Father Tim Pilgrimage and Cruise to Spain July 2025

Spanish Symphony Map Windstar Cruise

Barcelona (1 Nt), Cruise (8 Nts), Lisbon (2 Nts)

12 days/11 nights 

Depart US Friday, July 25, 2025
Return Wednesday, August 6, 2025

Starting at $5,919 per person, double occupancy, for 12-day/11-night tour-cruise package.

Highlights

Highlights


  • Shrine of Fatima
  • The Monastery of Montserrat 
  • Guided tour of Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
  • Explore the port cities of Spain, including Palma de Mallorca, Malaga and Cadiz
  • Belem Tower in Lisbon, a UNESCO World Heritage Monument
  • Experience a Fado Show in Porgtugal
  • Optional 3-day extension to Santiago de Compostela and Porto

Inclusions

Inclusions


TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

  • 8 Days 'Spanish Symphony' Cruise on Windstar Wind Surf Sailing Ship
    • Sailing yacht of 342 guests, able to access smaller ports
    • Visit ports of Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Cartagena, Almeria (Granada), Malaga, Gibraltar, Cadiz and Lisbon
    • Choice of Ocean View Staterooms or Ocean View Suites
  • Hotel accommodation based on double occupancy with private bath for 1-night stay in Barcelona and 2-night stay in Lisbon
  • Gratuities on board the Windstar Wind Surf for the 8-days of cruising
  • Gratuities on land tours in Barcelona and Lisbon
  • Transfer from Saint Clare of Assisi Catholic Church in Acworth to Atlanta Airport
  • Transfer from Atlanta Airport to Saint Clare of Assisi Catholic Church in Acworth
  • Airport transfer from Lisbon hotel to Lisbon Airport
  • Exclusive shore excursion for our group to Granada to tour the Alhambra and city center, and celebrate Mass
  • Private cocktail party with hors d’oeuvres for our group
  • Fully hosted by on-site Recess 4 Grownups event staff
  • $200 per person Shipboard Credit
  • Taxes and Port fees

OPTIONAL POST-CRUISE 3-NIGHT EXTENSION TO SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA (Details will be added at later date)

DINING

  • Barcelona 1 Night Pre-Cruise Land Tour
    • Breakfasts (1)
    • Lunch on first day (1)
    • Welcome Dinner (1)
  • Lisbon 2 Night Post-Cruise Land Tour
    • Breakfasts (2)
    • Lunch in Fatima (1)
    • Fado Dinner and Show (1)
  • Spain and Portugal 8-Night Cruise
    • All meals on board, your choice of dining rooms
    • One complementary dinner in your choice of Specialty Dining Restaurants
    • Bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas

SPIRITUAL ENRICHMENT, TOURS, ENTERTAINMENT

  • Daily Mass
  • Full visit to the pilgrimage town of Fatima and Shrine of Fatima
  • Guided tour of Sagrada Familia
  • Guided tour of the grounds and church of Montserrat
  • Guided panoramic tour of Barcelona
  • Tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Alhambra Palace, on our exclusive shore excursion
  • Guided tour of Granada
  • Guided walking tour of Lisbon historic district and neighborhoods
  • Guided walking tour of old city of Barcelona
  • Traditional Fado Show
  • Visits and admission fees to:
    • Sagrada Familia
    • Montserrat Monastery, full sanctuary visit
    • Alhambra
    • Sanctuary of Fatima
    • St Anthony Church, Lisbon

WIND SURF DINING

  • As the Official Cruise Line of the James Beard Foundation Windstar creates exceptional culinary experiences prepared with locally sourced, fresh ingredients by some of the most recognized culinary talent in the world, including chefs from the James Beard Foundation.
  • All meals on board, your choice of dining rooms
  • Fine dining in the Amphora Restaurant for dinner, with a world-class menu and elegant setting featuring dishes by James Beard Foundation chefs, with flexible seating times.
  • One complementary dining experience at specialty restaurant Stella Bistro, featuring French-inspired cuisine
  • One complementary dining experience at specialty restaurant Candles, dining outdoors under the stars at this grill featuring seafood and steak specialties.
  • Complementary In Room Dining - 24 hour room service, including the full Amphora menu during dinner hours.
  • The Veranda offers an inviting breakfast and lunch buffet with outdoor seating and a variety of options including many local ingredients.
  • Specialty coffees and snacks at the Yacht Club Café, a chic lounge and all-day snack bar, the perfect place to relax, and enjoy an open layout that embraces the view.
  • Most non-alcoholic beverages, including specialty tea and coffee creations by our baristas and zero-proof cocktails

