Day 1 :
Depart from United States
- Enjoy your overnight flight to France:
Day 2 :
Welcome to France!
- Arrive in Paris:
Begin exploring France's answer to the "city that never sleeps."
Day 3 :
- Experience Parisian Culture with a Local Guide:
Surround yourself with Parisian culture when a local guide shows you the Arc de Triomphe, the majestic Eiffel Tower, the sweeping Champs-lyses, and the gold-domed Les Invalides. Tour Notre Dame Cathedral and see its flying buttresses and intricately carved gargoyles. Marvel at the many masterpieces in the Louvre Museum.
This evening, enjoy a walking tour of Sacre Coeur and the artists' quarter of Montmartre, recognizable in many of Toulouse-Lautrec's posters.
Day 4 :
- Travel to Louis XIV's Palace of Versailles:
Tour the immense Hall of Mirrors, the royal apartments and the gardens.
- Add On: Eiffel Tower Dinner:
What a memorable meal! Enjoy an authentic Parisian dinner at the top of the Eiffel Tower. Dine on delicious cuisine and take in the views of this amazing city.
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 Geneva:
Take a walking tour of this Swiss city.
- Continue to Lausanne:
Day 6 :
Broc-Château De Chillon-Montreux
- Tour the Resort Towns:
Travel around placid Lake Geneva to the resort towns of Montreux and Broc, famous for its chocolate factory.
- Visit Chillon Castle:
Inside Chillon Castle, peek at the elaborate bedrooms, some of which were used as torture chambers in the 17th century.
- Enjoy a Fondue Dinner in Lausanne:
Day 7 :
- Explore Chamonix:
En route to Nice, stop in Chamonix, near mammoth glaciers. Gaze up at the highest peak in Europe - Mont Blanc (15,863 feet).
- Walking Tour of Nice:
In the evening, explore old town Vieux Nice.
Day 8 :
St. Paul de Vence
- St. Paul de Vence Excursion:
Visit one of the oldest medieval towns on the French Riviera.
Day 9 :
Return Home OR Extend Your Trip
- Depart from France:
Board your flight home or extend your travels an additional day in Nice.
Extend your stay | Extra day in Nice
Extend your stay to spend an additional day in Nice. Explore the city even further–discovering museums, enjoying local cuisine, finishing last minute shopping, or relaxing on the beautiful Mediterranean beaches.