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Terms and Policies

Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy

We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours prior to your tour start time for our public tours unless otherwise stated as an exception due to the nature of the attraction (such as our Catacombs tour).We also offer rescheduling to another date the tour is running at no extra cost for our public tours. Please keep in mind there are no refunds available if you have already rescheduled your tour.There are no refunds for no-shows or cancellations within 24 hours before the start of your tour or activity.

Safe Space Policy

This Safe Space Policy helps us make sure ExperienceFirst is an inviting and inclusive environment for all who participate in our tours.  We encourage everyone — staff and guests — to be proactive in creating an environment where the safety of others is protected. Abuse, harassment, sexual assault, and discrimination is not tolerated.Anyone participating in one of our tours is asked to be aware of their language and behavior and avoid harmful behavior. We define “harmful behavior” as any action that demeans, marginalizes, rejects, threatens, or harms anyone on the basis of ability, age, cultural background, ethnicity, gender, physical appearance, race, religion, self-expression, or sexual orientation.We ask everyone on our tours to abide by the following guidelines:

  • Respect peoples’ opinions, beliefs, experiences, and differing points of view.
  • Respect everyone’s identity and background (and don’t assume anyone’s background, status or identity).
  • Be responsible for your own actions and be aware that your actions have an effect on others, despite what your intentions may be.
  • Be willing to listen and change your behavior if someone tells you that your actions are making them uncomfortable.

All staff are empowered to enforce these rules. If anyone on the tour can’t abide by the guidelines above, we reserve the right to ask them to leave.

Release of Liability and Terms of Use Agreement

The agreement below applies to anyone who participates in an activity with ExperienceFirst. Please read this agreement carefully.ExperienceFirst (“ExperienceFirst” or “we”) operates and conducts walking tours, activities, seminars and events, collectively, together with any other services, features, content, advertisements or applications offered from time to time by ExperienceFirst, called the “ExperienceFirst Services”.By accessing, participating in, or using ExperienceFirst services, you agree to be bound, for yourself and for any third person(s) whose participation in ExperienceFirst Services your entry into this Agreement enables, by this agreement (the “Agreement”).

