The Alliance Française de Hamilton is organizing a cultural trip of the south of France (from Nice to Bordeaux) in the northern autumn of 2016. (17 September – 8 October 2016)
Travel will be by minibus and will be escorted by well-known organist and entertainer Chris Hainsworth and former French lecturer Robert Scoliège. The minimum size of the group will be 7 persons (1 minibus) and the maximum size will be 16 persons (2 minibuses).
Everything specified in the detailed itinerary will be included, i.e. all travel from Nice to Bordeaux, visits (+audio-guides when available), accommodation in charming 3-star hotels or equivalent, double or twin rooms, all breakfasts, picnic lunches, one specially-chosen fine restaurant dinner a day (not including drinks), tasting of regional specialties and gifts for hosts.
Total cost: $5,500 per person (not including air travel from New Zealand). [supplement for single room: $500]
A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 will be required by 1st March 2016 to secure a place.
A further payment of $2,000 to be made by 1st July 2016.
The remainder of $2,500 should be converted into euros (approximately €1,500 at today’s rate) and handed out to Chris at the beginning of the trip.
A detailed itinerary and a map of the trip are attached below and can be downloaded for your convenience.
P.S. A special “French for Travellers” course may be offered in the third term of 2016 for those needing to ‘refresh’ their French before the trip.