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If you’re visiting Europe with the family in 2017, do it on a Tauck Bridges Family tour. More specifically, do it on the Castles & Kings: London to Paris itineraries on July 2, 9 or 23. Why these dates, you ask? Tauck has partnered with the Louvre museum, allowing for its guests to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime after hours visit to the museum.
Referred to as the world's most popular museum, the Louvre draws more than 9 million guests annually, but during these “Castles & Kings” tour group visits, guests can enjoy the legendary museum, complete with a scavenger hunt for the kids, at their own leisure. If art is not your style, Tauck also offers after-hours experiences for their guests at the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel during other tours of Rome. All of Tauck’s after-hours visits are built into its all-inclusive prices.
The eight-day tour begins in London, taking travelers around the city on a private, double decker bus. Before heading to France, guests will spend five days in London visiting the Tower of London, Thames by speedboat, the London Eye, Windsor Castle, a show on the West End, the British Museum and a London spy walk, perfect for the kids. On the fifth day, families will board the high-speed Eurostar train to Paris, traveling under the English Channel through the Channel Tunnel before arriving in Paris. The tours sixth day will be spent touring Chateau de Versailles and other sites of Paris; before departing, the tour stops at Notre Dame and, of course, Musee du Louvre as well.
Don’t forget: there are dates for the Castles & Kings: London to Paris itinerary from April to August of 2017, so make sure you’re booking one of the three July opportunities to make sure you get the extended-hours at the Louvre visit.
Be sure to check out some of the other, new Tauck Bridges itineraries for the new year. Overall, Tauck will operate 19 Tauck Bridges Family itineraries across North America, Europe, Latin America and Africa during 2017. Other family itineraries we’d recommend? Look into Costa Rica: Jungles and Rainforests for the adventurer in your family, or, if you’re staying in Europe, look at the Alpine Adventure, France Family River Cruise or Family Fun Along the Seine itineraries on Tauck’s website. Bon voyage!