What To Know Before You Go
We highly recommend travel insurance to protect your payments from cancellation fees. Your trip investment is worth protecting, and travel insurance is the best way to safeguard against unexpected events that can prevent you from traveling and being assessed significant cancellation fees. Contact Allied for travel insurance information.
Your payments can be protected from cancellation charges for a nominal fee when traveling on one of our motor coach tours. The CPP must be purchased prior to or at final payment. For complete plan information please contact Allied or your local travel agent.
Tour prices in this publication are effective as of October 1, 2018 and subject to fluctuation due to the U.S. dollar exchange rates and energy rates. Our best effort has been made to publish this information as accurately as possible. The right is reserved to change tour rates as deemed necessary by current currency, fuel price conditions, taxes, etc. Due to the volatility of airfares and flight schedules, tours utilizing air transportation are subject to change both in price and routing. Submitting your deposit is an acknowledgment of your agreement to these terms. Allied will do everything possible to avoid price changes. However, if fuel prices rise, or if taxes or other charges are added beyond our control, these will be added to your final bill.
The order of events and hotels scheduled on your tour are subject to change. Every effort will be made to preserve the original quality of attractions and hotels when circumstances necessitate a substitution.
Travel documents will be sent approximately two weeks prior to departure, provided full payment has been received. The documents will include a detailed itinerary, departure times and locations, hotel lists, medical form, luggage tags, and other helpful information.
Motor coach transportation, airfare, cruise, and rail transportation as stated in the itinerary, hotel accommodations, all admissions and meals per itinerary, all taxes for included items, gratuities for step-on guides and wait staff (for included meals), luggage handling at hotels when available, and service of a professional tour director (see cruises and international tours for tour director minimums).
Not included on motor coach, cruises, rail, fly-in, and international tours are meals not listed in the itinerary, optional tours, travel insurance, room incidentals, alcoholic beverages, luggage fees assessed by airlines, items of personal nature, required documentation for domestic air tours, tours entering Canada/international travel, government fees, passport & VISA fees, airport departure taxes and other miscellaneous fees, souvenirs, optional end-of-trip gratuities to your tour director, driver, rail or cruise staff.
Single travelers are guaranteed one seat on the motor coach and may be seated next to another traveler if the tour is full.
Due to tour schedules, we are unable to make any special provisions for worship services. Many tour directors share a “Thought for the Day,” verses of inspiration, or a short prayer to start the day.
Portage for one suitcase (per person) is included in the tour price. Due to limited motor coach capacity, your single bag should have dimensions not exceeding 30”x21”x11” and weigh no more than 50 lbs. Small carry-on bags are allowed and are your responsibility. Most airlines assess a baggage fee. This fee is not included in the tour price and is paid for at airport check-in.
Level 2: Requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances.
Level 3: Requires moderate physical activity. There may be long and short days; travelers should have the energy level to withstand the timing of the itinerary.
Level 4: Requires above average physical activity. You should be able to walk distances and be physically fit to fully enjoy the tour. Walking surfaces may be uneven at times on some tours, and there may be occasional early morning or evening activities.
A government-issued photo I.D. (i.e. driver’s license) is required for all tours utilizing air transportation within the United States and selected motor coach tours.
Tours entering Canada: A valid U.S. passport book is required to enter Canada by air. This requirement also applies for Alaska cruises as you will disembark in Vancouver, British Columbia. Tours entering Canada by land will require a valid U.S. passport book or passport card. (Passport card is valid for land entry only.) Passport book or passport card must not expire within 6 months of your return. Canada may deny entry due to past criminal, misdemeanor, or DUI offenses.
A valid U.S. passport book that does not expire within six (6) months from the date of your return is required for most international tours. Some countries require more months of validity. Passport and VISA acquisition costs are the responsibility of the traveler. Countries may deny entry due to past criminal or misdemeanor offenses.