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The Isles of Greece & Italy CRETE ● SANTORINI ● AMALFI COAST ● ISLE OF CAPRI ● SORRENTO | JUNE 19 - 28, 2020

Crete ● Santorini ● Amalfi Coast ● Isle of Capri ● Sorrento

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL (Expires 8/2019):
  • 10% Off Discount - Pay your trip in full in August and receive 10% off the price of your trip.
  • Refer-A-Friend Bonus - Refer a friend/family to the same trip and when you both deposit by 8/15/2019, you receive $200 discount off your trip.

Crete ● Santorini ● Amalfi Coast ● Isle of Capri ● Sorrento ● Positano ● Amalfi ● Ravello

Greece & Italy often find their way to the top of travel bucket lists-and for good reason. The rave about the breathtaking views along the Amalfi Coast and the charming whitewashed towns atop Santorini’s cliffs are no exaggeration. Both are dream destinations by themselves. And so, due to their popular demand, we have combined the stunning beauty, rich history and cosmopolitan lifestyle of these two places to create an over-the-top vacation. In all our travels, the jaw-dropping beauty of these islands and coastlines is unmatched and offers landscapes that you simply have to witness for yourself to appreciate it. Come experience the relaxed island lifestyle and discover the beauty, character and history of Greece & Italy. This laid back vacation is so filled with dreamy views, you'll create fun memories that will last you a lifetime. There will be no vacation you will love like this one.

🌸 Experience SANTORINI, GREECE: Hands down, there is no place on the entire planet remotely like Santorini. And definitely, few sunsets in the world will ever rival the ones you are going to witness over the village of Oia, the most photographed spot high atop cliffs overlooking the Aegean sea. This island is amazingly rich in beauty with miles of magnificent coastline, rugged mountains, and beautiful little villages. It also boasts high quality wines and cuisine all its own. The people are friendly, welcoming and eager to tell you their stories. We will explore the stunning island of Santorini, formed from a huge volcanic eruption, visit the quaint villages, tasty wines and witness the island's dramatic panoramic views from every direction. From the black sand beaches to the spectacular sunsets over whitewashed houses, Santorini is one of the most stunning places in the world.

🌸 Explore the AMALFI COAST, ITALY : This breathtaking stretch of narrow winding coastline is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular drives in the world. A top destination spot for lovers of beautiful places, the Amalfi Coast boasts of enchanting villages where villas cling to the steep cliffs lined with aromatic lemon groves. We will explore the amazing sights and wonderful shopping areas to find those one-of-a-kind buys unique to Italy in the quaint towns of Amalfi and Positano. The scenic mountaintop town of Ravello, located above Amalfi, is a popular destination offering stunning views and great shopping as well.

🌸 Witness the ISLE OF CAPRI, ITALY : This jaw-dropping resort island is a sought-after destination for a reason - because of its rugged landscape and upscale shopping and hotels. You name the designer, they likely have a shop on the Isle of Capri. Famed for the natural site of the white, emerald and blue grotto caves and the chairlift in Anacapri, bustling Isle of Capri attracts people from all over the world who make sure they wear capri pants when they visit, because the pants were named for this destination. The mile views from Anacapri, Faraglioni, the famous massive limestone rock formations and celebrity star power all make this island a hit destination. Our special treat will be experiencing a sail around this beautiful island, situated in the Tyrrhenian Sea.

🌸 Soak in CRETE, GREECE: Crete, the largest island in Greece, is known for its stunning gorges, rugged mountains and beautiful beaches, which range from fine-sand beaches over to gorgeous mountains. Crete has it all: archaeological sites, monasteries, ancient wineries and castles from the Venetians and Byzantines. Soak it all in because it is a feast for the senses with wild natural beauty, history, culture and exquisite cuisine. We will certainly eat well during our time here, since Crete is home to the Mediterranean diet, long considered internationally as the world's healthiest diet. We will pass time in Heraklion, a lively city filled with restaurants, bars, hotels, sights and museums.

