Day 1 :
Day 2 :
Day 3 :
- London guided sightseeing tour:
Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace
Day 4 :
- Hampton Court excursion:
Galleries, gardens, and ghosts. Though originally built by the greedy and scheming Cardinal Wolsey, Hampton Court was appropriated by Henry VIII, who became the palace’s most famous resident.
- Add On: London Theatre Performance:
Head to London's famous West End to sit back and enjoy a theater performance.
Day 5 :
London - Paris
- 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
- Add On: Eiffel Tower Ascent:
Travel to the top of the Eiffel Tower for breathtaking views of Paris.
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.
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 :
- Add On: Loire Valley full day excursion:
Appreciate centuries of history in the beautiful chateau of Chenonceau. Visit Chartres Cathedral to see its lofty stained glass windows. Admire the contrasting spires and flying buttresses that make it one of the world's finest examples of Gothic architecture.
Day 8 :
Paris - Lucerne
- Versailles Guided Excursion:
The ultimate palace, Versailles was built by Louis XIII, and housed the royal family and its groveling court from 1682, when the Sun King moved in, to the French Revolution.
- Travel to Basel via train:
- Travel to Lucerne:
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 9 :
- Lucerne tour director-led sightseeing:
Löwendenkmal (Lion Monument), Kapellbrücke, Jesuitenkirche, Weinmarkt and Kornmarkt Squares
- Add On: Swiss Folklore Meal and Show:
Experience a traditional Swiss performance during an evening of entertainment celebrating Swiss folklore, songs and yodels.
Day 10 :
Lucerne - Florence
- Travel 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 11 :
- Florence guided sightseeing tour with Whisper headsets:
Accademia visit, Baptistery Doors, Chiesa di Santa Croce, Duomo, Ponte Vecchio
Day 12 :
Florence - Rome
- Travel to Rome via Assisi:
- St. Francis' Basilica guided visit with Whisper headset:
- Rome city walk:
Revive your spirits with a walk past Rome's most beautiful and unusual Baroque fountains.
Day 13 :
- Rome guided walking sightseeing tour with Whisper headsets:
Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel visit, St. Peter’s Basilica visit, Colosseum visit, Forum Romanum visit
Day 14 :
Return Home OR Extend Your Stay
- Depart from Italy:
Board your flight home or extend your travels an additional day in Rome.
Extend your stay | Extra days in Rome
Extend your visit to Italy by adding extra days to explore the Eternal City. Travel to Rome to explore and learn about the city’s rich history.