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Independent Steamship Tours and Estimated Costs - 1910

Owing to the fact that many of the railroad companies in Europe revise their rates of fares for the season in March, it has not been possible to place specific information relative to tours at this point in the book.

It is thought that the reader would not find it onerous to consult the index if the information ultimately conveyed would be rendered more accurate by including this information as to the rail-ways, tours, etc., at the back of the book.


European travel expense fluctuates with the purse. It is easy to map out the approximate cost of a simple. tour with the information given. For more extended tours consult a tourist agency. For example take tour No. 34 in back of book. This is an excellent one.

  • Atlantic Transport Line, New York - London, minimum $82.50
  • Tour No. 34, second class 74.55
  • Cherbourg to New York, German ship 87.50
  • Steamer Fees 12.00
  • Baggage Transfer 1.50
  • Hotels, 60 days at $3.00 180.00
  • Sight-seeing 50.00
  • Extra Drives 10.00
  • Extra Tips 10.00
  • Photographs 5.00
  • Postcards 1.00
  • Laundry 6.00
  • Sundries 15.00
  • Total $535.05

By using the second class on the steamer a saving of $55.00 can be effected. By living more economically at hotels and by reducing other expenses, about $75.00 more could be saved; we, therefore, have :

$535.05 less 130.00 or $405.05

On the other hand, if better steamer accommodations are required, as the "Kronprinzessin Ceeilie" one way and the "Geo. Washington" the other, the expense would be increased by $75.00 or $620.05 in all, and if $30.80 he added for first class travel, on rail- roads, we have $650.85.

It should be remembered that this is for minimum accommodations. $100.00 more would not give very luxurious accommodations on the crack ships, but it would on the slower ships.

The trip could easily be extended in time, making it cost about $900.00 for first class all through, fine accommodations and money to spend, so we have an identical trip which varies $500.00 for increased accommodations and an extra month.

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1910 Travel Guide by Scientifc American

Travel Guide Topical Index

Express Package Rates

Fees At Private Houses In England

Fees Paid by Passengers on Steamships and Ocean Liners

Foreign Customs - A Note To Passengers Of Steamships

Funds Needed On Board For Voyage

Getting the "Sea Legs" - Learning to Walk on a Steamship

The Popular Gymnasium on Steamships and Ocean Liners

Hand Baggage, Etc.

How To Carry Funds For Your Voyage

How To Get To Hoboken

Independent Tours



Laundry Work

Lowest Transatlantic Ocean Rates

Meal Hours At Sea

Memoranda For The Year 1910

Memoranda For The Year 1911

Miscellaneous Gleanings and Facts - 1910 Travel Guide

Miscellaneous Service

Money By Telegraph

Music and Concerts for Passengers


Ocean Stop-Over at Ports of Call Around the World

Passengers' Quarters


Personally Conducted Tours

Pier Permits

Preliminary Reading And Guide Books

Reading Matter - Books and Magazines

Rules for Playing Shuffle-Board

Seasickness on Journeys on Steamships and Ocean Liners

Season And Climate

Seats At Table

Second Cabin Accommodations

Sending Cablegrams On Landing

Sending Letters Abroad

Smoking Room

Steamer Chairs

Steamer Rugs

Steamer Trunks

Steamship Company Checks

Steerage Accommodations

Terminal Ports and Ports of Call of Principal Transatlantic Steamships / Ocean Liners

The Pools (Parimutuel Betting) on a Steamship Or Ocean Liner

Thermometer Scales

The Sea Post Office

Third Class Accomodations


Transporting Valuables On Steamships

Visiting Steamships

What To Pack For Your Voyage

What To Pack For Your Voyage

Wireless Information

Wireless Telegraphy

Writing Materials and Typwriters