For information on any of the policies listed, please contact a Brendan Specialist at 800-687-1002.
PAYMENT & CANCELLATION FEES SUMMARY INFORMATION
Summary Booking and Cancellation Terms:
- Private Chauffeur and Lux Self-Drive Deposit required: $250
- Self-Drive and Locally Hosted Rail Deposit required: $200
- Final Payment Due (before departure): 60 days
No of Days: Penalty
- 60 days and over: Deposit*
- 59-22 days: 30% land cancellation
- 21-15 days: 50% land cancellation
- 14 -0 days: 100% land cancellation
- Departure Day/No Show: 100% land cancellation
*Please note: If cancellation penalties are less than trip deposit(s), loss of deposit will be the penalty amount. Additional non-refundable deposits may be required and will be advised at time of booking.
YOUR VACATION BOOKING
For the purposes of this document reference to “you” or “your” includes all guests in the party. Brendan Vacations (Canada) Limited is the ‘Sales Company’. The ‘Operator’ for the trips will be as described in the table below. Collectively these companies are referred to as ‘Brendan Vacations’.
Destinations: Ireland, Scotland and London
Operator: Brendan Vacations, Inc.
Your agreement is with Brendan Vacations and a contract is formed when you make a reservation with us that we accept. Enrolment in and payment for a vacation shall constitute acceptance by the guest of the terms and conditions in this document. These cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company.
All contracts with Brendan Vacations are made subject to the terms of these booking conditions.
We reserve the right to change these booking conditions at any time prior to you making a booking.
The invalidity of any provisions herein shall not affect the validity of any other provisions. The agreement shall be construed as though the invalid provision was not contained herein and was replaced with an enforceable provision as similar as possible to the original provision. Should any conflict arise between these booking conditions and those contained within our brochures, these booking conditions shall prevail.
The departure date is the date indicated on the booking confirmation.
Security is a major concern to all of us and the situation globally is constantly changing. Events around the world, coupled with the “Travel Advisories” put out by various governments, may at times necessitate changes to the accommodations and itinerary or even trip cancellation. You must accept these risks involved in travel to any country that may experience security difficulties and accept responsibility for your own travel decisions.
Travel insurance is required for all guests covering all applicable dates of travel with Brendan Vacations. This insurance must cover; trip interruption, personal injury, medical expenses, evacuation and repatriation cover including during pandemic events. The choice of insurer is yours.
The availability of travel insurance and extent of cover is constantly changing, please refer to our website BrendanVacations.com for most up to date information or talk to your reservation agent. Brendan Vacations may receive a commission for introducing you to a travel insurance provider.
Brendan Vacations cannot be held responsible for your failure to obtain insurance which is appropriate and we recommend you purchase your insurance at or soon after booking your trip. Brendan Vacations will not be held liable for any costs incurred by the guest resulting from their failure to obtain adequate travel insurance.
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the WHO senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.
We ask that you please take personal responsibility for your wellbeing. This begins with packing any personal protective equipment and sanitisers you require. Please adopt physical distancing and hygiene practices throughout your pre-trip travel arrangements and follow all health instructions whether physical signage, or requests from our professional staff, once you are holidaying with us. To travel with Brendan Vacations, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Full details of hygiene protocols can be found on our website.
Force Majure Event means any event or circumstance beyond the control of Brendan Vacations, including but not limited to: (a) an act of god (such as earthquake, flood, fire, explosion, landslide, lightning, action of the elements, force of nature, washout, typhoon, hurricane, cyclone, tsunami, storm or storm warning or natural disaster); (b) industrial disputes, work ban or other labour dispute or difficulty; (c) acts of terrorism, political unrest, war or threat of war, riots or civil strife; (d) failure or delays to scheduled transportation and the closure of airports or ports; (e) pandemic, epidemic or health risk; (f) governmental and administrative actions (including closure of borders and travel warnings and restrictions).
Reservations and Payments
- Your trip will be confirmed after receipt of a non-refundable deposit as detailed in the Summary Booking and Cancellation Terms table. We reserve the right to refuse a booking without giving any reason and shall in that event return any deposit received. For Locally Hosted Rail and Self-Drive bookings, if not received within 3 days of booking, the reservation will automatically be cancelled. For Private Chauffeur and Lux Self-Drive bookings, if the deposit is not received within 14 days of the booking, the reservation will be automatically cancelled. On certain departures, deposits may be required at time of booking to hold seats.
- Air-inclusive bookings may require an additional non-refundable deposit or payment in full at the time of booking, see Air Arrangements section below.
- We may from time to time offer deposits at a reduced amount (Promotional Deposits) and these may be subject to different terms and conditions as specified by us. Such terms and conditions prevail to the extent of any inconsistency with these Booking Conditions.
- Final payment for your trip reservation will be due prior to departure no later than as detailed in the Summary Booking and Cancellation Terms table. When making multiple trip bookings, full payment is for all trips according to the scheduled departure date of the first departing trip. Payment in full will be required at time of booking for reservations made later than the final payment due date (see Summary Booking and Cancellation table) prior to the trip departure date. Some special promotions may have different payment deadlines and cancellation terms.
