Prix d'Amérique

Departure Date

24 Jan

Duration

4 nights

Price

860 US Dollars

Registrering avslutas

2018-12-10

Bienvenue! Welcome to the 2019 Prix d’Amérique Tour

This wonderful tour gives you an exciting opportunity to see Paris, the City of Light, while also seeing the unforgettable Prix d’Amérique, which features the world’s best trotters in action at the magnificent Vincennes Racecourse.

You’ll also visit the resplendent Grosbois training centre, truly a kingdom for a horse, plus an auction of trotting horses and a trade fair with many vendors. And you can soak up all the sights in this beautiful and historic city.

– Marie Nyberg –

VD/Projektledare

Information & Price from

Costs – per person
Hotel Mercure Montmarre 4*: 860 US Dollars / 765 Euros
Hotel Terrass 4* +: 1055 US Dollars / 940 Euros
Hotel Lancaster 5*: 1725 US Dollars / 1535 Euros

Costs include

  • Four (4) nights’ accommodations in shared double room
  • Buffet breakfast each morning
  • Sightseeing tour with guide & bus
  • Tour to Vincennes trade fair
  • Tour to Grobois Training Centre (followed by transportation to Vincennes if wished)
  • Transportation and entrance to and from Vincennes on Sunday
  • Equi Tours Tour leader during the stay

Cost does not include

  • Airline tickets and airport transfer
  • Other personal expenses and meals not mentioned above

Optional

  • Single room supplement: Mercure 390 / Terrass 500 / Lancaster 940 us dollars (4 nights)
  • Welcome dinner on Thursday – 3-course dinner including wine and tip – 70 us dollars
  • Moulin Rouge (Friday) with dinner, show & champagne – price to be advised.
  • Moulin Rouge (Friday) with show & champagne – price to be advised
  • Vincennes (Sunday) Paddock restaurant including lunch – 220 us dollars
  • Vincennes (Sunday) Sulky restaurant including lunch – 340 us dollars

Airfare
Take the airline of your choice to Paris. Airfares in January are usually quite reasonable. Schedule your arrival and departure as you wish but please note that our tour begins on Thursday afternoon January 24 and ends on Monday 28. You may wish to stay longer and see more of France (see at the end of the program, about extension tour to Normandy) or travel elsewhere in Europe. Please inform us if this is the case and we can help extend your hotel visit.

 

Hotels

Hôtel Mercure Paris Montmartre 4****

A very nice, comfortable four-star hotel with all necessary comfort. It’s situated at Place Clichy, just below the charming neighbourhood of Montmartre, and only 200 m from Terrass Hotel. https://www.accorhotels.com

Hôtel Terrass 4****+

Reopened in 2016 after a major renovation, this hotel is the meeting-point of the tour. A first-class Hotel with charm and atmosphere in the heart of Montmartre. The breath-taking view of Paris and the Eiffel tower at the bar & restaurant on the top floor, is one of the best views in Paris. Situated 200 m from Mercure Hotel. https://www.terrass-hotel.com

Hotel Lancaster 5*****

If you want to have a luxurious weekend, this is the perfect spot to stay. The absolute beautiful and classic Hotel Lancaster is situated by the famous Champs Elysées in the heart of Paris. In this package you stay in Classic room and will even enjoy a magnificent breakfast each morning. https://www.hotel-lancaster.com

Hotels

January 24

Thursday – Arrival, sightseeing & welcome-dinner

Plan to arrive in Paris by this morning. Leave us your estimated arrival time at the Hotel, and we’ll do our best to let you have an early check-in. Otherwise it’s 3 pm. On the day of your arrival, walk the streets of the city’s famed arts district Montmartre, where Picasso and so many others created their masterpieces.

Afternoon and evening – We’ll start the weekend with a city sightseeing of Paris. A bus will take us around the city to see the Arch of Triumph, place de la Concorde and Eiffel Tower while our English-speaking guide describes the wonders of the city (about 3,5 hours including photo-stop).

