Please read these booking conditions carefully as they are the sole terms and conditions of the contract between you and the relevant service providers of the transport or any other booked service.
Thames River Cruises is a website owned, managed and operated by isango! Limited.
The following additional documents set out policies for use the Thames River Cruises website https://www.thames-river-cruises.co.uk/corporate/BookingAgreement , policies on content submitted as product reviews, our privacy policies and policies related to purchase of products as gifts. While accepting to these booking terms and conditions, it is your responsibility to review these additional documents.
These booking conditions are applicable to all bookings made from the Thames River Cruises website https://www.thames-river-cruises.co.uk/corporate/BookingAgreement or through the customer service call centre.
These terms and conditions apply equally to all residents of any country around the world, including but not limited to UK, USA Australia, Germany, France and Canada.
For all cases the role of Thames River Cruises is that of an agent to the relevant service provider (wherein the relevant service provider is the supplier and the Principal).
The name and contact information of the relevant service provider will be available on the Thames River Cruises booking voucher.
Since we only act as an agent in respect of all bookings we make with the relevant service providers or their agents for accommodation, transport or any other booked services hence the relevant service provider’s booking conditions will prevail over our terms and conditions in cases where the terms and conditions conflict with each other. More details on this matter are set our in clauses 11 and 12 below.
You may decide to make one or more bookings with us at the same time. Please note that irrespective of the various products you book, each booking is a separate booking and your bookings do not constitute a package as defined in the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Travel Regulations 1992 ("Package Travel Regulations 1992") nor the Civil Aviation (Air Travel Organizers’ Licensing) Regulations 1995, Amended 2003 ("ATOL Regulations").
The only exception to what is stated above is when you book a package holiday that comprises accommodation and excursions pre-packaged by our suppliers. Such bookings will of course be a package as formally defined in the legislation referred to above. isango! Limited has the necessary financial failure insurance policy through IPP Ltd and its panel of insurers. This insurance is only valid for passengers who book and pay directly with/to isango! ltd. If you have booked and/or paid direct to a Travel Agent for a holiday with isango! ltd please request proof of how the booking is secured as this will not be covered by IPP Ltd in this instance... [The financial bonding obligations under the UK Package Travel & Package Tours Regulations 1992 have been met by us for all packages we offer and ensure that any monies you pay will be refunded (subject to making a valid claim) or you will be repatriated in the unlikely event of our insolvency].
For more specific details please refer to Point 11 under Section F of Terms and Conditions.
As we act only as an agent (as set out in section C above) in the booking process, we and the relevant service provider reserve the right to change, amend or correct prices shown on our site at any time before or after you have booked. After you have booked, if the price of your booking changes in such a way we will pass on the details of the change as soon as possible.
We and the relevant service providers will do all we can to tell you of any significant changes to your arrangements. If you do not wish to accept the change, wherever possible the relevant service providers may offer you an alternative arrangement with an alteration in price or otherwise the booking will be cancelled subject to the cancellation policies mentioned on our website. As an agent (as set out in section C above ) only we are unable to accept any liability for any changes, significant or otherwise, to your booking.
No compensation of any kind or responsibility can be taken if, due to circumstances beyond the control of us or the relevant service providers, we have to notify a change to your arrangements or we or the relevant service providers cannot supply your arrangements in full or in part as agreed, or you suffer any loss or damage of any description. A circumstance beyond our or the relevant service providers’ control is one that cannot be foreseen or avoided, even after taking all due care and includes but is not limited to war, terrorist activity, civil unrest, industrial disputes and bad weather situations or forecasts.
If you have cause for complaint whilst on your trip, this must be brought to the attention of the relevant service provider immediately so that action can be taken to remedy the problem. Failure to report your complaint in this way may jeopardise any claim you subsequently make. Complaints must also be notified to the Thames River Cruises Customer Services Department at your earliest opportunity. The assistance we provide to resolve your complaint is provided in our capacity as an agent only (as set out in section C above) The health and safety standards that apply to the services you have booked should meet the local standards applicable to the booked destinations, and isango! monitors wherever possible that local standards have been met. However, note such standards may be lower and vary widely and may not match those prevalent in the UK, USA or the country where you are resident. If you have a concern with any safety standards you come across, you must take this up with the relevant service provider in the locality concerned at the time of your trip.
We accept the following credit cards
Thames River Cruisesdoes not charge a service fee for processing credit card payments. Full payment by credit card is required to make a reservation. Payment will be listed as “Isango Limited” on your credit card statement.
