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Before You Travel


Do I need travel insurance?

We strongly recommend guests purchase travel insurance prior to your trip.

Your insurance should cover trip interruption, personal injury, medical expenses, and evacuation and repatriation cover including during pandemic events.

How much luggage can I bring?

European tours
Traveling with Troy entitles each guest to travel with one suitcase not exceeding 23kg (50lbs) in weight, with the dimensions of 76cm x 46cm x 25cm (30” x 18” x 10”). Carry-on/hand luggage is restricted to one piece per person, not exceeding 12”x11”x6” (30x28x14 cm) to fit under your coach seat or in the small overhead compartment.

So your driver and the hotel porters can safely lift and transport your suitcase throughout your holiday, we strongly recommend that you test the weight of your baggage prior to travel. You should be able to lift and comfortably transport it for short distances.

Baggage allowances vary from airline to airline and you should check with your chosen carrier for details prior to travel.

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What should I pack for my Troy trip?

The weather in your travel destination may vary. We would suggest that you pack layers of clothing. 
A light waterproof jacket may also be useful and a sun hat during the summer months.

Bear in mind that some excursions will take in visits to cathedrals or other religious locations where there may be a restriction on shorts / mini-skirts and bare shoulders.

A comfortable pair of flat shoes /sneakers for walking is essential as you may be visiting cities and sites with cobbled streets and uneven terrain.

Useful items that you may wish to pack can include:

  • Phone charger
  • Medication
  • Adaptor plug
  • Travel iron
  • Carry bag
  • Travel pillow
  • A photocopy of your hotel contact list & travel documents
  • A photograph of your luggage contents for reference

Can I bring my small rolling suitcase that I can bring on the airplane with me in the coach as my carry-on?

For safety reasons, small rolling suitcases are not permitted inside the coach. As our coaches have large windows, there is minimal space to store them securely overhead or under the seat. Suggested carry-on is a soft-sided bag similar to backpack, tote bag, etc.

How much travel money should I plan to bring?

When planning how much money to bring, we suggest that you consider such things as spending money for meals that are not included e.g. lunches and beverages, alcoholic drinks etc. Any Optional Experiences/sightseeing trips that you may wish to purchase, as well as shopping, gratuities and any incidentals such as laundry or dry cleaning and so on.

If you plan to purchase local currency before you travel we suggest that you request notes of smaller denominations as many local stores and restaurants may not be willing to accept the higher ones.

While most major credit cards are generally accepted by shops and hotels worldwide, you may find that there is a minimum charge for using them. It is also becoming more common for identification to be requested when making payments by credit card, so remember to carry your passport or driver’s license with you. Visa, American Express or MasterCard are widely accepted in most shops and restaurants.

Do I have to purchase gratuities prior to the vacation?

No, pre-paying gratuities is not required.

Will I need to bring electrical adaptors?

Electrical plugs and outlets differ throughout the world. We recommend bringing a universal travel adaptor that’s suitable for the countries you are travelling to.

What do I need to know about border crossings, visa requirements and passports?

Information about border crossings and visa requirements varies by destination. Please check the destination you’re visiting below for more information:

Travel documents
Each guest must ensure that their passport is valid for at least six months beyond the conclusion of their trip and that they have acquired all necessary visas and permits.

Guests are advised that only the countries you plan to visit can provide up-to-date information about their specific visa requirements. Guests should contact the nearest embassy or consulate of the countries they plan to visit well in advance of travel. Please check your itinerary carefully. Remember that requirements vary based on a passport’s place of issue and that the process can take time.

Israel, France, Greece trips
US Citizen only required to have a valid passport. You are responsible for obtaining all necessary visas before the departure of your guided holiday. Depending on your nationality, you may need visas to enter certain countries included on your trip. Please note that obtaining visas can take up to six weeks before your departure.


To ensure a healthy and enjoyable trip, we strongly suggest that you pack a plentiful supply of any medication that you may need while on vacation. All prescriptions should be filled, up-to-date and in their original packaging. Always pack prescriptions in your carry-on bag with copies of your prescription paperwork as your checked luggage may not always be easily accessible, particularly in the event of delays, lost luggage etc.

You might be concerned about enhanced airport security measures about the quantities of liquids that you can carry aboard a plane preventing you from taking your medication on flights. However, as long as your medication is accompanied by the relevant documentation from your doctor (a doctor’s note or letter should be fine), you’re entitled to take it with you on board your flight.

We would always advise you to research the rules around taking your medication to your destination country and what proof of treatment you’re expected to bring with you. For example, you can avoid any issues at airport customs in Spain by having your prescription drugs and doctor’s letter readily available. However, not all European countries have the same regulations.

Everyday over-the-counter medicines are not carried on the coach. Your Travel Director will be able to advise you were to purchase items if needed.

Please contact your doctor or health care provider before traveling to determine which vaccinations or other health precautions are recommended for your travels. Most countries in which we travel do not need any special vaccinations, but requirements can change at any time and we strongly recommend that you check for more detailed and current information before you travel. Each guest must follow entry, health and other requirements of the countries visited during your trip.

Guests should advise of any dietary or health-related issues that might affect them during their travels. For example, if a guest carries an auto-injector for nuts or other allergies etc. or has a condition requiring special attention.

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