- Brendan Vacations reserves the right to cancel the reservation and impose cancellation charges if any payment is not received as detailed within the Summary Booking and Cancellation table. Brendan Vacations will not be responsible for lost land and/or air reservations.
- Credit Card Bookings: Brendan Vacations should be advised of your credit card number when making your reservation directly with us. For security purposes, we are required to collect the guest’s credit card billing address, card expiration date and the customer verification code every time a payment is applied.
- Your Travel Agent shall hold all monies for each and every person named in the booking until the booking is confirmed at which time your Travel Agent shall provide those monies promptly to us. You consent to us depositing monies received by us as required by law. We will be entitled to keep interest earned on monies.
Brendan Vacations does not charge for name changes or name corrections, however where third party costs are incurred these will be passed on to the guest. Not all airlines allow name changes or name corrections and a new airfare may need to be purchased which will be passed onto the guest.
Other Booking Changes
Brendan Vacations does not charge for minor booking changes however where third party costs are incurred these will be passed on to the guest. Costs and charges may increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made. We will try to make your requested change but it may on occasion not be possible.
A change of trip date or itinerary after final payment is due (see Summary Booking and Cancellation table) of departure date will be treated as a cancellation. Cancellation fees will apply except when the change is to an alternative departure and the trip price is equivalent or greater, in which case any amendment costs incurred including airline charges and fees will be charged.
Cancellation and Refunds
Cancellation by Traveler
Travel arrangements for any member of the party may be cancelled at any time by written notice by the person who made the booking.
If notice of cancellation is received by Brendan Vacations before final payment is due (see Summary Booking and Cancellation table), the deposit will be retained. If cancellation is made after final payment is due cancellation fees will apply (see Summary Booking and Cancellation table). Please also refer to Air Cancellation Section where applicable.
Notice of cancellation must be made in writing directly to Brendan Vacations or through your Travel Agent.
If a person in a party cancels and there is a room change caused by this cancellation (such as a Double to Single, or Triple to Double), charges for the new room type will be the responsibility of the remaining party.
If a guest fails to join the trip on the day of departure, cancellation fees will be 100% (unless the guest notifies us of the delay and joins the trip later at their own expense).
Cancellation fees and charges will include any amounts that we have paid or have contractually committed to pay to third parties to deliver your travel arrangements which we cannot reasonably recover (for example payments made or due to airlines and hotels). Any payments we have made to third parties will only be refunded to you once we have deducted the above cancellation fees and charges and once we have actually recovered the amounts from the third parties.
All cancellations fees as per the Summary Booking and Cancellation table are additional to any cancellation fees or other charges that may be levied by your Travel Agent.
Travel Protection Plan premiums are non-refundable.
If the reason for your cancellation is covered under your insurance, you may be able to reclaim these charges from your insurer. You are responsible to make the claim to your insurer.
Cancellation by Brendan Vacations
Brendan Vacations reserves the right, to modify or cancel any trip (definite or not), accommodation, in-destination activity or arrangement at any time.
Cancellation due to Failure to Pay
If full payment is not received by the due date (see Summary Booking and Cancellation table), Brendan Vacations has the right to cancel your reservation and no refund will be made. Brendan Vacations will not be responsible for lost reservations.
Cancellation due to Force Majure Events
If Brendan Vacations cancels a trip as a result of a Force Majure Event, a future travel credit (FTC) to the value of funds paid to date less any third-party costs incurred will be provided. All FTCs will be valid for 24 months from date of issue.
Where a trip is terminated mid-trip due to a Force Majeure event, if we provide you with any alternative services or assistance (such as hotels or travel) then you agree to pay for these costs.
Cancellation due to Events other than Force Majeure Events
If the cancellation by Brendan Vacations is not as a result of a Force Majure Event, Brendan Vacations will provide an alternative comparable trip (if available) if an alternative is not available then a refund will be made. Brendan Vacations is not liable for any cancellation or change cost or penalties incurred on other travel arrangements, including air travel, that may be affected thereby.
Brendan Vacations is not responsible for other travel arrangements that you or your party have made outside Brendan Vacations and which are affected by our cancellations.
Early Return, Illness or Absence
Early return expenses are the guest’s responsibility. There is no refund for absence or early departure from a trip, including but not limited to missed hotels, transfers, meals or sightseeing cruises or optional extensions. Brendan Vacations urges you to purchase travel insurance which covers such circumstances. Brendan Vacations makes no representation or guarantees concerning reimbursement, scope of coverage, or other aspects of any travel insurance policy or claim.
