Preparing for
departure
 Confirmed dates and itinerary
 Coverage
 Optional excursions
 Passports and visas
 Emergency...
 Paris, Venice, Florence and Rome
 Monday, June 16, 2014 (69 days!)
 Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Our itinerary:
For just $155 your plan covers:
Illness and accident
Baggage and property
Tour cancellation and interruption
Flight de...
Optional
excursions
 Versailles: Journey to the grand palace of
Versailles, where Louis XIV held court in the most
lavish...
All travelers are responsible for securing necessary documentation
 Carry a copy of your passport
with you and also leave...
 EF will use the emergency contact list if they need to communicate
any information while we’re on tour.
 Emergency cont...
Bus driver:
$3 per day per participant
$3 per day x 10 days
of tour = $30 per person
Tour Director:
$6 per day per partici...
 ATMs are the best way to get money.
 Don’t bring traveler’s checks, which
can be difficult to cash.
 Notify your bank ...
Packing
 Pack light: We will be responsible
for loading our own luggage on
and off the bus and into hotels.
 You are res...
Meet at curbside check-in for Delta @ 11am
We need to meet 3 hours before the flight!
Flights
Itinerary A (13 Traveler(s...
In-flight meal requests
Contact the airlines at least
72 hours prior to departure.
Baggage allowance
Confirm baggage allow...
 We’ll meet our Tour Director once
we have cleared customs and
claimed our baggage.
 We might have to wait
at the airpor...
Our dedicated Tour Director will be
with us the whole time to handle
logistics and provide suggestions
for activities.
All...
Hotels
 Generally, hotel rooms are smaller than in the U.S.
 Most hotels will not have air conditioning or elevators.
 ...
 Students are roomed 3-4 per room in a combination of twin and shared
double beds.
 Adults will share twin rooms with ot...
Meals
 Breakfast typically includes cereal,
bread, juice, coffee and tea.
 Lunch is on our own.
 Dinners will be a mix ...
Tour Handbook:
You should have received this 30 days
after enrollment.
Safety Handbook:
Look for it in the mail about 50 d...
EF Backpack: Great for your carry-on
bag or for use during the day.
Emergency Calling Instructions
card: How to reach the ...
A world of support
EF Emergency Service Team numbers
From the U.S.: 800-637-8222
While abroad: 001-617-619-2913
EF Departure Information
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EF Departure Information

  1. 1. Preparing for departure  Confirmed dates and itinerary  Coverage  Optional excursions  Passports and visas  Emergency contacts  Tipping  Spending money  Packing  Flights  Arrival  Tour Director  Hotels  Rooming  Meals  Your resources  Tools to travel with  A world of support
  2. 2.  Paris, Venice, Florence and Rome  Monday, June 16, 2014 (69 days!)  Wednesday, June 25, 2014
  3. 3. Our itinerary:
  4. 4. For just $155 your plan covers: Illness and accident Baggage and property Tour cancellation and interruption Flight delay 24-hour access to an English-speaking representative Deadline for enrollment is 35 days prior to departure: May 5th If you miss this deadline and still wish to add a coverage plan, call EF Customer Service at 800-665-5364. Insurance Coverage Plan
  5. 5. Optional excursions  Versailles: Journey to the grand palace of Versailles, where Louis XIV held court in the most lavish style imaginable. On a tour, stroll through the elegantly landscaped gardens, the historic Hall of Mirrors and the ornately decorated State Apartments.  Pisa: Journey to Pisa on this half-day excursion. Enjoy a guided tour of the city’s Field of Miracles, where you can snap a picture of the 12th-century Leaning Tower, aslant ever since the third floor was built. This is where Galileo was said to have developed his laws of gravity. Also visit the adjacent cathedral and baptistery, which contain exquisite marble pulpits carved in the Gothic style.  The deadline to enroll on any new optional excursions will be 50 days prior to departure.
  6. 6. All travelers are responsible for securing necessary documentation  Carry a copy of your passport with you and also leave a copy at home. Passports and visas  Valid passports are required for all travelers.  Name and gender listed on your EF account must exactly match passport information.  Passports must be valid for 6 months after tour.  Non-U.S. citizens may require special visas or other travel documents.
