Terms of Service

Gourmet Traveler and its agents act only as agents for the passenger with respect to services provided passengers by others including and not limited to the airline industry, hotels, restaurants, sightseeing and transportation (such as aircraft, motor coach, railroad, steamship, cruise line, automobile or other conveyance). Gourmet Traveler and its agents expressly disclaim all responsibility or liability of any nature whatsoever for loss, damage or injury to property or person due to any cause whatsoever, occurring during the tour under their management, sponsorship, procurement or otherwise and the tour participant agrees to waive any claim against Gourmet Traveler for any injury, loss, damage, defect in any vehicle, or act, omission, negligence, accident, error or default or any company or person engaged in providing such services to the tour. Gourmet Traveler reserves the right to change dates, times, and rates when such changes are compelled by circumstances beyond its control. Gourmet Traveler reserves the right to withdraw a tour or any portion of the tour at anytime or make changes in the published itinerary whenever in its sole judgment conditions warrant or if it deems it necessary for the comfort, convenience or safety of the passengers. The motor coach concern shall not be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board the conveyance. The sole and exclusive responsibility and liability of the motor coach company shall be in accordance with and as limited by the contract carrier in the passengerís ticket and the applicable tariffs.

All tour services including but not limited to hotels, restaurants, guide services, cruise line, airlines and other transportation are furnished by contractors that are independent and do not act for or on the behalf of Gourmet Traveler.

Cancellation Policy

Show Tours:
Deposit for show tours is for the tickets. Once the tickets are purchased there is no refund unless Gourmet Traveler can resell the ticket or you can find a replacement.

One-day tours:
Cancellations received within 21 days of departure will be fully refunded minus a $25.00 service fee, 20-15 days prior to departure receive 50% back, 14 -7 days prior to the tour and for no shows receive no refund. You may find a replacement. If there is a wait list and we can resell your seat, you will be refunded. If Gourmet Traveler cancels the tour, you will receive a full refund.

Multi-day tours:
There is a full refund up to 95 days prior to departure. Cancellations received 94-15 days prior to departure will have a $50.00 cancellation fee plus any non-recoverable expenses. 14-8 days before departure, you receive 50% back minus non-recoverable expenses. There is no refund 14 days prior to departure. If Gourmet Traveler cancels the tour, you will receive a full refund.

International Tours:
Refund policy is subject to the terms of the tour company we book through. Please ask for refund policy for said tour company before booking. There is travel insurance available for these tours.

Non-recoverable expenses are pre-paid expenses incurred by Gourmet Traveler, such as tours, meals etc.

2017 Highlights


Mystical Ireland


Florence,Rome and Sorrento


Maine and the Canadian Maritimes


Iceland: Land of Fire and Ice


New York City Holiday overnight