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  • Visit to UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Elephant ride at Amber Fort in Jaipur.
  • Dinner with local folk Dances at Jaipur.
  • See Camel Festival at Pushkar.
  • Boat cruise on the serene and beautiful Lake Pichola
Day 01 / 20 OCTOBER 2017 (FRI)

ARRIVE DELHI

Arrive at Delhi International Airport. Following immigration, customs formalities and baggage collection, a representative will meet, as you exit the terminal building and will transfer you to your Hotel.

Overnight at Hotel, Delhi      Meals: No

Day 02 / 21 OCTOBER 2017 (SAT)

IN DELHI

Morning after breakfast proceed for tour of Old and New Delhi. We will start our day by visiting a Sikh Temple, Gurudwara Bangla Saheb, and get some insight into this amazing religion followed by visit to Old Delhi where Mughal era still be felt in the air. We will visit Jama Masjid India’s largest mosque, built by Emperor Shah Jahan, creator of the Taj Mahal. Take a cycle rickshaw ride through its principal street, Chandni Chowk, originally it is a bustling clutter of shops, temples, mosques and workshops of goldsmiths, silversmiths, silk traders and embroiderers. After the visit we will drive pass Massive Red Fort, to reach at Raj ghat – the places where Mahatama Ghandi was cremated after his assassination.

After the visit we will drive through New Delhi visiting India Gate (War Memorial), a 137 feet high stone arch featuring the names of 90,000 Indian soldiers who died in the First World War; and by the President's house, a huge building with 340 rooms in the middle of a sprawling well laid out gardens. Continue to visit the Qutub Minar - a tall tower, built to call the devout for prayer at an adjoining mosque.

After the visit return back to hotel.

Overnight at Hotel, Delhi      Meals: Breakfast

Day 03 / 22 OCTOBER 2017 (SUN)

DELHI – MANDAWA

Breakfast at Hotel. After breakfast proceed to drive for Mandawa.

(260 Kms/06 Hrs approximately)


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MANDAWA
The compact and busy little market of Mandawa was established in the 18th century and was fortified by some dominant merchant families. Today, it has some of the finest painted Havelis in the region and is a perfect place for wandering at random. You can visit the Medieval Fort which has a magnificent view of the entire town, and go around the Havelis or residential buildings of Mandawa built in a typical Rajasthani style. The major themes found in the murals are Hindu mythology, history, folk tales, eroticism, and even foreigners and their inventions like telephones and cars. Upon arrival Mandawa, Check-in at your hotel

In the afternoon visit the Medieval Fort which has a magnificent view of the entire town, and go around the Havelis or residential buildings of Mandawa built in a typical Rajathani style. The major themes found in the murals are Hindu mythology, history, folk tales, eroticism, and even foreigners and their inventions like telephones and cars.

Overnight at Hotel      Meals: Breakfast

Day 04 / 23 OCTOBER 2017 (MON)

MANDAWA - BIKANER

Morning after breakfast depart for Bikaner by surface. (200 km 4 hrs)

Bikaner is a District in the northwest of the state of Rajasthan in northern India. The city is the administrative headquarters of Bikaner District and Bikaner division. It was formerly the capital of the princely state of Bikaner. The city was founded by Rao Bika in 1486 and from its small origins it has developed into the fourth largest city in Rajasthan.

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Late in the afternoon, you will proceed for a sightseeing tour of Bikaner. Visit Junagarh Fort, one of the most interesting forts in Rajasthan, with its sumptuously decorated interiors. Built in 1588 by Raja Rai Singh it is unusual in the sense that it was one of the few major forts of Rajasthan that was not built on a hilltop. Instead, it was built on the desert plains; its rugged sandstone bastions and graceful pavilions and balconies are silhouetted against the sky.

Evening at Leisure.

Overnight at Hotel      Meals: Breakfast

Day 05 / 24 OCTOBER 2017 (TUE)

BIKANER - JAISALMER

Breakfast at Hotel

After breakfast proceed to drive for Jaisalmer (300 Kms/06 Hrs approximately) Today’s Lunch will be at Hotel.


