Terms and Conditions

Any payment (cash or otherwise) made towards a specific tour confirms your acceptance of all the terms and conditions described in that brochure and this website’s terms. We reserve the right to vary itineraries, since we constantly strive to improve our tours. Also unforeseen circumstances beyond our control might also make adjustments necessary.

Best of Both Worlds Travels, Inc. shall be referred to as BOBWT within this document.

REGISTRATION AND DEPOSITS:   Reservations are required on all tours and are accepted on a first come, first serve basis.  Reservations can easily be made by contacting BOBWT at (888)804-1440 or 503-825-8800 or info@BOBWT.com.  We accept cash or personal checks or credit card payments by Pay Pal. We require a signed copy of the registration form and a deposit within 5 days of making your registration.

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS:  When you book early with BOBWT, you may secure a place on our tour with a deposit (rates vary depending on tour). Each tour will have its own cancellation deadline. If you choose to cancel your tour before the deadline you will receive a full refund minus the cancellation fee. However, any cancellations made after the deadline are nonrefundable. It is for this reason that we recommend purchasing trip cancellation insurance.   We will send you an insurance application once you have placed your reservation.   It is recommended you purchase the travel insurance within 15 days of making your reservation.

If BOBWT needs to cancel a tour due to unforeseen circumstances such as a national security issue, severe weather or national emergency, transportation cancellations which are out of our control or even lack of sufficient number of participants to make the tour complete, then BOBWT will refund all money paid by each booking customer. All sums paid to BOBWT for services not received by the customer will be refunded by BOBWT minus any non-recoverable amounts already paid to the provider of services, less insurance premiums paid on the customer’s behalf.

If a cancellation is requested by you the customer in writing by certified mail, email or fax, BOBWT will then refund your payment previously received, minus applicable cancellation fees per person according to the following schedule:

If a cancellation policy is stated in any tour description, then that cancellation policy prevails over the below named cancellation policies.

Motor coach Tours:  Full refund by cancellation until final payment date for most tours.

90 Days Prior to Departure 100% Refundable

60-90 Days Prior to Departure 50% Refundable

0-60 Days Prior to Departure 0% Refundable


We highly recommend travel insurance.

While no changes are anticipated, BOBWT reserves the right to withdraw the tour or any part thereof, or to make such alterations in the itinerary, as it deems necessary or desirable.  BOBWT expressly disclaims any liability for any loss, expense, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of any tour cancellations or changes make to any of its brochures or itineraries.

INSURANCE: BOBWT believes that your scheduled trip is a significant investment that you should protect.  You are assuming any financial loss associated with your travel arrangements, if you decline to purchase travel protection insurance. BOBWT offers comprehensive travel insurance through Travel Guard.  The plan includes insured cost for Trip Cancellation & Interruption, Default, Travel Delay up to $500, Baggage & Travel Documents up to $1,500, Baggage Delay up to $50, Medical Expense up to $10,000, Emergency Medical Transportation up to $20,000. Please call for full policy details.


HEALTH:  The tour customer takes full responsibility for being fully able to participate in the daily activities of the group as described in the itinerary. Although the tours do not involve serious strenuous activity, they may involve exposure to sauna heat or climbing stairs when touring a castle. We encourage each participant to a consultation with his or her physician and discuss their medical fitness prior to the scheduled tour. BOBWT assumes no responsibility for the registrant’s ability to fully participate in the tour.

