Terms and Conditions

 

This online service is organized Firebird Tours (the Company). The Company is a US travel agency located at 1700 East Las Olas Blvd, Suite 302, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, USA. 

This online service enables you to design a complex multi-destination tours and gives a real-time price quote for the services.


RESERVATION, MODIFICATIONS, CANCELLATION

Deposit of 500 USD per traveler or 20% of the total price of tour, whichever is greater, is required at reservation. Final balance is due 90 days before tour start date. 

The deadline for making changes to the program is 30 days before tour start. Any changes to the program past this deadline are subject to $150 modification fee.

Deadline for canceling reservations is 30 days before tour start date. Cancellation fee equals to amount of deposit paid at reservation when cancellation is made more than 90 days before departure. If cancellation is made from 30 to 90 days before departure, cancellation fee is 50% of tour price. Company will offer clients options to apply cancellation fee towards other trips.

The Company recommends all of its Clients to obtain trip insurance for their trips. In event of trip cancellation or interruption, this may be the only source of reimbursement.

Claims and Refunds

All claims must be submitted within 30 days after the tour end date, or after the date of the termination of the tour program, in writing to the E-mail address [email protected] Claims will be investigated in light of the facts presented by the Client and the staff and vendors of the Company. If it is determined that services were not delivered as promised or quality of services was substandard, the Company will issue a refund to the Client. The Company is not able to issue any refunds for services outside of its control, including air tickets, hotel accommodation, theater tickets, rail tickets, and visas. Refunds for these services will be issued only if they were missed as a result of an error by the Company.

There will be no refunds for missed services, except for verifiable extenuating circumstances. For verifiable claims to be considered, they must be received in writing within 30 days of the termination of the program and be accompanied by supporting documentation. Any adjustment considered will be based on the actual price of the services involved and not on a per diem basis.

Travel Agency

The Company is a travel agency that makes travel arrangements and does not own or operate any ships, hotels, aircrafts, vehicles, or trains. All services are purchased from carriers, vendors and its partners.

Online Payments

When paying for any program or tickets by a credit card, the Client authorizes the Company to charge that card and agrees not to dispute this transaction, and to resolve all disputes directly with the Company.

Credit card transactions made in US dollars are processed by the Company. Transactions in other currencies, or transactions made in US dollars, but with non-US billing address, are proceed by Company's payment partner UAB Agora BT.

Company reserves the right to request additional information from a cardholder to prevent fraudulent activity.

Itineraries, Changes and Price Increases

The Company will provide all services as described in the final booking confirmation; it is not responsible for providing any services that are not included in the final booking.

The Company shall not be required to refund any amount paid by any Client who must leave a tour prematurely for any reason, nor shall the Company or its affiliated or partners be responsible for lodgings, meals, return transportation, or other expenses incurred by such Clients. Refunds will be issued only when the Company fails to provide a service, or if the provided service differs significantly from what was offered to the Client at the time of reservation. No refunds will be issued if the Client is unsatisfied with a portion of a tour or with a particular service, such as a hotel room, theater play, or ship cabin size. It is the sole responsibility of the Client to become acquainted with details about the reservation that is being booked.

The Company also reserves the right to withdraw a tour, or any part therein, or to make such alterations in the itinerary or with the tour inclusions as it deems necessary or desirable, and to pass on to the Client any expenditures or losses caused by delays or events beyond its control. This includes changing specific trains, car classes, or dates on train travel, particularly those associated with the Trans-Siberian. T

The Company will endeavor to make every reasonable assurance of the provision of transfers listed on a final booking. However, a transfer may fail to show, or may be delayed. If the Client elects to take an alternative taxi, the Company will compensate the Client for such costs upon provision of a taxi invoice or receipt, or other form of proof of purchase.

Prices are based on current rates of exchange and the Company reserves the right to increase prices to reflect fluctuations in the foreign exchange markets. If the currency rate between the US dollar and Russian ruble moves by 5 percent or more from the day of quotation to the day of receipt of a booking request, or from the day when ticket is booked to the day when it is issued, the Company reserved the right to re-quote the service, if it deems it necessary or desirable.

The Company is not responsible for errors and omissions in itineraries and its websites, in printing and/or presentation errors, and reserves the right to make corrections as required, including adjustment of incorrectly displayed prices.

Limits of Responsibility

The Company is not responsible for any injury, loss, death, inconvenience, delay, or damage to personal property in connection with the provision of any goods or services, whether resulting from, but not limited to, acts of God or force majeure, illness, disease, acts of war, civil unrest, insurrection or revolt, animals, strikes or other labor activities, criminal or terrorist activities of any kind, overbooking or downgrading of services, food poisoning, mechanical or other failure of aircraft or other means of transportation, or for failure of any transportation mechanism to arrive or depart on time.

