Best of France Birthday

Paris and Provence

August 1-12, 2018

In France we have a saying, ‘Joie de vivre,’ which actually doesn’t exist in the English language. It means looking at your life as something that is to be taken with great pleasure and enjoy it.
— Mireille Guiliano
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This package includes all your flights, train tickets, airport/train station transportation,
accommodations, tours, some tastings and meals ...
and more... 

 
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August 1: 
DEPARTURE

Today you embark on your journey to France!
 

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August 2: 
Arrive in Paris
Eiffel Tower and gourmet dinner

You'll arrive in Paris this morning and be met by your driver at the airport to take you to your hotel.

After checking into your hotel, start exploring the City of Love!

Your hotel is situated perfectly to be within walking distance of many of the sights, cafes and museums in Paris!

This evening, skip the long lines at the Eiffel Tower and head straight up to the first floor, which has been newly spiffed up with a transparent floor and many digital touch screens telling the history of the monument. Collect your priority elevator tickets at the restaurant booth, located on the esplanade under the Eiffel Tower (between the north and east pillars, at least 15 minutes before your reservation).

Take your seat inside 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant for your one-of-a-kind dining experience, discovering from the first bite why this acclaimed French restaurant won TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence in 2014 and 2015. Dine on a gourmet 4-course meal with wine as you enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the Champ de Mars, Les Invalides, Montparnasse Tower, Montmartre and the rest of the sparkling City of Lights.

After dinner, linger on the first floor to discover some of the new features of the tower (installed on the 125th anniversary of the tower in Fall 2014) or sink in and take in the spectacular view.

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August 3: 
Louvre

The Louvre Museum in Paris is without doubt one of the most visited museums in the world today.

The museum, which was initially a palace for French monarchs, is home to some of the greatest works of art spanning across time lines and numerous geographic regions. The Louvre covers an area of more than 60,600 square meters showcasing over 380,000 historically significant objects of which 35,000 are art masterpieces!

Some of the key attractions that draw millions of tourists to Louvre include the Glass Pyramid, the Inverted Pyramid, the Tuileries Gardens located nearby, and the Salle 6 hall next to the Grande Gallery where renowned masterpieces such as
Da Vinci s Mona Lisa, the Venus De Milo, and other famous Greco-Roman sculptures reside. 

(Entrance into the Louvre is at your own expense)

(please watch the video below for insider information on best ways to enter the Louvre, how to purchase tickets (we can purchase skip the line passes for you, if you like) and more!) 


(Be advised, this video is chock full of very useful information; however, it is not the most elegant video... if you would like, you can check your belongings at the Lourve so that you do not have to carry them throughout the museum. Do NOT hide your belongings in the bushes at the Louvre. ... ) 

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August 4: 
CHOICE of:
Dinner cruise on River Seine
OR
dinner and a show at Moulin Rouge

Spend the day people watching, eating at Parisian cafe's and shopping. 

When the evening comes, choose between sailing down the River Seine while enjoying a 3 course dinner. .. OR dinner and a show at the Moulin Rouge! 

 

630p-830p:
Seine River Cruise with 3-Course Dinner

Board a luxury 250-person vessel at your selected time and head out along the sparkling River Seine. Pass the iconic Eiffel Tower, and cruise under Pont Alma and Pont Alexandre III. See the impressive National Assembly building, which houses part of the French parliament, and look out for the Louvre Museum. With an information booklet in hand, you can read up on all the sights from the comfort of your dining table. Opt to head to the upper deck, too, for 360-degree views during your cruise.

Drift along Ile St Louis and Ile de la Cité, and capture photos of Notre Dame Cathedral; floodlights make this Gothic masterpiece even more striking at night. Other sights include the National Library and Paris’ very own Statue of Liberty.

You’ll be served a gourmet 3-course dinner prepared by an award-winning team of chefs to enjoy while you take in views of Paris illuminated at night. Enjoy drinks to complement your French meal, such as an aperitif, wine, Champagne, and coffee.

After two hours of cruising the Seine, disembark near the Eiffel Tower where your tour began.