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JAISALMER

The captivating city of Jaislamer, founded by Prince Jaisal in 1156 AD, has been dubbed Golden City because of the honey colour imparted to its yellow sandstone walls by the setting sun. With the crenellated walls and narrow streets lined with exquisitely carved buildings, it has an extraordinary medieval feel. It was a major post in the desert trade route between India and Central Asia.
Upon arrival Jaisalmer, Check-in at your hotel
Rest of the day is at leisure

Overnight at Hotel      Meals: Breakfast

Day 06 / 25 OCTOBER 2017 (WED)

IN JAISALMER

Breakfast at Hotel

After breakfast proceed for the sightseeing of Jaisalmer. Visit the Jaisalmer fort built by Rawal Jaisal atop the 80 m high Trikuta hill, where a fourth of the population still lives. Within the fort are also beautifully carved Jain temples of the 12th to the 15th centuries. See Badal Vilas Palace, the former ruler’s 20th century palace. Also visit some impressive merchant mansions (havelis) including Patwon ki Haveli (1805), a five-storey building with carved pillars and murals, Salim Singh and Nathmalji ki Haveli.

Afternoon proceed to Samm sand dunes. Enjoy short camel ride at Dunes. The Samm sand dunes permit you to experience the pace and space of desert life.

Overnight at Hotel      Meals: Breakfast

Day 07 / 26 OCTOBER 2017 (THU)

JAISALMER-JODHPUR

Breakfast at Hotel. Time for independent activities.

Afternoon proceed to drive for Jodhpur (265 Km/6 Hrs approximately) Jodhpur looks out over the desert to the West and the massive fort, topping a sheer rocky hill, which rises right in the middle of the town, totally dominates the city.The old city of Jodhpur is surrounded by a wall 10km long, which was built about a century after the city was founded. From the fort you can clearly see where the old city ends and the new begins. The old city is fascinating jungle of winding streets of great interest to wander around. Eight gates lead out from the walled city. It’s one of the more interesting cities in India and those baggy-tight horse riding trousers, jodhpurs, took their name from this locale.

Upon arrival check in at your hotel.

Overnight at Hotel      Meals: Breakfast

Day 08 / 27 OCTOBER 2017 (FRI)

IN JODHPUR

Morning after breakfast , proceed for visit to Mehrangarh Fort (citadel of the Sun) that evokes the very spirit of the Rathores, the ruling local Rajput clan. Visit its various palaces with their delicate friezes and respective museums, displaying treasures of the royal family. North of Meherangarh Fort, and connected to it by road, Jaswant Thada is a pillared marble memorial to the popular ruler Jaswant Singh II (1878-95), who purged Jodhpur of dacoits, initiated irrigation systems and boosted the economy. The cenotaphs of members of the royal family who have died since Jaswant are close by his memorial; those who preceded him are remembered by chhatris at Mandor. This south-facing spot is also the best place from which to photograph the fort, looming above the sheer rocky Meherangarh plateau.

Afternoon explore the old market of Jodhpur.

Evening free to relax.

Overnight at Hotel      Meals: Breakfast

Day 09 / 28 OCTOBOER 2017 (SAT)

JODHPUR-PUSHKAR

Breakfast at Hotel

After breakfast proceed to drive for Pushkar (250 Km/06 Hrs approximately)

Early morning - boat ride on the holiest of holy river - The Ganges. Return for breakfast at hotel. After breakfast visit

PUSHKAR: The village of Pushkar lies 11 kms from Ajmer on the edge of the desert. At its heart is one of India’s most sacred lakes. There are 52 ghats around the lake, and numerous temples. The Brahma temple, especially, attracts pilgrims all year round. Apart from its religious significance, Pushkar is known for its Cattle and Camel fair held every year in the month of Kartik (October/November), which attracts visitors in their thousands. You can also witness and participate in the evening prayer meetings in the temples. Being a religious town, alcohol and non-vegetarian food are taboo.

Upon arrival in Pushkar, Check-in at your hotel

Lunch and Dinner at hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure

Overnight at Hotel      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10 / 29 OCTOBER 2017 (SUN)

IN PUSHKAR

Breakfast at Hotel

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After breakfast proceed at the Pushkar Fair ground and enjoy the fair.

Lunch and Dinner at hotel.

Overnight at Tents.      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner




Day 11 / 30 OCTOBER 2017 (MON)

PUSHKAR JAIPUR

Breakfast at Hotel. Time to explore the festival.

Later proceed to drive for Jaipur (145 Km/03 Hrs approximately)

JAIPUR: Jaipur (City of Victory) was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727. It is the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the Universe through nine rectangular sectors sub-dividing it. The architect who formalized the city’s plans on the Shilpa Shastra, the epic Hindu treatise on architecture, mixed it with the sublimity of the Mughal and Jain influences of those times. The city was painted pink in 1853 in honour of the visit by Prince Albert. Except for the busy traffic of bicycles, cars and buses, little seems to have changed.