Evening, optional - The tour will be followed by a “welcome three-course French dinner” (optional, 70 us dollars)
January 25

Friday – Vincennes Fair & Moulin Rouge

Morning at leisure. Tour the stunning Sacre-Coeur Basilica, which stands guard over the city and affords visitors with a marvellous vista of Paris spread out below. Or find your own paths in the neighbourhood.

Afternoon - We’ll go by bus to the huge Vincennes Racecourse for a trade fair with vendors selling artwork, jewellery, clothing, equine accessories and much more.

Evening, optional – Dinner at a cosy restaurant of Montmarte followed by Champagne and Show at the world-famous Moulin Rouge.
January 26

Saturday – Grosbois & Vincennes and evening to be announced…

Morning - We’ll board a bus to the nearby Grosbois Training Centre. No matter where you’ve travelled, you’ve never seen a training centre quite like Grobois, where the horse is truly the king. We’ll have a chance to tour the facilities and talk to French trainers and get their opinions on the Prix d’Amérique. Maybe we’ll even get a chance to inspect one of the Prix d’Amerique starters.

On the way back to the Hotel, the bus will stop at Vincennes racecourse if you wish to see the races during the afternoon.

At Vincennes every race is an adventure as you will see trotters’ race at varying distances and probably even see trotters racing under saddle. Many people think Vincennes is the most opulent harness track in the world; take time to explore all of it. On this day, you are on your own. The options you have are to stroll around, have a seat at the indoor grandstand (for a small fee) or you can eat lunch at one of the three restaurants.

Evening – the program for the evening is optional and will be released in November 2018.
January 27

Sunday – Prix d’Amérique

This is Prix d’Amerique day! Trotting fans all over the world will be watching to see what happens in this historic race. The Prix d’Amérique was started in 1920 as a way for the French to thank America for its assistance during World War I. It remains one of the most exciting and coveted harness races in the world. Eighteen trotters will begin from a standing start and trot 1-5/8 miles over the demanding Vincennes course.

We’ll board the bus to make certain we’re at Vincennes by 11:30 that morning. If you wish, you may move around the track and see the racing from different viewpoints. If you chose to be in the restaurant, you’ll have your seat during the whole day. In case you don’t want to be in the restaurants we cannot guarantee a seat for you. (Dining costs are not included in the package)

Option I - seating in the Paddock restaurant, including 3-course lunch and wine – 220 us dollars
Option II – seating in the Sulky restaurant, including 4-course lunch and wine – 340 us dollars

Evening – After an exciting day at the races, you’ll want to unwind, so the evening is at your leisure.
January 28

Monday – Au revoir!

This ends Equi Tour’s 2019 Prix d’Amerique trip, so your day is at your leisure either to return home or to continue your stay in Europe. Or join our pre-tour to Normandy (ask us for program).

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Reservation

Please Note: 1 US dollar = 0,88 euro (approx., rate oct 2018)

The cost is based on a minimum of 15 persons in the group and todays exchange rate (see above). If we don’t reach 15 people, services will be slightly limited or all payments will be refunded. Equi Tours claims the right to make adjustments in the program and price adjustments due to exchange rate and other changes that’s out of our control.

Last day for reservation is December 10, 2018

Please send us an email with your name, home address and phone number. Indicate also
• How many persons?
• What hotel have you chosen / how many rooms?
• Airline details if you need transfer to the hotel

You’ll get a confirmation and an invoice by e-mail. Payment with bank transfer or credit card (Visa or Master Card)

 

Optional Extension Tour to Normandy, January 28-29
If you are interested, we can offer an extension tour to visit the D-day beaches and stud farms. Two days private bus/minivan and guide. Please inform us if interested, we’ll send you the program.

 

In case you have any questions – please feel free to contact us
Equi Tours Sweden at [email protected] or in the US:
Moira Fanning at [email protected] or call 732-306-6713.

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