CRUISE AMENITIES

  • Leave the crowds and clichés behind on a small, elegant yacht that serves 342 travelers
  • Late night stays in Almeria, Malaga, and Cadiz for exploring these Spanish cities after most of the day tourists have left.
  • Crew that greets guests by name and quickly learns individual preferences
  • Unfailingly heartfelt service with a guest to crew ratio of 1.5 to 1 who delight in seeing you smile
  • A casual and welcoming ambiance makes it easy to connect with your fellow travelers and crew
  • Champagne welcome reception
  • Windstar’s Signature Onboard Barbecue
  • Signature Sail Away event
  • Learn about navigation with the Captain or officers on our Open Bridge
  • Complimentary digital newsstand offering more than 50 premium daily newspapers and magazines to read on your phone or tablet
  • Watch hundreds of popular movies on demand from the comfort of your stateroom 
  • Star Boutique with duty-free, tax-free luxury shopping
  • On-board fitness center
  • Optional shore excursions available in some ports (additional cost)

STATEROOM AMENITIES

  • 188 square feet minimum
  • Queen Size Bed with Luxurious Linens
  • Fully-Stocked Mini-Bar/Refrigerator
  • L'Occitane Bath Amenities
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Hair Dryers and 110/220 Outlets
  • Waffle Weave Robe and Slippers
  • Safe
  • Granite Vanity with Magnifying Mirror
  • Bathroom with Granite Countertop and Shower
  • Wi-Fi (Internet cards can be purchased at reception)

Itinerary

Itinerary

FRIDAY JULY 25, 2025: DEPART US FOR BARCELONA

Depart your hometown and take an international flight to Barcelona (flight price not included). 


SATURDAY JULY 26, 2025: BARCELONA | SAGRADA FAMILIA

Arrive in Barcelona and proceed through passport control and customs. Meet your guides and tour driver in the airport, and continue to the luxury motorcoach to begin your city tour around Barcelona.

Enjoy the most emblematic sights the city has to offer. We will start with a sightseeing tour from the bus that will take you up Passeig de Gracia, where you will see the most famous Gaudi houses, Casa Battlo and La Casa Mila (La Pedrera) as well as other majestic buildings of the Modernism era.

Then we head to the sea where you will be able to admire the intense changes the city underwent with the organization of the Olympic Games in 1992. You will drive by the Olympic Village, the Olympic Port, the beach and the fisherman’s quarter, the Port Vell, Plaza de Colon with its famous Columbus monument, which is also the beginning of the famous Ramblas of Barcelona. During our city tour we will stop at a nearby church to celebrate Mass.

We will arrive at the Plaza de Catalunya, the starting point of the guided walking tour of the old city center. Our guide will take you through the narrow street of the Gothic quarter and plaza Sant Jaume where the city hall is located and the headquarters of the Catalonian government.

Experience one of the highlights of our trip as we step into the awe-inspiring world of Sagrada Familia, a masterpiece of architectural marvel and spiritual significance. Designed by the visionary Antoni Gaudí, this basilica isn't just an design masterpiece but a testament to his deep Catholic faith. Marvel at the intricate façade and heavenly interiors that reflect the glory of God’s creation, making it a must-visit for anyone seeking to experience the profound intersection of art and devotion.

We continue on to our hotel to settle in, and then enjoy dinner together this evening.

Overnight: Barcelona Hotel


SUNDAY JULY 27, 2025: MONTSERRAT, SPAIN

This morning we drive outside Barcelona to visit the Monastery of Monserrat, nestled high in  the stunning Montserrat mountain range, and offering a serene escape and a deep spiritual journey. As you approach, marvel at the breathtaking views and the striking architecture of the monastery, home to the revered Black Madonna. This sacred sculpture, known as La Moreneta, is believed to have miraculous healing powers, drawing pilgrims from around the world to seek blessings and offer prayers. This sacred site has been a pilgrimage destination for centuries, inviting visitors to reflect and find solace amidst its serene surroundings. We’ll have a guided visit of the grounds and church, along with free time for your own spiritual pursuits. We’ll return to Barcelona to celebrate Mass before we drive to the port to embark your home for the next week, the Windstar Wind Surf sailing ship.

Embark our ship and settle in. After a sumptuous lunch in Veranda, maybe sun yourself on deck, take a dip in the whirlpool, or order a cheese plate for your stateroom or suite. Perhaps you’ll begin your trip with a relaxing massage in World Spa by Windstar. Or maybe an invigorating workout in the Fitness Center. Even better, why not both? After dinner, dance to live music in the Lounge. This is your sailing yacht, so of course you’re welcome on the Bridge, where the Captain and officers are delighted to share charts, routes, and vistas with you.

