Enjoy the magic of Christmas in Paris and London

 

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Overview

This unique packaged break is simply your ticket to the most magical Christmas in Europe with your family. This combined Paris / London family break offers unique activities and visits, turning your Christmas holiday into an unforgettable experience for both you and your children. From chocolate workshops and fun-filled cultural tours to special Christmas photography lessons and a city tour on board a horse drawn carriage, the magic of Christmas awaits!

 

A unique experience with Family Twist:

  • A tasty chocolate workshopchristmas presents
  • A Royal guided tour including a visit of Westminster Abbey, a tour around Buckingham Palace
  • A guided tour of the tower of London and the Crown Jewels
  • A guided and interactive introduction to the Louvre masterpieces
  • A special Christmas sightseeing tour
  • An art workshop focused on Impressionist techniques
  • A photography lesson focused on Christmas places
  • A city tour aboard an horse drawn carriage
Price per adult Price per child
from €1,840 from €1,500

Prices based on two adults and two children including 4 nights in a four-star hotel (in connecting rooms), all the activities, land transportation (from and to airport/train station and inside Paris and London whenever needed). Eurostar not included

 

Itinerary

Day 1 – Chocolate Workshop

little girl making chocolate chocciesWelcome to London! Your English-speaking chauffeur will be awaiting your arrival at the train station or airport. He will drive you to your hotel/apartment in a car fully equipped for your kids’ safety. There you will have a moment to settle in to your British home and enjoy the little surprises for you in your room.

In the afternoon, we will book a wonderful afternoon tea – a true British cultural institution – immersing you and your family in an elegant yet local experience. Then to continue the gourmet theme, enjoy our chocolate Christmas workshop with our charismatic Master Chocolatier, learning everything about how chocolate came to London, the rise of the City’s Cocoa Houses, and how Cadbury brought his goodies to the people of the UK. After that, it’ll be your turn to prepare, cut, dip and decorate your very own yummy handmade “choccies”!

At the end of the session, your private chauffeur will drive you back to your hotel/apartment.

 

Day 2 – A Royal Experience and the Tower of London

buckingham palaceAfter breakfast, your English-speaking chauffeur will pick you up at your hotel/apartment and drive you to Buckingham Palace, where you will meet your guide for our Royal Experience Tour.

You will learn everything there is to know about the Queen, and follow in the footsteps of Kate and William on their Wedding Day by visiting Westminster Abbey. You will also have a chance to admire the famous guards in their bearskin helmets outside Buckingham Palace – will they be on foot or on horseback? Hear lots of stories about the four living generations of the Monarchy, from Queen Elizabeth II down to Baby George.

In the afternoon, you will visit the Tower of London. Discover the secrets of this iconic medieval building that dominates the London landscape. From its time as a palace to a terrifying prison, it has many stories to tell. You will of course have the chance to admire the Crown Jewels and their 23,578 gems.

At the end of the day, your private chauffeur will drive you back to your hotel/apartment.

 

Day 3 – Treasure Hunt at the Louvre and Paris Sightseeing

paris place de la concorde christmasAfter breakfast, your English-speaking chauffeur will pick you up at your hotel/apartment and drive you to the station to jump on the Eurostar to Paris. Once you’ve arrived in Paris, another English-speaking chauffeur will welcome you at the station and drive you to your hotel/apartment in a fully equipped Mercedes car.

After a bite of lunch, your chauffeur will drop you at the Louvre where you will enjoy our child-friendly Treasure Hunt. Full of surprises, it’s a chance for everybody to have lots of fun and learn loads too! For each piece of art, our guide gives an artistic introduction – and then it’s time to solve the game and answer the different puzzles that lead up to finding the final bit of treasure!

After this tour your private chauffeur will pick you and your guide up from the Louvre for our special Christmas Sightseeing Tour. For two hours, you will enjoy spotting most of the fabulously illuminated monuments Paris has to offer. You will see the Eiffel Tower sparkling like diamonds, the Champs Elysées, the Ferris wheel at Place de la Concorde, and many other magical and scintillating sights in the City of Lights.

 

Day 4 – Impressionist Art and Photography Workshops

kids painting impressionist frescoAt the end of the tour, your private chauffeur will drive you back to your hotel/apartment.

After breakfast, your English-speaking chauffeur will pick you up at your hotel/apartment and drive you to the Orangerie museum.

There you will meet your art instructor, who will guide you and the family through our In the Footsteps of the Impressionists workshop. She will show you Monet’s famous giant Water Lilies, and explain the techniques and effects to your kids. After a quick visit, you will reach the art studio in Saint Germain des Près by taxi to start your art class, enjoying the chance to experiment on your own with your new artistic talents. After 2 hours, you will have had loads of fun and will have produced an Impressionist family masterpiece to take home with you.

In the afternoon, keep the creative streaks going by capturing Paris and its special Christmas sparkle from behind the lens. For 2 hours, you will learn the techniques of the art of photography with a professional instructor. By the end, everyone in the family, from beginners to experts, will be able to use an SLR camera and take snaps of the city’s characters or its beautiful architecture. You’ll return home with loads of stunning pictures of your Christmas break in Paris!

At the end of the afternoon, step back in time by hopping into a traditional horse-drawn carriage, a unique way to see the Eiffel Tower, the Invalides and even the Champs Elysées! Overall the tour lasts 1 hour. We will provide you with a small map with the various highlights you will see with a short description.

Then your private chauffeur will drive you back to your hotel/apartment.

 

Day 5 – Departure

Your private chauffeur will be waiting for you at your hotel and drive you to the train station or airport.