Exchange rates

IMPORTANT: If exchange rates are not currently displayed on this page please contact for exchange rates.

For clients making final payments: To determine your balance due, take the total cost in local currency noted on your statement, multiply it by the rate in the box, and deduct all payments you have already made.

Please note that exchange rates fluctuate and that actual tour costs are based on rates when you make your final payment.

The exchange rates shown are the buy rates for the listed currencies. Most websites, such as XE Trade, display “mid-market” rates, which are derived from the mid-point between the “buy” and “sell” rates from global currency markets. Online services list the mid-market rate because it indicates the value of a currency that is not weighted toward buying or selling. “Buy” and “sell” rates include overheads and profit margins that are independently set by foreign exchange providers; their rates can vary a lot and will differ from the mid-market rate.

Due to the volume of our currency exchanges, receives a very favorable buy rate, which benefits you, our travelers, as the rates you would pay if buying currency on your own would often be 3–5 cents higher than what we receive and charge.

Why don’t we set rates in U.S. dollars?
To save you money!

We base the dollar value of your tour on the exchange rate at the time you make final payment.

If the foreign currency rate has gone down, you pay less.

If the foreign currency rate has gone up since you booked, you will pay that increase. However, it will likely be far less than the buffer that many tour operators build into tour pricing to protect themselves against increased exchange rates.

Please note: You can choose to make your balance payment at any time, which will lock in your dollar cost. You can also make your balance payment in euros.