Overnight: Windstar Wind Surf


MONDAY JULY 28, 2025: PALMA DE MALLORCA, SPAIN

Mallorca is steep, green, and fringed with enticing coves and more than 200 lush beaches. But all that natural beauty is just the beginning. Stroll along the tree-shaded Paseo de Born in search of tapas. Shop for a Siurell; a traditional red, green, and white clay whistle dating back to the time of the Moors. Watch the street performers on the piazza around the church, or cross the island to beautiful Sóller. Not to be missed is the cultural landscape of the Serra de Tramuntana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Overnight: Windstar Wind Surf


TUESDAY JULY 29, 2025: CARTAGENA, SPAIN

The walled town of Cartagena is a popular seaport with a large naval shipyard. The seashore offers a wide range of activities from windsurfing to good snorkeling to sailing. From Cartagena you can easily explore the ancient city of Murcia, the coastal resorts of Mazarrón, Cala Cortina, and Cabo de Palos or a little further north, the world famous resort of Mar Menor.

OVERNIGHT: Windstar Wind Surf


WEDNESDAY JULY 30, 2025: ALMERIA, SPAIN

Today, embark on an exclusive journey to Granada and the awe-inspiring Alhambra Palace, along with the serene Generalife Gardens. Our comfortable and modern coach, fully air-conditioned, will take us through the picturesque Andalusian countryside during our two-hour transfer.

Upon reaching the Alhambra Palace, you'll be enchanted by a labyrinth of majestic halls and cozy courtyards, adorned with graceful arches, sparkling fountains, and intricate carvings. We'll explore the Palace of Charles V, a pinnacle of Spanish Renaissance architecture, and the Alcazaba fortress with its Torre de la Vela tower, boasting breathtaking views of Granada.

Our adventure continues with a visit to the Generalife, a royal retreat featuring exotic gardens, mesmerizing water features, and the delightful scent of jasmine lingering in the air.

In the afternoon, we'll delve into the historic heart of Granada, rich with Moorish, Christian, and Jewish cultural heritage. You'll have the opportunity to wander the medieval Moorish Albaicín neighborhood, winding through narrow streets lined with quaint Arab shops, cozy restaurants, and charming tea houses. Admire the stunning views of the Alhambra from the banks of the River Darro.

During our excursion, you'll have free time for lunch and we'll celebrate Mass. We'll return to the port at the end of an extraordinary day.

OVERNIGHT: Windstar Wind Surf


THURSDAY JULY 31, 2025: MÁLAGA, SPAIN

Here, on the shores of Costa del Sol, the Andalusian spirit thrives. Be sure to include an optional visit to see the brilliant and comprehensive collection of Picasso’s work at Museo Picasso Málaga, a tribute to this artistic genius in the city of his birth. Or you may choose to opt for a visit to the beautiful village of Mijas, where picturesque Andalusian country life creates some of the world’s best wines. 

OVERNIGHT: Windstar Wind Surf


FRIDAY AUGUST 1, 2025: GIBRALTAR, SPAIN

It’s an odd bit of Britain here at the toe of Spain, with Barbary apes and miles of tunnels as well as traditional red phone boxes. Legend says Gibraltar was one of the two pillars erected by Hercules to mark the edge of the world. Take the cable car to the top to see if you can see it from here. No, that’s not it. That’s just Africa. What a view.

OVERNIGHT: Windstar Wind Surf


SATURDAY AUGUST 2, 2025: CÁDIZ, SPAIN

Cádiz is the most southern province of the Iberian Peninsula. It is extremely rich in natural beauty and some of the most important Natural Parks of Spain and Europe are found here including Sierra de Grazalema and los Alcornocales. Both are rich in flora and fauna, including species under threat of extinction. Many birds find their resting and feeding place here just after or before making the jump from or to Africa.

OVERNIGHT: Windstar Wind Surf


SUNDAY AUGUST 3, 2025: AT SEA

OVERNIGHT: Windstar Wind Surf


MONDAY AUGUST 4, 2025: LISBON | FADO DINNER SHOW

This morning, arrive at Lisbon's cruise terminal where you’ll disembark the elegant Wind Surf and meet your knowledgeable guide. Get ready to immerse yourself in the rich history and heritage of Lisbon, a city where ancient traditions seamlessly blend with modern charm. Due to its narrow streets and hilly terrain, much of our exploration will be on foot, giving you an up-close look at the city's highlights.

Begin your journey in Belém, home to the exquisite Monastery of Jeronimos, the iconic Tower of Belém, and the evocative Monument to the Discoveries. These landmarks are not just architectural marvels but also stand as testaments to Portugal's age of exploration.

We then delve into Lisbon’s oldest district: the Alfama. This enchanting neighborhood dates back to the Moorish era, long before the Christian "Re-Conquest" of the Iberian Peninsula. Meander through its labyrinthine alleyways and feel transported to a time when Alfama was the heart of this illustrious city.

