Poland Pilgrimage

Join Father Tim Nadolski on a spiritual journey to Poland’s greatest cities and to sacred sites of our faith. See the Black Madonna of Częstochowa, the Shrine of the Divine Mercy, and a variety of sites associated with Saint John Paul II, Saint Faustina, and Saint Maximilian Kolbe. Explore the history and culture of Warsaw and Krakow, and visit the Wieliczka Salt Mines.

Poland Pilgrimage shifted to 2023 dates

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Warsaw (2 Nts), Czestochowa (1 Nt), Krakow (5 Nts)

Depart US on Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Return on Friday, September 8, 2023

Pricing for 2023 Pilgrimage: To Be Determined

Waiting for final pricing updates from Poland travel suppliers

Highlights

Highlights


  • Visit the Shrine of the Black Madonna in Czestochowa
  • Private Chopin concert
  • Celebrate mass at the Shrine of the Divine Mercy
  • Privately guided tour of one of the world's oldest salt mines
  • Walking tour of Krakow's Old Town, the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in the World
  • A visit to the museum and home of St. John Paul II 
  • Included but optional tour of Auschwitz concentration camp

Inclusions

Inclusions

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TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

  • Professional English-speaking Tour Leader throughout
  • Transport by luxury motorcoach
  • Hotel accommodation based on double occupancy with private bath for 8 nights
    • Warsaw (2 nights):Polonia Palace (4-star)
    • Czestochowa (1 night): Arche Hotel (4-star)
    • Krakow (5 nights): Andel's Vienna House (4-star)
  • Porterage for one piece of checked luggage at arrival and departure of hotels
  • Airport transfers from Acworth to Atlanta Airport and return on tour dates for scheduled group air
  • Airport transfers in Poland on tour dates for scheduled group air
  • On-site Recess 4 Grownups event staff
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • City stay taxes
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DINING

  • Breakfasts (8)
  • Lunches (6), including Highlander's Lunch in Zakopane
  • Dinners (7)
    • Welcome dinner, Farewell dinner
    • Local restaurants (2)
    • Dinner and Folklore show
    • Hotel dinners (2)

SPIRITUAL ENRICHMENT, TOURS, ENTERTAINMENT

  • Daily Mass    
  • Panoramic tour of Warsaw
  • City walking tour of Warsaw
  • Private Chopin concert
  • Visit to Immaculata City in Niepokalanow
  • St Maximilian Kolbe Museum
  • Jasna Gora Monastery (Black Madonna) guided tour
  • Wadowice, birthplace of John Paul II
  • Kalwaria Zebrzydowska guided tour
  • Wawel Cathedral
  • Walking tour of Old Town Krakow
  • Day tour to Zakopane
  • Jaszczorowka Chapel
  • Funicular to Gubalówka Hill
  • City tour of Zakopane
  • Shrine of Divine Mercy
  • Auschwitz Tour
  • Oscar Schindler's Factory Museum
  • Wieliczka Salt Mines
  • Personalized audio system to hear every word your guide says, even from a distance

Itinerary

Itinerary

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WEDNESDAY AUGUST 30, 2023: UNITED STATES TO WARSAW, POLAND

Depart your hometown and take an overnight flight to Warsaw. Enjoy in-flight entertainment and meal service on board.


THURSDAY AUGUST 31, 2023: ARRIVE IN WARSAW

Arrive in Warsaw, Poland. After completing customs and immigration formalities, you will be met and transferred to the city center where we will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch, we’ll take a short panoramic bus tour of Warsaw, the largest city in Poland. Rebuilt after being almost completely destroyed during World War II, the city now thrives as a modern capital with gothic-style influences. We will celebrate Mass at St. James Church, where Helena Kowalska, Sister Faustina, went when she first arrived in Warsaw. It was here that she attended Mass and confessed her sins to Rev. James Dabrowski, who advised her to stay and helped shape her future decision to join the convent. 

