Mother’s Day 2019

In 2018, we took a group of 20 moms to Costa Rica to be SPOILED! Spoiled isn’t even the word for our next Mother’s Day getaway.  We’ll be getting the royal treatment because….

WE’RE GOING TO A CASTLE IN FRANCE!!

**insert happy dance, high fives, bottle poppin, and heart racing**

Dates: May 9th – May 13th

Location: Villers-Bocage, France

Ready to feel like the Queen Mother you are?  Check out our itinerary:

QUEENING Itinerary:

Thursday – May 9th

Bienvenue!  It’s arrival day in France.  When you arrive, you’ll check into the 4-star hotel where we’ll stay for one night only!

In the evening we’ll set sail to cruise the Seine River, touring the city by water, enjoying a 3-course meal and basking in the glow of the the Eiffel Tower at night with a champagne toast.

Friday – May 10th

How about a day in Paris? Did I hear you say “Oui!”?

We’ll start the day off with a light breakfast at our hotel then take the Hop on/Hop off bus to catch a glimpse of all the sites beautiful Paris has to offer.  If you’ve never been to Paris, the one thing to know is, there is beauty EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK.

We’ll stop for a 3-course picnic lunch in the Eiffel Tower with, of course, more champagne…and yes we said IN the Eiffel Tower!

After lunch, we’ll continue to enjoy the beautiful city of Paris and possibly do some window (or actual) shopping along the Champs Elysees possibly pop into Laduree for french macaroons.

Late afternoon, our chariot (read: charter bus) will carry us to Villers-Bocage where we’ll be received at our Chateau with a welcome dinner.

Saturday – May 11th

When we arise, we’ll break our fast (that’s how they say it in the books that have queens in them) with a lovely spread prepared by our chefs. After breakfast, we’ll venture out on horseback to view the grounds and nearby town.

Upon our return, we’ll take to the kitchen for a cooking class delivered in the state of the art kitchen at our chateau.  Yep, we’ll be cooking our own lunch this time, but it’ll be FRENCH 🙂

Later in the day we’ll adorn ourselves in royal dress for a special photo shoot capturing our regal beauty.  You’ll get a copy of your photo so you can hang in your own castle back home.

In the evening we’ll enjoy dinner made by our chefs and have our very own house party at our estate.

For those who don’t want to party, we’ll take in a movie in our private theater.

FANCY!

Sunday – May 12th

Bonne fête des mères! 

Mother’s Day will be a day of relaxation.

Our day will begin with a light breakfast followed by a yoga and meditation session in our private yoga studio and some decompression time in our private sauna and maybe some lazy wading in our indoor pool….which has a fireplace, FYI.

Mother’s Day brunch will be served and we’ll drink all the mimosas we could want…with no children in sight.

Enjoy a 1-hour massage while you ponder whether or not you’ll ever go home again.

In the evening, after we’re all relaxed (and slightly tipsy from all the champagne) we’ll visit a local restaurant for a special dinner.

Monday – May 13th

Parting is such sweet sorrow, but we’ve got to do it at some point.  We’ll head out to Paris so that we can catch our flights back home. **insert sad face**

Oh, you probably want to see the inside of the Chateau, right?  Ok, here you go:

(psst, you can click on the pictures to make them bigger 🙂

QUEENING Cost:

We’ll be treated like queens in France for 4.5 days and 4 nights for a total of $1,700 (assuming double occupancy, single occupancy is an additional $500).

The price includes:

  • Airport transfer to hotel in Paris
  • 1 night a 4-star hotel in Paris
  • Transfer to Seine River cruise
  • Seine River Cruise
  • 3 course dinner
  • Transfer to hotel from Seine River cruise
  • Hop on/Hop off tour ticket
  • 3 course picnic lunch w/ champagne at Eiffel Tower
  • Transfer to Villers-Bocage, France*
  • 3 nights at chateau
  • Equestrian lesson
  • Cooking lesson
  • Costume photo shoot
  • Liquor and cheese tasting
  • 1 hour massage
  • Mother’s Day Brunch
  • Farewell Dinner @ local restaurant
  • All meals not previously mentioned (Breakfast – Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon; Lunch-Fri, Sat; Dinner – Fri, Sat)
  • Transfer to Paris airport from Villers-Bocage, France*
*transfer to and from the chateau is included provided you book your arrival and departure flights within the suggested timeframe detailed below

Payments

A reservation fee of $350 is required to reserve your space. The remainder will be due in 4 installments of $337.50 each due on:

  • January 9th
  • February 9th
  • March 9th
  • April 9th

Note, if you choose single occupancy, we will add $100 to each installment.

**Fees are not refundable after 24 hours but they are transferable. If, for any reason, you can’t make the trip, it is your responsibility to find a replacement…with over 15,000 moms in the group, we don’t think it’ll be a problem**

Note that this year, several people transferred their trip to other moms, it was pretty smooth.  If the trip sells out, we’ll post a wait list in the group that you can utilize to find a replacement.

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QUEENING Logistics:

SPACES AVAILABLE:

We have enough space for up to 34 women to join us but we have over 15,000 moms in our FB group so grab your spot before it’s gone!

GETTING THERE:

You’ll fly into Paris, France (airport code: CDG). Flights can range from $350 – $800 from major US cities depending on when you book.  There are often great deals to Paris so be on the lookout.

You can pay for your flight over time by using Airfordable.  It’s basically layaway for flights! Cool, right?

You’ll get $25 off your flight by using our link here. 😉

When booking your travel, we suggest arriving NO LATER than 12pm on Friday 5/10, as the group will be leaving Paris that afternoon.  We also recommend you plan your departure NO EARLIER than 12:30 pm on Monday 5/13.  If you choose to book your travel outside of these timeframes, you will need to make your own transfer arrangements to/from Villers-Bocage and you will be responsible for the cost.

Keep an eye out in the group, we’ll be sharing any Paris travel deals we find.

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QUEENING Admin:

Once you pay your deposit, you’ll receive the following:

  • Your receipt (within 24 hours)
  • A copy of our Terms and Conditions (within 24 hours)
  • An invoice for your next payment (within 7 days)
  • The satisfaction of knowing that your Mother’s Day is going to be AH-MAZING (IMMEDIATELY)

Within 90 days of the trip, you will receive the following:

  • Link to join our WhatsApp group
  • A link to fill out your travel details (we’ll need your passport information and a few more details)
  • Invitation to a monthly conference call

Within 60 days of the trip, you will receive the following:

    • City Details (language, exchange rate, climate, etc.)
  • Customs information
  • Packing Suggestions

Within 30 days of the trip, you will receive the following:

    • Invitation to a weekly conference call
  • Transfer and check-in details

BUNKMATE:

If you have identified a mom to share bunk with, both of you will still need to pay the reservation fee. Just shoot us an email at moms@wanderingmoms.com and let us know the full name and email address of the mom bunking with you.  We will send her a link to pay her reservation fee.

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:

  • Roundtrip airfare to Paris, France
  • Services and tours not listed
  • Visa costs, if applicable
  • Passport fees, if applicable
  • Souvenirs
  • Gratuities

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