Springtime in Paris, Northern France and Belgium

From June 1, 2020 to June 14, 2020 (13 nights) Print Version Status: Closed

It’s Springtime! Let’s explore together the spectacular iconic cities, the picturesque towns, the marvellous harbours and the bucolic countryside dotted with poppies of Northern France and Belgium. We’ll begin our 13 night stay exploring exciting Paris, the City of Lights. Oh là là! Then, under the shimmering natural light that inspired the Impressionist painters, we’ll move west to the small towns and sumptuous countryside of Brittany and Normandy. We have the incredible opportunity to visit Juno Beach and witness the D-Day ceremony. We’ll end our tour across the border in Belgium to experience beautiful Bruges and Brussels. Along the way, we will indulge in the regional specialities of this area of Europe, renowned for its crêpes and fruity galettes, its delicious creamy cheeses, its Calvados (apple/pear brandy), and its iconic Belgian beer culture (whose value was formally recognized in 2016 when it was added to UNESCO’S “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity” list).

In Brief

 

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3 Nights - PARIS, France

2 Nights - ST. MALO, France 

2 Nights - HONFLEUR, France 

1 Night - ARRAS, France

2 Nights - BRUGES, Belgium

3 Nights - BRUSSELS, Belgium

Fully Escorted by:

Suzanne Bodner, Today's Woman Traveller 

MAXIMUM 8 Participants

Suzanne

Full Itinerary

 

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June 1: Welcome to Paris!

Upon arrival at our hotel on the Left Bank, we’ll settle into our rooms and meet for drinks and dinner together in a nearby restaurant. This is the time to say “Bonsoir” to our travelling companions and share our excitement about our tour.

Accommodation: Hotel Beaugrenelle Saint-Charles


June 2: Paris

We have two full days to explore Paris, The City of Lights! Today’s Woman Traveller has included a two-day Paris Pass which gives us free (and sometimes priority) entrance to over 60 of the city’s top attractions such as The Louvre, The Arc de Triomphe, The D’Orsay Museum (a fabulous collection of Impressionist paintings), a Seine river cruise, a Hop on Hop off bus tour of the city, Versailles and more. The Pass will give us the freedom to enjoy these activities together or you can just follow your heart and create your own individual time-table.

This evening, I invite you to join me for dinner and traditional French music at an authentic “musette bistro” where we’ll be entertained by an accordionist and singer à la Edith Piaf. We’ll even get song sheets so that we can sing along. Start practising your français! I can’t wait!!

Accommodation: Hotel Beaugrenelle Saint Charles (Breakfast)


June 3: Paris

Today is another day for us to indulge in exploring this fabulous city, be it wandering aimlessly through the narrow streets of whatever bustling or tranquil area pleases us, strolling along the Seine looking up at the fascinating centuries-old architecture, visiting art galleries or museums with our Paris Pass, shopping in unique stores on Ile St-Louis or just languidly enjoying a decadent French pastry and a glass of wine in a tiny café.

This evening, we will all head to Eiffel Tower where we will dine in Restaurant 58 for our welcome  dinner on the 1st floor of the tower; the décor is unique and the views stunning! Dinner will be followed by a visit to the top floor of the Tower for the panoramic view of Paris.

Accommodation: Hotel Beaugrenelle Saint Charles (Breakfast, Dinner)

June 4: Paris to Rennes to Saint-Malo

This morning, we will depart Paris for Saint-Malo. On the way, we’ll stop in Rennes, the capital city of France’s Brittany region. With a history that goes back 2000 years, Rennes is now known for its colourful half-timbered houses, its penchant for joyful festivals of all types, and of course, its Breton crêpes and galettes. We’ll have an included lunch at a small crêperie on a pedestrian street in the picturesque medieval quarter.

After our visit to Rennes, we will be on our way directly to Saint-Malo – a beautiful historic port city situated on the Channel coast. Tall granite walls surround the old town which was once a stronghold for pirates who, with the king’s permission committed extortion on land and on the high seas. Saint-Malo was also the home and departure point for Jacques Cartier who in 1534 sailed across the Atlantic, explored the St. Lawrence River, and claimed for France what would
become Canada.