Next, embark on a walking tour through the heart of Lisbon, exploring the Baixa district, known as the historic and financial core, and the chic Chiado neighborhood, with its upscale shops and boutiques. Stroll through historic squares like Praça do Comércio, Rossio, and Praça dos Restauradores, and traverse major thoroughfares such as Rua Augusta and the grand Avenida da Liberdade.

After checking into our hotel and taking some time to relax, prepare for our exciting evening event. We’ll cap off the day with a traditional Fado show and dinner. Fado is Lisbon’s soulful genre of music, characterized by its mournful tunes and lyrics that speak of longing and nostalgia. Enjoy a captivating performance as you dine, and let the haunting melodies provide the perfect soundtrack to your Lisbon adventure.

OVERNIGHT: Lisbon Hotel


TUESDAY AUGUST 5, 2025: FATIMA

Start your day with a heartfelt journey to the sacred town of Fatima, a place of profound spiritual significance. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by the serene and awe-inspiring sight of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima, which marks the location where the Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherd children in 1917. Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, where the tombs of the three visionaries serve as poignant reminders of their unwavering faith.

As you explore the sanctuary, visit the Chapel of the Apparitions, built on the very spot where the Virgin Mary appeared. Light a candle and offer your prayers in this humble yet powerful chapel, feeling a deep connection to the miraculous events that occurred here over a century ago. Pause for lunch at a local restaurant, savoring Portuguese cuisine while reflecting on the morning’s spiritual experiences. Continue your pilgrimage with a meditative walk along the Way of the Cross through the serene countryside of Valinhos, where the Angel of Peace appeared to the young visionaries. We’ll celebrate Mass at one of the chapels of the Santuary.

As the afternoon ends, carry with you the blessings and spiritual renewal of this sacred day as you return to Lisbon. Reflect on the profound experiences and the sense of peace that comes from visiting such a hallowed place.

The evening is free for you explore one of the fantastic restaurants of Lisbon as you choose.

OVERNIGHT: Lisbon Hotel


WEDNESDAY AUGUST 6, 2025: RETURN HOME < OR > OPTIONAL EXTENSION TO SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

After breakfast, transfer to the Lisbon airport for your flight home to the United States.

Optional Extension to Santiago de Compostela. Travel north to Baiona Spain, a typical starting point for those walking the 'Portuguese Way' of the Camino.

OVERNIGHT: Baiona, Spain


THURSDAY AUGUST 7, 2025: SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Travel from Baiona to Santiago de Compostela

OVERNIGHT: Santiago de Compostela, Spain


FRIDAY AUGUST 8, 2025: PORTO, PORTUGAL

Travel from Santiago de Compostela to Porto.

OVERNIGHT: Porto, Portugal 


SATURDAY AUGUST 9, 2025: TRANSFER TO PORTO AIRPORT | FLY HOME TO USA

After breakfast, transfer to the Porto airport for your flight home to the United States.


Pricing/Amenities

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY PRICING

CASH PRICING*: Per person, Double Occupancy

Category B, Deck 1, Forward and Aft $5,919 pp;   or $6,519 pp with All Inclusive drinks and wifi

Category BX, Deck 1, Midship $6,189 pp;   or $6,789 pp with All Inclusive drinks and wifi

Category A, Deck 2, Forward and Aft $6,429 pp;   or $7,029 pp with All Inclusive drinks and wifi

Category AX, Deck 2, Midship $6,639 pp;   or $7,239 pp with All Inclusive drinks and wifi

Category TX, Deck 3, Forward, Aft and Midship $6,859 pp;   or $7,459 pp with All Inclusive drinks and wifi

Category Suite, Deck 3, Midship - SOLD OUT

* Cash Discount confirmed when payment is made by check or Zelle for Deposit, Interim, and Final Balance (all payments).

CREDIT CARD PRICING: Per person, Double Occupancy

Category B, Deck 1, Forward and Aft $6,029 pp;   or $6,629 pp with All Inclusive drinks and wifi

Category BX, Deck 1, Midship $6,299 pp;   or $6,899 pp with All Inclusive drinks and wifi

Category A, Deck 2, Forward and Aft $6,539 pp;   or $7,139 pp with All Inclusive drinks and wifi

Category AX, Deck 2, Midship $6,749 pp;   or $7,349 pp with All Inclusive drinks and wifi

Category TX, Deck 3, Forward, Aft and Midship $6,969 pp;   or $7,569 pp with All Inclusive drinks and wifi

Category Suite, Deck 3, Midship - SOLD OUT

Optional Extension to Santiago de Compostela pricing will be added at a later date

SINGLE OCCUPANCY PRICING

CASH PRICING*: Per person, Single Occupancy

Category B, Deck 1, Forward and Aft $8,989 pp;   or $9,589 pp with All Inclusive drinks and wifi

Category BX, Deck 1, Midship $9,459 pp;   or $10,059 pp with All Inclusive drinks and wifi

Category A, Deck 2, Forward and Aft $9,869 pp;   or $10,469 pp with All Inclusive drinks and wifi

Category AX, Deck 2, Midship $10,249 pp;   or $10,849 pp with All Inclusive drinks and wifi

Category TX, Deck 3, Forward, Aft and Midship $10,629 pp;   or $11,229 pp with All Inclusive drinks and wifi

Category Suite, Deck 3, Midship - SOLD OUT

* Cash Discount confirmed when payment is made by check or Zelle for Deposit, Interim, and Final Balance (all payments).

