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Paris 2011
 
December 26, 2010 - January 4, 2011

Itinerary
Cost
Terms and Conditions
Cancellations
Registration
 
 
Day 1 Sunday, December 26 DEPARTURE

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

Day 2 Monday, December 27 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, Place de la Concorde, and Place Vendome.

Day 3 Tuesday, 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 Wednesday, December 29 PARIS

Another free day 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 Thursday, December 30 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 TGV, the French fast train and enjoy an optional day excursion to Dijon, the capital of Burgundy. The price is $100.

Day 6 Friday, December 31 PARIS

Enjoy a day in Versailles, visiting the splendid Palace of Louis XIV and, 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 Saturday, January 1 PARIS


Day at leisure in Paris for more sightseeing.

Day 8 Sunday, January 2 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 9 Monday, January 3 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 $110 with a minimum of
fifteen passengers.

Day 10 Tuesday, January 4 RETURN

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

Cost information for the Paris trip

Price for the trip - from $1,995. These prices are based on double occupancy.
Penn State York students may receive financial funding from the Student Activity Fee Committee after a campus-wide presentation in April. There are some additional scholarships available depending on student GPA and financial need.


The Price Includes:

  • Round trip flights from Washington Dulles International Airport to Paris with Air France
  • Airport security taxes and “Q” tax for fuel surcharge at $400, subject to adjustment at time of ticketing
  • Transfers between Charles de Gaulle Airport and hotel
  • Eight nights accommodation in double room at Hotel Mercure Ronceray
  • New Year’s Eve Dinner at restaurant “Au Chien Qui Fume”
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • Supervision by Suzanne Flinchbaugh

The Price Does Not Include:

  • Single room supplement + $625
  • Optional day excursion by Train à Grande Vitesse (TGV) to Dijon +$100
  • Optional day to Loire Valley + $110 (minimum fifteen participants)
  • Possible day excursion to Normandy with either Cityrama or Parisvision
  • 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, 2011. 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.

Everyone needs a valid passport. If you are not an American citizen a visa may be required.

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.

Deposit: $300 due upon reservation and preferably before September 25, 2010

Final payment no later than October 26, 2010 Airline seats may be available until November 26. However, after September 26, airfare may increase and
an additional $100 late fee will apply.

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: http://www.hthtravelinsurance.com

If you will not be a student at the time of this trip or a Penn State employee, you must enroll in the following continuing education course before registering for this trip. Registration forms for this continuing education course, FR 5016A, Schedule Number 515159, can be obtained in the Academic Affairs office, Room
121, Main Classroom Building or by contacting Jane Pflaum at 717-771-4051. This
course will meet October 21, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The fee to register for this course is $30. The deadline for registration is October 14. All participants must be 18 years of age at the time of the trip.

Cancellations


All cancellations must be received in writing. The following penalties apply:

  • $150 nonrefundable processing fee.
  • Penalty of 50 percent of the trip cost for cancellations received between September 25 and October 26, 2010.
  • 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


Mail this reservation form with your deposit and copy of your passport to:

CELESTIAL VOYAGERS
27-28 Thomson Avenue, SW11
Long Island City, NY 11101
516-829-1525
E-mail: Sales@celestialvoyagers.com

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

 

 

 

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