September 21 - 24, 2000
21 Sep. Thu. Monte Carlo/Paris
R Mid-morning transfer to Marseille to board the TGV train for the high-speed
trip to Paris. Arrival at the Gare du Nord station and transfer to our hotel. Paris The
suitcases and carry-ons will be taken to the hotel while your introduction to Paris will be
a drive along the Champs-Elysees, a ride on the Paris Metro, and an orientation walk
in the area near your hotel. A welcome reception follows at the hotel.
22 Sep. Fri. Paris
B This morning’s city tour drives by the Tuileries Gardens, the Invalides (Napoleon's
Tomb), the Eiffel Tower, around the Arc de Triomphe and down the Champs-Elysées
before visiting Notre Dame Cathedral; a stop in Montmartre for a sweeping view of
Paris concludes the tour. The afternoon is free to further explore Paris. There are
many interesting museums to visit. The Musee d’Orsay has a wonderful collection of
art from 1848-1914, including the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists. Musee
Picasso exhibits the artist's bequest to the nation.
23 Sep. Sat. Paris
B In the morning, we tour the Louvre, with its main entrance, the new glass pyramid by
I.M.Pei, to see the renowned Winged Victory of Samothrace, the Venus de Milo, the
Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, and tour the new Richelieu wing. The afternoon is free
to further enjoy Paris. Or, join an optional tour to Versailles to visit the lavish
palace and gardens of Louis XIV, the “Sun King.”
24 Sep. Sun. Paris/Home
B Transfer on your own for your return flights home. Or, extend your stay and enjoy
more of “September in Paris.”
(B - breakfast and R = welcome reception included in the tour)
* Three nights deluxe hotel accommodations:
* Hotel taxes and porterage
* Full buffet breakfast daily
* Welcome reception
* Departure transfer from the Monte Carlo to the Marseilles train station
* TGV train ticket Marseilles/Paris, economy class
* Arrival transfer and orientation tour in Paris
* Paris city tour by deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach, with local English speaking guide
* Private tour of the Louvre with local English speaking guide
* Services of an experienced tour director throughout
* Tips to local guides and coach drivers
* Name badges and luggage tags
* Final Advice Memo plus a Fodor's Guide of Paris full of detailed travel information on weather,
clothing, currency, and much more …
Estimated Tour Cost: $1,095.00 per person double occupancy
September 21 - 30, 2000
Venice * Florence * Rome
21 Sep. Thu. Monte Carlo/ Venice
B,R Suggested flight Nice/Venice is Air Littoral(FU) #295 1:15pm/2:20pm.This flight
is also a code share with Sabena (SN#4935). You should include this portion
with your international ticket. Or, you can purchase a one-way ticket for approximately
$309. A coach transfer from Lowes to the Nice Airport for this flight is included in the tour
cost. Upon arrival in Venice on FU#295, we are met by our tour director and transferred
by motor launch to our hotel, the Europa & Regina. Welcome reception tonight at our
22 Sep. Fri. Venice
B Today our guide walks us through historic Venice to see St. Mark's Square and
the Basilica, a masterpiece of Byzantine architecture; the Doges Palace, where
powerful Dukes ruled their empires in the 15th Century, and the great Venetian
art treasures by Titian and Bellini at the Academy of Fine Arts.
Balance of the afternoon is open to explore on your own. Tonight we experience
romantic Venice on a serenaded Gondola Ride.
23 Sep. Sat. Venice
B Full day free to shop and further enjoy Venice.
24 Sep. Sun. Venice/Florence
B,L Our route to Florence is south through Tuscany, historic center of wealth, art,
education and its cultural center, Bologna, where we stop for a tour and lunch at
Diana Restaurant. Bologna is a beautiful city, and its historical center is among
the best preserved in Europe. After lunch we continue to Florence and check into
our hotel, the Savoy.
25 Sep. Mon. Florence
B,D Florence reached its peak during the full flowering of Italy's Renaissance in the
early 15th Century. Our morning tour visits the enormous Cathedral of Santa
Maria del Fiore, Giotto's Campanile, the bronze-doored Baptistery and Pitti
Palace. The Church of Santa Croce is an architectural marvel and burial place
for such illustrious persons as Galileo, Michelangelo and Machiavelli.
The afternoon is open to further enjoy Florence. Florence is famous for
fashionable shopping and outdoor markets. It is a city where you can explore
its narrow Medieval streets or Ponte Vecchio, where jewelers and silversmiths
ply their crafts as they did hundreds of years ago.
At dinner tonight we experience the cuisine of Tuscany.
26 Sep. Tue. Florence
B Our morning tour will explore Renaissance Art in the Medici Chapels followed
by a guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery, which houses he finest collation of
paintings in Italy.
This afternoon we visit the Academy of Fine Arts, which houses a collection
of Michelangelo’s artworks and sculptures (including David).
