Travel is personal and each individual’s wishes and experience may differ; Ritz Tours will not be bound by, or liable for any description, photograph, representation or warranty made by or provided by any third party sales representative, Travel Agent, or any other person or entity relating to any guided tour offered by Ritz Tours.
Safety and security is a significant concern to all of us and the global situation is subject to constant change. Events around the world, combined with the “Travel Advisories” issued by various governments, may in some circumstances necessitate changes to the accommodations itineraries or even trip cancellation. You must accept the risks involved in travel to any country that may experience security difficulties, and accept responsibility for your own travel decisions.
Deposit: A deposit of $300 per person is required at the time of booking of the reservation. Reservation will automatically be cancelled if your deposit is not received by Ritz Tours within 7 days after booking of the reservation.
a) Land Only Package: The final balance of the price must be paid at least 60 days prior to the departure date. If you book less than 60 days prior to the departure date, the final payment will be due upon booking. Ritz Tours has the right to cancel your booking and retain any deposit if the balance is not paid by the due date.
b) Land & Air Package: The balance of the price must be paid at least 60 days prior to the departure date. Ritz Tours may require earlier payment of the airfare portion of your tour. If you book less than 60 days prior to the departure date, the final payment is due upon booking. If the balance is not paid by the due date, then Ritz Tours has the right to cancel your booking and retain any deposit, cancel any airfare from your Land & Air Package, and change your reservation to a Land Only Package. You will be charged a late payment fee of $50 per person for each late payment we receive.
If you cancel your booking, a per person fee will be charged according to the date Ritz Tours receives and acknowledges your cancellation as follows:
A separate cancellation policy applies to RNI, please refer to the following RNI cancellation schedule:
2022 RNI (Iceland) Cancellation Schedule
Cancellation Notice:Written notice of cancellation must be received by Ritz Tours either by personal delivery, mail fax, or e-mail. Your notice of cancellation will only be effective when it is received in writing by us and acknowledged.
Third-party Suppliers' Penalties and Charges:In addition to the above stated cancellation charges, if tickets or vouchers for airlines, hotels, cruises, trains or any relevant third-party suppliers have already been issued or confirmation of service has been received at the time of cancellation (regardless of number of days prior to departure), the traveler will be wholly liable for any additional airline, hotel, cruise line, train or other relevant third-party supplier’s cancellation penalties and service charges pursuant to suppliers’ rules and regulations.
Single Room Supplement Charge: In the event of cancellation by your travel companion or roommate, you will be responsible for the additional resultant single room supplement charge.
Airline Tickets:Ritz Tours reserves the right to issue airline tickets immediately upon receipt of your tour deposit.
Certain Arrangements: Please be aware that certain arrangements with third-party suppliers cannot be amended after they have been confirmed and any alteration may incur a cancellation charge to you of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements.
A. Land Only Packages
Travelers that purchase Land Only Packages are responsible for ALL their air segments (unless otherwise specified). Please review the tour itinerary and features carefully, paying special attention to the dates, time, and cities of arrival and departure, and plan your own air itinerary accordingly.
Special airfares from your hometown are available with the purchase of our tour series. Please check our website for up-to-date offers. Offered airfare prices are good only with the concurrent purchase of our tour series. A 60-day advance purchase is required at the offered prices.
Travelers that purchase Land Only Packages are permitted to change to Land & Air Packages 90 days prior to departure without incurring an air surcharge. Travelers who wish to change from a Land Only Package to Land & Air Package within 60 – 89 days prior to departure will incur an air surcharge. Do not purchase any airline tickets until we have confirmed your departure date with you.
Land Only Package travelers are responsible for arrival airport transfer (to hotel) and departure airport transfer (from hotel).
B. Land & Air Packages
For travelers who elect to purchase an Air Package along with the Land Package, a round-trip international economy class air ticket from the gateway city and all intra-tour air tickets (if applicable) are included with the tour as per itinerary (except city packages). Gateway cities are specified in the itineraries.
For departure gateway cities other than specified, please consult your travel agent or Ritz Tours regarding the U.S. domestic add-on airfare.
The air carrier and routing are at the sole discretion of Ritz Tours. Travelers who elect to purchase their own U.S. domestic add-on air tickets to the gateway city do so at their own risk. Ritz Tours reserves the right to book all flights at the lowest available fare and also reserve the right to change all airlines used without prior notice.
