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Countryside Tours Inc. Terms & Conditions


For All Student Tours

Reservations, Deposits, Final Payments: Reservations will be accepted on a first come/first served basis with a deposit of $100.00 made payable to Countryside Tours, Inc. Reservation coupon and check must be sent to Countryside Tours, Inc., P.O. Box 48, Sand Lake, Michigan 49343-0048. Final payment will be due on, or prior to the March deadline. Late payments will be assessed a penalty of $25.00.

Insufficient Fund Checks: There will be a $20.00 charge for checks with insufficient funds. Tour Cost: The tour cost as advertised in this brochure is based on current costs and tariffs in effect at the time of printing. Should these change, an adjustment (either way) will result. If the advertised tour cost is increased by more than 5%, you may cancel within 10 days of notification and receive a full refund.

Cancellations and Refunds: Cancellations must be made in writing to our office. For cancellations on or prior to the March payment deadline there will be a full refund less an administrative fee of $50.00. For cancellations received after that date there will be no refund of the $100.00 deposit. No-shows for your Spring Mandatory Meeting (without permission) will be dropped from the tour and the deposit will be forfeited. Cancellations after the March payment deadline are as follows: Cancellations received 30 days before the trip date will receive a 50% refund; Cancellations received 14 days before the trip date will receive a 25% refund; Cancellations received seven days before the trip or no-shows will receive no refund.

Broadway Theater Tickets: If your school’s itinerary includes Broadway Theater Tickets, the cost of the ticket will be non-refundable after the February deadline.

Membership on Tours: Countryside Tours, Inc. reserves the right to accept, decline, or dismiss any person as a member of our tour. This is not a school sponsored trip. The school group leader reserve the right to refund the deposit of, and deny the trip to, any student who does not demonstrate the self-discipline and responsible behavior necessary to participate successfully on this trip. Any student who becomes ineligible for his/her school’s End of the Year Class trip will automatically become ineligible for this trip. Cancellation penalties will apply.

Unacceptable Behavior While on the Trip: Countryside Tours, Inc. reserves the right to discipline a student while on the trip according to the Conduct Contract and/or send a student home at the parents’ expense if the behavior warrants it.

Tours Canceled by Countryside Tours, Inc.: Countryside Tours, Inc. reserves the right to cancel a tour due to insufficient participation. In this case, complete refund of monies will be made without penalty.

Fundraising Opportunities: Fundraising opportunities provided to the students will have the following stipulation. In case of a student cancellation for any reason, the money earned will be retained to help fund the program.

Photographs/Film: The undersigned parent or guardian hereby consents to allow their child to be photographed individually, or as a group, and further consents to the publication of said photographs/film for the promotion of student and youth trips for Countryside Tours, Inc.
Hotels: Hotel accommodations for the overnight stops have been carefully selected based on four students sharing a room, with two double beds, with private bath. Countryside Tours, Inc. reserves the right to substitute hotels when necessary.

Damages: The undersigned parent or guardian will be responsible for covering the costs of any damages caused by their child. Damages include those to the motorcoach, attractions, restaurants, and hotels used during the trip. If damage is caused in a hotel room, and no one takes responsi-bility for those damages, the cost will be evenly divided among those students sharing that room. Tour Itinerary: Although we strive to follow the itinerary as closely as possible, we at Coun-tryside Tours, Inc. reserve the right to alter the itinerary at any time, with or without notice, due to unforeseen events, holidays, closings, etc., with the mutual understanding that any additional expense will be paid by the individual tour member.

Responsibility: Countryside Tours, Inc., P.O. Box 48, Sand Lake, Michigan 49343-0048 and its suppliers provide the services mentioned in this brochure and act only in the capacity as agent in arranging the various accommodations and services and therefore assumes no responsibility for delays of arrival or departure, theft, accidents, loss, damage or injury to person or property, or for any condition beyond its control, or for loss or expense incurred thereby.


For All Adult Tours

Reservations, Deposits, Final Payments: Reservations can be made on-line or with the reservation coupon mailed to our office. Your deposit (or full payment depending on tour) is due at the time of reservation. It is important that the name and date of the tour appear on your remit-tance. Your reservation is not considered confirmed until your deposit is received. Final payment is due 30 days prior to departure unless oth-erwise noted on the tour brochure. If final payment is not received by the due date, you will be removed from the tour and the deposit will be non-refundable.

Cancellations and Refunds: Cancellations must be made in writing to our office (e-mail is acceptable).
Cancellations received:
Anytime after paying a deposit - $25.00
60 - 31 days before the trip date - $50.00
30 - 15 days before the trip date will receive a 25% refund minus all non-recoverable costs of transportation, admission tickets, accommodations and services
14 days or less before the trip date will receive NO refund
Any refunds needed for those who pay via credit cards will be made by a Countryside Tours check.

Tours Canceled by Countryside Tours, Inc.: Countryside Tours, Inc. reserves the right to cancel a tour due to insufficient participation. In this case, complete refund of monies will be made without penalty.              

Membership on Tours: We reserve the right to accept, decline or dismiss any person as a member of our tour.
Travelers Needing Special Assistance: Countryside Tours, Inc. regrets that it cannot provide individual assistance to guests for walking, dining, wheel chairs or other personal needs. Persons needing such assistance must be accompanied by an able companion who will assist them.                                                         

Smoking on the bus: For the comfort and safety of all passengers, smoking is prohibited while on the motorcoach. Rest and comfort stops are made periodically for that purpose.

Hotels: Hotel accommodations for the overnight stops have been carefully selected based on two persons sharing a twin-bedded room with private bath. A limited number of single, triple and quadruple rooms are available on request at the cost indicated. Countryside Tours, Inc. reserves the right to substitute hotels when necessary.

Taxes & Gratuities: All taxes and gratuities for attractions and meals are included in the tour cost. Motorcoach driver’s tip is appreciated.                                                                                                                                  

Tour Itinerary: Some of our tours are planned a year in advance. Due to conditions beyond our control, some changes (such as theatre perfor-mances, restaurants or hotels) may be necessary. If improvements can be made or unexpected conditions arise (such as inclement weather or traffic conditions), we reserve the right to make itinerary changes as we deem advisable. If features must be deleted, they will be done with the mutual understanding that any additional expense will be paid by the individual tour member.

Baggage: Baggage handling for one suitcase per person is included. There is room inside the motorcoach for a small bag per person which is to be handled personally by each tour member.

Photographs/Film: The undersigned hereby consents to allow pictures taken on the tour to be included in promotional efforts by Countryside Tours, Inc.

Responsibility: Countryside Tours, Inc., P.O. Box 48, Sand Lake, Michigan 49343-0048 and its suppliers providing the services mentioned in this brochure act in the capacity as agent in arranging the various ac-commodations and services and therefore assume no responsibility for delays of arrival or departure, theft, accidents, loss, damage or injury to person or property or for any condition beyond its control, or for loss or expense incurred thereby.