Day 1 :
Depart U.S. for London
Day 2 :
- Meet your tour director and check into hotel:
Day 3 :
- London guided sightseeing tour:
Houses of Parliament,
Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, St. Paul's Cathedral,
- Add on: London Theatre Performance:
Head to London's famous West End to sit back and enjoy a theater performance.
Day 4 :
- Add on: Stonehenge, Salisbury & Bath full day excursion:
Roman Baths visit, Salisbury Cathedral visit, Stonehenge visit.
Day 5 :
- Eurostar Chunnel crossing:
Take the Eurostar under the English Channel. Faster than you can say anything, in French, you'll whiz through a tunnel and arrive in Paris.
- Paris guided sightseeing tour:
Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Élysées, Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, Notre Dame Cathedral visit
Day 6 :
- Louvre visit:
The world's largest art museum, the Louvre is housed in a Medieval fortress-turned-castle so grand it's worth a tour itself. You walk through the 71-foot glass pyramid designed by I.M. Pei and added in 1989, and step into another world--one with carved ceilings, deep-set windows, and so many architectural details you could spend a week just admiring the rooms. The Mona Lisa is here, as well as the Venus de Milo and Winged Victory (the headless statue, circa 200 BC, discovered at Samothrace). The Louvre has seven different departments of paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures and antiquities. Don't miss the Egyptian collection, complete with creepy sarcophagi, or the collection of Greek ceramics, one of the largest in the world. (Please note the Louvre is closed on Tuesdays.)
- Eiffel Tower Ascent:
Travel to the top of the Eiffel Tower for breathtaking views of Paris.
Day 7 :
- Add on: Cover the Canvas:
- Flight to Venice:
LEAP Activity | Cover the Canvas
Live the artist life. Explore line, color, perspective, negative space and form, then paint a masterpiece inspired by the beauty of Paris.
Day 8 :
- Venice guided sightseeing tour:
Bridge of Sighs, Doge's Palace visit, Grand Canal, St. Mark's Cathedral visit
Day 9 :
- Travel to Florence via Ravenna:
- Mosaic Sites:
Marvel at the early Christian and Byzantine mosaics of Ravenna.
Day 10 :
- Florence guided sightseeing tour with Whisper headsets:
Accademia visit, Baptistery Doors, Chiesa di Santa Croce, Duomo, Ponte Vecchio
- Add on: Uffizi Gallery:
Opt to spend the afternoon exploring the famous Uffizi Gallery, one of the most popular attractions in Florence. With works dating back to the 16th century from artists including da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Botticelli, there are plenty of beautiful artworks to observe and discover.
- LEAP Cucina Fiorentina!:
LEAP Activity | Cucina Fiorentina
Cook up a three-course traditional meal with a local chef using fresh local produce. Get a taste of Tuscan life and zesty flavors! Mangia!
Day 11 :
- LEAP Great Renaissance Debate:
- Travel to Rome via Assisi:
- St. Francis' Basilica guided visit with Whisper headset:
- Rome City Walk:
Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona
LEAP Activity | Great Renaissance Debate
Greet six renaissance giants including Giotto, Galileo, and Isabella d’Este, and debate who made the greatest impact on civilization.
Day 12 :
- Vatican City guided walking sightseeing tour with Whisper headsets:
Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel visit, St. Peter’s Basilica visit
- Baroque Rome tour director-led walking tour:
Day 13 :
- Rome guided sightseeing tour:
Colosseum visit with Whisper headset, Arch of Constantine, Forum Romanum visit
LEAP Activity | Caesar’s Gladiators
Discover the ancient secrets of the Roman gladiator games and master the basics of hand-to-hand combat at gladiator school.
Day 14 :
Depart Rome for U.S.