2025 Athenian France Cultural Journey

Dear Families, Friends, and Travelers – Welcome to the 2025 Athenian France Cultural Journey! We have created two webpages dedicated to this exciting program so that travelers are as informed as possible throughout the process. The first page, Pre-Enrollment, is meant to share exciting details, highlights and pertinent info that participants will want to know before enrolling. Once enrolled, the Post-Enrollment page, is meant to prepare travelers for participation on the adventure ahead. Please be sure to review the information on the appropriate page thoroughly and we can't wait to start our enriching adventure!
Travel Dates: March 14, 2025 - March 24, 2025
Group Organizer(s):
WTT Contact:
Program Tuition: $4,390 USD
Airfare not included in program tuition
Estimated Airfare: $900

Tuition Calculator

There are two options for payment, including an interest-free installment plan.  Follow whichever works best for your family. If we are within 90 days of travel, only the pay in full option is possible.

Program Tuition: $4,390

Pay in Full

$4,390.00

due today

Payment Plan

Pay a $500 deposit at the time of enrollment and establish an interest-free monthly payment plan. If you enroll today, your estimated* monthly payments would be:

$486.25

per month

* This is an approximate price. Your exact total will be confirmed when your enrollment is processed.

All prices in United States Dollars.

France Cultural Journey

Vive la France! A bucket list destination for any traveler, the country beckons with history, culture, and unique flare for life. Paris is legendary and vibrates with energy while the rolling hiles, pristine beaches, rustic chateauxs and towering cathedrals of the countryside provide calming balance. Regardless of where in the country you find yourself, le patrimoine, or the millennia of history and culture that imbues every corner of France, will leave you with a powerful sense of the place, even after a short visit.

Cultural Journeys

Cultural Journeys

Cultural Journeys allow travelers to gain insights into the heritage, history and modern realities of their destination by offering a broad diversity of experience. We rely on the expertise of our local staff to plan itineraries which not only explore the prominent sites but also make time for the lesser-known local gems and are intentional about regular interaction with local people.

Program Highlights


Check out some of the featured experiences of your program!

Marvel world-class collections of art in the museums of Paris

Improve your French speaking with locals

Have the adventure of a lifetime with your friends

Climb the Eiffel Tower

Visit the Arc de Triomphe, the Pantheon, the Louvre and more!

Explore Lyon's scenic farmers markets

The Itinerary


We do everything possible to run safe, engaging, and immersive programs for our travelers and given the unpredictable nature of international travel we must remain flexible in our planning. Changes to a schedule are uncommon but, we reserve the right to adjust programming in the best interest of the group. 

