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Capitals of Europe: Rome, Paris, London

12 Days. Unearth the history, art and politics of Europe’s most famous capital cities. Take a cruise on the Thames, meet with a former member of Parliament, and participate in a drama workshop. See the Mona Lisa, tour the Sistine Chapel, and travel through time from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance to today.
Duration

12 days

Availability

Limited Space on June 20th and July 11th Departures

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Traveler Details

Leaders for Capitals of Europe

June 26 to July 7, 2018 – Departs from New York (JFK)

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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 to Rome, Italy.

Rome, Italy

When in 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, politicians, and more.

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 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.

Tuscany, Italy

Farming Traditions

Day 4

Make your way to Tuscany, passing through rolling countryside and stunning views 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. 

Florence, Italy

Renaissance in Florence

Day 5

Welcome 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. Meet with Italian craftsmen who create some of the most revered products in the world, and tonight join a pizza-making class, where you’ll learn the secret to cooking up this Tuscan favorite meal. 

Milan, Italy

Italian Indulgences

Day 6

Arrive in 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. 

Paris, France

Bonjour Paris

Day 7

Enjoy an peer-led orientation tour of Paris with local French students, seeing the world-renowned Champs-Elysées and Arc de Triomphe. Then 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.

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Paris, France

Art in Paris

Day 8

Visit Paris’s famous hillside neighborhood of Montmartre, an area known for its artists. You’ll have the exclusive opportunity to meet with one of these artists, getting an insider’s view of the Parisian art scene. Later, your focus stays on art as you 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.  Tonight, visit the top of the world-famous Eiffel Tower, which was built in 1889 for the World’s Fair.

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London, England

Welcome to London

Day 9

This morning ride a high-speed train through the English Channel tunnel—one of the most impressive engineering accomplishments of recent times—and arrive in London. For centuries London has been one of the world’s most influential cities, and over the next two days you’ll see just how much it has to offer in iconic sights, diverse cultures, museums, music and more.  Tour the very best of London, see iconic landmarks like Tower Bridge, The Houses of Parliament, Piccadilly Circus, and Trafalgar Square.

London, England

Leaders and Landmarks

Day 10

Visit the Tower of London, home to the Crown Jewels and over a thousand years of fascinating history. Afterwards, explore London by boat, cruising past the many world-famous landmarks that line the banks of the River Thames. In the afternoon enjoy an authentic global ambassador experience, as you meet in person with a former Member of British Parliament. Then head over to Buckingham Palace to witness the Changing of the Guard. Tonight, top off this action-packed day with dinner and a show in London’s West End.

London, England

Shakespeare's London

Day 11

Tour the famous Globe Theatre, and join a drama workshop focused on the works of Shakespeare, the most celebrated playwright of all time. After some free time this afternoon, soar high above the city’s skyline on the Coca-Cola London Eye ferris wheel, taking in the incredible panoramic views. 

London, England

Flight Home

Day 12

Depart for home after your voyage of self-discovery in the world’s most iconic capitals.