5 Star Culinary Experience in a Mediterranean Masterpiece

Enjoy seven nights and eight memorable days, with a focus on the culinary delights of the region, in one of Greece’s two luxury resorts on the island of Rhodes. Situated in the south-eastern corner of the Aegean Sea in Greece, the romantic island of Rhodes is a timeless holiday destination. Spectacular stretches of sand, emerald waters, beautiful historical sights, an inspiring medieval town, unlimited options for dining, entertainment and leisure promise unforgettable travel experiences for all.

This is not your typical one day food festival with many vendors and people wandering around. Rather it is a true celebration of Greek gastronomy, an authentic immersion in the vibrant culture of Rhodes, the Greek islands and its people while savoring the traditional cuisine that has delighted the palates of people around the world for millennia.

What’s Included?

  • Seven Nights at Your Choice of Two All-Inclusive Luxury Resorts

  • Culinary Fusion Festival Evening Gala at the world famous Kalithea Springs

  • Traditional Greek Breakfasts Every Morning

  • Tour along coast to traditional vineyard with wine tastings and light hors d’ouevres

  • Guided tour of the medieval city of Rhodes

  • Visit the best restaurants and famous beaches for sunbathing, swimming & delicious Aegean cuisine

  • Visit Appolona, Empona & other tiny villages to experience local culture & culinary delights

  • Experience the whitewashed houses & Acropolis of Lindos on a guided tour with locals

  • Transportation to all excursions and to & from airport

How to Make Your Reservation

STEP 1

CHOOSE YOUR
LUXURY RESORT

The Ixian Grand

or

The Alila Resort & Spa

STEP 2

CHOOSE YOUR
ROOM TYPE

Garden View

or

Sea View Upgrade

STEP 3

ADD ON TOURS (OPTIONAL)

Visit Symi or Bluetopia

or

Athens Tour

Host Destination

Rhodes, Greece

By far the largest and historically the most important of the Dodecanese islands, Rhodes (ro-dos) abounds in beaches, wooded valleys and ancient history. Whether you’re here on a culture-vulture journey through past civilizations, or simply for some laidback beach time, buzzing nightlife, or diving in crystal-clear waters, it’s all here.

The atmospheric Old Town of Rhodes is a maze of cobbled streets that will spirit you back to the days of the Byzantine Empire and beyond. Further south, in the picture-perfect town of Lindos, capped by an ancient Acropolis, sugar-cube houses spill down to a turquoise bay.

While both Lindos and Rhodes Old Town get very crowded in summer, Rhodes is large enough to allow plenty of room to breathe that pure Aegean air.

At the same time cosmopolitan and traditional, timeless and modern, simple and spectacular – Rhodes is the home authentic and innovative cuisine while ideal for beach holidays and so much more.

We invite you to join us this May for the inaugural Greek Culinary Fusion Festival in Rhodes.

Choose From 1 of 2 Luxury Resorts

Learn More About The Ixian Grand & All Suites

Host Resort Option #1

The Ixian Grand

A truly magnificent beach front resort hotel consisting of 348 rooms & suites dedicated to Adults Only.

The Ixian Grand & All Suites is the ideal base for you to explore the endless beauties of the Island of Rhodes. Enjoy the cool breeze of the West Coast, the most beautiful sunsets by the beach and feel the ultimate comfort at the luxurious surroundings.

Learn More About Alila Resort & Spa

Host Resort Option #2

Alila Resort & Spa

Alila Resort & Spa is the richest ultra-all-inclusive 24h 5* beach resort in Rhodes and a member of the Mitsis Premium Collection. Opened in May 2013 with amazing architecture and epitomizing style, Alila lies at one of the most cosmopolitan resorts in Rhodes, Faliraki, right on a Blue Flag awarded beach. Alila Resort & Spa offers numerous gastronomic delights and tastes from around the world at its main and 8 à la carte restaurants, as well as its 5 bars.

Itinerary

DAY 1 TUESDAY – OCTOBER 11

Arrival to Rhodes where you will be met at the airport and transferred to one of the festival host hotels. Check in at the hotel and remainder of the day at your leisure to explore the local surroundings. In the evening you will take part in cooking lesson made up of 3 different authentic local recipes, exclusively presented at the terrace of the main restaurant with an amazing view to Aegean Sea lead by the resort chefs. Recipes include:

“Pitaroudia” for starters, a traditional Rhodian appetizer (fritters) made of flour, water and with different adding of vegetables or chick peas and a lot of herbs served with yogurt sauce & aromatic tomato sauce.

