Summit Christian School - London & Paris
June 5th – June 8th
Center of the glorious British Empire for many centuries, London has much to offer to visitors in the way of entertainment and adventure. On June 5th a guided city tour* is planned when you may see iconic sites such as Big Ben, Parliament, culminating with a visit to Westminster Abbey*. The next day, June 6th, a visit is planned to the infamous Tower of London*, where beefeaters will tell historic tales and you may have a chance to view the fabulous Crown Jewels. Later that afternoon you will enjoy visits to St. Paul’s Cathedral*, masterpiece of Christopher Wren, and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre*. On June 7th sightseeing with your tour leader will be the focus, with possible stops at Her Majesty’s residence at Buckingham Palace, British Museum, National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and Piccadilly Circus. Later this evening you may optionally choose to enjoy a ride on the London Eye. This stunning cosmopolitan metropolis offers history and pageantry, museums, theatre, tea shops, the first Hard Rock Café, and shopping at such high-end establishments as Harrods’s and Selfridge’s. On June 8th, bid London a fond adieu as you travel to Paris on the Chunnel.
Paris & Versailles
June 8th – June 11th
Upon your arrival in Paris, you will enjoy a guided panoramic tour of the city* after checking into your hotel, viewing such famous landmarks as the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees, and the Place de la Concorde. On June 9th, an excursion is planned outside of Paris to the Palace of Versailles*, once the home of King Louis XIV, the “Sun King”. In the afternoon discover Notre Dame with your tour leader. Later this evening you will enjoy a thrilling ascent of the Eiffel Tower*. A relaxing Seine River Cruise may be offered this evening, (complimentary to those who submit their application and deposit by October 3, 2014). The next morning, June 10th you will visit the Louvre* (world’s largest art museum), housing such legends as the Venus de Milo, the Winged Victory and the Mona Lisa. Later today dedicate time at leisure to discovering such sights as Sacre Coeur, Montmartre and Place du Tertre with your tour leader allowing time for last minute sightseeing, shopping for souvenirs or delighting in Parisian Boulevards and cafes. On June 11th you will return to the United States with fond memories, amazing experiences and perhaps a souvenir or two from your European adventure.