Day 1 :
Day 2 :
- Arrive in Venice, Italy:
Meet your tour director and check into hotel
Day 3 :
- Tour Venice:
Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of the Bridge of Sighs, Doge's Palace, Grand Canal, and St. Mark's Cathedral.
Day 4 :
- Travel to Florence:
Arrive in Florence and take a guided sightseeing tour with whisper headsets of Accademia, the Baptistery Doors, Chiesa di Santa Croce, Duomo, and Ponte Vecchio.
LEAP Activity | Cucina Fiorentina
Cook up a three-course traditional meal with a local chef using fresh local produce. Get a taste of Tuscan life and zesty flavors! Mangia!
Day 5 :
- Optional Siena and San Gimignano full-day excursion:
Travel through the Tuscan countryside to Siena with its beautiful center and romanesque cathedral. Travelers from all over the world come here to attend the Palio di Siena, a horse race that circles around the Piazza del Campo. Visit the medieval walled town, San Gimignano, famous for its well-preserved towers which have become the town's symbol and can be seen from miles away.
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 6 :
- Tour Nice:
Enjoy a director-led sightseeing tour of Nice. The Côte d'Azur's largest city spills down the hillsides to pebble beaches that line the shore. Your Tour Director will show you around the narrow pedestrian streets and tiny squares of "Le Vieux Nice" (Old Town), which is sprinkled with old palaces and mansions. Stroll down the Promenade des Anglais, which runs parallel to the water. Backed by Nice's grand hotels, the Promenade was built in the 19th century for the British who flocked here en masse.
- Cinque Terre excursion:
Travel to Côte d’Azur via Cinque Terre
Day 7 :
- Monaco & Èze:
Enjoy a director-led sightseeing tour of the Monaco Cathedral, Monte Carlo Casino, and Prince’s Palace.
Day 8 :
- Tour Paris:
Travel to Paris on the TGV (Europe’s fastest train) and then take a guided sightseeing tour of some of Paris' famous landmarks, such as the Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Élysées, Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, and Notre Dame Cathedral.
- Optional Seine Cruise and Eiffel Tower ascent:
Cruise the scenic Seine River before taking in breathtaking views of Paris from atop of the Eiffel Tower.
Day 9 :
- Visit the Louvre:
The world's largest art museum, the Louvre is housed in a Medieval fortress-turned-castle so grand it's worth a tour itself. You walk through the 71-foot glass pyramid designed by I.M. Pei and added in 1989, and step into another world--one with carved ceilings, deep-set windows, and so many architectural details you could spend a week just admiring the rooms. The Mona Lisa is here, as well as the Venus de Milo and Winged Victory (the headless statue, circa 200 BC, discovered at Samothrace). The Louvre has seven different departments of paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures and antiquities. Don't miss the Egyptian collection, complete with creepy sarcophagi, or the collection of Greek ceramics, one of the largest in the world. (Please note the Louvre is closed on Tuesdays.)
- LEAP Cover the Canvas:
LEAP Activity | Cover the Canvas
Live the artist life. Explore line, color, perspective, negative space and form, then paint a masterpiece inspired by the beauty of Paris.
Day 10 :