Hosted Long Stay in The Algarve - Albufeira, Portugal

From Feb 07 2022 to Mar 02, 2022 (23 nights) Print Version Status: Available

We are so eager to return to Portugal, one of our annual favorites! The alluring coast of the Algarve receives much exposure for its breathtaking cliffs, golden beaches, and scalloped bays. The fantastic weather, delivers dry sunny days for most of the year, which makes enjoying outdoor life a way of life. The Algarve is also known for its truly unique contrast between the golden coastline and the beautiful rural countryside, its many historic attractions and thousands of species of flora and fauna, making it the perfect holiday destination for interests such as photography, painting, nature watching, walking and other outdoor pursuits. I invite you to join me, getaway from the snow and explore beautiful Portugal!

In Brief

Tour summary:Portugal Algarve Map

3 Nights LISBON
20 Nights ALBUFEIRA

MAXIMUM PARTICPANTS: 12

 

 

 

 

Escorted By:

Jo-Anne Tinlin, Today's Woman Traveller

denise escort

 

Full Itinerary

Portugal Lisbon

Portugal welcome dinner

Portugal lisbon water fountain

Portugal fish dinner

Portugal albufeira cerro mar garden

Portugal albufeira old town street

Portugal carnaval

Portugal Albufeira cork purses

Portugal ponta de piedade

Portugal cataplana Mary Mary Joan

 

Portugal bridge ladies

Portual salt cod

 

 

Feb. 06: Depart Canada on overnight flight if choosing the Transat flight.

Feb. 07: Arrive in Lisbon, Portugal

Upon arrival at the airport, we will be met by our driver and transferred to the hotel.

Since our flight arrives in the early morning and we are not able to check into the hotel until mid-afternoon, we will venture out on a half-day Lisbon city tour by tram. Our tour will give you an overview of all Lisbon has to offer.

Seven cinematic hillsides overlooking the Rio Tejo cradle Lisbon's postcard-perfect panorama of cobbled alleyways, ancient ruins and white-domed cathedrals – a captivating recipe crafted over centuries. 

Overnight: Avenida Palace or Similar

Feb. 08: Free Day

Today you are free to explore all Lisbon has to offer, take in some sightseeing, take Tram 28 up to Castelo De Sao Jorge, visit one of the many museums, or simply wander through the streets, boutique shops and marvel at the unique tiled facades.

This evening we will enjoy our Welcome dinner & Fado. 

Born along the waterfront, the dramatic songs of Fado speak of life, struggle and passion. The genre originated in Portugal in the early 1800's and quickly took its place as the music of the country.  (B, D)

Overnight: Avenida Palaca or Similar

 Feb. 09:  Visit to Sintra 

Ahhhhh the magic of Sintra! This gorgeous “mountain” which resides along the central coast just northwest of Lisbon and Cascais hosts a small hamlet so charming it will make you believe that fairies do exist. The special micro climate of this region turns Mediterranean landscape into a lush hill of nature’s majestic forests and gardens. We will visit the summer house of King Fernando - Pena Palace. After lunch, we will visit Monserrate Palace, one of the most beautiful architectural and landscape Romantic creations in Portugal.

Overnight: Avenida Palace  or Similar (B, L)

Feb. 10: Journey from Lisbon to Albufeira, Portugal

After breakfast today, we will start our journey south to the Algarve. We will visit a hidden gem - the village of Vila Nova Milfontes, a charming town that is situated on the western edge of the Alentejo coastline partway between Lisbon and the Algarve. Surrounding Milfontes is a stunning coastline of rugged cliffs and sandy beaches. Then on to our home for the next couple of weeks!

We base our long stay in Albufeira at the 4* Cerro Mar Atlantico & Gardens. Our hotel is located 400 metres from the old town centre and 500 metres to the beach. Free shuttle bus to town 3 times a day. Each apartment has spacious living area with balcony, A/C and heating, phone, satellite TV, safe, kitchen with fridge, 4 burners, oven, coffeemaker, kettle, toaster, private bathroom.

