News & Travel Info

​Terms & Conditions

Click above for our policies, like when the balance of the tour is due, plus recommendations, etc.

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.

  • Arkansas was postponed to October 2022. The tour's page has been updated.

  • Amsterdam, Norway, Iceland, Shetland Islands, and Scotland cruise was postponed to 2022. See tour's page.

  • Danube River cruise has been postponed to September 2022. See tour's page.

  • Eastern Canada was postponed to 2022. See the new tour itinerary.

Tours operated normally: 2021 American Queen Steamboat Company's Upper Mississippi, 2022's Tuscany, and the Oberammergau Passion Play.

General information or suggestions from the U.S. State Department etc.

 

Alerts and warnings about various countries: 
https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings.html

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: 
https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/country.html

Passport applications are reported to take around six months. See this article. 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: 
https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/go/CruiseShipPassengers.html

Checklist of things to consider and carry with you: 
https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/go/checklist.html

 

Travel News from Travel Guard: 
http://www.travelguard.com/travel-news/

Travel News from Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC): 

https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel

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:
https://www.creditcards.com/travel/