Paris & Versailles

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Paris is an exciting city to visit for an educational and cultural experience and can be combined with a full day visit to the Versailles Palace and Gardens.


Guided tour of Paris

Enjoy a three-hour guided tour of Paris, in English, to orientate yourselves and then choose some of the many cultural, tourist and leisure experiences. The list is endless, but some of Paris’s main attractions for a school trip including the arts, history and culture are: The Louvre; the Musée d’Orsay; Musée de L’Armée, which combines the Artillery Museum and the Historical Army Museum; the Eiffel Tower, a walk along the Champs Élysées; Notre Dame; a cruise on the River Seine; and a trip up the Montparnasse Tower. For leisure, visit Aquaboulevard, a large aqua park close to the Montparnasse Tower.

Château de Versailles

A day at the Château de Versailles can be linked to your special history topic such as ‘A Day in the Life of King Louis XIV’, ‘The Absolute Monarchy at Versailles’ or art. As well as a 90-minute tour in English, based on your chosen topics, you can spend the whole day at the Versailles Palace, Hall of Mirrors and gardens.

Disneyland Paris
Disneyland Paris

Or visit Disneyland Resort Paris for a relaxing day at the end of an educational tour or use the day for a programme outside of the classroom. This is a well-known destination for one or more days with two parks to choose from – Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios. There are shows and parades every day from April to October, and for groups staying overnight, there is the option of going to Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Dinner Show.

Suggested Itineraries

All tours can be tailor-made to suit your needs. Some groups have specific sites that they wish to visit including graves, where they may wish to lay a wreath. Others like to combine a history tour with some leisure time, such as a day visit to Bruges, a visit to Bellewaerde Theme Park outside Ypres or add on a visit to Disneyland® Paris.

All our tours include:

  • Pick-up and drop-off at your school or chosen pick-up point
  • Executive class coach travel (subject to availability)
  • Return travel on Eurotunnel (or P&O Ferries, if you prefer)
  • Entrance to all museums throughout the tour
  • Full board accommodation for tours lasting two days or more
  • Exclusive Teachers’ Information Booklet and Pupil Worksheets
  • Personal Battlefields Tours Executive to assist with tour planning
Jacqui Shaw - Our Head of Schools and Colleges Battlefield Tours

Expert guidance and planning

Here at Holts, we believe that Battlefield Tours are an important part of how a student learns about history, and perhaps even themselves. We have passion, experience and the knowledge to help make the most of your Battlefield Tour and make it an experience for your students to remember for a lifetime.

Our Head of Schools and Colleges Battlefield Tours, Jacqui Shaw, was educated at Reading and Cambridge, and has worked as a teacher for over 20 years. Inspired to learn more after visiting the Battlefields herself on a school tour, she has been returning ever since and is excited to be able to bring the experience to new generations of students. With Holts, we seek to bring history to life, understand the past, and ensure a memorable and rewarding Battlefield Tour for your students.

To arrange and plan your tour, call us on 01709 385500