Paris & Normandy

9 Days Leisurely Pace Tour Code: PNR
 

Overview

Is there a more romantic city in the world than Paris? Stroll along the Seine as evening falls and the lights begin to glimmer on the water. Stop by a café in the Latin Quarter for an aperitif while an accordion plays in the background. Marvel at Notre Dame’s flying buttresses and leering gargoyles. Paris’s charm is without peer, and it is the perfect place to begin and end your Seine River journey.

Once onboard your ship, simply unpack and relax, letting the serene Seine carry you through the countryside. See the history of that invasion told in tapestry in Bayeux. Walk the beaches of Normandy where Allied forces landed during WW II, and take part in a host of celebrations commemorating that landing’s 70-year anniversary. See for yourself the landscapes immortalized by so many great artists. Breathe in the fragrance of Monet’s garden in Giverny as you cross the Japanese bridge he made famous. Stand on the beach of Honfleur where Courbet and Boudin set up their easels to paint fishing vessels sailing into port. And walk in the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise, the town where he spent his final months. Immerse yourself in a fascinating and inviting land, rich in legend, history, and art.

Stay in a Category 3 cabin with private bath (option to upgrade for low additional cost). Enjoy 19 meals including 7 Buffet Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners, 1 Captain's Gala Welcome Dinner and 1 Captain's Farewell Dinner.

***This trip is operated by our sister company.

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Professional Cruise Manager Travel Documents
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19 Meals Go Active
Local Expert Guide Gentle Walking Tours
Loud & Clear ® Unlimited Beverages Onboard
Private Town Car Transfer All Gratuities
Airport/CruiseTransfers

Included Shore Excursions

Vernon Honfleur
Normandy Beaches Auvers-sur-Oise
Rouen Paris

Itinerary

DAY 1 USA - Paris

Private Town Car Transfer from your home to the airport for your overnight flight to Paris.

DAY 2 Arrive Paris

Arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport where you’ll be transferred to the ship.
River Baroness
Dinner Included

DAY 3 Vernon (Giverny), Les Andelys

Visit Monet’s home in his beloved village of Giverny, where he lived and worked for more than 40 years. When Monet bought the property, most of it was an orchard; he transformed it over the years into the enchanted vision that he painted, essentially creating each work of art twice: once as a living garden and again as a painting. Stroll through the gardens and admire the familiar Japanese bridge and water garden that inspired him. Though the town suffered bomb damage during WW II, you’ll still be able to recognize many scenes from the master’s iconic paintings. Step even further into the past with a hike to Château Gaillard. Your adventure takes you to the dramatic white-stone remains of the English king’s stronghold. You’ll be rewarded with stunning views of the river and surrounding countryside. Or take a guided Nordic walking tour along the popular trail to Château Gaillard and the cliffs above St. Jaques hospital. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.
River Baroness
Buffet Breakfast, Lunch and Welcome Dinner Included

DAY 4 Rouen (Normandy Beaches)

Normandy’s proximity to the sea has made it the site of many battles, including the famous D-Day Invasion by Allied forces during WW II. Before visiting the beaches of Normandy, you’ll go to Mulberry Harbor at Arromanches and explore the D-Day Museum. Or choose to visit Juno Beach where the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division landed, and take in the exhibits at the Canadian Center. Or, after spending time in Arromanches, drive to Bayeux to see the famous 11th-century tapestry depicting the Battle of Hastings. Continue to the Allied landing sites at Omaha Beach before visiting a haunting reminder of the Allied forces’ hard fight for freedom—the American Cemetery. Located in Colleville-sur-Mer, near the section of coastline designated “Omaha Beach,” the cemetery and memorial honor American soldiers who lost their lives while fighting in Europe. Guests can participate in a special ceremony during their visit that involves a wreath laying, the American national anthem, and a moment of silence.
River Baroness
Buffet Breakfast and Dinner Included

DAY 5 Rouen

Rouen, founded in pre-Roman times and the Medieval capital of the region, has managed to preserve many notable buildings despite being invaded, conquered, and bombed countless times over the years. Your visit will take you to the stunning Gothic cathedrals, the haunting Medieval quarter and the Gros Horloge, a Renaissance clock tower. The walk ends at Vieux Marché, where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake by the English in 1431. Or enjoy a bike ride along the Seine with an expert guide. The Seine River banks are popular with locals, and cycling on the docks is part of the art of enjoying Rouen.
River Baroness
Buffet Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

