Math & Science: London & Paris

London & Paris: Math & Science
Your students will be completely engaged during this math and science-focused itinerary. After experiencing the highlights of London, spend time in the Science Museum exploring topics such as genetics, environmental science and engineering. Take the Eurostar to Paris for a math-themed treasure hunt throughout the iconic city. Get even more hands-on at Europe’s largest science museum, the City of Science and Industry and the Palace of Discovery, which is located in the west wing of the Grand Palais.
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Day 1 Start tour
Day 2 Hello London
Meet your tour director and check into hotel
London city walk
Thames RiverTrafalgar SquareNational Gallery visitPiccadilly CircusCovent GardenLeicester SquareSoho
Details: London city walk
Step outside your hotel for a stroll through the heart of the English-speaking world. In this city of nearly seven million, you'll see everything from 12th-century fortifications to modern skyscrapers, royal parks to street art. Your Tour Director will lead you to some of the most famous sites. Walk along the Thames River. Cross Trafalgar Square. See bustling Piccadilly Circus. Pass trendy shops and cafés in Bohemian Soho on your way to Covent Garden, a 13th-century fruit and vegetable garden transformed into a maze of narrow streets and pedestrian walkways burgeoning with street performers, open-air markets and boutiques.
Details: National Gallery visit
Located in an impressive domed building right in Trafalgar Square, the National Gallery houses a rich collection of over 2,000 works of art dating from the mid 13th century to 1900. Explore the beautiful marble hallways to see famous paintings by Van Eyck, Turner and Van Gogh.
Details: Classic fish & chips dinner
Nothing’s more British than fish and chips—there are eight fish and chip shops (“chippies”) for every McDonald’s in the country. Head to an authentic pub with your Tour Director for a taste of this national food, generally served with malt vinegar.
Day 3 London landmarks
London guided sightseeing tour
Buckingham PalaceBig BenHouses of ParliamentWestminster AbbeyTower BridgeHyde ParkSt. Paul’s Cathedral
Details: London guided sightseeing tour
Join a licensed local guide for an in-depth look at London, from the royal haunt of Buckingham Palace (the official London residence of Queen Elizabeth II) to the slightly more democratic Speakers’ Corner of Hyde Park, where anyone can pull up a soapbox and orate to his heart’s content. You’ll see the changing of the guard (season permitting), the clock tower of Big Ben with its 14-ton bell, and Westminster Abbey, where almost every English king and queen since William the Conqueror has been crowned. After a stop at the Houses of Parliament, continue on to the magnificent St. Paul’s Cathedral, the masterpiece of London architect Christopher Wren.
Details: Curry dinner
The history of Indian food in Britain is now almost four hundred years old and today the country is home to some of the best Indian food in the world. Today, traditional meals like Fish & Chips are matched in popularity by curry dishes. Sit down to a delicious authentic Indian meal for dinner tonight. Taste different dishes with fragrant spices to understand why Indian food is one of the nation's favorites.
Day 4 London science & mathematics
Science Museum visit
Challenge of MaterialsExploring SpaceMaking the Modern WorldAntenna - Science News
Details: Science Museum visit
Ready for some mental floss? Wrap your brain around climate change in the atmosphere gallery. Learn about the mechanics of the first jet engine, the 10,000-year clock and the kind of radio that would’ve kept the Titanic in contact. Want to get even deeper? Find out what makes you, you, in a hands-on exhibit examining personality, intelligence and language.
Details: Math treasure hunt
Take interactive learning to another level with a tour director-led math-themed treasure hunt through the city of London. Take part in this adventure, complete exciting activities and solve fun clues. Each clue and every activity is built to maximize on-tour experiential learning.
Details: Hard Rock Cafe dinner
Enjoy a meal at the first hard Rock Cafe, a legendary place for rock'n'roll fans around the world.
Details: Jack the Ripper evening guided walking tour
Explore the backstreets of the East End, where the world’s most renowned serial killer attacked his victims. Jack the Ripper killed at least five, and maybe as many as eleven, prostitutes in foggy Victorian London. His identity has never been determined -- maybe you’ll pick up a few clues and solve the mystery yourself.
Day 5 London--Paris
Paris city walk
Île de la CitéNotre Dame Cathedral visitÎle St. LouisLatin Quarter visit
Math treasure hunt
Dinner in Latin Quarter
Details: Eurostar Chunnel crossing
Take the Eurostar under the English Channel. Faster than you can say... anything, in French, you'll whiz through a tunnel and arrive in Paris.
Details: Paris city walk
This city was made for walking. Stroll grand boulevards with sweeping views of the city, pristine parks with trees planted in perfect rows, and narrow streets crowded with vendors selling flowers, pastries and cheese. Then head to the Île de la Cité, a small island in the Seine, to see Notre Dame Cathedral.
