French and Italian Influence

Is it the art of romance or vice versa? Our French and Italian Influence programs will help you decide! These two culture-rich titans will charm you with their stunning masterpieces, breathtaking landscapes and noble histories. Cities like Paris, Normandy, Rome, Venice and Florence will display the blend of sacred heritage and evolving lifestyles that make them such enduring artistic forces.



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Relax, we've got your back.

The safety of our travelers is our top priority! Tour Directors are expertly trained to handle any situation, and there's 24/7 support available from Tour Central in case you need a little extra help. View our safety measures

An interactive approach to learning

Our trademarked approach to learning—LEAP—gets students actively involved in what they're seeing and doing. This active engagement between students, the places they visit, and their tour directors allows students (and teachers) to absorb more and build their knowledge and social skills. Learn more about LEAP

3 Free College Credits for the Taking

Our accreditation through the University of California - San Diego Extension allows us to offer three free college credits to students.   It's a great boost to student portfolios, and a competitive advantage when applying to college. For teachers, we're also able offer free professional development and graduate credit.  Read More

Quality. Authenticity. It's what our teachers love!

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.

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