DAY 6 Caudebec-en-Caux (Honfleur)

After crossing the river delta via the majestic Normandy Bridge, travel through the Calvados countryside to Honfleur, a charming French harbor town re-created in paintings by such artists as Monet, Courbet, and the painter who inspired so many others to come to Honfleur: Eugene Boudin. Charles Baudelaire, the French poet, called Boudin’s stormy pictures of the harbor “meteorological beauties.” Tour the former smugglers’ harbor of Vieux Bassin—the most frequently painted scene in Honfleur—whose streets reveal the rich history of the port, and St. Catherine’s Church, which was built by shipwrights.
River Baroness
Buffet Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Day 7 Conflans - Saint-Honorine (Auvers-sur-Oise)

Find yourself in Auvers-sur-Oise, following the footsteps of Impressionist master Vincent van Gogh. The ill-fated artist spent just the last two months of his life here, but in that time painted many of its buildings, including the Town Hall, the church, and the home of his doctor, Dr. Gachet. You can see the former inn where he stayed until his death in 1890 and then visit his tomb in the “new cemetery” (inaugurated in 1858). He’s buried beside his brother, Theo, who died a year later. Your guide will transport you to the 19th century and give you a true-to-life sense of the artist’s final days as you stand in the very place where Van Gogh set his easel. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.
River Baroness
Buffet Breakfast, Lunch and Captain's Farewell Dinner Included

DAY 8 Paris

Your panoramic city tour includes the most Parisian of sights: the grand Champs-Élysées, where you will pass the Arc de Triomphe before stopping at the Champs de Mars for an opportunity to photograph the Eiffel Tower. Then continue on to the Place Vendôme, Hôtel de Ville, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Latin Quarter. Then it’s on to Les Invalides, the Louvre courtyard, and Luxembourg Gardens, where you can stretch your legs and see a slice of Parisian life. Or, take a more intimate look at Parisian daily life with a walking tour of the Île de la Cité, the historic center of Paris, which is home to the famous Cathedral of Notre Dame. Your tour also includes a stop by a traditional open-air market to shop as the Parisians do for bread, cheese, and other regional delicacies. Or take a guided Nordic walking tour under Paris’s bridges, and along the Seine River to discover many styles of houseboats, the Statue of Liberty, and the Eiffel Tower.
River Baroness
Buffet Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

DAY 9 Paris - USA

Disembark the ship and transfer to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport for your flight home, or extend your visit to Paris with our post-cruise optional extension.
Buffet Breakfast Included

Dates & Prices

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$4,099

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$3,999

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$3,899

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$3,699

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$3,499

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$3,349

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$3,249

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Departure Details

Departures are available through October 2015.

*These dates offer Multigenerational Family-Friendly Programs: July 12, July 26, 2014 and July 4, 2015.

2-for-1 Cruise Specials, if applicable, will be highlighted above. Some restrictions may apply please call for details.

Single Supplement Waivers may be available, for applicable departures click here.

*2015 Preview Itineraries: Preview itineraries and content are based on selected vacations featured in our 2014 Collection, however, items such as (but not limited to), hotels, meals, sightseeing inclusions, trip destinations, transfers and transportation, are subject to change. The final composition of your trip will be published in Grand European Travel’s 2015 Collection catalog due out in September. By paying your deposit, you are agreeing to accept the finalized version of your trip itinerary. See Terms and Conditions, or call us, for more details.

Pricing Details

2014 Departures: SAVE up to $480 per couple with our Early Booking Discount when you book by September 12, 2014.

2015 Departures: Save up to $300 per couple with our Early Booking Discount; offer expires January 15, 2015. You can also choose to take advantage of our Pay-In-Full Savings and save $800 per couple on Category 1, and suites. Save $600 per couple on Category 3 and 2; offer expires October 31, 2014.

AARP members SAVE $100 per person on any vacation!

Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.

Single Room Supplement: Call for details

Port Taxes of $140 per person in 2014 and $161 per person in 2015 will appear on your invoice.

Prices shown include cruise in category 3 cabin.
2014 Departures: To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:
Cat:... ....Cabin............................ Cost

2.............Twin/Double.............................$425
1.............Twin/Double.............................$900

2015 Departures: To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:
Cat:... ....Cabin............................ Cost

2.............Twin/Double.............................$460
1.............Twin/Double.............................$975
Suite.........Twin/Double.............................$1,975

Cancellation Penalties: 89-60 days prior to departure: 35%; 59-30 days prior to departure: 50%; Less than 30 days prior to departure: 100%

At times we offer discounted departures where the price has been discounted to reflect savings. Discounted rates are valid for new bookings only and are not combinable with any other offers.

