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France: Paris and Provence


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This trip is almost at capacity, drop bonnie a note if interested [email protected]

Ready for the adventure of a lifetime! Paris and Provence as only Maverick Travel can deliver!

Special meals, wine tastings, and private and exclusive entry to museums and archeological sites as we walk in the footsteps of  Cézanne and Van Gogh, both important residents of Provence. There will be time at the celebrated market of Aix-en-Provence, special gallery visits and time on a family ranch. Our trip begins and ends with time in Paris where we will walk the Pont des Arts, visit the lively Latin Quarter and get a taste of the “City of Light.” We travel via private coach and train, our guides are University educated and experts in their fields, and French speaking escorts travel with us. You will experience sites you have only ever dreamed of and visit magical locales you never even knew about. The trip is the perfect mix of history, art, great food, free-time. The ultimate unique learning adventure. Hassle-free travel is a paramount feature of our trips.

Trip highlights include:

  • 2-3 days in Paris to get over jet lag and 2 days at the end of our adventure to further explore this magical city
  • Based in Provence we will take in markets for memorable shopping, and enjoy being settled into a peaceful and comfortable hotel where you can relax and soak in the local color.
  • We visit castles, abbeys, a family farm, wine tastings, a boating excursion on the Mediterranean Sea, Roman mosaic ruins. and so much more.
  • We will walk in the footsteps of Cézanne and Van Gogh visiting places they live and worked, tour museums in their honor and soak in the same beauty that inspired their work.

Provence has a rich history and culture. Provençal, the historical language, is still spoken by some people. Provençal cuisine is varied and savory, with wide use of fish, meat, oil, garlic, and vegetables. At the end of our adventure, we travel back to Paris and have a special Bon Voyage dinner at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, and a barge ride on the Seine.

This trip is open to adults only. Trip originates and concludes in Paris. Space is limited to 20 participants.

A $550 deposit will be required at sign up and installation payment plans automatically calculated.  Please be sure to review the cancellation policy.

Along with our partner Dream Travel, we promote the values of understanding the world we live in through experiencing and learning about different cultures. With 20+ years of experience organizing tours for educational institutions, Dream Travel’s founder, Rene Piard, is the perfect partner with Maverick Mosaics for our unique travel and learning experiences. Our typical travelers include couples, singles, friends, mothers and daughters. Safety and convenience are top priorities on our trips. Mr. Piard grew up in France and consequently designed this trip with insights and adventures only the locals know about!

Airfare and trip insurance are not included in the price. All rooms are priced for double occupancy. Single supplement available. Some group meals included, the perfect balance of structured and free time. See the detailed itinerary by clicking “purchase”. 

Reasons to Travel with Bonnie Fitzgerald and Maverick Mosaics Travel.

  1. The Maverick Difference: Each itinerary is crafted to provide in-depth, authentic, and unique experiences. Many daily adventures on Maverick Travel trips are one-of-a-kind opportunities with some components not available to the public. To quote a past traveler “…we get a better feeling of understanding of the countries we are privileged enough to visit due to your plans to balance ‘tourist’ spots with truly unique hidden gems of the area”
  2. Small Groups, Big Experiences: Most of our trips feature groups of 12 to 20 people, allowing guests to get up close to renowned sites, and get to know local people and fellow travelers. A past traveler is quoted “thank you for the superior sensory, intellectual, and emotional experience”.
  3. Perfect Balance: Maverick Travel itineraries are the perfect balance between structured, educational travel and free time to explore on your own.
  4. Travel with Experts: In addition to your hosts Bonnie and Ken Fitzgerald, University Educated Guides and local escorts accompany us. We promote the values of understanding the world we live in through experiencing and learning about different cultures.
  5. Trusted Advisor: For over 25 years Maverick Mosaics’ travel and logistics partner Mr. Rene Piard, and his company Dream Travel, have organized eleven successful European trips to date. Dream Travel’s goal is to provide affordable access to learning opportunities abroad.
  6. Hassle-free Travel: A paramount feature of Maverick travel is hassle-free! We want for you to relax and enjoy, leave the logistics to us. Ground transportation and transfers are included, no waiting in lines for scheduled tours. The well-being of our guests is our highest priority.
  7. Great Value: Once you add up everything included in the trip fee – experts, enrichment, special meals and tastings, transfers, hotel and gratituties, you’ll find our trips offer an exceptional experience at a very good value.
  8. The Maverick Community: Our travelers are intellectually curious and adventurous lifelong learners. Trips are for adults only and are a mix of singles, couples, friends, brothers and sisters. The friendships that develop on our trips are often one of the most memorable benefits of the experience.

If you are interested in an add on to excursions outside of Paris drop Bonnie a note, we are considering a day trips to Chartres, – which would include a stop at Nureyev’s Tomb, and/or visits to Giverny and Versailles.

To see a video of our 2016 France trip visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nsfj-BYpgIc

Start On May 17, 2023
Duration 11 days
Level All are Welcome
Price $4,150.00

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