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☆ You’ll be swept away by the beauty of Italy on this tour of its three most iconic cities: Rome, Venice, and Florence.
☆ On a free day, take your gelato for a walk along cobblestone streets while discovering il dolce far niente (the sweetness of doing nothing).
☆ Visit ancient ruins in Rome before people watching in its vibrant piazzas.
☆ Discover the incomparable charm of Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance.
☆ Walk along the stunning canals in Venice.
Tour Code: USIAT10
Duration: 10 Days
Optional Features and Upgrades: Since the seats are limited, we recommend you to choose optional and extension programs at the time of booking:
Service Language: English
Extra Service: Travel Insurance Visa Service
1. Round-trip international flight from Miami for NO additional charge
The following departure cities are available for additional charge:
||New York / Chicago / Atlanta / Baltimore / Boston / Cincinnati / Cleveland / Dallas / Fort Lauderdale / Indianapolis / Minneapolis / Orlando / Phoenix / Pittsburgh / Portland / Raleigh Durham / Washington DC
||Los Angeles / Denver / Detroit / Houston / Jacksonville / Las Vegas / San Diego / San Francisco
||Albuquerque / Birmingham (Alabama) / Kansas City / Oklahoma City / Philadelphia / Sacramento / Tampa / Tulsa
||Austin / Charlotte
||Oakland / Seattle
Land-only package without round-trip international flight ticket: minus U$200/person
2) Ground transportation ( BY BUS )
3) Hand-picked 4-star hotel accommodations with daily ABF
4) Sightseeing admission fees as listed on the agenda
5) Food as specified on the itinerary
6) Special cultural programs as specified in the schedule
7) Professional English-speaking local tour expert
8) All tax and fuel surcharges
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1. Travel insurance
2. Any personal expenses
3. Tour extensions and optional programs
4. A Mandatory Service Charge & Tipping of U$160/person is required and payable by Credit Card Before Departure.
5. Single supplement fee: U$899/person (*Our tour price is based on double occupancy and if a single passenger is traveling solo and not sharing room with any roommate for the entire trip, a single supplement fee is charged. If a passenger shares a room with travel partner(s) on the tour, such fee is waived.)
6. Baggage is not included in this tour fare. The passenger is responsible for paying the fees associated with Baggage cost if there are any to the Airline directly and prior to departure.
ALL PRICES ARE IN USD
☆ Initial deposit: U$900.00/person at the time of booking.
The U$900.00 deposit count towards the final payment
☆ Final Payment: 180 days prior to the trip departure.
Optional And Extension Programs:
☆ Since the seats are limited, We recommend you to choose those optional and extension programs with your booking together.
No Extra Deposit Payment.
☆ 10-40 Each Departure Date.
☆ Upgrade to 4-Star City Centre Hotel: U$299/person
☆ Upgrade to 5-Star City Centre Hotel: U$999/person
Upgrade To Business Class:
☆ (Only Available For USA -- Europe International Round Trip) Cost Extra U$4000/person.
Pack your bags and head to your departure airport, ready for a flight to the eternal city of Rome.* Night on board.
Arrive in Rome, find your own transportation to your hotel or you can choose the optional private airport pick-up service ($80 / Person--Minimum to 2 ppl ). After settling in at the hotel, you can begin exploring the city on your own. Overnight stay in Rome.
Have breakfast at the hotel, then set out for a guided tour covering three of Rome’s top archaeological sites. Step inside the Colosseum, the iconic amphitheater that housed gladiator battles for centuries. Traverse paths once walked by Julius Caesar while exploring the ruins of Rome’s former political, social, and commercial center, The Roman Forum. Take in views of the city from Palatine Hill, the place from which – legend has it – Romulus founded the city in 753 BCE.
Spend the rest of the day exploring the historic cobblestone streets of Rome on your own, or join the optional programs (details below). Overnight stay in Rome.
Optional program (day): Piazzas & Fountains of Rome Excursion: U$119/person
You’ll stroll through the artistic heart of Rome while discovering its celebrated piazzas – the Italian equivalent of town squares – and fountains. Visit Piazza Navona, arguably Rome’s most famous piazza, home to the ornate Fountain of the Four Rivers. See the Church of San Luigi dei Francesi (a parish for Rome’s French community); the 2nd-century era Pantheon (one of Rome’s best-preserved monuments); and the legendary Trevi Fountain (of La Dolce Vita fame). The tour ends at the 135 travertine Spanish Steps that ascend from Piazza di Spagna.
Optional program (evening): Indulge in an authentic Italian meal at a restaurant in the colorful and bustling Campo de’ Fiori Square, nestled in the heart of historic Rome: U$49/person
After breakfast, spend the day exploring Rome on your own or join the optional program and visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with a guide. Overnight stay in Rome.
Optional program (day): Skip-the-line guided tour of the Vatican Museums, St. Peter"s Basilica, and the Sistine Chapel. U$129/person
Along its 4 miles of halls and corridors, the Vatican Museums showcase one of the world’s greatest art collections. Highlights include Michelangelo’s ceiling fresco in the Sistine Chapel; and Museo Pio-Cementino’s impeccable Greek and Roman statues set in rooms filled with Raphael frescoes. End your Vatican visit at the incredible St. Peter’s Basilica, appreciating the cupola (dome) designed by Michelangelo and the atmospheric St. Peter’s Square.
