*Lay-by your tour
: STA Travel offers Lay-by on selected 3rd party touring suppliers. Any tour available for Lay-by requires a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit that is payable at time of booking. All deposits are per person, per tour. Deposit amounts can differ for each tour supplier and will be confirmed within the individual supplier terms and conditions at time of booking. Selected tour suppliers have a minimum spend required to be able to apply a Lay-by. The price of your tour is guaranteed upon receipt of the deposit. Once the deposit is paid, any changes to your itinerary (e.g. dates, names, itineraries) will incur administrative charges or loss of deposit (whichever is the lower). When making a change some suppliers require a new deposit to be paid, in some instances the original deposit may be deducted from the remaining tour balance. Changes to tours will be subject to the new tour price and will be subject to availability at the time of change. Therefore, the original price cannot be guaranteed. Full payment will be due 10 (ten) weeks prior to your scheduled departure from Australia. No Lay-by extensions can be given on a tour Lay-by. Failure to make payment by the payment deadline will result in your tour being cancelled. Your deposit will remain non-refundable and may not be able to be transferred to a new booking. Should you wish to re-book, the tour will be subject to the price at time of re-booking. The original price and availability cannot be guaranteed. Any other products, such as flights, travel insurance, ISIC card, rail passes etc. cannot be held using the Tour Lay-by deposit. Cancellation of the tour will result in loss of deposit, with the exception of G Adventures (Lifetime deposit) and Contiki (FlexDeposit).
Additional Information about tours from specific suppliers
Lay-by your Contiki trip
Lay-by for Contiki are starting from $200 at time of booking and the fee is securing a place on your dream trip. Your price will be guaranteed, and you can pay off the remaining balance 10 weeks before your scheduled departure. Your original 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. 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.
Lay-by your G Adventures tour
Lay-by for G Adventures tours are starting from just $250. By using Lay-by, you can book now, pay later and the price of your tour will be guaranteed upon receipt of the deposit. You will have until 10 weeks before your scheduled departure to pay off the remaining balance. 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, is non-refundable 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.
Lay-by your Busabout Trip
Book a Busabout trip and explore through flexible travel or hop onto one of their many adventures. By using Lay-by, you can secure a spot and the price of your trip with a deposit from $200 at time of booking on any trip over the value of $400, and you only pay the balance 10 weeks before your scheduled departure. Your original deposit (excluding flights and any additional deposits) can only be credited to or from trips that qualify for a deposit. One deposit amount can be credited per trip, they cannot be combined or applied to existing bookings. FlexDeposit has no cash value and is non-refundable. All other conditions not mentioned in this section continue to apply as described above.