I’m booked on the 27 day Summer Fun and Sailing on 3rd of June and just doing some research today am realising that I’ll need about 5 different currencies as the UK, France, Switzerland, Croatia and Czech Republic all take different currencies. I’m not really bothered about the 1.5 euro ATM fee’s I’ll be encountering throughout my trip as I’ll be getting bulk $$$ out every time I use an atm. And I realise, with NAB and Westpac, if you use their ATM’s or any arm’s with the MasterCard symbol on them worldwide, you shouldn’t be charged any ATM fee.
What I’m reaaaalllyyyyy worried about is the currency conversion fees as I can only estimate roughly how many GBP I’ll use in the UK before travelling around Europe and would not (hypothetically) want like 500 GBP on my travel card when it can’t be used in any of the other countries I’ll be travelling to…
Furthermore, I’ll be having to access atms and change over these currencies probably up to 10 times throughout my trip. Most of the currency conversion fees are 6% of the withdrawal amount which would equate to about $20-30 each bulk withdrawal I do, this essentially isn’t that much although if I’m doing 10 transactions of 500 each it’s going to add up to a couple of hundred dollars!
Could anyone shed some light on how to tackle this situation?
I think I’m looking into it probably waaaayyy too much but I really want to save my dollars haha
Thanks heaps guys!