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Holiday Vacations has cancelled all 2020 departures for Railroading in the Canadian Rockies, Railroading in the Rockies and Montreal, Quebec City & Canadian Maritimes tours. Our partner in these programs, VIA Rail, will not be operating its long-distance trains until November 1, 2020. Due to the volume of cancellations, we appreciate your patience and continued support as we reach out to each affected guest.
All Holiday Vacation tours through August 1, 2020 have been canceled. We have also canceled all tours scheduled to depart in 2020 to Alaska and all tours in 2020 that included the Oberammergau Passion Play. Due to the volume of cancellations, we appreciate your patience and continued support as we reach out to each affected guest. In addition, we are limiting the number of guests per tour in 2020 to implement physical distancing. We continue to closely monitor trusted authorities for travel and safety updates.
On April 14, 2020, Holiday Vacations received notification that Holland America Line will be canceling all of their 2020 Alaskan cruises on the ship we use, the ms Volendam. We also learned at least a couple of hotels we use and some of the attractions we visit in Alaska will not be operating this summer.
As a result, with great disappointment, we are canceling all our Alaska tours for 2020. The safety and health of our guests is our priority. The impacts of the coronavirus have been far-reaching and we are not operating these trips as planned.
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IMPORTANT UPDATE: Out of an abundance of caution, Holiday Vacations has canceled all tours departing through June 1, 2020.
REAL ID Enforcement Update
The Department of Homeland Security has pushed back the enforcement deadline from Oct. 1, 2020 to Oct. 1, 2021 in light of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
Due to the rapid escalation and spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), we have instituted a work from home protocol effective Tuesday, March 24. Our top priority is to help ensure the health and safety of our employees and guests while maintaining the service you have come to know and love with Holiday Vacations.
We have been taking a phased approach in achieving 100% remote readiness. Our office was closed to walk-in guests on Tuesday, March 17. Over the past two weeks our staff has been trained and furnished with the necessary equipment to work from home and achieve 100% remote readiness by tomorrow, March 24.
We remain confident in our continued ability to provide exceptional guest service to you, regardless of our employee’s physical work location.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Out of an abundance of caution, Holiday Vacations is canceling all tours departing through May 10, 2020. If you are currently on one of these tours, Holiday Vacations will reach out to you individually to discuss your options for refunds or transfer. We appreciate your understanding as we continue to evaluate this global situation. The health and safety of our guests is always a top priority.
In light of the last night’s announcement from the US Government, we are currently evaluating our upcoming tours. We have implemented a new booking policy that you can find below. Thank you for your patience in this ever-changing situation.
Originally Posted 3/9/2020
Holiday Vacations spends a lot of time monitoring what is happening around the world. The health, safety, and well-being of our guests and employees is a top priority.
Currently, the coronavirus, COVID-19, is creating travel challenges in some destinations. Holiday Vacations is closely monitoring the virus through the CDC, WHO, the US State Department, our local partners and tourism boards in affected countries.
At this time, people are advised to avoid travel to China, South Korea, Iran, and Italy.
Travel insurance typically does not cover a “fear of travel” due to COVID-19. However, if Holiday Vacations cancels a trip you will be 100% reimbursed or you can transfer to another trip. If Holiday Vacations is operating a trip and a guest cancels because of concern over COVID-19, please see the policy below.
Whether you are thinking of making a reservation or are already booked, you can be assured our Travel Assurance Booking Policy will protect your investment for you.
Book With Confidence: Holiday Vacations Travel Assurance Booking PolicyHoliday Vacations will not operate a tour to a country or area that within 45 days of departure is classified as a Level 3 by the CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
This policy is in effect for all reservations made prior to July 1, 2020.
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Tour days tend to be shorter in length, at a relaxed pace, and include lots of unscheduled time for leisure. Expect standing and walking for extended periods of time on flat surfaces, mostly low altitudes, and consistent temperatures.
Tour days usually move at a leisurely pace. Some days’ scheduled activities last longer than others. Expect standing and walking for long periods of time on occasionally uneven terrain. You may experience changes in altitude or temperature.
Tour days tend to be long, move at a consistent pace, and may include long travel days. Expect standing and walking for long periods of time on uneven surfaces. Some destinations may have changes in altitude and/or temperature.
Tour days tend to be long, move at a brisk pace, and may include lengthy travel days. Expect long periods of walking and standing on uneven surfaces. Scheduled activities may require physical effort or have distinct changes in altitude or temperature.
Tour days tend to be long, move at a vigorous pace, and may include lengthy travel days. Expect long periods of walking and standing on rough surfaces. Scheduled activities may require physical effort or have distinct changes in altitude or temperature.