Terms and Conditions
1. Once you have read the Itinerary, please fill out the Registration form for the selected tour. WINE DETOURS will email you back to confirm availability and confirm you can pay your deposit.
2. Sign and submit the Travel Liability Release Form using the submit button.
3. The Tour deposit is $500 and is non-refundable. It will hold your reservation on the selected tour. Deposit payment can be made by check only and mailed to WINE DETOURS LLC (WINE DETOURS), to the order of WINE DETOURS: 16435 NE Lewis Rogers Lane, Newberg, 97132 OR USA.
4. Schedule of payment.
The total cost of the Tour excludes airfare to Paris, train fare from the airport to Dijon, your travel insurance and tips. Once the deposit of $500 is made, two (2) following payments will be due.
- One by October, 1st of the year preceding the tour.
- One by April, 1st of the year of the tour.
Deposits and balance payments may be paid by check only mailed to: WINE DETOURS, 16435 NE Lewis Rogers Lane, Newberg, 97132 OR USA. A receipt will be provided via email. The tours are generally for a total length of 7 nights, 6 days; there will be no reimbursement of the total fee if a participant decides to shorten the tour for any reasons. WINE DETOURS reserves the right to cancel at any time if a minimum of eight (8) participants registered and paid in full for the tour which has not been reached by April, 1st prior to the given tour. The company will reimburse the participants the full sum paid.
5. If a participant has a medical emergency and is unable to participate in the trip after April, 1st of the given year of the tour, the fee may be used towards the next calendar year trip if notification is given to WINE DETOURS as soon as possible and assuming availability. If the participant does not attend the next calendar year trip, their payment will be forfeited.
6. Please do not book your airfare and other travel tickets until notified by Isabelle Corneaux, or a designated officer of the Company. After this decision point all deposits paid to WINE DETOURS and trip fees paid to WINE DETOURS LLC are non-refundable.
7. Once ticketing has begun for any particular tour the deposit and balance paid through WINE DETOURS LLC are non-refundable. If your travel insurance does not cover your costs in case of international travel restrictions due to COVID, WINE DETOURS will honor your deposit and tour fee for one year.
8. TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Registration and payment for the WINE DETOURS Tours will waive and release Isabelle Corneaux, WINE DETOURS LLC, its directors, employees, volunteers, including any person or entity employed, contracted or utilized by them, from all claims arising from any injury, loss, damage, accident, delay or expense resulting from events beyond their control, including with limitation: natural disasters, war, strikes, incidents of politically-motivated violence, sickness, pandemics or quarantine, government restrictions or regulations, and in the absence of its own gross negligence, arising from the use of any vehicle or from any act of omission by any bus or car rental agency, airline, taxi or tour service, hotel, restaurant, or other firm, agency, company or individual.
9. TRAVEL INSURANCE IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.
THE PURCHASE OF OPTIONAL TRAVEL INSURANCE THAT PROTECTS YOU AGAINST POTENTIAL LOSSES, ACCIDENT, AND MEDICAL EXPENSES, IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. IT CAN BE PURCHASED FROM VARIOUS SUPPLIERS AT THE TIME TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS ARE MADE. REVIEW THE COVERAGE AND POLICIES CAREFULLY. IT IS THE PARTICIPANTS’ RESPONSIBILITY TO PURCHASE COVERAGE DIRECTLY FROM A TRAVEL INSURANCE SUPPLIER.
IT IS THE PARTICIPANT’s RESPONSIBILITY TO DETERMINE AND PROVIDE PROPER IDENTIFICATION, DOCUMENTATION (INCLUDING PASSPORT AND VISAS IF REQUIRED), AND INOCULATIONS FOR THE DESTINATIONS TO WHICH HE/SHE IS TRAVELING. THE TRAVELER SHOULD VERIFY REQUIREMENTS WELL IN ADVANCE OF TRAVEL TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE. PASSENGERS WHO DO NOT MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS MAY BE DENIED BOARDING BY AIRLINES. WINE DETOURS, IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING DOCUMENTATION AND INOCULATION INFORMATION.
WINE DETOURS, and all employees and directors do not own or operate any entity which provides goods or services for your trip, whether or not they utilize the WINE DETOURS name. WINE DETOURS is not responsible for any negligent, willful act or failure to act of any such person or entity, nor for any act or inaction of any other third party not under its direct control. Without limitation, WINE DETOURS is not liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, or incidental damage, injury, death, loss, accident, delay, emotional or mental distress or trauma, inconvenience or irregularity of any kind by any act or omission beyond its control, including, without limitation, any willful or negligent act or failure to act or breach of contract of any third party such as a travel agent or agency, airline, motor coach operator, train, boat or other provider of transportation, hotel or other lodging institution, local ground handler and/or restaurant or entertainment venue who or which is to or does supply any goods or services for this trip.