This afternoon, we will meet our guide for an historic walking tour of Saint-Malo’s highlights including the massive ramparts, its lovely harbour, and its cobbled streets which are brimming with modern shops and cafés.

Accommodation: Hotel The Originals Saint-Malo (Breakfast, Lunch)


June 5: Saint-Malo

Today, we have a day trip to Mont St-Michel, a fascinating historic landmark which dominates the flat bay of the same name and stands just over the border in the province of Normandy. Perched on an islet exposed to dramatic tides, the Gothic-style abbey has existed since the 11th century. The entire bay area is classified as a UNESCO world heritage site. French composer Claude Debussy often visited the site and drew inspiration from its majestic imposing presence. Mont St-Michel will undoubtedly take our breath away too!

We will return to Saint-Malo with time to continue exploring this enthralling port town or time to relax on one of the nearby golden beaches.

Accommodation: Hotel The Originals Saint-Malo  (Breakfast)

June 6: Saint Malo to Juno Beach to Honfleur

This morning, we will depart Saint-Malo and drive to Juno Beach for a once in a lifetime event! We will arrive in time for the 76th anniversary D-Day ceremony.

Juno Beach was the landing beach assigned to the Canadian regiments on June 06 in 1944 and referred to as the D-Day Landing. D-Day, as this day would become known, was the largest amphibious invasion of all time, led to the liberation of France, and marked the beginning of the end of the Second World War.

We will continue on to Honfleur, often called “the sweetest little town in Normandy”. It lies at the estuary where the Seine River meets the English Channel.

Accommodation: Hôtel Entre Terre et Mer (Breakfast)


June 7: Honfleur

We will take today to explore beautiful Honfleur. The Vieux-Bassin (old harbour) is lined with 16th, 17th and 18th century houses whose slate-covered frontages were painted many times by artists including Claude Monet, Gustave Corbet and native son Eugene Boudin who, dazzled by the pure shimmering light of the harbour, began to flirt with the style of painting which would become known as Impressionism.

Accommodation: Hôtel Entre Terre et Mer (Breakfast)


June 8: Honfleur to Giverny to Arras

Today we will depart Honfleur and head south through the countryside where the adorable huge white/mottled with brown/red Normande cows graze the fields. They’ll be looking back at us through their “lunettes” – big brown eyes surrounded by black “eyeglasses” as they prepare their milk which will eventually become rich creamy Camembert cheese.

We will stop to visit Claude Monet’s House and Garden in the charming little village of Giverny. Believe me, this visit will be one that you will never forget! We will be there at the height of its floral beauty – pink roses hanging seductively from arbours and rows and rows of intensely colourful Spring and Summer flowers, all lovingly cared for in the manner that Monet loved to do himself. We can visit his house and then wander through the wooded area of small trees and colourful shrubs and pause quietly on one of the benches to take in the wonder of his famous water-lily garden and Japanese bridge bursting with wisteria. We’ll have an included lunch at a former 19th century roadside inn/café where Monet’s artist friends like Renoir, Cézanne and Pissarro would stay for four cents a day setting up their easels in the small studios and in the courtyard thick with rosebushes and daisies. I love this place!!

In the late afternoon, we will travel to Arras which is renowned for its beautiful architecture. We will stay literally between two magnificent squares – La Grand’ Place (originally developed to host enormous markets from as far back as the 12th century) and La Place des Héros (also called “La Petit Place), both surrounded by arcades and Flemish-style gabled houses. Main attractions in Arras include the UNESCO-designated Gothic town hall and belfry and in the Art Deco-style renovations of its art district. This area of France was just 10 kilometres from the front lines during most of WW1, and so it is rich in history. Just 20 metres below the cobbled streets is a fascinating labyrinth of chalk tunnels dug by Allied engineers in 1916 to house 20,000 soldiers and to protect the citizens as WW1 raged above them.
For dinner, we might want to try some of the regional specialties: “andouillettes (pork sausage) or mussels which go best with French fries and a glass of pinot blanc wine or a Belgian-style beer.

