You are about to embark on what will be one of the most exciting and
educational experiences of your life: Europe! A few minutes' reading
now will put you into the Club Europa picture and help pave the way
to a great trip. Should you have any remaining questions, please feel
free to write or call us. Our offices are open weekdays from 10 AM
to 6 PM Eastern Time.
THINGS TO DO
Please do the following:
- Check that the date assignment for you is acceptable and that
your travel mates got the same departure date.
- Check your BILLING STATEMENT; ask us if you have any questions.
- Complete and send back to us any enclosed RETURN FORM.
- Verify that you have a valid passport; our catalog has
"how to" instructions.
- Take steps to get any visas you'll need; US and Canadian citizens
need visas for Russia; if this applies to you, see the enclosed
visa materials, and please follow all instructions carefully.
- Verify that you have travel insurance coverage; this can
be our Group Policy (see page 35 of our catalog for an overview)
or your own policy. If you need additional coverage, we suggest that you contact Travelex Insurance. You may purchase online at: www.travelex-insurance.com.
Do the following before you leave on your Club Europa trip:
- Read this TRAVEL GUIDE.
- Meet the due dates for your balance of payment.
- Get the items you'll need on your trip; see our packing
list on pages 6 & 7.
- Inform yourself about the countries and places you will visit.
Things To Do Now
CHECK YOUR DATES
Your travel dates are noted in the enclosed cover letter. If you
have any problem with these dates, please contact us immediately.
Don't forget to check that any roommates and travel companions received
the same date assignment. We have done our best to group you according
to your wishes, subject to date availability; we hope your assignment
fits your personal plans.
Please look through everything carefully If there is anything enclosed
that is not in keeping with your travel needs, please let us
Read through your BILLING STATEMENT. This lists all items, each amount
and your balance of payment. If you have any questions, please
Payments should be made payable to: Club Europa Trust. They should
be in US. dollars only. Payments made within 60 days of departure
must be by money order, certified check or credit card- no personal
checks. Please list your name on any check. Whether paying by
check or credit card, please complete and send us any enclosed RETURN
Your canceled check or money order (or certified check) copy serves
as your trip payment receipt. Credit card charges will appear on your
monthly credit card statement.
Every Club Europa participant needs a valid passport to travel abroad.
If you do not have one yet, act immediately! See our catalog's 'GET
SET FOR ADVENTURE' section, under 'What Travel Documents do I need?'
on page 10 for "how to" instructions.
United States and Canadian citizens:
US. and Canadian citizens currently do not need a visa for
any country visited on our European trips.
If you are neither a United States, nor a Canadian citizen:
You will probably need visas for some of the countries your trip
visits. You should get instructions from us on how to do this,
but it is your duty to check which visas you will need and
to get them.
You must get a "Multiple-Entry" Visa for any country you
will enter more than once: in particular, if you are traveling
on the Classic program, you will visit some countries several times:
On the 15-day Classic:
Germany and Austria
On the 29-day or 36-day Classic:
Germany, Austria, Italy and France
No inoculations are required to visit the countries on your trip.
You might consult your personal physician for any special health concerns.
The Key To A Great
How much you enjoy your trip depends not only on how well we do
our job, but also on your own expectations.
European comfort standards (air conditioning, speedy service, etc.)
are not yet up to North American standards. After all, Americans enjoy
just about the highest living standard in the world - and use up more
resources in doing so.
If you have spoken with our references, we hope their descriptions
gave you the right outlook: we're a fairly inexpensive travel program,
not a luxury extravaganza.
There aren't luxury Hiltons or TV sets in every room. If you're
used to deluxe accommodations, please don't expect that now. Why?
A single room at a London Holiday Inn~ costs nearly $210 every night!
Since our trips run about $75 per day (that covers hotels and transportation,
meals, Special Events, sightseeing and staff expenses), we are making
all your travel dollars buy more.
Come with the most positive attitude you can muster. Know that
you want your trip to succeed; there are bound to be annoyances,
delays and problems, but don't let them affect your enjoyment; your
frame-of-mind will largely determine how much you - and others - enjoy
We stress "hands-on" adventure. There's always something going
on - you needn't participate, but you will have a more
fun time if you do. We'll give you the framework, but you must
play an active, positive role. Join up, join in, and you'll
have a richer and more interesting experience.
Someone always wanting to be first, to get the best, to be the star,
sooner or later learns how lonely it gets "at the top." Be tolerant,
considerate and helpful, and your travel mates will look upon you
as one reason their trip was great!
"I'm here with my own friends. We are so superior in
sophistication, looks, intelligence, etc., that we certainly will
never associate with anyone else." Please don't fall prey to such
notions. Consider that most participants come without travel
companions. Make the most of this opportunity to widen your horizons
and meet new people.
We try to fashion our groups according to age; however, this isn't
possible if there are limited departure dates or if travel companions
differ in age. Please don't reject someone based solely upon his or
her age -you just might be passing up a great friendship!
If you're a "natural leader," please do not contest your Group Leaders
leadership rôle - that only leads to division, stress and unhappiness
in your group. Instead, support your escort, and others will follow
Should you have a gripe concerning your Club Europa trip, above all
concerning fellow travelers, please consult your Group Leader in private
- if he or she is unable to solve it, seek out our senior staff and
we'll do our best to help.
COME RAIN OR SHINE
The European summer climate is as varied as the continent is large...
North of the Alps, summers are temperate: it's mild at the seashore,
while inland regions are warmer The British Isles get frequent rain.
Up in the Alps, days are cool with higher elevations noted for crisp
nights. South of the Alps, Mediterranean summers are warm, at times
even hot. Italy experiences some humidity, while Spain and Greece
have only slight rainfall.
We've listed below some average low and high temperatures. Of course,
what you encounter could easily be both hotter and colder than average
(weather patterns are notoriously unpredictable, with one month cold
and wet, the next hot and dry).
Come with a wardrobe flexible enough to handle marked weather changes:
a warm change of clothes, rain wear and light sun wear If you're on
the 'GREEK GETAWAY', you should focus on casual & beach wear.
AVERAGE TEMPERATURES (IN °FAHRENHEIT)
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How To Pack
Bring one hardcover suitcase (no larger than 29" x 20"
x 9"- 75 cm x 50 cm x 23 cm) that you'll check in on your flights,
and one soft-cover tote bag to carry with you, it should fit
under your airplane seat.