 

OR


7p-11p: 
Dinner and a show at Moulin Rouge!

(This show sells out quickly, so we will want to book it ASAP!) 

Many international stars have performed on stage at the Moulin Rouge including Ella Fitzgerald, Liza Minnelli, Frank Sinatra and Elton John. They have all put on exceptional shows, following in the footsteps of French celebrities such as Maurice Chevalier, Jean Gabin, Edith Piaf and Yves Montand.

Enjoy an excellent meal in the resplendent Parisian cabaret made famous by the paintings of Toulouse Lautrec. You have a choice from three different menus and a half bottle of Champagne is included.

After dinner, see the French Cancan performed in the Parisian home of the Cancan. You'll experience the magic of the Moulin Rouge's "Féerie" review and enjoy the essence of Parisian cabaret.

The Moulin Rouge's "Féerie" review features a troupe of 100 artists, including 60 legendary Doriss Girls, dressed in spectacular costumes of feathers, rhinestones and sequins. The sumptuous sets and vibrant light show of "Féerie" provide a colorful backdrop for brilliantly choreographed performances on moving staircases, in a gigantic aquarium, on swings and in garden settings.

(dinner is included in your package, please see the FAQ section for details on the possible menus)

 

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August 5: 
Train to Loire Valley
Amboise
Château du Clos Lucé
Chenonceau Castle

This morning, you'll check out of your hotel and be taken to the train station by your private driver.

Watch the beautiful scenery of the French countryside pass you by on your 1.5 hour, First class train ride to the Loire Valley. 

Thanks to its emblematic and romantic castles, renowned wine-tasting route, cultural riches and natural wonders, the Loire Valley is one of the most popular– and luxury-drenched– destinations in France.

Your driver will pick you up from the train station and be your cheffeur as you discover Amboise and its Market, Château du Clos Lucé, and Château de Chenonceau before deliveing you to your chateau for the evening..

Amboise and its market

A visit to Amboise starts in the main central square which occupies a large part of the centre of the town, and has the castle to one side and various shops and cafes on the other side. Several of these shops and cafes are established in interesting half-timbered medieval houses and there are also numerous renaissance style houses in the white stone of the region. Before rushing to see the two principal attractions (the chateau and Leonardo's house) allow time to stroll through the historical quarter of Amboise, to the southwest of this central square. One of the principal monuments of interest here is the 15th century clocktower, which is built above one of the original stone gateways originally built as part of the town's defenses.
You will also be enjoying the famous Sunday market listed as one of the best of the region. This market takes place in the Place du Marchée beside the Loire river selling wines, cheese, meat, fruit and vegetables of the local area, along with clothes and locally-made pottery. It draws visitors from all over the region and feels more like a fair than a market.

Château du Clos Lucé

Château du Clos Lucé is a relatively small 15th century palace in the Loire town Amboise. It was at the Château du Clos Lucé, on the invitation of King Francis I, that Leonardo da Vinci spent the last three years of his life, devoting his time to perfecting his inventions. King Francis I, passionate by Leonardo da Vinci’s talent, names him “ Premier Painter and Engineer and Architect of the King" and offers him the enjoyment of the Château of Clos Lucé, located only a few meters away from the Château d’Amboise.
He frequently met with the young king, who could access Clos Lucé via a 400-m underground passage from the royal Chateau d’Amboise. Clos Lucé, a 15th-century chateau built on 12th-century foundations, now houses a museum dedicated mostly to the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci.
To conclude the visit, the large landscaped garden hosts further models, art, and civil engineering works inspired by Leonardo da Vinci. The Chateau du Clos Lucé is one of the most atmospheric da Vinci sites in the world and makes for a truly fascinating visit.