Check into your hotel and enjoy a delicious welcome dinner at a local restaurant with the group before resting up for the night. (Lunch, Dinner)

OVERNIGHT: Polonia Palace Hotel, Warsaw


FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 1, 2023: OLD TOWN WARSAW

After breakfast, we will meet our guide and set out to explore Warsaw’s historic Old Town city center. Although it was demolished in World War II when the Nazis left Poland, Old Town has been beautifully restored to its former glory filled with cobblestone streets and stunning architecture. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We’ll visit The Royal Castle, home of the Polish monarchs from 1596-1795, St. John’s Cathedral where many notable Poles are buried, and then spend some time exploring Lazienki Park, the summer residence of the last King of Poland, Stanislaw August Poniatowski. Admire one of Poland’s most treasured sculptures, the Chopin Monument, before continuing on to the Monument to the Heroes of the Ghetto, the place thousands of Jews stood before being deported to concentration camps. We’ll celebrate Mass at the Convent in Zytnia, where Helena Kowalska (Sister Faustina) made the decision to join the convent.

After Mass, enjoy free time on your own in the city center. You might want to stop at a local restaurant for traditional Polish dishes, do some shopping on Warsaw’s Royal Way, or pop into some of Old Town’s historic buildings.

Tonight will be a memorable experience as we enjoy a private Chopin concert followed by a Polish dinner at a local restaurant. (Breakfast, Dinner)

OVERNIGHT: Polonia Palace Hotel, Warsaw


SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 2, 2023: NIEPOKALANOW | CZESTOCHOWA

This morning, we will drive to Niepokalanow monastery, the Immaculate City built by St. Maximilian Kolbe. Its chapel contains a stunning statue of Mary with open arms and is the world’s most-watched online adoration. We will continue on to Czestochowa, stopping for lunch on the way.

Czestochowa is home to the most important pilgrimage site in Poland – the monastery of Jasna Góra with the Black Madonna. It is believed to have been painted by St. Luke and was later enshrined by monks in this sacred site, serving as a symbol of protection for the country of Poland. St. John Paul II made many visits here throughout his life. We will take a guided tour of the Shrine of the Black Madonna and celebrate Mass at the monastery of Jasna Góra.

This evening, we will enjoy dinner and a restful night at our hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

OVERNIGHT: Arche Hotel, Czestochowa


SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 3, 2023: WADOWICE | KALWARIA ZEBRZYDOWSKA

We depart Czestochowa this morning and travel south to Wadowice, the hometown of Pope John Paul II. We will tour his house, now a museum, and have Mass at the Basilica of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, where John Paul was baptized and attended Mass as a child. Afterwards, we will enjoy a delicious lunch at a nearby restaurant and try Kremowka, John Paul’s favorite Polish cream cake.

Our next stop is Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, known as the Polish Jerusalem. Its 17th century Baroque church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is considered the second most important pilgrimage site in Poland. We will see the Monastery and Cross Road before continuing to Krakow.

Check into your hotel in Krakow and rest up before dinner in a local restaurant. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) 

OVERNIGHT: Andel's Vienna House, Krakow


MONDAY SEPTEMBER 4, 2023: OLD TOWN KRAKOW

This morning we celebrate Mass at Wawel Cathedral, the beautiful church where Pope John Paul II was ordained a priest. Afterwards, we will spend some time at Wawel Hill and the Royal Castle, a top historical attraction in Poland and the first UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its Coronation Chapel served as the coronation site for the Polish monarchs. While you’re exploring the various exhibitions, take a moment to pray at the tomb of St. Stanislaus, patron saint of Poland.

Next, we will explore Krakow’s expansive Market Square, one of the largest squares in Europe.  Our guide will lead us on a walking tour of Old Town, stopping by the magnificent St. Mary’s Church. Its Gothic style reflects 14th century Poland and is known for its breathtaking wooden altarpiece of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary carved by Veit Stoss. We'll enjoy lunch together at a local restaurant.

The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure. Stroll the Market Square for some souvenirs to take home, or if you’re feeling energetic, you may want to walk or bike around the city’s beautiful parks. (Breakfast, Lunch)

OVERNIGHT: Andel's Vienna House, Krakow


TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 5, 2023: ZAKOPANE | MOUNT GUBALOWKA

After breakfast, we will drive south through the mountains to Zakopane, an area that was part of John Paul’s spiritual journey, as he used the walking paths and nature for reflection and prayer. We will visit and celebrate Mass at Jaszczorowka Chapel, where John Paul visited as a boy.