“Kappama” Lamb with rice & herbs for main course.

“Diples” for dessert. The dish is one of the traditional desserts offered as a treat for weddings in Dodecanese. It is fried dough pastries served with honey, walnuts, cinnamon & sesame.

All followed by Welcome Dinner.

DAY 2 WEDNESDAY – OCTOBER 12

Breakfast at the hotel (Aegean or American style).and departure for a full day guided tour through the Island of Rhodes

The day will start with a visit to the Bee Museum to taste all local honey products and the famous MELEKOUNI.

Along the west coast, climbing towards the highest mountain of Rhodes, named Attavyros, we will reach Embona village for a wine tasting, as well a variety of local traditional products. Starting with a small glass of “Souma” traditional drink along with olives, to our delicious wines exclusively from the local winery. White dry wine, red dry, red semi-sweet, white or roze Muscat (or both) and finally sun-dried (very sweet) red or white wine. All accompanied by olives and cherry tomatoes.

At the end of the tasting you will be offered our very unique liqueur “Ouzo with coffee”. Then together with some bread try two types of extra virgin olive oil and aromatic olive oil with spices. In the end, you’re also welcome to taste 6 different types of honey as well as visit our folklore museum.

It has been said that Rhodes was the first island in the Aegean to cultivate a vineyard and make wine. It’s no coincidence that in ancient times Rhodians were considered the largest wine merchants in the Mediterranean.

Lunch will be held at Appolona village where you can experience the famous traditional ‘Giaprakia’, ‘Pitaroudia’ and village traditional bread, among other local specialties.

In the afternoon we will visit Filerimos hill, which happens to be the Acropolis of Ialyssos ancient city. A sanctuary of the goddess Athena, built around the 10th c. BC and then later, a Christian monastery till the recent times, where the Italian Franciscan monks produced a digestive local liqueur called the “Seven Herbs of Mount Filerimos”, made by herbs of Filerimos hill, which we will have the chance to taste as well.

After sunset return to the hotel for dinner.

DAY 3 THURSDAY – OCTOBER 13

Breakfast at the hotel and depart for a guided scenic drive down the east coast to Lindos.

On the way, you will be given the opportunity to see some of the local handicrafts, the art of ceramics. Bonis is a Rhodian ceramic workshop, half way to Lindos. Established in 1951, it is the most popular pottery on the island, making and selling famous traditional Greek Ceramics. On the spot you will be given a full demonstration as green clay turns into a vase, the designs that are engraved free hand, the coloring of the earthenware to the final product. All handmade!

Lindos is the regions’ iconic fishing village and one of the most impressive archaeological sites on the island. At first sight everybody inevitably stops to admire the natural landscape which is enhanced by the beautiful, whitewashed houses embracing the rock of Lindos with the Acropolis enthroned above. The view is breathtaking! You will have the chance to stroll through the narrow alleyways and climb some 300 steps up to the Acropolis of goddess Athena where you will be given a guided tour. During your free time, you may experience Greek Souvlaki with Rhodian traditional “Ladopita” and Lindos traditional crepes .

Leaving Lindos you will admire Saint Paul’s Bay, hidden at the back of the village and get some beautiful pictures of the whole landscape. After sunset, return to the hotel for dinner.

DAY 4 FRIDAY – OCTOBER 14

Breakfast at the hotel (Aegean or American style) and depart for a guided tour of the Medieval City of Rhodes, one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe! After a panoramic drive on the Acropolis of Rhodes, you will continue walking by the Palace of the Grand Masters, the actual headquarters of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem and through the famous street of the Knights conveying an excellent impression of the medieval times. Stroll through the labyrinth of the Medieval city you will discover byzantine churches, mosques since the Ottoman occupation of the island as well as a synagogue still operating, in the heart of the area called “La Juderia”. During your free time you may complete your visit on your own, with a nice cool refreshment or a local beer or even a nice cold coffee in a typical café of the town. Afternoon return to the hotel to prepare for the evening Rhodes Food Festival Gala.

This evening the Culinary Fusion Festival truly kicks off with the gala event at the world-famous KALLITHEA Springs, which is perhaps one of the most beautiful places in Rhodes, known from ancient times (7th century B.C.) to have therapeutic properties.

