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Adventures Afloat: The Seine: D-Day Beaches to Paris

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14 Days | 13 Nights
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Paula Jacobson Aug 14, 2014 at 09:30 AM

We're leaving 9/8/14 and haven't heard a peep. We're flying from EWR in NJ arriving 9/9 7:45 a.m. Looking forward to meeting our fellow travels. Hope we make it from the airport to the hotel!
Gregory Osborne Aug 15, 2014 at 10:55 AM

My wife and i took the train from the airport to Paris in 2010. It worked out very well. Is that your plan
Paula Jacobson Aug 16, 2014 at 08:54 AM

Yes, we've done it before but would rather be picked up...getting spoiled. For the ladies out there, what's your take on white tennis type sneakers for the trip. Any fashionista comments accepted!


Sue Leta Aug 13, 2014 at 06:31 PM

We will be on the Oct. 18-31 trip and plan to extend 3 nights at the Villa Beaumarchais, after the program ends. Anyone else staying on? We are from Chesapeake, VA.
Paula Jacobson Aug 14, 2014 at 09:25 AM



Kathryn Bowers Aug 13, 2014 at 04:26 PM

Have any of you on the Sept. 14-27 received your final packet of info yet--the one that's supposed to have name tags etc.?
Gregory Osborne Aug 13, 2014 at 04:47 PM

My wife was wondering about that too. We have not yet received ours.
Linda Haller Aug 13, 2014 at 09:14 PM

Linda Haller Aug 13, 2014 at 09:14 PM

We haven't either. No doubt it will be here soon.


Carolyn Bennett Jul 22, 2014 at 08:07 PM

Not new, but I got "The Longest Day" from Netflix and watched it before I went. It was quite close to the book "D-Day" by Stephen Ambrose.


Gregory Osborne Jul 22, 2014 at 05:49 PM

D-Day's Sunken Secrets. This program was recently shown on PBS. It is well worth watching if it airs again.


Susan Eissinger Jul 19, 2014 at 10:15 PM

I have a chip card through Bank of America and they do not charge foreign transaction fees. We have used it on several trips to Europe. I attended this trip last year and there were around 30-35 of the nicest people ever on the trip! Right, Pam??


Laurie Travers Jul 19, 2014 at 07:57 PM

Thanks to all for the useful information. We'd never heard of "chip and pin," but will check it out. We are enrolled in the Sept. 14-27 trip. Do you have any idea how many people will be in our group? We're from Boulder, Colorado
Laurie and Art Travers
Linda Haller Jul 19, 2014 at 09:39 PM

I just learned about chip and pin, which is the credit card technology used in most of Europe. There is a chip embedded in the card. Supposed to be more secure. Laurie and Art, we'll look forward to meeting you. I think about 34 are on our trip. We're from Pittsburgh. Linda and Dan Haller
Kathryn Bowers Aug 11, 2014 at 07:03 PM

Laurie, we're from Estes Park, and we will also be on the Sept. 14-27. Kathy & Dave Bowers trip.


Linda Haller Jul 19, 2014 at 10:06 AM

I just ordered a chip and pin card from USAA., but that card charges 1% foreign fees. Our Capitol One. Card charges no fees, but does not do chip and pin yet. So we will take both cards and use the no fee one when accepted. Our Delta Am Express card will come in chip and pin if you ask, and also charges no foreign fees now. But I read Am Express isn't as widely accepted in Europe, so we won't bother with it.
Herbert Ware Jul 19, 2014 at 10:58 AM

In Florence, Italy, June 19-26 we found 'firms' took either Mastercard or Visa. Our cards do not yet have the chip-pin characteristics. We also found places that would take CASH only. Our bank ATM card is chip-less. We had no trouble with it.


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