Bateau Mouche River Cruise

Rencontres du Nord au Sud

12-Day Teacher-Led Language Immersion Program in France
Starting from $ 4069.00
Explore France from top to bottom! Start your program in the City of Lights and explore it all, from the Louvre to Notre Dame. Practice your language skills while being immersed in the bustling capital city, then enjoy a few days of la vie en famille and learn what French life is really like. Spend your two final days in the stunning Côte d’Azur southern region before heading home.

Includes Family Stay Experience®

12 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 Paris Included Meals: None

Day 2 | Paris

Bienvenue en France! Revel in the enchanting “City of Lights” while you stroll down the Champs-Elysées, enjoy the priceless treasures of the Louvre, visit the awesome Sacré-Cœur atop Montmartre and enjoy a stunning view of the city below. In the evening, enjoy a group welcome dinner.

Day 3 | Paris

Take the métro to the Place St. Michel and lunch on your own in the quaint Latin Quarter. Enjoy afternoon visits to la Cathédrale de Notre Dame, la Sainte Chapelle and La Conciergerie. Learn the history l’île de la Cité, where the city of Paris was founded. Climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower and get a bird’s eye view of the city.

Day 4 | Paris

Visit the Musée d’Orsay and take in its wide collection of impressionist art. Descend into the depths of the city and see eerie ossuary of Les Catacombes de Paris, which houses the skeletal remains of more than six million of Paris’ early inhabitants. Take in the city by night during your Bateaux Mouches Seine river cruise.

Days 5 - 9 | Family Stay

Take a train to either the city of Lyon or Toulon and begin your five day family stay! Put your language skills to work while experiencing everyday life with a French family! Included Meals: Day 5- Breakfast & Dinner, Days 6-9 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10 | Nice

Say au revoir to your host family and head to Nice, the capital of the Côte d’Azur. Unwind and get acquainted with Nice, one of the crown jewels of the Côte d’Azur. Stroll through the Place Rossetti, the heart of this city or visit the Promenade des Anglais and la Vielle Ville with its maze of narrow pedestrian streets and vividly colored buildings.

Day 11 | Nice

Take the train a mere 20 minutes down the coast and visit the small principality of Monaco for the day. See the changing of the guards at the Palais du Prince and walk through the narrow streets of Vieux Monaco, overlooking the beautiful harbors. Return to Nice to enjoy a group farewell dinner on final evening in France.

Day 12 | Return

Transfer to the Nice airport and return to the U.S. with lifelong memories!

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
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 10 participants
  • Tips for guide(s) and/or bus driver(s) Activities included: Entrance to Tour Eiffel Ticket to Bateaux Mouches Seine river cruise Entrance to Musée du Louvre

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$xxxx.xx / per student

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.
La Vie en Normandie
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
  • Châteaux de Chambord et Châteaux de Chenonceau
La Provence, c'est Magnifique
15-Day Program
  • Entrance to Tour Eiffel
  • Ticket to Bateaux Mouches Seine river cruise
  • Entrance to Musée du Louvre
  • Pont du Gard
  • Guided tour of a perfume factory & historical museum
  • 3 Full-day bus excursions
  • Suggested activities that can be covered by entrance fee allowance:
  • Versailles
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Musée d'Orsay
  • Musée Rodin
  • Les Invalides
  • Catacombes de Paris
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
  • Sainte-Chapelle
  • Conciergerie
  • Centre Pompidou
  • Palais des Papes
  • Musée Océanographique de Monaco
  • Jardin Exotique de Monaco
Belle Belgique et Douce France
14-Day Program
  • Entrance to Tour Eiffel
  • Ticket to Bateaux Mouches Seine river cruise
  • Entrance to Musée du Louvre
Allons-y & Auf Geht’s to France & Germany
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:
  • Telefèric de Montjuïc
  • Casa Batlló
  • Casa Mila
Découvrons la Suisse & Paris
14-Day Program
  • Entrance to Tour Eiffel
  • Ticket to Bateaux Mouches Seine river cruise
  • Entrance to Musée du Louvre
Rencontres du Nord au Sud
12-Day Program
  • Entrance to Tour Eiffel
  • Ticket to Bateaux Mouches Seine river cruise
  • Entrance to Musée du Louvre
Paris, je t'aime!
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
Histoires en France
10-Day Program
  • Entrance to Tour Eiffel
  • Ticket to Bateaux Mouches Seine river cruise
  • Entrance to Musée du Louvre
Bonjour Paris
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