Our adventure tour groups stay at comfortable,
safe hotels. They range from two to three star hotels and provide a
relaxing place to stay the night- however, they are not luxury accommodations.
Occasionally you will spend the night at rustic, unique and historical hotels. You can arrive at the hotel on the first day of the tour and
we will usually have our first group meeting at the hotel that evening.
Check-in at most hotels starts at 2:00pm. If you arrive before this time
please realize that your room may not be ready, and if possible advise us of
your early arrival so that we can do our best to arrange accommodation. On
all of our tours we recommend that you get to the tour site a day or two in
advance. This gives you a chance to relax after your flight and ensures
that you arrive at the tour start on time. If you would like us to book
you an extra night or two just mention this when making your tour reservation.
In most cases we will arrange transportation for you from the airport to the
hotel at the start of your guided travel tours.
Tours include some breakfast,
usually continental breakfast at the hotel. If you have specific dietary restrictions we will do what we can
to accommodate these, please mention any restrictions when you reserve your
spot, but the breakfast is standard. Lunch and dinner is not included with
the tour price (except as noted on your schedule). We will stop at
mid-range restaurants and occasionally will provide a picnic or barbecue for
you. Often you will have two or three restaurants to choose from.
Due to limited space on our
adventure tour bus
you are restricted to one bag weighing no more than 50lbs and one small handbag
or purse. You will be responsible for taking your bag into the hotel at
night and bringing it back for your driver to load in time for the daily morning
departure. Please remember to pack light. There are Laundromats at
several of the hotels on each tour, and valet laundry service is often
Arriving at your guided travel
You are responsible for your own
arrival at the tour start destination. Please give yourself plenty of
time. If you are not there for the start of the tour it will regrettably
begin without you, without a refund. It will then be up to you to find a
way to join up with the group, though of course we will do our best to help you.
As soon as you have booked your flight please send us your arrival details.
This will allow us to send a shuttle to pick you up and bring you to the
airport. This complementary service is available only upon reservation and
may not be possible in all instances, in which case we will advise you to take a
You are responsible for reserving
your own flight, but we are happy to help you in this process. We can
assist you in finding good deals. If you are coming from Europe we have a
travel agent there who can find you a good price and cancellation policy.
Please contact us if you need any assistance with your flight. Remember to
check your airlines specific luggage restrictions. Changes are constantly
being enforced and it is important that you are aware of new developments.
If you don't know where to look for updated information contact us and we will
be happy to help you.
Adventure Travel Tour Language
The majority of our small group tours are in English
and / or German. In many instances our guides will be fluent in both
and we will accept mixed groups which we believe will encourage cultural
exchange and add to the uniqueness of the tour experience. If you do not
speak one of these languages or would like a group guided in another language
please contact us for possible options.
We recommend that you bring all
necessary medications with you since it is unlikely that you can get these while
on the tour. Make certain you have enough for the tour duration and a few
extra days. You are responsible for your own health. Please tell us
about any health related issues before the tour start date. We will make
every effort to accommodate passengers with disabilities but due to the nature
of our tours there are certain unavoidable limitations. Also, for
prescription medications, make certain that you carry your prescription with
you. Throughout our tours if an emergency should arise we will transport
you to a hospital or organize transportation for you at your own cost.
Make certain that your health insurance is up-to-date and covers you while you
If you are from the USA please bring
your drivers license or state issued I.D. If you are from outside of the
USA please keep your passport with you. On some of our tours we may be
required to pass through border checks. Remember- always carry extra
copies of your important documents separately and leave a copy at home.
This will greatly aid replacement incase of theft or loss.
Pack light! You probably need
less than you think. For each of our guided travel tours we will be sending you an information
packet. This will include suggestions on seasonal clothing and important
items. Remember you are limited to one suitcase or bag, not to exceed
50lbs in weight, and one purse or handbag.
- Bring comfortable
shoes and casual clothes. A variety of hikes and activities are part of
all our tours. Dress comfortably.
- Don't forget your
camera and film (make sure you pack your film in hand luggage when flying as
checked luggage is x-rayed.)
- Bring your ID and keep copies of all
your important documents separately. Leave a copy at home with family or
- A travel alarm clock
will be useful in helping you meet morning departures.
- Sunglasses, a hat,
toiletries, aspirin, etc. are all good items to bring.
- You might appreciate
a good book, a CD/cassette player or laptop. You will have free-time to
relax on most of our tours and
might enjoy having these items for the drives between places.