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Spring Break: Rome, Tuscany, Paris

Program Highlights:
- Meet a former member of the Swiss Guard in Vatican City.
- Visit a working farm in Tuscany and enjoy dinner with locals.
- Meet French students for a student-led sightseeing tour of Paris.
- Meet with a Parisian artist and take an art class.
- Visit Versailles and enjoy a picnic in the gardens.

Duration

10 days

Availability

Call 844-359-2020 for more info

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Traveler Details

Duration in days

12

Program Details

Day to Day

Depart, USA

Depart USA

Day 1

Your adventure begins. Meet up with your delegation and board your overnight flight across the Atlantic.

Rome, Italy

Highlights of Rome

Day 2

Arrive into Rome and meet your local Delegation Manager. Rome is one of the most significant cities in the long history of Western civilization. On a tour of the ancient Colosseum and Roman Forum—both UNESCO World Heritage Sites—feel the ancient buzz of daily life that unfolded here for gladiators, spectators, merchants, and politicians. Tonight, join your Welcome Dinner.

Rome, Italy

Vatican City

Day 3

Visit Vatican City, the center of the Catholic Church and the world’s smallest country. On your exclusive tour led by a professional guide, visit the Vatican Museums, see the famous ceiling frescos of the Sistine Chapel, and walk through St. Peter’s Basilica. You’ll even meet with a former member of the Swiss Guard, hearing his tales of guarding the Pope and learning what it takes to join one of the oldest military units in the world. Later, take a guided walking tour of Rome, where you’ll see iconic sights like the Pantheon, Spanish Steps, and Trevi Fountain.

Florence, Italy

Italian Renaissance

Day 4

Travel to Florence, a living museum of art, architecture and history, and experience the city first-hand on an expert-led guided tour. Visit the Accademia Gallery, where you’ll see Michelangelo’s famous statue David among the impressive collection of Renaissance art. Then see the towering Duomo and the bronze doors to the Baptistery. Tonight, join a pizza-making class, where you’ll learn the secrets to cooking up an authentic Tuscan pizza.   

Florence, Italy

Italian Countryside

Day 5

Make your way through the rolling countryside of Tuscany before arriving at a contemporary working farm. Learn how to identify and prepare local produce, and then try out a variety of delicacies during a traditional Italian lunch. With the help of local experts, try your hand at a number of intricate farming techniques, many of which date back centuries.  Spend the evening in the countryside and enjoy a Tuscan dinner with your local hosts. 

Overnight Train

Milan to Paris

Day 6

Travel to Milan, one of the fashion centers of the world. Start your day with a rooftop tour of the city’s breathtaking cathedral, and learn about its storied history. Then discover the art and history on display at some of the city’s most celebrated museums and galleries, and enjoy time for shopping and a classic Italian lunch. Board an overnight train to Paris. 

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Paris, France

Montemarte

Day 7

Arrive in Paris, The City of Lights. Visit the famous hillside neighborhood of Montmartre, an area known for its artists. You’ll have the exclusive opportunity to meet with one of these artists, take an interactive art class and get an insider’s view of the Parisian art scene.

Paris, France

Highlights of Paris

Day 8

Meet local French students for a peer-led walking tour of Paris–this is a special and unique opportunity for you to get a glimpse of what it’s like to be a teenager living in Paris. You’ll visit some of the most iconic sights of Paris, including Notre Dame Cathedral, Arc de Triomphe and Champs Elysees. Visit the top of the world-famous Eiffel Tower, which was built in 1889 for the World’s Fair, and take in some of the best views of Paris at night.

Paris, France

Versailles

Day 9

Today, take a trip out to the extravagant Palace of Versailles, where French royalty lived their over-the-top lifestyle until the French Revolution. Learn the amazing history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, as you walk through the royal apartments, see the famous Hall of Mirrors, and stroll the gardens outside. Later, visit one of the world’s most famous museums: the Louvre. The museum was once a palace, and today it’s filled with a huge collection of priceless works of art, including the one and only Mona Lisa.

Paris, France

Departure Day

Day 10

As your journey ends, head to the airport in Paris for your return flight to the US.