Day 1 :
Depart from United States
- Enjoy your overnight flight to England:
Day 2 :
Welcome to England!
- Arrive in London:
After meeting with your Tour Director , begin exploring the capital of England.
Day 3 :
- Tour London with a Local Guide:
Sightseeing with a local guide includes the Neo-Gothic Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, Nelson's Column, and lively Piccadilly Circus. Your tour ends with the Changing of the Guard (seasonal).
Day 4 :
- Board High Speed Train to Paris:
Take the high-speed train through the Channel Tunnel to Paris.
- Explore Paris with a Local Guide:
A local guide shows you the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Élysées, and Notre Dame Cathedral.
- Add On: Eiffel Tower:
Travel to the top of the Eiffel Tower for breathtaking views of Paris.
Day 5 :
- Discover Versailles:
Admire the vast grounds, gardens, and salons of the Palace of Versailles.
- Visit the Louvre:
Art lovers will welcome a visit to the incredible and enormous Louvre.
LEAP Activity | Seize the Château!
This costume workshop is a lively role-play activity that puts you in the shoes of the monarchy, clergy, nobility, bourgeoisie, or peasantry to explore the issues underlying the French Revolution.
Day 6 :
- LEAP Cover the Canvas:
- Continue to Italy:
Board a flight to Italy this afternoon.
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 7 :
- Tour Rome with a Local Guide:
A local guide helps you follow in the footsteps of the ancients in the Colosseum, the Arch of Constantine and the Forum.
- Add On: 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 8 :
- Explore Vatican City:
This morning, visit the Vatican and discover the artistic legacy of Catholicism. Marvel at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel before moving up the broad steps of the world's largest Christian church, St. Peter's Basilica.
Day 9 :
- Discover Siena:
Visit this town of 17 medieval neighborhoods, each with its own church and symbol. Visit the Siena Cathedral, an ornate Roman Catholic structure completed in 1348.
- LEAP Great Renaissance Debate:
- Continue to Florence:
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 10 :
- Tour Florence with a Local Guide:
A local guide introduces the Duomo, Ghiberti's bronze Baptistery doors, the tiny shops on the Ponte Vecchio, and the Accademia, where you can view Michelangelo's David.
- 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 such as da Vinci, Michelangelo and Botticelli, there is plenty of beautiful artwork to observe and discover.
- LEAP Cucina Fiorentina:
Tonight, roll up your sleeves and create delicacies!
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 :
- Explore Pisa:
Marvel at the most famous battle between engineering and Mother Nature - the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
- Continue to Switzerland:
Head north to the Alps and Switzerland.
Day 12 :
- Walking Tour of Lucerne:
Stroll though Kornmarkt and Weinmarkt Squares, see the many covered bridges.
- LEAP Swiss Life and Legends:
- Add On: Swiss Folklore Show:
Experience a traditional Swiss performance during an evening of entertainment celebrating Swiss folklore, songs and yodels.
LEAP Activity | Swiss Life and Legends
Legends of William Tell, the Lion Monument, Swiss independence, and more come to life as you reenact episodes in the history of Switzerland.
Day 13 :
- Discover Heidelberg Castle:
Visit this famous ruin and landmark.
Day 14 :
Return Home to the United States