Terms and policies

Below are the terms and policies relating to what we do here at ExperienceFirst. If you ever have any questions, feel free to reach us directly at info@exp1.com.

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 and/or communicating with our customer service personnel 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, whether on our tours or communicating with the company, 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).
  • Communicate in a respectful manner with all staff, personnel and fellow guests.
  • 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 and/or in communication with the company can’t abide by the guidelines above, we reserve the right to ask them to leave and/or disengage with them online.

All participants are required to abide by these rules. Anyone attending the tour and/or in communication with the company unable to follow the guidelines above, will be asked to leave the tour and/or conversation without refund. Anyone engaging in behavior deemed abusive or dangerous will be reported to the appropriate authorities.

Discount code terms of use

Codes

  • EXPERIENCEFIRST10: Please use this code if you received our November 2023 newsletter featuring this code. This code expires April 30, 2024.
  • EXPWELCOME10: Please use this code if you are a new newsletter subscribers making your first tour purchase. The EXPWELCOME10 code doesn’t expire.
  • SPECIALOFFER10: Please use this code on the designated tours on offer. This code doesn’t expire.

Enter the relevant code above at checkout or quote it when contacting our customer service team and receive 10% off any ExperienceFirst tour.

  • Discount codes are issued by ExperienceFirst and can only be used for an ExperienceFirst tour.
  • Discount codes are not transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash.
  • Only one discount code can be used per customer transaction.
  • Each discount code is limited to one use per customer.
  • If an order fails or is canceled for any reason, the discount code won’t work anymore. If that happens, please contact our customer service team at info@exp1.com for a replacement voucher code.
  • There is no minimum spend attached to this discount code.
  • The discount code is redeemable in all currencies.
  • The discount code does not have an expiration date.

#myExperienceFirst User Generated Content Incentive

How to Enter:

  • Visitors are to share their tour experience on their Instagram account tagging us @experiencefirsttours and using the hashtag #MyExperienceFirst.
  • One lucky visitor will receive a $100 USD cash voucher at the end of the giveaway.

Terms & Conditions:

  • Entry begins at 12:01 a.m. GMT February 7, 2024. The closing date/time for receipt of entries is 11:59 p.m. GMT on February 29, 2024.
  • By entering, you grant ExperienceFirst to reshare and use your content on their social media channels at their leisure. 
  • Entrant’s social media accounts must be set to public, in order for posts to be visible and reshared on ExperienceFirst.
  • The content must be tagged with our official Instagram account (@experiencefirsttours), as well as the use of the #myExperienceFirst hashtag.
  • User-generated content must stay active (not archived or deleted) for a minimum of 3 months from the date of posting.
  • The winner will be contacted via Instagram Direct Messages.

Grandparents Go Free offer details

Section 1: Promotion Eligibility
The Grandparents Go Free promotion (“promotion”) offers ExperienceFirst customers the chance to receive a free adult ticket to any ExperienceFirst tour in Barcelona and Rome* when they book an adult ticket of the same or higher value for any of the select tours below. The discount must be used on a booking which includes a grandparent and their grandchild. To redeem this offer, the booking must be made by contacting contact@exp1.com. Upgrades and add-ons are not included in this offer. This promotion is valid until February 29, 2024.

No promotional code is required. This promotion cannot be combined with other discount promotions. The promotion is open to all customers worldwide.

*The ExperienceFirst tours eligible to redeem in this promotion include:

Barcelona

  • Barcelona Markets Walking Tour: Las Ramblas, La Boquería, and Beyond
  • Montjuïc Walking Tour: The Magical Side of Barcelona
  • Sagrada Família Outdoor Walking Tour
  • Barcelona Architecture Walking Tour With Casa Batlló Upgrade
  • Barcelona’s Dark History Walking Tour in El Raval
  • Picasso in Barcelona Walking Tour With Museum Entry
  • La Barceloneta Tapas Food Tour
  • Barcelona Wax Museum VIP Photo Tour
  • Catalan Traditions Walking Tour in the Born and Gothic Quarter
  • Women and Revolution Barcelona Walking Tour in Gràcia
  • Barcelona Flamenco Show and El Born Art Walking Tour
  • Barcelona Port and Sea Walking Tour With Columbus Monument

