17424
France

Teenagers in Paris: The City of Light With Your Grandchild

Bienvenue! Experience the best of Paris with your grandchild as you weave your way through the awesome neighborhoods, discover iconic landmarks and even learn to speak a little French!
Rating (5)
Program No. 17424RJ
Length
9 days
Starts at
3,299 / ADULT
2,799 / CHILD
Flights start at
1,150

At a Glance

Spark your love of adventure in the City of Light with your grandchild! Get swept up in the magic of the glittering Eiffel Tower and explore one of the most iconic cities in the world together. Be the first group to find the Mona Lisa on a tricky scavenger hunt through the Louvre and get your portrait painted by the amazing artists in Bohemian Montmartre. Learn to “parle un peu français” (speak a little French) and practice your culinary skills while creating your own chocolate at the chocolate museum. Alongside your grandchild, experience the magic Paris before waving “au revoir” to France at the top of the epic Arc de Triomphe.
Activity Level
Let's Go!
Walking up to 3 miles daily over varied terrain. Extensive use of Paris Metro.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn the basics of French before putting your skills to the test by ordering your dinner in French!
  • Soar to the highest point in Paris, La Tour Montparnasse, to see incredible views of the entire city, including the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower.
  • Strike a pose as you and your grandchild get your portrait painted by a French artist in Montmartre.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 14-17. Triple rooms are not available. This program is also offered for grandchildren ages 9–13 "Kids in Paris: The City of Light With Your Grandchild" (#21308). Current Events in Paris: Due to the fire at Notre Dame, the cathedral is closed to visitors. Road Scholar programs that visit île de la Cité will be able to see the outside of the cathedral, but we will not be able to go inside.
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Josephine Lurie
Jo Lurie has been a Group Leader since 1989. She has a passion for travel as that is when she is happiest. She speaks several European languages fluently and enjoys traveling through Europe with American participants. She has a strong affinity for France, Spain and Italy and can't wait to share her knowledge. She has extensive experience in ensuring that travelers' expectations are met and exceeded. In her spare time, she enjoys independent travel, listening to music and playing chess.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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