This tour takes you from London to Paris and then onwards to Italy. Along the way we will see the most iconic sights these countries have to offer such as Buckingham Palace and Tower Bridge in London and the Eiffel tower, Notre Dame, the Louvre and more in Paris. In Italy you will visit some of the country’s well-known land marks like the leaning tower of Pisa and Florence Cathedral. The tour will take you on a journey through Tuscany all the way to the idyllic Mediterranean coastal town of Sorrento. You will enjoy a day trip by boat to the island of Capri and on your way to Rome we will visit the historic Roman city of Pompeii and have lunch on Europe's only active volcano, Vesuvius, ending the tour with three nights in Rome where you will have the pleasure of a guided tour of the Colosseum as well as the holy city of the Vatican. Join us on this unforgettable tour!
London (2 nights)
Paris (3 nights)
Florence (2 night)
Sorrento (2 nights)
Rome (3 nights)
All hotels are of high standard and centrally located in all cities. Many of the main attractions are within walking distance from our hotels.
London to Rome
This tour starts in London and will take you all the way down to Sorrento and Capri before turning north up to Rome again. Between Paris and Pisa you will be travelling by air.
Top 10 Reasons
A creative group of people on a creative journey through Europe. What could be better?
Arrive in London. Introduction walk and a visit to the National Gallery. Welcome dinner in the evening.
Start the day with guided sightseeing with a focus on performing arts and experience highlights like Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge and more. Afternoon theatre workshop followed by a West End musical in the evening.
Possible morning activity before boarding the Eurostar high-speed train to Paris where you start your French experience with guided sightseeing. See Notre Dame, the Champs-Élysées and much more!
Visit Notre Dame and the Louvre Museum in the morning. Structured free time in the afternoon for Eiffel Tower and highlights. Dinner in the Latin quarters. Have you ever tried escargot?
A day to discover more of your favourites like the Musée d’Orsay or the Catacombs. See a dance performance in the evening
Board your flight to Pisa and visit the square of miracles with the leaning tower and Pisa Cathedral. Afternoon transfer to Florence and a welcome to Italy dinner. La vita è bella!
Enjoy guided sightseeing in Florence and visit the il Duomo cathedral and Piazza Signoria and see Michelangelo’s famous statue ‘David’. Entrance to the Bargello museum to see Donatello’s versions of David.
Travel through the green hills of Tuscany to the sun kissed Mediterranean town of Sorrento with its blue waters and stunning architecture carved into the cliff edge.
After breakfast we depart by boat to the island of Capri, one of the prettiest little Italian islands famous for its international celebrities and charm. Swimming gear and sun screen at the ready my friends!
Start the day with a guided visit of Pompeii, the world famous Roman city buried in ashes. Lunch on the hills of Vesuvius overlooking the bay of Naples. Arrive in Rome in the early evening, the perfect time for a stroll and dinner at Piazza Navona.
Guided sightseeing of the Colosseum in the morning, then spend the afternoon visiting Fontana di Trevi, the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon and more. It will be sunny, so let’s get a proper gelato!
Holy Rome sightseeing including the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St Peters Church. In the evening a farewell dinner in Trastevere, a trendy pedestrian part of Rome full of small little shops.
Departure flights back to USA from Rome. Arrividerci Roma!
Back to Roman times
On Day 11 we visit Pompeii, the ancient Roman town that was buried in ashes in 79 AD.
Included on tour
A specialist Tour Manger from beginning to end.
Centrally located hotels of high standard.
Daily breakfast, daily dinners* and some small local treats along the way.
Private local guides for sightseeing.
Visits to selected museums and sights including Louvre Museum, Bargello Museum, Pompeii, Colosseum and the Vatican.
Musical, theatre workshop and dance performance.
Seine river cruise in Paris.
Transportation for all scheduled activities.
Airfares and airport transfers.
Restaurants & Meals
* All meals will include a starter, main courses with vegetables and/or salad and desert. Some dinners will include a choice of soda for students. All meals will include iced water.
The theme and the focus of this tour is of course the performing arts. It will be a mix between dance, music and theatre to have as inclusive approach as possible. There will be something for everybody. If we have specific interest areas in the group we will try to satisfy that need as well. During the time leading up to departure we will shape and form the specifics of the performing arts program of the tour. Please feel free to discuss with your group leader at school if there is something you are particularly interested in. Remember, this tour is YOURS! It is your moment for inspiration and to develop.
A range of styles
Between London and Rome you will experience a range of different styles in music. Not only during the performances we will see, but also the countless street performances and buskers we will see while on tour.
In London we will experience the ultimate of music theatre with a West-End production on our second night. Along the tour we will also seek up other performances (non ticketed) and if show dates and our schedule match also add in a second music performance along the tour, most likely in Italy. This potential performance can be anything from traditional to modern all depending on what fits our schedule.
While in London we are doing an acting workshop. Possibly we will combine this workshop with a visit to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, where we in that case could also see a play.
In Paris we are going to a dance performance. All depending on the interest of the group and what is available for our days in Paris it may be something more experimental and modern or on the other side the most classic of all; Paris ballet.
Dance in Paris
Modern or Classic
When in Paris we will experience a dance performance. The style and theme of this evening will depend slightly on our group's interest and experiences prior to the tour.
Did you know?
The Napolitan song is the style of song-writing that was developed in the area around Naples thanks to the song competition for the Festival of Piedigrotta in the 1830-ies. The very first song that won the festival was called "Te voglio bene assaie" (I love you very much). The Napolitan song with the traditional instruments and melancholic style was exported world-wide over time as emigrants brought it with them to other countries. Many of the famous ones we still hear every now and then and they are all very much synonymous with Naples. Can you name one?