Terms and Conditions
We make every effort to provide you with the best services in a pleasant and friendly atmosphere at all times. We strive for your complete satisfaction and endeavor to provide a safe and secure journey without any misunderstandings between the tour escorts, company and you at any time. Please read and understand the booking conditions for your holiday, before you register yourself for any of the tours. The 'Terms and Conditionss' given below, on our website, the tour registration form and any other printed material, together with 'Frequently asked questions' and How to book your tour' on page numbers the basis of our contract with you.
This brochure along with tour tariff is published in Dec 2011. All previous brochures, letters and any other modes of circulation stands cancelled. Every effort is made to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of publication, based on the available information. Yet errors and omissions may creep in. The maps used in the brochure are for reference only and are not to scale. We reserve the right to change any brochure information before or after a tour is booked, due to any events beyond our control. Tour itinerary, tour price, departure date and hotels are subject to change. If we are aware of these changes sufficiently beforehand; we will inform you in advance. Otherwise, our tour escort or local representative will inform you of the changes on tour. There are also very big Trade Fairs, Exhibitions, SportingEvents, National Holidays, etc. where all the Hotels are fully booked well in advance and therefore it may be necessary o stay in hotels in other cities.
All disputes pertaining to the tour and travel conducted by the company and any claim arising there - under shall be subjected to Delhi jurisdiction only.
Scope of Activity
We are basically travel and holiday organizers only. We do not control or operate any airline or any other mode of transport like shipping, railway, motor, buses, coaches etc. We also do not own or control any Hotel, Transport or other facility or the services mentioned in this brochure. We take utmost care in selecting all the ingredients for making your holiday a comfortable one. We only select, but do not have any control in the running of them. Thus, we are not responsible for any injury, loss, personal harm, death or damage to the person or property which may be caused by the act or default of the management or employees of any independent contractor and arising outside our normal selection and inspection process. It is imperative that all the passengers who are joining our group tours, incentive tours and those who are FIT (Free Individual Travel) abide by and strictly comply and observe all the Terms and Conditionss laid down herein.
Meals On Special Request
There are pre-set menus for meals provided on tour. In some places packed meals would be served. The type of meals are clearly indicated in the brochure. Unlike an airline, we cannot process a special meal, nor can we guarantee a special diet for the passenger, except to the extent mentioned in the brochure and preferred by you. We, however, reserve the right to change the meal arrangements if circumstances make it necessary for us to do so. In the event of the tour participant missing any meal due to any reason, then no claim can be made for the meal he has missed and not utilized.
In Kitchen caravan groups, Lunch & Dinner will be cooked in Kitchen caravan and meals will be served at neat and clean Gas station compounds, Auto grills, Parks, Parking, etc. Kitchen caravan will be only operated, based on minimum 35 passengers. Company reserve right to cancel caravan without prior notice.
Hotels / Room
You will be out on sightseeing tours most of the time and hence we have taken care to select hotels, which are comfortable. Most of the rooms have a private bath or shower and they may be located in the city center or away from the city center. Air-conditioning, central heating and other facilities are solely at the hotelier's discretion, dependent upon factors such as weather conditions, local systems, tour type, etc. Triple rooms are not larger than twin rooms and the third bed is often a roll-away mattress put in a twin bedded room.
In exceptional cases where single rooms reserved by you are non-available, double or twin beded rooms will be provided. At times if a partner request is kept with us, but the same is not available Single occupancy charges will be applicable. If a partner is available, you will have to accommodate in double or triple occupancy. If at some hotels single rooms are non-available, the difference in cost, refund will be made by the Company for that particular hotel on prorata basis. Claims made in this respect cannot be accepted after the tour is complete. Passengers will have to abide by the check-in and check-out times of the hotels The check-in time is 3 p.m. and check-out time for the hotels is at 12 noon. Early arrivals and late departures should be adjusted by the guests themselves as per the respective check-in and check-out timings. All baggage and personal effects are at all times and in all circumstances responsibility of passengers. Paras Holidays will not be responsible or liable in case of loss of such items from the hotel rooms during passengers stay. Laundry, telephone, mini bar, alcohol, beverages and food not on the menu, optional excursions, excess baggage fees, shopping, paid toilet, are all items of a personal nature. These extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship/cruise or restaurant. They are payable by passengers and the company will not be liable for the same. Incase of any extension, you have to manage all kind of Transportation & transfers on your own & at your cost. Hotel extension in the same hotel is not guaranteed.