Overnight: Cerro Mar Garden 1 Bedroom Apartment (20 Nights)  (B, L)

Feb. 11: Albufeira

This morning we enjoy an included breakfast at the hotel restaurant. After breakfast we will venture out with a local guide on a cultural walking tour of Albufeira. When we return to the hotel we can pick up our bags and head to the grocery store. The afternoon we can settle into our apartments and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. (B, L)

Feb. 12: Loule 

Right in the middle of Portugal’s Algarve, Loule is a cosmopolitan town with history to boot. The walled-in old town is a maze of narrow cobbled streets lined with cafés, bars and restaurants – with an intact 13th-century castle thrown in. Every Saturday the market comes to life. A walk through the market with our local guide to taste the treasures of Portugal. We will have some free time for lunch, to explore the city and shops. 

Feb. 13: Cape St. Vincent, Sagres, & Ponta Piedade

We will start our visit to Cape St. Vincent (the most southwesterly point of Europe) known in the past as "The end of the known world". Then off to Sagras – a beautiful unspoilt harbour, passing by the 15th century fortress. After lunch we will visit Ponta da Piedade - spectacular rock formations along the coast. (L)

Feb 14: Alvor & Lagos

We start our day in Alvor with some beautiful photo stops and a walk along the boardwalk. Then off to Lagos, a chance to wonder back in time to the era of the Portuguese Discoveries. First we will journey by boat along the steep cliffs, visit the golden church of Saint Anthony and the first slave market of Europe. We will leave some free time for shopping. (L)

Feb. 15: Free Day 

Today we can use our hop-on-hop-off bus pass for a visit to Salgados, also known as ‘Pêra Marsh’. Lagoa dos Salgados is one of the most important coastal freshwater wetlands in Algarve. Despite being much smaller than Ria Formosa or even the Alvor Estuary, Lagoa dos Salgados is nonetheless inhabited by a quite large quantity and variety of birds, including numerous rarities and scarcities. 

Feb. 16: Free Day

Feb. 17: Cork & Olive Grove

Today we will visit the cork factory, learning all the processes of the cork tree. On the way back to our hotel, let's stop in an olive grove and learn about this special tree, it's unique features and the different types of olive oils through a taste test. (L)

Feb.18: Medieval Mountains - Silves & Monchique 

Today we leave Albufeira behind and head to the mountains. First stop, the medieval town of Silves and  see the Moorish castle ruins. Silves is an enchanting town littered with orange and lemon trees, sitting on the banks of the Arade River ("Rio Arade"). There is history everywhere you look in Silves, to remind you of its affluent and bold past as a Moorish capital (“Xelb”). We then make our way to Monchique and enjoy a traditional lunch before we our cultural tour of Monchique. After lunch we will visit the highest point on Monchique. (L)

Feb. 19: Free Day

Feb. 20: Free Day

Feb. 21: Jeep Safari

Today we are whisked away from the busy coast and into a very different Algarve - an Algarve of tiny villages, white-washed houses, orange and lemon groves, shepherds watching over their flocks, life lived at a slow and easy pace. Travelling on quiet country roads as well as off road up hills and down valleys, the Jeep Tour is probably the best way to discover the essence of the Algarve. As fun things to do go, this is one of the best. Then we venture off to the village of Alte. There are plenty of stops along the way to admire the breathtaking scenery, to smell the incredible scent of fresh lemon leaves crushed between your fingers, to sample some local produce such as Carob liquor or Medronho - a very potent local liquor distilled from Arbustus berries. It packs quite a punch!  (L)

Feb. 22: Eastern Algarve 

This morning we start our day travelling to Foz De Odeleite to visit a local cheese maker, then off to the salt marshes to taste the different types of fleur de sal. After lunch we visit the beautiful town of Vila Real de Santo Antonio, the border town with Spain, separated by the generous mouth of the Guadiana river. From the harbour we can see Spain across the river. We will have a bit of free time for shopping or take an optional walk. (L) 

