Tour#: 3166
Depart: June 28, 2018
Return: July 29, 2018
Destination: Bilbao – Spain

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Program Description & Location

SUNY Purchase College conducts a five-week summer program in Pisciotta, Italy

Students will witness, experience, and explore in depth the main tenets of Iberian cultural diversity in situ.

The program venue is located in the Basque Country, far from a prototypical touristy area. The Basque culture in which the students will be immersed is an added value to the average study abroad program in Spain.
Although Spanish will be the predominant language, SUNY students will learn crucial notions in today’s world such as the coexistence of two cultures, Spanish and Basque; bilingualism, and national identities in a global world.

SUNY students interested in anthropology, ethnicity, nationalism, linguistics, hidden cultures and the Spanish language, can benefit from this unique program in Spain.

The program offers a good number of guided excursions to historically significant cities and towns in Spain , France and the Basque country. Visits include: Madrid, Pamplona, San Sebastian, Biarritz (France), Gernika, Mundaka, Plentzia, San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, and Biscay Bridge.

 

For further information on Academics, please contact:
Prof. Ager Gondra: Ager.gondra@purchase.edu

Itinerary

Thursday June 28, 2018 – Departure
Group check in at 02:40pm JFK International Airport, Terminal 4 – Delta Airlines Counter
Departure at 05:48pm with Delta Airlines DL #404 to Paris CDG airport. Dinner and breakfast will be served on board

Friday June 29, 2018 – Arrival to Bilbao

Group will arrive Paris CDG airport at 07:20am and connect with Air France AF #1476 at 08:05am for a short flight into Bilbao airport, arriving to destination at 09:40am local time

Sunday July 30, 2018 – Return
You will leave Bilbao at 10:15am with Air France AF#1477 and arrive Paris CDG at 11:55am. Connecting flight Air France AF# 010 will depart Paris at 04:40pm and arrive to New York JFK International Airport at 07:00pm same day local time

Fare Per Passenger $1,335.00

This Price Includes
Round trip air transportation as per above itinerary tax and surcharges included.
(Tax and surcharges are subject to change at time of ticketing).

This Price Does Not Include
Any other service than the above mentioned
Travel Insurance
Passport and/or visa fees

Note:
American Citizens do not need a visa to enter Spain
Non American Citizens have to check with the Spanish Consulate

Group Deviations
Amount of deviation seats is limited and there is a changing fee involved.
Requests for group deviations done:
Before March 13, 2018 will have a $100.00 per person non-refundable deviation fee plus any difference in fare according to airline availability

After March 13, 2018 will have a $150.00 per person non-refundable deviation fee plus any difference in fare according to airline
If you are interested in staying longer in Europe, avoid disappointments and let us know as soon as possible.

Payments

Payment Schedule
Deposit: $445.00 by or before Monday March 12, 2018
First Payment: $445.00 by or before Monday April 09, 2018
Balance: $445.00 by or before Monday April 30, 2018

Notes:
Should the airline increase tax and/or surcharges at time of issuing the tickets, we will advise you via email

Form of Payment
Check &/or Money Order Payments
Make your check or money order payable to Total Tours International
Send it to:
515 Avenue I  Suite 2A
Brooklyn , NY 11230

Credit Cards Payments
We accept  American Express, Visa, Master Card and Discover.
2 weeks prior to payment dead line, we will send a group reminder via email and a credit card authorization form attached. Just fill it up and send it back to us.

Cancellations & Penalties

We accept only written cancellations.

Cancellation received Cancellation fee
From March 13 to April 9, 2018 $350.00
From April 10 to April 30 50 % of total fare
After April 30 , 2018 100% of total fare

Important Airlines Rules

Failure to present valid passport and/or visas:
You will be denied boarding, your airline reservation will be cancelled an you will have to purchase a new ticket at the fare available at the time you have your documents in order.
Most airlines will not give you any credit and/or refund for your original ticket
No show at the airport: 
Automatically cancels your whole reservation and invalidates your ticket. You will have to purchase a new ticket at the fare available at the time you re-schedule your trip. Most airlines will not give you any credit – refund for your original ticket
Missing any flight for any reason: 
Automatically cancels the rest of the reservation, invalidates your ticket and you will have to purchase a one way ticket for the rest of your itinerary. Airlines will not give you any credit for the unused portion of your ticket.

Unused portion (s) of your ticket are not refundable
Airlines policies must strictly apply
We strongly recommend that you avail yourself of a Travel Insurance Program.
Please contact us for insurance quote at time of sending deposit

Documents To Enter A Foreign Country

Possession of documentation is the responsibility of each passenger.
Failure to provide them will result in denied boarding with no right to refund.

Valid passport
Travellers going abroad need a valid passport.
Some countries require your US passport to be valid for at least six months after your return trip while some other countries may require a longer validity.
If your passport expires before the required validity then you will have to apply for a new one. Please check with the Consulate(s) of the country(s) that you plan to visit for further details on requirements.
American citizens can get passport information at www.travel.state.gov/passport
Non‑American citizens should check with their respective Consulate and will need proper documents to re‑enter the United States.

Visas
A visa is a stamp that is added to your passport by a country’s Consulate.
Some countries require a visa in order to enter while others let American citizens enter the country
without a visa for a short period of time.
Visa requirements are subject to change without notice.
You must check the entry requirements well in advance of your departure date with the Consular officials of the country or countries to be visited.