Entry Requirements—U.S. and Canadian citizens do not need visas for entry into Italy, France, or any other country in the European Union. A valid passport is all that is required.
Immunizations and Health—No immunizations are currently required for travel to the areas visited on this tour, but it is wise to have your inoculations up-to-date. Is your tetanus booster current?
Exit Requirements—There is no departure tax currently required other than what is included with the cost of your airline ticket.
On this tour, international airfare is NOT included. You will need to get your international air into Cagliari Elmas International Airport in Sardinia, Italy, and flying out at the end of the tour from Bastia, Corsica, France. We encourage you to work with Steven Goldberg at Frosch Travel in Chicago, who knows the best flights to coordinate with the destinations on this tour.
You will need to arrive in Cagliari, Italy, by 4 p.m. on September 2, 2017. Departure from Bastia, France, can be scheduled at your convenience on September 14, 2017.
Steven Goldberg / Frosch Travel
Toll-Free in USA: 1-800-323-1276
International guests, please call +1-312-371-9686
When calling, please identify yourself as a Toto Tours participant. If you leave a message on Steven’s voice mail, he will return your call promptly. He will be happy to discuss your travel plans and help you decide when to purchase your ticket for the best rate.
NOTE: The recent trend in travel is for travelers to finalize their plans much closer to departure time than was customary in the past. While we try to be as flexible as possible we often must turn away last minute registrants because we relinquish hotel space 8 – 12 weeks prior to departure! Please keep this in mind when making your travel plans.
In September, average daily temperatures on Sardinia range from a low of 62 to a high of 80 degrees. The temperatures on Corsica will be a few degrees cooler, particular in Corte in the mountains. You won’t need a suit jacket or tie, as the tour is informal, but consider bringing nice casual clothes for our group dinners. Try to pack light and bring only one piece of luggage plus your carry-on. We won’t have porters getting on and off the train, so you need to be able to carry your own belongings. Create mix and match outfits, and think about layering! Pack any medications you require in a carry-on bag and leave expensive jewelry at home.
Suggested Packing List:
▢ Electrical Adapter. Voltage is 220, and electrical outlets require a two-pronged round pin adapter. Click here to see examples of the outlets you will find, and the plug you will need. Be sure to bring an adapter that will fit with two round prongs.
The monetary unit in both Italy and France is the standardized Euro (EUR). Notes are issued in the following denominations: €500, €200, €100, €50, €20, €10, and €5. There are €2 and €1 coins, plus fractions (there are 100 cents in one Euro). On September 22, 2016, the interbank exchange rate was 1 EUR per US $1.12. ATMs are widely available. Major credit cards also work in most ATMs for cash withdrawals, and they are accepted at most restaurants, hotels, shops and tourist attractions. We will offer a group tip to guides and drivers, and more details will be provided before departure. Click here to find the most up-to-date exchange rate.
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