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ALL UNSOLD SEATS HAVE BEEN RELEASED EXCEPT FOR TWO SEATS OUT OF WEST PALM BEACH, FL.  NO SEATS ARE AVAILABLE FROM ALEXANDRIA, LA.   IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN GOING ON THIS TRIP PLEASE CALL THE STATION AT 1-888-221-8990 FOR REGISTRATION.  THESE LAST TWO SEATS ARE OFFERED ON A  FIRST COME BASIS AND NO OTHER SEATS WILL BE AVAILABLE WHEN THESE TWO SEATS ARE GONE.

 

ED HILL TOURS, INC     760 US HIGHWAY ONE   Suite 205

North Palm Beach , FL   33408              561 624 3200               800 780 7801

 

DATE:      April 10, 2014

TO:           Mr. Tom Craton

FROM:    Meredith Hill Page/Ed Hill Tours

RE:           Tour Package to Israel  - 12-day / 2 Country Tour Program

 Dear Tom;

 Thank you for contacting ED HILL TOURS for your next tour to Israel.  It is our pleasure to prepare this   quote for you.  We are pleased to present the following for Winter 2015.

Dates:   Confirmed:     February 10-21, 2015. AIR space is confirmed. (35 seats)

Airline:  United Airlines – Round Trip West Palm Beach/TLV/West Palm Beach

Tour Includes: Round trip airfare from West Palm Beach for a comprehensive 12-day tour program

                          Full Israeli Breakfast each day

                          Dinner each evening

                          Farewell dinner before departure

                          Nine full days sightseeing

                          One free day/2 days travel

                          English Speaking Licensed Israeli Guide specializing in the Christian tour

                         9 hotel nights/final night on the flight home to the USA plus 2 days travel = 12 day tour

                          All entrance fees as per our itinerary

                          Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee

                          St. Peter’s Fish Lunch at Seaside restaurant on Galilee

                          Excursion to Masada (cable car up and down)

                          The Western Wall Tunnels  (Rabbi’s Tunnels)

                          Davidson Museum/Southern Steps

                          City of David

                          Nazareth Village

                          Madaba / Amman  Jordan

                          Mt. Nebo / Petra    Jordan

                          All airport transfers in Israel

                          All baggage handling while on tour beginning with arrival in Israel

                          All hotel taxes and service charges

                          Air-conditioned deluxe motor coach

                          Luggage tags, badge, tour packet with travel related material

                          Hat, maps and full color journal upon arrival in Israel

                          Airline fuel surcharge and departure taxes

                          Entry Visa to Jordan                        

Hotels:     CLICK ON THE LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE HOTELS FOR THIS TRIP.

                    Leonardo Plaza Hotel          3 nights- 5 star hotel                 Tiberias     

               http://www.fattal-hotels.com/tiberias-hotels/leonardo-plaza-tiberias

                  The Cham Palace                    1 night-  5 star hotel                  Amman, Jordan  

              http://ammanchamhotel.com/index.php

                 The Petra Panorama                     1 niight Superior 4 star              Petra, Jordan  

              http://www.petrapanorama.com/

                 The Dan Panorama Hotel             4 nights/5 days 5 star  hotel      Jerusalem         

             http://www.danhotels.com/JerusalemHotels/DanPanoramaJerusalemHotel/

                 All Hotels are Confirmed!

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COST:   The cost is based on a per/person rate with 2 persons sharing a twin room. (Double occupancy)  Those passengers requesting a single room (no roommate) or those passengers unable to be paired with a roommate are subject to the single supplement. We are not able to supply roommates for tour members.

Based on a group of 20-29 passengers:  $3995.00 p/p   Single Supplement:  $895.00

Based on a group of 30-40 passengers:  $3895.00 p/p   Single Supplement:  $895.00

Land Only Rate:  $2895.00  

If the group is only 15-19 passengers there will be a supplement of $150.00 per person added to the 20 passenger rate. Please see below for any extra costs not included in price.

This is a 12-DAY tour with nine hotel nights, nine full days of sightseeing, and all entrance fees. Land Rates quoted are valid for travel through March 31, 2015.  The airfare is based on current Christian Pilgrim rates from the airline and is guaranteed in this quote if we state that your seats and land are confirmed.  New booking requests for dates other than the ones given to you in this quote may be at a higher fare.  Fares cannot be guaranteed until space is actually confirmed due to the fact that during peak travel periods the airline may confirm seats at a higher fare level when Pilgrim rates/group space may not be available.

Not Included: Items of a personal nature such as laundry, phone calls, room service, beverages (other than those served with meals) additional meals, the cost of renting a robe and towel at the Jordan River Baptism site, passport fees, transportation to the departure airport in the USA, travel insurance. Gratuities: Minimum $175.00 on a group of 20-25.   No solicitation will be made at any time during the tour to collect additional funds for the gratuity.  The amount we collect prior to ticketing your group will pay all tips to all persons during your tour including the guide and driver. Please note:  the tax/fuel surcharge is included in the tour price and is included in the “free” tour. The amount may change slightly until tickets are written.  All traveling passengers must pay the gratuity fees. Please be sure to alert your free passengers of the fees that are over and above the tour cost.

