See Paris through the eyes of a child as you share quality family time in this fast-paced city followed by water-based pursuits in the stunning Loire Valley.
Make sightseeing an adventure as you tour the landmarks of Paris on foot, by bus, boat or in a classic chauffeur-driven vehicle with young globetrotters in tow. Private English-speaking guides will help you to make the most of all the experiences with suitable games and treasure hunts to keep young minds happily occupied. With private airport transfers door-to-door, maps and tickets all waiting for you on your arrival, all you have to do is enjoy the unique sights that France has to offer. See the excitement on your child’s face as you swap the hustle and bustle of the city for the slower pace of the Loire Valley. Fairytale castles overlooking the beautiful river valley are sure to capture active young imaginations while the grown-ups relax with a glass of local wine.
Designed to stimulate adults while entertaining youngsters, your bespoke visit to France can be tailored to suit all ages. Thoughtful extras such as a coloring book and crayons for the train journey and a chauffeured tour of the Paris highlights in a classic 2CV vehicle will create happy family memories that last long after the trip is over. Practise a few French phrases for your children to use to make this an educational adventure that will pay dividends later. Spacious apartment accommodation in Paris and a family-friendly hotel in the Loire complete with swimming pool make staying with youngsters a relaxed, fun experience for everyone.
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Enjoy a private airport transfer in Paris in a private vehicle with a professional driver. Please note drivers may or may not speak English as their sole responsibility is to transfer clients from one location to another. If you would like to have the presence of an English speaking Assistant or Guide for your transfer this can be pre-arranged upon request and would be subject to an additional supplement.
A welcome package with colouring book about Paris and pencils for the kids, a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.
Discover Paris in a truly original and personalised manner aboard classic Citroën 2CV. You will be driven by a knowledgeable, English speaking chauffeur, and discover the most famous beautiful and elegant monuments of Paris like Arc de Triomphe, the Champs Elysées, Place Concord and more. He will fill you in on lots of stories about Paris from his own unique perspective! The capacity of the 2CV vehicles is 3. If there are more in your family additional, cars will be arranged so you can travel in convoy. (Includes hotel pick up and drop off in central Paris).
Discover the secret meanings behind various masterpieces in the Louvre such as the Mona Lisa. Identify clues in the painting and works of art as you follow the trail throughout the museum. A private guide will welcome you and lead you through a game with puzzles, activity books and even a surprise at the end. The whole family will have a lot of fun and learn loads too! Entrance to the museum is included.
Take a private hotel transfer with a private vehicle and driver.
Enjoy your walking tour of Montmartre with your private English speaking guide. This famous village is really tucked away and truly Parisian. Our guided walk around “the rooftop of Paris” tells the story of this mythic neighborhood while getting off the beaten track down its narrow alleys. There are interactive games and fun riddles to solve along the way. This tour includes certified guide, tickets to the Montmartre museum and gift for each child.
Enjoy a private train station transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking driver.
Transfer using a local taxi. Please note that this is not included in trip price and is payable locally.
Take the train from Paris to Amboise in the heart of the Loire valley today. There are usually plenty of trains throughout the day, including a number of high-speed trains. The trip duration is typically between one hour (high-speed train) and two and a half hours (regional train). Return included.
Meet your driver for a private train station transfer.
It is often said that Amboise has the most Italian flair of all the Loire Valley cities. The presence of many guests from the other side of the Alps is a cheerful reminder of what the Italian Renaissance brought to the area five centuries ago. Amboise is a serene, easygoing town, true to the image of splendour that characterised that blessed era. You will surely appreciate a walking guided tour of the city with a visit to the Chateau d'Amboise as well as its neighbour, the Clos Luce where kids can admire and play with the most spectacular machines Leonardo Da Vinci invented. The entrance tickets for Clos Lucé and the Castle are included in the tour.
Days in the Loire Valley can be very busy, packed with amazing castle visits and other adventures. This is the perfect way to take a wistful break in the area and to let yourself be carried along at the gentle pace of the river’s ebb and flow. Let your family discover the last truly wild river in France aboard a traditional wooden boat. To cap off the experience, we will include a fishing activity for the kids and the opportunity to try their chances and drop in a line.Tour also includes wine tasting for parents.
Take the train from Amboise in the Loire to Paris today. There are usually plenty of trains throughout the day including a certain of fast trains. The trip duration is typically between one hour (fast speed train) and two and a half hours (regional train).
Citadines Prestige St Germain-des-Prés Apartments (4*) are located in the heart of Paris in one of its most attractive districts. This hotel sits on the banks of the Seine River, opposite the Pont-Neuf, and is just a short stroll from Boulevard St-Michel. Citadines Prestige St Germain-des-Prés offers 204 fully furnished apartments in over 7 floors; including 142 two-person studios and 62 one-bedroom apartments for four guests. Each apartment features a fully-equipped kitchen with modern appliances, although there is also a breakfast room available to guests. For guests wishing to stay fit during their stay, there is a fitness room onsite. Citadines Prestige Saint-Germain-des-Prés offers the comforts of home with the conveniences of a hotel.
Le Manoir Saint Thomas (4*) is located right at the heart of the Loire Castles. Guests will appreciate the serenity of this renaissance residence, where subtle harmony of refinement, hospitality, elegance, comfort, and authenticity reign. Each room of the Manor recalls the history of Amboise. The fireplaces, the sweeping staircase, the tower made from carved stone, the ceilings with painted beams, and the woodwork...The shaded floral footpaths of their park lead you to the swimming pool, so you made decide to take a relaxing stroll.
Vanessa Oquendo ,
April 21, 2014
"Melissa Field was extremely helpful! She was courteous, professional, knowledgeable, and friendly! She kept me updated on the status of everything and provided timely correspondence. She took ownership for any problems I had and remedied them. I had the most amazing time of my life in Iceland and Paris! I would not have experienced everything without the help of Kensington Tours."
Marilynn Weaver ,
April 21, 2014
"All of our guides were beyond fabulous! Our time in Dublin was much too short, would have loved to stay there at least one more full day. Would recommend extending this package to 15 days for any future visits. The train to Edinburgh was super! Beautiful scenery and great steak pies!"
Ann Saxon ,
November 06, 2013
"Our trip was fantastic!!! I cannot say enough good things. Lianne worked with our exact dates and time frame beautifully.Our drivers were prompt and friendly. The private guides were so knowledgeable. We left with an appreciation of the history, the culture, and the beauty of Andulasia. We were very pleased and will certainly recommend your company to friends and family."
Coby Scherr ,
November 05, 2013
"Everyone involved in our Portugal trip made it terrific. Exactly as advertised. Every event on time and most pleasant. Guides were well-informed, courteous and friendly. Really made for a great journey every time. Each hotel was clean, upgraded and staffed with knowledgeable and friendly folks. Breakfasts were complete -- almost too much to eat. It will always be a wonderful memory thanks to Kensington Tours."
Couples Dellinger & Hubbell ,
November 06, 2013
"We've been raving to everyone about the food, the friendliness of the people and the amazing history and sites in Turkey. Yes, we want to go back."
John Edstrom ,
October 22, 2013
"Overall, our tour in Spain was very enjoyable, and well planned and executed. Our private tour of the Alhambra was excellent. Virginia, tour guide for royal palace ruins outside of Cordoba, was also excellent. In Seville, we went to the Flamenco Show/dinner, and the Flamenco was outstanding!"
Kevin Wilshere ,
October 19, 2013
"Great trip to Spain! Thanks again for all your help, Lianne. The destinations, hotels, guides and everything were all top notch."
Chery Westlund ,
November 07, 2013
"My husband and I took a 3 week vacation to southern Europe and North Africa and had a great time. All the guides were very knowledgeable and bent over backwards to accommodate us. The arrangements made by Kensington went off without a hitch. This is our second trip with Kensington (we went to Peru in 2009) and we will certainly book with them again."
Randy Gramlich ,
October 07, 2013
"Thank you for your follow up, we both loved our time in Croatia. It’s really a beautiful place, especially the coast. Your choice of hotels was great. It was an incredible view from the Bellevue hotel in Dubrovnik and the Vestibule in Split was in the best possible location. We were able to relax in our room listening to the wonderful singers in the courtyard and its central location made it so easy to walk anywhere we wanted to see with ease. "
Jay Steffan ,
September 24, 2013
"We just returned from a 10 day trip to Paris and Normandy. We spent three nights in Paris and then enjoyed a seven night cruise on the Seine to Normandy with AMA Waterways. The time in Paris was well spent and has piqued our interest to return for a more thorough visit. Guide Wafaa Lankey was superb in our visit to Versailles. The Seine cruise was relaxing and beautiful. So many wonderful little towns and we wished we had more time in each one to explore and enjoy.
We traveled to Croatia and Slovenia using Kensington earlier this year which was a fantastic trip."
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