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Paris- I Can’t Wait!

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Paris in the Spring

I don’t know how many times have I heard how wonderful Paris is in the spring…and NOW we can get there from Indy non-stop starting THIS spring at a very reasonable rate (think from around $1600+ pp for a few nights incl flights + hotel!)

Sure – figure on spending a few $$ on some amazing food & wine + tours (explaining the food and wine) but leaving home in the late afternoon and arriving in one of the world’s greatest citiesthe early(-ish) morning just in time for a full day in the city + a few more…Yes!!

Rest assured that  “Your friends….in the travel business”  at EZTravelPad are checking out the options so you can have the time of your life…no matter how much time you have!

Imagine touring the Louvre with a small group (no more than 6 people) and your Docent is this young lady…

 

Time to go!

Actually – if you can’t wait until spring and you want to join Michelle and I there for Thanksgiving come help us explore!

We’ll be experiencing things so YOU get the best advice possible!

When you are ready reach out to us

Join EZTravelPad as we Cruise the Mediterranean in 2018

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Cruise the Mediterranean in Style with EZTravelPad

That’s right – please consider joining us on a Mediterranean cruise aboard Celebrity Constellation sailing from Barcelona, Spain on June 30, 2018

We will be hitting some of the best and most historic ports in Europe such as Rome –

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…and many more!

You will never forget the times we share as we sail the Italian Renaissance itinerary to the following cities-

 

DAY PORT ARRIVE DEPART
1 Barcelona, Spain 5:00 PM
2 Cannes, France 10:00 AM 8:00 PM
3 Genoa, Italy 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
4 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy 7:00 AM 7:00 PM
5 At Sea
6 Kotor, Montenegro 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
7 Zadar, Croatia 11:00 AM 7:00 PM
8 Venice, Italy 6:30 AM
 Number of Nights: 7

 

If you prefer a visual, here’s the map

Italian Renaissance Cruise map

 

Seriously – how awesome is this itinerary!!??

Of course we will be doing lots of exploring on the mainland and we will be kicking things off a couple days early arriving in Barcelona early enough to catch a few of the sites and doing the same in Venice at the end of the cruise

Pricing is as follows (just a sample of some)

  • $1209 per person on a Cat 9 Inside Cabin
  • $1689 per person for a Cat 4 Oceanview cabin
  • $2159 per person for a Cat 2A Balcony cabin

Also the current sale gets 1 free perk with options including-

  • Free Unlimited Beverage Package (includes alcohol drinks)
  • Free WiFi
  • Prepaid Gratuities

So are you interested in joining us to go see Europe in style?

Contact Scott for complete details!

 

4 Days in Paris…So Many Possibilities!

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Is a Visit to Paris on YOUR Bucket List?

There are few people for which a visit ti Paris is not near the top of their travel wish list.Why? There are as many reasons as there are visitors, but some of the top reasons millions visit the City of Lights are to experience the:

  • History
  • Culture
  • Culinary Experiences
  • Shopping
  • Architecture
  • Wine

It doesn’t have to cost arm and a leg to go either…Imagine a package for a 4 day/3 night getaway including round trip transfers from the airport to your centrally located hotel  such as Mercure Paris Montmartre Sacre Coeur priced from just $771 per person –

Arrive on Day 1 early in the day to wander, shop, sip and stroll the gorgeous streets of Paris

Day 2 includes a terrific array of organized sightseeing including

Morning guided sightseeing at NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL, the Latin Quarter, Les Invalides, the Opéra, Place de la Concorde, and Arc de Triomphe. Drive by the Seine River with its beautiful bridges, and stop to take photos of the iconic Eiffel Tower from one of the best panoramic viewing points. Also enter the world’s most visited museum, THE LOUVRE with its modern glass pyramid, to see Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and other treasures (Louvre replaced with Seine cruise on Tuesdays)

Day 3 is completely free to enjoy the city at you own pace or add on one of the several options shown below-

Dinner and Cabaret Show at the Famous Lido
Price Range: $$$$

Enjoy dinner and the new cabaret show at the Famous Lido, located on the famous Champs-Elysees. Its revues have added sparkle to the City of Light since 1946. The Lido boasts a panoramic theater without columns, to ensure perfect visibility for the entire audience.

An Evening at the Moulin Rouge
Price Range: $$$$

Enjoy an exciting evening at the world-renowned Parisian cabaret, Moulin Rouge!

 

Seine River Cruise
Price Range: $$$

There’s no better way to see the City of Light. Enjoy a cruise on the River Seine followed by a guided discovery tour to admire monuments of Paris, including the Concorde, Opera, Madeleine, and Champs Elysees.

