Before You Go . . . Essential Travel Information

Preparing to travel can be a confusing business – do I need a visa for just all or just part of my trip? What (if any) vaccinations do I need? How much is airport parking? What’s the weather like at this time of year? Or simply ‘what am I doing on Day 7’? The list of questions is endless.

To help eliminate any confusion, we have compiled some useful information for you to read before you head off on your adventure. If you have any questions not covered here, please feel free to post on our forum or contact one of our Online Consultants for a speedy and comprehensive answer.

Important note: Travel to or via the USA

If you are travelling to the USA after 1st September 2008, the US authorities have introduced a requirement for passengers travelling under the Visa Waiver Programme to register for Electronic Travel Authority. For additional specifics about the VWP please consult the VWP information on the U.S. Embassy London website

Passengers who have not applied for and receive travel authorisation via ESTA prior to travel may be denied boarding, experience delayed processing or be denied admission at the U.S port of entry. However, neither possession of a visa, nor meeting the basic requirements for travelling visa-free on the VWP, guarantees admission to the United States. As with most countries, the final determination of admissibility is made by immigration officials at the port of entry. Important reminder If you are refused boarding or denied admission at the US port of entry you will still be subject to our cancellation charges in accordance with the terms of our contract with you.

Essential Information

Please take the time to read the following essential information before departing on your adventure:

For additional information regarding a specific country (climate, culture, requirements), please see the Country Guide within each country overview.

Useful Information

The following is non-essential reading, but you may find it useful to get maximum enjoyment out of your holiday.



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