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Paris - Academic Trip 2009

 
March 6 - March 14, 2009

Itinerary
Cost
Terms and Conditions
Payments
Cancellations
Registration
Air Schedule and Hotel
Contact Information
 
 
Day 1 Friday, March 6 - Departure

Depart from Newark airport to Paris. Overnight flight with Continental.

Day 2 Saturday, March 7 - Paris

On arrival, transfer to your hotel located on the Grands Boulevards in the 9th district, by Rue Montmartre. Start exploring your neighborhood: Walk to the Opera, Madeleine Church, Concorde Square and Place Vendome.

Day 3 Sunday, March 8 - Paris

You may want to visit the Louvre Museum. It is less than twenty minutes walk from your hotel as you follow the rue de Richelieu. Today, entrance is free as it is the first Sunday of the month. Be there early !

Day 4 Monday, March 9 - Paris

Among many areas you may want to see today “Le Marais” ,“Place des Vosges”, the Ile Saint Louis and Ile de La Cité”, Notre Dame. Walk around the Latin Quarter where students and intellectuals meet in the Cafés of Saint Michel, Saint Germain or Montparnasse. Museums are closed either on Mondays or Tuesdays. The Orsay museum closes on Mondays.

Day 5 Tuesday, March 10 - Paris

There is much more to see in Paris: the Champs Elysées, the Eiffel Tower, the Sacré Coeur at Montmartre. You could also take a ride on the famous T.G.V., the famous French fast train which in less than 3 hours could take you to Dijon, Lyon, Reims or Strasbourg. Or you can experience the Eurostar which goes to England under the English Channel and spend the day in London.

Day 6 Wednesday, March 11 - Paris

Enjoy a day in Versailles to see the splendid Palace of Louis XIV, its gardens, the Grand and the Petit Trianon as well as the Hamlet of Marie Antoinette. The train to Versailles Rive Gauche leaves from Gare St. Michel.

Day 7 Thursday, March 12 - Paris

Full day excursion to the Loire Valley. This optional tour leaves at 7:00 a.m. and returns at 7:00 p.m.. It includes a photo stop at Chambord, the visit of Chenonceau and a stop in the small town of Amboise. The price is $95 with a minimum of fifteen passengers.

Day 8 Friday, March 13 - Paris

Last day in Paris for shopping or see that last little museum you did not want to miss!

Day 9 Saturday, March 14 - Return

Transfer to the Charles de Gaulle airport for your return flight to Newark.

Cost information for Paris trip


The price for the Paris trip - $1755 (double/triple room, including airport taxes).


The Price Includes:

  • Round trip flights from Newark to Paris with CONTINENTAL AIRLINES.
  • Airport, security taxes and “Q” tax for fuel surcharge at $445, subject to adjustment at time of ticketing.
  • Transfers between CDG airport and hotel.
  • Seven nights accommodation with double or triple room @ Hotel Mercure Ronceray.
  • Buffet breakfast daily.
  • Assistance of Suzanne Flinchbaugh during your stay in Paris.

The Price Does Not Include:

  • Single room supplement + $630.
  • Possible day excursions by speed train(T.G.V) to go to Dijon, Strasbourg, Reims or London.
  • Possible day excursion to Normandy with either Cityrama or Parisvision.
  • Optional day to Loire Valley + $95 (minimum fifteen participants).
  • Entrance fees to museums.
  • Meals other than specified.
  • Cost of personal items: phone, drinks, etc.
  • Optional travel insurance covering trip cancellation in case of medical reasons.
  • Passport and visa fees. Everyone needs a passport valid until September 14, 2009. If you are not an American citizen, a visa may be required, and a green card is compulsory.

Family of Penn State students, faculty, and staff are welcome on our trips.


Terms and Conditions


Your deposit will assure your reservation with the airline, the hotel and other suppliers. Your deposit must be sent with your copy of your passport, the
registration here enclosed and the optional travel insurance premium if you choose so.


Payments

Deposit $150.
Balance due no later than November 16, 2008
.

All payments to be made by check to Celestial Voyagers escrow account Your deposit will assure your reservation with the airline, the hotel and other suppliers.

Your deposit must be sent with a copy of your passport, the registration here enclosed and the optional travel insurance premium if you choose so.


Cancellations

All cancellations must be received in writing:
  • $150 non refundable processing fee.
  • Penalty of 50% of the cost of the trip if written cancellation is received between January 5 and February 1, 2009.
  • Penalty of 100% of the cost of the trip if written cancellation is received after February 2, 2009 and in case of a no-show.

These policies must strictly apply.
In case of cancellation for medical reasons, penalties will be covered under “ACCESS AMERICA” travel insurance. Pre-existing conditions are covered only if insurance has been submitted with your deposit.


Registration


Registration by mail:

One reservation form per passenger is necessary. This form is available inside each brochure. Fill in the form and mail it with your deposit, copy of your passport if available, and the optional travel insurance to:

Celestial Voyagers, Inc.
79 Watermill Lane
Great Neck, NY 11021

Registration on line:
You can also register on line at www.celestialvoyagers.com. Then you must mail your deposit within seven days with copy of your passport, if available, and the optional travel insurance. You will receive a confirmation with your statement of account a
few days later. Be sure to include your choice of roommate in approriate box.


Air Schedule and Hotel


March 6 CO138 Newark - Paris 8:30 p.m. - 9:55 a.m.
March 14 CO 55 Paris - Newark 12:45 - 4:30 p.m.

Hotel Mercure Ronceray

10, Boulevard Montmartre
75009 Paris


Contact Information


Celestial Voyagers, Inc.
79 Watermill Lane
Great Neck N.Y. 11021

E-mail: sales@celestialvoyagers.com
800-651-6262
516 829-1525
Fax: 516-829-0703

Penn State York
Suzanne Flinchbaugh
E-mail: sxf23@psu.edu
Phone: 717-757-4757

 
 

 

 

 

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