To guarantee an exceptional experience, Cheers Okanagan Tours Ltd. makes every effort to personalize your tour and secure your requested date(s) and times, including committing our vehicles and tour guides to your reservation. Advance requests and appointments may also be required at wineries depending on seasonal variations and guest requests. Many wineries only accept visitors by appointment.
Our wine tour prices are per person, in Canadian dollars and include: Taxes, Gratuity*, Tasting and tour fees, Pick-up/drop-off at your accommodation, Complimentary bottled water and delicious snacks, Air-conditioned vehicles, A knowledgeable, fun and professional tour guide. NOT included: Meals, Speciality Tastings**, Wine Purchases, Souvenirs
* We include a pre-paid 15% gratuity to safeguard the dignity of our guests at the conclusion of their tour. Often our guests are overwhelmed by the exceptional service received and our tour hosts receive wine or additional gratuities.
** Some wineries do offer the option to taste their premium or reserve series, port-style wines, and Icewines; these tastings are often available for an additional charge.
Payment & Cancellation – Tour and Small Group Ski Shuttle Bookings
Full payment is required to confirm your reservation.
Guests have up to seven days prior to the service date to cancel. An administration fee of $50 will be applied to all cancellations Canceling less than seven days prior to the service date will result in forfeiture of the invoice total. Should alternate dates be available, every effort will be made to accommodate your reservation.
Deposit & Cancellation – All Groups of 8 or more, Private Event Transportation, and Wedding Transportation Bookings
Upon reservation, a 50% deposit is required to confirm your reservation. Full payment is required seven days in advance of the service date.
Groups have up to thirty days prior to the service date to cancel. An administration fee of $50 will be applied to all cancellations. Cancelling less than thirty days prior to the service date will result in forfeiture of the deposit. Cancelling less than seven days prior to the service date will result in forfeiture of the invoice total. Should alternate dates be available, every effort will be made to accommodate your reservation.
Deposit & Cancellation – Airport and Solo Ski Shuttle Bookings
Full payment is required to confirm your reservation.
Airport and Solo Ski Shuttle guests may cancel up to 48-hours prior to the scheduled service for a full refund. Cancelling less than 48-hours prior to the scheduled service will result in a forfeiture of the invoice total or a $50 cancellation fee, whichever is lesser.
Cheers Okanagan Tours follows industry-standard recommendations for guests to arrive at the airport 90 minutes before their domestic flight and for guests flying internationally to arrive 120 minutes before their flight.
Cheers Okanagan Tours will not be responsible for missed flights.
Flight Alterations – Delays & Flight Cancelations
Should your flight be delayed or rescheduled we will do our best to accommodate the change. Guests are responsible for contacting Cheers with updated flight information and times. Cheers does not guarantee the accommodation of time changes. Changes greater than 1-hour of the original booking time may require re-booking. A re-booking fee of $50 or the shuttle total, whichever is lesser, will be applied. All bookings are pending availability.
Cheers strongly recommends guests have sufficient travel insurance to cover missed or re-booked shuttles due to airline changes.
Failure to meet the shuttle or contact Cheers will be considered abandonment or your reservation. Full price will be charged when re-booking an abandoned reservation.
*All cancellation policies apply from the date of the original booking. Cheers Okanagan Tours reserves the right to change equipment, guides, departure times, and/or facilities due to unforeseen circumstances and/or availability.
Guests may pay for services by e-transfer to: [email protected] or by VISA or MasterCard by phone at 250-717-8452, or online through our secure payment server.
In accordance with provincial legislation, only adults aged 19 and over are permitted to drink alcohol. Children are permitted on all tour excursions. Guests are required to inform Cheers at time of booking if they intend to have minors accompany them on tour.
Lunch tours exclude the cost of lunch. Cheers Okanagan Tours Ltd. will make restaurant reservations for your group. We may adjust the restaurant location as per restaurant availability, group size, guest requests, and other factors. Guests order à la carte and pay the restaurant directly. Restaurant and dietary requests are welcome, but are not guaranteed. Cheers Okanagan Tours Ltd. is not responsible for communicating food allergies or dietary restrictions and guests should inform the restaurant of such upon arrival.
Cheers Okanagan Tours Ltd. is pleased to offer complimentary pick-up and drop-off to our guests, and we often pick-up guests at different locations for a tour. Please be considerate of other guests and be ready for pick-up at least 10 minutes prior to departure. Your tour guide will collect you at the front doors of your accommodations unless otherwise notified. Please contact us immediately if you foresee any difficulties.
Tasting wine is a sensory experience, including the sense of smell. Cologne and perfume can have an adverse effect on you and your party’s tasting experience, and on the experience of other guests visiting the winery. Please refrain from wearing cologne, perfume, and other heavy scents when embarking on your wine tour. Lipstick and lip gloss can also have a detrimental effect on your tasting experience.
Code of Conduct/Liability
Your tour experience should be a positive one. The following promotes a safe and enjoyable environment for you, our guests, and our tour guides. By confirming this reservation for yourself and other guests, you assume full responsibility for all guests on your reservation, and further understand and agree to the following:
NO alcohol is permitted to be opened or consumed in tour vehicles. Guests are welcome to purchase wine and other products on tour, but may not open or consume them in our vehicles.
NO smoking is permitted in tour vehicles.
Spills, excessive soiling, and/or damage to tour vehicles will be subject to a $250 fee, to be charged to the same credit card used to confirm the reservation.
Cheers Okanagan Tours and individual wineries and other facilities visited during tours reserve the right to refuse service to any guest for any type of misconduct, inebriation, or other unruly behaviour. Separate transportation for disruptive guests may be arranged at the discretion of the guide, and at the expense of the guest. Tour fees will not be refunded to disruptive guests.
Cheers Okanagan Tours reserves the right to change tour vehicles, guides, departure times, and/or wineries due to unforeseen circumstances and/or availability.
Cheers Okanagan Tours shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages of any kind whatsoever including, without limitation, attorney’s fees and lost income or funds in any way due to, resulting from, or arising in connection with the service provided; including its contract and any contract assessed through our office, use of that agreement, and /or display or performance of any agreement, regardless of any negligence by any party.
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Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
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Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
We strive to provide an exemplary standard of service for all our guests. These policies are in place to ensure all appropriate arrangements are made well in advance of the Tour date. If you have any questions or concerns regarding these policies, please feel free to speak to us and we will endeavor to satisfy any challenges or circumstances that may arise.