Built on a picturesque anchorage surrounded by stunning gardens and decorated with pebble mosaics, the monument was designed in 1930 by the Italian architect Pietro Lombardi who skillfully created an environment of unsurpassed beauty. In fact, the picturesque monument has attracted even the attention of Hollywood with several international and Greek movies being filmed in Kallithea.

DAY 5 SATURDAY – OCTOBER 15

Nestled between the Turkish coast and the islands of Tilos and Kos is quaint and enchanting Symi, about 25 miles northwest of Rhodes. Rekindling images of traditional Greek island lìfe, Symi a must-visit destination for visitors to Greece’s Dodecanese island group.

The tour begins with hotel pickup at in the morning and transfer to the port of Mandraki to the less-visited sanctuary. Charming pastel-colored homes and shops climb the hillside above Symi’s Gialos Harbor, the bustling port with its tavernas, bars, painted fishing boats and kafenions (serving murky Greek coffee). Yalos village is divided into two main parts: The old town of Chorio sits up the hill. Guided tours of the narrow streets include traditional sponge and spice shops.

After you’ve wandered the meandering streets of the island’s only enclave, Saint George beach beckons with its turquoise waters. Enjoy a swim, then a traditional Greek meal at a local restaurant. Spend the rest of the day on your own, strolling, shopping and taking inspiring photos for memories that will follow you back home.

At 6 p.m., the boat departs Symi for Rhodes Mandraki port, where guests are transferred back to their accommodations. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, wear comfortable walking shoes, pack swimwear and bring your camera. Dinner at resort.

DAY 8 WEDNESDAY: DEPARTURE

Transfer to the airport. Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport

Add a stop-over in Athens or Israel after the festival!

OPTIONAL ATHENS ADD-ON

Day 1:

Arrival to Athens, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

Check in at the hotel and prepare for late afternoon/evening tour.

Your evening begins with a short panoramic drive through the city center and on the slopes of the sacred hill you will be able to see, admire and
take photos of the illuminated Acropolis.

Then a pleasant walk through the narrow picturesque streets of Plaka, the old city, will bring you at a Typical Greek Tavern where you will enjoy your
dinner following a floor show with live music and Greek Folk Dances in traditional costumes.

The mesmerizing and graphic Plaka was developed mostly around the ruins of Ancient Agora of Athens in an area that has been continuously inhabited
since antiquity. During the years of Ottoman rule, Plaka was the known as the “Turkish quarter of Athens”, and the seat of the Turkish Voivode
(Governor).

During the Greek War of Independence, Plaka like the rest of Athens, was temporarily abandoned by its inhabitants because of the severe battles that
took place in 1826. The area was repopulated during the first years of King Otto’s rule. Plaka had a sizable Arvanite community till the late 19th
century, which led some to refer to it as the Arvanite quarter of Athens.

Day 2:

Transfer from the hotel to the airport.

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Double Occupancy Alila Resort

$3,490pp
  • Elegant architecture and relaxed atmosphere combined with the panoramic views over the Aegean Sea. The superior twin rooms feature twin beds with one or two extra normal sized sofa-beds and a luxurious bathroom with bathtub and shower.

Single Occupancy Alila Resort

$3,990pp
  • Elegant architecture and relaxed atmosphere combined with the panoramic views over the Aegean Sea. The superior twin rooms feature twin beds with one or two extra normal sized sofa-beds and a luxurious bathroom with bathtub and shower.

Double Occupancy Ixian Deluxe

$3,390pp
  • The Deluxe Rooms with Sea View feature free Wi-Fi, a comfortable king-size bed, large wardrobes, a sofa which can be converted to double bed, flat screen TV with satellite channels, mini fridge and safe deposit box. All bathrooms feature a large walk-in shower, bathrobes, slippers and personal care amenities.

Single Occupancy Ixian Deluxe

$3,990pp
  • The Deluxe Rooms with Sea View feature free Wi-Fi, a comfortable king-size bed, large wardrobes, a sofa which can be converted to double bed, flat screen TV with satellite channels, mini fridge and safe deposit box. All bathrooms feature a large walk-in shower, bathrobes, slippers and personal care amenities.

Double Occupancy Ixian Premium

$3,590pp
  • The Premium guestrooms are designed in every detail to heighten your accommodation experience. The cozy character of this room is reflected by the light colors and the comfortable spaces. Kick back and slow down by your private or sharing pool to enjoy nothing but the sun. The guestroom features a king-size bed with premium mattress, tiled floor, seating area, private/sharing swimming pool overlooking the lush gardens, Led TV with satellite channels. The bathroom features a walk-in shower and luxury personal care amenities.

