General Information


Important Note: You will be flying into Milan, Italy and departing out of Geneva, Switzerland

When booking your air, make sure that your flight is to Milan, Italy (Airport Code - MXP) and that it will arrive on October 11th, before 11:30am if possible. When booking your return flight, make sure that you are departing on October 20th from Geneva International Airport (Airport Code – GVA)), if possible, between 9:00am – 11:00am.

Upon arrival in Milan, a FoCA representative will be at the airport to meet you. Once you collect your baggage and pass through Customs, look for our local host who will be holding a “FoCA” sign. They will escort you to awaiting transportation to take you to your hotel in Ascona, Switzerland. Carl and Anne will be waiting to greet you upon your arrival at the Giardino Ascona Hotel.

As always, Anne and I will be happy to help you with your reservations. Just give us a call at 720-733-2003.

Important Note:
To be safe, please send us a copy of your flight itinerary BEFORE you pay for your airline tickets so that Anne and I can double check the schedules!


Passport: For travel to Italy and Switzerland, U.S. citizens are required to carry a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after you return home (i.e., April 21, 2020). It is your responsibility to ensure that your passport is valid.

For citizens of other countries, please call ETCic for more specific requirements. Homeland Security regulations require that all passengers travel in the same name as shown on their passport. Passengers could be denied boarding if the name on the ticket and passport are not the same. If a name change has occurred (due to marriage, for instance), it is strongly suggested that you renew your passport to the correct and current name. Contact ETCic for further information.

Contact ETCic for further information.

Visa: No visas are required to visit Italy and Switzerland for U.S. Citizens


Deposit: (This guarantees space on the group tour): $500.00 per person along with completed Registration form.

Balance due: August, 09, 2019 ***A Balance Due invoice will be sent to you prior to the due date.

Land Package cost per person, based on DOUBLE occupancy:
- Payment by personal or business check - Land Package only: $(XXX) USD

Land Package cost per person, based on SINGLE occupancy:
- Payment by personal or business check – Land Package only: $(XXX)

Note: The land package is based on US Dollars using the USD/Euro exchange rate at the time of signing the contracts and is subject to change.


Depending on the date of cancellation, a cancellation fee will be assessed as a percentage of the package, per person cost::

Cancellation between:
From deposit to August 09, 2019:..........$200.00 per person
From May 23 – August 10, 2019 to September 09, 2019:..........$500.00 per person
From September 10 to departure:..........100% of total, per person


You may want to consider purchasing travel medical, baggage and trip cancellation insurance. You just never know what may happen to you, a travelling companion or an immediate family member!! We use a company called TravelEx Insurance Services that offers two levels of coverage – Travel Basic and Travel Select. Rates are dependent on the total cost of the trip (air and land) and the age of the traveler.

  1. Go online to / click on "Get a Quote" - Ref/Location number is: 06-0074
  2. Or Call 1-800-228-9792 for a quote. Ref/Location number is: 06-0074

Please Note: In order to cover "pre-existing medical conditions," you will want to use the Travel Select policy. To qualify, you need to purchase the coverage within 21 days of your tour deposit. For more details please call the toll free 800 number listed above.


The Friends of Carl and Anne Travel Club (FoCA) and ETCic (as agent) give notice that all tickets and travel documents issued by them, and all arrangements made in connection with this tour, are made by them as agents, under the express condition that they shall not be held responsible or liable for any injury, loss, delay or damage caused by a vehicle, and/or negligence of staff personnel involved in providing the required services, or by any cause beyond the operator’s control. The right is reserved to withdraw or make alteration to any feature if deemed necessary by the tour operator. Baggage is at owner’s risk at-all times. Tickets, coupons and/or passage contract in use by carrier and transportation companies, when issued, constitute the sole contract between them and the traveler.


Please feel free to contact us at anytime with questions or for help, in general. Our contact information is:

Carl & Anne Meadows / Friends of Carl and Anne Travel Club
c/o ETCic
2254 Emerald Drive
Castle Rock, CO 80104

Tel: 720-733-2003
Fax: 720-733-2046

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