 

Private Guided Tour
Price Range: $$$$

This private tour with a professional, certified local guide is the ideal way to discover the City of Light. Make the most of your Paris experience at your pace and in your style – after all, it is your trip!

 

Eiffel Tower Dinner and Seine Cruise
Price Range: $$$$

Combine Parisian legends in this unforgettable evening.

 

Claude Monet’s Giverny & Museum of Impressionism
Price Range: $$$

Drive along the Seine Valley to the home of Claude Monet, leader of the Impressionist movement. Visit the house, the former studio, and stroll through the garden, a famous source of inspiration for many celebrated artists. Also visit the beautiful new Musée des Impressionistes nearby.

 

Disneyland® Paris (1 day ticket, 2 parks)
Price Range: $$$$

The happiest place on earth has a European address. Come and live the magic at Disneyland ® Paris with this 1-day entrance to Disneyland ®Parks.

 

Mont St. Michel Including Lunch
Price Range: $$$$

Enjoy the landscapes of the Normandy region on a full-day guided excursion to the 11th-century Mont Saint Michel Abbey, a famous pilgrimage center in the Middle Ages. Enjoy also a lunch at a local restaurant that faces the island and spend some time to stroll around the village.

 

Guided Visit of the D-Day Landing Beaches
Price Range: $$$$

This full-day minibus excursion includes Pointe du Hoc, the American Cemetery, and Omaha Beach. After an included lunch, see the ruins of Arromanches artificial harbor. The sense of history and importance of these sites is inescapable.

 

The Palace of Versailles
Price Range: $$$

Admire the historic Versailles, the beautiful, restored palace of Louis XIV, the Sun King.

 

Claude Monet’s Giverny & Palace of Versailles
Price Range: $$$$

Travel to Claude Monets Giverny with a guided visit of the wonderful gardens. Later admire the lavish 17th century Palace of Versailles.

 

1 Day Trip to Provins, Medieval city
Price Range: $$

With 58 historic monuments, this UNESCO World Heritage Site has to be seen to be believed. Preserved as a striking medieval city, the city of Provins has preserved its striking medieval appearance.

 

Loire Valley and Lunch
Price Range: $$$$

Visit 11th-century Amboise Castle, the manor house of Clos Lucé where Leonardo da Vinci lived and worked from 1515 until his death in 1519, and Chenonceau Castle, built over the River Cher.

 

Discovery of Champagne
Price Range: $$$$

Cheers! Enjoy a full-day excursion by minibus to the Champagne region. See the vineyards of the Champagne region as you travel along the country roads.

 

Guided Visit of the Somme Battlefields
Price Range: $$$$

Learn the history and discover the area which was home to some of the most terrible battles of the Great War – the Battle of the Somme.

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4 Days & 3 Nights not long enough to experience all you would like to?

No problem – stretch it to 7 days for only about $417 more per person!

Of course pricing is only a snapshot in time, varies based on specific dates of travel (this example is based on early December – excellent for some unique Christmas gifts this year!), specific hotel chosen, and does not include flights but there are some terrific deals floating around so why wait?

Go visit Paris now because…..YOU deserve it don’t you?

See much more about the why the Monograms experience is a terrific way to visit Paris and many other destinations worldwide at this link (watch the video to REALLY understand!)

Doing things yourself is so much easier when you reap the benefits of working through the travel pros at EZTravelPad (don’t go it alone…get the help you deserve!)

EZTravelPad is a travel agency helping people experience better vacations while getting the best overall value possible!

European River Cruises – Near the Top of Your Bucket List?

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European River Cruises Offer Europe from a Seldom seen Perspective

You may have never heard of a European River Cruise, or it may be on your bucket list. You may have cruised the Danube or Rhine, or may know someone who has. In any case, if it’s not yet on your radar, it soon will be. As U.S. Baby Boomers see their portfolios recover from the Great Recession – and enter retirement with an energy and youthful exhuberance not seen before – with a desire to see the world, and the means to make it happen, what is on their bucket list?

As more mature couples fall in love and marry, what are they looking for in a Honeymoon? Beaches and a tropical paradise are great when you are young but at a certain point- for many, the desire for a little something different emerges…

River Cruises Top Bucket List for Many

Check out this short video to give you a sense of what this travel niche offers

 

 

3 Ways to See Europe

Esentially there are 3 ways to see Europe

  • Fly in to a city or two and experience them for a few days at a time
  • Tour several countries by a combination of bus and rail
  • Cruise the rivers

Each of these strategies are great- nothing wrong with doing them all- and you know the easiest way to get it done, right?

Contact “Your friends….in the travel business” at EZTravelpad – where if we don’t know the answer there is a good chance we are friends with an expert on the subject, so one call does it all.

Have fun, see the world, enjoy your life starting now- it goes very, very quickly!