Accommodation: Hotel Ibis Arras Centre Les Places (Breakfast, Lunch)

June 9: Arras to Vimy Ridge to Bruges

We will leave Arras after breakfast and drive a few kilometres north to visit the towering Canadian National Vimy Memorial completed in 1936 and situated on the highest point of the escarpment. The impressive monument commemorates the WW1 Battle of Vimy Ridge (part of the 1917 Battle of Arras) and pays honour to the 11,000+ Canadian soldiers who courageously sacrificed their lives, but heartbreakingly have no known graves. A local guide will tell us the history of this moving site.

We will then continue onward and cross the border into Belgium for our two-night stay in Bruges.

Bruges, is a vibrant city that is distinguished by its canals, cobbled streets and medieval buildings. Burg Square in the city centre has been dominated since the 13th century by the 83-metre high belfry with a 47-bell carillon.

Accommodation: Hotel Bourgoensch Hof (Breakfast)


June 10: Bruges

This morning, we will take a scenic canal cruise and discover the highlights of this enchanting city as well as some of its hidden gems.

The afternoon is ours to explore. We can opt to climb to the top of the belfry for a stunning view of the town and its surrounding countryside. Or take a leisurely stroll through the atmospheric Hansa Quarter to admire the medieval mansions of the wealthy Spanish and German merchants who settled here. If you are an art lover, you could visit the Groeninge Museum to marvel at the works of the world-famous Flemish primitives. There’s even a beautiful white marble statue of the Madonna and Child by Michelangelo in the chapel connected to the Gruuthuse Museum. I will invite you to join me to visit The Beguinage, a walled oasis and inner garden of peace where the “beguines” – emancipated women who lived tranquil and chaste lives without taking holy orders – once lived together in harmony. On the other hand, if it’s a romantic spot you’re looking for, head to Minnewater Park whose lake and tiny bridge are magical. Who knows? We might even be able to catch a classical music or dance performance at the unique Concertgebouw!

Accommodation: Hotel Bourgoensch Hof (Breakfast)

June 11: Bruges to Flanders Fields cemetery to Brussels

After breakfast, we will depart Bruges and visit the Flanders Fields Cemetery, near the major battle theatre on the Western Front during the First World War. Of course we will all be thinking of Canadian Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae’s poignant poem “In Flanders Fields the poppies grow, between the crosses row on row”.

After exploring the area on our own, we will leave for Brussels to arrive this afternoon for our three-night stay. Brussels is the capital of Belgium, and home to the European Union headquarters. It’s also known as an “Alpha Global City”, as the site of historical and diversely-styled architectural landmarks (many of which are UNESCO world heritage sites), and as a centre of gastronomy (its 1800 restaurants serve more than waffles and endives!) – the “best in the world”, many say.

Accommodation: Hotel Ibis Brussels Grand Place (Breakfast, Lunch)

June 12: Brussels

Today, we will have a guided city tour of Brussels to introduce us to the many grand buildings associated with international organizations, its 80 plus museums, its parks and main shopping areas. Let’s have some fun!

We’ll find a great restaurant for an included lunch where we can share stories and reminisce about our wonderful journey through Northwest France and Belgium.

Accommodation: Hotel Ibis Brussels Grand Place (Breakfast, Lunch)

June 13: Brussels

Today, we have an optional day trip to the city of Antwerp. We will meet our guide and travel one hour north to Antwerp which was once one of Europe’s most important cities, home to Baroque painter Paul Rubens and to international diamond dealers. Antwerp’s contemporary draw is its medieval cobbled lanes filled with cafés, a riverside fortress, an impressive cathedral and its vibrant fashion scene.

Or, you may opt to continue exploring Brussels or do some last minute shopping.

Accommodation: Hotel Ibis Brussels Grand Place (Breakfast)
Optional day trip to Antwerp: $200


June 14: Depart Brussels

Our journey together has come to an end as we depart from Brussels. We have arranged a group transfer to the airport where we will say “Au Revoir” to France and Belgium and to each other. We hope you return home with lifelong memories and new friends.