 

Chenonceau Castle

In a region renown for its stunning chateaus, Chenonceau Castle stands alone. A masterpiece of Renaissance construction, dating back to the 16th century, the castle was built on the site of an ancient mill on the River Cher.
This castle is truly an exceptional site, not only because of its original design, the richness of its collections, its furniture and its decorations, but also because of its destiny, since it was loved, administrated and protected by women, who were all extraordinary and who, for the most part, have marked history.
The “Ladies castle” has an amazing museum collection of the Old Master’s paintings: Murillo, Le Tintoret, Nicolas Poussin, Le Corrège, Rubens, Le Primatice, Van Loo… as well as an extremely rare selection of Flanders Tapestries from the 16th century. Throughout its history, this emblematic château has always attracted talent and inspired great artists. Conveying beauty and combining the elegance of architecture with that of the spirit is also sharing an elegant way of life.

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August 6: 
Wine Tour through the Loire Valley: Vouvray
Domaine Champalou
Abbey of Fontevraud
Bourgueil
Domaine du Bourg

Your driver will pick you up this morning to chauffeur you to castles and wine estates throughout the Loire Valley.

Tasting at Domaine Champalou

Since more than 25 years, The Champalou Family work for the Vouvray wines. Both from winemaking families, Catherine and Didier Champalou began their Vouvrillonne adventure in 1983, and their desire for autonomy and freedom gave them the will to set up the estate. Everything started with the plantation of one half hectare of Chenin, followed by three years of patience before the vines could produce their first crop. From the first bottling, customers began seeking out the estate. Since 2006, their oldest daughter, Céline, came in Vouvray to continue this beautiful family, human and wine making adventure. They currently work in accordance with sustainable farming methods. Today their production amounts to approximately 120,000 bottles par years, and they distribute to over twenty countries around the world.

 

Fontevraud Abbey

The Fontevraud Abbey is particularly striking by its originality and its size. This Abbey is a Benedictine style abbey founded in 1101. It is one of the biggest monastic places in Europe with its 13 hectare. Its history is complex and interesting: it has been converted into a prison by Napoleon in 1804, saved from destruction… Its history began with the formation of an unusual collection of monks, nuns and lay brothers who chose the location to form a community to care for the sick as well as worship. Its founder Robert d' Arbrissel decreed that the order should be governed by an abbess and it stayed that way right up to the revolution. This holy alliance was given greater credence when its abbesses were appointed from noble families (voluntarily or otherwise) who gave the order great patronage and protection. The most famous of these being the Plantagenets and it is here they chose to be buried -- you will find the effigies of Henry II king of England and count of Anjou, his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine along with their son King Richard the Lionheart in the naive of the pristine abbey church. The beautifully restored abbey complex includes a Romanesque abbey church with royal tombs, a lovely Renaissance cloister and a fascinating Byzantine-Romanesque kitchen. Listed as World Heritage Site by Unesco, Fontevraud Abbey is now a museum, a cultural center and it also houses a hotel and a restaurant.

 

Bourgueil

Situated at the gates of Anjou and Touraine (attached to the Department of Indre et Loire in 1790), Bourgueil benefits from the intersection of these two regions, forming part of the garden of France, with a rich history and natural landscape. The Gallo-Romans, according to tradition, brought the first vines to the region. Over the centuries, the area has a attracted a number of visitors who have experienced the calm, gentle life of living in the region. Abbot Baudry, Rabelais, Ronsard, Catherine de Medicis, Charles IX, Henri de Navarre...

 

Tasting at Domaine du Bourg

The Mabileau family worked in the vines since 1620. Over 300 years later, inspired by his father Jean-Paul Mabileau, Frédéric Mabileau also discovers the pleasures of cultivating grapes and making wine. The beginning of his wine adventure was in 1988 when Frédéric Mabileau planted his first vines of cabernet franc. Conscious of the rich diversity of soil that his vineyard had to offer, Frédéric Mabileau started a long study of all the different terroirs in order to create his own individual line of wines.
The "Graviers" cuvee, at the origin of Jean-Paul’s domain was kept. Then, "Coutures" made from the oldest vines of the vineyard, and "Racines", a small parcel planted by Armand his grandfather, was decided to be exclusively produced on clays and limestone from "Clos Lorioux".
Today, in their garden of 28 hectares (70 acres), Frederic and his team give their best to produce soulful wines. With the combination of tradition and modernity, they offer multi-faceted wines from the Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil, Bourgueil, Saumur and Anjou appellations… the fruit of rigorous efforts, vinified in full respect of each grape.

