The Splendors of London, Paris and Rome

 

the splendors of london rome and paris

Overview

Discover some of the most beautiful things that Europe has to offer in terms of sights, culture and family experiences with this family vacation in London, Paris and Rome combined. From Big Ben to the Colosseum by way of the Eiffel Tower, this 10 day tour is the family trip of a lifetime.

 

A unique experience with Family Twist:

  • A complete and fun discovery of  London: Kensington Palace, the British Museum, the London Eye
  • 2 highly entertaining hands-on activities in London: A Royal Experience Tour and Detective for a DayFather and son in the colosseum
  • A complete and fun discovery of Paris: The Eiffel Tower, a treasure hunt at the Louvre, Medieval Paris
  • 2 fun packed hands-on activities in Paris: A pastry baking lesson and a French language lesson
  • A complete and fun discovery of Rome: the Colosseum, the Villa Borghese
  • 3 great hands-on activities in Rome: Ice Cream making, a gladiator training session and a mosaic workshop

 

 Price per adult Price per child
 from €5,765 from €3,845

Prices based on two adults and two children including 9 nights in a four-star hotel (in connecting rooms), all the activities, land transportation (from and to airport/train station and inside London, Paris and Rome whenever needed). Flights are not included.

Itinerary

 

Day 1 – London Sightseeing Tour

Big Ben at nightWelcome to London! Our English-speaking chauffeur will wait for you at the airport. He will drive you to your family-friendly hotel or apartment in a luxurious Mercedes mini-van, fully equipped for your kids’ safety. You will then discover your room where little surprises await…

In the afternoon, you will jump aboard our mini-van and discover London’s highlights: the Houses of the Parliament and Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, Saint Paul, the London Eye and many more. The whole family will have to listen carefully to the comments of your private certified English speaking guide so you can complete the game booklets. This tour is the perfect introduction to London.

The last stop of the tour is the London Eye, London’s iconic Ferris Wheel. During the ride, you will have a bird’s eye view of London’s iconic monuments.

At the end of this introductory experience, our chauffeur will drive you back to your hotel.

 

Day 2 – A Royal Experience and Kensington Palace

buckingham palaceAfter breakfast, our chauffeur will pick you up at your hotel and drive you to Westminster abbey where you will meet our guide.

During this tour, you and your family will discover where the royal family has been living, from centuries ago to this day still. Follow in the footsteps of Kate and William on their wedding day by visiting Westminster Abbey. You will attend the changing of the Royal Family’s Mounted Guard, find out where the Queen takes her tea with her Prime Ministers, and walk through St James’s Park to reach Buckingham Palace. The kings and queens of Britain will hold no more secrets for you anymore!

After this Royal walking tour, you will enjoy a lunch break around Buckingham Palace. After lunch, our chauffeur will drive you to Kensington Palace.

Our guide will lead you from the alleys of Kensington Gardens to the corridors of Kensington Palace. Along the way, you will discover how the royal children used to live and play around these parts. From Queen Victoria and her doll house to Baby George and Princess Diana’s wish to turn Kensington Gardens into the perfect playground, children have always been the ones reigning in and around Kensington Palace. Now it’s your turn! A lovely walk during which you will learn as much as you will play!

After this funny tour back to childhood, our chauffeur will drive you back to your hotel.

 

Day 3 – The British Museum and Detectives for the Day

Little Girl at the British MuseumAfter breakfast, our chauffeur will pick you up at your hotel and drive you to the British Museum where you will meet our guide.

You will start your tour with a face to face encounter with intriguing Egyptian mummies and decipher the Rosetta Stone in the world’s largest collection of Ancient Egyptian artifacts outside Egypt. After a quick leap through time, you will continue exploring the marble remains of the Parthenon of Ancient Greece, and solve some more riddles in the Assyrian section. This visit is a unique and fascinating way to unearth the human mysteries in this modern museum.

After the guided visit, you will have lunch in the area. After lunch, our chauffeur will drive you to a crime scene located below an English pub. Looks like you have a case to solve.

During 2 hours, you and your family will become members of a special police unit and use modern forensic techniques to solve a criminal case! Fingerprints, magnifying glasses, footprints… you will need all that to catch the murderer! A real Scotland Yard detective will help you during your investigation.

Once you find the criminal and close the case, our chauffeur will drive you back to your hotel.

 

Day 4 – Paris Sightseeing Tour

mother and daughter with eiffel towerAfter breakfast, our chauffeur will pick you up at your hotel and drive you to the train station. It is time to discover Paris.

Bonjour Paris! Our English-speaking chauffeur will wait for you at the train station. He will drive you to your family-friendly boutique hotel or apartment where little surprises await…

In the afternoon, you will start by discovering the main highlights of Paris. Your private and certified guide will give you a better understanding of the city of lights in the comfort of our luxurious minivan. During 2 hours, you will enjoy comments and fascinating fun-facts about Paris and see the Arc de Triomphe, the Opera, the Louvre, the Invalides, the Champs Elysées and last but not least, the Eiffel Tower.

It would be unthinkable to go to Paris and not climb up the Eiffel Tower. Our skip the line tickets will guarantee a fast climb up to the tower’s top floor. There is no better area to have a bird’s eye view on the French capital.

Once you are back on the ground, our chauffeur will drive you back to your hotel.

 

Day 5 – Scavenger Hunt at the Louvre and French Lesson

Winged Victory of Samothrace - LouvreAfter breakfast, our chauffeur will pick you up at your hotel and drive you to the Louvre.

We know museums can be hard for kids, so we designed an exciting scavenger hunt tour full of games and surprises. During two hours, a highly experienced guide will lead the whole family through the Louvre’s main attractions: the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo, the Winged Victory… While you listen to the fascinating comments of the guide, your children will have time to answer the questions and solve the riddles in their game booklet. This exciting quest leads to a final secret treasure.

After this entertaining and educative visit, you will enjoy a lunch in the area. After lunch, our certified French teacher will be waiting for you in a typical Parisian café.

The afternoon is dedicated to learning French. Our certified French teach will teach you all the basic french words in a playful and lively way. The teacher’s approach to learning French is a great way to know more about Paris and the French people. The lesson will allow both the old and the young to put their new skills into practice throughout the rest of their stay. Say goodbye to language barriers!

After the lesson, our chauffeur will drive you back to your hotel.

 

Day 6 – Bread Baking and Medieval Paris

baking bread with your family in ParisAfter breakfast, our chauffeur will pick you up at your hotel and drive you to our cooking school.

Bread, and especially the famous baguette, is probably Paris’ most iconic food. But how do you bake a baguette? Learn everything about bread and how to bake it before enjoying your own home-made brunch.

After this delicious brunch, our chauffeur will drive you to a medieval area in Paris for your Knights and Damsels tour with our private guide.

During two hours, your family will explore sites dating back to the Middle Ages, including Notre Dame, the Middle Ages Museum, and narrow streets winding through old historic wooden houses.

At the end of the tour, our chauffeur will drive you back to your hotel.

 

Day 7 – Rome Sightseeing Tour

Little girl at the forum in RomeAfter breakfast, our chauffeur will pick you up at your hotel and drive you to the airport.

Benvenuti a Roma! Our English-speaking chauffeur will wait for you at the airport and drive you to your family friendly boutique hotel / apartment in a comfortable minivan, fully equipped for your children’s safety. Gifts and surprises await in your room…

In the afternoon, our private chauffeur will pick you up at your hotel and drive you through the streets of Rome for a wonderful city tour. Our English speaking and certified guide will tell you all about the secrets of the city as you drive by some of the most iconic monuments of Rome.

Along the way, you will see the ancient city’s most iconic historical sites: the Spanish steps, Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum, Saint Peter’s Basilica along with other exciting curiosities. Not only will your guide give you an insight on the city’s history and architecture, he/she will also entertain your children with amazing fun-facts and captivating stories… The game book will also keep this Rome Sightseeing Tour snappy and up tempo for your chidren.

At the end of this introductory experience, our private chauffeur will drop you off to one of central Rome’s best gelaterias (ice-cream store), owned by a family that has been making delicious ice cream since the 1960s.

It is the perfect family activity for all ice-cream lovers. During this 1-hour hands-on class, you and your family will learn how to create your own home-made ice cream, step-by-step. You will leave this highly entertaining course with all the knowledge to impress your friends back home with some great tasting Italian ice-cream.

At the end of this delicious experience, our private chauffeur will drive you back to your hotel.

 

Day 8 – The Colosseum and a Gladiator Training Session

Colosseum of Rome at nightAfter breakfast, our chauffeur will pick you up at your hotel and drive you to the impressive Colosseum where you will meet our experienced guide!

During this fun and educational tour, your family will learn everything there is to know about a gladiators’ life and their fighting techniques, as well as the power of the senators and emperors of Ancient Rome. The children will have a highly entertaining game booklet to help them better understand Rome’s past and present. After visiting the Colosseum, you will enjoy a trip to the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill, within waking distance.

After the visit, you will enjoy a tasty Italian lunch in the area. After lunch, our chauffeur will drive you next to the via Appia Antica in our gladiator training school.

What kid has never dreamed of becoming a real gladiator? You will meet our gladiator teacher at an exclusive gladiator school, where you will enjoy a 2-hour private one-on-one family gladiator training session. Start off with a great introduction at the gladiator museum to better understand the history of this tradition. Then, it will be time for each member of the family to dress up in a gladiator suit.

At the end of this unforgettable experience, our chauffeur will drive you back to your hotel!

 

Day 9 – The Villa Borghese and the Art of Mosaic Design

Child at the Villa BorgheseAfter breakfast, our chauffeur will pick you up at your hotel and drive you to one of Rome’s highlights: the Borghese Gallery.

During this fun and educational tour, specially designed for families, our professional guide will give you an exciting introduction to Greek and Roman mythology. Your children will be lead on an interactive hunt through the museum, with riddles to solve along the way. Adults and kids alike will enjoy fun facts and learn the history of beautiful works of art by great Italian masters such as Bernini, Raphael, Caravaggio, Titian and many others.

After the visit, you will enjoy a quiet time in the Borghese gardens and later in the afternoon, our chauffeur will drive you to a real roman mosaic workshop.

During 2 hours, you will experience the wonderful Italian art of mosaic design. During a private lesson with our professional art teacher, you will learn the ancient art of mosaic-making. Following an introductory lesson about the techniques of Roman mosaics, you will practice the principles of texture, composition and marble tile cutting, before making your own mosaic. You will be able to take your creation back home.

At the end of this very hands-on experience our chauffeur will drive you back to your hotel.

 

Day 10 – Departure

After breakfast, our chauffeur will pick you up and drive you to the airport.