Booking – South Tyrol, Italy, 2019

In order to secure a booking, a Valentine Travel Booking Form must be completed, signed and returned to:

Ashmore and James Travel Associates,
Suite 3, 208 Canterbury Rd, Canterbury,
Vic, Australia 3126
EmailChristine Bottrell
Phone: 03 9830 5066

The Booking Form contains details of Terms and Conditions and should be read carefully and signed. Before making your booking you may like to speak to a representative of Valentine Travel.

Please feel free to contact us on 0409 011 233.

A deposit of AUD $600 is payable on signing the Booking Form. The balance of the payment is due 60 days prior to departure.

Tour Cost
South Tyrol, shared accommodation, $4,300
South Tyrol, private facilities: $4,900

Travel Insurance
Adequate travel insurance is mandatory and we will ask you to provide us with the name of your insurance company, policy number and 24 hour emergency contact number.

Cost includes:
Breakfasts, 2 dinners, 5 lunches. Local transport.

Cost does not include:
Airfares, taxes, travel insurance, drinks, items of a personal nature. In South Tyrol only 2 evening meals will be included in the price.

Fitness/Activity Statement
All walks are optional, but guests will be asked to sign a Fitness/Activity Statement indicating that they have the required degree of physical independence appropriate for their chosen holiday.

Green Fees
Valentine Travel has a policy of donating $100 from each booking to a tree-planting project in Great Western, Victoria. This is to offset the carbon dioxide that is produced when we travel by aeroplane.

South Tyrol Tour Dates for 2019

26 August – 4 September


Valentine Travel
Email: Biddy Naylor
Tel: 0409 011 233
Address: 21 Trevally Drive, Ocean Grove, 3226, VIC
or P.O. Box 799, Ocean Grove, 3226, Victoria

Ashmore and James Travel Associates
Email: Christine Bottrell
Address: Office: Suite 3, 208 Canterbury Rd, Canterbury, Vic, Australia 3126
Tel: 03 9830 5066
Licence No. 31089


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