TRAVEL PLANNING

Your resource for planning your next great vacation with Ritz Tours, here you can find answers to your travel questions, download travel documents, and browse through our comprehensive “Know Before You Go” guides for each of our destinations.

FAQs

Click here  to find answers to our most frequently asked questions from our guests.

Forms

The below documents are PDF files to download. You must first have Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print the documents. Adobe Acrobat is available for free at the following
URL:http://get.adobe.com/reader/

NOTE: For China Visa, you may be prompted to install Adobe Reader X Font Packs - Chinese Simplified when filling out the form.


Download our Credit Card Authorization Form

- Complete, sign, and date the form
- Fax the completed form with the following documents to 626-281-0117

  • A photocopy of the FRONT and BACK of your credit card.
  • A photocopy of your picture identification card

Download our China Entry Visa Application

Please Note: For travelers in our tour, please fill in section 2.8 "Information of Inviter in China" of the visa application as followed

- Download and fill out the form above using your computer, and print the completed form. the Visa and Passport Office of the Chinese Consulate General in U.S.A. will not accept altered forms or hand written forms
- Sign, and date the form
- Send the following items to our Headquarters:
Ritz Tours
208 S First St
Alhambra, CA 91801

  • The completed, signed, and dated Visa Application Form(s)
  • The original passport(s) for all passengers needing China Visas
  • 1 color passport photo for each passenger applying for Visas. Photo must be 2x2 with white background. No scanned photos.
  • Copy of Driver's License.
  • $180 per person for single entry Visa (non-refundable). Payment must be by check made payable to Ritz Tours.


* For non-American passport holders, please call our office at 800-900-2446
- Additional reminders:

  • Passport(s) must be signed
  • Passport(s) must not expire within the next 6 months
  • Request Visa(s) no sooner than 2 months and no later than 1 month prior to the departure date.

Download our Vietnam Entry Visa Application

- Complete, sign, and date the form
- Send the following items to our Headquarters:
Ritz Tours
208 S First St
Alhambra, CA 91801

  • The completed, signed, and dated Visa Application Form(s)
  • A copy of the passport(s) for all passengers needing Vietnam Visas
  • 1 color passport photo for each passenger applying for Visas. Photo must be 2x2 with white background. No scanned photos.
  • $145 per person for single entry Visa (non-refundable). Payment must be by check made payable to Ritz Tours.

* For non-American passport holders, please call our office at 800-900-2446

Egypt Entry Visa Application

- Complete, sign, and date the form
- Send the following items to our Headquarters:
Ritz Tours
208 S First St
Alhambra, CA 91801

  • The completed, signed, and dated Visa Application Form(s)
  • A copy of the passport(s) for all passengers needing Egypt Visas
  • 2 color passport photo for each passenger applying for Visas. Photo must be 2x2 with white background. No scanned photos.
  • $45 per person for single entry Visa (non-refundable). Payment must be by check made payable to Ritz Tours.

* For non-American passport holders, please call our office at 800-900-2446
* For more information, please visit www.egyptnyc.net/english/visas.asp

Know Before You Go

Our "Know Before You Go" guides are filled with everything you need to know when preparing for your Ritz Tours trip. Download the appropriate guide for the tour you will be taking.


- General List of Airline Baggage Information Page
- China Premiere Series
- China Deluxe Series
- Tantalizing Thailand
- Indochina Excursion
- Exotic Asia
- Europe Series
- India Series
- Egypt Series
- Dubai Series
- Taiwan Tours
- Myanmar Tours
- South Africa
- Kenya

Optional tours

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Additional Important Travel Info

Secure Flight Overview

Secure Flight is a behind the scenes program that enhances the security of domestic and international commercial air travel through the use of improved watch list matching. By collecting additional passenger data, it will improve the travel experience for all airline passengers, including those who have been misidentified in the past.
When passengers travel, they will be required to provide the following Secure Flight Passenger Data (SFPD) to their airline
when making a reservation:
1. Name as it appears on government-issued I.D. when traveling
2. Date of Birth
3. Vouchers (if applicable)
4. Gender
5. Redress Number (if available)

The airline will transmit this information to Secure Flight, who uses it to perform watch list matching. This serves to prevent individuals on the No Fly List from boarding an aircraft and to identify individuals on the Selectee List for enhanced screening. After matching passenger information against government watch lists, Secure Flight transmits the matching results back to airlines.


