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Booking & Cooking Terms. (Terms & Conditions)
Culinary Vacations for Lovers of Food and Wine.


Travel Agency Partner.
As a full service travel agency–Marlin Travel Peterborugh (TICO travel agency registration # 4494704) specializes in travel to Europe, so they can also give you expert service for your other travel needs like airfare, car rental, travel insurance and more. It's one stop shopping for your whole Gourmet Safari!

Prices & Dates.
Dates are subject to availability, and are confirmed at time of deposit payment. Prices are guaranteed at time of final payment. In the event that prices are affected by international exchange rate fluctuations, you will be notified and given the option to cancel your booking with a full refund of your deposit.

Form of Payment.
We accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Diners or cheque or money orders in CAD $.

Place a Deposit on Your Dream.
A deposit of $700CAD per person is required at time of booking to secure your culinary vacation dates (some trips require more than $700 CAD deposit, please see individual programs for deposit amounts).
Please note: Your deposit is non-refundable due to the fact that our travel partners will be in receipt of monies.

Balance due.
Balance is due no later than 60 days before departure.
In the event that the balance is not paid by the due date, Gourmet Safari reserves the right to cancel the reservation & cancellation fees will be applicable.

Cancellations and Refunds.*
In the event that you must cancel your reservation prior to departure, the following cancellation fees will be applicable:
60 days or more prior to departure: deposit is non-refundable
60-30 days prior to departure: 50% refundable**
30 days or less prior to departure: 100% non-refundable
Gourmet Safari must receive a written letter of cancellation. Changes are considered cancellations and subject to fees.

*Please Note: This policy applies to most culinary programs, however, some locations reserve the right to enforce their policy which may vary (please verify the policy details that apply to your specific culinary program).
**Excluding the deposit previously paid.

Documentation.
It is the sole responsibility of the Gourmet Safari traveller to ensure that he/she has the required documentation for entry to the destination. In the event that the participant is denied entry for any reason, no refund for unused culinary travel tour services will be considered.

Health & Trip Cancellation Insurance.
The purchase of travel insurance is highly recommended.

Unused Tour Services.
Unused tour services are non-refundable & non-transferrable.

Modifications to Travel Services.
Gourmet Safari reserves the right to make changes to the culinary tour as new and improved opportunities present themselves - including changes to accommodation, excursions, transportation & tour schedule.

Cancellation by Gourmet Safari.

Gourmet Safari reserves the right to cancel any tour if necessary. In the event of cancellation, we will refund all payments made to Gourmet Safari.

Local Conditions.
Local conditions may differ from those in your home country. Gourmet Safari cannot be held responsible for any inconvenience arising as a result of the different levels of living standards. Please visit Your Expectations on the web site to review level of expectations.

Act of God/Force Majeure.
Gourmet Safari and/or its suppliers cannot assume liability for any loss, damage or injury resulting from an Act of God or Force Majeure.

Gourmet Safari Responsibility.
Gourmet Safari makes arrangements for accommodation, excursions, cooking schools, transportation with other travel partners to provide travel services. Although we take great care in selecting these suppliers, we have no control over them, and therefore, cannot be responsible for their acts or omissions.

Your reservation deposit indicates acceptance of the Terms & Conditions and limits our responsibility.