From the northern lights to the "City of Lights," in 8 days you will discover Iceland and France at their finest. Tour around Iceland's famous Golden Circle and explore the city of ReykjavÍk before flying on to Paris. While in France, you will feast on French cuisine and visit famous sites such as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre.

Tour Highlights

  • Blue Lagoon
  • HallgrÍmskirkja
  • Harpa
  • Hveragerdi
  • Golden Circle
  • Notre Dame
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Louvre
  • Versailles
  • Seine Cruise
  • 1 Informal Performance Opportunity
  • 3 Performance Opportunities
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Itinerary

DAY 1: OVERNIGHT FLIGHT

Departure from the United States.

DAY 2: REYKJAVÍK

Upon your arrival to KeflavÍk Airport, pick up your luggage and meet your Encore Tour Manager in the arrivals hall. You will make a stop nearby the airport for a delicious breakfast buffet. Continue on to the Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland's greatest treasures! This geothermal spa is known for its wonderful skin healing powers and offers heated waters ranging from 98-102 degrees fahrenheit. Afterward, continue on to ReykjavÍk and check in to your hotel. This afternoon you will have some free time to explore on your own, followed by an arrival briefing to discuss the details of your tour. Enjoy dinner together at a nearby restaurant before turning in for a good night's sleep!

DAY 3: REYKJAVÍK

Begin the day with breakfast at your hotel, provided each morning of your tour. Then, depart on a panoramic city sightseeing tour with a local guide! You will journey inside the Pearl, a remarkable building with a glass dome that offers breathtaking views of the city and beyond. Next, visit HallgrÍmskirkja, the famous church at the top of the city. Continue down the waterfront towards the Harpa. Since it's grand opening in 2011, Harpa Hall is considered one of the most beautiful concert halls in the world. After your tour, you will enjoy a free afternoon at your leisure. Tonight, rehearse and perform your debut concert at a local venue! Then have dinner together.

DAY 4: REYKJAVÍK

A full day excursion takes you around the Golden Circle including the Hveragerdi geothermal town; the extinct volcano of Kerid; Iceland's ancient cultural center at Skálholt; Strokkur geysir; Gulfoss waterfall and Thingvellir National Park to see the mid-Atlantic ridge. Lunch at a local restaurant is included today. An informal concert may be possible today at the Skálholt Bishopric Church. Return to ReykjavÍk for the night.

DAY 5: PARIS

Depart today on your flight to Paris, the "City of Lights"! Transfer to your hotel for check in. In the afternoon, a sightseeing with a local guide shows you the city's most important monuments, from Notre Dame to the Eiffel Tower to the Champs-élysées and the Place de la Concorde, site of the guillotine during the French Revolution. You will have free time to explore the city before this evening's dinner.

DAY 6: PARIS

This morning, discover the many treasures of the Louvre museum, including the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo. Then take advantage of some free time before your evening rehearsal and performance. After dinner, enjoy the view from the top of the famed Eiffel Tower!

DAY 7: PARIS

This morning, you will take an excursion to the famous château of Versailles, King Louis XIV's elaborate palace. In the afternoon, return to Paris for your final rehearsal and performance! Enjoy a special farewell dinner to celebrate your successful performance tour. Then, depart on aboat ride along the Seine to see the many historic monuments on the banks of the river.

DAY 8: DEPARTURE

Return to the U.S.

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  • Joint Performance with an Icelandic Ensemble
  • Live Icelandic Music Show
  • Attend Iceland's Music Festivals
  • See Iceland's Symphony Orchestra or Opera Company
  • Icelandic Museum of Rock and Roll
  • Music Museum at the Cité de la Musique
  • Folk music at Au Lapin Agile in Montmartre

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