Paris Transition Year School Trips & Tours

With a broad range of cultural and educational visits on offer, a trip to Paris is ideal trip for Transition Year pupils, providing them with an opportunity to experience this vibrant French city.  

With NST, we’ll provide you with an itinerary to match your groups learning requirements.  Plus, why not visit the world famous Disneyland® Paris during your school trip too! It’s little wonder that this fascinating city is such a popular choice for Transition Year pupils. 

Sample itinerary

Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.

Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Morning flight from Ireland Guided sightseeing tour of Paris. Eiffel Tower Seine River Cruise
2 Guided tour of Stade de France. Visit Montmartre & Sacré Coeur Louvre Museum Aquaboulevard
3 Disneyland® Paris Disney Village
4 Notre Dame & the Latin Quarter Free afternoon for shopping & sightseeing Return flight to Ireland
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Morning Morning flight from Ireland
Afternoon Guided sightseeing tour of Paris. Eiffel Tower
Evening Seine River Cruise
Morning Guided tour of Stade de France. Visit Montmartre & Sacré Coeur
Afternoon Louvre Museum
Evening Aquaboulevard
Morning Disneyland® Paris
Afternoon Disney Village
Evening
Morning Notre Dame & the Latin Quarter
Afternoon Free afternoon for shopping & sightseeing
Evening Return flight to Ireland

Price Shown includes


On-tour support includes... 

  • Services of a See Off Representative at your departure airport
  • Services of an NST Paris City Representative whilst in Paris to assist with hotel check-in and provide 24-hour assistance

Additional on-tour support available...

  • Pre-booked meals at great group prices

Accommodation

Popular options in Paris


Top visits

Le Stade de France

Take your students behind-the-scenes of France’s premier stadium. Take a tour, in French or English, of the players’ tunnel, changing rooms, security facilities, pitch and photo museum. 

Eiffel Tower

Paris’ best-known monument has outstanding city views, which on a clear day can stretch for 42 miles, giving the chance to pinpoint many landmarks. 

Seine River Boat Cruise

An enjoyable river cruise is a relaxing way to see the sights of Paris. Students also learn from the French (or English) commentary on their headsets.

Montmartre & Sacré Coeur

Montmartre provides an opportunity for students to practise their language skills with its many street stalls and street artists, shops and cafés. Once a meeting place for artists in the late 19th and early 20th century, your group can also view artists painting portraits and caricatures for the tourists and enjoy a spectacular view of Paris from the steps of the Sacré Coeur.

Fragonard Perfumery

Take a free guided tour in your choice of French or English and visit the museum and shop where you’ll find a wide range of fragrant products.

Château Versailles

Students can tour the Museum of French History where several historic events have taken place, including the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. Your group will have the opportunity to view the magnificent architecture of the Château before exploring the impressive 250-acre gardens. 

Louvre Museum

Probably the most famous museum in the world and home to some of the finest collections of antiquities, sculpture and art. It is the ideal place for students to see the prominent role that art plays in French culture. The museum is also home to cafés and shops where students can practise language skills too. 

Centre Pompidou

Take a tour of this art gallery, the design of which is a proud example of modern French architecture. Outside, the square houses street artists, musicians and performers, and the nearby Stravinsky Fountain is an added bonus.

Guided Tour of Paris

A tailor-made coach tour of Paris that includes a dedicated French or English-speaking guide, who will help with pronunciation and knowledge of the many sights of Paris. One of our groups’ favourites is the evening tour of the Paris Illuminations. We can arrange walking tours too. 

Musée Gourmand du Chocolat - Choco Story

Discover chocolate’s 4,000 years of history, and modern methods of making it too, then try some of the delicious products.

Montparnasse Tower Observation Deck

This 196m tower has shorter queues than the Eiffel Tower and a fabulous view of Paris. The viewpoint tables clearly mark the city’s many famous monuments. There are also a number of audio-visual and interactive facilities to help build language skills and enhance their knowledge of Paris, as well as downloadable quizzes in English and French. 

Cité des Sciences (Science City)

France’s largest planetarium has 30,000m² of interactive exhibits, exploring man’s experiences with science. Areas for groups to explore include Explora Exhibitions and The Géode.

Sorbonne University Visit

Take a guided tour at the Sorbonne, one of the oldest universities in the world. Located in the Latin Quarter, you will be given a talk on the history of the university, the French education system and visit the grand amphitheatre. 

Pétanque

Exclusive to NST

Play this very famous game of lawn bowling in a French Pétanque club. Started by the Ancient Greeks it is now played by 17 million people in France. 

Meet the French!