Crete● Santorini ● Amalfi Coast ● Isle of Capri ● Sorrento ● Positano ● Amalfi ● Ravello

SEE YOURSELF HERE ● JOIN US IN 2020 ● ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME VACATION

What's Included:

Easy Monthly Payments ● RoomShare Match

Attractions ● Highlights ● Tours

  • 🌸 Experience the two most stunning European countries in a fully custom-designed private tour.
  • 🌸 Spend relaxing days in the beautiful Greek Isles and the stunning Amalfi Coast viewing World Heritage Sites.
  • 🌸 Enjoy island hopping to stunning islands in Greece on the hydrofoil ferry from Crete to Santorini.
  • 🌸 Enjoy a boat tour around the Isle of Capri and explore the beauty of Capri's Blue Grotto .
  • 🌸 Cruise down the Amalfi Coast, along the Sorrentine Peninsula in Italy, enjoy its gems and visit the lovely seaside resort towns of Sorrento, Amalfi, Ravello and Positano.
  • 🌸 Experience an idyllic picturesque Oia sunset as we watch the sun slip into the sea from Oia.
  • 🌸 Visit Santorini Island's highest peak, Profitis Ilias Mountain to enjoy striking panoramic views of the entire island.
  • 🌸 Shop for unique and authentic, hand-crafted and locally-made souvenirs from the region.
  • 🌸 Explore the best local sights in Greece & Italy with guided tours by expert guides.
  • 🌸 Enjoy leisure days and evening "Me Time" to relax, explore and discover different places.
  • 🌸 Enjoy a Catamaran cruise and sailings around the islands with time for swimming and snorkeling.
  • 🌸 Explore the beauty of Capri's Blue Grotto, in the cave where you'll find electric blue waters.
  • 🌸Stay at handpicked selected 4/5⭐ quality accommodations with private transfers throughout the trip.

Walking tours are considered moderate and includes walking up steps.

✈ Flights & Transportation

  • 🌸 Round-Trip International Economy Flight: NYC or EWR » Greece
  • 🌸 One-Way Economy Intra-Flight: Athens » Heraklion, Crete
  • 🌸 Hydrofoil Fast Boat Ferry » Crete » Santorini
  • 🌸 One-Way Economy Intra-Flight or Ferry: Santorini » Athens
  • 🌸 One-Way Int'l Economy Flight: Greece » Italy
  • 🌸 Private Arrival & Departure Airport / Ferry to Hotel Transfers
  • 🌸 Private Modern Air-Conditioned Passenger Vehicles w/Driver
  • 🌸 Transportation (Train / Minibus / Ferry) to sightseeing activities per itinerary
  • 🌸 Inflight Entertainment » Channels of movies, TV shows, music and on-demand

ACCOMMODATIONS

  • 🌸 PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ Private Customized Guided Vacation
  • 🌸Centrally located 4/5 star hotel accommodations in Crete, Santorini and Sorrento
  • 🌸 Three (3) Nights - 5⭐Crete Double Occupancy Hotel - Mitsis Resort, Galaxy Hotel or similar
  • 🌸 Two (2) Nights - 4⭐ Santorini Double Occupancy Hotel - El Greco Resort, Majestic or similar
  • 🌸 One (1) Night - 5⭐ Athens Double Occupancy Hotel - Grand Hyatt, Wyndham or similar
  • 🌸 Three (3) Nights - 4Sorrento Double Occupancy Hotel - Hilton, Grand Hotel or similar
  • 🌸 Daily Bottled Drinking Water in Passenger Vehicle
  • 🌸 Hotel Baggage Handling where available
  • 🌸 Hotel Public / In-Room WiFi where available
  • 🌸 Online Album of Group Trip Photos

DINING

  • 🌸 PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ Group Welcome Sip & Dinner Social
  • 🌸 (9) Daily Breakfast Meals
  • 🌸 Two (2) Dinner Meals
  • 🌸 One (1) Lunch Meal
  • 🌸 In-Flight Meals & Snacks
  • 🌸 PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ Group Farewell Social & Celebration

SERVICES & FEES

  • 🌸 Airport Arrival Meet & Greet assistance per itinerary
  • 🌸 Professional Services of Tour Manager, Local Guides & Professional Driver(s)
  • 🌸 Tours, Sightseeing, Cultural Activities & Admission Fees per itinerary
  • 🌸 PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ RoomShare Match
  • 🌸 PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ Travel Package
  • 🌸 Pre-Trip Q & A Video Conference Calls Update
  • 🌸 Online Album of Trip Group Photos
Fun in the waters of the Aegean Sea

Deposit 🌸 Dates 🌸 Trip Package Price

$3,975 pp ($500)

As long as spots are available, you can join a trip at anytime. We are always happy to accommodate an individualized payment plan for you.

