Collette Spectacular South Africa
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Spectacular South Africa

2016/2017
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 COLLETTE VACATIONS
Spectacular South Africa
A refined worldwide escorted touring experience

Collette South Africa
Spectacular South Africa
Duration: 13 Days

Collette Tour Highlights

Sandton | Soweto | Kruger National Park | Safari Game Drive | Knysna | Oudtshoorn | Stellenbosch | Cape Town

Collette Tour Experiences
  • Experience a thrilling cable car ride rising more than 3,000 feet.
  • Visit one of the oldest working ostrich farms in Oudtshoorn – the ostrich capital of South Africa – and learn about these fascinating animals.
  • Learn the local beat with a lesson on the djembe drums.
  • Experience the benefits of Whisper headsets, designed for better communication between you and your guides.
Personalize Your Trip
Pre and Post Tour Extensions. Start and end your vacation rested.

Arrive early:
Pre night in Sandton
  • Partake in the high-end shopping and elegant dining in this area of Johannesburg.
    Depart Late:

Leave late:
Post night in Cape Town
  • Take in the stunning beauty and warm hospitality of the lively city.
Collette Spectacular South Africa
Specially-priced Air Rates Available: YES

Collette Touring South Africa
The Spirit of South Africa

South Africa’s cosmopolitan cities, posh resorts, expansive desert, magnificent wildlife and fertile wine country combine with a harmonious mix of many cultures to create a beautiful mosaic to discover on this fascinating tour. Explore Soweto, birthplace of Nelson Mandela. Search out the “Big Five” during an open-air safari game drive. Visit the Featherbed Nature Preserve. Travel the lush Garden Route between the mountains and the balmy Indian Ocean. Visit a working ostrich farm. Relax among the vineyards in the winelands region. Indulge in a wine tasting and a wine pairing dinner. Relax during a leisurely 3-night stay in Cape Town, one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

THIS TOUR INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING TRANSPORTATION MODES:
  Ride in Comfort
Each Collette motorcoach has upholstered, reclining seats with headrests and individual air-conditioning vents. A high-fidelity sound system broadcasts professional Tour Director's commentary to every seat. Our custom of daily seat rotation gives everyone a variety of vantage points to see the passing countryside and city scenes.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

Airport transfers may be included when you make your flight arrangements.

 Collette First Class Hotels
SANDTON Da Vinci Hotel and Suites (F)
STELLENBOSCH Spier Hotel (F)
KRUGER NATIONAL PARK Protea Hotel Kruger Gate (F)
CAPETOWN Commodore Hotel-Legacy Hotels International (F)
KNYSNA Log-Inn Knysna (F)
 
DINING HIGHLIGHTS
14 days, 22 meals

Collette Tour Itinerary

Day 1 OVERNIGHT FLIGHT


One country with a world of treasures, South Africa awaits your arrival. Breathtaking mountain scenery, winding coastlines, remarkable cultural diversity and abundant wildlife in its natural habitat comprise this incredible experience.

Day 2 Sandton, South Africa - Tour Begins


Your journey begins in Sandton, a city established in 1969. Famous for its rich veins of gold and other valuable minerals, it is now the bustling cosmopolitan center of greater Johannesburg.

Day 3 Sandton - Soweto - Sandton


Today your Tour Manager helps you discover the history of the languages you will experience on your tour along with key words and phrases. Visit the Apartheid Museum which commemorates the rise and fall of apartheid in South Africa. A guided tour of Soweto – South West Township – showcases luxurious mansions and informal settlements as you learn about the historical significance of the area. Experience the regional lifestyle when joining locals for lunch at a nearby Shebeen, or house tavern. This afternoon, have some time to ponder history at Liliesleaf, the location of Nelson Mandela’s arrest and the former center and place of refuge of the liberation movement. Gather this evening with your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner.

Today breakfast, lunch & dinner will be included.

