Terms and Conditions

 

Please note.

Terms and Conditions are in accordance with there being limited restrictions, within the UK, regarding the latest Coronavirus Guidelines December 2021; Currently you will be required to wear a face mask at most times.

With regard to any future Coronavirus issues: I will not place any bookings with an hotel, coach company or garden whereby, in the event of a National, or Regional lockdown our monies are lost. 

I cannot give any cover regarding your flights and/ or travel arrangements from your respective homes to our meeting point whether in this country or abroad, these must be covered under your own insurance.

 

Your completed booking form must be sent with the appropriate deposit, Tour-dependent.  The balance must be paid in full eight weeks prior to departure unless otherwise stipulated.  Cheques should be made payable to Inspiration Garden Tours and on receipt of your booking form we will reserve your places. Alternatively, you may pay via internet banking see website for details.

IF YOU CANCEL YOUR TOUR

In the event of a person wishing to cancel their holiday, we must be advised in writing by the person whose name appeared on the completed booking form. In order to compensate our expenditure, we charge a cancellation fee according to the following scale:

Number of days                                       Charge

Over 90 days                                  Deposit only

62 – 90 days                                                50%

0 – 62 days                                                  100%

The cancellation charges will apply from the day we receive written confirmation of your wish to cancel. You may make a claim on your Travel Insurance if the reason for cancellation falls within the terms of the insurance policy.

 

Should you need to cancel you may, in most instances, transfer your place to a third party. Please inform Inspiration Garden Tours as soon as possible, in writing or by e-mail, giving details. This may not be possible for tours abroad and will not be possible for security sensitive properties e.g. Highgrove

 

IF WE CHANGE YOUR TOUR

Tours are planned many months in advance and it is possible that we will have to make changes. We reserve the right to do so at any time. Most changes are minor but where they are significant you will be informed as soon as is reasonably possible. If the owner’s personal circumstances change Inspiration Garden Tours reserves the right to change or cancel the tour.  In the event of cancellation of a tour for whatever reason you will be offered a refund in full.

 

Inspiration Garden Tours do not accept responsibility or liability to any person for loss of baggage, money or other property whatsoever.  Inspiration garden Tours do not accept liability for any loss or additional expenses caused by delay or interruption to travel services through weather conditions (such as fog), civil disturbance, strikes, wars, floods, sickness of any circumstances amount to Force Majeure.

 

INSURANCE

It is a requirement of booking that you are adequately insured.

Inspiration Garden Tours and the garden owners cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage to you or your personal effects during your visit to the garden which you enter at your own risk. Please ensure you take out adequate insurance.

 

IMAGES

All images on this site are the property of Inspiration Garden Tours or have been used with permission of the owner. In booking your tour, you agree to group images being used for promotional purposes on this website only. Please advise if you wish to opt out.

 

INSPIRATION GARDEN TOURS OPERATE A NO SMOKING POLICY ON ALL COACHES.

 

Terms and Conditions specific to our Tour   

"Iceland, Land of Fire and Ice, Flowers, Forests and Wildlife".

Icelandic Government Entry Requirements:

Entry requirements – this information is copied and not live

This page reflects the UK government’s understanding of current rules for people travelling on a full ‘British Citizen’ passport, for the most common types of travel.

The authorities in Iceland set and enforce entry rules. For further information contact the embassy, high commission or consulate of the country or territory you’re travelling to. You should also consider checking with your transport provider or travel company to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.

If you are travelling to Iceland for work, read the guidance on visas and permits as the rules have changed since 1 January 2021.

Nationals of the following countries are exempted from the obligation to carry a visa on arrival in Iceland for a stay of up to 90 days in all within the Schengen area. The total stay within the Schengen Area must not exceed 90 days in any period of 180 days.

AND, Great Britain is one of the many additional countries to The Schengen Area

Great Britain – Including holders of passports for:

  • British nationals (Overseas),

  • British overseas citizens (BOC),

  • British overseas territories citizens (BOTC),

  • British protected persons (BPP),

  • British subjects (BS).

