Day 1 :
Depart from United States
- Enjoy your overnight flight to France:
Day 2 :
Welcome to France!
- Arrive in Paris:
Bonjour! Welcome to Paris, time to explore!
Day 3 :
- Explore Paris with a Local Guide:
From the romantic cafes surrounding the Arc de Triomphe to the sweeping Champs-lyses, the Eiffel Tower and Les Invalides, join a local guide for a view of the City of Lights. Tour the tremendous Notre Dame Cathedral, home to the fictional hunchback.
- Visit the Louvre Museum:
Smile at the Mona Lisa as you tour Paris's historic monument and one of the world's largest museums.
- Eiffel Tower Tour:
This evening, enjoy breathtaking views from atop the Eiffel Tower.
Day 4 :
- Discover the Palace of Versailles:
Travel to Louis XIV's decadent Palace of Versailles. Tour the immense Hall of Mirrors, the royal apartments and the gardens
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 5 :
- Board High Speed Train to Lausanne:
Speed toward the picturesque city of Lausanne on Lake Geneva in Switzerland. Enjoy a walking tour of the graceful tiered city.
- Continue to Lucerne:
En route to Lucerne, stop in the Swiss capital of Bern.
Day 6 :
- Walking Tour of Lucerne:
Join your Tour Director for a walking tour of the picturesque Swiss town of Lucerne, including the Lion Monument, the Jesuit church, and Kornmarkt and Weinmarkt Squares, as well as many quaint covered bridges and city fortifications.
LEAP Activity | Swiss Life and Legends
Legends of William Tell, the Lion Monument, Swiss independence, and more come to life as you reenact episodes in the history of Switzerland.
Day 7 :
- Explore Neuschwanstein Castle:
Enter a land of fairytale and fantasy during your visit to Neuschwanstein Castle, mad Bavarian King Ludwig II's extravagant castle.
Day 8 :
- Guided Tour of Munich:
A local guide brings you to the Olympic stadium, the Glockenspiel, the brilliant palace of Nymphenburg, and the impressive Frauenkirche. Visit the former concentration camp at Dachau.
LEAP Activity | Bask in Bavarian Arts
Discover the links between traditional dance and Bavarian history. Listen to and learn Bavarian music while participating in ancient folklore storytelling. You’ll also learn (and demonstrate) a variety of traditional dance steps as taught by local experts.
Day 9 :
Return Home OR Extend Your Stay
- Depart from Germany:
Board a flight home or extend your stay with two nights in Prague.
Extend your stay | Visit Prague
Explore the heart of Bohemia—travel to Prague in the Czech Republic and explore this picturesque city full of history, charm, and culture. With a local guide, visit the Golden Lane, Tyn Church, Charles Bridge, the Astronomical Clock, and Hradcany Castle.