Trefoil Guild/Girl Scout Alumnae Europe Trip May 2020 | Brussels, Our Chalet in Adelboden, Paris, St. Malo, Mont St. Michel, Normandy and Pax Lodge in London | Tuesday, 12. May 2020

Trefoil Guild/Girl Scout Alumnae Europe Trip May 2022
(Revised 4/15/2019)
 1) Our Chalet Option: Adelboden Switzerland Only
 May 15th-20th, 2020
Estimated Cost:  $1320 USD (1000 Pounds Sterling)

Reserve your space with a deposit of $300 USD (230 Pounds Sterling)
Final payment in full due February 12, 2020

 Includes:

Our Chalet Lodging
5 breakfasts
5 pack your own lunches
4 dinner
Travel and Program experiences at Our Chalet
Train/Bus ticket from Zurich Airport to Adelboden
Girl Scout Insurance

2) Full Trip: Brussels, Strasbourg, Adelboden, Paris, St. Malo, Mont St. Michel, Normandy & London ( 28 participants)
May 12th-29th, 2020 (17 days)
Estimated Cost: $3200 USD  (2400 Pounds Sterling)

 Reserve your space with a deposit of $800 (600 Pounds Sterling)
Final in full payment due February 12, 2020

Trip Schedule
 Tuesday 12th May 
Check into Mercure Hotel London Heathrow 

Wednesday 13th May (breakfast included)
09.30hrs  Coach arrives at Mercure Hotel London Heathrow 

10.00hrs  Coach departs Mercure Hotel London Heathrow 

Approx. 100 miles 
12.00hrs      Coach arrives at Eurotunnel Terminal, near Folkestone
13.45hrs      UK time, shuttle departs Folkestone
16.15hrs      French time, shuttle arrives Calais
16.30hrs      Coach departs Calais
19.00hrs      Coach arrives Brussels - Ibis Brussels City Center Hotel 

Approx. 2 1/2 hours travel time 225 miles
Enjoy time in Brussels touring lead by local Trefoil Guild Sisters
Friday 15th May (breakfast and dinner included)
09.30hrs      Coach departs Brussels
Approx. 460 miles
18.00hrs      Coach arrives Adelboden 
15th to 20th May in and around Adelboden for a programme of excursions (includes housing, 5 breakfasts, 5 pack your lunches and 4 dinner meals while in Adelboden.
Wednesday, 20th May
08.30hrs      Coach departs Adelboden 
Approx. 400 miles 
  18.30hrs  Coach arrives in Paris and check into the Campanile Paris - Est Pantin Hotel
20th to 23rd May  Tour in and around Paris, (breakfast included).  Meet French Trefoil Guild Sisters.
Saturday 23rd May (breakfast included)
09.00hrs      Coach departs Paris Approx. 260 miles 
15.00hrs      Coach arrives St Malo and check into the Ibis Styles Saint MaloPort Hotel
23rd to 25th May in and around St Malo for a programme of excursions
Mont St. Michel and WW2 Normandy Landing Beaches

Monday 25th May (breakfast included)            
11.00hrs      Coach departs St Malo Approx. 100 miles 
13.30hrs  Coach arrives Omaha Beach with accommodations at the Campanile Bayeux 

Tuesday 26th May 
07.00hrs      Coach departs Omaha Beach
13.00hrs      Coach arrives at Eurotunnel Terminal, Calais
14.10hrs      French time, shuttle departs Calais
13.40hrs      UK time, shuttle arrives Folkestone
13.45hrs      Coach departs Folkestone
17.00hrs        Coach arrives at Pax Lodge London 
(Venture Abroad arranged motor coach and guide depart)
19:00hrs      Dinner at a local pub with Trefoil Guild Members (your own expense)
21:00hrs      Pax Lodge Tour
 Wednesday 27th May (breakfast and pack your lunch included)

Pinning Ceremony at Pax Lodge
Touring options to select from
Optional High Tea
Visit the Girl Guide Shop
Possible High Tea (cost not included)
Visit with Trefoil Guild in London