  • 🌸 TRIP DATES: JUNE 19 - 28, 2020
  • 🌸 DESTINATION: ITALY: Amalfi Coast, Isle of Capri, Sorrento; GREECE: Crete, Santorini
  • 🌸 TRIP DURATION: 10 Days
  • 🌸 GROUP SIZE 20 or Less
  • 🌸 DEPOSIT: $500 with payment plan (multiple payment options available below)
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  • ✔️ DOUBLE OCCUPANCY ROOM Package:
  • 🌸 TRIP PRICE: $3,975 p/p, Double Occupancy | 10 Day Land / Air Package
  • 🌸 TRIP PRICE: $2,997 p/p, Double Occupancy | 9 Day Land Only Package
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  • ✔️ SINGLE OCCUPANCY ROOM Package:
  • 🌸 Price: $5,038 p/p, Single Occupancy | 10 Day Land Air Package
  • 🌸 Price: $4,062 p/p, Single Occupancy | 9 Day Land Only Package
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  • 🌸 SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT: $1063
  • 🌸 PAYMENT DEADLINE DATE: MAY 15, 2020
  • 🌸 Monthly Payments; Room Share Match Available
  • 🌸 Trip Credits: $100 Refer-A-Friend Credit, $100 Frequent Traveler Credit
  • 🌸5% Off One Time Payment In Full Discount (Early Bird Special - Discounted 10% Off)

Payment Options

  • 🌸 One Payment in Full & Receive 5% Off Trip Package Price (Early Bird Special - Discounted 10%)
  • 🌸 Monthly Payments Plan Defined Below -

NOTE: A deposit is required per individual traveling, not per room. Price listed is per person, based on double occupancy. Availability and rates are subject to change and may not be available. Prices are not guaranteed until the deposit and full payment has been made on your reservation. Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the traveler member. Space is not guaranteed until initial deposit is received. Tour Company & Pumps & Passports reserves the right to make modifications to the itinerary days when needed.

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The Isles of Greece & Italy

Crete● Santorini ● Amalfi Coast ● Isle of Capri ● Sorrento ● Positano ● Amalfi ● Ravello