Your hardcover suitcase will better survive the hard-knocks
of travel (avoid fabrics) and is more easily loaded into your motorcoach's
luggage hold. Ideal is a light suitcase, with small built-in wheels
and a leather strap wrapped around the middle.
Your soft-cover tote bag should carry vital articles, personal
documents, medicines, toiletries and a change of clothing - in case
your suitcase takes a day or two longer to get to your flights destination.
Please do not acquire more tote bags along the way: there
isn't enough room on your motorcoach! If you're a shopper, mail your
purchases home. The limit is one tote bag.
Attach your LUGGAGE TAG to your suitcase, and put your name, address
and phone number inside both your suitcase and tote bag.
Remove any old flight destination tags to avoid confusing baggage
Lock your suitcase to avoid accidental openings (pack a duplicate
set of luggage keys inside), and keep the original set of luggage
keys on your person.
To preclude questions at customs upon your return, register expensive
items, such as a European camera, with a customs officer at the airport
where you'll board your overseas flight. Clearly mark your prescription
bottles (carry a copy of the prescription) for any medicines you'll
The airlines' weight limit for your one large suitcase is a strict
44 lbs. (20 kg.). Traveling light really helps on your trip: everyone
carries his or her luggage from the bus to their hotel room (and back)
- and not every hotel has an elevator!
Be discriminating in choosing what to bring if you have doubts, leave
it behind. Most toiletries are readily available at pharmacies, so
if you have overlooked something, you can buy it on your trip.
Do not bring valuables, jewelry, fragile items, significant cash
or anything you could not bear to lose or break.
PACKING IT ALL IN
Pack tightly since loose items are more prone to damage and wrinkle
far more easily, but leave some space for souvenirs. Put heavier items
(like shoes -you might stuff them with underwear or socks, then put
them in plastic bags) in the bottom; lighter, more easily wrinkled
articles go on top; the corners and sides can be stuffed with rolled-up
wrinkle-proof items (socks, sweaters, underwear, etc.). Fold everything
as little as possible, placing any creases and seams where they won't
be seen - pleated or ruffled clothes should therefore be avoided.
Finally, put in what you'll need first: sleep wear, umbrella, etc.
Place any fluids (cosmetics, etc.) in small leak proof plastic bottles
inside resealable plastic bags. Small trial-size samples are
ideal. You can even "under-pressurize" plastic bottles to compensate
for the airplanes' lowered air pressure by:
1: Not filling plastic bottles right to the top and then
2: closing the plastic bottles while squeezing slightly so a small
dent remains on the outer surface of the bottle.
What To Pack
While US. and Canadian electric outlets carry 110 Volts (rms) line
voltage, European outlets double that voltage to 220 Volts (rms).
Some devices, like hair dryers and electric razors, come with a built-in
transformer and a switch to change voltages. Otherwise, you'll need
an extra transformer ("converter') to step down the voltage
from 220 Volts to 110 Volts. You'll also need plug adapters
to fit over American plugs to "mate" them to the different types of
European outlets (they have round holes, not flat slots). Plug
adapters are sold at luggage, hardware and electric stores, say at
Radio Shack, with lists showing where they can be used.
Bring as much photographic film as you think you'll need: you
can barter away or use up later film you find you don't need. Film
in Europe is more expensive: the price often includes processing.
Process your exposed film back home. Airport security X-ray machines
shouldn't affect films with an ASA rating of 100 or lower (that is,
slower), but, to be safe, carry your unexposed (exposed film
is safe) film in your tote bag and have it hand-inspected.
Guard your camera equipment carefully - it's a favorite target
Our annual PHOTO CONTEST (color slides are preferable) gives
you a chance to see your work published; send us your duplicate slides
or prints (do not entrust anything irreplaceable to the mail) before
our deadline of September 1. Every picture we select for possible
use wins a cool $50!
DRESS THE PART
Shop first in your closet - don't use your trip as an excuse for a
new wardrobe. After all, nobody in your group has seen your clothes
before! Young Europeans' fashions are more daring and avant-garde
than back home, but churches require that both men and women keep
their shoulders and knees covered. In Russia, you can still sell 'Western"
clothing like jeans (Levi's®, Lee®, and Wrangler®, cowboy
hats, etc., but the profit margin isn't what it used to be.
Work around a basic color scheme, employing clothes that can be worn
in different combinations, in several "layers" to account for various
climates. Prints and darker colors stay fresher-looking longer than
solids and pastels; spraying clothes with a water-repellent formula
can enhance stain-resistance. Colors and fabrics are important at
laundry time, so avoid dry-clean-only articles. Drip-dry permanent-press
clothes are more travel-worthy, so favor synthetic blends (all-natural
fibers are harder to maintain, all-synthetic ones less comfortable
Keep your travel documents (passport, flight tickets, traveler's
checks, credit cards, etc.) always on your person or with you,
never in your checked suitcase!
In your suitcase, pack back-up documentation; two extra passport
photos for your passport and any visas you need; photocopies of your
passport's personal data pages, flight tickets and student ID's; and
a list of the numbers on your traveler's checks, credit cards and
ID's. This can help in replacing lost or stolen items.
- 1 dressy outfit-a nice street length dress (no need for floor
length) for fancy nights out
- 2 sun dresses or skirts
- 2 short-sleeve tops
- 2 pairs of jeans or slacks
- 2 pairs of shorts
- 2 T-shirts
- 1 warm sweater (2 in May or June)
- 1 lightweight raincoat or windbreaker
- 3 pairs of socks & 3 pairs of nylons
- several sets of underwear (I insulated set if you'll be north
of the Alps in May)
- 1 pair of durable, very comfortable, well-ventilated walking shoes
- l pair of tennis shoes
- 1 pair of dress shoes
- 1 pair of gloves - if you'll ski
- 1 swimsuit- l,f you'll swim
- sleep wear
- accessories for different outfits
- 1 lightweight sports jacket (optional) & dress shirt & pants
- 1 neck tie & belt
- 2 pairs of jeans or casual pants
- 2 pairs of shorts
- 3 sports shirts
- 3 T-shirts
- 1 warm sweater (2 in May or June)
- l lightweight raincoat or windbreaker
- several sets of underwear (1 insulated set if you'll be north
of the Alps in May)
- 1 pair of durable, very comfortable well ventilated walking shoes
- 1 pair of tennis shoes
- 1 pair of dress shoes
- 1 pair of gloves- if you'll ski
- swimming trunks - if you'll swim
- sleep wear
- medicines (including Dramamine® for travel sickness,
Keopectate®, Lomotil® or Doxycline® for diarrhea, Calamine®
for insect bites, antihistamines, throat lozenges, cold remedy,
Chapstick®, antacid, aspirin, vitamins -Europeans do
not sell vitamins over-the-counter)
- insect repellent, Band-Aids®, antiseptic, suntan lotion
- also if you'll be skiing
- travel manicure & sewing kits
- extra eyeglasses, contacts & solution
ODDS & ENDS
- travel alarm clock - it must work!
