Paris-Loire Valley for families
Culture Arts & History | Family travel with kids and teenagers
7 Nights - 8 Days
With your family, explore and taste Paris and the Loire Valley in a fun and interactive way. This itinerary will help you immerse yourself into the French gastronomic heritage. You will also discover secret gardens, castles and mansions from the 16 & 17th centuries by foot, bike or even in the air on-board a hot air balloon!
- Private transfers in a spacious and luxurious Mercedes V-Class
- Expert and competent guides in both Paris and the Loire-Valley
- Fun and interactive tours to discover museums and castles with kids
Arrival day in Paris
On arrival at the airport welcome and transfer to your hotel or apartment in the center of Paris. Family free time to relax and wander in the lively streets around your hotel.
Introduction to Paris with amazing views
After breakfast, meet your private guide for an introduction of Paris with a walking tour on the Islands (Ile de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis). Your guide will introduce Paris’ history while walking in front of many famous monuments. You will start with the Ile de La Cité where the Sainte-Chapelle was built to protect the relics of the Christ. You will also be able to enter in the gothic jewel, Notre-Dame Cathedral, dated from the 12th century. You will also climb the 400 stairs of Notre-Dame towers – at the top of the tower you will have a 360° magnificent view of Paris. You will even be able to see gargoyles very close!
Treasure hunt at the Louvre and picnic lunch on the river Seine
This morning you’ll meet your guide at Le Louvre museum for a family treasure hunt! With a series of quests, you’ll explore four great civilizations. Along the way, you’ll meet mighty kings, crafty goddesses, mysterious soothsayers and lovers mortal and immortal, each with their own captivating stories to tell.
After this playful moment you’ll be expected by your skipper for a picnic cruise on the Seine. A nice way to discover the monuments from another angle!
Eiffel Tower and bake like a parisian
Start your day by taking height with a self-guide tour of the Eiffel Tower with skip-the-line access– an unmissable monument if it’s your first time in Paris!
In the afternoon, you’ll have a private pastry class. You will learn how to bake colorful macarons! At the end of the class you’ll get to taste them with a hot chocolate or a juice.
Journey to the Loire-Valley
After breakfast you will be transferred to the train station and you will take the high-speed train from Paris to the Loire Valley. A great way to see the French countryside. After dropping off your luggage at the hotel you will spend your afternoon discovering the charming city of Amboise. Discover on your own the Royal castle of Amboise and the Clos Lucé, the place where Leonardo Da Vinci used to live at the end of his life.
An active and cultural day
In the morning you will have a 2-H bike ride near the Loire River. Your guide will take you on the ‘Loire à Velo’ paths from Amboise.
In the afternoon, meet your guide in Amboise and drive to the Castle of Chenonceau for a private tour of one of the most famous castles of the Loire Valley thanks to its unique architecture, built on the Cher river.
Discovery of 2 iconic Loire Valley Castles
This day you will discover 2 castles of the Loire Valley with your personal guide. In the morning you will visit Cheverny Castle specially appealing to children. The chateau, which led to the creation of Moulinsart in the famous comic book Tintin, is also famous for the tradition of horse-back hunting and its impressive pack of 100 dogs. You may have a chance to witness the spectacular daily event of “the dogs’ soup” late morning. In the afternoon, you will visit the chateau of Chambord which is a unique monument by its architecture and proportions. Leonardo da Vinci probably took part in the conception of the project. With more than 400 rooms and its double spiral staircase, Chambord is a highlight of the Loire Valley. You will also be able to bike in the castle estate.
Journey back to Paris
Departure day – Pick-up by your driver and transfer to the airport or train station