Terms and Conditions
Deposit, Payment Schedule & Registration
A $400.00 non-refundable per person deposit is required at the time of booking with a completed reservation application. Each deposit paid covers all Triumph Pilgrimages services including but not limited to, account management, administrative upkeep, tour organization, deposits, accommodation, flight, document preparations, and accounting. If there is a valid reason to refund the deposit, refunds will be made after all bank charges incurred are met. Full payment is due 60 days prior to the departure date. If a booking is made within 60 days of departure, full payment is due then.
Form of Payment
Checks, ACH, American Express, Discover, Visa and Master Card. If mailing a payment, note tour reference. In case of any billing error, we reserve the right to re-invoice and correct billing.
Prices are per person in double occupancy. Although, not expected, prices may change due to significant external factors. Triumph Pilgrimages is not under obligation to give a breakdown of costs and services.
Tips to guide and driver; Travel Insurance; Cancel for Any Reason Waiver; Passport and Visa Fees, Items of a personal nature (such as telephone calls, mini bar, laundry) drinks and lunches (when not mentioned).
Passports, Visas, Visa Waiver & Documents
A valid passport is required, and it must be valid at least 3-6 months after your return date, depending on destination country requirements. It is the traveler’s sole responsibility to obtain and have available when necessary the appropriate valid travel documents. All guests are advised to check with the appropriate government authority in each country visited to determine the necessary documents. When and if a visa or visa waiver is required, it is the passenger’s responsibility to obtain one. Cancellations due to a lack of appropriate documents will incur usual penalties. A Passport Card is not useful for International Air Travel. Attempting to use this instead of a Passport Book will result in a denial of boarding by the airlines and entry by the legal authorities.
Final documents are sent approximately two (2) weeks prior to departure (including backpack). 1 Your Flight itinerary and Final Confirmations (Guide Contact Info, Hotel Info, and Emergency Contact) will be emailed to you approximately two (2) weeks prior to departure. Upon receipt, you are responsible to check your itinerary, spelling of your name, dates, times, and other important information to ensure their validity. Should there be any errors it is the guest’s responsibility to contact Triumph Pilgrimages via email within 24 hours.
Triumph Pilgrimages and suppliers contracted for services reserve the right to refuse to accept or retain any traveler whose behavior is deemed likely to affect the smooth operations of a tour or adversely affect the enjoyment or safety of other passengers. Triumph Pilgrimages, its agents, and suppliers shall be under no liability to any such person for refund, compensation, repatriation, or any other matters arising.
Cancellations and Refunds
Cancellations must be received in writing from the email address used to register for the pilgrimage and will become effective on the date of receipt. Cancellations for standard tours are subject to the following penalty:
Date of Registration - 61 days prior to departure: penalty is $400.00 per person
If your trip cancellation notification is received closer to departure; in addition to the $400.00 cancellation fee, additional fees are applied as a percentage of total trip costs as follows:
31-60 days prior to departure 25%.
61-90 days prior to departure 50%.
30 days prior to departure or less no refund.
We recommend a travel insurance plan which can be purchased through our ticketing company, 206. Tours, Inc https://www.206tours.com/insurance trip investment. Once purchased, the premium is non-refundable. To ensure the preexisting medical condition, is covered, you need to pay for it at the time of registration, or within 21 days of the initial trip deposit. Without preexisting coverage, protection can be purchased up to 72 hours prior to trip departure.
Click: https://www.206tours.com/insurance/insurance to view details of Travel Insured International Insurance. For a Printable PDF Version of the Insurance Coverage for your specific state: https://www.206tours.com/insurance/pdf
To File a Claim: Call Travel Insured International 24/7 Toll-free: 844-228-3679 or 800-494-9907 mention plan code: T-20012 Travel Insurance is not available for purchase if you are within 72 hours of departure.
ASSIGNMENT OF BENEFITS: In the event of any trip interruption such as airline delay or cancellation, where Triumph Pilgrimages paid for any additional service that is later reimbursed by the travel protection plan (e.g. airline, hotel, transfer), you agree to assign any of those payable benefits to Triumph Pilgrimages, up to the total payment made by Triumph Pilgrimages.
Cancel For Any Reason Waiver
In addition to purchasing Travel Insurance, you have the option of purchasing “Cancel for Any Reason” policy. This waiver allows you to cancel your trip for any reason that is not covered by the Travel Insurance, up until 48 hours prior to departure. The Cancel for Any Reason plan is offered only at the time of registration at a rate of $399, and must be paid at the time of deposit. Once Cancel For any Reason waiver is purchased it is Non-Refundable. www.206tours.com/cancelforanyreason.