- sunglasses, sun hat & shower cap
- collapsible umbrella
- plastic drinking glass
- wash cloth & thin bath-sized towel
- scrub brush for hand laundry
- spot remover, laundry detergent (like Cheer® or Woolite®,
sink stopper plug
- travel clothes line & clothes pins, inflatable hangers, laundry
- plastic Ziplock bag(s) &- rubber bands - to hold wet swimsuits,
- personal address book
- pens & travel diary
- duplicate set of luggage keys
- separate list of your traveler's checks' numbers, your credit
- photocopies of your passport's personal data pages, your flight
- 2 passport photos for your passport and every visa you'll need
on your trip
Of course, this is merely a suggested list. Naturally we don't know
your personal tastes, so if you simply cannot live without your "all-white-dry-clean-only-must-be
ironed" blouse, by all means bring it.
Break in new shoes before your trip, so they're already comfortable
- pocket calculator- to recalculate local prices in terms of more
- air mail stationery & envelopes
- bottle/can opener & pocket knife
- wet & dry tissues
- pair of rubber thongs
- adapter plug(s) & transformer (a.k.a. "converter") - for those
appliances requiring an outlet
- Walk- or Discman®, ear plugs and a few cassettes or CD's
- portable short-wave radio
- road map of Europe
- travel games (cards) & guide books
- foreign phrase book or language tapes
KEEP THESE WITH YOU
Guard the following carefully against loss or theft while traveling,
keep them with you, on your person or in your tote bag:
- flight tickets
- wallet or purse/pocket book
- traveler's checks - with details on getting them replaced
- major credit cards find out how to get cash advances, etc. with
- university or college ID - if you are a full-time student
- toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, razor &blades, soap,
shampoo, conditioner~ deodorant, Desenex, aftershave, perfume, comb/hairbrush,
- prescription medicines - bring a copy of the prescription: wear
a medic alert tag for special allergies or problems
- luggage keys
- Club Europa HOTEL LIST
- eyeglasses or contacts & solution
- camera, equipment & film - these are a favorite target for thieves!
The convenient way to wash your laundry is using your hotel room's
sink with cold water detergents like Cheer® or Wollite®: However,
hotels hate water puddles on the floor (and you won't make friends
in the room below), so mildly wring permanent press clothes before
hanging them. To speed drying, ensure that the front and back of your
clothes aren't touching (try inflatable hangers). Synthetics and synthetic
blends are the fastest to dry. Do not hang your laundry outside,
on balcony railings (that may violate city laws). And... any type
of iron is way too cumbersome!
Public laundromats are rare: ask the hotel staff or check the Yellow
Pages. You'll find that self-service Laundromats (in Northern Europe)
are cheapest attended Laundromats (in Southern Europe) cost more;
and full-service laundry services (which may also offer dry cleaning)
charge by-the-piece, which really adds up. Identify your clothing
with indelible markers!
For self-service Laundromats, take your wash, detergent and a supply
of local coins (there may be no change machine). Check the washing
machine for a "spin cycle" at times a separate machine (an "extractor")
does that. Verify all heat settings, since most are set high by default.
For Laundromats run by attendants (these places may close for lunch):
hand over your laundry make clear any water or drying temperature
needs, and be there are at the finish to fold or hang your washed
clothes - bring along hangers.
For full-service laundries, make sure you understand beforehand the
service offered and the total cost - there may be express charges
if you can't wait a couple of days. Clothes may be boiled be prepared
to find everything ironed (including permanent press) and shirts starched.
FLYING WITH US...
If you're flying with us, you'll get your flight tickets and detailed
instructions in your FINAL MAILING about two weeks before departure.
If you've asked us to book your flights from a city other than
New York, any additional flight tickets will be part of the flight
ticket booklet we send.
Upon arriving in Europe, go through customs control, and look for
a Club Europa staff member holding a large 'WELCOME' sign. You're
in good hands!
OR BY YOURSELF
We'll expect to see you at the hotel in the first city of your Club
Europa trip, on your trip's starting date in Europe Your trip will
begin one day later in Europe than the North American departure date
in our catalog. The name and address of this hotel will be enclosed
in your FINAL MAILING. Just check in at the hotel desk, announce yourself
as a Club Europa (ISE) Member, and they'll put you in touch with your
Group Leader; he or she will get you squared away in one of our hotel
SURVIVING JET LAG
Domestic and overseas flights can last over 16 hours; add in the change
in time zones, and you'll see how strenuous jet lag can become. To
keep from sleeping through the first few days, get plenty of rest
in the days before your trip. On long flights, take off your shoes,
and loosen tight-fitting clothes; get up regularly, and stretch yourself;
drink nonalcoholic drinks, do not eat too much, and use the planes
pillows, blankets and eye shades to catch a few winks (you might consider
a sleeping pill if you tolerate them). When you've arrived in Europe,
go to bed early and eat lightly the first few days.
When it's noon Eastern Time* in America, it's 5 PM in Britain, Ireland
and Portugal, 6 PM in Central Europe, 7 PM in Greece and Eastern Europe,
and 8 PM in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Europeans often use the 24-hour
clock, where noon is given as 12:00 and midnight as 24:00 hours.
*That is, 1 PM Atlantic, 11 AM Central, 10 AM Mountain and 9 AM Pacific
You can deepen your insights and enhance your appreciation by acquainting
yourself beforehand with the places you'll visit. The Encyclopedia
can get you started, or try travel books like Lets Go!, Insight Guide,
Birnbaum, etc. For more details, check out the Baedecker, Michelin
and Blues Guides. For up-to-date news, refer to overseas newspapers
and magazines or listen to foreign short-wave broadcasts.
THE LATEST NEWS
English publications widely available in Europe include daily British
newspapers like The Times®, Guardian and Observer®, the weekday
The European®, International Herald Tribune® and Wall Street
Journal® (all with daily currency exchange rates), as well as
the weeklies The Economist® , Newsweek® and Time® (but
not McLeans®). At times, you'll also find USA Today®. Train
stations and the like often have bookshops with English-language books.
