PARIS & PROVENCE
JUNE 11-19, 2022
Travel on a custom tour that considers children in the itinerary and ensures that activities will keep their interest
Meet other families looking to travel the world in a new way
Create bonds through travel that you can keep strong when you return from your trip
Kids behave better when others are around so this may be the ideal way to explore with kids
Day 1 - Depart United States
Day 2 - Morning arrival Paris
Your English-speaking chauffeur will welcome you at the airport with a coach for the whole group. He will drive your group to the hotel. Hotel Balmoral Paris located just steps from the Champs Elysees.
In the afternoon, you will reach the Eiffel Tower.
We will provide you with skip the line tickets to the top of the Eiffel Tower for you to enjoy the view of Paris and its monuments from above.
After your visit of the Eiffel Tower, you will reach the bank of the River Seine. We will provide you with tickets to enjoy a cruise on the Seine river.
Day 3 - Highlights of The Musée d'Orsay
In the morning, meet your private, fully-licensed guides at the entrance of the Musée d’Orsay.
Follow your guides through the museum’s collection of Impressionist paintings, the biggest in the world, and discover masterpieces of artists such as Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, Pissarro, Degas and many more. You will also see the original model of the Statue of Liberty as well as sculptures by Rodin.
To help keep the children engaged and entertained throughout this 2-hour visit, they will each get a game booklets, helping then
learn about Impressionism as much as they have fun. The soon-to-be Impressionist connoisseurs will have riddles and puzzles to solve before they get a well-deserved reward!
Day 4 - Exploring The Palace of Versailles
In the morning, your chauffeur will pick you up at your hotel and drive you to Versailles.
Located outside the city, this is where the last kings of France ruled, lived and feasted in grand luxury. Follow your guides as they take you inside this iconic palace and through the King’s State Apartments to witness its grandeur and understand why it has inspired so many other architects worldwide. From the Hercules, Mercury and Apollo rooms to the dazzling Hall of Mirrors, your guide will tell you real stories and fun facts to keep you and your children entertained. And with a fun-filled game booklet in hand, discovering The Palace of Versailles and the Kings of France has never been so much fun for the children.
At the end of the tour, you can choose to visit the famous gardens at your own pace
without your guide.
At the end of the day, your chauffeur will drive you back to your hotel in Paris.
Day 5 - The Louvre & Old Montmartre
Treasure Hunt at the Louvre
In the morning, meet your private, experienced guides at the Louvre, one of the world’s most iconic museums. Follow your guides through its beautiful galleries in search of 9 of its most famous highlights, including the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo and the Winged Victory of Samothrace (Nike). The young treasure hunters will engage in a captivating quest to find Mona Lisa treasure through a series of puzzles, clues and riddles, and learn about the museum’s highlights. With entertaining fun facts as well as stories about the Middle Ages, the Italian Renaissance and objects even dating as far back as Ancient Egypt, your guides will keep both you and your children excited throughout this 2-hour discovery. And for the successful hunters, a treasure (gift) awaits…
The Charms of Old Montmartre
In the afternoon, meet your private experienced guides near the iconic Sacré Coeur Basilica, perched up on a hill called Montmartre.
Let your guides take you through the charming, narrow cobblestone streets of Montmartre, in search of its secrets, its village-like atmosphere and its notorious artistic ambiance. From the outside of the Sacré Coeur Basilica to the Montmartre Museum and the animated Place du Tertre, the fun-facts and stories heard will keep everyone entertained. And the game booklets handed out to each child at the start of the tour will
turn this 2-hour walking tour into an experience they will never forget.
Day 6 - Travel to Provence
In the morning, your chauffeur will pick you up at your hotel and drive you to the train station. There you will jump aboard a train to Gorges. Once arrived at the station, your chauffeur will pick you up and drive you to your hotel located in Gordes.
Our group will stay at Hotel Le Jas De Gordes to give us a taste of the French countryside in this warm and friendly setting
This peaceful Provencal house, built at the origin using local dry-stone, has just been totally renovated. While upgrading and modernizing Le Jas de Gordes, the aim was keep the homely, friendly and welcoming identity.
A wide glass frontage is added allowing more light in the building, all 22 rooms and bathrooms have been updated and redecorated in a mix of modernity and tradition for optimal comfort.
The buffet breakfast room opens on to a terrace, where you will be able to relax for an aperitif after a busy day exploring the region.
You can also enjoy a well-earned rest alongside the heated swimming-pool or on the solarium by the pool-house.
Day 7- Free Day in Provence
Today, your family gets to choose. Maybe you just want to relax by the pool at the beautiful Hotel Le Jas De Gordes? Or perhaps you would like to spend your morning strolling through Gordes or other villages in Provence nearby and return to the pool in the afternoon. We can arrange shared transportation, but these will not be formal tours. Nearby villages include:
Day 8 - Avignon
On this last formal day of our tour, our group will travel to Avignon for a tour of this Provencal gem. Avignon has so much to offer – from medieval streets and houses to private mansions from the Renaissance, passing through all its old and enticing squares, some no bigger than a tiny lane… And the diverse dining opportunities, ranging from family-run restaurants, good and inexpensive to some of the greatest Michelin-starred chefs.
Avignon invites you for a stay beyond all imagination.The historic city centre, the Popes’ Palace, all the episcopal buildings and the Saint Bénézet Bridge are listed as world heritage sites by UNESCO.
We will tour Avignon and end our day with a family-friendly cooking class.
Day 9 - Return home or keep traveling
Our group tour has come to an end, but you are already in Europe so if you can spend a few more days with your family, you will be so close to the coast. Some options include Nice, Cannes, and Corsica. Jen can help you choose the perfect spot for your family to unwind after your tour through France!
Proof of COVID Vaccination is required for all eligible travelers at time of travel. European countries require vaccination or recent testing of eligible travelers for most activities and transportation. Requiring vaccination will alleviate issues during travel and will make shared transportation easier.
Per person cost is currently $2799 per adult and $2599 per child. This price includes travel insurance for each family. There is a $50 discount for those committing prior to August 31st. Please note that this price is subject to change as nothing is reserved until we have 17 participants.
Once you authorize your payment for the trip, no charge will be made to your card until there are 17 confirmed participants. Thus, you will not be charged until the trip is confirmed to occur.
Pricing does not include flights. Participants can book with points or miles. Jen will assist in finding flights for participants but an extra fee must be paid to have her actually book the tickets.
PAYMENT TERMS & CANCELLATION
Deposit: 20% at time of booking
Balance payment: 30 days prior to the trip
Bookings made within 30 days require full payment at time of booking
Above 30 days prior to the trip: 20% of total amount
Between 30 and 15 days: 50%
Below 15 days: 100%
The accommodation part of an itinerary will be considered independently. The hotel cancellation rules will be applied
I guess you might want to know a little about me before trusting me to plan your travel for you (not to mention spending ten days with me!) My style of travel has changed over the years. From my luxury travel experiences as a sales coordinator for Gulfstream Aerospace to my days pushing two strollers around Europe, my fascination with culture has remained constant. My travels give me insight into creating family vacations with an emphasis on authentic experiences that will forever link my clients to their destinations. Please click here to learn more about me and my passion for travel.