Policies and Travel Logistics
Deposits and Payments
All prices are quoted in US dollars. Initial deposits are payable within seven days of your reservation:
- 4-night “Inside” trips: $400
- 7-night “Experience” trips: $600
- 8-night Normandy Experience: $750
- Longer trips (Cornwall, European Christmas, Morocco): $1,000
The balance is due 90 days prior to the first day of the trip.
We prefer payment by personal check, Zelle, Venmo, or www.wise.com. We also accept payment by Pay Pal if that works better for you.
Wise.com and Pay Pal provide the option to pay with a credit card.
Most travelers outside the USA now pay through www.wise.com, but we can also accept bank wire transfers.
See more information about how to make payments here.
- 91+ days (from the first day of the trip): $250 per person; $350 for The Normandy Experience; $500 for The Cornwall Experience, The European Christmas Experience, and The Morocco Experience
- 61-90 days: 25% of the total price
- 31-60 days: 50% of the total price
- 0-30 days: 100% of the total price
Cancellation fees apply regardless of the reason. However, if you notify us of a cancellation more than 120 days in advance and there are openings in another trip, you may transfer your full deposit to another scheduled trip in the same calendar year for a $50 re-booking fee.
If European Experiences must cancel a trip, you will receive a 100% refund.
We strongly recommend travel insurance that includes trip cancellation coverage to protect against financial loss due to certain cancellations and other trip interruptions. You can identify and purchase travel insurance online at www.insuremytrip.com.
We normally meet on the first afternoon at a designated train station or airport, usually between 2 and 4 pm, depending on the location.
We strongly recommend arriving in Europe at least one day before our trip begins to allow time for “jet lag” adjustment and to provide a buffer for any travel delays. We normally return to the same meeting place after breakfast on our departure day, usually allowing for a 10 am train departure.
We will provide you with a detailed trip information sheet at the time of booking including the specific arrival/departure times for your trip. We’re also happy to offer suggestions about travel logistics.
More detailed information about our trips, logistics, and policies is available for each of our trips. Please contact us if you’re interested in learning more.
Responsibility Statement and Liability Disclaimer
European Experiences and its owners/employees do not own or operate any entity which provides, or is to provide, goods or services to any European Experiences tour, including accommodations, vehicles, meals, activities, or other services. Because European Experiences does not exercise any control over the personnel, equipment, or operations of these suppliers, European Experiences is not liable for any negligent or willful act or failure to act of any such thipersonrd , or of any other third party.
European Experiences is not responsible for losses, injury, damages or expenses of any kind due to illness, pandemics, weather, strikes, hostilities, wars, terrorist acts, acts of nature, local laws or other such causes.
European Experiences is not responsible for any baggage or personal effects, including any and all electronic equipment, of any individual participating in any European Experiences tour.
Individual travelers are responsible for purchasing a travel insurance policy, if desired, that will cover certain trip cancellations and interruptions, emergency medical evacuation, loss of luggage or personal effects, and other coverage. European Experiences strongly encourages individual travelers to purchase travel insurance.