Updated February 3, 2021.
Our intention is to provide a safe and secure travel environment for our guests when they travel with our company. There is so much that is still unknown about this virus and once we learn more, we will adjust our protocols to reflect the new information. Please take comfort in knowing that we will not depart on a tour unless we feel that it is safe to do so. The safety of our team, our guests and our suppliers is our top priority.
- Proof of vaccination at time of booking will be required.
- Maximum 26 guests per motorcoach to allow for physical distancing.
- Temperature checks will be done at departure.
- Hand sanitizing must be done getting on and off the motorcoach.
- Mask or face shield wearing is mandatory while moving on and off the motorcoach and is encouraged while seated except while eating or drinking. Masks with ventilators, neck gaiters or bandanas are not acceptable.
- The motorcoach will be cleaned and sanitized at the end of each day with emphasis on high touch areas.
- Solo travellers will be assigned their own seat pair and not asked to share. Couples will be required to be seated together in a seat row.
Multi-Day tours: Deposit is required to hold booking, amount varies by tour.
We accept cash, personal cheque, money order, e-Transfer, Visa or Mastercard. We do not accept American Express. Cheques can be made out to Target Tours. If you plan to send an e-Transfer you must contact us first so that we can provide you with the question and answer we require to accept the transfer.
After you pay your deposit we’re happy to offer payment options to make it easier to look after the remaining balance of your trip. We can arrange monthly payments or you can call in and pay any amount at any time between deposit and final payment. Our only rule is that all funds must be collected before final payment. If you would like to set up monthly payments please indicate upon booking so we can share further details.
Deposits are non-refundable. Trip becomes fully non-refundable at final payment date.
If one or more persons cancel or change their reservation, the remaining roommate(s) will be charged as per the new number of passengers sharing the room. We recommend purchase of Travel Protection to protect your investment. See Insurance details below.
Note: should the payment and/or cancellation terms for your tour vary from what is listed above, you will be notified upon booking and terms will be listed on your invoice.
Should Target Tours cancel a tour due to a lack of interest anyone who is currently signed up for the tour will be refunded what they had paid to date. Should a tour be at risk for cancellation due to lack of interest Target Tours will reach out in advance of final payment to inform all booked clients of the situation. While this is uncommon, it can occur to any group tour Target Tours offers including Partner Tours.
Medical and cancellation insurance (also known as Travel and Medical Protection) is not included in tour packages. Contact Target Tours (or visit our Manulife Page) for more information or a quote.
Travel and medical protection is strongly recommended for your protection while traveling. Insurance should be purchased along with initial payment to cover any unforeseen emergency to you, your traveling companion, or your family.
By joining one of our tours without sufficient emergency medical coverage, you agree not to hold Target Tours responsible for any costs incurred should an emergency medical situation arise. Should you opt not to purchase cancellation/interruption insurance and it becomes necessary for you to cancel your trip, the above cancellation terms will be implemented.
A valid Canadian passport is required for all tours outside of Canada. Having a criminal record may prevent you from crossing the border. Target Tours is not responsible for any passenger who is denied passage into the United States or other countries and that person is responsible to find his or her own transportation home. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Passengers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult, with a maximum ratio of three children to one adult. Passengers 16 and under who are not traveling with both parents/guardians must complete and bring a consent to travel form.
While cannabis is legal in Canada it is illegal to transport cannabis across the Canadian border. This includes medical cannabis. Passengers are not permitted to travel with marijuana/cannabis across any borders while travelling with Target Tours. Failure to follow this policy will result in the passenger being responsible for their own return home should they be denied entry into the country they are trying to enter, at their own cost, and they will not be permitted to continue with a tour. Full cancellation charges of the tour will apply. The passenger will also be subject to the legal ramifications of attempting to bring an illegal substance into the country in which they are trying to enter. For more information on this subject please reference the following governmental link HERE.
- Target Tours acts as an Agent for the passengers with respect to the dining, attractions, admissions, transportation, and accommodations.