The British Broadcasting Corporation® (BBC) and Voice of America®
(VOA) both program around-the-clock on short-wave radio, and other
countries intermittently beam English programs. Around England and
any British and American military bases on the Continent, you can
also receive AM and FM English broadcasts on the American Forces Network,
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and Voice of America (VOA)
both program around-the-clock on short-wave radio, and other countries
intermittently beam English programs. Around En gland and any British
and American military bases on the Continent, you can also receive
AM and FM English broadcasts on the American Forces Network, The British
Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and Voice of America (VOA) both program
around-the-clock on short-wave radio, and other countries intermittently
beam English programs. Around En gland and any British and American
military bases on the Continent, you can also receive AM and FM English
broadcasts on the American Forces Network® (AFN).
Keep your eyes and ears open, and take care! Pedestrians rarely get
an automatic "right of way" (if they do, it's ignored). Don't get
too close or step off the curb in Athens, don't photograph in the
middle of the Champs-Elysées and don't jaywalk in Budapest.
In Britain, it's "eyes right" when crossing streets: traffic drives
on the left side of the road so you'll first encounter traffic coming
from your right side!
Do not engage in dangerous silliness or daring risk-taking. This
holds true above all at "active" Special Events like water-sports,
river rafting, bicycling and the like. Never forget that it:s
better to be safe than sorry - having your leg in a cast can be such
a drag on the rest of your trip.
Listen to the people "in the know": they are not trying to ruin your
fun - they are trying to ensure your safety. Do not go mountain hiking
if they say the conditions are right for avalanches (which are frequent);
do not go windsurfing or sailing if the experts feel its too windy
Crime is far less common than in the US, but here are a few words
to the wise:
Don't be ostentatious; keep any valuable items hidden. Purses and
cameras should be worn bandolier-style, carried under your arm, especially
in crowded situations. Even better, keep your camera in your tote
bag, and secure your money in a pouch hung from your neck (carried
under your shirt or blouse). Keep all belongings within reach - and
in view - at a restaurant or store, and double-check that you're not
forgetting anything when you leave.
Our travel insurance benefits are summarized in the TRAVEL INSURANCE
PAK issued by 'Travelex Insurance Company'. For additional information about travel insurance options see travel insurance or why buy travel insurance.
Once you send
in your completed application form (with payment) or order online, you'll receive
more information, including how to file a claim.
For your convenience, you may purchase your travel insurance online at: www.travelex-insurance.com.
FILING A CLAIM
Should you suffer a mishap that your travel insurance covers, here
are some general guidelines you should follow:
- Collect proof for all expenses - at first ,you will have to pay
for them. For any medical outlays, have the hospital, pharmacy or
physician give you bills or receipts for all expenses, with the
doctor's signed & stamped diagnosis and treatment recommendation.
Report lost or stolen items to the local police where the event
occurred - your police report copy will be your proof of loss or
- Upon your return home (after your trip concludes), call your insurance
They will give you exact instructions. They will send you an insurance
claim form; complete and return it - within 30 days of your return
home - with the original receipts, bills, police reports, etc. Keep
photocopies of everything! Reimbursement checks will be sent directly
If you have any questions on travel insurance, please contact
Monday - Friday
8AM - 8 PM (CST)
Be sure to mention location # 13-6051 when you call.
Email customer service department at: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 888-457-4602 (8:00 am to 8:00 pm Central Time, Monday through Friday)
Being on time is vital. If you aren't there, we must leave without
you. Its not fair to keep everyone waiting around for one tardy person.
After all, everyone's time in Europe is equally valuable, and we want
to make the most of it! Avoid the hassle of having to catch up on
your own, and don't (literally) miss the boat. If a departure time
is set for 9 AM, be there! if someone is missing at breakfast, please
tell your escort, or go wake up the person.
Local conditions, such as opening schedules at sights, mean that we
cannot follow the exact sequence described for our trips itineraries.
Your escort will tell you at each location when we'll be doing what
(often he or she will paste a 'CALENDAR OF EVENTS' notice in your
Occasionally we are unable in offer some sight or excursion (for
example, when there is a full moon, the SOUND & LIGHT DRAMA' is canceled,
since the night is too bright for the illumination program). In such
cases, we will seek a replacement.
At times, we may offer optional excursions or events appealing to
more limited interests. Whenever they're offered, you map choose to
sign up for them; there's an extra charge, but the cost will be well
below what it costs an individual traveler.
GET OUT & EXPLORE
Our catalog describes what's included in your trip, from sightseeing
to Special Events, but you'll also have some free time in each city.
Our staff will have suggestions on how to spend it. Make use of your
free time you know best what interests you, and this
is your chance to pursue personal goals. Europe is too much of an
opportunity to pass by so don't while away your time sitting in the
We cannot allow any traveler to jeopardize the safety or impede the
rest of the group at the frequent border luggage inspections. If
the authorities catch you with anything illegal (like drugs), you'll
end up visiting that country a lot longer than you had bargained for!
Forget about what you've heard about Amsterdam or Copenhagen... not
one word about drugs, or well put you on a one-way ticket home!
You're free to leave your group at any time, to deviate from our itinerary
(at your expense) for any length of time you choose. This is fine
with us, but please let your Group Leader know that you're leaving
the group, so your escort doesn't worry about your where abouts
- or needlessly alarm your relatives! Tell your Group Leader when
and where you plan to rejoin your group, so we'll know to expect
you. Since we rely on the group discounts derived from advance hotel
and meal reservations, we cannot grant refunds for the days you're
absent from the group.
Life In The
Europe is a large continent, and you'll travel along many miles in
your motorcoach. We've designed your trip to optimally cover the distances,
but it does take time to get around, so come prepared for some
lengthy bus rides. In fact, there will be days when you spend
most of the day traveling - that can mean over nine hours on the bus!
Bring along books, road maps, travel games, cards, CD's and cassettes.
Well also organize group games and music, with time for journal-writing
and sleeping. Of course, traveling by bus does let you see all the
varied landscapes of Europe, while still enjoying door-to-door service.
During "travel" days, stops are made regularly at conveniences.
CLEARING THE AIR
Well stop every two to three hours during cross-country trips for
a quick smoke break, but smoking is not permitted aboard the bus (it
would be intolerable, since with air conditioning the windows are
kept shut). There is one exception; your chauffeur and city guides
(Europeans smoke a lot more than Americans.). With your safety in
his hands, your chauffeur is king with his window open next to him,
the smoke shouldn't bother those sitting farther back.
