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The Happy Traveler US

with Dr. Rosemary Swade

Boutique Group Travel for Amazing Journeys of Discovery

Member: IAMAT-California Seller of Travel Program-Travel Consumer Restitution Corporation-

An affiliate of both Coastline Travel Advisor and Virtuoso Travel Advisors

Frequently Asked Questions

How will I get from the airport to meet the group?

Transfers from the airport to your accommodations with instructions on how and where to meet the group will be provided

When can I arrange my departure?

You will receive an email in the spring to announce that the minimum number of participants have been meet and when to purchase your flights. Through our trusted affiliates we will be happy to recommend air tickets and travel insurance.

For more information please contact Rosemary at [email protected]

Which meals are included on the trip?

Breakfast is provided each day of the tour, as well as a few group dinners.

Are tips and gratuities included?

Gratuities for all included meals, guides, and drivers are included in the price of the trip. 

Will we be travelling with other groups?

No. this is a private and personalized tour solely for The Happy Traveler US! There maybe be some high speed public train or public ferries or boats on our trip.

How many people will be in our Happy Traveler US group?

We are estimating we will have a group of 15 to 25 people but we should have this confirmed by early February. The cost of the trip is usually based on 20 participants.

Is the tour guaranteed to go ahead or will that depend on a minimum number and when will this be confirmed?

We are confident that we will have plenty of Happy Traveler US' on this trip but the trip may not go ahead if there are not 15 paid participants. If the trip is cancelled because of low enrollment you will be fully refunded, of course.  

Will we have free time on the trip?

Yes we are planning to offer some free time during the trip in all locations. Should you desire more free time or time on your own please feel free to take it! Do make Rosemary of The Happy Traveler US aware of your plan so she will know you are well and happy.

I have dietary restrictions, can these be accommodated?

We will do our best to inform restaurants in advance of your request, but cannot guarantee an accommodation. 

Will there be much walking as I have a mobility issue?

Although the touring will be by private coach (bus) and sometimes by train /boat/ferry there are a several walking tours and visits to sites which will require walking. Please ask for details if needed. If you prefer to not join us on a walking tour there will be plenty to do and see as an option. Please note: The American Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is not applicable outside the USA though we will do our best to assist you.

I would like to stay on and travel independently afterwards will that be possible?

Yes. When the trip concludes you are free to continue traveling with your own plans. In addition some of our Happy Traveler US' on this trip will be arriving before the trip begins. Please let The Happy Traveler US know if we can offer any assistance with your independent travel plans. If we are able, we will be happy to assist. 

Do you recommend Travelers Checks?

NO. The most convenient and cost effective way to access money while abroad is through the use of debt/ATM card.

Simply stick your American Debt/ATM card into a European ATM machine and out comes euro!!

Please be sure your ATM card has a 4 digit pin code, is linked to a checking account and is usable in Europe.

Credit Unions often offer the lowest (or no) fee for currency exchange and ATM usage fee FYI

You cannot access a savings account while abroad.

Can I use my American cell phone while abroad?

Yes but be sure to check with your provider for roaming charges and costs. You may need to temporarily shut off your voice mail in order to not incur additional costs. 

More detailed and specific FAQ's will be emailed to you as we get closer to our departure date.