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Our Terms and Conditions
YOUR CONTRACT IS WITH Caspin Journeys Ltd, a Member of ABTA.
Before a booking can be accepted, we must receive a completed booking form via our website. On receipt of the necessary documentation we will advise you that your booking has been accepted and confirm your place on the tour (usually within 2 days) and ask you to pay the relevant deposit (usually 25% of the total tour price) within 7 days using the method you indicated on your booking form. Your receipt for the payment will be issued on clearance of the funds in our account. The final balance of your tour must be paid at least 75 days before the departure date. If the balance is not paid in time, we reserve the right to cancel your tour, retain your deposit, and apply cancellation charges as set out below. When a booking is made within 75 days of departure the full amount of the tour must be paid at the time of booking.
When you make a booking, you guarantee that you have the authority to accept and do accept on behalf of yourself and your party the terms of these booking conditions. A contract will exist as soon as we issue our confirmation invoice. This contract is made on the terms of these booking conditions, which are governed by English Law, and the jurisdiction of the English Courts. You may however choose the law and jurisdiction of Scotland or Northern Ireland if you live there and wish to do so.
We provide full financial protection for our package holidays, by way of an insurance policy with IPP Ltd.
In accordance with “The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992” all passengers booking with Caspin Journeys Ltd are fully protected for the initial deposit and subsequently the balance of all monies paid to us, including repatriation if required (EU and UK citizens only), arising from the cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of Caspin Journeys Ltd
There is no requirement for the Financial Protection of day trips, and none is provided. This insurance is only valid for packages booked that DO NOT include flights.
Consumer aware: Your booking is insured by IPP Ltd and its panel of insurers. This insurance is only valid for passengers who book and pay directly with/to Caspin Journeys Ltd. If you have booked and/or paid directly to a Travel Agent for a holiday with Caspin Journeys Ltd this will not be covered by IPP Ltd. For further information please go http://www.ipplondon.co.uk/.
This Insurance has been arranged by International Passenger Protection Limited and underwritten by Insurers who are members of the Association of British Insurers & Lloyds Syndicates.
CLAIMS PROCEDURE: Download Claims Form from www.ipplondon.co.uk. Any occurrence which may give rise to a claim should be advised within 14 days to: International Passenger Protection Limited Claims Office IPP House 22-26 Station Road West Wickham Kent BR4 0PR United Kingdom Telephone: +44 (0)20 8776 3752
In order to deal promptly with any claim hereunder, it is essential that you retain or have copies of all bills, receipts and other documents relating to your travel arrangements. Claim forms must be submitted within six months of the date of insolvency and cannot be considered or received after this date.
We are a Member of ABTA, membership number Y6447. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. We can also offer you ABTA’s scheme for the resolution of disputes which is approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute. If we can’t resolve your complaint, go to www.abta.com to use ABTA’s simple procedure. Further information on the Code and ABTA’s assistance in resolving disputes can be found on www.abta.com.
We reserve the right to alter the prices of any of the tours shown on our website. You will be advised of the quoted price of a tour when you request to book. Once you have paid your deposit and your tour reservation has been confirmed by us in writing the quoted price (in the local currency) to you, the customer, is guaranteed for that reservation and departure date except in the case that Caspin Journeys Ltd has to reschedule the tour due to force majeure. Right to surcharge – In the unlikely event that your departure date is changed by us due to force majeure, we reserve the right to surcharge but we will endeavour to avoid doing so and it will be strictly in line with the increased costs which we may incur from our suppliers.
If, after our confirmation invoice has been issued and up to 76 days prior to the start of a tour, you wish to change your tour reservation in any way, for example your chosen departure date, we will do our utmost to accommodate these changes, but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes must be in writing from the person who made the booking. If you ask to change your reservation and we can accommodate, you must pay any administration charges and any further costs we incur in making this alteration plus any price difference between the total amount you originally paid and the total amount due for the new reservation.
You, or any member of your party, may cancel your travel arrangements at any time. Written notification from the person who made the booking must be received at our offices. Since we incur costs in cancelling your travel arrangements, you will have to pay cancellation charges as follows:
Note: If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges.
