2023 Glenbrook France Cultural Journey

Dear Families, Friends, and Travelers – Welcome to the 2023 Glenbrook France Cultural Journey! We have created two webpages dedicated to this exciting program so that travelers are as informed as possible throughout the process. The first page, Pre-Enrollment, is meant to share exciting details, highlights and pertinent info that participants will want to know before enrolling. Once enrolled, the Post-Enrollment page, is meant to prepare travelers for participation on the adventure ahead. Please be sure to review the information on the appropriate page thoroughly and we can't wait to start our enriching adventure!
Travel Dates: June 25, 2023 - July 5, 2023
Group Organizer(s):
WTT Contact:
Program Tuition: $2,490 USD
Airfare not included in program tuition
Confirmed Airfare: $1,276

Tuition Calculator

There are two options for payment, including an interest-free installment plan.  Follow whichever works best for your family. If we are within 90 days of travel, only the pay in full option is possible.

Program Tuition: $2,490

Pay in Full

$2,490.00

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Payment Plan

Pay a $500 deposit at the time of enrollment and establish an interest-free monthly payment plan. If you enroll today, your estimated* monthly payments would be:

$248.75

per month

* This is an approximate price. Your exact total will be confirmed when your enrollment is processed.

All prices in United States Dollars.

France Cultural Journey

Vive la France! A bucket list destination for any traveler, the country beckons with history, culture, and unique flare for life. Paris is legendary and vibrates with energy while the rolling hiles, pristine beaches, rustic chateauxs and towering cathedrals of the countryside provide calming balance. Regardless of where in the country you find yourself, le patrimoine, or the millennia of history and culture that imbues every corner of France, will leave you with a powerful sense of the place, even after a short visit.

Cultural Journeys

Cultural Journeys

Cultural Journeys allow travelers to gain insights into the heritage, history and modern realities of their destination by offering a broad diversity of experience. We rely on the expertise of our local staff to plan itineraries which not only explore the prominent sites but also make time for the lesser-known local gems and are intentional about regular interaction with local people.

Program Highlights


Check out some of the featured experiences of your program!

Have the adventure of a lifetime with your friends

Marvel at the Palace of Versailles

Enjoy a picnic lunch in the Jardin des Tuileries

Window shop on the Champs-Élysées

Visit Normandy's American cemetery

Climb the Eiffel Tower

Visit the Arc de Triomphe, the Pantheon, the Louvre and more!

The Itinerary


We do everything possible to run safe, engaging, and immersive programs for our travelers and given the unpredictable nature of international travel we must remain flexible in our planning. Changes to a schedule are uncommon but, we reserve the right to adjust programming in the best interest of the group. 

