An Exciting Experience
Experience an unforgettable adventure by joining us for a 12-day stay in Spain and France (14 days with optional Paris extension). Students will live with typical Spanish and French families, allowing them to participate and be immersed in both cultures. They’ll gain an intimate knowledge of 3 historic and cosmopolitan cities; Cadiz, Nice and Paris, while at the same time enjoying conducted trips to nearby places like Monaco, Seville and Tangier, Morocco.
What to expect on this amazing tour
Cadiz, Nice & Paris
Cadiz is an ancient port city in southwest Spain situated on a narrow peninsula surrounded by the sea. Founded as Gadir by Phoenicians from Tyre more than 3,000 years ago, it’s the oldest continuously inhabited city in Western Europe. Today it’s a typical Andalusian city full of picturesque vistas, winding alleys connecting charming plazas, and well-preserved historical landmarks. A former 16th-century centre for trade and exploration, it has over 100 watchtowers, including the iconic Torre Tavira, traditionally used for spotting ships. Love-struck visitors speak fondly of Cadiz’ seafood, beaches and collection of fascinating monuments and museums.
Nice, capital of the French Riviera, is located in the Côte d’Azur region on the south east coast of France. Often called “Nice la Belle”, the city has a very distinct culture with its relaxed, carefree lifestyle and noticeable Italian and Corsican influences. The local language Niçard, is still spoken by a considerable minority, and in the past, Nice welcomed many immigrants from Italy, Spain and Portugal who have also left their mark in the city’s unique culture. The natural beauty of the Nice area with its mild Mediterranean climate and picturesque surroundings make it the perfect place for not only those in search of relaxation, but also those seeking inspiration.
Paris, the capital and largest city in France has been one of Europe’s major centers for art, fashion, gastronomy, science, music and commerce since the 17th century. Its 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. Beyond such landmarks as the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century, Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral, the city is known for its cafe culture and designer boutiques along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. With an illustrious artistic pedigree – Renoir, Rodin, Picasso, Monet, Manet, Dalí and Van Gogh are but a few of the masters who have lived and worked here over the years – Paris is one of the world’s great art repositories, harbouring treasures from antiquity onwards.
A Beautiful Setting
Highlights of what you’ll experience on your 14-day trip to Spain and France
Spring Break and Summer
Day 1-2: Arrival in SpainFly to Spain and meet your CSLI tour director at the airport. You’ll then be transported to Cadiz where you will meet your host family and have your first Spanish home-cooked meal.
Day 3: Cadiz city tourGuided tour around the old part of Cadiz in the morning. Guided visit to Cadiz Museum. Free afternoon to enjoy the beach with option to go surfing.
Day 4: Tangier, Morocco (Optional)You’ll have a bus tour of the city, ride some camels at the beach and have lunch at a restaurant with traditional music and dancers. Walking tour of the old town and shopping at the market in the afternoon.
Day 5: SevilleGuided tour of the city, visit to the Cathedral where you’ll see Christopher Columbus’ tomb, and a guided tour of the Alcazar of Seville.
Day 6: CordobaGuided visit of the old town and tour of the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba. Free time to explore and do some shopping after.
Day7: Transfer to NiceFree morning to go to the beach and say goodbye to Cadiz. Fly to Nice in the afternoon and meet your host family.
Day 8: Nice city tourPlacement test and first French class in the morning. Guided tour around the old town of Nice, Promenade des Anglais and the Castle Hill. Free afternoon to explore the city.
Day 9: ÈzeTrip to Èze, a medieval village from the 13th century situated on a narrow rocky peak overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Guided visit of a perfume factory in the afternoon.
Day 10: Saint-Paul de VenceClasses in the morning. Guided tour of Saint-Paul de Vence in the afternoon with free time to explore. Guided visit to the Maeght Foundation — a museum of modern art.
Day 11: MonacoVisits to the cathedral, the palace to watch the change of guard, the ocean graphic museum and aquarium, and free time at the beach in the afternoon.
Day 12: End of trip/Optional Paris extension day 1 — Paris city tourFly to Paris and check in at your hotel. Afternoon city tour visiting the Eifel Tower, the Notre Dame Cathedral, Arc de Triomph and Champs Elysées.
Day 13: Optional Paris extension day 2 — Louvre MuseumGuided tour of this amazing museum with free time. Afternoon visit to Galeries Lafayette to do some last minute shopping.
Day 14: Departure from FranceTransfer to the airport — End of trip.
Canada’s Best Educational Tours
CSLI has provided educational tour programs in Canada since 1997. Our main goal has always been to improve students’ language skills and self-confidence abroad while obtaining a unique first-hand look at the culture and people of the places they are visiting. Our focus on value and affordability, along with making our trips the most complete and of highest quality compared to our competitors is what truly makes a CSLI tour the best. We make all of the necessary arrangements for our tours, alleviating headaches for teachers and trip organizers making the trip more enjoyable and giving you time to truly explore the wonders abroad.
Canadian-owned and run
CSLI Tours is a family-owned Canadian company based in BC, driven by values and a real passion for travel. We have an excellent track record for the best customer satisfaction and have never compromised on the quality of the services we provide. Every tour we offer was designed to inspire your students and enrich their learning experience, while increasing their self-confidence and understanding of other cultures.
Safety & security
For more than 22 years the safety of our groups has been our top priority. All of our tour directors are first aid certified and well-trained to manage challenging situations. We always have contingency and emergency plans in place and we are always available 24/7 through our direct contact line to provide assistance to teachers, students, parents and school administrators if anything comes up before or during the trip.
As a group leader, your travel is absolutely free and includes all meals and accommodation at carefully selected hotels. Because one of our representatives will stay with you 100% of the time, the teachers get to relax during the evenings and explore the sights and sounds of the cities they visit. We’ll make all the room checks and ensure that each evening, the students are safe in their hotel suites or with their host families.
The CSLI Experience
Program price includes
Round-trip airfare from Vancouver on major carriers
All entrance fees to attractions as per itinerary
Three meals per day
All transportation by comfortable private motor coach
All the tips
All guided sightseeing tours and city walks as per itinerary
10 overnight stays with host families and at hotels
Language and history lessons
24/7 services from our professional tour director
Professional tour guides at all attractions as per itinerary
A deposit of $300 per person at the time of registration is required. A cancellation, medical insurance is mandatory, and can be purchased at time of enrollment. Payments can be made by cheque, Visa, MasterCard or American Express – a surcharge will apply for credit card payments. Taxes not included.