Fine Print

We will strive to accommodate all women's  wishes and needs as we travel together.   Diverse desires, goals, personalities, and abilities make for an exciting mix of expectations and dreams.   The Serendipity Traveler leader on tour with you will exercise their best judgment should decisions for the group be necessary and we will look for consensus on those decisions.   In the event, due to circumstance beyond our control, that changes must occur, we will make our best effort to minimize the change while maintaining our standards and perhaps even view the change as for the best.   Trip members agree to pay any additional expense(s) incurred by any such change(s) and will receive a refund of any savings that might be realized.

As a participant, it is your responsibility to choose a trip that meets your physical abilities and to be in good health.   Medical facilities and services vary and may not be readily available.   Most of our trips are tailored to physical ability associated with ordinary daily activities.   In Europe, we will walk a great deal when touring cities and hill towns, etc.   When beyond the usual, or requiring additional ability, we will note it.   Please check with your health care provider to insure that you have the required inoculations, if any, and that you carry such proof of inoculation on a valid vaccination certificate where required.  

We strongly recommend that participants purchase travel insurance to protect against non-refundable costs such as medical emergencies, a cancelled trip, lost bags, or any other covered trip related expense.   We cannot make exceptions to our refund policies.   Participants should confirm that their medical insurance covers expenses while traveling (especially outside the country) or arrange for supplemental and/or alternate medical insurance.

Serendipity Traveler, it's owners, employees, directors, agents or representatives act only as agents for the hotels, transportation companies, and other suppliers of the services utilized in connection with supplying such services to Serendipity Traveler’s clients.   Serendipity Traveler will not be responsible for any act, injury, loss, accident, damage, or negligence of any nature howsoever caused in connection with any travel, accommodation, transportation, or other services.   Baggage is at owner’s risk entirely.   Travelers release and discharge Serendipity Traveler from any and all liability for any loss, injury, damage, or expense that they or their next of kin may have suffered as a result participating in trips arranged by Serendipity Traveler.   This release will be legally binding on the travelers as well as their next of kin, personal representatives or minors traveling with them.

The right is retained to decline to accept or to retain any person as a trip member should such person’s health, mental condition, physical infirmity or attitude jeopardize the operation of the trip or the rights, welfare, or enjoyment of other participants.   In the unlikely event that a traveler is removed from a tour, Serendipity Traveler will not be responsible in any way for the traveler’s expenses to return home.   Should a traveler choose to leave a tour voluntarily, Serendipity Traveler will require a signed statement indicating the traveler’s decision to voluntarily leave the tour and Serendipity Traveler will not be responsible in any way for the traveler’s expenses to return home.

Your full payment for a tour constitutes consent to all provisions.   Serendipity Traveler reserves the right to cancel a trip at any time for any reason if there are too few participants or if the quality of the trip, safety and comfort of travelers is at risk.

A refund of all payments received will constitute full settlement.   Serendipity Traveler is not responsible for any loss incurred on travel arrangements or air due to a trip cancellation.   Itineraries are subject to change and modification at any time at Serendipity Traveler’s discretion.

Content on the website is deemed accurate and current however, Serendipity Traveler does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use of the materials in this site as to their accuracy, reliability, or correctness, or that the operation of this site will be error free or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components.

Photographs taken by Serendipity Traveler while on tour are the property of Serendipity Traveler and may be used in promotional materials.   Any traveler who does not wish to have their photograph used must let us know.

Travelers must insure that they have the proper travel documents - passport and/or visa.   Passports are required to be valid for at least 6 months after the dates of travel.   US citizens should check with the consulate of the countries they are visiting for current entry requirements.



  • A Serendipity Traveler tour guide will accompany you for the duration of your trip
  • All accommodations with private bath in superior charming hotels, distinctive inns, lodges, villas, boats, etc on a shared twin/double basis
  • All continental breakfasts when specified
  • Welcome gathering and farewell dinners, lunches, teas and surprises as specified on each itinerary
  • All local guides and specialists as itinerary states
  • Historical walking tours specified
  • Garden entrance fees as itinerary states
  • Wine tastings as indicated
  • Activities specified on itinerary such as kayaking
  • Museum visits and entrance fees specified on itinerary
  • All other entrance fees and tours on itinerary
  • Lessons/workshops/lectures as indicated
  • Private transportation and transfers when specified
  • All hotel taxes and government fees
  • Gratuities for meals indicated on itinerary


Airfare, wine and alcoholic beverages, meals that aren’t specified in the itineraries, personal phone calls, laundry, room service, personal shopping and independent activities and choices, travel insurance which we consider necessary, a gratuity for your tour guide and driver which is voluntary and offered individually at your discretion at the end of the trip. When traveling with a full time guide and driver ,a tip at the end of the tour is customary and guidelines will be offered to you.

All requests must be made in writing and mailed to us at:

Serendipity Traveler
Box 393
Rockport, MA 01966

We cannot make any exceptions to our standard policy on refunds.   We will make every effort to help you participate on another trip within a calendar year and will apply your deposit to that trip.

Prior to departure the refund schedule is:

  • Before 90 days  on domestic and before 120 days on international trips we will refund your deposit less a $500.00 administrative fee
  • Private custom trips have different requirements 

Our commitments are based on yours and we make non-recoverable advance payments. No refunds will be made for cancellations made less than 120 days prior to departure.

A tour may be cancelled for any reason. Please purchase travel insurance to protect your investment. Serendipity Traveler is not responsible for any loss incured due to non-refundable air tickets or non-transferable airtickets or any other unrecoverable costs.

Serendipity Traveler trips are all non-smoking.

Your depost and final  payment for your reservation constitutes full consent and agreement to all the fine print, terms and conditions that Serendipity Traveler states either on line or in the printed literature.