Grand Circle & OAT policies

This item appears on page 68 of the February 2015 issue.

As of the start of 2015, travelers on tours with Overseas Adventure Travel and Grand Circle Travel (Boston, MA; 800/955-1925, or no longer are being asked to tip local guides and motorcoach drivers. Except for tips to the tour leader, gratuities now are included in the tour price. This policy also includes guides and drivers on Grand Circle Cruise Lines shore tours but not ships’ staff.

In addition, until further notice, guests of all Africa tours with OAT and GCT (and those booking while the policy is in place) can cancel their tours up to the day of departure and still receive full refunds. This policy is based on the current ebola outbreak in West Africa and is subject to change if the outbreak ends.