Getting Visa

Visas for Sightseeing tours

Wherever you travel in the world, it is always best to be aware of up-to-date visa information which may affect you. Some nationalities can travel freely over borders, where others require advanced permission to enter. There are also changes in requirements from time to time.

We are unable to provide visa advice.

Obtaining Visa is the responsibility of each traveller, so we would recommended that a traveller obtain their visa in advance (leaving plenty of time for visas application process). Make sure you do the proper research before you apply, and make sure you deal directly with the embassies or certified agents with regard to acquiring correct and timely information. We cannot take responsibility for customers whose visas are rejected or expired.

When you have made the full payment for your booking, then we will send you a booking confirmation email. Please reply your booking confirmation email if you want to request your visa support documents, please allowing 10 working days for the documents to be sent.

Europe Visas for Tours

If you are a citizen of the EU,U.K or a passport holder of the EU or the United Kingdom, then you will not need to get a visa for you to travel on any of the European tours listed on our website (in exception of the Northern Explorer, see listed point below). Some nationalities need to have a valid Schengen Visa in order to enter Europe.

If you are from a country that is required to get a Schengen visa, please keep the following points in mind:

  • You will need to apply to the embassy of the country where you are going to spend the most amount of travel time. If there are more than one country where you have an equal number of staying night (where you would spend most of your time), then you must apply to the embassy of the country you plan to visit first. Please make sure you check for the country you are spending the most amount of time in and confirm to us which embassy you are applying to when you request your visa support documents.
  • Tour(s) you book through us must be paid in full before we can release visa support documents.
  • Email us if you wish to request visa support documents “after your tour is paid in full”
  • Embassy booking appointment can be very tricky because embassies are normally very busy, so make sure you book your appointment well in advance before your departure date.
  • No full refund is given/issued if visas are rejected as per our Terms & Conditions
  • If you are on only U.K visas, or on certain U.k visas you would not permitted by the EU to travel on a Schengen Visa within the last 3 months prior to of the visa expiry. Please make sure you check check with the embassy.

Here’s a guide on the embassy you should apply through for when planning on booking european tours through our website

If there is a number listed after your tour please see the important notes at the end of the page.

Europe Multi Country

  • Best of Europe – Italian Embassy (1)
  • Best of Eastern EuropeAustrian Embassy (14)
  • Best of Western EuropeFrench Embassy (15)
  • Christmas and New Year – French Embassy
  • Classic EuropeItalian Embassy (8)
  • Croatian and Eastern Delights – German Embassy (2)
  • Croatia & Western DelightsItalian Embassy (5)
  • Eastern Highlights – German Embassy
  • Europe Escape – Italian Embassy
  • Europe Explorer – French Embassy
  • Europe Highlights – French Embassy
  • Europe Jewel – Czech Embassy
  • Europe Taster – French Embassy
  • European VistasFrench Embassy (9)
  • Great Britain – British Embassy
  • Northern ExplorerGerman Embassy (11)
  • Scandinavian EscapeDanish Embassy
  • Ultimate Europe – Italian Embassy

Eastern Europe

  • Balkan ExplorerGreek Embassy (13)
  • Croatian and Eastern Delights – German Embassy (2)
  • Eastern AdventureItalian Embassy (7)
  • Eastern EuropeCzech Embassy (6)
  • Eastern Highlights – German Embassy
  • Scenic EuropeItalian Embassy
  • Taste of Eastern EuropeGerman Embassy

UK and Ireland

  • Great Britain – British Embassy
  • Irish Explorer – Irish Embassy (3)
  • Best of UK & Ireland – British & Irish Embassies (10)
  • Taste of EnglandBritish Embassy
  • Taste of ScotlandBritish Embassy

Italy

  • Italian Delights – Italian Embassy
  • Italy ExplorerItalian Embassy
  • Italy at Leisure – Italian Embassy
  • Highlights of Southern Italy & SicilyItalian Embassy
  • Taste of Italy – Italian Embassy
  • Treasures of TuscanyItalian Embassy

France, Spain & Portugal

  • Highlights of FranceFrench Embassy
  • Highlights of Spain & PortugalSpanish Embassy
  • Spain & Portugal ExplorerSpanish Embassy
  • Taste of FranceFrench Embassy
  • Taste of SpainSpanish Embassy

Christmas and New Year

  • Christmas and New Year – French Embassy
  • Bruges Christmas Markets – Belgian Embassy
  • Europe Christmas Taster TourFrench Embassy
  • Europe New Year Taster TourFrench Embassy
  • Europe Christmas & New Year Escape TourItalian Embassy
  • Europe Christmas & New Year Jewel TourCzech Embassy
  • Europe Christmas & New Year Explorer TourFrench Embassy

Greece Tours

  • Athens, Mykonos & SantoriniGreece is in the Schengen Area. If you require a visa to enter the Schengen Area, please apply at your local Greek embassy.
  • Best of GreeceGreece is in the Schengen Area. If you require a visa to enter the Schengen Area, please apply at your local Greek embassy.
  • Colours of the MediterraneanPlease refer to your local embassy to confirm if you require a visa for Turkey and Greece. Most nationalities can obtain an e-visa for Turkey in advance at this link. Greece is in the Schengen Area. If you require a visa to enter the Schengen Area, please apply at your local Greek embassy.
  • Constantinople to HellasPlease refer to your local embassy to confirm if you require a visa for Turkey and Greece. Most nationalities can obtain an e-visa for Turkey in advance at this link. Greece is in the Schengen Area. If you require a visa to enter the Schengen Area, please apply at your local Greek embassy.
  • Taste of GreeceGreece is in the Schengen Area. If you require a visa to enter the Schengen Area, please apply at your local Greek embassy.

