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France

The medieval monastery of Mont Saint-Michel at dusk A man taps a barrel of Calvados The Louvre Museum along the scenic Seine River The Eiffel Tower is surrounded by clouds as a little boy runs ahead of his parents in a park The Arc de Triomphe at sunset
The medieval monastery of Mont Saint-Michel at dusk
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Revel in genuine joie de vivre on your vacation to France, with Adventures by Disney enabling your carefree enjoyment of this remarkable country. Tour magnificent locations that served as backdrops to history and also inspired great artistic and literary masterpieces, culinary excellence and romance!

FRANCE FAMILY VACATION TIPSExpanded

  • Preparing for your AdventureExpanded

    • Required Travel DocumentationExpanded

      If you are a U. S. citizen, you will need a valid passport to enter France and return to the United States. It must be valid 6 months beyond your intended stay and have 1-2 blank pages remaining. Allow yourself sufficient time to have your application processed if you are applying for a new passport or renewing an expired passport. Refer to the U.S. Department of State for further details.

      You do not need a visa to travel to France.

      In addition, Guests 17 years of age or younger may be required to show additional documentation when traveling with a single parent.

      If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check with the French Embassy for information on documentation requirements.

      Passport/Visa Services
      You can apply for a passport and/or visa through CIBT, Inc., a third party travel document company servicing the travel industry (not affiliated with the Walt Disney Company). Learn More or call CIBT at (800) 406-1523. Be sure to mention Adventures by Disney, account #55134, for special pricing options.

      PLEASE NOTE: ADDITIONAL CHARGES WILL APPLY FOR TELEPHONE CALLS made to access CIBT specialists.

    • What to PackExpanded

      Please limit your baggage to one piece of luggage per person plus one carry-on. With frequent security changes, we recommend that you check with your air carrier as well as the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for current restrictions.

      Since a majority of your adventure will take place outdoors, attire for your adventure should be casual and comfortable. However, you may wish to don business casual attire for dinner. The following is a list of clothing and other items you may want to bring:

      Clothing
      •     T-shirts (short and long-sleeved)
      •     Collared shirts
      •     Jeans or long pants
      •     Casual dress/skirt (optional)
      •     Shorts
      •     Lightweight rain jacket
      •     Hat/visor/sun hat
      •     Swimsuit
      •     Sturdy-soled, close-toed walking shoes
      •     Sandals
      •     One pair of dress shoes
      •     Sweater/jacket
      •     Smart casual attire for dinner (nights 4 , 5 and 6)


      Miscellaneous
      •     Passport
      •     Medication
      •     Camera/video camera
      •     Sunglasses
      •     Small travel umbrella
      •     Electrical adapters/chargers
      •     Insect repellant
      •     Cell phone charger

    • WeatherExpanded

      Range of temperatures in Paris:

      •  Spring
          57°F (14°C) in the day; 38°F (3°C) in the evening.
      •  Summer
          75°F (24°C) in the day; 52°F (11°C) in the evening.
      •  Autumn
          59°F (15°C) in the day; 43°F (6°C) in the evening.
      •  Winter
          45°F (7°C) in the day; 34°F (1°C) in the evening.

      Be prepared for rain any time of year.

    • Recommended ReadingExpanded

      Longitude Books offers great books and maps to help you get the most of out of your travel. They provide a selection of reading recommendations, prepared especially to enhance your Adventures by Disney vacation.

    • The Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan Expanded

      Protect your vacation investment with coverage for trip cancellation and interruption, reimbursement for trip delays, medical protection, baggage protection and 24-hour assistance. This inclusive Travel Insurance offered by Adventures by Disney is underwritten by Arch Insurance Company—and is as easy as a phone call to learn more about and then purchase.


      Get details about the Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan.