Rome

  • Rome Highlights Outdoor Walking Tour With Pantheon and Trevi Fountain
  • Ancient Rome Walking Tour
  • Rome in a Half Day Guided Tour: Piazzas, Fountains, and Ancient Wonders
  • Trastevere and Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour
  • Baths of Caracalla Outdoor Walking Tour With Entry Ticket
  • St. Peter’s Dome Guided Climbing Tour
  • Rome Highlights Outdoor Walking Tour With Pantheon and Trevi Fountain
  • Pantheon Mini Walking Tour With Entry Ticket
  • Pantheon Guided Tour With Breakfast
  • Vatican Museums Tour on a Budget With Sistine Chapel

Section 2: Promotional Period 

The Promotional Period begins on February 5, 2024, at 12:01 a.m. EDT and runs until February 29, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. EDT. 

Section 3: Qualifications

This promotion is subject to all applicable laws and is void where prohibited. If, in ExperienceFirst’s opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of fraud, electronic or non-electronic tampering or unauthorized intervention with any portion of this promotion, or if fraud or technical difficulties of any sort (e.g., computer viruses, bugs) compromise the integrity of the promotion, ExperienceFirst reserves the right to terminate the promotion. Any attempt to deliberately damage the ExperienceFirst website or undermine the legitimate operation of the promotion may be in violation of U.S. criminal and civil laws and will result in disqualification from the promotion. Should such an attempt be made, ExperienceFirst reserves the right to seek remedies and damages (including attorney’s fees) to the fullest extent of the law, including pursuing criminal prosecution.  

  • By participating, each participant fully and unconditionally agrees to be bound by and accepts these Terms & Conditions. 
  • By participating, each participant forever, fully and irrevocably releases and holds harmless ExperienceFirst and its parents, subsidiaries and affiliates, and all of their respective employees, officers, directors, shareholders and agents from and against all claims, damages or liabilities arising in whole or in part.
  • ExperienceFirst is not responsible for: technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any telephone, computer online systems, computer equipment, website, server provider, network, hardware or software; the unavailability or inaccessibility of any website or service; unauthorized intervention in any part of the entry process or the promotion; printing, typographical, electronic or human errors, which may occur in the offer or administration of the promotion or the processing of entries; or any injury or damage to persons or property, including but not limited to participants’ computer, which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from participation in the promotion.  
  • Participants agree that: (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this promotion shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and solely and exclusively in a federal or state court located in San Francisco, California; participants submit to sole and exclusive personal jurisdiction to said courts in the State of California for any such dispute and irrevocably waive any and all rights to object to such jurisdiction; (b) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) under no circumstances will participants be permitted to obtain awards for, and participants hereby waive all rights to claim punitive, incidental, consequential, and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. 

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. 

All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these terms and conditions, or the rights and obligations of participants or ExperienceFirst in connection with the Promotion shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, United States, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules of provisions (whether of the State of California, the United States, Canada, or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California or Canadian law.   

  • Subject to applicable law, ExperienceFirst reserves the right to change the terms of this Promotion at any time without notice.   

For further information, contact our team at 646-801-8692 or via email at contact@exp1.com.

Regional Support is available below and can be contacted:

New York City at (646) 801-8692

San Francisco at (415) 800-1866

Los Angeles at (310) 622-9120

Dallas at (903) 402-6060

Paris at (646) 838-2481 OR +33 01 86 65 39 88

Rome at (646) 875-8261 OR +39 06 94 80 33 45

Barcelona at (646) 838-2482

How to enter and prize detail

6. Entries can be made by visiting ExperienceFirst’s Instagram page and doing the following:

  • Follow ExperienceFirst’s Instagram page.
  • Comment on one of the Roman empire giveaway posts using 5 emoji icons or less to describe your “Roman Empire” holiday.
  • Tag a friend or family member in your response.

7. No purchase required. Only one entry per person will be entered into each prize drawing. If more than one entry is made, only the first entry will be counted.

