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Tale of Two Cities: Paris & London LONDON 🌸 STONEHENGE 🌸 PARIS 🌸 VERSAILLES 🌸 | JUNE 5 - 14, 2020

🌸 London 🌸 Stonehenge 🌸 Paris 🌸 Versailles

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL (Expires August 2019):
  • 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.
  • Traveling With Us Bonus: Secure your spot with a deposit by 8/30/2019 and your return overnight hotel stay is complimentary .

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🌸 The Tales of Two Cities: London & Paris 🌸

JUNE 5 - 14, 2020

🌸 YES! Check it off your list in 2020 Empress! You've asked for it & Here it is! A Powerful Tale of Two Cities - two of the most iconic cities in Europe combined in one trip! Let's Get Social as we explore the two capital cities in an adventure-packed 10 day tour! What better excitement for your vacation than the sizzle of London and the sophistication of Paris!

🌸 LONDON - In a city that really needs no introduction, we will explore the 'must-see' attractions of cosmopolitan London including Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, the Thames River, Windsor Castle and the mysterious ancient stone circle of Stonehenge. Take a photo in front of Tower Bridge, experience the iconic Changing of the Guard and enjoy leisure time to see the specific attractions you have dreamed of seeing in London.

🌸 PARIS - Affectionately known as the "City of Lights", Paris is the apex of architectural beauty, artistic expression and culinary delight. We're going to experience all of it! Discover Paris, beautiful by day and breathtaking by night, with classic landmarks of the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Museum and Arc de Triomphe and visit the monuments and museums you've longed to see. You will have plenty of time to explore Paris your way.

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What's Included:

Easy Monthly Payment 🌸 RoomShare Match

Attractions 🌸 Highlights 🌸 Tours

  • 🌸Sail along on the Thames River Dinner Cruise enjoying scrumptious gourmet cuisine with great city views.
  • 🌸Enjoy the sophistication of Afternoon Tea, a traditional and refined social gathering of British custom.
  • 🌸Take the Black History Tours to discover the significant legacy, contributions and influence of greats like Sally Hemings, W.E.B. DuBois, Nelson Mandela, Langston Hughes, Josephine Baker.
  • 🌸Explore Windsor Castle, main home of the Royal Family, the oldest inhabited castle in the world.
  • 🌸Visit Stonehenge, the mysterious prehistoric stone circle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • 🌸View the iconic Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, visit St. Paul's Cathedral, and other world-renown landmarks.
  • 🌸Tour the captivating streets of Bath and marvel at its stunning Georgian architecture.
  • 🌸Enjoy days exploring your individual interests in Paris and London and view the sites that you have always wanted to see.
  • 🌸Enjoy a visit to the regal town to visit the Palace of Versailles, tour the Chateau and Gardens, State Apartments and Hall of Mirrors .
  • 🌸Dine in award-winning world class restaurants as we explore the food culture of London / Paris.
  • 🌸Enjoy a full day tour of Central London viewing the famous attractions and landmarks you know.
  • 🌸Stay at handpicked selected 4.5* quality accommodations & private transfers throughout the trip.

✈ Flights & Transportation

  • 🌸International Economy Group Air Seat: Washington (IAD) or New York (JFK) > London
  • 🌸International Economy Group Air Seat: Paris > Washington (IAD) or New York (JFK)
  • 🌸EuroStar High Speed Rail Premier Seat: London > Paris
  • 🌸Private Arrival Transfer from Airport to Hotel | London
  • 🌸Private Departure Transfer from Hotel to Railway Station | London
  • 🌸Private Arrival Transfer from Railway Station to Hotel | Paris
  • 🌸Private Departure Transfer from Hotel to Airport | Paris
  • 🌸Ground Transportation (Train/Hop On-Hop Off, Minibus, trekking) for all sightseeing and activities per itinerary