Single Occupancy Ixian Premium

$4,590pp
  • The Premium guestrooms are designed in every detail to heighten your accommodation experience. The cozy character of this room is reflected by the light colors and the comfortable spaces. Kick back and slow down by your private or sharing pool to enjoy nothing but the sun. The guestroom features a king-size bed with premium mattress, tiled floor, seating area, private/sharing swimming pool overlooking the lush gardens, Led TV with satellite channels. The bathroom features a walk-in shower and luxury personal care amenities.

BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Insider Expeditions, on behalf of Legends Abroad, (hereinafter “Insider”, “We”, “Us”) specializes in curating and hosting one-of-a-kind experiences for groups and individuals (hereinafter “you” “traveler”) on all seven continents such as this 2022 Rhodes Food Festival(“Tour”). Please read and understand the terms and conditions of booking set out below, as they affect your legal rights and responsibilities.

1. OUR CONTRACT

By booking a trip with us, you are deemed to have agreed to these Terms and Conditions and the terms and conditions of our suppliers, including the participating hotels, ground operators and restaurants and your booking will be accepted by us on this basis. Before making a booking with us you MUST confirm that you have fully read and understood these Terms and Conditions (raising any questions you may have with us prior to booking).

Please be aware that these Terms and Conditions contain waivers of liability as well as waiver of class action and venue selection and notice clauses. By asking us to confirm your booking, you are accepting all the Terms and Conditions laid out below and acknowledging that you have read the terms of this contract and agree with it.

If you are making a booking as a group, the leader of the group is responsible for sharing these Terms and Conditions with all members of the group and is financially responsible for the booking. We will not be liable for a group leader’s failure to share these Terms and Conditions with all travelers in their group.

You represent and warrant that (a) you are of sufficient age to use our services and website and can create binding legal obligations in connection with your use, (b) you are legally authorized to act on behalf of those you represent and accept these Terms and Conditions on their behalf, and (c) the information supplied by you, or members of your group is true and correct.

Violations by You. You agree that any violation of any such Terms and Conditions may result in (a) the cancellation of your reservation or purchase without a refund, (b) you being denied access to the applicable travel related product or service and (c) your forfeiture of any monies paid for your reservation or purchase..

2. COVID 19 RELEASE OF LIABILITY

By booking a tour at this time, you acknowledge the highly contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk for yourself and any minors traveling with you, that you or they may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by traveling and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death even if such injuries or losses occur in a manner that is not foreseeable at the time you book your tour. You acknowledge that exposure to such viruses or disease is an inherent risk of traveling that cannot be controlled or eliminated by Insider.

You acknowledge that due to the uncertainty of travel at this time, your tour may be postponed or cancelled, or changes may be made to itineraries due to closures of certain sites or activities, for which there may be no refund. Some locations may require you to have a vaccination and proof of a negative covid test at your own expense. Upon return home, additional requirements and/or testing may apply. You are responsible for understanding these requirements and must not rely on Insider to provide these details. You understand that you may become sick before, during, or after the tour and may not be able to travel and such cancellation or interruption will be subject to our cancellation terms and COVID- 19 Cancellation below.

You agree that due to uncertainty caused by COVID 19, Insider has strongly encouraged the purchase of travel protection coverage including Cancel For Any Reason coverage if and when available, and that should you fail to purchase travel protection coverage, Insider shall not be liable to any losses howsoever arising. You assume the risk that travel insurance may not cover COVID-19 related claims.

You, for yourself, and any minors traveling with you, and on behalf of your and their heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin (The Releasors), HEREBY RELEASE, AND HOLD HARMLESS Insider Expeditions, its members, officers, agents, and/or employees, suppliers, and other tour members (RELEASEES), of, from and against any and all claims, damages, demands, losses, and liability arising out of or related in any way, in whole or in part to any POSTPONEMENT, CANCELLATION, CHANGES, INJURY, DISABILITY, DEATH OR ANY OTHER LOSS you may suffer due to exposure, infection, spread, closure, and travel restrictions related to COVID- 19, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, to the fullest extent permitted by law. The terms of this HOLD HARMLESS AND RELEASE OF ALL LIABILITY paragraph shall survive any termination or cancellation of this Contract, whether by operation of law or otherwise.

3. VALIDITY

Dates, itineraries, and prices for this program are valid only for THE 2022 RHODES FOOD FESTIVAL, May, 2022.

