|Avanti Destinations Terms and Conditions of Sale|
Fares and Rates
All prices expressed on the Website are in U.S. Dollars
and are subject to change without notice. Rates are guaranteed once payment
Reservations should be made as early as possible to assure
confirmation of selected travel components. Reservations for travel components
(air, hotels, car rentals, tours, rail, etc.) are subject to availability.
Should circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve
the right to vary itineraries and/or inclusions or to substitute hotels
of similar standard.
For bookings made 61 or more days prior to departure, a deposit of $150 per person is due within 5 business days to activate the booking and avoid auto cancellation. Additional deposits may be required for certain products, and will be indicated on the initial quote. Payment of the deposit constitutes acceptance of the itinerary and our terms and conditions and deposits are non-refundable once paid.
Full payment is due 60 days prior to U.S. departure date, unless otherwise indicated. Avanti Destinations reserves the right to cancel a booking if full payment is not received on time. Bookings made less than 60 days prior to departure require full payment to activate the booking and pay constitutes acceptance of the itinerary and our terms and conditions. Reservations must be made at least 7 days prior to departure from the United States. A special handling fee of $35 will be assessed to bookings that require overnight express delivery. Overnight delivery requests will be accepted up until 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. No Saturday or Sunday deliveries.
Holiday Season Conditions: Special payment guidelines may be required for travel during the holiday season. This may result in additional charges or more restrictive cancel penalties, and are subject to change without notice.
Hotel rates found on this Website include (unless otherwise stated): accommodations with private bath or shower, Continental breakfast, hotel taxes, and general service charges. Local municipal city taxes may be additional in some cities / resorts and must be paid locally. Hotel rates do not include any expenses of a personal nature or any incidental charges. Room assignments are at the discretion of the hotel management and specific requests cannot be guaranteed. Avanti Destinations guarantees room types, which have appropriate bedding for the number of passengers requested per room. We do not guarantee a specific bed type.
Check In cannot be guaranteed prior to 2 p.m. Departure
is normally required by 11 a.m.
Drivers must be at least 25 years of age; a maximum
age may apply, subject to car rental company rules. Basic car rental
rates include unlimited mileage and VAT (value added tax). Rates do not
include tolls, gasoline, third driver surcharge, or overtime charges
for car rental. Specific car models cannot be guaranteed. Airport
surcharges / one-way drop-off fees may apply when picking up a car in
one location and dropping in another.
Transfers and Baggage
Porterage and baggage handling is not included with transfers unless specifically stated on the transfer voucher. Baggage allowance is limited, and varies by county and vehicle type. As a general rule, one medium-sized suitcase and one carry-on bag per person are allowed and the carry-on bag should fit on the passenger's lap. A larger vehicle must be booked in advance for large size bags and additional baggage. Failure to do this could result in additional charges to be paid locally, or cancellations of services altogether with no refund.
Avanti Destinations is not responsible for air conditioning standards or availability, as these factors can vary greatly between properties and countries.
Wheelchair Accessible Facilities
Requests for accommodations to suit specific physical requirements, such as wheelchair accessible rooms, must be made at the time of booking and are subject to availability. Avanti Destinations cannot accept responsibility for the standards of the facilities requested, as they can vary between properties.
Trip Protection, covering baggage, trip cancellation or interruption,
and personal accidents covering your reservation, is strongly recommended.
Limited travel protection insurance is available for purchase when you
purchase your package. You must click "Yes" for "Travel
Protection" when booking your vacation in order to purchase this
coverage. Trip Protection coverage is not required by Avanti to
purchase any products; however, Avanti strongly recommends such
coverage and advise all passengers to purchase this protection
Passenger's full passport name is required to hold airline space. Failure to provide correct passport names can result in the loss of airline space and any penalties associated with incorrect names are not the responsibility of Avanti Destinations or the airlines. Traveler assumes complete and full responsibility for, and hereby releases Avanti Destinations from, any duty of checking and verifying any and all passport, visa, vaccination, or other requirements of each destination. Please note most countries require or suggest at least 6 months remaining before the passport expires at time of travel.
