French and Italian Influence

French and Italian Influence

Is it the art of romance or the romance of art? No better place to decide than France and Italy. Two titans of deep, rich culture compete for your favor as you’re charmed by their offerings of artistic masterpieces, breathtaking landscapes, and noble history. Visit these worlds of renowned tradition and discover a balance of sacred heritage, evolving modernity, and appreciation for simplicity in cities such as Paris, Normandy, Rome, Venice, and Florence on one of our French and Italian Influence programs. Will you have a favorite? Do you need to?

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We believe real immersion in a culture makes for a more authentic experience. We want you to eat like the natives do, so we take you to local restaurants. We want you to bunk down right in the center of the action, so we put you in centrally located hotels. All this means more local flavor, and more hours to enjoy it! View recent testimonials from teachers and students.

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    Rome, Paris and London

    10 days - includes Vatican City, Rome, Florence, Milan, Paris, Versailles, and London

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    Roman Conquest

    10 days - includes Barcelona, Carcassonne, Nimes, Cote d'Azur, Monaco, Pisa, Florence, and Rome

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    Paris, the Riviera and Italy

    10 days - includes Paris, Nice, Monaco, Pisa, Florence, Assisi, Rome, and Vatican City

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    France and Italy

    14 days - includes Paris, Versailles, Les Baux, Cote D'Azur, Monaco, Pisa, Florence, Rome, and Vatican

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    European Cultures

    14 days - London, Paris, Rome, Vatican City, Siena, Florence, Pisa, Lucerne, and Heidelberg

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    Rome, Florence and Paris

    9 days - includes Rome, Vatican City, Florence, Siena, San Gimignamo, Milan, Paris, and Giverny

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    London, Paris, and Venice

    9 days - includes London, Paris, Versailles, Venice, and Murano

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    Artist’s Journey

    10 days - includes Paris, Versailles, Venice, Pisa, Florence, Rome, and Vatican

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    Paris to Rome

    10 days - includes Paris, Versailles, Milan, Pisa, Florence, Rome, and Vatican City

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    Paris, Switzerland and Italy

    10 days - includes Paris, Lucerne, Zurich, Florence, and Rome

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    Three Capitals

    9 day tour of three of Europe's most influential capital cities: London, Paris, and Rome

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Reviews and Comments

What our teachers and travelers say about our French and Italy trips?

“I had only heard amazing things about WorldStrides and this trip confirmed it all! From start to finish, the experience was amazing for the students.  Everything was planned in detail. Our tour director, Michael, was one of the most amazing and informative people that I have ever met. It is like having an energetic college professor that is committed to making the trip absolutely amazing for each student. I can’t wait for next year!”
—Scott, Texas

“My WorldStrides adventure to Italy and France was one of the best traveling experiences I have ever had. I have been quite leery of organized tours but after this experience, I am eager to sign up for my next one. The accommodations, food, travel, tours, and little add-ons—we cooked in Florence, painted masks in Venice, and attempted to paint on canvas in Paris—were all super.  BUT what made this trip truly unforgettable was our guide Michael. He was outstanding: incredibly knowledgeable, thoroughly prepared, eager to share his knowledge, fun, and simply a pleasure to be with. Thank you so very much for giving me and my daughter such a wonderful European experience! Bravo!
—Elise, Texas

“We were so lucky to have Vanessa as our tour guide to entertain us, fill us in on fascinating historical backgrounds, and make every aspect of the trip more comfortable and enjoyable. We got to see so many historically significant sites from Michelangelo’s David to Pont du Gard.
—Ms. York, Georgia

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