Faculty

Lisa Reilly, Chair & Professor in the Department of Architectural History

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Pricing

Starting at $4,795 per person double occupancy, land/cruise only and based on cabin selection, plus taxes (currently $465 per person and are subject to change).

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Overview

Join UVA professor of Architectural History and popular Cavalier Travels faculty Lisa Reilly on a cruise for seven nights from Rome to Barcelona aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small ship M.S. LE LYRIAL. Enjoy the sun-drenched landscapes and lush, mountainous backdrops of the French and Italian Rivieras and islands, a glamorous retreat for artists, writers, nobility and gourmands. This unique, comprehensive itinerary immerses you in the region’s dynamic history, inimitable art and culture and stunning scenery, and features up to five UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Carcassonne’s medieval fortifications and the picture-perfect cliffside villages of Italy’s Cinque Terre. Explore Corsica’s fortified town of Bonifacio. Choose to visit the Renaissance treasures of Florence or the Tuscan cities of Pisa and Lucca. Along the enchanting Côte d’Azur, enjoy a specially arranged excursion in alluring Monte Carlo, Monaco, the epitome of Riviera chic and home of St. Nicholas Cathedral, where Princess Grace is interred; explore charming Nice; and walk along the vibrant Vieux Port in historic Marseille. Rome Pre-Cruise and Barcelona Post-Cruise Options are available.

Program Highlights

  • Unique, comprehensive, small ship itinerary.
  • Exclusively chartered, seven-night cruise aboard the Five-Star small ship M.S. LE LYRIAL, launched in 2015.
  • M.S. LE LYRIAL features only 110 Suites and Staterooms and calls on ports inaccessible to larger vessels.
  • Complimentary alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages are available throughout the cruise; all meals are included aboard ship. All Wi-Fi is included while on the ship.
  • One specially arranged port of call every day.
  • All shore excursions included.
  • Visit five fantastic UNESCO World Heritage sites—Rome, Florence or Pisa, Cinque Terre, Carcassonne and Barcelona.
    Cruise the Tyrrhenian, Ligurian and Mediterranean Seas.
  • Unpack once!
  • Rome Pre-Cruise and Barcelona Post-Cruise Options.

Faculty

Lisa Reilly, Chair & Professor in the Department of Architectural History

Lisa is associate professor of the Architectural History Department and has regularly taught the survey of global architectural history as well as courses on medieval, Islamic and nineteenth century architecture. Her chief research interest is in the history of Norman architecture in England, France, and Italy. Together with Kevin Murphy of Vanderbilt University, she has edited a volume of essays on skyscraper Gothic, which was published by UVA press in spring 2017 (http://www.upress.virginia.edu/title/4985). Ms. Reilly is currently preparing a book on Norman visual culture throughout the Romanesque world. In 2015 she was the Fulbright Fellow in the History of Art at the University of York where she researched the medieval stained glass of a local church. She has previously published books on Peterborough Cathedral (Oxford University Press) and Vassar College (Princeton Architectural Press). She held the NEH/Horace Goldsmith Distinguished Teaching Chair of Art and Architectural History from 1999-2002. She teaches a course entitled “Rome: Baroque & Renaissance Art on Site” during U.Va.’s January term. Lisa has traveled extensively with Cavalier Travels, most recently to Scotland, Cuba and India.

Itinerary

Day 1 - September 26, 2018

Depart the U.S.