  1. Assumption of Risk. You agree that you know and understand the scope, nature and extent of the risks involved in participating in ExperienceFirst Services, as the activities in such walks are described on, and that some dangers cannot be foreseen. You understand these risks include, but are not limited to: defects in the streets and sidewalks; proximity to vehicle and other traffic; poor lighting; carelessness or negligence of ExperienceFirst Services tour leaders or other participants in ExperienceFirst Services; negligent instruction or supervision. YOU VOLUNTARILY, FREELY, AND EXPRESSLY CHOOSE TO INCUR ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH ExperienceFirst SERVICES, understanding that those risks may include bodily and personal injury, damage to property, disfigurement or death.
  2. Release of Liability. You HEREBY RELEASE AND DISCHARGE ExperienceFirst, and its tour guides, officers, directors, affiliates, subcontractors, sponsors, partners, agents and employees (collectively, “Releasees”), from any and all liability, claims, demands, expenses, or causes of action whatsoever arising out of any damage, loss or injury to you or your property, or your death, while participating in any ExperienceFirst Services or other activities covered by this agreement, whether resulting from the negligence or other fault, either active or passive, of any of the Releasees, or from any other cause. You specifically waive any unenforceability or public policy argument that you could make or could be made on behalf of your estate or by anyone who would sue the Releasees as a result of your participation in the activities covered by this Agreement.
  3. Agreement Not to Sue. You agree that neither you nor your heirs, executors, administrators, personal representatives, or any one else claiming on your behalf, shall ever institute any lawsuit or cause of action against any of the Releasees, or initiate or assist in the prosecution of any claim for damages against the Releasees which you may have by reason of injury to your person or property, or your death, arising from the activities covered by this Agreement, whether caused by the negligence or fault, active or passive, of any of the Releasees, or from any other cause. You hereby so instruct your heirs, executors, administrators, personal representatives, or anyone else claiming on your behalf. Should any such lawsuit or cause of action be instituted against any of the Releasees, you agree that such Releasees shall be entitled to recover from you attorney’s fees and costs incurred in the defense of such lawsuit or cause of action, including any arising therefrom.
  4. Indemnity Against Third Party Claims. You agree to INDEMNIFY, DEFEND, SAVE, AND HOLD HARMLESS the Releasees from any and all losses, claims, damages, expenses, actions, or proceedings of every kind and character, including attorney’s fees and expenses, which may be presented or initiated by any other person or organization and which arise directly or indirectly from (i) your participation in ExperienceFirst Services, whether resulting from the negligence or other fault, either active or passive, of any of the Releasees, or from any other cause or (ii) your breach of this Agreement and/or any breach of your representations and warranties set forth in this Agreement. ExperienceFirst reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification and/or defense by you, in which event you agree to cooperate with ExperienceFirst in asserting any available defenses.
  5. Representations and Warranties. By using or participating in the ExperienceFirst Services, you represent and warrant that (a) all information you submit is truthful and accurate; (b) you are at least of majority age in all jurisdictions relevant to the validity and enforcement of this Agreement; (c) your use of the ExperienceFirst Services does not violate any applicable laws, rules or regulations (“Applicable Law”); (d) if you purchase ExperienceFirst Services tickets for any third person or group, all such persons have read, understand, and agreed to be legally bound by this Agreement; (e) if any minor participates in a ExperienceFirst Services in connection with your entering into this Agreement, you accept full responsibility for all medical expenses and any other claims related to such minors’ participation and further agree to RELEASE, HOLD HARMLESS, INDEMNIFY and DEFEND the Releasees from all claims brought by or on behalf of any minor; and (f) you have read and fully understand this Agreement and its terms and conditions.
  6. Term. This Agreement, and any posted revision to this Agreement, shall remain in full force and effect while you use the ExperienceFirst Services. You may unsubscribe from any of our newsletters by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link in the footer of the newsletter(s) and following the instructions provided. ExperienceFirst may terminate your right to use the ExperienceFirst Services at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice or explanation, and without liability. ExperienceFirst may also preserve and disclose information from or about you if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce this Agreement; or (c) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of ExperienceFirst, its users or the public.
  7. Photo and Video Release. For valuable consideration received, you hereby grant to ExperienceFirst and its legal representatives and assigns, the irrevocable and unrestricted right to use and publish photographs or video images of your, or in which you may be included, for editorial, trade, advertising and any other purpose and in any manner and medium, to alter the same without restriction; and to copyright the same. This includes any and all uses. I hereby release ExperienceFirst, the Releasees and their assigns from all claims and liability relating to said photographs.
  8. Personal Use Only. ExperienceFirst Services are for personal entertainment use only and may be used for commercial purposes only if such use is authorized by ExperienceFirst in advance. To seek permission to make commercial use of ExperienceFirst Services, write to us at [email protected]. If such permission is granted by us, you may not change or delete any author attribution, trademark, legend or copyright notice.
  9. Proprietary Content on ExperienceFirst.
  10. ExperienceFirst Services contain content of ExperienceFirst, including, without limitation, tour itineraries, recommendations and tips about local establishments and sites in the cities comprising ExperienceFirst network (“Content”). Content is or may be protected by copyright, trademark, patent and other laws, and ExperienceFirst owns and retains all rights in the Content and the ExperienceFirst Services. ExperienceFirst and ExperienceFirst Services are a trademark of ExperienceFirst. ExperienceFirst hereby grants you a limited, revocable, non-sublicensable license to reproduce and display the Content (excluding software code) solely for personal use in connection with viewing ExperienceFirst Services.
  11. ExperienceFirst Services may contain content of ExperienceFirst licensors or third parties. Except as provided within this Agreement, you may not copy, modify, translate, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, display, sell or otherwise use such content appearing on or through ExperienceFirst Services.
  12. You agree and acknowledge that ExperienceFirst may send messages including, but not limited to, notifications, special offers, promotions, commercial advertisements, and marketing materials, in connection with ExperienceFirst Services. You can unsubscribe from all emails, including commercial emails, by following the “Unsubscribe” link contained at the bottom of each email.
  13. Pass Reservations will not be charged unless guests do not show up with valid Passes. If the guests reserves 3 spots, but only shows up with 2 valid NY Pass, 1 full priced ticket will be charged. If the guests reserve 3 spots, but do not show up at all, all 3 full priced tickets will be charged.

Videotaping the tour is not allowed without prior permission of the company.