As we plan our tour arrangements many months in advance we may occasionally have to make changes or cancel your booking/reservation and we reserve the right to do so at any time. Changes If we make a major change to your booking/reservation, we will inform you as soon as reasonably possible if there is time before your departure. You will have the choice of either accepting the change of arrangements, accepting an offer of alternative travel arrangements of comparable standard if available (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value), or cancelling your tour and receiving a full refund of all monies paid to us. These options do not apply for minor changes. Examples of minor changes include change of accommodation to another of the same or higher standard, changes of itinerary (for example, due to closure of a museum or road or adverse weather conditions). Cancellation We will not cancel your tour booking less than 75 days before your departure date, except for reasons of force majeure or failure by you to pay the final balance. We also reserve the right to cancel a booking or a tour if we consider it necessary, or if a minimum number of perticipants is not reached by 75 days before the date of commencement of the tour, or at any time and for any reason, although obviously we will endeavour not to do so. If we cancel a tour you will receive prompt and full refund of all money paid to Caspin Journeys Ltd for the tour. We adhere strictly to all current advice from the British Foreign Office on the safety of our travel destinations. If part of a destination is affected by or deemed unsafe to travel to due to Force Majeure, we will amend our itinerary accordingly. In cases where it is not possible to amend our itinerary or the whole territory of a destination is deemed unsafe to visit we will either reschedule the tour to a later date or cancel the tour. If we cancel a tour we will refund any money in full that you have paid to us conditional on our receipt of refunds from our pre-paid suppliers. Force Majeure can be understood to mean any of the following: war, riot, industrial dispute, terrorist activity and its consequences, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, adverse weather conditions, epidemics and pandemics, unavoidable technical problems with transport.
If you have a problem during your tour, your first point of contact is your tour leader who will immediately endeavour to put things right. If your complaint is not resolved locally, please follow this up within 28 days of your return home by writing to our Customer Services Department at 65 Randall Road, Kenilworth, CV8 1JX giving your booking reference and all other relevant information. Please keep your letter concise and to the point. It is strongly recommended that you communicate any complaint to the supplier of the services as well as to our tour manager. If you fail to follow this simple procedure we will have been deprived of the opportunity to investigate and rectify your complaint whilst you were on the tour and this may affect your rights under this contract. Please also see clause 4 above on ABTA.
If the contract we have with you is not performed or is improperly performed by us or our suppliers, we will pay you appropriate compensation if this has affected the enjoyment of your travel arrangements. However, we will not be liable where any failure in the performance of the contract is due to: you; or a third party unconnected with the provision of the travel arrangements and where the failure is unforeseeable or unavoidable; or unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised; or an event which we or our suppliers, even with all due care, could not foresee or forestall. Our liability, except in cases involving death, injury or illness, shall be limited to a maximum of 2 times the cost of your travel arrangements. Our liability will also be limited in accordance with and/or in an identical manner to (a) The contractual terms of the companies that provide the transportation for your travel arrangements. These terms are incorporated into this contract; and (b) Any relevant international convention, for example the Montreal Convention in respect of travel by air, the Athens Convention in respect of travel by sea, the Berne Convention in respect of travel by rail and the Paris Convention in respect of the provision of accommodation, which limit the amount of compensation that you can claim for death, injury, delay to passengers and loss, damage and delay to luggage. We are to be regarded as having all benefit of any limitation of compensation contained in these or any conventions. You can ask for copies of the transport contractual terms, or the international conventions, from Caspin Journeys Ltd. Under EU law (Regulation 261/2004) you have rights in some circumstances to refunds and/or compensation from your airline in cases of denied boarding, cancellation or delay to flights. Full details will be publicised at EU airports and available from airlines. However, reimbursement in such cases will not automatically entitle you to a refund of your tour cost from us. Your right to a refund and/or compensation from us is set out in clause 8. If any payments to you are due from us, any payment made to you by the airline will be deducted. NB this clause does not apply to any separate contracts that you may enter into for excursions or activities whilst on tour. Caspin Journeys Ltd shall not be liable for any compensation in the event of ‘unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances’ that arise as a consequence of the UK’s exit from the EU.
If the contract we have with you is not performed or is improperly performed as a result of failures attributable to a third party unconnected with the provision of the services, or as a result of failures due to unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised, or an event which we or our suppliers, even with all due care, could not foresee or forestall, and you suffer an injury or other material loss, we will offer you such prompt assistance as is reasonable in the circumstances.
Your specific passport and visa requirements, and other immigration requirements are your responsibility and you should confirm these with the relevant Embassies and/or Consulates. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel because you have not complied with any passport, visa or immigration requirements.
Excursions or other tours that you may choose to book or pay for whilst you are on holiday are not part of your package holiday provided by us. For any excursion or other tour that you book, your contract will be with the operator of the excursion or tour and not with us. We are not responsible for the provision of the excursion or tour or for anything that happens during the course of its provision by the operator.
You are responsible for your own transport for arriving at the advertised tour departure point. In agreement with the office we may be able to pick you up on the tour start day from a nearby hotel free of charge, but this must be arranged in advance. Caspin Journeys Ltd will also undertake to drop you at the agreed departure point on the day of departure. In the case of clients extending their holidays you will be responsible for your own transport to the airport.
Our preferred method of payment is by bank transfer, though we also accept payment by personal debit card/credit card (at least 75 days before departure). We do not accept any payments from corporate/business credit or debit cards. Please indicate your preferred method of payment on the booking form.