Flight Reservations, Deposits and Cancellations
When booking a trip including flights, you will be required at the time of booking to provide us the full name as detailed on the passport, date of birth, passport number, nationality, date and place of issue and expiration date for each guest. Some airlines do not allow name corrections and/or itinerary changes. Such corrections and/or changes are subject to additional fees, schedule changes and/or complete loss of air reservation. Guests will be responsible for any penalties (up to 100% of the airfare) charged by the airlines for name corrections and itinerary changes. A service fee of $50 per guest will be charged for name corrections and any additional penalties/or charges imposed by the airlines. Prior to your booking and paying your air travel, all prices and itineraries are subject to change at any time. Once a deposit is received, the base airfare is guaranteed, although Air Taxes and Fuel Surcharges are subject to change until receipt of final payment. Upon receipt of final payment, the airfare, taxes, and fuel surcharges are final, regardless of future price fluctuations up/or down.
Some trips which include intra-trip flights may require a larger deposit or full payment at time of booking, which may be up to 100% and non-refundable.
Air Changes or Cancellation
After deposit has been received changes or cancellations incur a service fee of $75 per person, reduced to $35 if air ticket has not been issued prior to cancellation, plus any airline penalties. Airline imposed penalties may be up to 100% of the air ticket price. Published Fares, Priced Match Fares, Promo Fares and some other airfares booked are non-refundable.
Not showing up for your outbound flight as booked and ticketed will be considered a no-show, and all the connecting flights associated with this one, even a return flight will be cancelled and no refund will apply.
We provide financial protection for our package vacations.
The company participates in The Ontario Travel Industry Compensation Fund which compensates consumers who paid for but did not receive travel services because of the bankruptcy or insolvency of a registered Ontario travel agency or travel wholesaler to a maximum of $5,000,000 per incident. Consumers may also be eligible for reimbursement from the Compensation Fund if they booked and paid for airline or cruise line travel services from an Ontario registered travel retailer and have not received the travel services due to the bankruptcy or insolvency of the airline or cruise line. Individual consumers may be eligible for reimbursement up to $5,000 per person, subject to the provisions of Ontario Regulation 26/05 pursuant to the Travel Industry Act, 2002.
Travel is personal and each individual’s goals and experiences may differ. Brendan Vacations will not be bound by, or liable for, any description, photograph, representation or warranty made by or provided by any independent third party sales representative, Travel Agent, or other person or entity relating to any vacation offered by Brendan Vacations.
What's Included in the trip price
By train and/or private vehicle for Locally Hosted Trail vacations and by private vehicle for Self-Drive, Lux Self-Drive and Private Chauffeur vacations as described in the respective itinerary.
Prices are per person, based on two persons sharing a room with private bath or shower. Triple rooms may be available on selected vacations in limited numbers. Triple or quad occupancy rooms may utilise rollaway beds and three adults may find these rooms small. This can be confirmed with your local sales agent or online reservation agent.
Special room requests (adjacent, connecting or lower-floor rooms, as examples) must be made at time of booking. Special room requests are not guaranteed and are based on availability at time of check-in. Many hotels, castles, manors and B&Bs are 100% smoke-free, including all guest rooms, restaurants, lounges, meeting rooms and public spaces. Smoking in a non-smoking room will result in a fine.
Substitute accommodation may be used sometimes. We try to use those of similar standard. Hotel Frequent Traveler program points are not earned with hotels on Brendan Vacation's trips.
Please note that hotel room sizes, standards, facilities and services provided may vary from country to country and region to region and are often local in style and may not have air-conditioning.
Not included unless otherwise outlined in each trip’s itinerary. Please be advised that due to transportation security, airlines will collect the necessary required information from travelers. For more information please visit catsa-acsta.gc.ca/en. Please be advised that as per the IATA 830d Resolution – in effect as of June 01, 2019, travelers are required to provide their contact information (email address and/or mobile phone number). This information is required in case the airlines need to contact the travelers (e.g. for flight scheduled changes, disruptions, baggage delay etc.).
Complimentary Wi-Fi service is available in the rooms and public areas of most Brendan Vacations accommodation. In many countries complimentary Wi-Fi is also provided in Private Chauffeur vehicles, however this is not available in all locations. The Wi-Fi in Private Chauffeur vehicles uses the [mobile/cellular] phone network and as a result the connection will be slower than standard broadband and at times may not be available, and audio and video streaming is not available. Please note that it may not be available on train trips and other local services.
Some meals are included as detailed on trip itineraries. Any special meal requirements, including allergies, must be provided at time of booking and are received on a request basis only. Brendan Vacations cannot assure that special meal requests will be fulfilled and does not assume responsibility or liability if requests are not fulfilled.
Experiences, entrance fees and an English-speaking Local Specialist (when required) are included as detailed in the itinerary pages. Some included activities (marked on the day-by-day itinerary descriptions) require a signed liability waiver; participation in those included activities and is at your own risk.
Transfers between airports, hotels, railway stations and piers are only included as indicated on each trip itinerary. . There will be no refund for missed or unused transfers. If you require and reserve airport transfers and did not purchase your flights from Brendan Vacations, you will need to provide your arrival and departure flight information to Brendan Vacations between 21-65 days before flight departure depending on the destination. It is your responsibility to update Brendan Vacations with any changes to your flight schedule to ensure that you receive your transfers. Failure to do so may result in missing these services and no refund shall be due for missed transfers resulting from missing or outdated flight information.
