Day 1 :
Depart from North America
- Fly to England:
Enjoy your overnight flight to London.
Day 2 :
Arrive in London
Travel to 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 Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, Nelson's Column, and lively Piccadilly Circus and the Changing of the Guard (seasonal) at Buckingham Palace.
- Covent Garden:
This evening enjoy dinner and a walking tour of the Covent Garden.
Day 4 :
Eurostar to Paris
- Board the Eurostar to Paris:
Take the Eurostar through the Channel Tunnel to Paris - the City of Lights!
- Explore Paris with a local guide::
From the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the sweeping Champs-lyses to the majestic Eiffel Tower and Napoleon's gold-domed Les Invalides, join a local guide for an up-close view of this vibrant capital.
- Add on: Eiffel Tower Visit:
Tonight, opt to enjoy breathtaking views from atop the Eiffel Tower.
Day 5 :
- Explore the Louvre Museum:
A visit to the Louvre is included. Don't miss the opportunity to see Da Vinci's Mona Lisa and marvel at the Venus de Milo.
- Sacre Coeur:
This evening, enjoy a walking tour of Sacre Coeur.
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 6 :
- Discover the Palace of Versailles:
Travel to Louis XIV's decadent Palace of Versailles. Tour the immense Hall of Mirrors, the royal apartments, and then join the mob and Seize the Chteau!
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 Venice with a local guide::
Discover the beauty of Venice as a local guide brings you to each colorful corner, from the opulent gold mosaics of St. Mark's Cathedral to the green waters of the Grand Canal. Stand in the Doge's Palace, with its Gothic facades of white Italian stone and pink Verona marble, and view the Bridge of Sighs.
Day 8 :
- Visit Murano:
Visit the town of Murano to see its intricate glassworks. Tour a glass museum and factory!
LEAP Activity | Behind the Carnival Mask
Create a Venetian mask inspired by the Italian Carnival, the Commedia dell’Arte—or by your imagination! Learn the meaning of the mask and its historical significance, then decorate yours using professional techniques.
Day 9 :
Return Home to the United States
- Final Farewells...:
Our rewarding and enjoyable tour comes to an end as our Tour Director accompanies us to the airport on our final day.