Contiki Holidays and Maison de la France launch Seven Day French Tour for 18-35 year olds

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Thursday, 6 September 2007

Contiki Holidays, a vacation specialist for 18-35 year-olds, is working with Maison de la France, the French Tourism Board, to offer an exclusive itinerary for the charming cities of Paris and Strasbourg, targeted at 18-35 year olds.

The seven-day adventure will take travellers in December from fashionable Paris to enchanting Strasbourg. The itinerary in Paris includes shopping along the chic Champs-Élysées, sightseeing of the enigmatic Cathédrale de Notre Dame, the grandeur of the Château de Versailles, and of course, the incomparable architectural phenomenon that is the Tour Eiffel.

After amazing Paris, the tour will take travellers east towards Strasbourg, France’s Christmas wonderland near the border of Switzerland and Germany. Strasbourg (known as the ‘City of the Roads’) is the Alsatian capital, a pioneer in environmental protection and a fairytale city of cozy half-timbered houses, cobblestone streets and tantalising bakeries. It is a city on the cutting edge of modernity that still manages to retain a sense of nostalgia.

The city comes alive in December when it puts on one of the largest and most spectacular Christmas markets in all of Europe, the Christkindlesmärik.

Widely famed since 1570, storefronts overflow with colourful decorations, Christmas carols echo through the city as the smell of hot spiced cider, fresh gingerbread and waffles fill the air. As night falls, the city comes aglow in dazzling display of lights.

"Maison de la France is pleased to partner with Contiki Holidays to promote this exciting travel offer. France is the ultimate rendez-vous destination for young people as it offers endless fun, adventure and romance," said Frédéric Meyer, Director of Maison de la France South East Asia.

The tour runs from on 15 to 21 December with both arrivals and departures in and from Paris. However, there is only a single departure and seats are limited. Tour prices start from just US$899 per person (excluding air passage).

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