As a full-service travel agency, we are happy to assist with your flight arrangements or perhaps extend your stay to discover more of this beautiful and charming part of Europe!

Full Pricing and Details

 

 

 

Prices per person in Canadian Dollars (CAD $)

 Twin

Share

 Single  Tax

13 Nights Paris, France to Brussels, Belgium

$6399 $7821 INCL
Optional day trip to Antwerp $200 $200 INCL
Discount for Cheque Payments
(If paying by cheque or e-transfer, deduct the discount amount off the price stated above)

$200

$200

INCL

Prices are per person based on double occupancy sharing a twin room.

Prices are per person in Canadian Dollars (CAD $) and are inclusive of all taxes unless otherwise stated.

Twin share on request only.

Deposit at time of booking is $1800.00 CAD per person + insurance premium if applicable, see deposits and final payments area below.


Pricing Inclusions:

Our price includes:

  • Hotel: 13 Nights accommodation with private ensuite facilities.
  • Meals: Breakfast daily, 3 lunches, 1 welcome dinner
  • Transportation: By private air-conditioned vehicle throughout our tour.
  • Airport transfer in Paris if you arrive on the same flight as the tour leader.
  • A group transfer from the hotel to the Brussels airport.
  • Tour Leader: Suzanne Bodner of Today's Woman Traveller will be accompanying and leading the group.
  • TIPS are included for: local guides, drivers and included meals - see "Additional Notes on Tipping" for further information.
  • Taxes: Local taxes on all included ground transportation, accommodation, included meals & beverages and services per itinerary.

Additional notes on Tipping - We do not include tips for any non-included meals, porterage at airports or hotels, private transportation (ie - taxis, airport shuttles), spa, bar, laundry or any personal services or optional activities.

Pricing Exclusions:

The price does not include:

  • International airfare through to Paris, France and home from Brussels, Belgium
  • Any lunches or dinners not mentioned in the itinerary or pricing inclusions area.
  • All beverages except for those included with breakfast.
  • Personal Insurances (medical, travel, baggage, cancellation, etc.)
  • Any Passport, Visa Fees or Immunizations.
  • All items of a personal nature and souvenirs.
  • All optional excursions or deviations from the itinerary.
  • Baggage handling.

Deposits and Final Payments:

  • Deposits: At the time of booking of $1800.00 per person + insurance premium if applicable.
  • Final Payment: Final payment is due by May 01, 2020. Payments may be made by Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, cheque or e-transfer.

Cancellation Charges:

Once a deposit has been paid the following cancellation charges will apply:

  • Cancellation notice received on or before May 01, 2020: $1800.00 Deposit
  • Cancellation notice received after May 01, 2020: 100% of Total Price

We suggest travel insurance to protect your payments, please feel free to ask us for a quote.

Frequent Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

We do our best to answer all your questions before you travel with us. Please contact us if you have concerns that are not addressed here.

What is included in the cost?

Each individual tour specifies in the 'Included Features' section what is included in the tour. The cost always includes your accommodation, breakfast daily, excursions, activity instruction, local transportation, and services of your escort. Some trips also include lunches or dinners.

What are the accommodations like?

We stay in comfortable local, boutique style hotels. Accommodations are based on twin-share occupancy, (with private facilities) but single supplement is available if desired. Our Asian tours all feature deluxe hotels. Our accommodations are centrally located in the places we visit offering the convenience of personal exploration during free time.

How far in advance do I need to reserve my trip?

It is never too early to reserve your space on your trip of choice. Some of our trips book up several months or even a year in advance.  Please call us or e-mail to reserve your place as we would not want you to be disappointed.

What will the food be like?

We feature both simple, nutritious local foods and gourmet meals, depending on the destination. We always try to vary the diet so that our participants can learn about and enjoy the local cuisine. When meals are not included, we make sure that there are a number of restaurants in the immediate area of our accommodation to give our travelers the chance to enjoy searching out local restaurant experiences.

Who do I eat meals with?