Transportation: Airport arrival and departure transfers are included with the purchase of combined air and land package. NOTE: Flights must arrive between 5am - 2:30pm and must depart between 6am and 6pm.

Please Note: This trip is operated by our sister company.

Terms and Conditions

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Ship Tour


River Baroness Deck Plan

River Baroness

An elegant boutique river cruise ship

A 2010 Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Poll ’Top Small Cruise Ship.’ The River Baroness accommodates a maximum of 128 guests, providing the intimate small-ship ambiance preferred by experienced travelers.

Facilities onboard River Baroness:

* Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms have hotel-style beds draped in fine linens, a vanity, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat for air conditioning and heat, direct-dial telephone, flat-screen TV with satellite, bottled water, and bathroom with L’Occitane bath and body products, magnifying mirror, and waffle bathrobes
* Starting in 2011, all suites will have extra amenities and services including: bottle of wine upon arrival; flat-screen TV with DVD player; slippers; refrigerator; daily fruit and cookie plate; laundry service; shoe shine; and morning coffee, tea, and continental breakfast
* Beautiful panoramic main lounge, full-service bar, cozy library/game room, and elegant restaurant
* Sun deck with chess and shuffleboard, fitness room, massage treatments, and boutique
* Complimentary use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
* 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar
* 24-hour reception service
* Wireless Internet access in public areas

Ship Facts

Inaugurated: 1994
Length: 361 ft. (110 m.)
Width: 37.5 ft. (11.40 m.)
Draft: 4 ft. (1.20 m.)
Number of Decks: 2 + sun deck
Number of Categories: 3
Maximum Passengers: 128
Staterooms: 64
Cabin Size: Approximately 128 sq. ft. (bathroom size approx. 1.9 sq. m. / 17 sq. ft.)
Suites: 0
Window Size: Main & Promenade Deck = 5 ft. (1.50 m.) x 3.3 ft. (1 m.)
Voltage: 220 volts
Elevator: No
Restaurant: Open seating
Library: Yes
Laundry Service: Yes
Gymnasium: Yes
Currency onboard: Euro

Cabins

River Baroness

Cabin Category Descriptions

River Baroness Category 1 Stateroom

Suites on the Normandy Deck feature French balconies and are approximately 256 sq. ft. (4 available)

Category One Staterooms on the Normandy Deck feature French Balconies and are approximately 128 sq. ft. (26 available).

Category Two Staterooms on the Brittany Deck are approximately 128 sq. ft and the windows are 5ft. x 3.3ft. (22 available).

Category Three Staterooms are located at the front and rear of the Brittany Deck and are approximately 128 sq. ft. and the windows are 5ft. x 3.3ft. (8 available).

Tour Reviews

TOUR REVIEWS

We hope you enjoy reading the tour reviews submitted by our travelers below. If you are a past traveler we'd love to hear from you! Sharing your stories, experiences and photos are great ways to keep your vacation memories alive. Whether your photo is of an amazing site, mixing with the locals, enjoying a great meal while on tour or even a group shot, we enjoy being able to see the tour through your eyes and share your story with others.

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Paris & Normandy — October, 2011
Loved this trip on Uniworld Riverboat. I have written a review on Fodors under cruises if anyone is interested. Normandy along the beaches where our Americans landed was the most impressive site on this trip. Also...


Paris & Normandy — November, 2011
Never take a taxi in Paris on a Sunday morning to the ship! My friend and I were extending our trip in Paris with a River cruise. The hotel concierge arranged for a taxi and even made a copy of the place where the...


Paris & Normandy — August, 2011
Outstanding Fabulous, Best travel experience we have ever had. Every transfer, connection, agent, mode of transportation was just were it was supposed to be when it was supposed to be. Every tour etc, left right on...


Paris & Normandy — May, 2011
Perfection! Food excellent – room/cabin all excellent.


Paris & Normandy — May, 2011
Excellent all around. From David who I made the reservation with in Oregon – to Betsi who works and was out leader at Uniworld for the 2 day pre-cruise trip it couldn’t have been better. I was glad to learn that...


