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FRENCH ESCAPADE APRIL 9, 2019 DEPARTURE

ITINERARY

DAY 01 – DEPART MANILA – PARIS
Departure at NAIA Terminal 1- via Saudia Airline for your flight to Paris. Enjoy meals amenities and entertainment.
DAY 02 – ARRIVE- PARIS
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Arrival. Transfer to the hotel.
Reception. Transfer to hotel and free time. You will receive information about the start of the circuit during the afternoon, or you can check the informative panels in the hotel reception area.
DAY 03 – PARIS
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour in Paris. – Transfer to the Montmartre neighbourhood.
A scenic guided tour to discover the history, main boulevards and the breathtaking monuments of Paris is included. Later, we provide a transfer to the Montmartre dis­trict. This neighbourhood is known for its painters, artists, and its cab­arets… Sit down for lunch and enjoy the magical place. Return to hotel or free time to enjoy the city.
DAY 04 – PARIS. – VERSAILLES PALACE – PARIS
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Transfer to Versailles palace.
Today we will include a transfer to Versailles, with its immense palace and beautiful gardens. Free afternoon.
DAY 05 – PARIS-GIVERNY-ROUEN-ARROMANCHES-CAEN.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Monet’s house. Rouen. Beaches where the Normany landings took place.
Early departure from Paris. We travel towards Normandy, stopping in GIVERNY. We include tickets for Monet’s house and its impressive gardens; we talk about Impressionist art, which had its centre in Normandy. After this, ROUEN, the capital of Normandy with its mediaeval streets and cathedral, time for a stroll and lunch. We go on to ARROMANCHES, on its beaches we remember the World War II landings in France. We continue to CAEN. Time for a stroll in the centre.
DAY 06 – CAEN – MONT SAINT MICHEL – ST. MALO – DINAN – RENNES
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Mont S. Michel. French Brittany. First thing in the morning we travel to MONT SAINT MICHEL “the Marvel”, time to see the town surrounded by the sea and the Abbey. After this, in Brittany, we travel to SAINT MALO, whose powerful walls defend the city, and where we have time for lunch. In the afternoon a stroll in DINAN, a ‘Breton’ village full of charm. We go on our way to RENNES, the capital of Brittany with its interesting and monumental historic centre.
DAY 07 – RENNES – ANGERS – TOURS – VILLANDRY – AMBOISE
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Loire Region and Castles. We will leave for ANGERS. Those who want can visit the castle that houses the largest mediaeval tapestry on the Apocalypse. After this we go on to the Loire Valley: TOURS the regional capital on the banks of the Loire River, time for a stroll and lunch. In the afternoon we will see the VILLANDRY PALACE, famous for its gardens and flowers. Tickets to the garden are included in the price. Continuation to AMBOISE, where in the castle of Clos Luce, Leonardo da Vinci spent his last 3 years before his death. Dinner and accommodation included.
NB: Sometimes the accommodation may be offered in the city of Tours.
DAY 08. AMBOISE – CHENONCEAU – CHAMBORD – ARGENTON – LIMOGES
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Castles of Loire. A stroll around Amboise and a the stop by the statue of Leonardo da Vinci, on an island of the Loire. We will see the Loire region in a little more depth. We include tickets to the CASTLE of CHENONCEAU, in the shape of a bridge over the river. We will see CHAMBORD, the largest of the castles of the Loire (ticket to the park included). We will then travel to the centre of France. A stop for a coffee in ARGENTON SUR CREUSE, a small mediaeval town on the banks of the river Creuse. We continue to LIMOGES, where we recommend a stroll in the centre to see its cathedral.
DAY 09 LIMOGES – COLLONGE LA ROUGE – PADIRAC – ROCAMADOUR
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Limoges visit. Padirac caves. Rocamadour mediaeval village. Dinner included. LIMOGES, we include a brief visit with the local guide of the city, its cathedral, its old station and the Porcelain Museum (entrance included) where one of the most beautiful porcelain collections of the world is found. We continue to COLLONGE LA ROUGE, a very picturesque village built in Redstone on the Way of St James. Time for lunch. After lunch we see the impressive PADIRAC caves and take a boat trip 75 metres underground (tickets included with the boat trip on the underground river). ROCAMADOUR, a beautiful mediaeval village with an important sanctuary “hung” on a hillside; we suggest a stroll down the via crucis and the climb back up by lift. Dinner included.
NB: The caves may be closed in November or due to the weather conditions.
DAY 10 – ROCAMADOUR-ROQUE GAGEAC–BEYNAC CASTLE–SARLAT–ST. EMILION – BORDEAUX
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Dordogne region. Beynac and Sarlat. French wine experience.
We are now in the region of the Dordogne, another of the great historic rivers of central France. Few regions contain so many charming villages and so much unforgettable scenery. A stroll around LA ROQUE GAGEAC, a small village full of flowers on the banks of the Dordogne. In BEYNAC we see a mediaeval castle overhanging the river (tickets included). SARLAT, a city listed as Heritage of mankind, maintains an incredibly well-preserved Renaissance historic centre, time for a stroll and lunch. After lunch we travel to ST. EMILION, in the centre of the Bordeaux wine producing region. Time for a stroll. We include a visit to an ancient wine establishment, with tasting included. BORDEAUX, arrival at the end of the afternoon. Free time to stroll around the city on the Garonne river.
DAY 11 – BORDEAUX – PARIS
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: City tour of Bordeaux.- High-Speed train to Paris.-
In the morning, we include a two-hour tour of BORDEAUX with a local guide, visiting its centre and the Port of the Moon, which was declared Heritage of Mankind. The eleventh-century cathedral, the grand Theatre of Bordeaux, the monument to the Girondins and the Place Royale all stand out. Free time after this. After lunch we take you to the railway station where we include a ticket on the modern high-speed train. A little under two hours, you will cover the 500 km between Bordeaux and Paris. Arrival in Paris – station. Then transfer to the hotel for overnight check in.
DAY 12 – DEPARTURE PARIS – MANILA
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Manila.
DAY 13 – ARRIVE – MANILA
Arrived Manila from a very enjoyable and memorable.

INCLUSIONS

  • Roundtrip Airfare via Saudia or Kuwait airline
  • Hotel accommodation based on 3 star hotels
  • Daily Breakfast and Dinner on Day 7 & Day 9
  • Sightseeing tours as specified in the itinerary
  • Entrances to sites as stated in itinerary
  • Service of Europamundo Tour Manager
  • Souvenir Item

EXCLUSIONS

  • XT Taxes : TBA
  • PH Travel Tax: USD31.00 / Pax
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Beverages / Drinks
  • Visa Fee P6,500
  • Tips for the Driver & Local Guide. ($10 per person per day)
  • Incidentals in hotels such as laundry, telephone calls, minibar.
  • Travel Insurance: $35.00 / pax

(Up to 60 years old only)

Add’l $10 / 61-75

BOOKING CONDITIONS

  • Deposit of US300.00 per person is required and NON-refundable.
  • Full payment should be made at least 30 days prior to departure
  • Cancelled made after issuance of visa will automatically forfeit dep.
  • Cancellation made 30 days before dep. will automatically forfeit the payment
  • of 10 pax to run the tour
  • Single Supplement= $450.00

VISA REQUIREMENTS

  • Application Form
  • Passport valid for 6 months
  • 4 pcs of recent passport size pictures
  • COE with Leave of Absence and Salary Declaration
  • Bank Certificate & Bank Statement
  • ITR (original / photocopy)
  • Travel Insurance valid for 45 days
  • Marriage Contract / Affidavit of Consent if not travelling with Spouse
  • Birth Certificate