The Isles of Greece & Italy

🌸DAY 1 | FRIDAY ● International Departure to GREECE
  • Make your way to NYC area at least five (5) hours before flight departure for our international flight bound for GREECE. We will meet at the Departure Hall around three (3) hours before flight time, as we check-in as a group at the ticket counter.
Catamaran sail around the Santorini waters at the Aegean Sea.
🌸DAY 2 | SATURDAY ● Welcome to GREECE
  • GREECE….WE HAVE ARRIVED!
  • We land in Greece and board a short intra-flight over to Crete to begin our island adventure on the largest Greek island. In Crete, after collecting baggage and exchange currency, we meet the local rep to transfer us to our hotel. We will spend a couple days uncovering the treasures of this beautiful island. After hotel check-in, the afternoon is ours to explore at leisure. Head to the pool to lounge around, to the beach or take time for an afternoon siesta to rest up. This evening, we will gather to toast to fun times ahead with a Group Welcome Dinner Social.
  • Hotel: 5Mitsis Rinela Beach Resort and Spa, Galaxy Hotel Iraklio or similar
  • Meals: Dinner
🌸DAY 3 | MONDAY ● Crete Island Tour & Matala Beach Sunset
  • After breakfast, we will enjoy a late start to the day to explore sandy Matala Beach and tour southern Crete. Along the way, we will visit an authentic Cretan winery, an ancient Byzantine monastery, a traditional Greek village, Gortyna, an archaeological site and then on to the stunning Matala Beach. (The beach is a great bay with fine pebbles.)
  • In the Southern corner of Crete, we will reach Matala Beach. As we explore the Matala village, we will experience the authentic seafood tastes of Crete in the best Cretan traditional taverns. And last, we get to swim, play and frolic in the beautiful Matala waters while witnessing a stunning sunset scenery unfold in Southern Crete. (Take sun protection, comfortable shoes, sunhat, swimsuit.)
  • Hotel: 5Mitsis Rinela Beach Resort and Spa, Galaxy Hotel Iraklio or similar
  • Meals: Breakfast
🌸DAY 4 | TUESDAY ● Ferry to Santorini | Santorini Day Tour
  • After breakfast, we will transfer to the port for an early ferry ride to Santorini. After the two (2) hour ride, we arrive to the Grecian paradise. Our tour guide will meet us at the airport to begin our day tour of Santorini Island.
  • We'll spend a stress-free day of sightseeing with have some free time to relax at Red Beach, with its unique color sand and soaring red lava cliffs. Enjoy the many restaurants, taverns, cafes, and beach bars. Enjoy a walking tour of Megalochori, a beautiful traditional village. Snap panoramic photos from Profitis Ilias Mountain, the islands highest peak.
  • We will then follow the whole wine making process, from the moment of the grape pressing up to bottling, taste the distinctive wines of the island and learn about the unique in the world Santorini vineyard. Specialists will give away the wine's hidden secrets, while we taste and get to know the various types of famous wines. Santo Winery, the largest one in Santorini, also offers captivating views.
  • Next, we head to cap the day with an unforgettable sunset from Oia, known for breathtaking sunsets and one of the most photographed places on Earth. Oia has inspired artists, poets and every visitor to the island. The beauty of Oia is unsurpassed. Small white cave houses dug into the volcanic rock, interspersed by splashes of deep fuchsia, cobalt blue, oyster pink and earthy red.
  • We will return to the hotel after sunset.
  • Hotel: 5Majestic, El Greco Resort or similar
  • Meals: Breakfast
🌸DAY 5 | WEDNESDAY ● Caldera Catamaran Sail Day w/Lunch
  • Today, enjoy sleeping in a little later as we’ll discover Santorini’s coastline with a delightful cruise with lunch and wine. Enjoy a dip in the clear blue waters at the Red Beach, and sail past the big lighthouse. Next, explore secluded volcanic beaches, experience volcanic hot springs or simply relax on deck of the catamaran. Savor the freshly prepared lunch meal with full BBQ and soft drinks (wine, soft drinks, ouzo). Snorkeling equipment will be available when you are ready for swimming.
  • We will return to the hotel in the afternoon with the remainder of the day to enjoy a leisure.
  • Hotel: 5Majestic, El Greco Resort or similar
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
🌸DAY 6 | THURSDAY ● Santorini Leisure Day
  • Enjoy a day of leisure in Santorini. In early evening, we will transfer to the airport for a short flight to overnight in Athens, where we will leave for an early flight from Athens to Naples.
  • Hotel: 5 Wyndham Grand, Grand Hyatt or similar
  • Meals: Breakfast
🌸DAY 7 | FRIDAY ● Off to Italy
  • Today, we board an early morning flight from Athens to Naples, and then transfer on to Sorrento. Today is ours at leisure to explore coastal Sorrento independently. Upon arrival to our hotel, drop off your bags and enjoy an independent day of discovery, take a half-day tour to the ancient Roman city of Pompeii near Naples, Mount Vesuvius , the volcano that destroyed it. The trek to the crater offers stunning views of the sun-drenched Bay of Naples. Or head to the Sorrento center and enjoy a walking tour of discover the beauty of the area.
  • Hotel: 4 Hilton, Grand Hotel or similar
  • Meals: Breakfast
🌸DAY 8 | SATURDAY ● Isle of Capri Day Tour
  • After breakfast, we'll skim across the Bay of Naples by ferry to the explore the amazing Isle of Capri. This beautiful island is sure to be a vacationer's dream! We will embark on an adventure to the magical Blue Grotto, an enchanting sea cave. With a local guide, we will enjoy a full day on the island, visit the lovely Anacapri to explore the charming shops and chic boutiques as we stroll the island's narrow streets. Next, we will continue to see "La Piazzetta," the social heart of the island, on our way to the open-air Floral Gardens of Caesar Augustus, where we can appreciate the breathtaking views of the famous Faraglioni rock formations, one of the island's natural wonders. We will enjoy lunch on the island and descend to bustling pedestrian town of Capri, filled with little shops of jewelry, designer fashions and accessories such as watches. Walk a little further and explore the great cafes and restaurants as we pass the private villas of the wealthy. After a lovely day out in Capri, we will return to the Marina Grande port and sail back to our hotel in Sorrento.
  • Hotel: 4⭐ Hilton, Grand Hotel or similar
  • Meals: Breakfast
🌸DAY 9 | FRIDAY ● Amalfi Coast Day Tour
  • Today is one you will never forget! We will embark on a full-day tour of the Amalfi Coast by coach bus, where we'll drive down the breathtaking Amalfi Coast Road, known as Europe's most alluring stretch of shoreline. We'll make stops along the road to admire the panoramic views and capture some of the most beautiful landscape in the world. We will visit the most breathtaking towns and villages along the coast; explore petite and picturesque Amalfi as well as Positano, a town that looks like a waterfall cascading down the rocks to the sea. We will continue to the mountaintop town of Ravello, where we will stop for lunch and enjoy spectacular views of the Amalfi Coast and the Bay of Salerno. You can even hire a sail along Amalfi Coast's coastline viewing the coastal towns from the turquoise waters overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea. Enjoy wandering the streets, taking in the stunning beauty of these historic villages, listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, before making our way back to Sorrento.
  • This evening, we will prepare for our return to the USA. But not before we enjoy a fun-filled celebratory Farewell Dinner Social at a local restaurant.
  • Hotel: 4 Hilton, Grand Hotel or similar
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
🌸DAY 10 | SUNDAY ● Depart for USA
  • Today following breakfast at our hotel, take time to exchange contact details as you prepare to say goodbye to your new friends. If time permits, take advantage of the last day of our trip by selecting a walking tour or food class in Sorrento, a stunning coastline town.
  • Today, sadly, we say "Arrivederci" to Italy as we make our way to our return departure flight back to the USA.
  • Meals: Breakfast