Payment Schedule: 

 * A deposit of $500.00 p/p is required with each name & application submitted.

 * September 1:  a 2nd payment of $1400.00 p/p is due at this time.

 * January 2:  Final Payment is due and required to ticket the group.

Every effort will be made to accept late joining passengers.   A supplemental charge may be added to accommodate these passengers because the group rates may not be available.  Shipping charges will be passed on to late passengers as well. 

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AIRLINE SCHEDULE:  

FROM WEST PALM BEACH:  

Feb. 10   UA 1627         PBI/EWR                      10:05am- 12:55pm

               UA    84           EWR/TLV                          3:55pm-  9:20am (2/11)

Feb. 20   UA    91           TLV/EWR                   11:10pm-  4:19am (2/21)

Feb. 21   UA  3450         EWR/PBI                                   6:30am-  9:10am

WE WILL ADVISE YOU OF ANY CHANGES IN THE AIRLINE SCHEDULE SHOULD WE RECEIVE NOTIFICATION.

 

OUR DAILY HOLY LAND ITINERARY FOR

FEBRUARY 2015 TRIP

Day 1 - Depart USA

Today tour members meet at their departure airport for check-in formalities and a get-acquainted time. Dinner and breakfast are served during the flight and we have time to rest.

 Day 2 -- Caesarea / Mount Carmel / Megiddo / Nazareth / Cana / Tiberias

We arrive in Israel at Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv.  After brief airport formalities and baggage claim, we meet our guide and are escorted to our waiting motor coach.  We begin the first full day of our spiritual journey in the Holy Land by traveling north along the Mediterranean Sea to visit Caesarea , the ancient seaport built by Herod the Great. Paul was imprisoned here and this was the site of Peter's first Gentile convert. Then we ascend to Mount Carmel , the site of Elijah and the prophets of Baal.  From Mt. Carmel we make our way to  Nazareth and take in a breathtaking view of the area.  We drive to Cana of Galilee, where Jesus performed His first miracle, then on to Tiberias where we have our first view of the beautiful Sea of Galilee . Dinner and overnight at our hotel located on the sea. 

 Day 3 - Megiddo / Nazareth Village / Jesus Boat / Galilee Boat Ride

This morning you may view the sunrise over the tranquil Sea of Galilee . We will visit Megiddo with its 24 layers of civilizations.  This was Ahab’s chariot city and one of the most strategic crossroads of the world in Old Testament times.  We move on to Nazareth Village , a live recreation of a Galilean village as it was 2000 years ago.  We will visit the kibbutz of Nof Ginossar to see the recently discovered ancient boat from the time of Jesus and end our day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee , stopping on the Sea for a brief service. Dinner and overnight at our hotel in Tiberias.

 Day 4 -  Mt of Beatitudes / Tabgha / Capernaum / Jordan River

 After breakfast we proceed to the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus spoke the Sermon on the Mount.   We drive a short distance and visit Tabgha, site of the multiplication of loaves and fishes.  A very short drive brings us to Capernaum , the center of Jesus’ ministry where we view the House of St. Peter and visit the ruins of a 2nd century synagogue.  A delicious St. Peter’s fish lunch awaits us at a famous Kibbutz beside the sea, then we drive up the Golan Heights to an overlook with spectacular vistas of the entire Sea of Galilee region.  Our day ends at the Jordan River with an opportunity for baptism.  Dinner and overnight at our hotel  in Tiberias.

 Day 5 – Jordan / Petra

This morning we journey through the Jordan Valley to our northern crossing point to Jordan , the region of the Decapolis . We will sightsee In Jordan as we make our way south to the capital city of Amman where we will stop for lunch.  This afternoon we will do a tour of the city before checking into our hotel.  Dinner & overnight at our hotel in Amman .

 Day 6- Petra

This morning we will drive south to the ancient Rose-Red City of Petra, the ultimate Jordan destination; once the legacy of the Nabateans who settled the South of Jordan over 2000 years ago, Petra was renowned for its massive architecture and the ingenuity of its pools, dams, and water channels. By the 16th century Petra was completely lost to the West and remained lost for over 300 years.  In 1812 a Swiss traveler named Johann Burckhardt discovered the ancient Petra .  Petra 's appeal comes from the spectacular setting deep inside a narrow desert gorge. The famous monument, the Treasury, was used in the final sequence of the film Indiana Jones and the last Crusade. Dinner and overnight at our hotel in Petra

 Day 7 -Jordan / Israel / Qumran / Dead Sea

This morning we leave Petra , travelling to the Jordan/Israel border to re-cross into Israel .   We will make our way south, stopping to visit Qumran , the discovery site of the Dead Sea Scrolls.  We will also stop at the Dead Sea -the lowest point on earth where  we can swim and enjoy the therapeutic properties of the water without the possibility of sinking. Then we begin our ascent of nearly 4000 feet to Jerusalem .  Our first view of the Holy City will be from Mt. Scopus where we will have time to reflect on our entry.   Dinner and overnight at our beautiful hotel in Jerusalem .