 

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August 7: 
Loire Valley River cruise

Your driver will pick you up this morning and bring you home in the evening.

You will climb aboard a traditional flat-bottomed wooden Loire river cruise boat fitted out in elegance and comfort. The trip will take you on the Loire river and you will discover its flora and fauna. This region is named as the “Garden of France” thanks to the fertile land along the Loire.

Please note that the final itinerary will depend on the height of the Loire River – and the presence of possible sandbanks.


Chinon

A stroll through Chinon is a journey back in time … From facades to small places, from dead ends to interior courts; you will discover the secrets of the city of Richard the Lion heart, Joan of Arc and François Rabelais. You will first be caught by the Royal Fortress ; located at the crossroads of the three provinces of Anjou, Poitou and Touraine, the rocky spur where the Royal Fortress of Chinon stands is a strategic area occupied and highly sought-after since ancient times.
A castle was built here no later than the 10th century. It was Henry II Plantagenêt, Count of Anjou and King of England, who gave the fortress its current appearance by building a new palace on Fort Saint Georges. It was within the walls of the Château of Chinon that Joan of Arc finally met her king, Charles VII, in 1429. But ancient as the Royal Fortress of Chinon may be, it has something of a new feel at the moment after an ambitious 6-year restoration project and with the addition of the latest in museum display technologies.
 

Sainte-Radegonde Chapel

This semi-troglodytic Romanic chapel surrounds the grave of a hermit of the Early Middle Age known as Jean Le Reclus also called Saint John of Chinon. Inside, you will discover a sublime mural painting from the end of the 12th century. The tradition says that these paintings were made to be seen by candlelight.

 

The Château de Villandry

The Château de Villandry, built close to the Loire river during the Renaissance, is one of the more extravagant estates of this region. Villandry is considered to be home to the most beautiful gardens in the Loire Valley. The flowerbeds are never-ending, the fountains are abundant, and there are even white swans that can be found in one of the larger fountains. The various gardens, ten in all, witness the art of nature dompting: "les jardins à la Française" - the french gardens. The maintenance is done in an educated way in order to avoid using chemicals. The castle, listed as an Unesco World Heritage, demonstrates the art of living of that era: comfortable, welcoming and bright.

From Villandry, stroll in a horse-drawn carriage in the Loire countryside. This will be an intimate opportunity to approach Mother Nature on another angle.

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August 8: 
Train to Provence
Cannes

Your driver will pick you up this morning and bring you to the train station for your departure to the south of France.

See the French countryside as you travel by train to the Provence region of France!

You will have First class train tickets, providing you with spacious seats, a dining car and business lounge access. You will also have one meal per person provided during your travels to the south of France. 

This train ride will be an all day event (roughly 8 hours), traveling first to Paris, transferring to another train and then the direct route to Cannes.

Provence is a blanket term for the southeastern part of France that sprawls along the Mediterranean coastline and up into the rolling, vineyard-lined hills beyond.
The best way to take in the region is by car (or in your case, motorcycle)!

Upon arrival, you will make your way via taxi (at your own expense) to your hotel to check in. 

The rest of your evening is open to explore your surroundings! Walk around the town or choose to pick up your motorcycle and explore more of the coastline!

Cannes has been synonymous with cinema for the past 70 years, so slip on your chicest set of heels and take a walk just like the stars along the infamous Boulevard de la Croisette, which separates boutiques like Chanel from the beach.

For parties that seep from day into night, Bâoli Beach Cannes is your place. At midnight, the restaurant transforms into a roaring nightclub where sparkler-filled magnums are the norm. (Its sister spot, on the far end of the Croisette in the Port Pierre Canto, is also known for hosting some of the hottest events during the film festival.)

