Escorted Rail Holidays Travel and Tour Packages

Terms and Conditions

Prices: All prices are subject to final availability and may or amended at any time without notice. Prices may be adjusted due to currency fluctuations for international tours. Generally, prices will not be increased once final payment has been received.

Flights: Our tour prices DO NOT INCLUDE international flights, visas, airport taxes, security taxes etc.  Contact our travel partners, Platinum Travel, on 1300 733 323 for a competitive quote on flights from your local departure port.

Additional Travel Arrangements: Railway Adventures appreciates that some people will want to use the opportunity to visit other places and friends whilst they are travelling. Our partners Platinum Travel can arrange additional flights, tours, accommodation, car hire etc. With this in mind, we are able to tailor individual travel arrangements and co-ordinate connections with our main group tours. Contact Platinum Travel n 1300 733 323.

Deposit & Final Payment: The deposit paid to secure your place on the tour is non-refundable. Your deposit forms part of your final payment which must be received by us 60 days before departure.  No travel documents will be issued without final payment being received. before documents are issued. A credit card fee of 1.5% for Visa and Mastercard and 3% for AMEX applies. No fees apply to other forms of payment.

Cancellation by Us: We reserve the right to cancel a tour for any reason (such as failure to reach a minimum tour participant numbers).  Any monies paid by you will be refunded in full.  No further compensation will be paid in the event of cancellation by Platinum Travel Corporation and Scott McGregor’s Railway Adventures.  We recommend you secure travel insurance that includes cancellation of a tour by the operator.

Amendments/Cancellation by You: Amended or cancelled bookings will incur charges. If the cancellation is less than 60 days from departure, these charges can be up to 100% of the cost of the booking. Fees may also apply where a booking is changed to meet a specific request from you or tickets/travel documents are required to be reissued.

Travel Documents: Travel documents are subject to individual conditions and/or restrictions. These can include being non-refundable, non-date-changeable and subject to cancellation and/or amendment fees. All travel documents are non-transferable. All airline tickets must be issued in the identical name of the passport holder, as airlines are at liberty to deny carriage if the name varies, and the booking may be cancelled. Any fees incurred will be at the traveller’s own expense.

Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is strongly recommended by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for all overseas travel. It is a condition of travel that each passenger is adequately covered by proper insurance. Railway Adventures recommends travel insurance to guard against loss of deposits through cancellation charges, tour cancellation due to insufficient numbers, baggage loss, medical expenses, theft and other contingencies.

Passports & Visas: All travellers must have a valid passport for international travel and many countries require at least 6 months validity from your date of return. We recommend you check with your travel agent or the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade If you need information regarding visa requirements for your trip.

Taxes: Certain taxes are mandatory in various countries. There may also be additional local taxes charged at some airports. All taxes are subject to change without notice.

Health: It is your responsibility to ensure that you are aware of any health requirements for your travel destinations and to ensure that you carry all necessary vaccination documentation and proof of prescription medication. It is your responsibility to make us aware of any health issues that may require attention while on tour.  Costs may be incurred for such assistance.

Behaviour: As the tour involves travelling in a group you agree to accept the full authority of our designated tour manager. Passengers are expected to behave in a reasonable manner toward other passengers, our personnel and other persons with whom passengers have contact during our tour. In some circumstances we may require that an offending passenger leave the tour as soon as practicable.  In such circumstances we will not be liable for any refund, compensation or costs incurred by you and or the relevant passenger whatsoever.

Group Etiquette: We want to be sure everyone has a good experience.  Be respectful of other cultures – we are visitors in a foreign country, we want to make sure we leave a good impression; Be on time – the tour manager will give you specific times for photos, shopping and departures; Do not block the view – if you are tall let the smaller people in front during guide commentary; Do not speak when the guide is speaking; Be flexible and keep a positive attitude.

Fitness & Participation: All of our tours require a MODERATE level of fitness for the overall benefit of the group, including the ability to: negotiate airports and railway stations without wheelchair assistance; use combined shower/bath facilities; undertake walking tour of 1-2 hours duration, including using stairs, walking over cobblestones and other uneven surfaces; stand for long periods in museums and other sites; embark/disembark coaches, trains and other methods of transportation without assistance; handle your own luggage.

Photographs & Recordings: When on tour, employees, agents and/or other travellers may take photographs or make recordings of you and your tour activities that may identify you.  Scott McGregor’s Railway Adventures reserves the right to use any and all photographs and/or recordings made on tour for promotional reasons in printed materials, on the internet or other media.  In using such images, we undertake not to reveal your name, contact details or other personal information. You consent to the use of such images or recordings by Scott McGregor’s Railway Adventures and you acknowledge that you will not be entitled to payment or other compensation for the giving of consent or for the use of such images or recordings.  Such images or recordings of you may be kept on record.

Optional Activities: When on tour, you may be offered the opportunity to engage in optional or non-itinerary activities.  You acknowledge and agree that such activities may be inherently risky and Scott McGregor’s Railway Adventures will not be responsible to you for any loss, damage, injury or accident that may occur as a result of your participation therein.

Liability: Scott McGregor’s Railway Adventures do not accept any liability whatsoever for the acts, omissions or default, whether negligent or otherwise, of third party providers over whom we have no direct control. Under circumstances where liability cannot be excluded, such liability is limited to the value of the purchased travel arrangements. We do not accept any liability in contract, tort or otherwise for any injury, damage, loss (including consequential loss), delay, additional expense or inconvenience caused directly or indirectly by force or any other event which is beyond our control which is not preventable by reasonable diligence on our part.

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