Day 2 - September 27, 2018

Rome, Italy/Civitavecchia

Upon arrival in Rome, transfer to the pier in Civitavecchia and embark the Five-Star M.S. LE LYRIAL. Join your traveling companions for the Captain’s Welcome Reception. (R,D) M.S. LE LYRIAL

Day 3 - September 27, 2018

Bonifacio, Corsica, France

This morning, dock below the ancient town of Bonifacio, which overlooks the sparkling harbor atop sheer white limestone cliffs at the southern tip of the island of Corsica. Often referenced by historians as a site portrayed in Homer’s Odyssey, this beautiful port’s fundamentally French character bears a strong Italian imprint, manifested in the islanders’ French-Italian dialect. Transfer by small train for the walking tour through the incredibly picturesque medieval citadel and Old Town. Stroll the Rue des Deux-Empereurs, where Charles V and Napoleon Bonaparte once lodged, and see the Gothic Church of St-Dominique and the famous Grain de Sable limestone formation. The afternoon is at leisure to explore Bonifacio on your own. (B,L,D) M.S. LE LYRIAL

Day 4 - September 29, 2018

Livorno, Italy, for Florence or Pisa and Lucca

Enjoy the rolling Tuscan landscape of vineyards and cypress trees en route to Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. This iconic UNESCO World Heritage site is a treasure trove of unparalleled achievements in art, architecture and literature. Admire Michelangelo’s David, considered one of his greatest masterpieces; Brunelleschi’s soaring dome at the Duomo of Florence; and Ghiberti’s moving “Doors of Paradise,” the magnificent bronze-cast entryway to the Baptistery of San Giovanni, depicting scenes from the Old Testament.

Alternatively, visit the beautifully preserved medieval university city of Pisa and the historic town of Lucca, just a short, scenic drive from the port city of Livorno. Pisa’s famous Piazza dei Miracoli, a UNESCO World Heritage site, showcases the legendary leaning tower where Galileo Galilei is said to have conducted some of his first experiments with gravity; the impressive 11th-century Duomo; and the largest baptistery in Italy. Lucca’s intact Renaissance city walls are now a promenade for pedestrians, and its elaborate 11th-century Cattedrale di San Martino is still an important symbol of the city. (B,D) M.S. LE LYRIAL

Day 5 - September 30, 2018

Porto Venere for Cinque Terre/Portofino

From Porto Venere’s small harbor, board a private boat cruise and dock in two villages of the famous, picturesque Cinque Terre. This UNESCO World Heritage site is a series of charming, colorful fishing villages that cling to remote cliffs overlooking the Ligurian Sea. Discover the spectacular nuances of Riomaggiore and Vernazza, linked by walking paths that offer marvelous views of the charming coves, hidden beaches and terraced vineyards that produce the famous dessert wine Sciacchetrà.

Anchor in Portofino, the perfect village for a leisurely afternoon on the Italian Riviera. You may choose to visit the 17th-century San Giorgio Church, home to the relics of this legendary dragon-slaying saint, stroll the pedestrian-only lanes or sip a cappuccino on the terrace of an outdoor café. (B,L,D) M.S. LE LYRIAL

Day 6 - October 1, 2018

Nice, France/ Monte Carlo, Monaco

One of the oldest human settlements in the world with archaeological sites dating to the Lower Paleolithic period, Nice remains rich in its traditions and culture. This capital of the Côte d’Azur is bursting with colors that inspired Chagall and Matisse.
Enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town, panoramic views from the hill of Cimiez and a visit to the Musée National Marc Chagall.
The principality of Monaco’s dazzling historic district, Monte Carlo offers an intoxicating mixture of princely sights and intrigue. Admire the legendary belle-époque architecture and enjoy a walking tour on the historic Rock of Monaco. See the changing of the guards at the Prince’s Palace, home of Europe’s longest-reigning dynasty, and visit the neo-Romanesque St. Nicholas Cathedral, where Princess Grace is interred. (B,L,D) M.S. LE LYRIAL

Day 7 - October 2, 2018

Marseille for Aix-en-Provence

Dock in Marseille, the 2013 European Capital of Culture and a natural port where ships have docked since Greek settlers first arrived in 600 B.C. Transfer by motor coach through picturesque countryside to the beautiful medieval city of Aix-en-Provence, located in the heart of France’s sun-drenched Provençal region and which perhaps captures best the quintessential élan of all that is Provence. Visit the Cathedral of Saint Sauveur, considered a national monument by the French, built in the Romanesque, Gothic and neo-Gothic architectural styles on the site of the first-century Roman Forum of Aix. Stroll through the Mazarin district and Old Aix and enjoy the famous Cours Mirabeau, a classic, grand boulevard lined with plane trees and elegant 17th- and 18th-century townhouses.