Pumps & Passports reserves the right to alter the days or modify the itinerary as needed.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Travel Insurance - Trip Interruption/Cancellation, Lost Luggage & Out-of-Country Medical
  • Round-trip Transportation to U.S. departure point
  • Round-trip International airfare, taxes and surcharges from U.S. (Land Only travelers)
  • Hospitality or VAT tax increases; it must be paid locally at the hotel
  • Fees for tourist entry visas, vaccinations, passport
  • International currency exchange fees
  • Airport /Hotel Transfers (Land Only travelers)
  • Optional or Add-on Excursions unless mentioned otherwise
  • Any excess baggage charges levied by airlines or operating providers
  • Beverages & Alcohol with meals
  • Hotel Incidentals/Charges such as phone calls, mini bar, room service, laundry, etc.
  • Increases in US $ or airfare / taxes / routing charges by the airlines for tickets
  • Items of a Personal Nature or Anything not mentioned as part of the trip itinerary
  • Gratuities for Guides, Drivers & Coordinators
Oia, Santorini Sunset

Pumps & Passports reserves the right to change tour days or modify the itinerary as needed.

DESTINATION INFORMATION

Passport Required

ABOUT GREECE- Greece is a country in southeastern Europe with thousands of islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas. Influential in ancient times, it is often called the cradle of Western civilization. Athens, the capital, retains landmarks including the 5th-century B.C. Acropolis citadel with the Parthenon temple. Greece is also known for its beaches, from the black sands of Santorini to the party resorts of Mykonos.

ABOUT ITALY - Located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy is the 72nd largest nation in the world, the 37th richest country in the world and has a population of over 59,797,680 people.