  • En RouteExpanded

    • Arrival/Departure InformationExpanded

      We will pick you up at Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) in Paris. Your flight should arrive no later than 1:00 PM. At the end of the adventure, we transfer you to Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) in Paris for your return flight home. Your flight can depart anytime

      Day Airport Code Arrival/Departure Time
      Arrival 1 CDG No later than 3:00 PM
      Departure 7 CDG Anytime

  • During Your AdventureExpanded

    • CurrencyExpanded

      The unit of currency in France is the Euro (EUR). U.S. dollars are not accepted at hotels, shops, or restaurants, but ATM machines are available in most places along your adventure to obtain cash in the local currency. Most hotels and restaurants accept major credit cards or single-use debit cards in addition to travelers' checks.

    • Gratuities Expanded

      Adventure Guide Gratuities
      Gratuities for your Adventure Guides are not included and should be based on the quality of service you receive.

      We suggest the following gratuity guidelines per adult or child/per Adventure Guide/per day: $8 - $11 USD.

      Example:

      • For a 7-day adventure, the Adventure Guide gratuity Per Guest/Per Adventure Guide is: $56 - $77 USD.
      • For a family of 4 for a 7-day adventure, the Adventure Guide gratuity Per Guest/Per Adventure Guide is: $224 - $308 USD. For 2 Adventure Guides, this is a total of $448 - $616 USD.

      The Adventure Guide's gratuity can be paid in U.S dollars, local currency, travelers' checks or most likely PayPal—check with your Adventure Guide to find out if they accept PayPal.

      All Other Gratuities
      Gratuities have been taken care of on your behalf for all services included in the itinerary. There is no need for you to worry about tipping the bellmen, housekeepers, waiters, drivers and local experts.

    • LanguageExpanded

      The primary language of France is French, although most people in France speak English.

      The following is a list of words and phrases you may want to use during your trip to France:

      English French Pronunciation
      Hello/Good Morning Bonjour bohn-zhoor
      Goodbye Au Revoir or-rev-wor
      Good evening Bonsoir Bon-swor
      Goodnight Bonne Nuit bon new-wee
      Yes Oui wee
      No Non non
      Adventure Aventure ah-ven-toor

    • TransportationExpanded

      When spending time on your own in Paris, you may choose to visit sites that require transportation. If this is the case, convenient travel options include requesting taxi service through the hotel or using public transportation such as the Metro in Paris.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSExpanded

  • How do I book my Adventures by Disney vacation?Expanded

    To book your vacation, please call our Reservation Center at (800) 543-0865† and speak with a Vacationista or contact your Travel Agent.

    If you are outside the U.S., please call (866) 983-7872† and speak with a Vacationista or contact your Travel Agent.

  • Do I need vaccinations to travel to this country?Expanded

    If you are a U.S. citizen, you do not need vaccinations to travel to France. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check your local requirements on vaccinations for travel to this country.

  • What airport do I fly into and out of?Expanded

    ARRIVAL: We will pick you up at Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) in Paris. Your flight should arrive no later than 3:00 PM.

    DEPARTURE: At the end of the adventure, we transfer you to Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) in Paris for your return flight home. Your flight can depart anytime. Please note: Hotel check-out time is at 11:00 AM.

  • Are transfers included if I arrive or depart from different locations or at different times from the itinerary?Expanded

    No. Transfers are only included from the specified arrival/departure airports and hotels. For France, transfers are included from the Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) in Paris on your arrival day. On your departure day, transfers are included from the Hilton Paris Opera to Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG).

  • Can I extend my vacation beyond the Adventures by Disney itinerary?Expanded

    Yes, you may stay in Paris after our itinerary. Extended stays are available at special rates if booked through Adventures by Disney Travel Services, Inc. in conjunction with a land package and cannot be combined with any other offer. Please contact a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865† for further information.

  • How will our group travel between destinations?Expanded

    On this adventure, your group will travel by motor coach.

  • How strenuous are the activities?Expanded

    The activity level for this journey is moderate with some periods of long walking and prolonged standing, but sometimes the hot weather, particularly in summer, can make any activity seem more strenuous. This is an active journey that includes walking on uneven surfaces, up and down irregular stairs and on cobblestone streets. Activities include biking, hiking, exploring and museum walking. While nearly all of the trip's featured activities are gentle if enjoyed separately, the full range of activities requires a moderate amount of stamina in order to get the most out of your vacation.