Feb. 23: Portimao, Ferraguda & Carvoeiro

We start our tour heading to Portimão, where we will have one of the most beautiful views of the Algarve… Praia da Rocha. We will walk along the promenade and we visit the Fortress of St. Catarina - one of the protection of the Portuguese army during the discoveries. After this, we enjoy a visit to the museum to learn about the canning industry of long ago. We will have a traditional tapas lunch. After lunch we will visit the fisherman village of Ferragudo with some free time for coffee or ice cream! We finish our day visiting the stunning rock formation "A Boneca" in Carvoeiro, and also have some time in the main square to enjoy the view. (L)

Feb. 24:  Free Day 

Feb. 25: Algarvian Cataplana, Faro & Tavira

Today, a special day is in store for you! Let's meet with a local chef and prepare a traditional Algarvian Dish and enjoy the fruits of your labour. Then it is off to visit the charming old town of Tavira with a 4th Century Roman Bridge and its many churches. We will just visit the main church and the castle gardens with a stunning view over Tavira. (L)

Feb. 26: Winery Tour

We are off to visit one of the best wineries of the Algarve in Lagoa area. In the winery we will see the vineyard, and will be given all the information about cropping, picking and producing the wine. Moving on to the factory, we will learn more about the bottling and the quality certification. We will finish our tour in one of the caves, where they will explain about the quality of the wooden barrels and exportation of their wine. Then to the tasting area where we will taste the three current wines (white, red & rose) with some traditional Portuguese snacks.

Feb. 27: Honey & Nature Walk

We start our day in the Mountains of Loulé with an easy walking tour in one of the most beautiful natural places of the Algarve knowned as Fonte Benémola. After a 5 km walking tour, we are ready for a traditional lunch in a rustic local restaurant in the village of Querença!

In the afternoon, we will meet the beekeeper and his honey plant where he will explain all the honey processes. You will also be able to taste the 6 different types of raw honey, honey vinegar and his homemade licquors! (L)

Feb. 28: Free Day

Mar. 01: Free Day

Today is our last free day in Albufeira to enjoy it however you wish. We will meet tonight for our farewell dinner. 

Mar. 02: Homeward Bound

All great holidays come to an end. I can help make arrangements to transfer you to the airport for your flight home.

 

*Please note the daily itinerary may change due to weather or unforseen circumstances.  

*Please note this tour has cobbled stone streets, up and down hills and stairs ( some without railings) and walking distances.*

Full Pricing and Details

Prices per person in Canadian Dollars (CAD $)

 Twin Share

1 BDRM APT

NO AIR

 Single

1 BDRM APT

NO AIR

Twin Share 

1 BDRM APT

With Air from Toronto

 Single

1 BDRM APT

With Air from Toronto

Taxes
23 Nts - Hosted Long Stay in the Algarve - Albufeira, Portugal

Feb. 07 to Mar. 03, 2022 - without air

Feb. 06 to Mar. 03, 2022 - with air included
Tour begins in Lisbon, Portugal and ends in Faro, Portugal

 

$7409.00

$8549.00

$8149.00

$9359.00

INCL

Early Booking Bonus (EBB)

(On deposits received by July 30, 2021 deduct the EBB off the price stated above)

$150.00

$150.00

$150.00

$150.00

INCL
Discount for Cheque Payments
(If paying both deposit & final payment by cheque or e-transfer, deduct the discount amount off the price stated above)

$150.00

$150.00

$150.00

$150.00

INCL

Twin price is based on sharing twin-bedded rooms throughout.

Single price is based on single accommodation throughout.

2 Bedroom Apartments available upon request

Prices are per person in Canadian Dollars (CAD $) and are inclusive of all taxes unless otherwise stated.

Please keep in mind prices are subject to availability at time of booking.

Deposit at time of booking is $500.00 CAD (Non-Refundable) per person + insurance premium if applicable, see deposits and final payments area below.


Pricing Inclusions:

Our price includes:

  • International airfare from Toronto to Lisbon and Faro to Toronto on Air Transat if choosing to include air.
  • Transfer from Airport to Hotel in Lisbon and from Hotel to Faro if choosing the Air Transat flight
  • Hotel: 23 Nights accommodation with private en suite facilities.
  • Meals: 3 Breakfast at Avenida Palace, Lisbon & Welcome Dinner; Farewell Dinner; 1 Breakfast at Cerro Mar & 12 Lunches
  • Transportation: By private air-conditioned vehicle throughout the tour. 1 Jeep Tour.
  • Tour Leader: Jo-Anne Tinlin of Today's Woman Traveller will be accompanying the group.
  • Taxes: Local taxes on all included ground transportation, accommodation, included meals & beverages and services per itinerary.
  • Gratuities for driver and guides.

