Additional Program Information
Goals and Expectations
The W&L Traveller Programs are designed to provide exciting and enriching educational travel opportunities to W&L alumni, parents, and friends. All tour participants are expected to enjoy traveling as members of a group and as such can anticipate the many advantages of group travel as well as changes, delays, or minor mishaps that may occur in any kind of travel, whether it be group or individual. Our programs are closely managed by the personnel of the Office of Lifelong Learning working in conjunction with tour operators. While management staff will do their best to look after the individual needs of travelers, their principal concern, necessarily, will be the welfare of the group as a whole.
The W&L Traveller Program is compiled by W&L's Office of Lifelong Learning from proposals by the finest tour operators specializing in educational travel. Our sponsorship of specific tours means that tour operators have met our criteria of financial responsibility, established reputation, professional staff, efficient operation, and general dependability. In contracting with tour operators, the Office of Lifelong Learning ensures that neither Washington and Lee University nor the Office of Lifelong Learning will be held liable for any failure by tour operators to uphold contracted services or to meet the expectations of our travelers. In serving W&L travelers, our principal agency is on behalf of our travelers' realization of the program's objectives and expectations as advertised.
Reservations are now open for 2023-24 tours and are honored in order of receipt. Deposits, which are requested upon receipt of reservations, indicate your acceptance of the final terms of the tour package. Balance of payment is due upon receipt of final invoice or approximately 60 days prior to departure, unless otherwise specified by the tour operator.
Dates, schedules, program details, and costs, based on information available and in force by Jan. 1, 2022, are subject to change and revision. Please note that all tour prices are per person based upon double occupancy. Single occupancy is available on a limited basis for each program at a single supplement charge. For singles wishing to share accommodations, we will do our best to make appropriate pairings.
Cancellations and Refunds
Unless otherwise noted, the initial deposit for all tours is fully refundable up to six months prior to departure. After this time, tour participants are subject to cancellation policies governing the particular trip in which they are enrolled. There are no refunds for unused meals, accommodations, or other included features. Trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
On the above registration form, please check the program(s) for which you would like to have an itinerary and package description and return the form to us. We will respond promptly to your inquiries as we receive them at Washington and Lee University, Office of Lifelong Learning, Early-Fielding Memorial Building, 204 W. Washington St., Lexington, VA 24450-2116. If you wish to make your inquiries by phone, please contact Rob Fure, Ruth Candler or Lisa D'Amelio at (540) 458-8723, or fax them at (540) 458-8478.