Day 1 :
Depart from United States
- Enjoy your overnight flight to England:
Day 2 :
Welcome to England!
- Arrive in London:
Begin your exploration of this cosmopolitan capital city.
Day 3 :
- Guided Tour of London:
A local guide brings you to the city's highlights: Big Ben, the neo-Gothic Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, buzzing Trafalgar Square with Nelson's Column, and lively Piccadilly Circus.
- Changing of the Guard:
End your tour at the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace (seasonal).
Day 4 :
- Board the Eurostar to Paris:
Travel at high speed through the Channel Tunnel to Paris.
- Explore Paris with a Local Guide:
Behold the sights with a local guide: the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, the sweeping Champs-lyses, and Les Invalides. Admire the Gothic splendor of Notre Dame Cathedral.
Day 5 :
- Visit the Louvre Museum:
Smile at the Mona Lisa as you tour Paris's historic monument and one of the world's largest museums.
- Add On: 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.
- Walking Tour of Montmarte:
This evening, enjoy a walking tour of Sacre Coeur and the artist's quarter of Montmartre, recognizable in many of Toulouse-Lautrec's posters.
Day 6 :
- Travel to Versailles:
Tour the immense Hall of Mirrors, the royal apartments and the gardens of the decadent Palace of Versailles.
- Eiffel Tower Tour:
Tonight, head to the top of the Eiffel Tower for panoramic views of the City of Lights by sunset.
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 7 :
- Explore Bruges:
Reflect on the appalling losses of the First World War, travelling through "Flanders Fields" to the medieval city of Bruges in Belgium.
- Continue to the Netherlands:
Travel to Amsterdam, the largest city in the Netherlands.
Day 8 :
- Discover Amsterdam:
A pulsating city of culture and nightlife, Amsterdam touts a brilliant combination of modern marvels and historical flavor and boasts more canals than Venice. Visit Anne Frank's house. Later, explore the colorful Van Gogh Museum.
- Add On: Canal Bike Tour:
Pedal through the canals of Amsterdam while learning all about this vibrant city on a guided tour. Explore Amsterdam by water on these wonderful canal bikes (pedal boats)!
Day 9 :
Return Home to the United States