Day 4 Panoramic Route - Kruger National Park


Travel through the spectacular Northern Drakensberg Mountain Range en route to Kruger National Park, the largest game reserve in South Africa. Scenic wonders surround you as you pass through the Blyde River Canyon, made mostly of red sandstone and known as one of Africa's greatest natural wonders. Set against the triple mountain formation of the Three Rondovals, resembling traditional round houses of the indigenous people, the canyon is the third largest in the world. Along this magnificent route you will also see Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the dramatic natural cylinders shaped by millions of years of natural erosion caused by fast-flowing sand-filled waters. This evening, enjoy a traditional BOMA dinner under the stars, where you may sample some local game meat!

Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 5 Kruger National Park - Safari Game Drive


Collete on Kruger National Park

Have your cameras ready for an unforgettable day of adventure and excitement! Enjoy a full-day open-air-vehicle safari game drive. A local expert leads you in search of the "Big 5" – elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhino – and provides insight into these fascinating animals along the way. Watch carefully – you may also see a graceful impala, dazzling zebra or gorgeous giraffe. Relax with a picnic lunch surrounded by giraffe in the natural beauty of Kruger National Park.

Today breakfast, lunch & dinner will be included.

Day 6 Kruger National Park - Johannesburg - Knysna


Travel back to Johannesburg to board your flight to George. Upon arrival, travel to the picturesque resort town of Knysna, in the heart of the Garden Route, to enjoy a 3-night stay.

Today breakfast will be included.

DAY 7 KNYSNA

Today, visit nearby Featherbed Nature Reserve. Begin with a lagoon cruise out to the famous Knysna Heads which mark the entrance to the lagoon. Next, board a 4x4 vehicle and travel deep into the forest. Discover the local flora and fauna during a leisurely paced nature walk. Enjoy lunch amongst the ancient milkwood trees – so called because of their white latex sap – before your return cruise. This afternoon, visit Plettenberg Bay, a tranquil and charming town originally known as “Bahia Formosa” (or “Beautiful Bay.”) Enjoy views of beaches, dramatic rock formations and lagoons. Later you return to Knysna.

Today breakfast, lunch & dinner will be included.

DAY 8 KNYSNA - OUDTSHOORN - KNYSNA

This morning’s township tour will highlight the diversity of this community, followed by a touching experience as you visit a school.* Learn about the efforts of the Collette Foundation and the local community to conquer the challenges of educating the children of the region. Travel to Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of South Africa. Enjoy a guided tour of one of the oldest working ostrich farms in the area, then enjoy a tractor safari through the farm viewing ostriches in various stages of development in the Lucerne fields. An outdoor barbecue lunch adds to an amazing day. Upon your return to Knysna, enjoy some time to independently explore the charming waterfront area.

Today breakfast and lunch will be included.
DAY 9 KNYSNA - STELLENBOSCH

Embark on a tour of spectacular Château de Chenonceau, perched along the banks of the Cher River and a jewel of Renaissance architecture with stunning, traditional French gardens. Proceed to the picturesque center of Amboise. Enjoy free time for exploring and getting to know the local culture. Continue on for a tour of Château du Clos Luce – where Leonardo da Vinci spent his last three years – which showcases a display of his early inventions.

Today breakfast & dinner will be included.
DAY 10 STELLENBOSCH

Later this morning you set out on a walking tour of Stellenbosch – one of the oldest European settlements in the region – with a local expert. The afternoon is at leisure to explore, visit a museum or shop. Later, enjoy a wine tasting complemented by some local savories.

Today breakfast will be included.

DAY 11 STELLENBOSCH - CAPE TOWN

Collete on Table Mountain

This morning, travel to Cape Town to enjoy a panoramic tour of this beautiful harborside city. Cape Town celebrates its noted architecture that fuses the traditions of the French, German and Dutch. Enjoy a thrilling ride on a cable car as it whisks you to an altitude of more than 3,000 feet, landing atop the aptly named – and flat-topped – Table Mountain.** The views of Cape Town, Robben Island and Lion’s Head will leave you breathless. Return to the city via Table Bay, passing through the Malay Quarter with its mosques and minarets. Make a special stop at the Milnerton Lighthouse.

Today breakfast will be included.

