New Orleans Area Catholic Schools Paris - Florence - Rome

Sunday May 31st, 2015

Today you depart the United States on your overnight flight to Europe.  Naturally, meals will be served and optional inflight entertainment will be offered.  Please refer to your flight schedule for pertinent details.

Monday June 1st, 2015

Paris waits to greet you with all of the charm and the elegance for which it is famous.  The Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees, and Place de la Concorde are among a few of the important sights you may see while enjoying a guided tour of the city.  Dinner is included tonight.

 Tuesday June 2nd, 2015

Today begins with a short train ride outside of Paris to the Palace of Versailles, once the home of King Louis XIV, the “Sun King”.  Return to Paris in the afternoon for more sightseeing with your tour leader culminating in an evening Seine River Cruise (free to those who submit their application by the deadline).

 Wednesday June 3rd, 2015  

This morning begins with a visit to the Louvre, the world’s largest museum.  Among its beautiful surroundings are thousands of masterpieces including the Winged Victory and Mona Lisa.  This evening ascend to the second level of the Eiffel Tower and enjoy an opportunity that offers an unparalleled view of Paris by night. Dinner is also included this evening.

Thursday June 4th, 2015                                                                  

Today you will bid farewell to Paris as you fly to Florence for the next stage of your European adventure.  You will enjoy discovering the treasures of Florence with your tour leader or indulge in some personal shopping and sightseeing, or simply delight at the gold and silver shops along the Ponte Vecchio or the famous straw market. Dinner is included tonight.

Friday June 5th, 2015                                         

This morning begins with a guided walking city tour. Highlights of your city tour include such sites as the magnificent Duomo, eclectic Ponte Vecchio and a visit to the Academia, home to Michelangelo’s “David”.    Your afternoon is devoted to sightseeing and exploring this wonderful city with your tour director.

 Saturday June 6th 2015

This afternoon you will depart Florence and continue to Rome, the “Eternal City” and capital of Italy.  Rome is a magnificent city built on seven hills, steeped in thousands of years of history.  Dinner is included tonight following hotel check-in.

Sunday June 7th, 2015

Today will begin with a visit to St. Peter’s and the Vatican (perhaps outdoors) to enjoy Mass at the most revered church in the world. This afternoon and evening you will join your tour leader as you continue to explore ancient Rome and perhaps treat yourself to one of the many delights found in a Roman Gelato Shop.

Monday June 8th, 2015

This morning is free for you to explore Rome on your own.  This is the perfect time for you to look for souvenirs and “goodies” for you to take home to your family and friends.  Your afternoon will take you on guided city sightseeing, including a visit to the Colosseum and Forum.

Tuesday June 9th, 2015

The morning of your final day in Rome, will take you for a guided visit of St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, capital of the Holy Roman Empire.  Religious relics and treasures as well as the gorgeous Sistine Chapel, painted by the illustrious Michelangelo are always highlights of a visit to Vatican City.  Your final afternoon will take you around Rome to see such sites as the Church of St. Peter’s in Chains with the Moses by Michelangelo and the Piazza del Popolo.   Dinner is included tonight.

Wednesday June 10th, 2015

Today you will board your plane bound for home with a suitcase full of souvenirs, stories to share and a lifetime of memories of your European adventure.