Grab breakfast at the hotel, then head to the train station, Roma termini (via organized transfer) to catch the high-speed train to Florence (Firenze). Arrive in Florence, the heart of the Renaissance, and make your way to the hotel on your own. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city at your own pace. Overnight stay in Florence.
After breakfast, join a guided walking tour of Florence’s Historic Center where you’ll discover the hidden secrets of the Tuscan capital. Start at the beautiful Piazza della Repubblica, before heading to Loggia del Mercato Nuovo, an open-air market set beneath Renaissance-era arches. Continue your walk through enchanting Florence until you reach its most famous bridge: Ponte Vecchio. This medieval stone bridge is notable both for the shops built along it and its status as Florence’s sole surviving bridge after the Second World War. Make your way to Piazza Della Signoria where you’ll find a copy of Michelangelo’s David statue and the imposing Palazzo Vecchio, a fortress palace turned present-day mayor’s office. End the tour at Piazza San Giovanni, home to the impressive Florence Cathedral, with its terracotta-colored Brunelleschi cupola and the famous Giotto Belltower. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight stay in Florence.
Have breakfast at the hotel, then spend the day wandering around the extraordinary city (and its UNESCO World Heritage Site-listed historic center) on your own. Or join the optional excursion to Pisa (more details below). Overnight stay in Florence.
Optional program: Half-Day Tour to Pisa & The Leaning Tower: U$59/person
No trip to Italy is complete without a photo at the iconic leaning tower. Take a guided walking tour of Piazza Dei Miracoli (an important center of medieval art) and visit the spectacular Pisa Cathedral before spending time at the Leaning Tower of Pisa, learning all about the history of the vibrant University city along the way.
After breakfast, self-transfer to the rail station, Firenze Santa Maria Novella, to catch the high-speed train to Venezia Santa Lucia in Venice (Venezia). Once you arrive in the romantic city of Venice, self-transfer to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Built across 100+ small islands, Venice is a pleasure to explore on foot. Get lost on its winding streets, and stumble across hidden cafes and cultural gems along the way. Overnight stay in Venice.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, then set off on a guided walking tour through Venice. Today will take you along fascinating streets and across glittering canals. Admire Piazza San Marco (the city’s main public square), where its namesake Basilica, the Gothic-style Doge"s Palace, the Campanile (belltower), and the Clock Tower are located. Soak up the lively atmosphere of the Campo, a bustling square next to the Church of Santa Maria. Continue to marvel at the grand Basilica of San Giovanni e Paolo, uncover legendary tales of Marco Polo and finally return to St. Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco) by strolling through the main Venetian shopping street, the Mercerie, and immerse yourself in the historic buzz of the city. The rest of the day is at your leisure to continue discovering this unique city at your own pace. Overnight stay in Venice.
Optional program: Gondola Ride Experience: U$79/person
Take an unforgettable 35-minute gondola ride through the charming waterways of Venice, including the iconic Grand Canal.
Note: This is a shared gondola (up to five people per boat). Meeting point: CALLE LARGA ASCENSIONE, 1256
After Breakfast, make your own transfer to the airport for your departure flight or you can choose the optional private airport drop-off service ( $80 / Person--Minimum to 2 ppl ). Please note: the Hotel room check-out time is 11:00 AM, later check-out is available for an additional cost.
☆ Regular Flight: We are trying to put you on a direct flight. If this is not possible, you will take flights with moderate layover time: + U$0
☆ Express Flight: We are trying to put you on a direct flight. If this is not possible, you will take flights with limited layover time of less than 6 hours each way
☆ Swift Flight: You will take a direct flight with no layover guaranteed (if there is (an) direct flight(s) service already existing between your departure gateway and the arrival gateway of your destination country)
☆ Business Class Flight Upgrade: U$4000/person
☆ Guaranteed city center 4 star hotel: U$299/person
☆ Upgrade to city center 5 star hotel: U$999/person
☆ Private Airport Pick up / Drop off Service: U$80/person one way (Minimum To 2 PP).
☆ Day 3: Piazzas & Fountains of Rome Excursion: U$119/person
☆ Day 3: Authentic Italian meal at a restaurant in Campo Di Fiori in Rome: U$49/person
☆ Day 4: Skip-the-line Guided Tour of Vatican Museums, St. Peter"s Basilica, and Sistine Chapel: U$129/person
☆ Day 7: Half-Day Tour to Pisa & The Leaning Tower: U$59/person
☆ Day 9: Gondola Ride in Venice: U$79/person
Stay Like A Local-Extensions:
1) Return Flight Extension-3 DAYS （Drop Off Service Not included )
*Air Ticket change fee & fare difference from the original itinerary
2) Return Flight Extension-5 DAYS （Drop Off Service Not included)
*Air Ticket change fee & fare difference from the original itinerary
3) Return Flight Extension: 6-20 DAYS (Drop Off Service Not included)
*Air Ticket change fee & fare difference from the original itinerary
*Please note the exact departure date may be selected at a later point prior to final payment or you may specify your preferred return date in the "Remark" Column.
