Joan of Arc, ‘A Great Joy!’-
French Pilgrimage, June 8-June 18,
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AND CONDITIONS: Price: $3,799.00 Payment, refunds and cancellation fees: A
$350.00 per person deposit is required for registration. Full payment, including
single room supplements if applicable, is due postmarked no later than March 1,
2017. If full payment is made later than March 1, 2017, a $200.00
Full-Payment-Late-Fee will be added on the trip price. The deposit is
non-refundable, except in event of the trip's cancellation. You can pay by check
or credit card (through PayPal). Participants are responsible for all PayPal
fees, bank fees, checking fees or any other fees that have been added on. Single
accommodations may be available (there are a limited amount available) for a
supplemental charge of $514.00, which provides single room accommodations
throughout the pilgrimage.
A $50.00 per person deposit is required for single room registration. First come first served for all single accommodations. We reserve the right to cancel this trip due to inadequate registration that makes this trip economically unfeasible for us to operate, though we would inform you of this at the latest by May 14, 2017. In such a case, we would refund to you the TOTAL TRIP COST. However, we are not responsible for additional expenses incurred by participants preparing for the trip (e.g. clothing, equipment, medical expenses, etc.). Participants are responsible for unanticipated price increases which result from a significant devaluation of the U. S. dollar, or significant gasoline increases. No refunds can be given once the trip begins, or for any meals, lodging, activities, or any other services not used. If you cancel: From March 1, 2017-April 3, 2017 then you forfeit 25% of total cost of the trip price. From April 4, 2017-April 18, 2017then you forfeit 50% of total cost of the trip price. From April 19, 2017-May 1, 2017 then you forfeit 75% of total cost of the trip price. From May 2, 2017-July 1, 2017 then you forfeit 100% of total cost of the trip price.
INCLUDED ON THIS TRIP: 1) Transportation costs while on this trip in France,
with the following exceptions: a) Air fare or other transportation expenses to
or from Paris, France not included. b) Participants are completely responsible
for meeting group in Paris, France, at Charles de Gaulle airport on June 8,
2017, at 11am, at the designated place. 2) All sleeping accommodations (double
rooms) at religious communities or monasteries, hotels, gites, and chambres
d'hotes. 3) Twenty-four out of twenty-nine meals are included (82%). 4) All
admission fees for all Jeanne d'Arc related activities. 5) All meetings and/or
conferences with various scholars, experts, and/or historians of Jeanne d'Arc
and her times throughout the pilgrimage. -This tour requires a blend of
adventuresome spirit, physical fitness, walking ability and mental alertness,
and a capacity for accepting situations as they exist and not, as we might find
them in America. We regret that we are unable to accept requests for special
diets or itinerary variations. Disabled travelers requiring special attention or
treatment while on tour must be reported when reservations are made.
A companion who is able to provide the required assistance must accompany any person who is unable to travel independently or who needs assistance. -Due to limited vehicle storage capacity, each tour member is permitted only two pieces of luggage. The size of the "suitcase" we recommend is: 9" X 22" X 14". The size of the "carry on" bag is: 17" X 10" X 10". This is the size of our own baggage, and allows us to also take them with us on the plane. [NOTE: If you have ever had the airlines lose your luggage, as we have, you will appreciate being able to keep them with you.] -Chris Snidow and Catherine Henon-Snidow do not assume any responsibility for loss or damage to baggage or passengers' belongings. -Chris Snidow and Catherine Henon-Snidow reserve the right to refuse to accept any person as a member of the tour/pilgrimage for any reason. They also reserve the right to require any participant to withdraw from the trip at any time who presents a significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others, which cannot be eliminated or reduced to an acceptable level by Mr. Snidow and Ms. Henon-Snidow 's reasonable accommodations. -We reserve the right to make any schedule or itinerary (and price) changes due to unanticipated circumstances.
CONTRACT AGREEMENT Joan of Arc, ‘A Great Joy!’ French Pilgrimage of June 8-June 18, 2017
I fully understand all the terms and conditions of this agreement, and I agree and hereby enter into this contract with Chris Snidow and Catherine Henon. Name as stated on passport (print please): ___________________________ Mailing address: ____________________City_____________State______ Zip Code________ Passport # :__________________Expiration Date:_________________ Country of Issue: __________Date of Birth:______________________
E-mail address: _____________________________________________ Accommodations desired: Double: Yes________No________
Sharing a room with (if you know):____________________ When available, single room: Yes________No_________ In the event of emergency, please contact: Name:______________________Relationship:_____________________ Address:______________________City:_________________State:____ Day time phone #_____________ Night time phone#________________ Cell Phone #_______________ Email address:_____________________
NOTICE: We accept no responsibility for any loss or injuries of any nature, regardless of their cause.
Today's Date: _______________ Signature: ________________________
To sign up, and pay by check:
1) Fill out, date and sign contract 2) Sign and date the following forms 3) Send contract and all forms with your check for deposit to:
Chris Snidow 9320 Biscayne Blvd. Dallas, TX 75218 USA
Or, you may pay by credit card. To pay by credit card you must go through PayPal. PayPal charges a 2.9% fee for their services, if the transaction is completed in the United States. If outside of the United States, the additional fee is 3.9%. Initially they take their fee out of the money we receive, but then we will add that fee back to you. Long story short, paying by check will save you the additional 2.9% PayPal fee (or 3.9% fee if outside of the USA).
