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What to pack for your European Concert Tour

February 12, 2018 / Inside Europe

LESS IS MORE WHEN PACKING FOR EUROPE

For most, packing your suitcase is one of the more difficult aspects of preparation for a European journey.
The solution often is is to just pack as much as you possibly can into your suitcase and backpack, but as all of us at iNSIDE EUROPE can confirm: “Stick to the essentials and bring only what you really need”.  Layering your clothes is a great way to be prepared for any type of weather.

Chloe sums it up quite well: “You’ll be thanking me later when you don’t strain your back from having to carry everything on your own. Don’t do it!” Her advice: “Pack as lightly as you can. The best way to get it all to fit into your suitcase is to fold everything nicely and then roll it tightly. Think of packing your bag as if it were a puzzle.”

Keep in mind, however, that Europe is a much more conservative than the U.S. or Canada, the every day attire for locals is smart casual. In addition, cathedrals and churches have a strict dress code and will not allow you to visit/enter if you are wearing tank tops, shorts, short skirts and gym attire. Hems should always go over your knees, or at least to the knee. When in doubt, play it safe and go for capris. Sometimes a scarf may be sufficient to cover exposed shoulders or a deep neckline, but since the guard at the entrance of religious sites has the final say, there is again no guarantee. We recommend bringing a cardigan in addition to a scarf. 

PACKING SUGGESTIONS FOR
iNCANTATO CONCERT TOUR TRAVELERS

Here are a few things that we consider essential to be comfortable iN spring, fall and winter. Weather changes are frequent and can be quite drastic.  Remember, iNSIDE EUROPE allows only one checked bag per person with a maximum weight of 50 pounds and a small backpack as carry-on. Space on the touring coaches limited and any excess luggage will not fit.  

SAMPLE PACKING LIST
FOR A TEN+/- DAY EUROPEAN JOURNEY

If you forget anything there are plenty of shops where you can by shampoo, toothpaste, etc., however we highly recommend that travelers bring all essential personal hygiene products with them as overseas items vary greatly and may be uncomfortable to use (deodorant, pads, tampons, etc.)

What essentials are generally provided at the hotels?

What we suggest NOT to bring:

Please note that no comfort animals can be brought on any regular iNSIDE EUROPE experience, however we do offer specialty tours for pet lovers.

iNSIDE(r) EUROPE PACKING ADVICE
– TOP FIVE THINGS TO BRING FROM HOME

An important part of traveling is to experience cultural differences, however we know some adjustments to the local way of doing things, may be more challenging than others. From our experience, here are the top five things to bring from home when visiting Europe:

The iNSIDE EUROPE team wishes all travelers a safe journey to Europe.
Remember to leave some space in your suitcase for souvenirs and other purchases as you experience those beautiful destinations. ‘Helping’ the local economy is always appreciated.

 

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