- Target Tours will not assume responsibility for any claims, losses, damages, cost or expenses arising out of personal injury, accidents or death, loss, damaged or delay of baggage or other property, or delay. We strongly recommend both medical and cancellation/trip interruption insurance (also known as travel and medical protection) for your protection and security.
- Target Tours cannot accept responsibility for itinerary changes, changes in accommodations, transportation or attractions, reserving the right to substitute arrangements of equal value as deemed necessary.
We do our best to accommodate special requests. Any accommodations requests (accessible room, adjoining room, cot, etc) must be submitted by final payment. Please inform us, when booking, about any special dietary needs.
Due to Covid-19 protocols, we have decided to have a maximum if 26 passengers on a full size motorcoach to allow for physical distancing. The bus will also be sanitized every evening. We have assigned seating on the coach to allow passengers to take turns at the front and back of the coach. Each day the seating will be rotated, we appreciate your cooperation with this. Please note that we do not separate travel companions unless a group is more than 4 passengers. When a group is more than 4 passengers we may split them into smaller groups for the rotation to ensure all passengers have chances to sit in different areas.
Some motorcoaches now are outfitted with seat belts. When seat belts are provided on a motorcoach we encourage all participants to wear them for their safety. When a motorcoach has seat belts we require that anyone under the age of 16 wear it while the coach is in motion.
Due to our Covid-19 protocol of only having a maximum 26 passengers on a motorcoach, we are no longer able to reserve the front rows for those with motion sickness. The first row will be kept empty for protection of the driver and tour director.
If you suffer from motion sickness, we would suggest speaking with your doctor to find a solution. Here are a couple of ideas that may help you during your journey.
Carry-on luggage is the passengers responsibility, should be lightweight and easy to store inside the coach in the compartments over the seat.
You are allowed one standard size suitcase per person on all multi-day tours. Maximum weight for luggage on cruise tours is 50 lbs.
No consuming of alcoholic beverages or smoking will be permitted on the motorcoach. The bus stops every 2 – 3 hours during travel days which allows for opportunities to smoke. Please respect the areas that you may be visiting during the tour and their specific smoking policies.
Your Tour Director and Driver play an important role in making your vacation as memorable and hassle-free as possible. While optional, gratuities are a great way to show your appreciation. The suggested industry guideline is $4.00 to $6.00 per person, per day for your Tour Director and also your Driver. This should be extended on a voluntary and individual basis at the completion of the tour. Target Tours provides labeled envelopes in your Pre-Tour Documents (sent 2 – 3 weeks before your trip via mail) as a manner to discreetly provide gratuities should you choose to do so.
Cruise Staff – If you are travelling on a cruise ship you will be charged a rate per person per day in U.S. dollars to your ship account for on board gratuities. By booking with Target Tours, we offer the option to pay this amount in advance in Canadian dollars. We will remind you of this at Final Payment. If you wish to compensate a staff member an additional amount, you can do so directly. Also, keep in mind any onboard drink purchases are charged an automatic 20% gratuity for bar staff. Several of our cruise tours often include prepaid cruise gratuities so be sure to check the inclusions in case they are already part of your package.
Your emergency contact should be someone who is prepared to assist in case you or your travel companion must leave the tour unexpectedly, most commonly due to unexpected medical issues. They should be aware they are your emergency contact, have a copy of your itinerary, as well as a copy of your passport and insurance information.
This individual will be responsible for contacting your insurance company in the case where you and/or your travel companion are unable to do so yourselves and will require these details in order to assist you in an emergency. If you would like to add or make a change to who you have listed as your emergency contact please contact Target Tours at least 7 days prior to your trip.
For more information on who should be your emergency contact please read our blog post HERE.
Children are a welcome addition to our tours. Children must be toilet trained and mature enough to sit for long periods of time. For these reasons, we do not recommend that children under 6 years of age travel by motorcoach.
