This document outlines what Lisa’s Gryphon Art and Travel (” LGAT”) agrees to provide when you sign up for one of our painting holidays and what you agree to do in return.
Tour Price Guarantee: Our tour prices do not include airfare, and are subject to change without notice due to the unpredictability of currency rates and trip costs. However, your price for your painting holiday will be locked and guaranteed the moment we receive your initial payment.
Included in your painting holiday: Pickup and drop off at a specified airport, at a specified time for arrival and departure dates.All ground transportation to planned excursions. Entrance fees to sites. 10 nights’ accommodations in family-owned gites and villas. 10 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 9 dinners with local wines. Daily art instruction.
Itineraries are subject to change: Europe is full of surprises and we need to be flexible enough to take advantage of whatever comes along so that we can provide you with the best possible painting holiday. Uncompleted portions of a trip itinerary are not cause for a refund.
Tour payments: To hold a space on a painting holiday, you must agree to the Fine Print here and make the deposit specified on the workshop page, either with a credit card through our Paypal, or a personal check (written on a US bank account)Bank draft, or money order made payable to Lisa’s Gryphon Art and Travel. PO Box 955, Sumner, WA 98390. We do not accept credit card information over email. If you pay in full for your holiday with your initial payment (not a deposit only), we will discount your price by $100. If you make a deposit, the balance is due 120 days prior to the workshop start date. When we have received your deposit or initial payment, we will send you written confirmation and your balance due date. Please write your due date on your calendar. Missing the final payment due date may result in your being removed from a painting holiday. If you sign up for a painting holiday less than 60 days before the workshop start date, the entire price must be paid, and is non-refundable.
Returned Checks: If a payment to Lisa’s Gryphon Art and Travel is returned for any reason, we will assess a $35. returned item fee per occurrence. The fee(s) will be added to the balance and must be paid in full prior to your departure.
Cancellations and Refunds: Deposits or payments for painting holidays are refundable for one week from the date they are received, minus processing fees. Exceptions are: Deposits made less than 60 days prior to a holiday start date are non-refundable. Cancellations must be made in writing via email to: Info@LisaStatkus.com or mailed to Lisa’s Gryphon Art and Travel, PO Box 955, Sumner WA 98390. Cancellations become effective on the date they are received by Lisa’s Gryphon.
If We Cancel a Tour You Have Reserved, the entire amount you have paid to Lisa’s Gryphon Art and Travel (LGAT) for the painting holiday will be returned to you within 14 days after the holiday’s cancellation, as required by WA State law. Or, you may choose to transfer to a different painting holiday, if space is available within that same calendar year. Once this has occurred, LGAT and its representatives have no other obligation to holiday guests on cancelled trips including additional costs or fees related to the issuance and/or cancellation of airline tickets or other travel reservations.It is always our prerogative to hold or cancel a workshop. If, in the rare and unexpected case that an instructor is unable to lead his/her workshop for any reason, we will attempt to find a suitable replacement.
We always recommend that you add trip insurance for the full value of your trip, to cover possible unexpected emergencies (airline tickets, loss of luggage, trip delay, medical emergency, etc.) Things do happen.