While we do not book airfare for our clients we are happy to assist in finding the best flight options for your trip.
Passports are required by all United States citizens to visit Europe. If you are a citizen of a country other than the United States please contact your embassy for documentation requirements to leave and reenter the United States. Please make two copies of your passport. One to leave at home and one bring on the trip.
Most countries have adopted the Euro. Britain, Denmark, Switzerland, and the Czech Republic have not and you will need to use their local currency.
Bring enough currency to cover your first couple of days in Europe. You will find the best exchange rate typically by using your credit or debit card. ATM’s can be found most everywhere. Credit cards are widely accepted with Visa and MasterCard most commonly so. We strongly recommend contacting your bank and credit card companies regarding their fees for international purchases and to notify them that you will be using your card(s) in Europe.
You can purchase adaptor plugs and converters at Wal-Mart, Target, or online. Some appliances have a voltage switch from 120V to 240V thus you will just need the plug adaptor.
Most Europeans speak English, but do not take advantage of this. Take the time to be courteous and learn few basic words; “please”, “thank-you”, “check please” and numbers 1-10. If we need something specific, such as a train ticket, we will write out what we need in the local language to hand to the agent. We have found that at least attempting to speak the language goes a long way in gaining assistance.