DAY 12 CAPE TOWN

Explore the coastal scenery and charming towns that populate the Cape Peninsula. Travel out to Cape Point, stopping for a visit with the penguins at Boulders Beach. On your return, explore the fascinating and famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, home to over 5,000 species of plants native to South Africa.

Today breakfast will be included.
DAY 13 CAPE TOWN
Collette Touring South Africa

The day is yours to explore Cape Town. Your Tour Manager is available to offer suggestions. This evening, experience a unique farewell to Africa as you enjoy a lesson on the djembe drums to learn the local beat. Then, experience a soothing hand washing ceremony before a communal African dining experience!

Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
DAY 14 CAPE TOWN  - TOUR ENDS

Your tour ends today in Cape Town.

Today breakfast will be included.
Spectacular South Africa
Collette Travel Specialist 13 Day Tour
14 Days w/Air
From $2649USD
(Less applicable COLLETTE and GARDNER TRAVEL Promotional Discounts)

NOTE: Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.

Tour-based Airfare is available to coordinate with this tour through Collette Vacations at attractive rates.
REQUEST RATES, AVAILABILITY AND OTHER INFORMATION HERE

To request our LOWEST RATE and availability for this tour please view our scheduled departures listed HERE. Then, email us on the form BELOW and we will provide our private rate back to you by email response or phone call as you prefer it.

PLEASE NOTE:
We have access to the U.S./Canada reservations only for this tour. If you reside outside of the U.S./Canada please contact the closest Collette Family of Brands travel agent in your country of origin.

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TOUR DATES
Oct 24, 2016 - Nov 6, 2016 $2849
Nov 3, 2016 - Nov 16, 2016 $2849
Nov 14, 2016 - Nov 27, 2016 $2849
Jan 19, 2017 - Feb 1, 2017 $2649
Feb 6, 2017 - Feb 19, 2017 $2899
Feb 20, 2017 - Mar 5, 2017 $2899
Mar 9, 2017 - Mar 22, 2017 $2899
Mar 23, 2017 - Apr 5, 2017 $2899
Apr 20, 2017 - May 3, 2017 $2899
Apr 27, 2017 - May 10, 2017 $2649
May 11, 2017 - May 24, 2017 $2699
Jul 13, 2017 - Jul 26, 2017 $2699
Aug 10, 2017 - Aug 23, 2017 $2699
Sep 7, 2017 - Sep 20, 2017 $2749
Sep 7, 2017 - Sep 20, 2017 $2749
Sep 7, 2017 - Sep 20, 2017 $2749
Prices are per person based on double occupancy and are land only. We also offer competitive group-based airfares from your home city airport that fit with this particular touring program.

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We are available to answer your inquiries in person Monday - Friday (except holidays) from 8:30am until 5:30pm CST (1-877-510-4653 | 817-788-5210). We are available from time to time on the weekends via email to answer your questions. Our typical response time for your email request ranges from 3 hours to as many as 72 depending upon the availability of onsite resources and those of the tour companies and resorts/lodging establishments, as well as any variations you may request from our listed programs. We will respond to your requests as quickly as possible and as soon as we have all components of your package confirmable. All tour program rates are based upon double occupancy unless otherwise specified.


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PASSPORT & VISA INFORMATION

Certain countries require a minimum of 6 months passport validity. You are strongly urged to contact the appropriate consulate for details. Visit www.travel.state.gov for the U.S. State Department for the latest details about passports and visa requirements.

IMPORTANT: We recommend that our clients traveling abroad take a photocopy of their passport and applicable visas. It should be packed separately from your actual passport and visa. We also recommend leaving a copy at home with your emergency contact.

DESTINATION FACTS & STATS


Time Zone

South Africa is 7 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time.

The currency is the South African Rand.


Electricity


The electrical current in the countries visited this tour is 220-240 Volts. An adaptor (which changes the physical plug) and/or converter (which changes the electric current) are necessary if you plan to use an appliance with voltage different from the standard within the country you are visiting. Please note, if your appliance has dual voltage you may still need an adaptor for the plug. When packing your electronic items for travel, please review the converter electric current level to make sure it is the same or greater than the items you are planning on using. If you plan on utilizing or transporting a sleep apnea machine, please remember to pack an extension cord and adapter plug to ensure proper function.

