TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Rankin and Greene LLC
October 17 – 24, 2020
Conditions of Participation
Rankin and Greene, LLC is pleased to offer this Iona Pilgrimage 2020 to individuals wishing to share a common spiritual, cultural and historic exploration of landscape, sacred sites, and contemplative Christian spirituality on the island of Iona. This special pilgrimage is designed by Rev. Jenny Rankin and Rev. Tricia Brennan.
The cost for this 7 night tour is $1950.00 per person based on double occupancy.
What is included in the tour cost:
7 nights accommodation (double occupancy) at St. Columba Hotel, Iona
7 fully cooked traditional Scottish breakfasts; 5 group dinners (4 hotel), 1 picnic lunch, including special farewell dinner
Teaching services of expert local guides
Seminar and retreat presentations by your program leaders, Jenny Rankin and Tricia Brennan
All entrance fees to scheduled cultural visits (including walking tours, boat trip, etc.)
Gratuities for meals and tour guides
Contribution to the non-profit ecumenical Iona Community
Should a single room be required, there is limited availability and a $300 single supplement fee
What is not included in tour cost:
Airfare, train and ferry costs to travel to and from Iona.
Any fees or costs associated with passports.
Personal items such as wines, liquors, meals other than specified.
Room service and valet/laundry service.
Other items not specifically mentioned as included
Gratuity for accommodation
RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENTS
To reserve your place, please return the completed registration form with a non-refundable $500 deposit per person (check made payable to Rankin and Greene, LLC, with “Iona Pilgrimage” in the memo line) and mail to Rev. Tricia Brennan, 35 Hampstead Road, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. The full balance is required by April 1, 2020. When you submit your deposit, you are bound to the terms and conditions outlined here.
CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY
You may cancel at any time provided the cancellation is made in writing, and by the registration form signatory. The following cancellation charges will apply, where the Start Date is to be considered the first day of the itinerary in Scotland, October 17, 2020.
· From Date of Deposit until 90 days prior to Start Date: $500 retained (entire Deposit).
· Cancellations made 90-60 days prior to Start Date: Entire Deposit plus 75% of Final Payment retained.
· Cancellations made less than 60 days before Start Date: no refund.
· Cancellation by Rankin and Greene, LLC: full refund.
· No refund for unused portions of the tour, including but not limited to, missed meals, hotel nights, and tour excursions.
Cancellations will be effective once they are received in writing and confirmed by Rankin and Greene, LLC. Participants who have not made a full payment by the final payment deadline will be notified by email. Failure to make full payment within 10 days of this deadline will be considered intention to cancel whether or not we have received written notice from you. We strongly recommend that all participants take out cancellation insurance in case their plans should change. Please understand that there will be no exceptions to our cancellation policy.
Tours are costed on the basis of a minimum number of passengers travelling together. If this minimum is not reached, we shall either cancel the tour and offer a full refund or, subject to participant’s agreement, operate the tour at the necessary supplement. If we have to cancel at any time, Rankin and Greene, LLC is not responsible for any monies paid to others for travel in conjunction with this tour, notably any airline cancellation penalty that you may incur as a result of your purchase of a non-refundable airline ticket.
We will do our utmost to follow the itinerary that has been published. However, we retain the right to modify or cancel any tour, accommodation, or arrangement, due to strikes, unexpected closings, transportation delays, inclement weather, riots, terrorist activities, war, natural disaster or other unforeseen circumstances of ‘Force Majeure’. In such circumstances, we will inform you as soon as possible, and should the change be such that it alters the nature of the tour, we shall give you the choice of either an alternative tour or a full refund of all money paid minus non-recoupable expenses.
HEALTH AND INSURANCE
Participants are expected to be in good physical condition, able to keep up with an active group and able to do a certain amount of walking, standing, climbing stairs (without handrails), hills and uneven terrain. Participants should have stamina sufficient to keep up with an active group on long days of touring. If you have any questions about your ability to participate in this tour, please consult with your tour leaders, Tricia Brennan and Jenny Rankin. I
Rankin and Greene, LLC reserves the right to decline a reservation for any reason based on its own best judgment. In addition, Rankin and Greene and the tour leaders reserve the right, without penalty, to require any participant to withdraw from the tour at any time, when such action is determined by tour leaders to be in the best interests of the health, safety or general welfare of the tour group or the individual participant, subject only to the requirement that the recoverable portion of the total amount paid that corresponds to the cost of unused services and accommodations be refunded, if any. Rankin and Greene, LLC recommends you carry adequate travel and medical insurance, including medical evacuation, because Rankin and Greene will not be liable for such costs.
Rankin and Greene LLC does not insure you, the participant, for this travel seminar and strongly recommends you obtain travel insurance with adequate cover for this travel seminar, in particular for trip cancellation and medical attention and emergency repatriation. You understand that by signing the registration form with Rankin and Greene, LLC, you will not under any circumstances hold us responsible for any personal expenditure that would be covered by a normal fully inclusive Travel Insurance Policy.
BAGGAGE AND PERSONAL EFFECTS
These remain your sole responsibility and risk at all times. Rankin and Greene, LLC accepts no liability for loss, damage or misdirection of these items. Rankin and Greene, LLC strongly discourages program participants from bringing unnecessary valuables on the trip, and encourages participants to insure any property they do bring for full replacement value.
All participants are responsible for ensuring that they have a passport valid for at least 6 months after the completion of the tour, as well as any other travel document necessary for their country of origin.
Air travel is not included in the tour price. Rankin and Greene, LLC discourages participants from committing to non-refundable travel arrangements until they have received notification by Rankin and Greene LLC that the travel seminar has adequately enrolled and has been confirmed. As the tour may be cancelled at a later date due other reasons beyond our control, we further recommend travel insurance to cover this contingency.
For the comfort of all participants, we ask that there be no smoking during all group activities, including excursions and meals.
RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT AND LIABILITY DISCLAIMER
By registering to participate in this travel seminar and signing this registration form you, the participant:
a) Acknowledge that during the full period of this travel seminar you are solely responsible for your health, safety and well-being, that you are solely responsible for making any decisions about your health as well as for making all payment for your medical costs. You recognize that while Rankin and Greene, LLC will make its best reasonable effort to assist you with finding attention for unexpected medical needs, should you require assistance, you release Rankin and Greene, LLC from any liability for its actions or inactions regarding these matters.
b) Acknowledge and assume the risks and responsibilities surrounding your participation in this excursion. You shall defend, indemnify, hold harmless, and protect Rankin and Greene LLC: its management, staff, other employees, agents - whether Rankin and Greene, LLC personnel or others - from and against all liability, loss, damage, expense, cost (including/without limitation to costs and fees of litigation) of every nature arising out of, or in connection with, your participation in this travel seminar, except such loss or damage that was caused by the sole negligence or willful misconduct of Rankin and Greene, LLC. You understand that each participant has requested individually to participate in this travel seminar, and that Rankin and Greene, LLC is not responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant in this offering. Any lawsuit to result from your participation in this travel seminar that involves Rankin and Greene, LLC shall be filed and litigated in a court of competent jurisdiction in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, USA, whose laws will limit the liability of any party to this agreement.
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR TOUR LEADERS:
Rev. Jenny Rankin
15 Grove Street
Concord, MA 01742
Rev. Tricia Brennan
35 Hampstead Road
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Rankin and Greene, LLC is a Massachusetts LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, located at:
15 Grove St.
Concord, MA 01742