The ABC of an unforgettable trip
A for A-CLASS INSURANCE
All our local partners offer the possibility to buy a medical and baggage insurance and cancellation insurance, or they guarantee assistance to find the best insurance policy for your trip.
B for BAGGAGE
Charges for hold luggage vary from one airline company to another, so we strongly recommend that you check your personal baggage allowance in your travel documents. In case your luggage doesn't comply with the set out allowance, you will be required to pay for the exceeding weight, or you baggage can be denied boarding. We suggest using luggage with built-in combination locks or padlocks. And don't forget your luggage tag!
Luggage, passports and money must be attended at all times, especially in airports, hotels and other crowded places.
In addition to your personal medications, insect repellents and drugs to treat intestinal infections are highly advisable. You are invited to take a look at possible additional limitations in the relevant section “Useful info”.
Allow some spare room in your baggage for your shopping.
C for CARE
In order to offer you a safe and trouble-free journey, we have selected trustworthy partners that provide a high standard of service.
D for DOCUMENTS
You are kindly requested to check your passport validity and tax stamp (when applicable). Generally, you have to hold a passport with at least six months of validity left from the date of entry into a non-EU country. Make sure your passport has one full blank page left in case you need a visa.
We suggest that you bring a photocopy of your passport and another identification document with you. If you need more information on the specific country you want to visit, you may take a look at the section “Documents/Visas”.
E for EXCURSIONS AND DAY TRIPS
Depending on your departure day, tourist attractions might be closed. Our partners will make sure to plan your itinerary in the best way so that you will be in the right place at the right time.
During a tour, some contingent itinerary changes might occur and we apologize for that, but we believe that our partners consciously make their decisions with the aim of avoiding any possible inconvenience.
F for FEASTS AND CELEBRATIONS
Some of the visited countries are famous for their festivals and rituals. Sometimes, custom-made trips are planned to enjoy such festive occasions. These trips, especially when focusing on very sought-after and crowded celebrations, need booking well in advance and require a high level of adaptability.
G for GUIDES
Our guides, travel consultants and skippers speak English and, generally, one or two other languages. Ask and we can help you find local staff speaking your language.
However, local drivers are not guides: they only speak their native language and most of them have a limited knowledge of English.
H for HOTELS AND ACCOMMODATION
Our partners have selected the best hotels and accommodation facilities to meet your expectations and ensure your satisfaction throughout your journey, regardless of the given accommodation category. You will find mind-blowing hotels in many countries. On the other hand, you might happen to use your adaptability skills to appreciate particular accommodation facilities that are very different from the ones you are accustomed to.
I for INCREDIBLE BUT TRUE
Glitches happen while on travel, but the assistance of your skilled staff will turn unpleasant hitches into something pleasantly unforgettable.
L for LET'S BE INFORMED
A book is your best fellow traveler. You will read it before setting off to have a clearer view on what awaits you, you will consult it while traveling and you will also read it once you are back to recall your experiences.
M for MONEY
Tipping is a common practice in hotels and restaurants for tourists. It is compulsory in some other countries. We suggest checking this out in the relevant section “Useful info”.
N for NATURE
ViviTravels supports the nature and the sustainable tourism, promoting eco-friendly accommodation facilities and travel services, and helping locals protect their customs and traditions.
O for OPENNESS TO NEW EXPERIENCES
Traveling means discovering countries that might be either pretty familiar or totally different from our own. The lack of knowledge is often scary, but being open is the best attitude we can have. Even if some experiences might seem very different from what you’re accustomed to, please keep an open mind. Don’t forget: you’re a welcomed guest even in the most foreign of places.
P for PREPARE TO BE AMAZED
Our team of partners is at your disposal to customize your journey in the best way by adding excursions, extra days and activities of your choice.
What is your dream trip? Let us make it come true for you.
Every trip is planned taking into consideration every detail in order to help you discover the gist of your journey and get enriched by experiences and memories.
Do you know just a little bit about a country that intrigues you? Tell us your expectations, what you like and what you dislike: our travel experts will be happy to plan the tailor-made itinerary that exactly suits your taste.
Q for QUICK NOTES
Bring a travel diary and a pen with you to note your emotions down. They will be unforgettable memories to keep for years.
R for RESTAURANTS AND CUISINE
We have selected the best restaurants to make sure you'll eat in venues boasting the highest hygienic standard and an excellent service, so that you can taste the local cuisine and also international delicacies.
S for STRONG ABILITY TO ADAPT
You are about to set off on a thoroughly-planned journey that you have been dreaming of for ages. Bring a consistent amount of adaptability with you to get along with the weather, the places, the flavors and the people you'll run into. Don't let any inconvenience bring you down. Open your mind and enjoy every single minute of your journey.
T for TRANSPORTATION
Our partners choose trustworthy means of transportation and skilled drivers to make sure you'll have a comfortable trip. Bear in mind that transfers are often pretty time-consuming, as the road conditions can be really poor in some countries. You will have a clear idea regarding the transfers because we always detail the transfer duration and the distance covered in every single stage of the itinerary.
U for UNEXPECTED EXPERIENCES
The beauty and the uniqueness of a trip come from different factors: the accommodation facilities that allow you to delve into the local lifestyle, the sightseeing tours and the excursions selected on purpose, as well as all those activities giving you the chance to live non-touristy experiences.
V for VARIOUS TYPES OF TOURS
All of our individual tours are 100% private. You can travel with your significant other, your family or your friends without having to deal with strangers' moods and interests.
Aren't you into traveling on your own? Do you prefer sharing your travel experience with other fellow travelers? Some of our trips have a set departure date and need a minimum number of participants to take place. We offer the chance to travel in a group, so you’ll be able to strike up new friendships, make acquaintances and share your travel experience.
Z for ZERO PROBLEMS
That's the right light-hearted attitude to have when shutting your house door behind you at your departure. Clear mind, no worries, and the desire to discover and have fun. Our local travel experts will take care of the rest.