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Terms & Conditions

Adams & Butler 

Booking Terms & Conditions 2016


DEPOSIT & FINAL PAYMENTS: 

Tour & customised itinerary bookings are provisional until a 30% deposit is received and confirmations issued, and until that time accommodation and services cannot be guaranteed.  The balance is due 3 months prior to arrival.

  • Castle & Villa rental bookings are provisional until a 50% deposit is received and a confirmation issued. The balance is due 3 months prior to arrival. If the property has terms and conditions that are different to those of Adams & Butler these will also apply and we will advise you thereof.
  • If payment is not received as scheduled, your reservation may be automatically cancelled and deposit payment become forfeit.


MEANS OF PAYMENT: 

Payment can be made by major credit card, cheque, or bank transfer.  If you do choose to pay by bank transfer / Euro bank draft or cheque we will need a credit card number in order to confirm the booking until the transfer is received. We issue invoices in Euros for bookings in Ireland and Europe, Sterling for bookings in Scotland, England and Wales, and US Dollars for elsewhere. Please send the remittance in the currency you are invoiced to the appropriate bank account below:

(1) If you are invoiced in Euros, please send your Euro bank transfer to Allied Irish Bank, Westmoreland St., Dublin 2 Bank Code 93-33-84 Ac Adams & Butler Ltd 03879002 Inter bank Swift Code AIBKIE2D IBAN Number IE37 AIBK-9333-8403-879-002. There is a €9 transfer charge on every payment made by bank transfer. Please add the €9 onto the total amount due.  

(2) If you are invoiced in Sterling, please send your Sterling bank transfer to Allied Irish Bank, 11 Old Jewry, London EC2 8DP - Inter bank Swift Code AIBKIE2D IBAN Number GB64 AIBK 2385 9009 0941 88.  There is a £10 transfer charge on every payment made by bank transfer. Please add the £10 onto the total amount due.

(3) If you are invoiced in Dollars, please send your Dollar bank transfer to Allied Irish Bank, Branch NSC 930067 Account Name: Adams & Butler Ltd Account Number:  26058105 Swift Address AIBKIE2D IBAN IE01AIBK93006726058105. There is a $15 transfer charge on every payment made by bank transfer. Please add the $15 onto the total amount due.  

(4) Payment by MasterCard, Visa, American Express is subject to a 3% service charge per transaction

REVISION FEE

Any revision made after the original booking has been processed and deposit received will incur a €50/£50 handling fee per booking per change.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Please ensure that all travellers are in possession of valid travel insurance.  Passengers must bear all such losses or expenses for weather, acts of God, strikes, government actions, war, terrorism or other circumstances beyond our control. To guard against unforeseen circumstances, we recommend you purchase travel insurance.

CANCELLATION POLICY: 

(a) All cancellations must be notified in writing by email or fax to Adams & Butler

(b) The following Cancellation Charges apply to all bookings - 

Up to 3 months prior to date of arrival – €500/£500 administration charge

1 to 3 months prior to date of arrival – 20% plus €500/£500 administration charge.

Less than 30 days prior to date of arrival – 100%

In all events the client will be refunded for any accommodation or services that are re-sold.

(c) In most cases with rentals, as we are dealing with private properties, the deposit will be forfeited. We will always endeavour to get it returned, but there is no guarantee, as it is beyond our control.

ACCOMMODATION: We reserve the right to substitute hotels for accommodations in similar categories. 


VISITS, ENTERTAINMENT AND OTHER FEATURES: We reserve the right to substitute visits, entertainment and other features when establishments are closed or cannot be visited for reasons beyond our control. 

UNUSED TOUR ARRANGEMENTS: Adams & Butler Ltd. cannot make refunds or exchanges for unused accommodations, services or features of any tour or itinerary unless agreed upon prior to departure. 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Any devaluation or revaluation of currencies may affect quoted prices.  Tours may be subject to currency surcharges, as imposed by our suppliers.

CAR RENTAL COMPANIES: Car rental companies in Ireland and Britain reserve the right to substitute cars for other models in similar category. 

CAR RENTAL INSURANCE: 

(1) Car rental insurance includes unlimited mileage, local taxes and third party insurance, which includes passenger indemnity in respect to injuries resulting from an accident involving the rental car. The driver is not covered by this insurance but can purchase Driver & Baggage Protection (DBP/PAI) and or Optional Theft Protection (TP).  This can be purchased at time of rental in Ireland or Britain.

(2) The hirer must leave an imprint of a major credit card with the car rental company at the start of the rental to cover any damage which may occur. 

(3) The policy includes Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) subject to an excess. To insure against CDW deductible amounts, the hirer may purchase a Super CDW at start of hire. 

AGE LIMIT: In Ireland drivers aged 23/24 years may drive groups B and E only and are subject to a young driver surcharge. In Britain and Northern Ireland persons aged 23-25 can drive groups A, B, C, D, E, F & I only and are subject to a surcharge. Maximum driving age in Ireland & Britain is 75 years. Drivers 76-79 years of age may rent but certain restrictions and surcharges apply - contact us for details. 

LOCATION SERVICE CHARGE: A location service charge may apply. This charge is payable locally.

DRIVING LICENSE: Drivers must produce a current driving license issued in their state or country of residence without any endorsements and have a minimum driving experience of one year. 

EXTRA DRIVER: The supplementary charge to cover an additional driver is payable at start of hire.

CLAIMS OR DISPUTES: You should inform Adams & Butler Ltd immediately of any problems and prior to the end of the tour. Passenger contract with Adams & Butler Ltd is subject exclusively to Irish Law and Jurisdiction. 

January 2016