On Private Chauffeur trips carry-on/hand luggage handling is the responsibility of each guest and must be taken on and off the private vehicle by you each day of the vacation.
Please be advised that stricter luggage allowances may be in place for other methods of transportation such as flights and cruises. Please confirm with your local sales representative or online reservation agent.
Brendan Vacations and Brendan Vacations’ affiliated entities shall not be liable for loss or damage to luggage or any guest’s belongings. Brendan Vacations cannot assist in locating lost items after the guest disembarks or completes the Brendan Vacations trip.
Gratuities are not included on Private Chauffeur, Lux Self-Drive, Self-Drive and Locally Hosted Rail vacations, and should be extended on a voluntary, individual basis while on vacation.
What's Not Included in the price
Any items and matters not referred to above, including, airfares to and from your destination, air-related taxes and fees (except where specified); additional fees charged by airlines such as checked and/or excess baggage, seat selections and any other services; passport and visa fees; insurances of all kinds; gratuities ; laundry; phone calls; minibar; beverages and meals not detailed in the itinerary; and all items of a personal nature.
Additional taxes and surcharges may be collected by foreign governmental and non-governmental entities. This list is illustrative and not a complete list of every item not included.
Leaving the trip early
The price does not cover costs and expenses, including your return home, if you leave the trip whether of your own volition, our decision based on behavior that disrupts the trip, due to illness, action by any government or other reason.
Deposit Protection and Change
If you cancel before final payment is due, the deposit may be credited to the cost of another Brendan Vacations trip, and must be used within 5 calendar years of the cancellation date of the original booking.
We’re giving you the flexibility to change your booking up to 30 days prior to the departure of your trip. If, for any reason, you change your mind about your trip, you can select different dates and/or a new destination without penalty on the land portion of your trip with us (airlines may impose different change policies and penalties).
Discount, Savings and Promotions
If you’ve traveled with Brendan Vacations before you are eligible for our past gust discount. Discounts vary between total itinerary prices per person. Please see the below tiers:
- For $1,500 - $1,999 USD per person: receive $75 off total booking
- For $2,000 - $2,999 USD per person: receive $100 off total booking
- For $3,00+ USD per person: receive $150 off total booking
The loyalty discount is on the land portion of trips only and is not available on pre & post-trip accommodation rates.
We’ve also arranged deals for you across all our sister brands in The Travel Corporation (ttc.com). Be sure to give our team a call to check what discount you can get before you book.
Passports, Visas and other Entry/Exit Requirements
All guests must be in possession of a machine-readable passport valid for 6 months after their trip return date along with applicable visas. Due to government imposed security/ immigration measures, passport and emergency contact information is required for all guests prior to the release of travel documents.
It is the guest’s sole responsibility to secure and/or pay for any and all visas, or Electronic Travel Authorizations (ETAs), affidavits, immunizations, etc. that are required in order to be permitted entry into each destination. In some countries you may be subject to entry (reciprocity) fees and/or departure taxes/exit fees which will be collected at the airports upon entry/departure by local government authorities.
You should check with your Travel Agent or Consular Service for information regarding necessary visa and travel documentation for your entire trip. Where possible we strongly recommend obtaining any required visa or documentation prior to departure. Obtaining documentation while traveling can be a time consuming process and some countries will not issue documentation at the border. For some countries an invitation letter is required from the Ground Handler to send along with the visa application.
Please note that entry to any country may be refused even if the required information and travel documents are complete. Brendan Vacations will require full passport information (full name, date of birth, passport number, Nationality, issue and expiry dates) prior to final payment.
For up-to-date detailed information on travel documents and visas, entry/exit taxes and further information on entry and exit requirements please check with your Travel Agent or local consular services. Obtaining and carrying these documents is your sole responsibility.
Brendan Vacations bears no responsibility for such information and will not be responsible for advising and/or obtaining required travel documentation for any guest, or for any delays, damages, and/or losses including missed portions of your vacation related to improper documentation or government decisions about entry. Certain visa-exempt foreign nationals are required to obtain an eTA prior to departure.
Seats are limited in our contracted class of service and may not be available on every flight. Brendan Vacations does not hold block space on any airline and does not assure seat availability for every single trip departure date. Not all airlines offer pre-assigned seats. Some may charge for pre-assigned seats. Seat assignments are not guaranteed and are subject to change without notice due to a schedule change, equipment change or other unforeseen circumstances. Seating is solely under the airline’s control. Any additional charge imposed by airlines will be at guests’ expense. Where pre-assigned seats are not offered or different seats are desired, guests must contact the airline(s) directly to arrange seating assignments as well as special meal requests. Brendan Vacations does not assure that these requests will be granted.
Airline Schedule Changes
Itinerary changes due to flight delays and schedule changes is solely under the airline’s control. Brendan Vacations reserves the right to offer alternative schedules for itineraries affected by airline schedule changes and equipment. Flight delays, flight cancellations and schedule changes are the responsibility of the airline. Brendan Vacations will not be responsible or liable for such delays or rescheduling and extra charges.
