To reserve an Abercrombie and Kent tour, a deposit is required within 7 days of booking. Deposits may be a flat rate per person or a percentage of the total tour cost, The remaining balance is due 60-120 days prior to the departure date. Exact deposit amounts and final due dates differ according to region of travel and type of travel, and can be determined by using the charts below.
|Region||Deposit Amount||Final Payment Due Date|
|Africa & Egypt||$1000 per person||90 days prior to departure|
|The Orient & Australasia||$1000 per person||90 days prior to departure|
|South America & Galapagos||$1000 per person||90 days prior to departure|
|Europe (excluding cruise & train tours)||$1000 per person||90 days prior to departure|
|European Concierge Villas||40% of cost at reservation||120 days prior to departure|
|Alaska||$500 per person||60 days prior to departure|
|Guest Ranches in North America||N/A||N/A|
|Rafting trips in North America||N/A||N/A|
The above deposit and final payment polices do not apply to Patagonia: A Luxury Adventure, or Chile: Land of Fire & Ice.
Deposits and final payment due dates are different for Abercrombie and Kent European specialty travel--tours that include travel on trains and/or ships. Policies differ according to ship and train.
|Ships & Barges||Final Payment Due Date|
|The Explorer||30% of tour cost||90 days prior to departure|
|The M/Y Callisto||$2000 per person||90 days prior to departure|
|The Sea Cloud||$1500 per person||120 days prior to departure|
The M/S River Cloud
The M/S River Cloud II
|$1000 per person||90 days prior to departure|
Princess Royale Barge
Fleur de Lys Barge
|25% of cruise cost||90 days prior to departure|
|Actief Barge||25% of cruise cost||120 days prior to departure|
|Marjorie and Marjorie II Barges||25% of cruise cost||60 days prior to departure|
La Belle Epoque Barge
L’Art de Vivre Barge
Magna Carta Barge
Scottish Highlander Barge
|$750 per person||90 days prior to departure|
|Shannon Princess II Barge||35% of cruise cost||90 days prior to departure|
Le Bon Vivant Barge
La Bonne Humeur Barge
La Bonne Amie Barge
|10-15% of cruise cost||120 days prior to departure|
Deposits made on the following barge tours are non-refundable: Le Bon Vivant, La Bonne Humeur, La Bonne Amie, Roi Soleil, and all private charter sailings.
|Train Tours||Final Payment Due Date|
Venice Simplon Orient-Express
Eastern & Oriental Express
Great South Pacific Express
Road to Mandalay
|15% of tour cost||90 days prior to departure|
|The Royal Scotsman||33% of tour cost||60 days prior to departure|
Deposits made to all train tours are non-refundable. If a reservation is made after the final payment due date, the entire price of the trip must be paid at the time of confirmation. Fees may be assessed for traveler-initiated changes to the itinerary.
Abercrombie & Kent accepts Visa, MasterCard or American Express.
Abercrombie & Kent reserves the right to cancel the reservation and impose cancellation charges if payments are not received within the specified periods.
Cancellation and Refunds
Penalties may apply if you cancel or change your reservation. Penalties can be up to 100% of the amount paid, and deposits are often non-refundable. We recommend purchasing insurance to protect against covered unexpected events. Please check with your Vacations To Go travel counselor for cancellation and refund policies for Abercrombie & Kent.