Accommodations

  • 🌸Six (6) Days- 4.5⭐ London Hotel Double Occupancy - Marriott, Sheraton, Renaissance, Courtyard or similar Marriott brand
  • 🌸Four (4) Days - 4.5⭐ Paris Double Occupancy - Marriott, Sheraton, Renaissance, Courtyard or similar Marriott brand
  • 🌸Hotel Public / In-Room WiFi (rewards membership # may be required)
  • 🌸Hotel Baggage Handling where available

🍴Meals

  • 🌸 8 Breakfast Meals
  • 🌸 2 Dinner Meals
  • 🌸 2 Lunch Meals
  • 🌸 Group Welcome Thames River Dinner Cruise Social
  • 🌸 Group Farewell Dinner Social

SERVICES

  • 🌸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
  • 🌸Lead Trip Manager
  • 🌸Online Album of Trip Photos

Deposit 🌸 Dates 🌸 Trip Package Price

$3,885 pp ($500 deposit)

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

  • 🌸TRIP 1 DATES: JUNE 5 - 14, 2020 | 🌸TRIP 2 DATES: AUGUST 7 - 16, 2020
  • 🌸DESTINATION: ENGLAND: London, Bath, Stonehenge; FRANCE: Paris, Versailles
  • 🌸TRIP DURATION: 10 Days
  • 🌸GROUP SIZE: 25 Max
  • 🌸DEPOSIT: $500 with payment plan (multiple payment options available below)
  • 🌸TRIP PRICE: $ 3,885 USD pp, Double Occupancy | 10 Day Land / Air Package
  • 🌸TRIP PRICE: $ 3,367 USD pp, Double Occupancy | 9 Day Land Only Package
  • 🌸**Airfare from Washington, DC is $300 additional🌸
  • 🌸SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT: $1200
  • 🌸PAYMENT DEADLINE DATE: MAY 1, 2020
  • 🌸TRIP CREDITS: $100 Refer-A-Friend; Credits: $100 Repeat Traveler Credit
  • 🌸5% Off One Time Payment In Full Discount

Payment Options

  • 🌸 One Payment in Full & Receive 5% Off Trip Package Price
  • 🌸 Monthly Payments Plan Defined Below -
  • 🌸 Bi-Monthly Payments Plan Defined Below -

NOTE: 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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JUN 5TH | FRIDAY ● International Flight > London, England
  • Our holiday in EUROPE will begin today with our international departure flight. Make your way to our departure airport at least three hours before departure to check-in and board our evening outbound international flight. Let the vacation begin!