CREDIT CARD PRICING: Per person, Single Occupancy

Category B, Deck 1, Forward and Aft $9,099 pp;   or $9,699 pp with All Inclusive drinks and wifi

Category BX, Deck 1, Midship $9,569 pp;   or $10,169 pp with All Inclusive drinks and wifi

Category A, Deck 2, Forward and Aft $9,979 pp;   or $10,579 pp with All Inclusive drinks and wifi

Category AX, Deck 2, Midship $10,359 pp;   or $10,959 pp with All Inclusive drinks and wifi

Category TX, Deck 3, Forward, Aft and Midship $10,739 pp;   or $11,339 pp with All Inclusive drinks and wifi

Category Suite, Deck 3, Midship - SOLD OUT

ALL STATEROOMS INCLUDE:

  • Queen Size Bed with Luxurious Linens
  • Fully-Stocked Mini-Bar/Refrigerator
  • L'Occitane Bath Amenities
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Hair Dryers and 110/220 Outlets
  • Waffle Weave Robe and Slippers
  • Safe
  • Granite Vanity with Magnifying Mirror
  • Bathroom with Granite Countertop and Shower
  • Wi-Fi (Internet cards can be purchased at reception)
  • TV with DVD Player

IN ADDITION TO AMENITIES LISTED ABOVE, SUITES ALSO INCLUDE:

  • Fully Upgraded Bath Amenity Line Including Pure Pampering L'Occitane
  • Fruit Basket with Berries
  • Upgraded High End Quality Bath Robes
  • Fresh Flowers
  • Free Internet Service (1 Voucher per Suite)
  • Preferred on Board Check In
  • Invitation to Captain or Senior Officer Table
  • Personalized Wake-Up Call Service with Preferred Beverage Coffee/Tea/Juice
  • Preferred Specialty Restaurant Dining
  • Preferred Canapes Service
  • Maschio Prosecco
  • Illy Espresso Machine
  • Binoculars

Ship Deck Plan

Windstar's Flagship Sailing Ship

On any day, our 342-guest flagship, Wind Surf, the world’s largest sailing ship, draws admiring glances as she glides majestically into port with her tall sails billowing. And her beauty is far more than skin deep. During their cruise, you will find the perfect setting for ‘making an entrance’ in the beautiful reception area – and, appropriately, that’s only the beginning.

When you return to your stateroom, the luxury gets personal. Windstar’s signature bowl of fresh fruit will still be waiting for you, along with rich tufted headboards, soft seascape colors, beautiful new upholstery, and fine count Egyptian cotton linens welcome you to an oasis of relaxing indulgence.

Wind Surf underwent a significant renovation of public spaces and suites, including an expanded lounge with new lights and sound for upcoming stage performances. Relax into the destinations you’re visiting at the new World Spa by Windstar, which will offer regional spa treatments, including massage styles like Swedish, Japanese Shiatsu and Hawaiian Lomi Lomi. An Officer’s Suite, which might be the only one of its kind, provides you with the chance to stay in the heart of the officer quarters tucked right behind the Bridge.

Everything about Wind Surf speaks of welcome. Come aboard and see it for yourself.

Staterooms

STATEROOMS

Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 188 square feet of beautifully designed comfort. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) is swathed in luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Before or after you enjoy an invigorating massage shower with soothing L’Occitane® bath products, wrap up in your waffle-weave robe, have a snack from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and smell the flowers.

 

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY PRICING

CASH PRICING: Per person, Double Occupancy

Category B, Deck 1, Forward and Aft $5,919 pp;   or $6,519 pp with All Inclusive drinks and wifi

Category BX, Deck 1, Midship $6,189 pp;   or $6,789 pp with All Inclusive drinks and wifi

Category A, Deck 2, Forward and Aft $6,429 pp;   or $7,029 pp with All Inclusive drinks and wifi

Category AX, Deck 2, Midship $6,639 pp;   or $7,239 pp with All Inclusive drinks and wifi

Category TX, Deck 3, Forward, Aft and Midship $6,859 pp;   or $7,459 pp with All Inclusive drinks and wifi

* Payment with Credit Card Payment is $110 additional.