Elevation


Johannesburg has an elevation of 6,000 ft above sea level.

Optional Excursions for
Spectacular South Africa

Plan Ahead, Reserve Now!


Add a touch of personalization to your vacation by selecting from our well-researched list of options. While Collette is known for our many inclusions, we also want to be sure you have adequate free time and options to enhance your vacation – your way. And now, you can reserve your options in advance of your tour!


Availability is limited and reservations are on a first come, first serve basis. Payment must be received no later than 15 days prior to departure. Prices are subject to change. Children under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Chobe Day Trip, Botswana - $210
Victoria Falls
Duration: 8 Hours
Depart this morning for a full day adventure into Botswana to Chobe National Park. Known for its teeming wildlife, forests, marshy swamplands and sandy, rocky outcroppings, Chobe offers and outstanding opportunity to see wildlife by land or river! Upon arrival into Botswana enjoy a fantastic cruise along the Chobe River seeking out the spectacular local animal population. With the opportunity to spot everything from spectacular bird life to the Big 5, you want to keep your camera ready! A delicious lunch will follow on the banks of the river at a typical local restaurant; before entering Chobe National Park. Finally, experience the extraordinary sands of Chobe National Park as you enjoy an open air safari searching for wildlife on land. Return in the early evening to Victoria Falls. Please note: The option cost includes the Chobe National Park Fee of $30 USD at time of printing. Should the fee increase, you will be responsible to pay the additional cost. Due to the nature of this optional item, once purchased it will be non refundable.


Dine with a Local Family - $60
Cape Town
Duration: 3 Hours
Cape Town’s culture and traditions come to light during dinner with a local family. You are in for a special treat during this a rare opportunity to join a family in their home for a home-cooked meal and friendly conversation. Make new friends in a comfortable setting as you savor the local flavors and sip a glass of wine. Share a laugh and stories of life from your home country as you learn about your hosts’ experiences growing up in South Africa and life in Cape Town today. Take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to truly get to know the people of Cape Town and experience their welcoming hospitality first hand.


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Our whole purpose at Collette Vacations is to fulfill vacation dreams. Our daily goal is to deliver to our family of travelers the highest quality, best value and exceptional service, every time, everywhere. We strive to create extraordinary vacation experiences on all 7 continents. Our greatest reward is planning our clients’ next trip.

The Collette Difference
IT'S IN THE DETAILS

Our NO WORRIES cancellation waver means you can cancel anytime prior to the day of departure and receive a full cash refund.

Add up the cost of hotels, transportation, meals, sightseeing and entertainment and you'll find what an incredible savings a tour offers.

On a tour, you'll find yourself saying, "I never would have thought to try that!" We work everyday to uncover those gems that make your vacation special. Let our experience work for yours.

Don't worry about planning the details, getting directions, picking great hotels, or purchasing sightseeing tickets - we do that!

Our tour managers are with you from start to finish, taking care of every detail - and brightening your vacation with history and anecdotes that bring the destination to life. A Collette Tour means less time planning and more time enjoying.

You pack the bags - we'll lug them around! That's right - when you're on tour with us, we take care of all luggage handling... including the tip!

 The Difference Starts at Your Door

You’ve worked hard. You’ve earned a trip somewhere wonderful in the world. You’re here, on this page, because you are already thinking about it.

We believe travel should be easy and convenient, from start to finish. That’s why we have introduced our

Included Sedan Service:
  • Collette’s roundtrip sedan service takes you from your home to the airport.
  • It’s included with all air-inclusive journeys to anywhere in the world.
  • It’s yet another reason to travel even more.
Not valid on group travel. Included in many U.S. cities within a 50 mile radius of more than 90 airport gateways. Service is available between 51 and 75 miles for a small fee. One transfer per room booking. Additional stops are not permitted on route. For parties of 3 or more alternate vehicles may be used. Other restrictions may apply; call for details.

Why Travel on an Escorted Tour?

We take the hassle out of travel, so you have all the fun. Here's how.

