Luggage FAQ


Q.

How much luggage can I bring on a cruise ?

 
A.

The luggage allowance whilst on tour is one suitcase with a maximum size of 76 x 53 x 28 cms (30 x 21 x 11’’) and weight of 20 kilograms. You may also carry a small backpack or the Scenic Tours issued overnight bag. Additional bags beyond the luggage allowance may incur additional charges and are to be settled directly to the hotel or as required. Please check with your Travel Agent or Scenic is you have any specific requirements

Q.

How much luggage can I take on an aircraft ?

 
A.

It is advised that you check airline luggage requirements directly with your most significant airline carrier.

Q.

Is porterage included?

 
A.

Handling and porterage of your luggage (as per the luggage allowance above) is included in your tour. Additional bags beyond the allowance may be charged or it may be the responsibility of the passenger to forward the baggage to another destination. Luggage handling is not included during any independent or non-escorted touring. In this situation, luggage handling and porterage will need to be organised directly with the hotel porters.

Q.

Should I attach the Scenic Tours luggage label provided prior to departure?

 
A.

No, please wait until you have claimed your luggage at your destination airport. This will ensure airline companies will not tear off this tag, as it is required to easily identify your luggage for transfer services and hotels.

Q.

Are there restrictions on what I can carry in my luggage?

 
A.

The Australian and New Zealand governments have enhanced security measures to limit the amount of liquids, aerosols, and gels that can be taken through the screening point for people who are flying to and from Australia. Details of restrictions and requirements can be found on the Australian Department of Infrastructure and Transport’s website or the New Zealand Government’s Aviation Security Service website. For information regarding carry on restrictions for other countries,please contact the relevant government agencies.

Q.

Will my luggage be secure?

 
A.

We strongly advise that you do not pack anything of value in your check-in luggage and that you check-in ONLY your own suitcases. Do not carry items packed by other people. Never accept packages or articles from anyone unknown to you to carry on board the aircraft. As a sensible precaution against luggage tampering, including theft, lock your luggage. Information on luggage safety is available from The Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority website.

Q.

What happens if my luggage goes missing?

 
A.

It is highly unlikely for your luggage to be mislaid, however we suggest if travelling as a couple to pack each suitcase with back up clothes and toiletries for each person. We also suggest writing your personal and tour details on a label INSIDE each suitcase (including name, address, telephone number, departure and return flight details). Write only your name and destination address on outside labels.

Please note: For those passengers flying British Airways to Europe via London Heathrow Terminal 5, we suggest that to lessen the chance of your luggage being lost in transit, and connection time permitting, you check-in your luggage to London only. Collect your luggage in London and then re-check it to your final destination.

Q.

What clothing should I pack?

 
A.

 

  • Casual sportswear for daytime that can be mixed/matched/layered
  • Jumper/warm jacket/gloves/hat/scarf for cooler mornings and nights
  • Swimwear
  • Comfortable walking shoes with rubber soles for good grip
  • Sunglasses and sun hat
  • Women require a minimum of one skirt or dress

 

Q.

What is the appropriate dress for visiting holy places?

 
A.

When visiting churches and monasteries, modest dress is required i.e. no shorts, miniskirts or sleeveless tops. Turkey and Morocco are Muslim countries and you need to dress conservatively. To visit mosques, clean and modest dress is appreciated and often required. Thighs, shoulders and tops of upper arms should not be shown. Men also need to cover their bare legs and cannot enter mosques wearing shorts. Some holy places will supply scarves for tourists to borrow.

Q.

What else do I need to pack?

 
A.

The following list may be useful when packing for your trip:

 

  • Airline tickets and passport (plus a photocopy and extra passport photos)
  • Travel and travel insurance documentation, and itinerary (make a copy for your emergency contact)
  • Travellers cheques/cash/debit or credit card and emergency contact numbers if lost or stolen, plus local currency for first day and a money belt
  • Spare memory card for your digital camera or film in clear plastic containers
  • Only those keys needed on return
  • Personal medication and prescriptions, extra glasses/contacts and prescriptions
  • Sunscreen, lip balm and insect repellent
  • Pocket calculator, address book, journal and pens
  • Tissues and anti-bacterial hand wipes or hand sanitiser
  • Raincoat or umbrella
  • Plastic bags for dirty laundry, washing powder and elastic clothesline
  • Travel alarm clock, earplugs and sleep mask
  • Adaptor plugs, mobile phone charger, battery charger
  • Face cloth / flannel