Paris
Paris

FESTIVAL DATES

March 7-11, 2019

Welcome to Paris

Travel to Paris and sing in the City of Light. Paris’ famous landmarks, world-class museums, and beautiful gardens and parks make the city a visitor’s dream.

Join choirs from across Europe at the 23rd Annual Paris International Choral Festival. Spend four days exploring the highlights of Paris, seeing the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower and more! Your evenings are filled with musical opportunities where you will share a friendship concert with a Parisian choir and sing as part of a massed sing at La Madeleine Church. This beautiful church in the heart of Paris was completed in the 1830s and was chosen for Chopin’s funeral because of its outstanding acoustics.

Itinerary

March 7-11, 2019


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2019 | DEPART for PARIS, FRANCE

Depart North America on a flight bound for Paris, France. Meals, snacks and refreshments will be served on the flight.




THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2019 | ARRIVE IN PARIS | SACRÉ-COEUR

Welcome to France! Upon arrival in Paris, meet your Parisian festival guide who will lead your ensemble on an orientation walk of the area surrounding your hotel. Optionally, take the funicular to the top of Montmartre and visit the Sacré-Coeur Cathedral. Tonight, a special welcome dinner of French specialties is arranged for your group at a Parisian restaurant.




FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2019 | PANORAMIC CITY TOUR | FRIENDSHIP CONCERT

Begin your day with a guided city tour of Paris. See famous sites including the Louvre Palace, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Hotel de Ville, and of course the Eiffel Tower! Following the tour, board a boat and enjoy a cruise on the Seine River, providing a new perspective of the stunning Parisian skyline. This evening your choir will participate in a friendship concert with a local choir at their home venue, followed by refreshments and fellowship time.




SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2019 | MUSEUM VISITS | CONCERT AT LA MADELEINE

Today, enjoy optional excursions to such places as the Louvre Museum, Musée d’Orsay, and the Rodin Museum, or spend time pursuing independent interests in exciting Paris. This evening, gather with all the festival choirs for the main concert of the International Choral Festival at La Madeleine Church. Each choir will perform three selections individually, followed by a massed sing with all guest choirs. It will be a splendid night of music!




SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2019 | CHARTRES | WORSHIP SERVICE

This morning, visit a local church where your choir has been invited to sing for the Sunday worship service. In the afternoon, your choir can opt for an excursion to Chartres to visit the lovely town and splendid Cathedral of Chartres. At night, a farewell dinner is served to your choir at a festive Parisian restaurant with ample opportunity to recount the many highlights of your tour!




MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2019 | DEPART FOR NORTH AMERICA

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to the Paris airport to fly home or on to your next destination.

Package

Inclusions

Accommodations
•4 nights at a centrally located 4-star hotel in Paris, including all service charges and taxes

Transportation
•A private, modern, motor coach with a professional driver is provided for all transportation as described in the itinerary, including round-trip transfer between the airport and hotel at your destination

Meals
•Breakfast daily in the hotel dining room
•Welcome and farewell dinners

Performance Opportunities
•Friendship concert with other participating choirs, followed by refreshments
•Festival concert at La Madeleine Church, featuring a massed sing
•Participation in Parisian worship service Sunday morning

Tour Manager
•Full-time Music Contact International tour manager to accompany your group during their entire stay, from arrival to departure.

Guided Tours & Special Events
•Guided sightseeing tour of Paris
•Cruise on the Seine River
•Local festival guide assistance

Complimentary Places
•Two complimentary land packages for every 30 paying travelers in single rooms.

Additional Days in Europe

If your choir is interested in staying in Paris or elsewhere in Europe for additional days, please let us know. We will be glad to offer an extension tour, with singing or without, according to your choir’s interests.

Additional Trip Days

If your choir is interested in staying for a few additional days, please contact us for ideas. We can work with you to create and plan those days to match your choir’s interests.


Inclusions


Accommodations
•4 nights at a centrally located 4-star hotel in Paris, including all service charges and taxes

Transportation
•A private, modern, motor coach with a professional driver is provided for all transportation as described in the itinerary, including round-trip transfer between the airport and hotel at your destination

Meals
•Breakfast daily in the hotel dining room
•Welcome and farewell dinners

Performance Opportunities
•Friendship concert with other participating choirs, followed by refreshments
•Festival concert at La Madeleine Church, featuring a massed sing
•Participation in Parisian worship service Sunday morning

Tour Manager
•Full-time Music Contact International tour manager to accompany your group during their entire stay, from arrival to departure.

Guided Tours & Special Events
•Guided sightseeing tour of Paris
•Cruise on the Seine River
•Local festival guide assistance

Complimentary Places
•Two complimentary land packages for every 30 paying travelers in single rooms.


Additional Days in Europe


If your choir is interested in staying in Paris or elsewhere in Europe for additional days, please let us know. We will be glad to offer an extension tour, with singing or without, according to your choir’s interests.


Additional Trip Days


If your choir is interested in staying for a few additional days, please contact us for ideas. We can work with you to create and plan those days to match your choir’s interests.

Your Tour Includes


Traveler's Resource Website


The site is customized exclusively for your group, and is full of exciting and interactive features that you will find informative and helpful before, during, and after the tour.

•Current tour itinerary with full descriptions of each day
•Detailed maps of the places you will visit
•Blog platform to communicate with group members
•Recommended books, movies, websites, and videos


Online Payment System


Group leaders have the option to use our Online Payment System, which enables you to effortlessly collect payments for your trip. Group leaders receive weekly automated reports with traveler balances and due dates.

Travelers can log in to our secure website to review the cost of their trip and all payment deadlines, register for the trip, and make credit card payments. All travelers receive automated reminders when payments are coming due.


Additional Materials


•Customized handbook for each person traveling with your choir, including a detailed program and travel information.
•Electrical adapters*
•Luggage tags
•Passport holder*

*for international travelers

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