Minors under the age of 19 traveling must be accompanied by an adult in the same room. Minors under the age of 16 and traveling with only one parent must have a signed and notarized travel waiver/consent to travel form by the other parent in order to leave the country.
In order to provide the best and most efficient services for our clients, Target Tours treats the collection and use of personal information with a high degree of importance and places safety and confidentiality of this information as a top priority. Target Tours makes every effort to be consistent with the most current Federal Legislation through the Personal Information Protections and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).
The following should assist in answering any question you may have on how we collect, manage, and safeguard your personal information. Please note, this policy may change from time to time in order to stay compliant so we encourage you to review it periodically.
- Your full name as seen on your passport
- Date of birth
- Telephone Number
- E-mail address
- Home address and/or mailing address
- Credit Card information
- Passport information
- Pertinent health information that may impact your travel experience
This information is collected voluntarily when a client contacts us to book a tour or to receive marketing information. Additionally, select information is voluntarily collected when a client reserves a tour online, requests to be added to our E-Newsletter, or requests more information through our website.
Select information can only be accepted either verbally, via fax, or mail for security purposes. This includes, but is not limited to, passport information, credit card information, and select information required to issue travel insurance. Information of this nature cannot be collected via e-mail. Target Tours will provide clear instructions on how to send this information safely to us so please do not send any of the above-mentioned details without speaking with a Target Tours representative first.
Target Tours may also receive personal information through a third party such as a travel agent or a travel companion. When a booking is made in this manner it is done with the implied consent from the person who is being booked by the third party. When bookings are made in this manner it is the responsibility of the third party to alert Target Tours to any pertinent travel information that could impact the client’s ability to travel comfortably.
You may choose not to share personal details with Target Tours but Target Tours may be unable to provide you with services without them.
Once a client has disclosed their personal information to Target Tours, consent is considered given to receive marketing material. In order to cease receiving marketing material, the client must contact Target Tours to expressly decline receiving further marketing material.
Exception is given to the e-newsletter which must be signed up for online or with proof of express consent. The e-newsletter provides an easy to find “Opt Out” option at the bottom of every e-newsletter in compliance with Canadian Anti-spam Legislation (CASL).
All information collected by Target Tours is either for the purpose of providing a service or for the distribution of marketing material.
When collecting information for a service (commonly a group or bus tour) the information collected is used to contact you before or after your tour. This communication is to share important details on the service that is only disclosed to booked clients or to assess the services provided.
Other client information may be shared with suppliers who are included in the booked service through Target Tours. Examples of these suppliers are airlines, cruise lines, hotels, or attractions. Only information required to secure services from the supplier on behalf of the client is provided. These suppliers are under independent privacy agreements and are not permitted to share, disclose, or sell your personal information. Target Tours never provides consent to receive marketing material from these suppliers on behalf of a client.
Additionally, Target Tours will share personal information when required by law to protect or defend a legal interest.
Target Tours may also collect information for the purposes of questionnaires or surveys. When this is conducted there is a very clear option to choose to voluntarily participate in these questionnaires or surveys. Participation in these surveys is never a requirement by any client, at any time, and consent is never considered given without express permission.
The information collected as listed above is retained for the duration of the service requested and for a reasonable period after the completion of the service unless expressly requested to be removed or destroyed by the client. The information is maintained for a period of seven years. This is for the purpose of clients who would like to use Target Tours services multiple times without providing all personal information repeatedly.
Target Tours does not digitally store copies of credit card information or passport information. Some passport information and credit card information may be physically stored for the duration of the service to satisfy payment timelines and completion of services.
We take reasonable steps to protect all personal information to protect your information from loss, misuse, breaches, or unauthorized use. This protection is applied to both electronic and hard copy information.
Access to your information, questions, or concerns?
If you wish to contact Target Tours with questions, comments or clarifications regarding our privacy policies please contact us by requesting our Privacy Officer through any of the following methods.
Telephone Toll-Free – 1-877-214-5367
E-mail: [email protected]
P.O Box 2693