Small GroupTravel rewards travellers with new perspectives. With just 12-24 passengers, these are the personal adventures that today’s cultural explorers dream of.
Highlights: Reykjavík, Golden Circle, Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall, Akureyri, Húsavík Whale Watching, Diamond Circle, Lake Mývatn, Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Vatnshellir Cave Tour, Choice of Snæfellsjökull Glacier Hike or Mountain Hike, Exclusive Icelandic Delicacy Tasting, Blue Lagoon
Immersive Small Group Touring: Smaller groups lead to bigger experiences. Explorations gives travellers access to the world in a new way, venturing off the beaten path for more adventure and immersive cultural connections. The small group size opens the door to magnificent sights, unique accommodations and exclusive culinary events. Your senses come alive as you capture the true essence of each destination.
Geothermal Greenhouses – Growing food in Iceland has historically been a challenge for residents due to the cold climate, unproductive land, and at times, a lack of natural light. Discover how modern technology defies these natural challenges with geothermal greenhouses. At a family-run greenhouse, learn how they are able to harness the natural warmth from the ground’s geothermic waters and use it to create a year- round Mediterranean climate. Join a horticultural expert for an insider’s look at innovative growing methods used to produce a large variety of tomatoes that are able thrive in this otherwise challenging environment.
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To secure your spot, on this trip, it’s as easy as a deposit of CAD $500 per person at the time of booking, with the balance due no later than 31MAY, 2019. Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis. Reservations made after the deposit due date of January 24, 2019 are based upon availability. Final payment due by May 31, 2019.
All Rates below are per person and are subject to change, based on the air-inclusive package from Toronto Pearson. Connecting flights from other Canadian gateways are extra. Please inquire with Gravitate Travel.
Set out on a small group journey that reveals Iceland’s adventurous landscapes and cultural heritage. Explore old town Reykjavik during a walking tour. Witness the stunning Golden Circle first hand. See Thingvellir National Park and the unbelievable Gullfoss Waterfall. Experience the Friðheimar greenhouse cultivation centre. Be immersed in Icelandic life during a countryside farmhouse stay. Go whale watching in Skjalfandi Bay with specialized RIB boats. Travel the Diamond Circle and spend time at the geothermal baths of Lake Myvatn. Marvel at the vast Asbyrgi Canyon. Spend time with a family that keeps alive traditional methods of catching and preserving Greenland shark. Climb aboard a mountain truck to explore the Snæfellsjökull glacier. Then choose the way you explore: with a mountain hike or a glacier hike. Complete your tour with a dip in the famous Blue Lagoon.
To truly experience the program and destination, you need to be able to participate in physical activities such as longer walking tours, walking over uneven terrain, climbing stairs and periods of standing. Some of the touring days may be longer, with select included activities occurring later in the evening.
Terms and Conditions
Air – Economy air rate and schedule are applicable for groups of 10 or more traveling on the same flights and dates. Air rates, schedules, taxes and fees are subject to change until passengers have paid in full. If flights are cancelled within 120 days of departure, penalties may apply (see Cancellation Charges below). Name changes are subject to penalties within this time period. If waivers have not been purchased and a reservation is cancelled for any reason prior to departure. Flights are 100% non-refundable once paid in full. Groups who purchase Collette Air will receive complimentary hotel transfers on the scheduled day of arrival and departure, not including pre or post stays. If Business class service has been purchased, it is for the international portion of the journey only.
Deposits and Names – A per person deposit is due with passenger names. Should you decide to purchase Collette’s trip cancellation waiver you must do so at the time of booking. Payment of a per person waiver fee guarantees a full refund of all payments (including deposit) except for the waiver fee itself, in case of cancellation of travel plans for any reason prior to the day of departure. All names submitted to Collette must appear exactly as shown on passengers’ passports. Any name changes are subject to penalty.
Revision Fees – A handling fee of $50 CAD per change will be assessed for any change or revision made to a reservation. A change of tour date or tour itinerary within the guidelines of the cancellation policy will be treated as a cancellation and regular cancellation fees apply. If flight changes or flight cancellations are requested, revision fees or airline cancellation fees will apply. A voluntary change of departure within 90 days of original departure date will be treated as a cancellation and cancellation charges will apply.
Triple Rooms –Triple rooms are normally a standard double room with 2 beds. A cot or rollaway bed may be requested but not guaranteed due to size of room and fire codes.
If you have not purchased cancellation protection and you need to cancel for any reason prior to the day of departure, the Cancellation Fees are as follows:
Cancellation Charges for this tour: After your seat reduction date has passed, a non-refundable deposit will be retained. For Cancellation between 60-16 days prior to departure: cancellation fee of 30% of total price. For cancellation between 15-1 days prior to departure: cancellation fee of 50% of total price. For cancellation on the day of departure and after: 100% of total price. For Ocean Cruises: For cancellation between 90-61 days prior to departure: cancellation fee of 35% of total price. For cancellation between 60-31 days prior to departure: 60% of total price. 30 or fewer days prior to departure: 100% of total price. For River Cruises: including Europe, Russia, Egypt and China, 90-61 days prior to departure: cancellation fee of 50% of total price. For cancellation between 60-31 days prior to departure: cancellation fee of 85% of total price. For cancellation 30 or fewer days prior to departure: cancellation fee of 100% of total price. For Galapagos and Antarctica: A cancellation fee of 60% will apply for cancellation between 120-90 days prior to departure; A cancellation charge of 100% will apply for cancellation less than 90 days prior to departure. Cancellation protection is highly recommended and must be purchased at time of deposit. Air rates are subject to change until tour is paid in full. If Travel Protection Plan has not been purchased and a reservation is cancelled for any reason prior to departure – Air is 100% non-refundable once paid in full. Cancellation charges also apply to reservations made for “pre” and “post” night accommodations. Payment of a Per Person Travel Protection Plan Fee guarantees a full refund of all payments (including deposit), except the Travel Protection Plan Fee itself, made to Collette for travel arrangements in case of cancellation of your travel plans for any reason prior to the day of departure. The Travel Protection Plan Fee with Air only covers airline tickets you have purchased from Collette. Exception: If you originally purchased non-refundable airline tickets, Part B of the Travel Protection Plan may provide a refund for the airline tickets, taxes, or fees in the event of a cancellation for a covered reason (see Part B for more details). The Travel Protection Plan Fee does not cover any single supplement charges which arise from an individual’s travelling companion electing to cancel for any reason prior to departure. However, the Part B travel insurance includes a single supplement benefit of $1,000 for certain covered reasons as detailed in Part B. 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 travelling client will be charged the remaining portion of the single supplement. Cancellation waiver protects you from penalties in the event you have a need to cancel your entire inclusive tour package up to the day prior to departure. Cancellation waiver does not indemnify you from penalties if you chose to cancel partial tour components or air. If you chose to partially cancel your holiday, you will be responsible for a revision fee as well as any penalties that are incurred at the time of the cancellation. Upon cancellation of transportation or travel services where you, the customer, are not at fault and have not canceled in violation of the terms and conditions above, you will be refunded 100%. Please see your travel agent for more information or review our brochure for details.
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