This afternoon, enjoy a panoramic tour featuring the historical heart of Marseille, its Old Town, the majestic 19th-century Cathédrale de la Major, the fantastic Notre Dame de la Garde with its neo-Byzantine interior and extraordinary city views from the grounds, and the Vieux Port (Old Port) which some consider to be the birthplace of the city. Drive on the picturesque Corniche Kennedy, a spectacular boulevard overlooking the sea and dedicated to the late United States president; and travel along the historic high street, Canèbiere, built by Louis XIV in 1666. (B,L,D) M.S. LE LYRIAL

Day 8 - October 3, 2018

Sète for Carcassonne

Settled on the former frontier between France and Spain along ancient trade routes linking the Atlantic Ocean with the Mediterranean Sea and the Iberian Peninsula, and occupied since the sixth century B.C., Carcassonne—the largest walled city in Europe—was fortified by the Romans, conquered by the Visigoths in the fifth century, captured by Persians in the seventh century, later invaded by Franks and overrun by Barbarians. Each of these civilizations left their indelible influence on the extraordinary architectural and artistic heritage of this city over the centuries, and the medieval core of Carcassonne that remains today, La Cíte, is an extraordinary UNESCO World Heritage site. Walk La Cíte’s cobblestone streets and visit the Romanesque‑Gothic‑style Basilica of Saints Nazarius and Celsus, featuring stained-glass windows from the 13th to 19th centuries; tour the medieval Château Comtal, and its impressive archaeological museum; and explore the captivating collection ranging from 16th- to 20th-century works of fine art in the Musée des Beaux Arts. Travel to the nearby Corbières Mountains to tour the well-preserved, 12th-century Cistercian Abbaye de Fontfroide.

Join the Captain for a Farewell Reception this evening. (B,R,D) M.S. LE LYRIAL

Day 9 - October 4, 2018

Barcelona, Spain/U.S.

Disembark and continue on the Barcelona Post-Cruise Option, or depart for the U.S.

Accommodations

FIVE-STAR SMALL SHIP M.S. LE LYRIAL
Small Ship, State-of-the-Art Design
The exclusively chartered M.S. LE LYRIAL, launched in 2015, represents the newest generation of Five-Star small ships, featuring only 110 Suites and Staterooms, distinctive French sophistication and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship.

Elegantly Appointed Suites and Staterooms, 95% with Private Balconies
Each air-conditioned, deluxe Stateroom and Suite (200 to 592 square feet) features a private bathroom with shower, luxurious Five-Star hotel amenities and minibar with complimentary beverages; most have two twin beds that convert into one queen bed. Enjoy accommodation amenities including individual climate control, satellite flat-screen television, safe, full-length closet, writing desk/dressing table, plush robes and slippers.

Chic and Casual Dining
International and regional cuisine is served in the stylish, spacious Le Céleste dining room in single, unassigned seatings; alfresco in the casual Le Cométe Restaurant; or from 24-hour room service. Complimentary alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages are available throughout the cruise. Continental and buffet breakfasts, buffet lunch, afternoon tea and a four-course dinner are served daily. Wine is served with lunch and dinner.

Spacious Public Areas/World-Class Service and Facilities
In keeping with the low passenger density, the public areas are spacious and inviting, and they can accommodate all passengers comfortably. Enjoy views from the Panoramic Lounge; nightly entertainment in the Main Lounge; and lectures, cultural performances or film screenings in the state-of-the-art theater. There is a library, Internet salon, Sun Deck with open-air bar, swimming pool, beauty salon, spa, Turkish bath-style steam room, full range of fitness equipment, two elevators and an infirmary staffed with a doctor and a nurse. The highly trained and personable, English-speaking, international crew provides attentive service.