 Day 8-  Masada / Ein Gedi / Jerusalem

Today we travel along the Dead Sea to Masada and ascend by state-of-the-art cable cars to visit the mountaintop palace of Herod the Great and the famous fortress, where from A.D. 70-73, the Jewish defenders made their last stand Rome.  We will view the fascinating remains of Herod’s palace, storehouses, cisterns, and an ancient synagogue. This afternoon we will stop to visit Ein Gedi before driving back to Jerusalem .  Dinner and overnight at our hotel in Jerusalem .

 Day 9 - Jerusalem / Bethlehem

We begin our first day in Jerusalem at the Mount of Olives, with an outstanding view of the Old City walls and the Eastern (Golden) Gate.  From there we descend by foot on the “Palm Sunday Road” to the Garden of Gethsemane for a service in the Garden with time to reflect in this lovely setting . . . olive trees, perhaps 2000 years old, still stand today.  We travel around the Old City walls, viewing the tombs of Absalom and Zachariah and continue to the House of Caiphas, where Jesus was held the night before his crucifixion… there we will view the same stone steps Jesus would have walked up Mount Zion .  We then go to visit The Upper Room (Last Supper Room) and have a brief service.  After lunch, we travel the short distance to Bethlehem .  There we will view the Shepherd's Fields and tour the Shepherd's Caves and the 1600 year-old Church of the Nativity.  Dinner and overnight at our hotel in Jerusalem .  

 Day 10 - Jerusalem

We will motor through modern Jerusalem , viewing the Knesset, seat of the Israeli Parliament, then go to the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are displayed and visit the amazing scale model of Jerusalem at the time of Christ.  We proceed to Yad Vashem, the memorial to the six million Jews who perished during the Holocaust.  After lunch, we visit the Western (Wailing) Wall where we may write prayers on paper and place them in the niches of the wall.   We proceed to the Pool of Bethesda and the Church of St. Anne , where we can sing in a church with a 10-second echo!  We leave the Old City through the Lion’s Gate.  Dinner and overnight at our hotel in Jerusalem.

 Day 11- Jerusalem

We enter the Old City of Jerusalem viewing of the Southern Steps to the Temple Mount .  We will enjoy an amazing visit of the Temple Institute where preparations are being made for the 3rd Temple .  We go to the Lithostratos, where we view the actual streets of Jerusalem Jesus would have walked, the remains of Pilate’s Judgment Hall and the Ecce Homo Arch.  We then walk the Via Dolorosa, passing through intriguing markets and bazaars.  This afternoon we visit the Garden Tomb, which is considered the highlight of our tour!  There we will worship and celebrate communion beside the empty tomb.  "He is risen; He is not here!"  This evening, we enjoy a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant before our late evening departure back to the U.S.

 Day 12 - Tel Aviv / USA

Today we arrive back in New York/Newark and connect to our flight back to West Palm Beach .  We return to the USA with many fond memories of our fantastic journey -probably already making plans for the next one!

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    Although every effort is made to include all sites, some may be added or deleted and the sightseeing sequence may change due to exact arrival times or local conditions. 

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OUR NEXT TRIP TO GREECE AND TURKEY MARCH 9, 2016

 

Greece: In the Footsteps of Paul the Apostle Play Video
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March 09 - March 19, 2016

11 Days • 20 Meals

9 Breakfasts • 3 Lunches • 8 Dinners

Highlights: Athens, Taverna Dinner Show, 3-Night Cruise, Mykonos, Ephesus, Patmos, Santorini, Thessaloniki, Kavala, Philippi, Kalambaka, Meteora, Delphi, Corinth, Acropolis
Religious "Religious Tours" are competitively priced journeys that focus on the needs of our faith-based travelers. Featuring three star hotels and more modest meals, these packages are designed to capture the reflective and humble surroundings of the world-famous spiritual sites they visit. With an emphasis on religious inclusions, these tours also include other culturally appropriate attractions and the services of a professional Tour Manager.
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Inside Double: $3,759.00

Inside Single: $4,259.00

Outside Double: $3,859.00

Outside Single: $4,459.00

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Inside Double: $3,959.00

Inside Single: $4,459.00

Outside Double: $4,059.00

Outside Single: $4,659.00

*Included in Price: Cruise Taxes and Fees, Port Charges, Round Trip Air from Palm Beach Intl Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers

*Not Included in Price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $345 per person

Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day 1Overnight Flight
  • Day 2Crowne Plaza Athens City Center, Athens
  • Day 3 – 5Louis Cruises , Piraeus
  • Day 6 – 7Capsis Hotel, Thessaloniki
  • Day 8Famissi Eden Hotel, Kalambaka
  • Day 9Hotel Anemolia, Arachova
  • Day 10Holiday Inn Athens, Athens
On some dates alternate hotels/vessels may be used.

