The most memorable family vacations combine education and fun, thrills and discoveries, which you have in abundance during your customizable family-friendly tour of France, Italy and Greece. Venture into the dark catacombs for insight into rich heritage and wander through ancient streets once covered in volcanic ash. Discover your favorite gelateria and sample delectable chocolates for a taste of local charm. Witness the hidden details of the Parthenon and listen for the lingering voice of the...
Paris – Arrive in Paris with a Sunset Cruise along the Seine River
Paris is a riot of color and culture changing between neighborhoods from the calm Bohemian ambiance of Montmartre to lush foliage of Tuileries Gardens and clamoring thrills of the Latin Quarter. The family arrives at Charles de Gaulle Airport where your private transfer greets you. You find the aroma of chocolate, pastries, and coffee emanating from the quiet cafes before fading beneath the scent of delicious roasted chicken coated with rosemary. Relax in the comforts of your luxurious accommodations before stepping down onto the banks of the Seine River for a fantastic introduction to Paris in the form of a River Cruise.
As the sunlight fades over the city, you understand how Paris became known as the City of Lights. From the elegant windows in the boat, you can view the Eiffel Tower soaring above Champs de Mars. The iconic structure of Paris was completed in 1889 as the gateway into the World’s Fair. The bells of Notre-Dame de Paris clang in the towers. The kids are fascinated by the gargoyles added to the structure in the 13th century. The decorative elements also had a function, producing streams of water during the rains instead of allowing the water to fall off the edges of the roof like torrents.
Paris – Relish Time in Luxembourg Gardens and Musee d’Orsay
Paris – Venture to Notre-Dame de Paris and the Louvre Museum
Paris – Enjoy the Palace of Versailles and a Chocolate Tasting Excursion
Paris – Stroll through the Parisian Catacombs and Montmartre
Rome – Travel to Rome for an Introductory Gelato and Monuments Tour
Rome – Tour the Fascinating Wonders and Allure of Ancient Rome
Rome – Visit Vatican City and Enjoy a Special Roman Style Cooking Class
Rome – Traverse the Appian Way, Aurelian Walls, and Baths of Caracalla
Rome – Discover the Ancient Ruins of Pompeii and the National Museum
Athens – Fly to Athens to Explore the National Archeological Museum
Athens – Enjoy Contemporary and Ancient Athens and a Cooking Lesson
Athens – Wander the Ancient Paths of Delphi on a Full Day Tour
Athens – Depart for Home
- Enjoy the exciting flavors of chocolate in Paris with a private excursion during which the family can find old and new confectionary favorites
- Sample the fantastic tastes of gelato while wandering the historical marvels of Rome for a fun and flavorful exploration
- Witness the sensational Cradle of Western Civilization from atop the summit of the Acropolis in Greece, home to the famous Parthenon
- Traverse Catacombs in Paris and on the outskirts of Rome for a distinctive view of historic burial practices and the beginnings of the Christian religion
- Participate in fantastic scavenger hunts inside world-class museums finding celebrated artwork and memorable moments with the kids inside the Louvre, d’Orsay, and Vatican museums
- Take part in the gladiatorial games in Rome by watching the children have fun training like true warriors before visiting the Colosseum
- Wander the excavated roads of Pompeii for a tangible view of how Mount Vesuvius buried the ancient port city under pumice and lava in 79 AD
- Discover the opulence of Versailles as a family by wandering through the lavish halls and exploring the massive gardens home to sensational fountains
Share in the treasures of Europe during your two-week family tour of France, Italy, and Greece. The majesty of the past decorates your time in Paris, Rome, and Athens as you unravel the beauty of historical monuments and ancient ruins combined with vibrant contemporary culture. Enjoy the multitude of sensory indulgences with cooking classes and delicious confections while inspiring the kids with images from storybooks, history books, and movies. The vivid curiosities of history emerge from media and step into tangible reality for a fantastic family-friendly discovery of art, architecture, and heritage supporting the wonders of Western Europe.
Your European adventure begins in Paris, France. The marvels of the city ignite the dreams of the family by exploring the fascinating monuments, palaces, and galleries scattered around the classic streets. Cruise on the Seine River for opulent views of the city’s highlights, from Notre-Dame de Paris to the Eiffel Tower. Explore the trails of the Luxembourg Gardens before embarking on a delightful scavenger hunt through the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the Musee d’Orsay. Explore the colorful windows, soaring nave, and dramatic gargoyles of Notre-Dame and the captivating, historic artwork on display in the Louvre Museum during which the whole family can appreciate the works of masters. Venture deep into the history of Paris in the catacombs, sample the artisan flavors and techniques of celebrated chocolatiers, and traverse the lavish décor of Versailles from the galleries to the fountains in the expansive garden.
Continue your family tour in Rome during which the family uncovers the fascinating daily lives of the ancient republic and empire. The Eternal City is stuffed with masterpieces accounting for more than 2 million notable artistic achievements able to enchant adults and children alike. Let the sweet flavors of gelato act as an introduction to the city by visiting both delicious gelateria and the monuments of the city. The kids can venture into the lives of gladiators with a training class before you discover the Colosseum and Roman Forum.
Traverse the galleries of the Vatican Museum for another fun scavenger hunt looking through the displays of antiques from Egypt, the Etruscans, and ancient Greece, as well as artworks by Italian masters. A cooking class offers kids a voice in the kitchen by finding the best flavors of traditional Roman cuisine and traversing the Appian Way offers access to ancient catacombs, historic walls, and stunning preserved baths. Take a day outside of Rome to wander the streets of Pompeii and the galleries of the National Archeological Museum in Naples.
Three nights in Athens provide the family with pristine views of the beginnings of Western Civilization and the birth of democracy. Using Athens as a base, the family can witness the stunning collections on display in the National Archeological Museum hosting famous artifacts like the Mask of Agamemnon. Discover the ancient world of Athens when visiting the Acropolis, home of the Parthenon, and learning more about the delicious tastes of Greek cuisine with a family-friendly cooking course making traditional dishes. A day trip outside of Athens brings light to the remarkable legend of the Oracle at Delphi when visiting the ruins of the city once considered by ancient Greeks as the center of the world.
$4,839 per person (excluding international flights)
- In-country transportation
- Some or all activities and tours
- Expert trip planning
- 24x7 support during your trip
Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.
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