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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

Ballarat Grammar School

Italy / France Study Tour

2008

day 1 melbourne rome
Day 1 Melbourne - Rome
  • Assemble at airport 3 hours prior to departure.
  • 22-26 hour flight
day 2 rome
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
days 3 4
Days 3 & 4
  • Breakfast and Dinner included each day
  • Walking tours of Rome sights and Vatican included
day 5 rome pompeii sorrento
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
day 6 sorrento florence
Day 6 Sorrento - Florence
  • Early breakfast
  • Long day of coach travel
  • Arrive Florence mid-late afternoon
  • Dinner included
day 7 florence
Day 7 Florence
  • Breakfast at accommodation
  • Walking tour of Florence with guide
  • Afternoon at teacher’s discretion
  • Dinner at own expense
day 8 florence monaco
Day 8 Florence - Monaco
  • Breakfast and Dinner provided
  • Coach to Monaco
  • Arrive late afternoon
day 9 monaco
Day 9 Monaco
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Walking tour of Monaco with guide
  • Afternoon at teacher’s discretion
  • Dinner at own expense
day 10 monaco montpellier
Day 10 Monaco - Montpellier
  • Breakfast and Dinner included
  • Arrive Montpellier and meet homestay families (2 per family)
day 11 13 montpellier
Day 11 – 13 Montpellier
  • Breakfast Lunch and Dinner provided each day
  • Excursions to Carcassone, Arles and walking tour of Montpellier
day 14 montpellier paris
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
day 15 paris
Day 15 Paris
  • Breakfast and dinner included
  • Guided walking tour of Paris
  • Including Eiffel Tower Climb
day 16 paris australia
Day 16 Paris - Australia
  • Early breakfast
  • Transfer to airport
  • Return flight to Melbourne via Bangkok
day 17 arrive home
Day 17 Arrive Home
  • Arrival time is subject airline schedules
passports
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
staying in touch with home
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
tour cost inclusions
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
updated tour cost
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
spending money
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
what can affect the quoted price
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
baggage and packing
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
what to do next
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.