Paris, France

France and Italy

A comparison of two countries’ culture & tradition

Tour France and Italy with your students. Bonjour! Welcome to Paris, Europe’s most beautiful city. Sightseeing with a local guide includes the Arc de Triomphe and Notre Dame. Then on to the magnificent Versailles and the world-famous Louvre. Next, head south to Nîmes with astounding Roman architecture. On to the French Riviera and Monaco. Into Italy with stops at Pisa, Florence, eternal Rome and the magnificent Vatican.

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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Depart from North America
  • Flight to Paris Sit back, relax, and enjoy your flight to Paris.
Day 2 Arrive in Paris
  • Welcome to France! Bonjour! Welcome to Paris, often described as Europe's most beautiful city.
Day 3 Paris
  • Explore Paris with a local guide Sightseeing with a local guide includes the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs-Élysées, the Eiffel Tower, and Notre Dame Cathedral.
  • Add on: LEAP Cover the Canvas Optional activity.
Day 4 Versailles-Louvre
  • Discover the Palace of Versailles At Louis XIV's Palace of Versailles, see the Hall of Mirrors and the gardens.
  • LEAP Seize the Château!
  • Visit the Louvre See one of the world's largest museums and a historic monument in Paris
  • Eiffel Tower Tour Travel to the top of the Eiffel Tower for breathtaking views of Paris.
Day 5 TGV-Pont du Gard-Nîmes
  • Board High Speed Train to Avignon Board the TGV for a quick ride south to Avignon.
  • See the Pont du Gard This afternoon, view the Pont du Gard.
  • Walking Tour of Nîmes Marvel at the impressive Roman buildings of Nîmes, the Maison Carrée and the Roman arena, the best preserved in France.
Day 6 Les Baux
  • LEAP En Garde!
  • Journey to Les Baux Explore one of the most beautiful villages in France and travel to the fortress of Les Baux.
Day 7 Cote d'Azur
  • Visit Provence and Cote d'Azur Travel from Provence to Mediterranean town of the Cote d'Azur, also known as the French Riviera.
  • LEAP Painters' Provence
Day 8 Monaco-Eze
  • Explore Monaco An excursion to Monaco includes the palace of Prince Rainier, the Casino de Monte Carlo, and the Cathedrale de Monaco, where actress/princess Grace Kelly is buried.
  • Visit Eze See the charming perched village of Eze.
Day 9 Pisa
  • Explore Pisa Cross the Italian border to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa, which has been shifting in the soil since 1173.
  • LEAP Great Renaissance Debate!
  • Continue to Florence Enjoy the quick ride across the Tuscan landscape to Florence.
Day 10 Florence
  • Tour Florence with a Local Guide A local guide introduces the Duomo, Ghiberti's Baptistry doors, the tiny shops of Ponte Vecchio, and Michelangelo's David in the Accademia.
  • 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 artworks to observe and discover.
  • LEAP Cucina Fiorentina
Day 11 Assisi-Rome
  • Explore Assisi Step inside the beautiful basilica of St. Francis and study Giotto's famous frescoes depicting the saint's life.
  • Enjoy a walking tour: Travel to Rome for a walking tour of the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, and Piazza Navona.
Day 12 Ancient Rome
  • Discover Rome with a local guide Follow a local guide in the footsteps of ancient Romans as they cheered gladiators in the Colosseum and walked proudly under the Arch of Constantine toward Trajan's Column.
Day 13 Vatican
  • See Vatican City with a local guide: This morning, visit the Vatican, including the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.
  • Add on: LEAP Caesar's Gladiators Optional activity.
Day 14 Return Home to the United States
  • Flight to US Our rewarding and enjoyable tour comes to an end as our Tour Director accompanies us to the airport on our final day.
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