Changes In Reservation
After a reservation is confirmed any changes are subject to additional fees. Name changes are never permitted.
Air transportation is in economy class, or business class (additional) on IATA-approved carriers. Fares are based on levels in effect at the time of booking, if you make changes price is subject to change. Flight schedules are subject to change without notice. All is subject to the airline’s terms of carriage. Triumph Pilgrimages is not responsible for any cancellations, loss, delays, injury, illness, or expenses incurred due to actions made by the airlines. Business-class is available at additional cost for the Trans-Atlantic portions of your ticket. For any issues which arise in relation to airline service complaints and compensation should be addressed to the specific carrier.
Airport Taxes, Fees & Fuel
Airport taxes are included in our tour packages. Airport taxes are based on departure city and government fees (airport taxes include Federal Inspection Fees for the U.S. Customs and Immigration; International Air Transportation Tax; Agricultural tax; security fees, and other airport-related taxes).
Random seats are assigned for all. If you would like a specific seat, or to sit with a companion, please advise at the time of booking. We will make every effort and will provide you with the desired seat number, however, we cannot guarantee, as seats are at the discretion and are subject to the airline changing aircraft and its seat map. Changes in seat assignment can incur additional fees We recommend that you be at the airport early on to ask for a preferred seat assignment.
Without Airfare / Land Only and Transfers
If you wish to buy your own airfare, buy package “Land Only”, Airport Transfer to/from hotels, will be included for all regularly scheduled pilgrimages as long as you provide us (by email) with your flight schedule up to 45 days prior to departure. In rare cases, tour may be canceled, any purchased airfares, outside of Triumph Pilgrimages, are the sole responsibility of the client. If your arrival does not coincide with the group’s arrival, you may be responsible for paying extra travel charges (up to $180) for transportation to the final destination.
Hotel accommodations are based on twin-bedded or double rooms (double occupancy). Triumph Pilgrimages reserves the right to substitute a similar and nearby hotel without prior notice.
Sharing a Room:
Guests are to provide us with the name of their travel roommate at time of registration.
In most hotels triple accommodations may be possible, no reduction in cost.
Room Upgrades & Requests
Some hotels offer upgrades on request. Specific requests such as adjacent or connecting rooms, bedding requests. Please note that while every effort will be made to secure a special request, it cannot be guaranteed. Single room housing is offered on a limited amount of single rooms per pansion.
Private Rooms and Single Supplement
If guest is traveling alone, private rooms are possible on request basis, and the guest is responsible for the additional Single Supplement fees. Travelers without a roommate will be responsible for the single supplement. Some hotels single rooms are smaller than a standard room.
We try to accommodate special meal requests by forwarding those requests to the guest house that we work with, however, we are not able to guarantee dietary requests. If someone has a high intolerance or an allergy we do recommend to bring your own food. Meat is a big part of the diet in Hercegovina (Medjugorje) but they do their best to accommodate gluten-free and vegan dietary requests.
Each tour participant is permitted to bring, one carry-on bag (8" x 14" x 22"), and one personal item (i.e. purse, laptop case) and one checked bag weighing up to 50 lbs. (23 kg) and maximum dimensions of 62 in (158 cm) calculated by adding the length + the width + the height of the bag. Please check with your specific airline to verify the size and weight allowances. Triumph Pilgrimages is not responsible for the loss of, theft of, delay, or damage to a participant's belongings.
Triumph Pilgrimages acts as a tour operator.
