GardenNews.biz - Jan 26,2017 - NORFOLK BOTANICAL GARDEN TRIP TO FRANCE
Take a Trip to France with NBG President & CEO
Join NBG President & CEO, Michael Desplaines as he travels back to his ancestral
roots in France. This exciting travel opportunity will take you throughout the Loire Valley
and Paris, visiting iconic Chateaus and Gardens of the region!
Seine in Paris with Eiffel tower in autumn time
The group will also visit the International Garden Festival. Departing Norfolk on Friday September 15, 2017, arriving in Paris the morning of the 16th and travel onward to the Loire Valley. During our 5 nights in the Loire Valley and 4 nights in Paris there are two lunches and three dinners included, as well as breakfast daily. Pricing, including an estimate for airfare is currently $5277 per person based on double occupancy.
A limited number of single occupancy rooms are available at an estimated price of $6282. Travel insurance is additional and highly recommended. Specific insurance pricing is available by calling Jennifer Round at Slaydon’s Travel (757)484-4015 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org !!
Friday September 15, 2017 - Depart Norfolk for Paris ! Saturday, September 16, 2017 - The group arrives in Paris and is met by a private coach to travel to the Loire Valley. You will visit Chenonceau Castle and Gardens as well as the galleries after your three course meal, including a glass of wine, at the castle. After lunch you will travel onward to your hotel for check in, the remainder of the day is on your own. ! Sunday, September 17, 2017 - Breakfast included, the group will meet in the hotel lobby and embark on a 2 hour tour of Tours (no entrances included) and stop for lunch on your own in Saumur, enroute to Jardin Camifolia. Guided tour at Jardin Camifolia before returning to Tours where a three course dinner including a glass of wine will be hosted at a local restaurant within walking distance of the hotel. ! Monday, September 18, 2017 - Breakfast included - today you will have a guided tour of Chateau Villandry and Gardens as well as a tour of Chateau Azay le Rideau, including an audio guide. Free time and lunch on your own at Chateau Villandry, followed by a vineyard and cellar visit with wine tasting. Dinner is on your own this evening. ! Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - Breakfast included - Guided tour at Chateau de Rivau with a picnic lunch. The remainder of the day, and dinner are on your own. !
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - Breakfast included - Today you will visit the International Garden Festival as well as a guided visit to Domaine Chaumont. Lunch and the remainder of the day on your own until dinner. Dinner is included at a local restaurant with a three course meal and coffee/tea/water ! Thursday, September 21, 2017 - Breakfast included - Today you will enjoy a visit to Chateau Chambord with a 1 hour guided tour. Followed by free time and lunch on your own. This afternoon you will