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JUN 6TH | SATURDAY ● Welcome to ENGLAND! | Thames River Dinner Cruise
  • Welcome to London,  one of the most visited cities in the world. We will collect our luggage, exchange currency and transfer to our hotel. Enjoy the day at leisure and take an afternoon siesta to rest, recharge and adjust to the time change because our trip begins in full swing this evening.
  • In the evening, the best of London begins as we meet briefly for orientation before heading to sail the famous Thames River enjoying a scrumptious four-course gourmet dinner cruise for an upscale fine dining experience taking in breathtaking views of famous landmarks and attractions. Our day ends around 11:00PM.
  • Hotel: 4.5⭐ Marriott, Renaissance, Courtyard or similar Marriott brand
  • Meals: Dinner
JUN 7TH | SUNDAY ● London Black History Tour
  • Today, after breakfast, we will leave late morning from our hotel to trek to London's great attractions (Tower of London, Trafalgar Square, Houses of Parliament etc.) and explore the connection to Blacks in Paris history. Our tour will cover 3,500 yrs of black history with a visit to the Black Cultural Archives, a museum devoted to celebrating the history and art of black people in the region, along with Black Roman Generals, black-owned nightclubs, Female Resistance leaders, Fisk Jubilee Singers, British Black Panthers in Grosvenor Square, Frederick Douglas, The Black mayors who beat the National Front, Champion boxers of the 1800s, the Caribbean history, Nelson Mandela, Trafalgar Square and the Anti-Apartheid movement, the Bank of England's secret West Indian wealth, the Ghana connection and so much more. Enjoy a chance to capture the amazing history and sites in photo.
  • This evening, head out for shopping or enjoy a night out for cocktails, dinner, or theatre at Negril, Ikoyi, Fish, Wings & Tings, Theatre Royal Bar or another swanky establishment.
  • Hotel: 4.5⭐Marriott, Renaissance, Courtyard or similar Marriott brand
  • Meals: Breakfast
JUN 8TH | MONDAY ● London City Tour
  • After breakfast in the morning, we will make explore London's hottest attractions and famous landmarks in Central London. We will see the city's most iconic sites from Westminster Abbey and Big Ben, the historical Tower of London, the famous Crown Jewels, St. Paul's Cathedral, Buckingham Palace and all the British pomp and pageantry around the Changing of the Guards by elite military soldiers, view the Prime Minister's Downing Street residence, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, view the Coca Cola London Eye Experience and so much more.
  • This evening, enjoy a little retail therapy or enjoy a night out for cocktails, dinner, or theatre at Negril, Ikoyi, Fish, Wings & Tings, Theatre Royal Bar or another swanky establishment.
  • Hotel: 4.5⭐Marriott, Renaissance, Courtyard or similar Marriott brand
  • Meals: Breakfast
JUN 9TH | TUESDAY ● Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Bath Tour
  • Today, we will have a full day as Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Bath are all on the "must see" list when visiting the U.K. We head first to the magnificent royal castle in Windsor, the ancestral home of the British Royal Family and the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. We get to marvel at the splendor of the magnificent State Apartments, the grandest apartments in England, and see works of art from the Royal Collection. We will step inside St George’s Chapel on the castle grounds, where Prince Harry married Meghan Markle and view tombs of prominent previous monarchs.
  • After a short drive from Windsor into the hillsides above Salisbury, we will explore thousands of years into the past at Stonehenge, one of the most iconic heritage sites in the world. Who built Stonehenge? Why was it built? We simply cannot miss the chance to visit this mysterious relic of distant history and note the fascinating link to the Summer and Winter solstice. We will stop for an included lunch at a local restaurant along the way.
  • Nestled in the gorgeous Avon valley, the historic city of Bath represents our chance to experience a piece of traditional English culture. As a one-of-a-kind UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bath's idyllic scenes were home to natural thermal hot springs, a place of well-being and relaxation by the Romans when they first arrived in Britain. In Bath Abbey, we will enjoy the quaint feel of this stunning Georgian town. After a full day, we will return to the hotel around 6:30PM.
  • This evening, enjoy a night out for cocktails, dinner, or theatre at Negril, Ikoyi, Fish, Wings & Tings, Theatre Royal Bar or another swanky establishment or make time for shopping.
  • Hotel: 4.5⭐Marriott, Renaissance, Courtyard or similar Marriott brand
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
JUN 10TH | WEDNESDAY ● Leisure Day with British Afternoon Tea
  • As we explore on our final full day in London, we will enjoy the day at leisure for shopping (maybe Harrods of London), visiting museums (Museum of London, British Museum) or exploring those places still yet to visit. In the afternoon, we will join up for Afternoon Tea enjoying breathtaking views of London.
  • Empresses, Let's Get Social in grand fashion for this elegant occasion! Afternoon Tea is a fun time to show your personality and dress up colorfully in smart attire and simple elegant accessories. Our trip to London cannot be complete unless we experience Afternoon Tea, the most quintessential of refined social gatherings of British custom. We will step out for this mini-meal, an elaborate tea ritual in the late afternoon to stem hunger between lunch and dinner served typically between 3PM and 5PM, which has been in vogue since the mid-19th century. It involves cutesies like manners and eating dainty savories, scones, tea sandwiches, jam, pastries, crumpets and biscuits by hand with your tea.
  • Enjoy the final night out in London at a nice dinner, local pub, or visit a local theater.
  • Hotel: 4.5⭐Marriott, Renaissance, Courtyard or similar Marriott brand
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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JUN 11TH | THURSDAY ● Journey to Paris | Half Day Paris Tour
  • This morning, we will board the famed high-speed Eurostar train (Standard Premier seat) to transfer from London's St. Pancras International, beneath the English Channel, on a 2.5 hour train ride to Gare du Nord in Paris. Upon arrival, we will transfer to our hotel.
  • Welcome to Paris! We will check-in to our luxurious hotel and settle in. In the afternoon, we will join a half-day tour of Paris to include the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysees, & the Notre Dame Cathedral.
  • Later, we can enjoy a fun evening of jazz, cocktails or dinner by reservation at Waly-Fay or Mama Jackson Soul Food or experience another swanky spot.
  • Hotel: 4.5⭐ Marriott, Renaissance, Courtyard or similar Marriott brand
  • Meals: Breakfast
JUN 12TH | FRIDAY ● Paris Black History Tour
  • Paris is alive with Afrocentric culture & heritage. Today, we embark on a deep dive into the inspiring legacy of African Americans, Caribbeans and Africans in Paris, which has the largest population of black people in Europe.  While passing by famous Parisian landmarks, we will embark on a guided Black Paris Tour to explore the significant impact people of African descent have had on life in Paris. From the Latin Quarter, "Little Africa" and Montmarte to Champs Elysées and surrounding areas, we will explore the heritage of great black intellectuals, artists, musicians and writers, including the vibrant life of black Americans such as Sally Hemings, Josephine Baker, Langston Hughes, WEB DuBois, Ida B. Wells and other famous greats. Along the tour, we will stop for lunch (own expense) at a West African restaurant and continue our tour, which ends around 6:00PM.
  • We can enjoy a fun evening out for cocktails or dinner by reservation at Waly-Fay or Mama Jackson Soul Food, an evening of jazz or visit another swanky spot.
  • Hotel: 4.5⭐ Marriott, Renaissance, Courtyard or similar Marriott brand
  • Meals: Breakfast