Next, ride the funicular to Mount Gubaloqwka for fabulous views of the Tatra Mountains and have a traditional mountaineers lunch. Afterwards, we return to Zakopane for a short tour of the city and free time to do some shopping on Krupowla Street before driving back to Krakow.

This evening we will enjoy dinner at our hotel and a relaxing night to rest up for an eventful day tomorrow. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

OVERNIGHT: Andel's Vienna House, Krakow


WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 2023: SHRINE OF THE DIVINE MERCY | AUSCHWITZ

After breakfast, we will depart for Lagiewniki, to visit and celebrate Mass at the Shrine of the Divine Mercy. Jesus spoke to St. Faustina while she was praying and told her about the Divine Mercy. Sister Saint Faustina lived and died here and you’ll be able to spend some quiet moments praying by her tomb. The basilica was consecrated by Pope John Paul II in 2002.

This afternoon, we will visit Auschwitz, the well-known Nazi concentration camp during World War II. Our guide will lead us through the former camp and show us the starvation cell where St. Maximillian Kolbe was imprisoned. This tour is optional for those who wish to visit; alternatively, you can have free time in Krakow.

We will enjoy a delicious Polish dinner and a Folklore show tonight in Krakow. (Breakfast, Dinner)

OVERNIGHT: Andel's Vienna House, Krakow


THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 7, 2023: OSKAR SCHINDLER FACTORY AND MUSEUM  | SALT MINES

This morning we will visit the Oskar Schindler Factory and Museum. Schindler, a member of the Nazi party, was responsible for saving over 1,200 Jews and is the main character in Stephen Spielberg’s classic movie, Schindler’s List. The museum is a memorial and tribute to Holocaust victims and provides a wonderful historical journey that will transport you back in time to what life was like during the war for the Germans.  

Following our tour, we will be transported to Wieliczka to see one of the world’s oldest salt mines.  Our guide will lead us through the underground structures formed from salt while sharing stories of is historical significance. We celebrate Mass in the Salt Mine chapel which is sure to be remembered.

We’ll enjoy our farewell dinner at a famous 14th century restaurant to cap off an amazing pilgrimage to Poland. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

OVERNIGHT: Andel's Vienna House, Krakow


FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 2023: RETURN TO THE US

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions


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What the Tour Price Includes: hotel accommodations based on double occupancy (we will charge an additional fee for any single room accommodations), breakfast each morning (after the first overnight), transport by luxury motor coach with a driver and tour escort on tour days, lunches and dinners as specified in the itinerary, visits and admission fees as described in the itinerary, hotel porterage, service charges, and taxes.  Airfare is available as in the land/air tour package, and is available through a block of coach class group air seats.

Not included: Airfare if not purchased as the land/air tour package option; meals not specifically identified; alcohol with included dinners unless specifically identified; gratuities payable to escort, guides and drivers; airport transfers for travelers not on group flights; other personal expenses; and anything not specifically listed in inclusions. If you would like to add additional nights to your tour, we would be happy to arrange this at additional cost and subject to availability of accommodations. This list is illustrative and not a complete list of every item not included.

Tour Group Participants: 30 participants are needed to operate the tour. 

All tours are based on a minimum number of participants.  We make every effort to ensure that tours meet their minimum requirements.  However, if the tour drops below the minimum number of participants cancellation of the tour may occur at the sole discretion of Recess 4 Grownups.  In such case, guests will be advised at least 85 days prior to departure.  We reserve the right to change the departure date or cancel the tour. We may offer alternative tour dates or other travel arrangements.  You may choose to accept these arrangements or cancel; in case of cancellation you will receive a full refund.  Any air cancellation, including air fare the client purchased, will be in accordance with the terms of the carrier and We will not be liable for the carrier’s refusal to make any refund whatsoever.  In such case We will not be liable for any additional costs incurred outside of the tour prices such as visa and passport fees, travel insurance or any other purchases made by the guest in anticipation of the tour.