27 Sep. Wed. Florence/Rome
B Another scenic day unfolds as we travel through the center of Italy to Rome,
stopping enroute in the lovely medieval village of Orvieto. Surrounded by a
beautiful landscape, Orvieto rises on a plateau of volcanic turf. After a city tour there is
open time for shopping and lunch before continuing to Rome. Our hotel is the Grand
28 Sep. Thu. Rome
B Rome has many faces, the famous sights are familiar to all. This morning we will
tour Imperial Rome and see the Coliseum, amphitheaters and the Forum where
Marc Anthony, Cicero, Sepustus, Trojan and Nero stood.
Our afternoon tour visits Holy Rome the Vatican with St. Peter's Basilica and
Michelangelo's "Last Judgment" in the Sistine Chapel.
29 Sep. Fri. Rome
B,D Today is open to explore Rome on your own. You can shop on the Via Condotti,
perhaps Europe's most elegant street, have coffee at an outdoor cafe on the Via
Veneto, or you can people-watch from the Spanish Steps while enjoying ice
cream. Tonight our farewell dinner is at Sabatini on Piazza Santa Maria
Trastevare Square, Rome's oldest district.
30 Sep. Sat. Rome/Home
B Transfer on your own to the airport for your return flights, arriving back in the
U.S. this same day.
(B,L,R,D - meals included in the tour)
* Nine nights deluxe hotel accommodations
* Full breakfast daily
* Welcome reception in Venice
* Lunch in Bologna including wine, coffee , tea or soft drinks
* Two dinners including wine, coffee, tea or soft drinks
* Coach transfer from Lowes to the Nice Airport for Air Littoral #295
* Transportation and city tours within Italy by air conditioned motorcoach, with local
English speaking guides
* City tours of Venice, Florence, Bologna, Orvieto and Rome (including Sistine Chapel/Vatican
Museum) with local English speaking guides
* Hotel taxes and porterage
* Services of an experienced Italian tour director throughout
* Fodor's Guide of Italy and special Tour Manual with detailed travel information on weather,
clothing, currency, airport procedures and much more
* Name badges and luggage tags
Tour Cost $3,495.00 per person double occupancy
Features not included: Air fare; items of a personal nature, such as laundry, telephone calls, and
meals not specified above; possible airport departure taxes.
Reservations and Payment: Reservations are confirmed by American Travel Association (ATA) upon
receipt of the Reservation Coupon (not by phone) and by deposit. Reservations require a $350.00 per
person deposit to accompany the Coupon. Receipt of final payment is due in the office of ATA no later
than August 7, 2000. For reservations received after August 7, full payment is due with the Reservation
Form. Deposits and all other payments must be made by American Express Card or by check payable to
American Travel Association.
Land Package: A $250.00 per person cancellation fee will be charged on cancellations received before
July 24, 2000. Penalty on cancellations received between July 24 and August 7 will be $350.00 per
person. Penalty on cancellation received between August 7 and departure will be a maximum of 100% of
the land cost per person, depending upon the amount recoverable from the suppliers to whom payment
had been sent. There will be no refund for unused services once the tour has begun.
Airfare: The cancellation charges on the air fares (imposed by the airline, not ATA) vary according to
the type of fare used. ATA does not accept any liability for any carrier’s cancellation penalties incurred
by purchase of non-refundable air tickets connected with this tour.
Cancellations must be made in writing to ATA. To avoid discrepancies, ATA will not act on information
given over the phone until written notice has been received.
Insurance: Trip cancellation, baggage and medical insurance coverage is available for purchase
through a form to be sent by ATA. We strongly recommend insurance coverage. When last minute
illnesses occur, the insurance helps offset non-refundable air and land charges. You should also check
with your local insurance agent to see what is covered under your homeowners and liability policies.
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determine the validity of any travel advisories which may exist. Arrival and departure airport transfers are
provided for the specified group flights only. The rooms in all hotels are limited and confirmed on a first-
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A valid passport is required for travel. You can now apply for a passport at your local post office or the
U.S. Passport Agency nearest you. Visas are not necessary for American citizens traveling to France,
Monaco, and Italy. No immunizations are currently required for these countries.
Health: A letter of explanation of any physical or mental condition which may require medical
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fluctuation. ATA reserves the right to increase the price for such reasons or for changes in the number
of participants upon which the tour cost is based (20). All prices are based on rates and tariffs in effect
on June 5, 2000.
Weather: During September the average high temperature in Venice is 75, the low 60, and the average
number of days this month with rainfall is 7. The figures for Rome are 78, 62, and 8.
Tax Deductibility: Current U.S. tax regulations allow deductibility for travel and subsistence expenses
incurred in travel related to trade or business. It is the responsibility of the traveler to become familiar
with and adhere to specific reporting requirements.
