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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Depart from United States
  • Enjoy your overnight flight to Paris
Day 2 Welcome to France!
  • Arrive in Paris Begin exploring France's answer to the "city that never sleeps."
Day 3 Paris
  • Continue Exploring Paris with a Local Guide Behold famous sights, including the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, the sweeping Champs-Élysées, and Les Invalides. Tour Notre Dame Cathedral.
  • Evening Tour of the Eiffel Tower Tonight, enjoy breathtaking views from atop the Eiffel Tower.
Day 4 Versailles
  • Discover the Palace of Versailles Picture the flow of royalty through Louis XIV's Palace of Versailles. See the Hall of Mirrors, the royal apartments and the gardens.
  • LEAP Seize the Château!
  • Visit the Louvre Museum This afternoon, explore the expanse of the Louvre Museum.
Day 5 Normandy
  • Explore Normandy Journey to the Normandy beaches, battleground of World War II's D-day. Visit the Memorial Museum of the Landing Museum in Arromanches.
  • LEAP Soldiers' Stories
  • Continue to the St. Malo area
Day 6 Mont St. Michel
  • Visit Le Mont St. Michel While on the Breton Coast, stop at Le Mont St. Michel, the monastery on its own private island.Continue to the Loire Valley.
Day 7 Loire Château
  • Discover Loire Château Compare the grace of Chenonceau and the protective battlements of Amboise. Journey through the vineyards of the Loire Valley, and visit an authentic French wine "cave".
  • LEAP Bon Appétit
Day 8 TGV-Geneva
  • Chartres Cathedral En route to Paris, visit the magnificent Gothic cathedral of Chartres.
  • Board High Speed Train to Geneva Speed south to Switzerland on the TGV.
  • Walking Tour of Geneva Take a walking tour of Geneva before continuing to Lausanne.
Day 9 Montreux-Broc-Château Chillon
  • Tour Montreux, Broc and Château Chillon Today, tour the chic mountain resort of Montreux, the chocolate factory of Broc, and Château Chillon, an awe-inspiring eleventh century castle.
  • Add On: Fondue Dinner in Lausanne Learn and experience the traditional Swiss style of fondue dining. Cook or dip your food into a shared pot during this communal dining adventure This upgraded dinner option creates delicious memories!
Day 10 Avignon-Pont Du Gard
  • Visit Avignon Travel to this south-eastern city of France, located on the Rhône river.
  • LEAP Painters' Provence
  • Pont du Gard See this awesome Roman aqueduct!
Day 11 Nîmes
  • Walking Tour of Nîmes Marvel at the Roman buildings of Nîmes: the Maison Carrée ("Square House") and the Roman arena, the best preserved in France.
  • LEAP En Garde!
Day 12 Les Baux
  • Visit Les Baux En route to Nice see the fortress of Les Baux. Enjoy an evening walking tour with your Tour Director.
Day 13 Monaco-Eze
  • Explore Monaco and Eze An excursion to Monaco and Eze, highlights the Palace of Prince Rainier, the Casino de Monte Carlo, and the Cathedrale de Monaco, where actress/princess Grace Kelly is buried. Visit the charming perched village of Eze.
Day 14 Return Home OR Extend Your Trip
  • Depart from France Board your flight home or extend your travels an additional day in Nice.
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