If you want to get a sense of where the city started over 400 years ago, take a stroll through the streets lining the hill of Le Suquet, the Old Town.
From the Old Port below, hop a ferry to the Lérins Islands, where you’ll find untouched sandy shores and wine crafted by Cistercian monks, the islands’ only residents.
Île Sainte-Marguerite is the largest and closest island to mainland Cannes and home to historical sites like the cell of the Man in the Iron Mask as well as haute seaside eatery, La Guérite.

Back in town, dine in a villa at L’Antidote, whose menu weaves market-fresh ingredients into rich dishes like foie gras-stuffed ravioli.

Insider Tip:
If you want to sample a Provence specialty, try Chef Christophe Ferré’s version of bouillabaisse seafood stew.

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August 9: 
Mont Ventoux

 

You may want to consider a day trip to Mont-Ventoux! 
The fragrant lavender fields bloom from June to August in the Luberon, around the Mont-Ventoux, in the region of Sault and that of Valréas; such amazing scenery and atmosphere make the lavender fields one of the summer Must-Sees in Provence.

This blue gold has been used for a long time to make soap and cosmetics; it is also part of the Provençal cuisine and lavender honey and lavender sorbets are worth a taste! 

Mont-Ventoux, with its majestic silhouette, dominates the landscape and is classified as a UNESCO Biosphere reserve.

From the route there are exceptional views of the Alps in the North and the Mediterranean in the South. It passes through vineyards, orchards, and fields of lavender, the ideal landscape for a break in the great outdoors.

Mont Ventoux is also a land of flavors with the truffles, the cherries of Mont de Venasque and the strawberries from Carpentras.

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August 10: 
Nice
Monte Carlo

While often seen as a stopover town, Nice is the Riviera’s main point of entry for good reason.

One glance at the Cours Saleya flower market and you’ll quickly fall in love with the city.
Tourist trap-style restaurants line the square, but if you head one street back, you’ll find the husband-and-wife-run Papayou, which serves a mix of Mediterranean and Asian-influenced plates (think Thai curry and fish stew).
Nearby, La Petite Maison (whose empire spans from Dubai to Miami Beach) is a celeb fave, but for something just as charming yet slightly less flashy, walk across the street to owner Nicole’s newer bistro, Le Comptoir 2 Nicole.
Start the your evening here with a cheese plate and rosé, or take your apéritif above water at La Réserve, a restaurant perched on a rock jutting over the harbor.

If you want something that truly captures the Riviera’s party spirit, drive 10 minutes to neighboring Villefranche-sur-Mer for Le Palm Anjuna, the restaurant version of lively beach bar Anjuna Bay nestled along a hidden bay in Eze.
Here, musicians serenade guests in a bohemian enclave of tropical plants, Balinese statues, and reclaimed wood tables.

Then, *remember to bring your passport with you!* drive to Monaco! 

While not technically part of France, Monaco is still one of the major highlights to hit while touring the south.

Just a 10-minute drive from the Italian border town of Ventimiglia, the petite principality of Monaco—it measures roughly three times the size of the National Mall in Washington D.C.—offers plenty of pursuits that can be as decadent or demure as you’d like.

Lounge by the sea in Cap d’Ail at beach bar Eden Plage Mala, or treat yourself to a day of pampering at the iconic Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo, whose alfresco Jacuzzis overlook the port and Prince’s Palace.

Before hitting the town, pause for a cocktail at the property's iconic Bar Américain or take your pre-dinner drinks down to the water at Wine Palace, whose plush couches sit along the port.

If you want to keep the party going, dance to live music at port-side Rascasse or head to high-energy Jimmy’z, dubbed Monaco’s “temple of clubbing.” 

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August 11: 
Saint-Tropez beaches

Saint-Tropez swells in the summer months as yachts creep into port, but a quick stroll through the narrow, cobbled streets of Old Town reveals what attracted celebrities to this former fishing village in the first place.

Start your morning at La Tarte Tropézienne with an espresso and a slice of the patisserie’s namesake cream-filled brioche (a Brigitte Bardot favorite when she was shooting the 1950s film "And God Created Woman"), then take your petit-déjeuner across the square to the Place des Lices and stroll through the stands of cheese and flowers at the open-air Provencal market, held every Tuesday and Saturday morning.