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Barcelona * Granada * Seville * Madrid
September 21 - 30, 2000
21 Sep. Thu. Monte Carlo/Barcelona
R Afternoon flight to Barcelona. Upon arrival, transfer to the Arts Hotel. After check-in, we
enjoy a welcome reception. For dinner there are many outdoor restaurants just outside
22 Sep. Fri. Barcelona
B Our morning city tour includes the animated Las Ramblas, the Gothic Quarter
dating from the 14th century, magnificent La Seu Cathedral, and the Church of the
Sagrada Familia, which is Antoni Gaudi's colossal unfinished cathedral.
The afternoon is free to further explore the city or enjoy the beaches.
23 Sep. Sat. Barcelona
B Today we travel to the rugged highlands north of Barcelona to the sacred mountain,
Montserrat. Here is the Monastery of Montserrat, home of the celebrated statue of the
Virgin Mary reputed to have been created by the Apostle Luke and brought here by the
24 Sep. Sun. Barcelona/Granada
B Morning flight to Granada.
Afternoon tour of the 700-year-old Alhambra , once a citadel comprising an entire
complex of houses, schools, baths, barracks, and gardens surrounded by defense
towers and impregnable walls. Next we tour the adjacent Generalife; former summer
palace of the Nasrid kings and now treasured for its avenues of bougainvillea, wisteria,
trimmed boxwood hedges, cedars and soaring cypresses.
25 Sep. Mon. Granada/Seville
B,L This morning we depart for Seville by coach. Enroute is Cordoba where we see the
former mosque, La Mezquita, one of the world's largest and most important monuments
to Moorish religious architecture. In Cordoba, Columbus had his first interview with
Ferdinand and Isabella in 1486. After lunch, continue to Seville and check-in at the
Alfonso XIII Hotel; the evening is open.
26 Sep. Tue. Seville
B,D Seville is Spain's fourth largest city and Andalucia's vibrant capital. Its noble ancestry,
literary and artistic associations play an important role in Spanish history. Our city tour
includes colorful Santa Cruz Quarter, which depicts a concentration of old Sevillian life,
and the Alcazar, fortress/palace of Moorish and Christian kings. Dinner is an introduction
to the cuisine of Andalucia, and afterwards we attend a flamenco performance. The
flamenco is reputed to have begun in Seville, and the Sevillians boast of having the best
flamenco in Spain.
27 Sep. Wed. Seville/Madrid
B The morning is open to further explore Seville. This afternoon, we travel to Madrid on the
AVE train. The AVE is the high-speed train built for World Expo which links Seville and
Madrid in only two and one-half hours. Madrid is the capital of Spain and its major
industrial, financial and cultural center. During the last decade, Madrid has undergone an
extensive regeneration and was designated as the European Capital of Culture in 1992.
Enroute to our hotel, we have a city orientation tour including stops at the Royal Palace
and Plaza Mayor, scene of fiestas, official welcomes, bull fights and executions since the
28 Sep. Thu. Madrid
B Morning open to shop and explore Madrid.
ichest art collections
This afternoon we visit the Prado, housing one of the world's r
including masterpieces by Rubens, Raphael, Goya and El Greco.
29 Sep. Fri. Madrid
B,D Today we drive south through New Castle to Toledo, the ancient capital of Spain which
is widely regarded as a national museum of Spanish, Christian and Moorish Islamic art.
Here Moors, Jews and Christians once lived in harmony. We tour the 13th century
Cathedral Primada of Spain, adorned with intricate ceilings and artwork by Cimabue, El
Greco and Tome; then the Chapel of Santo Tome to see El Greco's famous painting, the
"Burial of Count Orgaz." Tonight we have a farewell dinner which will include the the
Spanish custom of tapas.
30 Sep. Sat. Madrid/USA
B Transfer to the airport on your own for your return flights arriving home this same
* Deluxe hotel accommodations with private bath:
- three nights Hotel Arts, Barcelona
- one night Alhambra Palace Hotel, Granada
- two nights Alfonso XIII Hotel, Seville
- three nights Palace Hotel, Madrid
* Hotel taxes and porterage
* Full buffet breakfast daily
* Lunch in Cordoba
* Dinners in Barcelona, Seville and Madrid
* Affiliate meeting in Barcelona
* Airport transfers, city tours and meeting transportation by deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach, with
local English speaking guides
* Guided tours of Barcelona, Granada, Cordoba, Seville, Madrid, and Toledo
* Tour of Montserrat
* Flamenco performance in Seville
* AVE train tickets Seville/Madrid, economy class
* Services of an experience tour director throughout
* Fodor's Guide of Spain
Estimated Tour Cost: $2,995.00 per person double occupancy
Features Not Included: Air fare; items of a personal nature, such as laundry, telephone calls, and
meals not specified above; liquor or mini-bar charges.