Changing or Customizing Your Trip
Changing your departure or package
With our Carefree Booking policy, you have the flexibility to change your departure or even your package with no fees or penalties until your final payment due date—60 days prior to departure on most packages. (May not be available on all packages.)†
After this, changes to your package or departure date may not be possible or will incur change fees.
Customizing your trip
Want to depart from a different city? Stay a few extra days? Add an extra stop? Take two tours, back-to-back? In most cases, it's no problem, and we're happy to oblige. You can request a change when you book. Or complete your booking and then contact us about the change you'd like to make. If it's possible, we'll let you know the price and availability.
Depending on the change, a per-person fee may apply (see below), included in your quote. This ensures the same careful research and planning that we put into building our packages. If your change requires additional costs or fees for airfare, extra hotel nights, extra transfers, etc., your quote will include those too.*
CHANGE FEES: Except when covered by our Carefree Booking policy, most Changes and Customizations are subject to fees. When you request a change, we will advise you of the applicable costs and fees or include them in your quote. The fee schedule below currently applies.
|CHANGE FEES (per person)|
|Name changes||$50||+||Any airline fees*|
|Airline seat upgrades (e.g. business class)||$0||+||Difference in airfare*|
|Changes to departure/return airports||$0||+||Any difference in airfare* plus any extra costs for hotels, transfers, etc.|
|Early departures/late returns||$100||+|
|Most other changes||$150||+|
|Changes to your package or departure by your final payment due date covered by our Carefree Booking policy||$0||+||Any difference in price of your new package or departure*|
|Changes to your package or departure by your final payment due date not covered by our Carefree Booking policy||$150||+|
|Changes to your package or departure after your final payment due date||See cancellations|
Once we get back to you with a quote, it's only valid for a limited time. If you accept our quote, we'll add the amount to your balance due, which you can pay by your final payment due date. In some cases, an additional deposit may be required to confirm your change.
If you request a change that includes or affects flights, we may only be able to guarantee the price and availability of that change if we ticket your flights. If you request this option, the total cost of those flights will generally be nonrefundable and exempt from our Carefree Booking policy.
Want to make bigger changes, or create a custom tour?
Check out our Private, Custom & Group Travel options.
* The Fine Print about Changes & Customizations: Fees listed above are for changes prior to final payment and/or airline tickets being issued. For most of our packages that include flights, we generally issue tickets after the final payment due date. Any change affecting flights requested after we've issued your tickets may incur change fees assessed by the airline or require the purchase of new airfare. Please see the terms & conditions for your package for more information.