RESERVATIONS AND DEPOSIT FOR THE CHINA TOUR:  A $300.00 deposit is required to confirm your reservation for the China Tour.  The deposit is due December 1, 201.  However, on a space available basis registration forms and deposits will be accepted after December 1, 2016.  Payment System:  A) a payment of $ 850.00 is due December 10, 2016 B) a payment of $ 850.00 is due February 10, 2017  C) the balance of $1995.00 is due May 15, 2017. For adults all costs are based on a double occupancy (adults rooming with other adults) A single room will cost an additional $400.00

 

CANCELLATIONS:  The deposit is non refundable.  Less than 95 days before departure cancellation penalties will include any non-recoverable costs from our suppliers. All cancellations must be made in writing.  No refunds will be made for voluntary absences from the tour such as missed meals, sightseeing, etc.

 

PARENTAL CONSENT:  Students under the age of 18 years must have written consent of a parent or legal guardian to participate on this trip.  The parent or legal guardian must also sign the Emergency Medical Release.

 

INSURANCE:  Group Medical and Baggage Insurance are provided with this tour.  While not often necessary, Washington Cultural Exchange will offer Trip Cancellation Insurance so that you will get a full refund should you have to cancel before your trip or return home once it has begun.  For Trip Cancellation Insurance, please contact the WCE Office once you register.  Trip Cancellation Insurance can only be acquired within 14 days of registering for a trip.

 

PASSPORT & VISA:  A passport is required along with a visa for international travel.  If you do not already have a passport you should make your application as soon as possible.  You do not need to have your passport to make your deposit for this tour, but once you do receive it, Washington Cultural Exchange will need a Xerox copy.  Your visa will be handled by WCE after you have your passport.  For WCE to secure your China Visa your passport must be valid until January 15, 2013. If you have a passport please make sure that you have blank Visa pages for a China Visa and for immigration and custom approvals. Blank Visa pages DO NOT include blank Amendments and Endorsement pages. A Chinese Visa application will be mailed out in May.

 

INCLUDED IN HONG KONG & CHINA TOUR PRICE:  Roundtrip airfare from Seattle, hotel accommodations in Hong Kong and Canton, bus or train transportation to and from Canton, sightseeing as indicated in final itinerary, airport and hotel bus transfers, three meals daily, airport departure taxes, and your China visa fee.

 

INCLUDED IN EXTENDED XI'AN & BEIJING, CHINA TOUR PRICE:  One way airfare from Guangzhou to Xi'an and Xi'an to Beijing, hotel accommodations in Xi'an and Beijing, sightseeing as indicated in final itinerary, airport and hotel bus transfers, three meals daily, airport departure taxes, and your China visa fee.

 

NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR TOUR PRICE:  Passport fee, laundry, telephone calls, tips, sightseeing and services other than those listed on your final itinerary, and items of a personal nature such as shopping, custom's fees, etc.

 

RESPONSIBILITY:  Washington Cultural Exchange and/or their agents act only as agents in all matters relative to the arrangements of the trip and do not assume responsibility for any delay, error or omission, loss or accident, injury or damage, irregularity or cancellation, faults or negligence of any cause.  The right is reserved to change or alter any arrangements and/or programs as may be necessary either for the safety or convenience of passengers, or because of operational necessity; to withdraw the tour or any part of it, to refuse to accept or retain any member of the party, any person, at any time; and to pass on to tour members any expenditures occasioned by delays, strikes, or events beyond their control.  This tour can be canceled prior to departure, in which case full refund will constitute complete settlement.

We cannot assume any responsibility for flight delays, cancellations or missed connections and are not liable for any expenses or consequences resulting there from.  Any IATA or ARC carrier involved is not to be held responsible for any act, omission, or event during the time the passenger is not on board the aircraft or conveyance.  The passage contract or airline ticket in use by the airline concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the airline and the purchaser or this tour and/or passengers.  This tour is sold in conjunction with the services of all IATA or ARC members.

 

CANCELLATION OF TRIP: "If transportation or other services are canceled by the seller of travel, all sums paid to the seller for services not performed in accordance with the contract between the seller of travel and the purchaser will be refunded within thirty days of receiving the funds from the vendor with whom the services were arranged, or if the funds were not sent to the vendor, the funds shall be returned within fourteen days after cancellation by the seller of travel to the purchaser unless the purchaser requests the seller of travel to apply the money to another travel product and or date."