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Loire Valley & Futuroscope School Tour


4-Day/3-Night School Trip to the Garden of France

From £289 per pupil - PLUS Teachers travel FREE!**

A school trip to the Loire Valley is an ideal way for your class to experience the finer points of French life and culture. To the south west of Paris, and a little further down the Autoroutes from Normandy, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is renowned especially for its rolling landscape, fairytale castles, fine towns and historic cities as well as its excellent produce, wines and gastronomy.

We have created this simple itinerary which allows schools to acquaint themselves with some of the very best features of this beautiful region - known as 'The Garden of France' - in as little as four days. Don't forget, this is just a sample programme of events - all Euroculture School Tour packages are bespoke and arranged to the unique requirements of each group.

To find out more pleasedo not hesitate to email us at enquiries@euroculture.co.uk or complete our web enquiry form or simply call us on 01603 300 380 quoting LoireF3

 

Day One

Travel by Executive Coach and Eurotunnel or Ferry to France to arrive at your Loire Valley residential centre to check-in in time for dinner. Evening activities can be arranged on site..

Day Two

After breakfast you will board your coach with a packed meal for a full day out. You will head first to the region’s capital city of Tours to experience one of its many daily markets – there are as many as thirty street markets and covered markets each month, including flea markets, fresh produce, regional products and much more aside. As well as a bustling shopping centre, Tours has its own fine heritage to enjoy with the impressive cathedral, fine arts museum and the popular Place Plumereau - its half-timbered houses providing a fine backdrop for the square's many cafés and restaurants.

After browsing and buying, your coach will then move on to the glorious and historic town of Amboise, once home to the French Royal Court. After a break to eat your packed lunch, you will enjoy a one hour guided tour of the imposing Château Royal - built high on the bank overlooking the River Loire itself – before spending time exploring its fine gardens.

From Amboise, you will move on to Chisseaux where you will board La Gabare, a traditional flat-bottomed boat. The 50-minute cruise on the River Cher will provide you with an amazing vantage of the famously picturesque Château de Chenonceau before returning in time for dinner and evening activities at your residence.

Day Three

After breakfast, your group will depart to spend a full day at the region’s premier attraction - Futuroscope. Located near Poitiers, the ‘intelligent theme park’ offers a unique experience for any school group with four educational themes – ‘Time Travel’, ‘World Unity & Diversity’, ‘The Secrets Behind the Images and Senses’, ‘Science and Experiment’. Discovery Packs are available in English, but Guides can also be arranged to accompany your group and help make the most of your visit.

If you are not too exhausted by the day’s programme at Futuroscope, post-dinner activities can be arranged for the last night of the trip back at your residential centre.

Day Four

After breakfast, you will board your coach with a packed meal for the journey home. There will be breaks on your way back to the port and, if time allows, we may also be able to schedule a brief shopping trip at a French Hypermarket on route before crossing the Channel to arrive back at school later in the evening.

 

Alternative activities

Schools are spoilt for choice in this region. Snail farms, goat farms, bakers, markets... the list is endless. The itinerary proposed above is just a sample and offers just a taste of what there is to offer. Please get in touch to put together your perfect tour.

Accommodation Centres

Our carefully selected Loire Valley centres, ranging from former a chateau to modern purpose-built hostel, provide excellent touring bases from which to make the most of the educational and leisure opportunities afforded in this beautiful region. Don't forget we can source any type of accommodation to suit your needs from gîtes to hotels, so do let us know if you don't find exactly what you are looking for. 

 

 

BOOK NOW! A Fully Inclusive Package to suit your School!

This tour is offered from as little as £289 per pupil.

£289 per pupil based upon 44 pupils travelling with 5 Teachers free of charge**.

The price quoted for the fully-inclusive programme above includes:

* Outward and return coach/ferry/Eurotunnel transfers between your school and your destination in Normandy

* Three nights accommodation at the selected centre in Romorantin

* All meals - Breakfast, lunch and dinner (packed meals where required)

* Entrance fees as per agreed itinerary *

* Provision of comprehensive Risk Assessments

* Tour planning guidance

* Comprehensive Leaders' Information Packs for travel

* 24/7 Emergency support contact throughout your visit

* Fully protected travel arrangements - Financial Failure Insurance provided by MGA INSURANCE. For more details please click here.

* Alternative activities available. Some premium attractions will attract an additional charge. Additional optional evening activities are offered at a supplement.

** Extra Teachers travel at the Pupils' rate

Please note the programme and quote price may vary due to coach driving hours regulations and the type and timing of the Channel Crossing.

Alternative Itineraries

We have produced a range of sample tour programmes for you to browse. Please select from the menu below to see further details.

 

 




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