TERMS & CONDITIONS
The paragraphs on this page shall be considered an integral part of all agreements entered into with EPIKDRIVES. By purchasing any driving tours or other services you accept to be bound by these Terms and Conditions as a customer.
PRICING: Listed price can be mentioned on a "per package" or "per person" base, but are always assuming up to two people sharing a room and car along the route. Prices can vary depending on season, time of booking etc. Prices are stated in Euro -or- Swiss Francs and include all taxes. In the case of money transfers from foreign countries, the participant shall bear the transfer charges. Costs for additional services, such as flights, fuel, parking, meals etc. are not included in the participation price, unless expressly itemised in the service description. If such costs are incurred, they will be invoiced separately.
PAYMENT: When booking your driving tour a minimum deposit per person (non-refundable) deposit is required to secure your reservation. The balance will then be required latest 60 days prior to the arrival date. Short-term bookings of 60 days or less before arrival will require a full payment on booking. Payments can be made via bank transfer or online credit card payment.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: Must be provided latest one week before arrival. Participants hiring a car must provide a valid driving license and identity papers/passport as well as a credit card at the check-in on the day of the driving tour. The relevant details are entered on the car hire contract with the participant’s home address and mobile phone number. This contract must then be signed by the participant on delivery of the car.
DRIVING LICENSE: The following driving licenses are accepted: • All driving licenses. Some national driving licenses are only acceptable if accompanied by a certified International driving licenses and when presented together. Participants shall not be entitled to participate in the relevant EPIKDRIVES tours, if they have been officially banned from driving or are unable to produce a valid driving license. In such cases, the participation price shall not be reimbursed.
PASSPORTS, VISAS & HEALTH: All clients are personally responsible for ensuring that they have a valid passport, relevant visa/s and conform to the health regulations required by the country/s that will be visited during the trip.
CANCELLATIONS: If you are obliged to cancel you may, with reasonable notice, transfer your booking to a third party who satisfies the conditions required taking that trip. Of course wherever possible we will try to move dates for you at no extra charge. Any cancellation must be communicated in writing. The periods before departure within which written cancellation is received and the cancellation charges, shown as a percentage of the total holiday price, which will be applied are:
Refund excl. 3.5% credit card fees. Different Cancellation Policy for groups apply.
ALTERATIONS BY EPIKDRIVES: We will do our utmost to provide the trip arrangements that have been confirmed, but we must retain the right to modify or cancel any trip, accommodation or arrangement, if unforeseen circumstances amounting to ‘force majeure’ arise. In such circumstance, we will inform you as soon as possible, and, should the change be such that it alters the nature of the trip, we shall give you the choice of an alternative trip or a full refund of all money paid. We also retain the right to make any changes to any transport method and car hire. In these unlikely circumstances an alternative method or car will be sourced which will be of a similar standard to those mentioned in your original booking.
UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES: EPIKDRIVES cannot accept responsibility for unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. These include (but are not limited to) adverse weather conditions, fire, riot, pandemics, war, terrorist activity (or threat of such activity), industrial dispute, natural disaster, travel bans, crash or technical issues of your rental car or injuries and death of an individual(s) through accidental circumstances.
ALTERATIONS BY YOU: We will do our best to make any alterations you may require after confirmation has been issued, subject to availability and to the payment for any increased costs relevant to the change. Any requests for alteration to an itinerary should be made in writing. Alterations are made less than 8 weeks prior to departure, an additional € 50 per booking charge will be levied together with any communications costs incurred. Due to the nature of our tours it is imperative to mention that any changes made by you to our tour offering may also affect point of origin and final destination of the tour.
CAR HIRE TERMS: All Terms & Conditions are subject to the terms & conditions of the Lessor’s Vehicle Rental Agreement which will be provided to the hirer (you) on request. Minimum age - 21-30 years as per type and model of vehicle, Minimal rental duration: one day = 24 hours. After three extra hours, a full additional day will be charged.
CAR DEPOSITS: In general, the car is supplied with a fully comprehensive insurance, which covers damage or theft to the vehicle or any third party vehicle, should this be involved in an accident. However, all cars will require a car deposit / excess / deductible guarantee at the time of starting the rental. The excess amount of this deposit will vary by car. This deposit is taken as a “reservation/authorization” on your credit card, which is then cancelled at the end of the trip when the car is returned in fine condition. Please consult our FAQ section for a better understanding about security deposits.
SUPPLIERS: EPIKDRIVES acts only as agents for the owners of accommodation and services provided and for road transport proprietors, and all bookings must be accepted subject to the ticket or transport conditions and regulations of the carriers and accommodation providers or transport proprietors, and also subject to the laws of the travel country in which such carriage or other facility is required.
TRAVEL INSURANCE: It is imperative that you take out adequate travel insurance to our reasonable satisfaction. We take no responsibility for any injuries or loss to you incurred whilst you are taking part in any of our programs. We strongly recommend that you take out comprehensive insurance cover for cancellation, medical expenses, personal accident, personal baggage, money and public liability before you travel. Tours organized by EPIKDRIVES generally include no insurance package covering travel cancellation and/or accident insurance. The participant is solely responsible for his participation in sports and other leisure activities. The participant should inspect the sports facilities, equipment and vehicles before using them. EPIKDRIVES recommends that participants have accident insurance.
IF TRAVELLING WITH A GUIDE: Where applicable, a EPIKDRIVES guide, in conjunction with the appropriat