Day 1 :
Depart from North America
- Depart from North America:
Fly through the night to Europe.
Day 2 :
Arrive in Barcelona
- Welcome to Barcelona!:
Arrive in the Barcelona and begin exploring.
Day 3 :
- Discover Barcelona with a local guide:
A local guide introduces you to Barcelona: the Olympic Stadium, the Barri Gòtic, Gaudí's unfinished Sagrada Família, his Casa Milà and his Park Güell.
Day 4 :
- Explore Carcassonne:
Cross into France and visit the huge medieval fortified town of Carcassonne.
Day 5 :
Nîmes-Pont du Gard and Cote D'Azur
- Take a walking tour of Nîmes:
Explore Nîmes, including the Maison Carrée, as well as the Nîmes Arena, an ancient Roman amphitheatre that was converted to a bullring in the 19th century. See the Pont du Gard.
- LEAP Painters' Provence:
- Continue to the Cote D’Azur:
Enjoy your ride to Cote D'Azur.
LEAP Activity | Painters’ Provence
Make a sales pitch for a masterpiece by Cezanne, Monet, or another artist whose works highlight Provencal landscapes. Understand the impact that the light and landscape had on these artists.
Day 6 :
- Explore Monaco:
Visit the tiny principality of Monaco, playground of the ultrarich. See Prince Rainier's palace and the famous casino.
Day 7 :
- Travel to Italy:
Leave France and cross into Italy.
- LEAP Great Renaissance Debate:
- Explore Pisa:
See the incredible Leaning Tower of Pisa and explore the Baptistry.
- Continue to Florence
Enjoy the quick ride across the Tuscan landscape.
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 8 :
- See Florence with a local guide:
Florence is home to some of the most astounding pieces of art in the world. Join a local guide for a sightseeing tour of "the Cradle of the Renaissance". See the Duomo, Ghiberti's bronze Baptistry doors, and the Church of Santa Croce. In the Accademia, see Michelangelo's David.
- Continue to Rome:
Continue to the Italian capital, Rome.
- Enjoy an evening walking tour:
Enjoy an evening walking tour of the Piazza Navona and the Trevi Fountain.
Day 9 :
Vatican and Ancient Rome
- See Vatican City with a local guide:
With a local guide, discover the artistic legacy of Catholicism in the Vatican City. View the famous works of religious art in the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica, the world's largest Christian church.
- Discover Rome with a local guide:
Walk in the footsteps of ancient Romans at the Colosseum, the Arch of Constantine, the Pantheon, and the Forum.
Day 10 :
Return Home OR Extend your Stay
- Depart 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. 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.