Prices are per person, unless otherwise specified. Prices include VAT and local taxes unless otherwise stated, Prices are based on the local tariffs at the time of quoting converted at the prevailing foreign exchange rate. Price quotations are subject to change without notice until a booking has been confirmed.
Not included as part of the services we offer are any applicable foreign departure, security, port charges, park fees, customs, immigration, agricultural, passenger facility charges and international transportation tax. In addition, tips/gratuities to tour directors, drivers, and local guides; passports and visa fees; baggage and personal insurance; beverages and food not listed under inclusions in the travel product and all other items of a personal nature are also not included. You should retain sufficient local currency to pay for all of the above items if necessary.
Certain products may involve charges like car parking, fuel surcharge and airport taxes or security deposit that are over and above the stated price on the Thames River Cruises website. You will have to pay these directly to the relevant service providers in order to consume the service. Adequate explanation and information will be provided to you on the website under the product inclusions and exclusions section. Please review the terms of conditions of the relevant service provider before making any security deposits or payments for additional charges. Thames River Cruises have no involvement in such financial transactions and hence carry no associated liability.
Please inform us at time of booking of any special requests for any service or facility that is not included as part of your booking. We will enquire with the relevant service provider and where possible will try to accommodate your request, but please note such requests cannot be guaranteed.
Please note that it will not be possible to make any changes to a booking once confirmed unless the original booking is cancelled and a new booking made. Cancellation charges will apply as per paragraph 8 below.
Prices applying to all new bookings made following a cancellation will be those prices applicable on the day the new booking is made.
Thames River Cruises on behalf of its service providers reserves the right to cancel, change or substitute any service and to decline to accept or retain any tour members at any time for any reason including, without limitation, an insufficient number of participants.
Please check your booking details carefully to ensure that any other independent flight and/or travel arrangements coincide with the dates you have booked with us as we will not be liable for any costs incurred as a result of any mistakes by you.
If, for any reason, you decide to cancel your confirmed bookings, your credit card will be credited with the appropriate amount as per the cancellation policy applicable. Cancellation charges vary from product to product and are displayed on our websites. Please refer to the details and applicable cancellation charges on the product details page of our website. When cancelling the booking you will be notified via email, facsimile or telephone of the total cancellation fees.
For bookings awaiting confirmation, please note: While your request is being processed, we cannot take a cancellation request during this period (up to 4 working days). Some of our tours require us to re-confirm availability, for this reason we put the charge on hold on your card. The amount on hold is not charged until the tour is confirmed. This confirmation process can take up to 4 working days and we cannot accept another request until we receive a confirmation. You may cancel or amend your booking after confirmation as per the applicable cancellation policy.
Unless otherwise stated in the product detail, these policies apply to all products sold by Thames River Cruises.
It is the responsibility of all passengers, regardless of their nationality, to check with the appropriate authorities about any visa and immigration requirements. We will not accept any responsibility if you or any passenger will travel without the correct passport, visa, health insurance or any other immigration requirement.
We and our suppliers regularly review all details about the travel product offered to ensure accuracy. Please note all duration times given are approximate.
In accordance with "The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992" all passengers booking with isango! ltd are fully protected for the initial deposit and subsequently the balance of all monies paid to us, including repatriation if required, arising from cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of isango! ltd.
There is no requirement for Financial Protection of day trips, and none is provided. This insurance is only valid for packages booked that DO NOT include flight.
Consumer aware: Your booking is insured by IPP Ltd and its panel of insurers. This insurance is only valid for passengers who book and pay directly with/to isango! ltd. If you have booked and/or paid direct to a Travel Agent for a holiday with isango! ltd please request proof of how the booking is secured as this will not be covered by IPP Ltd in this instance.
This Insurance has been arranged by International Passenger Protection Limited and its panel of Insurers who are members of the Association of British Insurers & Lloyds Syndicates. For further information please go to www.ipplondon.co.uk
Claim procedures: download claim form from www.ipplondon.co.uk, any occurrence which may give rise to a claim should be advised within 14 days to: International Passenger Protection Limited, Claims Office, IPP House, 22-26 Station Road, West Wickham, Kent BR4 0PR, United Kingdom. Telephone: +44 (0) 208 7763752. Fax: +44 (0) 208 7763751.