When you sign up for one of our tours, you accept responsibility for the proper conduct of all members of your party and agree to abide by the decision of your Caspin Journeys tour leader. If you commit a crime or behave in such a way as to endanger the safety and welfare of the party, our leaders have the right to ask you to leave the tour immediately and there will be no refund payable. On unescorted excursions, we rely on you to act sensibly and prudently at all times and to comply with local codes of conduct. You will indemnify us of all losses and/or damages arising from any act of misconduct on your part or anyone in your party.
It is a requirement of booking with Caspin Journeys Ltd that you have adequate personal travel insurance to cover the eventualities of your trip. You are strongly advised to insure yourself against possible risks that may occur and in particular to ensure that you have sufficient pre-departure cancellation cover which includes dependent relatives upon whom your trip may depend. You should make sure your insurance includes escorted/led travel, as this is specific to the type of tour we offer. You are required to carry proof of insurance with you and produce it if requested by company employees or suppliers. You are responsible for ensuring that you are in possession of a valid travel insurance plan for the entire duration of your trip in respect of medical expenses, medical emergency repatriation (including helicopter and air ambulance) and death. You must ensure that there are no exclusion clauses that limit cover for the type of activities included in your tour as we will not be responsible for costs you may incur as a result of not having valid or adequate travel insurance. It is the responsibility of all our clients to declare any material facts including known medical conditions to their insurers, as failure to do so may result in a claim being reduced or declined.
It is your responsibility to tell us before you book of any disability or medical condition which may affect your tour arrangements and any resulting special needs. All such information must be confirmed in writing before or at the time of booking. A reasonable level of fitness is required for our tours and excursions as some walking and hiking can be involved. If you are in any doubt about the suitability of any of our tours, please just ask. Our tours are “activity” tours and clients are expected to satisfy themselves prior to booking that they are fit and able to complete the itinerary of their chosen tour as described in the website brochure. If it transpires that you are not adequately fit, or affected by any condition, medical or otherwise, that might affect your or other people’s enjoyment of the tour, you may be asked to opt out of certain visits or invited to leave the tour altogether. This would be at your own expense.
We will not make any payment if your injury, illness, or death was caused by an event or circumstances which the person who caused it could not have predicted or avoided even if they had taken all necessary and due care. We will not make any payment if your illness, injury or death was your own fault. If we do make a payment, it will be like one you would receive under English law in an English court.
We may use photographs or videos of our tours to create promotional material. We retain the right for any likeness or image of you taken on one of our tours may be used by Caspin Journeys without charge in all media (whether now existing or in the future invented) for bona fide promotional or marketing purposes, including without limitation promotional materials of any kind such as brochures, slides, video shows or the internet. If you do not wish to consent to us using your image in such a way, it is your obligation to communicate this to us in writing.
In order to process your booking and to ensure that your travel arrangements run smoothly and meet your requirements we Caspin Journeys Ltd need to use the information you provide such as name, address, any special needs/dietary requirements etc. We take full responsibility for ensuring that proper security measures are in place to protect your information. We must pass the information on to the relevant suppliers of your travel arrangements such as hotels, transport companies etc. The information may also be provided to security or credit checking companies, public authorities such as customs/immigration if required by them, or as required by law. Additionally, where your holiday is outside the European Economic Area (EEA), controls on data protection in your destination may not be as strong as the legal requirements in this country. We will not however, pass any information onto any person not responsible for part of your travel arrangements. This applies to any sensitive information that you give to us such as details of any disabilities, or dietary/religious requirements. (If we cannot pass this information to the relevant suppliers, whether in the EEA or not, we cannot provide your booking. In making this booking, you consent to this information being passed on to the relevant persons.) You are entitled to a copy of your information held by us. If you would like to see this please contact us.
Certain travel arrangements could be affected as a result of the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union. This could include an unavailability of certain flight routes, and changes to the passport and visa requirements of British citizens travelling to, within or through the EU. We are continuing to monitor and will advise our customers as soon as possible if we become aware of any changes affecting confirmed bookings. However, since these are unprecedented circumstances and the consequences unforeseeable and beyond our control, we would treat any such changes as a force majeure event. Whilst we will endeavour to provide suitable alternative arrangements we will not be liable to pay you any compensation.
We adhere strictly to all current advice from the British Foreign Office on the safety of our travel destinations. If we need to cancel and/or reschedule a Tour because of COVID-19 travel restrictions, we will be in touch and provide more information specific to your Tour. You can choose between the following options:
As a result of Covid-19 you may be required to complete and present additional travel documentation before you travel. Please check the most up to date travel restrictions and country-specific requirements before you travel. Unfortunately, we cannot be responsible for other expenses incurred like visa fees, inoculations, travel equipment, etc.
No automatic refunds – Please note that government-imposed advice on quarantine period will not automatically result in a tour being cancelled nor in an automatic entitlement to refunds.