The Company is not responsible for delays, changes, or cancellation costs resulting from incorrect, incomplete, or expired traveler documents.

In the event of cancellation, delay, or rescheduling mandated by any of the aforesaid causes beyond the Company's control, the Client shall have the option of accepting in lieu of the original tour such rescheduled tour or other substituted tour(s) as may be offered, or else, receiving a refund of as much of such advance tour expenditures as the Company can recover on the Client’s behalf from carriers, third-party tour vendors, etc. However, the Company shall not have any obligation or liability to the Client beyond the foregoing. For more details, see the section on Itineraries, Changes and Price Increases.

The Company reserves the right to make alterations to tour itineraries and substitute hotels, vehicles, ships, or activities, if this is required. The Company reserves the right to cancel, delay, or reschedule any tour before departure, and, so long as this is not the result of any of the aforesaid causes beyond our control, the Client shall be entitled to a full refund of all monies paid to that point if he/she so desires, less any non-refundable deposits or uncollectible expenses incurred. For more details, see the section on Cancellation Policies.

Clients specifically release the Company from any and all claims for loss or damage to baggage or property, or from personal injuries or death, or from loss or delay, arising out of the acts, omissions, or negligence of any independent contractors, such as air carriers, hotels, shore excursion operators, restaurateurs, transportation providers, medical personnel, or other providers of services or facilities. All arrangements made for Clients with independent contractors, including medical services, are made solely for convenience to Clients and are done at the Clients’ own risk. The Company specifically disclaims all liability for damages for emotional distress, mental suffering, or psychological injury of any kind, except to the extent prohibited by Title 46 of the United States Code Section 183c(b), where applicable.

Adventure Travel Risks

Some of the tours offered by the Company are for adventure type of travel. There are certain inherent risks in adventure travel. These include, but are not limited to, hiking, climbing injuries and altitude sickness, and in all trips dangers of animals, inaccessibility to medical attention, and difficulty in evacuation from remote locations in the case of a medical emergency. The Client assumes all such risks with regard to these possibilities.

Travel Advisories/Warnings

It is the responsibility of the Client to become informed about the most current travel advisories and warnings by referring to the appropriate travel advisories issued by their country. For the United States, this includes the State Department's travel website at www.travel.state.gov, also available by phone at 1-888-407- 4747. For the United Kingdom, this includes the Foreign and Commonwealth Office travel website at http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/travel-advice-by-country/, also available by phone at 0845-850-2829.

In the event of an active Travel Warning against travel to the specific destination location(s) of the trip be issued by the Client’s home country, or by any other country, and should the Client elect to travel, notwithstanding any travel advisory or warning, the Client assumes all risk of personal injury, death, or property damage that may arise out of events, such as those advised or warned against.

Arbitration Agreement

Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating in any way to these Terms and Conditions, to the Responsibility Clause, to the Itinerary, or any information relating in any way to the trip, or to the trip itself, shall be settled solely and exclusively by binding arbitration in the U.S. State of Florida, in accordance with the rules of the Arbitration Association then existent.

Clients Representations

The Client represents that neither he nor she nor anyone traveling with him or her has any physical or other condition or disability that could create a hazard to himself or herself or other members of the tour. The Company reserves the right to decline acceptance of anyone on a trip. The Company reserves the right to remove from the trip, at the Client’s sole expense, anyone whose condition is such that he or she could create a hazard to the Client or others, or otherwise impact the enjoyment.

Acts of God, Strike, Or Other

Neither the Company nor its partners shall be liable for delay or inability to perform any condition in its Itineraries caused by or arising out of strikes, lockout, or labor difficulties or shortages, whether or not the Carrier is party thereto, or explosion, fire, collision, standing or foundering of the vessel, or breakdown or failure of, or damage to, the vessel or its hull or machinery or fittings howsoever and wheresoever any or the same may arise or be caused, or civil commotion, riot, insurrection, war, government restraint, requisitioning of the vessel, political disturbance, acts or threats of terrorism, inability to secure or failure of supplies including fuel, Acts of God, or other circumstances beyond their control.

Air Transportation

The Company has no responsibility for any changes in travel plans caused by airline delays and will not accept any responsibility for mistakes or errors in airfare bookings made by independent third parties. It is solely up to the Client to ensure the correct arrival and departure flight information from the tour start and end cities as well as a correct spelling of his/her name.

The airlines concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time Clients are not on board their planes or conveyances. These programs may use the services of any IATA carrier. International air carriers are subject to international air conventions limiting their liability. The limitations of liability are contained on the reverse side of the airline ticket and form part of the terms and conditions of this package. The passage contract in use by these companies, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between these companies and the Client who purchases these travel programs and/or passage.