Pricing Exclusions:

The price does not include:

  • International airfare if selecting room without air
  • Flights from your home town to Toronto
  • Arrival & departure transfers if arriving on flights other than the Air Transat Flight
  • Seat selection on the Air Transat flight.

We would be happy to assist you in arranging flights from your home to join us on the tour.

  • Any breakfasts, lunches or dinners not mentioned in the itinerary or pricing inclusions area.
  • All beverages except for those included with breakfast.
  • Personal Insurances (medical, travel, baggage, cancellation, etc.)
  • Any Passport, Visa Fees or Immunizations.
  • All items of a personal nature and souvenirs.
  • All optional excursions or deviations from the itinerary.
  • Gratuities for maids and wait staff.

Deposits and Final Payments:

  • Deposit: At time of booking of $500.00 per person ( Non-Refundable) + insurance premium if applicable.
  • 2nd deposit: $1500.00 (Non-Refundable) is due August 05, 2021
  • Final Payment: Final payment is due by Oct 07, 2021. 

Cancellation Charges:

Once a deposit has been paid the following cancellation charges will apply:

  • Cancellation notice received before Aug  05, 2021 : $500.00 Deposit Non Refundable
  • Cancellation notice received between Aug 05, 2021 and October 07, 2021: $2000.00 Deposits Non-Refundable
  • Cancellation notice received Oct 07, 2021 or later: 100% of Total Price Non Refundable

We suggest travel insurance to protect your payments, please feel free to ask us for a quote.

Frequent Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

We do our best to answer all your questions before you travel with us. Please contact us if you have concerns that are not addressed here.

What is included in the cost?

Each individual tour specifies in the 'Included Features' section what is included in the tour. The cost always includes your accommodation, breakfast daily, excursions, activity instruction, local transportation, and services of your escort. Some trips also include lunches or dinners.

What are the accommodations like?

We stay in comfortable local, boutique style hotels. Accommodations are based on twin-share occupancy, (with private facilities) but single supplement is available if desired. Our Asian tours all feature deluxe hotels. Our accommodations are centrally located in the places we visit offering the convenience of personal exploration during free time.

How far in advance do I need to reserve my trip?

It is never too early to reserve your space on your trip of choice. Some of our trips book up several months or even a year in advance.  Please call us or e-mail to reserve your place as we would not want you to be disappointed.

What will the food be like?

We feature both simple, nutritious local foods and gourmet meals, depending on the destination. We always try to vary the diet so that our participants can learn about and enjoy the local cuisine. When meals are not included, we make sure that there are a number of restaurants in the immediate area of our accommodation to give our travelers the chance to enjoy searching out local restaurant experiences.

Who do I eat meals with?

You'll never dine alone. Our guides always offer the option for you and the group to join them for meals. 

Can I come alone?

Most of the women who travel with us book as a single person. If you are travelling with a friend, you can of course share a room with them. It is part of our mission to provide women the opportunity to meet new friends while enjoying a wonderful travel experience.

What is the Guaranteed Share Rate?

Most women who travel with us come individually. Some want a single room, and some prefer to share a twin room. On many tours we offer a 'Guaranteed Share Rate' which means two singles will share a twin bedded room. In the case where there are not enough to share a twin room, we pay the single supplement difference for you. This Guaranteed Share Rate allows you to book with us knowing that you will be assured the lower shared twin cost.

How many people are in the group?

This depends on the tour you select. Our groups are always small, however, from 6 to 14 participants.

What is the average age of your travellers?

The average age of our travelers is between 30 – 65 years of age. We have had ladies in their mid twenties and ladies into their 70's – the love of travel and adventure has no particular age. Each group generally has a mix of ages.

