Culinary Journey Tour Terms 2018

To Reserve a Place

Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis but are not completed until we receive your initial deposit in the amount specified on the registration page.  The deposit is required to reserve a place. Space is limited, so early reservations are advised.

The balance of your tour payment is due no later than ninety (90)  days before the first day the tour begins.  This is the “final payment date.”  You will be notified by email that the final payment date is approaching.  The balance is to be paid by personal check or bank wire transfer only.

If the final payment is not received by the final payment date, Joanne Weir LLC reserves the right to cancel your reservation and your deposit will be forfeited.

Price is inclusive of accommodations, cooking classes, excursions, tuition, food, and alcoholic beverages and wine during meals. The price is also inclusive of transfers to and from the pre-arranged group meeting point and at the pre-arranged group meeting time.

Joanne Weir LLC is not responsible for any other expenses incurred by you in preparing to attend the tour. You are responsible for airfare and transportation to the pre-arranged group meeting point, any other hotel stays, and other ground transportation.  Prices do not include possible optional trips or special transfers before or after the tour that you may take before and/or after the tour.

Price is quoted on a double occupancy basis. Single room supplements are as noted, if single rooms are available. If requested, Joanne Weir LLC will do our best to try to find another participant to share a double room with you, but this is not guaranteed.

Upon receipt of your deposit, provided space is available, Joanne Weir LLC will send you a confirmation, and frequently requested information regarding itinerary, transfers, dress, etc.

Cancellation and Refunds

No refunds will be given unless your space is filled with another participant. In this instance, we shall refund the deposit minus a $500.00 processing fee per person.  The refund will be sent after final commitments and payments are secured from all registered guests.

If two people book a room together and one of the roommates cancels the trip for any reason and you or Joanne Weir LLC cannot fill the space, you may incur a single supplement charge.

In the event a tour does not receive the minimum number of participants, Joanne Weir LLC reserves the right to cancel any such program and shall refund all payments received from you and the refund shall release Joanne Weir LLC from any liability related to the canceled tour.

The quoted price is based on current costs and foreign exchange rates and is therefore subject to change. If there is a price change, you will be notified with a full refund guaranteed if you choose to cancel.

Responsibility

Services provided by Joanne Weir LLC in connection with the tour, such as lodging and all forms of transportation, are rendered by independent contractors who are not agents or employees of Joanne Weir LLC. Participants expressly agree that Joanne Weir LLC shall not be liable for any delay, mishap, inconvenience, expense, bodily injury or death or damage to property occasioned through the acts, negligence or defaults of any company or individual engaged in providing the services arranged by Joanne Weir LLC. Joanne Weir LLC shall not be liable, directly or indirectly, for any injury, death or damage for any reason whatsoever, including but not limited to acts of God, detention, war, government regulations or advisory, natural disasters, fire, accidents or other casualty, strikes or threat of strikes, quarantine, weather, terrorism, civil disturbance,  changes in government regulations, airline, or other travel operations. Joanne Weir LLC will not be responsible for any belongings/property damaged, lost, or left behind by the participant.

Joanne Weir LLC reserves the right to substitute itinerary items of equal value without notice to participants.

Signature on the reservation form of the participant or authorized representative signifies acceptance of and agreement to be bound by all the terms and conditions.

It is strongly recommended and encouraged that all participants secure travel insurance.