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JUN 13TH | SATURDAY ● Palace of Versailles Day Tour | Farewell Dinner Social
  • We'll begin our experience today with a journey to Versailles to one of the most famous historic monuments in the world, the Palace of Versailles, official residence of France Louis XIV (the Sun King), Louis XV and Louis XVI and their courts. Filled with art, magical gardens, and ponds, it took 50 years and 35,000 workers to turn Versailles into the magnificent château in all of France to become the envy of royalty worldwide. After touring the Palace, we will explore the magic of its formal Gardens and stroll through the lavish gardens to admire the fine statuary, splendid fountains, and colorful flowerbeds. We will listen to tales of royal intrigue and learn about the history behind this UNESCO World Heritage Palace. Inside, we will view the beautiful State Apartments and admire the grandeur of the Versailles Hall of Mirrors, a unique room in which guests were received and impressed. We will return to our hotel mid-afternoon (2:00PM).
  • Since France has some of the best cuisine in the world, there's no better way to get close to locals than dining at a local restaurant. We will enjoy our Group Farewell Dinner Social at a local restaurant with tasty cuisine.
  • Hotel: 4.5⭐Marriott, Renaissance, Courtyard or similar Marriott brand
  • Meals: Breakfast

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JUN 14TH | SUNDAY ● Leisure Day | Return to USA
  • This morning, we will enjoy the final breakfast of our trip and take advantage of the last chance to visit museums (Louvre), make last minute souvenir/shopping purchases (Hermès Paris) or take photos around Paris.
  • In the mid-afternoon, we will leave for the airport to board our international return flight to the USA for a late evening arrival.
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Tour Company or Pumps & Passports reserves the right to change tour 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. (for Land Only travelers)
  • Airport /Hotel Transfers (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
  • Optional or Add-on Excursions or Activities 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

