PRICES, RATES & FARES
All tour prices are based on a minimum of 2乘客 traveling together. Single Occupancy rates are applicable with a minimum of 2人 traveling together, each in a single room. In the case of just 1 名乘客 traveling, Single Traveling Alone (STA) prices will be applicable (quoted on a case-by-case basis). All price and rates shown are in United States Dollars and are per person sharing a double-bedded hotel room. These prices are in effect at this time and are subject to change at any time prior to departure. Quoted tour prices are based on current rates of exchange, tariffs and taxes as applicable at the time of booking. SONIC TRAVEL & TOUR reserves the right to increase tour prices to cover increased costs of tariffs, taxes, park fees and fluctuations in foreign exchange markets. Airfares (if shown) are from the gateways of JFK or LAX and should be used as a guideline only. Best available airfares will be quoted, as applicable at the time of departure, based on individual gateways for the complete air itinerary. Due to constant fluctuation in fuel surcharges and taxes, SONIC TRAVEL & TOUR is unable to publish airfares. Competitive fares, matching the tour, are available upon request at the time of booking.
SCHEDULED TOURS / INDEPENDENT TOUR / JOIN IN TOURS
SONIC TRAVEL & TOUR has a variety of tour choices. Our scheduled departure tours are for exclusive SONIC TRAVEL & TOUR guests and operate with a minimum of 2 – 10 名乘客 最多的 15乘客, based on the destination. Independent Tours operate on a daily basis with a minimum of 2乘客. Join in Tours are not SONIC TRAVEL & TOUR exclusive tours. These are pre-packaged itineraries, with guests joining the tours from around the world. Tour escorts are provided (where applicable) only with a minimum of 15乘客.
All participants must be in possession of a passport valid for 6個月 beyond the re-entry date into the United States or Canada respectively. A visa or visas may be required for some or all of the countries visited on the holiday or tour selected. Please check your visa requirement/s at time of booking. SONIC TRAVEL & TOUR will provide visa information and application forms. SONIC TRAVEL & TOUR recommends a reliable visa service that will assist in obtaining visa/s for nominal fee/s. Non-U.S. Citizens and Non-Canadian citizens may have different requirements. It is the passenger’s responsibility to ensure that all his or her visa and passport requirements are met.
Acknowledgement of booking will be sent immediately upon initiation of a reservation. Electronic receipt will be sent upon deposit. Final tour documents consisting of detailed tour itinerary, vouchers, hotel list, baggage tags, general information are dispatched from our offices approximately 14天 prior to departure. If documents are required / requested for earlier delivery, a handling fee of $ 50 will apply to cover expedited handling and processing.
CANCELLATIONS & CHANGES
Due to the special nature of the programs, suppliers impose rigid cancellation fees; please be aware that SONIC TRAVEL & TOUR has no control over such fees and cannot make any exceptions to these charges.
Note: All cancellations must be received by SONIC TRAVEL & TOUR in writing; cancellations will be effective when the written notice is received at SONIC TRAVEL & TOUR’s offices in Temple City, California. If a cancellation is received after SONIC TRAVEL & TOUR is in possession of the initial deposit, but more than 60天 prior to departure (or 90天 if applicable), the cancellation fee incurred will be $ 250 per person (a higher cancellation fee may apply to some tours). If cancellation is received between 59天和45天 (or 89 – 45 days) prior to departure the fee incurred will be 25％ of the entire tour price. Cancellation/s received between 44天和30天 prior to departure will be charged a fee of 50％ of the entire tour price. NO REFUNDS whatsoever will be made for cancellations received within the last 30天 出發前。
Airfares are subject to different rules and cancellation fees; some may be non-refundable. Details can be provided at the time of booking but it is the traveler's responsibility to ensure airfare conditions and cancellations are understood and adhered to. To protect against cancellation charges, we strongly recommend purchasing Travel Insurance including Cancellation Protection and Travel Interruption (see Insurance clause).
UNUSED TOUR ITEMS
No refund will be made for any unused accommodations, missed meals, transportation segments, cruise portions, sightseeing tours or any other service. Such unused items are neither refundable nor exchangeable (no exceptions).
SONIC TRAVEL & TOUR strongly recommends the Travel Protection Program designed exclusively for guests on SONIC TRAVEL & TOUR tours, cruises and holidays and underwritten by Travel Insured International. The plan protects you and your investment in the event of a medical emergency before or during your trip and offers an array of additional coverage. By reading this insurance clause and acknowledging you have read the terms & conditions you acknowledge you have been made aware of the importance of travel insurance. If you elect not to purchase travel insurance you agree to hold SONIC TRAVEL & TOUR World Tours and its subsidiaries and affiliates harmless from any damages resulting from the failure to carry travel insurance.
Health regulations for some countries visited on featured tours may require proof of inoculation and/or vaccination certificates; such certificates should be in your possession throughout the entire tour. SONIC TRAVEL & TOUR strongly recommends that you consult with your personal physician or nearest travel clinic as well as Passport Health at 888-499-7277 or via the web at www.passporthealthusa.com in regards to your itinerary and required inoculations. You may also visit the website of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) at www.cdc.gov.