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While we do accept major credit cards including Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover, participants must provide to us a signed charge authorization agreement or click authorization for every transaction for your trip.  Your authorization is a binding agreement for us to charge your card and as such you waive any right to chargeback in the case of cancellation for any cause (excepting fraud), including a Force Majeure event, as defined herein, and agree to refund policies and procedures as outlined in these Terms and Conditions. In the event a Participant attempts to chargeback, reverse, or recollect a trip payment already made without the authorization of Recess 4 Grownups, we reserve the right to collect all additional costs, fees and expenses associated with such chargeback, reversal or recollection, including, without limitation, attorney fees.

  • $800.00 per person and a completed Guest Reservation Form (“Reservation Form”) are required with this Participant Agreement to reserve space for the Tour.
  • Full payment is due May 26, 2022

Client Cancellation & Refund Policy: If you choose to cancel your reservation, we must receive written notice of said cancellation either via certified mail, overnight courier, or e-mail sent to Change@Recess4Grownups.com (with confirmation of receipt from us in order to be effective), and you will be subject to the following cancellation fee schedule:

  • If we receive written notice on or before March 30, 2022, we will retain $300.00 per person.
  • If we receive written notice on or after April 1, 2022 but before May 25, 2022, you will incur a cancellation fee of $550.00 per person.
  • If we receive written notice on or after May 26,2022, or if you are a no-show, you will incur a cancellation fee equal to 100% of the Tour price. If a flight or other delay for any reason prevents you from joining the Tour on the Tour start date, you will be considered a no-show, and we cannot provide a full or partial refund or credit toward a future Tour, but you may join the Tour late if you wish.

As described above, we are required to pay all suppliers well in advance of your tour date.  Some suppliers do not offer any refund. You are subject to the supplier’s terms.  Any refund owing under the cancellation schedule above will be less any additional fees or non-refundable deposits of Suppliers.  We will, when available, tell you about these fees or deposits in advance. If you are entitled to a refund, please note that the supplier is responsible for this refund, not Recess 4 Grownups.  Suppliers may choose to provide a travel voucher or credit in lieu of refund.  We are not responsible for a supplier’s failure to pay a refund or for supplier bankruptcy or insolvency.

Please note that airline cancellation and change fees are not included. Please also note that your decision not to travel due to State Department advisories, fear of travel, price of airfare, or any other reason will constitute cancellation by you. No refund or credit will be given for any unused features or early departures for any reason. No refund or credit will be given for any unused features or early departures for any reason.

Any cancellation refund will be less credit card fees.

Name Changes: We cannot change names on airline reservations or tickets. For the Land Tour:

  • If we receive written notice on or before March 15, 2022 there will be no fee or charge.
  • If we receive written notice on or after March 16, 2022 but on or before May 15, 2022, you will incur a fee of $300.00 per name change.
  • No name changes will be allowed after May 16, 2022.

Operator Cancellation or Substitution: We will make commercially reasonable efforts to keep the itinerary as it has been published; however, the final itinerary may vary due to factors beyond our control. We may in our sole discretion substitute services or goods of similar quality for any service or good stated in the Itinerary. These changes will not be considered a material changes and will not be consider cause for cancellation by the participant.  If we suggest alternate activities in place of a planned stop or in case of leisure time, such suggestions do not constitute our endorsement.  In such a case you will be subject to the terms and conditions of the supplier of the activity and your only recourse in case of damage will be against the supplier of the alternate activity. During local or national holidays or special events, peak seasons, on certain days of the week, and during religious occasions, certain facilities such as museums, churches, restaurants, sightseeing tours, hotels, and shopping may be limited or not available. Alternatives will be offered whenever possible. We cannot be held responsible for any closures, necessary itinerary changes, or curtails for any reason. These changes will not be considered a material changes and will not be consider cause for cancellation by the guest. Normal cancellation penalties still apply to the program that has been changed.

If a tour is cancelled, except for cases of Force Majeure, our liability is limited to a full refund of your deposits, and we will not be liable for any other costs, damages, or refunds of any kind for any loss, delay, inconvenience, disappointment, or expense whatsoever in such circumstances.  Should Father Tim Nadolski be unable to participate in this event, other than reasons due to a force majeure event every effort will be made to secure a substitute to lead this pilgrimage/tour. Regardless of the participation of Father Tim Nadolski the tour will proceed as scheduled on the dates listed. By signing this form to participate in this tour, you agree that the terms of the cancellation penalty will be binding upon you regardless of whether Father Tim Nadolski is able to participate. Recess 4 Grownups, LLC will not be responsible for any loss incurred by traveler, including lost days of the scheduled tour, due to a cancelled flight or other means and modes of transportation. Please investigate purchasing travel insurance as recommended, to cover any type of loss associated with cancelled air or other transportation.