The suppliers providing air or ground transportation, sightseeing arrangements and hotel accommodations for the tour program are not Triumph Pilgrimages employees. By utilizing Triumph Pilgrimages service you agree that Triumph Pilgrimages, its employees, officers, agents will not be liable for any change in flight or itinerary schedule, strikes, delay, acts of governments, fires, riots, theft, pilferage, epidemics, quarantine, medical or customs regulations, accident, loss, injury, or damage to you or to those traveling with you in connection with any accommodations, transportation or any other services or resulting directly or indirectly from any occurrence or conditions beyond its control, including defects in vehicles, breakdown in equipment, thefts, delay or cancellation of, or changes in itinerary for any act, omission, or event during the time you are on tour, or on board the aircraft. Neither Triumph Pilgrimages and/or agents of the suppliers concerned are to be held responsible for the late arrival or departure on return of passengers at airports or hotels due to inclement weather or other reasons, nor are we to be held liable for payment or any refund for transfers or unused service, hotel accommodations or meals occasioned by such late arrivals at the hotels holding rooms as confirmed itineraries. Passengers must bear all such losses or expenses. To guard against unforeseen health or other circumstances, we recommend you purchase insurance. Triumph Pilgrimages is not responsible for circumstances beyond its control. In circumstances where trip cancellations resulting from the inability for trip to depart or operate as scheduled, such as cancellations due to acts of war and/or terrorism, war, force majeure, act of God, civil unrest, illness, disease, criminal or terrorist acts of any kind, or if natural disaster takes place, Triumph Pilgrimages, its employees and agents, are not liable for any restitution, and in addition, without limitation are not responsible for any injury, financial or physical loss, death, inconveniences, traumas, or damages with connection to any inclusions other provisions of any goods of services included.
There are inherent risks in travel as our tours go at times through remote locations, far from medical facilities. Triumph Pilgrimages guests are to assume all associated risks and complete responsibility, including illness, injury or even death by participating. You agree to indemnify and hold Triumph Pilgrimages harmless, with respect to any claim made to Triumph Pilgrimages by anyone else which related to your participation.
Assigned priest, guest speaker, group leader or tour guide.
In the rare event that the assigned a spiritual director, guest speaker, group leader or tour guide can no longer attend, your reservation will remain unchanged and you agree to travel as per our terms.
Special Medical Conditions Those Who Need Special Assistance
You must report any disability requiring special attention to Triumph Pilgrimages at the time of registration. We regret that we cannot provide individual assistance to any tour participant for walking, dining, while in their room, on flight, getting on and off motor coaches and other vehicles, or other personal needs. A qualified and physically able companion(s) must accompany passengers who need special assistance. It is the Traveler’s responsibility to arrange for such assistance prior to making their reservations. We will make an effort to accommodate disabled passengers by reserving wheelchair assistance at airports and handicap accessible rooms where available, however, we cannot guarantee and are not responsible for any denial of services by carriers, hotels, restaurants, or other independent suppliers. Be aware that our pilgrimages are operated outside of the U.S. where the Americans with Disabilities Act is not applicable and facilities for disabled individuals are limited. The touring motor coaches, are not equipped with wheelchair ramps or lifts. Motorized scooters are unsuitable and impossible to accommodate. Triumph Pilgrimages is not responsible for any medical condition that occurs prior, during or after the tour. A pregnant woman is advised not to travel after 6 months of pregnancy, we recommend bringing a companion; note that level of comfort may be adversely affected by long flights, layovers, or long bus rides through remote locations.
Travelers who are less than 18 years old on the departure date must be accompanied by an adult, if this adult is not the parent, or traveling with only one parent, it is recommended that a notarized letter be written by the parents, or non-traveling parent granting authorization to including the dates of tour (from/to just in case of medical emergencies). We also suggest that you contact the appropriate airlines because they may have additional requirements. An infant is defined as anyone who is under the age of 24 months for the entire duration of their trip. A child is defined as any one between the ages of 24 months and 11 years for the entire duration of their trip.
It is the responsibility of client/guest/pilgrim to become informed about their destination with most current travel advisories by referring to the U.S. State Department’s travel website at travel.state.gov or by phone at 888 407 4747. In the event of a State Department Travel Advisory against travel to the specific destination location(s) of the trip, should the guest still choose to travel, notwithstanding any travel advisory, the guest assumes all risk of personal injury, death or property damage that may arise out of the events like those advised or warned against as per terms and conditions.
Physicality of Our Tours
Most pilgrimages require physical fitness and a lot of walking, sometimes up/or down the hills, rough and uneven terrain. It is suggested that you practice walking approximately 3 months before departure or prepare physically, until you are able to build walking 3 miles without discomfort. Pilgrims are not required to participate in all pilgrimage activities.
