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General terms and conditions

Booking instructions and conditions:

Reservations and payments can be made directly via email, telephone, through your travel agent, or booking partner. Reservations should be made as early as possible to guarantee the desired departure date and tour of your choice.

Every tour is customized for an individual group/person and the listed tour costs are per person.

Within 7 days upon receipt of our booking confirmation, a deposit fee of at least 50% of the tour cost (the exact amount will be defined according to the tour) must be transferred to our bank account or payment  to the booking partner. Full payment is due at the tour day prior departure. Last minute bookers (24hours prior to tour) must pay 50%  reservation fee to the booking office. If special payment or cancellation conditions are noted on the offer, these conditions will be valid.

If the customer desires a change in the tour schedule, or the date of the tour itself, Pure Switzerland may add a change fee.

Cancellation of the tour by the customer:

In case of a cancellation of a fixed day tour the cancellation fees are as follows:

- Before 21 days prior 100% refund, no fees

- Before 14 days prior of the tour date  25 % refund

- 0 – 14 days prior of the tour  no refund, 100% charge of tour fees per person

In some cases, when part of the tour is booked with another Travel Agency or Tour Company, the cancellation and deposit conditions of these partners can be adopted by Pure Switzerland. If the terms of cancellation of the booked activities are stricter than the ones from Pure Switzerland they will be applicable in every case. (Special conditions may aply)

In case of accident or sickness, the customer has to provide a medical certificate to prove that the booked person cannot join the tour. With a medical certificate, 75% of the tour fee will be refunded

Cancellation of the tour by Pure Switzerland:

Pure Switzerland is entitled to cancel the tour if the deposit or the final payment is not received on time or for emergency cases. In such instances, the above-mentioned cancellation costs are imposed. In cases of force majeure or under circumstances that make the journey impossible or unsafe, PureSwitzerland will reimburse the paid amounts to the extent to which Pure Switzerland will not be charged for the cancelled services imposed by contracted hotels, travel agents, tour companies, etc. (Special conditions may be noted on an offer.) For emergency cancellation by pure Switzerland (death, accident by company member or close family) pure Switzerland is allowed to cancel the tour on short notice and reimburse 100%. If client wishes Pure Switzerland organise an alternative tour but there is no rate guarantee.

A minimum number of participants may be required for specific programs. Should the required number of participants not sign up for a given program, the organizer reserves the right to cancel the contract on short notice. If the fulfillment of a contract is not possible at another time or if the customer cannot take part in the alternative services offered, any paid fees will be refunded minus charges for services rendered. Further damage claims are not possible.

No shows

If the customer doesn’t show up at the agreed time, Pure Switzerland is not responsible if the customer misses the tour. However, Pure Switzerland will be entitled to charge the full amount of the booked tour.

Insurance

The participants are not insured by the organizer. The participants are obliged to provide their own health and accident insurance coverage for the planned activity (including sport coverage).

The responsibility of Pure Switzerland as the tour operator or/and their suppliers is limited. The tour operator is responsible for providing the services outlined in it’s website/brochure/offer. All services are subject to the laws of the country in which they are provided and to the conditions specified by the relevant suppliers. In the absence of negligence of Pure Switzerland, the participant waives any claim against the operator for injury, damage, loss, delay, irregularity (consequential or otherwise) or for any other cause to person or property which may occur in connection with such tour services or through the act of default of any company or person rendering any of the services included in the arrangements of the tour or otherwise in connection therewith or of any hotel proprietor or employee. Pure Switzerland and/or their suppliers can accept no responsibility for losses or accidental expenses due to delay or changes in schedules, defaults, or overbooking of activities of 3rd party partners, sickness, weather, strikes, war, quarantine or other causes. All such losses or expenses will have to be borne by the participant. Baggage and small articles (coats, etc.) are at the owner’s risk throughout the tour. Any further liability of PureSwitzerland is excluded, irrespective of whether it is based on contractual or other grounds. The liability for property damage and financial loss is, in all cases, restricted to double the price of the program per person. The right is retained to decline, accept or retain any person as a member of the tour or to cancel or alter the tour. The participants’ contract in use by the companies when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the companies and the purchaser.

Applicable Law/Court of Jurisdiction:

All legal relationships between the participant and Pure Switzerland are subject to Swiss law. Bern, Switzerland, has been agreed upon as the place of exclusive jurisdiction.