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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Depart from United States
  • Enjoy your overnight flight to England
Day 2 Welcome to England!
  • Arrive in London After meeting with your Tour Director, begin exploring the capital of England.
Day 3 London
  • Guided Tour of London Sightseeing with a local guide includes the Neo-Gothic Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, Nelson's Column, and lively Piccadilly Circus. Your tour ends with the Changing of the Guard (seasonal).
Day 4 London Theater Performance
  • Explore London on Your Own Take in the sights of this leading global city at your leisure.
  • Add On: London Theater Performance Head to London's famous West End to sit back and enjoy a theater performance.
Day 5 Eurostar-Paris
  • Board a High Speed Train to Paris Take the Eurostar through the Channel Tunnel to France's capital.
  • Explore Paris with a Local Guide A local guide shows you the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Élysées, and Notre Dame Cathedral.
Day 6 Louvre
  • LEAP Cover the Canvas
  • Visit the Louvre Museum Discover this historic monument and one of the world's largest museums.
  • Add On: Eiffel Tower Travel to the top of the Eiffel Tower for breathtaking views of Paris.
Day 7 Louvre Valley Chateaux
  • Add On: Loire Valley Appreciate centuries of history in the beautiful chateau of Chenonceau. Visit Chartres Cathedral to see its lofty stained glass windows. Admire the contrasting spires and flying buttresses that make it one of the world's finest examples of Gothic architecture.
Day 8 Versailles
  • Discover Versailles Travel to Louis XIV's decadent Palace of Versailles. Tour the immense Hall of Mirrors, the royal apartments and the gardens.
  • LEAP Seize the Château!
  • Journey to Lucerne Board a train to Switzerland and continue to picturesque Lucerne.
Day 9 Lucerne
  • Walking Tour of Lucerne Stroll Kornmarkt and Weinmarkt Squares, and admire the covered bridges,
  • LEAP Swiss Life and Legends
  • Add On: Zurich Visit Zurich, an optional excursion, known as "Downtown Switzerland". The city acts as headquarters for five world banks and countless underground gold bullions. Later, explore the old town (Altstadt) and get a sense of why this city was named number one for best quality of life; stroll through parks and quays, relax by Lake Zurich or shop for products unique to Switzerland.
  • Add On: Swiss Folklore Show Experience a traditional Swiss performance during an evening of entertainment celebrating Swiss folklore, songs and yodels.
Day 10 Neuschwanstein
  • Explore Neuschwanstein Castle Cross the German border to visit mad Bavarian King Ludwig II's castle.
  • Continue to Munich
Day 11 Munich
  • Tour Munich with a Local Guide A local guide brings you to the Olympic Stadium, the Glockenspiel, the palace of Nymphenburg, and the Frauenkirche.
  • Visit Dachau Concentration Camp See one of the first concentration camps established by Nazi Germany.
  • LEAP Bask in Bavarian Arts
Day 12 Salzburg-Munich
  • See Salzburg with a Local Guide An excursion to Mozart's Salzburg for a walking tour of the city that offered the perfect setting for The Sound of Music.
  • Continue to Munich Visit the famous salt mines.
Day 13 Rothenburg-Heidelberg
  • Discover Rothenburg Explore medieval Rothenburg en route to Heidelberg, the country's oldest "college town".
  • Heidelberg Castle Enjoy a walking tour of the city and a visit to Heidelberg castle.
  • LEAP Debate the Great
Day 14 Return Home to the United States
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Students traveling on a WorldStrides Perspectives program have the opportunity to earn three free college credits through our Discovery for Credit program.  Students who receive college credit gain a competitive advantage on college applications, are distinguished as savvy travelers and online learners, and get a jump start on their path to successful completion of higher education.  Students completing applicable coursework receive an official transcript, issued by our university partner, the University of California – San Diego.  Click here for more details.

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