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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Depart from North America
  • Flight to Paris Relax and enjoy your scheduled flight from North America.
Day 2 Arrive in Paris
  • Welcome to Paris! Fly through the night to Paris. Welcome to France's answer to the "city that never sleeps".
Day 3 Paris
  • Explore Paris with a local guide From the romantic cafés surrounding the Arc de Triomphe and the sweeping Champs-Élysées to the majestic Eiffel Tower and Les Invalides, join a local guide for a view of the City of Lights. Tour Notre Dame Cathedral, home of the fictional hunchback and dozens of menacing gargoyles.
  • Visit the Louvre Museum Take your time exploring the Louvre Museum.
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!
  • Cruise the Seine River Board a riverboat for a cruise through the City of Lights.
  • Travel to the top of the Eiffel Tower Add a trip up the Eiffel Tower.
Day 5 Giverny
  • Add on: Monet's home in Giverny Opt to visit the beautiful home of Impressionist Claude Monet at Giverny (before April 1 a visit to Van Gogh's last home at Auvers-sur-Oise will be substituted).
  • Add on: LEAP Cover the Canvas Optional activity.
  • Take a walking tour of Montmartre n the evening, enjoy a walking tour of Montmartre with your Tour Director.
Day 6 Chartres-Loire Château
  • Discover the Loire Valley This full-day excursion to the Loire Valley offers an overview of French history from medieval times to the Renaissance. Stop in Chartres Cathedral to see its lofty stained glass windows. Compare the differing styles of two châteaux - the grace of Chenonceau and the extravagance of the château in Amboise.
  • LEAP Bon Appétit!
Day 7 Marais
  • Explore Marais Explore the fascinating Marais quarter on a walking tour. Originally named for its swampy location, this area is full of artists' studios and small restaurants, and boasts the beautiful Place des Vosges.
  • Visit the Musée d'Orsay Spend the afternoon exploring Musée d’Orsay on the bank of the Seine River. The museum is famous for its collection of impressionist art works by painters like Renoir and Monet. It also houses photography, sculptures and furniture dating from 1848-1915.
Day 8 Return Home OR Extend your Stay
  • Flight to the US Our rewarding and enjoyable tour comes to an end as our Tour Director accompanies us to the airport on our final day.
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