Recess 4 Grownups shall not be responsible for, and shall make no refund for, events beyond its control, such as, without limitation, acts of God, weather, natural disaster, strikes, acts of war, terrorism or civil disturbance, government restrictions, changes of schedules or operational decisions of air carriers, terrorist activity or the threat thereof, industrial action, natural or nuclear activity, epidemic, pandemic, illness, physical injury, quarantine, medical or customs or immigration regulation, delay, or cancellation, adverse weather conditions, fire, or for acts or omission of Third Parties or other parties not under the control of Recess 4 Grownups and all similar events outside our control.

Trip Cancellation Insurance: Travel Insurance is highly recommended to protect your travel investment. Please see the optional trip insurance offered for the Tour.  Such plan at a minimum should cover Trip Cancellation or Interruption, Cancel for Any Reason, Medical Expense, Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, and Baggage. Travel protection plans can help protect you in the event of loss of non-refundable trip deposits and payments that result from cancellation or trip interruption (due to a covered reason such as injury or illness before or during the trip). It also helps with reimbursement for medical emergency costs (including very costly medical evacuation costs), missed connections and baggage loss.

We are not qualified to answer technical questions about the benefits, exclusions, and conditions of travel protection plans. We cannot evaluate the adequacy of the prospective insured's existing insurance coverage. If you have any questions about your travel protection, call your insurer or insurance agent or broker.

Certain countries have a requirement for foreign visitors to have valid medical insurance on entry. We cannot be held responsible for denied entry if a guest is unable to provide details to authorities of insurance or denial of entry for any reason. Declining travel protection plan coverage could result in the loss of your travel cost and/or require more money to correct the situation. You also acknowledge that without this coverage, there may be no way to recoup any losses, costs or expenses incurred. If you choose to travel without adequate coverage, we will not be liable for any of your losses howsoever arising, for which trip protection plan coverage would otherwise have been available.  

Accommodations: Guest accommodations during the Tour are double or twin occupancy and will include fully equipped, en-suite bathrooms. We will charge an additional fee for any single room accommodations.  Rooms will be assigned by the respective supplier/s on a run-of-the-house basis, in category/ies as specified in the itinerary. Special requests such as lower floors, connecting rooms and smoking preference, bedding, must be made at the time of booking.  While we will make reasonable efforts to communicate your requests to the supplier, such requests are not guaranteed and are at the discretion of the supplier. There may be additional charges for such requests which will be solely the expense of the guest making the request.

Guests should be aware that hotel room sizes, standards and facilities can vary regionally and are often different from standards in the United States.  This can include difference in bed sizes and room sizes, bathroom amenities, amenities such as air-conditioning and compliance with other standards such as ADA and wheelchair accessibility. 

Certification of Guest’s Health; Responsibility to Inform Us of Disabilities or Pregnancy: You hereby certify that you do not have any condition or disability that would create a hazard for you or other guests participating in the Tour, and that you understand that health care standards, facilities, and services abroad may be different or even inadequate for treating injuries or illness. You agree to inform us via certified mail or e-mail sent to Change@Recess4Grownups.com (with confirmation of receipt from us) at the time you tender your first payment of the Tour Fee (or at such later time when you become aware of such a condition) of any existing physical or mental illness, disability, pregnancy or any other condition for which you may require medical attention or special accommodation during the Tour. We will make reasonable efforts to obtain accommodations but make no guarantee to be able to accommodate you for such condition during the Tour, and we make no representations or warranties regarding special accommodations or handicap accessibility on the Tour.  Due to liability reasons, we cannot assist you with any additional needs including but not limited to: taxi transportation, wheelchair rental, wheel chair attendant, etc. You are responsible to provide a travel companion at full cost to provide for any additional assistance. Any and all costs associated with additional needs will be at your expense.

