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Reservation Policies

Traveling with Her Dream Vacation will include

  • A concierge/leader who will accompany you for the duration of your trip

  • Private accommodations with private bath in charming boutique hotels, distinctive inns, villas, etc

  • A continental and/or full breakfast on most days day when specified

  • Welcome gathering and farewell dinners, lunches, tea, wine tastings and surprises as specified on each itinerary

  • All local guides and specialists as itinerary states

  • Historical walking tours specified

  • Garden entrance fees as itinerary states

  • Activities specified on itinerary

  • Museum visits and entrance fees specified on itinerary

  • All other entrance fees and tours on itinerary

  • Lessons/workshops/lectures/yoga as indicated

  • Private transportation and transfers when specified

  • All hotel taxes and government fees

  • Gratuities for meals indicated on itinerary

 

Not included on Her Dream Vacation

Airfare, wine other than what is specified in itinerary, alcoholic beverages, meals that aren’t specified in the itineraries, personal phone calls, laundry, room service, personal shopping and independent activities and choices, travel insurance which is considered a necessity, a gratuity for your tour guide and driver which is voluntary and offered individually at your discretion at the end of the trip. When traveling with a full time guide and driver, a tip at the end of the tour is customary and guidelines will be offered to you.

EARLY RESERVATIONS are advised and a minimum non refundable deposit of $800.00 is required at the time of your reservation. If you are making your reservation fewer than 90 days of departure, the entire amount of the the trip must be paid in full at the time of reservation. Final payment is due 120 days prior to travel.

Within weeks of departure you will be emailed additional information about meeting point, transportation, accommodations, the final trip itinerary, other cultural information, recommended readings, packing tips, etc.

 
In the unlikely event you need to Cancel…

All requests must be made in writing and emailed to:

Cobblestones and Pomegranates/Her Dream Vacation: info@herdreamvacation.com

Exceptions cannot be made to standard policy on refunds. Every effort will be made to help you travel on another trip within a calendar year.

 

Prior to departure the refund schedule is:

Before 90 days on domestic and 120 days on international trips:

90-120 Loss of non refundable deposit

60-90 days notice – loss of 50% of tour price

45 days -100% loss of tour price

Commitments to travel itineraries are based upon your commitment to Her Dream Vacation, therefore, non-recoverable advance payments are made to partners who help make Her Dream Vacation vacations come true. Please understand that not following through on your commitment affects the entire group who is traveling. You are required to add trip “cancellation for any reason” to your standard travel insurance policy.

 
Thank you for understanding that Her Dream Vacation trips are all non-smoking.

Full payment for your reservation constitutes full consent and agreement to all the fine print and Terms and Conditions that Her Dream Vacation, Cobblestones and Pomegranates, LLC states either online or in the printed literature.

 

PEACE OF MIND TRAVEL-Covid 19

You can make unlimited changes to your 2022/2023 tour up to 60 days before it starts — at no extra cost.
Within 60 days or less—standard cancellation policies will apply.

 

PLUS…

  • MORE FLEXIBILITY if your airline cancels or changes your flight dates due to COVID-19.

  • MORE FLEXIBILITY if US government or the government of host country recommend against traveling due to COVID-19.

Her Dream Vacation/Cobblestones and Pomegranates does not accept liability of cancellation due to travel partners' ability to not perform contracted services during Covid-19. Closures, limited restrictions and tours are all subject to cancellation based upon local partners determination of safety and due enjoyment of group.

Please read all fine print in your travel insurance policy.

  • Traveling against government travel warnings. It is in the best interest of Her Dream Vacation and travelers to adhere to all recommendations, warnings and protocols during the Covid-19 pandemic. Her Dream Vacation will not risk traveling during warnings or threats of closed borders

  • If you do have proper travel insurance coverage, your policy may be voided if you travel somewhere that the US government has deemed unsafe, the host country restricts and/or imposes a quarantine or if government entities restrict international travel.

  • Her Dream Vacation may cancel a trip at any time prior to departure if, due to terrorism, natural disasters, political instability or other external events it is not viable for us to operate the planned itinerary.

  • If your tour is cancelled, every effort will be made for  an alternate departure date. In circumstances where the cancellation is due to external events outside our reasonable control, vouchers and/or refunds will be less any unrecoverable costs.

  • Redemption of  any loss of investment due to any unforeseen cancellation is subject to travelers following all booking protocols including purchase of “cancel for any reason” travel insurance.

  • Her Dream Vacation is not responsible for any incidental expenses incurred as a result of your booking including but not limited to visas, vaccinations, travel insurance excess or non-refundable flights.

