Explore Switzerland & France
Neuchatel, Nice & Paris
July 2–29, 2013
Why Choose Explore Switzerland & France?
• Round-trip airfare from Toronto
• All transfers via private coach
• Neuchatel and the scenic
• Bern’s historic city centre
• Nice and sandy beaches
• Cote d'Azur and the famous French Riviera
• Walking tour of Paris: Eiffel Tower,
• Cruise the Seine River
Explore Switzerland & France is ideal for student travellers seeking to immerse themselves in an in-depth, French language homestay program.
Switzerland is the land of the Alps, chocolate, watch-making, international finance and banking. You’ll stay in Neuchatel, the fifth largest city in Switzerland and perfectly nestled on the shores of picturesque Lac Neuchatel and the Jura Mountains. The charming historic Old Town is home to quaint squares, steep alleys with charming boutiques and lovely 17-century architecture. Travel to Montreux on beautiful Lake Geneva and experience the electric atmosphere of Europe's premiere Jazz Festival that each year features internationally renowned indie artists and rock stars! Lake Geneva is also home to the Chateau de Chillon, one of Europe's most evocative castles. Bern, Switzerland’s capital, is a short train ride away and is renowned for it’s medieval city centre, arcade promenade shopping, National Parliament buildings and Albert Einstein’s house. While in Switzerland, you’ll live with local families and have classes at prestigious Neuchatel Junior College, Canada’s only Swiss School!
Nice, the capital of the Alpes Maritimes region and a gateway to the Riviera and Provence. A favourite holiday destination for centuries, royalty, film stars and the rich-and-famous have been lured to the Riviera by its mountainous coastline, palm trees and picturesque Mediterranean beaches. Tour Monaco and the Jacques Cousteau Oceanographic Museum, visit Cannes and the hilltop town of Eze! You’ll enjoy the Southern French lifestyle from the luxury of a 4-star hotel located in the heart of the city, steps from the famous Place Massena, the vibrant Old Town, and -- of course -- the beach!
Due to its remarkable beauty and eventful history, Paris is the number one tourist destination in the world, and no visit to France is complete without visiting the landmarks of this great capital. A guided walking tour will introduce you to all the major sites including Notre Dame Cathedral, the Champs Elysee, and the Eiffel Tower. Districts such as Montmartre and the Left Bank have inspired famous musicians and artists for centuries. Seize the opportunity to tour the Palace of Versailles, which will astonish and amaze due to the sheer opulence of the long-lost French monarchy. Your time in Paris will provide you with an understanding of this great country’s contribution to art, entertainment, media, fashion and cuisine. Stay at a 3-star centrally located hotel minutes from superb shopping at Galleries Lafayette.
This summer, improve your French in two of Europe's most spectacular countries -- discover the true meaning of "la joie de vivre"!
Depart Toronto for Switzerland: July 2
Neuchatel: July 3-17
Nice: July 17-23
Paris: July 23-29
Program Fee Includes:
Round-trip airfare from Toronto
All transfers via private coach
Breakfast & dinner daily (except Saturday dinners)
Orientation tours of the cities you visit
Pre-departure briefing and material