For more information call

Tom Craton
WCNO Christian Radio
888-221-8990
wcno@wcno.com

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Greece: In the Footsteps of Paul the Apostle

featuring a 3-night Greek Islands & Turkey Cruise

Day 1: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 Overnight Flight
Paul the Apostle, the prolific writer of the New Testament letters, was one of the first Christian missionaries. Trace his journey through the ancient cities and pastoral countryside of Greece and Turkey.
Day 2: Thursday, March 10, 2016 Athens, Greece - Tour Begins
Your tour begins in Greece’s lively capital, Athens. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner in Athens’ historic district - the Plaka - a lively historic neighborhood nestled at the foot of the Acropolis. Feast on local cuisine and enjoy fine wine in a traditional taverna while Greek entertainment creates a wonderful ambiance around you. (D)
Day 3: Friday, March 11, 2016 Athens - Piraeus (Embarkation) - Mykonos
Embark on a wonderful 3-night cruise to the Greek Islands and Turkey. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily while on board. Mykonos, the whitewashed jewel of the Cyclades Islands, is your first stop. This charming, mountainous island is known for the hundreds of tiny chapels, white-washed buildings and beautiful windmills that dot its landscape. Don’t miss Mykonos Town, where mazes of narrow streets link the whitewashed buildings and traditional life continues amidst the bustling activity. Enjoy free time to explore this island paradise (B, L, D)
Day 4: Saturday, March 12, 2016 Kusadasi, Turkey - Patmos, Greece
Visit the Turkish port of Kusadasi for an included excursion to the ruins of Ephesus where Paul the Apostle spent three years during his ministry and where its inhabitants were the recipients of Paul’s famous epistle. Visit the House of Mary, where she is said to have spent her last days. A visit to the ruins includes the Agora, the great theater, and the stadium where chariot races took place and gladiatorial combats were held. It is said that Paul himself fought here against wild beasts. Continue your cruise to Patmos, the “Jerusalem of the Aegean.” Visit the Monastery of John and the Cave of the Apocalypse where John the Evangelist, inspired by God, wrote the Book of the Revelation during his exile. (B, L, D)
Day 5: Sunday, March 13, 2016 Heraklion (Crete) - Santorini
Arrive early this morning in Heraklion, Crete. Time is allowed for an optional excursion to Knossos, one of the most extraordinary archaeological sites in the western world and the center of the 4000 BC Minoan civilization. Explore the site and visit the world-famous Knossos Archaeological Museum. Later, arrive on the fabled island of Santorini, known as the “Black Pearl of the Aegean.” Accessible by foot, cable-car or donkey, enjoy free time to visit the cliff-top village of Fira for one of the world’s most breathtaking panoramas. (B, L, D)
Day 6: Monday, March 14, 2016 Piraeus - Disembark Cruise Ship - Athens - Thessaloniki
After an early morning disembarkation, travel north. Make a picture stop at Thermopylae, famous for its heroic defense by Leonidas and his courageous Spartans against the Persian army. Your day ends in Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest city. Founded in 315 B.C., Thessaloniki was an early center for Christianity, where Paul visited and preached during the winters of 49-50 A.D. and wrote two epistles to the ancient Thessalonians. Visit the Museum of Byzantine Culture, one of the finest museums in the world devoted to Byzantine art and civilization with an impressive collection of many Byzantine and early Christian frescoes, icons and artifacts. (B, D)
Day 7: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 Thessaloniki - Kavala - Thessaloniki
Travel to the coastal town of Kavala where Paul, accompanied by Silas, Luke and Timothy, first set foot on European soil. In nearby Philippi, Paul delivered his first sermon in Europe, planting the seeds of Christianity. Join a local expert for a guided tour of this historic town featuring the archaeological site and monuments spanning the Ancient, Roman and Byzantine eras. See the dungeon where Paul was held prisoner and the site where he baptized Lydia, the first Christian in Europe. (B)
Day 8: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Thessaloniki - Kalambaka
Proceed through the fertile Thessalian Valley - the breadbasket of Greece - to spectacular Meteora, a UNESCO World Heritage site. These dark, sandstone pinnacles rise abruptly from the plain of Thessaly, with six historic monasteries perched upon their peaks. Beginning in the 10th century, hermits, monks and ascetics sought solitude and spiritual solace in these dramatic crags. Visit two amazing Meteora monasteries* renowned for their intricate construction and exquisite Byzantine art. (B, D)
Day 9: Thursday, March 17, 2016 Kalambaka - Delphi
Travel through scenic mountain terrain to Delphi, one of the most moving sites of the ancient world. Once considered the “navel of the world,” Delphi is nestled on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, in a landscape of unparalleled beauty and majesty. Pilgrims once came from all over the ancient world to consult its mysterious oracle. A guided tour takes you along the Sacred Way to see the Doric Temple and the Sanctuary of Apollo, the Treasuries, and the intriguing Archaeological Museum with its staggering collection of ancient artifacts including the 5th-century bronzed Charioteer. (B, D)
Day 10: Friday, March 18, 2016 Delphi - Corinth - Athens
Travel to Corinth where Paul wrote two epistles, lived and preached for two years. Explore ancient Corinth on a guided tour featuring the Agora, where Paul’s trial by Gallio took place, and the Bema, where Paul was brought before the tribunal, as recorded in the Acts of the Apostles. In Athens, see the hill of Areopagus (Mars Hill) where Paul delivered his famous “Men of Athens” speech, and visit the incomparable Acropolis. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner celebrating the end of a marvelous trip. (B, D)
Day 11: Saturday, March 19, 2016 Athens - Tour Ends
You’ve explored the ancient land where Paul the Apostle made missionary journeys. You’ve seen the places to which he sent his famous epistles – Thessalonians, Philippians and Corinthians – and seen many of the places described in the Acts of the Apostles. Return home inspired by the incredible, soothing landscapes and the words and deeds of Paul the Apostle. (B)
Please Note:
How Will You See the World?

