2025 Alice Deal France Explorers Program

Dear Families, Friends, and Travelers – Welcome to the 2025 Alice Deal France Explorers Program!  To learn more,  you have two webpages at your disposal. The Pre-Enrollment page shares exciting highlights and important info that you will want to know before signing up. Once enrolled, you'll begin using the Post-Enrollment page which offers a greater level of detail.  Please be sure to review the information thoroughly and get excited for France! 
Travel Dates: April 12, 2025 - April 20, 2025
Dates are tentative
Group Organizer(s):
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Program Tuition: $4,490 USD

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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: $4,490

Pay in Full

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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:

$498.75

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!

Marvel world-class collections of art in the museums of Paris

Improve your French speaking with locals

Have the adventure of a lifetime with your friends

Marvel at the Palace of Versailles

Window shop on the Champs-Élysées

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. 

DayLocationDescriptionLodging
April 12FlightFlight from Baltimore to ParisAirplane
April 13Paris, FranceToday you will arrive in Paris where you'll meet your program leaders at the airport. Upon arrival the group will check into the hotel and get settled. Depending on time of arrival we'll hold an orientation meeting, get settled in the hotel, we will get to exploring the neighborhood of Montamartre.Hotel in Paris
April 14Paris, FranceThis morning we will go by public transport to visit one of the most important museums in the world: the Louvre! Inaugurated in 1793, it boasts a collection of more than 300,000 pieces. We'll start early to miss the worst of the crowds. We will have a picnic lunch at the Tuileries garden. In the afternoon, we will head towards the “Champs de Mars”, where we can continue taking photos and climb up to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower and enjoy the panoramic view that it offers us. We will then hop on a 1hour Seine river cruise before taking a public transportation back to our hotel and eat dinner nearby.Hotel in Paris
April 15Biarritz, FranceIn the morning we'll depart by bus towards Dune du Pilat, the largest sand dunes in Europe. Afterwards, we will drive to Biarritz. We will check in and do a walking tour of this beautiful town before heading to dinner.Hotel in Biarritz
April 16Biarritz, FranceAfter breakfast, we will hop on our bus and drive to Saint Jean de Luz where we will have a walking tour of the old town. We will then continue driving to San Sebastian to have our lunch. We will then have a walking tour and then free time to enjoy the beach. We will reconvene for dinner and then we will drive back to Biarritz to finish our day.Hotel in Biarritz
April 17Avignon, FranceWe will start the day by making we our way to Provence. Our first stop will be Carcassone where we will have a tour of the town. We will go to a local resturant for lunch before boarding our bus to go to our next stop, Pont de Gard. Next stop will be Avignon. After checking in our hotel, we will have our dinner at one of the local resturants.Hotel in Avignon
April 18Avigon, FranceToday, we will drive to Arles and Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. During our excursion, we will visit the Saint-Paul Asylum and Glanum archaeological site. We will then go to Arles to get lunch and then we will recovene to have a walking tour. In the afternoon, we will drive back to Avignon and have tour of the town. We will have dinner before heading back to the hotel.Hotel in Avignon
April 19Nice, FranceAfter a well deserved night of rest, we will have breakfast at the hotel and then the bus to Nice. Our first stop will be Matisse museum. We will check in our hotel and reconvene for group lunch. We will have a walking of the old town of Nice. We will board the petite train afterwards and visit the Castle Hill and La tour Bellanda to have some beautiful view of Nice. We will spend free time at the beach before heading to dinner.Hotel in Nice
April 20Nice, FranceAfter breakfast, we will drive to Montecarlo, Monaco. We will have a walking tour starting at the Jardin Exotique, home to a diverse collection of succulents. We'll also explore the charming Old Town of Monaco-Ville where the Prince's Palace stands proudly overlooking the Mediterranean.We will go inside to marvel at the beauty of the palace. Afterwards, we will visit the Monaco Cathedral and pay respects to Grace Kelly at her final resting place. We will then have lunch and board the bus to make our way to Menton where we will have a walking tour of the old town and free time at the beach before driving back to Nice. We will have group dinner and closing program before we pack our bags for our flight tomorrow.Hotel in Nice
April 21FlightFlight from Nice to BaltimoreYour 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. 
Citadines Montmartre Paris

The Citadines Montmartre Paris is located in a residential area in Paris near Place de Clichy at the foot of the Butte Montmartre. It offer furnished studios and rooms, just a 10-minute metro ride from the Champs Elysées. Its apartments are equipped with private bathrooms area and some of them have balconies. Citadines Montmartre Paris has a rooftop terrace that provides a view of the city. Citadines Montmartre Paris is just 200 metres from the Moulin Rouge and 1 km from the Sacré-Coeur Basilica. The property is a 15-minute metro ride from the Gare du Nord and Saint Lazare Station.

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

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Your Adventure Includes

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

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