A handling fee of $ 30 per transaction is charged for any alteration or revision made to a reservation. Spelling corrections to client’s names after tickets have been issued will be subject to airline revision fees. Courier delivery costs apply if any changes are made within five weeks prior to departure. A change of date or itinerary within 35天 of departure will be treated as a cancellation and new booking; in this case regular cancellation fees apply.
CRUISE AND RAIL JOURNEYS
Deviations to the planned cruise or rail itineraries are possible, although every effort will be made to keep them as they are shown. All cruise or rail routes are subject to change without notice. Should conditions render cruise or rail routes unsafe for navigation, alternative services may apply, including but not limited to, accommodation on the docked ship (for cruise itineraries) and/or substitute ground arrangements.
Accommodation on a double occupancy basis will be provided at the property specified or similar. Rooms will be assigned by the respective supplier/s on a run-of-the-house basis, in category/ies as specified in the itinerary. The hotels featured in the itinerary will be in accordance to the level of the program – First Class, Deluxe or Luxury – (this term may be defined by the hospitality industry in the region providing such accommodation or by trade custom). All per person rates are based on double occupancy of the respective accommodation units as described above. A tour member occupying a single room, either by choice or by circumstance, is required to pay the single room supplement. The quoted single room rate does not necessarily mean single occupancy of a double room, as some of the establishments featured in this website have especially designed single-occupancy units.
Meals for each tour are included as stated on the itinerary. A la Carte, Buffet meals and/or table d’hôte are offered. Special meals and entertainment are included as shown in the itinerary. In some rare instances, a meal may not be of a standard expected under the term “deluxe”, particularly in remote areas.
SIGHTSEEING & LAND TOUR SERVICES
The following services are included in your tour price unless otherwise noted: transportation between the airports and hotels, sightseeing with English-speaking or Chinese-speaking guides as mentioned in the itinerary, and all entrance fees to attractions visited as described in the itinerary. Sightseeing will be via motorcoach, private car and other modes of transportation (air-conditioned where necessary and available), as determined by the nature of the terrain and as outlined in the itinerary. Transfers are not included when arriving or departing at the first destination gateway by means other than the scheduled tour flights but can be arranged at additional cost.
Cultural entertainment events, gala evenings and/or festivals are included as per the itinerary.
The airlines used in conjunction with tours and holidays featured on this website are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passenger/s is not / are not on board their aircraft. The passenger tickets/confirmation in use by the airline, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the airline and passengers. Airfares, where used, are subject to change without notice.
LATE BOOKING CHARGE
Bookings made within 30天 of departure incur a $ 50 handling fee.
NON-REFUNDABLE AIR TICKETS
If you are purchasing a non-refundable air ticket, please make sure that you understand the difficulties associated with these airfares. SONIC TRAVEL & TOUR cannot be held responsible for any change/cancellation penalties associated with non-refundable airfares.
LUGGAGE WHILE ON LAND TOURING WITH SONIC TRAVEL & TOUR
Arrangements include transportation and transfer of two standard-sized suitcases per person. Please also see below Airline Baggage rules, which may differ.
AIRLINE BAGGAGE REGULATIONS
Baggage allowance, size, and the cost to transport baggage vary by carrier and flight length. It can also vary by the mileage status a passenger holds with a preferred air carrier. Travelers will need to check with their air carrier in regard to the specific baggage rules & regulations applicable to them.
Baggage and personal effects are at the owner’s risk throughout the tour and baggage insurance is strongly recommended (see insurance clause). Carrier liability for tour members’ baggage is clearly stated on the passenger contract and in the airlines’ terms & conditions sections. Liability for checked and unchecked baggage shall in no event exceed the actual loss incurred by the passenger, subject to proof of the amount of loss. Please read all of the conditions of your ticket. Federal law and treaties limit the amount of recovery for loss of or damage to your luggage or its contents. To protect against such limitations, we strongly recommend that you purchase insurance (see insurance clause).
TOUR PRICE EXCLUSIONS
Your tour price does not include: Air transportation (unless specifically stated as included); costs and fees to obtain or extend your passport/s; visa fees and processing fees; inoculations and vaccinations (if required); health certificate; airport taxes and country departure taxes (if applicable); all items of a personal nature including alcoholic beverages (except on certain occasions): meals not specified, tips to tour guides; excess baggage charges; cancellation, health, accident and baggage insurance; private, non-group transfers; and any items not specifically listed as included.
SONIC TRAVEL & TOUR reserves the right to take photographs during the operation of any program and to use resulting photographs for promotional purposes. Any passengers who prefer that their images not be used are asked to notify their tour escort at the beginning of the program.
