Day 1 :
Depart from United States
- Enjoy your overnight flight to Switzerland.:
Day 2 :
Welcome to Switzerland!
- Arrive in Engelberg:
Travel into the Swiss Alps to the Swiss mountain resort of Engelberg
Day 3 :
- Walking Tour of Lucerne:
Join your Tour Director for a walking tour of the picturesque Swiss town of Lucerne, including the Lion Monument, the Jesuit church, and Kornmarkt and Weinmarkt Squares, as well as many quaint covered bridges and city fortifications.
- Add On: Mt. Titlis:
Ascend Mt Titlis in a cable car and take in the breathtaking Alpine scenery from the top of the mountain.
Day 4 :
- Journey Through the Italian Alps:
Cross the Italian Alps and travel across the plains of Lombardy to the Italian lakes region.
- Visit Lugano:
Enjoy a brief stop in Lugano, where densely wooded slopes and sparkling waters delight.
Day 5 :
- Explore Venice with a Local Guide:
Full-day excursion to Venice. Appreciate the beauty of this city with a local guide at St. Mark's Cathedral, the Grand Canal, and the Bridge of Sighs.
- Observe St. Mark's Campanile:
Ascend the bell tower at St. Mark's Campanile and enjoy breathtaking views over the city of Venice.
Day 6 :
- Discover Verona:
In Verona, visit Juliet's house and the famous balcony where the forbidden lovers expressed their heartache. See the Arena di Verona, a large, well-preserved amphitheatre and famous venue for opera performances.
- LEAP Patron of the Renaissance:
- Explore Florence:
The evening offers endless possibilities as you journey through the birthplace of the Renaissance.
LEAP Activity | Patron of the Renaissance
Imagine you’re a Medici. Suppose you’re a Sforza. Use this innovative activity to explore the motives of the patrons of the Renaissance.
Day 7 :
- See Florence with a Local Guide:
A local guide shows you the Duomo, Ghiberti's Baptistry doors, the Ponte Vecchio, and the Church of Santa Croce. View Michelangelo's David at the Accademia.
- 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 8 :
- Explore Assisi:
Visit the beautiful Basilica of St. Francis and study Giotto's 28 stunning frescoes depicting the saint's life.
- Continue to Rome:
Discover the Piazza Navona, the Spanish Steps, and the Trevi Fountain, still fed by water from a first century Roman aqueduct.
- LEAP Great Renaissance Debate:
Greet six renaissance giants including Giotto, Galileo, and Isabella d'Este, and debate who made the greatest impact on civilization.
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 9 :
- See Vatican City with a Local Guide:
Visit the Vatican with a local guide to see St. Peter's and the Sistine Chapel.
- Discover Rome:
Recapture the past of the "Eternal City" at the Colosseum, the Arch of Constantine, and Trajan's Column. Explore the Roman Forum.
Day 10 :
Return Home OR Extend Your Stay
- Depart from Italy:
Board your flight home or extend your stay and add extra days 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.