Upon arrival Jaipur, Check-in at your hotel

Rest of the day free for independent activities

Overnight at Hotel      Meals: Breakfast

Day 12 / 31 OCTOBER 2017 (TUE)

IN JAIPUR

After an early breakfast, start on an excursion to Amber Fort. Jaipur’s Maharaja Man Singh, Mughal Emperor Akbar’s most successful General, started constructing Amber Fort in the 17th century. Before the City Palace was constructed in Jaipur, Amber was the seat of power. The Fort is surrounded by fortified battlements and overlooks the Moat Lake. Once you are on top, stroll through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls. Many of the rooms have delightful wall paintings, with precious stones and mirrors inlaid in the walls. Most fascinating, perhaps, is the Sheesh Mahal (hall of mirrors) where a single lamplight is reflected in the many mirrors, lighting up the room.


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Later, visit Jantar Mantar, an observatory built by Sawai Jai Singh ll in the 18th century. The Maharajah, a scientist as well as an astronomer, had the principles of Euclid translated into Sanskrit. One of the most remarkable sites in Jaipur, the Jantar Mantar has fourteen major geometric devices for measuring time, predicting eclipses and tracking stars and planets.

Continue to the City Palace built within the fortified area of the original city, with one of the finest monumental entrances in India. The Palace is now principally a museum housing a collection of great treasures, including miniature paintings, carpets, royal garments and other interesting objects from Jaipur's intriguing past. The former royal family retains a part of the palace for their personal use.

End the tour with a fascinating walk in the old city. Mingle and talk with the locals whilst observing some of the regions culinary delight. Observe local artisans in their workshops; jewelers and silversmiths, gold and silver foil makers. The iconic Hawa Mahal also called the Palace of the winds is the meeting - point at which this walk begins.

Overnight at Hotel      Meals: Breakfast

Day 13 / 01 NOVEMBER 2017 (WED)

JAIPUR-AGRA

Breakfast at Hotel. Drive to Agra en-route visiting Abhaneri Step Wells & Fatehpur Sirki ( 260 km – 6 hrs).Fatehpur Sikri is a fort palace that was the one time capital of the Mughal Empire and is now a UNESCO world heritage site. The deserted red sandstone city, an outstanding example of Mughal architecture built by the Great Mughal Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace in the late 16th century and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water.

Continue drive to Agra and upon arrival check in at the hotel.

AGRA Traditions ascribe the foundation of the present city of Agra, situated on the banks of Yamuna River, to Raja Badal Singh around 1475 A.D. However the mention of Agraban in the Mahabharata suggests that it has been the sister Of Matura, an ancient city in the vicinity, from a very early period. Sikandar Lodi made this place his capital when the Lodis ruled North India. But according to an ancient legend, the name of Agra is derived from Agrabans of the twelve groves of Brijmandala, where teenager Lord Krishna is said to have sported with his companions.

Upon arrival check in at hotel.

Overnight at Hotel      Meals: Breakfast

Day 14 / 02 NOVEMBER 2017 (THU)

AGRA-DELHI-DEPARTURE

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Early morning proceed for Visit to Taj Mahal at Sun Rise.

Early morning, visit Taj Mahal (remain close on all Fridays). It is fitting to see this extraordinary monument by the first light of day as its exemplary beauty is awe-inspiring and will create an unforgettable memory.

Said to be one of the most elegant and a harmonious building in the world, Taj Mahal was built by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan in 1630 AD to enshrine the mortal remains of his beloved Queen Mumtaz Mahal. Taj Mahal manifests the wealth and luxury of Mughal art as seen in architecture and garden design, painting, and calligraphy. The 144 foot double dome of the Taj is capped with a finial and the four minarets each 131 ft high and crowned by an open octagonal pavilion highlight the perfect symmetry of the tomb. Return to hotel for breakfast.

After breakfast you will start with guided tour of Agra Fort - the seat and the stronghold of the Mughal Empire under successive generations. Approachable by two imposing gates and constructed of red sandstone, the citadel was built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar between the years 1565 and 1573. Encircled by a moat, this dramatic city within a city was the palace of three emperors, Akbar, Shah Jehan and Aurangzeb, each of whom made significant contributions to the wonderful architecture of the inner buildings – a combination of Persian (Islamic) and local Hindu styles.

Afternoon drive to Delhi, upon arrival transfer to airport to connect your flight for onward destination. Late in the evening transfer to Airport to board flight back home.

