The following booking conditions are printed on the tour booking form and apply to all bookings – unless informed otherwise.
A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required to confirm your booking on a tour. Final payment of the tour fee and any additional travel will be due 70 days before departure.
If you decide to cancel your booking the following charges apply:
|More than 60 days before departure||$500.00*|
|60-45 days before tour start||20% of total amount due|
|44-15 days before tour start||75% of total amount due|
|14 days or less before departure||100% of total amount due|
* This amount may be transferred by the school to the booking of a ‘replacement’ student making a new booking.
Unused portions of the tour:
We regret that refunds will not be given for any unused portions of the tour, such as meals, entry fees or accommodation.
Academy Travel and your school require all participants to have travel insurance. Comprehensive coverage is included in the tour price. If you have pre-existing medical conditions, are aged older than 49 or are undertaking additional travel, a supplementary payment may be required
Passport and visa:
A valid passport is required for all international travel. If you do not hold an Australian passport you may require a re-entry permit. Some countries require a visa to be issued before you depart Australia. We will advise you of all passport and visa requirements, but it is your responsibility to ensure that you meet passport and visa requirements before you depart.
Will the tour price change:
If the number of participants in a tour is significantly less than budgeted, or if there is a significant change in exchange rates, Academy Travel reserves the right to amend the advertised price. If this occurs you will be given the option of cancelling your booking and obtaining a full refund. If an Academy Travel tour is forced to cancel you will get a full refund of all monies paid.
Will the itinerary or airline change:
Occasionally circumstances beyond the control of Academy Travel make it necessary to change airline, hotel or to make slight amendments to daily itineraries. We will inform you of any changes as soon as they occur.
What our teachers are saying
"Great stuff yet again. Excellent customer care from the company from the outset. The tour itself was so effortless for me - everything served to us on a silver platter, from site entry to metro tickets. Convenient, extremely informative, very reasonably priced."
"I have been expressing my delight in the tour to anyone who will stop and listen to me. It was a wonderful experience, and without doubt one of the very best groups I have had the joy of travelling with."
"I can’t recommend these professional development tours enough to other teachers. My teaching and passion for my subject are so enriched and enlivened by experiences such as the fab Greece tour – many, many thanks again!"
"Thank you for a wonderful experience! This tour is definitely one of the best trips I've ever had! I learned so much and had a fabulous time."
"This was a wonderful professional development experience which exceeded my expectations. All of the guides were knowledgeable, interesting and, in their own way, dynamic. I am so glad that I did it and would recommend it to anyone."
“This was the best professional development I have encountered.”
“I felt privileged to be in the company of such personable, passionate, well educated and lovely individuals. Down to earth, easy to interact with, honest, committed to their disciplines and open in sharing their knowledge and experience.”
“What a pleasure and a privilege having this access and insight – thank you so much. This wonderful experience has enriched and enlightened as well as delighted and will stay with me forever, in terms of both personal and professional development."
“Many thanks for providing the most comprehensive, detailed and current program of lectures. Their generosity with their expertise was greatly appreciated.”
“A wonderful tour in every aspect – with the attention to customer needs and providing a brilliant educational and cultural experience that I have come to know as the hallmark of Academy Travel.”
“Academy provided us with access to some amazing individuals and should be congratulated for the work this must have taken.”
“Very professional and helpful staff. A great way to see such wonderful, relevant places with like-minded professionals.”