Day 6 Paris landmarks
Paris guided sightseeing tour
Arc de TriompheChamps-ÉlyséesEiffel TowerChamp de MarsÉcole MilitaireLes InvalidesConciergerieTuileriesPlace VendômeOpera House
Optional  Versailles guided excursion  $80
State ApartmentsHall of MirrorsGardens of Versailles
Details: Paris guided sightseeing tour
What's that huge white arch at the end of the Champs-Élysées? The Arc de Triomphe, commissioned by Napoleon in 1806 after his victory at Austerlitz. Your licensed local guide will elaborate on this, and other Parisian landmarks. See some of the most famous sites, including the ornate, 19th-century Opera, the Presidential residence, the ultra-chic shops of the Rue du Faubourg St-Honoré, and the gardens of the Tuileries. You'll pass the Place de la Concorde, where in the center you’ll find the Obelisk of Luxor, a gift from Egypt in 1836, and the Place Vendôme, a huge square surrounded by 17th-century buildings. Spot chic locals (and tons of tourists) strolling the Champs-Élysées. Look up at the iron girders of the Eiffel Tower, built for the 1889 World's Fair to commemorate the centenary of the French Revolution. See Les Invalides (a refuge for war wounded), the École Militaire (Napoleon's alma mater), and the Conciergerie (the prison where Marie Antoinette was kept during the French Revolution).
Details: Crêperie dinner
Tonight for dinner, enjoy a speciality from the Brittany region of France: crepes. Creperie restaurants are very popular in Paris and you will be able to choose from the variety of toppings (ham, cheese, egg, peppers, spinach, cream--or a combination!) to create your favorite savory crepe (called "galette") before you enjoy a local favourite: a sweet crepe served with chocolate, fruit or jam.
Day 7 Paris sciences & mathématiques
City of Science and Industry visit
Louis Lumière theaterNumeric crossroadsThe Mathematics Room
Palace of Discovery visit
Solar System HallPlanetariumThe Mathematics RoomThe Mathematical Surfaces collectionThe Pi Room
Details: City of Science and Industry visit
Step into the world of science, technology and discovery at the largest science museum in Europe. The Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie is dedicated to spreading scientific and technical culture. Explore its 5 distinct floors which house a planetarium, an IMAX theater and a submarine.
Details: Palace of Discovery visit
Hosued in the West Wing of the Grand Palais, the Palace of Discovery is an educational and interactive science museum. Explore math and science rooms like the Pi Room or the Mathematical Surfaces collection that are devoted to astronomy, physics, chemistry, biology and medicine.
Details: Seine River cruise
See the city from the water on an hour-long cruise along the River Seine. The Seine cuts right through Paris, dividing the city in half. See the Eiffel tower rising up on the Left Bank, the walls of the Louvre on the Right Bank. A guide will point out other monuments and architectural marvels as you pass, many of which are illuminated by clear white light at night.
Day 8 End tour

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  • Day 8 Start extension to the Netherlands
    Travel to Amsterdam by Thalys train
    Details: Traditional Dutch pannenkoeken dinner
    Enjoy a traditional Dutch dinner of pannenkoeken, a large thin pancake similar to a crepe, that can be topped with anything from bacon to apples or raisins and finished with a drizzle of stroop, which is a dark thick syrup.
    Day 9 Amsterdam landmarks
    Hard Rock Cafe dinner
    Details: Amsterdam tour director-led sightseeing
    Canals and crocuses. Bicycles and bluebells. With more canals than Venice (and more flower merchants than perhaps any other city in the world), downtown Amsterdam is an explosion of colour and light reflecting off the water. Take a glass-topped canal boat ride--the best way to see the gabled houses and nearly 1200 bridges. Visit a diamond factory to see how the stones are cut. And take a tour of Anne Frank's house, where three different Jewish families hid for more than two years during World War II.
    Details: Canal guided cruise
    Take a glass-topped canal boat ride down the flower-lined canals of Amsterdam for an amazing view of the gabled houses and nearly 1,200 bridges.
    Details: Anne Frank House visit
    Take a tour of Anne Frank's house, where three different Jewish families hid for more than two years during World War II and where Anne’s famous diaries were discovered. See where she and her family lived before being betrayed to the Nazi’s and deported to concentration camps.
    Day 10 End tour
    Math & Science: London & Paris
    Tour Includes:
    • Round-trip airfare
    • 6 overnight stays (8 with extension) in hotels with private bathrooms
    • Full European breakfast daily
    • Dinner daily
    • Full-time services of a professional Tour Director
    • Guided sightseeing tours and city walks as per itinerary
    • Visits to select attractions as per itinerary
    • Jack the Ripper evening tour
    • High-speed Eurostar Chunnel crossing
    • Seine Cruise
    • High-speed Thalys train on extension
    • Amsterdam canal cruise on extension
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    • Note: On arrival day only dinner is provided; on departure day, only breakfast is provided
    • Note: Tour cost does not include airline-imposed baggage fees, or fees for any required passport or visa. Please visit our Fees FAQ page for a full list of items that may not be included in the cost of your tour.
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    2630.00 total fee
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