How To Make A Res er va tion
To Make A Reservation, see your travel agent or phone Tauck Bridges with full first and last name(s) (as it appears on your passport) and the complete address of all persons. We will verbally give a “Deposit Due Date,” up to which time space is tentatively held.
P.O. Box 5020, Norwalk, CT 06856-5020 Phone: (866) 636-6500 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Freephone: from UK: 0800-961-834 from Australia: 1-800-122-048
from South Africa: 0800-990-476 Other Countries:
USA (203) 899-6500 Freefax:
from UK: 0800-898-931 from Australia: 1-800-145-941
from South Africa: 0800-998-265 Other Countries:
USA (203) 899-6602 E-mail: email@example.com
Mon – Fri 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM EST Sat 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST Sun 12:00 Noon – 5:00 PM EST
Deposit Date – To hold space up to time of “final payment,” a per-person deposit for each tour booked must be received by the “Deposit Due Date” or space is automatically released. Deposits are as follows:
$350 per person – U.S. & Costa Rica Land Journeys $600 per person – Africa and Europe Journeys $700 per person – Egypt Journey $600 per person – Europe Riverboat Cruise $1100 per person – Galápagos Cruise
Final Payment is due at Tauck’s Norwalk, CT office 60 days before departure for all tours. Any bookings without full payment at this time may be subject to cancellation without notice.
Final Documents, which may include airline tickets and / or electronic ticket numbers (when applicable), are sent by first class mail upon receipt of final payment. They include joining in struc tions, hotel lists, reading list, clothing sug ges tions, tour itinerary, luggage tags, and other pertinent information. We recommend overnight mailing service for any reservation that is made within thirty days of the tour departure to ensure timely delivery. The additional expense will be added to your tour cost and must be included in your final payment.
Land Journeys Should you have to cancel your land journey for any reason up to the day before departure, a non-refundable Guest Protection fee listed herein waives all cancellation fees outlined (except in Extreme Circumstances*), provided we are notified of cancellation before your journey departs. The costs are as follows:
$165 per person – Most U.S. & Costa Rica Journeys $520 per person – Africa Journey $520 per person – Egypt Journey $240 per person – Europe Journeys
In addition, Tauck’s Guest Protection provides comprehensive travelers’ insurance and 24-hour emergency assistance. Coverage for the following elements is provided by BerkelyCare, Ltd. and is subject to the terms, conditions and exclusions of the policy.
• Airfare Protection – Should you need to cancel or interrupt your tour for covered reasons, airfares and air penalties are covered.
• Medical Protection – You are reimbursed for covered medical expenses incurred in the event you become injured or ill during your trip (including pre-existing conditions if purchased at time of booking).
• Luggage Protection – You are reimbursed for delayed, lost, stolen or damaged luggage.
Cruises Under Tauck’s all-inclusive Cruise Protection, you can cancel your cruise for any covered reason up to the day before departure and receive a money-back refund (except in Extreme Circumstances*) on the cruise cost, based on your original method of payment. The following conditions apply:
Section I – Cancellation for Non-Covered Reasons: Should you have to cancel your cruise for any reason, Tauck’s Cruise Protection reduces the regular cancellation fees outlined herein, provided we are notified of cancellation before your cruise departs. Section I coverage is provided by Tauck.
Section II – Cancellation for Covered Reasons: Travel Insurance and Services – Should you have to cancel your cruise due to illness, injury, death or other covered reason, any cancellation or airline penalties not refunded by Tauck would be reimbursable under Section II of the plan. The plan provides 24-hour emergency assistance services as well as:
• Airfare Protection – Should you need to cancel or interrupt your cruise for covered reasons, airfares and air penalties are covered.
• Medical Protection – Reimbursement for covered medical expenses incurred in the event you become injured or ill during your cruise (including pre-existing conditions if purchased at time of booking).
• Luggage Protection – Reimbursement for delayed, lost, stolen or damaged luggage.
The cost of Tauck’s Cruise Protection is: $520 per person – All Cruises
Tauck’s optional Guest or Cruise Protection must be requested at time of reservation and fee must be included in initial payment. Details will be provided with written confirmation of your tour reservation. The amount of any refund shall be reduced by any recoveries obtained by you from third parties. Reimbursement will be based upon original method of payment. Cost is not refundable under any circumstances. Products are not available to residents of Puerto Rico. The products do not cover travel agent commissions.
The above is a summary of the plan. Please refer to the Description of Coverage pamphlet provided with written confirmation of your reservation for the complete details of the policy terms, limitations and exclusions applicable to Section II of the plan. The coverages and services provided under Section II were arranged with BerkelyCare on behalf of Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company, under policy number MZ0911071H0001A for cruises and MZ0911071H0000A for land journeys.
*Extreme Circumstances: In the event of an act of God, war (whether declared or undeclared), terrorism, accident, natural disaster, outbreak of disease, or other event or circumstance beyond our control that contributes to or results in cancellation rates above our historical cancellation rates in the absence of such event or occurrence, Tauck reserves the right to issue a credit to you in lieu of a money- back refund, applicable to a future Tauck journey.