4. DEPOSIT, PAYMENT, AND CANCELLATION

A deposit of $1000 per traveler is required to secure your spot. Deposits and confirmations will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis with a waiting list created for cancelations. Both deposits and full trip payments may be made by personal check or credit card. The returned check fee is $100. You can book with the utmost confidence as Insider guarantees that you will be refunded if Insider cancels the expedition.

Your final invoice will be due no later than April 1, 2022. Payment after this date may result in your space being lost to another traveler.

More flexible payment timelines can be made available as necessary; please write to support@legendsabroad.com to inquire about a customized payment timeline.

All deposits are non-refundable. After April 15, 2022 (30 days or less before departure), the cancellation fee is 100% of total trip cost.

Credit Card Bookings

While we do accept major credit cards including Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover, travelers must provide to us a click or signed authorization for every transaction for your trip. Your authorization is an agreement for us to charge your card and an acknowledgement and agreement to these terms and conditions including the cancellation terms. As such you agree not to make any improper chargebacks.

In certain cases, you can dispute charges with credit card companies (“chargebacks”). Before initiating a chargeback, we ask you first to call us to discuss any questions or concerns about our charges. We will work with you in attempting to resolve your concerns. By using our service to make a reservation, you accept and agree to our cancellation policy. Insider retains the right to dispute any chargeback that is improper and recover any costs, including attorney’s fees related to improper chargebacks. Additionally, in the event of an improper chargeback, we retain the right to cancel any travel reservation related to that improper chargeback. The following chargeback scenarios are improper, and we retain the right to investigate and rebut any such chargeback claims:

  • Chargebacks resulting from non-cancellable reservations, whether or not the reservation is used.
  • Chargebacks resulting from charges authorized by family, friends, associates or other third parties with direct access to your credit card. This does not include credit card fraud.
  • Chargebacks arising from inconsistency or inaccuracy regarding the supplier’s product description.
  • Chargebacks resulting from force majeure or other circumstances that are beyond the control of Insider or the Supplier.
  • Chargebacks resulting because you do not agree with the cancellation policy.

Extenuating Circumstances for COVID-19.

Traveler safety is our number one priority. If authorities deem it unsafe to travel, we will work to postpone the trip to a future date. In the event of official trip cancellation by us due to COVID-19 or for any other reason, all participants will be fully refunded.

If the reason for cancellation is covered under the terms of your travel protection plan you may be able to reclaim these charges, for this reason we strongly encourage the purchase of a travel protection plan including additional Cancel For Any Reason coverage.

5. YOUR DETAILS

In order for us to confirm your travel arrangements you must provide all requested details. Necessary details include any pre-existing medical conditions you have which may affect your ability to complete your travel arrangements. Travelers voluntarily assume full and sole responsibility for all risks and/or costs involved with failure to report any errors and/or omissions to documentation.

6. PERSONAL INFORMATION

Please ensure the information you’ve provided in this web form is correct. Insider will not be responsible for omissions or errors if not brought to our attention immediately.

7. FORCE MAJEURE

Safety is the most important priority of our travelers and team. Insider assumes no liability for, any loss, damage, delay, or cancellation resulting in whole or in part from an Act of God or any other Force Majeure condition, including, without limitation: fire, volcanic eruption, hurricane, environmental pollution or contamination, inclement weather, earthquake, low or high water levels, flood, water or power shortages or failures, tropical storms or hurricanes, riots or civil commissions or disturbances, and any other acts of a similar nature, sabotage, arrests, strikes or labor disruptions, restraint of rulers or peoples, expropriations, acts of terrorism, war, insurrection, quarantine restrictions, government health advisories, epidemics, pandemics, or warnings or alerts of any kind of nature, government seizures, refusal or cancellation or suspension or delay of any government authority or any license, permit or authorization, damages to its facilities or the travel supplier and its facilities, or any other unforeseen circumstances or any other factors unforeseen by Insider that impacts negatively on, or hampers, its ability to fulfill any of its contractual conditions. We are not responsible for any incidental expenses that you may have incurred as a result of your booking including but not limited to visas, vaccinations, travel insurance excess or non-refundable flights.

8. INCLUSIONS

The following inclusions are subject to change based on factors that may be out of Insider control.