Turkey Tours

  • Aegean DelightPlease refer to your local embassy to confirm if you require a visa. Most nationalities can obtain an e-visa in advance at this link.
  • Colours of the MediterraneanPlease refer to your local embassy to confirm if you require a visa for Turkey and Greece. Most nationalities can obtain an e-visa for Turkey in advance at this link. Greece is in the Schengen Area. If you require a visa to enter the Schengen Area, please apply at your local Greek embassy.
  • Constantinople to HellasPlease refer to your local embassy to confirm if you require a visa for Turkey and Greece. Most nationalities can obtain an e-visa for Turkey in advance at this link. Greece is in the Schengen Area. If you require a visa to enter the Schengen Area, please apply at your local Greek embassy.
  • Turkey Flying CarpetPlease refer to your local embassy to confirm if you require a visa. Most nationalities can obtain an e-visa in advance at this link.
  • Turkey Magic CarpetPlease refer to your local embassy to confirm if you require a visa. Most nationalities can obtain an e-visa in advance at this link.

Egypt Tours

  • Egypt Visas – Please refer to your local embassy to confirm if you require a visa in advance or are eligible to receive a visa on arrival. Most nationalities can obtain a visa on arrival at a cost of a fixed fee in US dollarplease ensure you have cash in GBP or USD, or a credit card, to pay for the visa.

Other Tours

  • Croatia SailingPlease refer to your local embassy to confirm if you require a visa to enter Croatia.

Very Important Notes

(1) Best of Europe:

2016 departures onlyplease ensure you apply for a multi-entry Schengen visa which will also enable you to enter Croatia. A separate visa may be required for Bosnia-Herzegovina (and Montenegro).

2017 departures onlyplease ensure you apply for a multi-entry Schengen visa which will also enable you to enter Croatia.

(2) Croatian & Eastern DelightsPlease ensure you apply for a multi-entry Schengen visa which will also enable you to enter Croatia.

Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina are not in the Schengen zone and visas can not be obtained at the border or on the tour, it is therefore essential you check in advance of your tour if you require a visa for Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Please click the following links for more information:

Serbia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

(3) Irish Explorerplease note that you will visit Northern Ireland as well as the Republic of Ireland on this tour. Schengen and UK visas are not valid for the Republic of Ireland whilst certain nationalities will require a UK visa to visit Northern Ireland.

(5) Croatia & Western Delightsthe embassy listed is for the tour itinerary only. If you are travelling in Europe after finishing the tour this may change which embassy you will need to apply at. Please ensure you apply for a multi-entry Schengen visa which will also enable you to enter Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia.

(6) Eastern Europethe embassy listed is for the tour itinerary only. If you are travelling in Europe after finishing the tour this may change which embassy you will need to apply at.

(7) Eastern Adventurethe embassy listed is for the tour itinerary only. If you are travelling in Europe before starting the tour this may change which embassy you will need to apply at.

(8) Classic Europeif you are staying in the Netherlands before and/or after the tour, you may need to apply at the Dutch embassy.

(9) European Vistasif you are staying in the Netherlands before and/or after the tour, you may need to apply at the Dutch embassy.

(10) Best of UK & Irelandplease note that the UK & Republic of Ireland is not a common travel area. Please check with your local British and Irish Embassies to confirm if you require a visa to visit the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland, respectively.

(11) Northern Explorer

If you require a Schengen Visa you will need to ensure you apply for and receive a multi-entry Schengen visa

If you are staying in Amsterdam pre and/or post tour you may need to apply at the Dutch Embassy.

Most nationalities require a visa to visit Russia, please check with your local Russian Embassy for confirmation.

Once you have paid in full and requested your visa support documents from us, we will need to send you the original copies of the support documents by post, so please request your visa documents AT LEAST 45 DAYS before your visa appointment.

If you do not wish to travel to Russia or if you do not have the required Russian visa, please contact us AT LEAST 45 DAYS prior to departure. We can amend your tour arrangements giving you two extra nights in Helsinki, ferry transportation to Tallinn and an extra nights accommodation in Tallinn, where you would meet up with the rest of the tour. There is a small charge for this amendmentplease contact us for more information.

(12) Adriatic Coastal Explorerplease ensure you apply for a multi-entry Schengen visa which will also enable you to enter Croatia. A separate visa may be required if you wish to join the optional excursion to Mostarplease click here for more information.

(13) Please ensure you apply for a multi-entry Schengen visa which will also enable you to enter Croatia. A separate visa may be required for Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia & Bulgaria.

(14) If you are extending your stay in Rome before starting the tour, you may need to apply at the Italian Embassy.

(15) If you are extending your stay in Rome after the tour, you may need to apply at the Italian Embassy.