Fares and schedules are based on regular scheduled carrier service.
All applicable airline rules apply and schedules are subject to change.
Basic airfares do not include fuel surcharges, airport departure taxes,
passenger facility charges (PFCs), customs or immigration fees, and
excess baggage charges. For mileage accrual information, please contact
the carrier directly for details.
Travel documents will be sent approximately 2 weeks prior to
departure, providing full payment has been received. Avanti
Destinations is not responsible for lost or stolen documents;
therefore, any re-issuance of documents may be assessed their full
face value and may include increase in cost. A special handling fee
of $35 will be assessed to bookings that require overnight express
delivery. Overnight delivery requests will be accepted up until 5 p.m.
Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. No Saturday or Sunday deliveries.
If you change the land portion of the trip after the initial deposit is received, a revision fee of $25 per person will be charged. Total cancellation fees are dependent upon the type of components purchased. Each component carries with it different types of fees.
Days from Departure
Fee Per Person / Per Tour
|Prior to full payment||Deposit
|Full payment date to 8 days prior to departure||Deposit plus restrictions below
|7 to 1 day(s) prior to departure||$250 pp plus restrictions below
|Day of departure or No Shows||100%
Air Cancellations - Upon receipt of full payment, airline tickets are issued and carry a penalty of anywhere between a minimum of $200 per person to no refund based on the type of fare that is purchased. You will be advised at the time of purchase of the appropriate penalties. Name changes/correction are considered full cancellations and will be subject to the same cancellation penalties.
Cruise Cancellations - Cancellation policies for cruises vary by cruise line and may be more stringent than those imposed by Avanti. You will be advised of the appropriate cancellation penalties at time of booking. Most cruises are 100% non-refundable.
Rail Cancellations - Upon receipt of full payment, the following tickets are issued and are non-refundable under any circumstances: seat reservation fees, sleepers, couchettes, and rail processing fees. Rail passes and open tickets are subject to a 15-100% cancellation charge.
Additional Cancellation Fees - Some of the properties and services offered by Avanti Destinations have their own cancellation fees. These fees are in addition to any cancellation fees imposed by Avanti, and may not always be disclosed by the property or service provider until the time of cancellation. Any pre-determined fees of which Avanti is advised in advance will be listed with that property or service on your invoice.
State of California Seller of Travel
Avanti Destinations California Seller of Travel
number: CST: 2005018.
NO REFUND CLAIM WILL BE CONSIDERED OR PURSUED AND NO ACTION WILL BE
TAKEN BY AVANTI DESTINATIONS UNLESS NOTICE OF CLAIM IS RECEIVED WITH
SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION WITHIN 30 DAYS OF COMPLETION OF TRAVEL. NO
REFUNDS WILL BE GRANTED FOR UNUSED LAND ARRANGEMENTS ONCE THE TRIP HAS
COMMENCED. ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE RETURNED TO AVANTI DESTINATIONS IN
ORDER FOR A REFUND REQUEST TO BE CONSIDERED. IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED
THAT YOU USE CERTIFIED MAIL, SINCE MANY COMPONENTS MAY BE
NON-REFUNDABLE IF LOST OR STOLEN. REFUND DECISIONS ARE DETERMINED BY
AVANTI DESTINATIONS PER THE SIGNED CONTRACT EXISTING BETWEEN AVANTI
AND THE SUPPLIER(S). NO REFUND DETERMINATION CAN BE MADE BY ANYONE
OTHER THAN AVANTI DESTINATIONS.
Avanti Destinations and its directors, officers, employees, independent
contractors, and agents act only as agents for the passenger in making
arrangements for hotels, transportation, sightseeing, restaurants, or
any other service described in this Website. The individual tour
participant and/or purchaser, by acceptance of the tour documents,
agrees that Avanti Destinations and its directors, officers, employees,
independent contractors, agents, or suppliers shall not be liable for
any injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity, liability,
or expense to person or property due to any act or default of any
hotel, carrier, restaurant, company, or person providing or rendering
any of the services included in the tours. The tickets, coupons,
tariffs, rules, or contracts currently in use by any carrier, hotel,
restaurant, or any other contractor providing service shall constitute
the sole contract between such contractor and the tour participant.
