Terms and Conditions for each tour will be sent with your registration packet.
We stay in lovely European-style B&Bs and agriturismi (farm house hotels), in rooms with either two twin beds or one Italian King-sized bed. Each room has a private bathroom with shower or tub. Rooms may be smaller than American-style hotels. Rooms may vary in decor, size and other amenities. All room assignments are made by the hotel. Please note that breakfasts in Europe do not usually include American breakfast items such as pancakes, waffles, omelets, ham, eggs, etc. We typically use accommodations that offer traditional Italian-style breakfast items.
My Bella Vita Travel and In Italy Tours reserve the right to use photographs of guests taken during tours in promotional materials without compensation or advanced notice. If you desire a specific picture not be used, please contact My Bella Vita Travel or In Italy Tours and the photo will be removed from our promotional materials.
RESERVATIONS AND DEPOSITS
All tour prices are listed in Euro on a per person basis and are based on double occupancy. A non-refundable deposit of €1,000 is required to confirm your reservation. We only accept checks or money orders in USD at this time.
Final Payment is non-refundable and is due in full 30 days prior to the commencement of the tour. When booking past this date, full payment is due immediately. Your reservation may be cancelled and your deposit forfeited if not received by the due date. We will send you a reminder, but it is your responsibility to ensure we receive your payment on time.
Please note: Your deposit and final payment balance must be paid by personal check, money order or, by request, bank draft. We cannot accept credit card payments at this time.
If a check is returned to us due to non-sufficient funds, My Bella Vita Travel will assess a $50.00 fee per occurrence. This fee will be added to the tour balance to be paid in full no later than 30 days prior to departure or the reservation will be cancelled and the deposit forfeited.
Single accommodations (a single private room) can be requested by paying a single supplement fee when making your reservation. Payment for the single supplement is due with the tour deposit and can only be paid for by check or money order in US Dollars. The single supplement fee is non-refundable.
It is the responsibility of the traveler to obtain passports, visas and other travel documents. Please check with your local embassy or consulate. My Bella Vita Travel and In Italy Tours cannot accept responsibility if you are refused access to a country due to improper documentation.
Travel can be risky and this trip is non-refundable. If you are concerned, you may want to consider purchasing travel insurance. Although we cannot recommend any particular insurer, you can compare policies and costs at InsureMyTrip.com. If you decide to buy, be sure to read all the fine print and fully understand the coverage.
It is the responsibility of each traveler to be in sufficient health to undertake the trip. The traveler should be able to stroll unassisted, often over cobblestones or uneven pavement. The traveler must be able to be on his/her feet most of the day. Travelers must be physically, mentally and emotionally able to participate in the tour. There is no smoking allowed inside any of the selected hotels or restaurants on the tour. However, smoking is allowed in outdoor seating areas and anywhere outside.
My Bella Vita Travel and In Italy Tours reserve the right to decline application forms of any traveler whose health or condition might impede the operation of a program or the welfare or enjoyment of fellow travelers.
Please note that clients with medical or physical problems must make these conditions known prior to departure. It is possible with advanced notification that personal daily activities can be plan accordingly, depending on the condition and flexibility of each tour day. Failure to notify us could result in your exclusion from full participation in tour activities and is based on your guide’s discretion. In this case, refunds will not be issued for any unused portion of the tour.
My Bella Vita Travel and In Italy Tours act as an agent for the traveler with respect to transportation and hotels and exercise every possible care. However, we assume no liability for injury, damage, delay, loss, accident or irregularity in connection with the services of any train, bus, boat or other conveyance used in carrying out the arrangements of the tour. We cannot accept responsibility for losses or additional expenses due to delay or change or other circumstances, including but not limited to sickness, weather, strikes, war or terrorist acts, quarantine, acts of God or any other causes beyond our control. All such losses and expenses will be borne by the traveler.
Because travel is full of surprises including strikes and unexpected restaurant or other closings, we reserve the right to make alterations to any published itinerary. Any such change would not be cause for a refund nor would it constitute grounds for fraud.
We reserve the right to amend typographical errors and misprints in pricing and other tour information.
REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS
Full refunds will be made only if My Bella Vita Travel or In Italy Tours cancel a tour. We cannot and will not refund or re-apply payments or deposits in the event of a cancellation by a traveler. Additionally, no refund will be made for any unused portion of the tour.
Cancellations due to medical reasons can only be covered by your travel insurance carrier. We strongly advise that you purchase travel insurance to protect yourself in the event that you need to cancel your reservations.
To register for the tour, please send your completed Sign Up Form, Acknowledgement and Risks Form, Terms and Conditions Form and deposit. You will be sent a receipt via the email address we have on file. Approximately one month before the start of your tour, you will receive a detailed itinerary, along with hotel contact information via email.