  • Seven nights hotel accommodations on an all-inclusive basis
  • All ground transfers
  • All tours as specified in itinerary
  • Tickets to Festival Gala
  • Exclusive, educational content, presentations and activities
  • Associated service taxes and fees through the program
  • All gratuities
  • Plenty of special surprises and gifts around this once in a lifetime adventure

9. EXCLUSIONS

  • International flights
  • Any pre or post trip stays
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Expenses of a purely personal nature
  • Transportation of luggage in excess of weight allowance
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Any additional COVID-19 tests or vaccinations, insurance, etc required to travel
  • Costs associated with trip interruption or modification due to weather, travel conditions, medical emergencies, or other causes beyond our control
  • This list is illustrative and not a complete list of every item not included

10. FLEXIBILITY

You appreciate and acknowledge that the nature of this type of travel requires considerable flexibility and you should allow for alternatives. The itinerary provided for each trip is representative of the types of activities contemplated, but it is understood that the route, schedules, itineraries, amenities, and mode of transport may be subject to alteration without prior notice due to local circumstances or events. These changes will not be considered material changes and will not be considered cause for cancellation by the guest.

If we suggest alternate activities in place of a change or in case of leisure time, such suggestions do not constitute our endorsement. In such a case you will be subject to the terms and conditions of the supplier of the activity and your only recourse in case of damage will be against the supplier of the alternate activity.

11. AUTHORITY ON TOUR

Our group trips are run by a group leader. The decision of the group leader is final on all matters likely to affect the safety or well-being of any person participating in the trip. You must always comply with the laws, customs, and drug regulations of all states, territories, seas and lands visited during the tour.

12. NO REFUND FOR UNUSED ARRANGEMENTS

Insider’s prices are based on contract rates, and there will not be any refund for any unused portion of a travel booking. If you cancel while the trip is in progress, there is no refund for the unused portion.

13. INDEMNIFICATION

Traveler agrees to and shall indemnify and hold harmless Insider, and each of our officers, partners, directors, employees and agents (collectively “Insider”), from any expenses, losses, liabilities, damages, judgments, settlements and costs (collectively, “damages”) involved with or incurred by Insider (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees and the advancement of same) with respect to any claims, law suits, arbitrations, or other causes of action, which result, directly or indirectly, from: (i) traveler’s breach or violation, or threatened breach or violation, of this Agreement and (ii) Any damage caused by traveler while participating in the trip.

14. DESTINATIONS AND DOCUMENTATION

Travel to certain destinations may involve greater risk than others. We use information from government foreign departments and reports from our own contacts in assessing whether the itinerary should operate. However, it is also your own responsibility to acquaint yourself with all possible relevant travel information and the nature of your itinerary. You acknowledge that your decision to travel is made in light of consideration of this information and you accept that you are aware of the personal risks attendant upon such travel. Information on conditions in various countries and the level of risk associated with travel to particular international destinations can be found at http://www.state.gov, and http://www.cdc.gov. In addition, you should consult with government websites to ensure that you are in compliance with all requirements for admittance into that country, including COVID- 19 requirements, as well as understanding local laws that govern travel within a country, such as medical tests, tracking, and vaccination requirements. It is your responsibility to be aware of all requirements for admittance to a country or state, including Covid-19 requirements. Should you choose to travel to a country that has been issued a travel warning or advisory, Insider will not be liable for damages or losses that result from travel to such destinations.

It is the responsibility of each traveler to obtain and carry a valid passport, visa(s), inoculations, and all other documents required by applicable government regulations. For up-to-date requirements US citizens should visit www.travel.state.gov. When traveling domestically within the USA or internationally, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) advise that everyone carry at least two forms of acceptable identification to board a flight, found here: http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/acceptable-ids. Insider strongly recommends that you consider that certain countries will not admit a passenger if their passport expires within six (6) months of the date of entry. Non-USA citizens may require additional documentation.

Recommended inoculations for travel may change and you should consult your practitioner for current recommendations before you depart. It is your responsibility to ensure that you meet all health entry requirements, obtain the recommended inoculations, take all recommended medication, and follow all medical advice in relation to your trip. Inoculation requirements can be found on the Center for Disease Control website at https://www.cdc.gov/.

You acknowledge any failure to strictly comply with these requirements may result in denied boarding or an undue delay at an airport security checkpoint causing travelers to miss flight(s), and subsequent scheduled travel bookings tours. Insider bears no responsibility for advising and/or obtaining required travel documentation for you, or for any delays, damages, and/or losses including missed portions of your vacation related to improper documentation or government decisions about entry.

