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Paris Educational Tour


BERKSHIRE GLOBAL EDUCATION:
Every year, students from all over the world come to Berkshire Global Education (BGE), attracted by our academic reputation and the unparalleled student experience. At BGE, we believe that education is about your journey and experiences that will supplement personal development and academic achievement. That is why we incorporate these fundamentals into our learning, teaching and training delivery.

BERKSHIRE GLOBAL TOURS:
Berkshire Global Tours (BGT) is one of the subsidiaries of Berkshire Global Education Group which specialises in offering dedicated educational tours including sports tours, ski trips, football tours, rugby tours, sports festivals, tournaments, bespoke training camps, music and educational trips for schools, colleges, universities and club groups of all ages and abilities.

All of us here at BG Travel Team, work tirelessly to ensure that your trip is a carefree, successful and enjoyable experience from start to finish. That means attention to your travel plans, accommodation, specialist inclusions and leisure time as well as to health and safety, financial protection and travel insurance. With guidance in pre-tour preparation, risk assessment and planning as well as on tour assistance, you will be benefitting from a wealth of collective knowledge and experience.

With a large number of “Local Representatives” around the Globe, we welcome groups from overseas into the UK, USA, Canada, Turkey and Europe.

 

EXCURSIONS AND DAY TRIPS:

  • 1) FULL DAY TRIP TO THE CENTRE OF PARIS:

    Experience the thrill of seeing the iconic Eiffel Tower overlooking the River Seine and the whole of the city! If you have the energy you can walk to the second floor!  Be sure to count the number of steps!! When Gustave Eiffel’s company built Paris’ most recognisable monument for the 1889 World’s Fair, many regarded the massive iron structure with scepticism. Today, the Eiffel Tower, which continues to serve an important role in television and radio broadcasts, is considered an architectural wonder and attracts more visitors than any other paid tourist attraction in the world.

Take a trip on the river Seine on a ‘bateau-mouche’ and see the sights from the river!


Discover the magic of the River Seine as you take a trip on one of the 14 'Bateaux-mouches that cruise day and night along the river. Seeing Paris by boat gives you a different perspective, enabling you to take in the historic heart of the capital in a new way, from a different angle.

2) FULL DAY HISTORIC PARIS –ENJOY THE WONDERS OF HISTORIC PARIS:


a. The Louvre Museum:

Approximately 38,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century are exhibited in this glorious former palace. The Museum dates from 1190! Two of its most famous works you will definitely want to see are the famous painting of the Mona Lisa and the statue of the Venus de Milo.

b. The iconic Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris:


Dating from the beginning of the 12th Century this cathedral has exquisite stained glass. Standing in splendour on an island in the middle of the River Seine this is a must for every visitor to Paris! It is still used as a place of worship for Catholics to this day.

3) FULL DAY VISIT TO MONTMARTRE SACRE COEUR AND THE MUSÉE DES ARTS ET MÉTIERS


a. Montmartre

Originally Montmartre was a tranquil village packed with vines and windmills, although two 'moulins' (windmills) and a small patch of vines do still exist today. Perched high on Paris's highest and most northerly hill, called the 'Butte', the area is tightly packed with houses, spiralling round the mound below the white dome of the basilica of Sacré-Coeur. This building which is essentially a church was started in 1884 but not completed until 1914. This is the most romantic part of Paris – a place in which to walk the narrow cobbled streets, peer down narrow alleys onto ivy-clad houses, and watch the world go by in atmospheric cafés. Artists have historically been attracted to Montmartre since the late 19th century; and it hosts many film, music and media artists.

b. The Conservatoire National Des Arts Et Métiers


Founded in 1794 by Henri Grégoire, the conservatoire is a museum of technological innovation - "a store of new and useful inventions". The Musée des Arts et Métiers was refurbished in 2000, and now exhibits over 2,400 inventions. They are split into seven collections: Scientific Instruments, Materials, Energy, Mechanics, Construction, Communication and Transport.

