France Class Trip - 9 day Paris & Loire Valley

  • 9 days
  • Middle School, High School

Ladies and gentlemen: pack your trowels! While you’re visiting the gorgeous, romantic City of Lights, why not embark on an adventure through the Loire Valley, where history is literally etched in stone? Between the endless charm of downtown Paris and the complex cave dwellings of Rochemenier, this class trip will leave no stone unturned.

Here's What's On Deck:

Meet at the airport to catch your flight to Paris. Here's a bird's eye view of all the ground you'll be covering!

 

Arrive at Charles de Gaulle Airport, meet with your tour leader and hop on your motorcoach to head to the centre of Paris.

Stop in front of the Palais de Chaillot, the best place to take pictures of the Eiffel Tower, before making your way to the top of the famous tower for a beautiful view of the city.

Spend the afternoon exploring the great fashion designers along les Champs-Élysée, from l’Arc de Triomphe to l’Avenue Montaigne. Enjoy time on your own for lunch along the way (individual expense).

Pass by the Place de la Concorde and admire the magnificent Jardin des Tuileries.

Experience the Parisian metro as you transfer to the hotel to check in, relax and unwind before dinner.

Enjoy dinner with the group at a local restaurant before returning to the hotel for some free time with your friends and a well-deserved night’s rest.

Breakfast and orientation at the hotel with your tour leader.

Guided tour of one of the richest museums in the world, the Louvre.

Stroll through Square du Vert-Gallant before lunch in the Latin Quarter (individual expense).

Free time in l’Ile St-Louis and l’Ile de la Cité before visiting the epic Notre-Dame Cathedral.

Explore Les Halles district before heading off to dinner with the group at a local restaurant.

Spend the evening aboard a narrated cruise on the Seine to see Paris' finest at night, followed by a well-deserved night’s rest at the hotel.

Breakfast and orientation at the hotel with your tour leader.

Enjoy a guided tour at Père Lachaise Cemetery, one of the world's largest and most famous cemeteries.

Time for lunch and to explore the area on your own (individual expense).

Discover the history of civilization on your self-guided visit of the Musée des Arts et Métiers.

Explore Montmartre, overlooking Paris. Admire the Basilique du Sacré-Cœur and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Place Pigalle and the Moulin Rouge.

Savour a delicious meal at a classic restaurant with the group before returning to the hotel for a well-deserved night’s rest.

Breakfast and orientation at the hotel with your tour leader, followed by check-out.

All aboard! Next stop: Versailles!

Enjoy a guided tour of the magnificent Palace of Versailles, where you’ll discover, among other the things, the Hall of Mirrors.

All aboard! Next stop: Loire Valley. Stop for lunch along the way (individual expense).

Visit the largest château in the Loire Valley, the Chambord Château. See why its very distinct French Renaissance architecture makes it one of the most recognizable castles in the world.

Check in to the hotel to relax and unwind before dinner.

Enjoy dinner with the group at a local restaurant before returning to the hotel for a well-deserved night’s rest.

Breakfast and orientation at the hotel with your tour leader.

Visit the troglodyte village of Rochemenier, one of the most complete remaining cave dwellings still in existence. Grab some lunch along the way (individual expense).

Learn the history of multinational tank development as you visit the Musée des Blindés de Saumur, the world's largest collection of armoured fighting vehicles.

Discover over 500 species of wild mushrooms in Europe’s biggest mycological exhibition!

Check in to the hotel to relax and unwind before dinner.

Enjoy dinner with the group at a local restaurant before returning to the hotel for a well-deserved night’s rest.

 

 

 

 

Breakfast and orientation at the hotel before check-out.

Explore the beautiful city of Amboise, located on the shores of la Loire.

Guided visit of Leonardo da Vinci’s old residence, the Château du Clos Lucé.

Free time for lunch in the old city located at the foot of Clos Lucé (individual expense).

Discover the distinctive architectural style of the Château de Chenonceau, an elegant castle from the Renaissance era.

Visit the caves of Monmousseau, a network of galleries dug in tuffeau stone, and learn about the process of traditional wine-making.

All aboard! Next stop: Saint-Fargeau and the Château de Guedelon!

Check in to the hotel to relax and unwind before dinner with the group at the hotel’s restaurant and a well-deserved night’s rest.

Breakfast and orientation at the hotel, followed by check-out.

Hands-on workshop at the Guedelon’s medieval castle, a huge construction site where workers are building a castle as per the techniques and materials used during the Middle Ages.

Reward your hard work with a delicious lunch with the group on site.

All aboard! Next stop: Paris!

Check in to the hotel located near Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Spend your last evening enjoying some free time for dinner with your friends (individual expense).

Return to the hotel for a well-deserved night's rest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Head over to Charles de Gaulle Airport and check in for your flight back home.

Hugs and handshakes as you board your plane for home.

Travelling with Jumpstreet

By travelling with us you will have access to:

  • Our emergency line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week'
  • Our amazing Tour Leader team! We recruit, hire and train our own TLs and conduct detailed background checks as part of the hiring process
  • Your payments are placed in a Bonded Trust account'
  • Jumpstreet Tours maintains $25 million in general liability insurance

You help contribute to a greener planet!

A Jumpstreet tour:

  • Is always carbon neutral
  • All our Tour Leaders receive training on sustainable tourism and will give your group tips on how to be more eco-friendly