15. ACCEPTANCE OF RISK

You acknowledge that the nature of the trip is adventurous, and participation involves a degree of personal risk. You will be visiting places where the political, cultural, and geographical attributes present dangers and physical challenges greater than those present in our daily lives. Inherent risks include, but are not limited to, risk of injury or death from: incidents on board the vessel including, slips, falls, and being thrown overboard or other injuries due to your own negligence or from the movement of the ship; weather conditions at sea including squalls, arctic cyclones, water spouts, encounters with ice floats, icebergs, or growlers; accidents at sea which may require evacuation from the vessel; injuries during land expeditions including slips and falls due to ice or obstructions on trails, improper use of equipment, or failure of equipment, whether from your own negligence or the negligence of others including employees and/or agents of Insider; encounters with or attacks by marine life, animals and/or insects; exposure to plant life; criminal or terrorist acts; government actions; consumption of alcoholic beverages, tainted food, or non-potable water; exposure to the elements, including heat, cold, sun, water, and wind (you acknowledge that such exposure may lead to hypothermia and death); your own negligence and/or the negligence of others, including tour guides, other travelers, Insider Expeditions and its employees, agents and/or representatives; accidents or illness occurring in remote places where there are no available medical services; fatigue, chill, overheating, and/or dizziness; known or unknown medical conditions; physical exertion for which you are not prepared or other accidents that result from physical activity; the negligence or lack of adequate training of any third-party providers who seek to assist with medical or other help either before or after injuries have occurred; accident or illness without access to means of rapid evacuation or availability of medical supplies or services; and the adequacy of medical attention once provided.

Antarctica is a remote region and our voyage will take us away from airports, population centers, and most of civilization. At all times, our safety and passenger comfort will be the top priority. It will not be possible for a traveler to depart the vessel mid-voyage for personal elective reasons without an emergency airlift evacuation ordered by the ship’s doctor that would be significantly costly. Insider will be securing medical evacuation insurance up to $250,000 USD for each traveler. Insider cannot guarantee this would cover the full cost of medical emergency services required. Moreover, maneuvering the ship to facilitate evacuation has the potential to cause significant disruption to the itinerary and experience of other travelers. Travelers participating in the voyage agree that they will be unable to depart the voyage early for any elective reason. It is important for travelers to realistically understand and agree to the logistics of an ocean voyage to the most remote parts of the planet, as unforeseen events at home related to work or family can always occur.

Traveler understands the description of these risks is not complete and that unknown or unanticipated risks may result in injury, illness, or death. In order to partake of the enjoyment and excitement of this trip, the traveler must be willing to accept the risks and uncertainty involved as being an integral part of travel, including the risk of infection, illness, and death. Traveler hereby accepts and assumes full responsibility for any and all risks and agrees to and shall hold harmless and fully release Insider Expeditions from any and all claims associated with the trip, including any claims of third party negligence and/or the negligence of Insider, and traveler hereby covenants not to sue Insider Expeditions for any such claims or join any lawsuit or action that is suing Insider. This agreement also binds your heirs, legal representatives, and assigns. The terms of this HOLD HARMLESS AND RELEASE OF ALL LIABILITY paragraph, shall survive any termination or cancellation of this Contract, whether by operation of law or otherwise.

16. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

We contract with a network of companies, government agencies and individuals to assist in the running of our trips as agents for these third parties. We are not responsible for the acts and omissions of these third parties.

To the fullest extent permitted by law:

Any liability for any loss, death, injury, or damage which you may suffer (directly or indirectly) in connection with or arising out of your participation in a trip, or any breach of the Booking Conditions, is excluded.

You release us and our officers, employees, agents, and representatives from any liability and expressly waive any claims you may have against us arising out of or in connection with your participation in a trip.

Any condition or warranty which would otherwise be implied by law into these Booking Conditions (Implied Warranty), is excluded.

To the extent an Implied Warranty cannot be excluded, our liability in respect of the Implied Warranty is limited to (in our absolute discretion): (i) the provision of a similar trip to an equivalent value; or (ii) a refund of the total amount received by us from you in connection with your booking.

Any claim by you is excluded to the extent that it is for indirect or consequential loss, loss of profits or economic loss, however it arises, or for indirect, special, punitive, or exemplary damages.

