Day 1 :
Depart from North America
- Fly overnight to England :
Sit back, relax, and enjoy your flight to London!
Day 2 :
Arrive in London
- Welcome to London!:
Arrive in England and begin your exploration of its cosmopolitan capital city - London.
Day 3 :
Touring classic London
- See London with a local guide:
Join a local guide for an up-close look at the highlights of England's exciting capital city: Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and St. Paul's Cathedral. Your tour ends with the Changing of the Guard (seasonal).
- Explore the Imperial War Museum:
Explore the Imperial War Museum and tour the Cabinet War Rooms, the underground shelter where Churchill and his staff met in 1940 as the bombs rained down on London.
Day 4 :
- Continue to Portsmouth:
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride across the English country side to Normandy.
- Board the ferry to Normandy:
Later, board the ferry to Normandy.
Day 5 :
Mont St. Michel-Normandy
- Visit Mont St. Michel:
Visit Mont St. Michel, a fortified island monastery of looming spires surrounded by quicksand.
- Explore Normandy:
See for yourself the beaches where the Allies landed on D-day in 1944, the event that began the liberation of occupied Europe. Visit the American Military Cemetery.
LEAP Activity | Soldiers’ Stories
Step into the shoes of U.S. servicemen as they land in Normandy on D-Day. Learn about their lives and their experiences to gain personal and historical perspective.
Day 6 :
- Discover the Palace of Versailles:
En route to Paris, visit Louis XIV's decadent Palace of Versailles.
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 Paris with a local guide:
You'll see everything from the romantic cafs surrounding the Arc de Triomphe and the sweeping Champs-lyses to Les Invalides as you join a local guide for a view of the City of Lights. Tour Notre Dame Cathedral, home of the fictional hunchback and dozens of menacing gargoyles. Enjoy a visit to the enormous Louvre. Opt to enjoy breathtaking views from atop the Eiffel Tower.
- Visit the Louvre Museum:
Enjoy a visit to the enormous Louvre.
- Add on: Eiffel Tower Visit:
Opt to enjoy breathtaking views from atop the Eiffel Tower..
Day 8 :
Return Home OR Extend your Stay
- Return 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. Or, opt to extend your stay.
Extend your stay | Extra day in Paris
Don’t end your stay in Paris just yet! Add an extra day to explore this amazing European city. Check out some of the places you loved or explore new locations throughout the city, it’s up to you to decide how to spend your day.