Day 1 :
Day 2 :
- Meet your tour director and check into hotel:
Day 3 :
- Dublin guided sightseeing tour:
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Dublin and visit the General Post Office, Phoenix Park, O’Connell Street, Trinity College Book of Kells, and Irish Parliament.
- EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum:
Emigration Museum is a state-of-the-art interactive experience located in the beautiful vaults of the 1820 Custom House Quarter building in Dublin’s Docklands, the original departure point for so many of Ireland’s emigrants. It will inspire and guide you on a journey to discover the stories of Irish emigration around the world, from early times to the modern day.
Day 4 :
- LEAP Failte:
LEAP Activity | Failte!
Be Irish for a day! Experience firsthand how Irish farmers tend to their land and animals. Learn all about traditional Ireland: speak their native language, dance a jig, or play the bodhran, a traditional Irish drum made from goatskin.
LEAP Activity | Jig by the Liffey
Do a Jig. Dance a Reel. Revel in Irish culture. Enjoy Irish dancing with traditional music and experience Gaelic pride through lyrics and rhythm.
Day 5 :
- Fly to Paris:
- Paris city walk:
This city was made for walking. Stroll grand boulevards with sweeping views of the city, pristine parks with trees planted in perfect rows, and narrow streets crowded with vendors selling flowers, pastries and cheese. Then head to the Île de la Cité, a small island in the Seine, to see Notre Dame Cathedral.
- Paris FlyView experience:
Imagine being able to fly — and experiencing Paris with a bird’s-eye view. FlyView is a unique experience in which visitors fly over Paris and its monuments in virtual reality, complete with real flight sensations. Fly high over the city’s rooftops to explore the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Seine and many other famous locations from a perspective you could only dream of until now.
Day 6 :
- Paris guided sightseeing tour:
Visit the Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Élysées, Les Invalides, and Notre Dame Cathedral.
- Visit the Louvre Museum:
The world's largest art museum, the Louvre is housed in a Medieval fortress-turned-castle so grand it's worth a tour itself. 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:
Line up to climb to the top floor of this iconic landmark for a spectacular birds-eye view of the glittering City of Light.
Day 7 :
- Travel to Normandy via Versailles:
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. Everything in Versailles is worth a look, from the 250-foot-long Hall of Mirrors, with themed salons- "war" and "peace" -on either side, to Marie Antoinette's faux country hamlet. When being a queen became too much to bear, she would pretend to be a commoner, tending her sheep and wearing peasant clothes. (Please note Versailles is closed on Mondays.)
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 8 :
- Visit Mont St. Michel:
Stop to see Mont-St-Michel, an enormous abbey that seems to rise up out of the water, completely isolated from any connecting land. Perched on an enormous rock just off the Normandy coast, the granite Abbey of Mont-St-Michel actually is linked to the mainland—by a narrow causeway that is covered with water during high tide. The Benedictine Abbey was founded in the 10th century, and has undergone many transformations since. Now it is a memorable complex of various buildings and styles—including rounded Romanesque arches and lacy Gothic vaulting—all culminating in a dramatic pointed spire. A major pilgrimage site for centuries, it was turned into a prison during the French Revolution, and the Benedictines did not return until 1966.
Day 9 :
- D-Day Beaches:
See the D-Day beaches where on June 6, 1944, thousands of Allied troops landed in an effort to recapture the coast from Germany. All along the beaches, deserted German bunkers have been turned into memorials and the stark white crosses and stars that mark the cemeteries are grim reminders of the war.
- Visit the American Cemetery then travel to Paris:
- Add on: Theatre performance en français:
LEAP Activity | Soldiers’ Stories
Step into the shoes of U.S. servicemen as they land in Normandy on D-Day. Learn about their lives and their experiences to gain personal and historical perspective.
Day 10 :
End Tour or take an optional excursion to Nice