Day 1 :
Depart from North America
- Flight to Madrid:
Relax and enjoy your scheduled flight from North America.
Day 2 :
Arrive in Madrid
- Welcome to Spain!:
Begin exploring this vibrate city in Spain.
Day 3 :
- Explore Madrid with a Local Guide:
Join a local guide on a walking tour through the Plaza Mayor, the Plaza Colón, Puerta del Sol, and a view of the Royal Palace.
- Visit the Prado Museum:
An impressive selection of Velazquez’s paintings awaits you at the Prado Museum.
- Visit the Reina Sofía Museum:
Next see modern pieces by Dalí and Picasso in the Reina Sofía Museum.
- LEAP Cocina Española:
LEAP Activity | Cocina Española
Create some of Spain’s most popular and iconic dishes and discover firsthand what makes these dishes enduring classics of Spanish cuisine.
Day 4 :
Segovia and El Escorial
- Add on: Segovia and El Escorial:
Opt to visit the amazing roman Aqueduct in Segovia and the fairytale Alcazar. Continue to El Escorial, Philip II’s imposing palace.
- Visit the Alcazar:
Day 5 :
Rouen and Normandy
- Fly to Paris and transfer to Normandy via Rouen:
Day 6 :
Mont St. Michel
- Visit Mont St. Michel:
On the Breton Coast, wonder at Mont St. Michel, a fortified island full of stone labyrinths, sweeping arches, spiraling stairways, and imposing spires.
Day 7 :
Normandy and Paris
- Explore Normandy:
Visit the battleground of WWII’s D-Day and experience Soldiers’ Stories. Tour the American Military Cemetery.
- LEAP Soldiers' Stories:
- Walking tour of St. Malo:
Go on a walking tour of St. Malo.
- Travel to Paris:
Later, travel to Paris.
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 8 :
- Discover the Palace of Versailles:
Picture the flow of royalty through the Palace of Versailles. A tour brings you to the Hall of Mirrors, the royal apartments and the gardens.
- LEAP Seize the Château!:
- Explore Paris with a local guide:
Later, a local guide brings you to the Arc de Triomphe, the majestic Eiffel Tower, the sweeping Champs-Élysées, and Les Invalides. Visit the inside of Notre Dame Cathedral, home to the fictional hunchback.
- Visit the Eiffel Tower:
Tonight, take in the gorgeous views of Paris from the Eiffel Tower.
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 9 :
- Explore the Louvre Museum:
Explore the Louvre, the world's most visited museum.
- Take a walking tour of Montmartre:
Take a walking tour of Montmartre.
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 10 :
Return Home to the United States
- 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.