Airline Frequent Flyer Programs
Frequent Flyer miles can be accrued on most air carriers. Upgrades using mileage are not permitted. Many airlines do not automatically add frequent flyer numbers to records for flights booked and ticketed by Brendan Vacations. It is the guest’s responsibility to request frequent flyer credit from the airline. Brendan Vacations shall not be responsible for matters concerning frequent flyer miles.
General Information and Conditions
All prices are per person in Canadian Dollars unless specified. Prices are based on costs, charges, tariffs, rates, prices, taxes, levies, exchange rates and other considerations. All are subject to change. For up-to-date pricing contact your Travel Agent or check on Brendan Vacations.com.
No surcharges regarding cost or currency fluctuations will be made to the land only price once the deposit is received. No refund will be made on account of reduction of any of the above. Once a booking has been confirmed and paid in full, and pricing has not changed due to additional inclusions by the customer, if the total trip price increases by more than 7%, guests have the option to cancel the trip within 7 days of notification of the surcharge without penalty
Other Fees and Taxes
Taxes and fees are subject to change without notice and will be confirmed at time of booking. Any additional fees charged by the airlines/ cruise lines such as baggage handling, seat selections, and/or any other services are the sole responsibility of the guest(s). Additional air-related restrictions apply.
We commence providing services to you as soon as we accept your booking and a deposit is paid. This includes work undertaken prior to travel to arrange and coordinate the delivery of your travel arrangements.
Some trips are based on a minimum number of persons traveling. If a trip fails to satisfy minimum numbers, the trip may be cancelled or rescheduled.
Booking with a travel agent
If you book your vacation through a travel agent then you acknowledge and agree that for your booking to be confirmed and maintained, we must have received all payments from you or your travel agent as detailed in the Summary Booking and Cancellation Terms. You also agree that your travel agent is independent of Brendan Vacations and our control; and that unless expressly authorised by us in writing, we are not bound by or liable for anything affecting us that the agent may or may not do.
Overlapping / Modular Trips
To offer our travelers more flexibility around when they start and how long they travel for, some of our trips are sections (or modules) of larger itineraries. This means that some of them overlap – for example, some of your group may have already been traveling before you join them, and may continue traveling after your adventure has come to an end.
There are no age restrictions on Private Chauffeur, Lux Self-Drive, Self-Drive and Locally Hosted Rail vacations. Young travelers under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult, who will be responsible for their welfare and supervision. Alcoholic beverages will not be served to guests under the legal age for alcohol consumption in the country being visited. Minors under age 18 traveling to certain foreign countries must be accompanied by both parents or have a notarized letter of consent signed by the parent(s) not traveling. Brendan Vacations is not responsible for any losses if you fail to have appropriate documentation. If the other parent is deceased or the child has only one legal parent, a notarized statement must be obtained as proof. Countries have different age limits for the consumption of alcohol and other activities. You must ensure you satisfy the age limits before participating in any activity with age limits (such as the consumption of alcohol) and you release us from all liability and claims arising from your inability to participate in such activities.
Health, reduced mobility, medical conditions/disabilities and assistance when traveling
Brendan Vacations welcomes guests with special needs or disabilities. Please note the following:
- Guests must advise Brendan Vacations, at time of booking, of any physical, medical or other special needs that require accommodating. Brendan Vacations will make reasonable modifications to its policies, practices and procedures when necessary, unless doing so will fundamentally alter the nature of the services provided.
- Guests must ensure they are medically and physically able to travel.
- Brendan Vacations may impose safety requirements. Brendan Vacations may exclude an individual from participating in a vacation or an activity if the individual’s participation poses a threat to the health or safety of others. This decision, made solely by Brendan Vacations, to exclude an individual will be based on an individualized assessment based on reasonable judgment that relies on current medical evidence or on the best available objective evidence to determine the nature, duration and severity of the risk, the probability that potential injury will occur and whether reasonable modifications of policies, practices or procedures will mitigate the risk. No refunds will be given if the decision is made to exclude a guest.
- Brendan Vacations does not provide personal devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids or prescription eye glasses) or services of a personal nature (such as eating, toileting or dressing). A traveler who requires services of a personal nature (eating, toileting or dressing, as examples) should strongly consider bringing a companion to provide such assistance and must understand that other travelers, Drivers, Local Hosts and Brendan Vacations Staff will not be available for such purposes.
- Brendan Vacations does not employ medical personnel. Any necessary medical attention must be sought at a local facility, if available, at the guest’s expense. Brendan Vacations is not responsible or liable for losses or costs incurred due to unavailability of medical services, or medical services obtained while on vacation, or for the quality of the care or services received. Medical care in other countries is not always comparable to care that you may receive in your local area. You are encouraged to purchase medical insurance that will cover you while on vacation. Your regular health insurance benefits may not apply abroad.
- In purchasing your vacation, you attest that you are physically fit for it. If you have concerns please request additional details about your journey from your Travel Agent or Brendan Vacations.