AVAILABLE OPTIONS:

No options exist for this tour.


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Cancellation Waiver and Insurance is just $345 per person.

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Greece: In the Footsteps of Paul the Apostle

Listed below is important information to assist you in preparing for your upcoming trip. This information provided will help you have a more enjoyable experience while you are on your tour.

Accommodations

On some programs, there are a limited number of single and triple rooms. Double rooms usually consist of 2 beds. Triple rooms are normally a standard double room with 2 beds. A cot or rollaway bed may be added to the double room at some hotels, based on room size and fire codes. When triples are not available, appropriate charges for single and twin accommodations will be assessed.

We make every effort to accommodate your specific requests and forward them to the hotels. These requests cannot be guaranteed as hotels may not always be able to honor them.

Check-in times are set by individual hotel properties and vary by hotel. Depending on your arrival time, there may be a delay in gaining access to your room as most hotels offer afternoon check-in. We ask guests to observe check-out times at all properties as designated by the hotel.

Some hotels require a credit card imprint or your passport information upon check-in in order to activate telephones in the rooms and for potential incidental charges. Most hotels charge an access fee for using phones in hotel rooms. Please check with the front desk personnel at each hotel for specific policies.

Hotel membership programs are not applicable.

In certain countries, hotel rooms tend to be smaller than standard U.S. accommodations. Please be assured that we use high quality properties throughout each country.

ADA

The Americans with Disabilities Act does not apply outside of the United States.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, we will make reasonable efforts to accommodate the special needs of tour participants. Persons requiring individual assistance must be accompanied by a companion who is capable of, and totally responsible for, providing the necessary assistance. Neither our personnel nor its suppliers may physically lift or assist clients onto transportation vehicles.

We regret that we cannot provide individual assistance to a tour member who has special mobility, dietary or other like needs.

Clothing & Packing Tips

If you are taking prescription medication, please be sure to take an adequate supply for your tour and a few additional days, in original prescription containers. Medication should be packed in your carry-on baggage. Do not place it in your checked luggage. You may want to carry an extra prescription in a separate bag in case medication is lost.

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FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Daily Program: Each evening, a program detailing the following day’s activities will be delivered to your cabin. This will include arrival and departure times, excursion departure times, social activities, meal times, opening hours of the onboard services, evening dress code and other useful information. Please read it carefully.

Guest Relations Office: Our onboard personnel will be pleased to help you and answer all your questions. The Guest Relations Office is open 24 hours a day.

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STAY IN TOUCH COMMUNICATION: Mobile telephones: Please note that when your mobile phones are out of shore side network limits, their signal is transmitted via the vessels’ satellite which increases the cost to you, the subscriber. While on board you can be contacted on the following numbers:

Louis Majesty Fax 0019 546723510, Telephone 0019 546723509/11. Louis Cristal Fax 0046 852503624, Telephone 0046 855803621/2/3. Louis Olympia Fax 0019 545384237, Telephone 0019 545384236. Louis Orient Queen Fax 00870 764906838 Telephone 0046 855803616/7/8.

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Tipping Onboard:

Onboard gratuities are included in the price of your vacation. The exception is the beauty parlor and health spa services. It is customary to tip these skilled workers after services are rendered.

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Conditions of carriage for Louis Cruises are available for review at www.louiscruises.com/coc.

Currency

Your personal bank card may work at local ATM machines in the destination you are traveling to and would dispense local currency. Please contact your bank to determine if this option is available, that your PIN number will be accepted, to inform them that you are traveling and to determine if any charges apply for each transaction.

You may exchange your money at airports, banks, exchange bureaus, and at some hotels (although the exchange rate and fee is usually higher at hotels). In most cases, a commission charge will be assessed to exchange your money. Locations in the city usually offer a better currency exchange rate than airports.

We recommend carrying only a few major credit cards. Credit card purchases often provide an extra guarantee on your purchase (check with your specific credit card company for details and fees). It is advisable to contact any credit card company you intend utilizing while on tour before you depart to notify them where you will be traveling, to avoid any rejection of services.

The currency is the Euro.

Please note that many places in Europe will not accept 50 and 100 USD bills as there has been a high rate of counterfeit notes circulating.

Local currency will be needed for lunches, gratuities and small items such as postcards and postage.

If optional tours are made available to purchase, please note that credit cards must have an expiration date of greater than 30 days from the start of the tour.

Currency

The currency on board is the Euro. For your convenience, the vessels operate a cashless system. Your personal embarkation card allows you to charge to your shipboard account everything onboard except for transactions made at the casino. American Express, MasterCard and Visa are accepted. Debit cards or personal cheques are not accepted. For those passengers not wishing to pay by credit card, payment can be made in cash or Travelers’ cheques.

If optional tours are made available to purchase, please note that credit cards must have an expiration date of greater than 30 days from the start of the tour.

Electricity

An adaptor (which changes the physical plug) and/or converter (which changes the electric current) are necessary if you plan to use an appliance with voltage different from the standard within the country you are visiting. Please note, if your appliance has dual voltage you may still need an adaptor for the plug.