Respect for the Environment
The state-of-the-art propulsion system and custom-built stabilizers provide an exceptionally smooth, quiet and comfortable voyage. By design, the ship is energy efficient and environmentally protective of marine ecosystems and has been awarded the prestigious “Clean Ship” designation due to its advanced eco-friendly features, a rarity among ocean-cruising vessels. The ship has two tenders.
The following information provides further details about the ship featured on this travel program
and its amenities.

Please be advised that charges associated with the use of ship facilities and services identified here but not listed in the “Included Features” of the travel program brochure are not included in the cost of the travel program and are the responsibility of the participant.

Stateroom Features
Revolutionizing the small ship cruising experience, the deluxe M.S. LE LYRIAL features a new generation of unprecedented design, technology, and standards in comfort and elegance, and caters to the most discerning passengers. The deluxe staterooms and suites range in size from 200 to 592 square feet, with most accommodations having two twin beds that convert to one queen bed.

Air Conditioning, Direct Dial Telephone, Satellite Television, Minibar, Hair Dryer, Safe,
Electric Current: 110 V/ 60HZ & 220V/50Hz (Types B, C, and E).

Ship Facilities and Guest Services
Lounge, Hair Salon, Gift Shop, Observation Lounge, Library, Sun Deck, Elevator, 24-Hour Room Service, Laundry Service, Dry Cleaning Service, Ship Safe, Computer Facilities, Internet Access, Fitness Center (Cardiovascular equipment and weights), Hammam (Swimsuit required), Massage, Swimming Pool.

Internet access is provided by a satellite connection, which may be sporadic due to weather conditions or ship movement. Internet services are free of charge.

**One electrical outlet in each cabin can accommodate North American-style plugs with a North American current of 110 volts/60 cycles. All other outlets will require an adaptor.

Currency
The euro is the official currency on board the ship. American Express, MasterCard and Visa credit cards and U.S. dollars are also accepted. Participants may sign for beverages and purchases on board and settle their account prior to disembarkation.

The ship does not maintain a currency exchange.

Smoking policy
The M.S. LE LYRIAL has a nonsmoking policy. Smoking is permitted only in designated exterior areas on Decks 3 and 6.

Dining
The M.S. LE LYRIAL’s dining room accommodates all guests at one unassigned, single seating. Menus feature French and international cuisine. The ship’s restaurant staff will do their best to accommodate special dietary requests (i.e. vegetarian, low sodium, etc.). Please indicate any special dietary requests on your PASSENGER INFORMATION FORM (white).

Medical Services
Shipboard medical services and facilities, including doctor, physician assistant, nurse and medications, are available for a nominal charge.

Ship Specifications
Registry: Pavillon Francais; Class: Five-Star; Nationality of Officers: French; Nationality of Service Staff: International; Number of Crew: 140; Language spoken by Crew: English & French; Built: 2014; Number of Passenger Decks: 6; Number of Cabins: 122; Length: 466 feet; Beam: 59 feet; Draft: 15.3 feet; Tonnage: 10,992 tons; Speed: 14 knots; Registration: SFCN France

Meals

7 Breakfasts; 6 Lunches; (if on the ship; 4 due to lunch on own in Carcassone and Florence/Lucca or Pisa); 7 Dinners; 2 Receptions

Program Fees

Pricing is land/cruise only, per person, double occupancy (includes gratuities to drivers and guides).