AIR TRANSPORTATION: We are happy to make recommendations for your air transportation though we will not include air transportation in our tour. Our clients will have to arrange their own air transportation and are responsible for meeting the group at the first hotel of the group’s itinerary. If described in the tour, BOBWT may arrange individual airport pickup if the participant provides BOBWT with the accurate arrival information. If pickup is not included, BOBWT will give you the hotel address to hand to your taxi including an estimated taxi rate. BOBWT is not responsible for itinerary changes or resulting additional transportation expenses resulting from changes in the airline’s schedule.BAGGAGE:  Loading and unloading your suitcase from our motor coach is included on all trips unless  stated otherwise. BOBWT strongly suggests that you bring only one piece of checked luggage and one carry-on.  Handling of only one suitcase is included.  There may be a charge of $50 per additional piece.ACCOMMODATIONS AND MEALS:  All prices include hotel rooms and are based on double occupancy with private bathrooms. Single rooms are subject to availability and also additional costs.  Breakfast is usually served at the hotel.  Lunch or dinners are served in various venues and are usually set menus.  BOBWT needs to be informed of dietary restrictions and requirements before departure.

TRANSPORTATION & SIGHTSEEING:  Transportation will be mainly by private luxurious motor coach unless otherwise specified in the brochure.  Please refer to specific brochure for itinerary details.

PRICES: All prices are based on current energy and lodging costs at the time of printing and also based on a specific number of paying passengers.  BOBWT reserves the right to vary the final booking per person cost  if gas prices change dramatically or if our anticipated group does not reach the minimum number.

NOT INCLUDED:  Based on the FINAL COMPLETE ITINERARY AND SCHEDULE:                         Meals not mentioned, beverages with meals, extras food items ordered other than standard menu, excess baggage, any telephone calls, fuel surcharges, laundry or any other items not stated as included. Tips for driver & guides are not included. Additional entrance fees to venues not stated on itinerary, massages or extra beauty treatments.

LIABILITY DISCLAIMER: BOBWT disclaims any liability for any loss of baggage, personal injury, property loss or damage, accident, delay or irregularity, any claim for special or consequential damages or any other loss which may be the occasioned by the acts and/or omissions, whether negligent, intentional, wrongful or otherwise, of any air carrier, hotel/motel or other lodging operator, railroad operator, bus operator, public transportation, sea carrier, local sightseeing company, tour operator, tour leader, any employees thereof, or any other entity or individual not under the direct supervision and control of BOBWT when engaged in conveying the passenger or in carrying out the arrangements of the tour, or otherwise in connection therewith.  BOBWT likewise expressly disclaims any responsibility for losses or expenses incurred, or inconvenience caused, due to delay or changes in schedules, defaults, over booking of hotels or airlines, sickness, weather, strikes, quarantines, acts of terrorism, constructions, war, force majeure or other such events which are beyond BOBWT’s control.  BOBWT likewise hereby expressly disclaims any liability for statements, actions or inactions of any intermediary agents such as group administrators, tour leaders, travel agents or any other intermediary involved with the selling, promotion or operation of its tours.  Group administrators and tour leaders likewise hereby expressly disclaim any liability for the acts and/or omissions of any of the above entities and/or individuals not directly under their supervision or control.  Please be advised that the liability of carriers as well as providers of hotel and lodging accommodations is limited by law and you may thus wish to consider purchasing additional insurance to protect yourself against any losses or injuries suffered as a result of their acts and/or omissions.  In all instances, BOBWT’s liability shall be limited to the amounts paid by you for participation in the tour, and subject to the provisions and cancellation fees as set forth in the Master Terms and Conditions.                                   

Travel arrangements by:   Best of Both Worlds Travel, LLC      Tel: (888) 804-1440 or 503-825-8800 535 NE. Retford Ave., Hillsboro, OR 97124  info@BOBWT.com

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We do not directly offer travel insurance, however we highly recommend purchasing travel insurance. You of course may use your own choice of insurance providers.
We recommend
MH Ross Travel Insurance


Dr. Rupert Fersch and Dr. Valerie Foster are your hosts to wonderful, escorted excursions to Germany and the United States. Valerie, a Texas native with a French mother, has gained her European experience during her 30+ years of traveling Europe. Rupert is native German, where he grew up and lived for 38 years. Together, they frequently weekend at the Ocean and Mountains of the Great Northwest and travel Germany throughout the year.

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