EUCALAN & PAUWELS TRAVEL BUREAU LTD
95 Dalhousie Street, Brantford, ON N3T 2J1
Tel: 519-756-4900/519 753-2695 – Fax: 519-753-6376
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BERLIN TO PARIS
Monday, September 28 to Friday, October 9, 2015
Eucalan’s Jennifer Edgar and celebrity guest, leading writer and designer, Kristin Omdahl,
present a twelve day experience featuring the capitals of Germany and France with a focus on
the artisan crafts, culture and cuisine that are woven through the fabric of both nations from
wools and wines to yarns, museums and monuments. Michael Quinn will conduct the tour and
provide insights into the lives and times of two of Europe's most influential countries.
Tour Cost: $4,495.00 per person from Toronto. Land only: $4,245.00
Single Supplement: $850.00
Day 1 - Monday, September 28:
Evening departure from Toronto with Lufthansa / Air Canada to Frankfurt. Dinner and a light
breakfast will be served on board.
Day 2 - Tuesday, September 29: (D)
Morning arrival in Frankfurt and connecting flight to Berlin’s Tegel Airport. Our coach transfer
to the hotel will include a panoramic tour of the German capital, with major sights such as the
Olympic Stadium, the Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gate, and Unter den Linden Boulevard.
Arrival at our comfortable hotel, ideally situated in the heart of the city, in the area of the famous
Kurfürstendamm. Registration, opportunity for lunch and a brief rest before an introductory walk
along the lively “Ku’damm” with its atmosphere of Cabaret and Dietrich, elegant shops, hotels,
restaurants. An early dinner in the locale.
Day 3 - Wednesday, September 30: (L)
This morning, we see Berlin up close and personal as we walk the city's center; sites will include
reminders of the past Cold War - the memorial remnants of the Berlin Wall, and Checkpoint
Charlie as well as the present with architectural Potsdamer Platz, the State Opera and the
Reichstag Building. A visit to its Dome and lunch before returning to our hotel where we gather
to hear Kristin’s opening remarks that will introduce the knitting aspects of our tour. An open
forum will follow, affording an unique opportunity to dialogue over techniques, materials and
concepts of the craft before continuing on to Berlin’s most famous department store, familiarly
called KaDeWe and a first opportunity to wander its very fine Yarns and Notions. Evening at
Day 4 - Thursday, October 01:
A museum morning. After breakfast, we travel by subway to the historical city centre, “Berlin
Mitte” and “Museum Island,” where we begin with the stunning Pergamon Museum – including
its fabulous Hellenistic Pergamon Altar and overwhelming Ishtar Gate of Babylon. Adjoining is
the Old Museum, housing a superb collection of Greco-Roman antiquities and also temporarily
houses the Egyptian Collection including the world-famous Bust of Nefertiti, queen to the
enigmatic Pharaoh Akhenaton! The afternoon however is set aside for individual visits to a
variety of retail knitting outlets. Participants may have already established particular choices but
the following are offered as suggestions:
Fadeninsel Heimat Berlin Idee Store KaDeWe
Dinner at leisure perhaps on the Ku’Damm?
Day 5 - Friday, October 02: (L)
We leave Saxony after breakfast by way of the city of Halle, birthplace of the great baroque
composer George Friedrich Haendel. As we travel to the region of Hesse and the town of
Grossalmerode with its half timbered houses, Kristan will offer a coach workshop and
individualized hands-on suggestions. Our destination is not only home to Steidell & Becker but
also integral to the German Fairytale Road made famous by the Brothers Grimm. We join our
hosts from S&B for an opportunity to chat, tour their warehouse, and perhaps improve our
personal knowledge of our craft before continuing on to our hotel in the community.
Day 6 - Saturday, October 03: (D)
This morning we travel south to historic Fulda, long associated with the Benedictine monastic
movement, continuing on through the picturesque landscape of the Odenwald before arriving in
the quintessential university town of Heidelberg. Enroute, a seminar by Kristin will assist in
enhancing our skills, while a picnic lunch will afford us a landscape without equal. Upon arrival
in the town of the Student Prince, hotel registration and a guided orientation walk before
enjoying dinner on the banks of the Necker River.
Day 7 - Sunday, October 04: (D)
Morning photo and visit opportunities: the city’s Signature Bridge and Tower Gates, the
University with its Jesuit Church, the superb view offered from the Castle’s ramparts. Lunch in
town before departing Germany enroute to France and the region of Lorraine. Our destination
will be Nancy, a city of architectural integration, magnificently presented by the opulent
18C.Place Stanislas, perfectly suited for a pre-dinner stroll. Dinner this evening in a typical
Day 8 - Monday, October 05 :
After breakfast a short drive brings us to the town of Bar-Le-Duc where we meet representatives
of Bergere de France who will not only provide a tour of their facilities but also present insights
into the world of yarns. Following lunch, our afternoon travel will be enhanced by Kristin's
review and discussion of Bergere’s products before our arrival in Reims, historically the ancient
royal coronation setting for the kings of France but today known more as the capital of the
Champagne region. Following hotel registration, an orientation walk and a touch of retail therapy
before enjoying a "coup de champagne" before dinner.