Travel Documents / Tickets

In general, all travel documents will be sent to you 21 days prior to departure via 2nd day priority. Overnight delivery can be arranged at additional cost. If we obtained the entry visa for you, the passport will be sent with the travel documents.


Passport

All customers’ passports must be valid for at least 6 months from the return date of your trip. Please consult with your travel agent or Consulate if you have a non-US passport.


Visa

* No entry visa required for US passport holders going to:
Thailand - up to 30 days.
Japan - up to 90 days.
Hong Kong – up to 180 days.
Singapore – length determined at the discretion of immigration officer (normally 30 days).

* Entry visa required for US passport holders going to China, Cambodia, Vietnam, India, and Egypt.

* China:

$180 check for one single entry China visa. Duration is 30 days after entry, 6 months validity. Make check payable to “Ritz Tours” and mail original passport along with one passport size 2” X 2” color photo and completed China visa application form to Ritz Tours at least 45 days prior to departure.
Mail original passport along with one passport size 2” X 2” color photo and completed China visa application form to Ritz Tours at least 45 days prior to departure.

* Vietnam:
$125 check for single entry Vietnam visa with validity of 90 days from the issuance date and good for a stay of up to 30 days. Make check payable to “Ritz Tours” and mail passport copy along with one passport size 2” X 2” color photo and completed visa application form to Ritz Tours at least 45 days prior to departure.

* Cambodia:
$25 cash paid to Cambodia Customs upon arrival; valid USA passport, one recent passport size 2” X 2” color photo, and completed visa application form (available upon arrival).

* India:
Please apply for yourself directly with the appropriate embassy.
More information can be found at http://www.indianembassy.org

- We will keep your passport (with the entry visa) to be sent along with your travel documents. If you require your passport sooner, please enclose additional $25 check so that we can send it back immediately upon its return from the embassy.
- If you are applying for your own visa, a copy of your passport and entry visa should be sent to Ritz Tours. All document and tickets will be issued under your passport name.
- The visa fee is non-refundable for any reason and is subject to change at any time.
- Ritz Tours is not responsible when you are denied entrance for any reason at any foreign country, even if you have a valid passport and visa.
* Egypt:
- $45 check for a single entry Egypt visa with validity of 6 months from the issuance date and valid for a stay of up to 30 days.
- Make the check payable to “Ritz Tours” and mail your original passport, two color passport photos size 2'' X 2'', and completed Egypt visa application form to Ritz Tours at least 45 days prior to departure.
- Alternatively, you may obtain a 30-day tourist visa on your own prior to departure or upon arrival at an Egyptian airport for a $15 fee, payable in US dollars.

Miscellaneous Reminders

- Please keep an eye on your valuables at all time. Watch out for pickpockets while sightseeing.
- Bring name and phone number of an emergency contact.
- Read your itinerary and hotel information before departure. Leave a copy of your itinerary and hotel list with your family.
- For special requests (China domestic flight reservation, flight change & confirmation, Hong Kong & China hotel reservation etc.), please have all arrangements made with your travel agency before departure. Ritz Tours does not take any responsibilities for itinerary deviations or bookings made by other travel agencies.
- Individual domestic flights in China must be re-confirmed at the airlines office (of the departing city) 3 days prior to departure. Re-confirmation by phone is not accepted. Since you may not have sufficient time for re-confirmation after arrival in a city, Ritz Tours can help by arranging to have the ticket issued locally and re-confirmed.
-Three-person hotel occupancy means 2 adults sharing a regular double room with a child. No extra bed is added. Hotel rooms in China are generally smaller then those in North America. Hotel charges extra for adding a bed. Please take into consideration the comfort of your traveling party and the length of the trip when request a triple room hotel occupancy.