Coach / Seating
We use air-conditioned/air-cool luxury coaches. The coaches may be equipped with an emergency washroom, however this facility is not to be used in lieu of the rest rooms at our frequent comfort stops.
On group tours, you are not allotted seat numbers as a seat rotation system is followed. You must follow the instruction of the tour manager in this regard. Seat nos. 1,2,3,4 in each bus/coach are reserved for the Tour Escort/Guides. There is a strict no smoking, drinking and eating policy in the buses. If passengers are carrying any high value items on the coach, company advices you not to leave them behind when you leave the coach. All baggage and personal effects are at all time and in all circumstances your responsibility. We will not be responsible or liable in case of loss of any items from the coach. Baggage insurance is recommended. Any damages caused by you to the coach during the travel shall be payable by you and the company will not be liable for the same.
We may often operate more than one coach per departure date. For the comfort and convenience of the passengers, sometimes we change the direction, or slightly amend the itinerary, including the flight/train/coach routing. We will advise you of these amendments, prior to the start of the tour or on tour. In the event that a passenger/joining passenger misses out on any part of the sightseeing tour or any such tour due to delay on his part, he will not be entitled to claim refund for the same. During local or national holidays certain facilities such as museums and restaurants, sightseeing tours and shopping may be limited or not available. Alternatives will be offered wherever possible.
The registration amount paid while booking, is a non-refundable non adjustable and interest free amount. The full payment must be received in accordance with the procedure laid down in the Brochure under the heading "How to book your Tour”. Passengers must clear the entire billing amount of the tour atleast 15 days prior to departure date. Final payment must be made in Cash or Demand draft in favour of Paras Holidays Pvt Ltd" payable Delhi. Cheque or Bank transfer is not acceptable. If we do not receive the final payment by this date, we reserve the right to cancel the reservation. In the case of billing errors, we reserve the right to re-invoice with correct pricing. In case of dishonouredcheques, passengers will have to pay Rs. 300/- per cheque. Chequedishonoured is an offence and the company reserves the right to take legal action. The bookings will be processed only after the registration amount is paid in full. Incase the Schengen visa will be applied first 1st Installment charged would be complete INR component of the package cost. Euro will be charged as per the Card rates. Service Taxes on the package will be charge extra.
The price quoted in our proposal or brochure has been calculated as per the rates prevailing at the time of printing this brochure. The company reserves the right to amend/alter the price published in this brochure in case of supplier rate fluctuations, currency fluctuations due to changes in the various cross rates of exchange, changes in various taxes, visa fees and/or fuel costs, before the date of departure. Any such increase in price must be paid for in full before tour departure by the passenger. In exceptional cases any increase in price on the tour must be paid in full by the guest on tour.
If you wish to travel in advance i.e. before the published departure date as mentioned in the broucher or like to come back on later date after the tour ends, you are requested to pay deviation as per airlines (subject to availability of seats in the group booking class & ticket validity).
The request for deviation should be given in writing at the time of booking as these requests are subject to availability and we are not holding seats for the same.
The deviation request will be subject to availability and payment for the same does not guarantee the date requested. In case the dates requested by you are not available, we will allot alternate dates accordingly, subject to seat availability in the group booking class.
Tour Price other than Ex-Delhi
Tour price is based on departure from Delhi unless specifically mentioned. Passengers boarding flights from other places will have to pay the entire airfare difference and bear any additional expenses such as airport transfers, hotel stay etc. on your own.
