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Paris - Academic Trip 2009

 
December 26 - January 4, 2010

Itinerary
Cost
Terms and Conditions
Payments
Cancellations
Registration
Air Schedule and Hotel
Contact Information
 
 
Day 1 - Saturday, December 26 - Departure

Depart from Washington Dulles airport to Paris. Overnight flight with Air France.

Day 2 - Sunday, December 27 - Paris

On arrival, transfer to your hotel located on the Grands Boulevards in the Ninth district, by rue Montmartre. Start exploring your neighborhood: Walk to the opera, Madeleine Church, Place de la Concorde, and Place Vendome.

Day 3 - Monday, December 28 - Paris

Explore Paris. Among the many areas you may want to visit are Le Marais, Place des Voges, the Ile Saint Louis, and Ile de la Cite (Notre Dame). Walk around the Latin Quarter where students and intellectuals meet in the cafes of Saint Michel, Saint Germain, or Montparnasse. Museums are closed on either Mondays or Tuesdays.

Day 4 - Tuesday, December 29 - Paris

Another free to enjoy the city. The Musee d'Orsay is open today and well worth a visit. Installed in a former railway station by the river Seine, it features art from 1848 to 1914, including an extensive collection of Impressionist masterpieces.

Day 5 - Wednesday, December 30 - Paris

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

Day 6 - Thursday, December 31 - Paris

Enjoy a day in Versailles, visiting 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. New Year’s Eve dinner at the restaurant “Au Chien Qui Fume”.

Day 7 - Friday, January 1, 2010 - Paris

Day at leisure in Paris for more sightseeing.

Day 8 - Saturday, January 2, 2010 - 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, a visit to Chenonceau, and a stop in the small town of Amboise. The price is $95 with a minimum of fifteen passengers.

Day 9 - Sunday, January 3, 2010 - Paris

Last day in Paris, You may want to visit the Louvre Museum, 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 10 - Monday, January 4, 2010 - Return

Transfer to the Charles de Gaulle airport for your return flight to Washington Dulles airport with Air France

Cost information for Paris trip


The price for the Paris trip - $1895 (double/triple room, including airport taxes).


The Price Includes:

  • Round trip flights from Washington Dulles airport to Paris with Air France
  • Airport, security taxes and “Q” tax for fuel surcharge at $300, subject to adjustment at time of ticketing
  • Transfers between CDG airport and hotel
  • Eight nights accommodation in double or triple room at Hotel Mercure Ronceray
  • New Year’s Eve Dinner at restaurant “ Le Chien Qui Fume”
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • Assistance of Suzanne Flinchbaugh during your stay in Paris

The Price Does Not Include:

  • Single room supplement + $715
  • Possible day excursions by train (T.G.V) 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 emergency
  • Passport and visa fees. Everyone needs a passport valid until July 4, 2010. If you are not an American citizen, a visa may be required. A green card is compulsory.

Friends, family of Penn State students, faculty, and employees are welcome on our trips.


Terms and Conditions


Celestial Voyagers’ terms and conditions relate to contracts with airlines, hotels and other suppliers. The regulations below must be strictly enforced as they are related to these contracts.


Payments


Deposit $300 due upon reservation and preferably before September 25, 2009

Final payment no later than October. 26, 2009

Airline seats may be available until November 26. However, after September 26, airfare may increase and an additional $100 late fee will apply.

25 Yearsley Mill Road
Media, PA 19063-5596

Credit card payments:
We accept Visa and MasterCard. Since Merchant fees are not included in the package price, should you wish to pay by credit card, a supplement of 3.5 percent applies.

Travel Insurance:
All travelers on Penn State programs are required to purchase travel insurance through HTH Worldwide. Students will be sent enrollment information two weeks prior to departure. Non-students must purchase TravelGap or TripProtector from: www.hthtravelinsurance.com
Tour # 4056

Cancellations

All cancellations must be received in writing. The following penalties apply:
  • $150 non refundable processing fee.
  • Penalty of 50 percent of the trip cost for cancellations received between September 25 and October 26, 2009.
  • Penalty of 100 percent of total price for cancellations received on or after October 27 or in case of no-show.

We strongly recommend that you avail yourself of travel insurance as protection against these penalties. Please check with HTH Travel Insurance for plans and premiums.

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
(516) 829-1525
(800) 651-6262

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.

Download Registration/Brochure PDF


Air Schedule and Hotel


Schedules subject to change:
December 26, 2009 - AF039 Washington Dulles - Paris 4:50 p.m. - 6:10 a.m.
January 4, 2010 - AF028 Paris - Washington Dulles 10:30 a.m. - 1:10 p.m.

Hotel Mercure Ronceray
10, Boulevard Montmartre
75009 Paris

Contact Information


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

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

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

 
 

 

 

 

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