- Some trips include rough terrain, extensive walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, steps and/or locations which may not be easily accessible by wheelchair. During the guided vacation, Brendan Vacations may make arrangements with carriers, hotels and other independent suppliers to provide travel services. These parties are independent entities which Brendan Vacations does not control. Brendan Vacations cannot guarantee disability access or accommodations for guests traveling on international
Brendan Vacations may, in its sole discretion, decline booking any guest or remove any guest who cannot comply or refuses to comply with Brendan Vacations’ terms and conditions. If this occurs, you are responsible for the cost of travel back to your hometown and Brendan Vacations shall not be liable for your losses and no refund shall be provided.
Travel times on our trips vary from day to day depending on the destination. For your comfort on Private Chauffeur vacations we make regular stops and try to keep each section no longer than 3 hours. However, depending on your medical history, some people may be at risk of discomfort or deep vein thrombosis (DVT) if they remain immobile for a long period on a journey. If you have had DVT, pulmonary embolism, a family history of clotting conditions, cancer, or treatment for cancer, stroke, heart or lung disease, or if you have had major surgery in the past three months we recommend you consult your doctor before traveling.
If you have any dietary requests, allergies or any other special request, please advise us at the time of booking. Although we will endeavour to pass any reasonable requests on to the relevant supplier, this is not confirmation that the request will be met. All requests are subject to availability. It is also your responsibility to double check and reconfirm any requirements with all vacation suppliers.
You agree to accept the authority and decisions of our employees, Drivers, Local Hosts and agents whilst on trip with us. If in the opinion of any such person(s) or any other person in a position of authority (such as, for example, a local supplier or hotel manager), your health (including impact of an epidemic or pandemic), level of fitness or conduct at any time before or during a trip is endangering or appears likely to endanger your health or wellbeing or any third party (including any of our other guests) or the safe, comfortable or happy progress of the trip, you may be excluded from all or part of the trip without refund or recompense. Where you are excluded, we will have no further responsibility towards you (including any return travel arrangements) and we will not meet any expenses or costs incurred as a result of the exclusion. In the case of ill health, we may make such arrangements we see fit and recover the costs thereof from you.
Some experiences involve outdoor activities and/or can be physically demanding and may require signature of a waiver. You must make your own decisions about experiences and participate only in activities that suit your physical ability: we suggest that you speak with your medical provider if you have questions about your abilities. We recommend you check whether any insurance you have also includes your participation in adventure activities you may undertake.
Brendan Vacations are here to provide the best services possible but in doing so we will not tolerate abusive or aggressive behavior from our guests. We will refuse to deal with and may terminate the vacation of guests who assault our Brendan Vacations staff, suppliers or fellow guests or who are abusive or aggressive to them and are generally affecting the enjoyment of others with their behavior and you may be barred from future trips with Brendan Vacations and The Travel Corporation family of brands . This may include (but is not limited to):
- verbally abusive or offensive language towards anyone;
- bullying behavior;
- inappropriate or abusive behavior including uninvited physical contact, harassment, violence or threat of violence;
- excessive consumption of alcohol or intoxication;
- the possession, carriage or use of restricted substances or drugs (except for medical purposes approved by your doctor);
- failure to comply with Brendan Vacations’ (including a representative’s) reasonable direction;
- conduct which, in Brendan Vacations’ opinion, is not compatible with other guests’ general enjoyment and well-being or the smooth operation of the trip;
- the possession, carriage or use of dangerous items (such as weapons);
- breaking the law of the Country in which you are traveling; and
- any behavior or conduct which brings Brendan Vacations into disrepute or damages its goodwill.
When you make a booking, you accept responsibility for the proper conduct of all members of your party during your travels with Brendan Vacations. We reserve the right at any time and at our discretion to terminate the travel arrangements and/or cease to deal with any party member(s) whose behavior, in the reasonable opinion of us or our suppliers, may cause danger, upset, disruption or distress to anyone else or damage to property. Full cancellation charges will apply and no refund will be made. We shall have no obligation to pay compensation or meet any costs or expenses (including but not limited to alternative accommodation and return transportation arrangements) guest may incur as a result of the travel arrangements being terminated.
You must immediately report any pre-existing damage in your room to accommodation staff. If you damage the accommodation in which you are staying or any property, you must reimburse the accommodation provider or property owner concerned for the cost of the damage before the end of your stay if the cost has been established by then or as soon as it has been established if later. You must indemnify us for the full amount of any claim (also including legal costs) made against us. Criminal proceedings may be instigated. Brendan Vacations is not responsible for any costs incurred concerning a guest removed from a trip or aircraft, ship or train. Guests agree not to hold Brendan Vacations or any of its related entities liable for any actions taken under these terms and conditions.
Brendan Vacations strives to improve trip itineraries, services and features. If improvements can be made, or if circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. Departures in early and late season are potentially operated in cool weather conditions. As a result, itinerary variations may occur. Certain activities may not be precisely as described or may not be available due to seasonality or weather conditions or other circumstances beyond our control. We will try to notify you of changes. If your enjoyment may be diminished by such limitations, please check with us or your Travel Agent before making a reservation.