  • ACTIVITY LEVEL - This vacation is rated as MODERATE. You must be in Good Physical Condition to participate in this trip, as there will be trekking distances on varied terrain and temperatures.
  • VACCINATIONS - No vaccines are required for Greece.or Italy. However, kindly consult your personal physician, local health department, travel clinic, or immunization center about any vaccinations you may need to update for your travels, or others that may be personally recommended for you based on your age, health, and past vaccination history. www.cdc.gov
  • VISA - A visa is not required for U.S. citizens upon entry into Greece or Italy.
  • PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS: You will need your original, signed passport valid for 6 months (Dec2020) beyond your intended return date and at least TWO blank passport pages available.
  • WEATHER AND CLOTHING - June is a warm month, with the average high temperature is 80 °F and the average low temperature is 65 °F (27 °C). There is no rain, with about 14 hours average daily sunshine.
  • ATTIRE - Loose fitting cotton and natural fibers are appropriate for the required modest dress. Wear plenty of sunscreen, sunglasses and a sunhat. Wear flat, comfortable shoes for our wonderful explorations of Greece, which has lots of uneven surfaces.
  • FOOD AND WATER - Drinking water in Greece & Italy is cool, safe and readily available everywhere, so it is okay to dring the water. However, if uncomfortable, stick to bottled water if you would like.
  • TRAVEL CONDITIONS -Staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water and avoid sunburn by wearing sunscreen with a high SPF is extremely important. Our vacation is a combination of sightseeing and adventure activities, where we actively participate, as opposed to merely traveling as passive observers. PUMPS & PASSPORTS organizes vacations all over the world for women who want to experience an active vacation and meet new friends. On this trip, we may travel to geographic areas where, amongst other things, the standard of accommodation, transport, safety, hygiene, cleanliness, medical facilities, telecommunications and infrastructure development may not be of the standard you are accustomed to at home. Additionally, you will be exposed to mosquitos. You accept these risks and fully assume the risks of travel.
  • ELECTRICITY, PHONE & INTERNET - Standard voltage in Greece is 220V. Electricity in Italy is at 230 volts. Phone - Roaming charges vary depending on carrier. Consult with your provider prior to departure for rates and international package options. It is also possible to purchase a SIM card locally to avoid international charges. Complimentary wifi is available in public areas of hotel.
  • CURRENCY - The Euro is most widely accepted currency in Greece & Italy. Keep a combination of small bills of 5’s, 10’s and 20’s. Small denominations on hand are always recommended for tips and expenses. Conversely, US $$ is not accepted by merchants. Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted, and your bank card will work in most places. Please be aware of foreign transaction fees of 0-3%.
  • RECOMMENDED FIRST AID KIT - Prescription medicines currently taking, mosquito repellent bracelet band, oral re-hydration salts, painkillers and anti-inflammatory pills (aspirin, Tylenol), malaria medication, prescription antibiotics, anti-diarrhea medication, iodine tablets, antihistamines, antibacterial medicine, sunblock, aloe gel, thermometer, decongestant, throat lozenges, cough medicines, anti-fungal creams, bandages, safety pins, Q-tips, adhesive tapes, tweezers and sunglasses, a sun hat and sunblock.
  • GREECE QUICK FACTS - Capital: Athens; Language: Greek; Currency: Euro €; Religion: 85% Greek Orthodox; Electricity: 220V; Time Zone: UTC+2; Telephone Country Code: +30; Calling USA: Dial 011 + (xxx) xxx-xxxx; Emergency numbers in Greece: Police: 100; Fire Service: 199; Medical: 166.
  • ITALY QUICK FACTS - Capital: Rome; Language: Italian official language; Currency: Euro; Religion: 85% Christianity, Roman Catholic; Electricity: 230V; Time Zone: UTC+1; Telephone Country Code: +39; Calling USA: Dial 001 + (xxx) xxx-xxxx; Emergency numbers in Italy: Police: 113; Fire Service: 115; Medical: 118.
  • PASSENGER AIR INFORMATION - Your Airline Passenger Name should match EXACTLY the full name(s) listed in your passport, including middle name(s) or initial(s). Any discrepancy may result in airline cancellation, airline change fees, new and higher airfare and even denial of services.

Pumps & Passports reserves the right to change tour days or modify the itinerary as needed.

GROUP TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • AGE - You must be at least 39 years of age to participate in this vacation.
  • MEETUP.com PROFILE - A PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ Meetup.com profile is required to travel with the group. Simply download the app or visit Meetup.com, search for a PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ group nearest you and click the “Join Us” button to create your profile. Your Meetup.com profile must display your front-facing profile photo and your real name for membership approval.
  • RESEARCH THE TRIP FOR YOURSELF & KNOW THE TRIP ITINERARYYou are responsible to read and fully understand this trip itinerary and the full Guidelines, Policies, Terms & Conditions to know the trip requirements, style of trip, view the accommodations, distance to popular landmarks, travel reservations and schedule, modes of transportation, trip routes, meals and excursions included, visa and vaccinations required, payment amounts, cancellation policy and deadlines, etc. PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ will not be responsible for any traveler's failure to read the information nor for their assumption of what is or is not contained within the trip.
  • READ, READ, READ – All communication shared regarding the trip is important, whether sent by email, text or GroupMe. PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ attempts to go above and beyond to ensure you remain informed of all details pertaining to your trip. Please help ensure there is no breakdown in communication and read all communication that comes to you. Most inquiries received are answered in the trip brochure or previously shared in your GroupMe communication.
VOLUNTARY TRIP CANCELLATIONS
  • In an effort to offer the group the best contracted group rates, our vacation packages and retreats are NON-REFUNDABLE. Any cancellation will result in a loss of payments made after day five, as funds are disbursed to travel suppliers who require deposits to secure their inventory. Therefore, the purchase of TRAVEL PROTECTION IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. This trip IS TRANSFERABLE UPON APPROVAL of the member. It is recommended that you do not purchase airline tickets until trip minimum has been met.
  • Please note that if you cancel your reservation and have not purchased Travel Protection, you will lose ALL monies placed on the reservation, even if your reservation is paid in full. Travel insurance is a separate, third-party purchase from your vacation/trip package. Get your travel protection quote for your vacation here: TRAVEL INSURANCE QUOTE.