Day LocationDescriptionLodging
June 25USA - ParisToday we will cross the Atlantic and land tomorrow...Airlplane
June 26ParisToday, we will arrive in Paris and meet your program leaders at the airport. We will check into our accommodations and get settled. You'll spend the remainder of the day in the Montmartre District enjoying the quaint mood of the neighborhood -the bustle of its shops, restaurants and historic points of interest - before climbing up the hill to enjoy the incredible view and interior of the Basilica of Sacré Cœur. Afterwards we'll have dinner in the neighborhood and then slowly make our way back to our accommodations for some much-needed sleep.Meininger Hotel Paris
June 27Paris - VersaillesToday we will take a bit of a break from the city center and take the RER commuter train out of Paris to see Versailles, one of the most opulent palaces in the world constructed by King Louis XVI, with gardens equally as beautiful. We'll enjoy a picnic lunch in the gardens and you'll also get the chance to visit the historic Hall of Mirrors - the treaty of Versailles was signed here, ending World War I. We'll take the RER back into Paris and get out at the Champs de Mars to see the Eiffel Tower up close and take a break on the lawns of the Champ de Mars before going to dinner in a bistrot nearby. We'll then head to the Bateau mouche at Pont d'Alma after sunset to see just how stunning Paris is by night! From there we'll get to bed to rest up for another busy day to come.Meininger Hotel Paris
June 28ParisWith so much to see in Paris, we'll spend most of the day visiting monuments and amazing sites. The morning will be an excellent chance to do some (window) shopping in one of the most exclusive shopping districts in the world, The Champs-Élysées. Along the way, we will stop at Ladurée to taste their macarons, France's world-famous sweet treat. We will continue making out way to the Arc de Triomphe, once there we will climb all the way to the top to get another perspective on the city. Next we'll continue on to the We'll move on to the home of the current French President - the Palais de l'Élysée , where we'll enjoy the beautiful view from outside followed by a quick trip to the beautiful Tuileries Garden. We'll finish our day with a visit The Louvre Museum. On our wat to dinner we will catch a glimpse of the pont des Arts and notice Notre Dame Cathedral. We'll have dinner at a restaurant nearby and from there we'll head back to our hotel for a well-earned night's sleep.Meininger Hotel Paris
June 29Paris - Normandy (Giverny)In the morning we'll get out of the city once again via a short train ride to see Monet's famous home at Giverny and have our first taste of the French countryside. We will get to visit the Impressionist museum as well as the inside of Giverny itself, where Monet lived during some of his most prolific years. After that we'll enjoy local cuisine in a nearby restaurant leaving the rest of the afternoon for walking and lazing in the magnificent gardens that surround the artist's former home. On arrival in Paris we'll have some down time to relax at the hotel before dinner nearby and an early night before the long travel day to come!Meininger Hotel Paris
June 30Paris - Normandy (Mont St. Michel Bay, Granville)We'll take the train this morning bright and early north to the region of Normandy to visit the celebrated Mont St Michel monastery where we will get to see medieval architecture in all its glory. We'll drop our bags at the bag check for the day and have lunch inside the castle walls. We'll take a tour of the famous Abbey and its ramparts and then spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the ups and downs of the winding streets and the views on the Mont St Michel Bay. We'll grab our bags and head back to the train station where we'll head to the nearby town of Granville for the night. We'll check into our accommodations and have dinner in town before tucking in for the night.Centre Regional De Nautisme De Granville
July 1Normandy (Granville)This morning we'll take a hired bus to a nearby artisanal goat farm where we'll get to see how the cheese is made and, for those interested, get a taste of the real thing made on the premises. We'll have lunch either there or back in Granville upon our return. We'll then be able to spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the town, walking the beaches (depending on the tides), and generally enjoying the sea town life. We'll have dinner in town and rest up for another train ride and intense day tomorrow in Bayeux!Centre Regional De Nautisme De Granville
July 2Normandy (Bayeux)In the morning we'll depart by bus or train for Bayeux arriving at the Atlantic coast before lunch. Once in Bayeux, we’ll drop our bags at our hotel, and meet our guide for a picnic lunch and ride along the D-Day beaches, taking in the view from Gold Beach and its cliffs while learning a bit more about the events that led to the Allied victory in World War II. At the end of the afternoon we'll have a much-needed snack in town to regroup at the hotel and head into Bayeux to enjoy the medieval feel of the village for the evening. We’ll have dinner in town and then settle into our lodgings for a good night's rest.Hotel Campanile Bayeux
July 3Normandy (Bayeux) - ParisAfter a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, we will go to see the famous Bayeux Tapestry from the 11th century, which depicts William the Conqueror’s conquest of England. We'll have lunch before getting back on the train and heading back to Paris. We'll check back into our accommodations, have a little down time and then head back out to explore the Rue Montorgueil, the oldest market street in Paris and then we'll end the day with a typical dinner and get to bed at a good time to be ready for another busy day to come.Meininger Hotel Paris
July 4Paris On the last morning back in Paris we'll hit the ground running with a quick breakfast at the hotel and then a tour of the Musee D'orsay that once served as a train station but today houses an impressive collection of older works but most predominantly nineteenth and early twentieth century art. We'll then head over to explore the finest of what French gourmet take-away looks like at Le Bon Marche. We'll then head over to the Jardins du Luxembourg to people-watch and enjoy the goodies we've found at the market for lunch. From there we'll be back on our feet on a tour of the Saint Sulpice church, the medieval Latin Quarter and then up past the ile Saint Louis. We'll have some free time to explore on our own, finally ending the day with a last dinner in the neighborhood before heading home in the morning. Meininger Hotel Paris
July 5Paris - UsaToday we will head to the airport for the flight home. Bon Voyage!Your own bed!

Accommodations


In order to provide a safe and memorable experience, we follow strict guidelines when choosing program accommodations. Walking Tree partners with hotels and guest houses which are centrally located, clean and safe.  We vet and inspect the accommodations to ensure they uphold the ethos of our programs, are great values for our travelers and nice places to rest after enriching days of travel.  

Below are the accommodations we anticipate using on your trip, subject to availability. 
Meininger Hotel Paris Porte de Vincennes

Centrally located in Paris, this hotel features a shared lounge, terrace, and free WiFi throughout the property. The accommodation provides a shared kitchen and a 24-hour front desk for guests. Guest rooms at the hotel are equipped with a seating area, a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a private bathroom with free toiletries and a shower. Each room includes bed linen and towels. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender.

 

Centre Regional de Nautisme de Granville

Centre Regional de Nautisme de Granville is conveniently located and offers rooms for 4, 3 or 2 people with views of the sea, spread over two floors. Rooms have a complete bathroom for two bedrooms (shower, WC, washbasins). The accommodation also offers free wifi, an on-site restaurant, a lounge with a panoramic view a large lawn for groups to have activities. 

Hotel Campanile Bayeux
Hotel Campanile is located in a peaceful area just outside the center of Bayeux, the charming Campanile Bayeux offers rooms with private bathrooms and free Wi-Fi internet access. The Campanile makes an excellent base for exploring the history of Bayeux and visiting the famous D-Day beaches. It also he terrace is perfect to relax on and a fully-stocked kiosk is open every day.

Safety and Support


 EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
EXPERT LEADERSHIP
EXPERT LEADERSHIP
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICING
ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICING

Lovett’s trip to Morocco was a once in a lifetime trip for a lot of our students. It was great to hear how the students raved about the trip to their parents upon return. Overall a wonderful trip that the students and staff loved!

Sabrina
Group Organizer on Morocco Service Adventure

Your Adventure Includes

Estimated Airfare

In order to give our travelers the best possible price, we break out airfare from the Program Tuition. We will still handle all booking and ticketing via our flight partner who has access to special fares not available to the general public. Once confirmed, you will be invoiced for the flight roughly 75 days prior to travel. 

Program Tuition Excludes: Travel insurance, baggage fees, passport/visa fees, laundry, souvenirs, and activities not listed on itinerary.

 

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