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2017 Brochure

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2017 Catalogue

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JOINING THE TOUR

Enclosed in your Tour Documents you will find a Tour Membership Ticket. This ticket shows the time and place where you are to join the tour. Please be on time. Please note Hanover Holidays has no pre arranged parking arrangements at departure points. Should you experience a delay in reaching your joining point, please call 1-800-265-5530. This number is available 24 hours a day. If calling after hours, please press Option #1 to speak to the person on call. You could be picked up at your pick up point by the motor coach, courtesy van or taxi. Please be on the look-out for such. While all of the pick-up times are based on our 40 years of experience, weather, traffic and road conditions could potentially cause a delay. Please be patient and call the office if your transportation is more than 10 minutes late. At the end of the tour, you will be returned to your departure point.

 

ROLE OF YOUR TOUR DIRECTOR

Every Hanover Holiday Tour Director has been specially trained to conduct your tour in a friendly and professional manner. The tour director is responsible to ensure that you receive all that was advertised to be included in your tour package at the level expected by the company.

At various times, there are local guides hired to provide their expert overview of a city. Your tour director at that time will take a “back seat” and also ensure the local guide performs in a professional and pleasant manner.

The tour director is on call 24 hours a day, and should an emergency arise, he/she will assist you in acquiring any services that are needed.

It is the duty of the tour director to make the tour run as smoothly as possible, and to enhance your enjoyment of it. If a situation arises that you need help or if you have any problems, please inform the tour director immediately so it can be resolved as soon as possible. Most times, the tour director can correct the problem on the spot, but only if he/she knows about it. It is to your benefit as well as ours, that you inform him/her of any minor detail which could corrected to help make your tour more enjoyable.

 

SPECIAL REQUESTS AND ALLERGIES

Hanover Holidays has noted your request and specifications in regards to room type, allergies or special dietary requirements. Please note, room assignments are strictly at the discretion of each hotel, but your request is noted on your file. Dietary needs/restrictions may not be accommodated fully on all tour itineraries. Deluxe continental breakfast consists of standard fare of fruit/juice, cereal/oatmeal, yogurt, toast/muffins, coffee/tea. Substitutions in some cases may not be available to accommodate your specific need. Specific food requirements/allergies should be forwarded at booking to enable us to forewarn hotels/restaurants of the requirements, to try and meet your request to the best of our ability. Please note, many people have a sensitivity to perfumes and cologne, and as such, we require all our guests to refrain from wearing such while on tour.

 

BAGGAGE

Hanover Holiday Tours will handle one large suitcase per person at hotels, weight limit of 50 lbs, with hand luggage carried personally aboard the motor coach. Your luggage tag will be secured to your large piece of luggage as you board the motor coach by your tour director or driver. Be sure your bags are locked. This tag identifies your luggage on the motor coach and at hotels.

Carry jewelry, money, important documents, spare medication, glasses or contact lenses in your hand luggage. If you are taking cameras or other expensive equipment out of Canada, be sure to have the serial numbers registered with Canada Customs. Every effort is taken to ensure that your luggage is handled with extreme care by the motor coach driver and transfers drivers. However, we recommend that you purchase baggage insurance as we cannot accept responsibility for any damage which may occur. If you notice damage at any time throughout the tour, please report it to the tour director immediately. Please do not pack sensitive electronic equipment, such as laptops, in your checked baggage.

 

SEAT ROTATION

As indicated in the Terms and Conditions on the Hanover Holidays Tour Brochure, your Tour Director will lead you through the Seat Rotation process once aboard the Motor Coach. Recently, a number of people have asked us to not be included in the Seat Rotation. Our policy is that, if any passengers who wish to not participate in Seat Rotation, they should indicate this to the Tour Director when first boarding the Motor Coach and then sit behind the last of the passengers, who are participating in Seat Rotation.

 

MEALS

For moderate eating, please allow approx. $35.00 CDN Funds per person per day. Since individual tastes differ greatly, we try to choose places with varied menus. Prices will vary with the area and your eating habits. It is an accepted custom in restaurants/dining rooms to leave a gratuity for your waiter/waitress in the amount of 10-15% of your bill. Some meals are included in your tour cost. Please refer to your itinerary.

 

MONEY

Due to the wide acceptance of credit cards, debit cards and travellers cheques, it is unwise and unnecessary to travel with large amounts of cash on your person while travelling. Please remember to keep PIN numbers and cards secure.

 

WEATHER AND CLOTHING

Temperatures will be about the same as here. Take along an all-weather coat or a heavy sweater for the cooler evenings and on the water. Don't forget to bring your bathing suit to enjoy the pools at some hotels. Comfortable walking shoes are a must and it is wise to travel with a small fold-up umbrella and hand sanitizer.

 

NAME TAGS

Your name tag will be handed out by your tour director on board the motor coach on day 1. While on tour, we would ask you to wear it to identify us as a group.

 

PASSENGER STATISTICAL SHEET

Attached in your tour documents is a passenger statistical sheet which we would like you to complete and give to the tour director on the day of departure. This information may be crucial in a medical emergency.

 

ACCOMMODATION LISTS

Please be sure to forward or print a copy for your family or friends should you need to be contacted in case of an emergency.

 

TRAVELLING AS A GROUP

Every Hanover Holiday tour is created based on our more than 40 years of experience. We include attractions and opportunities that are intended to give you a unique feel for the region into which you are travelling. While your personal preference might be to spend more time at one attraction and less at another, please keep in mind that there will probably be someone on the tour that feels differently. To enjoy your tour to the fullest, keep your mind open to the enjoyment that can be derived from each visit and share the enthusiasm that others may have for certain activities. Getting to know your fellow travellers will add a lot of fun to your tour and usually enhance your overall travel experience.

 

TOUR STAFF

Our tour guides are wonderful; they really make us proud,

Our coach drivers are fantastic too, they know their way around!

They’ve been to places here and there and every which a way,

They work hard so you have fun every tour day!

A great trip will be had by all when these two are on duty,

If you had fun, then by all means, offer them a gratuity!

If you don’t know how much to give, don’t worry, that’s okay,

The industry standard for each tour staff is $4.00 per person per day!

We suggest you keep this as an individual activity between you and the staff member involved.

 

LAST DAY RETURN

You will be returned to your joining point on the last day of the tour. If you have someone meeting you, please advise them to call 1-800-265-5530 after 3:00 p.m. to find out the time of your arrival.

 

Thank you for travelling with HANOVER HOLIDAYS!! HAPPY TRAVELLING!!!

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