There are lots of opinions about whether or not to purchase travel insurance when booking an Untour.
We have purchased the travel insurance offered by Travel-Insured International (which has a partnership with Untours) for all of our Untours. Some would say it was money wasted and others would say it will pay off some day.
Ours paid off this time! We had to cancel our three week trip to Tuscany North and Venice scheduled for this fall. And we had to do it less than 30 days from departure, so all of the final arrangements had already been made, including flights!
We had well over eight thousand dollars invested in this trip! No small sum for a couple of retired teachers! Between the refund policy of Untours and our travel insurance we were able to recover all of our costs - minus, of course, the original cost of the policy.
So - we are now strong believers in travel insurance. We found Untours cancellation policy to be reasonable and we found Travel-Insured International to be very easy to deal with.[ I had my reservations about ever collecting on the policy after reading all of the fine print in the contract]. We simply sent in the required documentation supplied by my doctor and by the Untours staff and within 10 days we had a check in the mail. No questions - no hassle!
Our advice on travel insurance?
It's always your choice...........but we will be buying insurance for our Italian Untour rescheduled for the Fall of 2008!