If You Have to Cancel
Cancellation Fees – Cancellations result in costly charges from travel and hotel providers charging penalties and fees incurred by canceling confirmed bookings. Therefore, the following fees will apply.
Guests choosing to purchase Tauck’s Guest / Cruise Protection will incur cancellation penalties as follows:
All Land Tours Loss of Guest Protection Fee, per person
Cruises • 60 days or more before departure Loss of Cruise Protection Fee, per person
• 59-30 days before departure Loss of 25% of cost of cruise per person, not including air (if applicable), plus loss of Cruise Protection Fee.
• 29-1 days before departure Loss of 50% of cost of cruise per person, not including air (if applicable), plus loss of Cruise Protection Fee.
Guests choosing not to purchase Tauck’s Guest Protection will incur cancellation penalties as follows:
Call your travel agent or Tauck Bridges at 866-636-6500
• 60 days before departure $350 per person – U.S. & Costa Rica Journeys $600 per person – Africa and Europe Journeys $700 per person – Egypt Journey
• 59-8 days before departure $600 per person – U.S. & Costa Rica Journeys $900 per person – Europe Journeys $1250 per person – Africa Journey $1400 per person – Egypt Journey
• 7-1 days before departure $900 per person – U.S. & Costa Rica Journeys $1500 per person – Europe Journeys $2000 per person – Africa Journey $2000 per person – Egypt Journey
Cruises • 60 days or more before departure $1100 per person – Galápagos Cruise $600 per person – Europe Riverboat Cruise
• 59-30 days before departure Loss of 50% of cost of cruise per person, not including air (if applicable)
• 29-1 days before departure Loss of 100% of cost of cruise per person, not including air (if applicable)
Time of cancellation will be when notice is received in our Norwalk, CT office.
In the event of an unforeseen circumstance beyond our control, Tauck reserves the right to amend the Guest and Cruise Protection and cancellation terms outlined herein.
Tour Interruption Fees – If you have to interrupt your tour en route, you may be entitled to a refund for the unused land portion if it exceeds 24 hours; certain restrictions apply. Such refunds are based upon the number of overnights missed less a fee of $40 per person per day for unused transportation and other fixed expenses.
Partial Room Cancellation – A person canceling or leaving a tour while a roommate remains constitutes a cancellation of one type of accommodation and rebooking of another type of accommodation. The price charged the remaining person is the new, higher price for the new accommodation.
Special thanks for photography provided by: Cover: Rick Varnum, Martin Silver, Phil Cappelli, Austrian National Tourist Office, Barbara Figge-Fox, Leanne Brennan, Paul Deutsch, Michael Tully, Rebecca Ayres, Peter Tauck, Craig DeSousa, Carla Weston, Rick Rand, Mark Varilla, Joanne Gardner, Stephanie Ranson, Greg Reilly, Robin Inger, Bruce Fladmark, Herbert Meyers, Albert Latina, Michelle Lavrado, Sheri Grove, Adin Gilman-Cohen, Ruanto Family, Renee Pride, Barbara Murphy, Thomas Casey, Kathy Sprong, Edward Staines, Jim Engelbrecht, Bob Osgood, Andrea Sharb, Deborah Silliman, Sharon Cooper, Glenn Asakawa, Linda Shepperd, Mary Carto-Heuel, Ward Randall, ENGADIN St. Moritz, Crystal Events GmbH, eventation, German National Tourist Board, Glacier Express, Rich Mancini, Leslie Woods & Tom Eggers, Randy & Linda Sellet, Heather Holmes, Katherine & Olivier Dubreuil, George Kramer, S. Steven Yang, Sue Schettini, Dorothy Strassner, Justin Smith, Les Isbrandt, Mitzi Hogoboom, Tracey Clark, Connee Smith, David Selden & Julie Pace, Donna Drackie, Robert & Marion Moore, Harriet Belasco, Paul Tausche, North American Journeys, Dina Charlton, Brewster Inc., Kathy Whittaker, Andrew Kalitka, Hayden Heal, Bill Bachmann, Tom Bode, Betsy Chinnici, Donnarose Klemovitch-Rhoads, Greta Smith, David Blang, Betty Riley, Vernon & Claudia Bailey, Lisa McMonigle, Vinny Licht, Ray Herbet, Ramona Weatherford, Chris Morin, Lauren Fine, Susan Birchfield, California Academy of Sciences, Kim Homewood, Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad, Alicia Eiler, Theresa May, Dan Mahar, Pam & Lee Oneby, Virginia Lee Porter, Susan Nadeau, Ben Doctor, Jerry Michael, Kraver Family, Metropolitan Touring, Robert Denison, Gail Kelmer, Mike Flynn, Monica Campbell, Larry Kuzmin, Wayne & Wendy Dubner, Carole Maeder, Clara Graul, Nick King, Ann Kinner, Beth Cipriani, Kathy Whittaker, Von Trapp Music, NYC & Company, CRT Ile-de-France / Martine Prunevieille and Monterey County CVB
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