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Changing or Customizing Your Trip

Changing your departure or package

With our Carefree Booking policy, you have the flexibility to change your departure or even your package with no fees or penalties until your final payment due date—60 days prior to departure in most cases.

After this, changes to your package or departure date may not be possible or will incur change fees.

Customizing your trip

Want to depart from a different city? Stay a few extra days? Add an extra stop? Take two tours, back-to-back? With most of our packages, it's no problem, and we're happy to oblige. You can request a change when you book online, in the special requests section. Or complete your booking and then contact us about the change you'd like to make. If it's possible, we'll let you know the price and availability.

Once we get back to you with a quote, it's only valid for a limited time, and you should respond as soon as possible (and no later than the date on the quote). Prices and availability change frequently, and until we receive your confirmation, we can't guarantee space or price.

Depending on the change, a per-person fee may apply (see below), included in your quote. This ensures the same careful research and planning that we put into building our packages. If your change requires additional costs or fees for airfare, extra hotel nights, extra transfers, etc., your quote will include those too.*

CHANGES (per person fees*)
Airline seat upgrades (e.g. business class) Difference in airfare
Changes to departure/return airports Difference in airfare (plus any additional transfers or hotels, if necessary)
Early departures/late returns $100 + Any additional costs or fees for airfare, hotels, transfers, etc.
Most other changes $150 +

Want to make bigger changes, or create a custom tour?

Check out our Private, Custom & Group Travel options.

* The Fine Print about Changes & Customizations: Fees listed above are for changes prior to final payment and/or airline tickets being issued. For this package, if you have selected flights, we generally issue tickets approximately 45 days prior to departure, though in some cases, we may need to do it sooner. Any change affecting flights requested after we've issued your tickets may incur change fees assessed by the airline or require the purchase of new airfare. Once a change has been requested and confirmed, it is subject to the same cancellation policy that applies to your package. Please see the terms & conditions for your package for more information and a complete fee schedule.

† With our Carefree Booking policy, if you book one of our scheduled departures and decide later not to travel for any reason and let us know by your final payment due date (60 days prior to scheduled departure in most cases, but varies by package), you can transfer all payments you've made, including any premiums paid for our Travel Protection Plan, towards another available departure date or package, with no change fees or penalties. Alternately, you can choose to receive a future travel credit equal to the amount you've paid. Or you can choose to cancel and receive a full refund minus a $99 per person future travel credit and any travel protection premiums. You may use these credits anytime, and they do not expire, but they may not be transferred or converted to cash. Valid for new bookings only made March 19 – Dec 31, 2020. Offer may not be available on all packages, including private and custom group departures and Biblical Journeys. Changes or cancellations requested after final payment due date are subject to our regular change and cancellation fees & policies. For more information and some exceptions, see our terms & conditions.

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