Who are the guides?

Our tours are escorted by a Today's Woman Traveller staff member. Our team of ladies are all experienced tour escorts. They are well educated, speak the local language and make great traveling companions. We frequently hire local guides for specific touring or in particularly exotic locations where our escort may not speak the local language.

What type of women travel on your tours?

Our passengers are a very diverse range of women. They include single women, married women, divorcees and widows. They are women of all ages, and are often repeat customers. Our passengers come from across the country, from the USA, and some from other countries as well.

How physically fit do I need to be?

This depends on the trip you select. We accommodate women of different levels and abilities. Our walking tours are designed to suit all levels of walkers. You don't have to be in top shape, but you will enjoy it more if you are reasonably fit. Many women surprise themselves at their new-found strengths and abilities!

What kind of clothing should I pack?

We send you a complete trip dossier including a packing list when you reserve your trip with us.

How do I arrange transportation to meet up with the tour?

Today's Woman Traveller is operated by a fully licensed travel agency. We are qualified travel agents and able to assist with flight arrangements, if desired, to meet up with our tours. Our tours commence and end in, or near, transportation centres.

What if I want to arrive early or stay on after the trip?

We assist our passengers with additional hotel arrangements, as required.

 

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The Travel Services

Agent books travel services on behalf of customer and others on the Booking and all obligations and liabilities with respect to the travel services are those of customer and others on the Booking.  The travel services booked for customer and others on the Booking will be set out on the client invoice (the “Booking”).

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Customer and others on the Booking acknowledges that both Canadian authorities and those in the destination(s) to which they are travelling place limits on what electronic devices may be transported and permitted in the destinations.  Customer and others on the Booking acknowledges that Agent will not be responsible for the confiscation of any such electronic devices.

Customer shall be responsible for notifying Agent of any special requirements regarding the travel arrangements, including the type of seating/accommodation required and dietary requirements of customer and others on the Booking, at the time of making the Booking.  Agent will make travel suppliers aware of such requests and customer shall be responsible for any additional costs for such requests, however Agent shall not be responsible for any failure by the travel suppliers to provide such services.

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Agent shall not be liable for any damage or loss suffered by customer or others on the Booking, including the inability to use any of the travel services, as a result of failing to comply with any of the duties in this section.

Flight Details and Changes

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Customer and others on the Booking should confirm all flights at least 48 hours before departure and flight departure time at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.  If a flight delay is announced at an airport, it may not be possible for the airline to provide accommodation or meals during the delay.  If a delay is related to weather, traffic, or another Force Majeure condition, any expenses incurred by customer and others on the Booking will be customer and others on the Booking responsibility.  Agent is not responsible for additional expenses or lost income as a result of changes to flight times or missed vacation time.  If customer or others on the Booking only purchases airfare from Agent, it is customer and others on the Booking responsibility to leave a contact number at destination with Agent so that contact can be made in case of a flight change.

If customer or others on the Booking is booking connecting flight(s) customer and others on the Booking should allow at least 4 hours and preferably overnight between the connecting flight and any charter flight that is part of a tour. All such connecting flight reservations are made at the risk of customer and others on the Booking and customer and others on the Booking agree to assume the cost of any loss in the event of a change to the original flight schedule.

At the Airport

Seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis unless customer or others on the Booking have pre-purchased seating allocation.  Check-in times vary between airlines and airports.  All passengers must be present for checking. Customer and others on the Booking should refer to airline website or ticket to determine how many hours prior to flight departure time they are required to arrive at the airport for check-in. Neither customer nor others on the Booking will be allowed to board or obtain a refund if customer or others on the Booking have not checked in before the check-in deadline.  Airlines reserve the right to deny boarding to any passenger they deem to be in an unfit condition to fly.

Customer and others on the Booking must check booking documents or the airline for details about baggage allowance and updated baggage regulations. Additional charges will apply to baggage in excess of the weight allowance. Any lost, delayed, or damaged baggage is the responsibility of the airline.  If baggage is delayed at destination or upon return home, customer or others on the Booking must contact the airline representative before leaving the airport. If customer or others on the Booking fail to notify the airline representative before leaving the airport any claim will be invalidated. The handling of baggage is performed by an independent contractor over which Agent has no control. Agent is not responsible for the loss or damage to baggage or any other possessions, and it recommends customer and others on the Booking purchase insurance to cover this type of loss.

