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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Depart from United States
  • Enjoy your overnight flight to France
Day 2 Welcome to France!
  • Arrive in Paris Bonjour! Welcome to Paris, often described as Europe's most beautiful city.
Day 3 Paris
  • Explore Paris with a Local Guide 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, famous for its intricately carved gargoyles.
  • Visit the Louvre Museum Appreciate the artwork in Paris's historic monument and one of the world's largest museums.
  • Tour the Eiffel Tower Tonight, travel to the top of the Eiffel Tower and enjoy breathtaking views of Paris.
Day 4 Versailles
  • Discover the Palace of Versailles Picture the flow of royalty through the vast grounds and gardens of Louis XIV’s Palace of Versailles. Tour the Hall of Mirrors, the royal apartments and the gardens.
  • LEAP Seize the Château!
Day 5 TGV-Biarritz
  • Board High Speed Train to Biarritz Travel south to this glitzy Atlantic resort that lured luminaries like Charlie Chaplin.
  • Explore Biarritz View the spires of St. Martin's church and the Rocher de la Vierge, an impressive rock formation connected to the mainland by a bridge constructed of metal left over from the Eiffel Tower.
Day 6 St.-Jean-De-Luz-Guggenheim
  • Discover St.-Jean-de-Luz Enjoy a morning jaunt to the quaint port of St.-Jean-de-Luz, a charming Aquitaine village just a few minutes from Spain and the Pyrenees.
  • Visit Bilbao's Guggenheim Museum Cross into Spain to view large-scale contemporary art in Bilbao's Guggenheim Museum, constructed from tons of glass and titanium.
  • Continue to Burgos
Day 7 Segovia-El Escorial
  • Journey to Segovia The Roman aqueduct in Segovia and the fairytale Alcázar will fascinate you!
  • Visit El Escorial Discover this historical residence of the King of Spain, Philip II's palace.
  • Explore the Valley of the Fallen See its massive memorial cross honoring those who died in the Spanish Civil War.
  • LEAP El Caudillo's Conquest
  • Add On: Casa Botin Dinner Dine on delicious Spanish cuisine at the oldest restaurant in the world, and a favorite of Ernest Hemingway.
Day 8 Madrid
  • Tour Madrid with a Local Guide Welcome to the Spanish capital. Share your morning with a local guide in the Plaza de España, the Plaza Colón, and at the royal palace.
  • Visit the Reina Sofía Museum Study famous works of art as you tour the renowned Prado and Reina Sofía Museums.
  • LEAP Cocina Española
Day 9 Toledo
  • Discover Toledo with a Local Guide Explore Spain's golden city today, including the Gothic cathedral, the Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca, and the Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes.
  • LEAP Zapateando Tonight, dance with the pros to the Spanish guitar!
Day 10 Return Home to the United States
Three Free College Credits Included with this Program

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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