DateLocationDetailed ItineraryLodging
March 14USA - ParisToday the group will travel from the US to Paris, France on an overnight flight.Airplane
March 15ParisToday the group will arrive in Paris, where we will meet our program leader and head to our hotel. Once we've checked into our hotel, we will walk around our neighborhood and have dinner at a local restaurant. Tonight, we will have our orientation meeting where we will discuss details for the following days, before heading to bed for a well deserved night of rest.Central Paris Hotel
March 16ParisWe will have a morning tour of one of the most important museums in the world: Louvre, Inaugurated in 1793, it has a collection of more than 300,000 pieces, among them the Mona Lisa, the Virgin of the Rocks and the famous sculpture of the “Venus de Milo” along with the “Victory of Samothrace” stand out. In the afternoon we will visit one of the most emblematic places in Paris, Montmartre, also known as the "painters' quarter", its small, steep streets constitute a network that includes from the oldest cabarets to the surroundings of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. We can visit the most emblematic corners of the neighborhood, such as the Bateau Lavoir, or the Cafe au deux Molins famous for the movie Amelie, the Place du Tertre or the Je t'aime wall.Central Paris Hotel
March 17ParisToday we will start our day with a visit to visit Musee d'Orsay. We will continue with a wonderful walking tour of Paris. First, we will explore the Latin Quarter, the Sorbonne, the Pantheon of Illustrious men where Napoleon's mausoleum is located. We will have our lunch at the Luxembourg Palace and Gardens. Later, we will walk along the Champs Elysees for some window shopping and then go up the day up at the Arc de Triomphe. Afterwards we will go on a river cruise. We will walk to Champ de Mars and admire the Eiffel tower. We will have dinner in the area.Central Paris Hotel
March 18Paris - StrasbourgToday, we embark on a scenic journey to Strasbourg, where French and German influences merge seamlessly. Upon our arrival, we'll settle into our accommodation, ready to explore the enchanting district of Petite France. Adorned with half-timbered houses and flower-lined canals, this historic quarter is a testament to Strasbourg's timeless beauty. Our evening concludes with a delectable Alsatian dinner, introducing us to the flavors of the region.Strasbourg Hotel
March 19StrasbourgOur day unfolds with a walking tour of Strasbourg's Old Town, where architectural marvels like the Strasbourg Cathedral and the Palais Rohan await. Delving deeper into the city's heritage, we'll go inside and visit the European Parliament, gaining insights into European governance and cooperation. We will go on a boat tour along the Ill River, which offers glimpses of Strasbourg's picturesque landscapes, and some tranquility amidst the bustling city life. With free time in the evening, we'll savor the local cuisine and immerse ourselves in the vibrant atmosphere of Strasbourg.Strasbourg Hotel
March 20Strasbourg - DijonToday, we journey to Dijon, a city renowned for its culinary delights and historical significance. As we explore and walk through the city's historic center, we'll marvel at architectural wonders such as the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy and go inside to admire the rich artistic heritage at the Musée des Beaux-Arts. Our culinary adventure continues with a savory dinner featuring authentic Burgundian cuisine, a delightful introduction to the region's gastronomic treasures.Dijon Hotel
March 21Dijon - LyonOur day begins with a visit to local markets tour, where we'll engage in the vibrant atmosphere and select fresh ingredients for a hands-on cooking class. Under the guidance of expert chefs, we'll learn the secrets of Burgundian cuisine, from traditional recipes to culinary techniques passed down through generations. We will eat what we have cooked for lunch. In the afternoon, we'll explore the scenic Côte d'Or vineyards, immersing ourselves in the breathtaking landscapes and indulging in the region's natural beauty. Our evening ends with a Burgundian dinner.Dijon Hotel
March 22LyonToday we travel to Lyon, a city renowned for its rich history, culinary excellence, and vibrant culture. Upon arrival, we'll check into our accommodations and set out to explore Lyon's UNESCO-listed Old Town, where ancient alleyways and historic landmarks await discovery. From the panoramic vistas of Fourvière Hill to the quaint charm of Vieux Lyon, we'll immerse ourselves in the city's storied past and dynamic present. For lunch, we will savor the eclectic flavors of Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse, a gourmet paradise brimming with fresh produce and regional delicacies.In the afternoon, we go in and visit Musée Gadagne, offering insights into Lyon's cultural heritage, followed by a stroll through the bustling Presqu'île district.Lyon Hotel
March 23LyonIn the morning we will have a walking tour of Croix-Rousse district, renowned for its vibrant street art and historical silk-weaving industry. We will have a weaving class here. We will head to Parc de la Tête d'Or, surrounded by lush greenery and serene lakes for our picnic lunch. In the afternoon, we head back to Paris, check in our hotel and we gather for a final reflection session followed by a farewell dinner.Paris Hotel
March 24Paris -Today we will head to the airport for the flight home. Bon Voyage!Your own bed, eventually!

Safety and Support


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24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
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HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
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EXPERT LEADERSHIP
EXPERT LEADERSHIP
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICING
ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICING

Our daughter was sick the last two days of the trip. WT and her teachers kept us very well informed. You had a clear plan in place to get her home safely and to the doctor if necessary. The fact that you had a hotel room waiting for her in Lima, upon return from Cusco, was quite impressive. She was able to rest the entire day before travel back to the US. Thank you.

Kathryn
Parent of Isabella, traveler on 2017 program to Peru

Your Adventure Includes

Estimated Airfare

In order to give our travelers the best possible price, we break out airfare from the Program Tuition. We will still handle all booking and ticketing via our flight partner who has access to special fares not available to the general public. Once confirmed, you will be invoiced for the flight roughly 75 days prior to travel. 

Program Tuition Excludes: Travel insurance, baggage fees, passport/visa fees, laundry, souvenirs, and activities not listed on itinerary.

 

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