Below are some of the most common questions from our travelers.
U.S. citizens must have a passport, which should contain at least 2 blank pages and be valid for at least six months after your return date. Passports expiring before then should be renewed as soon as possible.
Many countries also require a travel visa for entry. Some countries issue visas upon arrival, but in most cases, you need to obtain visas prior to travel. Airlines and cruises may deny boarding and your tour may be disrupted if your visa is not in order.
For U.S. citizens booked on a tour or package with Scheduled Dates, we will send you complete visa instructions and application forms after you book.
If you hold a passport from another country, or are not booked on a tour with Scheduled Dates, you are responsible for obtaining your own visa and meeting all entry requirements. If a visa is required, we recommend using a fee-based visa service, such as our preferred provider VisaHQ.
The weather in Belgium is the nicest mid-May through late September. Temps run in the 70's-80's, and nights are in the 50's – 60's. Take a sweater and umbrella any time of the year. For avoiding the crowds, try May or September. For the current forecast in Belgium, click here.
U.S. and Canadian citizens need only a valid passport to travel to Belgium.
In Belgium, the currency is the euro. Please review the current exchange rate.
Service charges are included in most bills, so tipping is not necessary, however, round up the bill or leave an extra tip if you've received exceptional service. Tip washroom attendants 0.25-0.50 euros.
Items unique to Belgium that you might want to shop for are diamonds, chocolates, ceramics, lace, crystal, linen, antique tapestries, wooden toys, copperware and pewter.
230 volts. Plug E. You will need a voltage converter and plug adapter in order to use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit. Click here for more information about electrical standards around the world.
See our blog post on using your cell phone abroad.