Certain bus seats tend to be more popular than others. Should this
become a problem; your Group Leader will institute a "seat rotation"
plan to give each person a chance at preferred seats. Fear not, with
large panoramic windows, every seat offers a superb view of the countryside.
KEEPING 'SHIP' SHAPE
Please help keep your motorcoach clean (no feet on the seats, no garbage
except in the wastepaper basket), follow safety rules (no dangling
arms out of the windows, no acrobatics in the aisles), and adhere
to luggage rules (no heavy items in the overhead racks).
If you play a musical instrument, bring it! Musical instruments (guitar
-yes, grand piano - no) are exempt from your baggage allowance. It
s great to have live music on the bus, for sing-alongs, etc.
Most coaches come with stereo cassette systems, so you might bring
one or two cassette tapes. Also pack your Walk- or Discman, so you
can have your music without imposing on others... and since you won't
like everyone else's taste in music, bring your own ear plugs.
Mechanical difficulties do occur, even on spanking-new busses. Even
if your chauffeur does his daily service check, this switch or that
wire could give out, especially if subjected to unusual stress: the
hotter the weather, the harder the air conditioning has to work. and
the more likely that it will fizzle. While this is more the exception
than the rule, this can happen. If so, well try to get you up and
running as quickly as possible.
BY SHIP & TRAIN
Many groups also trade in their wheels to sail over to Greece or ride
the rails to Italy. On over night journeys, sleeping accommodations
are not double-occupancy. It is typically European to have from four
to six people quartered in a compartment.
We will send you a HOTEL LIST with all hotel addresses and phone numbers,
in your FINAL MAILING. Pass out copies to your family and friends:
any last-minute changes will be announced in Europe.
Always carry your HOTEL LIST with you, so when you're exploring by
yourself you can refer to your hotel's location and phone number.
Your hotels will be clean and comfortable, with a helpful, friendly
knowledgeable staff. Although there aren't TVs and water beds, there
are cozy sitting rooms and goose down comforters.
Our accommodations are based on double occupancy rooms (except on
the Greek Isles and aboard ships and trains) - two persons noting
on their RESERVATION FORM that they plan to travel together will receive
a twin-share room. Depending on availability, single travelers will
get a twin- or triple-share room. While we do not impose a single
supplement charge, triples do not get a refund.
In seeking twin rooms with private bath. We compete for hotel space
with countless well-heeled "adult" travel groups with very generous
budgets. In highly popular destinations like London, Paris and Rome,
this lets hotels raise their room rates so much that we may be forced
to select more reasonable hotels beyond the downtown district (occasionally
in the suburbs).
We try to see that city sights remain accessible via public transportation,
such as subway and bus routes.
Most hotels have only one key per room. If you're the last one
to leave the room, please lock it, and leave the key at the hotel's
front desk: otherwise, your roommate(s) won't be able to get in
before you return. When your group leaves a hotel, please leave
your room key at the hotel's front desk!
Party hearty but please - not in your room. Other guests are trying
If you leave your room fairly tidy, the maids will gladly clean it
up. But if it looks as if a hurricane just hit, they won't!
DON'T FORGET IT
Search your room thoroughly before checking out - anything left behind
will probably never catch up with you!
To get the best value for you, we've negotiated down to the last penny
in setting hotel prices. This means, though, that hotels absolutely
will not tolerate nor absorb the cost of any sort of damage to hotel
property deliberately or accidentally caused by anyone in your
group. Yes, this also applies to the "innocent" souvenir-shopping
of hotel towels and ashtrays.
Any hotel will insist on immediately getting full monetary restitution.
In case the party responsible cannot be determined, everyone in your
group will be assessed a proportional charge. So please... help us
keep on good terms with our hotels.
Please consult your itinerary for the daily breakfasts (B), lunches
(L) and dinners (D) included on your trip. Occasionally we may need
to switch which meals we'll provide: your Group Leader will notify
you in advance. Of course, we'll introduce you to many native foods
at our 'Special Dinners: such as our 'Plaka Feast' in Athens and 'French
Bistro Dinner' in Paris.
As always, punctuality matters: needless to say if you're not there
for the departure to a restaurant, you may miss out on some of the
courses - or on the whole meal.
To Americans, the traditional European breakfast is not a meal, but
a diet. Continental breakfasts mean rolls & toast, butter & jam, coffee
& tea. This admittedly isn't Aunt Jemima pancakes, bacon & eggs and
juice - if you're looking for such American breakfasts, they can be
had, but count on spending about $10 extra every day. Take heart -you'll
be surprised how accustomed you'll get to European breakfasts. Besides,
we do have some breakfast surprises for you!
If you are a vegetarian, please inform your Group Leader at the start
of your trip. Your escort will try to arrange a substitute course
for you when the meal includes a meat dish. Please understand that
every restaurants kitchen has prepared one special meal for our group,
so the restaurant may not have any other dishes available any substitutions
are up to the goodwill of the restaurant and the food on hand in the
The standard of hygiene is high in Northern Europe (tap water is safe),
but when dining out in Mediterranean and Eastern European countries,
exercise some caution; be careful with tap water (or ice or popsicle),
milk (or ice cream, yogurt or cheese), unbottled beverages
(except hot tea or coffee), uncooked food, fresh vegetables
and fruit you can't peel yourself.
ON YOUR OWN
Every region has its culinary specialties, served in the corner pub,
bistro, taverna, trattoria... and it's just the place to rub shoulders
with the locals. Keep in mind:
European food is expensive: at a modest restaurant, you can easily
spend over $15 for lunch, $20 for dinner - that's per person! As a
result, food consumption is carefully monitored; all-you-can-eat "salad
bars" are rare, and you might be asked to pay for any consumed rolls,
crackers or pastries put -you thought as a courtesy - on your table.
You may be billed for tap water, and there may even be a minimum charge
just for taking a seat!
While beer and wine are customary, tap water (as opposed to mineral
water) and milk are not. If you insist on milk, it might be served
warm or hot. Soft drinks like Coke®, Pepsi®, Fanta®, and
Sprite® are readily available (most likely served without ice
cubes) - at prices of over two dollars.
10% to 15% tipping is expected. Unless its included in the price
(in the menus price list, look for "Service Compris," "Servicio
Incluido," "TTC," "Bedienungsinklusiv") or is added
automatically to your bill, usually at a 15% rate. In such "tip included"
cases, spare change (up to 5%) is welcome.
