An option is the opportunity to participate in additional sightseeing during leisure time. All options must be purchased when final payment is due, if they are to be purchased in U.S. dollars. If options are purchased after final payment is submitted, most options will need to be purchased in the local currency. An extension is an addition to your basic tour. For example, if your tour is an 11-day tour, you may add an extra four days to touring, provided there is a minimum of 15 passengers traveling together in a predetermined itinerary. All extensions must be prepaid prior to departure. Many of our tours offer extensions. A deviation from a tour occurs when a passenger requests: (1) to leave the tour within its progress, or (2) to be ticketed as an individual (e.g. earlier or later return, not with the group), or (3) return later than the group is scheduled to return back. This is often requested when someone wishes to stay on longer after a tour is over or travel prior to a tour and wishes to travel on his own, not with the group. Please understand that deviation fees will be charged by the airlines, and most airlines only allow for 10% of the group to deviate, in order to maintain the group-contracted special airfare. Also, deviations may have additional surcharges if the class of seat that a passenger requests is not available. All deviation requests must be provided in writing with dates and all details. Not all deviation requests will be available. Remember, no group travel situation will ever meet all individual desires. After all, passengers are taking advantage of the savings that are possible through group travel, and deviations defeat the whole purpose. They can also be expensive.
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