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What does L’Amitie mean?
Amitie’ in French is friendship therefore L’Amitie’ is The Friendship. When choosing a name for the tours I wanted the name in essence to reflect what the tours were really all about. Whilst enjoying an experience of a lifetime you will meet and make friends that I’m sure you will continue to keep in touch with afterwards hence L’Amitie Tours was born.
Why are the trips designed for women only and not couples?
Simply because this is a trip designed to allow women to do what they do best, enjoy the company of other women whilst exploring fabulous boutiques, villages and markets, chat, shop and dine on superb food over glasses of glorious wine. Lets face it – we love our men, but let’s admit it – there’s nothing quite like a girls trip to rekindle your spirit.
There are also many women for a myriad of different reasons be it the loss of a loved one, lack of a partner or simply hubby would rather golf with his buddies, that don’t have a travel partner, and as such these tours are designed to create the perfect travelling companions for you.
How much do the tours cost?
The French tour offers twin share accommodation at AUD $6490 per person, or Sole occupancy accommodation from AUD $7490 per person.
The Italian tour is AUD$6990 per person, the South Island tour is AUD$4490 and the North Island tour is AUD$2690.
The tour package is all inclusive providing all entry tickets, meals, transport, accommodation, transfers to/from the designated pickup location and gratuities. The tour does not include flights, personal spending or activities outside of those planned for the group
How many guests do you have on each tour?
L’Amitie’ Tours are not bus tours or large package tours. Instead, our selection of activities and personal attention require small groups therefore each tour has a maximum of 6 guests. Don’t worry about not knowing anyone on the tour, there will always be a number of individuals who are travelling ‘alone’, this is what the tour is all about, making friends!
I’m interested in the tour. What should I do now to find out more?
We’d love to have you along, so the first thing to do is make contact by sending a quick email to Lynette just to register your interest. Then make sure you download a copy of the full itinerary … pour yourself a glass of wine and peruse the itinerary and attached booking form. To reserve a place on one of the tours, you’ll need to forward the completed booking form and then pay your deposit. Remember that there will only be a maximum of 6 places available on each tour. Of course, we’re more than happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the suitability of the tour or additional details.
I don’t speak French. Will this be necessary?
No, Lynette speaks conversational French however as in any country the French appreciate a visitor attempting basic greetings. A simple smile followed with a friendly bonjour or polite merci will always be welcomed. Lynette will provide you with a sheet of basic French words that will help you in your daily encounters if she is not readily available.
Will I have any time on my own or is everything done as a group?
The itinerary for the trip has been carefully planned to allow for daily excursions that incorporate free time each day for you to meander around the villages if you wish to along with group participation in the planned activities. Each day has also been carefully planned to exhilarate you not annihilate you, the days are conducted at a relaxing pace and there is also time planned for you to relax at the Villa.
What happens if I get lost?
Each time we attend a new village or sight we will ensure you know where the designated meeting place is however Lynette will always have her mobile phone with her should this really become necessary.
Are partial refunds available if I choose not to participate in the group activity planned each day?
Unfortunately we can not refund any part of the tour package as the planned activities are paid for in advance for each guest.
Can I use my airline frequent flyer miles to purchase travel?
Yes of course. L’Amitie Tours does not include airfare in the tour price and many clients prefer to use travel miles.
What happens if I have to cancel my booking?
Contract stipulations require a deposit at the time of booking. This deposit is non refundable however should be covered by travel insurance. All tour participants are required to have travel insurance prior to the commencement of travel and will be required to provide their policy number prior to final payment.
Where do I catch the TGV train from when I fly into Paris?