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ITINERARY
FOR STUDY PROGRAM TO  FRANCE

Winter rates ( Nov- Feb )

Specially for photography and video classes !

 

This customized itinerary contains the main sites in, Paris , Normandy and Southern France  at a very affordable rate .We can also arrange special permits for video photography in major museums and sites

Day 1. Departure from the US for Paris ,France

Day 2 :PARIS

Arrival at Paris CDG airport, meet and transfer to central Paris by  private  coach.
Upon arrival in Paris.Check-in your hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure
Welcome dinner nearby the hotel.

Day 3 :PARIS
Full day use of your metro pass.
Independent visit of one or 2 museums .  
Suggestion :   the Cinematheque of Paris,   opened in 2005.  There  you  can find a museum themed Cinema,  then temporary exhibitions. In January 2011  then  there was  the exhibition “brune/Blonde” 
http://www.cinematheque.fr/fr/practical-information.html
Overnight in Paris

Day 4 : PARIS -VERSAILLES
Excursion  to Versailles,  without guide.
On your own you can  see the Queens helmet,  the palace, the gardens.
We have included RER train to/from Versailles with autoguides.
Overnight in Paris

Day 5 : PARIS

Independent activities.
Suggested  optional activities:  Guided tour of one of the world known museums,    or a Seine River cruise,  (Bateaux Cruises 12 euro p. person for one hour  guided boat trip from Notre Dame )    Go up to the  2nd level of the Eiffel tower.
Or a walking tour :   le Marais the oldest part of Paris,   Quartier Latin former student district,  Montmartre and Sacre Coeur with its painters and cabarets.
Overnight in Paris.

Day 6 : PARIS –NORMANDY –ROUEN_HONFLEUR
Check out,   board your coach and depart for  your touring adventure. Stop in Rouen and Honfleur
Overnight in  CAEN

 
Day 7 : CAEN _NORMANDY 2nd WORLD WAR BEACHES - CAEN
Leave CAEN to visit Bayeux and the  visit Utah and Omaha beachColleville cemetery.
Overnight in Caen

Day 8 :CAEN-MONT ST MICHEL-TOURS
Depart early and visit Mont St Michel,   after the visit,   transfer to Tours.
Overnight in Tours

 

Day 9 : TOURS- LOIRE VALLEY -CAEN
Full day excursion in the Loire,  we suggest visits of Chenonceau castle,  Clos Luce in Amboise (Da Vinci Manor)  a wine cellar at Vouvray. CAEN

Day 10 :CAEN_-CHARTRES- PARIS
Journey back to Paris,  en route stop in Chartres,  visit its famous Cathedral,  see its stained glass windows with the “Bleu de Chartres”   and Labyrinthe.
Farewell dinner in Paris

Overnight in Paris

Day 11 : PARIS _USA
Transfer to the airport .

Rate $1,895     per person for minimum 12 participants + 2 free faculty members in singles   for the above arrangements but without guide- only bus

 

*Rates for 2016/17 are based on the current exchange rate of the Euro to the Dollar (1 Euro = $1.16) and are subject to change due to currency fluctuations.


Single Supplement: $ 595

Arrangements include:
3 star hotels throughout with accommodation in triples for the students and singles for the two professors
4 nights Bed Breakfast  Paris. 
1 welcome dinner in Paris
2 night sBed Breakfast  Caen
2 nights Bed Breakfast  Tours
1 night Bed Breakfast  Paris

1 farewell dinner in Paris
4 day (consecutive) metro pass in Paris
4 day (consecutive) museum pass in Paris

RER  Special metro train  to/from Versailles

Entrance fees to :  Eiffel tower 2nd floor, MT St Michel, Chenonceau, Clos Lucé, Vouvray, Chartres.
Arrival airport transfer.

5 day/4 nights touring coach in Normandy & Loire 
Driver expenses
All road tolls ,taxes and parking fees
Departure airport transfer in Paris

 

Not included:

Air tickets to/from USA

Guide in France .

Gratuities to driver approx. $60 per person

Extra lunches, dinners and services not mentioned

Admission fees for sites/museums not  listed on the itinerary

Beverages and items not mentioned in the itinerary

Local guides can be provided at an additional cost

 

 HOTEL LIST

Paris

 Hotel Le Magellan (3*)- 17-19 rue Jean-Baptiste Dumas 75017 Paris

Tel: +33 1 45 72 44 51

Web : www.hotelmagellan.com

Caen

Holiday Inn Caen City Center- Place Maréchal Foch 14000 Caen

Tel: + 33 2 31 27 57 57

Web: www.caen-hotel-centre.com

Tours

Holiday Inn Tours Centre (3*)-  15 rue Edouard Vaillant 37025 Tours Cedex

Tel: +33 2 47 31 12 12

Web: www.holidayinn-tours.com

 

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Educational Tours and Cruises LLC

 

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