Meals: Breakfast

tour cost & dates
No of pax travelling together Cost per person
02 / 03 paying pax US$ 2299 per person
04 / 05 paying pax US$ 2095 per person
06 / 09 paying pax US$ 2150 per person
10 / 14 paying pax US$ 2070 per person
15 / 19 paying pax US$ 1989 per person
Single room US$ 700
Dinner supplement ( 10 Dinners) US$ 160 per person

WHAT YOUR TOUR PRICE INCLUDES
  • Return air Ticket from NEW YORK / CHICAGO / ATLANTA.
  • 13 nights’ accommodation.
  • Meal Plan: Room plus breakfast basis.
  •     • Except at Pushkar where all meals are included except Drinks
  • All transfers and sightseeing using Air condition Vehicle
  • One time Entrances Fee at the monuments as per the program.
  • Jeep ride / Elephant ride in Jaipur during the ascent to the Amber Fort.
  • Camel Safari in Saam.
  • Stepwells at Abhaneri
  • Services of English speaking Local guide for the sightseeing tours.
  •     • From 06 pax onward we will provide accompanying English speaking guide.
  • Services of Local representatives at airports.
  • Currently applicable taxes (Local and Service taxes)
  • One bottle of Packed Drinking water per Person per day in the Vehicle.
HOTELS ENVISAGED
CITY Hotels Room Category No of Nights
Delhi Royal Plaza Deluxe Room 02 nights
Mandawa Castle Mandawa Standard Room 01 night
Bikaner Lallgarh Palace Royal Deluxe 01 night
Jaisalmer Fort Rajwada Standard Room 02 nights
Jodhpur The Ummed Deluxe Room 02 nights
Pushkar Deluxe Tents Deluxe Tents 02 nights
Jaipur Hilton Standard Room 02 nights
Agra Double tree by Hilton Standard Room 01 night
WHAT YOUR TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
  • Expenses of personal nature like laundry, drinks, telephone calls, camera / video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, etc.
  • Any Tips
  • Any visa fee ( Visa is mandatory for visiting India)
  • Any other services or meals not mentioned in the above program.
IMPORTANT POINTS
  • This is simply a proposal and not the confirmation of any service. All confirmations will be subject to availability of accommodation / air seats.
  • In case desired category of hotel / s or type of room is not available then our costs will be subject to revision or supplement or reduction.
  • Check in time at all hotels is 1400 hrs & check out Noon hrs irrespective of any flight arrival or departure time.
  • Smoking in Public Places is prohibited by Law.
A BRIEF ABOUT THE TOUR
Essentials to pack
  • Enough medication that you require on a daily basis. Most pharmacies in Europe do not recognize prescriptions by Indian doctors and to get a prescription by a local doctor could cost quite a bit.
  • Extra pair of spectacles/lenses.
  • Comfortable walking shoes & umbrella.
  • All tour and travel documents ensure that you have photocopies of your visa, 1st and last page of your passport, airline tickets & keep it separate from the original.
  • All hotel addresses and hotel telephone numbers that are handed over along with your Tour Documents
  • Adapter Plugs: In the Europe the plug type is different and you will require adapter plugs to charge your phones, cameras etc. These plugs are easily available in India
  • In case you are carrying Travelers Cheques please carry a photocopy of the receipt separately
  • A tourist cannot carry more than $ 3000 or its equivalent in cash as per RBI guidelines
  • In case you are carrying any food items they have to be properly sealed and may be checked at the customs on landing. Also in case you are carrying currency in excess of Euro 10,000 this too must be declared on the customs declaration form.

AFTER YOU LAND
  • You will need to first proceed to clear immigration. You will need to stand in the Non EU Citizens line. Please ensure you have your passport with the visa page of the country of arrival.
  • At the immigration, you may be fingerprinted and photographed.
  • After clearing immigration proceed to the baggage claim area. Please keep in mind that baggage trolleys in Europe have a charge of euro 2 per trolley. It is advisable to keep change for the usage of the trolleys.
  • After collecting your luggage please proceed towards the exit, you will pass through the customs before you exit the baggage claim area.
  • After you have exited the baggage claim area you will be greeted by your Vacations Exotica Tour Manager or Local representative who will be waiting for you outside the customs area, in the arrivals hall.
DURING THE TOUR

ARRIVALS

  • London & others- All our passengers arriving with the group will be met by an experienced and professional Vacations Exotica Tour Manager / Local Representative in the arrivals area situated outside the customs hall at the respective Airport
  • We would like to bring to your notice that since the group would be arriving from various cities in India like, Mumbai / Delhi / Chennai/ Bangalore / Hyderabad /Ahmedabad etc., there is a possibility that the flights could arrive at different times or even get delayed.
  • Utmost care would be taken to ensure minimum waiting periods at the airports. However, it would not be possible to arrange separate transfers for each flight.

