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London and Paris Student Tours

France, United Kingdom
london and paris student tours

London and Paris Student Tours

France, United Kingdom

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Destination: France, United KingdomType: EducationalSubject: Art, History, Literature, Science, College Prep, Social Studies, French, Culinary

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Discover the two most visited cities in European history with London and Paris student travel. Begin you adventures amongst London’s historic sights as you explore Westminster Abbey, Piccadilly Circus, the Tower of London and more. Students will discover the city’s famous culture with trips to the National Gallery and Shakespeare’s Globe Theater. Next, this international educational tour takes students to Paris, where they’ll wander through medieval streets while marveling at architectural feats such as the Notre Dame. Smile back at the Mona Lisa during a guided tour of the Louvre, indulge in the pure decadence of the Palace of Versailles and experience the “je ne sais quoi” that defines the city.

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  • SAMPLE ITINERARY

Day 1

Arrive at the airport and prepare for your overnight international flight.

Overnight flight departs. Enjoy dinner and breakfast en route.

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Day 2

Arrival in London

Collect your bags and meet your private coach and tour director

Tour London on Foot

This millennia-old city comes alive with iconic sights such as Big Ben, the House of Parliament, the bustling Piccadilly Circus and the stunning St. Paul’s Cathedral. Don’t miss Buckingham Palace’s world famous Changing of the Guards.

Enjoy Lunch

Visit the National Gallery

Located in the historic Trafalgar Square, this neoclassical “Temple of the Arts” is home to some of the world’s most famous masterpieces, including Jan van Eyck’s The Arnolfini Portrait, Claude Monet’s The Water Lily Pond and Vincent Van Gogh’s Sunflowers.

Enjoy dinner at local restaurant

Visit the London Eye

Towering above the surrounding South Bank buildings, the world’s largest Ferris wheel attracts 3.5 million yearly visitors with panoramic, awe inspiring views of the city.

Check Into Your Hotel

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Day 3

Breakfast at your hotel

Tour of London on Coach

While wandering down the cobblestone streets between Piccadilly Circus and Covent Garden, a knowledgeable guide will reveal the history of famous theaters and monument-filled squares. Peak into hip eateries and bustling shops.

Enjoy Lunch at a Local Restaurant

Tour of the Tower of London

One of London’s most infamous structures, the tower was founded as part of the Norman Conquest of England during the 9th century and has since served as a royal residence, a prison, an armoury, a treasury and more. A sordid history of tortured prisoners and beheaded queens lives on alongside the wildly impressive collection of crown jewels.

Enjoy dinner at local restaurant

Tour Jack the Ripper’s London (Option to substitute ghost tour)

The gas lit streets of London’s Whitechapel neighborhood set the scene for the world’s most infamous and enigmatic serial killer. Stalking prostitutes as they wandered through the poverty-stricken, largely immigrant area, the murderer brutally sliced his victims throats and mutilated their abdomens. At the locations of the crime, you’ll discover the details surrounding the events.

Overnight London

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Day 4

Enjoy Breakfast Your Hotel

International Studies Learning Center

Tour Globe Theater and Exhibition

Explore an academic reconstruction of Shakespeare’s favorite open-air theatre, the original of which burnt down during a 1613 production of Henry V. Discover exhibitions on the wordsmith and his life in London.

Enjoy Lunch at a Local Restaurant

Free time to explore London

Option to Visit Windsor Castle

Built after the 11th century invasion of William the Conqueror, this royal residence is the world’s largest and oldest inhabited castle. Eclectic architecture ranges from remnants of a medieval fortification to lavish, neoclassical Georgian apartments.

Enjoy dinner at local restaurant

West End Theater

With over 40 venues lining the streets of “Theatreland,” the West End joins Broadway in producing the world’s highest level of commercial theatre. While most of the theatres are from the decadent Victorian and Edwardian eras, the district has hosted productions since the 15th century.

Overnight London

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Day 5

Breakfast at your hotel

Travel to Paris on the Eurostar

This high-speed railway service goes from London to Paris to Brussels. A go-to mode of transportation for international educational tours in Europe

Enjoy Lunch at a Local Restaurant

Tour of Paris on Foot

While wandering down ancient streets from the Île de la Cité to the Latin Quarter, you’ll pass by the city’s most beautiful sights, including the Cathedral of Notre-Dame and the 15th century Pont Neuf. Learn about Celtic tribesmen, medieval kings and enlightened writers.

Visit Notre Dame

Built on the site of an even older Île de la Cité cathedral, the Notre Dame’s flying buttresses, chimera gargoyles and millennia-spanning history have made it one of the most famous cathedrals in the world. Serving as the archdiocese of Paris, its reliquary holds some of Catholicism’s most precious relics, including the Crown of Thorns and a piece from the True Cross.

Enjoy dinner at local restaurant

Overnight Paris

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Day 6

Breakfast at your hotel

Tour of Paris on Bus

Take in that je ne sais quoi of the City of Love while admiring the luxury shops and cafés of the tree-lined Champs-Elysees. A tour guide informs students of the rich history behind icons such as the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and the Opera House.

Enjoy Lunch at a Local Restaurant

Tour Versailles

Built in 1682 when Louis XIV moved from Paris, this baroque pleasure ground was enjoyed by decadent royal families until 1789. Famously inhabited by the opulent, soon-to-be-beheaded Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette, it was violently attacked by hungry and dissatisfied peasant women at the start of the French Revolution.

Enjoy dinner at local restaurant

Enjoy a Cruise down the Seine River

Peacefully flowing through the heart of this historic city, the River Seine takes you past hotspots such as the Eiffel Tower, the Grand Palais, the Louvre and the Cathedral of Notre Dame.

Overnight Paris

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Day 7

Breakfast at your hotel

Tour the Louvre Museum

Here at the most visited museum in the world, you’ll see famous masterpieces such as Venus de Milo, Liberty Leading the People and, of course, The Mona Lisa. Housed in a historical palace and a Glass Pyramid, the 35,000 piece collection ranges from prehistoric treasures to 21st century works.

Free time to explore Paris

Enjoy dinner at local restaurant

Ascend the Eiffel Tower

Now a Parisian icon, Gustave Eiffel’s art nouveau tower was once a temporary exhibit for the 1889 World Fair. Although early critics called it “useless and monstrous,” its world-wide acclaimed assured permanence. While ascending the 320 meters of latticed iron, you’ll enjoy sweeping views of Paris’s ritzy 16th arrondissement.

Enjoy Lunch at a Local Restaurant

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Day 8

Breakfast at your hotel

Transfer to Airport

Arrive home

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