After gathering a basket-full of picnic fixings, head over to the 15th-century stone Portalet Tower and work off those breakfast calories during a coastal hike along the peninsula’s best beaches—accessed otherwise only by boat.

At one of the most famous, Pampelonne, you’ll find the swankiest of Saint-Tropez’s beach clubs like
Le Club 55 and Miami Beach transplant Nikki Beach, whose anything-goes spirit and lavish costume parties are known to draw celebrities.

For something more low-key, trek down to the tucked-away cove of L’Escalet Beach, where you can spread out on a shore sans tourists.

Back in town, pause on the port at Sénéquier for a coffee and prime people watching until dinner at the buzzy, Asian-inspired BanH-Hoï, a Saint-Tropez institution in Old Town.

Night owls can dance the evening away at the legendary nightclub Les Caves du Roy in Hôtel Byblos!

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August 12: 
Depart for Home

Return your motorcycle in the early morning, or the night before.

Today, you'll travel to Nice and board your plane for home.

Your driver will meet you at your hotel to take you to the airport. 


TRAVEL DETAILS

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FLIGHT INFO:

DEPARTING Aug 1, 2018:
CMH to PAR

ARRIVING Aug 2, 2018:
PAR

DEPARTING and ARRIVING Aug 12, 2018:
NCE to CMH

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TRAIN INFO:

DEPARTING Aug 5, 2018:
Paris to Loire Valley
direct train

DEPARTING Aug 5, 2018:
Loire Valley (via Paris) to Cannes
1 transfer in Paris (1.5 hr)
Meal included

(all tickets are First Class)

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HOTELS 

These hotels or something similar:

Paris, France

Hotel Duo

Loire Valley
Hotel-Château de Beaulieu

Cannes
Cavendish Hotel
(free open bar)


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Pricing details

price Per Person: 

$7082*

*Prices and availability are subject to change and are not guaranteed until completed through the booking process.

INCLUDED IN THE QUOTE

  • Round trip airfare
    • CMH-PAR     (Columbus to Paris)
    • NCE-CMH     (Nice to Columbus) 
  • Train Transportation
    • First Class tickets   (Paris to Loire Valley)
    • First Class tickets with meal   (Loire Valley to Cannes)
  • Transfers
    • Airport to hotel transportation (in Paris)
    • Hotel to Train station transportation (in Paris) 
    • Train station to hotel transportation (in Loire Valley)
    • Hotel to Train station transportation (in Loire Valley)
    • otel to Train station transportation (in Cannes)
  • Daily transportation in Loire Valley
  •  Hotel accommodations**
    • 3 nights in Paris, France
    • 3 nights in Loire Valley
    • 4 nights in Cannes
  • Dinners/Tours/Shows/Passes
    • Eiffel Tower admission and 58 Tour Eiffel restauran gourmet dinner (MEAL INCLUDED)
    • Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Dinner Cruise (MEAL INCLUDED)
      OR
    • Moulin Rouge dinner and show (MEAL INCLUDED)
    • Loire Valley Castles and Wine Estate tours and tastings (TASTINGS INCLUDED)
    • Loire Valley River Cruise
  • Most taxes and fees
    • Airlines taxes and fees
    • Train taxes and fees
    • Tour taxes and fees
    • Service fees and commissions

**Most hotel reservations require you to pay taxes, VAT and resort fees onsite

NOT INCLUDED

  • Motorcycle Rental
  • Train station to hotel transportation (in Cannes) 
  • Local taxis
  • Most meals/beverages (unless included in hotel and/or tour) 
  • Some hotels may require payment of city taxes, VAT and resort fees onsite
  • Tips to guides, drivers and hotel staff
  • Optional Travel Insurance
    • Basic (starting at $453/ea)
    • Trip+ (starting at $893/ea)
    • Cancel for Any Reason (starting at $926/ea)

 

SUGGESTED PAYMENT SCHEDULE

There are two payment options available to you. 
*payment schedule does not include insurance costs. Insurance is due within 10 days initial payment. 