In the event that we make a major change to your vacation (which does not include, for example, changes to aircraft type, change of accommodation to another of the same standard, or alteration of your outward/return flights by less than 12 hours) we will inform you or your Travel Agent as soon as reasonably possible if there is time before your departure date. You will either have the choice of accepting the change of arrangements, accepting an offer of alternative travel arrangements of comparable standard from us if available (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value, but these booking terms and conditions will continue to apply to any alternative booking), or cancelling your booked vacation and receiving a full refund of all monies paid.
Changes due to National/Public Holidays
During local or national holidays, certain facilities such as museums, sightseeing trips and shopping may be limited or unavailable. In such instances itinerary changes are made by Brendan Vacations seeking to reduce inconvenience to guests. Such changes are deemed not to be a major change to the itinerary, and no compensation will be payable to guests. Holidays, closing days and other circumstances may necessitate a change of the day of the week for scheduled regional meals, sightseeing or other activities. If you feel your enjoyment might be diminished by any of these circumstances please check with the respective national tourist office before selecting a specific departure date.
Disclaimer of Warranties
The Operator warrants only that the services shall be generally, though in view of the vagaries of travel, not necessarily precisely, as described, and subject to changes and the other terms and conditions herein. To the maximum extent permitted by law, all other warranties, express and implied, including warranties of fitness for a specific purpose and merchantability are expressly excluded. There is no warranty that extends beyond the description of the face hereof.
These booking conditions, together with the other terms incorporated into this contract referred to below, represent the entire agreement between the parties.
The Operator shall be responsible to the guest for supplying the services and accommodations described in the itinerary, except where they cannot be supplied or the itinerary is changed due to delays or other causes of whatever kind or nature beyond the Operator’s control. In such circumstances, the Operator will seek to supply comparable services, accommodations and itineraries and there shall be no refund in these circumstances.
Disclaimer of Liability
To the maximum extent permitted by law, neither Brendan Vacations nor the Operator nor its agents or affiliated entities (“released parties”) shall be responsible or liable for cancellations, acts of other service providers, diversions or substitution of equipment or any act, variation, postponement, omission or default by air carriers, land carriers, hoteliers or hotels, transportation companies, or any other persons providing services or accommodations to guests including any results thereof, such as changes in services, accommodations or facilities. Nor shall they be liable for loss or damage to baggage or property, or for injury, illness or death, or for any damages or claims whatsoever arising from loss, negligence or delay from the act, error, omission default or negligence of any person not its direct employee or under its exclusive control, including any act, error, omission, default, or negligence of any country, government or governmental authority, officer or employee. The released parties shall not be liable for indirect, special or consequential damages.
All baggage and personal effects are at all times and in all circumstances at the risk of the trip participant. Brendan Vacations recommends that each guest obtains baggage insurance. After return at the end of the trip, if lost articles are found and returned to the owner, a service fee will be charged. The Drivers, Local Hosts, carriers, hotels and other suppliers who provide services on trip are independent contractors; they are not agents, employees or servants of the Operator or its associated companies. All certificates and other travel documents for services issued by the Operator are subject to the terms and conditions specified by the carriers and suppliers and to the laws of the countries in which the services are supplied. Carriage by sea is subject to the Carrier’s Conditions of Carriage which are expressly incorporated into this contract, copies of which are available upon request. The released parties are not responsible for any criminal or other conduct by third parties, whether criminal, intentional, grossly negligent, negligent or otherwise.
Additional risks may arise including, but not limited to, hazards of traveling in undeveloped areas, hazards of travel by boat, train, bus, car, truck, aircraft and other means, animals, forces of nature, unrest, differing levels of sanitation, differing safety standards, risks associated with water, drinks, food, plants, insects and animals, diseases and transmission of disease to you or members of your family or party, accident or illness in areas of difficult evacuation or poor medical facilities, acts of governments; all occurring during the trip or while coming to or returning from the trip. You are voluntarily participating, knowing there are risks. You agree to accept any and all risks. You release and discharge Brendan Vacations, its related companies and personnel from, and agree not to make a claim against any of them for, any and all claims, known or unknown, arising from contracting for, traveling to or from, or traveling during, and in any and every way participating in a trip, even where caused by negligence of any of these released and discharged persons and entities. This release and discharge of liability, assumption of risk and agreement not to make a claim is entered into on behalf of you and all members of your family and party, also including minors. This agreement also binds your heirs, legal representatives and assigns.
Where the guest occupies a motorcoach or private vehicle seat fitted with a safety belt, neither Brendan Vacations nor the Operator nor its agents or co-operating organisations or service providers will be liable for any injury, illness or death or for any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of such an accident or incident. This exclusion and limitation of liability shall not be used to imply that the Operator or its agents or affiliated entities are liable in other circumstances.
Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time guests are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. We rely on international convention which may apply to the services provided by us, our suppliers or agents with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you against us as a result of the provision of those services. International conventions which apply may include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (as amended by Hague Protocol and Montreal Protocol) in relation to air travel, or Montreal Convention; the Berne Convention for rail travel; Athens Convention 1974 for carriage by sea; the Geneva Convention for carriage by road and the Paris Convention 1962 for Hotels. We are to be regarded as having all the benefits of these conventions on limiting our liability in relation to any claim for death, injury, loss, damage and delay to guests and luggage.