4) Return Flight Extension: 6-30 DAYS （Drop Off Service Not included) (Depart from other European Cities)
*Return flight from Milan / Venice / Rome / London / Dublin / Barcelona / Madrid / Lisbon / Amsterdam / Brussels / Zurich / Berlin / Munich / Frankfurt / Prague / Vienna / Budapest
*Air Ticket change fee & fare difference from the original itinerary
*Please note the exact departure date or return city may be selected at a later point prior to final payment or you may specify your preferred return date in the "Remark" Column.
HAND-PICKED 4-STAR HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS:
Rome: Marcella Royal Hotel or similar
Florence: UNAHOTELS Vittoria Firenze or similar
Venice: Hotel NH Venezia Laguna Palace or similar
INTERNATIONAL AIR: (UTOvacation reserves the right to confirm the airlines below)
☆ United Airline ☆ American Airline ☆ Delta Airline ☆ Air Canada ☆ Lufthansa Airlines ☆ Jet Airways ☆ Lot Polish Airlines ☆ Tap Air Portugal ☆ Austrian Airlines ☆ KLM Airlines ☆ Alitalia ☆ Air France ☆ French Bee Airline ☆ Virgin Atlantic ☆ Vueling Airlines ☆ Air Caraibes ☆ Level Airline ☆ Norwegian Air Shuttle ☆ Iberia ☆ Air Italy ☆ Aeroflot ☆ Aer Lingus ☆ Finnair ☆ Swiss International Air Lines ☆ Scandinavian Airlines ☆ Brussels Airlines ☆ British Airways ☆ Turkish Airlines ☆ Ukraine Intl Airlines ☆ Royal Air Maroc ☆ Etihad Airways ☆ Egyptair ☆ Italia Trasporto Aereo ☆ Qatar Airways ☆ Royal Jordanian ☆ Emirates Airline ☆ Kuwait Airways
ITALY DOES NOT REQUIRE A VISA FOR USA & CANADA PASSPORT HOLDERS.
Italy officially the Italian Republic is a country located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea in Southern Europe; its territory largely coincides with the homonymous geographical region. Italy is also considered part of Western Europe. A unitary parliamentary republic with Rome as its capital and largest city, the country covers a total area of 301,230 km2 (116,310 sq mi) and shares land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia and the enclaved microstates of Vatican City and San Marino. Italy has a territorial exclave in Switzerland, Campione. With over 60 million inhabitants,Italy is the third-most populous member state of the European Union.
Why visit Italy
With its natural beauty, incredible food, art, and style, Italy is a destination where even one visit is not enough. You will definitely come back for more, for its velvety tiramisu, piping hot melting cheese of a fresh pizza, the smooth cold taste of gelato, the perfect Instagram filter-like golden glow of Venice, the very elegant style of roman boutiques, sunlight spilt across olive trees.
1. Every nook and corner is full of history
Italy’s history rolls back millennia. As soon as you step on Italian soil, you will spot its ancient history and culture everywhere. Historic Italian cities such as Rome will show you gigantic traces of a mighty ancient empire, the Papal kingdom, and Renaissance noble families, while smaller cities like Florence will take you through the Middle Ages. You’ll also find Middle Age imprints in the towns of Viterbo, Bracciano, Perugia or Venice. Sardinia, on the other hand, is home to the Nuraghe stone towers from the Bronze Age, and villages belonging to the Mediterranean island’s ancient civilization. As Italy’s unification or Risorgimento into a single state of the Kingdom of Italy occurred relatively early in the 19th century, the diversity of its small states and kingdoms is intact. They might speak the same language, but every region has its own dialect, cuisine, history, culture, and specific tradition. Try the Pizza Napoletana in Campania, “Naked” ravioli with ricotta and spinach in Tuscany among the many regional dishes that Italy has to offer. The diversity of its culture and its huge historical heritage are just some of the many reasons why people love Italy.
2. Rich legacy of both art and architecture
Over the years, Italy’s rich legacy of art and architecture has seduced many. Stretching back to before Roman times and continuing today, the country is filled with many architectural and artistic treasures. Every epoch has its treasures and devotees, but the country is known for its wonderful artists, architects, engineers, and inventors, who changed the world. Have a look at Michelangelo’s ‘Pieta’ and ‘The Last Judgment’, Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Renaissance Man’ or Titian’s ‘Venus of Urbino’ to marvel at their artistic genius or soak up some culture. The country is a haven for anyone that wishes to explore architecture and design over centuries. These pieces are on every bit of street or road you might find yourself in; in fact, it’s impossible to move around without bumping into a piece of history. A few of the most famous pieces of art include Florence’s elegant streetscapes, the beautifully preserved Colosseum in Rome, the incredible painted ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and the perfect marble dome of St Peter’s Cathedral in Vatican City, Venice’s beautiful arched bridges over its canals, the postcard-perfect tiers of colourful cottages of Positano just a shortlist of what Italian art and architecture have to offer.