See Pricing tab for solo occupancy pricing.

 

Suites

SUITES (SOLD OUT) 

With 376 square feet, you’ll find the perfect space for time together — and plenty of room for time to yourself. You’ll even enjoy two full separate bathrooms. All the amenities of the staterooms await you, plus a beautiful sitting area, and two flat-screen television sets with DVD players.

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY PRICING

CASH PRICING: Per person, Double Occupancy

Category Suite, Deck 3, Midship: SOLD OUT

* Payment with Credit Card Payment is $110 additional.

See Pricing tab for solo occupancy pricing.

FAQ

Top Questions:

  • What are the differences between all these stateroom categories?

All of the staterooms categories, B, BX, A, AX, and TX are the same layout and size, 188 square feet with an ocean view. The differences between them are what deck the stateroom category is located on, and which location in the ship, either forward or aft, or midship. Category B and BX are on deck 1, with B staterooms forward or aft, and BX staterooms midship. Category A and AX are on Deck 2, with A staterooms forward or aft, and AX staterooms midship. Category TX staterooms are on Deck 3 in forward, aft and midship locations.

Suites are located on Deck 3 and are 376 square feet with an ocean view and two bathrooms.

  • Do I need the all inclusive drink package?

The All Inclusive package includes wifi and the Unlimited Drink Package, all domestic and imported beer, 33 varieties of wine or sparkling wine by the glass, plus cordials, liqueurs, aperitifs, cocktails. It also includes select specific spirits you'd like in your in-suite refrigerator. If you enjoy wine with dinner and perhaps a couple of cocktails in the lounge before or after dinner, you may find the All-Inclusive drink package a convenient and easy option to simplify your own-board experience.

Alternatively, you can order beer, wine and cocktails individually to be charged to your room, and which will be the drink cost plus the standard 18% beverage service charge.

Most non-alcoholic beverages, including specialty tea and coffee creations, and zero-proof cocktails, are complementary on the ship.

  • How does the All-Inclusive Drink Package work onboard?

It's quite lovely the way they handle it. While they will give you a sticker for your key card, you really never need it. When you place a drink order, the server will ask your room number. They will look it up and see you have the All Inclusive package, and will just bring you your drink - you don't need to show your card and there is no drink receipt to sign.

  • What about gratuities on the trip?

You do not need to plan on any tipping during any of the arrangements in this cruise-land package. The costs of gratuities onboard the ship have already been handled, as have the gratuities for the tours for our pre-cruise stay in Barcelona, post-cruise arrangements in Lisbon, and our exclusive shore excursion to Granada and Alhambra.

  • Is there an extension to visit Santiago de Compostela at the end of the trip?

Yes, we will be offering an optional extension to visit Santiago de Compostela after we conclude in Lisbon. These arrangements are still in development and will be announced by the beginning of August.

  • Can I invite family members and friends who are not part of the parish?

Yes, family members are welcome to join the pilgrimage as long as they also complete the registration process and agree to the terms of the pilgrimage.

  • Do I need to book my own flights?

You are free to make your own flight arrangements, but we will also offer group air options in October 2024 once flight schedules are available.

  • If I book my own flights, what dates and flight schedules should I look for?

The tour will begin in Barcelona on July 26, 2025, which means if you are looking to depart from the US directly to the tour start date, you should look at a schedule that departs from the US on Friday, July 25, 2025, with the destination of Barcelona, Spain. The tour will end in Lisbon, Portugal on August 6, 2025.

  • Can I arrive a few days earlier or stay after the tour?

Yes, you can choose to arrive 1-2 days before the tour or stay afterward. You can also consider tying this trip to other travel, like a river cruise or visiting another destination. Let us know and we can assist with these arrangements.

  • Is travel insurance included?

Travel insurance is not included. We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance, and we will be sending a travel insurance quote after your registration.

  • How will I receive updates about the trip?

We have an always-available Trip Essentials webpage with all the details and any new updates. We will send the particulars about that a few weeks after registration. We will also share information periodically prior to the trip. During the last two months, we will send a weekly newsletter to thoroughly prepare you for the pilgrimage.

Booking and Payment

  • What payment methods are accepted?

Payments can be made by check, Zelle, or credit card. There are different pricing options depending on your chosen method of payment.

  • Is there a cash discount available?

Yes, a cash discount amount is available for payments by check and Zelle.

  • What is the initial deposit amount?

The initial deposit amount is $1,000 per person. An additional $500 deposit is required for Solo Staterooms and Suites.

  • When are the additional deposits and final payment due?

An additional $1,400 per person is due on November 1, 2024. The final payment is due April 11, 2025.

General Information

  • When is the pilgrimage to Spain-Portugal scheduled?

The pilgrimage will take place from July 25 to August 6, 2025.

