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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, time to explore!
Day 3 Paris
  • Explore Paris with a Local Guide From the romantic cafes surrounding the Arc de Triomphe to the sweeping Champs-Élysées, 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 Versailles
  • 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 Seize the Château!
  • Walking Tour of Montmartre This evening, go for a walking tour of Montmartre, a large hill in Paris's 18th arrondissement.
Day 5 TGV-Lausanne
  • 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 Lucerne
  • 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 Swiss Life and Legends
  • Add On: Swiss Folklore Show Experience a traditional Swiss performance during an evening of entertainment celebrating Swiss folklore, songs and yodels.
Day 7 Neuschwanstein
  • 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 Munich
  • 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 Bask in Bavarian Arts!
Day 9 Return Home OR Extend Your Stay
  • Depart from Germany Board a flight home or extend your stay with two nights in Prague.
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