BAGGAGE

  • We strongly recommend that you carry 01 set of clothes, basic toiletry (without any sharp objects), and other accessories in your hand baggage. This is just in case your baggage is misplaced by the airline. Please do not keep any money / valuables in your check-in luggage since the airlines are not liable. Money and valuables should be kept with you on your person or in your hand baggage.
  • Your itinerary has been designed in such a way that you get to see the maximum number of cities. Hence you would be checking in and out of hotels quite often. In view of this, we recommend that you travel as light as possible as there is no porterage in the hotels.
  • The maximum allowable weight for the check in baggage is 23 Kgs. The allowance for cabin baggage is 01 piece weighing not more than 05 kgs per person. Any sharp object like scissors, knives, shaving kit etc. cannot be kept in the hand luggage. The same has to be kept in your check-in baggage. Please note that gels and other liquids should not exceed 100 ml and have to be carried in a quart size clear plastic zip lock bag.

PUNCTUALITY

  • We have designed your tour in a manner that you get to see the maximum number of places during your holiday and get value for your money. This can be achieved by your co-operation in being punctual.
  • We have booked most of the sightseeing and excursions in advance for a particular time and duration. In case the group is delayed, the delay would actually deprive you of your own sightseeing time. Even the local guides have been pre-booked for certain durations and cannot extend their services beyond the specified time-limits. Please do understand that punctuality is solely in your interest and will ensure that you enjoy the full benefits of all services included in the package. Very often, the entire group may be delayed and may lose valuable time or opportunity due to a few people delaying the whole group.
  • Due to the latest driver’s driving regulations policy, it is essential that the given days itinerary is completed within the stipulated driving hours of the driver. It is possible that, if the group is delayed for some reason, the free time given at certain sightseeing places could be curtailed.

COACH

  • We have carefully chosen an air-conditioned video coach in Europe for your comfort and convenience since most of your travelling would be by coach.
  • We however request you to assist us in keeping the coach neat and clean so that all of you can be comfortable during your holiday. Please do not eat foodstuff in the coach as there is a possibility of some leftover falling all over the coach.
  • We regret that in the interest of fellow customers, smoking and drinking alcoholic beverages is not permitted on the coach.

HOTELS

  • Your hotels have been specifically chosen keeping in mind the location and space availability. Utmost care is taken to ensure accommodation of good quality.
  • Hotels sometimes offer the facility of complimentary safe deposit lockers, which can be availed of.
  • Please ensure that there are no damages done to your hotel room during your stay, since the same would be charged to you directly by the hotel.
  • While checking into the hotels, please wait in the lobby or coach as advised by the Tour Manager / representative. Crowding near him would only delay the check-in process.
  • Cooking of any kind is not permitted in hotel rooms and hotels may levy a heavy fine for the same
  • The check in time at all hotels is 15:00 Hrs and check out is at 11:00 Hrs.

ROOMS

  • In case there are requests for adjoining/ adjacent/interconnecting rooms, the Tour Manager/Hotel Staff will do their best to arrange the same. However, there is no guarantee that the same will be available.
  • In some hotels, there may be facilities like mini bar, pay television etc. These are not complimentary and you will be charged by the hotel directly. Also, please ensure that you do not cause any kind of damage to your room. In case there is any damage caused by you, you will be charged for the same.
  • There is no complimentary drinking water provided in the rooms. Normal tap water is safe to drink throughout Europe except Italy.
  • In most hotels in Europe as a triple room a rollaway bed/ cot is provided. In Europe, the size of the rooms is of standard size.

MEALS

  • Continental breakfast as per the itinerary is included.
  • There is a choice of Lunch: Jain/vegetarian lunch and Dinner: Jain/vegetarian/ non-vegetarian meals. The menu, however, is fixed in advance and a la carte is not possible.
  • Some dinners may be served in the comforts of your hotel and the others in the finest Indian restaurants

CLOTHES TO CARRY ON YOUR TOUR

  • Since the weather in Europe changes often during the day we suggest you carry warm clothing like sweaters, jackets that would be essential. Avoid carrying heavy woolens. You should also carry a cap, sunglasses, a folding umbrella and comfortable walking shoes (canvas or track shoes).

