2025 Mullen French Impressionism and Post Impressionism Program
March 23, 2025 -
April 1, 2025
Dates are tentative until flights are confirmed
Airfare not included in program tuition
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: $3,490
Pay in Full
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:
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 you are, le patrimoine, the millennia of history and culture imbues every corner of France so that even after a short visit you come away with a powerful sense of the country’s past.
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.
Check out some of the featured experiences of your program!
Marvel at the Palace of Versailles
Climb the Eiffel Tower
Visit the Arc de Triomphe, the Pantheon, the Louvre and more!
We do everything possible to run safe, engaging, and immersive programs for our travelers, but given the unpredictable nature of international travel we must remain flexible in our planning. Changes to a schedule are uncommon but if inclement weather pushes us off course or an unexpected opportunity arises which travelers are excited about, we reserve the right to adjust programming in the best interest of the group.
|Satuday, March 22||USA - Paris||The group will departs the US and takes an overnight flight to Paris.||Airplane|
|Sunday, March 23||Paris||Today we arrive in Paris! After landing and meeting our program leaders, we'll drop our bags and grab some food before enjoying a leisurely afternoon boat trip along the Seine River. We'll enjoy an unencumbered view of the famous monuments that are concentrated along the river's banks. Tonight, we'll have dinner at a local restaurant before heading back to the hotel.||Hotel Paris|
|Monday, March 24||Paris||After breakfast, we will head Saint Sulpice (St Jean Baptiste de la Salle) for mass. Later, we will visit the Orsay Museum, one of the best places to see impressionist and post- impressionist art. We will then walk along the beautiful Tulleries Gardens where we will stop for a picnic lunch. Afterwards, we head to the Orangerie Museum, home of the famous Monet Waterlilies. A delicious dinner awaits at a restaurant in the area, before heading back to our hotel for some rest after an exciting day.||Hotel Paris|
|Tuesday, March 25||Paris||This morning we start with a visit to the Île des Impressionnistes, an island on the Seine. We spend the morning at the Fournaise Museum Chatou France where we will learn about the iconic French impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir and admire his work. After lunch, we will take a private bus to the northwest quadrent of the city. Auvers-sur-Oise is the place where Vincent Van Gogh lived, worked, and died. Travelers will get the chance to explore the neighborhood and then continue on to Giverny where Monet’s studio and gardens are located. In the evening, we will drive back to Paris and have dinner near our hotel.||Hotel Paris|
|Wednesday, March 26||Paris||We will begin the day with a visit to the Musee Marmottan, dedicated to artist Claude Monet. Students will get a chance to see hundreds of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings by Claude Monet, including the famous 1872 work Sunrise. After lunch, we will tour of one of the most important museums in the world: the Louvre, inaugurated in 1793, has a collection of more than 300,000 pieces. From there, we will walk up to the Opera and admire the beautiful Palais Garnier. We'll tour the inside of the opera house. If time allows, we'll walk on to see the famous department store Galeries Lafayette and appreciate its architecture from the inside, or visit the Madeleine, the famous neoclassical Roman Catholic church. Then, a big dinner!||Hotel Paris|
|Thursday, March 27||Paris - Marsailles||We say goodbye to Paris and head south out of the capital via high speed train. Our destination is Marsailles, a charming port city in southern France that has been a crossroads of immigration and trade since its founding by the Greeks circa 600 B.C. Before arriving in Marsailles, we'll check out Aix-en-Provence where participants will visit the Atelier de Cezanne. This was Paul Cézanne's studio from 1902 until his death in 1906 and is now a museum devoted to his work. We will also hike to some of the places where Cezanne used to paint. We have dinner before continuing on to Marsailles.||Hotel Marsailles|
|Friday, March 28||Marsailles||After breakfast we'll embark on another day trip, this time to St. Remy de Provence. There, we'll visit the Estrine Museum which is housed in a beautiful private home. Students will learn about VIncent Van Gogh's life and have the chance to admire some of his work. We will then head to Hospice Paul de Mausole, the mental hospital where Vincent Van Gogh was taken after cutting off his ear. From there, it's an easy transition to lunch before heading to Baux de Provence where we will visit la Carriere des Lumieres, famous for its immersive and contemporary exhibitions that surround you with projections of famous works. Then it's back to our hotel to rest after a long day.||Hotel Marsailles|
|Saturday, March 29||Marsailles||After breakfast we travel to Arles, a town northwest of Marsailles. We will visit the Vincent Van Gogh Foundation to further our learning about this renowned artist. We will spend the rest of the afternoon with a more relaxing schedule, allowing travelers to do some exploring in a smaller groups and shop for souvenirs. We're back in Marsailles this evening.||Hotel Marsailles|
|Sunday, March 30||Marsailles - Nice - Monaco||After an early morning visit to Renoir’s old house and gardens, we zip on to Nice, where we will have time explore and have lunch before continuing on to the Principality of Monaco, a tiny country |
famous for it's glamor and glam. It's here we'll enjoy a celebratory dinner and take some time to reflect on all we've seen and experienced together.
|Monday, March 31||Monaco - Paris - USA||Today we make the trip back to Paris before connecting to our evening departure home.||Hotel Paris|
|April 1||USA||Arrive home||Your own bed!|
In order to provide a safe and memorable experience, we follow strict guidelines when choosing program accommodations. Walking Tree partners with locally-operated, three-star equivalent hotels and guest houses which are centrally located, clean and safe.
Meininger Hotel Paris Porte de Vincennes
Centrally located in Paris, this hotel features a shared lounge, terrace, and free WiFi throughout the property. The accommodation provides a shared kitchen and a 24-hour front desk for guests. Guest rooms at the hotel are equipped with a seating area, a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a private bathroom with free toiletries and a shower. Each room includes bed linen and towels. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender.
Safety and Support
EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
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Group Organizer on Morocco Service Adventure
Your Adventure Includes
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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