Insider and their employees, shareholders, affiliates, officers, directors, successors, agents and assigns neither own nor operate any entity which is to, or does, provide goods or services for your trip including, for example, lodging facilities, airlines, vessels, vehicles, or other transportation companies, guides, or guide services, local ground operators, providers or organizers of optional excursions, food services providers, etc. All such persons and entities are independent contractors and not affiliated with Insider in any way. Insider makes these travel arrangements under the express condition that Insider is not liable for any negligent or willful act or failure to act of any such person or entity of any third party. In addition, and without limitation, Insider is not responsible for any injury, loss, death, inconvenience, delay, expense, irregularity or damage to person or property in connection with the provision of any goods or services, by any company or individual engaged in providing those services. Each of these passenger conveyance companies, tour companies, hotels, restaurants, guides, etc. is subject to the laws of the state or country where the services are provided.

Baggage is entirely at owner’s risk. Personal effects are the sole responsibility of the owners at all times. We reserve the right to decline to accept or retain any person as a participant on these trips at any time, or to require any person to withdraw from the tour at any time, when such action is determined by their representatives to be in the best interests of their health, safety, and general welfare of the tour group or individual. Any physical or mental condition that may require special medical attention must be reported in writing at the time of reservation. We reserve the right to withdraw without penalty any tour announced and refund all money.

By submitting the deposit, the participant certifies that he/she does not have any mental, physical, or other condition of disability that would create a hazard for him/herself or other participants and accepts the terms and conditions of this contract.

Insider shall not be liable or responsible for any loss, damage, cost, or expense of any kind to any Guest or any other person or entity if such participation is prevented or such loss, damage, cost, or expense is caused by or results directly or indirectly from any act of God, war, fire, collision, directions of underwriters, arrest, order or restraint by any government agency or official acting under color of authority, acts of terrorism, labor disturbances or disputes, civil commotion, weather conditions and considerations of the safety of the vessel (for which the Master shall be the sole judge), breakdowns of or damage to the vessel’s hull or machinery, requisition of the vessel by governmental authority, illness, death of a family member or other cause or circumstance beyond Insider’s reasonable control.

17. OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Optional activities not included in the trip price do not form part of the trip or this contract. You accept that any assistance given by your group leader or our local representative in arranging optional activities does not render us liable for them in any way. The contract for the provision of that activity will be between you and the activity provider.

18. CLAIMS & COMPLAINTS

If you have a complaint about your trip, please inform one of the group leaders on the program, or email immediately support@legendsabroad.com at the time in order that they can attempt to rectify the matter. If satisfaction is not reached through these means, then any further complaint should be put in writing to us within 30 days of the end of the tour.

19. SEVERABILITY

In the event that any term or condition contained in these Booking Conditions is deemed unenforceable, or void by operation of law or as being against public policy or for any other reason, then such term or condition shall be deemed to be severed from this contract or amended accordingly only to such extent necessary to allow all remaining terms and conditions to survive and continue as binding.

20. PRIVACY POLICY

Any personal information that we collect about you may be used for any purpose associated with the safe and effective operation of a Trip. The information may be disclosed to our agents, service providers or other suppliers to enable us to operate the Trip.

21. APPLICABLE LAW /CLASS ACTION WAIVER/LIMITATION OF DAMAGES/NOTICE OF CLAIM.

Insider Expeditions is a US-based tour operator and any and all claims, complaints, or disputes, must be undergone in the jurisdiction of the United States. The laws of Washington, DC, USA govern these Booking Conditions to the fullest extent allowable.

Any disputes in connection with a trip or these Booking Conditions must be initiated in the courts of Washington, DC. You agree that you will only bring claims against Insider in your individual capacity and not as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class action or representative proceeding. Insider shall not in any case be liable for other than compensatory damages, and your payment of a deposit on a trip means that you agree to these conditions of sale and expressly waive any right to punitive damages.

You understand and agree that no claims will be considered and that you will not bring suit against Insider Expeditions unless you have first provided a typewritten notice of claim to Insider within 30 days after the trip or cancellation of the trip.

22. MARKETING, PHOTO, AND VIDEO RELEASE

By agreeing to these Terms and Conditions you are granting permission for Insider and its partners to use your likeness in any marketing materials or content created from photo or video captured while onboard, without payment or other considerations. You authorize Insider to edit, alter, copy, exhibit, publish, or distribute these photos for any lawful purpose. In addition, you waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product wherein your likeness appears.

23. UPDATING OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS

These terms and conditions supersede and replace all prior terms and conditions, whether written or oral, proposed or otherwise, regarding the subject matter hereof. We reserve the right to update these terms and conditions at any time and to notify registered travelers that they have been updated.

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