Travel FAQs/ Before Your Journey
Before Your Journey
Do I need a passpaort?
Yes. A valid passport is required to leave the USA. It should be valid for a minimum of six months after your departure date. If you do not have a passport, apply for one immediately; it normally takes four to six weeks to be issued. Your passport information must be submitted to our office no later than 90 days prior to departure. Enter your passport information via our website. You should make a copy of your passport and keep it with you while traveling.
How do I get a passport?
Obtain an application at your nearest passport office, courthouse, or post office. You will need a certified birth certificate (with raised seal and file number), and 2 duplicate non-glossy photographs measuring 2" x 2", taken within six months of application. For more info regarding passports you can go online to:
Will I need a visa?
The answer to this question depends on your destination. US and Canadian passpost holders do not need a visa for Israel. All other countries and all other passport holders may need to aquire a visa.
Will I need vaccinations?
None are required, but you may wish to contact your personal physician for his/her advice.
How soon do I need to choose a pre or post tour?
The answer to this question depends on your destination
What if I do not have a roomate?
While we will try to match you with a roommate, we cannot guarantee one will be available. Therefore, you should try to find a roommate and notify us of your selection no later than 90 days prior to departure. If no roommate can be found, you will receive an invoice for the single room supplement charge(s) as listed in the Fine Print under Accommodations. This notification may come as late as 30 days prior to your departure.
When are payments due?
Deposits are required to register for the tour. Most of our programs have additional deposits which are required to hold your reservation which we will outline in detail depending on the tour. Final Payment for the trip, including optional insurance premium if applicable, is due 105 days prior to departure. Thereafter, a late payment fee of $100 will be assessed. (Please note: once the insurance premium has been paid, it is non-refundable). A lot of our guests like to pay the balance in smaller, regular monthly payments, which we are happy to customize for you.
What if I have to cancel?
Call our office immediately, then submit your cancellation in writing. Refer to the information in the program fine print regarding cancellation fees. Beginning at 105 days prior to departure (120 days prior for some cruises), you will be charged the single room supplement if your cancellation forces your roommate into a single room.
Will my itinerary or travel chedule ever change?
Every effort will be made to ensure you see the sites listed in your program; however, we reserve the right to alter the sightseeing itinerary and travel arrangements to accommodate changes in local conditions and/or circumstances. If possible, you will be notified of any changes that are made to this itinerary prior to your departure from the U.S.