Land trip minimum deposit of 50% must be paid in full at the time of booking. As an exclusive small group food and wine journey, a reservation is not guaranteed until Culinary Passport (CP) receives payment. Remaining payment of 50% of the land trip cost is due 120 days prior to the expected departure. Failure to make the final payment will result in forfeiture of the entire deposit.
Cancellations & Cancellation Fees
All cancellations must be advised in writing. The following per person cancellation fees apply:
- 91+ days prior to departure: 50% refund
- Within 90 days of departure: no refund
- “Departure day” is considered the date CP services begin
Passports & Visas
A valid passport is required of all program participants. It must be valid at least six months after date of return to the U.S. The name on your reservation must match the name on your passport. Non-U.S. citizens must consult with the appropriate consulates to determine if any visas are needed.
It is suggested that all passengers, regardless of the passport they hold, check with the appropriate consulates of the countries being visited to determine if any visas are needed. Securing any needed visas is the responsibility of the passenger.
Program prices are per person, based upon two persons sharing a room. There is a surcharge for single occupancy. All prices are based upon rates (including foreign exchange rates) known at the time of the booking. Prices, including taxes and fees, are subject to increase without notice, if such rates change prior to departure.
If the total price increases by more than 10% on our hosted food and wine journeys, you may cancel within 7 days after we notify you of the increase. Costs include items listed under your CP invoice. Rates do not include items outside the land itinerary such as airfare, gratuities (unless noted), additional meals, beverages, insurance, telephone calls, resort fees, laundry service, passport and visa fees and other miscellaneous charges (except where specifically listed under your CP land trip description.)
If the minimum number of participants is not achieved, this trip is subject to change, cancellation, or subject to incur a price increase.
Terms and Conditions
If the trip is cancelled by Culinary Passport due to lack of participants or other reason, a full refund of payments received for itinerary land cost will be issued.
If program improvements can be made or if unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries, substitute hotels, and/or change travel dates. At certain peak periods, duplicate departures may operate and sometimes in reverse order, in which case hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages.
The suppliers providing transportation, sightseeing arrangements, tours, shore excursions, and hotel/cruise accommodations (“Suppliers”) for the food and wine journeys are independent contractors and are not agents, affiliates, representatives or employees of Culinary Passport, or any of its subsidiaries, related companies, or parents (“Culinary Passport Parties”). Culinary Passport has no ownership interest in any Supplier. Any use of the Culinary Passport name by a Supplier is for identification purposes only and does not constitute ownership, agency, supervision, or control by Culinary Passport.
All documentation, receipts and tickets are issued subject to the terms and conditions specified by the Supplier. By utilizing the services of the Suppliers, you agree that neither Culinary Passport nor any of Culinary Passport Parties shall be liable for (1) any accident, loss, and injury or damage to you or to those traveling with you in connection with any accommodations, transportation, or other services or resulting directly or indirectly from any occurrences or conditions including, but not limited to, negligence, defects in vehicles, equipment malfunction, strikes, “Acts of God,” riots, terrorist acts or threats, wars, acts of governmental authority, theft, delays, weather conditions, environmental conditions, cancellations or changes in itineraries or schedules or (2) loss or damage to property or injury to persons, caused by reason of any act or omission, intentional, negligent or otherwise by such third party Suppliers. Culinary Passport makes no implied or express warranties in the offering of any food and wine journey described in these materials.
Remember that all travel documents and required personal identification, as well as compliance with agricultural regulations, is your responsibility. The terms under which you agree to take a food and wine journey cannot be changed or amended except in writing, signed by an authorized officer of Culinary Passport.
The right is reserved to decline to accept or retain any person as a member of the food and wine journey at any time prior to departure or during the course of the trip. In the unlikely event that the services or accommodations are not available as stated, due to reasons beyond Culinary Passport’s control, efforts will be made to provide services or accommodations of equal standard and quality.
Please note: You are responsible for booking your flights and for the cost of your air travel plus any ground transfers not specified in the itinerary. Once you have booked your flight please contact our representative with your travel information at 702-883-2070
Do not book air travel until you are notified of the final departure date 45-60 days in advance (earlier if possible) by a Culinary Passport representative. Final departure dates can vary 2 – 4 weeks dependent upon weather conditions which influence timing and availability of certain rare ingredients and delicacies which we do not want to miss.