Pete Dobré Tours & Workshops Terms & Conditions

Pete Dobré Photo Tours strives to provide a photography tour service which is not only enjoyable but is an amazing experience for each participant. It is Pete’s aim to give clients a set of useful landscape photography skills which will ultimately improve the individual’s ability to take better landscape and wildlife photos.

 

 

TRAVEL-

It is the responsibility of all participants to make their way to the tour’s start point and from tour finish point unless advised otherwise.

 

CATERING-

Each tour is different and due to locations, some tours your meals are included, other they are not. Each tour is different so we suggest you check by contacting us for more information.

SNACKS

Some snacks are included. Any additional snacks/beverages may be purchased at the participants expense along the way.

BEVERAGES

600ml bottles of water are included for all participants along the way. No alcohol is included in the tour fee.

 

ACCOMMODATION-

Pete Dobré’s Photo Tours include high quality accommodation for all tours where possible.

You will have the privacy of your own room and bathroom facilities at all times unless the

unexpected happens.

Ask Pete about our bringing your partner along deal.

 

FITNESS-

Most tours are constructed with physical fitness in mind. We have selected locations based on their access however, a good level of fitness for all ages is required for all tours. When I say good levels of fitness we are not talking about being able to run the marathon.Most of my tours there are short walks and nothing is difficult. If you are in doubt, call myself to discuss the tour that you wish to go on and to clarify.Most are short walks  and a few have long windy steps and these are steep going back up. That’s as hard as it gets. My lighthouse Tour is designed for people who can’t do a lot of walking for all sorts of reasons as the most you walk on that tour is 10 minutes to the lighthouse. You will also be carrying your own camera equipment.

The Lighthouse Tour and Murray River Tours ones where little walking is done and it’s a more relaxed outlook on things. No long hikes, no steep hills on those two.The Kangaroo Island Tour has walking but it is moderate over all, the sand dunes would be the only activity where some may have to take their time. I’ve had people in the mid 60’s and early 70’s do it.

If you are unsure please contact us and we will let you know what is involved on the tour you have selected so you can make well informed decision.

You may stay at accommodation for some more difficult parts of the tour however, Pete Dobré Photo Tours will not refund any cost of unused parts of the tour.

 

MEDICAL-

It is required that all participants are in good health before and whilst on tour.

If you have any medical problems you must inform us before the commencement of the tour.

It must be understood that Pete Dobré Photo Tours and his staff are not medical personnel and have no expertise in this area as medical Doctors. The tour vehicle carries a basic first aid kit for minor injuries only.

Pete Dobré Photo Photo Tours accepts no responsibility for medications or lack of access to medications. We suggest prior to leaving if you have any health problems or concerns you consult your physician for any advice regarding any medication/care needed while on tour.

If you have any life threatening conditions such as anaphylaxis we suggest you bring along a partner/carer who is well informed of your condition and knows what to do in the event of an emergency.

Contact Pete for information on bringing along a partner/carer.

Other participants on tour accept no responsibility regarding the provision of medical care.

Pete Dobré Photo Tours accepts no responsibility or liability regarding the provision of medical care.

 

TRIP INSURANCE-

We recommended that you have the appropriate insurance for his tours.

Health Insurance, Emergency Medical Evacuation Insurance, Emergency Medical Expense Coverage, Trip Cancelation Insurance, Life Insurance, Baggage Loss and Delay Reimbursement and Equipment Insurance.

 

TOUR FEES-

Your tour fee includes tuition, modern transport, appropriate number of nights accommodation (see website or contact us), relevant meals (see website or contact us), parks passes, ferry transport (applicable to Kangaroo Island tour).

Your tour fee does not include airfares, airport taxes, privately solicited transport to and from tour start and end points, or personal items. Also not included are insurances needed for the tour, travel accident, travel delay, baggage delay or theft (we recommend you organise the appropriate coverage well before coming on tour), medical or hospitalization costs.

 

 

REFUND POLICY-

In order to book a place on Pete Dobré’s Photo Tours you need to pay the fee in full at the time of booking or at the very least a retainer fee of 25%. The retainer will secure your place on tour and is non refundable should you choose to cancel for any reason.

The remaining balance of the cost is due 2 calendar months before the scheduled start date of the tour.

