Passports & Visas
All passengers require a machine-readable passport valid for six months beyond the conclusion of their trip, with appropriate visas. You should carry your passport with you at all times to ensure against its loss or theft in hotels. U.S. citizens do not need a visa for Italy. All other passport holders must check with the Luxembourgian Consulate to determine if any visas are needed. This information is a guide only and it is essential that you check all current passport and visa rules with your travel agent before departure.
As part of the European Union, Luxembourg uses the euro. You can change US dollars at banks and currency exchange agencies for the best rates, hotels and some shops can also change them for you, but the rate will likely be much higher. ATMs are also an efficient way to get money in the local currency.
Luxembourg's standard electricity supply is 220 volts AC with a frequency of 50 hertz. For other equipment, a transformer or adaptor is required unless the appliance has a multi-voltage option.
Wireless and wired Internet access is widely available throughout Luxembourg. Many of the hotels we use offer this service free or at a small charge. There are also Internet cafés in main cities that allow you access, usually for a small charge.
The country code is +352 (dialing in ) and international access 00 (dialing out) followed by the number for the country you require, the area code, and then the subscriber’s number.
Cast-iron miniature firebacks, called tak, which depict castles and coats of arms make interesting souvenirs. There is also delicately decorated porcelain, crystal, and earthenware pottery. Villeroy & Boch’s crystal factories in Septfontaines are open to visitors.
Restaurant bills generally include a tip, however, it is still polite to round up.
Luxembourg-city is linked to all national cities by an excellent public transport network. The bus/train combination tickets are valid throughout the country. Bikes are also available to rent for a small fee.
Luxembourg can be quite hot during the summer months, therefore light clothing is recommended such as t-shirts, shorts etc. Sport shoes or walking shoes are preferred if you walk a lot on your vacation. Spring and autumn can be quite wet in Luxembourg, thus raincoats and umbrellas are necessary especially if you visit Luxembourg in the months of March and April.