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London, Paris, and Rome Student Tours

Italy, France, United Kingdom
International Student Tours

London, Paris, and Rome Student Tours

Italy, France, United Kingdom

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

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Discover why these three ancient metropolises are the most visited, talked about and adored cities in Europe. This international educational tour begins in London, where students explore the buildings of medieval royalty and cultural highlights such as the National Gallery. In Paris, students will discover the “International Capitol of Style” with visits to the Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. Rome introduces student travellers to the ruins of ancient Rome and the art and architecture of the Rennaisance. With stops at such historically and culturally rich cities, this is one of our most popular international trips for high school and middle school students.

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Highlights

  • Tour the Tower of London
  • Ascend the Eiffel Tower
  • Tour Versailles
  • Tour the Roman Forum and the Colosseum
  • SAMPLE ITINERARY

Day 1

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

Overnight flight departs. Enjoy dinner and breakfast en route.

students at white house

Day 2

Arrival in London

Tour London on Foot

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. Peek into hip eateries and bustling shops.

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

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

Buckingham Palace’s world famous Changing of the Guards.

Day 3

Breakfast at your hotel

Tour London on Coach

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.

Tour 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 armory, 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

Watch a Performance at West End Theatre

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 Victorian and Edwardian eras, the district has hosted productions since the 15th century.

Overnight London

tower of london

Day 4

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.

Tour 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 the 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

Ascend the Eiffel Tower

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.

Overnight Paris

students at eifel tower

Day 5

Breakfast at your hotel

Tour Paris on Coach

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.

Tour Versailles

Built in 1682 when Louis XIV moved from Paris, this baroque pleasure ground was inhabited 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 River Seine

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

versialles

Day 6

Breakfast at your hotel

Visit the Louvre Museum

Here at the most visited museum in the world, you’ll see 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.

Overnight train to Rome (Dinner on own on the train)

Overnight Train

students at louvre museum

Day 7

Breakfast at your hotel

Tour Rome on Foot

With sights spanning the history of Western civilization, the eternal city begs you to wander through its medieval streets as a guide informs students of Baroque masterpieces such as the Trevi Fountain and ancient feats such as the Pantheon. Historic sites such as the Spanish Steps and the Piazzo Navona mix effortlessly with modern establishments.

Enjoy dinner at local restaurant

Overnight Rome

Students in rome

Day 8

Breakfast at your hotel

Tour the Roman Forum

At the center of ancient Rome, a collection of grandiose, marble-clad buildings surrounded a bustling square where elections, public speeches, criminal hearings and gladiator matches took place. Discover the ruins of royal residences and temples built in the 7th and 8th centuries B.C

Tour the Colosseum

A millennia old symbol of imperial Rome, the world’s largest and most recognizable amphitheater was built under the rule of Emperor Vespasian in 70 AD. In ancient times, this engineering feat held between 50,000 and 80,000 spectators during gladiatorial contests, classical dramatic performances and executions.

Tour the Vatican Museums

Established by Pope Julius II in the 16th century, this astonishing collection of art and artifacts represents the accumulations the Catholic Church. The 54 stunning galleries are home to Classical sculptures, Renaissance paintings, ancient sarcophagi and lavish mosaics. Located within Vatican City, the museums include the Sistine Chapel.

Tour St. Peter’s Basilica

Often considered the greatest building of the Renaissance era, this intricately designed Vatican City church is one of the largest in the world. The impressive creation of Donato Bramante and Michelangelo, the church’s dome dominates Rome’s skyline and uses natural light to create a divine feel.

Tour the Sistine Chapel

A splendid example of the Catholic Church’s patronage of the arts, this Vatican City chapel was built in the 15th century under Pope Sixtus IV. While biblical frescoes were created by Renaissance painters such as Botticelli, Perugino and Pinturicchio, the structure’s most stunning pieces didn’t come until Michelangelo painted Genesis and The Last Judgment under Pope Julius II.

Enjoy dinner at local restaurant

Overnight Rome

roman Colosseum

Day 9

Breakfast at your hotel

Transfer to Airport

Arrive home

students in airport

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