Bring the pages of a history book to life when you travel back in time in Europe. Train as an honorary knight, walk along the beaches of Normandy, see Shakespeare’s birthplace, and go underground to see secret World War II hideaways. During this 14-day adventure, you’ll also see Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower, spend a day in Disneyland Paris, and take a ride on the world’s largest Ferris wheel! See the world with a newfound perspective after experiencing these fun cultural activities that will inspire your imagination and help you understand your place in history.
Meet your fellow travelers and board your flight to Europe.
After meeting your delegation manager, visit the John F. Kennedy Memorial at Runnymede. Pay your respects and learn more about the Magna Carta—the basis for England’s constitution—signed here in 1215.
Explore the fascinating British Museum to learn more about the arts, natural history, and science. See the Elgin Marbles—stone friezes that once decorated the sides of the Parthenon building— and discover the secrets of the Egyptian mummy.
Soar 443 feet above London on the world’s largest Ferris wheel—the London Eye.
Go backstage during a theatre workshop introducing you to English drama. Learn Shakespearian acting techniques and performance skills in a fun, friendly, and confidence-inspiring environment.
Enjoy a medieval Banquet lunch—together with “Henry VIII.”
Explore the Tower of London and learn about the scary torture devices used on prisoners more than 400 years ago. Look for the ravens that are said to haunt the tower, and meet the Beefeaters who protect the tower and its treasures.
Cruise the River Thames to see many of the city's famous sights.
Meet with a representative of Parliament to understand British politics. Ask questions of this government official and learn more about how this country’s government works.
Go behind-the-scenes to visit the Cabinet War Rooms—secret underground headquarters during World War II. Learn more about Sir Winston Churchill and his important wartime decisions.
Stroll through Covent Garden—if time allows—to visit fun shops and see the talented street entertainers throughout the Piazza.
Finish your busy day on by going to a fun West End theater show—London’s Broadway. Past shows have included Wicked, Lord of the Rings, and Mamma Mia.
Discover London with help from a knowledgeable Blue Badge Guide.
Visit Buckingham Palace to see the colorful, musical Changing of the Guard ceremony.
Go back in time to train as an honorary soldier in a special medieval encampment where you will learn sword fighting, bill drill training, and other pre-battle rituals.
Round out the evening with a spectacular sight: the firing of the world's largest trebuchet—also known as a catapult!
Explore the magnificent, medieval castle at Warwick. See the dark and gloomy dungeon, the gruesome torture chamber, and a display of ancient weaponry.
Next, walk through the cobblestone streets of Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon. Learn more about the life and times of this world-famous writer.
Challenge yourself and build confidence during some fun and exciting outdoor adventure challenges.
Visit the beautiful city of Bath, home to Britain's only natural hot springs. Warm waters flow at this hot springs discovered in 860 B.C.
Discover the city of Oxford, home to England's oldest university—founded in 1167. Learn more about the architecture of Oxford's many colleges, and look up to see a skyline of spires.
Try your hand at punting—propelling a flat-bottom boat with a pole along the River Cherwell. Drift quietly through Christ Church meadows, where Lewis Carroll wrote Alice Through The Looking Glass, as you float along.
Explore the mysterious, prehistoric site of Stonehenge, dating back to 3,000 B.C. Scientists and archaeologists alike remain unsure how people of that time moved these huge slabs of stone to construct this incredible monument.
Journey on to Portsmouth where you’ll board an overnight ferry across the English Channel to France.
Deepen your understanding of World War II today. Begin at Le Mémorial de Caen Museum, highlighting the effects and losses suffered during D-Day—but also aimed at achieving a peaceful future.
Learn more about the French Resistance during World War II from a presentation titled: “Resisting the Nazis.”
Hold World War II-era equipment: a submachine gun, grenades, and a radio. Browse through a newspaper from World War II, and inspect fake identification.
Walk the beaches of Normandy and honor the fallen at the Normandy American Cemetery. Be moved when you see the last resting place of 9,386 young soldiers who were killed in 1944 during the Battle of Normandy—an important battle leading to the liberation of France.
Today you will enjoy a petit French lesson. Très bien, non?
Next, it will be time to visit one of the most luxurious palaces in the world—Chateau de Versailles. Explore the Hall of Mirrors and stand in the very same place where the treaty ending World War I was signed. Did you know that the palace has 700 rooms, 2,000 windows, 1,250 fireplaces, and 67 staircases? Wow!
Enjoy a guided tour of one of the world’s most-loved cities—Paris. See famous landmarks such as the Champs-Elysées —described as one of the world’s most beautiful avenues. See the Arc de Triomphe, the world's first organized roundabout and Napoleon's monument to the armies and himself. And of course, you’ll have the chance to snap a picture in front of the Iron Lady of Paris—the Eiffel Tower.
You’ll also get to take two elevators to the top! See Paris from 900 feet above and admire dazzling views of city streets from the top of the Eiffel Tower.
In the heart of Paris, see the Notre Dame Cathedral. Construction of this fantastic building began in 1163 and took two centuries to complete!
Explore a museum so large it would take at least three weeks to see all the wonderful treasures inside—The Louvre. Take a guided tour to see the most famous parts of the museum and come face to face with Leonardo's masterpiece, Mona Lisa.
Learn from a local artist during an art workshop in the Montmartre area. Make your own masterpiece in this unique setting—once home to artists such as Pablo Picasso and Vincent van Gogh.
Climb the steps to reach the second-highest point in Paris, Basilique du Sacre Coeur, and take in a stunning view of the city.
Get ready for a full day of adventure and fun at Disneyland Paris! Enjoy the surprising European feel of this fun theme park.
Enjoy some time to reflect on your last evening in Paris.
Depart from Paris for the United States
Note: Highlights featured represent past programs. Your program may differ slightly in some areas due to scheduling conflicts, unforeseen changes, and the arrival of new opportunities. Your program's schedule of activities will be provided as confirmed, closer to actual travel.
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|12 hours of pre-travel preparation||Yes|
|People to People Ambassador Programs travel shirt||Yes|
|International airline surcharge||No|
|Taxes and gratuities||Yes|
|Three meals per day||Yes|
|Safety & Insurance|
|On-site 24 hour delegation manager||Yes|
|Supervision (average leader/student ratio 1/10)||Yes|
|24-hour response team||Yes|
|Travel Protection Plan & Cancel For Any Reason Benefit Upgrade:
Available as optional purchases for your program
|One elective high school semester credit||No|
|College credit (Eastern Washington University)||No|
|10 service-learning hours||Yes|
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