The validity of the passport or recognized ID card must be at least three months beyond the proposed stay, except for citizens of EEA/EFTA countries. Those documents only need to be valid beyond the stay in Iceland.

INFORMATION  If you wish to clarify any points, go to

Directorate of Immigration

utl@utl.is

Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, non-essential travel by British citizens from the UK/other non EU/EEA country to Iceland is only permitted if you:

  • are resident in Iceland, or

  • can adequately demonstrate you have either been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or previously recovered from COVID-19 infection

From 26 July you will need to present a negative PCR or antigen (rapid) test that is no more than 72 hours old before departing to Iceland.

You can check whether you can enter Iceland here. All travellers must pre-register before arrival.

Demonstrating your COVID-19 status

You will be asked to provide proof of vaccination which must contain the specific COVID information Iceland requires.

Iceland will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully. Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

Certificates of previous infection must be a PCR test or antibody test and meet Iceland’s criteria.

Entry without a certificate of vaccination or previous infection

If you do not have an acceptable certificate of vaccination or of previous infection, and are not a resident of Iceland, there are only a very limited number of essential reasons for which you will be given permission to travel.

When flying into Iceland without a certificate of vaccination or previous infection you must follow these steps:

  • present a negative PCR taken within 72 hours of your time of departure to Iceland (or get a ISK 100,000 fine for residents or a refusal of entry for visitors)

  • take 2 COVID-19 tests, one on arrival and another 5 to 6 days later,

  • quarantine between tests, until you have the results

Entry with a certificate of vaccination or previous infection

  • Those visiting Iceland that have no family connections there must present a negative PCR or negative antigen rapid test taken within 72 hours of your time of departure to Iceland (or get a ISK 100,000 fine for residents or a refusal of entry for visitors). Self-tests are not accepted.

  • Those who live in Iceland or have family there do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test on arrival at the border but must take a COVID-19 test within 48 hours of arriving in Iceland. These tests will be free of charge and can be obtained at Keflavik airport or at the healthcare centres all over Iceland. There is no requirement to quarantine pending results of the test. Those failing to comply with this testing requirement within the time limit can be fined

Full guidance can be found in English on the Iceland website.

If you are a resident, then you are strongly advised to have a C-122 residence certificate with you at the airport to avoid issues at check-in.

Children who are 16 years or older need to undergo testing at the border, quarantine for 5 days and have a second test as above unless they are fully vaccinated.

Children born in 2005 or later do not need to have a PCR test at the border and are exempt from the obligation to present a negative PCR certificate on arrival. If you are travelling with a child, and need to be quarantined, so will the child. The child will be released from quarantine if your second test on day 5-6 is negative. Children travelling alone do not need to quarantine.

Travel from high risk countries

Iceland defines certain countries as high risk for travel. You will be prohibited from entering Iceland if you are travelling from, or have recently been in, these countries and do not have an acceptable certificate of vaccination or of previous infection.

If you are resident in Iceland, or have the permission of the Icelandic Authorities to travel from, or have in the previous 14 days stayed in, these areas you may need to stay in managed quarantine facilities if you do not have a suitable place to self-isolate in Iceland. These measures will significantly affect what you can and cannot do on arrival. If you have booked a trip to Iceland you should contact your tour operator and travel insurer about what this means for you and your plans.

Data collection

Upon arrival you will be encouraged to sign up to the contact tracing app Rakning C-19. Further information, including how to download it, data usage, privacy and scope is available on the Rakning C-19 website.

Testing / screening on arrival

If you test positive on arrival you will be required to enter self-isolation (at your hotel or government-provided accommodation) unless further tests determine the infection is inactive.

You may also need to be tested again or enter self-isolation if you are exposed to a possible infection during your trip e.g. during the flight to Iceland.