All passengers travelling on a Paras Holidays /Holiday must be in possession of a valid visa. It is at the sole discretion of the Embassy / High commission/Authorities to ask for original documents/personal interview of the passengers at any time. However, as granting or rejecting visas is the sole prerogative of the concerned Embassy / High commission Authorities even after submitting all relevant documents, the company will not be held responsible for the same. In case the visa application is rejected by the concerned Embassy/consulate or authorities, due to incomplete /delayed documents furnished by the passengers or due to any other reason whatsoever, or there are errors in the date of visa granted or scanned photographs on the visa, the company shall not be liable or responsible for the same. All costs, charges in respect of the said application for the visa, shall be borne by the passenger. In case of visa delay or rejection for any reason 45 days prior to tour departure, company will levy an additional charge of Rs.10000/- per pax. If the passenger needs to cancel a tour due to rejection of visa or rejection of entry into the country, the cancellation charges of the company will be applicable and shall be payable by the client. There will be no refund if the client, or any member of his party, is unable to travel due to the said reasons.
When two or more families are booked together as a Group, for example, brothers/ sisters/ relatives/ friends etc, Paras Holidays does not guarantee that they all can travel together. It is totally the discretion of the respective Embassy / High commission whether to grant the visas to all the members of families/ groups together or not. Embassy / High commission may grant the visa to one family/ person & refuse to the other. In such a situation, the Cancellation fee and rejection charges will be applicable to each member as per the Cancellation policy of Paras Holidays.
It is binding on the passengers to get the required foreign exchange for the tour price from the foreign exchange division of the company. The passengers have to deposit equivalent Indian currency by cheque (minimum 15 working days in advance) or demand draft in favour of Paras Holidays Pvt. Ltd.
Please note that rate of exchange applicable will be as per the day on which the foreign exchange is issued, and not the day on which the passenger has paid the cheque or demand draft (subject to realisation). Euro will be charged as per the Card rate.
It is advisable to acquire adequate Overseas Travel Insurance cover for protection from any expenses such as medical, legal, hospitalization, accident, etc. For most of the European countries, it is mandatory to obtain an Overseas Travel Insurance policy for the tour. Insurance claim is at the sole discretion of the Insurance Company.
Transfer from one Tour to another
A transfer from the originally booked tour to another tour will be treated as a cancellation on that tour and a fresh booking on another. Transfer is applicable from Europe tour to Europe tours only. All cancellation charges as stated herein will apply. Tour price and discounts available during fresh booking will be applicable.
The company reserves the right to amend, alter, vary or withdraw any of the discounts without prior intimation. The discount is valid for limited number of seats and limited period only. The discount given to the passengers will be at the sole discretion of the company and may vary from passenger to passenger and for bookings done on different dates for the same tour. To avail the discount, passengers must pay the full registration amount at the time of booking itself.
All services such as airline seats/hotel accommodation/ ground transportation are pre blocked well in advance. We are liable to pay penalties to all our suppliers/ vendors if these services are released within the mentioned time frame. If the passengers want to cancel the tour due to any reason, they have to make an application in writing to that effect, along with the original
receipt issued by the company. Such cancellation will attract the cancellation charges given below:In case the passenger cancels his trip during the tour, no refund is possible. The passenger has to make own arrangements for the return journey.
The air tickets are issued for group travel and are non refundable and non endorseable.
Refunds if any, for amendments and/or cancellations will be paid directly to the passengers by the company strictly by 'A/C payee' cheque, in Indian Rupees at the prevailing rate of exchange within 45 days, as per Reserve Bank of India Rules and Regulations, irrespective of whether the tour payments were in part or whole in foreign currency. No refund will be payable, for any unused portion of the tour, due to whatsoever reason.
Passenger's signature on the booking form or paying the registration amount shall mean acceptance in totality of the 'Terms and Conditionss' contained herein by the passenger/s. In case of one or more, but not all passengers signing the 'Booking Form', it shall be deemed that the others have duly authorised the concerned signing passenger/s. There is no contract between the company and the passenger until the company has received the initial registration deposit in accordance with the procedures in the brochure. The initial deposit just ensures a seat or participation on the tour but does not entitle any services such as air tickets, visas, hotel accommodations, until the full payment has been received. The full payment must be received in accordance with the procedures laid down in this brochure. If not paid in that time, the company reserves the right to cancel the booking with subsequent loss of deposit and apply the cancellation charges as mentioned herein.
Loss of Property or Life: Any death, personal injury, sickness, accident, loss, delay, discomfort, increased expenses, consequential loss and/or damage or any damage to baggage or personal effects howsoever caused; Any change in flight schedule or meals not being served; The company does not hold any responsibility for flight delays, rescheduling cancellation of flights and miss-connection occurred due to airline problem. Paras Holidays is not responsible for any alternate arrangements and the guest has no right to claim any loss or consequences arising due to the same.