Category 8 –  $4,795
One large window Deck 3 Polaris, forward
Limited Availability

Category 7 –  $5,795
Small window, single door onto private partial-wall balcony
Deck 3 Polaris aft
Limited Availability

Category 6 – $6,395
Small window, single door onto private partial-wall balcony
Deck 3 Polaris midship
Limited Availability

Category 5 – $6,895
Expansive sliding glass door, private partial-wall balcony
Deck 4, Vega, Forward

Category 4 – $7,295
Expansive sliding glass door, private balcony
Deck 4, Vega, Aft

Category 3 – $7,895
Expansive sliding glass door, private balcony
Deck 4, Vega, Midship

Category 2 –  $8,295
Expansive sliding glass door, private balcony
Deck 5, Altair, Forward

Category 1 – $8,595
Expansive sliding glass door, private balcony
Deck 5, Altair, Midship and Deck 6 Lyra Aft

Deluxe Suites – $9,695
Expansive sliding glass door, private balcony, sitting area with sofa
Deck 6 Lyra
Limited availability

Prestige Suite – $10,895
Two rooms expansive sliding glass door large private balcony
Two bathrooms, two closets, large sitting area with sofa
Deck 5 Altair
Limited Availability

Privilege Suite – $11,395
Two rooms expansive sliding glass door, large private balcony
Bathtub and separate shower, large dressing and sitting areas, sofa
Deck 6 Lyra
Limited Availability

Note: Singles are available in category 6 at $11,395 (limited availability) and in category 3 at $13,995

*Taxes are an additional $465 per person and are subject to change.

Price includes:

  • Seven-night cruise from Civitavecchia, Italy, to Barcelona, Spain, with port calls at Bonifacio, Corsica, France; Livorno for Florence or Pisa and Lucca, Porto Venere for Cinque Terre, and Portofino, Italy; Monte Carlo, Monaco; Nice, Marseille for Aix-en-Provence, and Sète for Carcassonne, France.
  • Elegantly appointed, Five-Star Suite or Stateroom, each with a private bathroom.
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions.
  • Complimentary alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages available throughout the cruise.
  • All meals—early continental breakfast, buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, afternoon tea and dinner—throughout the cruise, featuring fine international and regional cuisine, served at single, unassigned seatings.
  • Wine served with lunch and dinner.
  • Choice of a full-day excursion to Florence, a UNESCO World Heritage site, featuring visits to the octagonal Baptistery and a visit to the Accademia, or a full-day excursion to the Tuscan cities of Pisa, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and Lucca.
  • Transfers and luggage handling abroad for participants whose arrival(s)/departure(s) coincide with the scheduled group transfer(s).
  • All excursions and visits, as outlined above, with experienced local guides.
  • Gratuities to local guides and drivers on included excursions and transfers.
  • The services of experienced Travel Directors throughout the program.
  • Complimentary state-of-the-art audio headset for each participant during guided excursions.
  • Automatic $250,000 flight insurance policy for each participant ticketed on flights by Gohagan & Company.

Price does not include:

  • Wi-fi in the hotels are not included.
  • Gratuities to hotel staff.
  • Passport fees, visas, and visa photos as required.
  • International and in-country airfare and departure taxes.
  • Transfers to and from airports for individuals not using or meeting group flights.
  • Personal items such as wines, liquors, à-la-carte orders, meals other than specified.
  • Expenses incurred by our tour operators in making optional individual travel arrangements in conjunction with the tour.
  • Any Other items not specifically mentioned as included.
  • Optional Travelers’ Protection Plan


Extensions:

Optional Eternal Rome Pre-Cruise, September 24-27, 2018
Capital of the Roman Empire and a UNESCO World Heritage site, the “Eternal City” of Rome showcases its spectacular ancient landmarks from centuries as a nucleus of power, culture and religion. Visit the iconic Colosseum, the historic Roman Forum and the fifth-century Church of St. Peter in Chains, which houses Michelangelo’s famed sculpture of Moses. Enjoy a tour of incredible St. Peter’s Basilica and walk through the opulent Vatican Museums, including the famous Sistine Chapel, featuring Michelangelo’s awe-inspiring ceiling frescoes. Accommodations are for two nights in the deluxe WESTIN EXCELSIOR ROME, ideally located within walking distance of the grand Via Veneto, one of the most elegant streets in all of Rome.
$1,195 per person based on double occupancy

$1,795 based on single occupancy

Day 1 – September 24, 2018
Depart USA
Depart from your home city for your journey to Rome.

