By making any payments (cash, credit card, ach, wire or otherwise) or by submitting a registration form towards any tour constitutes your unconditional acceptance of all the terms and conditions stated in this document. If you are the booking owner or have registered others on their behalf then your acceptance of these terms and conditions applies to all the individuals under your account.
DOCUMENTS: US citizens require a valid passport. Other nationalities please inquire with the appropriate embassies.
REGISTRATION AND DEPOSIT: A deposit of $499 per person is required upon registration. Registrations are processed in the order received by Glimmer Tours. The remaining balance is due 60 days prior to the departure date. Glimmer Tours reserves the right to cancel reservations that are not paid 30 days prior to departure and to apply applicable cancellation/penalties indicated below.
INDIVIDUAL CANCELLATION FEES & REFUNDS: Upon cancellation of participation of tour by you, the registrant, for any reason, and only after Glimmer Tours receives your signed cancellation, Glimmer Tours will then refund your payment for services not received by you, minus applicable cancellation fees per person, according to the following schedule:
1) Up until 120 days prior to departure date, there is no cancellation fee and all deposits and payments will be refunded.
2) From 119 - 60 days prior to departure date, the cancellation fee is $500 per person.
3) From 59 - 22 days prior to departure date, the cancellation fee is $1,500 per person.
4) From 21 days prior to departure day onward, no refund is possible.
PASSENGER TRAVEL PROTECTION PROGRAM: Travel Insurance is included in the package. Glimmer Tours is not responsible for damage, loss, or theft of luggage and/or personal belongings, or for personal injury, accident and/or illness. This pilgrimage demands a lot of walking and can be strenuous.
MEDICAL CONDITION: We endeavor to provide the highest level of service to all our passengers. Participants who require special assistance must be accompanied by a qualified helper who assumes total responsibility for the participants’ well-being. This pilgrimage demands a lot of walking and can be strenuous. Glimmer Tours is not responsible for any medical conditions that occur prior to, during, or after the tour.
LAND TRANSPORTATION AND TRANSFERS: By private deluxe motor coach.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Tour prices are per person, based on two persons sharing double or twin-bedded rooms with private bathroom with tub or shower. Single rooms are subject to availability and are an additional cost of $500.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily in accordance with the itinerary. All beverages are extra.
TIPPING: All tips to guides, drivers and hotel staff are included. Tips during meals are optional and not included in the package.
TOUR CANCELLATION: On rare occasion, a tour departure may be cancelled due to lack of participation. In the event that Glimmer Tours would decide to cancel a departure, a full refund will be issued. Glimmer Tours in not responsible and does not assume responsibility for any additional costs or any fees relating to the cancellation of air tickets or other arrangements not made through Glimmer Tours. Cancellations due to state advisories and/or state warnings, Acts of War, War, Terrorism, Acts of God, Natural Disaster or any other circumstance outside the control of Glimmer Tours, are not the fault of Glimmer Tours. Cancellation for any of these reasons will not be eligible for refund.
TOUR ALTERATIONS: While no changes are anticipated, there may be unforeseen occasions when certain alterations become necessary, either due to changes to the airline schedule or any other reason. All Masses are subject to local church schedules and substitution with alternate Mass sites if churches mentioned are not available. Glimmer Tours reserves the right to change the itinerary due to such unforeseen circumstances or emergencies.
AIRLINE TICKETS AND ITINERARY LENGTH: Air transportation to/from your destination will be economy class aboard carriers utilizing non-refundable, non-amenable tickets for groups flying together for the entire itinerary. Preliminary international flight schedules are available 60 days prior to departure and may change before they are finalized. Therefore, if you book the domestic flight on your own, you will be responsible for changing your domestic flights and incurring any change fees that would be generated by this adjustment. We are not responsible for changes and delays in airline schedules and do not reimburse passengers for expenses resulting from such occurrences. Travelers making their own flight arrangements should not purchase non-refundable, non-changeable tickets. We cannot guarantee the most direct routing to your final destination. If flight schedules change, we reserve the right to lengthen or shorten the itinerary accordingly, and if changes or flight schedules necessitate extra overnights, you will be charged at normal hotel rates. Land Only packages do not include airport-hotel transfers.
SEAT ASSIGNMENT: THERE IS NO ADVANCE SEAT SELECTION FOR TOUR DEPARTURES. Glimmer Tours cannot guarantee specific seats, which are at the discretion of the airline and are pending availability. When Glimmer Tours disperses travel packages, you will receive your record locator. You can use this locator to do online seating arrangements, if permitted by the airline.
BAGGAGE: International flights to and from the USA allow the passenger to bring one (1) checked bag, which may have a maximum weight of 50 Ibs., and maximum combined dimensions of 62 inches. Also, one (1) “carry-on” with maximum dimensions of 8"x12"x20" is permitted. Luggage on domestic flights will cost extra. Luggage is the passenger’s responsibility and that of the airlines. For lost luggage, the passenger is responsible for notifying the airline directly. Check with your carrier regarding carry-on luggage rules and regulations.
PRICES: All prices are based on exchange rates and fares applicable at time of quotation and based on minimum number of paying passengers stated in the brochure, and are therefore subject to change if fares change (including fuel surcharges increase), if group does not reach minimum or if exchange rates fluctuate. Minimum number of paying passengers is 15.
NOT INCLUDED: Passport and Visas, meals not mentioned, beverages with meals, extra beyond standard menu, excess baggage, luggage on domestic flights, telephone calls, fuel surcharges increase, laundry, mini-bar.
LIABILITY DISCLAIMER: Glimmer Tours hereby expressly disclaims any liability for any personal injury, property damage, Loss of baggage, accident, delay or irregularity, any claim for special or consequential damages or any other loss which maybe occasioned by the acts and/or omissions, whether negligent, intentional, wrongful or otherwise, of any air carrier, hotel/motel or other lodging operator, railroad operator, bus operator, public transportation, sea carrier, local sightseeing company, tour operator, tour leader or spiritual director, any employees thereof, or any other entity or individual not under the direct supervision and control of Glimmer Tours when engaged in conveying the passenger or in carrying out the arrangements of the tour, or otherwise in connection there with. Glimmer Tours likewise expressly disclaims any responsibility for losses or expenses incurred, or inconvenience caused, due to delay or changes in schedules, defaults, over booking of hotels or airlines, sickness, weather, strikes, quarantines, acts of terrorism, constructions, war, force majeure or other such events which are beyond Glimmer Tour's control. Glimmer Tours likewise hereby expressly disclaims any liability for statements, actions or inactions of any intermediary agents such as group administrators, spiritual directors or tour leaders, travel agents or any other intermediary involved with the selling, promotion or operation of its tours. Group administrators, spiritual leaders and tour leaders likewise hereby expressly disclaim any liability for the acts and/or omissions of any of the above entities and/or individuals not directly under their supervision or control. Please be advised that the liability of carriers as well as providers of hotel and lodging accommodations is limited by law and you may thus wish to consider purchasing additional insurance to protect yourself against any losses or injuries suffered as a result of their acts and/or omissions. In all instances, Glimmer Tours liability shall be limited to the amounts paid by you for participation in the tour, and subject to the provisions and cancellation fees as set forth in the ‘Terms and Conditions’ article. In the event that the tour leader and/or spiritual director named in a brochure or itinerary does not travel with the group, and a substitute is not named to replace such person(s), then Glimmer Tours reserves the right to make substitutions of its choosing for such person(s) in the operation of the tour.