Traveling With Teenagers

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Family Twist designs wonderful family vacations traveling with teenagers in Europe!

Teenagers, eh? Grumpy, whining, always fed up… Keeping those irritable teenagers happy and energized on holiday is always a tricky challenge. City breaks are a great way to keep teenagers on-side – they offer an endless choice of activities that should avoid the sound of those dreaded words: “Mom, Dad… I’m boooooored!”

In full knowledge of this, Family Twist has developed a fantastic range of activities that are specially designed to entertain and enlighten teenagers. Below is an example of a break in Paris that offers just the right balance between busy time and down time to ensure your teenagers stay active and engaged, but still providing them with a sense of freedom.

Overview

Lucky you, you will discover Paris for the first time with your family. What a privilege to introduce the City of Lights to your kids! Let us help you focus on the unmissable highlights, all the while adding our special Family Twist.

A unique experience with Family Twist:

The Highlights of a memorable stay:

  • A scooter ride around the Eiffel Towersunrise on the louvre oustide
  • A sightseeing tour with a vintage car
  • A guided tour around Notre Dame
  • A guided game in the Latin Quarter
  • A shopping session with a personal shopper
  • A photography lesson
  • A perfume workshop
  • An art workshop
  • A cruise on the River Seine
 Price per adult Price per child
 from €1,840 from €1,250

Prices based on two adults and two children including 4 nights in a four-star hotel (in connecting rooms), all the activities and transportation (from and to airport/train station and inside Paris)

Itinerary

Day 1 – Let’s ride in Paris

teenager scooter rideWelcome to Paris! Keep an eye open for your English-speaking chauffeur, who will be awaiting your arrival at the train station or airport, ready to take you to your hotel or apartment in a car fully equipped for your kids’ safety.

That very afternoon, it’s straight to the Eiffel Tower, where you will meet your professional guide to enjoy a truly unique approach to sight-seeing:  by scooter! Ride around the Eiffel Tower area and along the banks of the River Seine for a fun and exhilarating introduction to Paris.

Spend two hours discovering central Paris’s most important spots: the Invalides, the Eiffel Tower, and the Pont Alexandre III bridge… Don’t panic, it’s safety first with us: we’ll provide you with helmets and knee and elbow protectors, not to mention scooters for all the family.

When you’re done with your scooter ride, if you still have the energy you can head up the Eiffel Tower to take in the breath-taking views from the top – let us know and we will happily arrange fast-queue tickets for you.

Once safely back on terra firma, it’s time for a one-hour tour to explore other parts of Paris. Our entertaining driver will relate many anecdotes about Paris and you will discover the city from a totally different perspective. At the end of the tour, you will be delivered back to your hotel or apartment for some rest and relaxation.

 

Day 2 – Victor Hugo Walking Tour and Shopping

notre dame cathedral backFirst stop on Day 2 is Notre Dame de Paris, the city’s iconic and world-famous cathedral.

Outside the main gates you will meet up with your guide to begin your Victor Hugo walking tour. Follow in the footsteps of the great Parisian man of letters, walking around the cathedral, learning about the characters of his novel the “Hunchback of Notre Dame”, and visiting his house on Place des Vosges. Along the way, you will have to find various letters to solve Victor Hugo’s riddle! This is another great way to explore the city and learn about Paris’s historic center.

After lunch, your professional personal shopper will greet you for a 5-hour fashion and style extravaganza in the very heart of Paris.

Your very own private fashion advisor will create a personalised programme for you that is based on the fashion survey we’ll ask you to complete before your arrival. Would you prefer to see the big name Parisian fashion houses such as Dior, Chanel or Hermès? Or are you more interested in hearing about the latest cool young designers who are breaking into the mainstream? You will be in the safe hands of our enthusiastic and knowledgeable expert.

Shop until you drop, by which point your driver will be on hand to take you back to your hotel or apartment.

 

Day 3 – Da Vinci Code Tour and Paris Behind the Lens

teenager behind the lensAfter another delicious Parisian breakfast, your private chauffeur will pick you up at your hotel or apartment and bring you to the Panthéon, majestically located in the heart of the Latin Quarter.

This is the starting point of our tailor-made Da Vinci Code tour. Search for clues and solve riddles as you walk around the Jardin du Luxembourg, Saint Sulpice and Saint Germain des Prés. Will you manage to crack the code? This privately guided walk includes tickets to the Panthéon and a notebook packed full of riddles and games.

After lunch you will aim for the Jardin des Tuileries where you will meet your professional photography instructor.

This is a fabulous introduction to the wonders and techniques of the eighth art. Each member of your family will learn how to use  their own SLR camera for the afternoon, taking portraits and snaps of the beautiful architecture and eccentric characters of the capital. Look at the city in a new light and return home with a collection of stunning pictures and even better memories.

Then it’s back to your hotel or apartment to spend the rest of the evening at leisure.

 

Day 4 – Perfume, Art Class and Yacht

small girl smelling perfumeOnce you have finished your jus d’orange and tartines, your private chauffeur will arrive to whisk you off to a private Parisian house.

But this is no ordinary Parisian house… Awaiting your arrival will be a professional parfumeur ready to lead a fantastic hands-on workshop entitled “Becoming a parfumeur. Over the course of this session, you will discover the secrets of the French art of parfumerie. First up is a bit of blind sampling, where you can try to guess the different scents. Then choose your favorites and blend them to create your very own perfume to bring home.

The creativity will continue in the afternoon, when you will meet up with your art instructor for an exclusive art class in a garden in the city. She will demonstrate different watercolor techniques and provide you with a notebook to try out drawing Paris. This is all about imagination and feeling – your paintings will never be the same!

For your final evening in Paris, we would highly recommend a private cruise aboard our amazing Venetian yacht.
The whole family will admire the city’s most iconic sites from a completely different perspective: Notre-Dame de Paris, the Louvre, the Conciergerie, the Eiffel Tower… This is a truly magical 1.5 hour cruise.

You will return to your hotel or apartment full of happy memories the dazzled by the bright lights of this incredible city.

 

Day 5 – Departure

After breakfast, your private chauffeur will arrive in good time to pick you up from your hotel or apartment and drive you back to the airport.