High School




March 27-April 8th, 2020


Passport & Visa 


U.S. Citizens

Passports need to be valid for 6 months after the final day of the program.  Please check the visiting countries for visa requirements.  There are no visas needed for Europe.  If a traveler is unable to obtain these travel documents, our standard cancellation policy will apply.

All children under the age of 18 unaccompanied by a parent or legal guardian traveling abroad must have a notarized letter of permission with a parent’s or legal guardian’s signature.

To apply or renew your passports please click here

Non U.S. Citizens

Please contact your country's embassy to  find out visa and vaccination requirements for the countries you are visiting.

You can contact us for further information

Terms and Conditions


A La Carte Travel Booking Conditions

These Booking Conditions are valid for all A La Carte Travel departing after October 1, 2015, and are subject to change with or without notice. The most current Booking Conditions at the time of your departure will apply.


All Enrollment Forms must be received at A La Carte Travel 120 days prior to departure. Travelers should provide complete first, middle and last names and dates of birth as they appear (or will appear) on their passports.

Any corrections to match passport names made after 120 days prior to departure require that we change the flight reservation, resulting in a minimum fee of $200 per airline up to the cost of a new published fare ticket. This may also result in a different flight itinerary from the group. Travelers who have not yet applied for a passport should provide their full name and date of birth as they appear on their birth certificate.


 A La Carte Travel handles final rooming assignments for all travelers. Please ensure that all rooming requests are submitted by 110 days prior to departure.

Students will room in double, triples, or quads with others of the same gender from the entire tour group.

Adults are placed in twin accommodations (a hotel room with two beds) with another adult of the same gender from the entire tour group unless the name of a roommate has been provided.

Adults can request double-bed accommodations (a room with one bed for two people)  or a single room for an additional fee per hotel.   Single rooms are not available on overnight trains.

Lost belongings

A La Carte Travel is not responsible for loss of passports, airline tickets or other documents, or for loss of or damage to luggage or any other passenger belongings. In the case of a lost paper airline ticket, the traveler is solely responsible for meeting the airline’s requirements (both logistical and financial) for ticket replacement.

Food Allergies

 A La Carte Travel recognizes that some travelers may have severe food allergies. We will do our best to ensure that our suppliers are informed of the situation but we cannot guarantee that all requests will be accommodated. Travelers are responsible for making their own arrangements for all in-flight meals.

Deposit and Payments

A deposit of $500 is required at the time of registration to hold the space for the passengers.  The remainder of the balance is divided into equal monthly payments with the final payment due no later than 60 days prior to departure.


Excess baggage is subject to extra fees.

Passengers are advised to find out about the fees on the airline’s website.


120 days or more prior to departure

Full refund less all non-refundable fees, and a $300 cancellation fee

45 days to 119  days prior to departure

Full refund less all non-refundable fees, $500 cancellation fee and 50% of the program price


45 days or less prior to departure

No refund will be issued


Travel Insurance

A La Carte Travel automatically insures all the passengers in the Travelex Standard Choice plan.

The Standard Travel Protection Plan covers the following:


  • Emergency Medical and Dental Expenses up to $15,000

  • Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation Expenses of up to $50,000

  • Trip Delay Expenses of up to $1000

  • Lost or Delayed Baggage Expenses of up to $250

  • 24/7 travel assistance and concierge services

A  La  Carte Travel is now offering our groups a more comprehensive Travel Insurance as part of the Travel package and as part of an effort to ease the travelers’ concerns with the events around the world.

The travel protection plan we recommend, Travelex 360° Student Group Choice, includes coverage for Trip Cancellation and Interruption, Trip Delay, Emergency Medical Expense and Evacuation, Baggage Loss or Delay and more. 

 In addition to all of the above benefits, the Choice Plan upgrade will cover the following:

  • Trip Cancellation/interruption benefits include:  Sickness, injury, or death

  •  Pre-existing exclusion waiver through final payment

  • Common carrier cancellations/delays

  • Terrorist acts** (Occurring within 30 days of the scheduled departure date for the covered trip in your departure city or in a city which is a scheduled destination)

  • Trip delay benefits – 5 hours or more

  • Baggage Delay benefits – 12 hours or more

  • Cancel for any reason coverage upgrade


The  Cancel for Any Reason benefit, which allows you to cancel your trip for any reason, within 2 days of your Scheduled Departure Date, and receive up to 75% of the Insured Trip Cost. To be eligible for this benefit, the plan must be purchased within 21 days of your initial trip deposit and full trip cost must be insured. Contact us to find out the costs associated for these upgrades.

For more information please contact one of our travel consultants at:  703-281-1225 or Email Us


Standard of Conduct


Proper behavior is expected at all times. Remember, you are representing your country. Show respect for language and customs different than your own.