Brendan Vacations (Canada) Limited’s Role
This Agreement is deemed to be entered into in the Province of Ontario. The exclusive venue for any action concerning the interpretation, enforcement, or breach of any term, obligation, or duty as contained or related to these Booking Conditions or any grievance relating to the trip shall be solely in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in the City of Toronto. This Agreement shall be construed according to the internal laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein without regard to conflicts of law principles. All guest claims must be submitted in writing and received by Brendan Vacations no later than 60 days after completion of the trip. Guest claims not submitted and received within this time shall be deemed to be waived and barred. In any legal action, arbitration, or other proceeding to enforce, interpret or construe the terms of this Agreement, or concerning any grievance relating to the trip, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover its actual reasonable legal fees, costs and expenses.
Errors and Omissions
In the case of computer or human billing errors, we reserve the right to re-invoice guests and their Travel Agents with correct billing.
Every effort is made to accuracy of our brochures and website; however, Brendan Vacations cannot be held responsible for printing or typographical errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. Moreover, photographs and descriptions of locations or attractions are merely representative of conditions that existed at time of brochure printing and conditions may not be the same at the time of your journey.
The airline(s) featured or nominated in our brochures or website do not by virtue of their endorsement commit or represent themselves either as contracting with any purchaser of a vacation from Brendan Vacations or as having any other legal relationship with them.
All bookings made with any provider of any transport, facilities, meals, other goods or of any services are subject to terms and conditions and exclusions and/or limitations of liability imposed by them in relation to matters not covered particularly and expressly by your agreement with Brendan Vacations.
If you decide that you do not want to visit a country or part of a country you intended to visit because of any law, condition or requirement of any government or governmental authority, official, servant or agent, you are responsible for any costs, expenses, charges, fees, losses or damage incurred as a consequence and any cancellation or amendment fees. None of the companies in the Brendan Vacations group of companies, or any of their staff or agents, accept any responsibility or liability for your acts, omissions, defaults, conduct, state of health, condition or circumstances.
Complaint Procedures & Consumer Protection
If you have a problem during your vacation please inform Brendan Vacations’ Local Representative immediately, who will try to make things right. Such assistance may include providing information on health services, local authorities and consular assistance as well as arranging communication and/or making alternative travel arrangements. We may charge a fee for these services where you have caused the problem intentionally or by your own negligence. If the matter was not resolved locally, please write to Brendan Vacations’ Guest Relations Department at the address below within sixty (60) days of the end of your Brendan Vacations trip, as it is important that you provide us the information quickly. Please quote your booking reference number and all relevant information. Failure to follow this procedure may delay or deny us the opportunity to investigate and rectify the problem, which may affect the way your complaint is dealt with and your rights under this contract.
To process your trip booking, Brendan Vacations will need to use personal information for you and guests in your booking. Personal information may include each guest’s name, address, phone number, email address, passport number, and sensitive information such as health, medical, dietary, mobility, religious or other special requirements. This personal information may be passed on to other suppliers of your travel arrangements in addition to public authorities (such as customs and immigration), security and credit checking organisations, and otherwise as required by law. We may need to provide personal information to contractors who provide services to or for us (e.g. sending mail, providing marketing assistance, etc). This may involve sending personal information (including sensitive information) to other countries that may not afford the same level of protection of personal information. In making your booking, you consent to your personal data being passed to relevant third parties as set out above.
We may also use the personal information you provide us to review and improve the guided vacations and services that we offer, and to contact you (by post, email and/or telephone) about other vacations and services offered by Brendan Vacations that you may be interested in. If you don’t want to receive this information, or if you want a copy of the personal information we hold about you, write to us at Brendan Vacations, Attn: BRENDAN VACATIONS (CANADA) LIMITED, 33 Kern Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3B 1S9. Brendan Vacations may charge a fee for supplying you with this information as permitted by law.
Each guest is required to comply with the terms, conditions, requirements, laws, rules and/or regulations of any service provider, or any country or governmental authority, and shall be liable for any such non-compliance.
Your booking arrangements can be made through your Travel Agent, an online booking agent or with Brendan Vacations directly. When you make a booking, you must be at least 18 years of age at the time of booking. You are guaranteeing that you understand and have the authority to accept and do accept on behalf of yourself and all members of your party the terms of these booking conditions. We will deal only with the lead booking name in all subsequent correspondence and dealings. You are responsible for making all payments due, ensuring the accuracy of all personal details and other information supplied in respect of yourself and your party, notifying us of any changes or cancellations and for receiving correspondence and keeping your party informed.
BRENDAN VACATIONS, INC.
5551 Katella Avenue, Cypress, California 90630
Hertz Car Rental, Park Ridge, NJ
For further information visit our website at: www.BrendanVacations.com
Terms and conditions are subject to change.
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