Tour Cancellation And Force Majeure Event Affecting Pilgrimages
In the event a pilgrimage is cancelled, postponed, delayed, or rescheduled due to force majeure (i.e. Act of God, State of War, Terrorism, Strike, Pandemic, etc.) or any other condition beyond reasonable control, the purchase will be honored for an equivalent attendance to the next scheduled occurrence of the pilgrimage. The pilgrim will be expected to either attend or transfer to purchase accordingly. No cash refunds will be issued. On rare occasions, a tour departure may be canceled due to a lack of participation. In this event only, Triumph Pilgrimages will contact you with options. Triumph Pilgrimages is not responsible and does not assume responsibility for any additional costs or any fees relating to the cancellation of air tickets or other arrangements not made through Triumph Pilgrimages. Such cancellations are not the fault of Triumph Pilgrimages. Efforts will be made to accommodate passengers.
Waiver Of Liability/Hold Harmless:
By accepting the terms and conditions, I agree and acknowledge that I may be giving up important legal rights and remedies available to myself, my family, my heirs, successors, and assigns. For value received, I agree on behalf of myself, my heirs, successors, and assigns (“Our Behalf”) that I assume all risks and waive any claim of liability of any nature whatsoever against, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless, Triumph Pilgrimages et al. with respect to any and all actions, claims or demands that may be made or brought on Our Behalf against Triumph Pilgrimages et al., arising out of, or in connection with, travel to, or attendance at the tour or any other activity I may engage in while participating in the tour/event. Further, for value received, for any injury to third parties that may arise because of my own actions or omissions, I agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend Triumph Pilgrimages et al. with respect to any and all actions, claims, expenses or demands arising therefrom that may be made or brought against Triumph Pilgrimages et al., including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses arising in connection therewith.
Nature of Risks:
I understand that voluntarily traveling to, and attending, a tour/pilgrimage at this time may involve certain risks beyond the control of Triumph Pilgrimages, its officers, directors, volunteers, and agents, in connection with the tour - and all parishes within it, and their respective officers, directors, volunteers and agents, and chaperons or representatives associated with the tour. Such risks include, but are not limited to, accidents, emergencies, epidemics/pandemics, exposure to reckless conduct of other persons, and/or negligence of security and medical personnel. Triumph Pilgrimages et al. hereby disclaims any and all liability and responsibility for any such risks. I understand that I will be at various sites, such as hotels, restaurants, tourist sites, or on tourist excursions. If during any break in the tour there may be an opportunity to participate in recreational or other activities, participants do so at their own risk and subject to all terms and conditions set by any recreational or other provider.
Triumph Pilgrimages follows all local government rules and requirements. Triumph Pilgrimages has no control and no authority to overrule, change or amend local government policies. Triumph Pilgrimages is not liable or responsible for any results, issues, delays or problems encountered during any related process. Noncompliance with these measures will result in not being able to travel or not being able to continue on. Each person voluntarily assumes all risks. Any travel interruption or delay, and related expenses in the event that they or any member of their travelling party requires testing or quarantine, become infected with COVID-19, are at own expense. Guest is required to follow regulatory requirements as per country of visit regulations.
FORUM SELECTION AND CHOICE OF LAW
THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE GOVERNED AND INTERPRETED PURSUANT TO THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA BY MUTUAL AGREEMENT OF THE PARTIES HERETO AND THE FEDERAL AND STATE COURTS IN FLORIDA SHALL HAVE EXCLUSIVE AND SOLE JURISDICTION OVER ANY DISPUTE, CONTROVERSY OR SUIT ARISING RELATIVE TO THIS AGREEMENT.
DISPUTES/CLASS ACTION WAIVER
YOU AGREE THAT YOU WILL ONLY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST TRIUMPH PILGRIMAGES IN YOUR INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS ACTION OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING.
ERRORS AND OMISSIONS
While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of information on our website or communicated by our staff, errors or omissions are possible and Triumph Pilgrimages is not responsible for such error. If a mistake is made in billing, we reserve the right to correct the invoice and you will be responsible for proper payment.
Triumph Pilgrimages reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions and to amend these Terms and Conditions at any time as the result of any material changes to legislation or regulation. All amended Terms and Conditions shall automatically be effective upon being posted on our website. Accordingly, all are expected to check the content of relevant tours on our website, and its terms and conditions found on https://www.triumphpilgrimages.com/terms prior to booking and prior to travel in order to ensure they are aware of any changes.
If upon returning from your trip, you wish to inquire about any services provided, please ensure that all correspondence is received by email to, within 30 days of the tour completion date. This will enable us to make a timely investigation.
Triumph Pilgrimages is not responsible for typographical or print Traveler's errors including errors in trip cost. We reserve the right to re-invoice or correct billing at any time.
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