YOUR A NEW CUSTOMER OR WINDOW SHOPPING:
Take five minutes and read this entire page. It tells you about the wait list and payment options, how exactly to pay, etc.
Existing customer and need to make your next payment? Click here.
Read this important information BEFORE joining wait list then complete both steps.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE WAITING LIST
- $75 per person deposit is required. So, for example it would be $150 for two people, $225 for three people, and $225 for four people (as buy three get fourth free).
- If no seats come open for you then your deposit is 100% refunded.
- The deadline date for seats to come open is 5 days AFTER the pay in full date for the tour. So, for example: the pay in full date for an August tour is July 1. If no seats come available by July 6th you will be refunded.
- If seats do come available, you would be required to begin making payments immediately as per normal booking rules. If it is after the pay in full date (example: after July 1 for August tour) then you would need to be able to pay in full for your tour. (please do NOT sign up for waiting list if this is not possible for you to do)
PLEASE NOTE: below payment options are for tour dates where pay in full is 10 or more months away. Looking at a tour closer than that? Message us and we can negotiate something that works for both sides. (general idea though is double the numbers below)
OPTION A: (the most popular one)
Once you are notified that seats have come open you will have 24 hours to make a payment of $75 per person. Then every 30 days afterwards you make a payment of $75 PER PERSON and continue to do so every 30 days until the pay in full date. (we can adjust the payment date to each month to something that works better for you. Just ask at time of booking)
These of course are minimums only. You can always pay more often or choose to pay the remaining balance in a lump sum by pay in full date.
Once you are notified that seats have come open you will have 24 hours to make a payment of $500 per person. Then no further payments are due until pay in full date.
Pay in full dates:
January 1 (for Feb tour)
February 1 (for March tour)
March 1 (for April tour)
June 1 (for July tour)
July 1 (for August tour)
September 1 (for October tour)
November 1 (for December tour)
As these are bus tours there is limited seating and your payments are our security deposits so there are no refunds. If we grant refunds it can put the entire trip in jeopardy for everyone else. Your seats are usually transferable up until the pay in full date, so you can sell your spots to someone else if able too. We do our best to help everyone out in life's situations. Some of our travelers purchase third party trip cancellation insurance that covers their security deposits if they have to cancel. Talk to your insurance broker about this. NOTE: we have been advised that CAA does not sell this so you must talk to an insurance broker.
It is your responsibility to ensure you are at the bus at the times specified on the itinerary (unless otherwise instructed by the tour host or driver). If you are not present at any particular departure time during the tour we will assume you have “opted out” or found your own transportation for the day.
Since transportation is being provided by a third party company, Barrett Tours can not be responsible for any delays or deviations from the itinerary, missed time, or any other problems or unforeseen circumstances that arise from the bus line, weather, or any other third parties. Your participation in this tour constitutes your agreement to these terms.
Travelling outside of the country with us?
Please remember to bring valid identification for the border (passport). It is your responsibility to ensure that you are able to cross into the United States and that laws have not changed regarding what identification you need. Barrett Tours accepts no responsibility and refunds will not be issued if you are turned away at the border for any reason.
Exchange rate policy in regards to USA tours.
This in regards to any new sign ups from October 7, 2015 onwards.
Our rates are in Canadian dollars but many of the products like theme park tickets and hotel room are paid in USA currency. So if the Canadian dollar were to fall below .75 cents against the American dollar at the time of you paying in full, we will have to adjust your rate accordingly.
In 2014 the Canadian dollar averaged about .90 cents American.
In 2013 the Canadian dollar averaged about .97 cents American.
At the time of writing this (October 2015) we are hovering around the .77 cent American range which is hopefully going to improve soon. (March 18, 2016 update: CDN dollar at .77 cents USD today). (September 12, 2016 update: CDN dollar at .77 cents USD today). (December 20, 2016 update: CDN dollar at .75 cents USD today). (September 24, 2017 update: CDN dollar at .81 cents USD today). (May 4, 2019 update: CDN dollar at .75 cents USD).
This is an important step we must take to ensure the tours stay viable. As the profit margin is razor thin and we are selling tours for up to a year in advance, this helps ensure the tours can go ahead.
The role of Barrett Tours in your vacation
Barrett Tours is the company you are booking with, but we are not the ones actually providing the service. In a similar fashion to how you go to a travel agent who books your plane and hotel, we book you onto a chartered bus and the hotel. We do provide a tour host/hostess who will come along to answer questions and help.
We do our best to provide you with information that should help you be successful on the tour. But once you are on the actual tour you are now in the hands of the chartered bus company who takes you from there.
As you are under the care of the charter bus company, they can make the final decisions on meal stops during the journey and have the ability to make changes to the itinerary as needed if unexpected circumstances require it. But deviations from my itinerary are rare.
At the hotel you often will go in and sign in individually for your rooms. The rooms will be pre-paid before you arrive, but like any reputable hotel you may need to put down a valid credit card to cover incidentals or damage (smoking in a non-smoking room for example).
If you have a problem or concern at the hotel or on the bus you need to let them know. You have paid for the services they are providing and are entitled to give them feedback. And of course please always let me know how things go when you get back so I can make proper decisions on service providers moving forward.
So to summarize… Barrett Tours is not operating the transportation. We are the organizer.
Step one - fill out this form
Make sure to hit "SEND MESSAGE" button above.
Step two - pay your deposit
A. Email interact transfer. This is how most customers make payments now. You log into your online banking and select the "transfers" tab. Then find email interact transfer. It will ask you for an email address to send it to. Use firstname.lastname@example.org. IT IS NOT .COM! Please enter it correctly with the .ca for it to go through. If it prompts you to set up a security question it is best to private message us on Facebook with the answer. Even if it is the same password as last time, I need you to resend it every time please. (Usually payments are auto-deposited and no password is required)
B. With credit card (or PayPal) via the PayPal box below. You do NOT have to be a PayPal member. NOTE: there is a 2% fee that will be added to invoice for all credit card/PayPal payments.
There are NO FEES from Barrett Tours for payments made via email transfer.
Your sign up should be processed within 48 hours. For future payments expect up to a 7 business day wait until your payment is processed and an updated invoice is emailed to you.
- You do NOT need to be a PayPal member to use this PayPal credit card processor.
- We also accept email interact transfers and charge no fee for that service. Instructions on how to pay that way are above the PayPal box.