Odden's Rural Life Tours Terms and Conditions, 2017

Folk-Art, Fjords, Friends and Fun Tour

Norway

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Odden’s Rural Life Tour – Norsk Wood Works LTD

August 11th through August 23rd, 2017

Together we are again offering to lead a special trip that will focus on Rural Life Traditions in Norway.
This will be a study tour to visit Phil and Else’s favorite places and people in Norway as we travel through some of Northern Europe’s most spectacular mountain scenery. We will become familiar with folk-art and food traditions from different regions of the country. Phil, Else and guest guides will explain these traditions in the cultural and historical context of Norway. People Phil and Else have come to know in Norway will offer insights that would not be possible to learn otherwise.

What Is Included in the Tour Cost

• Guest Guides who have spent their lives studying and living Scandinavian life traditions.                                                                                                                                              • • All accommodations (based on double occupancy).
• All meals listed in the itinerary.
• All sightseeing and visits as noted in the itinerary.

• Name badge, pre-departure information, and a reading list.
• Airfare, taxes and fees from Minneapolis to Oslo and return from Oslo to Minneapolis for all participants
who have purchased their tickets through Norsk Wood Works, LTD.
• Gratuities for local guides and drivers on events and visits listed in the itinerary.

What Is Not Included in the Tour Cost

• Passport fees, and passport photos as required.
• Transportation for those not participating in or meeting scheduled transfers.
• Personal items such as alcoholic beverages, a-la-carte orders, meals other than specified; phone, fax, and
email charges; laundry and incidental expenses.
• Expenses incurred by our tour operators in making individual travel arrangements in conjunction with
the tour.
• Expenses due to flight delays, bad weather, strikes or other irregularities.
• Refunds for tour services not utilized.
• Travel Insurance.
• Airfare supplemental fuel charge, if assessed by the airline.
• Supplemental fees charged by the airline for late ticketing, name changes, or revisions to ticketing.
• All prices quoted are subject to change if airlines or ground operators increase their prices, if the US
dollar is devalued significantly against foreign currencies, or if unexpected governmental tax or user fees are imposed.
• Other items not specifically mentioned as included.

Registration and Payment

Space is reserved in the order of receipt of reservation request. To submit a request for a reservation, please complete the “Registration” document and submit a personal or bank check deposit of $750, made payable to Norsk Wood Works, LTD. Deposits are applied to the payment of the tour price. Submitting your Registration does not guarantee space on a tour. You will be notified of your status when your request has been received and processed.

If you purchase your airfare tickets through Norsk Wood Works, LTD, your balance due of $5525, plus single supplement if applicable, is due June 14th, 2017.
If you make your own airfare arrangements, your balance due of $4475, plus single supplement if applicable, is due June 14th, 2017
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Folk-Art, Fjords, Friends and Fun Tour to Norway, 2017

Terms and Conditions

Odden’s Rural Life Tour – Norsk Wood Works LTD

August 11th through August 23rd, 2017

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation of your registration must be performed in writing, either by mail or by email. Per person cancellation fees as follows are based on the date notice is received by Norsk Wood Works, LTD:
• Cancellation prior to May 16th results in full refund of $750 registration deposit.
• Cancellation on May 17
th or later, results in a forfeiture of 100% of $750 registration deposit.
• Cancellation on June 14th or later, but before July 4th results in forfeiture of 50% of the entire tour cost.                                                                                                                      • Any cancellation after July 3rd: forfeiture of 100% of the entire tour cost.
• Cancellation by Norsk Wood Works, LTD: full refund.
• No refund for unused portions of the tour, including but not limited to, missed meals, hotel nights, and sightseeing.

Travel Insurance

We strongly urge you to purchase travel insurance in addition to your own health insurance policy, coverage for emergency evacuation, medical and dental expenses, and worldwide emergency assistance service. Travel Insurance may provide help in many unexpected circumstances, such as loss, delay, or damage of baggage; a medical problem that may suddenly arise which causes you to cancel your trip; and medical costs outside the U.S. (most medical policies, including Medicare, do not provide full coverage for medical expenses incurred outside of the U.S.).

Physical and Medical Considerations

Please note that our tour requires participants to be in good physical condition. Participants should have sufficient stamina to keep pace with a group of travelers on long days of touring. If you have any questions about your ability to participate in the tour, please call us. We recommend that all participants travel light.

