(Frequently Asked Questions)

Do I need a visa or passport?

It is almost always required that you have your passport for travel to any international destination, so yes. As for a visa, you will not need a visa to most of our tours, but if one is required, we will make it clear on the itinerary page at the bottom. Also, our tour operators will do most of the work for you on any visa applications.

Will I need my ID?

Yes, you will need your passport and driver’s license for Ireland, France and Italy.

Are vaccinations required?

No for Ireland, France or Italy, but the CDC does recommend you have the Covid-19 vaccine.

Are masks required?

The mask mandate was lifted on June 17, 2022. However, we recommend you have one available while you travel as some individual locations in various countries still require them on a site-by-site basis. 

Can I exchange money in these countries?

Yes. There are several locations available throughout the major cities and many banks will also provide this service. There is usually a charge for exchanging currencies.

Do they accept credit cards?

Yes, most places accept major credit cards. We do recommend you check with your credit card company to see if it is more or less expensive to purchase things with your credit card in the currency of the country you are in or in American dollars. 

Do I need travel insurance?

We recommend that everyone get their own travel insurance policy for every trip. Your insurance agent should be able to help you with purchasing a cost-effective policy that will meet your needs. While our operators provide a minimal policy that only take effect once you have actually begun the trip (it does NOT cover cancellations or abandonment of the trip) and some very basic medical (but not necessarily of your choosing), we are not the ones providing this insurance and think most people feel better about knowing what types of medical facilities they will be guaranteed.

Can I use my cell phone?

Most carriers have an international plan that is activated on a daily basis when you are out of country. We suggest you contact your carrier and find out what the phone and data limits are for your plan.

Is it safe to go out on my own?

All the countries we travel to are about equally safe to go out on your own as in the United States. We recommend you be aware of your surroundings at all times (even in the USA), always keeping an eye out for potential threats while still enjoying yourself on your vacation.

Are your tour operators reliable and experienced?

Absolutely! Our primary tour operator has been in business for over 20 years and moves around 19,000 people a year to destinations in over 80 countries. Each tour has been vetted to make certain you have a great time and balance of seeing the special sites in country and get the opportunity to shop, all while not being pushed too hard with a relentless schedule.


Some destinations require more walking than others–please carefully review the itinerary to see that it works for your needs.
You may want to bring some snack foods to hold you over until mealtime.
RFID block credit card sleeves are recommended to protect your credit cards.

Other Questions

If you have any other questions, please contact us at info@bucketlistretirementtours.com.