3. A country with most world heritage sites in the world
If you are counting the number of World Heritage Sites, we can give you 55 reasons you should visit Italy. Yes, the small country of Italy is home to more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than any other European country in the world. Of its 55 sites, 50 are cultural and five are natural. As the birthplace of the Roman Empire and the Renaissance, Italy is home to Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata, historical centres of Florence, Naples and Rome and the Dolomites. Explore the preserved ruins of the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum which were buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in A.D. 79.
4. Immerse yourself in the beauty of landscapes
The natural landscapes that this country offers are truly magnificent. You will see diversity everywhere you go, from majestic mountains and picturesque lakes to sunny coastlines and stretches of dark green woods. Their mesmerising views are just a few one of the reasons why you should visit Italy. Catch the Dolomites in the northeast, the snow-capped Italian Alps in the north, where you can hike, bike or ski. The 18 peaks of the Dolomites, rising above 3,000 metres, and covering 141,903 hectares will offer you the most beautiful mountain landscapes anywhere, with vertical walls, sheer cliffs and a high density of narrow, deep and long valleys. Discover Italy’s magnificent lakes that are dotted among the valleys of these stunning mountains. Don’t miss the lakes set in the north, lakes Como, Maggiore and Garda surrounded by green mountains and wonderful hills. Tired of mountains and lakes? Get lost in the fragrant orange groves of Sicily, get drunk in the vineyards of Tuscany and Lazio, and hike through millennia-old rock-cut homes and churches in ravine-cut lands of Basilicata.
5. A paradise for your mouth
Italian cuisine needs no introduction. It’s a favourite for most people around the world. A visit to Italy, of course, guarantees authentic delights of more than just your comfort foods of pizza and pasta. While different regions of Italy have their own specialities, no matter where you go, you will not be disappointed. Enjoy the fresh markets in every region with its new flavours, recipes (according to region), ingredients, cheese (such as Pecorino or Fossa cheese), bread (such as Focaccia or Coppia Ferrarese), sauces (such as carbonara or pesto) and kinds of pasta (there are around 350+ different kinds of pasta!). And wherever you go, you will find gelato everywhere. This quick afternoon snack is a cold creamy treat that you shouldn’t miss out. And don’t forget to explore the rich and bold flavours of Italian coffee culture, maybe with an espresso after dinner? Of course, no Italian meal is complete without a good house wine. With its many different grape varieties, it’s no surprise that Italy has surpassed France in the amount of wine it produces. When you get to visit Italy, don’t forget to sample its local wines that are delicately and perfectly paired with their great dishes.
6. Explore the longest coastline in europe
The pristine coastlines of Italy are washed by the waters of five seas: The Mediterranean, Adriatic, Ionian, Tyrrhenian, and Ligurian. You are never too far from a beach, as almost all of the 20 Italian regions (except Umbria) have access to the sea. So, enjoy an unparalleled summer holiday, lounging on beaches, tucking into fresh seafood, while admiring the beauty of the emerald blue sea. No matter what your beach style is, lavish resorts or rustic and historic sites, you will find a spot to meet all your demands and tastes.
Visa in Italy
U.S. citizens may enter Italy for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa. All non-residents are required to complete a declaration of presence (dichiarazione di presenza).
The best time to visit Italy
The best time to visit Italy is during spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November), when the temperatures are comfortable and there are fewer crowds. Wildflowers in early April and rising temperatures through to the end of June are a real draw.
Language in Turkey
The official and most widely spoken language across the country is Italian, which started off as the medieval Tuscan of Florence. In parallel, many Italians also communicate in one of the local languages, most of which, like Tuscan, are indigenous evolutions of Vulgar Latin. Some local languages do not stem from Latin, however, but belong to other Indo-European branches, such as Cimbrian (Germanic), Arbëresh (Albanian), Slavomolisano (Slavic) and Griko (Greek). Other non-indigenous languages are spoken by a substantial percentage of the population due to immigration.
Currency in Italy
Like most of the rest of the European Union, Italy uses the Euro as its currency. You'll see the Euro represented by both the symbol - € - and the initials: EUR.
Italy operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz. The most common wall sockets in Italy are the EU standard plug type C, F but you may also find type L. Frequent travellers often have an all-in-one adapter that works all around the world, this would be suitable for all Italian wall socket types.
What to pack and what to wear for a trip to Italy
Check the weather forecast before your trip. Nothing will ruin your trip faster than being unprepared with the wrong clothing for the weather. Once you’ve researched the weather, you can focus on creating a capsule travel wardrobe, which should easily fit in a carryon suitcase with the help of packing cubes to compress your clothing.
Packing for Weather
In Spring (March to May): Italian spring is beautiful–you can spot flowers and green everywhere. I consider spring the best season to plan a trip to Italy, as the temperatures are more moderate compared to summer. Spring in Italy can be unpredictable. The temperatures can vary from chilly to warm and sometimes even hot, from a minimum of 15°C/59°F to a maximum of 28°C/82°F. When it rains, and during early morning hours, the temperature can go down to 10°C/50°F. Checking the weather forecast before any trip is always recommended.