  7. 7.  EF will use the emergency contact list if they need to communicate any information while we’re on tour.  Emergency contacts cannot be traveling with this group and must be available for the duration of the tour.  Confirm your emergency contacts at least 30 days prior to departure.  Make sure your information is correct and up to date. All changes can be made on your personalized website.  If you are contacted with an emergency, call the next person on your list to relay the information. Emergency contacts
  8. 8. Bus driver: $3 per day per participant $3 per day x 10 days of tour = $30 per person Tour Director: $6 per day per participant $6 per day x 10 days of tour = $60 per person Local guides: $1-2 per local guide per participant Tipping Total: $90 per traveler before we depart
  9. 9.  ATMs are the best way to get money.  Don’t bring traveler’s checks, which can be difficult to cash.  Notify your bank or credit card company that you’ll be abroad.  Bring the equivalent of $50 in the currency of your arrival destination.  We are responsible for our lunches and tipping. Spending money
  10. 10. Packing  Pack light: We will be responsible for loading our own luggage on and off the bus and into hotels.  You are responsible for any luggage handling fees charged by the airlines. See the fees at eftours.com/baggage  Carry any valuables or medications in your EF backpack or carry-on.  Pack a change of clothes in your carry-on in case your luggage is lost.  A full packing list can be found in the Tour Handbook or at eftours.com/packinglist  Luggage space is especially limited on night trains  Don’t forget when we visit Vatican City, Notre Dame, other churches ladies must have their shoulders covered and everyone must
  11. 11. Meet at curbside check-in for Delta @ 11am We need to meet 3 hours before the flight! Flights Itinerary A (13 Traveler(s)) Date Time City(Airport) Flight / Transportation Additional Flight Info Flight has stopover(s) Primary Confirmation Number Paper/E- Ticket Depart 6/16/2014 6/16/2014 2:00 PM 4:41 PM Orlando Detroit Delta Airlines Flight # 18 HWJFVE E 6/16/2014 6/17/2014 6:30 PM 8:35 AM Detroit Paris (De Gaulle) Delta Airlines Flight # 98 HWJFVE E Return 6/25/2014 6/25/2014 12:55 PM 3:25 PM Rome Amsterdam KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Flight # 1602 HWJFVE E 6/25/2014 6/25/2014 5:00 PM 8:20 PM Amsterdam Atlanta KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Flight # 621 HWJFVE E 6/25/2014 6/26/2014 10:55 PM 12:22 AM Atlanta Orlando Delta Airlines Flight # 1769 HWJFVE E Additional Confirmation Numbers: DL-2ZPFON (E), DL-2ZPIIK (E)
  12. 12. In-flight meal requests Contact the airlines at least 72 hours prior to departure. Baggage allowance Confirm baggage allowance with each airline before departure. You’re responsible for any associated fees. eftours.com/baggage Seat assignments Our seats will be assigned at check-in. Your ticket Frequent flier miles cannot be redeemed, and tickets are not eligible for upgrade. Flights
  13. 13.  We’ll meet our Tour Director once we have cleared customs and claimed our baggage.  We might have to wait at the airport for other groups.  We will start the tour right away and won’t check in to our hotel until the end of the day.  Staying awake throughout the arrival day is the best way to beat jet lag. Taking a nap might make you feel worse. Arrival
  14. 14. Our dedicated Tour Director will be with us the whole time to handle logistics and provide suggestions for activities. All Tour Directors are trained to handle challenging situations and emergencies that might arise. Tour Directors have 24-hour access to local EF offices, as well as our worldwide and North American headquarters. Tour Director
  15. 15. Hotels  Generally, hotel rooms are smaller than in the U.S.  Most hotels will not have air conditioning or elevators.  Wi-Fi will not always be available, and when it is there may be a fee.  Late check-ins may be necessary.
  16. 16.  Students are roomed 3-4 per room in a combination of twin and shared double beds.  Adults will share twin rooms with other adults.  Students may be roomed with EF travelers from different schools.  On overnight trains, passengers will be divided among couchettes shared by up to six people. Some of those passengers may not be traveling with EF. All passengers will share a common bathroom in the train corridor. Rooming
  17. 17. Meals  Breakfast typically includes cereal, bread, juice, coffee and tea.  Lunch is on our own.  Dinners will be a mix of local cuisine and familiar dishes and will be a preset meal for our entire group, rather than ordering from a menu.  Food portions are smaller than they are in the U.S.  Table water is included; other beverages are an additional cost.  Inform us of any allergies.
  18. 18. Tour Handbook: You should have received this 30 days after enrollment. Safety Handbook: Look for it in the mail about 50 days prior to departure. Personalized website: Log in to watch destination videos, review your itinerary and find hotel and flight information as it becomes available. Your resources
  19. 19. EF Backpack: Great for your carry-on bag or for use during the day. Emergency Calling Instructions card: How to reach the local equivalent of 911 while abroad. Tools to travel with Only dial this number in the event of an emergency.
  20. 20. A world of support EF Emergency Service Team numbers From the U.S.: 800-637-8222 While abroad: 001-617-619-2913

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