Day 1 :
Depart from North America
Board an overnight flight to England.
Day 2 :
Arrive in London
- Walking Tour of London:
With your Tour Director, begin your exploration of London, the cosmopolitan capital city.
Day 3 :
- See London with a local guide::
A local guide shows you the neo-Gothic Houses of Parliament, St. Pauls Cathedral, buzzing Trafalgar Square, and lively Piccadilly Circus. Your tour ends with the Changing of the Guard (seasonal).
Day 4 :
Eurostar to Paris
- Board the Train:
Travel via the Eurostar through the Channel Tunnel to Paris.
- Explore Paris:
Behold the sights with a local guide: the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, the sweeping Champs-lyses, and Les Invalides. Your tour ends with a visit to the immense Notre Dame Cathedral, where Napoleon crowned himself emperor.
- Add on: Eiffel Tower Tour:
Tonight, opt to travel to the top of the Eiffel Tower for a birds-eye view of the city.
Day 5 :
Versailles & the Louvre
- Discover the Palace of Versailles:
Picture the flow of royalty through the vast grounds and gardens of the Palace of Versailles, the grand marble creation of Louis XIV. Tour the Hall of Mirrors, the royal apartments and the gardens.
LEAP Activity | Seize the Château!
A lively role-play puts you in the shoes of the monarchy, clergy, nobility, bourgeoisie, or peasantry to explore the issues underlying the French Revolution.
Day 6 :
Paris to Rome
- Fly to Rome:
Board your flight to Rome.
LEAP Activity | Cover the Canvas
Live the artist’s life. Explore line, color, perspective, negative space and form, then paint a masterpiece inspired by the beauty of Paris.
Day 7 :
- Discover Rome:
Discover Rome with a local guide. Listen for the roar of the ancient crowds at the Colosseum, then visit the Roman Forum.
Day 8 :
Continue in Rome
- See Vatican City:
Led by a local guide, visit the Vatican Museum and discover the artistic legacy of Catholicism. Marvel at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel before moving up the broad steps of the world's largest Christian church, St. Peter's Basilica.
LEAP Activity | Caesar’s Gladiators
Discover the ancient secrets of the Roman gladiator games and master the basics of hand-to-hand combat at gladiator school.
Day 9 :
Return Journey to the United States
- Final Farewells...:
Board your flight back to North America.