You'll never dine alone. Our guides always offer the option for you and the group to join them for meals. 

Can I come alone?

Most of the women who travel with us book as a single person. If you are travelling with a friend, you can of course share a room with them. It is part of our mission to provide women the opportunity to meet new friends while enjoying a wonderful travel experience.

What is the Guaranteed Share Rate?

Most women who travel with us come individually. Some want a single room, and some prefer to share a twin room. On many tours we offer a 'Guaranteed Share Rate' which means two singles will share a twin bedded room. In the case where there are not enough to share a twin room, we pay the single supplement difference for you. This Guaranteed Share Rate allows you to book with us knowing that you will be assured the lower shared twin cost.

How many people are in the group?

This depends on the tour you select. Our groups are always small, however, from 6 to 14 participants.

What is the average age of your travellers?

The average age of our travelers is between 30 – 65 years of age. We have had ladies in their mid twenties and ladies into their 70's – the love of travel and adventure has no particular age. Each group generally has a mix of ages.

Who are the guides?

Our tours are escorted by a Today's Woman Traveller staff member. Our team of ladies are all experienced tour escorts. They are well educated, speak the local language and make great traveling companions. We frequently hire local guides for specific touring or in particularly exotic locations where our escort may not speak the local language.

What type of women travel on your tours?

Our passengers are a very diverse range of women. They include single women, married women, divorcees and widows. They are women of all ages, and are often repeat customers. Our passengers come from across the country, from the USA, and some from other countries as well.

How physically fit do I need to be?

This depends on the trip you select. We accommodate women of different levels and abilities. Our walking tours are designed to suit all levels of walkers. You don't have to be in top shape, but you will enjoy it more if you are reasonably fit. Many women surprise themselves at their new-found strengths and abilities!

What kind of clothing should I pack?

We send you a complete trip dossier including a packing list when you reserve your trip with us.

How do I arrange transportation to meet up with the tour?

Today's Woman Traveller is operated by a fully licensed travel agency. We are qualified travel agents and able to assist with flight arrangements, if desired, to meet up with our tours. Our tours commence and end in, or near, transportation centres.

What if I want to arrive early or stay on after the trip?

We assist our passengers with additional hotel arrangements, as required.

 

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In addition to the counselling fees for the services provided by Agent (set out in Schedule “A” to these Terms), Agent will be entitled to payments from travel service suppliers as agreed between it and those suppliers, in relation to all travel arrangements made for customer and others on the Booking.

Waiver of Rights

Agent has advised customer that because of the worldwide effects of COVID 19 Agent cannot provide any assurance about conditions in any location, the methods used in any location to manage COVID-19, the services or amenities available in any location, or the effects of COVID-19 on any of the travel services.  Knowing of the conditions and having been given this warning by Agent, customer, on his/her own behalf and on behalf of others on the Booking, acknowledges that use of the travel services has significant inherent risks and that customer and others on the Booking agree to waive any and all rights s/he/they may now have or may have in the future against Agent and affiliates for any damages, actions, causes of action, proceedings, suits, debts, dues, covenants, contracts, claims and demands as a result of any adverse circumstances caused by or arising from the use of the travel services, including those related to delay, interruption or cancellation of some or all of the travel services, causing customer and/or others on the Booking, to have to remain in transit or stay at a location for longer than anticipated, all at the expense of customer or others on the Booking.

Indemnification by Customer

Customer undertakes and agrees to defend and indemnify Agent and hold Agent harmless, at customer’s sole expense, from and against all claims, demands, suits, losses, costs, damages, and expenses that Agent may sustain or incur by reason of:

(a) any breach of these Terms by customer or others on the Booking;

(b) anything stated by customer to others on the Booking that is contrary to any of these Terms or Schedule “A” hereto or the terms and conditions of any travel supplier;

(c) a claim, demand or suit, etc. made by any of the suppliers of travel services for damages caused by customer or any one or more of the others on the Booking;

(d) a claim, demand, suit, etc. made one or more of the others on the Booking; and

(e) a claim by a credit card company or other third party dealt with by the Agent in relation to the booking of travel services for customer or others on the Booking, including any chargeback request by others on Booking or credit card issuer.