In Summer (June to August): Summer in Italy is insanely hot: temperatures can reach 35°C/ 95°F or higher. Not only is the heat strong but the air can feel muggy and humid. Tropical-type showers may occur in some areas such as Venice. For example, what to wear in Italy in June will be pretty similar to your July and August wardrobe. Be careful to protect yourself during the hottest hours of the day by wearing sunblock and a sun hat.
In Fall (September to November): Autumn does not differ much from spring. Temperatures fluctuate from 15°C/59°F to 24°C/75°F and it rains quite a lot, so what to wear in Italy in September will be different than what to wear in Italy in October. In the plains in the north of Italy, you can experience foggy days, which are quite fascinating in cities like Venice or Milan.
In Winter (December to February): As mentioned before, winters can be quite cold. In the north, it snows a lot and sometimes it’s difficult to move around the city without slipping. The south is warmer but it snows at least once a year. Temperatures range from 10°C/50°F down to -8°C/18°F. And where the climate is humid, it’s colder–you can feel it in your bones.
When you’re visiting any country, it’s always good to obey their laws and respect the local culture.
Any of the travel products or services that you purchase from UTOvacation contains a contractual agreement between you and UTOvacation and it represents that you have agreed to UTOvacation Terms and conditions. Please make sure that you read carefully before making any payment.
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Step 4. Make a deposit online
A Non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required to secure the space.
1) Initial deposit: USD$900.00/pp at the time of booking. (The USD$900.00 deposit counts towards the final payment)
2) Final Payment: 180 days prior to the trip departure. A full payment is required when booking if the package is a special-sale product.
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Balance payment of any regular products or services is due 180 days prior to departure unless specified. If the full payment is not obtained by the due date, UTOvacation reserves the right to cancel such reservation and retain the pre-paid deposit to cover any expenses occurred.
* In addition, some products may require a second deposit before final payment. Please carefully review your product pages for reference.
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Make the reservations. A Non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required to secure the space. We accept cash, cheque, money order, debit card, credit card, email transfer, TD transfer. A full payment is required when booking if the package is a special on-sale product.
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The following documents from the passenger are required if travel visa is applied through UTOvacation’s Visa Center:
*Remarks: If acquiring a visa on your own, the supporting documents will be provided from UTOvacation One Month prior to the trip departure date. Supporting documents requested early are subject to a $100 administration fee.
A Word About Tipping
For the on-tour convenience of some itineraries, we will collect all gratuities which is to be shared by our local team. This may include tour leaders, guides, drivers, baggage porters, airport coordinators, restaurant waiters for all included meals and other staff in the team behind the scenes.
Please remember that these gratuities are appreciated as recognition for excellent service and we thank you for your encouragement and generocity.
We don"t take any infants or babies under 2 years old for any of our tours.
Trip Cancellation and Eligible Refunds
Please ensure you have read the Trip Cancellation Policy in full and have not scrolled past or by-passed this section.
UTOvacation reserves the right to cancel or modify a tour prior to departure date. An alternative departure date will be offered for no extra charge should there be any travel restrictions, lock-downs imposed by governments, health organizations, travel bureaus. A full travel credit will be offered for future trip rebooking or rescheduling if there are extreme cases happening which are all beyond our control including but not limited to any global pandemics, regional epidemics, wars, or any other acts of god.
All passenger cancellation or change requests must be confirmed in written form by email or fax including your reservation number, full name and date of travel, cancellations will only be accepted in writing.
Any cancellation of the issued flight tickets before departure (all the segments are unused) would incur a penalty of a minimum of USD 350.00 per ticket or the surface price of the ticket subject to the rules and regulations of airline company. A administration fee also applies. No refund will be available once travel has begun.
Cancellation terms will be applied based on the date that the written cancellation is received and based on the following dates prior to departure.
All reservations, except where specified:
Number of Days Prior to Departure
Cancellation Penalty (Per Person)
180 days or above
$900 as penalty
90 - 179 days
$900 + 30% of tour fare as penalty
30 - 89 days
$900 + 50% of tour fare as penalty
0 - 29 days
100% of the tour fare as the penalty
No refund will be available on departure date and/or after the tour has commenced (Including denied and/or rejected by Immigration Department or Custom of destination or Cruise port terminal officer).
No refund or reimbursement will be available to passengers who voluntarily forego meals, cruise, tours and/or accommodations. A surcharge may apply should there be any additional fees occurred from services refused by the passengers. i.e. Since air ticket, cruise ticket, transportation, accommodation, and meals have to be arranged in advance during high season (i.e.Holidays, Special Events, and other important activities and conventions), no departure date changed is allowed. No refund will be available on departure date change and/or booking cancellation.
Any other charges, refunds or rebates caused by the acts of God, Force Majeure, natural disasters, fire, weather, governmental and local authority"s order, political change, strikes, war, riots, quarantine, custom regulations, damages or inquiry caused by accident is beyond the responsibility of UTOvacation and therefore, you agree to hold UTOvacation harmless and non-liable for any refunds or compensation outside of the previously defined refund structure. Furthermore, should the traveller violate any local/provincial or national laws during their travels, UTOvacation is not responsible or liable. By signing the agreement the client agrees to any offer of a voucher, future company credit, or alternative arrangements as determined by management at that time.