Option 1:
(most secure, least likely to change in price and availability)
Full payment due now (plus insurance)
(car rental and one hotel is paid onsite)

Option 2: 
(prices and availability are subject to change and are not guaranteed until completed through the booking process and payment is in full)
(an additional 6% processing fee per payment is applicable with this option, additionally there is a $100/pp fee added to the bill for this delayed payment option)
Ask for pricing breakdown. 

 

REGISTRATION 

  • A completed registration form (per person) 
  • Photo copy of picture/information page of each traveler passport emailed to: christian@zone-travel.com 
  • Credit Card Authorization form with copy of credit card 

 

FINAL PAYMENT

  • Payments not received on time will result in reservation cancellation without refund.
  • Additional bookings after the final payment deadline may result in higher prices, less availability and additional administrative fees.
  • Fee amounts imposed are at the discretion of Zone Travel.

 

CANCELLATION

Cancellation in writing must be received by Zone Travel prior to departure for appropriate refund on the land tour cost minus the following fees. Airline penalties are not part of the percentages below and vary based on each individual airline policy.

  • 30 Days Prior or less: 100% of tour cost

Commissions and Travel insurance are non-refundable.

 


Travel Insurance

TRAVEL INSURANCE - AVAILABLE FOR ALL PASSENGERS - DUE 10 DAYS AFTER INITIAL DEPOSIT

Zone Travel LLC strongly suggests purchasing Trip Cancellation insurance. Be sure to check with your healthcare provider as most U.S. medical coverage will not cover you outside of the country.

Insurance costs are based on the total package cost, including air taxes and charges listed under "Included."

Approximate amounts can be given at time of reservation in order to purchase the appropriate amount of insurance.

 

BASIC PLAN:

Your may think you can't afford both the fun and the insurance to protect it. The Basic Plan is so affordable that you can have it all, while still staying in a budget. The plan offers existing medical condition coverage and 24-hour assistance services, allowing you to purchase your trip with complete confidence.

Trip Cancellation: Trip Cost

Trip Interruption: Trip Cost

Emergency Medical/Dental Coverage: $10,000.00

Emergency Medical Transportation: $50,000.00

Baggage Coverage: $500.00

Baggage Delay: $200.00

Travel Delay: $300.00

Travel Delay: $150.00

24-Hour Hotline Assistance: Included

 

CLASSIC TRIP+: 

When you book your family on an international vacation, you want the peace of mind that you purchased the right amount of coverage. Classic Trip+ doubles nearly all the post-departure coverage of the Classic Plan, including Emergency Medical and Dental, Emergency Medical Transportation, Baggage Loss, Baggage Delay, Travel Delay, and Missed Connection.

Trip Cancellation: Trip Cost

Trip Interruption: Trip Cost

Emergency Medical/Dental Coverage: $50,000.00

Emergency Medical Transportation: $1,000,000.00

Baggage Coverage: $2,000.00

Baggage Delay: $600.00

Change Fee Coverage: $250.00

Frequent Flyer Miles Redeposit Fee: $250.00

Travel Delay: $1,600.00

Missed Connection: $1,600.00

24 Hour Hotline Assistance Plus: Included

 

CANCEL ANYTIME: 

You can enjoy the extra flexibility of knowing you can cancel your trip for almost any unforeseen reason that the Classic plan does not already cover at 100% and receive 80% of their non-refundable trip cost back in cash. With features like comprehensive trip cancellation, primary emergency medical coverage and 24-hour travel assistance, the Classic with Cancel Anytime plan is there if life throws an unexpected wrench in your travel plans. Plan must be purchased within 10 days of the first payment date and must cover the full non-refundable trip cost ($10,000 maximum).

Trip Cancellation: Trip Cost

Trip Interruption: Trip Cost

Emergency Medical/Dental Coverage: $25,000.00

Emergency Medical Transportation: $500,000.00

Baggage Coverage: $1,000.00

Baggage Delay: $300.00

Change Fee Coverage: $250.00

Frequent Flyer Miles Redeposit Fee: $250.00

Travel Delay: $800.00

Missed Connection: $800.00

24 Hour Hotline Assistance Plus: Included


F.A.Q.

