Length: 13 days. Group educational tours for 12 or more students or adults. Self-designed custom tours typically led by teachers of high school juniors and seniors.
Highlights: London City Tour, Westminster Abbey, British Museum, Paris City Tour, Notre Dame,Versailles, Bateau Mouche, Dijon, Geneva City Tour, Florence City Tour, Pisa, Orvieto, Rome Walking Tour, Rome City Tour, Vatican City, Venice City Tour, Innsbruck City Tour, Munich City Tour
Itinerary: London (2), Paris (2), Leysin, Switzerland (2), Florence (2), Rome (2), Venice (1), Innsbruck (1), Munich (1)
Day 1 – Depart
Board your flight to London, England.
Day 2 –London
Welcome to Great Britain! Your TSA Tours representative will greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel.
Day 3 – London
See Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, the Houses of Parliament,and visit Westminster Abbey on your London City Tour. Visit the British Museum, home of the Elgin Marbles and the Rosetta Stone. Tonight you have the option of attending a West End theatre performance.
Day 4 – Paris
Travel to France via the Channel Tunnel.
Day 5 – Paris
Bienvenue en France! Discover the magic of the City of Lights on a Paris City Tour. See the majestic Arc de Triomphe, the glamorous Champs-Elysées, the magnificent Eiffel Tower and the elegant Place de la Concorde and visit Notre Dame Cathedral. Tour the Palace of Versailles to see the splendor in which French royalty once lived. This evening take in the glory of Paris after nightfall as you sail the Seine on your Bateaux Mouches cruise— be sure to make a wish under the Pont Marie!
Day 6 – Leysin
Transfer to Switzerland via Dijon, former capital city of the Dukes of Burgundy. Continue to Leysin, an Alpine wonderland.
Day 7 – Leysin
Today explore Geneva, a major international center of finance, commerce and politics. On your Geneva City Tour see St. Peter’s Cathedral, Calvin College, the Grand Theater, Hôtel de Ville, and tour the historic United Nations
Day 8 – Florence
Buon giorno! Travel to the birthplace of the Renaissance. Modern Florence still reflects the glory of its past in the architecture of Brunelleschi, Giotto and Alberti; the sculpture of Pisano, Donatello and Cellini; and the paintings of Lippi, Boticelli and da Vinci. Combined with the spectacular genius of Michelangelo, the brilliance of the era is unparalleled.
Day 9 – Florence
Enjoy a Florence City Tour. See the Piazza del Duomo with the magnificent cathedral and baptistery whose East door is Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise, a renowned landmark of Renaissance sculpture. Continue to see the Medici Chapels in the Church of San Lorenzo, the Accademia home of Michelangelo’s David and the Bargello, the former city hall. Then travel to Pisa to see the infamous Leaning Tower.
Day 10 – Rome
En route to the Eternal City, visit Orvieto and its stunning Cathedral. Continue to Rome where you’ll enjoy an evening Walking Tour to the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Piazza de Trevi. Be sure to toss in a coin to guarantee your return to Roma.
Day 11 – Rome
The history of civilization awaits your discovery; on your Rome City Tour visit the Colosseum, and see the Forum and the Spanish Steps. Next visit Vatican City to see Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the vault of the Sistine Chapel and Bernini’s brilliant St. Peter’s Square.
Day 12 – Venice
Journey north to romantic Venice, a city unlike any other. Your Venice City Tour includes a walk along the Grand Canal to St. Mark’s Square and St. Mark’s Basilica, then visit the Doges’ Palace, and see the Bridge of Sighs, the Clock Tower and other highlights.
Day 13 – Innsbruck
Travel to Austria and the host city of the 1976 Winter Olympics. An Innsbruck City Tour takes you to Old Town to see the 15th century Little Golden Roof, the Olympic ski jump, Hofburg Palace, St. James’ Cathedral and St. Anne’s Column.
Day 14 – Munich
Guten tag! Welcome to Deutschland and the capital of Bavaria! On a Munich City Tour, see Marienplatz, the town square and its colorful Flower Market, then see the Glockenspiel, the enormous Olympic Park, and visit the fascinating BMW Museum. Tonight, enjoy your last evening in Europe.
Day 15 – Depart
Jet home with magnificent memories of your traveler’s adventure through Europe!