Avanti Destinations and its directors, officers, employees, independent
contractors, agents, and suppliers accept no responsibility for any
damage, delay or irregularity, expense, or liability arising from
sickness, pilferage, labor dispute, machinery breakdown, quarantine,
government restraints, war, act of terrorism, weather conditions,
defect in any vehicle of transportation, or for any misadventure or
causality or any other cause beyond their control. Any and all losses
and expenses will be borne by the tour participant, the tour rates
being only for the time period and places specified. All
accommodations, services, and facilities are subject to the laws of
the countries to which these accommodations, services, and facilities
are provided. Avanti Destinations reserves the right to cancel or
change itineraries and substitute services without notice and to
decline to accept or retain any tour participant at any time.
USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program
Avanti Destinations shares the coverage available under the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program with affiliates of Rail Europe who, as an Active Member of the USTOA, is required to post $1 Million with USTOA to be used to reimburse, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program, the advance payments of Avanti Destinations customers in the unlikely event of Avanti Destinations bankruptcy, insolvency or cessation of business. Further, you should understand that the $1 Million posted by Rail Europe and shared among its affiliates may be sufficient to provide only a partial recovery of the advance payments received by Avanti Destinations. More details of the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program and a list of affiliates may be obtained by writing to USTOA at 345 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1801, New York, New York 10001, or by email to
firstname.lastname@example.org or by
visiting their website at www.USTOA.com.
Copyright Dispute Resolution Mechanism
Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title
17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), copyright owners or their
authorized agents may submit a complaint of alleged copyright
infringement to Avanti Destinations if they have a good-faith belief
that their protected works are being infringed. Avanti Destinations
will respond to all such notifications that are sent to:
111 SW Columbia St.
Portland, OR 97201
(503) 295-1100 phone
To be effective, the notification must be a written communication
A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on
behalf of the owner of a right that is allegedly infringed;
Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed,
or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single Website are covered by a
single notification, a representative list of such works at that Website;
Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to
be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access
to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit
the service provider to locate the material;
Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to
contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and,
if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party
may be contacted;
A statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that
use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the
copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and
under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to
act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Upon receipt of such notification, Avanti Destinations shall promptly
investigate the matter, and, if appropriate, remove or disable access
to the allegedly infringing material. After Avanti Destinations removes
or disables access to such material, Avanti Destinations will notify
the party that posted the material of its action. Such party may then
provide Avanti Destinations' designated agent proper
"counter-notification" stating his, her or its authority to post the
allegedly infringing material, which Avanti Destinations will forward
to the alleged copyright owner. Avanti Destinations will inform the
alleged copyright owner that Avanti Destinations will repost the
removed material or cease disabling access to it in ten to fourteen
business days unless the alleged copyright owner sends a second
notification to Avanti Destinations' designated agent stating that it
has filed suit against the alleged infringer.
An effective counter-notification must be sent to Avanti Destinations'
designated agent, whose name and address are listed above. The notice
must include the following information:
The counter-notifying party's physical or electronic signature;
Identification of the material that has been removed or disabled and
the location where the material was before its removal or disablement;
A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the party has a good faith
belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake
or misidentification; and
The counter-notifying party's name, address, phone number, and a statement
that the party consents to the jurisdiction of the federal court in its
district, or if the subscriber is foreign, it consents to any jurisdiction
where EuroVacations.com is subject to jurisdiction, and that the subscriber
will accept service of process from the person who provided Avanti Destinations
with notification or an agent of such a person.
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Website. Avanti Destinations reserves the right, at its discretion, to
change, modify, update, add, or remove all or any portion of these
Website signifies that you agree to those changes.
