An art and language tour focused learning journey in Spain and France. Enjoy interesting immersions such as Paris Muse Clues, an art based treasure hunt at the Louvre, and other cultural, language and art based immersions!
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- Tour Operator
- Learning Journeys
- Offer valid through 9/30/2017
- 11 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Departure Day||DEPARTURE DAY!|
Depart from the US, beginning an unforgettable Learning Journey to France!
Welcome to Paris! You will be met by your Learning Journeys Tour Manager. Your expedition begins with a half day city tour which includes Champs-Elysees/Arc de Triomphe/Place de la Concorde and more including visit to the Eiffel Tower (Level 2) and Notre Dame. Festive dinner and overnight.
|Day 3||Paris||Paris-Muse Clues-Seine River Cruise|
Learning Experience: Paris Muse Clues This Louvre tour is designed for learners of all ages to visit the Louvre in a fun and meaningful way. Teachers and students learn from the same works of art, but the students get additional motivation through "Paris Muse Clues," our educational and interactive treasure hunt. This scavenger hunt takes the group through a broad range of collections (Ancient Near East, Greek and Roman, Renaissance Italian, French), asking specific and detailed questions about many of the Louvre's masterpieces. It is designed to give learners an entertaining background to the history of art while sharpening their skills of observation. Their own answers to the clues lead them to discover an educational prize hidden somewhere under the Louvre's glass pyramid. This afternoon, enjoy a Seine river cruise. Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight Paris.
|Day 4||Tours|| Paris, Versailles, and Tours|
Morning departure from Paris en route to Versailles. Visit Versailles Palace, Gardens and Fountains. Departure for Tours. Visit Musee Des Beaux Arts and Musee Compagnonnage. Afternoon arrival into Tours. Tours is a known language center for students who wish to learn French because it lies in one of the most beautiful and historic regions of France - the Loire Valley. Dinner and overnight in Tours.
|Day 5||Overnight Train||Loire Valley - Overnight Train|
Full day visit of the Loire Valley including a visit of the Chenonceaux castle and Chateau De Chambord. After dinner at a local restaurant, you will board your overnight train in Orleans en route to Barcelona, Spain.
Arrive into Barcelona. Morning school visit to meet students and learn about life in Spain and practice language arts. Afternoon guided tour of Barcelona: see Montjuic Hill, Barrio Gotico and Barcelona Cathedral. Visit la Sagrada Familia. Dinner and overnight in Barcelona.
Half day excursion to Figurers with guide. Exclusive lecture at the Picasso Museum to view the artist's most important pieces, including Las Meninas. The learning continues during a Discovery at the Dali Theater Museum. Dinner and overnight in Barcelona.
|Day 8||Madrid||Barcelona and Madrid|
Leave Barcelona and head for Madrid (full day drive by coach). Stop in Zaragoza. Continue on to Madrid. Dinner and overnight in Madrid.
|Day 9||Madrid||Madrid-Flamenco Dance Show|
This morning, enjoy a guided tour of Madrid including a visit to the Prado museum. Afternoon learning activity based upon individual interests. Evening Flamenco Dinner Show!
Morning excursion to Segovia (see aqueduct and some free time in old town.) Free time for the remainder of the day in Madrid. Farewell dinner and overnight in Madrid.
|Day 11||Departure Day||Departure Day|
Early transfer to Rome airport for your departure flight.