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Ballarat Grammar School. Italy / France Study Tour 2008. Day 1 Melbourne - Rome. Assemble at airport 3 hours prior to departure. 22-26 hour flight . Day 2 Rome. Arrive Rome Transfer to hotel & drop off luggage (rooms may not be ready until 2:00pm) Afternoon walking tour with guide

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Ballarat Grammar School

Italy / France Study Tour

2008


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Day 1 Melbourne - Rome

  • Assemble at airport 3 hours prior to departure.

  • 22-26 hour flight


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Day 2 Rome

  • Arrive Rome

  • Transfer to hotel & drop off luggage (rooms may not be ready until 2:00pm)

  • Afternoon walking tour with guide

  • Dinner Included


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Days 3 & 4

  • Breakfast and Dinner included each day

  • Walking tours of Rome sights and Vatican included


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Day 5 Rome – Pompeii - Sorrento

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Early departure for Pompeii

  • Guided tour of Pompeii

  • Continue onto Sorrento this evening for dinner and overnight


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Day 6 Sorrento - Florence

  • Early breakfast

  • Long day of coach travel

  • Arrive Florence mid-late afternoon

  • Dinner included


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Day 7 Florence

  • Breakfast at accommodation

  • Walking tour of Florence with guide

  • Afternoon at teacher’s discretion

  • Dinner at own expense


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Day 8 Florence - Monaco

  • Breakfast and Dinner provided

  • Coach to Monaco

  • Arrive late afternoon


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Day 9 Monaco

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Walking tour of Monaco with guide

  • Afternoon at teacher’s discretion

  • Dinner at own expense


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Day 10 Monaco - Montpellier

  • Breakfast and Dinner included

  • Arrive Montpellier and meet homestay families (2 per family)


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Day 11 – 13 Montpellier

  • Breakfast Lunch and Dinner provided each day

  • Excursions to Carcassone, Arles and walking tour of Montpellier


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Day 14 Montpellier - Paris

  • Breakfast with homestay families

  • TGV to Paris

  • On arrival travel by metro to accommodation

  • Afternoon at teacher’s discretion

  • Dinner included


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Day 15 Paris

  • Breakfast and dinner included

  • Guided walking tour of Paris

  • Including Eiffel Tower Climb


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Day 16 Paris - Australia

  • Early breakfast

  • Transfer to airport

  • Return flight to Melbourne via Bangkok


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Day 17 Arrive Home

  • Arrival time is subject airline schedules


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Passports

  • Each passenger must have a valid passport.

  • Passport must not expire within 6 months of the date of return

  • Photocopy of the details page of each passenger’s passport require as soon as possible

  • If travelling on anything other than an Australian passport advise the School immediately


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Staying in Touch with home

  • Mobile phones – expensive check with provider re: rates

  • Phone cards – purchased in Italy to phone back to Australia

  • Telstra / Optus international homelink account

  • Email – the cheapest and best way to stay in touch


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Tour Cost Inclusions

  • Return economy airfare with Thai Airways (High Season)

  • 10 x nights in 2 star hotels in Italy and Paris with breakfast

  • 4 x nights homestay in Montpellier with full board (approx 2 students per family)

  • 7 dinners

  • Travel by Private Coach from Day 5 until Day 10

  • Airport transfers in Rome and Paris

  • Rail (2nd class) between Montpellier and Paris

  • Half day guided tours in Rome x 2x, Pompeii, Florence, Monaco, Arles, Paris

  • Full day guided tour at the Vatican City

  • Full day excursion to Carcassonne during homestay in Montpellier

  • Half day excursion to Arles during homestay in Montpellier

  • 2 Day Paris Visite Card (Zones 1-3)

  • Entrance Fees to:

  • Capitol, Pantheon, Roman Forum, Colosseum, Sistine Chapel, Academia in Florence, Eiffel Tower


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Updated Tour Cost

  • $4,935 per student. Based on 20 students (in multi share rooms) and 2 staff

  • PLUS: $602.48 per person prepaid airline airport taxes / levies and surcharges

  • PLUS: $130 per person for QBE Travel Insurance


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Spending money

  • Students will need to take enough spending money to cover meals not already covered in the itinerary

  • Best to take money in a couple of different forms – some euro in cash, debit card or travelex cash passport


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What Can affect the quoted price

  • 4 factors can affect the final tour cost

  • Prepaid Airline airport taxes / levies and surcharges are changing frequently. This component is not fixed until entire Airfare and Tax amount is paid and the group is ticketed by the airline.

  • Exchange rates – all land costs are calculated in Euro. Exchange rate used in quote 1AUD = 0.58Euros

  • Tour Numbers

  • Itinerary changes / availability of airfares


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Baggage and Packing

  • Max check in luggage weight 20kg

  • Max carry on luggage weight 7 kg

  • Restrictions to carry on luggage

  • A lot of public transport – you must be able to MANAGE YOUR OWN BAGS

  • No porters included in tour cost


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What to Do Next

  • You will receive a letter from Ms Chadderton outlining the next step.

  • Non – refundable deposit payment of $500 and passport copies due before end of Term 1

  • Balance of payment due by end of Term 3

  • As we are returning quite close to the Christmas peak it is requested that you advise Ms Chadderton of your intention as soon as possible to allow us to secure air seats.