Day 1 :
Depart from North America
- Flight to London:
Relax and enjoy your scheduled flight from North America.
Day 2 :
Arrive in London
- Welcome to London:
Travel through the night to the UK. Arrive in merry old England and begin your exploration of its cosmopolitan capital city, London.
Day 3 :
- See London with a local guide:
A local guide brings you to the city's highlights: the neo-Gothic Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, buzzing Trafalgar Square, and lively Piccadilly Circus. End the tour with the Changing of the Guard (seasonal).
- Enjoy a walking tour and dinner in Covent Garden:
This evening, enjoy a walking tour and dinner in Covent Garden.
Day 4 :
- Add on: Oxford & Stratford:
Your optional excursion begins with a walking tour of a few of the 36 colleges that make up Oxford University.
- LEAP Prime Time Shakespeare!:
- Visit Stratford-Upon-Avon:
Continue to Shakespeare's hometown of Stratford-Upon-Avon where you will visit the Bard's birthplace and the cottage of his wife, Anne Hathaway.
LEAP Activity | Prime Time Shakespeare!
Produce a prime time TV show for 16th century England! Compare Shakespearean times to our own and see the Bard’s work in a new light.
Day 5 :
- Board the Eurostar to Paris:
Travel to Paris via the Channel Tunnel.
- Explore Paris with a local guide:
A local guide shows you the Arc de Triomphe, the majestic Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Élysées, and Les Invalides. Admire the Gothic splendor of Notre Dame Cathedral.
Day 6 :
- Explore the Louvre Museum:
Enjoy a visit to the enormous Louvre Museum to smile at Da Vinci's Mona Lisa.
- LEAP Cover the Canvas:
- Enjoy a walking tour of Montmartre:
This evening, enjoy a walking tour of Sacre Coeur and the artist's quarter of Montmartre, recognizable in many of Toulouse Lautrec's posters.
LEAP Activity | Cover the Canvas
Live the artist’s life. Explore line, color, perspective, negative space and form, then paint a masterpiece inspired by the beauty of Paris.
Day 7 :
- Discover the Palace of Versailles:
A palace commissioned by Louis XIV around Louis XIII’s hunting lodge. In adTravel to Louis XIV's decadent Palace of Versailles. Tour the immense Hall of Mirrors, the royal apartments and the gardens.
- LEAP Seize the Château!:
- Seine River Cruise:
Take a ride on a riverboat for a journey down the Seine.
- Eiffel Tower ascent:
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 8 :
Return home to the US
- Flight to the US:
Our rewarding and enjoyable tour comes to an end as our Tour Director accompanies us to the airport on our final day.