Paris/Normandy Trip 2014

June 16-24

Hi SGC Ladies,
Jill and I have been working with Marie Offierski (our fabulous guide who facilitated our trip to Amsterdam) to plan our next overseas excursion to explore gardens in Paris and the Normandy Region of France scheduled for June 16-23, 2014.   We are thrilled to offer you the attached itinerary and hope that you will consider joining us for this incredible trip to see lovely gardens, beautiful chateaux and historic D-Day sights .  This 6 night – 7day trip will cost approximately 2900euros (roughly $4,000 US) for double occupancy and includes most meals, hotel accommodations, guided tours, bus transportation and airport transfers.  If you choose a single supplement the cost would be 3500euros (roughly $4,500 US).  We are still working out some of the details so cost may vary slightly.  Airfare is not included.   The trip is limited to the first 12 members who respond to this email or sign up at the May meeting if we still have spots available.  Because June 2014 marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day – we need to book hotels further in advance than usual and will need to collect $500 deposit to hold your spot.  Deposits are due no later than July 1.  Also because we have figured the cost for the trip based on 12 members attending – those who sign up will be subject to SGC’s Visiting Gardens cancellation policy which basically states that if you sign up and pay your deposit and cannot attend – you will have to find a replacement (we will help you of course 🙂 ).
One more thing – some of you expressed interest in having your husbands join us for the Normandy D-Day portion of the trip.  If we have interest – Marie has come up with a  trip extension which would include 2 extra days in Normandy based on 12 people attending.  The cost for the two extra days based on 12pp is 850 euros per person and includes privately guided tours, hotel accommodations and some meals.
Once you’ve perused the attached itinerary – please let us know if you’d like to join us for another memorable overseas trip with your Sasqua Garden Club friends!  If you have trouble opening the attachment – please let me know.
A Bientôt!
Jennifer and Jill

Paris/Normandy Itinerary