Day 2 – September 25, 2018
Rome, Italy
After arrival in Rome Airport, transfer to the Westin Excelsior Rome Hotel and check-in. A Hospitality Desk is in the lobby and tonight dinner is on your own.

Day 3 – September 26, 2018
Rome, Italy
After an included breakfast, enjoy a walking tour of Rome taking in Piazza Trinita with its amazing church and wonderful view of the Spanish Steps. Down to Piazza di Spagna and through the streets of Rome to the Trevi Fountain. Your morning guided walk will end at the Piazza Navona and its famous Fountain of the Rivers. Lunch is on your own.

In the afternoon, visit to an UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Properties of the Holy See, with a visit to the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel. Continue to St Peter’s Square and for an inside view of the Basilica which contains priceless works of art by Bernini, Michelangelo and Raphael. Return to the hotel and dinner is on your own. (B)

Day 4 – September 27, 2018
Rome/Civitavecchia/Embark LE LYRIAL
After an included breakfast, then take an interesting walk through Rome’s history with a visit to Roman Forum, the religious, and political center of ancient Rome. Continue with an inside visit of the Colosseum and then end the morning with a visit to the Church of St Peter in Chains to see the Michelangelo statue of Moses. Enjoy some lunch on your own before transferring from the heart of Rome to the ship in the port of Civitavecchia. (B)

Optional Post Cruise Extension: Coastal Catalonia: Barcelona and Beyond, October 4-6, 2018
Experience the heart of Barcelona, the lively capital city of Catalonia and once an ancient Roman trading port. Tour architect Antoni Gaudí’s extraordinary UNESCO World Heritage-designated Basílica de la Sagrada Família. See the original Old Town; the exciting Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter) with its Roman walls; the Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona’s famous main thoroughfare; and Montjuïc (Jewish Mountain), host of the 1929 International Exhibition and the 1992 Olympic Games. Visit spectacular Montserrat and its historic Benedictine monastery, founded in 1025. En route, stop in the Penedés wine region and visit the largest wine cellars in the world. Accommodations for two nights are in the Five-Star MAJESTIC HOTEL & SPA.
$1345 per person based on double occupancy
$2095 based on single occupancy

Day 1 – October 4, 2018
Barcelona, Spain
After breakfast on board, disembark LE LYRIAL and travel into Barcelona and visit the famous Barri Gothic (Gothic District), the center of Barcelona. Here are located the Town Hall, the Catalan Government Palace and the Cathedral, a gothic masterpiece. Enjoy an inside visit of the Cathedral.

Then continue to the 20th and 21st century masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia. Begun in 1882 under the direction Francese de Paula Villar, who gave up on the project due to disputes with the municipality. Gaudi took over the project and conceived of three facades: for Birth; for the Passion; and finally, for Glory of Good. It is still a work in progress with completion possibly only 15 years away.
Check into the Majestic Hotel and Spa. Lunch is on your own, and a Hospitality Desk in the Hotel is there to help you with any questions. Afternoon at leisure followed by Dinner on your own. (B on the ship)

Day 2 – October 5, 2018
Barcelona/Colonia Guell/Montserrat/Barcelona
After an included breakfast, travel to Colonia Guell. In this early 1900’s textile village is an UNESCO World Heritage Site: the Crypt of Colonia Guell. Replete with architectural innovations, the Crypt displays the spatial intelligence of Gaudi.

Continue this morning onto the town of Montserrat with its Monastery and Basilica. Inside the Basilica is the image of “Our Lady of Montserrat” or La Moreneta (dark woman) due to the color of her face. Not guaranteed, but at times a boys choir performs at 1 pm. Lunch is included today in Montserrat prior to returning to Barcelona for an afternoon of leisure and dinner on own. (B,L)

Day 3 – October 6, 2018
Barcelona, Spain
After breakfast in the hotel, transfer to Barcelona Airport for your return flight to the USA.

