Lake Geneva

Découvrons la Suisse & Paris

14-Day Teacher-Led French Language and Cultural Immersion
Starting from $ 4399.00
14-Day Program | Discover the land famous for mountains, chocolates and cheese! Delve into the rich cultural heritage of Switzerland through its historic museums and castles as you travel through Lausanne and Montreux. This unique French language immersion experience begins for your student group when they meet their famille d’accueil. French language skills learned in the classroom come to life in this in-depth language immersion experience in France. Our unforgettable Family Stay Experience® allows students to become temporary locals and appreciate the French lifestyle. Students live, speak the target language, and learn about cultural exchange in a very authentic way. Conclude your journey in Paris, “The City of Lights.” Ask about our guided options.

Includes Family Stay Experience®

14 Day Immersion Program

Most Costs Included in Trip Pricing

Dedicated Planning Assistance

Why You’ll Love This Trip

  • Entrance to Tour Eiffel
  • Ticket to Bateaux Mouches Seine river cruise
  • Entrance to Musée du Louvre

Day 1 | Departure

En route to Geneva, Switzerland. Included Meals: None

Day 2 | Lausanne

Called the “San Francisco” of Switzerland because of its hills and beauty, Lausanne is home to the Musée Olympique and to Switzerland’s largest university. You can take the funicular metro that runs from the lake to the top of the city or visit the Cathédrale de Lausanne, one of the largest medieval churches in the country.

Day 3 | Montreux

A motor coach will take you to the resort city of Montreux with its picturesque views of the Lake Geneva, enhanced by the beautiful background of the Alps. Walk the cobblestone streets of the small village of Gruyère, visit the cheese factory and enjoy a raclette lunch. Visit the Broc fabrique, home of Nestlé chocolate, and enjoy complimentary chocolate samples.

Day 4 | Montreux

Visit the Château de Chillon, built in the mid-12th century, home to the Counts of Savoy. Continue your day with an interactive visit to the Food Museum in Vevey. Your day concludes with a relaxing boat ride on Lake Geneva.

Days 5 - 10 | Family Stay

Today is the day you’ve been waiting for! Take the train to Lyon, or Annecy and meet your famille d’accueil. Enjoy six days practicing French and experiencing their daily lives. Included Meals: Day 5 - Breakfast, Dinner | Days 6-10 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 | Paris

Take the TGV to Paris and enjoy the “City of Lights.” Explore the Quartier Latin and the Jardin de Luxembourg. Then stroll through the Quartier St. Michel where you can take a walk down the Seine River on the Île de la Cité. Visit the Cathédrale de Notre Dame, la Sainte Chapelle et la Conciergerie.

Day 12 | Paris

Discover the Louvre and its famous pyramid, and then experience the quaint Montmartre district. Visit the Basilique du Sacré Coeur and celebrate French artistry at the Place du Tertre.

Day 13 | Paris

Visit le Musée d’Orsay and/or le Musée Rodin on your way to Les Invalides. Take in the city by night during your Bateaux Mouches Seine river cruise. Enjoy a farewell dinner before ascending to the top of the Eiffel Tower.

Day 14 | Return

Transfer to airport and return to the U.S.

Price Includes

Round-trip airfare from city listed (and any airline fuel surcharges)
In-country transportation (air, motorcoach, van, as applicable)
All overnight accommodations
Insurance for accidents or illness and trip cancellation coverage due to medical reasons only
International phone allowance $10 per day for one leader while in country
Xperitas Family Stay with all meals included
Local Family Stay Coordinator on call during family stay
24/7 Xperitas emergency support while abroad
Meals as indicated on the itinerary
Entrance fee allowance of $75 per student
Public transit allowance of $20 per student
Activities Included: Entrance to Tour Eiffel , Ticket to Bateaux Mouches Seine river cruise , Entrance to Musée du Louvre ,

Price Excludes

  • Airline baggage fees Increase in air cost due to requests for specific travel dates or airline Costs incurred due to late or missed flights Passport, visa or other document costs Transportation to/from departure city Any meals not indicated on itineraries Spending money and gifts Any fees associated with advanced seating assignments Small-group supplement when group has fewer than 24 participants Tips for guide(s) and/or bus driver(s)

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Spring Payment Schedule

Payment and cancellation schedule:

Billing and Payments: Xperitas will email a bill for the final payment approximately three weeks before it is due. For all other payments please refer to this schedule. A payment reminder will be sent to you via email a week before a scheduled payment is due. Payments can be made by credit/debit card via the Xperitas portal or by check or money order payable to Xperitas.

Cancellations: Any cancellation made through October 1, 2023 will receive a full refund. Cancellations made after this date will be calculated on an individual basis at the time of cancellation and follow the schedule and terms below. 

Payment Schedule

Spring Programs: March and April, 2024

June 15 (Early Bird); October 1, 2023 (Final)

$500 due with application*

November 1, 2023

$800

December 1, 2023

$800

January 15, 2024

Balance

*Once the online application and $500 deposit are submitted and processed, participants will receive enrollment confirmation.

