Cost and Payment for 2022 Tour to Germany

Cost: The total tour cost per person is:

Main Tour (30 July 2022 – 11 August 2022)

US$3,800 (double occupancy)
US$4,200 (single occupancy)

Main Tour + Supplemental Tour (30 July 2022 – 14 August 2022)

US$4,800 (double occupancy)
US$5,400 (single occupancy)

Both the Main Tour and the Supplemental Tour will also begin and end at a hotel at/near the Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) in Frankfurt, Germany. Flights to Frankfurt are not included with the tour.

Main Tour includes:

Deluxe motorcoach travel 31 July 2022 through 10 August 2022; 12 hotel nights in Germany; daily breakfast following each hotel night, 2 lunches, 1 dinner; museum admittance fees as described on the itinerary; and tour guides. The part of the itinerary of each tour that includes the Volga German ancestral villages will be determined by the ancestral villages which each participant wants to visit. The Main Tour will visit also Nürnberg, Büdingen, Hamburg, Lübeck, and areas of Schleswig-Holstein.

Supplemental Tour includes:

Deluxe motorcoach transportation 11 August 2022 through 13 August 2022; 3 hotel nights; daily breakfast following each hotel night; admittance fees as described on the itinerary; and tour guides. The Supplemental Tour will visit Stuttgart, Heidelberg, Füssen, and München (Munich).

Payment: Payment in full is due with the Tour Application Form and must be received by Volga German Tours on or before 1 May 2022. Payment indicates understanding and acceptance of all terms and conditions as outlined in the General Conditions document found with the Tour Application Form. Payments will not be processed until the Tour Application has been accepted and the applicant notified.

Deadline: The Tour Application Form and full payment must be received by Volga German Tours on or before 1 May 2022. Applications and payment may be accepted after 1 May 2022 at the discretion of Volga German Tours.

Payment Method: Payment must be in US dollars. In order to keep costs down, payment by personal check or money order is preferred. If you want to pay by credit card, contact Dr. Mai ( for additional information about paying by credit card.

Policy for Cancellation by Volga German Tours: Should the tour fail to have a minimum number of 20 applications received and accepted by 1 May 2022, Volga German Tours reserves the right to cancel that tour and all payments received by that date will be refunded to the applicant. If the tour is cancelled, Volga German Tours will not be responsible for refunds of fees incurred by the applicant for passports, visas, or invitations.

Policy for Cancellation by Participant: Each tour participant whose Tour Application Form has been accepted but who desires to cancel (for any reason) must provide a written cancellation statement to Brent Mai. The pro-rated refund schedule for cancellation in writing is as follows:

The pro-rated refund schedule for cancellation in writing is as follows:

*received by 15 May 2022: 75% refund ($2,850/$3,600 double; $3,150/$4,050 single).
*received by 1 June 2022: 50% refund ($2,400/$2,100 double; $2,100/$2,700 single).
*received by 15 June 2022: 25% refund ($1,200/$1,050 double; $1,050/$1,350 single).
*received on or after 1 July 2022: zero refund.

Why are the cancellation fees so harsh?
This tour is being planned with a very short planning window and hotels, ground transportation, etc. have already been reserved and paid for shortly after the 1 May 2022 application deadline. No refunds will be given for any unused services while on tour. The purchase, at participant expense, of private cancellation insurance which covers cancellation due to illness, injury, etc. is recommended.

Tour Price Does Not Include: passport & visa fees, phone calls, valet/laundry service, alcohol of any kind, baggage fees, travel insurance, or medical insurance.

Supplemental Price Increases: The air-inclusive tour being purchased is subject to supplemental price increases that may be imposed after the date of purchase.  Post-purchase price increases may be applied due to additional costs imposed by a supplier or government.  Tour participants may be charged additional sums by Volga German Tours to offset increased fees, taxes, airline-imposed international surcharges, fluctuations in foreign exchange markets or any combination thereof along with any other items as outlined in the General Conditions. Tour participants will be billed for such additional amounts.