Paris & Normandy — May, 2011
Excellent experience for us – so much helpful assistance and attention in Paris as well as on the river cruise. It would have been tedious and even difficult without all the help. The dining experience on the cruise...


Paris & Normandy — April, 2011
Despite a staff of 38, the quality and professionalism was equal to that of the large ocean-going cruise ships. Uniworld did a great job! Food & service were excellent, the buses were top-notch and always on time.


Terms and Conditions

How to Make Your Reservation:

After selecting your itinerary and departure date, call 1-800-552-5545 and a Travel Specialist will take your reservation over the phone. You can pay your $350.00 deposit by credit card, or you can mail a check made payable to Grand European Travel to the following address: GRAND EUROPEAN TRAVEL 6000 Meadows Road, Suite 520 Lake Oswego, OR 97035 USA.

Final Payment:

For all Land Vacations final payment is due in our Oregon office 60 days before departure. We accept the following types of payment: VISA, MASTER CARD, American Express, DISCOVER CARD, personal check and cashier’s check. If reservations are made less than 60 days prior to departure, payment in full is required at the time of booking. If final payments are not received on time, Grand European Travel may cancel the reservation and invoke the cancellation fee. For all River Cruises final payment is due 90 days prior to departure.

Pricing:

Land prices printed in this catalog are per person based on double occupancy. The Operator reserves the right to adjust prices due to fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, imposed fuel surcharges, taxes, charges and levies imposed by any third party including government and its agencies. Should these change the price of your tour by more than 10% you may cancel without penalty within 7 days after we notify you of the increase.

2015 Preview Prices:

All prices shown are per person based on Twin Room occupancy. Preview itineraries and content are based on selected vacations featured in our 2014 Collection, however, items such as, (but not limited to), hotels, meals, sightseeing inclusions, trip destinations, transfers and transportation, are subject to change. The final composition of your trip will be published in the Grand European Travel’s 2015 Collection catalog due out in September. By paying your deposit, you are agreeing to accept the finalized version of your trip itinerary. In return, Grand European Travel will honor the Preview prices, even if the final vacation prices increase. In the event that your finalized vacation price is lower, Grand European Travel will refund you the difference. This guarantee excludes fuel surcharges and does not apply to any taxes, charges or levies imposed by any government or its agencies. The offer is for a strictly limited period and can be withdrawn at any time.

Cancellations, Changes & Refunds:

If a cancellation in writing is received by Grand European Travel 30 days or less after your reservation has been made your $350.00 deposit will be FULLY REFUNDED. *See Air Reser va tions section for specific change fee information for air reservations. For cancellations or changes thereafter but more than 61 days prior to departure there will be a $350.00 per person fee assessed. If you must withdraw or make a change 60 days or less prior to departure (90 days or less for all River Cruises), the following fees will apply:

Less than 30 Days
Number of Days Prior to Departure Cancellation/Change Land Tours – Per Person
31 - 60 Days25% of tour cost
15 - 30 Days50% of tour cost
Less than 15 Days100% of tour cost
Number of Days Prior to DepartureCancellation/Change River Cruises – Per Person
89 – 60 Days35% of the cost
59 – 30 Days50% of the cost
100% of the cost
In addition, no refunds are made for unused portions of a tour or cruise including, but not limited to, missed meals or sightseeing, motorcoach travel and the non-use of hotel rooms.

Air Reservations:

Air Add-On prices listed in this catalog were effective on June 18, 2014 and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your tour, air prices may be higher. Air Add-On prices shown include September 11th Security fee, government fees, taxes and airline fuel surcharges based on destination and routing. The total price at time of purchase may vary slightly due to fluctuations in currency exchange. For the most competitive and up to date pricing from your departure city call our toll free number at 1-800-552-5545. Air transportation is in economy class by scheduled airlines. Business class is avail able upon request. Some tours are not available from all of the airports. Requests for specific airlines, non-stop or direct flights and/or seat assignments are accepted as pref erences only and cannot be guaranteed. Some airlines do not accept advance seat assignments. Frequent flyer programs are under the control of the respective airlines. Your airline tickets will be electronically issued in lieu of paper tickets. Please note that your airline tickets and other tour documentation must bear your FULL name as it appears on your passport; and airline reservations can only be made for dates less than 331 days out.

Airline Tickets Issued by Grand EuropeanTravel:

The following charges apply for cancellations or changes to airline arrangements made by Grand European Tours: • Prior to Airline Ticketing: service fee of $50 per person • After Airline Ticketing: service fee of $75 per person plus any airline imposed penalties which may be up to 100% of the airline ticket value.