Our buying power gets you unbeatable value.
Our tours include your sightseeing, entertainment, admissions to museums and parks, great hotels and many meals, making it a hassle free experience for you from start to finish. Our hotels are centrally located, so you won't waste a second of your free time in buses or cabs. Even your luggage is managed for you.

We planned ahead, so Europe with us is still a bargain.
We can provide a vacation to Europe, for example, at 15% less than you would pay if you planned it on your own. There is no better time than now to buy a packaged vacation.

Imagine seeing Thailand for less than $90 a day, and that includes your hotel.
On our Thailand - Ancient Capitals and Countryside tour, you'll ride an elephant and cruise the Mekong River into Laos, just two unforgettable included experiences among 14 days worth of discoveries You'll also enjoy 26 meals on tour, including a dinner cruise on a rice barge. See the Golden Buddha, the ruins of Ayutthaya and Sukhothai, the colorful pageantry of a Hill Tribe cultural show - it's all included!

It's like traveling with a friend who knows the area.
Your tour manager will be with you every step of the way, handling the tedious details of travel, while you relax and enjoy the trip. They are seasoned professionals with in-depth knowledge about your destination and a passion for sharing it.

Our tour developers personally scout out the best for you.
They search for accommodations, restaurants, attractions and entertainment to assemble not only a fantastic trip, but create an entire experience that captures the spirit of your destination. Learn the secrets of Tuscan cuisine from a Florentine chef in Italy. Fly a kite in China. Feed a kangaroo in Australia. Our tour developers love creating those unforgettable moments that make your trip uniquely yours.

We've got something for everyone, from Branson to Beijing.
Collette Vacations travels to more than 150 destinations on all seven continents. We also offer Explorations by Collette, small-group tours with a maximum of only 16 - 24 passengers that wander off the beaten path. Explorations tours feature boutique hotels, outdoor activities and interaction with local people.


No Worries Protection Plan


What exactly is your cancellation waiver?

We have the best cancellation waiver in the industry-period. You can cancel your trip up until the day prior to departure for any reason - sickness, change of heart or any reason whatsoever-and you will receive a full refund, minus the small cost of the insurance. That's a cash refund, not a voucher or certificate. There's no risk when you book with Collette.

But isn't it expensive?
Not at all! Let's say you were planning to take our Italian Vistas tour for 13 days. The land-only waiver is just $170 per person. That breaks down to about $13.07 a day-just a little over eight euros! The land and air waiver is only $30 more. That's airplane peanuts compared to the peace of mind you'll enjoy.

Plus, you're covered on tour.
Our cancellation waiver and insurance plan covers you on tour. If you have to stop your trip or return home early, need medical assistance or evacuation, suffer a baggage loss or delay; or are delayed on tour for 12 hours or more, you're covered.

Testimonials:
My husband had an accident in New Zealand…He subsequently had to be transferred by ambulance to Invercargill (Southland Hospital) to have surgery on his leg. He spent one week in the hospital. I am so glad we always take out the insurance. This is our third trip with Collette and we always take out the insurance…In spite of the accident, we had a wonderful time in Australia and New Zealand up to Queenstown and we are very glad we took the trip. Genevieve Gallagher, Clifton Park, NY

We had one unfortunate problem; one traveler broke her ankle…Thank goodness I insist that my passengers take the insurance. Virginia Gratton, Greenport, NY


CANCELLATION WAIVER & INSURANCE PLAN
Exception: If you originally purchased non-refundable airline tickets, the Waiver does not provide a refund for the airline tickets, taxes or fees in the event of a cancellation or a return transportation benefit if you must return home early. The air waiver does not cover medical evacuation or additional expenses associated with a medical emergency.

The Waiver Fee does not cover any single supplement charges which arise from an individual’s traveling companion electing to cancel for any reason prior to departure. In this case, the single supplement will be deducted from the refund of the person who cancels. Division of this charge between the two passengers involved is solely their responsibility. If insufficient funds are deducted from the canceling client, the traveling client will be charged the remaining portion of the single supplement.

Payment of the Waiver Fee (if chosen) must be received by Collette Vacations with your Deposit. The Waiver is non-transferable and valid for each applicant only.

