Terms and Conditions

Deposit:   The amount of deposit required depends on the nature of the tour, program or class selected. Based upon the selection made, clients will be advised of the amount of deposit required and due date.    Gourmet Getaways, LLC. will not make any booking or reservation unless all required deposit monies are paid in full. At the sole discretion of Gourmet Getaways, LLC. a late deposit may be accepted subject to payment of a $100.00 late fee.

Final Payments:  Payment in full is due 60 days prior to departure. In some cases, at the sole discretion of Gourmet Getaways Inc., the time for making final payment may vary as specified by Gourmet Getaways, LLC. If payment is not received by the date due or specified, the tour, program or class will be subject to cancellation or forfeiture of deposit.

Reservation and Booking Fees:   In some cases, depending on the tour, program or class selected, independent reservation or booking fees are applicable and will be charged to the client.   The client will be notified of this charge.

Other Charges:   Gourmet Getaways, LLC. specializes in creating customized tours, programs and classes to meet client's specifications.   Occasionally, charges or costs not noted elsewhere will be incurred.   The client will be advised in this case.

Prices:   Unless otherwise noted all prices are per person based upon double occupancy.    Single supplement will result in additional charges.


Cancellations and Refunds: There will be NO refunds in the event of cancellations 30 days or less prior to departure. In the event of cancellations more than 30 days prior to departure all refunds will be subject to the individual policies of hotels, cooking schools, tour guides, Gourmet Getaways, etc.

It is recommended that clients purchase travel insurance covering cancellations for medical reasons.

There will be NO refunds in the event of cancellation of any one - day cooking classes.

Full refunds will be made in the event Gourmet Getaways, LLC. cancels a tour program or class. Gourmet Getaways, LLC. reserves the right to cancel any tour, program or class at any time before departure for any reason. Gourmet Getaways, LLC. reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute services of similar quality for any stated in any program or itinerary. In the event of cancellation by Gourmet Getaways, LLC., it will make reasonable efforts to provide a suitable replacement, however, the liability of Gourmet Getaways, LLC. is limited to a full refund of payment. There will be no refund for any unused services.


Health Certification :   By engaging Gourmet Getaways, LLC. the client certifies that he/she has no condition or disability that would create a hazard or hardship to the client or other participating clients.   Gourmet Getaways, LLC. makes no representations or warranties regarding special accommodations of any kind, including handicapped accessibility.

Transfers:   In the event that transfers are included, arrivals and departures are scheduled for a specific date, time and location.   It is the responsibility of the client to be at the transfer location at the appropriate time.   Changes in arrival or departure times may result in additional charges.    Gourmet Getaways, LLC. is NOT responsible for any additional transfer or transportation charges that result from flight delays or any other reason.

Liability or Responsibility:   The carriers, hotels/lodges, guides and other suppliers providing services are independent contractors and are not principals, agents, employers, employees, representatives, partners, or joint ventures of Gourmet Getaways, LLC. The program participant agrees that Gourmet Getaways, LLC, shall not be liable for any acts, errors, omissions, representations, warranties, breaches or negligence of those independent contractors and is not liable for any injury, illness, damage, loss, accident, death, delay or expense occasioned by any supplier providing services, or of any other person or from any occurrence or condition beyond the control of Gourmet Getaways, LLC. Gourmet Getaways, LLC, is not liable for any act, error, omission, negligence or misconduct of any third party, or for any injury, damage or loss related thereto. All certificates or other travel documents for services issued by Gourmet Getaways, LLC, are subject to the terms and conditions specified by the supplier thereof, and to the laws of the countries in which the services are rendered.

All itineraries, fares, costs, and fees may be affected by alternations or delays in the air or surface transportation services of the various countries. Gourmet Getaways, LLC, reserves the right to withdraw any tour or program, but is not obligated to substitute another tour or program, and to make such alternations in itineraries as may be found desirable for the convenience of clients or the proper operation of the tour. If the services included in a tour or program cannot be supplied, or there are changes in an itinerary or accommodation for any reason, Gourmet Getaways, LLC, may arrange for the provision of comparable services, when possible. Gourmet Getaways, LLC, reserves the right to cancel, advance, or postpone any program at any time, and shall not be liable for any loss whatsoever to clients by reason of any such cancellation, advancement or postponement. In the event of cancellation by Gourmet Getaway, LLC, the participant's only right of recourse shall be to a refund of monies paid to Gourmet Getaways, LLC. Gourmet Getaways, LLC, is not responsible for any act, or failure to act, over of third party over whom Gourmet Getaways, LLC, has no control. The client agrees that Gourmet Getaway, LLC, as well as its employees and representatives shall not be responsible for any damages, expense or liability resulting from war, strikes, acts of terrorism, government action, weather, illness, theft, or any other cause beyond its control. Gourmet Getaways, LLC, reserves the right to reject any client or to cancel any reservation if, in its discretion, circumstances require.

Gourmet Getaway, LLC, makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of all information contained in brochures, newsletters, mailings, internet sites, correspondence, invoices, or in any other media where such information may be presented, but is not responsible for omissions, printing and/or typographical errors. Gourmet Getaways, LLC, reserves the right to make corrections as required.

The terms and conditions stated herein constitute the entire agreement between Gourmet Getaways, LLC, and the client/participant and supersede all prior discussions and agreements, oral and written, related to the booking. The payment of a deposit by the client shall be deemed as acceptance of this Agreement. This Agreement is entered into by the parties in Morris County, New Jersey, and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey without regard to conflicts of law principals. In the event that any legal or equitable action is initiated concerning this Agreement, or any obligation or duties related thereto, the exclusive venue of such action shall be solely in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Morris County, New Jersey, or in the United States District Court, Newark, New Jersey. It is agreed that any action must be filed within one-year following the scheduled date of completion of the tour or booking. It is understood that Gourmet Getaways, LLC, is accepting the client's booking in reliance upon the client's acceptance of this Agreement.

No person, other than an authorized representative of Gourmet Getaways, LLC, by a document in writing is authorized to vary, add, or waive any term or condition in this brochures, including any term or condition contained herein.

Promotion:   Gourmet Getaways, LLC. reserves the right to take photos or videos of any of its programs.   The client specifically consents to the use of any photographs or video materials by Gourmet Getaways, LLC. for promotional and/or commercial purposes without payment to the client.

Passports, Visas or other Documents:   It is the sole responsibility of the client to secure any and all documents required for their travel in accordance with all applicable government rules and regulations.   Clients are encouraged to confirm necessary documentation by contacting the US State Department and/or appropriate embassies or consulates.

Waiver/Declination of Travel/Trip Cancellation Insurance:   In the event a client has declined to purchase travel/trip cancellation insurance, the client’s signature on the tour registration form shall confirm that the client was specifically informed of the advisability of obtaining that coverage and has specifically declined to do so.

Acceptance of Terms and Conditions:   

By engaging Gourmet Getaways, LLC. the client certifies that he/she has read, understands, and accepts, without reservation or modification all of the forgoing Terms and Conditions.   In the event of any litigation between client and Gourmet Getaways, LLC., venue shall be in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Morris County.