Read this trip's GUIDELINES, POLICIES, TERMS & CONDITIONS OF TRAVEL before signing up.

DEPOSITS | PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. Unused tour activities are neither refundable nor exchangeable once the trip is in progress.

Pumps & Passports reserves the right to change tour days or modify the itinerary as needed.

Payment & Member Reward Programs

  • MONTHLY PAYMENT - PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ provides a convenient and affordable way to reserve your vacation with a low deposit. You pay the balance in MONTHLY installment payments. We accept payments through an Online Account Payment system by credit card, debit card, e-check, transfer & ACH. No cash, check or money order is ever accepted.
  • ROOMSHARE MATCH PROGRAM - We make in easy for single travelers to enjoy a vacation. Since a great deal of members who travel are doing so on their own, our RoomShare Match Program is an available option. If you would like to share a room, simply request to be matched when you complete your online reservation and answer the roomshare questionnaire, and we will find someone to share a room with you at no additional charge. Roommates are matched on a first request basis, so the last person to make the request is the last person to be matched. PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ accepts no responsibility for roomshare matching incompatibility such as snoring, noise, sleep pattern or age differences nor do we guarantee that a roomshare match will be available. If we are unable to find a match, you will pay the Single Supplement rate for your own single room.
  • 5% OFF ONE TIME PAYMENT IN FULL DISCOUNT - We all like to save money...and especially when we're saving on vacation. Take advantage of the payment in full discount to receive a 5% reduction in your vacation package pricing when your balance is Paid In Full within seven (7) days of completing your online reservation. (Cannot be combined with any other discounts.)
  • REFER-A-FRIEND PROGRAM, Receive a $100 Referral Credit - Because we do appreciate your word-of-mouth referrals to the Social Group, we offer a Refer-A-Friend Program. When someone you refer joins you on the same trip and lists your name as the referral on their online reservation form, you receive a $100 referral credit after your referral and you pay the trip balance in full by the payment deadline date, minus your referral credit amount. Your $100 credit will be applied on the payment deadline date, after you have paid the remaining balance on time. Limit three (3) referrals per traveler.
  • FREQUENT TRAVELER Credit - Traveled with our Social Group previously? As a Travel Member with PUMPS & PASSPORTS™, you will earn a travel credit after you complete your first international destination with the group. Receive a $100 travel credit on your second PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ international trip when you pay that trip's balance by the payment deadline. This $100 travel credit applies to your second through sixth trip. After your 6th trip, you receive a $200 travel credit to all future trips you book. (Must have completed paying for previous trips to receive the travel credit. Travel credit is not valid for trips in the U.S., Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean. Travel credit holds no monetary value. Travel credit is applied to the final $100 balance on your trip only.)

FAQs

Is this an escorted tour? Yes, partially. This trip will include a tour guide on locations, who will take care of us throughout our vacation. We will travel by foot, plane, ferry and motor coach to pre-selected sites, landmarks and destinations during our trip. That also means that morning departures will normally begin between 9:00-10:00AM each day, but occasionally there could be an early morning departure.

I want to relax on vacation. Can I do that on this tour? This group tour is a mix between sightseeing, cruising and being outdoors. So, if you love being active, meeting new people and seeing new things, then this will be a great trip for you. You will be able to enjoy relaxing "ME" time in the evenings when you return to the hotel, if you skip evening socializing activities with the group. If you want to relax on the beach in a resort-style vacation, there is definitely "down time" to relax on the beach so you return home rejuvenated and refreshed, instead of being exhausted.

Can I do my own thing before and after the tour? Absolutely, you can! Our Social Group organizes travel for the group of women but it is by no means a 'must' to be with the group the entire trip. It is your vacation and you can choose to spend it as you like, as long as it does not inconvenience any of the other travel members. Our sisterhood of members travel together as friends, and we encourage you to be as free and independent as possible on your vacation. In the evenings, some of us may go out as a group for dinner, but if you have had enough 'group time' for the day, you can enjoy personal "Me" time to yourself. This is especially needed for people who are introverts and it is completely understood. You may even choose to sit out on parts of the group tour and link up again later if you like. Please note that you are liable for the cost of any alternative activities you choose to undertake during your leave and you will not receive a refund for any unused services or food.

