2020 Covid-19 Road Trip Day 3Wyoming USA August 25 – September 5, 2020 Lincoln, Nebraska to Saratoga, Wyoming Day 3: Arrival at
Meet Santa Claus in Finland with our Santa Park Package!
Accommodations: Hotel Maison Fl
The Maison FL is located just across the River Seine from the Eiffel Tower and the Champs de Mars park, and is near Trocadero with its gardens and the Palais de Chaillot, built for the 1937 International Exhibition. So as soon as you step out, you are almost next to some of the best sights in Paris.
Backstage tour of the Eiffel Tower
No trip to Paris is complete without visiting the city’s most famous landmark, the Eiffel Tower! The Eiffel Tower Backstage Tour lets you discover the facts and secrets of this world famous landmark! Get ready for an exclusive, unveiling backstage access to the most prominent symbol of Paris. Learn about the tower’s architecture and history, dating back to 1889. Your guide will take you to explore the “bunker” under the Champ de Mars and onto the engine room! Your family will learn more from your guide of the engine system that powers the tower’s elevators. Oh, don’t you worry! We make sure you’ll never hear a lazy engineering term! A surprise revelation as you go up the second floor of the most stunning view of Paris from the very top of the “Jules Verne” restaurant. Take home a unique experience and your stories of what’s really going on behind the scenes at the famous Eiffel Tower!
Led by a guide trained in working with young people, children can discover Paris and its amusing and amazing secrets during this one-hour cruise.
River Seine Family Cruise
Embark close to the Eiffel Tower for a cruise with frequent departures that will delight young and old alike! From the Eiffel Tower to the Musée d’Orsay, the Louvre, Pont Alexandre III and Notre Dame de Paris, you will have a unique view of the capital’s finest monuments as you glide past on the Seine. Sit back and relax on this daytime tour of Paris, a perfect way to see the capital’s major landmarks.
Some unusual activities are also available with our audio-guide application, which offers a commented tour with quizzes and games that younger children will thoroughly enjoy.
And while you’re taking in the most beautiful Parisian monuments and bridges, why not enjoy a chocolate chip cookie or a Parisian sandwich accompanied by a traditional French macaroon that will appeal to everyone, whatever their age! Book your onboard options in advance, and benefit from the best rates!
Those who wish to prolong their experience on the Seine will soon be able to discover our new restaurant with an innovative dining concept. On three floors, this restaurant will provide a perfect place to have lunch with your family by the river!
Louvre Museum Scavenger Hunt
Meet your family’s private guide, skip the line and let the fun begin. Not only will parents and children learn from the same works of art, but kids get additional motivation through an interactive treasure hunt through the Egyptian, Ancient Near East, Greek and Roman, Renaissance Italian, and French galleries. You’ll focus closely on the Louvre’s most famous masterpieces, as the kids will make lasting connections.
This tour designed specifically for kids ages 6-12 will give them a history of art while sharpening their “detective” skills of observation. Their own answers to the clues lead them to discover an educational prize hidden somewhere under the Louvre’s glass pyramid.
Paris Catacombs Kids and Families Tour
Enter one of the largest necropolises in the world for an unusual and fascinating guided private tour! Skip the line and explore the Parisian ossuary in company of our top-rated kid-friendly guide, who will share with you all the secret of this mysterious and evocative site and make sure that each and every member of the family is entertained.
Accommodations: Arctic Light Hotel
The Arctic Light Hotel is a multi-award winning, contemporary boutique hotel situated in the heart of Lapland-Rovaniemi. The family-owned hotel is easy to reach by plane, car and train and is only steps away from the main activity providers in the city and the major shopping and cultural areas.
The 1950’s building and former City Hall of Rovaniemi has been converted into a stylish hotel and opened its doors during spring 2015. This urban Arctic hideaway offers a unique combination of Lappish heritage and the ultimate in contemporary style.
The Arctic Light Hotel is the essence of supreme comfort and is appreciated for offering a personalized stay on the Arctic Circle.
Polar Night Along the Reindeer Path
Private evening reindeer safari! This is a night to remember! After a short car drive, you’ll arrive at a local reindeer farm where we start our reindeer adventure. Travel through forests sitting comfortably in a reindeer sleigh in search of the Northern Lights that paint the sky in shades of green above us. After the ride a hot cup of coffee with a bun is served around a campfire.