When packing your electronic items for travel, please review the converter electric current level to make sure it is the same or greater than the items you are planning on using. If you plan on utilizing or transporting a sleep apnea machine, please remember to pack an extension cord and adapter plug to ensure proper function.

Elevation

Elevation on this tour will not exceed 1850 feet.

Helpful Hints

Bring a camera, memory cards, film, and batteries and be sure to bring enough photography supplies for your entire trip. If you have a video camera, bring an extra battery, plus proper recharging equipment. Due to security screening, we recommend storing your equipment in your carry-on luggage.

Bring a travel alarm clock, travel sewing kit and an alcohol based gel hand sanitizer when soap and water is not accessible.

Pack items that may leak in plastic bags. Do not pack any articles of value in your checked luggage.

As a precaution, we suggest that you divide the contents of your suitcase with your traveling companion.

Avoid over packing and leave room for souvenirs that you plan to take back home.

Helpful Hints

Bring a copy of your passport/identification and pack it separately from the original.

Leave a copy of your tour itinerary at home with your emergency contact and a copy of your passport.

Remember when flying you can only take one quart size bag with no more than 3 ounces of any one liquid. Liquids that do not fit in the one quart size bag and are larger than 3 ounces will be discarded by security.

Remember to hydrate and get up and stretch while flying.

If you are considering using your cell phone while traveling internationally, you should check with your cell provider concerning their access and charges for overseas calls, texting and emailing for the specific destination you are traveling to.

Included Features

The following are included in your tour package: transportation via motorcoach, accommodations, hotel luggage handling, meals, sightseeing, admission charges (as outlined in your itinerary), and applicable gratuities for bellmen, doormen and dining room wait staff. Customary gratuities for cruise ship personnel, hotel housekeeping staff, local sightseeing guides, drivers and tour managers have not been included.

Luggage

Please consult with your scheduled airline as luggage fees and restrictions vary by carrier and destination.

Due to the limited motorcoach capacity, one checked luggage (62 inches in length, height and width; weight not to exceed 23kg/50lbs) is allowed on tour.

We also encourage just one carry-on bag per individual (for carrying items that might be needed during the day’s sightseeing excursions or camera/video equipment). Dimensions for carry-ons should not exceed 17" x 12" x 10", allowing it to fit under the seat or in the overhead rack of most motor coaches.

If you exceed the limit of 2 bags, we cannot guarantee that your additional luggage will be able to fit in the touring vehicle. Storage or shipment of additional luggage will be at your own expense.

If we are able to accommodate your additional luggage, we will assess a fee of 4 USD per bag per hotel.

Please remember to label your luggage and important items with your name, home address and telephone number. We recommend labeling your luggage on both the outside and inside of the bag.

Please attach only the plastic luggage tag included in this mailing to your checked luggage before checking in for your flight.

Your paper luggage tag is to be attached at the first hotel.

We cannot assume liability or accept claims for loss or damage to luggage and personal effects due to breakage, theft or normal wear and tear that results from hotel, airline and group carrier handling. It is in your best interest to have adequate insurance (such as our comprehensive “No Worries Travel Protection”) to cover these eventualities.

Meals

Most meals are included as indicated in your document itinerary.

Guests with special dietary requirements must advise their travel counselor at the time of booking and also the tour manager upon joining the tour.

When information is provided, every effort will be made to accommodate these requests.

Please be advised that the average cost of meals (not inclusive of tax and gratuity) that are not included in your tour are as follows: lunch 15 to 20 USD and dinner 25 to 35 USD.

It is customary to drink bottled water in Greece.

Miscellaneous

Any person entering or leaving the EU and carrying cash of a value of €10,000 or more must declare it. The term "cash" includes currency notes, coins, bankers' drafts, checks and travelers' cheques.

Travelers who fail to declare any amount over €10,000 will face stiff sanctions and could face penalties of as much as €8,000.

Name Badges

Collette provides name badges to our travelers in order to facilitate conversation among fellow travelers. The name badge also ensures that a Collette representative can easily recognize you, especially at airports upon arrival.

Reading List

Interested in reading about your destination before you depart? We have pre-selected travel guides, novels and books on history, nature and art to help enhance your total vacation experience. You can access the complete list by typing the following into your web browser. Select the region of the world to find your tour: http://www.longitudebooks.com/find/d/21635/r/CV/mcms.html

Seat Belts

The European Union (EU) has adopted a directive (2003/20EU) regarding the compulsory wearing of seatbelts while traveling on your vehicle when equipped. Failure to comply could result in a PERSONAL fine of up to Euro 750. Collette will NOT issue refunds to passengers who may be fined for non-compliance. Our tour managers will remind you again while on tour, but we feel that advising you in advance is beneficial.

Shopping

One of the best parts of traveling is coming back home with souvenirs that really reflect the place you’ve just been. Greece offers many shopping opportunities and wonderful items!

In Mykonos, look for gold jewelry and beeswax candles -- two of the island's most popular souvenirs.

In Rhodes you will find beautiful hand-woven linens. Rhodes is also known for unique glazed pottery and leather goods.

