Alpventures - Your Guide for Tours and Travel to Europe

1. Are the tours affected by Terrorism, and could they be cancelled?
We have all been affected by major terrorist attacks over the past years. The safety and comfort of our Tour Guests is our highest priority. We travel in non-descript tour buses with local license plates. Although some of our Tours visit major European cities, we keep our groups small and usually stay off the beaten path. We also offer our travelers Travel Insurance, so you can enjoy your tour worry-free and know that any lost or delayed luggage, personal injury or even trip cancellation will be covered. Click here to view our Tour booking Terms & Agreement for details on Alpventures® Cancellation Policy.

2. What makes your tours so special? How are they different?
Unlike many large Tour Operators, we do not concentrate on volume tourists. On the contrary, we are bringing the personal touch and service you deserve back to the business. We keep our groups small; an absolute maximum of 25 people, so that you can make new friends, get much more out of the tour, and save time, rather than traveling with a large group. Alpventures® is also Owner-Operated; so you get responses to your inquiries right away, if not on the spot. When you call us, we can answer all your questions about any aspect of the tour. Click the link here to read our past client Tour Testimonials. You can also browse and book thousands of partner Sightseeing Tours and attractions on our website, in collaboration with Viator. Book your extra day trips and activities with us!

3. How much do the tours cost, what's included, how do I pay?
Alpventures® Tours include different features so they are priced differently. Tariffs, airfares and foreign exchange rates are also subject to change, so prices are only fixed at the time of your tour booking. Generally, the tours start at about $4590 per person for an 10-15 day tour. The prices depend on the type of tour, length of tour, features included in the tour and time of the year. Keep in mind the prices we quote generally include First-Class accommodations in 3- and 4-Star hotels, daily breakfasts and most dinners, deluxe Motor Coach transportation, entertainment, all entrance fees, sightseeing and guiding services. All you need is lunch money and extra money for souvenirs. All major Credit Cards and checks are accepted for the initial Tour Deposit payment, but final payment must be paid by check (or Money Order). Credit cards can only be accepted for final payment when pre-arranged with us (at least 4 weeks prior to your Tour departure).

4. How about flight information? Can I go early and meet the tour?
Most Alpventures® Tours are priced without airfare. This is because for one, we have participants from all over the country, originating in many different cities. Secondly, some of our guests like to use frequent flyer miles or they want to go earlier than the group and see more of a certain place or area. We can arrange your flights for you; either along with the group or a deviation such as a few days earlier to do more sightseeing and get over the jetlag. We can also arrange special packages for you including airport transfers, sightseeing tours and hotel accommodations. If we can't be there ourselves, we have excellent guides to help pick you up and show you around.

5. Where do the tours start and finish?
Most Alpventures® Tours start at your arrival airport in Europe. For instance, on our Normandy to the Eagle's Nest Tour, we pick you up at the Paris CDG Airport. The tour does not necessarily finish at the same airport. The above-mentioned tour finishes in Munich, Germany. We give you all the details well in advance; so you can plan accordingly and we make sure to allow you plenty of time for check-in with the airlines due to heightened security. Prior to your tour departure, we send you an Alpventures® Travel Packet, with lots of additional information, maps and helpful pre-trip materials to better prepare you for your tour.

6. How do I book an Alpventures® Tour? What's the process?
You can book our Tours online with a credit card; or complete our online Tour Booking Form and send your Tour Deposit ($400 per Person, per Tour) to our office in Clackamas, Oregon. The tour deposit payment guarantees your reservation on the Tour. Generally, deposits are required at least 4 months prior to tour departure; however, our tours do sell out, so we recommend you book early. In most cases you will receive a discount for booking early as well. Final tour payment is generally required at least 6 weeks prior to tour departure. See each tour for details. You will receive a confirmation of your tour reservation along with a receipt for your deposit. Once we have received your final tour payment, we'll send your Alpventures® Travel Packet with all the details you’ll need on meeting the group, special hotline numbers, etc. All major Credit Cards and checks are accepted for the initial Tour Deposit payment. Unless otherwise arranged with us, final payment must be paid by check, not by credit card.

7. How much history do we get on the World War II Tours?
All Alpventures® Tours are the result of years of research at national archives (both US and abroad), local institutions, eyewitness accounts and personal interviews. Alpventures® Owner and Tour Director lived and worked as a local Tour Guide in Europe. He not only knows the sites; but the people. In some cases your tour will include sites not visited by other Tour Operators. Although we concentrate on particular areas and sites, the tours are not limited to World War II history. Local history of the major cities and country villages is also included.

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P.O. Box 2079
Clackamas, OR 97015

Phone: 1-888-991-6718
Fax: 1-425-460-8465

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