Thank you for choosing MyPeople Travel! We would like you to have larger than life experiences on your vacation and have a tour without a rigid schedule! We are happy to welcome you on board as your travel Dream Catchers, turning your travel dreams into a reality!
Your holiday is a new experience for you and you will be out of your comfort zone, and away from home. Especially in Europe, you will be visiting more than one country, and each country will have its own unique language, different food, and of course different people with different customs which will be totally unfamiliar and not akin to your own 🙂 Soak it all in MyPeople – experience how the ‘other side’ of the world lives – you do not have to do in Rome as Romans do: yet in each individual country please remember to treat the people and the territory you are on with utmost respect and dignity as you would be expected to whilst there and as if you are a citizen of the soil you are stepping on 🙂
Experience has taught us that your journey begins at home when you start planning your holiday. We have compiled a few Tips to provide you with as much information as possible to help you prepare for your travels.
MyPeople Travel Limited will send your travel documents a couple of weeks in advance with your itinerary and vouchers. These will also contain useful information pertaining to clothing, weather, eating recommendations, et al. Please go through them carefully and carry them with you for your holiday.
Please ensure that your Passport is valid for 6 months from the last day of your trip. Please reconfirm that you have valid Visas before embarking on your journey.
It is your sole responsibility to carry the above with you.
We also recommend that you photocopy your passport and credit card details and leave them in your suitcase in case of loss. If you need to make cash withdrawals, ATMs in bank lobbies are less vulnerable to devices that capture your credit card information – as they generally have camera surveillance.
MyPeople Travel Limited advises each and every individual to carry a Comprehensive Travel Insurance that covers you for your entire journey. This Travel Insurance must cover at the minimum, trip cancelation or trip curtailment, loss or damage to property and baggage, loss of cash, traveller’s cheques, medical costs and personal accident.
Please carry this with you on your journey, along with the phone numbers of the Insurance Company in the unlikely event that it is necessary to reach them
As far as possible carry casual, light-weight, drip dry clothing that needs no ironing and is good for wearing as layers one over the other in case required 🙂
Please leave your expensive Jewellery and Electronic devices at Home for your peace of mind.
- Good comfortable walking shoes in all terrain
- Sandals in case of hot days
- Comfortable clothing like Jeans / Trousers
- T-Shirts / Blouses (long and short sleeves)
- A wind protection lightweight Jacket or Cardigan / Sweater
- Gloves and Warm Cap for Windy days
- Waterproof Jacket or Ponchos or Small Folding Umbrellas
- Extra pairs of Socks
- Sun Hats / P-Caps
- Shorts / Skirts for Warm Weather Days
- Camera and Mobile Device
- Spare Batteries
- Camera and Mobile Chargers
- Film / Extra Memory Cards
- Power Plug / Travel Adaptors
- Small Water Bottle – Money Saving Tip !
- Regular Medication and Prescription
- General Medications for head and stomach aches, fever and diarrhoea
- Sachets of Ready Tea Bags
- Plastic Bags
- Insect Repellent
- Sunscreen / Moisturizer
- Sun Glasses
- Small Backpack
- Ladies Hand Purses – not recommended
- Money Belt that can be worn Inside your clothing
- Passport and Visas
- Travel Insurance Policy
- Traveller’s Cheques – do not recommend as difficult to exchange with vendors
- Currency as per the Countries you are visiting
- Credit Cards – more than 1
- Airline Tickets
- MyPeople Travel – Tour Documents with Vouchers
Your Passport and Money should be with you on person at all times. Please do not pack it in your suitcases. Please do not leave these in your suitcase in hotel rooms or hotel safes either. Distribute your money and credit cards on yourself.
Beware of pickpockets. Please keep your wallets and purses out of sight. Strap your handbags across your shoulder and backpacks should be strapped to the front side in public and crowded places.
Most of our itineraries are for Flexible Individual Travel and are all inclusive. In case you are paying for any TimeOut Optional – their prices will be mentioned upfront on your itinerary
Besides these you can budget for souvenirs and take home gifts as per your pocket – small and cute items cost up to @Euros 10 per day
Our itineraries typically do not include any meals, except daily Breakfast
Quick bite Lunches comprising of sandwiches, burgers, chips, are available around all tourist destinations and can be budgeted for at around @Euros 10 per person. Portions are generally very big so think about sharing before ordering.
Sit down Dinners will depend upon the type and location of restaurants you choose. You could budget for around @Euros 15 per person at regular restaurants or around @Euros 25 per person at pricey restaurants. Portions are generally big so think about sharing before ordering.
It will be very economical for you to buy and consume your refreshment drinks or wines outside a restaurant as they are over-priced inside the restaurants.
Tap Water is potable across Europe – even in restaurants. Of course it is not hygienic to fill water inside public toilets. Fill your own water bottles from your hotel rooms every morning to save Euros 3 per bottle.
In Countries like Italy, tap water is not potable and you will need to consume bottled water only. It will be economical to buy and keep in your transport vehicle, a crate of Natural Water (or Gas Water if you so prefer) from a supermarket or a motorway stop which will cost around Euros 5 to Euros 7 for 1 dozen bottles. These same brand and smaller sized bottles will cost around Euros 3 in city centres.
Europe has continental weather comprising of summer light rain showers. For daily weather please check www.bbc.com/weather/
Before leaving from home please check whether the time zone you are going to is behind or ahead of your home time to facilitate calling or receiving calls from home.
We are certain that at the end of your holiday you will have come to appreciate the crucial role your Drivers and Guides have played in making your tour a grand success. If you are pleased with their services, you may wish to express your gratitude with a gratuity / tip, as is customary all over the world. As a goodwill token of your appreciation for their efforts, it is recommended to always to tip them – they do lots more than just driving and guiding, and they feel really good when clients give them some appreciation too ! Having said this it is entirely up to you 🙂