Byzs Turizm Ltd, as referred to herein, is the legally licensed owner and operator of Zoe Yacht Cruises.
GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS
The payment of required deposit(s) or full payment of a reservation constitutes consent to all provisions of the terms and general information contained herein. All rates are quoted in EURO and already include all necessary VAT and taxes. We will bill your credit card based on the effective sales rate stated by the Central Bank of Turkey for the specific date of the transactions. We are not responsible for additional credit card fees or discrepancies assessed by your local bank.
BOOKING PROCEDURES FOR RESERVATION OF SERVICES
We require an online reservation using our secure online booking system or a completed credit card booking form returned to us by fax/email as a guarantee to proceed with reservations of services.
The total amount will be charged at the time of booking. Please ensure your credit card has been authorized for transactions overseas. We reserve the right to cancel a reservation where we are unable to process a credit card for due billing.
On completion of a reservation, we will email you a full confirmation of service/s and any documents necessary for your reference to keep, print and bring with you. Please check your booking confirmation and all other documents thoroughly as soon as you receive them, as the responsibility is yours to advise us without delay about any details that appear to be incorrect – it may not be possible to make amendments at a later date.
We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX for payment for all programs. A reservation is required using our secure online booking system or via our credit card booking authorization form for all transactions. For security purposes, we do require your signature if using our credit card booking form. No second-party credit cards are accepted. Alternatively, bank money transfers are also accepted (for advance bookings).
PRICING & AMENDMENTS
Before a booking is confirmed, Byzs Turizm Ltd reserves the right to amend prices due to any circumstances outside the control of Byzs Turizm Ltd such as but not limited to changes relating to governmental action, increases in transportation costs (including schedule airfares and the cost of fuel) changes in any dues, taxes or fees chargeable for services (including landing taxes or embarkation / disembarkation fees at airports and ports), increases in admission fees or any other unforeseen circumstances.
The pricing of any service/s where quoted per person is based on the full number of participants taking part in the service/s (as the calculated total cost may be shared between this number of participants). If the number of participants decreases for any reason after booking, then Byzs Turizm Ltd has the right to increase the cost per person for the remaining participants to cover this difference.
Once your booking is confirmed, any subsequent changes requested by the client regarding accommodation, flights, cruises, tours, transfers, dates, schedule, program revisions and any other changes will incur a change fee of 50 € Euro every time a change is made plus any applicable fee imposed by our suppliers such as airlines, yachts, boats, hotels, guides, catering and land suppliers. Additional cancellation fees may also apply. No requested change can be guaranteed.
In the case of bookings using custom/discount/special-offer pricing, we reserve the right to invalidate custom/discount/special-offer pricing if you make any changes to your confirmed itinerary.
All change requests must be requested, agreed and confirmed in writing more than 24 hours ahead of your confirmed service start time.
Clients can cancel at any time. The cancellation will be effected at the time that Byzs Turizm Ltd receives a written request from the client, and regardless of cause the following cancellation charges will apply:
- More than 7 days prior to commencement of first service: free cancellation with full refund.
- 3 to 7 days prior to commencement of first service: 50% of the total amount is non-refundable.
- 0 to 2 days prior to commencement of first service: 100% of the total amount is non-refundable.
- No refund is given for a partially used or untaken service.
Should the customer or any one or more of the persons for whom he has booked the program wish to cancel the program, whatever the reason for such cancellations, Byzs Turizm Ltd must be advised thereof in writing under the signature of the customer. We highly recommend that all clients purchase trip cancellation insurance.
REFUND OF UNUSED SERVICES
Once the first day of service has commenced, no refunds can be made for any specific cruise, tour, accommodation, sightseeing and other services not taken.
Unless cancelled by the vessel’s captain due to weather conditions, mechanical problems or other factors, cruises take place rain or shine.
Occasionally we may be required to operate the cruise program with another vessel as long as this vessel is of the same or higher standard.
We reserve the right to add, withdraw, substitute and/or vary advertised routes, prices, departure times, vessels and locations without notice if considered necessary for the safety and welfare of the vessel, its passengers and crew. Passengers offered a suitable alternative cruise, program or vessel are not entitled to any refund. However, reasonable effort will be made to maintain arrangements. In the case of Airport-Yacht Transfers, where arrival flights are delayed more than 1 hour for whatever reason, please note that an extra fee of 125 € Euro per hour will be applicable to have the yacht continue waiting for you.
Please be ready at the right time and location, as indicated in our confirmation/correspondence. If coming to a meeting/departure/pick-up point, please ensure you allow sufficient time to reach and find the confirmed location. If you are late for a travel service, the service may not be able to wait for you, may be of shorter duration, or may be considered as an untaken service/no-show.
It is the customer’s responsibility to request the correct dates, locations and times for services as we arrange the services according to this. Once services have been confirmed, we do not accept responsibility for extra costs incurred if the customer requested the wrong date/time/location for service or wishes to change any of these for any reason.
