Updated March 31, 2021.
Times have been strange this past year. People have been hunkered down in their homes, worried about their jobs, anxiously watching the news, and even homeschooling their children. The only thing that has seemed certain in the age of COVID-19 has been the incredible uncertainty of everything.
All this has made it hard to plan for travel. We have many, many clients who want to travel, for whom it is a necessary act, a true pleasure, a way to connect with themselves and the world. And they don’t want to miss out on the chance to travel. But how can one plan a trip in the midst of so much uncertainty?
Worry not! Because of the challenging and unprecedented times in which we’re living, we have asked our partners to work with us to offer Worry Free Trips for 2021 travel.
What is a “Worry free trip”? Simply put, it’s a new booking for one of our eligible trips that you may cancel up to 31 days before the trip start date and get 100% of your deposit back. A 30% deposit is required to book, and balance payment is due 31 days prior to the start date. This means you can book with peace of mind knowing that if world events do not improve you can change your mind.
Here is a list of the trips that are eligible (list is subject to change, please consult Terms & Conditions for up-to-date list):
Friuli Venezia Giulia:
Luxury and Gastronomy at Villa Luppis
Barcelona Foodie Adventure
Basque Cuisine in Bilbao from Pintxos to Txakoli
Cooking in Andalusian Olive Country
Flavors of Andalusia
Jewels of Andalusia: Granada, Córdoba, Sevilla, Malaga
Taste of Seville
Ultimate Indulgence: Food & Wellness Tour in Spain
Cooking in Brittany
Cooking in the French Alps
Vietnam & Cambodia
Special Flexible Trips
If you don’t see the trip you want, don’t worry! We also have many trips in Italy that are eligible for special flexible booking terms with cancelation up to 31 days prior to the trip start date with only a small cancelation fee of $200 per person:
Beautiful Bellagio on Lake Como
Antinori’s Noble Tuscany
Classic Tuscan Table at Villa Casagrande
Cook in the Heart of Chianti
Cooking and Vineyards of Southern Tuscany
Florence for the Food Lover
Living the Real Tuscan Dream
Truly Tuscany: Wine Tasting Tour on Tuscany’s Western Coast
A Venice Cooking Odyssey
For the rest of our trips, although the deposit is non-refundable we are committed to working with our travelers during these uncertain times to allow date changes or travel credits wherever possible. As always, please contact us with questions or to start planning your trip!
Please note that Worry Free booking is valid for new bookings only, submitted by May 31, 2021 for travel in 2020 or 2021. It is also valid only for individual bookings, not for groups. This offer can be extended or withdrawn at any time, but we will honor its terms for any bookings received while it is in effect. See our terms & conditions for more, on contact us with questions!
By Peg Kern
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