Deposits are available on selected flights if booking more than 4 weeks prior to departure. Deposits start from $99 (which depends on your airfare selected) and are inclusive of a Low-Deposit Access fee of $10 which will be added to the total booking price. All deposits are payable at the time of booking and are non-refundable and non-transferable. If you cancel the Deposit agreement or fail to make the final payment, STA Travel will charge the non-refundable deposit (including the $10 low deposit access fee) and cancel the flight booking. The price of your ticket will be guaranteed upon receipt of the deposit. Once the deposit is paid, any changes to your itinerary will incur change fees or loss of deposit. Full payment is due 4 (four) weeks prior to your scheduled departure.
2. Stay flexible with lifetime tour deposits T&Cs
To secure a place on a tour you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit per person, per tour. The deposit amount varies depending on the product and supplier and in some instances full payment is required at time of booking. The deposit is taken as part payment towards the full price of the tour. Upon receipt of the deposit your tour space and the price will be confirmed. Cancellation of the tour will result in loss of deposit, with the exception of G Adventures (Lifetime deposit) and Contiki (FlexDeposit). Changes to the tour booking will be subject to the price of the product(s) at the time of change but has no effect on the deposit already paid The original price and availability cannot be guaranteed. At the time of booking you will be notified of when full payment is due, this will always be prior to departure from the UK. Failure to meet this payment date will result in the tour booking being cancelled with loss of deposit.
Additional Information about tours from specific suppliers:
Contiki ($99 deposit) - FlexDeposit: Your deposit (excluding flights and any additional deposits) can be used as credit towards booking a new Contiki trip. Only one deposit amount can be credited per trip, they cannot be combined, however multiple trips can be booked using multiple FlexDeposits. Valid on all Contiki trips 7 days or longer until you turn 36 (subject to availability). The deposit can also be gifted to family or friends within 5 years of the original booking. FlexDeposit has no cash value and is non-refundable. All other conditions not mentioned in this section continue to apply as described above.
G Adventures ($99 deposit) - Lifetime Deposit: Your deposit is protected for life and may be applied towards payment of a deposit on another G Adventures tour (of equal or greater value, but not to the same or similar dates of travel). Alternatively, you can gift it to someone else to use. The deposit has no cash value and only one Lifetime Deposit may be applied per person per product booked. All other conditions not mentioned in this section continue to apply as described above.