Europe 2018 - London - Paris - Belgium - Amsterdam
This page will be updated with the latest information on this exciting trip. Currently there is 0 spots left for the 2018 trip. Planning for the trip has been moving along. Due to the time to get from Normandy to the Alps, I had to change the itinerary. We will replace the Alps with Brugge, Belgium and Amsterdam. Also, Mont St Michel had to dropped due to the lack of train service to the area on Sundays. We will be spending the night in Brussels. We will be flying British airways from Amsterdam to London. All rooms are now booked. They may change if I find a better location or price. With the lost hurricane days and me being out a week, many are behind on payments. Being paid up by May is key. The pace can be worked out. If you have any special request as far as payment, please let me know.
Trip meeting 4/10 at 6:30 in P-14. This meeting is for parents to help prepare for the trip.
Things to Know for Trip
What to do with your phone
More phone information
Avoiding card fees
Cash and currency tips
What to ask your bank
Bank card precautions
Why to need a money belt
Sample packing list
Ms. Deibert's packing list for women
What is my experience?
I will be taking the 2017 seniors to Germany, Czech Republic and Austria. I use my personal experiences, the Internet, and tour books to find the best sights and accommodations. The 2018 trip will be my sixth year taking graduating seniors to Europe. I have been to Europe ten times including backpacking on my own for six weeks. I have visited almost all the cities on the current itinerary.
What will this trip cost?
This itinerary will cost $3,000.
The $3,000 will cover:
Accommodations 14 nights/Maybe 15
Some Breakfasts are included.
Expenses in Europe
All money is refundable until airfare is purchased. There is a penalty if you drop after this time. Airfare will be purchased in the fall of 2017.
This link or this link is a comparison of my 2014 trip to a similar national tour company.
I collect a deposit before the summer break. This allows me to get an idea of interest. It also allows me to start shopping for flights during the summer. Deposits usually are $300. I’m very flexible on payments. I will work with you to set up a payment schedule that fits your needs. Ten $300 payments is the most common but other options are available.
Dates of Summer Session (Not updated for 2018. Many universities have not released dates)
The last day of school is June 6th. The trip will begin June 7th or June 8th. The goal was to get back before summer “B” at the state universities. This will be very hard in 2017. Following are the start dates for summer “B”. I can’t guarantee we will be back for the June 26 start date. Some students have come home early but this can increase cost of trip at times. No problems for fall acceptance.
UCF June 25
FSU June 25
UF June 25 Unconfirmed
USF July 2
FAU June 26
FIU June 18
UM July 2
While in Europe, we stay at a combination of hostels and hotels. All are thoroughly researched before booking. While price is a factor, all effort is made to provide unique experiences. Also, staying near the action is key.
I look for flight that have the fewest connections and the best price. While in Europe, we will be traveling by rail, boat, and plane. More than likely, a rail pass will be provided to each participant.
All chaperones are teachers with Broward County Schools.
The trip is in no way connected or sponsored by Broward County Schools or Deerfield Beach High School.
Please fill this information sheet and return it to me.
Accommodations may change if upgrades available.
June 10 Norwegian Air flight to Paris
June 11. – Paris Arrive 1:40 PM
Eiffel Tower after dinner
Le Regent Hostel Montmartre Hostel & Budget Hotel
June 12. Paris
Versailles in Morning
-Paris city walk in afternoon
-Arc de Triomphe after dinner
June 13. Paris
June 14. Any missed sights morning – Normandy evening
June 15. Normandy -D-day beaches
Visit D-day beaches
-Point Du Hoc
Staying Premiere Classe Bayeux
June 16 Brussels
See Grand Place
Fine Arts Museum
Staying Brxxl 5 City Cente Hostel
June 17. Brussels/Brugge
Laundry will also be done in Brugge
Town in the sight. One of best Medieval Cities in Europe
June 18. Brugge
Any missed sights
June 19. Amsterdam
Staying VIA Amsterdam Hostel
June 20. Amsterdam
June 21. Fly out of Amsterdam to London
June 22. London
June 23. London
June 24. London
June 25 Fly to Fort Lauderdale