PLEASE NOTE:


*    The travel committee is not a travel agent but like everybody else a member of the AIWC e. V. All payments should be made to the travel agency for a specific trip. Rules and regulations of the agencies for the various trips apply.


*    Early confirmation of your reservation with a deposit ensures your place on a trip. If you must cancel for any reason we will try to replace you with someone from the waiting list. However, if we are unable to do so, your deposit is forfeited and, depending on the cancellation date, an additional cancellation fee may be assessed.

It’s Travel Time!       

Frankfurt with its central position in Europe is ideally suited as a base for all kinds of travel. For many years a travel program is offered as a service to all AIWC members and their families. Our goal is: let us plan it - for you to enjoy it.

All trips are open to single members and families with or without children, relatives and friends. Our aim is: Let the group be your “family” for a certain period of time.

Also, please see the end of the page for additional Special Notes regarding all trips


Day Trips to Learn About Our Area

  • All Day Trips leave from the Kronberg S-Bahn Station (and the Siedlung in Frankfurt) at 9:00 and return at 1:00 pm (or later depending on trip) 
  • All necessary tickets for the trips will be bought together
Feb 18 Kronberg Meet at Kronberg S-Bahn Station  
Mar 13 Mainz Train from Kronberg Station DATE CHANGE!  
Apr 19 Wiesbaden Train from Kronberg Station  DATE CHANGE!  
May 17 Bad Soden Car pooling or Bus Ticket #9  DATE CHANGE!  

Learn More About Europe

Antique Shopping in Tongeren Belgium               June 12 (only possible on Sunday)   DATE CHANGE!

Come and join us on a fun-filled outing and browse the many antique shops and the antique market of Tongeren. Great prices! Trip includes round-trip bus transportation and early, early Sunday morning departure. Bus can take a lot of shopping!

Departure: at 4:00 am from parking lot of Kronberg/Ts train station and Ffm

Return: at 4:00 pm to parking lot of Kronberg /TS train station and Ffm

Price: Approx. € 45 per person


Longer Trips (see below for descriptions)

March 12-13 Poland   Shopping Trip with Stop in Seiffen  Weekend Trip
April 16-17 Netherlands Delft/Amsterdam: Tulips & Windmills Weekend Trip
April 30- May 1 Hungary Budapest, Esztergom, Visegrad & Szentendre Weekend Trip
May 5-8 France Loire Castles (by bus) School Holiday Trip
May 14-16 Poland Krakow School Holiday Trip
May ?? France Cooking & Art Appreciation in Provence All Girl's Trip


Learn More About Europe


Antique Shopping in Tongeren, Belgium             June 12 (Sunday)

Come and join us on a fun-filled outing and browse the many antique shops and the antique market of Tongeren. Great prices! Trip includes round-trip bus transportation and early, early Sunday morning departure. Bus can take a lot of shopping!

Departure: at 4:00 am from parking lot of Kronberg/Ts train station
Return: at 4:00 pm to parking lot of Kronberg /TS train station

Price: Approx. € 45 per person



Longer Trips Details


Poland: Shopping Trip (with a shopping visit to Seiffen) March 12-13 (Saturday – Sunday)
 
 
On this bus round trip you will visit pottery outlets and a crystal and art glass factory in Poland. In the evening, your shopping spree will be followed by a dinner (optional) in a typical Polish restaurant. The next day after a guided tour of Dresden you will drive to the Erzgebirge mountain range to purchase toys and other typical wooden Christmas decorations. Accommodation and breakfast will be in Dresden. Bargains abound and specially priced items will be available to us.
 
Price: Approx. € 165 per person in double room (calculated on 23 participants)
The Netherlands: Delft – Amsterdam and the Tulips and Windmills in Holland  April 16-17 (by bus)
 
This round-trip bus tour will first take you to Delft and then to the famous Keukenhof gardens. On the second day you will have time to visit the Anne Frank House and/or a walk through the centre of Amsterdam and participate in a guided city tour on the canals (Grachten) of Amsterdam. After lunch (optional) you will pass by bulb fields with millions of tulips in all different colors, and visit a typical Dutch village with the famous windmills. Overnight accommodation will be at a seaside 4-star hotel with breakfast and dinner.
 