Club Europa Crew
Everyone's "fantasy" Group Leader looks like a model, speaks ten languages
and is more knowledgeable than an almanac on the history culture,
economics and local gossip of every city. This imaginary escort can
find any hotel blindfolded, can create a party mood in a flash, is
full of jokes, can solve all problems, is always understanding, works
without pay and never needs any praise. Please... be reasonable in
your expectations of your real Group Leader After all, he or
she is only human, with both strengths and weaknesses.
All our escorts are multi-lingual graduates or students from European
universities. On "formal" adult-type trips, escorts wear a suit &
tie and seldom interact with the group. With us, escorts are young,
eager adventurous - and at times they make mistakes in their English!
They've all been trained to lead and take care of your group: your
escort will get you from place to place and help see that everything
runs smoothly. He or she will keep you informed of daily activities,
such as meeting times and places, suggested attire, etc. But your
leader will also be your first friend abroad, there by your
side in times of need, just as in times of fun!
In the end, every escort is a mirror-image of the group - if your
group supports your Group Leader your escort will be a strong, positive
force to make your trip a great success.
Your driver will navigate your motorcoach. Keep your bus clean and
tidy keep you comfortable and safe on every journey. He's able to
maneuver his bus in ways you wouldn't manage a tiny Geo Metro: He's
schooled in the rules of the road, safe driving techniques and basic
vehicle maintenance. Since your safety is in his hands, do not
distract him while he is driving.
Beyond that, he'll likely join in on much of pour fun. With older
adult travel groups, a driver is a driver is a driver... our drivers
get involved. Many begin by speaking little or no English, and, soon
enough, they're jabbering away with a Southern twang!
TIPS ON TIPS
Most travel groups rely on the giving of gratuities. Why? It's easier
For anyone to motivate themselves to do their best when there:s something
tangible "in it" for them. To put it frankly that means money.
Your escort and chauffeur will work hard day in, day out to make
your trip better. Sure, they're enthusiastic and inspired... but they're
also counting on you to make their effort worthwhile in financial
Our catalog suggests a tip of $2.50 a day for your Group Leader
and $1.50 a day for your driver (that works out to just over 10
cents and 6 cents an hour respectively). That's for a job well done.
If you feel they did a truly excellent job, you might give more, if
mediocre, somewhat less.
Please be fair in pour standards - a few people justify their parsimony
by excessive expectations. "It could have been better..."
We ask you to "budget" such gratuities into your expenses: you might
be embarrassed if you blew your budget and couldn't afford a tip at
the end of your trip.
While your escort may share historical facts and figures with you,
our city guides are the final authority; they're well-versed and informed.
Though every city has more poor guides than good ones (and by law
we may only hire native guides), over the years, we've gotten some
outstanding ones. How? By making it emotionally rewarding: please
show every guide honest appreciation. Do not talk while they are speaking,
ask meaningful questions and praise a job well done. Our guides give
us their best, because we're known for being informed, inquisitive
Our guides are also your "insider's" source for free time ideas on
what's "happening," from new exhibits to cultural events - and
for advice on what's not happening, from theater productions
that have closed to sights undergoing renovation.
Should you have a complaint "of the moment," please tell it to your
escort. Well do our best to resolve it if possible. However, we'd
also like to know how you feel about your Club Europa trip: what you
especially enjoyed, what you'd like to see included in the future,
what should be dropped... At the end of your trip, well ask you to
complete our QUESTIONNAIRE covering many aspects of your trip -you
can also add personal comments. Your comments are important to us,
since they help us improve our trips.
Sooner or later (more likely sooner), you'll learn that European toilets
are denoted by 'W.C.' (for Water Closet), at times with a silhouette
of a man or woman. Ask for the "public toilet" (in Britain, try the
word "lavatory"); don't ask for the "rest room" or "bathroom" (that
just has a bathtub).
Public toilets are uncommon, so waiting lines are common, especially
for women. You'll probably find toilets at the train and bus stations,
museums and other tourist attractions, department stores (try the
top floor, near the elevator or escalator), large office buildings,
bars, restaurants and cafes. Of course, hotels also have toilets around
their lobby but they may resist your using them if you're not a guest
-act self-confident and look assured.
At times, toilets cost money: there may be an attendant, or the stalls
may have coin-operated doors (accepting only local currency). Infrequently
supplies are lacking, so a small supply of toilet paper helps. Feminine
hygiene products are not sold here, but in pharmacies.
Less advisable are freestanding (sometimes underground) 'PUBLIC TOILET'
buildings by the street or in parks; they can have unpredictable sanitary
(and unpleasant safety) conditions.
ON THE ROAD
The stress of intensive travel days may make you queasy, so we strongly
suggest bringing an anti-diarrhetic like Keopectate®, Lomotil®
or Doxycline®. Though your coach will make regular stops, an upset
stomach can make any journey uncomfortable! Naturally, if you're susceptible
to travel sickness, Dramamine® is essential.
GETTING AIR MAIL
You can get mail from home at various hotels during your trip. In
your FINAL MAILING, you'll receive a HOTEL LIST. Give a copy to your
family and friends, so they can write to you. Tell them that all letters
sent to you in Europe must:
- be sent by air mail no later than two weeks before the date
you'll arrive at the letters destination;
have, on the address, after your name, with
your last name in underlined CAPITAL LETTERS, the words:
CLUB EUROPA + your Club Europa Group Number
For example, if your group is to arrive in Rome on July 15, mail
sent to you in Rome must be sent off by airmail by July 1. Mail will
be held for you at the hotel until your group's arrival. We cannot
be responsible for mail that arrives at a hotel after you've left
Each country has its own set of postage stamps and rates, and, of
course, each country accepts only its own stamps when you mail off
something, so be sure to use up any stamps before you leave the issuing
Send any postcards and letters bound for America by air mail
(ask for free 'AIR MAIL' stickers at the post office), or you will
beat your mail home. Air mail isn't cheap: a postcard can run 75 cents,
a letter well over one dollar in postage: however ultra-light aerogramme
letters, where you write on the inner surface of the "envelope," can
cost as little as a postcard.
Buy your stamps at the local post office - they'll know the right
postage rate. Make sure you're waiting in a line for buying stamps,
not a line for paying license fees, etc. In some countries like Austria,
France and Spain, you can also buy stamps at tobacconist shops. Stamps
bought at hotel desks may carry a surcharge.