Customer’s obligations in this section shall continue in force after the use of the travel services by customer and others on the Booking.

Changes to these Terms

Agent may make changes to these Terms from time to time and all changes shall be binding on customer and others on the Booking from the date on which the change is brought to customer’s attention.

Agent Responsibility

Agent arranges travel services with independent third parties, such as airlines, hotels, bus companies, tour operators, baggage handlers and other independent suppliers to provide customer and others on the Booking, with the travel services purchased. Agent exercises care in selecting these independent suppliers and pays particular attention to their reputation and reliability. However, Agent does not control these independent suppliers and cannot be held responsible for their performance or lack thereof.

Agent is not responsible for any injury, loss or damage whether mental, emotional or physical howsoever sustained, resulting or arising from any error, omission or negligence of any company or person, agent, employee or sub-contractor supplying any of these travel services.

Agent is not responsible for consequential damages or special damages suffered by customer or others on the Booking, even in circumstances in which Agent is aware of the reason customer or others on the Booking are using the travel services, including circumstances in which customer or others on the Booking arrive at a destination later than expected and/or are unable to attend an event/excursion, whether the event/excursion is included in the price of the Booking or not.

Neither customer nor others on the Booking shall have any claim against Agent by reason of customer or others on the Booking failing to purchase travel insurance or because customer failed to advise others on the Booking to purchase travel insurance.

Limitation of Agent Liability

Agent’s liability for any loss, damage or injury, whether to property, physical or mental, arising from its own acts, omissions or negligence, is limited to the amount paid for the travel services by customer or any one of others on the Booking, in relation to which any claim by customer or any one of others on the Booking, is made.

Force Majeure

In no event shall Agent be liable for any failure to perform Agent’s obligations or delay in performing Agent’s obligations where such failure or delay is due to events beyond Agent’s control which prevents the performance of Agent’s obligations, including  without limitation, nuclear or environmental catastrophes; natural disasters and extreme weather conditions; war, invasion, or similar hostilities; rebellion, revolution, insurrection; riots or civil unrest; strikes, lockouts and labour action; acts or threats of terrorism; epidemic, pandemic, or spread of disease; Acts of State or governmental restrictions; and loss or prolonged interruption of necessary utilities, communications or computer services.

Customer acknowledges that Agent, on behalf of customer and others on the Booking, will forward funds to independent third party travel suppliers, and that once forwarded, these funds may not be recovered and/or refunded. Where a force majeure event has occurred, performance of Agent’s obligations shall be suspended for the duration of the force majeure event, and Agent shall perform Agent’s obligations only when it is possible to do so.

In any event, the liability of Agent arising out of force majeure event shall not exceed amounts paid directly by the customer or any one of others on the Booking, to Agent, and Agent shall not be liable for any consequential or indirect damages or legal costs incurred by any party.

General Provisions

NOTICE

            Notice of any change to information provided or travel services booked for customer or others on the Booking may be provided either in writing, to the last address provided by the customer/Agent, delivered by hand, or by email or other electronic method.

PARTIAL VALIDITY

            If any provision(s) of these Terms is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, void or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall nevertheless continue in full force without being impaired or invalidated in any manner.

MODIFICATION

            These Terms may be modified by the Agent at any time.

LAW GOVERNING TERMS

            These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario.

FORUM FOR DISPUTES

Customer and Agent agree that the courts of Ontario shall have exclusive jurisdiction over the resolution of any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or in relation to these Terms.

SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS

These Terms shall be binding upon and shall inure to the benefit of the customer/Agent and their successors and assigns.

COMPLETE UNDERSTANDING

            These Terms represent the complete understanding of the customer/Agent with respect to the booking of the travel services and specifically exclude any representation made by Agent that is not included in these Terms.

WAIVER

No waiver of any provision(s) of these Terms shall be deemed, or shall constitute, a waiver of any other provisions, whether or not similar, nor shall any waiver constitute a continuing waiver.

 

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