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Your Adventure, Day by Day

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 On with the Show!
Day 4 Greater London
  • 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 Who Rules?
Day 5 Globe Theatre Workshop & Performance
  • LEAP Shakespeare and the Globe
  • Evening Performance Enjoy an evening performance in a West End theater (if unavailable a play in London will be substituted).
Day 6 Shakespeare's Stratford
  • Stratford-upon-Avon 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 London Finale
  • 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.
Three Free College Credits Included with this Program

Students traveling on a WorldStrides Perspectives program have the opportunity to earn three free college credits through our Discovery for Credit program.  Students who receive college credit gain a competitive advantage on college applications, are distinguished as savvy travelers and online learners, and get a jump start on their path to successful completion of higher education.  Students completing applicable coursework receive an official transcript, issued by our university partner, the University of California – San Diego.  Click here for more details.

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