Price: Approx. € 195 per person in double room (calculated on 20 participants)
Children (3-11): Approx. € 162 in room with two adults
Hungary: Budapest with Esztergom, Visegrad and Szentendre April 30 – 1 May (Sat. – Sunday)
 
After arriving by air in Budapest, you will participate in a guided tour through the capital of Hungary. During the tour, you will see in Buda and Pest the Castle Hill and Gellért Hill, the St. Matthias Church (inside), the Holy Trinity Square, the Fishermen’s Bastion, the Lánchid, Ersébet, and Margaret Bridges, Margaret Island, the Hungarian Parliament Building, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Kossuth Square, St. Stephen’s Basilica, the Opera House, and Andrássy Avenue. The next day, an all-day excursion will take you to Esztergom,Visegrád, and Szentendre, and then back to the airport where you will leave for Frankfurt. A typical Hungarian lunch with drinks is included.
 
Price: ~ € 630 per person in double room
Children (2-11): 20% less in room with 2 adults
France: Loire Castles (by bus)           May 5-8
 
This bus round trip will acquaint you with France’s most celebrated sights in the Loire Valley, a lush landscape studded with great castles like the Chateau de Chenonceau and Chateau de Chambord. In addition a sightseeing tour along the Val de Loire and its vineyards will bring you to Tours and Troyes. Accommodation with breakfast and dinner.
 
Prices: Approx. € 699 per person in double room
Children (3-12): Approx. € 559 in room with two full paying persons
Poland: Krakow         May 14-16 (Saturday – Monday) (by air)
 
Come and join us on a fun-filled week-end outing to Krakow and its surroundings. The trip includes return flights to Krakow, a guided tour of Krakow (incl. the Wawel, old town, and Church of St. Mary), an excursion to Auschwitz concentration camp, and an excursion to a salt mine. Accommodation is with breakfast and breakfast and lunch the second day.
 
Price: Approx. € 495 per person in double room
France: Cooking and Art Appreciation in the Provence   ??? May … (by air)
 
This trip will bring you by air to a luxurious and authentic 17th cent., Provencal castle located close to Avingon and near fortified villages and monasteries, a breathtaking view over the Luberon landscape. It is the perfect setting for a cooking course and sigthtseeing of the Provence area. Each room has views of olive trees, rolling hills or the outdoor pool area. The cooking course covers the preparation of starters, main dishes (fish and meat) and desserts. In the afternoons, you go on excursions to the surrounding conuntryside and villages of the Provence (incl. Avignon, Les Baux, and the wine area). A visit to the nearby antique and food market on Sunday is included. Accommodation is with half-board.
 
Price: Approx. € 895 per person in double room (calculated on 10 participants)


Cruises

  • All the cruise lines have inner cabins - outer cabins - outer cabins with balconies and suites available for two, three or four persons.
  • In addition they have very few Happy Family Comfort Cabins in Cat 1, 2, 3, 5  (= an inner cabin with an extra inner cabin for the children).
  • Cabins occupied by only one person are on request.
  • AIWC members are eligible to receive discounts from MSC Cruises and Costa Cruises. Both cruise lines offer inner cabins, outer cabins, outer cabins with balconies and suites for 2, 3 or 4 persons, in addition to Happy Family (Comfort) Cabins for children. Cabins for 1 person are available on request. Usually, children up to the age of 17 (MSC Cruises msccruises.com) or 18 (Costa Cruises costacruises.com) are free if they occupy a cabin with 2 full-paying persons. Contact Erika for booking details.
  • An additional 5% discount you get if you have a Costa Club number.
  • On the MSC cruises you will get with your MSC club card discounts depending on how many points you have.
  • More Costa cruises (www.costacruises.com) and other MSC cruises (www.msccruises.com) on request!!

For more information and booking of all trips, please contact Erika at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Special Notes Regarding All Trips

Confirmation

Early confirmation of your reservation with a deposit ensures your place on the trip. However, if you must cancel for any reason,  your deposit is forfeited and depending on the cancellation date, an additional cancellation fee may be assessed.

Cancellation fees

Each trip has its own rules for cancellation fees which will be assessed by the various agencies for the various trips. Those fees have to be paid in case of cancellation by the travelers to the agencies.

Payment

All checks should be made payable to the travel agency listed in the trip description.

Disclaimer

Liability

The travel chairwoman is not a travel agent and therefore the AIWC assumes none of the liabilities of an agency. Travel is offered as a service to our members to help facilitate arrangements for group trips which have been requested by our members. The travel agents listed for each trip assume all responsibilities involved in providing the accommodations and services listed.



For more information and booking of all trips, please contact Erika at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

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