UMass Lowell: France, Germany, Switzerland Study Abroad (2023)

May 26 - June 3, 2023
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France, Germany, Switzerland
Max People : 20
Tour Details

Departure & Return Location

United States (flights not included)


University of Massachusetts Lowell students


Day 1
Travel to Strasbourg

Students fly from their home airport to Strasbourg, France

Day 2
Arrival and Tour of Strasbourg
  • Stone & Compass staff will be waiting for students to arrive at hotel between 8-1pm
  • Lunch in Strasbourg
  • Boat tour of Strasbourg (Petit France, Neuestadt, and history of Franco-Prussian War)
  • Check into hotel and free time for dinner
Day 3
Colmar and Riquewihr, France
  • Day trip to Colmar (Unterlinden Museum, lunch, shopping, etc.)
  • Visit town of Riquewihr
  • Return to Strasbourg for dinner and explore city in the evening
Day 4
Heidelberg, Germany
  • Day trip to Heidelberg, Germany
  • Lunch and explore city
  • Return to Strasbourg for dinner
Day 5
Basel, Switzerland
  • Day trip to Basel, Switzerland
  • Holbein walking tour
  • Kunstmuseum Basel (art museum)
  • Basel Minster (cathedral)
  • Aldstadt (old town, wander, shopping, etc.)
  • Dinner in Basel
Day 6
Free Day

Students have a free day. Nearby options include:

  • Europa-Park in Rust, Germany: largest amusement park in Germany
  • Verdun, France: small city known for the WWI Battle of Verdun
  • Baden-Baden: spa town in Germany’s Black Forest
Day 7
Metz, France
  • Day trip to Metz, France
  • Metz Cathedral
  • Lunch near main square
  • La Cour d’Or Museum
  • St. Pierre aux Nonnains, the oldest church in France
  • Porte des Allemandes, the last remaining castle bridge in France named for the Teutonic Knights
Day 8
Black Forest, Germany
  • Day trip to Black Forest
  • Freiburg for lunch and exploring
  • Black Forest Open Air museum OR clock making museum
  • Triberg Waterfall, Germany’s highest waterfall
Day 9
Travel Home

Students fly home


Price Includes

  • Hotels
  • Meals
  • Translator
  • Museum/Historical Site Admission Fees
  • Transportation
  • Tour Guide(s)

Price Excludes

  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • Private ExpensesSnacks, gifts, shopping, etc.
  • Alcohol not included

Payment can be made in full or following the payment schedule below.

Total Price




Due:  December 15, 2022

Final Payment


Due:  February 1, 2023