Any overstay expenses due to delay or changes in air, bus, ship, train or cancellation of special bogie or other services due to sickness, weather conditions, strike, war, quarantine, or any other cause whatsoever.
Sightseeing missed and/or the program being curtailed after commencement of the tour and before the due period due to any unavoidable circumstances and any reason beyond our control such as political, natural calamity, monument under renovation, heavy rush at sightseeing places, road traffic congestion etc. All the loss or expenses will have to be borne by the passenger.
Tourist baggage, Passport & other valuable items lost by the airlines or by independent contractor or their agents, hotel staff, bus/coach or while traveling etc. Company is not responsible.
If any tourist loses baggage, passport, cash, jewellery or any other valuable due to theft or by any other reason whatsoever during the tour, company will not be responsible for the same. Entire responsibility of taking care of their valuables lie on the tourist.
The coach drivers, mostly on international routes, are bound by specific Rules. Any sightseeing missed due to delay by any passenger is non-refundable.
** Even if a client is unable to reach a place of commencement of tour due to any reason whatsoever including loss of baggage or loss of travel documents, his booking shall be treated as No Show on the tour and 100% cancellation charges will be levied.
** If no sue/action is brought against us within one month of the last day of the tour, we shall be discharged from all liabilities under/or arising out of this contract and the client shall be deemed to have relinquished/abandoned all his rights under or arising from this contract.
All tours are subject to RBI/G.O.I rules for group tour passengers.
All Airlines Reservations are confirmed as per group movement hence all passengers have to travel together. Any change in air routing will be considered as an FIT ticket. Difference in the Airfare charged as per the airlines subjected to availability of seats
Once air ticket is issued any change made by passenger, amendment charges will be applicable and subjected to availability of seats
If circumstance forces you to cancel the tour, the cancellation must be intimated to us in writing. As per the booking conditions of the tour, we are constrained to levy the following cancellation charges per person.
If you cancel the tour after issue of UK visa, Amount of Rs. 20,000/- + U.K visa fee is non refundable.In case UK visa is denied more than 30 days before the schedule date of departure only Rs. 10,000/- will be charged including the UK visa fee. But, if the UK visa is denied within 30 days of the scheduled departure date, Rs. 20,000/- will be charged as administration fees including the UK visa fee
In case Schengen visa is denied, more than 30 days before the schedule date of departure only Rs. 30,000/- will be charged. But, if Schengen visa is denied within 30 days of scheduled departure date, the entire Indian Rupees component of the tour is not refundable.
Cancellation charges in case the tour is cancelled within
- 30 days prior to departure Complete INR amount +20% of the Euro amount
- 20 days prior to departure Complete INR amount + 30%of the Euro amount
- 15 days prior to departure Complete INR amount + 75%of the Euro amount
- 0-14 days prior to departure Full amount will be charged
In case the passengers cancel his trip during the tour, no refund is possible. The passenger has to make own arrangements for the return journey.
The air tickets are issued for group travel and are non refundable and non endorseable.
PACAKGE COST WITHOUT LONDON
Rs. 14000 per person will be reduced from package cost for U.K.visa, Madame Tussaud's wax museum London stay.
Airfare difference would be charged extra
Airport transfers or any other services which does not form part of the group tour would be charge extra.
No refund for un-utilized service
Service Taxes on the package will be charge extra 3.63%. Any further increased levied by the GOVT would be charged extra
The cost of Euro component will be collected in Indian currency only as per the forex card rate of HDFC Bank only as on date / day of final payment
All flights, hotels itinerary restaurants subject to change without prior notice
In case of group strength less than 25, passengers will be shifted to next available date
Airport transfers will be provided only if passenger travel with the group
Package available to passengers eligible to BTQ only is subjected to GOI / RBI approval
Tip to coach driver is mandatory
For 3 adults 1 child without bed, 1 Triple room will be provided
All tours subjected to the Terms and Conditions of Paras Holidays Pvt Ltd given on the last page of Brochure.