Taste Texas Hill Country | Terms & Conditions

Cost Includes

  • All accommodations in hotels per itinerary
  • All meals and wine pairings outlined in itinerary
  • Ground transportation during tour
  • Excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees, special access permits
  • Taxes and service charges
  • Gratuities for drivers, local tour guides, and restaurant staff for meal services and wine pairings outlined in the itinerary
  • Services of our tour leaders and local experts

Not Included

  • Airfare before or after the trip
  • Airline baggage charges
  • Trip extensions, upgrades, and add-ons
  • Passport, visa, and immigration fees
  • Meals not outlined in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • The purchase of items of personal nature
  • Any extras resulting from ordering food of drink a la carte at the restaurants in the itinerary, and any gratuities resulting from those purchases
  • Extra hotel amenities such as in-room minibar purchases, pay-per-view television entertainment, spa treatments, or gift shop items
  • Gratuities to hotel housekeeping staff or baggage porters
  • Gratuities to trip leaders

Reservations

To reserve your place, an advance payment deposit of $225 is required at the time of reservation. Payment is accepted by credit card, Paypal, or check, and can be remitted when filling out the reservation form. Receipt of your initial payment indicates your acceptance of our complete Terms and Conditions. Credit card and Paypal payment service fee of 3.3% applies.

Final Payment

Payment of your balance after deposit, and including, if applicable, the single room supplement, is due no later than 14 days prior to departure.

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend that the traveler purchase travel insurance covering lost or damaged baggage, medical needs, trip cancellation, and certain travel-related accidents. Contact us for further information.

Cancellations and Refunds

Cancellation requests received in writing 14 days or more before departure are subject to an administrative fee of $75 per person. Within 14 days of departure, a cancellation fee equal to the advance deposit will apply. No refund is possible for cancellations received 7 days or less prior to commencement of the tour, and there is no refund for no-shows.

All arrangements are on an inclusive basis, hence no refund can be considered for any absence from the tour or for any unused meals or services.

Group trips planned & executed by Sauce Culinary Travel are only feasible and solvent if the planned target number of tour participants sign up and submit deposits. If the trip has not reached the target number of participants 14 days prior to departure, then the trip will be canceled. In this event, all applicants who have submitted a deposit, or who have submitted a deposit plus any other funds toward the trip, will be 100% refunded without penalty.

Responsibility & Hold Harmless Agreement

Sauce Culinary Travel acts only as agents for the hotels, airlines, bus companies, railroads, ship lines, or owners or contractors providing accommodations, transportation or other services. All coupons, exchange orders, receipts, contracts and tickets issued by Sauce Culinary Travel are issued subject to any and all tariffs, terms and conditions under which any accommodations, transportation, or any other service whatsoever are provided by such hotels, airlines, bus companies, railroads, ship lines or owners or contractors or by persons in their employ. By the acceptance of tour membership and/or such coupons, exchange orders, receipts, contacts and tickets, the tour member agrees that Sauce Culinary Travel, nor its parent company, Turtle Creek Enterprises, Ltd., nor any of its affiliates or subsidiaries shall be or become liable or responsible for any loss, injury or damage to person, property, or otherwise in connection with any accommodations, transportation, or other service, resulting directly or indirectly from any acts of God, dangers incident to the sea, fire, breakdown in machinery or equipment, acts of government or other authorities, de jure or de facto wars, whether declared or not, hostilities, civil disturbances, strikes, riots, thefts, pilferage, epidemics, quarantines, medical or custom regulations, defaults, delays, or cancellations of or changes in itinerary or schedules, or from any causes beyond Sauce Culinary Travel’s control, or from any loss or damage resulting from insufficient or improperly used passports, visas, or other documents, and that Sauce Culinary Travel, nor its parent company, Turtle Creek Enterprises, Ltd., nor any of its affiliates or subsidiaries shall be or become liable or responsible for any additional expenses or liability sustained or incurred by the tour member as a result of any of the foregoing causes. Sauce Culinary Travel reserves the right to decline, accept, or retain any person as a tour passenger should such a person’s health, mental condition, physical infirmity, self-conduct, or general deportment impede the operation of the tour or the rights, welfare or enjoyment of other tour passengers.

The right is reserved to substitute or change hotels, and alter the itinerary or reverse the places to be visited as situations warrant. A refund of unused land tour services is the limit of Sauce Culinary Travel’s liability. The right is reserved to cancel the tour prior to departure. Sauce Culinary Travel is not responsible nor liable for defaults of those persons/companies not directly under control of Sauce Culinary Travel.

The airlines concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission, or events, during the time passengers are not on board their planes. The passenger contact in use by the airlines concerned when issued, shall constitute the sole contact between the airlines and purchasers of these tours and/or passengers. The services of IATA/ARC member carriers or their affiliates may be used for the transportation of these tours.