 

There will always be a a concierge/tour leader traveling with you who will exercise her best judgment should decisions for the group be necessary. In every circumstance she will look for a consensus on decisions that will serve the best interest of the group. In the event, due to circumstance beyond control, that changes must occur, best efforts will be made to minimize the change while maintaining travel standards and perhaps even view the change as for the best. Travelers agree to pay any additional expense(s) incurred by any such change(s) and will receive a refund of any savings that might be realized. This doesn’t happen very often and all efforts will be made to manage expectations of the group.

Other Information

As a woman traveler with Her Dream Vacation, Cobblestones and Pomegranates, it is your responsibility to choose a trip that meets your physical abilities and you should be in good health. Medical facilities and services vary and may not be readily available. It is important that you are aware of your health coverage, and it is highly recommended that you purchase travel insurance to protect your investment.

There are several categories to choose from based on the different insurance companies. Be vigilant and do your homework. Cancellation “for any reason” is a requirement for travel with Her Dream Vacation. Travel insurance to protect against non-refundable costs such as medical emergencies, a cancelled trip, lost bags, or any other covered trip-related expense is the very basic minimum option. Please read the fine print. Applications and/or recommendations will be sent with your deposit confirmation. Exceptions cannot be made to refund policies. Travelers within the group should confirm that their medical insurance covers expenses while traveling (especially outside the country) or arrange for supplemental and/or alternate medical insurance.

Most of the vacations are planned to meet the needs of the physically abled and will include walking and more walking. A lot of walking. We will be touring cities, villages, hill towns, and walking on cobblestones. Although we travel on our tours by varied forms of transportation, we will be walking some distance on most vacations. Please pay careful attention to the itineraries when choosing the best Her Dream Vacation for you. When beyond the usual, or requiring additional ability, it will be noted in the “Particulars." You will be advised, when necessary, to check with your health care provider to insure that you have the required inoculations, if any, and that you carry such proof of inoculation on a valid vaccination certificate where required. This will be stated within the itinerary and again on your reservation confirmation.

Her Dream Vacation, a subsidiary of Cobblestones and Pomegranates, LLC, and its owners, employees, directors, agents or representatives, act only as agents for the hotels, transportation companies, and other suppliers of the services utilized in connection with supplying such services to the Her Dream Vacation travelers, and Her Dream Vacation will not be responsible for any act, injury, loss, accident, damage, or negligence of any nature howsoever caused in connection with any travel, accommodation, transportation, or other services. Baggage is at owner’s risk entirely. Travelers release and discharge Her Dream Vacation, and Cobblestones and Pomegranates, from any and all liability for any loss, injury, damage, or expense that they or their next of kin may have suffered as a result participating in trips arranged by Her Dream Vacation. This release will be legally binding on the travelers as well as their next of kin, personal representatives or minors traveling with them.

The right is retained to decline to accept or to retain any person as a traveling member of Her Dream Vacation small group women travel, should such woman’s health, mental condition, physical infirmity or attitude jeopardize the operation of the trip or the rights, welfare, or enjoyment of other women travelers. This right pertains to booking, pre-travel, or during the operation of the trip. In the unlikely event that a traveler is removed from a tour, Her Dream Vacation, Cobblestones and Pomegranates, will not be responsible in any way for the traveler’s expenses prior to commencement of the trip or return home. Should a traveler choose to leave a tour voluntarily, Her Dream Vacation will require a signed statement indicating the traveler’s decision to voluntarily leave the tour and Her Dream Vacation will not be responsible in any way for the traveler’s expenses home.

The traveler’s full payment for a tour constitutes consent to all provisions. Her Dream Vacation reserves the right to cancel a trip at any time, for any reason, if there are too few participants or if the quality of the trip, safety and comfort of travelers is at risk.

Refunds, partial refunds or travel credits, minus all expenses of Her Dream Vacation, of all payments received will constitute full settlement. Her Dream Vacation is not responsible for any loss incurred on travel arrangements or air due to a trip cancellation. Itineraries are subject to change and modification at any time at Her Dream Vacation's discretion and better judgement for the sake of the group traveling.

Content on the website is deemed accurate and current, however, Her Dream Vacation, Cobblestones and Pomegranates, LLC, does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use of the materials in this site as to their accuracy, reliability, or correctness, or that the operation of this site will be error free or that this site or the server that makes it available is free of viruses or other harmful components.

Authenticity of traveling and photographs of travels are a part of business-building for Her Dream Vacation and will be shared and used in promotional materials. Photographs taken while on a trip with Her Dream Vacation are the property of Her Dream Vacation and may be used in any media outlet. Any traveler who does not wish to have her photograph used must let Her Dream Vacation know in writing within 60 days of duration of travel.

Travelers with Her Dream Vacation must ensure that they have the proper travel documents – passport and/or visa. Passports are required to be valid for at least 6 months after the dates of travel and have two blank pages.

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