When is the deadline to sign up?
We recommend booking as soon as possible.   
Prices and availability are always subject to change and are never guaranteed until completed through the booking process. 

 

How can I make a payment?
You can make a payment (Mastercard, Visa, Discover or American Express) by clicking one of the payment buttons above
or, if you prefer a check, you can make checks payable to "Zone Travel LLC"
Address: 
235 Binns Blvd
Columbus, OH43204
Please ensure checks are mailed early to arrive by the required payment deadline. 

 

What are the menus to choose from for the Moulin Rouge dinner?

These are the provided menus; however, these menus can and do change frequently.

Mistinguett Menu
The Great Spectacular Show “Féerie” - 1/2 Bottle of Champagne - Dinner

  • Beefsteak Tomatoes Salad, Mozzarella di Bufala, Grilled Vegetables, Basil Pistou and Riviera Olives Or Celeriac and Granny Smith Apple in Remoulade Dressing, Smoked Duck Breast, Lamb Lettuce Coulis
  • Roasted Scottish Salmon, Nicoise Vegetables, Tomato and Olive Oil Emulsion Or Free Range Guinea Fowl Breast, Mixed Vegetables Stuffed Tomato, Dauphinois Style Potatoes, Meat Juice
  • Quenelles of Ganache of Dark Chocolate Grand Cru from South America, Citrus and Hazelnuts Financier Cake Or Like a Strawberry Charlotte Cake with Tailed Pepper, Pan-Cake Biscuit with Freshly Grated Lime


Toulouse-Lautrec Menu
The Great Spectacular Show “Féerie” - 1/2 Bottle of Champagne - Dinner

  • Octopus Carpaccio Cooked with Sea Salt, Marinated with Pomelos, Pondichéry Salad Or Scottish Smoked Salmon, Whipped Cream with Lime Jus, Blinis Or Green Asparagus with an Aged Balsamic Dressing, 24 Months Old Beef Cecina, Quail Devil Eggs
  • Cod Fish Marinated with Smoked Paprika, Slowly Cooked in the Oven Like a Fideuà Or Roasted and Glazed Quasi of Veal, Tetragon and Chanterelle Mushrooms Mashed Potatoes, Yellow Wine Juice
  • Traditional Fresh Strawberry Cake With Madagascar Vanilla, Génoise Cake With Almond Paste Or Chocolate Tart Prepared Like a Brownie, Pistachio Cream, Red Currant


Belle Epoque Menu
The Great Spectacular Show “Féerie” - 1/2 Bottle of Champagne Laurent Perrier - Dinner

  • Mise en Bouche
  • Delightful Brittany Lobster Medallions, Armorican Sauce with Tarragon, Green Beans and Aged Parmesan Salad Or Scottish Salmon Slightly Smoked and Marinated with Beetroot Juice, Mix of Multicolor Young Small Salad with Aged Balsamic Dressing Or Terrine of Duck Foie Gras from Saint Orense Farm Mi-Cuit with Tomatoes and Ginger Lemon focaccia, Riviera Olive Condiment
  • Beef Tenderloin Center Cut Maine-Anjou, Open Ravioli with Herbs, Salad of Beef cheek, Cherry Tomatoes Roasted with Marjoram Or Poached Fillet of Seabass, Velvet Crab Broth, Organic Eggs Gnocchi, Pickleweed with Sea Salt and Watercress
  • Tiramisu aux Framboises des Sous-Bois, Parfum de Fleur d’Hibiscus du Mali Wild Raspberry Tiramisu, Flavored with Hibiscus Flower from Mali Or Meringue d’Anna Pavlova sur son Ballet de Fruits Rouges et son Jardin Fleuri Anna Pavlova Meringue, Mixed Red Fruits Or Comme Une Truffe au Chocolat, en Noir et Lait, Senteurs de Fèves de Tonka Like a Chocolate Truffle, Black and White, Scented with Tonka Beans


Menu vegetarian and pesco vegetarian available