Family friendly Private Tours from Paris
We have been asked many times for family tours from Paris. Therefore, here is a list of tours we customized for our clients with children, these are very exciting, special tours for kids and adults. Many other tours can be designed per client's interest, however, we do not recommend any long and tiring tours outside of Paris. We think these are just right.
DAY IN VERSAILLES FOR PARENTS & CHILDREN:
9am. Our licensed, English speaking guide, will pick you up in Paris, at your hotel and drive you to Versailles.
10am. we will arrange a private tour of the castle , exclusive guided tour , with your own guide. The tour will be also based on legends & stories of the versailles history for the children, and depending on their ages, we will then arrange a game as well.
Around NOON, we will then stop for a lunch break , and take you to the wonderful Trianon palace for lunch, on the terrace overlooking the park of the castle.
2PM. A private carriage ride, will pick you up with also your guide, and you will do the Royal tour of the park for one hour, including the trianons, hamlet of the queen, & then finising at the petite venise.
visit of the Potager of the King is fun to do with children, learn on how Louis the XIVth. had his vegetables & fruits grown in the park!
if time permits, rent a bicycle for one hour or fountains shows available to view on week ends only from April to September.
Back to Paris by 6PM.
Here is one tour we've designed for a family. Please keep in mind that these tours are private an be customized at client's wishes.
A FAMILY DAY IN VERSAILLES AND BALOON FLIGHT
This tour consists of private tour of Versailles. After Versailles, clients are driven to the castle of Esclimont, for baloon flight. The balloon flights are scheduled in order to avoiding strong sun during the day and are therefore scheduled at the end of afternoon or very early morning.
There are few options according to the budget and children.
Re: timing. Usually the guided tour inside in the Versailles is about 1.5 hrs, we do not recommend more for children unless parents insists. The 1 hour horse carriage ride to seethe Trianons. After that, possible bike riding. Bikes can be rented for the day at the at Versailles directly, few Euros, paid on site. The guide will help with this. It is possible to go to the trianons by bike if the clients chooses a smaller ride with the carriage ride.
With this in mind, we propose.
Tour and balloon flight.
Half day private tour of the castle of Versailles
Transfer to Esclimont for balloon flight
Back to Paris after the flight
Pick up at hotel by 1PM ( after lunch) to be in Versailles by 1:40PM.
We will require a private tour authorization by 2PM for example at Versailes need to be booked in advance.
Licensed guide and transport by a/c minivan.
Tour will end by maximum 3:30PM. (tour will be children friendly, instructive and fun )
Carriage Horse riding tour for half hour , finished by 4PM.
Optional : could rent a bike for one hour to one hour & half ( price is 5 euros /per bicycle / hour to be paid locally)
On certain days there is a fountain shows playing from 3:30PM to 4:30PM. During horse carriage ride, the clients will be able to view all the fountains playing .
5:30PM leave Versailles and transfer to the castle of Esclimont to meet the pilot for a balloon flight scheduled after 6PM
Balloon Flight Info
Near Paris, between Chartres & Versailles.
Balloon flights are depending on weather conditions and reconfirmed by pilot 24 hours in advance.
This part of the package could be cancelled if the flight is cancelled for clients own security.
Balloon flight could be rescheduled the next day if possible with weather
Balloon flight service include for 3 hours:
- meeting with pilot and security information to passengers
- inflating of the balloon
- flight for one hour
- transfer back by 4X4 to the castle after the flight
- certificate of flight for each passenger
- champagne toast & soft drinks after the flight for the children
After balloon flight, transfer to Paris 9PM or option to have dinner at the castle and then back to Paris is possible as well.
Dinner at the castle of Esclimont after balloon flight ( gastronomic dinner, drinks not included) :
Please note while the part of the balloon flight is entirely refundable if the flight is cancelled, in case of inclement weather, it will be refunded, or we will reschedule the service. However, the part of the restaurant-dinner at the chateau is not refundable, it has to be paid in advance also so the dinner can rescheduled it for the next day but the chateau will not refund any money. The clients can go back to chateaux for dinner anyway even without balloon flight or reschedule the balloon and restaurant for the next day.
IMPRESSIONISM DAY / GIVERNY / AUVERS SUR OISE OR VERSAILLES:
9AM we will leave Paris, to go first to Giverny, the house of Claude Monet. We will ask the children to take some color pencils & paper if they wish to draw in Giverny. The house of Claude Monet is a wonderful country house, located in the small village of Giverny. You will also discover the water garden where Monet painted the famous water lilies. Children will have time to draw and paint if they wish.
Stop in a traditional old mill restaurant near Giverny for lunch.
Afternoon, you will have the choice to go to Auvers sur Oise, where Van Gogh used to live and is buried. Or, go on to Versailles castle.
CASTLE of CHANTILLY & THE MUSEUM of the HORSES:
Beautiful castle north of Paris, less known than others, but really beautiful and worth a visit, ex-property of the Duc de Condé, french gardens designed by le Nôtre (same designer of Versailles), Chantilly also has one of the most beautiful & famous library ( of the Duc d'Aumale), books saved during the French Revolution. Paintings, tours of the apartments of the Duc de Condé.
We will take the children through the magnificient Museum of the horses, Considered as one of most beautiful stables in the world, the Musée Vivant du Cheval has become the most visited equestrian site in France, with the exception of several race courses (150,000 visitors per year). Today, it is a genuine institution, known throughout the world. We We will finish the tour by taking the children for a horse carriage ride through the park.
A CASTLE DAY NEAR PARIS & BALLOON FLIGHT!
We will take you from Paris either to visit the castle of Versailles in the afternoon or to the Chartres cathedral. You will leave Paris early afternoon, but we could also do a full day tour . After the visit, we will take you to the castle of Esclimont near Chartres, where children will have time to play in the park, VTT bikes available, Horse riding, archery and quad. We will then arrange a balloon flight for your family, taking off from the castle directly over the Forest of Rambouillet.
A gastronomic dinner will be arranged in the beautiful Salon of the castle and back to Paris after dinner. Or possibility of overnight stay.
** transfers can be arranged by helicopter as well to this castle.
NORMANDY LANDING BEACHES BY HELICOPTER FROM PARIS:
Landing beaches tour from Paris: (flight to CAEN)
You will leave Paris in the morning and reach CAEN airport 1h later, flying over Normandy. From Caen, a driver guide will pick you up with transport, to visit the landing beaches, UTAH, OMAHA, Sainte mére l'église, US cemetary; full Day tour.
Lunch on your own on the beaches, then the driver after the tour will take you back to Caen and you will fly back to Paris.
This tour includes: transfer from Paris to Caen R/T for 5 persons, a full day guided tour of the Landing beaches included, guide & transport, authorizations of landing processed & included, pilot's meal included, gas, and insurance.
THE TALES OF PERRAULTS AT THE CASTLE OF BRETEUIL:
Dear Children, we are really happy to welcome you to Breteuil, where the history of France has been specially illustrated with waxwork figures just for you, and where the gardens are waiting for you to discover a host of fairytale characters from the Tales of Perrault, like Tom Thumb, or Sleeping Beauty. [Le Petit Chaperon Rouge] Little Red Riding Hood goes to see her Grandmother in the former "Doll's House".
The Stables - A story teller is recounting the tale of Puss in Boots. She is at the Château all Sundays since Easter until November the 11th, and each day during school Holidays (starting nomally at 16.30).
Built in the year 1600 and decorated principally in the 18th century, the Château of Breteuil is located 35 km (22 miles) to the South-west of Paris in the heart of the renowned Valley of Chevreuse.
The Breteuil family served the Kings of France as military officers, ambassadors and ministers throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. The influence of the Château of Versailles is strong, both in the interior décor and the formal French gardens."- Waxwork characters created by the Musée Grévin represent this important family, closely linked to the history of France.
Castle of MONTE CRISTO (Alexandre Dumas):
Visit the castle of Alexandre Dumas, who wrote the "3 Musketeers" . This castle is near Paris, 22 miles, near St. Germain en Laye. Guided tours for children about the life of Alexandre Dumas and its work. Castle is from the XVIIIth. century.
Other tours recommended for children from Paris:
ONE DAY IN NORMANDY could be so much fun, driving from Paris to Giverny, and then a stop at the museum of Claude Monet , we will reach the coast, visit the beautiful village of Honfleur, and go to the beach!
ONE DAY IN LOIRE VALLEY, we will arrange your TGV fast train and a full day guided tour of the castles of the LOIRE, or a full day discovery of the castle by horse riding tours . Overnight stay is possible in a castle.
ONE DAY AT DISNEY, transfers from Paris, assistance in English, and entrance tickets.
Please advice your interests, we will customize your tours entirely, email us for more information please. Advice your dates, how many people, ages of children and we will give you a quote
Please specify number of people and your first and alternate dates.
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