Price of Travel Services

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Prices quoted by Agent do not include any government tax or fee charged by a country/state/province included on the Booking.

Additional Charges for Services

Charges may apply to inflight services, hotel stays, cruises and tours, including internet connection, entertainment, gratuities, food and drink services.

Payment for Travel Services, Counselling fees and Non-refundable Amounts

Customer is responsible for payment of all travel services booked for customer and others on the Booking.   Customer is responsible for payment of all counselling fees.  Customer is responsible for payment of all deposits.  Deposits may be non-refundable regardless of whether the travel services are supplied or used and regardless of why the travel services are not supplied or used.

Counselling fees (set out in Schedule “A” to these Terms) are due on the date the travel services are booked and are non-refundable regardless of whether the travel services are supplied or used and regardless of why the travel services are not supplied or used.

Agent shall advise customer of dates when payments are due and failure to make payments when due may result in cancellation of the travel services, which will be considered Cancellation by Customer (see “Change or Cancellation by Customer” below) and all travel supplier and Agent cancellation fees and penalties will apply.

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Change or Cancellation by Travel Services Supplier

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Change or Cancellation by Customer

Customer must make any change or cancel a booking for customer or others on the Booking, with Agent and not with a travel supplier.

Change(s) and cancellation(s) of any travel arrangements by customer or others on the Booking, will be subject to the change/cancellation policy(s) applicable to the travel service in question and these Terms.

In the case of a change by customer or others on the Booking, additional counselling fees will apply (set out in Schedule “A” to these Terms), and penalties provided for in the travel supplier(s) terms and conditions and these Terms will apply.

In the case of a cancellation by customer or and others on the Booking, additional counselling fees may apply (set out in Schedule “A” to these Terms), and penalties and non-refundable amounts provided for in the travel supplier(s) terms and conditions and these Terms will apply.

Privacy

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Payment of Counselling Fees

Customer shall be responsible for payment of all counselling fees (set out in Schedule “A” to these Terms) with respect to the travel arrangements made for customer and others on the Booking.

Compensation payable to the Agent

In addition to the counselling fees for the services provided by Agent (set out in Schedule “A” to these Terms), Agent will be entitled to payments from travel service suppliers as agreed between it and those suppliers, in relation to all travel arrangements made for customer and others on the Booking.

Waiver of Rights

Agent has advised customer that because of the worldwide effects of COVID 19 Agent cannot provide any assurance about conditions in any location, the methods used in any location to manage COVID-19, the services or amenities available in any location, or the effects of COVID-19 on any of the travel services.  Knowing of the conditions and having been given this warning by Agent, customer, on his/her own behalf and on behalf of others on the Booking, acknowledges that use of the travel services has significant inherent risks and that customer and others on the Booking agree to waive any and all rights s/he/they may now have or may have in the future against Agent and affiliates for any damages, actions, causes of action, proceedings, suits, debts, dues, covenants, contracts, claims and demands as a result of any adverse circumstances caused by or arising from the use of the travel services, including those related to delay, interruption or cancellation of some or all of the travel services, causing customer and/or others on the Booking, to have to remain in transit or stay at a location for longer than anticipated, all at the expense of customer or others on the Booking.

Indemnification by Customer

Customer undertakes and agrees to defend and indemnify Agent and hold Agent harmless, at customer’s sole expense, from and against all claims, demands, suits, losses, costs, damages, and expenses that Agent may sustain or incur by reason of:

(a) any breach of these Terms by customer or others on the Booking;

(b) anything stated by customer to others on the Booking that is contrary to any of these Terms or Schedule “A” hereto or the terms and conditions of any travel supplier;

(c) a claim, demand or suit, etc. made by any of the suppliers of travel services for damages caused by customer or any one or more of the others on the Booking;

(d) a claim, demand, suit, etc. made one or more of the others on the Booking; and

(e) a claim by a credit card company or other third party dealt with by the Agent in relation to the booking of travel services for customer or others on the Booking, including any chargeback request by others on Booking or credit card issuer.