CURRENCY IN EUROPE

  • 1 Euro = 100 cents. Notes are in denominations of Euro 500, 200, 100, 50,20,10,05, and 01. Coins are in denominations of cents: 50, 20, 10, 05 and 01 cent.
  • 1 CHF = 100 cents. Notes are in denominations of CHF 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50,20,& 10. Coins are in denominations of cents: 50, 20, 10, 05 and 01 cent.

TOUR MANAGER

  • We request you to kindly cooperate with the Tour Managers / Representative and abide by his/her instructions for a successful and memorable tour.
For more detail

Call us on 1-866-999-4654

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How do I book my tour with Airtours Holidays/ Vacation Exotica?

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How do I confirm my holiday?

The booking procedure:

  • Once you decide to book your holiday on any of the Air Tours Holidays/Vacation Exotica tours, you will have to fill up the Air Tours Holidays booking form. Please read the "Terms and Conditions" of the tour, stated behind the Booking Form. Our Sales staff/Associate Partners will be more than happy to assist you in filling in the same.
  • While booking any of our tours, along with the booking form, it is mandatory to enclose a non-refundable, interest – free deposit amount of USD 500, if the tour price is less than US$ 3000 & USD 1000 if the tour price is more than $3000 Per Person (adult, child).

When should I make the balance payment?

The balance payment towards tour cost should be made at least 60 days before the actual tour begins. On receiving the total tour cost from you, we will be able to issue your air tickets and your final documents. In case the above condition is not fulfilled, then there will be a delay in issuing your air ticket and subsequently arranging your visas. Incase we do not receive the total tour cost at least 60 days before departure, your booking deposit may be forfeited and your booking stands automatically cancelled.

What documents do I need to carry?

Passport:

You need to be in possession of a passport, which is valid for six months prior to the date of travel.

Visas:

It is mandatory to be in possession of valid visas for the country/ies to be visited for travel on your tour.

In case I wish to cancel my holiday, what would be the cancellation charges applicable?

Due to unavoidable circumstances if you have to cancel the tour, the same must be intimated to us in writing. As per the booking conditions of the tour we are constrained to levy the following cancellation charges per person:

When Cancellation is made:

Charges:

  • 60 days or more prior to the departure of the tour
  • 60-30 days prior to the departure of the tour
  • 30-15 days prior to the departure of the tour
  • 15 days or less prior to departure of the tour Or a "No show" on the tour
  • Non-refundable booking deposit
  • 50% of the total cost.
  • 75% of the total cost.
  • 100% of the total cost.

Airtours Holidays reserves the right to cancel any tour prior to the departure without assigning any reason.

All monies paid by you will be fully refunded in USD only, but no compensation is payable.

How important is overseas medical insurance?

It is extremely important that you purchase an Overseas Travel Insurance Policy to cover against any possible risks such as damage, loss or accident injury to life or property while on tour.

Refund, if any?

Refunds (If any) for amendments and or cancellations will be paid directly to you by the concerned AirtoursHolidays\ Branch Office / Associate Partners through whom you have forwarded your payments to us. It would take minimum 60 days to process refunds. For cases where an airline tickets is issued, it would take at least 90 days to process the refund (if due). There is no refund payable for any unutilized services e.g. meals entrance fees, optional tours, hotels, sightseeing etc. The company is not liable for any payments due to difference in the exchange rates.

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"You"/ "Client" the Person /Persons in whose name or whose behalf the booking is made "We"/ "Us"/ "Company" means Air Tours, Inc. "Independent Contractors" means Hotelier/ Hotel owner of any airlines or shipping company or Railway. Ferry boat owner / Operator, Coach owner / Operator or any other person or organization who has been selected by the company to render services to the Client. "Tour Cost" means the amount in the Total Tour Cost column mentioned in the Air Tours Inc. Holidays Booking form at the time of booking the tour.

BROCHURE ACCURACY:

All information given in this brochure is based on the information available at the time of publication. We reserve the right to change any information before or after your booking the tour due to any events beyond our control. In case we are aware of any changes sufficiently in advance, we will notify you at the time of booking otherwise our Tour Manager or Local representative inform you of the changes. Major road works may necessitate route changes in the Itineraries Indian restaurants may close or change management, all of these may cause us to make changes in the itinerary. Where we know of these sufficiency in advance we will notify you, otherwise our tour Managers or Local Representative will inform you of the changes on the spot. There are also very big fairs and exhibition, where all the hotels are fully booked well in advance, and therefore it may be necessary to stay in hotels in other cities.

