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STRASBOURG - FRANCE

 Travel to Strasbourg

How to get to Strasbourg?

Entzheim Strasbourg Airport (Code SXB) is a minor international airport located at 17 km of Strasbourg, but it has direct connections with many airports in Europe: London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam etc

From the airport you can take a shuttle train who allow you to be in Strasbourg city train station in about 10 minutes; (there are about 5 per hour). Tickets for train, tram or bus are available at the airport and train station (tickets machines), Credit cards accepted.

Of course, you can opt for a taxi, which you can find in front of the airport, or Uber

If you plan to arrive in Paris, you should know that there is no direct flight to Strasbourg, but there is a high-speed train (TGV) that can take you to Strasbourg in less than 2 hours. These trains usually depart from Paris - Gare de Est (Address: Rue du 8 Mai 1945, 75010 Paris).

You can buy train tickets here:

www.thetrainline.com

www.raileurope.com/en

The hotel is in front of the train station, so when you arrive in Strasbourg, you just have to cross the park located between the train station and the hotel.

How to get from the hotel to the city center?

The hotel is located about 10 minutes' walk from the city center.

If you don't want to walk, you can take the tram located 50 m from the hotel, which will take you to the city center in 2 minutes.

Below you will find some maps that can help you.

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 Accommodation

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Le Grande Hotel

12 Pl. de la Gare, 67000 Strasbourg, France

  • Check in - from 3pm

  • Luggage storage service

  • 24-hour front desk

  • Room service

  • Air conditioning

  • Free WiFI

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 Exploring Strasbourg

CITY TOUR - A city tour with the local guide to discover the heritage of Strasbourg and everything that the Alsatian capital has to offer. We will visit the most important squares of Strasbourg and the most significant monuments.

Strasbourg

GRANDE ILE - Strasbourg is crossed by the Ill river. As such, it’s made up of several islands, but the best known is the Grande Île (“Large Island”), which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1988.

It’s the historical centre of the city and the place where you can admire the main monuments and points of interest that make Strasbourg famous: the world renowned Strasbourg cathedral Notre-Dame de Strasbourg and several palaces from the 18th century. The cathedral is the symbol of the city and the oldest Gothic cathedral in the world.

Strasbourg

CHRISTMAS MARKET - Strasbourg Christmas Market is the oldest and most famous Christmas market in France. More than 300 chalets are scattered over a dozen sites, including the Cathedral Square and along Broglie Square.

There are plenty of Christmas decorations, all kinds of handicrafts as well as local and regional food products. During this period, all the shop windows of the main shopping streets are decorated with grandiose Christmas lights illuminations. Strasburgers also contribute to the mood by decorating the houses facades and their balconies.

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PRAGUE - CZECH REPUBLIC

 Accommodation

Don Giovanni Hotel

Don Giovanni Hotel

Vinohradska 157 a

Prague, 130 20

Czech Republic

  • Check in - from 3pm

  • Check out - until 11am

  • Luggage storage service

  • 24-hour front desk

  • Shuttle service

  • Restaurant / Bar

  • Spa facilities

  • Air conditioning

  • Free WiFi

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 Exploring Prague

CITY TOUR - A tour of the city with a local guide with whom you will see the historic center of the city, experience its atmosphere and hear his fascinating stories. In this city tour you will visit Charles Bridge, Old Town, Astronomical Clock and Prague Castle.

If you want to explore more this beautiful city, you will find below two maps that will help you.

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CHRISTMAS MARKET - The Prague Christmas markets are enchanting thanks to their decorations, attractive surroundings and backdrops. However, their most important feature is the true Christmas atmosphere scented with cinnamon and clove. Excellent mulled wine, sweet-smelling trdelnik (pastry), hot mead and juicy ham can be picked up in several places.

In the decorated living wooden huts you will be able to find products made of ceramics, glass, many jewels, embroidered lace, wooden toys, candles, Christmas tree ornaments, winter hats and gloves, dolls dressed in traditional costumes and many other products made by local artisans.