DOT Advisory:

The Department of Trans - portation requires us to inform you of the following conditions. The package price is sub - ject to change as a result of increases in fuel surcharges and/or government taxes until it has been paid in full. You must consent to the possibility that, until you pay for your package in full, your price could go up. Once you have paid in full we would only pass along increases in government taxes if applicable at that time. You have 7 days from receipt of the first invoice to revoke your consent and request a refund, at which time we would cancel your booking.

Passports and Visas:

A valid U.S passport is required for traveling outside of the U.S., including to Canada & Mexico. Pass port application forms may be obtained from your local post office. All passports must contain at least 3 blank visa pages and must be valid for 6 months after the completion of your tour. Entry visa application forms will be sent prior to your departure for U.S. passport holders visiting the following countries: Russia ($233*), China ($198*), Brazil ($248*) and Vietnam & Cambodia ($301*). An entry fee is required upon arrival at the airport in Egypt ($15*), and Zimbabwe ($30*). These countries prefer payment in U.S. dollars rather than local currency. A per person Departure Tax is required in Costa Rica ($28*) and Peru ($31*) paid at the airport. A one time Reciprocity Tax is required upon entry at the airport in Santiago, Chile ($140*). The fee can be paid in local currency, US Dollars, credit card or traveler check; the tax is valid for multiple entries for 10 years or until your passport expires. Proof of a pre-paid reciprocity fee of $160* is required to enter Argentina. Payment can be made at www.migraciones.gov.ar (select “tasa de reciprocidad”). Australia requires an electronic visa ($0*) which is obtained at the time of airline ticket purchase. Turkey requires that you obtain an electronic entry visa ($20) prior to arrival. Cambodia Airport Departure Tax ($25*) is included in the cost of the airfare. *All visa costs and entry/ exit requirements can change at any time. Please visit travel.state.gov for current information. Individuals who do not hold a U.S. passport should contact VisaCentral at 1-866-788-1100 to see if visas are required.

Travel Documents:

Approximately 15 days prior to the departure date you will receive a travel information package that will include your airline itinerary, travel tips, hotel list, baggage tag, travel wallet, etc. Visas, when required, will be distributed as soon as they are issued by the countries involved. Please note that your airline tickets and other tour documentation must bear your FULL name as it appears on your passport.

Membership:

Guided Vacations require a blend of adventuresome spirit, physical fitness, walking ability, mental alertness, and a capacity for accepting situations as they exist and not, necessarily, as we would find them in America. If you have health concerns, we suggest that you contact your physician to help determine the suitability of one of these tours for you. We regret that we are unable to accept requests for special diets or itinerary variations. Disabled travelers requiring special attention or treatment on any tour must be reported when reservations are made. A companion who is able to provide the required assistance must accompany any person who is unable to travel independently or who needs any type of assistance.

Baggage:

Due to limited motorcoach storage capacity, each guest is permitted one large suitcase not to exceed 50 pounds in weight nor 30"x22"x10" in dimension on European programs. Handling of this bag by hotel porters is included in the price. In addition, each person is allowed one small piece of carry-on size luggage that does not exceed the dimensions of 12"x11"x6" and is the complete responsibility of the guest and must be taken on the motorcoach with you. Carry-ons with telescopic handles and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartments and therefore cannot be accepted as carry-on luggage for safety reasons. Other destinations have smaller baggage dimensions which are noted in your pre-tour documentation. Grand European Travel. does not assume any responsibility for loss or damage to baggage or passengers’ belongings. Please note: It is your responsibility to verify the baggage weight restrictions for the individual airlines that you will be traveling on as in some instances baggage is restricted. Airline baggage charges collected at check-in are not included and are at passengers own expense.

Private Town Car Transfer Service:

The Private Town Car Transfer service is available on all 2014 departures for all guests departing from the 41 airports highlighted on page 12 and living within a 25 mile radius from point of departure to your chosen airport. It is an outbound service only. Mileage is based on journey information from www.mapquest.com. Should you not use the Private Town Car Transfer we will deduct $50 per person from your tour price (this must be advised at time of booking). Cancellation of service or changes must be made 72 hours before scheduled pick-up. This service is not included on 2015 Preview departures but can be purchased at an additional cost.

