Chamonix Mont Blanc, Lyon & Nice, France
March 10 - 22, 2023
TRIP LEADER: Kathryn Hardage 407/341-3796
ASSISTANT TRIP LEADER: Rose Palmer 407/435-6326
Experience France from skiing the glorious French Alps, moving on to Lyon for history & culinary delights, then wrap up the trip on the French Rivera of the Mediterranean Sea in Nice. Start with skiing in world renown Chamonix Mont Blanc (highest summit in the alps). We will stay in Chamonix Valley surrounded by four ski areas included with one ski pass, these ski/ride areas are considered to be the best FREERIDE (off piste) in the world. Lift Pass is Mont Blanc Unlimited (everything inside the RED line below), Brevent-Flegere, LesGrand Montets, Domaine de Balme/Le Tour, Domaine des Houches & Aiguille Du Midi Glacier, all accessible by the shuttle which picks up 50 yards outside our Alpina Eclectic Hotel, a brightly lit, contemporary hotel. Plus, possible ski options for Courmayeur and/or Verbier. See more here: SKI MAP
Day trips for non-skiers to Annecy, Courmayeur, Evian & Yvoire Valley (medieval village on the French side of Lake Geneva), Montreux & Chillon Castle. A must do for SKIERS AND NON-SKIERS is to ride the cable cars up 12,605’ to Aiguille-du-midi viewing platform & for Skiers/Boarders, with a guide, the starting point for Vallee-blanche all day, no lifts, off pieste, amazing natural powder INTERMEDIATE ski/ride experience.
After Chamonix we will head to Lyon, which is at the junction of Rhone and Saone rivers, a city reflecting 2,000 years of history with Roman & Renaissance architecture to today's modern architecture. Walking tour with a guide is included. Options for River cruise or electric bike rental. Museums & Cathedrals.
Then end our adventure traveling from the steep & snowy French Alps to the elegant tranquility of the world-famous French Riviera on the Mediterranean Sea at Nice. Travel by coach with a lunch stop in Provence, known for its food and wine (lunch on your own). We will have an included all-day guided tour of Nice & Cannes, home of the International Film Festival, w/sandy beaches, upmarket boutiques & palatial hotels.
With spectacular mountain views, a delightful culinary experience & tranquil waters of the Med Sea, this trip is guaranteed to delight all your senses!
Breakfast & Dinner - 180 view of Mt Blanc Superior Room – King or twin beds from 7th floor Dining Rm of Alpina Eclectic Hotel. with balcony
Alpina Eclectic- In hotel ski shop. All Rooms have hairdryer, flat screen TV, free Wi-Fi, a Nespresso machine, a tea/coffee welcome tray, bathrobes and slippers. In an ecological approach, a water bottle is provided & can be refilled in Reception Hall. Hotel is decorated with two mythological mountain animals the Dahu or Yeti in a contemporary décor.
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING FEATURES:
*Chamonix 7 nights in 4*Alpina Eclectic Hotel with Panoramic Dining, Spa & Wellness Center, two bars, snack restaurant, located 50 yards from ski shuttle and the main village.
*Lyon 2 nights in 4* Carlton Hotel combining authenticity & character with modern comfort and elegance.
*Nice 3 nights in 4* Hotel West End multiple dining rooms & bars, located on the Med Sea Promenade.
*RT AIR- DELTA - Orlando >Atlanta>Amsterdam>Geneva, departing from Nice>Ams>MCO on return.
*All ground transportation; guided walking tour of Lyon; full day guided tour of Nice & Cannes. Pre- trip party. All details taken care of for you!
*Full Breakfast buffet X 11 days; Dinner @ Alpina Hotel X 5; FSC Gala Party; OSTC Happy Hours
LIFT TIX PRICES: Amazing Average $65 daily (price based on 2022 pricing / accepts IKON Pass)
RESERVATIONS: click here for OSTC Membership. OSTC membership, a deposit, and a completed online registration form are required to reserve space on this trip. Click here CHAMONIX Mt Blanc to register for trip. Parties of 2 or more must each register separately with their own email login. Payments can be made on-line by credit card (requires full payment), or by check payable to Orlando Ski and Travel Club & mailed to Rose Palmer, 1415 Broad Wing Lane, Winter Park, FL 32792.
Trip insurance is HIGHLY recommended. OSTC does NOT endorse any Insurance provider; yet, we list a few on our website. Shop carriers & read the small print, encourage a minimum of Medical coverage with BED REST option.
TRIP PRICING INFORMATION:
Superior Double Room, Two occupants
separate WC, & Balcony
Suite DOUBLE Room–TWO occupants
separate WC, King bed & sofa bed, Balcony
Standard SINGLE room – ONLY ONE occupant
smaller but comfortable for one person
ONE person MAX in Single Occupant Room; no exceptions.
Early Bird Discount - -$100 Discount off price above if signed up for trip prior to July 15!
FLIGHT SCHEDULES – Delta & KLM Airlines (Schedules are subject to change at any time)
DL / 1405 10MAR2023 MCO/ATL 04:35PM / 06:16PM
DL / 074 10Marr2023 ATL/AMS 07:37PM/ 10:30AM (arrives March 11th)
KL / 1929 11MAR2023 AMS/GVA 12:25PM / 01:50PM
KL / 1250 23MAR2023 NCE/AMS 06:30AM / 08:35AM
DL / 037 23MAR2023 AMS/MCO 12:45PM / 06:25PM
$700 per person -AIR & GROUND- Deposit due upon registration
$700.00 per person September 1, 2022 - 2nd PAYMENT
$700.00 per person - September 1, 2022 - 2nd PAYMENT
BALANCE DUE – December 19, 2022 – FINAL AIR & GROUND
CANCELLATIONS: All cancellations must be received by Trip Leader for Orlando Ski and Travel Club in writing.
Between registration & July 30, 2022 …………………… $ -0- PP PENALTY
Between July 31 & Dec 6, 2022 ……………………….… $ 100.00 PP PENALTY
Between Dec 7, 2022 & Jan 18, 2023 ………………….. $ 500.00 PER PERSON *
After Jan 19, 2023 ………………...................................... FULL PENALTY
* PLUS ANY OTHER NON-REFUNDABLE CHARGES FOR AIRLINES, HOTELS AND SUPPLIERS
NO REFUNDS FOR UNUSED ACCOMMODATIONS OR SERVICES
(Thus, highly recommend investing in Trip Cancellation/interruption insurance)
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: All U. S. Citizens participating in this tour program are required to have a U. S. Passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the return date of the tour (September 30, 2023). The Airlines will not let you board the aircraft if your passport is EXPIRED OR WILL BE EXPIRING WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF YOUR SCHEDULED RETURN FLIGHT.
CURRENT COVID POLICY for France – a Travel Certificate required & is issued upon presentation of ONE of the following: