France-Spain-Italy- Arts, Culture & History Tour

Starting Price $3400 per person
Trip Duration 11 Days
Availibility All Year
Activity Level Medium level of fitness
Highlights

France Highlights

  • Tour of Paris to include, Ile de la Cité, Notre Dame Cathedral, Ile St. Louis, the Latin Quarter
  • Boat Cruise on the Seine River
  • Painting lesson & workshop
  • Visit the Bohemian area of Montmartre
  • Climb the Eiffel Tower
  • Visit the Louvre
  • Stroll the Avenue des Champs Élysées
  • Visit Place de la Concorde

Spain Highlights

  • Explore the gothic quarter of Barcelona
  • Barcelona’s Boqueria food market
  • Visit the famed district of Las Ramblas
  • Visit Sagrada Família, a massive piece of architectural wonder
  • Visit Park Guell and see its amazing stone structures, stunning tiling and fascinating buildings
  • Enjoy a hands-on Tapas cooking class
  • Traditional Flamenco dance lesson

Italy Highlights

  • Go inside The Academia and see the original Michelangelo painting
  • Visit the Uffizi Gallery
  • See the Vatican
  • Visit the Sistine Chapel
  • Tour the Colliseum
What To Expect

Spain mixes the luxury of Europe with the exoticism of a farther off land. Feel the weight of thousands of years of history below every cobblestone footstep in Italy. And in many ways, France sets the cultural standard for exquisite taste: from culinary innovation to fashion, from history to high art. How can you go wrong?!

Educational Benefits

The history, the food, the culture, the art; these countries have it all for everyone to enjoy.

Customization

Student trip itineraries are completely customizable for your group, desires, and needs.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 - Travel to Paris

Fly overnight to Paris, France.

Day 2 - Bienvenue à Paris

Guided tour of Paris, including: Latin Quarter, Ile de Cité, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Explore the bohemian neighborhood of Montmartre, historically home to the studios of famous artists. Evening boat cruise on the Seine River!

Day 3 - Explore Paris

Tour the Louvre museum. Hone our art skills with an interactive painting workshop! Explore La Jardin des Tuileries, stroll the Avenue des Champs Élysées, and visit Place de la Concorde. Ascend the Eiffel Tower and in the evening, take a French cooking class and dinner.

Day 4 - TRAVEL TO BARCELONA

Travel to Barcelona, with time for stops and breaks along the way. Enjoy the picturesque drive south through France and into Spain. Overnight in Barcelona.

Day 5 - BARCELONA

Explore the famous Picasso Museum. Head to the city’s vast Boqueria food market for lunch. Enjoy Barcelona’s famous La Rambla strip. Evening dinner and traditional Flamenco show.

Day 6 - Barcelona

Guided tour of Barcelona, including visits to Sagrada Familia & Park Guell. Enjoy a hands on Spanish cooking class. Watch the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc music & light show.

Day 7 - TRAVEL TO FRENCH RIVIERA

Depart to the French Riviera, lunch en route. Visit the Prince’s Palace of Monaco, the Prince’s Palace of Monaco, & Musée Océanographique. Dinner & exploration in Nice this evening.

Day 8 - Florence

Transfer to Florence, Italy. Explore the Uffizi Gallery. Visit The Academia to see the original David by Michelangelo. Walk along the Lungarno and over to the Ponte Vecchio Bridge and Piazza della Signoria. Overnight in Florence

Day 9 - Rome

Travel to Rome. Guided visit to see the highlights of the Vatican Museums which includes a visit to see the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Free time to explore after dinner – see the street performers and exteriors of the many churches in Trastevere.

Day 10 - Rome

Explore the Pantheon. Tour Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini. Tour the famous Roman Coliseum. Afternoon tour and exploration of Rome. Final banquet dinner in Rome.

Day 11 - Homeward Bound

Board our group flight home after an amazing trip to Europe together!

Transportation
  • Airfare
    Roundtrip group airfare to Europe
  • Bus
    Private coach bus for duration of tour, equipped with A/C, T.V & DVD players, on-board washroom
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    Centrally located, student friendly, 3 * minimum, acclaimed hotels
Food

Daily breakfast and dinner included in tour. Meals at locally owned and run restaurants and accommodations serving authentic cuisine sufficient for teenage appetites.

Did you know?

Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world.

Places You’ll Visit

Ile de Cité

One of two remaining natural islands in the Seine.

Notre Dame Cathedral

One of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture.

Montmartre

Historically home to the studios of famous artists, including Salvador Dali,
Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso and Vincent Van Gogh.

Seine River!

Boat cruise on the Seine.

Louvre

Highlights will include medieval ruins, the sculpture Gallery and of course, the Mona Lisa.

Avenue des Champs Élysées,

Get your shopping in!

Eiffel Tower

Need we say more?

San Sebastian

Walk the streets of the Basque town and leisurely hike to the top of the hills that overlook this picturesque town.

Bilbao

Home to the famed Guggenheim museum.

Picasso Museum

A key reference for understanding the formative years of Pablo Ruiz Picasso.

Las Ramblas

Pick up some gifts for friends and family back home.

Sagrada Familia

Construction began in
1882 and continues to this day.

Park Guell,

Contains amazing stone structures, stunning tiling and fascinating buildings.

Prince’s Palace of Monaco

Dating back to 1191.

Musée Océanographique

World famous aquarium containing 450 species of ocean life.

Nice

Explore the southern French city.

Gallery of the Academy

See the original David by Michelangelo, which has been housed here since 1873.

Piazza della Signoria

Lunch in Florence's main square.

Uffizi Gallery

See works by da Vinci, Botticelli, Titian, Michelangelo, Rembrandt and more.

Vatican Museums

Includes a visit to see the
Sistine Chapel.

Coliseum

An enduring symbol of the Eternal City.

Old Roman Forum

Remains part of the ancient city of Roma.