Customer’s obligations in this section shall continue in force after the use of the travel services by customer and others on the Booking.

Changes to these Terms

Agent may make changes to these Terms from time to time and all changes shall be binding on customer and others on the Booking from the date on which the change is brought to customer’s attention.

Agent Responsibility

Agent arranges travel services with independent third parties, such as airlines, hotels, bus companies, tour operators, baggage handlers and other independent suppliers to provide customer and others on the Booking, with the travel services purchased. Agent exercises care in selecting these independent suppliers and pays particular attention to their reputation and reliability. However, Agent does not control these independent suppliers and cannot be held responsible for their performance or lack thereof.

Agent is not responsible for any injury, loss or damage whether mental, emotional or physical howsoever sustained, resulting or arising from any error, omission or negligence of any company or person, agent, employee or sub-contractor supplying any of these travel services.

Agent is not responsible for consequential damages or special damages suffered by customer or others on the Booking, even in circumstances in which Agent is aware of the reason customer or others on the Booking are using the travel services, including circumstances in which customer or others on the Booking arrive at a destination later than expected and/or are unable to attend an event/excursion, whether the event/excursion is included in the price of the Booking or not.

Neither customer nor others on the Booking shall have any claim against Agent by reason of customer or others on the Booking failing to purchase travel insurance or because customer failed to advise others on the Booking to purchase travel insurance.

Limitation of Agent Liability

Agent’s liability for any loss, damage or injury, whether to property, physical or mental, arising from its own acts, omissions or negligence, is limited to the amount paid for the travel services by customer or any one of others on the Booking, in relation to which any claim by customer or any one of others on the Booking, is made.

Force Majeure

In no event shall Agent be liable for any failure to perform Agent’s obligations or delay in performing Agent’s obligations where such failure or delay is due to events beyond Agent’s control which prevents the performance of Agent’s obligations, including  without limitation, nuclear or environmental catastrophes; natural disasters and extreme weather conditions; war, invasion, or similar hostilities; rebellion, revolution, insurrection; riots or civil unrest; strikes, lockouts and labour action; acts or threats of terrorism; epidemic, pandemic, or spread of disease; Acts of State or governmental restrictions; and loss or prolonged interruption of necessary utilities, communications or computer services.

Customer acknowledges that Agent, on behalf of customer and others on the Booking, will forward funds to independent third party travel suppliers, and that once forwarded, these funds may not be recovered and/or refunded. Where a force majeure event has occurred, performance of Agent’s obligations shall be suspended for the duration of the force majeure event, and Agent shall perform Agent’s obligations only when it is possible to do so.

In any event, the liability of Agent arising out of force majeure event shall not exceed amounts paid directly by the customer or any one of others on the Booking, to Agent, and Agent shall not be liable for any consequential or indirect damages or legal costs incurred by any party.

General Provisions

NOTICE

            Notice of any change to information provided or travel services booked for customer or others on the Booking may be provided either in writing, to the last address provided by the customer/Agent, delivered by hand, or by email or other electronic method.

PARTIAL VALIDITY

            If any provision(s) of these Terms is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, void or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall nevertheless continue in full force without being impaired or invalidated in any manner.

MODIFICATION

            These Terms may be modified by the Agent at any time.

LAW GOVERNING TERMS

            These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario.

FORUM FOR DISPUTES

Customer and Agent agree that the courts of Ontario shall have exclusive jurisdiction over the resolution of any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or in relation to these Terms.

SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS

These Terms shall be binding upon and shall inure to the benefit of the customer/Agent and their successors and assigns.

COMPLETE UNDERSTANDING

            These Terms represent the complete understanding of the customer/Agent with respect to the booking of the travel services and specifically exclude any representation made by Agent that is not included in these Terms.

WAIVER

No waiver of any provision(s) of these Terms shall be deemed, or shall constitute, a waiver of any other provisions, whether or not similar, nor shall any waiver constitute a continuing waiver.

 

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