Day 1 :
Depart from United States
- Enjoy your overnight flight to France:
Day 2 :
Welcome to France!
- Arrive in Paris:
Begin to explore France's answer to the "city that never sleeps."
Day 3 :
- Explore Paris with a Local Guide:
A local guide will show you the Arc de Triomphe, the majestic Eiffel Tower, the sweeping Champs-Élysées, and Les Invalides. Tour the tremendous Notre Dame Cathedral, famous for its flying buttresses and gargoyles.
- Visit the Louvre Museum:
Smile at the Mona Lisa inside this enormous museum.
- Tour the Eiffel Tower:
Enjoy breathtaking views of Paris from atop the Eiffel Tower.
Day 4 :
- Discover Versailles:
Visualize the flow of royalty through the vast grounds and gardens of the Palace of Versailles. A tour brings you to the Hall of Mirrors, the royal apartments and the gardens.
- LEAP Seize the Château!:
LEAP Activity | Seize the Château!
A lively role-play puts you in the shoes of the monarchy, clergy, nobility, bourgeoisie, or peasantry to explore the issues underlying the French Revolution.
Day 5 :
- Board High Speed Train to Switzerland:
Speed to the picturesque city of Lausanne, on the banks of placid Lake Geneva in the shadow of the Alps. Your Tour Director leads you on a walking tour of the city.
Day 6 :
Montreux-Broc-Château De Chillon
- Visit Montreux:
Enjoy an excursion to the chic mountain resort of Montreux.
- Discover Broc:
Tour the Broc chocolate factory and learn the process of chocolate manufacturing.
- Explore the Chillon Castle:
See this island castle located on Lake Geneva.
Day 7 :
- Journey to Strasbourg:
Travel north to Strasbourg, a cosmopolitan mix of German and French influence and language.
- Guided Tour of Strasbourg:
With a local guide, marvel at the steep roofs and carved wooden facades of the Petite France Old Tanners' district. Wave to the apostles that troop out of the giant clock above the massive Romanesque cathedral, while cruising the city's canals.
Day 8 :
- Add On: Heidelberg:
Visit the ancient medieval German city of Heidelberg. Heidelberg is home to one of Europe's oldest universities, an educational institute that has seen many academic achievements, including spectrum analysis. Witness the convergence of architectural styles at the Heidelberg Castle.
Day 9 :
- Travel to Champagne:
Journey to the birthplace of the popular bubbly and see how the famous drink is made.
- Visit Reims:
Discoverthe Cathedral of Reims, built of blocks of golden limestone from the very quarries used to age the region's namesake drink.
Day 10 :
Return Home to the United States