How to Register

Ready to register? The best way to do this is by phone so that we can ensure we are meeting all of your needs. Please call us at 866-765-2646 or 434-243-4984. Or, e-mail cavaliertravels@virginia.edu with your contact information and the best time to reach you.

A deposit of $800 per person is required to reserve your spot on the main tour. If you are interested in the pre- and/or post-tours, there is an additional $200 per person deposit for each extension. Final invoicing will be done approximately 4 months prior to departure. Final payment can be made by check or wire transfer only is due 95 days prior to departure.

Deposits can be made via Visa, Mastercard, or check made out to Gohagan & Company.

Early registration is encouraged as space is limited.

General Terms & Conditions

RESPONSIBILITY: Gohagan & Company, the sponsoring associations/organizations, and its and their employees, shareholders, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors or trustees, successors, and assigns (collectively “Gohagan”), do not own or operate any entity which is to or does provide goods or services for your trip including, for example, lodging facilities, airline, vessel, or other transportation companies, guides or guide services, local ground operators, providers or organizers of optional excursions, food service or entertainment providers, etc. All such persons and entities are independent contractors. As a result, Gohagan is not liable for any negligent or willful act or failure to act of any such person or entity or of any other third party.

In addition and without limitation, Gohagan is not responsible for any injury, loss, death, inconvenience, delay, or damage to person or property in connection with the provision of any goods or services whether resulting from, but not limited to, acts of God or force majeure, acts of government, acts of war or civil unrest, insurrection or revolt, bites from or attacks by animals, insects or pests, strikes or other labor activities, criminal or terrorist activities of any kind or the threat thereof, sickness, illness, epidemics or the threat thereof, the lack of availability of or access to medical attention or the quality thereof, overbooking or downgrading of accommodations, mechanical or other failure of airplanes, vessels or other means of transportation, or for any failure of any transportation mechanism to arrive or depart timely or safely.
If due to weather, flight schedules or other uncontrollable factors, you are required to spend an additional night(s), you will be responsible for your own hotel, transfers and meal costs. Baggage is entirely at owner’s risk. The right is reserved to decline to accept as a trip participant, or remove from a trip, without refund, any person Gohagan judges to be incapable of meeting the rigors and requirements of participating in the activities, or who is abusive to other trip participants, leaders or third parties, or who Gohagan determines to detract from the enjoyment of the trip by others. Specific room/cabin assignments are within the sole discretion of the hotel or cruise line.

Gohagan reserves the right to change the itinerary or trip features at any time and for any reason, with or without notice, and Gohagan shall not be liable for any loss of any kind as a result of any such changes. Ship schedules, port calls, hours of arrival and departure, sightseeing events, special programs and guest lecture series (if applicable), are subject to change or cancellation. Gohagan reserves the right to substitute motorcoach transportation using hotels, inns or lodges for cruise accommodations if necessary due to weather, water conditions or levels, other events of force majeure, mechanical or other conditions beyond the control of Gohagan. Gohagan is not responsible therefor and is not required to compensate passengers under these circumstances. Gohagan may cancel a trip (or an option) for any reason whatsoever; if so, its sole responsibility is to refund monies paid by the participant to it. Gohagan, however, is not required under these circumstances to refund the cost of any purchased travel insurance. Gohagan is not required to cancel any trip for any reason including without limitation, United States Department of State, World Health Organization or other Warnings or Advisories of any kind. Gohagan is not responsible for penalties assessed by air carriers resulting from operational and/or itinerary changes, even if Gohagan makes the flight arrangements or cancels the trip. Gohagan reserves the right to substitute vessels, hotels or attractions of a similar category for those listed in this brochure.