Early Departure or Extended Stay:

If you wish to depart early or extend your stay in Europe, flight and hotel arrangements can be made by contacting our office. Airport transfers are not included but may be purchased through GET. On most programs you can reserve up to 3 additional nights at the hotel where your itinerary starts and ends, however space may be limited and is subject to availability. Please call for our low cost rates and availability. Luggage handling and breakfast is not included on North American program extensions.

Land Tour Only:

If you wish to make independent flight arrangements, you may still reserve the land portion. Hotel-airport transfers are subject to availability and flight details must be provided in writing at least 45 days prior to departure. See tour page for specific transfer times.

Airport Transfers:

Complimentary airport arrival and departure transfers are in cluded in the itinerary price when you purchase our land/air package and operate at fixed times on the first and last day of your itinerary. See the individual itinerary pages for details. Airport transfers are not included on Independent Vacations. For those making their own flight arrangements or extending at GET hotels, transfers can be purchased; please call for details. London Heathrow Airport Arrivals: For tours commencing in London, we have included a free group shuttle to/from LHR for clients that have booked our combined land/air packages (Excluding Indepen dent Vacations). For clients that have made their own flight arrangements GET has negotiated special rates for shuttle transfers from LHR to your London hotel (which must be booked through GET) at a price of $40 per person per single trip to/from LHR. London Gatwick Airport Arrivals: Clients arriving at LGW who have booked our combined land/ air packages are provided with a Gatwick Express train voucher to Victoria Station, and will need to make their own way from Victoria Station to the tour hotel (Excluding Independent Vacations). For clients that have made their own flight arrangements we suggest you visit www.gatwickexpress.com for transfer information. To purchase airport transfers for Independent Vaca tions please call 1-800-552-5545.

Smoking:

Please note that we do not permit smoking on our motorcoaches, however, frequent stops are made while traveling.

Surface Travel & Sightseeing:

Ground arrangements are provided by Grand European Operations Ltd., a separate company, and include inter-city travel by private motorcoach with air-conditioning and an emergency restroom*, ferry, train, and ship as per the itinerary. Activities on days indicated in the itinerary as being “at leisure or optional” are left to your discretion. *Some exceptions apply.

Holidays:

During local or national holi days some museums, restaurants or sightseeing may be limited or not available. Alternatives will be offered wherever possible. At times, some itineraries may be operated in reverse; you will be advised at the time of booking.

Hotels:

The hotels reserved for our programs are rated as European Standard First Class. All hotel rooms provide a private bath (and/or shower) and toilet. These hotels are clean, comfortable and located so as to best facilitate guided sightseeing of the area. Hotels reserved for each program are indicated in the Day-By-Day Itinerary. If, for any reason, it becomes necessary to use other hotels, they will be of a similar standard, where possible. We only contract non-smoking rooms. All accommodations, meals and services have been designated as first class in Russia, Eastern Europe and provincial areas though some tourism facilities are less developed than what might normally be expected in this category. Tours in North and South America use Standard First Class hotels.

Single Rooms:

A limited number of single rooms are available at a supplement. While single rooms provide privacy, they are often smaller than twin-bedded rooms. We do offer the option to join our nonsmoking Room Share Program (subject to availability). The Room Share Program is not available on programs to Greece, Mexico, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Peru, South America, China, Indepen dent Vacations, European River Cruises, Small Groups and all pre or post extensions.

Triple Rooms:

Triple room accommodations are available on a limited basis at a reduced price. Triple rooms usually consist of a twin-bedded room with an additional folding bed or cot for the third person. They may not be comfortable for three adults. Triple rooms are not available on cruises.

Wi-Fi:

Complimentary Wi-Fi service is available in many Grand European Travel hotel guestrooms. When such a service is not available complimentary Wi-Fi will be available in the public areas of most hotels. In most countries complimentary Wi-Fi is also provided onboard the coaches. The Wi-Fi on the coaches uses the mobile phone network and as a result the connection will be slower than standard broadband and at times may not be available. In some countries this service will not be available. Please note that it is not available on Hosted Tours or on local transfer/relief coaches when the main Grand European Travels coach is not being used. For further information please refer to www.GETours.com.

Meals:

Please note in cases of early morning departures, FB (full breakfast) may not be available. We are unable to accept requests for special menus to meet dietary or religious requirements.

