Booking Terms and
Tour participants acknowledge reading and
agreeing to the terms and conditions set forth
below; they set out a contract between you and
The Vacation Station.
Please note that living standards and practices
that differ with North American standards, may
be encountered during your travel.
Travel Documents - Canadian and US
citizens require a valid passport for travel to
Europe. Entry to another country may be refused even if the required information and travel documents are complete.
A valid International Drivers License is
required in Germany and Austria, and recommended
in Italy and Switzerland. They are available from any CAA
or AAA office.
A passport size photo may be required for 6-day
lift passes at some resorts.
Not included in advertised tour package
price - flight taxes & associated fees,
passport and/or visa fees, tips, items of a
personal nature, bar or beverages, and other
services not specifically shown as included in
Extended Stay/Stopovers - You
may extend your stay provided you make proper
arrangement at the time of booking.
Reservations - All space is on
a first come, first serve basis. All
reservations are considered confirmed once a
deposit is received by The Vacation Station. The
Vacation Station reserves the right to cancel
any reservations if deposit or final payment are
Deposits/Payments - In general a non-refundable deposit of $300 per person is
required at the time of booking. For certain itineraries or custom packages, the deposit requirement may be higher.
is due 50 days before departure unless specifically noted otherwise on your Invoice.
Bike & Barge tours require a deposit of $500 per person, with the balance due 60 days prior to departure.
If payments are not received
on time, the reservation is subject to additional charges for
courier service, or any other additional fees
incurred as a result of late payment
Reservation Changes - Due to
expenses incurred in making changes, a $25 fee
will be assessed for each change made before
departure. This includes changes to passengers
name, hotel, departure date, or ground
transportation. Any changes to air portion may
be subject to additional charges.
Cancellation Policy - Tour
cancellations are subject to the following per
Up to date of final payment- deposit amount
Final payment date to 31 days before departure- 50% of cost
30 - 0 days before departure- 100% of cost
Airfare Cancellation - All
airfares are subject to cancellation fees. When
purchasing "seat sale" tickets consult The
Vacation Station for applicable penalties and/or
restrictions. Whatever penalties these suppliers
impose will be applied to your invoice in
addition to the cancellation penalties noted
Airline Responsibility - The
carriers concerned are not to be held
responsible for any act, omission, or other
event during the time passengers are not on
board their conveyances. The airline passenger
tickets, when issued, shall be the sole contract
between airline and buyer/passenger of these
Prices - Published prices are
in Canadian Dollars.
Price Increases - The Vacation Station
reserves the right to pass on any increase
received from hotels, airlines, or any other
supplier that is part of this package. If the price increase is more than 7% (except increases resulting from an increase in retail sales tax or federal Goods and Services Tax or Harmonized Sales Tax), the customer has the right to cancel the contract and obtain a full refund.
No price increases are permitted once clients have paid in full.
Accommodation: The Vacation
Station reserves the right to substitute chosen
property with hotel or condo of similar or
higher rating if necessary.
Baggage Allowance - Most
airlines allow one piece of free checked baggage however individual airlines policy varies greatly. A ski bag together with boot bag
will be considered as one piece of checked
You are advised to check the airline website for the exact rules of your flight.
Insurance - Motor vehicle theft & CDW,
health, accident, luggage, and trip interruption
/ cancellation insurance are strongly
recommended. Contact The Vacation Station for
details and costs. We offer RBC travel
Responsibility - All bookings
are accepted on the condition that The Vacation
Station acts only as a booking agent to the
passenger in regard to travel by rail,
motorcoach, rental car, aircraft, or any other
conveyance, and assumes no liability for injury,
damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity
which may be occasioned either by reason of
defect in any vehicle or for any reason
whatsoever, or though the acts of default of any
company or person engaged in carrying out the
arrangements of the tour. Neither The Vacation
Station nor its subsidiaries, etc., here or
abroad, shall become liable for loss or
consequence due to schedule changes or any cause
or irregularity occasioned by cancellation, over
booking, or strikes of airlines, trains, hotels,
car rental companies, ground service operators,
in addition to acts of God, etc. Under these
circumstances, no portion of land arrangements
will be refunded. The Vacation Station and its
agents can accept no responsibility for damage
done to hotel, pension, or apartment property by
guests or their dependants. Settlement shall be
between guest and property owner. Nor can any
responsibility be accepted for loss or theft of
guests property, luggage, etc. Neither The
Vacation Station nor its subsidiaries, etc, here
or abroad will be liable for a lack of snow or
non operation of ski lifts, closure of access
routes to or from resorts due to weather
conditions, nor are they liable for the late
arrival of passengers at airports or hotels due
to bad weather.