Should an outright travel ban be implemented by the departing or destination country/city, a full travel credit will be offered. Refunds will not be granted for pre-existing situations at the destination country at the time of the booking. Please note, should UTOvacation incur any unexpected costs from its suppliers, these costs would be subtracted from and balance/travel credit issued to the passenger.
Please note, any refundable amount will not include fees associated with Travel Visa’s which have already been issued or any services that have already been delivered or any incurred fees already charged by suppliers and such final refundable amount will be returned in the form of the original payment to the payer.
All reschedule tours are considered non-refundable; regular cancellation policy does not apply.
Optional programs and trip extensions
The pre-paid deposit/tour fare for any of the early bird deals or promotional packages is not refundable.
If for any reason, a passenger does not attend the scheduled daily activities during the tour, an additional supplement fee of 100USD per day will be applied. (Only applicable for China discounted tours)
Shopping During your Tour
Although we would be happy to assist your shopping needs, UTOvacation would not be responsible for price, quality, and service of any goods purchased during the tour.
After the booking is confirmed, if the price increased following the imposition of a surcharge on fuel by the carrier or an increase in the exchange rate, insofar as the exchange rate applicable before the date on which the services are provided has increased by more than 5% since the date on which the contract was entered into; and/or if the increase, without taking into account any increase in the provincial sales tax or USA Canada"s goods and services tax, raising taxes, royalties or reauthorized charges by a competent public authority, is equal to or greater than 7% of the price of services, you may choose between a full and immediate reimbursement of the services or the provision of similar services.(except for acts of God, wars, national strikes, travel restrictions, significant inflations, global pandemic or anything beyond our control)
UTOvacation retains the right to adjust, modify or reschedule tours if deemed necessary.
UTOvacation also reserves the right to adjust your tour date or itinerary if it feels it is in the best interest of its passengers especially in cases that involve the health and safety. This may include minor adjustments like the timing of a scheduled tour attraction visit to a complete date modification.
UTOvacation will do its best to notify you of any such changes before your departure (Or as soon as possible if you have already departed).
Stipulations. Please note, UTOvacation does its’ best to fulfill its tour obligations. However, UTOvacation is not liable for scenarios which impact room availability, tour execution, separate fees or other elements of the tour that is enforced by third party entities such as local and federal authorities.
UTOvacation reserves the right to modify, reschedule the tour or issue a full travel credit to clients should there be any of the following situations occurring which are all beyond our control
1) Global/regional pandemics recognized by WHO/destination country health authority
2) Travel restrictions and protocols or lock-downs that are put in place imposed by local government or travel governing organizations
3) Flight cancellation or being unable to provide a full capacity by the airlines
4) Wars and strikes
5) Any other acts of God
An alternative departure date will be offered for no extra administration fees if clients wish to rebook the same package.
Cancellation policy applies if tour is requested to be cancelled by clients under the above situations.
A surcharge might incur imposed by the third party i.e. airlines, cruises, hotels, ground tour operators, any other service providers under the above situations.
UTOvacation on some occasions may issue Travel Credits as either a reward or because of trip suspension.
Travel Credits may be used on any UTOvacation product except for Cruise packages, Travel visa, Flight ticket/First-class flight fare upgrades or Gratuities.
Please note: Travel credit will be applied should there be any cancellation/refund occurs if the tour/service has been paid by travel credit in the initial transaction.
Travel Seat Arrangements
Seating/Cabin assignment: UTOvacation has no power to control the seating selection on the aircraft or cabin location on the cruise (unless where specified). All the spots are arranged by the airline/cruise line group department or randomly selected by the computer system. Therefore, UTO vacation cannot help the customers to change, reserve, pre-assign seats/cabins.
Preferred Seat Upgrade: UTOvacation will not be responsible for any preferred seat upgrade on aircraft (except for business or first class seats). Some cruise packages allow the selection of cabins at the time of booking for an upgraded price; please refer to the product page for details.
Changes to an existing reservation by the passenger for whatever the cause, will incur a $299 per person charge plus any additional supplier fees. This includes name changes and removal of any services such as optional tours and transfers. The deposit and/or full payment for any optional feature that is on an early bird or special sale promotion is non-refundable and non-transferable.
*Please note that name changes to airline or cruise line reservations are subject to full cancellation or re-booking. See Airline Name Changes section for specific regulations.
Replacing a traveling passenger is subject to cancellation penalties and is not covered by this Reservation Changes policy.
Changes or additional requests after departure are subject to local rates at the time of amendment and must be paid directly by the passenger to the service provider. UTOvacation will make its best effort to minimize these costs, however, all payment will be payable by request of the local service providers.
There are no refunds for unused services.
UTOvacation strongly recommends all tour members to purchase travel insurance at the time of booking. UTOvacation does not directly offer Travel Insurance. The Travel Insurance recommended by UTOvacation are facilitated and owned by third party operators. Any Travel Insurance purchased by the passenger is governed by the third party and UTOvacation is not liable or responsible for said insurance.
Once we are done issuing your flight tickets, our ticketing department will send you an email to confirm the details in time. UTOvacation shall take no responsibilities if airlines change schedules or change routings afterwards and no refunds shall be commenced because of such alterations.