NOT INCLUDED: Taxes; passport, visas and associated fees; personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls and Internet access; accident/sickness, trip cancellation, and baggage insurance; gratuities to ship and hotel personnel; optional sightseeing excursions; baggage charges on aircraft; local departure air/airport tax(es); airfare and associated local taxes, airport facility and security taxes and federal inspection fees not listed as included in the travel program; transfers and baggage handling to/from airport/hotel/ship on day(s) of arrival and/or departure if you are arriving earlier or later than and/or departing earlier or later than the scheduled group transfer(s); any overnight on land due to flight schedule(s); meals, alcoholic or other beverages and all other services not specifically mentioned as included in the travel program.

AIRFARE: Airfare is subject to change and availability and, depending on the fare basis, likely is nonrefundable. Your airline ticket constitutes a contract between you and the airline, even if purchased through Gohagan.

LUGGAGE: Luggage allowance policies are set by the airlines and may change without notice.

PHYSICAL ACCESSIBILITY: All programs require physical independence and mobility. Any physical or mental condition that may require special medical attention or physical assistance (for example, the need for a wheelchair) must be reported in writing when you make your reservation. Travelers must be able to embark or disembark motorcoaches alone or with minimal assistance from your traveling companion and climb stairs and step over raised thresholds without assistance. Travelers requiring assistance must travel with a companion who will be responsible for handling equipment.

CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations for all or any part of the trip including Pre/Post Program(s) reservation(s) will not be effective until received in writing in the offices of Gohagan. Should you have to cancel, the following terms will apply: reservation cancellation(s) are subject to a $200 ($50 Pre/Post Program(s)) per person administrative fee from the time of booking through 120 days prior to departure; from 95 through 119 days prior to departure, $800 ($200 Pre/Post Program(s)) per person; from 60 through 94 days prior to departure, 50% of the published full regular tariffs; cancellations 59 days or less prior to departure, a no-show, or early return from the trip will result in forfeiture of 100% of the published full regular tariffs. In addition, any applicable airline cancellation fees, optional excursion cancellation fees and administrative fees may apply.

TRIP INSURANCE: We strongly recommend that you purchase trip cancellation insurance. In the event that you must cancel your participation in a travel program, trip cancellation insurance may be the only source of reimbursement. Trip cancellation insurance is available through Gohagan and others for comprehensive coverage of such expenses in conjunction with cancellation due to illness or accident, and damaged or lost luggage. We will send you an application upon receipt of your reservation.

RATES: Prices quoted are based on fares in effect at the time of printing and are subject to change at any time. On land and/or cruise programs, even after full payment, Gohagan reserves the right to increase the tour price in the event of cost increases due to changes in supplier costs, currency fluctuations or fuel or energy surcharges and all such increases are to be paid to Gohagan upon notice to the tour participant of such increases. On programs which include Gohagan purchased interstate or international air (which originates or returns to the United States), no increased costs will be passed on after final payment except for subsequently imposed governmental tax increases.

REGISTRATION: CST#: 2031868-40, WST#: 601 767 666, OST#: TA 0905.

BINDING ARBITRATION: Any dispute concerning, relating or referring to this Agreement, the brochure or any other literature concerning the trip, or the trip itself, shall be resolved exclusively by binding arbitration pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. Sections 1-16, either according to the then existing Commercial Rules of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) or pursuant to the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules & Procedures of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc. (JAMS). Such proceedings will be governed by substantive (but not procedural) Illinois law and will take place in Chicago, IL. The arbitrator and not any federal, state, or local court or agency shall have exclusive authority to resolve any dispute relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability, conscionability, or formation of this contract, including but not limited to any claim that all or any part of this contract is void or voidable. Please understand that by agreeing to these terms and conditions, the participant and Gohagan are waiving the right to a trial by jury.

ACCEPTANCE OF CONTRACT: By forwarding of deposit, the participant certifies that he/she does not have any mental, physical or other condition of disability that would create a hazard for him/herself or other participants and accepts the terms contained in this Release of Liability, Assumption of Risk and Binding Arbitration Agreement.

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS BY: Gohagan & Company.