8. The entry is received at the time we receive it. Incomplete, invalid, or incorrect entries or entries received after the closing date will not be accepted or counted. We may disqualify any entrant who engages in unlawful or improper conduct. Any comments will be rejected, removed from the site and/or will not be entered into the drawing if those comments (i) refer to a competitor, (ii) refer to a complaint or negative service, (iii) refer to illegal, sexually explicit or morally offensive behavior, (iv) are inappropriate and don’t relate to the giveaway theme.

How the winner is chosen

9. The winner will be selected at random from all eligible entries by an online random generator.

10. The winner will be notified by December 21, 2023, and has until January 3, 2024, to claim their prize.

11. We will contact the winner through Instagram direct message only, requesting contact details.

12. We will do our best to contact the winner. If we can’t or the winner hasn’t accepted the prize within 48 hours of being notified, another eligible entry will be selected from the original entries and declared the winner.

13. If you are the winner, ExperienceFirst may disclose your details to the USA’s Federal Trade Commission, United Kingdom’s Advertising Standards Authority and the French ARPP if required to do so.

If you win

14. Once we announce the winner, we will give instructions on how to redeem the prize.

15. We may ask the winner to participate in reasonable promotion and publicity (in media and social media) around the giveaway. The winner’s name and social media username may be posted on the social media profiles of ExperienceFirst after the winner has been selected.

A winners list is available only within 30 days of the giveaway period. To obtain a winners list, email your request to marketing@exp1.com.

16. We may ask the winner to provide proof of identity, residency, and age to confirm their identity and that they are eligible to receive the prize.

17. The prize is non-exchangeable for cash, non-transferrable to another destination and non-transferrable to another person. We will use reasonable efforts to award the prize as described, but if due to unforeseen circumstances we are unable to do that, we’ll substitute it for another prize of equal or greater value. The redemption period to book a tour and receive the Visa eGift card will expire after 6 months of issue from the date of the winner’s announcement.

18. We do not cover any other expenses, fees or costs connected with the use of the prize that are not included in the prize description. This includes, but is not limited to, insurance, transportation, visas, or food-related costs. You are responsible for organizing any relevant insurance, visas, health requirements for yourself and anyone you are traveling with, as per government guidelines

19. By accepting this prize, you are also accepting and adhering to our bookings terms and conditions. The booking conditions are available on request or can be found on this page. If ExperienceFirst has to cancel the tour (e.g., due to bad weather conditions, etc.), an alternative tour or date will be offered where possible.

What happens to my entry

20. We will only use the personal information provided to us during this promotion to conduct the promotion and award the prize.

21. We will keep your personal information in accordance with our privacy policy.

What else do you need to know

22. This prize drawing is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram. You understand that you are providing your information to ExperienceFirst and not Instagram, and you completely release Instagram from any claims in relation to this prize drawing.

You must comply with all applicable laws and regulations including the Instagram rules. Anyone found to use multiple accounts to enter will be ineligible to win. Multiple entries in a single day will not be accepted.

Service animal policy

Guests are able to be accompanied by their service animals on our walking tours. ExperienceFirst tours are compliant with all local, state and municipal regulations. Please note that entry into locations or attractions within the tour are subject to the discretion of each property’s management.

Please contact info@exp1.com for specific inquiries.

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 www.exp1.com 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”).

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 exp1.com, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 you, 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.

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 info@exp1.com. If such permission is granted by us, you may not change or delete any author attribution, trademark, legend or copyright notice.

Proprietary content on ExperienceFirst

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.

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

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.

Pass reservations

Pass reservations will not be charged unless guests do not show up with valid passes. If the guest reserves three spots but only shows up with two valid New York passes, one full-priced ticket will be charged. If the guest reserves three spots but does not show up at all, all three full-priced tickets will be charged.

Website use and accessibility policy

We strive to make your digital experience as convenient as possible. Supporting accessibility features that give people with disabilities an equal access opportunity is our priority.

This list is not exhaustive and our accessibility effort is constant work in progress. If you experience difficulty using our website, please report a digital accessibility issue or request via form below or by contacting us at accessibility@exp1.com

As an assistive technology, we use ChromeVox to test our website. We want to hear about your experience using our website and strive to make it equal and positive for all.

Address for written correspondence

If you need to reach us by mail, you can write to:

222 Broadway, New York, NY 10005