White Station

High School

Discover

France 

May 28th-June 6th, 2021

 

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.

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 $500 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, May 28th, 2021- Depart

Take an overnight flight from Memphis to Paris CDG 

 

Day 2: Saturday, May 29th, 2021- Paris

Arrive in Paris and meet your English-speaking tour escort. Take a private coach bus and transfer to the hotel where you can check-in. Start exploring Paris like the natives: on foot and on metro! Metro to the Champs Elysées, the grand boulevard, lined with shops, cafés and street performers. Walk up the avenue to reach the Arc de Triomphe- a perfect photo opportunity with the historical landmark! In the evening, have dinner and spend overnight in Paris. 

 

Day 3: Sunday, May 30th, 2021- Paris- Antibes 

Eat breakfast at your hotel then take the metro to Montmartre where you will see the beautiful Sacre Coeur Basilica. Walk through the eclectic neighborhood and take pictures of the panoramic view from atop the hill. Don't forget to have your portrait drawn at Place du Tertre! After lunch, return to your hotel and take a private coach bus to the train station. Take the train from Paris to Antibes, the Mediterranean resort town in the south of France. Arrive in Antibes, and walk to your hotel. Have dinner and spend overnight in Antibes. 

 

Day 4: Monday, May 31st, 2021- Antibes

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, then visit l’Institution Mont Saint Jean, where you will spend the day at the school with your pen pals. Have dinner with your pen pals before returning to the hotel for overnight in Antibes. 

Day 5: Tuesday, June 1st, 2021- Antibes

After breakfast at the hotel,  return to l’Institution Mont Saint Jean, where you will spend the day at the school with your pen pals. Have dinner with your pen pals before returning to the hotel for overnight in Antibes. 


Day 6: Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021- Antibes-La Seyne Sur Mer

In the morning after breakfast, spend the morning at the school and the afternoon with your pen pals. Then, take a private coach bus from Antibes to La Seyne Sur Mer. Arrive in La Seyne Sur Mer and check-in at your hotel. Have dinner and spend overnight in La Seyne Sur Mer. 

 

Day 7: Thursday, June 3rd, 2021- Saint-Mandrier-Sur-Mer

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, then take the bus to Saint Mandrier to visit College Louis Clement, where you will spend the day at the school with your pen pals. Have dinner with your pen pals before returning to the hotel for overnight in  Saint-Mandrier-Sur-Mer. 

 

Day 8: Friday, June 4th, 2021- Saint-Mandrier-Sur-Mer

After breakfast at the hotel, take the bus to Saint Mandrier to visit College Louis Clement, where you will spend the day at the school with your pen pals. Have dinner with your pen pals before returning to the hotel for overnight in  Saint-Mandrier-Sur-Mer. 

Day 9: Saturday, June 5th, 2021- La Seyne Sur Mer- Paris

In the morning after breakfast, take a private coach bus to the train station in Toulon and take the train from Toulon to Paris. Arrive in Paris and transfer with a private coach bus to the hotel. After settling in, take the metro to the Eiffel Tower, easily the most recognizable landmark in the world! From there, walk to the Seine and have dinner on a boat and an evening tour of Paris on a bateaux mouche. Spend overnight in Paris. 

 

Day 10: Sunday, June 2nd, 2021- Depart 

After a final French breakfast, take a private coach bus to the airport.

Flight home! 

 

Program Price & Payment Terms

 

$3,495, based on a minimum of 12 students (price is based on 2020 prices and subject to change)

*Sign up before June 30th, 2020 and receive $100 off!*

 

Included in your price:

 

English-speaking tour escort while in Paris

 

Transportation:

  • Round trip airfare (price based on 2020 airfare prices and subject to change)

  • Private coach transfers to and from airport 

  • Transfer to and from airports in France

  • Public transportation in Paris

  • Public transportation in La Seyne Sur Mer 

  • Transfer to train station in Paris

  • Train from Paris to Antibes

  • Train from Toulon to Paris 

  • Private Coach bus from Antibes to La Seyne Sur Mer

  • Private Coach bus from La Seyne Sur Mer to Toulon

 

Lodging:

  • 2 nights hotel in Paris, including breakfasts and dinners

  • 3 nights hotel in Antibes, including breakfasts (and one dinner)

  • 3 nights hotel in La Seyne-Sur-Mer, including breakfasts (and one dinner)

 

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

2020-2021 Payment Schedule

 

Upon Registration: $500 Due with the online application

Monthly Payments Until: March 15, 2021

 

Last Payment Due: April 10th, 2021

A La Carte Travel Standard

Cancellation Policy

 

120 days or more prior to departure

Full refund less all non-refundable fees, and a $500 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