Booking Information

Tour Prices and Inclusions.
Tour prices are in US dollars and are based on double occupancy. Published tours and tour prices are subject to change at any time. Single occupancy prices are available, upon request. Costs generally include the following services and amenities.  Please refer to each tour's itinerary to confirm the exact inclusions.

Note: Minimum stay requirements and rate surcharges may apply at certain hotels during peak holidays and travel dates coinciding with major events.

Items excluded

Deposits and Payments
A deposit of $1,000 per person is required to confirm all services. Final payment is due 90 days prior to the tour start date. For reservations made within 90 days of departure, the entire tour cost must be paid at the time of booking. We accept payment by American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and personal or travel agency check. All services and payments are non-transferrable. Additional deposits may be required for certain destinations or for travel during peak holiday dates.

Cancellation Policy
All cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing to our New York office. Your cancellation date will be the date we receive your notice. No verbal refund requests will be honored. Deposits are non-refundable. Refunds of final payment will be honored as follows:

• Notice received between 61-90 days of scheduled tour departure: 75% refund
• Notice received between 31-60 days of scheduled tour departure: 50% refund
• Notice received 30 days or less prior to scheduled tour departure: No refund

Note: Certain tour destinations, or tours booked during peak travel dates, require additional advance deposits and/or have different payment terms and conditions. In such cases, the additional deposit amounts and related payment terms and conditions will be advised once required.

Cancellation penalties and fees imposed by our suppliers may be additional and, if imposed, will be deducted from the above refunds, if any. A change of trip date or change of travel destination(s) will be treated as a cancellation and cancellation fees may apply.

Visas and Passports
Visa requirements and application forms, if applicable, will be sent once tour services are confirmed. All tour participants must be in possession of a passport valid for six months from their date of arrival in any foreign country. For some tours, you will also need to have multiple consecutive blank visa pages within your passport (the number varies depending on the destination(s)). It is the sole responsibility of the tour participant to secure a valid passport with sufficient blank pages for immigration and visa stamps.

Travel Insurance
We strongly recommend purchasing comprehensive travel insurance (including trip delay, trip cancellation, trip interruption, and baggage insurance) once a trip has been booked. Health, accident, and emergency evacuation insurance are also strongly recommended. Please visit for more information and instructions for linking your insurance to your tour.

Terms & Conditions
A complete Tour Participant Agreement can be found at: The Tour Participant Agreement outlines all of the terms and conditions pertaining to bookings with Artisans of Leisure, including necessary limitations on our liability. Itemized cost breakdowns are not available. Following full payment, final travel documents will be sent approximately two weeks prior to international departure.