Collette Vacations can assume no responsibility for and cannot be held liable for any wrongful, negligent or unauthorized acts or omissions of any travel agent or travel agency other than that of Collette Travel Service, Inc. itself, and its own employees.
SCHEDULE OF COVERAGES MAXIMUM BENEFIT AMOUNT
PART A – Benefits Provided By Collette Vacations
Pre-Departure Cancellation Fee & Unused Services Waiver Up to Trip Cost
 
PART B – Benefits Provided by the Insurance Company Listed Below
Accidental Death & Dismemberment $25,000
Accident & Sickness Medical Expense $25,000
Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation $50,000
Travel Delay (Maximum of $100 per Day) $1,500
Baggage and Personal Effects $2,000
Baggage Delay $200

PART B CONDITIONS & LIMITATIONS Certain exclusions and limitations apply and are detailed in the Certificate of Coverage. For example, coverage does not apply to: any sickness or condition of you, a Traveling Companion or an Immediate Family Member traveling with you that existed during the 60 days prior to the effective date of the coverages (this exclusion is waived if your plan payment is received by Collette Vacations within 7 days of your initial deposit/payment for your trip and you are not disabled from travel at the time your plan payment is received), suicide, normal pregnancy, war or any act of war, mental or nervous disorders. A Traveling Companion is defined as a person booked to share accommodations in the same room with you during your trip. Sickness or injury must require care by a Physician and must commence while the Travel Protection Plan is in effect for you. This plan does not cover a loss that results from an illness, disease, or other condition (of you, an Immediate Family Member, Traveling Companion or Business Partner), event or circumstance which occurs at a time when this plan is not in effect for you.
Part B of this plan is underwritten by: Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio 464-03

Where to Present Part A Claims
To request a refund under the Cancellation Fee and Unused Services Waiver, please send any unused
airlines tickets (only if purchased from Collette Vacations), a doctor’s note or medical documentation and a written request to:

Collette Vacations
ATTN: Customer Service Department
162 Middle Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
If cancellation occurs prior to departure, contact the Collette Vacations Reservations Department.

When a client cancels prior to departure any due refunds are processed through the booking agent. Agent commissions are not protected if cancellation occurs prior to departure.

All Inquiries and Claims under Part B should be reported to the Plan Administrator:

Trip Mate*
9225 Ward Parkway, Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64114
Tel: 800-888-7292
*In CA, dba Trip Mate Insurance Agency
CANCELLATION WAIVER & INSURANCE PLAN PRICING (Per Person)
Land Only Clients
  • $30 for all domestic escorted tours under 6 days
  • $110 for all domestic escorted tours of 6 days or more
  • $110 for all international tours 9 days or under (except cruises, Canadian Rockies Train Tours, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Africa & Egypt)
  • $170 for international tours 10 days or more (except cruises, Canadian Rockies Train Tours, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Africa & Egypt)
  • $195 for all Australia, New Zealand, South America, Africa & Egypt
  • $205 for all cruises and Canadian Rockies Train Tours
When purchasing pre and post night accommodations, including optional extensions, the number of days will be added to the total number of tour days, and may subsequently alter your waiver fees. Please confirm with your reservation agent at time of booking.

Air Inclusive Clients (air is purchased through Collette Vacations)
  • $60 for all domestic escorted tours under 6 days
  • $140 for all domestic escorted tours of 6 days or more
  • $150 for all international tours 9 days or under (except cruises, Canadian Rockies Train Tours, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Africa & Egypt)
  • $200 for all international tours 10 days or more (except cruises, Canadian Rockies Train Tours, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Africa & Egypt)
  • $225 for all Australia, New Zealand, South America, Africa & Egypt
  • $235 for all cruises and Canadian Rockies Train Tours
The Cancellation Waiver fee with air can only be purchased by individuals who have purchased air through Collette Vacations.

Collette Tours is a NON-FEE buy!

We will not charge a fee for any/all tour planning for Collette Vacations. Our services are absolutely free when servicing this quality program. Rest assured, you will receive the quality that you expect and the unique value of a well-designed tour program from the beginning and planning stage to the culmination of this exceptional journey.

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