Day 9 - Tuesday, October 06: (L & D)
This morning, a study in contrasts - an obligatory visit to the magnificent 13C. Cathedral with its
modern Chagall stained glass before a tour of the cellars of one of the most famous champagne
names world wide - Tattinger. We end our stay in champagne country with a typical country
lunch including of course...champagne! Late afternoon arrival in Paris and an orientation
walking tour of the immediate community before dinner. Then an evening stroll to the Tuileries
Gardens, Place de la Concorde and perhaps the fashion garment district on the Faubourg Saint
Day 10 - Wednesday, October 07:
After breakfast, we meet Paris through a morning guided panoramic coach tour of the city's most
important sites; Ile de la Cité, Notre Dame, the Quartier Latin, Champs Élysée, Place de la
Bastille, Montmartre. The afternoon designed for our craft which can include a tour of the
Museum of Fashion and Textiles in the Louvre, the Galliera Museum or particular retail outlets
associated with wool and yarn. Locations can include not only the Grand Magasin Bon Marché
La Droguerie Le Comptoir Cat L’aine Moline Mercerie
Dinner at leisure.
Day 11 - Thursday, October 08: (D)
Morning set aside for the D’Orsay Museum, a sumptuous showcase of 19th-century art, with
works by masters such as Monet, Manet, Renoir, Van Gogh. Afternoon for personal choices
which can include.... Père La Chaise cemetery with the tombs of notables such as Chopin, Oscar
Wilde, Edith Piaf, Simone Signore....the Butte of Montmartre, site of the great Basilica of Sacre
Coeur and Place Du Tertre ...Place des Vosges...or Les Grands Magasins!! But this evening
however, our Au Revoir dinner in a typical “bistro”!
Day 12 - Friday, October 09:
After breakfast, transfer to Charles de Gaulle Airport for the direct return transatlantic flight to
Toronto with Air Canada. Lunch and a snack will be served before the late afternoon arrival at
Pearson International Airport.
Tour Cost: $4495.00 per person from Toronto. Land only: $4,245.00
Single Supplement: $850.00
Included in the tour price are:
Economy class return flight as per itinerary.
Accommodation in well located premium hotels, based on double occupancy.
Meals: buffet breakfast daily and a total of 7 full-course dinners/lunches.
Overland transportation via deluxe private coach, equipped with AC, WC, video/audio,
Sightseeing, visits, and excursions as indicated in the itinerary, including admission.
Hotel taxes and gratuities.
Full land escort service by Michael Quinn.
Not included are:
***The standard combination of airport taxes/security fees/fuel surcharges,
presently $651.00 but subject to change.
All expenses of a personal nature.
Meals other than those mentioned above.
Beverages with dinners.
Coach driver gratuity. (approximately $30.00)
Travel insurance is available through Manulife. For applicable individual premiums,
please contact office at time of tour application.
Pauwels Travel Bureau Ltd.
95 Dalhousie Street, Brantford, Ontario N3T 2J1
Tel: (519)756-4900 Fax: (519)753-6376
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PAUWELS TRAVEL BUREAU LTD.
95 Dalhousie Street, Brantford, Ontario N3T 2J1
Tel: 519-753-2695/519-756-4900 Fax: 519-753-6376 Email: email@example.com
Ont. Reg. #1034992
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
RESERVATIONS AND DEPOSITS:
Reservations should be made as early as possible to ensure the departure of your choice. A deposit of
$750.00 is required at the time of registration. Your reservation is confirmed upon receipt of your
deposit and application form. No reservations will be accepted without a signed application form.
REFUND OF UNUSED ARRANGEMENTS:
Because the rates of Pauwels Travel Bureau Ltd. are based on group participation, no refund can be made
for any tour accommodation or tour service or tour feature not taken. If cancellation occurs while the tour
is in progress, no refund can be made for the tour portion not taken. We strongly suggest that to allow for
any unexpected contingencies, you purchase the all-inclusive insurance.
Refund of deposit is made if cancellation is received in writing by Pauwels Travel Bureau Ltd. more than
90 days prior of the departure date of the tour less a $500.00 nonrefundable administrative fee per person.
For cancellation received in writing 90 days prior or less the following cancellation charges apply:
90 days to 46 days before departure: 25% of tour cost
45 to 31 days before departure: 50% of tour cost
Within 30 days prior to departure: 100% of tour cost
Pauwels Travel Bureau Ltd. reserves the right without notice, to withdraw any part or all of the tour.
Factors such as airline schedule changes, hotel overbookings, inclement weather, etc. February necessitate
changes in the itinerary as outlined. There may also be other circumstances in which changes become
necessary or advisable. Any savings realized by these changes will be passed on to the passengers, any
resultant expenses shall be borne by the passenger. Pauwels Travel Bureau Ltd. acts only as an agent in
securing hotel, transportation and other travel services and in no event shall be held responsible for the
failure by any person or company to render any transportation, lodging or other travel service to be
provided on the tour. All hotel, transportation and other travel services are provided to tour members
subject to all the terms and conditions under which they are offered to the public generally. The
acceptance of the initial service to be provided under the tour shall be considered an acceptance by the
tour member of those conditions. Pauwels Travel Bureau Ltd. also reserves the right to decline, to accept
or retain any person as a member of the tour, in which case equitable refund will be made at the discretion
of the tour operators.
Transatlantic economy flight by scheduled IATA carrier(s), based on an economy class group fare. All
fares are subject to specific rules and regulations, to changes and to government approval. Deviations
from the group flights are possible but subject to higher rates. Pauwels Travel will research any request
for date or routing changes at the time they are requested. Should any individual rate be less than the
group fare plus airline and administrative fees, the lower rate will be offered to the tour participant.
Individual airfares are subject to immediate ticketing and the fare plus taxes must be paid at the time the
ticket is issued by the participant requesting the change. Should the group airfare be the lowest available
rate, an administrative fee of $50.00 plus any airline charges will apply.