The following booking conditions are printed on the tour booking form and apply to all bookings – unless informed otherwise.
A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required to confirm your booking on a tour. Final payment of the tour fee and any additional travel will be due 70 days before departure.
If you decide to cancel your booking the following charges apply:
|More than 60 days before departure||$500.00*|
|60-45 days before tour start||20% of total amount due|
|44-15 days before tour start||75% of total amount due|
|14 days or less before departure||100% of total amount due|
* This amount may be transferred by the school to the booking of a ‘replacement’ student making a new booking.
Unused portions of the tour:
We regret that refunds will not be given for any unused portions of the tour, such as meals, entry fees or accommodation.
Academy Travel and your school require all participants to have travel insurance. Comprehensive coverage is included in the tour price. If you have pre-existing medical conditions, are aged older than 49 or are undertaking additional travel, a supplementary payment may be required
Passport and visa:
A valid passport is required for all international travel. If you do not hold an Australian passport you may require a re-entry permit. Some countries require a visa to be issued before you depart Australia. We will advise you of all passport and visa requirements, but it is your responsibility to ensure that you meet passport and visa requirements before you depart.
Will the tour price change:
If the number of participants in a tour is significantly less than budgeted, or if there is a significant change in exchange rates, Academy Travel reserves the right to amend the advertised price. If this occurs you will be given the option of cancelling your booking and obtaining a full refund. If an Academy Travel tour is forced to cancel you will get a full refund of all monies paid.
Will the itinerary or airline change:
Occasionally circumstances beyond the control of Academy Travel make it necessary to change airline, hotel or to make slight amendments to daily itineraries. We will inform you of any changes as soon as they occur.
What our teachers are saying
“This tour far exceeded my expectations and I have been so impressed with the quality of service provided by Academy both before the tour and while we were away. Nothing was ever a problem or a drama and Academy made it so easy for me as a teacher. Thank you SO much for everything. It was a truly wonderful experience."
“We were all very impressed with every aspect of the tour. We have used Academy Travel since 2006. In that time, I have been on four of the tours and it gets better every time.”
"Without exception, everyone has been both extremely accommodating and professional. The friendliness and personal service of all staff was excellent. We had a wonderful time!”
"Very thankful for Academy Travel. The service was excellent and the product was far better than what I could have done alone.”
“I could not be happier with Academy Travel and have been telling all my teacher friends about the efficient organisation of the company. You helped make the process of organising a tour so much easier than I had anticipated and I could relax and enjoy the trip.”
“I could not fault Academy Travel. They did everything I asked for and more."
“The tour was amazingly well-organised and our compliments to Academy could not be higher. All staff and students thoroughly enjoyed themselves.”
“An excellent trip that was great value. Parents and boys were effusive in their praise.”
“Academy Travel gave us unprecedented levels of support. The tour was excellent and the students were supplied with everything they needed throughout the trip. They were given an unforgettable experience due to the care and professionalism shown by all Academy Travel staff. We will definitely be working with the company in the future.”
“As usual, brilliant support and organization from start to finish. All the worry and planning looked after for me. Everyone on our tour was completely satisfied and gained an invaluable experience."
“A fantastic tour! The trip was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Your risk assessment matrix and pre-departure package made it easier when organizing the trip. Thanks for everything Academy!”
“To say we had the best time is an understatement; to say we had a great time is also an understatement. What can I say – words fail me. Everything about the tour was organized to perfection, everything ran so smoothly."