How do I make a reservation? You may lock your spot 24/7 by clicking the link below to complete your reservation form online, on the phone, or in person at one of our Meetup.com Socials.

Are prices based on double occupancy? Yes, PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ vacation packages and retreats are always based on double occupancy; however, we do offer a Single Supplement if you prefer a room to yourself. We do not offer triple or quad room accommodations.

Can you help me secure a roommate if I cannot find one? Yes, many women who sign up for our vacation packages and retreats come alone. PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ is happy to arrange a RoomShare Match upon request, but cannot guarantee one will always be available; neither does PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ guarantee compatibility.

I enjoy my personal space. Can I have a room to myself? Yes, the trip package rate is higher for a single occupancy room; however, it can be organized in most instances. Please look for the additional single supplement rate above in the trip package price area.

How do I pay for the trip and what form of payment do you accept? We have various payment options available including credit card, debit card, e-check, bank-to-bank money transfer and ACH; however, no cash, check or money order is ever accepted. An invoice will be emailed to you to pay your initial deposit and subsequent monthly payments. You will receive an updated Account Statement after each payment.

Should I insure my trip and how much does it cost? Proof of out-of-country medical insurance is required to travel with Pumps & Passport. Travel protection coverage is short term insurance intended to protect against “unexpected” travel-related expenses and emergencies, such as cancellation, interruption, medical expenses, evacuation, loss or delay. Travel insurance is highly recommended. You may receive a travel protection quote for your trip here: Travel Protection Quote

Who travels with PUMPS & PASSPORTS™? Women from across the U.S., 39 and older with professional jobs and careers and varied interests and backgrounds travel with the group. Travel Members are doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs, nurses, H.R. practitioners, accountants, real estate agents, financial services, mortgage banking, education and healthcare professionals, just to name a few. Members are married and single traveling alone, empty nesters ready to live life again, grandmothers and friends traveling together. Many are new to travel; others are experienced, and a growing number are repeat travelers.

What is the personality of the group? PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ strongly promotes positivity among women who desire to connect, engage, travel and explore the world with us. Faithful monthly members of our social group love to connect. Additionally, we attract friendly women who have positive regard and respect for others who are not members but open to making new friends. Our policy is very clear regarding Zero Tolerance for negative attitudes, rudeness, drunkenness, griping, cattiness, profanity, self-centeredness, smoking, etc.

With that being stated, some personalities simply will not fit in comfortably in a group travel environment. If you cannot display positive regard toward others, are unwilling to follow instruction from others or obey the customs of another country or if you enjoy an independent travel experience without restriction of having to be in a certain place at a certain time, our trips will not be a good fit for you.

***PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ reserves the right to accept, decline or decline to retain any Travel Member based on character, temperament, an uncooperative nature, health, physical readiness, suitability for the adventure, and non-compliance with the trip’s Group Guidelines, Policies, Terms & Conditions.

Can I arrive a day early or extend my stay? Yes, you are welcome to extend your stay; however, it will not be included as part of this trip's package.

If I have additional questions before I complete my online reservation, can I speak with someone? Yes, we courage you to read the trip's Group Guidelines, Policies, Terms & Conditions thoroughly also, since the majority of questions are answered there. Alternatively, we have support staff who are happy to oblige your inquiries at any time leading up to your trip. Dial our business line: (888) 367-9543 or the contact number contained within the Welcome email you received regarding your trip.

DEPOSITS | PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

ABOUT US

PUMPS & PASSPORTS™, a national women's Meetup group, supports and empowers women over 40 who desire to connect, engage, travel and explore the world.

Started in 2014, PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ was founded to answer the call of women around the country with a growing impulse for connection, as empty nesters realize that life does not end after the kids leave home. Women who join our Social Group are intent on making time for themselves to celebrate and live life to the fullest. Our Social Group's aim is to help women forge genuine friendships and unite in our desire and love to travel. What has developed is an opportunity to see the world in a community of sisterhood.

Pumps & Passports Society

5016 Centennial Blvd, Suite 200

Nashville, TN 37209

1-888-367-9543

Support@PumpsAndPassports.com