 

 

CANCELATION

MORE THAN 2 CALENDAR MONTHS BEFORE TOUR

If for any reason you need to cancel your place on the tour you may do so prior to 2 calendar months before the tour date, a $500 cancellation fee from the remaining amount must be paid (or will be held) as well as the 25% non-refundable retainer. All money paid aside from these 2 fees will be refunded.

LESS THAN 2 CALENDAR MONTHS BEFORE TOUR

Should you need to cancel during the last 2 months leading up to the tour any money paid will not under any circumstances be refunded. At this point it is highly unlikely for Pete Dobre photo Tours to refill the vacant place or downsize accommodation and rearrange plans.

If you need to cancel in the final 2 months leading up to the tour you may offer the place to a family member or friend as long as this person agrees to all terms and conditions. Pete Dobré Photo Tours is not responsible for any third party arrangements.

You can book another tour at a later date of equal or higher value to the original tour booked. Any cost differences must also be paid, this includes cancellation fees from the original tour.

No cash refunds will be given and no refund of any fees will be made for withdrawal after the tour begins.

 

CANCELED TOURS

Pete Dobré Photo Tours reserves the right to cancel any tour prior to the date due to a low number of participants or personal illness. In the event of low number of participants or illness all Pete Dobre tour fees and retainers will be refunded in full or may be transferred to another tour within 12 months of the previously booked tour.

No fees will be charged.

Pete Dobré reserves the right to cancel any tour/s for any reason. In the unlikely event of  a cancellation Pete Dobre tour fees will be promptly refunded. This refund will be the limit of Pete Dobré’s liability.

Pete Dobré Photo Tours is not responsible for any issues, expenses or damages which may occur as a result of cancellation.

 

 

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY OF PETE DOBRE PHOTOGRAPHY

This section defines our responsibility with respect to all of our tours, please read it carefully:

Pete Dobré Photo Tours is not liable for any damages, losses, or expenses of whatever cause or nature, including those resulting directly or indirectly from acts of God, detention, annoyance, weather, quarantines, strikes, civil disturbance, theft or criminal activity of any kind, government regulations, or any other occurrences over which there is no control.

 

IN NO EVENT SHALL PETE DOBRE HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, HOWEVER CHARACTERIZED.

 

Pete Dobré Photo Tours reserves the right to substitute hotels, workshop facilities, and to alter the itinerary when deemed necessary or advisable. The right is also reserved to cancel any tour or workshop prior to the start date upon the refund of all payments received, which shall release Pete Dobré Photo Tours from further liability. Pete Dobré Photo Tours is not responsible for additional expenses incurred by trip members in preparing for the tour or workshop (i.e. non-refundable advance-purchase air tickets, equipment, etc.)

Pete Dobré Photo Tours reserves the right to decline to accept or retain any member of any trip should such person’s actions impede the operation of the trip or the rights or welfare or enjoyment of other members of the trip, and it is agreed that no refunds will be given in such circumstances.

Pete Dobré Photo Tours reserves the right to take photographic stills pictures or film records of any of our trips, and may use any such records for promotional and/or commercial purposes as well as through social( Facebook) media outlets. During the course of the trip Pete Dobré will take your picture displaying you at work. During the course of the trip Pete will upload these to his website or Photography Facebook page to promote the trip and so your family can follow your progress on the trip. Group shots will also be take over the journey to be used for promotional reason. Each trip Pete will give you a copy of all the people shots that he takes so you have a record of your trip behind the camera.

Pete Dobré Photo Tours strives to provide a safe environment for all participants to learn and photograph in. There are always risks associated with travel, Pete Dobré Photo Tours is not responsible or liable for any injury, illness or death as a result of tour/workshop participation.

 

 

PARTICIPANT INFORMATION

 

NAME-

 

PHONE-

 

EMAIL & HOME ADDRESS-

 

 

 

NEXT OF KIN NAME AND CONTACT DETAILS-

 

 

DO YOU HAVE ANY HEALTH CONCERNS (Y/N IF YES PLEASE EXPLAIN FURTHER)-

 

 

 

AGREEMENT

 

I (full name printed)_________________________

Have read all of the above information, terms and conditions of Pete Dobre tours and workshops. I acknowledge that in paying my tour fee or minimum payment of 25% retainer and/or singing this document I am agreeing to all terms and conditions stated above.

 

 

(Signed)___________________________