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Winter Wonderland France

November 30-December 5, 2022

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Paris and Christmas Markets

Holiday Adventure

"Christmas isn't a season it is a feeling" - Unknown

  • Group total: 12 including 2 from Wanderlust Explorations

 

  • Trip Fitness level #2-3  lots of walking everywhere 

  • DATES: (includes travel days) 11/30-12/5-2022

  • COST: (w/airfare)  MEMBERS: $2500 NON MEMBERS: $2600

  • COST: (w/out airfare) MEMBERS $2200 pp NON MEMBERS: $2300

  • NON REDUNDABLE BOOKING FEE:  $200.00

  • Payment schedule is listed at bottom of this trip page.

Pricing is per person and double occupancy 

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ABOUT THE ADVENTURE

Travel to the most magical Christmas town in Europe. Looking like a scene from a fairy tale book, this town is transformed into a Christmas Wonderland with nativities, lights adorning all the houses, gingerbread men set in the square and more.

Imagine walking around feeling the warmth and joy of the holiday spirit in everything you see. 

 

The Christmas market is traced back to the Middle Ages starting in 1572.  The market starts on the first weekend of advent and ends on December 24th.  Travelers from all over the world come to Strasbourg to feel the magic and life of Christmas. Climb the gothic steps to the cathedral, walk all over the square, and get into the holiday spirit.

This Christmas excursion will have a few added stops to create the holiday adventure of a lifetime. 

 

DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC?

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Just add three letters to Paris and you have paradise.  We will arrive into the city of romance and intrigue as soon as we get off the plane. Enjoy exploring the depths of the Louvre after meandering through the streets of Paris. Do you dare to view the city from atop the Eiffel Tower?  How about a crepe and hot cocoa for breakfast?  Take a morning stroll deep into the catacombs before embarking on the train to Strasbourg

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TRIP FEATURES

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Eifel Tower

  • Strasbourg

  • Colmar 

  • Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle

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INCLUDED

  •  4 nights accommodation

  • Tickets to all excursions except going up the Eiffel Tower

  • Guided Itinerary and photography        Instruction if needed 

  • Travel to all locations train/bus 

  • basic French instruction via audio and written.

  • Lots of candid photos free digital          album after trip

  • Airfare if you purchase airfare package

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NOT INCLUDED

  • Airfare if you do not do group travel

  • Transportation to and from the DC (Dulles airport) 

  • Vehicle parking/storage costs 

  • Meals, Snacks, and Drinks

  • Going up the Eifel Tower

  • Any costs of your own exploring as we move to each location

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Payment Schedule

$200 due 60 days after registering

$300 Due 2/1/2022

$500 due 4/1/2022

$300 due 6/30/2022

75% of total due by 8/1/2022

$200 by 9/20/2022

Final trip payment due by 10/30/2022

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Cancellation Policy

  • Prior to April 1, 2022 loss of $150.00 deposit

  • Prior to August 1, 2022 loss of both deposits $350 (ticketing and permitting is non transferable)

  • 61-90 days: loss of 50% of trip cost 

  • 40-60 days: loss of 60% of trip cost

  • Less than 39 days 100% loss of trip cost 

  • To protect your investment travel insurance is highly recommended. Wanderlust Explorations is not liable for funds lost.