Many post offices are identified by a "French horn" mail symbol,
as are mail boxes (they're often bright red or yellow).
Sending postcards and letters is straightforward, but sending packages
requires a green customs declaration form (often in French), giving
the contents and name & address of both the sender (use your current
hotel's address) and recipient. One section is glued to the package
itself. Usually packages over 11 lbs. (5 kg.) cannot be sent by air
mail, only by sea/ground (parcel post) or air express. Parcel post
is inexpensive (if slow - it can take from six to ten weeks to reach
Packages sent to someone other than yourself can clear your country's
customs duty-free if marked on the outside with:
For sending to the US:
Unsolicited Gift - Value Under $50
For sending to Canada:
Unsolicited Gift - Value Less Than $40 Canadian
Alcoholic or tobacco items, including perfume containing over five
dollars' worth of alcohol, are always subject to import duties. The
recipient may not receive more than one package duty-free per day.
If you must ship a large or bulky item, you may need to have a shipping
company do it for you by crate or container.
West European phone systems are modern and reliable. Most were established
as part of the postal service, so many post offices also offer telephone
All phone calls are timed, counting multiples of "pulses"; the duration
of a pulse depends on the distance of the call (longer distances get
a shorter time per pulse) and the time of day (evening discounts grant
a longer time per pulse). Phone calls are more expensive than in North
America -it's far cheaper to call Europe from America than to call
America from Europe!
Dial tones and the number of digits used in area codes and phone
numbers vary even within one and the same country The prefix for dialing
an operator also varies -usually its two digits long (never just "0').
Only some operators speak English, but all international operators
do. If you dial an overseas call directly (without operator assistance),
you must first dial the "international access code" to get into the
international network; in some countries, you must then wait for a
second dial tone before continuing to dial your number.
Transatlantic calls are costly. You can keep costs down by calling
home from a telephone office (equally cheap, but less convenient,
is using a phone debit card in a phone booth). Or call when its cheapest
to call you back: that means calling during nighttime discount periods
back home (usually from 5 PM to 7 AM at home). Call and give your
party your phone number to call you back; if you're calling from your
hotel room, you should include your room number, so your party can
ask the hotel's front desk to connect them to your room; at night,
make sure the front desk is still staffed.
Telephone offices are the cheapest places from which to call - they're
usually in the post office, though Great Britain, Greece, Italy and
Spain have separate telephone offices. Check if you can receive an
incoming international call - and at which phone number. To place
your call, tell a clerk where you want to call, whereupon he or she
assigns you to a phone booth; either the clerk will place your call
(there may a three-minute minimum operator assistance charge), or
you can dial directly yourself. During your call, a meter runs, and,
afterwards, you pay the clerk.
Not all public pay phones accept local coins (where inflation is a
problem); some phones use tokens (in Israel and Italy) or magnetically-encoded
phone debit cards. Often, phone booths list nearby shops that sell
such tokens and debit cards. Tokens and cards are only valid in the
issuing country and there are no refunds on partially used up cards.
Seldomly you can use a credit card to place a call.
HOTEL ROOM PHONES
Calling from your hotel room is your most expensive option; hotels
levy extra "phone service charges" that can triple the cost of a phone
call, even if it's a collect call or placed with a telephone calling
card. They do not charge for incoming calls to you.
You may be able to use a telephone calling card issued by AT&T®,
MCI®, or Sprint® to charge a call to the country where the
card is from (say to call to the US). However, it counts as a (more
expensive) operator-assisted phone call - with a three-minute minimum.
You may need to reach an international operator to charge your call.
You don't need lots of money to have a good time. We recommend that
budget about $35- $50 per day
to cover personal expenses. Past participants have felt this was
sufficient for: meals not provided by us, laundry postage, some modest
free time expenses... As for shopping, the sky's the limit, clouded
only by the customs officials back home.
Bring most of your money in the form of traveler's checks, since
they're refundable if lost or stolen. A few US dollars cash are handy
since they're more-or-less "international legal tender" Credit cards
are useful for shopping or handling emergencies.
Credit cards are now widely accepted in Europe, including MasterCard®
and Visa® (American Express® and Diners Club® are less
common, Discover® is unknown).. It:s advisable to bring at least
one credit card, since many cards can be used to get cash advances
or cash a personal check. Your credit card company can tell you about
their rôle in the countries you'll visit.
Some credit Cards go by several names: MasterCard® is also accepted
where it says EuroCard® and (in Britain) Access®, while Visa®
is also known as CarteBleue® in France and as BarclayCard®
Be sure the charge amount is filled in before you sign the credit
card charge receipt. Keep pour copy of the receipt to help identify
the charge on your credit card statement back home (it may be only
vaguely identified.) The charge amount shown will be based on the
currency exchange rate in effect the day your charge was processed,
not on the day you used your credit card - it can take up to three
months to have charges posted!
Your bank can sell you traveler's checks or refer you to a bank that
can. The various brands available include: American Express®,
BankAmerica®, Citicorp®, MasterCard®, Thomas Cook®
American Express® and Thomas Cook® are among the best, since
they're easiest to get replaced. Buy checks in multiples of $10 and
$20: US. dollars are more widely accepted, and larger denominations
might mean you'll end up with more local money than you can spend
meaningfully (change is always given in the local currency).
There's usually a 1% purchase fee (AAA gives members American Express®
checks free-of-charge), but, on the other hand, traveler's checks
often get a better exchange rate than cash. When cashing your traveler's
checks abroad, you must show pour passport, so keep it handy.
Keep your instructions on getting a refund for lost or stolen
checks, together with a list of your traveler's checks' numbers, in
a safe place in your luggage, separate from your traveler's checks
themselves. You'll need this information to quickly replace your
checks if they're lost or stolen.
$50 in one dollar (US) bills can come in handy since they will likely
be accepted when you can't or don't want to first buy some local currency
(on weekends and holidays, banks are closed, except at airports and
train stations). You might also ask your bank about convenient 'Travel
Packs" consisting of small amounts of local currency for the countries
you'll visit (you will probably not get a good currency exchange rate
from your bank). Cash should be kept well-hidden on your trip!
You'll get the most for your money if you pay with the national currency,
not with dollars. In fact, some smaller stores may not take traveler's
checks or credit cards. Minimize the number of times you change currencies
by estimating your expenses carefully - each time you change currencies,
it costs you money! Spend or reexchange any currency before you leave
its issuing country (it's worth more there), and note that you can
only reexchange bills, not coins, into a second currency.