MEALS:

The menus are pre-set menus provided for meals on the tour. The typeofmeals are clearly indicated under meals. Unlike an airline, we cannot processes special meal, nor do we guarantee a special diet to the client, except to the extent mentioned herein and preferred by you. We however reserve the right to change the meal arrangement circumstances make it necessary to do so. In the event that the client wakes Up Late and misses the breakfast offered to him or the client is out on his own and reaches late and misses any meal offered to him by the company, than no claim can be made for the meal which he has missed and not utilized. The exact number of meals being served on each tour is mentioned in the "Inclusions'.

HOTELS:

You will be out sightseeng most of the time and hence we have taken care to select hotels which are comfortable. The hotel rooms have private bath or shower. The hotels will either be those shown in the itinerary or cf the same category. Usually, the rooms are comparatively small, we would recommend only 3 persons in one room for your own comfort. Triple rooms are usually no larger than twin rooms and the third bed is often a roll away cot put in a twin room for the night. All baggage and personal effects are at all times and under al circumstances your responsibility. We will not be responsible or liable in case of loss of such items from the hotel. Any damages caused to the hotel rooms during your stay, shall be payable by you, and the company will not be liable for the same.

ITINERARY CHANGES:

We may often operate more than on coach per departure data. For the comfort and convenience of our passengers, we will sometimes reverse the direction, or slightly amend the itinerary including the flight routing. We will advise you of these amendments, prior to the tour or on tour. In the event that a client misses on any part of the sightseeing tour or any such tour due delay on his part, he will not be entitled to claim refund of the same.

COACH/SITTING:

We use air-conditioned/air-coll luxury coaches. We have found it fair to operate daily seat rotation on board our coach, so no seat numbers are allocated. If you are carrying any highly value items on the coach, we advise you not to leave them behind when you leave the coach. We will not be responsible or liable in case of loss of such times from the coach. All baggage an personal effects are at all times and in all circumstances your responsibility. Any damages caused to the coach during your travel, shall be payable by you and the company will not be liable for the same.

CANCELLATION DUE TO VISA REJECTION:

All the clients traveling on an Air Tours Holiday tour must be in possession of a valid visa, if applicable. However kindly note that it is entirely at the discretion of the concerned Consulate/Authorities to grant/reject visa even after submitting all relevant documents and the company will not be held responsible for the same. The company will not be responsible for non-issuance of the visa due to receipt of incomplete/delayed documents from the clients. It is a possibility that the consulate may ask the passengers to appear for a personal interview. This is at the sole discretion of the Consulate/Authorities. Passengers whose visas are not granted must intimate us at-least 60 days in advance, at which time the company will deduct non-refundable deposittowards Administrative charges and refund the balance deposit amount. However if such intimation is received within the said period of the operation of the tour, the cancellation charges will be applicable as per the cancellations rules mentioned hereunder.

The date requested by the client will be confirmed after the client obtains the visa and is subject to the availability of the tour at the point of time.

CANCELLATIONS:

All services such as Airline seats/Hotel accommodation/ground transportation for group tours are pre-blocked well in advance. We are liable to pay penalties to all our suppliers/vendors if these services are released within the below mentioned time frame. If circumstances make you cancel the tour, the cancellation must be intimated to us in writing. Such cancellation will attract the following cancellation charges:

Cancellation chage per person, When
Cancellation is made:

Charges:

  • 60 days or more prior to the departure of the tour
  • 60-30 days prior to the departure of the tour
  • 30-15 days prior to the departure of the tour
  • 15 days or less prior to departure of the tour or a "No show" on the tour
  • Non-refundable booking deposit
  • 50% of the total cost.
  • 75% of the total cost.
  • 100% of the total cost.

The company reserves the right to cancel any tour prior to the departure, without assigning any reason. All monies paid by you will be fully refunded forthwith in USD currency only, and no compensation will be payable. In case of cruises, 100% of the cruise cost paid will be forfeited in case of any cancellations, irrespective of time of cancellation. The company cannot assume responsibility for any fees relating to the issuance and/or cancellation of air tickets or other arrangements not done through the company.

PRIVACY OF INFORMATION:

We treat all the information furnished by you as confidential and will share only the necessary information with airline, hotels and other service providers who will provide the services to you during your tour. However we may be constrained to disclose the information furnished by you. If such disclosure is required by the law or by an order of a court or the rules, regulations or enquiry by any government/statutory agency having regularly authority over the company.

