Airline tickets, cruise tickets, and rail tickets should be kept in your
purse or carry-on. Do not pack them in luggage that will be checked.
Additionally, tickets are like cash, if you loose them or forget them, you
must replace them with a new ticket.
regulations indicate that you should arrive at the airport at least 2
hours prior to departure for domestic flights and at least 3 hours for
Luggage can be checked for size and weight. Keep checked luggage to
or less. Any luggage heavier than 50 lbs is subject to a penalty.
You are entitled to one carry-on piece of luggage which should fit above
or below your seat. All luggage is subject to inspection. See
Allowance for details.
is your responsibility to make sure that your luggage is properly tagged
for identification. It is best to do this the evening before. In addition
to your own identification tags on your luggage, your travel agent or tour
operator will also provide everyone on the tour with a luggage tag for
your checked bag.
& Identification: For your safety and
as an extra precaution, we ask you to fill out the form with your medical
data and a contact person's name (at home) in the event of an emergency.
Please insert this form in an envelope sealed with your name on front and
give it to your escort or group leader on the day of departure. It is
also a good idea to carry your medical card with you in case you need
medical attention while traveling.
MEDICATION: Medication should be
kept in your carry-on, not in your checked piece of luggage. It is also
good to take a copy of your prescription.
FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION:
your trip involves air travel within the 50 United States, you are
required to carry photo identification, i.e., driverís license. As
of December 31, 2005, passports will be required for all travel to and
from most of the Caribbean, Central and South America, Mexico and Canada.
1, 2008, all Americans departing and returning to the United States will
be required to have a valid US Passport.
information about obtaining or renewing a passport visit the State
Departmentís website: www.travel.state.gov
or call the National Passport Information Center at: 877-487-2778.
comfortable, casual clothing and shoes Type of clothing will be determined
by the area and temperatures you are traveling to. It is best to check
with the weather channel. Cruises generally have one or two dress-up
nights. Gentlemen: Suit or coat and tie. Ladies: Dress or pantsuit. Use
your discretion. In the evening, jeans, sneakers, or shorts are never
permitted in the dining room.
It is a
good idea to leave a copy of your itinerary and an emergency phone number with someone at
home. Keep in mind an itinerary is always subject to change, your escort
or group leader will keep you informed daily if there are any changes in
time. Be patient, go with the flow. We want to make sure you have a great
Please make sure that your are current with all of your inoculations. This
will protect you and your family when you are traveling outside the United
Traveling Domestically limit cash, use Travelers checks, credit cards.
Internationally, the use of credit card is primary. With so many
different forms of money, your safest bet is to use your credit card,
American Express are accepted everywhere. The use of credit cards
overseas assure you the best rate exchange as well. Small amount of
cash should be taken for incidentals only. Most hotel and
ships/cruise lines offer money exchange, but at higher rates.
though you are not required to carry passport domestically, it is your
easiest form of identification. It provides your photo I.D. and
proof of citizenship in one - it lasts 10 years. We at Legacy Tours
suggest you apply for a passport. The application may be obtained at
your local courthouse or post office. You will be required to
provide an original copy of your birth certificate - specifically 1 with
the raised seal.
We highly recommend and suggest the purchase of travel insurance.
There are no guarantees that a tour operator, travel agent, cruise line,
airline, hotel, bus company or rail line will not go bankrupt or that you
may not become ill while traveling. Protect yourself! We
cannot stress this more.
Make sure you purchase reputable insurance and that it covers you for all
unforeseen events. Read the policies thoroughly, ask questions - an 800
number is made available for your convenience. Insurance is not just
for cancellation - most importantly, it covers medical, transportation,
and evacuation, including bankruptcies if purchased in the designated
amount of time - read you policy for procedures and definitions. See
our links to Access America & Travel Guard Insurance companies
TRAVELERS: We try to inform travelers from our own personal
experiences while visiting an unfamiliar city or town. It is best to start
with taking a local guide city tour to orientate (lay of the land)
yourself - which will help you decide where and what you want to see
on your visit. Every town or city has a local tourism or visitor
information center. They will be happy to recommend a reliable bus and
guide service company.
A general rule of thumb is travel in pairs, if you are not
traveling with a group. Excursions/side trips are best purchased
via the tour operator, travel agent or cruise line. Know who you are
dealing with. It may look cheap, but you may become stranded or
find yourself in an unsafe situation. For the most up-to-date
security information please visit the Transportation Security
Administration website: www.tsa.gov
New Secure Flight regulations require full name, gender and birth date when
booking all air travel