Exclusive to NST

After a talk on the French educational system and student life, your group with have the opportunity to meet some French students and interact with them for a question/answer session.

Guided Food Market Visit

Exclusive to NST

Take a guided tour through one of the most famous food markets in Paris. Learn about how food is an integral part of French culture, visit a boulangerie for bread and a fromagerie to learn about cheese as well as organic fruit and vegetables.

Parisian Tours

Exclusive to NST

We can also offer fashion, architecture and art history tours in the city.

Accord Language School Workshop

Awarded the prestigious French Foreign Language Quality Label, this fabulous language school operates the ‘play and learn’ method of teaching French. Sessions can even take place on the streets of Paris and are tailored to the group’s requirements. 

FIAP Language Workshops

Language tuition is available for groups staying at the FIAP Jean Monnet. The lessons are adapted to match the abilities and requirements of the group and led by highly qualified local teachers and designed to improve confidence as well as ability. 

European Campus Sainte-Thérèse Language Workshops

Language tuition is available for groups staying at the European Campus Sainte-Thérèse. During these lively and fun workshops students learn a popular French song, work on vocabulary, grammar and spelling and leave with a certificate of attendance. All teachers are qualified and the course will be adapted to meet the requirements of your group.

Theatre in Paris - French play with English subtitles

Take a step inside a traditional Parisian theatre and spend an evening amongst the locals, at a French play with English subtitles. In the heart of Paris, see a play from one of a variety of genres; enjoy a classic love story, a modern French comedy or some musical theatre, all without missing a single word! From September 2018 - June 2019 groups can see Chicago Le Musical at Theatre Mogador.

Notre Dame Cathedral

This stunning cathedral, like all medieval churches, was painted on the inside so a largely illiterate population could learn the Bible stories. The use of colour was meant to glorify God and breathe life into the scriptures. This stunning and imposing building is a must-see of Paris, particularly as the cathedral has witnessed many important ceremonies for Christianity and the history of nations. 

Aquaboulevard Water Park

A large indoor aquatic park with wave pools, slides and a wide range of other leisure facilities. 

Disneyland® Paris

Both Disneyland® Park and Walt Disney Studios® Park provide a great environment for your students to work together, bond as a group and challenge their personal boundaries.

Disneyland® Park 
Explore five themed lands filled with Disney classic stories: adrenalin packed thrill rides such as Big Thunder Mountain, Disney classics like Pirates of the Caribbean and Dumbo the Flying Elephant and many opportunities to meet your favourite Disney characters. 

Walt Disney Studios® Park
Step through the Studio gates and immerse yourself in the fascinating world of movies, animation and television. Find out how Disney creates the magic and feel what it’s like to be star of stage and screen.

Free educational resources
Get the most from your trip by downloading free educational workbooks www.disneylandparis4schools.com

Parc Astérix

This typically French theme park is home to over 30 outside attractions, all based around the famous Astérix comic-strips. Parc Astérix is especially well known for its large variety of roller coasters, and incorporates rides and themes from historic ancient cultures such as the Romans and the Gauls. 

Parc Astérix also offers live shows and entertainment, animated figures, arts and crafts, reconstructions, a dolphin show, special effects, restaurants and shops. This is a great opportunity for students to interact at this French theme park.

Lost in Frenchlation Cinema Experience

Lost in Frenchlation's private screenings of French films with English subtitles, in a typical Parisian cinema, offers groups the opportunity to learn about French language, culture and style through one of the country's most well-renown arts! You can request movies relevant to the group's curriculum (subject to availability) and film-based educational questionnaires are offered with every screening. If you want the perfect combination of entertainment and education, we look forward to seeing you at the cinema!


Evening activites

  • Some hotels can provide a room for groups to use in the evenings for a quiz or disco
  • Bowling

Transport

We offer flights from a variety of departure airports and we’ll work with you to plan your route at the best value possible.

Flight


Giving you full support throughout

Before your tour

  • Your own dedicated NST contact
  • Bespoke tour itineraries
  • Unrivalled local knowledge & expertise
  • Curriculum linked visit programmes
  • Great value for money - no hidden costs
  • Free group leader inspection visits
  • Risk assessment guidance
  • Safety assured, transport, accommodation and visits

Whilst you're away

  • Free educational resources
  • Group-friendly accommodation
  • Exceptional standards of coaching
  • On-tour support from our reps on the ground
  • Support & assistance from our specialists guides throughout your tour
  • 24/7 support just a call away
  • Extensive group travel insurance

On your return

  • Priority rebooking services
  • Rewarding your loyalty with our reward scheme
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