Restrictions on Use of this Website
This Website is owned and operated by Avanti Destinations. Material on
this Website is protected by copyrights owned by Avantidestinations.com
or other parties who have consented to their use by Avanti
Destinations. The material on this Website may not be copied,
reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, or transmitted in any way,
except that you may download one copy of the materials on any single
computer for your personal, noncommercial use only. Use of these
materials, including their modification, for any other purpose, may
constitute a violation of patent, copyright, trademark, and/or other
intellectual property laws.
Responsibility of the User
By using this Website, you agree to be financially responsible for all
transactions made using your login information, and you represent that
you are of legal age to make such legally binding obligations.
Avanti Destinations and its providers and distributors provide this
Website and materials on an "as is" basis, and specifically disclaim
all warranties of title, merchantability, fitness for a particular
purpose, and non-infringement. Avanti Destinations makes no
representation or warranty that such information is complete or
accurate or that the services provided by Avanti Destinations will be
timely, secure, error-free, or uninterrupted. Avanti Destinations will
not be liable for any damages or injury resulting from the user's
reliance on any information provided in this Website.
By using this website, you agree to indemnify Avanti Destinations,
and its officers, directors, employees, independent contractors,
agents, and suppliers from and against any liability, damage, costs,
or expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, that Avanti
Destinations may incur as a result of your use of this Website or your
breach of these Terms of Service.
Limitation of Liability
Avanti Destinations will not be liable for any damages to a your
computer nor for viruses or other data corruption problems that may
affect your computer equipment or other property on account of your
access to or use of this Website or your downloading of any materials,
data, text, images, video, or audio from this Website. In no event will
Avanti Destinations be liable for any injury, loss, claim, damage, or
any special, punitive, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages
of any kind, whether based on contract, tort, strict liability, or
otherwise, that result from the use of, or the inability to use the
materials in this Website, even if Avanti Destinations has been
advised of the possibility of such damages. In no event will Avanti
Destinations, if found liable for damage or loss in any way related to
the aforementioned uses of this website and/or its content, be liable
for any amount that exceeds the amount, if any, which has been paid by
you to access the website.
By accepting these Terms of Service, you expressly consent to certain
disclosures of your personally identifiable and other personal information,
and to use of your information by us and third parties, as explained in
This Website contains links to other websites. Avanti Destinations is
not responsible for the content of any other Website and makes no
representation or warranty regarding any other Website, nor does its
linkage constitute an endorsement by us. Please be aware that you
access these Websites at your own risk.
user, and Avanti Destinations with respect to this Website, and
supersede any and all prior agreements, in any form, between you and
You may not sell, transfer, assign, license, or convey in any way your
unlawful or unenforceable for any reason, the rest of these Terms
of Use will not be affected and will remain valid.
will be governed in all respects by the laws of the state of Oregon,
without giving effect to principles of conflicts of law. Any court of
competent jurisdiction sitting within the state of Oregon will be the
exclusive jurisdiction and venue for any dispute arising out of or
relating to these Terms of Service.
Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Terms of
Service or the breach hereof, with the exception of injunctive relief
sought by Avanti Destinations for any violation of Avanti Destinations'
proprietary rights, shall be settled by arbitration in accordance with
the then-current rules of the American Arbitration Association. Before
entering into arbitration, the parties shall each appoint an
arbitrator, and these two arbitrators shall select a third arbitrator
to be a member of the panel. Should the two arbitrators not be able to
agree on a choice of the third, then the American Arbitration
Association shall make the appointment of a person who is neutral to
the parties. None of the arbitrators shall be officers or employees of
the parties to these Terms of Service. Such arbitrators shall be
experts in the computer/information technology field. The cost of
arbitration, including fees per arbitrator, shall be borne equally by
the parties. The location of arbitration shall be Portland, Oregon, USA.
You may be subject to additional terms and conditions based upon reservations
and purchases of goods or services, and you agree to be bound by such
other terms and conditions.
Copyright and Trademark Notices
All content on this Website is: ©Avanti Destinations 2014. All rights
reserved. If you are a copyright owner who believes that certain content
available on Avanti Destinations infringes your copyright, please see our
Copyright Dispute Resolution Mechanism by clicking
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product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of Avanti Destinations,
Inc. or their respective owners.
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