Thursday 28th May (breakfast and pack your lunch included)
.   Transfer to Mercure Hotel London Heathrow 
and Luggage transfer

Tour on your own
Possible dinner (cost not included)

Friday 29th May

Travel to the airport via taxi or public transportation

GG/GS Planning Team 

GG/GS perspective throughout the trip
Opportunities to meet Girl Guides and Trefoil Guild Members
GSUSA Event Insurance Coverage

Included at by the World Centres:

All Lodging including Our Chalet and Pax Lodge
All Breakfasts
5 pack your own lunches at our Chalet & Pax Lodge
4 dinner at Our Chalet
Travel and Program experiences provided by Our Chalet
Travel options may be arranged in London through Pax Lodge
World Centre Pins and Pinning Ceremonies
GSGSUSA Girl Scout Insurance

 Deposit Information

GSSEM Alumnae are more than glad to work with you on arranging for your trip deposit.  Please contact Rose at 248-961-4658 for questions and individual arrangements. Please talk to us if you want to join us.
Deposits are collected to cover the advance deposits at Pax Lodge, Our Chalet and Venture Travel which must be paid in full by August 2019
We are making our best estimate on the exchange rate between Pounds Sterling and the USD. Brexit may or may not improve the value of the trip.  We will again evaluate the exchange rate in January prior to the final payment. Should we determine that there are additional funds available after we have paid the major contracts, we will provide additional opportunities for you on the trip at no charge.
Deposits are non-refundable, however, if someone takes your place we will work with you.

 VENTURE ABROAD SERVICE 


Travel Insurance 
(this is not an individual travel insurance policy)
Services of a Venture Abroad Representative from the beginning of the trip on 13th May until26th May and on 28th May
Dedicated one-to-one contact with your experienced Tours Coordinator and access to our full team as required. 

Full itinerary planning service. 

Pre-booking and pre-payment of excursions where possible. 

Party Leader’s Vamoos Travel App which includes all your travel documents, itinerary, destination information, 
map and weather forecast on your mobile or tablet – all accessed offline. 
The Venture Abroad Fun Files – evening entertainment pack filled with quizzes and games ideas. 

Coach driver information pack.
All prices are based on 2 people sharing a twin bedded room
24-hour access to our senior staff while on tour on our dedicated emergency support line. 

VAT (at the current rate) on tour operator’s margin (non-reclaimable). 
Please note, these timings and routings have been devised to take into account EU drivers’ hours regulations and to allow you to make the most of your time. 
All timings are approximate and subject to alteration but will be confirmed on your final itinerary. 
All nights not at Pax Lodge or Our Chalet are 3* hotels (Ibis standard). All prices are based on 2 people sharing a twin bedded room 


COACH & FERRY 
includes:

Ø Hire of a 49 seater executive coach equipped with reclining seats, lap belts, video/DVD, hot drinks machine and toilet (plus 2 drivers') until 26th May 

Ø Return crossings from Folkestone to Calais by Eurotunnel 

Ø All road tolls and driver's expenses 

Ø All excursions, subject only to European driving regulations, but excluding entrance fees. 


Venture Abroad Company Price Exclusions:


Under occupancy room supplements (these apply to rooms with fewer than 2 people in them) 

Transport in and around London whilst at Pax Lodge 

Accommodation at Pax Lodge and Our Chalet are included in the tour package but not provided by Venture Abroad
Meals on travel days and those not specified above 

Excursion and activity fees 

Party Leader’s bound tour information pack. If you would like a bound copy of your tour information to take on 
tour please request this with your Tour Co-coordinator. 


Travel Insurance (individual) optional, if interested:

Travelex (Used by GS Travelers in the past & in top 10 2019) 
AAA travel Insurance used in the past
Amex always an option
Allianz  (used by GS Travelers in the past in & top 10 2019)
AIG Travel Guard (used by GS Traveler in the past & top 10 2019)
AARP has an offer to investigate

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For questions please contact the GSSEM Alumnae Travel Group at gssemalumnaetravelgroup@gmail.comor please contact Suzanne Bante at 248-961-4658 or Rosemary Nachtman at 248-656-9751.