France & Switzerland Class Trip - 9 day Côte d'Azur, Provence & the Alps

  • 9 days
  • Middle School, High School

Welcome to the heart of Southern European charm. We'll show you and your students the impossibly cool and luxurious Côte d'Azur, the historic (and frankly delicious) region of Provence - home to some of Van Gogh's most important muses - and the breathtaking Alps that divides France and Switzerland. Adventure awaits!

Here's What's On Deck:

Meet at the airport to check in for your flight to Nice!

Arrive at Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport, meet your tour leader and hop on your motorcoach to St-Paul de Vence! 

Let yourself be inspired by St-Paul de Vence, a charming fortified medieval town in the Provençal region. It was once home to famous artists such as Modigliani, Soutine, and Bonnard!

Spend some free time strolling along the narrow streets that still hold the charisma of times past. Grab some lunch along the way (at individual expense).

Visit the Maeght Foundation, where contemporary and modern art meet in outdoor museum exhibitions. Here you’ll find one of Europe’s largest collections of paintings, sculptures and drawings.

All aboard! Next stop: Antibes!  Check in to your hotel to relax and unwind before dinner.

Walk along the coast with your tour leader and breathe in the fresh Mediterranean air.

Enjoy dinner with the group at a local restaurant before returning to the hotel for some free time with your friends and a well-deserved night’s rest.

Explore Monaco, a sovereign city-state measuring only 7 square miles.  The wealth here is unmistakable: admire the incredible buildings, dream cars (Ferrari, Bentley, Jaguar) and gigantic luxury boats! 

Discover the harbour at La Condamine, the Old City, the Prince’s Palace and the casinos with your two local guides.

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

Visit the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, one of the most beautiful aquariums in Europe.

Stroll along Jean Médecin Avenue, admiring the fountains of the Masséna Plaza and walking along the famous Promenade des Anglais that runs along the pebbled beach! 

Enjoy dinner with the group at a local restaurant before returning to the hotel for some free time with your friends and a well-deserved night’s rest.

All aboard! Next stop: Provence!

Visit the Cathédrale d’Images, an incredible audiovisual show installed in excavated quarries. Marvel at the images projected on the walls, soil and ceilings of gigantic stone chambers.

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

Visit Baux-de-Provence, a historic monument. The ruins of this 11th century castle overlook the stunning pedestrian village below.

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

Savour a delicious dinner with the group at a restaurant located near the fabulous Place de l’Horloge.

Follow your tour leader on an evening stroll in Avignon’s historic centre, famous for the Palace of the Popes, one of the most recognized places in French history, and the Saint-Bénézet Bridge (also known as the Pont d’Avignon).

Spend the morning discovering antiquity at the Forum Ugernum de Beaucaire. See an entertaining and educational show about gladiator fights, participate in a workshop on how to make antique oil lamps, and discover Roman blacksmith techniques.

Indulge in a typical Roman lunch, savouring the spices of the Roman period!

Visit Pont du Gard, a renowned 2000 year old Roman aqueduct bridge. If time permits, stroll along the banks of du Gard.

Return to Avignon at the end of the day.

Enjoy some free time for dinner and to explore on your own in Avignon’s historic centre (at individual expense).

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

Discover the wine cellars in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the most well-known wine producer from the Côte du Rhône region. Enjoy a cellar tour and explanation of the production process.

All aboard! Next stop: the mountainous region of the Alps!

Stop for lunch along the way (at individual expense).

Visit the Gorges du Fier, considered one of the greatest sights of the Alps, and venture out on a suspended footbridge 90 feet above the river!

Check in to a cozy bed and breakfast near La Clusaz ski resort.

Enjoy dinner with the group at a local restaurant before returning to the hotel for some free time with your friends and a well-deserved night’s rest.

Visit Geneva, the worldwide capital of international organizations.

Tour the Red Cross Museum that offers both historical and contemporary looks at the evolution of conflicts and disasters through photos, films, writings and unusual objects.

Take some free time for lunch and to discover the old town of Geneva and its Grande-Rue, the St-Pierre Cathedral and the beautiful parks on the edge of Lake Geneva (at individual expense).

Enjoy a walking tour with your tour leader of the old town of Annecy, almost completely preserved since the Middle Ages.

Embark on a cruise around Annecy’s magnificent blue lake with a local guide who will talk about the history of the villages surrounding the lake.

Enjoy dinner with the group at a local restaurant before returning to the hotel for some free time with your friends and a well-deserved night’s rest.

All aboard! Next stop: Chamonix! Be amazed by the gorgeous views of the French Alps from this ski town located at the foot of Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Europe.

Discover the village and the quintessential streets and marvel at the omnipresent mountains around you!

Spend some free time having lunch and exploring downtown Chamonix on your own (at individual expense). Take advantage of the time to taste the mountain specialties!

Take the cable car to Aiguille du Midi (altitude: 12,600 feet!) and marvel at the incredible view of Mont Blanc and the French, Italian and Swiss mountains.

Returning from Aiguille du Midi, get off the cable car at Plan de l’Aiguille (altitude: 7,572 feet) for one last opportunity to enjoy the exhilaration of being so high up!

Enjoy dinner with the group at a local restaurant before returning to the hotel for some free time with your friends and a well-deserved night’s rest.

Head over to Geneva International 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