Preparation before your trip

Mount Titlis ski resort
Things to prepare before your trip:
  • It is the tour members’ responsibility to ensure that they have valid passports and visas. Please make sure you organize your own visas in time for the tour. In case you need help with organizing the visas we will be delighted to help you.
  • If the price of roundtrip flight tickets to Europe is not included in the tour you book, please make sure that you book your own flight tickets. In case you need help with booking flight tickets we can help you to book.
  • Insurance is not included in the tour cost. You are strongly advised to have full travel insurance.
  • In case you do not have yet, buy appropriate clothes & shoes (see details in the list below).
  • Suitable amount of cash in EUR. We recommend you not to bring VND or similar currencies to exchange in Europe. Currencies such as VND are difficult to exchange in Europe and exchange rates are bad. If your bank card allows you can also take cash directly from ATMs. Master / Visa / Maestro / Plus cards are accepted nearly everywhere in Europe.
List of things to bring for your trip:
  • Clothes & Shoes:
  • suitable clothes for the cold season such as:
    winter jacket (preferably water-repellent and with hood)
    winter sweaters
    long-sleeved warm shirts (to wear under sweater)
    long warm pants
    long underpants (recommended to make you feel extra warm in mountains)
    several pair of thick woollen socks (useful in both mountains and the city)
    warm hat or headband
  • suitable clothes for the warm season such as:
  • underwear
  • water-repellent hiking shoes or water-repellent winter boots (for the mountains, also useful in the city)
  • comfortable shoes to walk in the cities. Please do not wear high heels when walking in the tour group as we must walk at a certain speed to reach all the sightseeing points.
  • umbrella (a small one is enough to save space)
  • Electronics:
  • world travel adapter
  • camera & battery & SD card & camera lenses & charging cable
  • mobile phone & charging cable
  • Food & Drink:
  • water bottle to refill (ideally one that can keep water hot)
  • food: any food or snacks you may need during the flight. To save space it is better not to bring any instant noodles or similar snacks, you can buy them in Europe as well. If you are a smoker, it is a good idea to bring chocolates or sweets in case there is no smoking lounge at the airport where you change flights or if you do not have time to go to a smoking lounge.
  • Toiletries & Cosmetics & Medication:
  • toiletries: toothpaste, toothbrush, dental floss, cosmetics, lotion, cleanser
  • medical kit, for example: medicated oil, stomach medication, headache medication, flu medication, tablets for allergies, band-aids. Depending on your health, bring your diet sugar or prescription.
  • to protect yourself from the sun: sunscreen, sunglasses, hat or umbrella
  • for dry air (especially in mountains): lip balm, appropriate skincare
  • heat pads may be useful. However, please note that it is more important to bring appropriate clothing.
  • Other items:
  • passport with a valid visa
  • your wallet with bank cards, credit cards, cash (EUR, maybe CHF as well)
  • medical insurance card, medical insurance policy of your travel insurance (if you have, highly recommended to buy travel insurance)
  • glasses
Please do not bring the following things with you:
  • fresh food / vegetables / meat (not allowed to bring to Europe)
  • weapons, knives and any other items not allowed as per flight regulations
Packing instructions:
  • bring one big check-in luggage (please check the maximum weight allowed, usually 23 kg)
  • For tours where we use public transport, please do not bring two separate luggages. Only bring as many pieces of luggage as you can carry yourself from train/bus stations to the hotel and opposite.
  • bring one backpack for walking in cities and mountains (to carry water, camera, picnic, and other small items yourself)
  • If you plan to go shopping leave some space in your luggage for shopping items or bring an extra suitcase.
  • Wear your heaviest / bulkiest shoes and jacket on the plane to save space.
  • Make sure all items not allowed in your cabin luggage are in your check-in luggage (e.g. liquids above the allowed maximum amount, pincers, scissors)
  • Double-check the weight of your luggage before leaving. Book additional luggage online if you have more luggage than allowed for your flight ticket.
  • Add a luggage tag with address / email / phone number to all your luggages.