Itinerary or Program Modifications

We are proud of our high quality itinerary. If improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. Every effort will be made to carry out the program as planned but alterations may still occur after the final itineraries are sent. Please note that weather conditions may force changes to the advertised itinerary.

Accommodations

We chose hotels based on a combination of their location, service, atmosphere and price. Program prices are based on two persons sharing a room with a bath.

Preparing for Your Journey

Prior to departure, you will receive Tour Bulletins containing both tour specific and general tour information to help you prepare for your travel experience.

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Terms and Conditions

Odden’s Rural Life Tour – Norsk Wood Works LTD

August 11th through August 23rd, 2017

Tour Bulletins include such information as:

• Passport instructions
• Flight information
• Weather, clothing, and packing suggestions • Final Itinerary
• Participant List

Additional Information

Participants may wish to extend their stay in the group hotel either before or after the tour. Participants may join the group en route and/or stay on after the end of the program. In such cases, however, no refund can be made for unused portions of the tour.

Smoking Policy

For the comfort of all participants, we ask that there be no smoking during all group activities, including excursions and meals.

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RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT AND LIABILITY DISCLAIMER

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Norsk Wood Works, LTD acts only as an agent for the respective suppliers by making arrangements for transportation, accommodations, and other services. Neither Norsk Wood Works, LTD nor Phil and Else shall be held liable for personal injury, death, property damage or accident, delay or irregularity arising out of any act or omission of these suppliers.

Norsk Wood Works, LTD, its agents, employees or representatives, Phil and Else, and travel agencies through which the tour was booked are not responsible for any damage, personal injury, death, property damage or accident, losses, detention, annoyance, or consequential damages of any kind; delays and expenses due to the same; quarantine, strikes, force majeure, failure of any means of conveyance to arrive or depart as scheduled; disturbances, government actions, restrictions or regulations, acts, wrongful acts or omissions. Without limiting the above, you are hereby given notice, and you understand and agree that all arrangements for the tour are made only on the express condition that Norsk Wood Works, LTD, shall not be liable for any such injury, event, or act.

Norsk Wood Works, LTD its agents, employees or representatives, Phil and Else, and travel agencies through which the tour was booked reserve the right to decline to accept any person as a member of the tour, or to require any participant to withdraw from the tour at any time, when such action is determined to be in the best interests of the health, safety, and general welfare of the tour group or of the individual participant.

Baggage and personal effects are at all times the sole responsibility of the participant.
Dates, schedules, program details, and costs, although provided in good faith based on information available at the time of publication of the brochure, are subject to change and revision

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Terms and Conditions

Odden’s Rural Life Tour – Norsk Wood Works LTD

August 11th through August 23rd, 2017

 

AS A CONDITION OF ACCEPTANCE OF ANY REGISTRATION, EACH APPLICANT MUST AGREE TO THE STATEMENT SET FORTH BELOW:
The undersigned has read carefully the Responsibility Statement and Liability Disclaimer set forth above, the schedule of activities for this tour, as well as the terms and conditions of registration and participation as set forth in this document, and recognizes and accepts any risk associated with the tour and the conditions, including the refund policy, set forth in the tour documents. The undersigned further acknowledges that there are many risks and uncertainties inherent in any travel tour, including but not limited to the hazards of various modes of transportation, forces of nature, acts or omissions of foreign governments, terrorism, war or insurrection, theft, illness, and damage to person or property due to the negligent acts or omissions of tour staff or others. In consideration of, and as part payment for, the right to participate in the tour, the undersigned, on behalf of himself, his dependents, heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, agrees to release Norsk Wood Works, LTD its agents, employees or representatives, Phil and Else, and travel agencies through which the tour was booked from liability for personal injury, death, property damage or loss suffered by any person in connection with this tour, even if caused by negligence. In addition, by registering for this tour, the applicant certifies that he or she is mentally and physically capable of full participation in this tour.

By either signing below and registering for the tour, the participant agrees to the Responsibility Statement and Liability Disclaimer and the Terms and Conditions herein.

Signature Participant #1                                                               Date

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Signature Participant #2                                                              Date

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Contact Information:

Norsk Wood Works, LTD
C/O Phillip Odden or Else Bigton 20337 County Road H
Barronett, WI 54813
Phone: 715-468-2780
Email: nww@norskwoodworks.com Website: www.norskwoodworks.com

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