Price Does Not Include:

Beverages and meals not detailed in the itinerary. Personal expenses including passport and visa fees, alcoholic beverages, optional sightseeing tours, laundry, phone calls, traditional end of the trip gratuity to your Travel Director and Motorcoach Driver, tips to local city guides, crew tips and all other items of a personal nature, airport tax, service & security charges and port taxes. (Subject to change.) Travel Insurance is also not included but is highly recommended.

Consumer Disclosure Notice:

Please read the Terms and Conditions carefully, as your deposit and payment for a trip constitutes consent to all conditions and general information contained in this catalog.

Responsibility:

These trips are arrang ed by Grand European Operations Ltd. (“Operator”) in conjunction with Grand European Tours (2003) Inc. It has made the travel arrangements as agent for the transportation carriers and other suppliers of services connected with the tour (“suppliers”) all of which are independent contractors. The Operator in no way owns or operates the vehicles or facilities to be used during the trip, and does not guarantee or assume responsibility for the acts and/or omissions of suppliers, their employees, agents, etc. Transportation com panies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. We rely on international convention which may apply to the services provided by us, our suppliers or agents with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you against us as a result of the provision of those services. International conventions which apply may include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (as amended by Hague Protocol and Montreal Protocol) in relation to air travel, or Montreal Convention; the Berne Convention for rail travel; Athens Convention 1974 for carriage by sea; the Geneva Con ven tion for carriage by road and the Paris Convention 1962 for Hotels. We are to be regarded as having all benefit of these conventions on limiting our liability in relation to any claim for death, injury, loss, damage and delay to passengers and luggage. Enrollment in and payment for a program shall constitute agreement and acceptance by the passenger of the terms and conditions set forth in this catalog which cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company. All bookings are accepted subject to the conditions imposed by suppliers and Operator, including airline, cruise line, rail, coach, hotel, restaurants, insurance and other companies, firms or persons concerned with the trip, and the Operator will make no refund in the event of their delay, cancellation, overbooking, strike, force majeure or for elements of the package not used by customer.

If there is a difference between the Operator’s Con di tions and those published by a supplier, the conditions of supplier shall apply. The Opera tor reserves the right to cancel a trip or change the itinerary whenever in its sole judgment conditions warrant, or if the Operator deems it necessary for your comfort, convenience or safety. Trips outside the USA require a valid passport. You are responsible for, and release the Opera tor from, passport, visa, vaccination requirements, and safety conditions in travel destinations. The Operator strongly recommends you purchase appropriate cancellation/medical/baggage insurance for the trip, which is available from the Operator. For medical information, call the Center for Disease Control at 1-800- 232-4636 or visit www.cdc.gov/travel, and for U.S. State Department travel advisories, call 1-202-647-5225. The Operator reserves the right to decline to accept any person as a member of the tour, or to require any participant to withdraw from the trip at any time who presents a significant risk to the health or safety of himself or others which cannot be eliminated or reduced to an acceptable level by the Operator’s reasonable accommodation. The Operator reserves the right to correct an error in the advertised price prior to your departure. Prices in this catalog are accurate at the time of printing and are subject to change without notice due to changes in market factors including but not limited to foreign currency and supplier cost fluctuations. Prices set forth in future catalogs shall supersede the prices in this catalog. Airfare quotes, and Air Add-ons in this catalog are subject to airline capacity limitations and higher airfares may apply depending on seat availability at the time of reservation. A contract is made when your reservation and payment are accepted by the Operator at its office, and any dispute shall be governed by Oregon law and subject to the jurisdiction of Portland, Oregon. In calculating the cost of your trip, Operator has relied on your consent to these terms and in the absence of this release, the trip cost would have been higher. Operator reserves the right to substitute hotels of similar quality at any time or to make changes in itinerary of similar quality. Operator will not be responsible to any person for expense, loss of time, money or other circumstance resulting from a change in itinerary or change of tour arrangements. Operator also reserves the right to cancel a departure, and in such cases all payments made to date will be refunded and shall constitute full settlement. If you purchase an airline ticket separately, ensure that your travel agent explains the conditions under which the ticket is issued, as the Operator assumes no responsibility for such airline ticket cancellation fees. Please understand that not all museums and attractions are open every day of the year. Operator reserves the right to vary the sequence of sightseeing and/ or to re-route the order of cities if that will enable you to visit all listed excursions. In either case, the itinerary content will be maintained to the extent possible and there are no refunds for any unused or unavailable excursions. Promotional offers subject to change. This catalog supersedes any other current catalog in the market.

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