Grounds for Dismissal

  1. Possession, consumption, or distribution of alcohol or illegal drugs

  2. Poor attitude or behavior and consistently acting independently of the chaperones' admonishment and warnings

  3. Leaving the group on excursions, or leaving the hotels without the permission of chaperones and after the designated curfew

  4. Getting a piercing or tattoo

  5. Stealing or defacing any personal property, building or material

  6. Possession or using weapons such as firearms, knives, explosives, etc

  7. Breaking group rules

Detailed Itinerary


Day 1: Friday, March 27th, 2020- Depart

Take an overnight flight from Washington Dulles to Paris


Day 2: Saturday, March 28th, 2020- Paris- Homestay

Arrive in Paris and and take a private coach bus from the airport to the train station. Then, take the train from Paris to Toulouse. Arrive in Toulouse and meet your host families to begin your homestay.


Day 3: Sunday, March 29th, 2020- Homestay

Spend the day with your host families


Day 4: Monday, March 30th, 2020- Excursion to Carcassonne

Eat breakfast with your host families then meet at the school and depart with a private coach bus to Carcassonne. Visit the walled city of Carcassonne with its fortress and spend the day exploring. Depart Carcassonne and visit the Musée du Pastel. After the visit, return to the school and meet your host families.


Day 5: Tuesday, March 31st, 2020- Excursion to Albi

Enjoy breakfast with your host families then depart from the school with a coach bus to Albi. Arrive in Albi and visit the Cathedral as well as Musée Toulouse Lautrec. In the afternoon, depart to Cordes Sur Ciel and visit the quaint village overlooking the valleys below. Return to school in the late afternoon to meet your host families.


Day 6: Wednesday, April 1st, 2020- Homestay

Eat breakfast with your host families then spend the day at the school. In the afternoon, have a guided visit of Toulouse. Spend the evening with your host families.


Day 7: Thursday, April 2nd, 2020- Toulouse-Annecy

Eat breakfast with your host families then meet at the train station (with a lunch prepared by host families). Take the train to Annecy, nicknamed the "Pearl of the French Alps," and check-in to your hotel. Later, explore Annecy before enjoying a traditional raclette dinner before spending overnight in Annecy.


Day 8: Friday, April 3rd, 2020- Annecy

In the morning after breakfast, take a boat tour exploring Annecy on the water. Spend the rest of the day exploring the beautiful city and enjoy an open dinner before spending overnight in Annecy.


Day 9: Saturday, April 4th, 2020- Excursion to Chamonix

Have breakfast at the hotel before taking a private coach bus to Chamonix that sits among the peaks of the Alps and is also one of the largest ski resorts in France. Spend the day visiting Chamonix, then return to Annecy for your traditional fondue dinner. Spend overnight in Annecy.


Day 10: Sunday, April 5th, 2020- Annecy- Paris 

In the morning, eat breakfast before taking the train from Annecy to Paris. Arrive in Paris and meet your English-speaking tour escort at the train station and transferring with a private coach bus to your hotel. Check-in to your hotel then take the metro to the eclectic neighborhood of Montmartre to visit the Sacre Coeur and Place du Tertre. Afterwards, take the metro to the Champs Elysées and walk up the avenue to see the Arc de Triomphe. For dinner, enjoy crepes before spending overnight in Paris.


Day 11: Monday, April 6th, 2020- Paris

In the morning after breakfast, take the metro to the Louvre and have a guided visit of the Louvre. Then, take a walking tour with your tour escort to see the Notre Dame from the outside, Quartier Latin, the posh neighborhood of Saint Germain, and finally the Marais neighborhood. Spend time exploring Le Marais before having an open dinner and spending overnight in Paris.


Day 12: Tuesday, April 7th, 2020- Excursion to Versailles

Have breakfast at the hotel then take the RER to Versailles and have an audioguided visit of Versailles. After exploring the palace and its vast gardens, take the RER directly to the Eiffel Tower and take pictures near the landmark. Enjoy dinner on a Bistro Parisiens followed by a cruise on the Seine before spending overnight in Paris.

Day 13: Wednesday, April 8th, 2020- Depart

Have a final breakfast at the hotel before transferring to the airport with a private coach bus. Flight home!


Program Price & Payment Terms


$3,455 is based on a minimum of 14 students 


Included in your price:


English Speaking Tour Escort in Paris 



  • Round-trip airfare Private coach bus transfer from airport to hotel, on arrival

  • Private coach bus transfer from hotel to airport, on departure

  • Full day private coach excursion to Carcassonne from Toulouse

  • Full day private coach excursion to Albi from Toulouse

  • Full day private coach excursion to Chamonix from Annecy

  • Train tickets from Paris to Toulouse

  • Train tickets from Toulouse to Annecy

  • Train tickets from Annecy to Paris

  • Public transportation in Paris (including RER tickets to Versailles)



  • 3 nights hotel in Paris, including breakfasts and dinners

  • 3 nights hotel in Annecy, including breakfasts and dinners 


Guided Tours and Entrances as per program 


Travel insurance including health, trip delay, luggage loss and delay for all participants


Liability Insurance for all Tour Leaders

2019-2020 Payment Schedule


Upon Registration: $500 Due with the online application

Monthly Payments Until: December 15, 2019


Last Payment Due: January 15, 2020

A La Carte Travel Standard

Cancellation Policy


120 days or more prior to departure

Full refund less all non-refundable fees, and a $300 cancellation fee


45 days to 119  days prior to departure

Full refund less all non-refundable fees, $500 cancellation fee and 50% of the program price

45 days or less prior to departure

No refund will be issued