France is known for having the best gastronomy in the world and gorgeous landscapes ranging from stunning vineyards to the magnificent Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Understand the beauty and culture the region of Burgundy, famous for its history and culture and of course indulge in the world famous wine and cheese.
Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
Start: Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)
To ensure included transportation: plan to arrive Day 1 by 9:00 AM.
Finish: Hotel in Paris
Travelers are responsible for their own transportation to airport, and are welcome to depart at any time on Day 6.
Airfare booking details will be sent after registration – please wait to book your flight until you receive further instructions.
-6 day / 5 night stay in shared boutique hotel rooms
-6 Breakfasts and 5 dinners
-Entrance to Fontainebleau castle
-Biking tour, cooking class and wine tasting in France
-Seine river cruise in Paris
-Food tour in Paris
-Guided walking tour of Paris
-Airport pickup at Paris CDG and ground transportation
Attendees are responsible for their own airfare
-Enjoy an insightful tour of the City of Lights and be mesmerized by its unique buildings and architecture style
-Visit the magnificent Castle of Fontainebleau, a real gem of the French Renaissance
-Wander through Beaune one of the most beautiful villages in Burgundy
-Stay in a private chateau in the heart of the French countryside
-Take a cooking class with a French Chef
-Become an expert in wine tasting
-Bring home unforgettable memories
-Age requirements: 21+
-Group size: 16 max, average 13
-Private bus transportation throughout the trip. Travelers are responsible for their own transportation to airport on final day. There are a few long drives on this trip but this will be the opportunity to enjoy the scenery and get to know your group!
-Physical rating: 1 - Light. In France the most physical part is the biking tour.
-This trip is designed for people who are curious about learning and experiencing the French culture and its gastronomy while relaxing in the French countryside. The trip is also open for adventurers who enjoy hiking and riding a bike.
-Accommodations: Hotel (5 nights) with roommate(s)
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Travel can be unpredictable. Our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience.
While it is our intention to adhere to the itinerary, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into it and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
Sample Breakfast Menu:
Sample Dinner Menu:
If you have any diet restrictions or allergies, we’ll do our best to arrange a special menu for you.
Some restaurants offer a vegetarian option. It's suggested that gluten free travelers bring snacks.
Our Chef in Burgundy can offer vegetarian or vegan options only if diet restrictions have been communicated in advance.
You’ll be traveling on a private bus throughout your trip.
There will be early morning departures on some days in order to optimize your itinerary.
Shared boutique hotel rooms for the duration of your trip
Solo travelers are paired with someone of the same gender
Please be aware that some hotel rooms in Europe can be smaller and don't always provide minibar, safe or air-conditioning.
Laundry available at most hotels for an extra fee (inquire with front desk).
*Accommodations can vary but will be the same quality.
*Private room options available upon request subject to hotel availability (for an extra charge).
Travel insurance is mandatory in order to participate on any of our trips.
When selecting a travel insurance policy please bear in mind that all travelers must have medical coverage and that we require a minimum coverage of USD 200,000 for repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have credit card insurance we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name. Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage and emergency contact telephone number.
All Under30Experiences trips are accompanied by experienced trip leaders and community managers.
The goal of the trip leaders is to facilitate an awesome experience and help our travelers have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are traveling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends.
You can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects.
We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. A daypack is also essential for carrying everyday items.
Space is limited on transportation, so there is a limit of one main piece of luggage per person. You will be responsible for carrying your own luggage.
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Do not forget: Three prong power adaptor for electronics, be sure to bring a converter if devices can’t handle 220v.
Passports and Visas (Guidelines for US passport holders)
Average high in France from April - September is 61-77°F.
Average low in France from April - September is 45-61°F.
Respect the people around you and the environment in which you’re traveling. This includes, but is not limited to fellow travelers, trip leaders, the local community, nature, wildlife, and yourself.
Do your best to keep yourself and fellow travelers out of harm’s way.
It’s important to obey local laws and customs while on our trips. This includes, but is not limited to wearing appropriate clothing while visiting certain communities, refraining from taking photos of people without asking, avoiding the use of illegal drugs, having weapons, and soliciting prostitution. If you’re not sure about something, take time to educate yourself, or ask.
Travel involves contact with new cultures. When confronted with a different way of living than you’re used to, do your best to understand that neither way is better or worse. They’re simply different ways of life.
Know your limits! This applies to physical ability, emotional space, social situations, and alcohol consumption. If you can’t participate in something, be upfront about it. If you need a break from people, take it. Stop drinking before you get too drunk.
Trip leaders are working in the travelers’ best interest. If they say something or ask you not to do something it’s not because they’re tyrants, but because they want you to have a good time!
Lying or withholding information about any physical or mental condition that might affect your ability to participate in any of the activities may be grounds for removal from your trip with no refund.
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