Day 1 :
Depart from North America
- Flight to Paris:
Sit back, relax, and enjoy your flight to Paris!
Day 2 :
Arrive in Paris
- Welcome to Paris:
Begin exploring the bustling capital of France.
Day 3 :
- Explore Paris with a local guide:
A local guide shows you the Arc de Triomphe, the majestic Eiffel Tower, the Champs-lyses, and Les Invalides. Admire the Gothic splendor of Notre Dame Cathedral.
- Visit the Louvre Museum:
Enjoy a visit to the enormous Louvre Museum to smile at Da Vinci's Mona Lisa.
- Add on: Eiffel Tower Visit:
his evening, opt to enjoy breathtaking views from atop the Eiffel Tower.
Day 4 :
- Board the TGV to NICE:
Speed to the Riviera on the TGV.
- Explore Nice with your Tour Director:
Sightseeing with your Tour Director includes the palm-lined Promenade des Anglais and Cimiez, where Matisse is buried.
Day 5 :
- Explore Monaco:
Monaco's 370 acres pack in plenty of grandeur. Sights include the palace of Prince Rainier, the Casino de Monte Carlo, and the Cathedrale de Monaco, where actress/princess Grace Kelly is buried.
- Visit Eze:
Take in scenic views of the blue Mediterranean from this charming hilltop village. Explore the cobblestone streets and vibrate colors and culture of the town.
Day 6 :
- Visit Pisa:
Witness the most famous battle between architecture and Mother Nature, the Leaning Tower of Pisa. With a 13-foot discrepancy between top and bottom, the tower has been shifting in the soil since its initiation in 1173.
LEAP Activity | Great Renaissance Debate
Greet six renaissance giants including Giotto, Galileo, and Isabella d’Este, and debate who made the greatest impact on civilization.
Day 7 :
- See Florence with a local guide:
A museum of architectural splendor itself, Florence is home to some of the most astounding pieces of art in the world. Join a local guide to experience "the Cradle of the Renaissance" up close. See the immense size and beauty of the Duomo, the magnificence of Ghiberti's Baptistry doors, and the tiny shops on the Ponte Vecchio. A visit inside the Accademia includes Michelangelo's David. Tonight, tempt friends with Cucina Fiorentina.
LEAP Activity | Cucina Fiorentina
Cook up a three-course traditional meal with a local chef using fresh local produce. Get a taste of Tuscan life and zesty flavors! Mangia!
Day 8 :
- Explore Assisi:
Travel through Tuscany to Assisi. Visit the beautiful Basilica of St. Francis and study Giotto's 28 stunning frescoes that depict the saint's life.
- Continue to Rome:
- Enjoy a walking tour:
Continue to Rome for a walking tour to the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain, still fed by water from a first-century Roman aqueduct.
Day 9 :
- See Vatican City with a local guide:
This morning, visit the Vatican with a local guide. Marvel at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel before moving up the broad steps of the world's largest Christian church, St. Peter's Basilica.
- Discover the Colosseum:
Explore this marvel in the heart of Rome.
- Explore the Roman Forum:
Take in the center of ancient Rome and discover the ruins.
Day 10 :
Return Home OR Extend your Stay
- Flight to 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 stay longer.
Extend your stay | Extra days in Rome
Extend your visit to Italy by adding extra days to explore the Eternal City. Travel to Rome to explore and learn about the city’s rich history.