Unionville 

High School

Discover

France

June 23-July 9, 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, and are subject to change with or without notice. The most current Booking Conditions at the time of your departure will apply.

Enrollment

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.

Rooming

 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.

Baggage

Excess baggage is subject to extra fees.

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

Cancellation

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: Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020- Depart

Take an overnight flight from Philadelphia to Paris, France.

Day 2: Wednesday, June 24th, 2020- Langres- 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 Langres. Arrive in Langres and meet your families to begin your homestay.

 

Day 3: Thursday, June 25th, 2020- Langres- Homestay

Spend the morning with your host families, then discover the town of Langres with a walking tour and activities around the town. In the afternoon, continue your day visiting the town and see Lac de la Lie. Spend dinner and overnight with host families.

 

Day 4: Friday, June 26th, 2020- Langres - Homestay

Eat breakfast with your host families then meet at the school and spend the morning in Langres. In the afternoon, take a private coach bus to Abbaye of Auberive and visit the abbey and the Centre d'Art Contemporain. In the evening, return to Langres and spend the evening at the Festimardi in the cathedral with a free concert. Have dinner and spend overnight with your host families.

 

Day 5: Saturday, June 27th, 2020- Langres- Homestay

Spend the day with your host families.

 

Day 6: Sunday, June 28th, 2020- Langres- Homestay

Spend the day with your host families

 

Day 7: Monday, June 29th, 2020- Excursion to Montsaugeon

Eat breakfast with your host families then meet at the school and take a private coach bus to Montsaugeon and visit the medieval village. In the afternoon, visit the Fromagerie Germain and enjoy a tasting at Vaux Sous Aubigny. Continue your day by visiting the Caves du Montsaugeon and on the way back to Langres, stop at the beautiful Jardins de Cohons. Return to Langres in the evening to have dinner and spend overnight with your host families.

Day 8: Tuesday, June 30th, 2020- Excursion to Flavigny & Alesia 

In the morning meet at the school and take a private coach bus to Flavigny. Visit the Fabrique des Anis and try some of their candy. Have lunch at the Grange and in the afternoon, continue with the coach to Alesia and have an audioguided visit of the Gallo-Roman museum site. In the evening, return to Langres for dinner and overnight with host families.

 

Day 9: Wednesday, July 1st, 2020- Excursion to Guedelon

Have breakfast with your host families then meet at the school and take a private coach bus to Guedelon. Enjoy a guided visit of Guedelon before returning to Langres in the evening for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 10: Thursday, July 2nd, 2020- Excursion to Beaune

In the morning, eat breakfast with your host families then meet at the school. Take a private coach bus to Beaune and visit the Hospice de Beaune and the Moutarderie Edmond Fallot. In the afternoon, return to Langres for dinner and overnight with your host families.

 

Day 11: Friday, July 3rd, 2020- Excursion to Dijon

In the morning after breakfast with the host families, meet at the school then take a private coach bus to Dijon. Arrive in Dijon and visit the Tour Phillipe de Bon. Afterward, satisfy your sweet tooth at Mulot et Petitjean and try their delicious biscuits and desserts. Return to Langres in the evening and have dinner and spend overnight overnight with your host families.

 

Day 12: Saturday, July 4th, 2020- Langres- Homestay

Spend the day with your host families

 

Day 13: Sunday, July 5th, 2020- Paris

Have a final breakfast with your host families, who will then take you to the train station and you will take the train from Langres to Paris. Arrive in Paris and meet your English-speaking tour escort. Take a private coach bus to the hotel and check-in. Afterwards, metro to the Galeries Lafayette and see the panoramic view from the top. Then, metro to the Champs Elysées to walk up the avenue and see the Arc de Triomphe. In the evening, metro to the Marais and have dinner at the Brasserie Le Mesturet. Spend overnight in Paris.

 

Day 14: Monday, July 6th, 2020- Excursion to Versailles

Have breakfast at the hotel, then take the RER to Versailles. Enjoy a guided tour of the Palace then return to Paris to take pictures of the Eiffel Tower and visit the surrounding area. Have dinner on the Bistro Parisien, followed by a cruise on the Seine. Spend overnight in Paris.

 

Day 15: Tuesday, July 7th, 2020- Excursion to Giverny

In the morning, have breakfast at the hotel then take a private coach bus to Giverny to visit Monet's house and gardens. In the afternoon, return to Paris and enjoy a couscous dinner before spending the night in Paris.

Day 16: Wednesday, July 8th, 2020- Paris

Have breakfast at the hotel, then take the metro to Pere Lachaise Cemetery. Afterwards, metro to the Catacombs of Paris to visit the underground crypt. After your visit metro to the Louvre and have a guided visit of the museum. Then, walk over the Pont des Arts to Île de la Cité and see the Notre Dame from the outside. Walk through the posh neighborhood of Saint Germain and see Saint Sulpice. Then, see Jardin du Luxembourg and the Pantheon. For dinner, enjoy a traditional raclette dinner before spending overnight in Paris.

Day 17: Thursday, July 9th, 2020- Depart

In the morning, eat breakfast at the hotel before taking a private coach bus to the airport for your flight home.

 

Program Price & Payment Terms

 

Price: $3,000-$3,200*

*to be determined by the number of passengers 

 

Included in your price:

 

English Speaking Tour Escort in Paris 

 

Transportation:

  • Round-trip airfare

  • Private coach bus transfer from airport to train station, on arrival

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

  • Full day private coach excursion to Montsaugeon, from Langres

  • Full day private coach excursion to Beaune 

  • Full day private coach excursion to Flavigny and Alesia, from Langres

  • Full day private coach excursion to Guedelon, from Langres

  • Full day private coach excursion to Dijon, from Langres

  • Full day private coach bus excursion to Giverny, from Paris

  • Private coach bus to Abbaye of Auberive

  • Train tickets from Paris to Langres

  • Train tickets from Langres to Paris

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

 

Lodging: 

  • 4 nights hotel in Paris, 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: March 15, 2020

 

Last Payment Due: April 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