12. Third Party Operators.
WINE DETOURS has full confidence in the professionalism of the third-party suppliers with whom it does business and it will use reasonable commercial efforts to ensure a smooth travel experience for its participants. However, WINE DETOURS may act solely as an agent between participants and third-party suppliers, and their local operators and sub-contractors, and thus WINE DETOURS cannot accept any responsibility for their services. Any services provided by third party suppliers are subject to their terms and conditions. You acknowledge that third party suppliers operate in compliance with applicable laws in their respective country and any disputes that may arise will be handled through the jurisdiction of each operator’s respective place of business.
13. Limitation of Liability.
WINE DETOURS’ maximum liability for any and all claims, suits, damages, injury, and losses individually and in the aggregate arising from or related to this Agreement including the Service brought forward by either the Customer or a third party (a “Claim”) is limited to no greater than half (50%) of the total fees actually paid by Customer for the Tour. The existence of multiple Claims under or related to this Agreement will not enlarge or extend the limitation of money damages. The Parties agree that inclusion of this section was a material consideration to enter this Agreement. This limitation will survive any failure of the essential purpose of any or all parts of the limitation on damages. Similarly, WINE DETOURS is not responsible for any loss, injury, death, or inconvenience due to delay, changes in schedule, overbooking of accommodation, default of any third party, attacks, bites or diseases by or from animals, pests or insects, sickness, the lack of appropriate medical care, evacuation to same, if necessary, weather, strikes, disease, epidemics, pandemics or the threat thereof, acts of God or government, acts of terrorism, or the threat thereof, force majeure, war, quarantine, criminal activity, defective or dangerous conditions in streets, walkways, paths, piers, or other places or facilities or any other cause beyond its control. In addition, WINE DETOURS is not liable for any negligent act or failure to act committed by it and participant assumes all such risk. Medical services or facilities may not be readily available, the evacuation to same may be time consuming and difficult and/or the competence and quality of same may not be up to the standards of services in participant’s home. Payment to WINE DETOURS constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions set out herein.
All itineraries are subject to revision, including substitution of activities, features, and routing. If a service is changed or not provided or the substitute service is not comparable, WINE DETOURS’s only liability shall be to refund its cost differential between the original service and the substituted service or its cost for the omitted service. WINE DETOURS is not responsible for the integrity, value, condition, shipment or safe delivery of any purchases made during the tour. WINE DETOURS reserves the right to decline to accept or retain any person as a member of a tour at any time if, in its opinion, any such person represents a danger to him or herself or others or detracts from the enjoyment of the tour. WINE DETOURS reserves the right to cancel any tour at any time and if it does so its only liability is to refund the purchase price of the tour less the non-refundable deposit. In case of computer or human billing error, WINE DETOURS reserves the right to re-invoice with the correct billing. WINE DETOURS is not responsible for errors on brochures, other literature, and/or its websites.
15. Binding Arbitration.
In agreeing to participate in the Tours organized through WINE DETOURS LLC the participant (“the
Participant”) agrees, to the greatest extent permitted by law, to waive any and all claims against and to hold harmless, release, indemnify, and agree not to sue WINE DETOURS LLC. In further consideration for allowing the Participant to participate in the tours, the Participant further releases and gives up any and all claims and rights against any released party and understand that this releases all claims, including those of which a Participant may not be aware, those not mentioned in this release and those resulting from anything which has happened up until now. Any dispute concerning, relating, or referring to this Agreement, the website, brochure or any other literature concerning your trip, or the trip itself, shall be resolved exclusively by binding arbitration pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. Sect 1-16, either according to the then existing Commercial Rules of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) or pursuant to the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules & Procedures of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc. (JAMS). Such proceedings will be exclusively governed by substantive (but not procedural) Oregon law and will take place in Oregon. The arbitrator and not any federal, state, or local court or agency shall have exclusive authority to resolve any dispute relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability, conscionability, or formation of this contract, including but not limited to any claim that all or any part of this contract is void or voidable. The Participant (and we) waive all rights to a trial by jury.
Participants grant WINE DETOURS LLC the right of publicity to own and use any image free of charge collected of the Participant while participating in the Burgundy Tour for marketing and promotion purposes.