated and to purchase travel insurance for this trip. We are unable to offer refunds for cancellations within 45 days of the start of the trip. Travel insurance protects you if you need to cancel your trip for covered reasons prior to departure or if other covered, unforeseen circumstances arise during your trip. Policies apply to both domestic and international travel, cruises and airfare. Travel insurance can be purchased through our travel partners at Cleveland Circle Travel.
TWO IMPORTANT NOTES
You must purchase travel insurance within fourteen days of your initial deposit to waive the pre-existing condition exclusion.
Medicare does not cover expenses incurred outside the U.S. If you have supplemental insurance those expenses may be covered by that company however, check directly with them.
CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY
Please carefully read the following Cancellation Policy.
Cancellations made 46 days or more days prior to the start of the tour will be assessed a cancellation fee of 200.00 in addition to the $750 non-refundable deposit made at the time of booking. Cancellations made 45 days or fewer prior to the departure date are 100% non-refundable. If Boston Wine School must cancel a tour for any reason, all travelers will be notified and receive a full refund of payments made to Boston Wine School. Cancellations may be made by phone or in writing.
AIRLINE TICKETS PURCHASED INDEPENDENT OF A TOUR
The cost of airfare in not included in the price of the trip and airfare must be purchased independently. Boston Wine School urges you to check airline cancellation policies before purchasing airline tickets. Tours can be cancelled for many reasons including low enrollment. Boston Wine School accepts no responsibility or liability for cancellation penalties related to airline tickets purchased independently.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN A TOUR
Private motor coach transportation for the group
Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily (lunch and dinner include wine)
Professional Boston Wine School tour manager
Taxes and gratuities for all 3rd party providers
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN A TOUR
Alcoholic beverages you personally request in addition to wine included with meals.
Prices listed are subject to change. We do our best to avoid raising prices, but since our tour prices are determined far in advance, we must reserve the right to add a surcharge or to modify or cancel a tour if we are faced with significant increased costs and/or currency fluctuations over which we have no control.
GRATUITIES AND TIPPING
Your tour price includes gratuities for various service providers. While not required, an additional gratuity for the staff at Tenuta Santo Pietro is a way of showing your appreciation for their service and is much appreciated.
TERMS OF SERVICE
Boston Wine School, acts only in the capacity of agent for the tour participant. We in no way represent nor act as agent for travel service suppliers such as hotels/motels, restaurants, sightseeing attractions and tours and transportation. We accept no responsibility or liability caused by the defect or negligence or default of any company or person engaged in carrying out or performing any of the services involved. We cannot be held responsible for events beyond our control, such as (without limitations) acts of God, declared or undeclared war, strikes, government restrictions, terrorist activities, defects in vehicles, breakdown of equipment, delay, or cancellation of, or changes in itinerary or schedule.
We reserve the right to make changes in the published itineraries whenever, in our sole judgment, conditions so warrant, or if we deem it necessary for the comfort or convenience or safety of our tour participants. We reserve the right to withdraw without penalty, any tour announced. Our sole responsibility upon cancellation of a tour is the refund of monies paid.
We also reserve the right to decline to accept any person as a participant in a tour or end an individual’s participation in a tour at any time when such an action is determined by the appropriate Boston Wine School staff to be in the best interests of the health, safety, and general well-being of the tour group or individual participant. Any dispute or controversy that might be the subject of any action in court shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and shall be resolved through binding arbitration in accordance with the terms and conditions of state law.
I understand that this agreement with Boston Wine School, contains an agreement to arbitrate. After consenting hereto, I understand that I will not be able to bring a lawsuit concerning any dispute that may arise, which is covered by the arbitration agreement, unless it involves a question of constitutional or civil rights. Instead, I agree to submit any such dispute to an impartial arbitrator. Your partial or full payment or signature on a Boston Wine School registration constitutes consent to all provisions of the conditions and general information listed here.