Group Air: A group air block of 28 seats are available first-come, first-served at the published tour price. These seats are on Delta from Atlanta to Warsa on September 04,2022 and returning from Krakow to Atlanta on September 13,2022. Group air contracts include some restrictions: A minimum of 10 people must choose the group air option for the group price to be honored. Due to the airlines’ reduced capacity and restrictive group reservation terms, group air reservations are often difficult to coordinate. The number of connections, length of layovers, and all conditions surrounding air travel cannot be guaranteed and may change before departure. Accordingly, if you require specific air travel needs and are not flexible concerning group air travel, you may wish to consider purchasing a Land-Only package and secure your own preferred air arrangements. Please note that group seats are assigned “at the discretion of the airline”, although every effort will be made to fulfill requests, SPECIFIC SEAT ASSIGNMENTS CANNOT AND WILL NOT BE GUARANTEED. Seat numbers may not be advised until check in at the airport. If you require specific seats, Recess 4 Grownups, LLC suggests you book the tour package as “land only” and arrange your own air. In regard to Delta Skymiles, it is common for carriers to give partial or no credit for group flights. It is important to give your frequent flyer number at time of final payment to make sure any eligible miles will be recorded.  Group air is economy class and is not upgradable to first class, business, economy plus, etc. To travel with an upgrade, you must choose "Land Only" and book independent air. Checked baggage fees are not included in this tour package price. Most airlines charge fees ranging from free to $75 per bag one way. Checked baggage is limited to one bag per person. Details of Checked baggage and Carry On Luggage allowances will be in your final travel documents. Baggage is at owner’s risk throughout the tour.

Land Only: Those electing to make their own air arrangements will travel "Land Only". In this case, you must notify Recess 4 Grownups no less than 60 days before departure, be responsible for meeting the group at a specified location and time on the tour. Land only passengers are responsible for arranging and the cost of transfers to and from the airport. Wait until you have received confirmation of tour reservation before making flight arrangements.

Responsibility/Liabilities: We act only in the capacity of agent for Europe Express and the other suppliers of the travel services named in the itinerary or otherwise providing services or goods in connection with the Tour (the Suppliers”), such as hotels and other lodging providers, local hosts, sight seeing tour operators, bus lines, car rental companies, driving services, restaurants, and providers of entertainment. We assume no responsibility for any personal injury, property damage, or other loss, accident, delay, inconvenience, or irregularity which may be occasioned either by reason (1) any act or omission of any of the Suppliers or airlines providing flights to or from your Tour, or (2) any matter beyond our exclusive control including but not limited to a delay or cancellation of a flight that causes you to miss any portion of the Tour. We have no special knowledge regarding the financial condition of the Suppliers, unsafe conditions, health hazards, weather hazards, or climate extremes at locations to which you may travel. 

Travel to many parts of the world may involve the risk of a variety of hazards to health and/or safety, including but not limited to disease, crime, terrorism and warfare. Because each guest’s risk tolerance is different, We are not in a position to advise or recommend whether travel to any particular place at any particular time should take place. It is recommended that the guest should refer to objective third-party sources of travel information, such as that maintained by the U.S. Department of State (travel.state.gov). In addition, you should consult with government websites to ensure that you are in compliance with all requirements for admittance into that country as well as understanding local laws that govern travel within a country, such as tracking. Should you choose to travel to a country that has been issued a travel warning or advisory, We will not be liable for damages or losses that result from travel to such destinations. Should you choose to cancel a trip due to a travel advisory or warning our normal cancellation fees will apply.

You assume full and complete responsibility for checking and verifying all passport and visa requirements of the destinations and for complying with all laws of the country in the itinerary. When traveling abroad, your passport must be valid for at least six months following your visit. For more information, see the US Department of State website information on passports. You are also responsible for respecting the authority and following the directions of the Tour guide during a Tour.

For the safety or our guests, we reserve the right to request health information prior to travel and to exclude any participants we deem unfit for travel at our sole discretion. We may exclude you from participating in all or any part of the Tour if, in our sole discretion, your condition behavior renders you unfit for the Tour or unfit for continuation once the Tour has begun. Unfitness may include, without limitation, any behavior that, regardless of its cause, is inappropriate or offensive or interferes with the delivery of Tour services, or may constitute a hazard or embarrassment. In such case, our liability shall be strictly limited to refund of the recoverable cost of any unused portion of the Tour. Should you decide not to participate in certain parts of the Tour or use certain Goods included in the Tour, no refunds will be made for those unused parts of the Tour or Goods. You must be over the age of 18 to participate in the Tour. You agree to indemnify and hold us harmless from and against any costs, damages, losses, or liabilities arising out of your or your companions’ actions or omissions or (if you checked the box indicating that you are signing or agreeing on behalf of yourself and your traveling companions) arising out of your companions’ claims that you were not authorized to sign or agree.