  • What ages are appropriate for this adventure?Expanded

    While we welcome children ages 4 and up at the time of travel to discover the stories of the world with us, we recommend that children be at least 6 years old at the time of travel on our trip. This is based on several factors, such as flight time and jet lag, time zone differences in the destination, duration of the vacation, extended hours of daily activity programming, number of internal transports between experiences, potential for extreme temperatures, and amount of physical activity (e.g., biking, walking on uneven surfaces, up and down stairs, and cobblestone sidewalks). Because each child is different, call a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865† to discuss whether this is the right trip for your kids.

  • What type of meals are served on this Adventures by Disney Trip?Expanded

    Typically, breakfast is served buffet style. Some lunches and dinners are also served buffet style, while others offer a limited-choice menu. Dinners and lunches are balanced meals, usually including fish, meat and pasta or rice entrées; soup and vegetables; and desserts and fruit, along with a chance to try French specialties. While the menus have been planned to give you a taste of typical French cuisine, they are often complemented with limited American fare. Given the nature of group travel, we regret that á la carte menu choices are not always available. Children-friendly choices are available at all meals. Menu items are subject to change due to the availability and seasonality of foods. If you have any questions or concerns about dining at any time during your vacation, your Adventure Guides will be happy to assist you.

  • Can you accommodate special dietary needs?Expanded

    Adventures by Disney will make a reasonable effort to accommodate some special dietary needs at no additional charge. Unfortunately, we may not be able to accommodate all special dietary needs requested. Please contact a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865† in advance of your departure to advise us of your needs.

  • Is this itinerary appropriate for travelers with special needs?Expanded

    Please note that this vacation includes activities that present certain challenges to Guests with special needs. It is strongly recommended that persons requiring assistance be accompanied by a companion who is capable of and totally responsible for providing assistance. Neither Adventures by Disney nor its suppliers may physically lift or assist Guests onto transportation vehicles. Contact your Vacationista at (800) 543-0865† to discuss your needs.

  • What if Adventures by Disney cancels the adventure prior to departure?Expanded

    We will make every reasonable effort to operate the vacations as advertised; however, we reserve the right to curtail or modify the itinerary, or to substitute activities, hotels, meals or transportation as we deem necessary. We further reserve the right to reduce the number of Adventure Guides to one, and to modify other services to accommodate a smaller group, if a minimum number of Guests is not reached. Similarly, we may marginally exceed the stated group maximum size if necessary to accommodate a family. Please also note that during certain holidays and peak periods, some activities may be disrupted or unavailable. None of these modifications or changes shall affect the land package price. We reserve the right to cancel a trip at any time prior to its commencement for any reason, such as if there are too few Guests, or if the quality of the trip or the safety of the Guests would, in our opinion, be compromised, such as may result from unforeseen circumstances (acts of God) or other circumstances beyond our reasonable control. If we cancel your trip prior to its commencement because there are too few Guests: (i) we will attempt to re-book you on another departure of the same itinerary, subject to availability, and we will bear any reasonable airline re-booking charges; however, if we are unable to rebook you, we will issue a full refund of your land package price and Plan (unless you have filed a claim); and (ii) if you booked airfare through us, we will issue a full refund of your airfare; and (iii) if you did not book airfare through us, we will reimburse you for your reasonable out-of-pocket (subject to proof) airline cancellation charges or, in the case of bookings using frequent flier miles, a reasonable cancellation service fee, provided you have exercised best efforts to mitigate such charges/fees; and (iv) the aforesaid payments and/or rebooking by us shall constitute a full settlement.

  • Is travel insurance available?Expanded

    Yes, you can protect your vacation investment by adding the Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan to your reservation.

    Get details about the Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan.

  • Can I book a post-stay extension at Disneyland Paris?Expanded

    Yes, you may stay at Disneyland Paris following your France adventure. Disneyland Paris packages are available with special inclusions only for Adventures by Disney Guests if booked through Adventures by Disney Travel Services, Inc. in conjunction with a land package and cannot be combined with any other offer. Please contact a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865† for further information.