Day 1 :
Depart from North America
- Flight to London:
Board your overnight flight to England and begin your adventure!
Day 2 :
The Adventure Begins...
- Arrive in London:
Welcome to London, the cosmopolitan capital city.
Day 3 :
Experience the Theater
- Guided Tour of London:
A local guide shows you the neo-Gothic Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, buzzing Trafalgar Square, and lively Piccadilly Circus. Your tour ends with the Changing of the Guard (seasonal).
LEAP Activity | On with the Show!
Put your drama skills to the test. Meet the actors of a theater in London’s West End, learn about, and explore, the core themes of a play before acting out a scene on your own. Afterwards, it’s on with the show as you join the audience for an enjoyable performance.
Day 4 :
- Add on: Stonehenge:
An optional full-day adventure begins at Stonehenge, the mysterious prehistoric monument from 3,000 B.C.
- Add on: Salisbury:
In Salisbury, admire the landmark spire of the Salisbury Cathedral - the tallest in England at 404 feet.
- Add on: Bath:
Then travel to Bath, immortalized by Jane Austen, and tour the Roman baths.
LEAP Activity | Who Rules?
Meet great Britons from history. Debate their merits and contributions to decide who is the greatest of them all!
Day 5 :
Globe Theatre Workshop & Performance
LEAP Activity | Shakespeare and the Globe
Get to know the Bard in his original venue. Sonnets and soliloquies come to life as you gain insight into Shakespeare’s language and characters. Deliver a verse and tour London’s authentically recreated Globe Theatre.
Day 6 :
Visit Stratford-upon-Avon, a small Tudor town and a shrine to Britain's most famous playwright. Visit Shakespeare's birthplace and Anne Hathaway's cottage.
- Royal Shakespeare Company:
This evening, enjoy a performance by the resident Royal Shakespeare Company (if the theater is unavailable, a play in London will be substituted).
Day 7 :
- Tour the Tower:
Explore the Tower of London, which has been at various times a castle, a royal residence, armory, treasury, prison, and a zoo, and is now home to the famous Crown Jewels.
- Behind the National Theatre Scenes:
This afternoon, get a backstage pass to the National Theatre and enjoy a fascinating tour.
Day 8 :
Return Home OR Paris Extension
- Bye, London!:
Board your flight home, or extend your European adventure with a trip to Paris.
Extend your stay | Visit Paris
Discover a new country. Board the Eurostar and travel under the English Channel to Paris! Bonjour! Explore the city of lights, discovering Paris’s major attractions and developing a taste for Parisian life and culture.