Additional risks and dangers may arise including, but not limited to, hazards of travel by train, automobile, motor coach, aircraft and other means of conveyance, animal interactions, swimming, forces of nature, political unrest, other unrest, risks associated with water, food, plants, insects and differing animal regulation, and acts of national and local governments and unrest and acts of others against governments. These risks are not an exhaustive list but are examples of many kinds of risks. You are voluntarily participating in these activities with the knowledge that there may be dangers involved, and you hereby agree to accept any and all risks. As lawful consideration for the agreement with Recess 4 Grownups to participate in such trips and activities you agree you will not make a claim against Recess 4 Grownups, its related companies or its personnel or sue for bodily injury, emotional trauma, death, property loss or damage or other loss, cost or expense, however caused, as a result of or related to your contracting for, traveling to or from, or in any and every other way participating in the trip. You release Recess 4 Grownups, its related companies and its personnel from any and all claims, known or unknown, arising from contracting for, traveling to or from, and in any and every way participating in a trip. This release of liability and assumption of risk agreement is entered into on behalf of you and all members of your family and party, also including minors. This agreement also binds your heirs, legal representatives and assigns.

Where the guest occupies a motor coach or other vehicle seat fitted with a safety belt, neither Recess 4 Grownups nor the Operator nor its agents or co-operating organizations or service providers will be liable for any injury, illness or death or for any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of such an accident or incident. This exclusion and limitation of liability shall not be used to imply that the Operator or its agents or affiliated entities are liable in other circumstances.

General: Any dispute related to the Tour shall be governed by Georgia law without regard to conflict of laws principles. The federal or state courts in Georgia shall be the exclusive forum for any lawsuit related to the Tour, and you consent to the personal jurisdiction by said courts. You agree to present any claims against us within 30 days after the Tour ends and to file within six (6) months of the incident, and you acknowledge that this expressly limits the applicable statute of limitations to one year. Guest claims not submitted and received within this time shall be deemed waived and barred.

We are not responsible for typographical or pricing errors. You agree to grant us (and third parties with whom we may engage in joint marketing) a worldwide, royalty-free, fully paid-up license to use your photographic, video, or digital likeness solely for our promotional purposes. For religious pilgrimages, your name will be shared with other participants prior to the tour; after the tour, you will must notify Change@Recess4Grownups if you do not want your contact details shared with the group members. Facsimile transmission of any signed document shall be deemed delivery of an original. At our request, you shall promptly provide an original document as well. If there are any conflicts between this Participant Agreement, the Reservation Form, and the Itinerary, this Participant Agreement shall apply.

If any provision of these terms and conditions shall be held unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remainder shall remain enforceable.

For California Residents: We are a registered Seller of Travel in the State of California (CST 2103869-40). Registration as a Seller of Travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. We are not a participant in the California Travel Consumer Restitution Fund. California law requires certain sellers of travel to have a trust account, and we have a trust account at Bank of America. Upon cancellation of the transportation or travel services, where the guest is not at fault and has not canceled in violation of any terms and conditions previously clearly and conspicuously disclosed and agreed to by the guest, all sums paid to Tour Operator for services not provided will be promptly paid to the guest, unless the guest advises Tour Operator in writing, after cancellation. This provision does not apply where Recess 4 Grownups has remitted the payment to another registered wholesale seller of travel or a carrier, without obtaining a refund, and where the wholesaler or provider defaults in providing the agreed-upon transportation or service. In this situation, Recess 4 Grownups will provide the guest with a written statement accompanied by bank records establishing the disbursement of the payment, and if disbursed to a wholesale seller of travel, proof of current registration of that wholesaler.

For Florida Residents: We are registered with the State of Florida as a Seller of Travel. Registration No. ST- 38287.