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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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HERE ARE A FEW ANSWERS TO OUR MOST COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

WHO GOES ON WANDERLIST TOURS?

Anyone looking for an authentic travel experience. Our tours are created for millennials, typically 18-35 year olds, but to us, millennial isn’t an age: it’s a state of mind. If you want a niche, quaint, intrinsically off-the-beaten-track experience with like-minded folks, then join our tribe!

DOES THE PRICE INCLUDE FLIGHTS AND INSURANCE?

No, and we’d have it no other way. Not only does this save you time, but it also saves you big-time money! And don’t worry, we are on standby to help you out every step of the way. You just get to the airport and we’ll take care of the rest.


Plus, once you book a tour:

  • You’re added to a private Facebook Group along with everyone else on your tour. You can get the conversation going, exchange ideas, get advice on flights and insurance (hint: World Nomads is great!), and more.
  • We answer all questions 24/7 and personally respond to questions in the Facebook Group.
  • We send out a RouteMap containing tips, links, travel times, meeting details, travel hacks, and more so you don’t have to stress about anything.
HOW LARGE ARE THE TRAVEL GROUPS?

Although we have one tour with a maximum number of 40 (Oktoberfest), we keep our groups between 10 and 30 travelers.


Why? We’ve found that it’s easier to create cohesion, use public transportation, better manage activities, and guarantee high-quality hotels with smaller groups.

WHAT ABOUT PRIVACY?

Our prices are based on twin/double occupancy. If you are traveling as a couple, you don’t need to worry about not rooming together or paying supplementary charges. However, if you’re traveling with friends and prefer triples/quads, let us know and we can set it up. If you want a single, we can do that, too.

WHAT ARE THE HOTELS LIKE?

You spend approximately 40% of your time in your room or hotel, so don’t underestimate how important it is. We look for accommodations that are central (yes, actually central), culturally or historically relevant, have character and personality, are a bit edgy and exude seduction, and are visually stunning (à la medieval castles and villas).


Where you lay your head is as important as where you travel. With WanderList, you’ll always stay at the best hotels.

WHAT DOES THE TOUR PRICE INCLUDE?

The better question would be what does the tour price NOT include, because we include pretty much everything to ensure you get the highest-quality trip for the fairest price.


The tour price includes:

  • full daily breakfasts (meaning hot breakfasts, not just carbs and the rare hard-boiled egg),
  • twin/double rooming,
  • all on-tour transportation (trains, ferries, buses, and travel cards if listed),
  • group dinners and lunches, when applicable,
  • tour guides,
  • museum passes, when applicable,
  • full-time tour leader,
  • and tons of built-in goodies – all listed under each itinerary.

 

Don’t worry about extra budgeting for optionals, because we’ve already added the best activities right in. We even include gratuities!

DO I NEED TO TIP?

WanderList tips all the drivers, all the guides, and all the restaurants. Experience has taught us that tipping is simply the easy, decent, and respectable thing to do. And believe us, they love it, too.

If you want to tip on top of that (say, in person), don’t feel obligated to do so. The only thing we need from you in terms of tipping is to show your tour leader your utmost appreciation at the end of the tour.

WHERE SHOULD I GET TRAVEL INSURANCE?

You are required to purchase trip insurance, and everyone must provide proof that they have it on the first day of travel. Without it, you will not be able to join the tour.

There are several places to purchase travel insurance, but we find World Nomads to be extremely easy to use. World Nomads covers everything you may need, including trip cancellation, medical costs, lost luggage, adventure activities, and tons else.

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WHAT DOCUMENTS DO I NEED TO BRING?

You will need your passport. Please make sure it’s valid for at least 6 months after the end of the tour.


If you are an American citizen but use a passport from another country, it is especially important that you contact the relevant Embassy or Consulate to ensure your bases are covered. You may have different entry requirements, as well as different passport and visa requirements.

HOW DO I BOOK?

Once you have found your perfect tour, reserve your spot by paying the 72-hour risk-free deposit of $150. You’ll see more information on the individual Journey pages. The remaining balance is due at least 45 days prior to departure (the actual date itself is shown at the bottom of each tour page).

CAN I CANCEL?

Yes, you can cancel. But know you can always use your deposit toward any other tour, present or future. It has no expiration date. If you need to cancel your tour and have made payments toward the trip, here are the cancellation fees:

  • Cancel more than 60 days out from the start of the tour: you will be refunded 100% of the total payment.
  • Cancel anywhere from 59-30 days out: you will be refunded 50% of the total payment.
  • Cancel less than 30 days out: there is 0% refund.

Read our Booking Conditions, here.
WHY BOOK WITH WANDERLIST TOURS?

Well, if we haven’t convinced you already, download our free travel tip guide, 5 Things To Look Out For When Booking A Tour, and check out our WanderPact. Become part of the WanderList revolution and help us redefine group travel!

HOW DOES THE REFER A FRIEND PROGRAM WORK?

Travel with your friends AND get them to pay for your trip with the Refer A Friend Program. For every friend you refer, you get $250 credit. That credit directly applies to the trip of your choice and there is no limit to the number of friends you refer! The friends you refer can go on the same tour as you or a different one. Learn more, here.

WHAT IS THE GRAD TOUR LEADER PROGRAM?

The Grad Tour Leader Program is for all types of graduates. Celebrate your achievement with your best friends and fellow grads on a European adventure. If you become a Grad Tour Leader, you can refer friends to WanderList and get $250 credit for each friend you refer. That credit will go toward the trip of your choice. And, there’s no limit to the number of friends you refer. Is there a better graduation gift than this? Learn more, here.

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