The drum beat guides the marching Palace Guards to order. Big Ben chimes the quarter-hour alongside the rushing waters of the River Thames. The fountains in the garden of Versailles erupt with theatrical drama. The Eiffel Tower offers a view of the city’s rooftops, from the Champs Elysees to the base of Montmartre. Your custom family friendly tour to London and Paris is designed to immerse the family in the history of London and Paris, showcasing the royalty of both past and present, and the timeless...
London - London Calling
London is a city of vibrant art and radiant history, weaving tales of literature and royalty, the city’s vivacious culture and the past of the British Empire. When your flight lands at Heathrow International Airport, one of our Europe tour companies will have your private transfer waiting for your arrival. When you enter the city, the kids awe at the towering buildings and sheer antiquity of the streets. The White Tower, which gives the London Tower its name, is the oldest building in the city, dating back to the 11th century. The River Thames sweeps past your view. Parliament stands proudly in a Gothic design against the banks of the waterway. The aroma of herbaceous teas and traditional cucumber sandwiches linger in the doorways of teahouses.
In the summer, the flowers of Hyde Park are iridescent with blossomed petals. In the winter, the walkways are dusted with snow, the streets around the city lined with fairy lights. The kids point to the London Eye and are eager to climb into the compartments and let the Ferris wheel lift them above the city, providing one of the best panoramas along the riverside. Double-decker buses move through the streets. In the more historic neighborhoods, you find alleyways narrowing and lined with charming shops practically hidden by the main avenues. The luxuries of your hotel welcome you quickly, helping you embrace the city.
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- Enjoy a private boat ride along the River Thames, making the family feel like secret agents exploring the banks of the city
- Discover the charm and exuberance of the British Royal family’s history with a private guided tour of Windsor Castle
- Have fun with a private cooking lesson to teach the family how to make traditional English scones and tea
- Journey to the top of the Eiffel Tower for a panoramic view of the City of Lights
- Venture through the vast, sculpted landscaping of the gardens of Versailles on bicycles
- Explore the sites of London on an elevated double-decker bus, immersing the family into the culture by way of the iconic image of the city
- Witness how entertaining the Louvre can be for kids of all ages, from the artwork and artifacts to a scavenger hunt to keep everyone joyously engaged
From elegant royal apartments to opulent mirrored rooms used for diplomatic affairs, cobbled lanes and castle towers, lush garden avenues and exquisite masterworks, your 8-day family friendly tour to London and Paris is an endless display of splendor. Begin your adventure in London, the capital city of England, and the seat of the British Empire. London offers continuous allure to both the British and people from around the world. Upon your arrival at Heathrow International Airport, your private transfer greets you and escorts the family to your fabulous hotel near the heart of the city.
The following day, the kids are excited to board a double-decker bus to explore the cityscape. Visit Westminster Abbey and witness the famous Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, including a visit to the Guards Museum. Continue the day with a private high-speed boat ride along the Rive Thames. Your guide will take you to Windsor Castle, summer home of the Royal Family. Follow up your castle tour with an exclusive cooking class making scones and English tea in a traditional teahouse before learning how to shoot a bow and arrow in the English countryside.
Next, your guide leads you on a walking tour along the River Thames, taking you to the stunning Tower of London. The following day, the kids delight in the opportunity of a train ride, traveling under the English Channel en route to Paris. After you settle into your hotel, you venture on a fabulous tour of the city’s iconic structures, including the Arc de Triomphe, and culminating at the Eiffel Tower. The following day you travel to vast grounds of the Palace of Versailles, exploring the chateau on a guided tour and discovering the beauty, and expanse, of the gardens on bicycles.
After dinner, if you have the inclination, you can journey to the top of Arc de Triomphe for an outstanding view of the city. When you visit the Notre Dame Cathedral, the kids marvel at the gargoyles and the power of the bell tower. You venture along the Seine River to the Louvre for a unique exploration of the remarkable galleries. On your final day in the city, your private transfer meets the family at the hotel and escorts you to the Charles de Gaulle International Airport for your flight home.
You may want to browse the luxury tours of Europe section on Zicasso for additional itinerary options.
$3,243 per person (excluding international flights)
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