It is the responsibility of the clients to be in possession of a valid passport, visa permits, vaccinations, preventative medicines and other medical certificates and all necessary travel documents. Byzs Turizm Ltd is not liable for damages arising from changes in regulations or laws to the necessary travel document requirements. Information about these matters is given in good faith by Byzs Turizm Ltd but without liability.
Adequate insurance is strongly recommended for all clients to cover at least but not limited to health, medical and repatriation expenses, loss of luggage and cancellation or curtailment of a service and should not exclude any planned adventure activities from the time of booking for the full duration of the product as a minimum. Byzs Turizm Ltd accepts no liability on the client’s behalf where Byzs Turizm Ltd has provided a product of reasonable standard. Clients are fully responsible for arranging their own insurance.
LOST & FOUND
A guest’s personal belongings are the sole responsibility of himself. In the event that you leave a personal belonging at your accommodation/restaurant/
HEALTH & CONDUCT
Prior to booking, all clients are expected to satisfy themselves that they are fit and able to complete the itinerary of their chosen tour as described. Any clients with pre-existing medical conditions or illness must declare the true nature of such conditions at the time of booking, and make arrangements for the provision of any medication or other treatment which may be required during the service. Such a client is required to provide a medical statement from a General Practitioner to confirm they are fit to travel. Failure to make such disclosure will constitute a breach of these booking conditions and relieve Byzs Turizm Ltd from any obligations and liability.
CANCELLATION BY BYZS TURIZM LTD
Byzs Turizm Ltd reserves the right to cancel any confirmed booking in any circumstances, however, Byzs Turizm Ltd will not cancel a guaranteed departure service except in the unusual circumstances of force majeure, defined here as war, threat of war, riot, civil strife, industrial dispute, terrorist activity, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, flood, drought, adverse weather conditions, flight or cruise cancellation, airport regulations and closure, unforeseen alterations to public transport schedules, rescheduling of aircrafts, boats or any other external circumstances beyond the control of Byzs Turizm Ltd. Compensation is not available if Byzs Turizm Ltd is forced to cancel or in any way change a program due to force majeure but where Byzs Turizm Ltd is unable to provide the program booked, Byzs Turizm Ltd will return to the client all monies paid to Byzs Turizm Ltd or offer an alternative date, service or holiday of comparable standard.
We do not accept any responsibility for any client who contravenes any law or regulation of any of the countries visited while on the program.
RESPONSIBILITY OF BYZS TURIZM LTD
Byzs Turizm Ltd is responsible in making all the arrangements for everything specified in the services and itineraries but our liability and responsibility does not extend beyond the vessel “Zoe Yacht”; any arrangements made by or for passengers either before boarding or when disembarking are at the passenger’s own risk. Byzs Turizm Ltd does not own or control any ground transportation or hotels. All of the carriers, hotels and other services provided and for which we bring together in our programs are independent contractors and are not agents or employees of the company. Nevertheless, all of the service provided bears Byzs Turizm Ltd’s guarantee and responsibility for quality service, with which we provide all of our customers. All travel documents issued by Byzs Turizm Ltd, in written paraphernalia or to the customer, are subject to the terms and conditions specified by the laws of Turkey. In case any of the services included in our tour packages cannot be provided at the time of the tour for reasons beyond the control of the company, then Byzs Turizm Ltd is responsible in providing equally comfortable and interesting alternatives. Any resulting difference resulting from the customer’s choice of the alternatives, shall be payable by the customer during their stay.
LIABILITY OF BYZS TURIZM LTD
Byzs Turizm Ltd services may contain an element of risk to the personal safety of the client that other package holidays or trips may not contain, particularly in the case of cruises, adventure or sailing holidays. By accepting these booking conditions clients are aware of the risks inherent in their chosen travel and clients undertake such risks at their own volition. Byzs Turizm Ltd accepts no liability of client’s damages where Byzs Turizm Ltd has fulfilled its duty of care to clients by providing services of a reasonable standard. Byzs Turizm Ltd accepts no liability if there has been no fault on the part of Byzs Turizm Ltd or its’ suppliers, and the reason for the claimed damages was either the client’s fault or a result of unusual circumstances beyond the control of Byzs Turizm Ltd by force majeure and the consequences of which could not have been avoided even with all due care.
In respect of carriage by air, sea and rail and the provision of accommodation, Byzs Turizm Ltd’s liability in the said cases will be limited in the manner provided by the relevant international conventions.
Byzs Turizm Ltd accepts no liability if additional costs to the client are incurred through delay, accident or disruption of the service/s beyond the control of Byzs Turizm Ltd by force majeure.
A truly magical experience... it was certainly the perfect way for friends to celebrate a special occasion. Thank you for all the lovely details, like the flowers and your staff’s helpfulness.
I would recommend this experience to anyone looking for an exclusive and impressive way to discover the Bosphorus.