Before traveling to France or Italy on escorted Italy tours or escorted tours to France, there are things you should know. Read on.
Please review the following basic travel tips
to help you get started on your journey.
We want to make your travels as smooth,
successful and stress-free as we can. Please
contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns.
“A traveler going abroad with any preexisting medical problems should carry a
letter from the attending physician, describing the medical condition and any
prescription medications, including the generic name of prescribed drugs. Any
medications being carried overseas should be left in their original containers
and be clearly labeled. Travelers should check with the foreign embassy of the
country they are visiting to make sure any required medications are not considered
to be illegal narcotics.” – U S Department of State
Your Health Insurance Coverage Abroad
“Before going abroad, learn what medical
services your health insurance will cover
overseas. If your health insurance policy
provides coverage outside the United States,
REMEMBER to carry both your insurance policy
identity card as proof of such insurance
and a claim form. Although many health insurance
companies will pay ‘customary and reasonable" hospital
costs abroad, very few will pay for your
medical evacuation back to the United States.
Medical evacuation can easily cost $10,000
and up, depending on your location and medical
condition… The Social Security Medicare program
does not provide coverage for hospital or
medical costs outside the US". – U S Department
A listing of addresses and telephone numbers
of U.S. embassies and consulates abroad can
be found in U S Department of State, www.state.gov,
under Key Officers of Foreign Service Posts.
Go to International Travel section where
you can review Travel Warnings and Tips for
Your Credit and Other Bank Cards
Before your departure, it is very
important you inform your banks of your travel
plans to ensure that your bank, ATM, credit
and debit cards will work and continue
to work while you are abroad. The banks have
automated security measures in place that
transactions outside your normal spending
patterns. Failure to do so may result in
a temporary freeze being placed on your account.
Prepare for Your Trip - Get in Shape
European travel in general involves a lot
of walking, much more than we are used
to in the US. Most of our tours include
city walking tours,
visits to hilltop towns and villages, and
meandering through cobbled streets. Keeping
active and incorporating long walks into
schedule in the weeks before your departure
will make your vacation much more rewarding.
A challenge even for some experienced travelers!
Wash or dry clean some clothes during your
travel. Hotels and villas we choose offer
laundry and dry cleaning services. They
also provide hair dryers. Toiletries and
cosmetics can also be purchased at your
destinations. Please contact us if you need