All government taxes / fees and fuel surcharges associated with airline tickets are included in the advertised airfare and subject to change at any time during the year. Amounts listed in the brochure are as of the date of printing the brochure. For the most up-to-date prices please check our website.
Advertised airfare does not include any seat assignment fee. To request an advanced seat assignment, travelers are advised to contact the airline and arrange payment (if any) directly with the airline.
Certain destination countries may require aircraft cabin insecticide treatment and are listed on the Department of Transportation website: https://www.transportation.gov/airconsumer/spray.
Click here to see our complete “Airfare Policy”.
Hotel accommodations are based on two adults sharing one twin bedded room. Some hotels may have a maximum room occupancy limit. Triple rooms are subject to availability at the time of check-in and are on request only.
A customer occupying a single room is required to pay a single supplement fee. Single rooms are subject to availability at time of booking.
When the hotel listed in the brochure or website is unavailable, a similar category hotel will be substituted without prior notice.
Itinerary variations:Ritz Tours strives to offer all sightseeing excursions specified in the itinerary, however all final arrangements will be determined by the local tour escort or tour manager. In rare circumstances which may be beyond our control, such as weather conditions, acts of God or other hazardous conditions, we may be forced to vary itineraries or substitute sightseeing excursions. Where possible we will endeavour to notify you or your travel agent of any changes.
Admissions / Entrance Fees:All necessary main entrance fees for the sightseeing excursions will be included as specified in the itinerary.
Tour Manager:The service of a professional tour manager is included as specified in the itinerary (Except: RGI, tours to South America, Asia, Africa), however all city packages, independent packages, extensions, and some destinations will be locally hosted.
Round-trip airfare from your hometown (for Land Only Packages) or round-trip airfare from your hometown to the gateway city (for Land & Air Packages); meals not mentioned in the itinerary; insurance premiums; charges arising from deviations; any expenses due to delay or changes of schedule, overbooking of accommodations, default of any third parties, sickness, weather, strike, acts of God, acts of terrorism, force majeure, acts of government’s civil disturbances, war, quarantine, customs regulations, epidemics, criminal activity or for any other cause beyond Ritz Tours’ control; any personal charges including but not limited to passport and visa fees, any baggage charges, phone bills, postage, laundry, drinks and beverages; any airline imposed ancillary charges that may change from time to time if any, and may be without prior notice, including but not limited to hand luggage fee, check-in luggage fee, seating assignment fee, Wi-Fi charge, in-flight meals and entertainment expenses.
Unused Tour Features: Any unused tour features either on air transportation or for land arrangements are strictly non refundable, exchangeable or transferable.
Tour Price Guarantee:All prices in our brochure and website are quoted in U.S. dollars and are based on rates and costs in effect at the time of printing the brochure or posting on the website. Your tour price is guaranteed once we have received your full payment. Prior to full payment, it is important to note that there may be price changes due to fluctuations in any of the cost factors, such as exchange rate and government imposed surcharges that you will be responsible for. For the most up-to-date prices please check our website.
Departure Guarantee:Departures are guaranteed with a minimum number of passengers as specified in the itineraries. Should the total number of passengers fall below the required minimum number (10 passengers for China series / South America series / RGE, 15 passengers for Europe series / REJ, or 20 passengers for RIJ), we reserve the right to cancel the tour, change the hotels, or change to locally hosted services.
Guided Tour Participation:Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult, who will be responsible for their welfare and supervision. Ritz Tours strives to offer a safe, enjoyable and unforgettable travel experience for all our guests. Ritz Tours welcomes guests with special needs and disabilities. Please note the following:
Baggage: Ritz Tours assume no liability for loss, delay and/or damage to baggage in transit to or from a Tour or while on Tour. All baggage and personal effects are, at all times and in all obtain baggage insurance. Baggage allowance varies by airline and is subject to change at any time; for up-to-date baggage allowance restrictions please check with the airline for the latest baggage policies prior to departure. Please note that some airlines may impose additional charges for check-in baggage, hand baggage or excess baggage. Baggage allowance on overseas internal flights may vary from baggage allowance on international flights. Please be advised that you are responsible for paying for any checked baggage, hand baggage and/or excess baggage charges. Please ask us if you would like a list of your confirmed carriers for overseas internal flights prior to departure in order to check baggage restrictions. Every passenger is limited to one suitcase and one carry-on bag while on Tour. Additional charges will apply for excess luggage.
