Terms & Conditions

Reservations and Deposits

Cancellation Policy

To reserve a place on the trip you must sign a reservation form and submit a deposit of $600 per person. Until we receive your deposit, we cannot guarantee you a place on the tour. Upon receipt of your deposit, you will receive an invoice for 50% of the balance of the tour price, which will be due approximately 90 days before tour departure. The final balance will be due 60 days before departure.

This $600 deposit is fully refundable up until the date of your 50% deposit unless you sign up less than 60 days prior to departure. If you sign up within 60 days of departure, your non-refundable payment is required in full.

If Olde Ipswich Tours must cancel the tour for any reason, including closure of international borders, you will be refunded in full.

If you must cancel your tour for any reason, medical or otherwise, you will be charged as follows:

  • Your $600 deposit is fully refundable up to 90 days before departure.

After 90 days prior days prior to departure, the cancellation policy is as follows:

Days prior to trip start date

  • 61-90 days
  • 31-60 days
  • 0-30 days

Days prior to trip start date

  • 50% of trip price
  • 75% of trip price
  • 100% of trip price

We highly recommend that tour participants purchase adequate travel insurance.


A valid passport is required by all U.S. citizens for travel to Europe. The expiration date on the passport should not be earlier than six months before the date of re-entry to the U.S.

Smoking Policy

We ask that there be no smoking in the vans, at meals, or indoors.

Covid Requirements


All tour participants must provide proof of vaccination for the coronavirus via the CDC-issued vaccine card prior to travel. Participants must agree to abide by all regulations regarding the coronavirus, including masking and testing, where required.

We reserve the right to terminate the tour of any person who is abusive of others or who exhibits disruptive behavior.


Traveler Health

We will make every effort to conduct the itinerary exactly as it is presented in the tour brochure. If for any reason we are required to make an alteration, we will notify you as soon as possible and will make a substitution of equivalent or higher standard.

Travelers must be in reasonably good health to participate and should make Olde Ipswich Tours aware of any relevant health issues or accommodation requirements prior to the tour. Tour participants should be able to climb in and out of a minivan; should be able to participate in a walking tour at a slow pace; and should be able to climb at least one flight of stairs.

Included in tour

Not included in tour

  • ground transportation as described in itinerary
  • all breakfasts
  • lunches and dinners where indicated in itinerary
  • all lodging
  • all tips and taxes
  • entrance fees to attractions as described in itinerary
  • all tour guides
  • all wine tastings
  • airfare
  • personal insurance
  • wine or alcohol with meals unless specified
  • activities indicated as “optional”