In order to deal promptly with any claims here under it is essential that you retain all bills, receipts and other documents relating to your travel arrangements. Claims forms must be submitted to IPP within six months of date of insolvency they cannot consider or pay claims received after this date.
We act only as a booking agent (as set out in section C above) for any accommodation, transport, guide service, attraction and/or any other event or service on the booking and we have no liability of any kind whatsoever to you or your party or dependants for any death, personal injury, loss, consequential loss or damage of any kind you or your party or your dependants may suffer unless caused by our own negligence.
Thames River Cruises our employees or agents are acting either as agents for the relevant supplier or as agent for you and your party. Thames River Cruises its agents and suppliers also accept no responsibility or liability whatsoever for any government restraints, acts of war and terrorism, weather conditions, or for any misadventure or casualty or any other force majeure or causes beyond their control as set out in clause 6 above.
Subject to the terms and conditions on this site, the liability of Thames River Cruises Tours shall be limited to up to the price paid for the booked arrangements.
You are bound by the booking conditions of the relevant service provider and conditions of carriage where relevant and these conditions apply to your contract with us. In the event of any conflict between the conditions of the relevant service provider and our own, the relevant service provider’s conditions will prevail provided they are valid and enforceable, otherwise our conditions will prevail. The relevant service provider’s conditions may limit or exclude their and our liability to you and they may be subject to international conventions. Copies of the relevant parts of these terms and conditions are available on request from isango! or the relevant service provider.
If any international convention applies to or governs any of the services or facilities supplied by us on behalf of our suppliers, and you make a claim against us of any nature arising out of death, injury, loss or damage suffered during or as a result of the provision of those services or facilities, our liability to pay you compensation and/or the amount (if any) of compensation payable to you by us will be limited in accordance with and/or in an identical manner to that provided for by the international convention concerned (in each case including in respect of the conditions of liability, the time for bringing any claim and the type and amount of any damages that can be awarded). International Conventions which may apply include: in respect of international air travel, the Warsaw Convention 1929 (including as amended by the Hague Protocol of 1955 and by any of the additional Montreal Protocol of 1975) or the Montreal Convention 1999; in respect of rail travel, the Berne Convention 1961; in respect of carriage by sea, the Athens Convention 1974; in respect of carriage by road, the Geneva Convention 1973; and, in respect of hotels, the Paris Convention 1962. You can get copies of the relevant conventions if you ask us. For the avoidance of doubt, this means that we are to be regarded as having all benefit of any limitations of compensation contained in any of these conventions or any other international conventions applicable to your travel arrangements.
It is a condition of our contract with you that you and all members of your party have suitable and sufficient travel insurance to cover your journey as neither Thames River Cruises nor our suppliers can be held responsible for any liability, expenses or losses you incur as a result of being inadequately insured. We strongly recommend that at the time of booking a comprehensive travel insurance policy is purchased.
Thames River Cruises will provide soft copies of vouchers relevant for each booking. Please note that each product has a separate voucher and hence there could potentially be multiple vouchers for your booking. It is your responsibility to print out all the vouchers related to your booking and present them to the relevant service providers. When presenting your pre-paid voucher(s) for redemption, the Lead Traveler is required to present valid photo identification, bearing the name of the Lead Traveler. The voucher may be confiscated if Photo ID, Credit Card / Gift Certificate and Signature do not match the Lead Traveler.
Please note you are responsible for your and your party’s actions. If we or our suppliers believe your actions or those of your party could cause danger, upset or annoyance to other customers, guests or staff, we or our suppliers may end your booked arrangements immediately. In this event neither Thames River Cruises nor the relevant service provider(s) will pay compensation, make refunds nor pay any expenses you suffer as a result.
You are responsible for your personal safety and for the safety of the accompanying people dependent on you. Please take time to understand and then conform to the health and safety rules stipulated by the relevant service provider or the facility or by the appropriate government authorities including Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in UK.
You agree to defend and indemnify Thames River Cruises, its affiliates, and/or their respective suppliers and any of their officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any claims, causes of action, demands, recoveries, losses, damages, fines, penalties or other costs or expenses of any kind or nature including but not limited to reasonable legal and accounting fees, brought by:
You are responsible for providing precise arrival time and pick up location information (like airport, flight number, hotel address) at least 72 hours before the travel date to the contact email or phone numbers mentioned in the booking voucher. Failure to do so can lead to loss of service and Thames River Cruises, its affiliates or the relevant service provider will not be liable for any refunds or penalties.
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