Cancellation Schedule

Spring Programs: March and April, 2024

Date of Cancellation

Refund Amount

Cancellations received through October 1, 2023

Full refund – No administrative fee charged

October 2 - November 14, 2023

Refund of all money paid

MINUS a $250 administrative fee*

November 15, 2023 or later

Refund of all money paid MINUS a $500 administrative fee* AND any air/land expenses incurred by Xperitas

(Varies by program and cancellation date)

30 days prior to departure

No refund possible

*This fee is to help cover the cost of organizational resources incurred in the planning of the language/cultural immersion experience.

Summer Payment Schedule

Payment and cancellation schedule:

Billing and Payments: Xperitas will email a bill for the final payment approximately three weeks before it is due. For all other payments please refer to this schedule. A payment reminder will be sent to you via email a week before a scheduled payment is due. Payments can be made by credit/debit card via the Xperitas portal or by check or money order payable to Xperitas.

Cancellations: Any cancellation made through October 15, 2023 will receive a full refund. Cancellations made after this date will be calculated on an individual basis at the time of cancellation and follow the schedule and terms below.

Payment Schedule

Summer Programs: May, June, July, August, 2024

June 15 (Early Bird); October 15, 2023 (Final)

$500 due with application*

November 15, 2023

$1000

January 15, 2024

$1000

March 15, 2024

Balance

*Once the online application and $500 deposit are submitted and processed, participants will receive enrollment confirmation.

Cancellation Schedule

Summer Programs: May, June, July, August, 2024

Date of Cancellation

Refund Amount

Cancellations received through October 15, 2023

Full refund – No administrative fee charged

October 16 – November 30, 2023

Refund of all money paid

MINUS a $250 administrative fee*

December 1, 2023 or later

Refund of all money paid MINUS a $500 administrative fee* AND any air/land

expenses incurred by Xperitas

(Varies by program and cancellation date)

30 days prior to departure

No refund possible

*This fee is to help cover the cost of organizational resources incurred in the planning of the language/cultural immersion experience.

Enrollment Information

*Prices are based on a minimum group size of 24 students. When the minimum group size is not reached, a small-group supplement will apply. All activities to be paid on-site using entrance fee allowance provided, unless listed in Program Inclusions. The order of this itinerary, and all itinerary items, are subject to change based on unforeseen circumstances that may arise prior to or during international travel.
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15-Day Program
  • Entrance to Tour Eiffel
  • Ticket to Bateaux Mouches Seine river cruise
  • Entrance to Musée du Louvre
  • 3 full-day bus excursions
  • Suggested activities that can be covered by entrance fee allowance:
  • Musée d'Orsay
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Crêperie dinner
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15-Day Program
  • Entrance to Tour Eiffel
  • Ticket to Bateaux Mouches Seine river cruise
  • Entrance to Musée du Louvre
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  • Guided tour of a perfume factory & historical museum
  • 3 Full-day bus excursions
  • Suggested activities that can be covered by entrance fee allowance:
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  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Musée d'Orsay
  • Musée Rodin
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  • Catacombes de Paris
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
  • Sainte-Chapelle
  • Conciergerie
  • Centre Pompidou
  • Palais des Papes
  • Musée Océanographique de Monaco
  • Jardin Exotique de Monaco
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14-Day Program
  • Entrance to Tour Eiffel
  • Ticket to Bateaux Mouches Seine river cruise
  • Entrance to Musée du Louvre
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14-Day Program
  • Entrance to Tour Eiffel
  • Ticket to Bateaux Mouches Seine river cruise
  • Castle tour
  • Guided bike tour Munich
  • Guided tour of Nymphenburg Palace
  • Guided tour of Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Suggested activities that can be covered by entrance fee allowance:
  • Olympic Park Tower
  • Deutsches Museum
  • BMW Museum
Salut la France & Encantada España
14-Day Program
  • Tour Eiffel
  • Ticket to Bateaux Mouches Seine river cruise
  • Musée du Louvre
  • Flamenco Show
  • La Sagrada Familia
  • Park Güell
  • Musee Picasso
  • Suggested activities that can be covered by entrance fee allowance:
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  • Casa Batlló
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14-Day Program
  • Entrance to Tour Eiffel
  • Ticket to Bateaux Mouches Seine river cruise
  • Entrance to Musée du Louvre
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12-Day Program
  • Entrance to Tour Eiffel
  • Ticket to Bateaux Mouches Seine river cruise
  • Entrance to Musée du Louvre
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12-Day Program
  • Entrance to Tour Eiffel
  • Ticket to Bateaux Mouches Seine river cruise
  • Entrance to Musée du Louvre
  • Suggested activities that can be covered by entrance fee allowance:
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
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10-Day Program
  • Entrance to Tour Eiffel
  • Ticket to Bateaux Mouches Seine river cruise
  • Entrance to Musée du Louvre
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10-Day Program
  • Entrance to Tour Eiffel
  • Ticket to Bateaux Mouches Seine river cruise
  • Entrance to Musée du Louvre
  • Suggested activities that can be covered by entrance fee allowance:
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris