FAQ

AIR INFORMATION

  • Our group flights are made with regularly scheduled air using such airlines as Delta, Lufthansa, El Al, United, Royal Jordanian, etc.
  • Not all groups fly together due to itineraries, touring and size of group.  All groups will ultimately meet at the first hotel 
  • If you intend on flying with your group, you will not be able to choose the airline used. 
  • You may make your own air arrangements and just purchase the ground portion of the tour with us.  Check with our office for details. 
  • You may make your own domestic flight arrangements to meet your group at the international departure city.  Be sure to purchase tickets that allow changes without penalty.  Not all international flights go through New York.

AIR INFORMATION

  • Our group flights are made with regularly scheduled air using such airlines as Delta, Lufthansa, Turkish Air, United, etc.
  • Not all groups fly together due to itineraries, touring and size of group.  All groups will ultimately meet at the first hotel 
  • If you intend on flying with your group, you will not be able to choose the airline used. 
  • You may make your own air arrangements and just purchase the ground portion of the tour with us.  Check with our office for details. 
  • You may make your own domestic flight arrangements to meet your group at the international departure city.  Be sure to purchase tickets that allow changes without penalty.  Not all international flights go through New York.

AIR INFORMATION

  • Our group flights are made with regularly scheduled air using such airlines as Delta, Lufthansa, Turkish Air, United, etc.
  • Not all groups fly together due to itineraries, touring and size of group.  All groups will ultimately meet at the first hotel 
  • If you intend on flying with your group, you will not be able to choose the airline used. 
  • You may make your own air arrangements and just purchase the ground portion of the tour with us.  Check with our office for details. 
  • You may make your own domestic flight arrangements to meet your group at the international departure city.  Be sure to purchase tickets that allow changes without penalty.  Not all international flights go through New York.

AIR INFORMATION

  • Our group flights are made with regularly scheduled air using such airlines as Delta, Lufthansa, El Al, United, Royal Jordanian, etc.
  • Not all groups fly together due to itineraries, touring and size of group.  All groups will ultimately meet at the first hotel 
  • If you intend on flying with your group, you will not be able to choose the airline used. 
  • You may make your own air arrangements and just purchase the ground portion of the tour with us.  Check with our office for details. 
  • You may make your own domestic flight arrangements to meet your group at the international departure city.  Be sure to purchase tickets that allow changes without penalty.  Not all international flights go through New York.

AIR INFORMATION

  • Our group flights are made with regularly scheduled air using such airlines as Delta, Lufthansa, United, etc.
  • Not all groups fly together due to itineraries, touring and size of group.  All groups will ultimately meet at the first hotel 
  • If you intend on flying with your group, you will not be able to choose the airline used. 
  • You may make your own air arrangements and just purchase the ground portion of the tour with us.  Check with our office for details. 
  • You may make your own domestic flight arrangements to meet your group at the international departure city.  Be sure to purchase tickets that allow changes without penalty.  Not all international flights go through New York.

AIR INFORMATION

Our group flights are made with regularly scheduled air using such airlines as Delta, Lufthansa, El Al, United, Royal Jordanian, etc.

Not all groups fly together due to itineraries, touring and size of group.  All groups will ultimately meet at the first hotel 

If you intend on flying with your group, you will not be able to choose the airline used. 

You may make your own air arrangements and just purchase the ground portion of the tour with us.  Check with our office for details. 

You may make your own domestic flight arrangements to meet your group at the international departure city.  Be sure to purchase tickets that allow changes without penalty.  Not all international flights go through New York.

AIR INFORMATION

  • Our group flights are made with regularly scheduled air using such airlines as Delta, Lufthansa, United, etc.
  • Not all groups fly together due to itineraries, touring and size of group.  All groups will ultimately meet at the first hotel 
  • If you intend on flying with your group, you will not be able to choose the airline used. 
  • You may make your own air arrangements and just purchase the ground portion of the tour with us.  Check with our office for details. 
  • You may make your own domestic flight arrangements to meet your group at the international departure city.  Be sure to purchase tickets that allow changes without penalty.  Not all international flights go through New York.

AIR INFORMATION

  • Our group flights are made with regularly scheduled air using such airlines as Delta, Lufthansa, Turkish Air, United, etc.
  • Not all groups fly together due to itineraries, touring and size of group.  All groups will ultimately meet at the first hotel 
  • If you intend on flying with your group, you will not be able to choose the airline used. 
  • You may make your own air arrangements and just purchase the ground portion of the tour with us.  Check with our office for details. 
  • You may make your own domestic flight arrangements to meet your group at the international departure city.  Be sure to purchase tickets that allow changes without penalty.  Not all international flights go through New York.

AIR INFORMATION

  • Our group flights are made with regularly scheduled air using such airlines as Delta, Lufthansa, United, etc.
  • Not all groups fly together due to itineraries, touring and size of group.  All groups will ultimately meet at the first hotel 
  • If you intend on flying with your group, you will not be able to choose the airline used. 
  • You may make your own air arrangements and just purchase the ground portion of the tour with us.  Check with our office for details. 
  • You may make your own domestic flight arrangements to meet your group at the international departure city.  Be sure to purchase tickets that allow changes without penalty.  Not all international flights go through New York.

About Egypt

 

Time Zone:           7 hours ahead of US Eastern Time Zone 

Language:            Arabic 

Major Religion:     Islam 

Climate:                Hot and sunny, cold at night 

Currency:             Egyptian Pound (EGP) 

Electricity:            220 volts 

About Jordan

Time Zone:          7 hours ahead of US Eastern Time Zone 

Language:            Arabic 

Major Religion:     Islam 

Climate:                Hot and sunny, cold at night 

Currency:              Jordanian Dinar (JOD) 

Electricity:             230 volts 

About The Holy Land

Time Zone:       7 hours ahead of US Eastern Time Zone 

Language:       Hebrew, Arabic, and English 

Climate:           Temperate 

Currency:          New Israeli Shekel (NIS) or Shekel for short 

Electricity:         220 volts 

Economy:         Technologically advanced free market 

Government:    Parliamentary Democracy 

Religion:          Jewish, Muslim, Christian 

Air Information Egypt

    No American carriers currently fly to Cairo. Our group flights are made with regularly scheduled flights using such airlines as Lufthansa, Air France, British Airways, ITA Airways, Turkish Air, EgyptAir, Emirates, etc.  

·    Not all groups fly together due to itineraries, touring and size of group.  All groups will ultimately meet at the first hotel. 

·    If you have an emergency which requires you to change your flight and have purchased our Travel Protection Plan, contact them first. They will be able to make the changes for you, properly utilizing the coverage provided in your plan. 

Air Information Jordan

    Our group flights are made with regularly scheduled flights using such airlines as Lufthansa, Turkish Air, United, Emirates, Royal Jordanian, etc.  

·    Not all groups fly together due to itineraries, touring and size of group.  All groups will ultimately meet at the first hotel. 

·    If you have an emergency which requires you to change your flight and have purchased our Travel Protection Plan, contact them first. They will be able to make the changes for you, properly utilizing the coverage provided in your plan. 

Air Information Holy Land

·    Our group flights are made with regularly scheduled air using such airlines as American, Delta, Lufthansa, El Al, United, Turkish, Austrian, etc.  

·    Not all groups fly together due to itineraries, touring and size of group. All groups will ultimately meet at the first hotel. 

·    If you have an emergency which requires you to change your flight and have purchased our Travel Protection Plan, contact them first. They will be able to make the changes for you, properly utilizing the coverage provided in your plan. 

Air Tips Egypt

    If you are at the Airport and an issue arises regarding flights, please head to the Airline counter for immediate assistance.  

·    All flight times are subject to change without notice; always re-confirm your flight times with the airline (we are not responsible for expenses incurred as a result of changes and/or delays).  

·    Keep receipt(s) of expenses related to delays or changes for possible reimbursement through your Travel Protection Plan (if purchased) when you return.  

·    Arrive for your flight 3 hours prior to departure or as suggested by the departing airport.  

·    Report missed or cancelled flights to our office immediately; relay information concerning alternate flight information given to you by the airline. Our emergency line operates 24/7. 

·    Seating has been completed by the airline. If you change your seating or make any other adjustments, please be aware that control of your ticket will no longer be with the company, but with the airline itself.  

·    Always verify your special request meal preference with the airline. 

·    Consider enrolling in the airline’s frequent flyer program. 

·    If you have a Known Traveler Number (KTN) issued by TSA, you can provide that to us and we will note it on your account. 

Air Tips Holy Land

    If you are at the Airport and an issue arises regarding your flights, please head to the Airline counter for immediate assistance.  

·    Flight times are subject to change without notice; always re-confirm your flight times with the airline (we are not responsible for expenses incurred as a result of changes and/or delays). Consider downloading the airline’s app on your mobile device to see their most updated flight information. 

·    Keep receipt(s) of expenses related to delays or changes for possible reimbursement through your Travel Protection Plan (if purchased) when you return.  

·    Arrive for your flight 3 hours prior to departure or as suggested by the departing airport.  

·    Report missed or canceled flights to our office immediately; relay information concerning alternate flight information given to you by the airline. Our emergency line operates 24/7. 

·    Seating has been completed by the airline. If you change your seating or make any other adjustments, please be aware that control of your ticket will no longer be with the company, but with the airline itself.  

·    Always verify your special request meal preference with the airline. 

·    Consider enrolling in the airline’s frequent flyer program. 

·    If you have a Known Traveler Number (KTN) issued by TSA, you can provide that to us and we will note it on your account. 

Air Tips Jordan

    If you are at the Airport and an issue arises regarding flights, please head to the Airline counter for immediate assistance.  

·    All flight times are subject to change without notice; always re-confirm your flight times with the airline (we are not responsible for expenses incurred as a result of changes and/or delays).  

·    Keep receipt(s) of expenses related to delays or changes for possible reimbursement through your Travel Protection Plan (if purchased) when you return.  

·    Arrive for your flight 3 hours prior to departure or as suggested by the departing airport.  

·    Report missed or cancelled flights to our office immediately; relay information concerning alternate flight information given to you by the airline. Our emergency line operates 24/7. 

·    Seating has been completed by the airline. If you change your seating or make any other adjustments, please be aware that control of your ticket will no longer be with the company, but with the airline itself.  

·    Always verify your special request meal preference with the airline. 

·    Consider enrolling in the airline’s frequent flyer program. 

·    If you have a Known Traveler Number (KTN) issued by TSA, you can provide that to us and we will note it on your account. 

Are hair dryers available?

Some but not all hotels have hair dryers in the rooms. If you bring your own, remember the voltage is 220, so you will need your adapter and converter for all electrical appliances.

Arrival Information Holy Land

    Make sure you are wearing your name badge; this aids in identifying you with your group!   

·    Go through customs and passport control, then collect your luggage.  

·    If you have missing or damaged luggage, fill out paperwork with the airline before leaving the baggage claim area.   

·    Exit the baggage claim area and watch for “EO” signs. Guides will remain in the area to locate guests. 

·    Follow guide instructions for transferring to the bus and loading luggage.  

Arrival Information Egypt

    Make sure you are wearing your name badge; this aids in identifying you with your group!   

·    Go through customs and passport control, then collect your luggage.  

·    If you have missing or damaged luggage, fill out paperwork with the airline before leaving the baggage claim area.   

·    Exit baggage claim area and watch for “EO” signs. Guides will remain in the area to locate guests. 

·    Follow guide instructions for transferring to the bus and loading luggage.

Arrival Information – If Arriving By Air Jordan

    Make sure you are wearing your name badge; this aids in identifying you with your group!   

·    Go through customs and passport control, then collect your luggage.  

·    If you have missing or damaged luggage, fill out paperwork with the airline before leaving the baggage claim area.   

·    Exit baggage claim area, watch for “EO” signs – guides will remain in the area to locate guests. 

·    Follow guide instructions for transferring to the bus and loading luggage.  

Buses Holy Land

    Our deluxe touring buses are air-conditioned/heated. 

·    Buses in Israel do not have bathrooms; however, frequent restroom stops are made. 

·    Buses are locked while you are touring. You may leave items on the bus during the touring day, but never leave valuable or perishable items. Take all personal items with you at the end of each touring day. 

·    Bottled water is available for purchase at a nominal fee. 

Buses Egypt

    Buses do have bathrooms, and frequent restroom stops are made. Please note that there will be some extended bus rides associated with your tour. 

·    Buses are locked while you are touring. You may leave items on the bus during the touring day, but never leave valuable or perishable items. Take all personal items with you at the end of each touring day. 

·    Bottled water is available for purchase. 

Buses Jordan

    Our deluxe touring buses are air-conditioned/heated. 

·    Buses do not have bathrooms; however, frequent restroom stops are made. 

·    Buses are locked while you are touring. You may leave items on the bus during the touring day, but never leave valuable or perishable items. Take all personal items with you at the end of each touring day. 

·    Buses in Dubai provide Wi-Fi. 

·    2 bottles of water are provided per person, per day. 

Cancellation Egypt

    If you need to cancel, call our office immediately. 

·    Follow up the phone cancellation in writing. 

·    Refer to the brochure regarding cancellation penalties. 

·    If purchased, contact Trip Mate or the company where you purchased your travel protection plan to file a claim. 

Cancellation Jordan

    If you need to cancel, call our office immediately. 

·    Follow up the phone cancellation in writing. 

·    Refer to the brochure regarding cancellation penalties. 

·    If purchased, contact Trip Mate or the company where you purchased your travel protection plan to file a claim

Cell Phones & Technology Egypt

Staying connected while traveling is half the fun - share touring stories or just check in with family and friends. Cell phones are an excellent source for staying connected, but there are a few things you must check on with your cell phone provider before you travel. Here are some of those items: 

·    Confirm that your cell phone can be used internationally. 

·    Request international rates (note all countries being visited). 

·    Inquire about the activating and deactivating process. 

·    Keep in mind other technology and apps that may be available to you such as Skype, FaceTime, iMessage, WhatsApp. 

Cell Phones & Technology Holy Land

Staying connected while traveling is half the fun – share touring stories or just check in with family and friends. Cell phones are an excellent source for staying connected, but there are a few things you must check on with your cell phone provider before you travel. Here are some of those items: 

·    Confirm that your cell phone can be used internationally. 

·    Request international rates (note all countries being visited). 

·    Inquire about the activating and deactivating process. 

·    Keep in mind other technology and apps that may be available to you such as Skype, FaceTime, iMessage, WhatsApp

Cell Phones & Technology Jordan

Staying connected while traveling is half the fun – share touring stories or just check in with family and friends. Cell phones are an excellent source for staying connected, but there are a few things you must check on with your cell phone provider before you travel. Here are some of those items: 

·    Confirm that your cell phone can be used internationally. 

·    Request international rates (note all countries being visited). 

·    Inquire about the activating and deactivating process. 

·    Keep in mind other technology and apps that may be available to you such as Skype, FaceTime, iMessage, WhatsApp. 

Clothing Jordan

    Layer your clothing and keep it loose-fitting and casual.  No ‘dress up’ events are scheduled. 

·    Comfortable walking shoes are a must. 

·    Some religious/holy sites require your knees & shoulders be covered (applies to both men & women). 

·    A sweater or light jacket is recommended. 

·    If you plan to soak in the Dead Sea, consider modest swimwear. 

Clothing Egypt

    Layer your clothing and keep it casual. No "dress-up" events are scheduled. 

·    Comfortable walking shoes are a must. 

·    A sweater or jacket is recommended. 

·    Women will need to bring a scarf to cover their heads at the mosque sites. 

·    Knees and shoulders will need to be covered at the mosques. 

·    Bring a small plastic bag to hold your shoes when entering the mosque. 

·    Wear a hat and use sunscreen. 

Clothing Holy Land

    Layer your clothing and keep it casual. No "dress-up" events are scheduled. 

·    Comfortable walking shoes are a must. 

·    A sweater or jacket is recommended. 

·    Some religious sites such as monasteries require your knees & shoulders be covered (applies to both men & women). 

Currency Egypt

    Currency while in the Egyptian pound (EGP). US dollars are also accepted by most shops/vendors. 

·    Go to https://www.xe.com/ or the XE app for the current exchange rate.   

·    Major credit cards are accepted in most locations. You should notify your credit card company of your travel plans before departing the US. 

Currency Holy Land

    Currency in Israel is the Israeli shekel (NIS).  You WILL NOT need to exchange dollars to shekels.  The dollar is widely used and accepted. 

·    Go to https://www.xe.com/ or the XE app for the current exchange rate.   

·    Major credit cards are accepted in most locations. You should notify your credit card company of your travel plans before departing the US. 

Currency Jordan

    Currency while in the Jordan is the Jordanian dinar (JOD). US dollars are also accepted by most shops/vendors.  Currently the Jordanian dinar is pegged to the US dollar and $1.41 is equivalent to 1 JOD 

·    Major credit cards are accepted in most locations. You should notify your credit card company of your travel plans before departing the US. 

Do I need a passport?

Yes. A valid passport is required to leave the USA. It should be valid for a minimum of six months after your return 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.

Gratuities & Love Offering Holy Land

    Prepaid gratuities are covered for the hotel staff (porters, dining, housekeeping, front desk).  

·    Additional tipping is appropriate for extra or special services requested from the hotel staff.  

·    Tips are appropriate when eating out.  

·    Tips are appreciated when using certain restrooms (your guide will let you know when this is expected).  

·    Voluntary Love Offerings for your guide and driver will be collected towards the end of your trip. Suggested amounts for love offerings are: 

·    Guide - $6 USD per person, per day 

·    Driver - $3 USD per person, per day   

Gratuities & Love Offering Egypt

    Prepaid gratuities are covered for the hotel staff (porters, dining, housekeeping, front desk).  

·    Additional tipping is appropriate for extra or special services requested from the hotel staff.  

·    Tips are appropriate when eating out.  

·    Tips are appreciated when using certain restrooms (your guide will let you know when this is expected).  

·    Voluntary Love Offerings for your guide and driver will be collected towards the end of your trip. Suggested amounts for love offerings are: 

·    Guide - $6 USD per person, per day 

·    Driver - $3 USD per person, per day   

·    Tour Escort - $2 USD per person, per day (when applicable) 

Gratuities & Love Offering Jordan

    Prepaid gratuities are covered for the hotel staff (porters, dining, housekeeping, front desk).  

·    Additional tipping is appropriate for extra or special services requested from the hotel staff.  

·    Tips are appropriate when eating out.  

·    Tips are appreciated when using certain restrooms (your guide will let you know when this is expected).  

·    Voluntary Love Offerings for your guide and driver will be collected towards the end of your trip. Suggested amounts for love offerings are: 

·    Guide - $6 USD per person, per day 

·    Driver - $3 USD per person, per day   

·    Tour Escort - $2 USD per person, per day (when applicable) 

Hotels Holy Land

    Hotels are deluxe, first-class 3 & 4-star properties offering exceptional amenities for your comfort & enjoyment. 

·    Hotel Gratuities (porters, waiters, housekeeping, front desk) have been pre-paid for you. 

·    Some hotels offer laundry rooms and/or ironing rooms.  

·    Most hotels offer laundry services at an additional charge (always verify the return date of your items). 

·    Electric current is 220; you will need a power converter to change current to 110 and an adapter to adapt the plug. 

Hotels And Rooms Egypt

    Rooms have private showers, TV, phone, Wi-Fi (check with hotel concerning access & possible fees). 

·    Most hotels have blow dryers.  Check the hotel website for details.  

·    Double Rooms are made up of either two single beds or one double bed. 

·    Single rooms are smaller than double rooms and have only one single bed.  

Hotels And Rooms Holy Land

    Rooms have private showers, TV, phone, Wi-Fi (check with hotel concerning access & possible fees). 

·    Most hotels have blow dryers.  Check the hotel website for details.  

·    Double Rooms are made up of either two single beds or one double bed. 

·    Single rooms are smaller than double rooms and have only one single bed.  

Hotels And Rooms Jordan

    Rooms have private showers, TV, phone, Wi-Fi (check with hotel concerning access & possible fees). 

·    Most hotels have blow dryers. Check the hotel website for details.  

·    Double Rooms are made up of either two single beds or one double bed. 

·    Single rooms are smaller than double rooms and have only one single bed.

Hotels Egypt

    Hotels are deluxe, first-class 3 & 4-star properties offering exceptional amenities for your comfort & enjoyment. 

·    Hotel Gratuities (porters, waiters, housekeeping, front desk) have been pre-paid for you. 

·    Some hotels offer laundry rooms and/or ironing rooms.  

·    Most hotels offer laundry services at an additional charge (always verify the return date of your items). 

·    Electric current is 220; you will need a power converter to change current to 110 and an adapter to adapt the plug. 

Hotels Jordan

    Hotels are deluxe, first-class 3 & 4-star properties offering exceptional amenities for your comfort & enjoyment. 

·    Hotel Gratuities (porters, waiters, housekeeping, front desk) have been pre-paid for you. 

·    Some hotels offer laundry rooms and/or ironing rooms.  

·    Most hotels offer laundry services at an additional charge (always verify the return date of your items). 

·    Electric current is 230; you will need a power converter to change current to 110 and an adapter to adapt the plug. 

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: www.travel.state.gov

How long is the typical sightseeing day?

On some days, you will depart the hotel between 7:00-9:00AM and return in the late afternoon around 5:00-6:00PM. Your guide will announce the sightseeing schedule.

NOTE: Usually, a daily schedule with the next day's activities will be posted in the lobby of the hotel or ship.

How long will it take to travel from the airport to the hotel?

The transfer time can vary. Hotel rooms are usually available by late afternoon and you will sightsee until rooms are available.

How much luggage am I allowed to bring?

Due to limited space available on buses for luggage, only ONE suitcase (limited to approximately 44 lbs) and one carry-on bag per person is allowed. Garment bags are not allowed.


NOTE: Carry-on must fit under seat or in overhead compartment of the plane and under the seat or in your lap while on the bus. Most airlines will accept a maximum of 62 linear inches (length + width + depth) for checked luggage. Your final itinerary package ("Final Instructions") will include a luggage tag to be placed on your checked luggage. We strongly recommend you also add your own luggage tag on both your checked and carry-on luggage. Note: Porters will not handle your carry-on luggage. Suggestion for packing: If you are traveling as a couple, you may want to pack clothes for both in each suitcase. This way, if one suitcase is lost, each person will have clothing to wear.

NOTEMany airlines are now charging for checked baggage. Once you have received your ticket from Adriatic Pilgrimages, please consult directly with the airline that you are scheduled to fly on regarding their baggage policies and fees.

Luggage Jordan

    Due to limited space on the motor coach, only one checked piece of luggage per person is allowed. One carry-on and one small personal item (purse, laptop, etc.) are also allowed. 

·    Carry-ons and personal items must fit under your seat or in the overhead compartments of the plane. 

·    Overhead compartments on the bus are much smaller than on the plane. 

·    Attach the color-coded luggage tag provided in your final documents as well as your own luggage ID tag. 

·    IMPORTANT LUGGAGE NOTE 

·    Typically, your checked luggage must weigh 50 lbs. or less.  

·    Typically, your carry-on luggage must weigh 20 lbs. or less.  ​​​​ 

·    **Check with your airline for specific limits. Excess luggage charges will be imposed for any overages!** You can find airline specific information at www.eo.travelwithus.com/travel-info/airline-fees 

·    Depending on your flight arrangements, you may need to recheck baggage during connections and additional baggage fees may apply. You should check with the ticket agent when you check in for your flight. 

Luggage Egypt

    Due to limited space on the motor coach, only one checked piece of luggage per person is allowed. One carry-on and one small personal item (purse, laptop, etc.) are also allowed. 

·    Carry-ons and personal items must fit under your seat or in the overhead compartments of the plane. 

·    Overhead compartments on the bus are much smaller than on the plane. 

·    Attach the color-coded luggage tag provided in your final documents as well as your own luggage ID tag. 

·    IMPORTANT LUGGAGE NOTE 

·    Typically, your checked luggage must weigh 50 lbs. or less.  

·    Typically, your carry-on luggage must weigh 20 lbs. or less.  ​​​​ 

·    **Check with your airline for specific limits. Excess luggage charges will be imposed for any overages!** You can find airline specific information at www.eo.travelwithus.com/travel-info/airline-fees 

·    Depending on your flight arrangements, you may need to recheck baggage during connections and additional baggage fees may apply. You should check with the ticket agent when you check in for your flight. 

Luggage Holy Land

    Due to limited space on the motorcoach, only one checked piece of luggage per person is allowed. One carry-on and one small personal item (purse, laptop, etc.) are also allowed. 

·    Carry-ons and personal items must fit under your seat or in the overhead compartments of the plane. 

·    Overhead compartments on the bus are much smaller than on the plane. 

·    Attach the color-coded luggage tag provided in your document package as well as your own luggage ID tag. 

·    IMPORTANT LUGGAGE NOTE 

·    Typically, your checked luggage must weigh 50 lbs. or less.  

·    Typically, your carry-on luggage must weigh 20 lbs. or less.  ​​​​ 

·    **Check with your airline for specific limits. Excess luggage charges will be imposed for any overages!** You can also find airline specific information at www.eo.travelwithus.com/travel-info/airline-fees 

·    Depending on your flight arrangements, you may need to recheck baggage during connections and additional baggage fees may apply. You should check with the ticket agent when you check-in for your flight. 

May I choose the airline I travel on?

Due to the volume of passengers traveling on various itineraries from many departure cities, you cannot select the airline for your travel.

May I purchase my own domestic tickets to the departure city?

If you are purchasing your own domestic ticket and are paying the published New York price, your International flight will be scheduled from New York. Please be advised that the rest of your group may be routed differently and/or on a different schedule. We strongly recommend that passengers DO NOT purchase discounted tickets because of unforeseen schedule changes that may result in high cancellation fees. All flight times are subject to change without advance notice. Airlines have been known to change flight times by five or more hours or cancel flights completely.

May I purchase my own domestic tickets?

If you are purchasing your own domestic ticket and are paying the published New York price, your International flight will be scheduled from New York. Please be advised that the rest of your group may be routed differently and/or on a different schedule. We strongly recommend that passengers DO NOT purchase discounted tickets because of unforeseen schedule changes that may result in high cancellation fees. All flight times are subject to change without advance notice. Airlines have been known to change flight times by five or more hours or cancel flights completely.

May I purchase my own international tickets?

Yes. But remember, airport / hotel / pier / airport transfers are not provided to passengers who are handling their own transportation. If you are a "ground only" passenger, you will meet the group at the first hotel or ship (depending on your itinerary) and leave the group at the last hotel or pier (depending on your itinerary). If you purchase your own air transportation, you will be responsible for making your own ground transfer arrangements to/from the international airports. NOTE: Due to increased security at the airports, we recommend arriving at least two to three hours prior to departure for domestic flights. Arrive at the departure airport at least three hours prior to departure for international flights (whenever possible).

May I request special seating and/or meals on the flights?

Yes, requests should be submitted in writing no later than 90 days prior to departure. We cannot, however, guarantee your request will be honored by the airline.

Meals Egypt

Please refrain from eating raw vegetables and fruit that cannot be peeled (this includes salads). These food items have been grown and washed using the local, impure water.  DO NOT DRINK THE WATER IN EGYPT!  This includes the use of ice, tap water, brushing your teeth using tap water, etc.   Bottled water is available and can be purchased on the bus, at the hotel, cruise ship or from vendors. 

·    Breakfast 
Hotel buffet includes a variety of American & Middle Eastern breakfast foods, including coffee, tea and juice. (Eggs, deli meat, cheese, bread, cereal, yogurt, milk, and salads are offered.) 

·    Lunch 
Unless otherwise noted in your itinerary, lunch is at your own expense. Your guide will choose a restaurant that will offer a variety of foods. Most lunch stops are cash only, and you should expect $15 - $20 per person. 

·    Dinner 
Hotel buffet includes a variety of meat and vegetables. A salad bar, bread station and dessert bar offer seemingly limitless options. Beverages other than water are not included but can be purchased at a supplemental charge. 

·    Food Allergies/Dietary Restrictions 
The chef will be happy to suggest foods on the buffet that can be within your dietary needs. However, please note that although the hotel will do everything possible to assist you, they may not be able to address each allergy or dietary concern. Always be prepared to supplement your meal as necessary. 

Meals Holy Land

Food and water are safe in the Holy Land. Bottled water is recommended while touring and can be purchased on the bus for a minimal charge. 

·    Breakfast 
Hotel buffet includes a variety of American, European, and Middle Eastern breakfast foods, including coffee, tea and juice. (Eggs, deli meat, cheese, bread, cereal, yogurt, milk, and salads are offered). 

·    Lunch 
Unless otherwise noted in your itinerary, lunch is at your own expense. Your guide will choose a restaurant that will offer a variety of foods. Most lunch stops are cash only, and you should expect $15 - $20 per person. 

·    Dinner 
Hotel buffet includes a variety of meat and vegetables. A salad bar, bread station and dessert bar offer seemingly limitless options. Beverages other than water are not included but can be purchased at a supplemental charge. 

·    Food Allergies/Dietary Restrictions 
The chef will be happy to suggest foods on the buffet that can be within your dietary needs. However, please note that although the hotel will do everything possible to assist you, they may not be able to address each allergy or dietary concern. Always be prepared to supplement your meal as necessary. 

Meals Jordan

    Breakfast 
Hotel buffet includes a variety of American & Middle Eastern breakfast foods, including coffee, tea and juice. (Eggs, deli meat, cheese, bread, cereal, yogurt, milk, and salads are offered.) 

·    Lunch 
Unless otherwise noted in your itinerary, lunch is at your own expense. Your guide will choose a restaurant that will offer a variety of foods. Most lunch stops are cash only, and you should expect $15 - $20 per person. 

·    Dinner 
Hotel buffet includes a variety of meat and vegetables. A salad bar, bread station and dessert bar offer seemingly limitless options. Beverages other than water are not included but can be purchased at a supplemental charge. 

·    Food Allergies/Dietary Restrictions 
The chef will be happy to suggest foods on the buffet that can be within your dietary needs. However, please note that although the hotel will do everything possible to assist you, they may not be able to address each allergy or dietary concern. Always be prepared to supplement your meal as necessary

Medical Devices Holy Land

    Medical devices that require electricity will likely need an international adapter/converter.  The adapter simply allows you to plug your appliance into the various wall plugs in foreign countries. The converter is used to step up or down the voltage to properly support the electrical appliance. 

·    Notify the airline of your intention to bring a medical device on board and if you intend to use it in-flight. (This includes CPAP machines.)  

·    Check with TSA for allowances and restrictions at https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/whatcanibring/all-list. 

·    If you need distilled water, we will do our best to assist in finding locations for you to purchase it while on tour. 

Medical Devices Egypt

    Medical devices that require electricity will likely need an international adapter/converter.  The adapter simply allows you to plug your appliance into the various wall plugs in foreign countries. The converter is used to step up or down the voltage to properly support the electrical appliance (see 'Electrical Converters/Adapters' below). 

·    Notify the airline of your intention to bring a medical device on board and if you intend to use it in-flight. (This includes CPAP machines.)  

·    Check with TSA for allowances and restrictions at https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/whatcanibring/all-list  

Medical Devises Jordan

    Medical devices that require electricity will likely need an international adapter/converter.  The adapter simply allows you to plug your appliance into the various wall plugs in foreign countries. The converter is used to step up or down the voltage to properly support the electrical appliance. 

·    Notify the airline of your intention to bring a medical device on board and if you intend to use it in-flight. (This includes CPAP machines.)  

·    Check with TSA for allowances and restrictions at https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/whatcanibring/all-list  

Medications Egypt

    Most medications (prescriptions or supplements) are permitted for international travel; however, always check with TSA for current allowances and restrictions athttps://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/whatcanibring/all-list  

·    Bring medication in its original container if possible.  

·    A written prescription of your medication(s) in generic form from your physician will assist in getting an emergency refill if needed while out of the country.  

·    Notify our office ASAP if you have medication that requires refrigeration

Medications Holy Land

    Most medications (prescriptions or supplements) are permitted for international travel; however, always check with TSA for current allowances and restrictions at https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/whatcanibring/all-list  

·    Bring medication in its original container if possible.  

·    A written prescription of your medication(s) in generic form from your physician will assist in getting an emergency refill if needed while out of the country.  

·    Notify our office ASAP if you have medication that requires refrigeration. 

Medications Jordan

    Most medications (prescriptions or supplements) are permitted for international travel, however, always check with TSA for current allowances and restrictions athttps://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/whatcanibring/all-list  

·    Bring medication in its original container if possible.  

·    A written prescription of your medication(s) in generic form from your physician will assist in getting an emergency refill if needed while out of the country.  

·    Notify our office ASAP if you have medication that requires refrigeration. 

Mobility Jordan

    Guests registering for this tour accept the responsibility for being in good health and able to walk and travel on the tour. Because many sites are not accessible to the physically challenged, those needing oxygen, wheelchairs, or other ambulatory assistance will find the tour extremely limiting in their experiences. 

·    Handicap accessible facilities cannot be guaranteed for this tour destination. Non-US countries are not obligated to comply with our Handicap Accessible Regulations.  

·    Buses are not handicap accessible and do not have space for storing wheelchairs, motorized wheelchairs/scooters or other ambulatory assistance items.  

·    If you are needing ambulatory assistance, you will likely find travel on this program quite difficult and many sites inaccessible.  

·    If you are in need of assistance, we kindly request that you bring a travel partner to help. 

·    On average, you can expect to walk 2-4 miles a day, although this is typically not all at one time. 

·    Speak with your guide concerning the ambulatory difficulty at a touring site. You may either stay on the bus or sit nearby. 

Mobility Egypt

    Guests registering for this tour accept the responsibility for being in good health and able to walk and travel on the tour. Because many sites are not accessible to the physically challenged, those needing oxygen, wheelchairs, or other ambulatory assistance will find the tour extremely limiting in their experiences. 

·    Handicap accessible facilities cannot be guaranteed for this tour destination. Non-US countries are not obligated to comply with our Handicap Accessible Regulations.  

·    Buses are not handicap accessible and do not have space for storing wheelchairs, motorized wheelchairs/scooters or other ambulatory assistance items.  

·    If you are needing ambulatory assistance, you will likely find travel on this program quite difficult and many sites inaccessible.  

·    If you are in need of assistance, we kindly request that you bring a travel partner to help. 

·    On average, you can expect to walk 2-4 miles a day, although this is typically not all at one time. 

·    Speak with your guide concerning the ambulatory difficulty at a touring site. You may either stay on the bus or sit nearby. 

Mobility Holy Land

    Guests registering for this tour accept the responsibility for being in good health and able to walk and travel on the tour. Because many sites are not accessible to the physically challenged, those needing oxygen, wheelchairs, or other ambulatory assistance will find the tour extremely limiting in their experiences. 

·    Handicap accessible facilities cannot be guaranteed for this tour destination. Non-US countries are not obligated to comply with our Handicap Accessible Regulations.  

·    Buses are not handicap accessible and do not have space for storing wheelchairs, motorized wheelchairs/scooters or other ambulatory assistance items.  

·    If you are needing ambulatory assistance, you will likely find travel on this program quite difficult and many sites inaccessible.  

·    If you need assistance, you will need to bring a travel partner to help. 

·    On average, you can expect to walk 1-3 miles a day, although this is typically not all at one time. 

·    Speak with your guide concerning the ambulatory difficulty at a touring site. You may either stay on the bus or sit nearby. 

Money Basics Egypt

    ATMs are available; however, you will only receive the local currency.  **Notify your bank or credit card company if you plan to make purchases with your debit or credit card.**  

·    ATM usage generally is subject to fees and daily withdrawal limits.  

·    The amount of cash you take on tour is a personal decision. 

·    Keep in mind the following items are NOT included: 

·    Shopping, lunches and love offering. 

·    We suggest a minimum of $500 in cash. Smaller bills are suggested. 

Money Basics Holy Land

    ATMs are available; however, you will only receive the local currency.  **Notify your bank or credit card company if you plan to make purchases with your debit or credit card.**  

·    ATM usage generally is subject to fees and daily withdrawal limits.  

·    The amount of cash you take on tour is a personal decision. 

·    Keep in mind the following items are NOT included: 

·    Shopping, lunches and love offering. You will need cash for most lunches. 

·    We suggest a minimum of $500 in cash. Smaller bills are suggested. 

Money Basics Jordan

    ATMs are available; however, you will only receive the local currency.  **Notify your bank or credit card company if you plan to make purchases with your debit or credit card.**  

·    ATM usage generally is subject to fees and daily withdrawal limits.  

·    The amount of cash you take on tour is a personal decision. 

·    Keep in mind the following items are NOT included: 

·    Shopping, lunches and love offering. 

·    We suggest a minimum of $500 in cash. Smaller bills are suggested. 

Nile Cruise Egypt

    Your deluxe cabin is individually air-conditioned and offers a large panorama window for your viewing pleasure from the comfort of your cabin. 

·    TV channels and videos are available when moored in the evening. 

·    Private bathroom has a shower/bathtub, hairdryer and shaving sockets.     

·    Power supply is 220V.    

·    The top deck offers great viewing as you sail.    

·    Typically, a least one meal or sometimes afternoon tea is served on the top deck.​​ 

·    Meals are offered by set menu, buffet-style or 'partial' buffet. Bottled water offered at the table is an additional charge. 

·    A small gift shop offers a variety of souvenirs, including Egyptian costumes for the 'Gallabiya Party'.  Don't miss out on your chance to 'dress like an Egyptian'. 

·    Most sailing is done during the day, but some sailing may be required after dark. 

·    Don't miss going through the locks near Esna. 

·    When moored, several cruise boats may be linked together alongside each other, requiring guests to cross through several boats to reach shore. 

·    Calling home from your Nile cruise vessel is possible. Make sure you verify what the charges will be before making that call! 

·    Be careful of roaming charges if you are using your own cell phone. 

Dress Code 

·    Casual onboard and smart casual at dinner. 

·    Swimsuits and sun hats are for the top deck only. 

·    Comfortable walking shoes are essential for shore excursions. 

·    The cruise features a "Dress Like an Egyptian Night". Costumes can be purchased while in port for about $20 USD, or you can bring your own. 

Tips & Gratuities 

·    Your standard tips and gratuities have been pre-paid for those serving you on board.  However, should you ask for extra services (such as room service). It is customary to tip accordingly. 

Passports & Visas (travel Documents) Egypt

    US & Canadian Citizens - a valid passport is required for short-term visits. 

·    Passports MUST be valid for 6 months after your return to the USA. 

·    Passport copies need to be on file with our office prior to your departure.  

·    Some countries may require your passport to contain 2 blank pages.  

·    A visa is required for US citizens and will be obtained upon arrival with the group. 

·    TRANSIT VISAS - Non-US or Canadian citizens must also check for required Transit Visas for any country that you may pass through (transit) even if it is just to change planes.  

·    Make a copy of your passport and keep it in a separate location from your passport. This will greatly assist you should you lose your passport. 

Passports & Visas (travel Documents) Jordan

    US & Canadian Citizens - a valid passport is required for short-term visits. 

·    Passports MUST be valid for 6 months after your return to the USA. 

·    Passport copies need to be on file with our office prior to your departure.  

·    Some countries may require your passport to contain 2 blank pages.  

·    TRANSIT VISAS – Non-US or Canadian citizens must also check for required Transit Visas for any country that you may pass through (transit) even if it is just to change planes.  

·    Make a copy of your passport and keep it in a separate location from your passport. This will greatly assist you should you lose your passport. 

Passports & Visas (travel Documents) Holy Land

US & Canadian Citizens - a valid passport is required for short-term visits.  

·    Passports MUST be valid for 6 months after your return to the USA.  

·    Passport copies need to be on file with our office prior to your departure.   

·    Some countries may require your passport to contain 2 blank pages.   

·    TRANSIT VISAS – Non-US or Canadian citizens must also check for required Transit Visas for any country that you may pass through (transit) even if it is just to change planes.   

·    Make a copy of your passport and keep it in a separate location from your passport. This will greatly assist you should you lose your passport. 

Photography Jordan

    Make sure you have plenty of memory or the ability to download your pictures. 

·    Bring extra batteries or portable battery backup. 

·    Be aware that certain sites do not allow photography and/or video or may charge for the privilege. Your guide will keep you informed of such restrictions. 

·    Drones are prohibited. 

Photography Egypt

    Make sure you have plenty of memory or the ability to download your pictures. 

·    Bring extra batteries or portable battery backup. 

·    Be aware that certain sites do not allow photography and/or video or may charge for the privilege. Your guide will keep you informed of such restrictions. 

·    Drones are prohibited. 

·    SLR lenses must be no larger than 50mm. Anything larger will not be allowed at the airport or border crossing. 

Photography Holy Land

    Make sure you have plenty of memory or the ability to download your pictures. 

·    Bring extra batteries or portable battery backup. 

·    Be aware that certain sites do not allow photography and/or video or may charge for the privilege. Your guide will keep you informed of such restrictions. 

·    Drones and tripods are prohibited. 

Pyramids Egypt

You will see the Pyramids from a distance and also close up.  However, going inside the pyramids is not a part of the regular tour program.  Time permitting, those who wish to go inside the pyramids must speak with the tour guide.  Please remember an additional entrance fee will be required. 

We recommend you do not participate if you: 

·    Have a heart condition of any kind 

·    Suffer from back problems 

·    Have respiratory difficulties 

·    Are prone to claustrophobia 

·    The interior tour is strenuous and involves climbing a steep incline.  During the climb you must often bend at the waist because the tunnel has a very low ceiling. The air becomes hot and stale as you climb upward. When you arrive at the end of the dark tunnel, you will find only one small, empty chamber. Cameras/Videos are not allowed. 

·    Keep in mind that an additional love offering for the pyramid guide will be collected. (approx. $6) 

Shopping Holy Land

    Time is allowed for shopping during your touring day.  

·    Purchases made are at your own risk. 

·    US residents are allowed $800 in duty-free purchases. Visit the US Customs website for further information and restrictions.  

·    VAT (Value Added Tax) is a sales tax on most goods sold.  It can be upwards of 19% or higher in Europe & Israel.  The VAT is part of the price that is marked not added at the register.  It is possible for visitors to claim back most of the tax & may be worth the trouble if you have purchased a high-priced item.  Check with the retailer to see if they offer the voucher/paperwork needed to do this.  For more information, visit on-line sources for specific countries. 

Shopping Egypt

    Time is allowed for shopping during your touring day.  

·    Purchases made are at your own risk. 

·    US residents are allowed $800 in duty-free purchases. Visit the US Customs website for further information and restrictions.  

·    Peddlers and small souvenir stands abound. Please be considerate of other guests and be certain your bargaining does not delay your group. 

Shopping Jordan

    Time is allowed for shopping during your touring day.  

·    Purchases made are at your own risk. 

·    US residents are allowed $800 in duty-free purchases. Visit the US Customs website for further information and restrictions.  

·    Prices will be in dinars. Ask the vendor for the US dollar price. Know the current rate of exchange by checking on the web or at exchange offices when entering the country.  Remember, there is no need to exchange dollars to dinars unless you prefer to work with the local currency.  

Touring Egypt

    POLICE ESCORTS - Armed police escorts are required to accompany all US travelers traveling through Egypt.  Please do not be alarmed. They are there for your safety.  Police escorts do not expect a tip or love offering. 

·    SECURITY CHECK-POINTS - Please be aware that there may be several checkpoints during your journey within Egypt.  Cameras/Videos and cell phones are strictly prohibited within the security areas. 

·    Headsets will be provided for your convenience so you can easily hear the guide.    

·    The amount of time touring and site sequence can vary according to the itinerary and local conditions. Most touring will be full days. Your guide will announce the schedule daily.    

·    Evenings are generally open for you to rest or explore on your own.  

·    If you skip a tour day (itinerary permitting), please notify your Tour Guide. Missed sightseeing is not refundable.  

Touring Jordan

    Headsets may be provided for your convenience so you can easily hear the guide.    

·    The amount of time touring and site sequence can vary according to the itinerary and local conditions. Most touring will be full days. Your guide will announce the schedule daily.    

·    Evenings are generally open for you to rest or explore on your own.  

·    If you skip a tour day (itinerary permitting), please notify your Tour Guide. Missed sightseeing is not refundable.  

Touring Holy Land

    Headsets may be provided for your convenience so you can easily hear the guide.    

·    The amount of time touring and site sequence can vary according to the itinerary and local conditions. Most touring will be full days. Your guide will announce the schedule daily.    

·    Evenings are generally open for you to rest or explore on your own. Any optional touring will be noted in your itinerary.  

·    If you skip a tour day (itinerary permitting), please notify your Tour Guide. Missed sightseeing is not refundable.  

Touring Petra Jordan

Your journey into Petra will involve a significant amount of walking. The walk from the entrance of this national park to The Treasury is approximately 2 miles downhill. There are electric cart rides available for an additional cost to the Siq.  

·    Please keep in mind the following: 

·    Wear sturdy walking shoes - the ground is rocky and uneven. 

·    Take a scarf or hat - there is very little shade. 

·    Take plenty of water - stay hydrated! 

·    Remember sunglasses & sunscreen. 

Vaccinations Egypt

    While vaccinations are not required for most destinations, you must always verify current requirements for your destination. For this information, we suggest going to https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel  

·    You may also wish to consult your physician for his/her personal advice for you. 

Vaccinations Jordan

    While vaccinations are not required for most destinations, you must always verify current requirements for your destination. For this information, we suggest going to https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel  

·    You may also wish to consult your physician for his/her personal advice for you. 

Vaccinations Holy Land

    You must always verify current requirements for your destination. For this information, we suggest going to https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel  

·    You may also wish to consult your physician for his/her personal advice for you. 

Weather Holy Land

    Listed below are average temperatures for the Holy Land. 

·    Remember, temperatures can vary widely. Closer to your departure, check international forecasts for the area by going to weather.com or your favorite weather website. 

Average Temperatures (F) for the Holy Land 

Season    High    Low 

Spring          72    58 

Summer       83    72 

Fall             80    65 

Winter        65    51 

Weather Egypt

    Listed below are average temperatures for Egypt. 

·    Remember, temperatures can vary widely. Closer to your departure, check international forecasts for the area by going to weather.com or your favorite weather website. 

 

Average Temperatures (F) for Egypt 

Season    High    Low 

Spring            94    64 

Summer       106    77 

Fall                94    66 

Winter           75    47 

Weather Jordan

    Listed below are average temperatures for Jordan. 

·    Remember, temperatures can vary widely. Closer to your departure, check international forecasts for the area by going to weather.com or your favorite weather website. 

 

Average Temperatures (F) for Jordan 

Season    High    Low 

Spring          92    67 

Summer    107    81 

Fall             96    72 

Winter        77    55 

What about my luggage?

Upon arriving at the hotel, you will be asked to label your bag (with a sticker provided by the hotel) with your hotel room number. The porters will then bring your bag to your hotel room. Your will be responsible for your carry-on.

What airline will be used?

We have used many airlines, depending on your destination.

What are the hotel rooms like?

Hotel rooms are European First Class or better. Each room will have a private bath, TV, and phone. Most hotels do not provide washcloths, so you may want to bring your own but do not leave them in the bathroom as the staff will whisk them away into the laundry and you will probably never see them again.

What if I do not have a roommate?

You are responsible for finding your own roommate. 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.

What if I miss my flight, or it is canceled on the day of departure?

It is the airline's responsibility to get you to your final destination as quickly as possible. However, you must call Adriatic Pilgrimages office with your new flight information so we can inform our overseas office of your new arrival time. Failure to call Adriatic Pilgrimages with this information means there will be no one overseas to greet you when you arrive! Be sure to contact our office when you have your new flight information so we can arrange to meet you at the overseas airport. 

NOTE: When calling the Adriatic Pilgrimages office (310-548-1152) after 5:30PM PST, listen carefully for the emergency instructions given in the recording. Our emergency line is answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

What if I need 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 (earlier for some cruises), you will be charged the single room supplement if your cancellation forces your roommate into a single room.

What if my luggage is lost or damaged?

File a claim at the airport before you leave the baggage claim area. It will be the airline's responsibility to get lost luggage to you or compensate you for damaged luggage. We will do our best to follow-up with the airline but the responsibility ultimately rests with the airline. We strongly suggest that you pack at least one change of clothes in your carry-on bag.

What meals are included in my journey?

Breakfast and dinner are included. Lunches only included when specified. Coffee or tea are served at breakfast but beverages at dinner will be an additional charge.

What should I expect upon arrival at the airport?

After going through passport control, you will need to collect your luggage (luggage carts may be free or available for an extra charge) and go through customs. You will be met by an airport representative outside the baggage claim area. Please follow instructions from our representative.

When are payments due?

Deposits are required to register to travel. Please see the Fine Print of your program for the payment schedule which may vary from trip to trip. After the the Final Payment Date, a late payment fee of $100 will be assessed. Please note: once the insurance premium has been paid, it is non-refundable.

When will I receive my flight information?

Flight information will be available approximately 2-3 weeks prior to departure. As you can imagine, coordinating flights for so many people can be a challenge. Please bear with us as we work to prepare your group's travel arrangements.

Who is responsible for any airline schedule changes and/or expenses?

All flight times are subject to change by the airlines without advance notice. Adriatic Pilgrimages is not responsible for changes and/or delays in airline schedules, nor the expenses associated with such changes.

Will I need vaccinations?

None are required, but you may wish to contact your personal physician for his/her advice.

Will a company representative be available at the airports?

Our personnel will meet groups upon arrival at your final destination and will help with return departures to the US. In most cases, there will not be a representative at US airports.

Will all flights go through New York/JFK?

No. Groups may depart from several of the major international departure gateways throughout the US.

Will my group travel together on the same airline?

Every effort will be made to keep groups together if they are traveling from the same departure city; however, depending upon the size of the group and the availability of seats on the same flights, some groups may be on several different domestic and/or international flights. You will be on the same tour bus during the entire program.
NOTE: If part of the group is participating in a pre-tour or an extension, they may not be on the same international flights as passengers doing the basic program only.
NOTE: If you depart from a different airport than your group, you may fly on a different international flight.

Will my itinerary or travel schedule 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.