10 days
Paris, Florence, Ortona Region, Rome
Canadian and European history fuse together as you tour significant World War II sites. Walk the streets of Paris, and then set foot on the beaches of Normandy for a different experience. The Juno Beach Centre brings textbooks to life before you discover the birthplace of the renaissance in Tuscany. See Ortona, known as “Little Stalingrad” from WWII, and the grandeur of the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling in Rome.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to France

  • Day 2: Paris

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Île de la Cité

  • Day 3: Normandy • Paris

    Take a guided tour of Normandy

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Pointe du Hoc
    • American Cemetery in Coleville
    • Arromanches

    Visit the Bény-Sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery

    Visit Juno Beach

    Visit the Juno Beach Centre

  • Day 4: Paris • Night Train

    Take a guided tour of Paris

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Place de la Concorde
    • Champs-Élysées
    • Arc de Triomphe
    • Hôtel des Invalides
    • Eiffel Tower

    Visit Notre-Dame Cathedral

    Dinner in Paris

    Travel by night train to Florence

  • Day 5: Florence

    Take a guided tour of Florence

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Piazza della Signoria
    • Ponte Vecchio
    • Basilica of Santa Croce
    • Gates of Paradise
  • Day 6: Florence • Ortona

  • Day 7: Ortona

    Take a guided tour of Ortona

  • Day 8: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Roman Forum
    • Colosseum

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome

    You will see:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Piazza Navona
    • Spanish Steps
  • Day 9: Rome

    Take a tour of Vatican City

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Sistine Chapel
    • St. Peter’s Basilica
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Roman Catacombs

    Roman Catacombs

    Opt to explore the mysterious world buried beneath Rome since the 2nd century. Christian burial grounds and priceless relics abound, and the art that lines the walls is world-class. Afterward, journey down the ancient Appian Way to the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls. Note: Sturdy walking shoes are recommended. This optional is not recommended for those who are claustrophobic.

  • Day 10: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to France

  • Day 2: Paris

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Île de la Cité

  • Day 3: Normandy • Paris

    Take a guided tour of Normandy

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Pointe du Hoc
    • American Cemetery in Coleville
    • Arromanches

    Visit the Bény-Sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery

    Visit Juno Beach

    Visit the Juno Beach Centre

  • Day 4: Paris • Night Train

    Take a guided tour of Paris

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Place de la Concorde
    • Champs-Élysées
    • Arc de Triomphe
    • Hôtel des Invalides
    • Eiffel Tower

    Visit Notre-Dame Cathedral

    Dinner in Paris

    Travel by night train to Florence

  • Day 5: Florence

    Take a guided tour of Florence

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Piazza della Signoria
    • Ponte Vecchio
    • Basilica of Santa Croce
    • Gates of Paradise
  • Day 6: Florence • Ortona

  • Day 7: Ortona

    Take a guided tour of Ortona

  • Day 8: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Roman Forum
    • Colosseum

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome

    You will see:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Piazza Navona
    • Spanish Steps
  • Day 9: Rome

    Take a tour of Vatican City

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Sistine Chapel
    • St. Peter’s Basilica
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Roman Catacombs

    Roman Catacombs

    Opt to explore the mysterious world buried beneath Rome since the 2nd century. Christian burial grounds and priceless relics abound, and the art that lines the walls is world-class. Afterward, journey down the ancient Appian Way to the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls. Note: Sturdy walking shoes are recommended. This optional is not recommended for those who are claustrophobic.

  • Day 10: Depart for home

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Everything you get

This all-inclusive global experience gives students the chance to explore the world–all at an unbeatable value.
  • Airfare & transportation

    Your flights—covered. Buses, trains, cruise ships, ferries and subways—covered. We take care of getting you around so you can enjoy the ride.

  • Hotels

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • Meals

    Traditional breakfasts and dinners bring local flavours to life as part of your tour experience. Lunches are left for you to discover new favourite dishes of your own.

  • Entrances

    Anne Frank House; Jewish Museum; Deportation Center; Portuguese Synagogue; Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery; Passchendaele; Essex Farm; In Flanders Field Museum; The Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate Memorial; Vimy Memorial; Beaumont Hamel; Juno Beach Centre; Les Invalides; Notre-Dame; With extension: Churchill War Rooms

  • Full-time History Tour Director

    Your dedicated Tour Director, specially trained in Canadian history, stays with you 24/7 to handle all on-tour logistics and provide knowledgeable insights everywhere you go.

  • Historic Commemoration

    You’ll take part in unique and exclusive events, and official ceremonies, that pay tribute to Canadian soldiers, and honour our past in meaningful ways that bring history lessons to life.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides add cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • weShare—Personalized Learning

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travellers to planning and managing your tour.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travellers and their families can count on EF’s dedicated emergency service team.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we’re there too.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances.

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