  • Who is the group leader for this pilgrimage?

The group will be led by Father Timothy Nadolski, Pastor of Saint Clare of Assisi Catholic Church.

  • How long is the pilgrimage?

The pilgrimage is 12 days and 11 nights.

  • What cities will we visit during the trip?

The pilgrimage includes overnight stays in Barcelona, an 8-night Windstar Cruise, and Lisbon. The cruise ports are the Spanish ports of Palma de Mallorca, Cartagena, Almeria, Málaga, and Cádiz, and also Gibraltar.

  • What is the deadline for final payment?

Final payment is due by April 11, 2025. Reminders and invoices will be sent out 3-4 weeks prior to the due date.

  • What is included in the pilgrimage package?

The package includes: Daily Mass, 8-night Cruise on Wind Surf sailing ship; 3 nights of accommodation at 4-star hotels with private bathroom; all meals onboard ship and on land trip breakfasts daily and 2 lunches and 2 dinners; sightseeing and visits per itinerary; and other amenities as detailed in the itinerary

Logistics and Travel

  • What type of accommodations are provided?

Accommodations will be in 4-star hotels in Barcelona and Lisbon, and onboard the Windstar Wind Surf sailing ship, based on double occupancy with private baths.

  • What type of dress is required on the ship? Are there formal nights?

Accommodations will be in 4-star hotels in Barcelona and Lisbon, and onboard the Windstar Wind Surf sailing ship, based on double occupancy with private baths.

  • What are the dining arrangements on the ship? Do we have assigned tables and times, or can we eat when we want?

On Windstar, you dine when and where you want, with no assigned tables or seatings. Alfresco dining is also available.

  • What is the rooming arrangement if I’m traveling alone?

Solo occupancy is available for an additional cost.

  • Are electrical adapters provided?

Yes, an electric adapter for Spain and Portugal will be provided in your final documents.

Meals and Dining

  • What meals are included in the package?

The package includes breakfasts daily (11), ten (10) dinners, and ten (10) lunches.

  • Can I request special dietary meals?

Please inform us of any dietary restrictions or special meal requests at the time of booking so we can make the necessary arrangements.

Activities and Spiritual Components

  • Will there be daily Mass?

Yes, Mass will be celebrated daily at various significant religious sites and on the ship.

  • What are some key religious sites we will visit?

Key religious sites include Sagrada Familia, Monastery of Monserrat, and the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima.

  • Are there additional tours and activities beyond religious sites?

Yes, the itinerary includes city tours, cultural excursions, and sightseeing in Barcelona, Granada, and Lisbon. Additionally you can choose to explore on your own or to purchase excursions in Palma de Mallorca, Cartagena, Almeria, Málaga, Gibraltar, and Cádiz.

Preparation and Communication

  • How will I receive updates about the trip?

We have an always-available Trip Essentials webpage with all the details and any new updates. We will send the particulars about that a few weeks after registration. We will also share information periodically prior to the trip. During the last two months, we will send a weekly newsletter to thoroughly prepare you for the pilgrimage.

  • What should I bring on the trip?

A detailed packing list will be provided closer to trip departure. Generally, bring comfortable clothing for varying weather, travel essentials, and any personal items you may require.

  • Is a visa required for travel to Spain and Portugal?

U.S. citizens do not need a visa for travel to Spain and Portugal. Passports must be valid for at least six months beyond your travel dates.

  • What is the cancellation policy?

Details regarding the cancellation policy are outlined in the participant agreement. Please review this information carefully before booking.

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If you have any other questions not covered here, please don't hesitate to contact us!

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions


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PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT

By signing below (or clicking “I agree” online), you (“you” or “participant”) agree to the following terms and conditions. Recess 4 Grownups LLC (“we” or “us”) acts as an agent for Europe Express and Windstar Cruise line, which provides the cruise and land tour described in your itinerary (the “Tour”), and these terms and conditions apply to the Tour.

ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

By booking your arrangement with us, you are agreeing to be bound by the terms of this Agreement and any additional terms and conditions of any Supplier that are applicable to your booking. The lead participant assumes the responsibility of sharing these Terms and Conditions with each trip participant, including payment of all amounts when due. It is the responsibility of each participant to read our Terms and Conditions in its entirety. We are not responsible for any participant’s unawareness of the Terms and Conditions due to the failure of the lead participant to share this information with all other participants.  If you do not agree with our terms and conditions, you should contact us before making a booking.

We may change these terms and conditions from time to time. We will notify you of any material changes in our terms.  The terms and conditions that are in effect at the time of booking will apply.

