Additional Tour Information

Journey to the Homeland Tours
North Dakota State University Library, Fargo

Please note: Reservations will be made for the best connecting flight from your city of departure. You will be notified for flight information and reservations.

If you wish to supply any additional information about yourself that will be helpful in making arrangements, please include this material on a separate sheet of paper. The names of your ancestors from each village, or whether you, your parents, grandparents, or great grandparents were born in the village will be helpful.

General Terms For Tour

Tour Land Price: $3,250.00*

*transfers from the airport to the hotel are included. Airline tickets MUST be purchased through Kvamme Travel. Contact Sheila at 800-999-1585 or Sheila@kvammetravel.com for prices and applicable service fees.

Tour Land Price: $3,500.00**

**transfers from the airport are NOT included. Airline tickets may be purchased through other preferred source.

Cost: The Tour Land Price is $3,250 to $3,500 USD per person double occupancy, first payment of $1,500 USD is due upon registration by 1 November 2013. Final balance of $1,750 to $2,000 USD is due on 1 February 2014. Single supplement for hotel room requires an additional $300 USD.

Air transportation

Economy class international service via scheduled USA airlines and Austrian airlines with Kramme Travel, Moorhead, Minnesota.


Each traveler is permitted two checked bags and one carry on piece. Final baggage details will be sent to you later.

Passports and Visas

You need to have a valid U.S. passport that extends beyond July, 2014. Visas are no longer required for travel to Ukraine and Moldova.


Tour activities are subject to change and replacement with similar activities as timing and availability may require.

Cancellation and refund

Should a reservation need to be canceled because of personal reasons of a tour member, a full refund less a $600 U.S. administrative fee will be made for a tour cancellation received on or before 1 February 2014.

Transportation, sightseeing, or any other services in connection with the itineraries of the individual tour members who by acceptance thereof, agree that the sponsoring organization and/or their agents, employees, and suppliers shall not be liable for any injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity, liability or expense to person or property due to any act of default by any carrier, hotel, restaurant or other contractor rendering or providing service.

Further, the operator and/or their agents and suppliers accept no responsibility for any damage, delay, or irregularity, expense or liability arising from sickness, pilferage, labor disputes, machinery breakdown, quarantine, government restraints, war weather conditions, defect in any vehicle or transportation or for any misadventure or casualty or any other cause beyond their control. Any and all losses and expenses will be borne by the tour members, the tour rates being only for the time period and the laws of the country in which these accommodations, services, and facilities are rendered. The right is reserved to cancel or change itineraries or substitute services without notice and to decline to accept or retain tour member at any time.

All rates are based on current tariffs and exchange rates in effect at the time of printing and are subject to change due to currency changes or drop in number of participants. The airlines concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not aboard their aircraft. The tickets and coupons, insured by the airline when issued shall constitute the sole contract between airlines and the tour member purchaser.

Items included with Land Tour Price:

*Transportation to Frankfurt Airport (17 May 2014)

*Transportation to and from Odessa airport to Black Sea Hotel, Odessa (17-21 May 2014) (4 nights)

*Bus transportation in Odessa

*Transportation to and from Stuttgart Airport to Hotel Wartburg in Stuttgart, Germany

*All lodging including breakfast buffet and boxes lunches for villages at Black Sea Hotel, Odessa (17-21 July 2014)

*Transportation to former German villages including English translator and driver

*All lodging including breakfast buffet at Hotel Wartburg (21-25 July 2014 (4 nights)

*Admission to Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Russland (Stuttgart) and Heimatmuseum der Deutschen aus Bessarabien (Stuttgart) (22 May 2014)

*Tour Welcome dinner at Ibis Hotel, Stuttgart, Germany (16 May 2014)

*Tour Farewell Dinner at Black Sea Hotel, Odessa (21 May 2014)

*Tickets to Odessa Opera House Performance, Ukraine. (21 May 2014)

Items not included with Land Tour Price:

*Round trip airfare between USA city to Frankfurt, Germany and Stuttgart, Germany to USA city.

*Round trip airfare between Frankfurt, Germany - Vienna, Austria - Odessa, Ukraine / Odessa - Vienna - Stuttgart, Germany via Austrian Airlines

* Travel medical insurance

* Laundry, bottled water, and other personal items

* Optional bus tour from Stuttgart, Germany to Alsace, France

* Lunch and dinner in Stuttgart (21-25 May 2014)

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North Dakota State University Libraries
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PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Tel: 701-231-8416
Fax: 701-231-6128
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