June 18, 2020
Overnight flight to Geneva. Adventure awaits!
June 19, 2020
Upon arrival following your overnight flight into Geneva, get ready for...
Beautiful Annecy, the 'Venice of the Alps', where you'll explore mazy streets, canals and fortifications with a local guide.
Lodging in l'Alpe d'Huez, our exclusive and breathtaking ski resort in the heart of the Grandes Rousses massif. You'll be having dinner here after checking in, and then you'll catch up on your jet lag. G'night!
June 20, 2020
Good morning! Your Tour Leader will prep you for the day during breakfast.
Time for a guided hike near Écrins National Park, home to high peaks, glacier fields and valleys, alpine pastures, subalpine woodlands and lakes, and so much more.
Lunch and free time in Bourg d'Oisans before embarking on an epic canoe expedition.
Free time to explore Venosc, a portrait of France's legendary mountain villages, before returning to l'Alpe d'Huez for a well-deserved meal and rest.
June 21, 2020
After breakfast and orientation with your Tour Leader, you'll hit the trails for a guided bike tour in the heart of l'Alpe d'Huez. All those endorphins will make the view even more stunning if that's even possible.
After a much-deserved lunch, your Tour Leader will settle you in for a fun and immersive workshop - entièrement en français :)
You've earned a rewarding meal, and some free time around the lodge. Good night!
June 22, 2020
Breakfast, orientation and check-out from the lodge. Next stop: Lyon!
Upon arrival, you'll hop on the TGV train to Paris, where you'll hop on a locally chartered motorcoach and meet a local guide for a comprehensive tour of all the Paris classics: l'Arc de Triomphe, the Musée d'Orsay, the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, and so much more!
After checking in to your hotel, your Tour Leader will take you on the iconic metro to a local restaurant for dinner.
You can't see Paris without venturing up the Eiffel Tower! And once that bucket list item is checked, you'll make your way back to the hotel for a well-deserved night's rest.
June 23, 2020
Breakfast and orientation with your Tour Leader before taking the train to Versailles.
A local tour guide will take you around the Palace of Versailles, including the iconic Hall of Mirrors and the incredible gardens. You'll have lunch on site.
Once back in Paris, you'll have free time to explore
Before heading back to the hotel for the night, we'll end your day on a high note with a commented bateau
June 24, 2020
Breakfast and orientation with your Tour Leader before meeting a local guide for a trip to the Louvre, home to one of the world's greatest collections of classical and modern masterpieces.
Lunch and free time follow at the Carrousel du Louvre before stretching your legs on a walk to the historic Ile Saint Louis and Ile de la Cité, where you'll see the picturesque Pont Neuf and Square du Vert-Galant, among many others.
Time for another Paris essential: Notre-Dame Cathedral. If those walls could talk, imagine the stories it would tell...
Ah, the famous Avenue des Champs Élysées. You're about to learn why Paris is the fashion capital of the world. Then it's off to Montmartre, where you'll see the Basilique du Sacré-Cœur and the majestic Moulin Rouge.
We're treating you to dinner in a true Paris hot-spot, Place du Tertre, before you head back to the hotel for a well-deserved night's rest.
June 25, 2020
It's never easy, but it's time to check out and make your way to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to go home. As we say in French: à la
An 8-day itinerary running from June 18 - 25, 2020, chock-full of programming that’s as entertaining as it is engaging
6:1 complimentary chaperone ratio
Airfare booked for you according to your needs ten months prior to departure… no last-minute surprises
Ground transportation; we carefully select reputable and reliable suppliers
Accommodations at our exclusive ski lodge in l'Alpe d'Huez - arguably one of the highlights of the trip! You'll also stay in safe, centrally-located lodging in Paris - we want you to experience the destination, not the traﬃc
Cultural dining experiences where the learning continues at the table
All entrances and guided tours where indicated in your itinerary
24/7 emergency support, with a direct patch to our senior staﬀ
Your money placed in a bonded trust account
$25M in liability protection for both teachers and chaperones