You represent and warrant that (a) you are of sufficient age to use our services and website and can create binding legal obligations in connection with your use, (b) you are legally authorized to act on behalf of those you represent and accept these terms and conditions on their behalf, and (c) the information supplied by you or members of your group is true and correct. You are responsible for informing such other persons of all terms and conditions applicable to their travel arrangements. You understand that you are financially responsible for any use of our services or website by you and those for whom you make bookings. 

You agree that any violation of any such terms and conditions may result in (a) the cancellation of your reservation or purchase, (b) your forfeiture of any monies paid for your reservation or purchase, (c) you being denied access to the applicable travel related product or service, and (d) our right to debit your account for any costs we incur as a result of such violation. 

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) on the land tour in Barcelona and Lisbon, transport by luxury motor coach on land tour days, meals as specified in the itinerary, visits and admission fees as described in the itinerary, hotel porterage, gratuities for the land tour and on the cruise, service charges, and taxes, and 8-night Spain-Portugal cruise. Except as expressly provided in this Agreement, the berths being purchased for the Cruise include all meals, entertainment and services normally provided to passengers on a regular cruise. Onboard credits during the Windstar cruise are not redeemable for cash, are not transferable, and will expire if not used onboard prior to 6:00 PM on the final night of the Cruise. Airfare will be available as an option with the land/cruise tour package, and will be available through a block of coach class group air seats in October 2024 once air schedules are published.

Not included: Airfare if not purchased as an add-on option to the land/cruise tour package; meals not specifically identified; alcohol with included dinners unless specifically identified; airport transfers for travelers not on group flights; other personal expenses; and anything not specifically listed in inclusions. During the cruise portion of the tour, the cruise does not include any items of a personal nature, including but not limited to, shore excursions, alcoholic beverages, specialty restaurants, photographs, gift shop purchases, laundry service, spa or hair salon services or any other expenses for which passengers are normally assessed individual charges during regular cruises. 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: 20 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 90 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.

Reservations and Deposits: All prices are in U.S. Dollars and based on double occupancy. You must make payments in accordance with the instructions and deadlines we give you below.  Since the operation of international travel requires extensive long-term planning, we charge a $250 per person non-refundable planning fee, this planning fee is included in the total price of your package.  In addition, costs are incurred and suppliers are paid long before the actual departure date.  Some of these fees are non-refundable.  If we do not receive any payment due in full and on time, we reserve the right to treat your booking as cancelled by you in which case the cancellation charges set out below will become payable. We reserve the right to refuse a booking without giving any reason and shall, in that event only, return any deposit received. Reservations are transferrable at the sole discretion of Recess 4 Grownups.

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.

  • $1,000.00 per person and a completed Guest Reservation Form (“Reservation Form”) are required with this Participant Agreement to reserve space for the Tour.
    • Additional $500 deposit for Solo Staterooms and Suites
  • $1,400.00 additional is due on November 1,2024
  • Full payment is due April 11, 2025

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 [email protected] (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 December 11, 2024, we will retain $550.00 per person.
  • If we receive written notice on or after December 11, 2024 but before February 18, 2025, you will incur a cancellation fee of $950.00 per person.
  • If we receive written notice on or after February 18, 2025 but before April 11, 2025, you will incur a cancellation fee of $1900.00 per person [for Solo or Suites, the cancellation fee is $2,400 per person]
  • If we receive written notice on or after April 11, 2025 but before May 09, 2025, you will incur a cancellation fee of 50% of total cruise/tour price per person.
  • If we receive written notice on or after May 9, 2025, or if you are a no-show, you will incur a cancellation fee equal to 100% of the Cruise/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 Cruise/Land Tour:

  • If we receive written notice before January 31, 2025, you will incur a fee of $300.00 per name change.
  • No name changes will be allowed after February 1, 2025.

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 material changes and will not be considered 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 material changes and will not be considered 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 Timothy 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 Timothy 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 Timothy 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 a 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.  Hotel rooms will be assigned by the respective supplier/s on a run-of-the-house basis, and cruise staterooms categories based on your selection during registration. 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 differences 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 [email protected] (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, wheelchair 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 seats will be made available for an additional cost in October 2024 after flight schedules are released. The group air seats will be available first-come, first-served, with priority based on the sign-up registration date. The likely flight schedule will depart Atlanta on July 25,2025 to Barcelona and return from Lisbon to Atlanta on August 6, 2025. The group air flight times and detailed information will be provided to all registered participants for priority booking by the end of October 2024.

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. The land tour starts at the time the group flight arrives at the Barcelona Airport, whether it is early, on time or late. The group will not wait for those traveling on different flight schedules, and those Land-only passengers are responsible for arranging and the cost of transfers to meet up with the group if they are delayed. Wait until you have received confirmation of the tour reservation before making flight arrangements.

Responsibility/Liabilities: We act only in the capacity of agent for Europe Express and Windstar Cruise line 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 of 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 a 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 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.