News & Travel Info
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News regarding our tours
If there is any breaking news available that affects any of the tours it will be noted here or as an update on the tour's page.
April 4, 2020 day trip to Her Honor Jane Byrne was cancelled due the theatre's cancelling that performance. Full refunds were made to all.
April 14-19, 2020 tour to Arkansas has been postponed to October 20-25, 2020. Tour's page has been updated. It is possible that we will postpone again until April 2021.
May 19, 2020 day trip to Chicago's Art Institute for the Monet & El Greco exhibits are now closed thru the end of May. So we have made full refunds to all.
June 16-25, 2020 tour to Munich, Salzburg, Vienna & the Oberammergau Passion Play was cancelled due to the decision ofThe Passion Play Committee of Oberammergau. They have postponed this year's performances until 2022. All those booked with us will have the opportunity to go then, which we will arrange for mid-June, 2022 at the same land tour price, or may choose other options that were advised 3/26/20. Tour's new date is June 14-23, 2022. A few seats are still open to new travelers for an unknown period of time.
July 31-August 15, 2020 has been postponed for those choosing it to July 16-August 1, 2021 cruise/tour to Amsterdam, Norway, Iceland, Shetland Islands and Scotland remains the same. Travelers have the option of the same cruise in 2020 or 2021. Balance due date on the 2020 date is June 1, 2020. The new date's balance due date is March 16, 2021.
August 2-10, 2020 cruise/tour to Minneapolis and sail down to Alton on the American Queen riverboat on the Mississippi has been postpone until August 21-29, 2021; there are staterooms open on the new date.
September 13-21, 2020 tour of Eastern Canada has postponed to 2021 and date to be advised soon.
October 2-11, 2020 Tuscany: Off the Beaten Path with Larry & Alaina Kanfer date is now September 24-October 4, 2021 and nearly all elected to postpone to that date. There are 2 seats open as of July 2020.
General information or suggestions from the U.S. State Department etc.
Alerts and warnings about various countries:
It is your responsibility to obtain and carry the specified ID documents, such as passport or visa and when required, inoculations.
Required travel documents for US Citizens:
If you are not a US Citizen please check other resources on the web or by inquiring to your country's embassy or the consulate of the destination country(ies).
Cruise ship passenger suggestions:
Checklist of things to consider and carry with you:
Travel News from Travel Guard:
Travel News from Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC):
Credit cards for travel
We recommend getting a card with a 0% foreign exchange fee when traveling overseas; consider the "rewards" possibility if you will use it enough to balance against any annual fee (or choose one without an annual fee). Here's a site that compares options: