London to Paris Family Adventure
Day 1 London
Arrive at any time. The welcome meeting will take place in the evening, check in at reception for further details of exact time. Take the family to visit one of the major galleries in the city (most are free!), or just enjoy a meal out in the city.
Day 2 London (1B)
A full day in London today. Enjoy a CEO led orientation walk of the city which takes us through the maze of streets that criss-cross the city. In the afternoon, take a big red double decker bus to Hyde Park and row on the boating lake or try some delicious ice cream. Afterwards, there's more time to explore the city - why not visit one of London's many family friendly pubs for a hearty local dinner.
Day 3 London (1B,1D)
Visit one of the most famous buildings in London, the Tower of London. Home to the crown jewels, and once a prison that housed some of the most famous prisoners in British history, this is London's most popular attraction. The afternoon is free to explore, you might want to visit more of the many attractions here. The Natural History Museum houses skeletons of dinosaurs, and if you look up to the ceiling there is a blue whale hanging from the roof. Around the corner, the Science Museum is full of hands-on, interactive activities which kids will love. In addition, Kensington Victoria & Albert Museum is filled with style and designs to take a look at. This evening's included dinner is a medieval banquet, where you will be eating with your fingers, getting a real taste and feel of the England of old.
Day 4 London/Hever Castle (1B)
Today we head out of London and into the British countryside, for another slice of history. Hever Castle, in Kent, was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, one of the wives of Henry VIII. Her role in the shaping of British history is key, as her marriage to Henry resulted in the formation of the Church of England. The castle is a perfect example of its time. Take time to explore the maze, hopefully you won't get too lost. The county of Kent is known as 'the garden of England', because it is greener than the rest of the country. As we make our way back to the station for our train to London, we can stop in a country pub for some lunch. Return to London for the night.
Day 5 Paris (1B)
Today we board the Eurostar to Paris from the famous St Pancras station. Travelling under the channel your journey is a short ride. Arriving straight into the centre of Paris we have the rest of the day to explore. In the evening there is an optional group dinner to try French cuisine, a good chance to try snails or any other French delicacy.
Day 6 Paris (1B,1L)
Enjoy a half-day CEO-led orientation walk of one of the most romantic of cities in the world. Enjoy a game of boulles, visit a local pet market, and end the walk with a picnic under the Eiffel Tower. In the afternoon, the kids will learn try their hand at a French cookery class, learning the secret of some of the world's most famous cuisine.
Day 7 Paris (1B)
In the morning, take "le Petit Train" narrow-guage railway to the 19th-century fun park, Jardin d'Acclimatation. In the evening, enjoy a boat trip along the Seine, the perfect way to see the City of Lights, before our optional final night dinner.
Day 8 Paris (1B)
Departure day, feel free to depart at any time.