However, some people do prefer to pay by Credit Card. If that is you, then:
1) Fill out, date and sign contract 2) Sign and date the following forms 3) Send contract and all forms to address above. 4) Then log in to your PayPal account. Click on Goods or Services, put in our email address, put in the amount to pay, plus PayPal’s fee (2.9% or 3.9%, depending on where the transaction is completed). Use our email address (i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org) for the payee. Please call us for any questions: 214 327 4579
AGREEMENT TO ASSUME ALL RISKS OF TOUR TRAVEL (a/k/a PILGRIMAGE OR RETREAT) STAYING IN FRANCE & TRANSPORTATION, AND TO RELEASE CHRISTIAN C. SNIDOW AND CATHERINE M. HENON FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY RELATED THERETO. ASSUMPTION OF RISK I, ________________________, fully understand that participation in a tour group (also known as a PILGRIMAGE or RETREAT) that will be traveling and staying in France for up to 11 days exposes me to certain INHERENT RISKS, including, but not limited to, transportation accidents (such as an accident in a vehicle). I fully understand that these risks include but are not limited to loss or damage to personal property, injury or fatality due to collision with a vehicle, equipment failure, whether or not caused by the negligence of a tour leader, or illness. Nevertheless, I wish to engage in this tour travel in France (a/k/a PILGRIMAGE or RETREAT), and I AM WILLING TO TAKE COMPLETE RESPONSIBILITY FOR MY OWN HEALTH AND SAFETY AND TO ASSUME ALL RISKS OF INJURY, ILLNESS OR DEATH, whether foreseen or unforeseen, that may befall me as a result of my participation in these activities, specifically the Joan of Arc, ‘A Great Joy’ French Pilgrimage of June 8-June 18, 2017. This agreement shall be interpreted in accordance with the law of the State of Texas, and is permanently binding.
Today's Date: _____________________ Signature: ________________________
RELEASE AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE
Therefore, as consideration for being permitted to participate in this travel tour in France, I hereby agree that I, my assignees, heirs, and legal representatives RELEASE CHRISTIAN C. SNIDOW AND/OR CATHERINE M. HENON, their agents, employees and representatives from any and all liability arising from any and all actions, claims or demands that I, my assignees, heirs or my legal representatives, may hereafter have and that I, my assignees, heirs, and legal representatives will not make a claim or demand against CHRISTIAN C. SNIDOW AND/OR CATHERINE M. HENON, their agents, employees and representatives for PROPERTY DAMAGE, ILLNESS, PERSONAL INJURY, OR DEATH arising from my participation in any tour and/or travel activities, and any activity related thereto, including transportation of any kind while in France, regardless of whether such property damage, illness, personal injury, or death results from THE NEGLIGENCE OF CHRISTIAN C. SNIDOW AND/OR CATHERINE M. HENON (but not their reckless, willful, or fraudulent conduct), and/or from ANY DEFECT IN EQUIPMENT AND/OR VEHICLES USED DURING THIS TOUR. This agreement shall be interpreted in accordance with the law of the State of Texas, and is permanently binding.
Signature: ______________________________ Date: __________________________________
I agree to INDEMNIFY AND HOLD CHRISTIAN C SNIDOW AND CATHERINE M. HENON HARMLESS with respect to any claim made against them by any other person or any third party that relates to my participation in travel in France and/or any tour related activities that would be covered by the Release and Covenant Not to Sue if made directly by me. This agreement shall be interpreted in accordance with the law of the State of Texas, and is permanently binding. I have carefully read this agreement and I fully understand this contents. I understand that this is a release of liability and a legal contract between me, Christian C. Snidow and Catherine M. Henon, and that it affects my legal rights. I am signing this document of my own free will. Date: _________________ Adult Guest Printed Name: ___________________________ Adult Guest Signature: ______________________________ Address: _____________________________________ City: _________________________ State: _________ Postal Code: ________Country:_____________________
Insurance You will be glad to know that up to this point, we have never had a
car accident while on pilgrimage. Nor has anyone on pilgrimage with us ever had
an injury necessitating a visit to the Emergency Room, or even seeing a doctor.
With one exception: myself. I was once clawed by a feral cat, and had to see a
doctor to get some antibiotics. We have indeed been blessed. And we take this
safety record very seriously. We are committed to doing all we can to ensure
that this record continues. Having said that, we remain aware of the possibility
of something happening that would require the services of a doctor or hospital
care for one of our participants. We’ve heard stories of people that while
traveling internationally, thought they had adequate health insurance coverage
with their credit cards or US Health insurance, only to find out otherwise once
overseas. Consequently, travel medical insurance covering “overseas medical
treatment/evacuation/repatriation services and accidental death and
dismemberment” is mandatory for all participants.
In reality, we are now copying what most Travel agencies and guided tour organizations do automatically. We are calling this plan our ‘Better Safe than Sorry’ plan. This would mean, among other things, that you would be at least partially covered medically if something did happen while on pilgrimage with us. This kind of insurance is inexpensive for short limited travel such as this. With our insurance company, for the state of Texas, the price for $50,000 coverage in 2015 was $28.49 for primary, and $46.75 for a couple. For $100,000 coverage it is $38.17 for primary, and $54.89 for a couple. And so forth, up to $1,000,000 coverage.
FYI, you may contact our insurance agent if you like. She works through all insurance companies, and can run quotes for you no matter where you live, and also enroll you as your agent if you so desire. You may contact her directly long distance at: 1-800-880-0414. Her name is Eloise Chapman, of The Chapman Group (www.chapmangroup.com). She has been a great help to us, but whatever works best for you is fine with us. We will need to have some kind of verification from you in writing once you have purchased your insurance. We are not mandating that you get Travel Insurance for trip cancellation, etc. Although you may want to consider this as well, we are only mandating the above coverage. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Please sign below that you have read, understood and will comply with this policy. Signature: __________________________________ Date: ___________