France & Switzerland 10 day Class Trip

  • 10 days
  • Middle School, High School

Mountains and chocolate: what two words better describe the appeal of exploring the Alpine border shared between France and Switzerland? With ski villages that look like a scene from The Sound of Music, Swiss thermal springs, Swiss chocolate straight from the source, and a comprehensive tour of France's finest and funnest, expect this trip to be delicious and educational!

Here's What's On Deck:

Meet at the airport to check in for your flight to Lyon. Here's a bird's eye view of all the ground you'll be covering!

 

 

Arrive at Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport, meet your tour leader and hop on a locally chartered motorcoach to Annecy.

Orientation, free time, and lunch in Annecy (individual expense).

Discover Annecy, whose network of explain its nickname, the "Venice of the Alps".

All aboard! Next stop: Chamonix Mountain Station! Enjoy spectacular views of the French Alps along the way.

Check in to the hotel to relax and unwind before dinner.

Enjoy a delicious meal at a local restaurant before returning to the hotel for a well-deserved night’s rest.

 

 

 

Breakfast and orientation at the hotel with your tour leader.

Strike a pose! Take a group photo in front of Mont Blanc.

Take the cable car to Aiguille du Midi (altitude: 12,600 feet!) and marvel at the incredible view of Mont Blanc. Stop at Plan de l’Aiguille on your way down (altitude: 7,572 feet).

Visit Lac Bleu at the foot of Aiguille du Peigne. Grab lunch and explore l'Aiguille du Midi along the way (individual expense).

Spend the afternoon exploring Chamonix. Experience the alpine city’s atmosphere and admire its spectacular landscapes!

Supper at a classic restaurant before returning to the hotel for a well-deserved night’s rest.

Breakfast and orientation at the hotel, followed by check-out.

All aboard! Next stop: Switzerland! Admire superb views of Lac Léman and the snowy peak of Grand Combin along the way.

Arrive at Lavey-les-Bains, one of Switzerland's hottest thermal springs. Don’t forget to pack your bathing suit and towel!

Enjoy some free time for lunch and to explore on your own (individual expense).

Stroll along the lakefront of Haut-Lac and admire the Château de Chillon.

Supper at a local restaurant before checking into the hotel for a well-deserved night’s rest.

Breakfast and orientation at the hotel with your tour leader.

Discover the medieval city of Gruyères located at the foot of the Swiss Alps.

Visit the castle that overlooks the medieval city and discover eight centuries of architecture, history and culture.

Arrive at the Maison du Gruyère’s restaurant for lunch, followed by an workshop on their famous cheese.

Visit the Cailler chocolate shop and sample its delicious fresh milk chocolate.

Spend the evening exploring Monteux. Don’t forget to grab supper along the way (individual expense).

Return to the hotel for a well deserved night's rest.

Breakfast at the hotel with your tour leader, followed by check-out.

All aboard! Next stop: Beaune!Stop for lunch along the way (individual expense).

Enjoy a guided tour of the Hospices de Beaune, founded as a hospital for the poor in 1443.

All aboard! Next stop: Dijon!

After a brief orientation tour with your tour leader, spend the rest of the afternoon exploring Dijon.

Time for supper at a local restaurant with the group before checking in to the hotel for a well-deserved night’s rest.

 

 

 

Breakfast with your tour leader at the hotel, followed by check-out.

All aboard! Next stop: Versailles! Stop for lunch along the way (individual expense).

Guided tour of the Palace of Versailles, where you'll see la Galerie des Glaces, the ballroom, la Colonnade, l’Encelade, the French gardens and much more…

All aboard! Next stop: Paris!

Supper at a classic restaurant before spending the evening on your own exploring Montmartre. Visit the Basilique du Sacré-Cœur and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Place Pigalle and the Moulin Rouge.

Check in to the hotel for a well deserved night's rest.

Breakfast and orientation with your tour leader at the hotel.

Walk down les Champs-Élysée from l'Arc de Triomphe and marvel at all the top designer boutiques.

Climb the famous Eiffel Tower to enjoy the best view of Paris.

Stroll through Champ de Mars Park before continuing onto Cler Street, a pedestrian street known for its high-end markets. Grab lunch along the way (individual expense).

Continue on to les Invalides, famous for its gold covered dome and the resting place of Napoleon.

Relax and explore in the Luxembourg gardens before supper at a restaurant near boulevard St-Michel.

Spend the evening on a narrated cruise along the Seine and see Paris’ finest at night.

Return to the hotel for a well-deserved night’s rest.

Breakfast and orientation at the hotel with your tour leader.

Guided tour of one of the richest museums in the world, the Louvre.

Stroll through Square du Vert-Gallant on your way to lunch in the Latin Quarter (individual expense).

Free time to explore l’Ile St-Louis and l’Ile de la Cité.

Visit the Notre-Dame Cathedral, built more than eight centuries ago.

Explore les Halles district before dinner at a local restaurant.

Head back to the hotel for a well-deserved night's rest.

Head over to Charles de Gaulle Airport and check in for your flight back home.

Hugs and handshakes as you board your plane for home.

Travelling with Jumpstreet

By travelling with us you will have access to:

  • Our emergency line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week'
  • Our amazing Tour Leader team! We recruit, hire and train our own TLs and conduct detailed background checks as part of the hiring process
  • Your payments are placed in a Bonded Trust account'
  • Jumpstreet Tours maintains $25 million in general liability insurance

You help contribute to a greener planet!

A Jumpstreet tour:

  • Is always carbon neutral
  • All our Tour Leaders receive training on sustainable tourism and will give your group tips on how to be more eco-friendly