PAYMENTS:

At the time of booking: $500, if tour cost is less than $3000, $1000, if tour cost is more than $3000 Per Person (Adult/child). 60 days prior to the departure: The final balance tour cost. All payments must be made either by personal /cashier's check, or cash. The credit card payments will attract 4% extra charge.

TRANSFER FROM ON TOUR TO ANOTHER:

A transfer from one tour to another, prior to the departure of the originally booked tour will be treated as a cancellation on that tour, thereby attracting the cancellation charges as stated hereunder and a fresh booking on another.

REFUNDS:

Refunds (if any) for amendments and/or cancellations will be paid directly to you for bookings made directly with the company's office. For bookings routed through our Preferred Sales Agent (PSA) or your travel agent, the refunds will be routed through them. It would take at least 60 days to process refunds. There is no refunds payable for any unutilized services (e.g. Meals, Entrance Fees, Optional tour, Hotel, Sightseeing etc.)

TRAVEL INSURANCE:

We highly recommend your purchase a comprehensive Travel Insurance in order to protect your trip against any unforeseen cancellations.

SCOPE OF ACTIVITY:

We are travel and holiday organizers only. We do not control or operate any airline, neither do we own or control any shipping company, coach or coach company, hotel, transport or any other facility or service mentioned herein. We take care in selecting all the ingredients in your holiday, but because we only select and inspect them and have no control in running them. We cannot be responsible for any injury, death, loss or damage, which is caused by the act or default of the management or employees of any hoteliers, airlines, shipping company, coach owner/coach operator who are the company's independent contractors arising outside our normal selection and inspection process.

OTHER TERMS:

1. There is no contract between the company and the client until the company has received the initial deposit as above per person with a duly signed booking form. The full payment must be received in accordance with the time schedule given by the company. If not paid in that time, the company reserves the right to cancel the booking with consequent loss of deposit and apply the cancellation charges as mentioned herein before.

2. The company has the right at any time and for any reason:

  • To terminate this contract after acceptance of deposit but prior to the commencement of tour without assigning any reason whatsoever in the event the company terminates this contract, the company shall refund the amount paid by the client without payment of any interest.
  • To amend, alter, vary or withdraw any tour, holiday, excursion airline, flight routing or facility, it has advertised or published or to substitute an independent contractor of similar class if it is deemed advisable or necessary. In either case, the company shall not be liable for any damage, additional expense, or consequential loss suffered by the clients or for any compensation claims made.
  • No person other than the company, in writing, has the authority to vary, add, amplify or waive any stipulation, representation, term or condition mentioned herein.
  • In the event of the company exercising its rights to amend or alter any of the services as mentioned in the itinerary, after such tour or holiday has been booked, the client shall have the right: To continue with the tour of holiday as amended or attend or, to accept any alternative tour or holiday which the company may offer. In either of these above cases, the client shall not be entitled to, or the company shall not be liable to the client for any damage, additional expense, consequential loss suffered by him or to pay any amount as refund.

3. The company shall in no circumstances whatsoever be liable to the client for:

  • Any death, personal injury, sickness, accident, loss, delay, discomfort, increased expenses, consequential loss and/or damage or any misadventure however caused.
  • Any act, omission, default of independent contractor or other person or be any servant or agent, employed by them who may be engaged or concerned in the provision of accommodation, refreshment, carriage facilities or service for the client or for any person traveling with him howsoever caused.
  • The temporary or permanent loss of or damage to baggage or personal effects howsoever caused. In this condition the expression any consequential loss or additional expense whatsoever.

4. A) If the client has any complaint in respect of the services provided by any of the independent contractors, the client shall immediately notify the same in writing to the independent contractor and a copy thereof should be handed over to the tour manager of the company in order to enable the company to take up the matter with the matter with the independent contractor so that in future other clients do not face the same difficulty.

    B) Any claim or complaint by the client must be notified to the company in writing within 7 days of the end of this holiday tour. No claim notified to this company beyond this period will be entertained and the company shall incur no liability whatsoever in respect thereof.

1. It is hereby declared that the immunities provided under this contract shall be available to the company's managers, including tour managers, employees, servants and agents but not to the independent contractors selected by the company.

2. Each of these conditions shall be severable from the other. If any provision be declared invalid, illegal or unenforceable, then the remaining provisions shall nevertheless have full force and effect.

The prices quoted in our proposal have been calculated at the rate prevailing. The company reserves the right to amend the price in case of currency fluctuations, changes in the various cross rates of exchange and/or fuel cost, before the date of departure and charge accordingly. All such increases in price must be paid for in full before departure by the client.


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above. Accordance with both I have read and agree to abide by them.

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