After learning the current exchange rate, a simple calculator (multiply/divide)
can let you recalculate any price in terms of dollars. Until you're
familiar with the local denominations of bills and coins, carefully
double-check the money you tender and any change you may receive.
Rates are posted every business day in those banks carrying a sign
CAMBIO - CHANGE
EXCHANGE- GELD WECHSEL
The rates are usually 2% to 3% worse than those published in the
newspaper. Banks generally offer the best exchange rates, but hurry:
they can alter their exchange rates twice a day! Naturally you
may find the best rates where several nearby banks compete with each
other. While hotels, shops and restaurants can also change money for
you, their exchange rates are worse and wildly divergent. Inquire
beforehand what exchange rate is being offered, and do some comparison-shopping
- don't overlook the "commissions" (service fees) that may
Banks usually open an hour later than other establishments and close
an hour earlier; they may also close for lunch.
Getting money abroad is an expensive and complicated process, one
worth making an effort to avoid. Take along a credit card (especially
if it offers cash advances) or a stash of emergency money. But plan
on how someone could send you money:
- If you have an American Express® credit card, you can pick
up to $1,000 (US) every three weeks at an AMEX office, by authorizing
them to withdraw up to that amount your checking account back home
(you'd need to have the money in your account).
- Someone at home can have a bank cable an "international money
order" to a bank where you'll be - for a fee. Before your trip,
ask the bank for a list of the "correspondent banks" it deals with
in the cities you'll visit, so you'll know where money could be
Coordination is extremely important! Both you and the sender should
know the exact name and location of the place to which money is being
sent - often a bank will have several branch offices, so be precise.
The money must arrive at a time when you are also in the same city
and not on a weekend or local holiday when banks and offices are closed.
Mix-ups cost needless time and money so be sure you know:
- How is the money being sent; which institution is sending it?
- How much money is being sent; must you pay any fees?
- What is the exact name & address of the place where the money
- When should the money arrive; how long will it be held? Unclaimed
money is normally returned after a time.
On occasion, we'll visit the actual workshops where all-but-lost arts,
from glassblowing to diamond-cutting, leather-tanning to perfume-distilling,
are still practiced. Every article is unique, crafted by hand, time
permitting, you'll witness crystal-carving, cameo-polishing, rug-weaving
and more. One reason that visitors are invited to observe craftsmen
at work is that on-site shops offer the items for sale - at factory
prices. They're of top quality backed by the manufacturer's guarantee.
We've come to trust them for their quality workmanship and commitment
to satisfied customers. There are the inevitable cheap imitations
(with differences not apparent to the untrained eye) solicited by
street corner hawkers and souvenir shops, but don't just compare prices;
also consider the authenticity, quality and workmanship.
WHEEL AND DEAL Except in supermarkets and department stores, most
shopkeepers expect you to say "Hello" and "Good-bye," even if you're
just browsing - after all, you'll usually be personally assisted.
In Mediterranean countries, bargaining is an established custom,
where good negotiating skills can save you up to 75%! Everything's
fair in haggling, except: don't backtrack again by lowering a price
you've already agreed to pay (just as a vendor can't raise again a
price he or she's already agreed to accept), and don't lose your friendly
agreeable manner. Discounts may be granted to students - or for buying
in bulk or paying with traveler's checks.
Stores tend to have shorter opening how's than at home. You'll find
that many shops take a one- or two-hour lunch break. In warmer Mediterranean
countries, this afternoon "siesta" can last up to four hours (but
once those stores reopen, they'll stay open into the early evening).
You?l also discover that stores are closed on Sundays and national
holidays (including most Christian holy days). That if they're open
on Saturdays (often just in the morning), they'll take off a weekday
such as Monday instead.
The opening hours are all mandated by law, so they're uniform in
any one city - nearly every place opens and closes simultaneously!
Generally speaking, stores open during the week by 9 AM and close
by 5:30 or 6 PM. In some cities, stores may remain open until 8 or
9 PM on one day of the week (often Wednesday or Thursday). Those establishments
with extended opening hours include bakeries and food stores (opening
by 6 or 7 AM), restaurants, cafes, theaters, flea markets and some
tourist-oriented places. Sometimes, large department stores will open
an hour earlier or close an hour later - and they almost never close
for lunch. In some places, this will restrict your shopping opportunities,
where no amount of growling will open even a single storefront. Sorry!
If possible, do your shopping before 5 PM, since then everyone who
works at a 9-to-5 job crowds into the stores to beat the 5:30 or 6
PM closing time.
When you return home, you'll be responsible for customs duties
levied on items you bought abroad and are bringing with you, even
if you are just a resident and not a citizen. To prove what your new
purchases cost, keep all sales receipts handy. As a rule, alcoholic
and tobacco products are stringently restricted.
If returning to the United States:
There is a duty-free allowance for the first $400 worth of goods
bought abroad; on the next $1000 of souvenirs, you'll pay a flat 10%
tax for purchases exceeding $1400, import taxes specific to the particular
kind of item(s) in question are imposed. Any import duties must be
paid in US dollars. For more information, write for the free booklet,
'KNOW BEFORE YOU GO':
US. Customs Service
PO Box 7407
Washington, DC 20044
If returning to Canada:
The duty-free allowance is C$ 300; you'll pay a flat 20% tax on the
next C $300 worth of goods bought overseas. Anything over C$ 600 is
subject to the specific import duties levied on the item(s) in question
(an average of 10% duties plus 12% sales tax). Any import duties must
be paid in Canadian dollars. For more information, write for the free
booklet, 'I DECLARE/ JE DÉCLARE':
Customs and Excise Department
Ottawa, Ontario KIA 0L5
WHERE ARE YOU?
When you return home, please drop us a line with your new fall address
at school or back home. We'll send everyone in your group an up-to-date
address list, so you can stay in touch with each other. You'll also
receive our Club Newsletters on our latest adventures and Club discounts.
If there is any change in your address, please let us know,
so your FINAL MAILING will reach you on time. We will send it to you
about two weeks before your departure; it will contain:
- Your FLIGHT TICKETS and FLIGHT CHECK-IN INSTRUCTIONS (if
you're flying on Club Europa flights)
- Your HOTEL LIST (with your European hotels' addresses and
- Your Club Europa LUGGAGE TAG
ON YOUR TRIP
You will receive:
- Your Club Europa T-SHIRT
- Your ISIC STUDENT ID (only if you are a student and you
asked us for one)
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