Christmas Market Prague

BEAD FACTORY & SHOPS - Starting from raw materials, technological processes and up to cutting and polishing, you will have the opportunity to learn how beads are made.

• Depending on the weather, we will try to allocate a day for visiting bead factories, bead shops and Christmas ornament shops made by local artisans.

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VIENNA - AUSTRIA

 Accommodation

Vienna

Henriette Stadhotel Vienna

Praterstraße 44, 02. Leopoldstadt, 1020 Vienna

  • Check in - from 3pm

  • Luggage storage service

  • 24-hour front desk

  • Shuttle service

  • Bar / Miniba

  • Air conditioning

  • Free WiFi

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 Exploring Vienna

CITY TOUR - A tour with a guide to see the most important tourist attractions and discover the fascinating history of the Hapsburg Empire and Austrian capital. 

Vienna

CHRISTMAS MARKET - If you really want to step into a fairy tale land, you must definitely go to Vienna in December. Words cannot describe the festive atmosphere that this capital offers near Christmas and New Year. Baked chestnuts, gingerbread, mulled wine, baked potatoes, apples dipped in chocolate, marzipan figurines, glazed walnuts, wooden houses decorated with garlands, children's choirs singing carols, the huge decorated Christmas tree in the middle of the market... all these are part of the Christmas Market charm, enveloped in the medieval atmosphere of the old city that hosts the event every year, since the 14th century.

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 Depart from Vienna

VIENNA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (code VIE) or FLUGHAFEN WIEN (in German) - it's located about 18 km from the city. To get to the airport, you can choose one of the options:

1) Taxi

www.welcomepickups.com

2) Uber

You can book your ride using the Uber app

3) Train

- the express CAT (City Airport Train). This is the dedicated express train link between Vienna and the airport. It leaves from Wien Mitte – Landstraße station and delivers you to the airport in 16 minutes, with no stops en route. You can buy tickets online HERE

4) Shuttle service from the hotel

The last night at the hotel is December 9/10, 2024

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REGISTRATION

 Price & Payment

Cost: 3870 EURO for BEADER

          3670 EURO for NON BEADER (traveling companion)

Deposit: 500 EURO deposit is required to hold your seat (250 EURO not refundable if you cancel)

Second payment of 2000 EURO is due by February 15th, 2024

Payment in full is due by May 1st, 2024.

The price is based on a hotel double-occupancy room. The supplement for a single room is +1070 EURO  (based on availability).

We encourage you to bring a traveling companion.

The deposit can be paid by card or PayPal. 

Payments via Paypal can be made to the email address: olympiaretreats@gmail.com

Registration will be processed in the order they were received. There are a limited number of seats available. When your deposit is processed, you will receive a confirmation by email. If you don't receive your deposit confirmation within 48 hours, please contact us.

To register, press the REGISTER button, fill the form and pay the required deposit.  Registration without deposit is not valid and doesn't guarantee the seat.

The event schedule will be sent to you by email.

Periodically, you will receive information about the bead retreat, so please make sure you provide a valid email address and keep us updated if it changes.

 Cancellation

We are not responsible for your cancellation for any reason.

If you cancel before February 15th, 2024 you will be refunded with the deposit paid (except 250 EURO not refundable.

If you cancel after February 15th, 2024 you will be refunded with the amount paid, less 500 EUR.

If you cancel after May 1st, 2024, the paid amount will no longer be refunded.

If the organizer needs to cancel the event, all the money received from you will be refunded in full.

 Terms

The price doesn't include Paypal/Card fees.

Registrations made without paying the deposit are considered null.

Single rooms are limited. Please contact us before registering to check availability.

The organizer reserves the right to make changes regarding the trip, if necessary, but of course you will be notified of these changes.

The organizer reserves the right to refuse services.

We strongly recommend you purchase a travel Insurance.

Paypal and card fees are non-refundable​, regardless of the reason for the cancellation.

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