DAY TOURS – terms and conditions Note: This section is only relevant to customers booking Day Tours with Caspin Journeys
1. Booking Once your booking has been made, you will be emailed or given a copy of your reservation. This is your proof of booking and must be brought with you on the day. There is no travel insurance included.
2. Cancellation Once you have booked your tour, we cannot accept cancellations within 28 days of the tour date. Cancellations made before that date must be made in writing and will be subject to a cancellation fee. Under no circumstances can we be held responsible for weather conditions. We accept no responsibility for weather conditions that may affect the delivery and implementation of our itinerary. No reservation can be cancelled or amended by you at any time on the basis of weather conditions.
3. Cancellation by us In the very unlikely event of us having to cancel a departure, you will be entitled to a full refund. Should circumstances beyond our control (site closures, road closures etc) prevent us delivering the full published itinerary, Caspin Journeys will undertake to provide an alternative to the same value.
4. Travelling It is your responsibility to be at the departure point on time. Caspin Journeys cannot be held responsible for tours missed due to late arrival. During the tour, we ask that you behave appropriately at all times showing courtesy and respect to your fellow travellers, driver and Tour Leader. Failure to do so may result in you being asked to leave the tour. In such a case, we will not be liable for any refund, compensation or any additional costs incurred by you. Caspin Journeys will endeavour to return by the scheduled tour end time, but in the event of excessive traffic cannot be held responsible for missed connections. Smoking is not permitted on the bus.
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We love our jobs and personally lead all our small group tours. Italy, Spain and England are our homes and our passion. We bring that excitement with us on all our tours so that you too share our favourite places.
We are very experienced and handle all the logistics while you relax and become immersed in the local culture, history and traditions.
We know the locals on all our trips and they love meeting our groups. We are small enough to get into private homes, chat to villagers, fit in small restaurants and enjoy all kinds of unexpected events that aren’t accessible to large groups of tourists following a red umbrella.
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We believe that where you sleep is an important part of your overall travel experience. So we put a lot of effort into carefully choosing the hotels for each tour.
We always look for attractive, clean and quiet rooms with private bathrooms. But, our priority is also to find the best possible accommodations to make sure that each night you are comfortably settled in a place that is welcoming and full of authentic local charm.
The result is a fabulous selection of delightful hotels, medieval palaces, family-run hotels, country residences, manor houses, historic inns, luxurious alpine hotels – sometimes with a spa, sauna or swimming pool facilities – and all with character, good food and a friendly atmosphere.
You will have to keep coming back to experience them all! Sweet Dreams!
Getting out and about on foot is a wonderful way to slow down the pace, relax and get some healthy exercise.
When we walk we see so much more – grapevines, wildflowers, ancient oaks, wheat fields, avenues of cypresses and pine, time resistant hills and valleys.
As we stroll through historic towns we learn about the culture of the people; as we stand in the splendour of the countryside, beneath the soaring columns of ancient temples, abbey walls and turrets of medieval castles we marvel at man’s ability to conceive of and construct such monuments.
Food is an all important part of each and every one of our journeys. We are foodies, we love to savour the authentic flavours of each destination we visit. And let’s not forget the wine “the drink of the gods” which will accompany every meal, even picnics!
Picture yourself eating Buffalo mozzarella from a farm in Amalfi, tasting a Sicilian cannolo with fresh ricotta cheese, home-made pasta, organic vegetables, fresh fish and so on.
Or why not consider a Gourmet Cooking Holiday in Tuscany, where you will learn directly from the locals?
If all this sounds mouthwatering then look no further, you are in the right place 😉
On our small group tours we use a combination of gourmet restaurants, local trattorias, traditional pubs, tapas bars and farmhouse meals, to give you the best overall experience!
Each adventure combines fantastic hikes and authentic cultural experiences which make for a phenomenal and enriching travel experience. – admire Giotto’s frescoes in Assisi – walk in the Castle gardens of Henry VIII – stand at the tomb of St James in Compostela – gaze at and touch the columns of a Greek temple – visit the birthplace of Napoleon Buonaparte – see how a Duke lives at Blenheim Palace – tread the streets of Pompeii – admire mosaics in a Norman cathedral – understand more about the Roman Empire Travel in the richest artistic heritage in the world, many of which are part of UNESCO. What are you waiting for? Don’t miss out on an unforgettable trip.
Our travel style attracts a similar type of people, outgoing, interesting, adventurous, cultured and curious.
You’ll enjoy the company of your fellow travelers on our small group tours. Italy’s food and wine, England’s local pubs, and Spain’s meditative and spiritual pilgrim route are best experienced amidst the camaraderie of the group.
Guests who join our small group tours become our friends. They return again and again to share new adventures as we explore these unforgettable destinations with like-minded travellers and build ever-lasting memories together.