A deposit of $500.00 per person is required to secure booking. Reservations will be confirmed upon receipt of a signed booking form and deposit. If the initial reservations are made within 60 days of the date of travel, full payment is due.
Final payment must be received 60 days before departure. If payment is not received at the due date, reservation will be subject to cancellation and forfeiture of deposit.
Travel insurance is highly recommended to protect your trip investment and yourself while traveling and is available through The World of MBI from MH Ross Travel Insurance Services, Inc.
All cancellations must be made in writing to The World of MBI. For cancellations made prior to final payment, the deposit will be refunded less a fee of $200.00 per person. For cancellations made after final payment, the following refund policy will apply:
Additionally, there will be no refunds for any unused portion of the tour
The World of MBI guarantees Food & Wine Tours, Cooking Classes & other programs of very high quality & service. In order to ensure quality & service, The World of MBI guarantees payment to all of its providers. For these reasons, there is no refund or a reapply of a payment to another program as our programs are still honored for those booked and honor payments to our suppliers.
Cancellations due to medical reasons can be covered by travel insurance. Full refunds will be made if The World of MBI cancels the tour.
All prices are per person and based upon double occupancy. Single and triple accommodations may be available with a price adjustment. Price is subject to change without notice as a result of adverse economic changes, currency fluctuations, or fuel surcharges that may affect air/land transportation, hotels or other related service providers.
Where transfers are included, there is one scheduled group transfer for arrival and departure at a designated time and place. There will be daily transfers as per itineraries. It is the responsibility of the tour participant to be at the transfer point at the designated time. If you do not arrive within 15 minutes of departure time the driver will not wait. Private transfers can be arranged for an additional fee.
It is the responsibility of each tour participant to obtain and carry a valid passport, visa(s), and any other documents required by applicable government regulations. Non US residents may require special travel documents. Check with your local embassy or consulate.
The World of MBI and its representatives act only in the capacity of an agent of all air/land transportation, sightseeing, tour operators and hotels which provide services included in the specified tour. The individual tour participant agrees that The World of MBI and its representatives shall not be liable for any injury, damage, loss, accident, delay, or irregularity, liability or expense to person or property due to any act of default of hotel, air/land transportation carrier, restaurant supplier or other contractor rendering or providing services. The World of MBI and its representatives shall not be responsible for any expense or liability resulting from labor disputes, war, acts of terrorism, government restraints, weather conditions, sickness, pilferage or any other cause beyond their control. The World of MBI and its representatives reserve the right to accept, or to retain or refuse any person as a participant of any tour or to cancel any program of a tour if circumstances so demand. The World of MBI and its representatives reserve the right to cancel any tour prior to departure for any reason (including insufficient number of participants) or to change itineraries and/or substitute services or hotels of equal quality without prior notification.
By making payment, traveler certifies that he or she does not have any condition or disability that would create a hazard or hardship for other travelers participating in the program and the traveler understands that health care standards, facilities and services in Europe may be different or inadequate for treatment of certain health conditions. MBI, Inc. makes no representations or warranties and disclaims any made regarding special accommodations or handicap accessibility on any program. MBI, Inc. reserves the right to decline accepting or retaining any traveler whose health or actions in sole judgment of MBI, Inc. impedes the operation of a trip or the welfare or enjoyment of fellow travelers. MBI, Inc. cannot accommodate any allergies, dietary needs or restrictions. It is the sole responsibility of the traveler to take care of their own dietary needs.
In consideration of MBI, Inc. furnishing services to enable me to participate in one of its programs, I agree as follows: I fully understand and acknowledge that culinary and travel activities have: (a) inherent risks, dangers and hazards and such exists in my participation in MBI, Inc. sponsored activities; (b) my participation in such activities may result in injury or illness; (c) these risks and dangers may be caused by the negligence of the owners, employees, officers or agents of MBI, Inc. the negligence of the participants, the negligence of others, accidents, breaches of contract, the forces of nature or other causes; and (d) by my participation in these activities, I hereby assume all risks and dangers and all responsibility for any losses and/or damages, whether caused in whole or in part by the negligence or other conduct of the owners, agents, officers, or employees of MBI, Inc. or by any other person.
I, on behalf of myself, my personal representatives and my heirs hereby voluntarily agree to release, waive, discharge, hold harmless, defend and indemnify MBI, Inc. and its agents, officers and employees from any and all claims, actions or losses for bodily injury, property damage, wrongful death, loss of services or otherwise which may arise out of my participation in MBI, Inc. activities. Travelers further agree that they will indemnify and hold MBI, Inc. harmless in respect of any claims arising in connection with the trip made by: a) third parties, which arise from the misconduct of the travelers; b) the traveler's family members, dependants of heirs, c) third parties, which the traveler, their estate, their family member, dependants of heirs have sued, if damages are recovered from such third parties, to the extent the third party obtains any indemnification from MBI, Inc.; except where the loss, injury, death or damage is caused by the reckless or fraudulent conduct on the part of MBI, Inc. or their employees, guides, shareholders, officers or directors.
I understand that MBI, Inc. reserves the right to take photographic or film records of any of its programs, and hereby agree that MBI, Inc. may use any such photographic or film records for promotional and/or commercial purposes without any remuneration to the traveler. The traveler agrees to assign all right, title and interest they may have in or to any media in which their name or likeness might be used to MBI, Inc. The venue of any dispute between the parties that may arise out of this agreement or otherwise shall be the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois.
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