It is our sincere privilege to welcome you to Journey! Our small group tours are designed to
harmonize included sightseeing experiences with leisure time so you can enjoy the best
of the destination.
As we continue to march toward your travel dates, Journey will provide you with helpful
information via email. Also, our team stands by for any questions you may have about the trip so
please feel free to call, email or chat. A few items that will help us to serve you while you're
preparing for your trip are provided below.
Please let your Journey Trip Specialist know if you have any questions.
Thank you from all of us at Now Journey!
— Jeffrey Chaffin, President
— Mark Story, Managing Director
Review this entire page to find several helpful resources in planning for your Journey!
We highly recommend you protect yourself with Trip Cancellation and Interruption Travel Insurance:
Here are two companies that provide insurance: TRAVEL GUARD & ALLIANZ — Please review carefully:
1. Trip Insurance: We highly recommend trip cancellation and interruption insurance.
You may get a quote from Travel Guard using click Get a Quote:
Travel Guard Travel Insurance: Click Here
Allianz Travel Insurance: Use the form below
2. Airfare Quotation: Email your Now Journey Trip Speclalist for information on booking airfare.
4. ALERT: Meeting Travel and Entry Requirements are the responsibility of the Journey Guest: Make note of ANY entry requirements for the countries you are traveling through and/or visiting as your destination(s). It is YOUR responsibility to ensure you have met all entry requirements. This includes the new European Union requirement commencing in 2024 - Click here for the ETIAS (similar to a Visa that all US Citizens must comply with in 2024): Click Here.
2. LUGGAGE INFORMATION
Before we continue, with the various flight disruptions we've been seeing, it might pay you to consider our Luggage Forward Service:
3. ENROLL IN STEP
Check out the USA's STEP Program:
4. HEALTH ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
COVID 19 REQUIREMENTS ARE DETERMINED BY THE DESTINATION(S) YOU ARE TRAVELING TO: IT IS GUEST'S RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE YOU MEET ALL TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO COVID RESTRICTIONS.
5. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
• What is the "new ETIAS requirement from Europe (commencing in 2025)?
The European Union is requiring a new visa-like form to be completed commencing in 2025 and it is the Now Journey Guest's responsibility to complete all forms required by the destination countries. ETIAS (similar to a Visa that all US Citizens must comply with in 2025): Click Here.
Deluxe package includes a full, hot daily breakfast (table service or buffet), 5 of the 9 dinners and 4+ to 5 Star hotel properties featuring large, air-conditioned guestrooms with ensuite bathrooms. Classic package includes a daily breakfast, Venice Welcome Dinner (guests may upgrade to the total 5 dinners included for $390 per person), and 3 to 4 Star hotel properties featuring air-conditioned guestrooms with ensuite bathrooms.
How active are Journey Tours?
Our pace for sightseeing is leisurely with ample opportunity to stop and even opt out should a guest desire to do so. We walk about 45 to 90 minutes per day on our sightseeing tours on average.
What amount of leisure time is there on a Journey Tour?
Yes, Journey features a Slow Travel concept on most of our trips with most sightseeing occurring in the mornings and the afternoons at leisure.
How many guests are on a Journey Tour?
Our tours feature an average 10 to 16 guests — unlike most tour companies which feature an average of 35 to 44 guests!
What is the average Journey guest like? What kind of people travel on a Journey tour?
Journey's trips are designed to engage people of all ages and backgrounds, but the 'average' Journey guest is not average at all: they enjoy interesting excursions, learning about history and culture, and above all enjoy having fun while on tour. Experiencing foreign lands bring with it a host of amazing and sometimes challenging experiences, so a great attitude is essential for the Journey guest and the Modern Traveler!