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

DESTINATION INFORMATION

Passport Required

ABOUT LONDON - London is an incredible city steeped in history. This big city is brimming with culture and art. Classy and sassy at the same time, there is no other city which can beat the aura of London. London is one of the world's leading tourism destinations and home to an array of larger-than-life landmarks and famous tourist attractions including museums and galleries. It was ranked as the 6th most expensive city to live in and is one of the richest cities, with more than 70 billionaires. London is unarguably, with millions of international visitors, one of the world's most visited in terms of international travel.

ABOUT PARIS - Paris is so much more than a collection of pretty streets, major museums, fabulous eateries, cultural and historical sites in a beautiful city on a picturesque river. Paris has compelling stories to tell...centuries of them. Every year, millions of people travel to Paris, France from all over the world to explore the City of Lights and to create new personal stories of their own. Well, now it's our time! Visitors get around on foot and via the extensive easy-to-use Metro system and we're going to experience it for ourselves. Visiting Paris in 2020 is a must!

  • 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 summer temperatures.
  • VACCINATIONS - No vaccines are required for England or France. 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.  Be sure to wash your hands often.
  • VISA - A visa is not required for citizens of the United States for France or England.
  • PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS: You will need your original, signed passport valid for 90 days (December 2020) beyond your intended return date and proof of return travel.
  • WEATHER AND CLOTHING - June is a warm month with fluctuating temps so always pack to dress in layers if you have to do so.
  • ATTIRE - Loose fitting cotton and natural fibers are always appropriate in warm weather. However, packed open toed and closed toes shoes, comfortable summer clothes and attire in case the weather turns cooler.
  • FOOD AND WATER - Tap water is very safe to drink, however, it has a high mineral content with a flavor which some people do not like. Therefore, as a general rule, stick to bottled water.
  • 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 may be exposed to ants, bugs, spiders, mosquitoes, geckos, lizards, other insects and small animals. You accept these risks and fully assume the risks of travel.
  • ELECTRICITY, PHONE & INTERNET - Standard voltage in Egypt is 220-230V. 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 hotels.
  • CURRENCY - The Euro (€) is the accepted currency in France and the British pound in England. 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, the US $$ is not accepted by merchants. Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted, and your bank card will work in most places. Remember, you will likely incur a foreign transaction fee of 0-3% per transaction when using your bank card.
  • 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.
  • FRANCE QUICK FACTS - Capital: Paris; Language: French; Currency: Euro (€); Religion: 85% Roman Catholic; Time Zone: UTC+1; Telephone Country Code: +23; Calling USA: Dial 001 + (xxx) xxx-xxxx; Emergency numbers in Paris: Police: 17; Fire Service: 18; Medical: 15.
  • ENGLAND QUICK FACTS - Capital: London; Language: English; Currency: Pound Sterling (GBP) ; Religion: Christianity; Time Zone: UTC+1; Telephone Country Code: +44; Calling USA: Dial 001 + (xxx) xxx-xxxx; Emergency numbers in London: Police: 17; Fire Service: 18; Medical: 15.
  • 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.

Tour Company & 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 travelers’ 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 5 days, 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

  1. 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, bank-to-bank money transfer and ACH. No cash, check or money order is ever accepted.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.)
  4. 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.
  5. 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. We will travel with a tour director, who will take care of us during the tours of our vacation. We will travel by plane, rail, motor coach, minibus and sailing to selected sites, landmarks and destinations during our trip. That also means that morning departures will normally be at 9:00AM each day, but occasionally there could be an earlier 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 vacation, there is definitely "down time" to relax at the end of each day's tour.

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 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 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 price is higher for a single room and it can be organized. Please look for the additional single supplement rate at the pricing 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 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 empowerment Meetup group, supports 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 support women in forging 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

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