RESPONSIBILITY-LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
SONIC TRAVEL & TOUR (dba SONIC TRAVER & TOUR) of Temple City, California and all affiliates (herein referred to as “SONIC TRAVEL & TOUR ”) act only in the capacity as an agent for the hotels, airlines, bus companies, railroads, ship lines, and/or contractors providing accommodations, transportation or other services to the client. The client is advised that SONIC TRAVEL & TOUR purchases such transportation, hotel accommodations, restaurant and other services from various independent suppliers who are not affiliated with SONIC TRAVEL & TOUR . SONIC TRAVEL & TOUR makes every effort to select the best suppliers of the aforementioned services. However, SONIC TRAVEL & TOUR does not control the operations of these agents and as a result, CANNOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY PERSONAL INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE OR OTHER CLAIM which may occur as the result of any and/or all of the following: (1) the wrongful, negligent or arbitrary acts or omissions on the part of the independent supplier, agent, its employees or others who are not under the direct control or supervision of SONIC TRAVEL & TOUR ; (2) defects or failures of any vessel, aircraft, vehicle or other instrumentality which is under the control of an independent supplier; or (3) loss, injury or damage to person, property or otherwise, resulting directly or indirectly from any Acts of God, dangers, incidents at sea, fire, breakdown in machinery or equipment, or wars (whether declared or not), acts of terrorism, hostilities, civil disturbances, strikes, riots, thefts, pilferage, medical epidemics, quarantines, or customs regulations, defaults, delays or cancellations or alterations in itinerary due to schedule changes, or from any causes beyond SONIC TRAVEL & TOUR ’s control. Further, SONIC TRAVEL & TOUR is not liable for any loss or damage resulting from insufficient or improperly issued passports, visas or other legal documents. All coupons, exchange orders, receipts, contracts and tickets issued by SONIC TRAVEL & TOUR are issued subject to any and all tariffs, terms, and conditions under which any services are provided by such hotels, airlines, bus companies, railroads, ship lines or owners or contractors or by their person in employ.
Special COVID-19 Note:
Countries welcoming you and allowing open travel will have a Covidien公司-19 rule-set in place. Visitors must be familiar with these requirements and are expected to adhere to all rules. Requirements will differ from country to country and may also change over time. It is therefore important that all travelers are secure in their understanding of what will be expected of them before departing their home and upon entering a foreign destination. Please ask your SONIC TRAVEL & TOUR Travel Expert in regard to the specific entry requirements.
Furthermore, understand that COVID-19 may be present anywhere. The World Health Organization and medical experts have stated that older citizens, as well as guests with existing health challenges, are exposed to heightened risks. It is important that travelers take personal responsibility for their well-being and strictly follow instructions, whether given verbally or through public announcements and signage. When traveling with SONIC TRAVEL & TOUR you agree to accept all risks associated with exposure to COVID-19. At SONIC TRAVEL & TOUR we encourage adherence to hygiene and distancing rules and sincerely wish that all of our guests travel safe and remain healthy.
SONIC TRAVEL & TOUR (when deemed necessary) reserves the right to: (1) cancel any itinerary or any part of it; (2) make any alterations to the itinerary (including, but not limited to, alterations to substitution of hotels); and (3) decline to accept or to retain any person as a tour passenger should such person’s health, mental or physical condition, in the sole opinion of SONIC TRAVEL & TOUR , impede the operation of the tour of the other passengers. Tour members are held responsible for being in sufficient good health to undertake the tour. If a passenger is asked to leave while the tour is in progress, that person will be responsible for charges incurred on account of such departure from the tour and/or their return to the USA or Canada respectively. In such a case, SONIC TRAVEL & TOUR will refund any monies that can be recovered for the unused portion of the tour, taking into account additional charges incurred by SONIC TRAVEL & TOUR . Other than to refund such sum, SONIC TRAVEL & TOUR will accept no further liability or obligation toward that person or third party.
SONIC TRAVEL & TOUR is not responsible for any errors, omissions or misquotes contained in brochures or on websites or any other accompanying promotional documentation. The contents of brochures, websites or promotional documentation may be changed at any time (including, but not limited to, rates and itinerary) without notice and at SONIC TRAVEL & TOUR ’s sole discretion.
It is specially agreed that this agreement is entered into in the district of Temple City, county of Los Angeles, state of California. In the event any legal or equitable action is brought against SONIC TRAVEL & TOUR concerning the interpretation, enforcement or breach of any term, obligation or duty as contained or related to the terms and conditions set forth in this website, or pursuant to federal law, statute or treaty to which the United States is a signatory, the venue of such action shall lie exclusively in the district of Temple City, county of Los Angeles, state of California.
It is specifically agreed and stipulated that the law of the state of California shall govern and apply to any legal or equitable action brought against SONIC TRAVEL & TOUR concerning the interpretation, enforcement or breach of any term, obligation or duty contained in this website, or pursuant to any federal law, statute or treaty to which the United States is a signatory.
Contact your travel agent for more information and further assistance with reservations on any tour. Your travel agent can also assist you with obtaining visas, travel insurance and can provide general destination information. You may also call SONIC TRAVEL & TOUR at 323-266-8988 在美國。