GROUP MINIMUM: Occasionally, we are able to run a tour below our group minimum which is usually 4. In such instances it may be necessary to apply a small group supplement in which case you would be contacted regarding such a situation but you would not be obligated to accept the new terms.

RESERVATIONS: Your deposit is required to secure your place on any tour, with the balance due 60 days prior to the departure date. Deposits are fully refundable minus a small handling fee if cancellation is received at least 120 days prior to the departure date. Upon receipt of your deposit, we will mail you our acknowledgment and tour reservation form. Details of hotels, flight arrival recommendations, and other trip tips will be mailed when the tour is full.

MEALS: Some meals and refreshments are included depending on the trip details,but not alcoholic beverages.

ADMISSIONS: Access to public buildings and national parks etc. is not included in the land price.

CANCELLATION POLICY:  Due to the high number of cancellations we’ve received in the past several years a new refund policy has been implemented.

  • Cancellations more than 120 days ahead of the tour are refunded minus a $50 handling charge.
  • Cancellations between 60-120 days ahead of the tour will be refunded if the spot can be filled minus $50.
  • Cancellations less than 60 days ahead of the tour are non-refundable.

CANCELED EXPEDITIONS: In the event of insufficient tour sign‐ups, FranzFoto Tours reserves the right to cancel any given tour. In that event 100% of moneys received will be returned. However, FranzFoto Tours is not responsible for expenses incurred by its customers.

LUGGAGE: FranzFoto Tours requests that tour participants limit their luggage to the equivalent of one suitcase, one flight bag, one camera bag, and tripod. We do not wish to be dictatorial in this matter, but asks that group members bear in mind space and comfort in our vehicles. All personal luggage are the responsibility of the owner.

SMOKERS: Smoking is not permitted at meals or in vehicles. It can be permitted at photo stops where local ordinances permit, photography and photographers are not affected.

RESPONSIBILITY: “Nothing in this Acknowledgement and Assumption of Risks and Release and Indemnity Agreement shall be interpreted as the participant and parent releasing Franzfoto from liability for injuries, damage, death, or other loss to participant or others that may occur within the jurisdiction of the National Park Service and is caused by Franzfoto negligence, gross negligence, recklessness, or intentional conduct, including but not limited to any negligence with respect to Franzfoto judgments and decisions, or Franzfoto failure to take  reasonable precautions to ensure it provides defect-free equipment.”