Items that can be found all over Greece include colorful glass "eye beads" believed to ward away evil, "komboloi" which are worry beads believed to be the secret to serenity, cobalt blue glass, herbs, savory Grecian olive oil, Byzantine Icon gifts, pistachios, handmade Greek boats, rugs, soaps, honey and wine.

A Greek aperitif called Ouzo; known all over the world for its unique anise flavor is also a popular gift to bring back home.

Bargaining still exists in most marketplaces... be firm. It will gain you respect, not enemies.

DVDs or other electronic equipment purchased abroad may not be compatible with your PC or home equipment.

Smoking

Smoking Restrictions:

Our tours are non-smoking throughout.

If you require a smoking room, please alert your agent upon tour booking.

Please be mindful of locations where smoking is prohibited: the motorcoach, at dining venues and other restricted areas on tour including most hotels. Customers are responsible for any fines incurred for failure to comply with smoking restrictions.

Smoking

Smoking on the cruise ship is prohibited in all areas except one designated lounge and the casino where applicable and also the open decks. Smoking is not allowed in the cabins. Must be 18 years of age to enter the casino.

Time Zone

Greece is 7 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time.

Tour Manager

We pride ourselves on having the best-trained and most experienced tour managers in the industry.

Gratuities should be extended on a voluntary basis and should be in direct proportion to the level of professionalism and personal service extended to you throughout the tour. Past experience has shown that a guideline of 4-6 USD per person for each traveling day is a customary amount for the tour manager. A customary amount of 3-5 USD per person per day is suggested for the driver.

Transportation

Flight Information, Departure Taxes & Fees

Land Only Vacations:

If you chose to purchase a land only vacation, pay particular attention to flight segments that occur during the tour which are not included in your land only rate.

You must purchase these internal flight segments and the schedule must match the flights that we utilize on the group tour.

Please provide us with your flight schedules for the entire tour six weeks prior to departure so we may secure services if you purchased transfers from us, as well as maintain emergency contact.

Air Inclusive Vacations

Air inclusive vacations cover air transport to and from your origin gateway as well as all internal air segments on tour.

In order to comply with Homeland Security’s “Secure Flight” mandate, all passengers must provide full name, date of birth and gender at time of reservation. Your airline ticket must match the name on your valid, non-expired, government issued photo ID to be shown at the airport (including middle name, first or middle initial).

If you are a member of a participating frequent flyer program, provide the number upon booking and retain the passenger copy of your ticket and boarding pass to ensure that you receive proper credit of your mileage.

Some air tickets are not eligible for mileage accrual.

Whenever possible, we will add charges for air departure taxes to your invoice. Some international arrival and departure fees are not included in your air ticket and must be paid by you on tour in local currency.

Transportation

Transfers

We are pleased to provide you with complimentary airport to hotel, and hotel to airport transfers at the beginning and end of an escorted tour when you purchase an air-inclusive vacation.

Land-only clients who have purchased round trip transfers will be accommodated at the same times as air inclusive clients.

Arrival meeting locations and transfer departure times are provided on your document booklets.

On some programs there may be a waiting period at the airport due to varying flight schedules of other arriving passengers.

If you have secured your own transfer, you may meet your tour manager at the hotel.

Motorcoach Information: We do not own or operate vehicles. We charter quality coaches that are temperature controlled vehicles. Coach size may vary based upon the number of tour patrons. In certain countries, lavatory equipped motorcoaches are not available or the lavatory is for emergency use only.

Frequent stops will be made en route for comfort and convenience.

Seat Rotation: Seats are rotated for the benefit of our tour guests. This fosters communication and enables our guests to enjoy a variety of vantage points on the motorcoach. Guests will rotate seats at least once a day, as directed by the tour manager. In fairness to all, there will be no exceptions to this policy.