Each airline company has its own rules and regulations with the baggage weight, size, and number. The best way to find out the rules and regulations is to go visit the airline company"s official website.
Please note, some destinations baggage is not included in the fare. Refer to your specific tour product page’s terms & conditions for specific baggage allowances.
Tour Fare Includes
Please refer to your tour itinerary for the most updated information
Tour Fare Excludes
Flight Package Description
Silver Flight Package ( Guaranteed maximum of one-stop/layover to your destination country gateway )
If your departure city has indirect flight(s) with only one stop/layover to connect your destination country gateway, we guarantee to provide you with flight with only one stop/layover to your destination country gateway if you select such package early enough before we issue the tickets.(Option and flight itinerary are subject to availability)
Gold Flight Package ( Guaranteed non-stop flight to your destination country gateway )
If your departure city has regular direct flight(s) to connect your destination country gateway, we guarantee to provide you with a non-stop flight to your destination country gateway if you select such package early enough before we issue the tickets. (Option and flight itinerary are subject to availability)
- Please be advised that the vaccination requirements are subject to change in each country and that it is the responsibility of the traveler and not UTOvacation to check about the requirements before the arrival of your destination.
- The World Health Organization (WHO) emphasizes that all travelers should be up to date with routine vaccinations. Following to that, travelers should check that they have been fully vaccinated against measles, rubella, mumps, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), poliomyelitis, and COVID-19 before starting their travel. Non-immunized or incompletely immunized travelers should be offered the routine vaccinations recommended in their national immunization schedules, in addition to those needed for international travel (e.g. yellow fever vaccine).
- The WHO recommends the following vaccinations for travelers to South America: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, cholera, yellow fever, and rabies. Some routine vaccinations are also recommended, such as measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR), tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap), influenza, chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia, meningitis, and polio.
- Proof of yellow fever vaccination may be required for some travelers, based on their specific itinerary. It is possible to find further details on the WHO website.
The extra cost of schedule delay caused by Air Flight cancellation or change will be undertaken by passengers themselves. The missed itineraries will not be re-arranged. During the tour or cruise, it will be considered as surrendering application automatically if you do not attend the pre-arranged tour or check in the prearranged hotel or cruise.
All the extra costs will be undertaken by the client voluntarily. UTOvacation reserves the right to abandon any clients if such clients violate the law or damage the interest of tour groups If a travel visa is denied for any reason either applied through UTOvacation Visa Service Center or applied on your own, the tour cancellation policy applies when cancellation of the tour is requested. UTOvacation holds no responsibilities for any denied Travel Visa application.
If a child, 18 years old or younger, is travelling abroad with only one parent/guardian, children MUST carry a notarized consent letter signed by non-accompanying parent/guardian. If a child, 18 years old or younger is travelling alone, children MUST carry a notarized consent letter signed by both parents/guardian. Such a consent letter may be requested by immigration authorities when entering or leaving from a foreign country or by North American officials when re-entering into USA or Canada. Failure of presenting such a document may result in the rejection of boarding aircraft or vessel for the children concerned.
Please note that some tour packages may require the compulsory gratuity which will be collected before your departure date. Failure to do so, UTOvacation reserves the right to cancel the booking (including all accommodations and flight arrangements)
Cruise lines reserve the right to cancel, modify or substitute any scheduled port of calls and the schedule at any time and for any reason whatsoever without prior notice due to the navigation authority and water conditions. Any additional expenses caused by the trip interruption should be paid by the customers, which includes but not limited to meals, transportation, hotel accommodations, personal expense, and lost baggage. UTOvacation shall not be liable for any loss to guests.
For children under 18 who will be occupying a bed, there will be an additional $100 supplement per child. Please note, this is only applicable to China discounted tours or any trip that includes China discounted tours.
Please note, there is a minimum attendant requirement (10 participants) for optional programs and Pre and Post tour extensions, UTOvacation reserves the right to cancel or modify optional programs and Pre and Post tour extensions prior to departure date.
Safeguarding your payment(s) is our top priority. In order to prevent any rampant fraudulence or deception, we ask our customers to settle payment(s) through your account on UTOvacation official website at www.utovacation.com. Should you choose offline payment submission, Cheque/Money order/Bank draft/Credit card (with credit card authorization form filled out and signed) are accepted and the payee must be UTOvacation. Please be advised that UTOvacation has never been allowing Bank transfer/Email transfer for transactions and Cash is not recommended. If you find something suspicious regarding your payment, please call 1-855.526.1286 before any further actions.
Please note that the airline company provides all flight schedules. UTOvacation would not be held responsible or liable for any heavy layovers or arrival times that may affect your tour schedule. For example, if your flight arrives earlier than expected, your hotel accommodation may not be available for check-in. Likewise, you may arrive later than scheduled and early morning the next day. If you request a better flight schedule, please check out the flight upgrade services we provide.