4) FULL DAY VISIT TO THE ARC DE TRIOMPHE, THE CHAMPS ÉLYSÉES AND PLACE DE LA CONCORDE


a. The Arc de Triomphe Paris,

The most monumental of all triumphal arches, the Arc de Triomphe was built between 1806 and 1836. It stands at the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle, also known as the "Place de l'Étoile". The whole decorative style is of the tradition of sculpture from the first half of the nineteenth century. The Arc de Triomphe stands 49.5 m (162 ft) tall, 45 m (150 ft) wide and 22 m (72 ft) deep. The triumphal arch was built in honour of those who fought for France; in particular, of those who fought during the Napoleonic Wars. Engraved on the inside and at the top of the arch are all of the names of the generals and the wars fought. There are inscriptions in the ground underneath the vault of the arch, which include the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I where the Memorial Flame burns. The Memorial Flame was ignited on 11 November 1923 and since that moment the flame has never been extinguished.

b. The Champs- Élysées:


This is a wide boulevard established in 1667 leading down from the Arc de Triomphe. It is now best known for its theatres, cafés, and luxury shops, for the annual Bastille Day military parade, and as the finish of the famous Tour de France cycle race.

c. Place de la Concorde


The Place de la Concorde, designed in 1755, is one of the major public squares in Paris and is the largest square in the capital city. It is at the eastern end of the famous Avenue des Champs Élysées. It was the site of many notable public executions of royalty during the French Revolution in 1789 including Queen Marie-Antoinette who, when told that her people were starving, is reported to have replied – “let them eat cake”! The Place is octagonal and at each of the eight angles is a statue, representing a French city. At the centre is a giant Egyptian obelisk, given to the city in the 19th century, flanked on both sides by fountains constructed at the time of its erection.

5) FULL DAY VISIT WITH SHOPPING


Grevin Waxworks
Start your day at The Grevin Waxworks - Paris’s answer to Madame Tussaud’s in London! See and get close to some of your favourite stars! Enter the hall of Mirrors - a unique sound and light show created in 1900 for the Universal Exhibition in Paris. Meet the great champions of sport – rugby, football, ice skating, basketball. And discover how the waxworks are made!

Then spend the rest of the afternoon shopping at Beaugrenelle Shopping Centre.


Everything you could wish for, under one roof, just a stone’s throw from the Eiffel Tower!

ACCOMMODATION

We use a selection of typical 4 star hotels in the centre or on the outskirts of the city with easy access into the historic tourist centres. We never use any of the local Youth Hostels or budget hotel accommodation.

Our educational and cultural trips are available for numerous subjects including different Languages, History, Art & Design, Performing Arts and Cookery. With easy access, comfortable accommodation, full time supervision and fantastic educational visits and sights, our cultural school holidays represent outstanding value for money.

What They Say:
“As opposed to simply being sold a tour package, we felt the service BERKSHIRE GLOBAL TOURS offered went above and beyond our expectations”. Mohamad Ilysas, Tangier, Morocco 
 

COURSE FEE INCLUDES:

  • A Prestigious Awards Ceremony: At the end of each course we hold our prestigious ‘Awards Ceremony’ at which students are presented with their certificates.
  • Accommodation: Full Board 4 Star (Including Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Awards and Prizes: Students who have been exceptional in all aspects of the course get prizes and awards such as Star Award, Student of the Course Award etc. 
  • Full Day Trips:  See all the famous sights of Paris and do some shopping!
  • Travel: Airport Transfers and All Local Travel
  • Travel Insurance:  Student Travel Insurance
  • Mobile phone SIM card:  mobile phone SIM card
BERKSHIRE GLOBAL EDUCATION PARIS EDUCATIONAL TOURS
 

Course Dates:

Dates available throughout the year

Course Fee:


£1550 (excluding air ticket)

AVAILABILITY


Limited Spaces available

DURATION


1 Week
Entry Requirement:

There are no formal qualifications required for these courses. They are designed for aspiring young students. If you are ready to apply now, the quickest and easiest way to reserve your place is online.



Welfare, Supervision and Safeguarding at BGE

At Berkshire Global Education, we believe in providing a high level of care and support for our students, to ensure your stay is positive and successful. We have a highly qualified and experienced team of staff and teachers to look after you. There is a minimum ratio of one adult Group Leader for 10 students. Group Leaders at all campuses are accommodated in the same building as the students.

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Our Promise to You:

"Nobody comes back from a journey the way they started it."

  • • Powerful team building experiences
  • •Refinement of character and moral qualities
  • • Meet new people and make new Global friends
  • • A huge morale boost
  • • An understanding of different cultures
  • • Unlock untapped strengths and personal qualities
  • • Visit the main tourists sites
  • • Have great fun in a healthy way
  • • Return home refreshed and energized
  • • Lots of photos – including many selfies!

 



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