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Cancellation Charges for this tour: After your seat reduction date has passed, a non-refundable deposit will be retained. For Cancellation between 60-16 days prior to departure: cancellation fee of 30% of total price. For cancellation between 15-1 days prior to departure: cancellation fee of 50% of total price. For cancellation on the day of departure and after: 100% of total price. For Ocean Cruises: For cancellation between 90-61 days prior to departure: cancellation fee of 35% of total price. For cancellation between 60-31 days prior to departure: 60% of total price. 30 or fewer days prior to departure: 100% of total price. For River Cruises: including Europe, Russia, Egypt and China, 90-61 days prior to departure: cancellation fee of 50% of total price. For cancellation between 60-31 days prior to departure: cancellation fee of 85% of total price. For cancellation 30 or fewer days prior to departure: cancellation fee of 100% of total price. For Galapagos and Antarctica: A cancellation fee of 60% will apply for cancellation between 120-90 days prior to departure; A cancellation charge of 100% will apply for cancellation less than 90 days prior to departure. Cancellation protection is highly recommended and must be purchased at time of deposit. Air rates are subject to change until tour is paid in full. If Travel Protection Plan has not been purchased and a reservation is cancelled for any reason prior to departure - Air is 100% non-refundable once paid in full. Cancellation charges also apply to reservations made for "pre" and "post" night accommodations. Payment of a Per Person Travel Protection Plan Fee guarantees a full refund of all payments (including deposit), except the Travel Protection Plan Fee itself, made to Collette for travel arrangements in case of cancellation of your travel plans for any reason prior to the day of departure. The Travel Protection Plan Fee with Air only covers airline tickets you have purchased from Collette. Exception: If you originally purchased non-refundable airline tickets, the Travel Protection Plan does not provide a refund for the airline tickets, taxes or fees, in the event of cancellation. This air ticket is covered by Collette's travel protection plan under Part B, if you cancel your trip for covered reasons (see Part B for more details). The Travel Protection Plan Fee does not cover any single supplement charges which arise from an individual’s traveling companion electing to cancel for any reason prior to departure. However, the Part B travel insurance includes a single supplement benefit of $1,000 for certain covered reasons as detailed in Part B. In this case, the single supplement will be deducted from the refund of the person who cancels. Division of this charge between the two passengers involved is solely their responsibility. If insufficient funds are deducted from the canceling client, the traveling client will be charged the remaining portion of the single supplement. Cancellation waiver protects you from penalties in the event you have a need to cancel your entire inclusive tour package up to the day prior to departure. Cancellation waiver does not indemnify you from penalties if you chose to cancel partial tour components or air. If you chose to partially cancel your vacation, you will be responsible for a revision fee as well as any penalties that are incurred at the time of the cancellation. Upon cancellation of transportation or travel services where you, the customer, are not at fault and have not canceled in violation of the terms and conditions above, you will be refunded 100%. Please see your sales agent for more information, or review our brochure for details.
Consumer Protection Plans: Collette Travel Service holds membership in the following highly reputable industry organizations: the United States Tour Operators Association and the American Society of Travel Agents. Each association operates a consumer protection plan to cover deposits made by travelers. Full details are available from the organizations or Collette Travel Service. Collette is pleased to give this additional protection to our clients. Our California Sellers of Travel registration number is 2006766-20. Our State of Washington Unified Business Number is 601220855. Our Nevada Sellers of Travel registration number is 2003-0279.
IDENTIFICATION Passports are required for this tour at your expense. Certain countries require a minimum of 6 months passport validity from date of return home. You are strongly urged to contact the appropriate consulate for details. Visit www.travel.state.gov for the U.S. State Department for the latest details about passports and visa requirements. IMPORTANT: We recommend that our clients traveling abroad take a photocopy of their passport and applicable visas. It should be packed separately from your actual passport and visa. We also recommend leaving a copy at home with your emergency contact.
Responsibilities: Neither Collette Travel Services, Inc., its affiliated entities and its and their employees, shareholders, officers, directors, successors, agents, and assigns (collectively "Collette"), own or operate any person or entity which is to or does provide goods or services for these trips. Because Collette does not maintain control or operate the personnel, equipment, or operations of the suppliers it uses and as such Collette assumes no responsibility for and cannot be held liable for any personal injury, death, property damage or other loss accident, delay, inconvenience, or irregularity which may be occasioned by reason of (1) any wrongful, negligent, willful or unauthorized acts or omissions on the part of any of the suppliers or other employees or agents; (2) any defect in or failure of any vehicle, equipment, or instrument owned, operated or otherwise used by any of these suppliers; or (3) any wrongful, willful or negligent act of or omission on the part of any other party not under the supervision and control of Collette. Additionally, Collette waives any and all liability for losses or expenses due to sickness, lack of appropriate medical facilities or practitioners, weather, strikes, theft or other criminal acts, war, terrorism, computer problems, acts of God, or other such causes. All services and accommodations are subject to the laws of the country in which they are provided. Collette reserves the right to make changes in the published itinerary whenever, in their sole judgment, conditions warrant, or if Collette deems it necessary for the comfort, convenience, or the safety of the tour. Collette reserves the right to withdraw any tour at any time. Collette reserves the right to decline to accept any person as a member of the tour, or to require any participant to withdraw from the tour at any time, when such action is determined by the tour manager to be in the best interests of the health, safety, and general welfare of the tour group or of the individual participant. Collette does not accept liability for any carrier's cancellation penalty incurred by the purchase of a non-refundable airline or other ticket to the tour departure city and return or otherwise. Baggage and personal effects are the sole responsibility of the passenger at all times. Passengers may be photographed for the promotional purposes of Collette. Payment of the deposit to Collette constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions. I agree that any dispute concerning, relating, or referring to this contract, the brochure or any other literature concerning my trip, or the trip itself, shall be resolved exclusively by binding arbitration according to the then existing rules of the American Arbitration Association in the State of Rhode Island. Such proceedings will be governed by and in accordance with substantive Rhode Island law. The arbitrator and not any federal, state, or local court or agency shall have exclusive authority to resolve any dispute relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability, conscionability, or formation of this contract, including but not limited to any claim that all or any part of this contract is void or voidable. Explorations is a brand of Collette Travel Services Inc., a Rhode Island based corporation.
*Airfare: For your convenience, we offer airfare for purchase with all vacation packages. If you purchase an air inclusive program, your airfare will be quoted inclusive of all fuel, taxes and fees. Your rates are subject to change until paid in full. Seats are limited and may not be available on every flight or departure date. Checked Baggage Charges: Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage. Please contact your airline or refer to its website for detailed information regarding your airline’s checked baggage policies.

 

 

 

 

 

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