Please note, if a customer requires cancellation of a product or service, kindly reach out to UTOvcation customer service. If a customer files a dispute/chargeback directly with their bank, the order will be automatically canceled and suspended in your account. If a customer wishes to reinstate their purchase or credit, they must pay a disputed penalty of $299 per transaction if the total payment amount exceeds $299; 50% of the total invoice amount if the amount is less than $299; all dispute penalties are per transaction. Chargeback fees, transaction fees, administration expenses, marketing/acquisition costs, and operations charges are all part of the disputed penalty. After you have reinstated your order and paid the disputed penalty, you will receive the travel credit. The travel credit can be used to book the same or different tours on our website. You will not be reinstated to your original order, and the amount you paid for that excursion will not be guaranteed.
1) UTOvacation reserves the right to impose relevant fuel/inflation surcharge if Brent Crude Oil Price Index or US/Canada Official CPI has jumped over 4% between your booking date and tour departure date.
2) UTOvacation usually sends out important notifications including but not limited to destination health protocols, travel industry policies, tour updates and safety alerts to our agents/customers by newsletter through email. We are not responsible for trip delay, service cancellation, price increase or any other types of loss caused by unsubscribing from our email list, wrong email address or a lack of checking email box/spam folder/junk folder on a regular basis. If you have not received our newsletter for a long time, make sure your email address is effective/valid and you are on our email list. OR contact us immediately at email@example.com for assistance.
UTO Worry-Free Plan
1. By making an initial deposit in a timely manner, you will secure a vacation spot and avoid any future package/service price increase. Within the first 15 days after you put down the deposit, you may cancel at any time without a question asked and receive a full refund in the form of your payment less any incurred fees. (Only applicable 150/180 days before trip departure)
2. After 15 days of your deposit payment, you may still cancel your trip for any reason up to 150/180 days prior to your departure date and your deposit (non-refundable) will be converted to UTO future travel credit in full amount for 24 months. (If you cancel within 150/180 days before tour departure date, your deposit will be lost plus penalty as per terms and conditions.)
3. No administration fee is charged for name change / tour change / minor correction up to 150/180 days prior to your departure date (except for any additional cost / surcharge already occurred, if any, imposed by any third party. i.e., airline, cruise line)
4. There is an administration fee of $100-$299/person for any name change/tour change plus any additional cost / surcharge already occurred, if any, imposed by any third party. i.e., airline, cruise line, hotel, ground operator if you wish to make such change within 150/180 days before the tour starts.
5. If there are any force majeure events happening beyond the control of UTOvacation (Global pandemics, natural disasters, acts of terrorism, wars, strikes or travel restrictions etc.), your payment less any expenses already occurred will be converted to UTO future travel credit for 24 months.
6. If full payment is not received on the due date as per terms and conditions on our end, we will offer guests an extra 24 hours’ period before cancelling the reservation and imposing any penalties after the deadline time.
- UTO Worry-Free Plan is complimentary for new bookings only and cannot be combined with any other similar promotions. The existing reservations are not applicable for the plan.
- Only itinerates with such icon UTO WorryFreePlan are applicable for UTO Worry-Free Plan.
- By purchasing UTO Worry-Free Plan, you understand that this program is non-refundable and non-transferable. Payments made by the customer will first be applied to UTO Worry-Free Plan and then to the remainder of the tour package.
- Value: reg $199-$999/person
In addition to the clauses above, extra benefits include the followings:
7. You are able to enjoy an extra 15 days period on top of the regular 15 days (total of 30 days) to cancel your tour without penalty after the initial deposit and receive a full refund in the form of your payment less any incurred fees. (Only applicable 150/180 days before trip departure)
8. If you sign up for any optional features, we guarantee you the early bird price even after the promotion is over (up to 150/180 days prior to departure date).
9. A complimentary $50/person credit will be deposited in your UTO Cash Back Program account for your next vacation journey.
10. Under the same category/type/price point/season, your hotel room or cruise cabin will be first assigned in your group for the selection of floor, location or view.
In addition to the clauses above, extra benefits include the followings:
11. You are able to enjoy an extra 30 days period on top of the regular 15 days (total of 45 days) to cancel your tour without penalty after the initial deposit and receive a full refund in the form of your payment less any incurred fees. (Only applicable 150/180 days before trip departure)
12. A complimentary $50/person cash rebate will be granted if you have purchased travel insurance from John Hancock or Manulife through our website.Remarks: Claim travel insurance cash rebate any time after your tour is finished with your full name and policy number at 1(855) 526-1286.
13. Able to extend our promotions for an extra 2 days (48 hours) after the campaigns are over. You may sit back and reserve discounted deals for your friends and family at your own pace.
14. Supporting document for visa application is provided for free of charge.
UTOvacation strongly recommends that you purchase travel insurance for any future travel plans.
We have curated two reputable partners one in the USA and one for Canada. Once you have made your trip selection, please select the option of purchasing travel insurance.
For USA patrons, in order to qualify for the “Cancel For Any Reason” Option offered by John Hancock, you will need to purchase your insurance within 14 days of your initial deposit. Other insurance policies may be purchased later.
Please note, the travel insurance that is available for purchase is with our affiliate partners and not a direct product or offering of UTOvacation. For any questions or concerns, please contact the vendor directly.
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Canadian Travel Insurance (click for more details)
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