Perfect way to begin your adventure in the North Pole.
Snowmobiling & Ice Fishing
Drive a snowmobile to the frozen lakes in the forest for one of the best experiences in Lapland. Try the art of ice fishing after your snowmobile adventure and savor a Lappish barbecue.
Jump on your snowmobile and head through the winter wonderland to the frozen wilderness lake in the middle of the forest. Your professional ice fishing guide will teach you how to lure the fish from under the ice with your special ice fishing gear. Enjoy the silence and tranquility of the winter nature. Warm up by campfire with hot drinks.
Meet Santa at the North Pole with private Elf Guide
Underneath the Arctic Circle, deep beneath the ground, lies Santa’s secret cavern where it is Christmas all year round!
Hop on the Magic Train and travel through enchanting worlds. Visit the elves and earn your very own diploma at the Elf School, cross the Arctic Circle underground and enter the cool realm of the Ice Princess, feel the crispy breath of winter in the Ice Gallery, enjoy the jolly Elf Show on the main stage, send your Christmas greetings at our buzzing Post Office, decorate cookies in the cozy kitchen of Mrs. Gingerbread and whisper you dearest wishes to Santa Claus himself!
Rakas Restaurant & Bar, Local Food with Love (Not included)
Rakas Restaurant & Bar, located in the main building of Arctic TreeHouse Hotel, charms with its unique ambiance and menu of meals made from local ingredients prepared with a modern twist. As you sit by the beckoning fireplace beneath the pine cone lamps, the delicious flavors will create out-of-the-ordinary and divinely tasty moments.
Snowman World Winter Zone & Lunch in Snow Hotel
Enjoy a unique snow and ice world, situated in Santa Claus Village on the Arctic Circle.
In Snowman World Winter Zone you can visit the Ice Restaurant and Ice Bar. Winter Zone offers fun activities for kids and the young at heart. You can slide down daring hills, try ice skating and take part in other fun activities together with our snowman characters.
Private Gingerbread Masterclass with Santa!
Enter the enchanting Christmas fairytale you read about in stories when you were a child!
Let the Elves lead you to Santa’s secret Forest Hut, where the air smells of Christmas treats and the walls are bursting with Elf secrets to be told. Take part in the masterclass of building and decorating the smallest gingerbread house you have ever seen, and enjoy the company of Elves as you sip on a cup of hot cocoa by the fire. And soon you might just hear the footsteps of the jolly man himself!
Sleep on a transparent bed made from snow and ice!
The Snow Hotel is a spectacularly handsome building carved each year to be different in appearance. The walls and furniture surfaces of the unique rooms are decorated with ice art and illuminated artwork. The room temperature is 0–5C°, but using the sleeping bags intended for extreme conditions combined with reindeer furs, you can be sure you will stay in warmth and comfort. On the shores of the lake the moonlight, stars and Northern Lights illuminate the silent, Lappish nature. As our guest you will have a good night’s sleep as the Aurora Alarm searches the skies for you.
The overnight price includes:
Private Family Husky Safari
Today you will visit a tiny husky farm owned by a local family near Rovaniemi, where the huskies are not just dogs, but also partners and family members! The old farm with restored buildings is located 13 km out of town, on a beautiful lakeshore, with picturesque scenery all around. This combined with the nature-valuing lifestyle of the family living there makes the atmosphere truly special and welcoming.
Once at the farm you meet the special furry friends who will pull your sled for you during the safari. You will learn how to drive sled and have your own dog team to go. The sled ride covers easy ground across the lake and into the forest with a distance of about 10 km
depending on the weather conditions and your skills.
After the ride we will warm up in the family home, delicious pancakes are served and lots of stories about the huskies shared!
Ice Floating in the Arctic
Come and experience the lightness of your body during the arctic ice floating! Don’t fear the cold as you are totally protected with high quality rescue suit. Let your body and mind float, enjoy this frozen adventure. This guided adventure is safe with a high-quality rescue suit that covers your whole body and keeps you dry. As you have your own clothing under the suit you will not get cold even in the open 0-degree water. Lying down in the frozen lake between the ice blocks is something worth trying, the circumstances truly are arctic!
Day 2 of my Road Trip to Wyoming! What a great experience. We traveled from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Lincoln, Nebraska, and found the most luxurious boutique hotel and had drinks at one of the most famous Olympic figure skaters of all time!!