Departing the U.S.: For the safety of everyone in the group, smarTours has implemented COVID-19 travel requirements which apply to all tours regardless of destination. To learn more, click here.
Please note destination entry requirements are changing rapidly. smarTours will communicate entry requirements in your Tour Documents 10–14 days prior to departure. For up-to-date information, please click the links below.
- Entry requirements
- State Department Travel Advisory Updates (Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro)
- Center for Disease Control Updates & Information (Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro)
Flights from the U.S. and back are on the following airlines and schedules. Please make sure to allow sufficient time for clearing customs and immigration if you are planning a connecting flight. We recommend at least three-and-a-half hours. Please note that flight schedules are subject to change without prior notice.
|Departure Date||Airline||Depart Airport||Depart||Return|
|2023: Apr. – Sep.||LOT Polish Airlines||New York (JFK)||10:05 PM||8:05 PM|
|2023: Oct. 2, Oct. 9||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA|
ADVANCE SEAT ASSIGNMENT
The above airlines do not assign seats in advance, and smarTours® is not involved in seat assignments. Seat assignments can only be arranged at the airport upon check-in.
International flights to/from the U.S. are not included. Land-only travelers are responsible for arranging the entry and exit flights, as well as their arrival and departure transfers. smarTours cannot be held responsible for any damage caused by air schedule changes and delays. Unused land services are non-refundable.
Generally, check-in at hotels is not before 4:00 PM and check-out is prior to 12:00 PM. If arriving early or departing late, hotels usually allow travelers to store their luggage in the luggage room.
PASSPORT AND VISA INFORMATION
You must possess a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel. American citizens do not require visas. Non-U.S. citizens should check with the respective consulates for current visa requirements to all their travel destinations (including Montenegro). Please remember that it is your responsibility to obtain the necessary travel documents before the trip.
TICKETS AND FINAL DOCUMENTS
Final instructions, documents, and travel tips will be emailed to you 10–14 days before the scheduled start of your tour. If you have not received your final documents, please check your spam folder or contact smarTours.
Immunizations are not currently required. However, you may wish to consult your personal physician or local public health authorities as to their suggestions.
Weather will vary depending on location. Cities near the Alps region will be cooler, while coastal cities enjoy milder, Mediterranean weather. Evening temperatures will be cooler.
- March and November–highs in the 50s
- April and October–highs in the 60s
- May and September–highs in the 70s
- June through August–highs in the 80s
NON-INCLUDED MEALS AND SIGHTSEEING
The hotels used on this tour will offer dining options that range from coffee shops (where dinner, excluding drinks average about $15-$20 per person) to specialty restaurants. Your hotel will accept credit cards for your non-included meals. Optional sightseeing tours and evening activities will be offered. Optional tours can be paid for by credit card or with cash.
CREDIT CARDS AND LOCAL CURRENCY
The currency in Croatia, Slovenia, and Montenegro is the Euro. Hotels and some stores accept major credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, and American Express. However, for “street shopping” you will need local currency. A local ATM will have the best exchange rate. You can also exchange currency beforeyou depart for the trip. Hotels and some stores accept major credit cards. However, for “street shopping” you will need local currency or U.S. Dollars. Your hotels will be able to exchange cash to local currency. It is recommended that you bring along cash in small denominations.
Each passenger may bring one piece of checked-in luggage and one carry-on piece. Please check with the airline for the maximum weight and size for luggage. We recommend that you do not over-pack and that you take a variety of separates with climate and comfort in mind.