Deviation Charge: Any deviation to your itinerary (early departure or late return) is subject to availability. In addition to any airline(s), hotel(s), relevant supplier’s or transfer surcharge(s), you will be charged a fee of US$100 per person for any deviation from the tour.
Change Fee: One change to your itinerary is allowed free of charge after your reservation is confirmed, subject to availability. $50 will be charged per person for each subsequent change. Once documents and/or tickets have been issued, changes are not permitted.
Travel Documents / E-Tickets:In general, all travel documents will be sent to you approximately 21 days prior to departure via 2nd day priority. Overnight delivery can be arranged at an additional cost. If we obtained an entry visa for you, the passport will be sent with the travel documents.
Late Booking: Bookings made less than 60 days prior to the departure are subject to availability and a surcharge of $50 per person. Full payment is required at the time of booking.
Charge for Children: For children 11 years old and under at time of travel
Shopping: Ritz Tours’ tour managers and representatives are happy to assist you with any shopping requirements while on tour. Ritz Tours does not take any responsibility for any items purchased at shops on the tour. You are strongly advised to observe U.S. customs restrictions when bringing home any goods from tour (for more information please visit https://www.cbp.gov/).
Errors and Omissions: Although Ritz Tours makes a concerted attempt to verify the accuracy of statements made herein, we are not responsible for any typographical or printing errors, omissions or unintentional misrepresentations made in this brochure or on the website.
The new establishment of the Chongqing Tourism Marketing Center in Los Angeles is deemed by the municipality government as a proactive effort to raise its international recognition and awareness of the many world-class tourism infrastructures it has to offer to American visitors. According to Hunter Wang, Deputy Director of Chongqing Tourism, “The Center shall take on the role of building tourism business relationships between the city and United States, facilitating tourism, culture and educational exchanges, and the dissemination of information on the various unique tourism assets in Chongqing.”
Long touted as a major port-of-call and the starting point for cruises along the famous Yangtze River, Chongqing has also become famous for its many attractions and nationally rated scenic spots. In addition to the breathtaking views of the Three Gorges along the Yangtze River, visitors can venture to explore the karst formations of Xueyu Cave, the ancient Dazu Rock Carvings that date back to early Tang Dynasty almost 2000 years ago, the Ghost City of Fengdu County, the famous Chongqing Hot Springs, and many other natural and historical wonders.
Martin Chan, the President of Ritz Tours USA, Inc., highlighted, “We are honored that Ritz Tours has been chosen as the representative to undertake the task of promoting Chongqing. While we have been successful in communicating the beauty and excitement of this city and the Yangtze River cruise to our clients, the challenge now it to generate an even greater excitement through various trade and media collaborations to build more fans for Chongqing and to provide potential visitors with the knowledge of the many leisure options available.”
The new Chongqing Tourism Marketing Center will be located at 208 South First Street, 2nd Floor, Alhambra, CA 91801, telephone 1-626-677-3405, fax 1-626-281-0117.
While some travelers enjoy shopping, others may not. The newly crafted Ritz Tours Shopping Policy clearly states that shopping is optional and purchases are refundable. Guests who do not wish to shop will have the choice to opt-out on shopping excursions. For shopping enthusiasts, plenty of time will be allocated at the end of the sightseeing activities and/or on free days to visit the pre-designated stores that are verified by Ritz Tours for best shopping experience. Guests will also benefit from the return policy and will have confidence that they will get their money back if they are dissatisfied with their purchases.
Max Chew, Vice President of Ritz Tours explained, “We want our clients to have a peace of mi
He added, “Ritz Tours has decided on new ways to meet the needs of our every client. We want to stand apart with this new shopping policy in the interest of the consumers in order that they will have nothing but quality time spent in China for themselves.”
The Ritz Tours Shopping Policy is not only ground-breaking in its suitability but also in its guarantee that all the guests’ needs are fulfilled at the end of the tour. It provides guests a choice to participate in shopping excursions with the convenience of being escorted to quality pre-approved shopping locations, and the assurance that all guests will be pleased with their purchases. There will no longer be any buyer’s remorse by following a simple return procedure. In order to process an immediate full refund, guests on Ritz Tours’ China program can provide a receipt along with the merchandise to the tour guide before the end of the tour in China; or mail the unused merchandise back to the merchant with the proper receipt and in its original packaging within 14 days upon returning to the United States. The refund process will be completed by the merchant within 2 weeks after receiving the returned merchandise.
For more information about the Ritz Tours Shopping Policy, please call 1-888-345-7489 or visit