Eiffel Tower
Oberammergau Play

Join us for an incredible tour of France. With tour host, Stephen Varvis, Ph.D., professor of history, you will have the opportunity to share experiences, learn from others, be a part of the extended FPU community, renew friendships and gain new ones all while being inspired by the creativity and spiritual experience of the art, architecture and people you meet of France.

Tour outline

  • Four days in Paris, tour of the city, Versailles, San Chappelle
  • Monet’s home and studio in Giverny
  • Normandy D-Day sites and tour
  • Mont St. Michel and St. Malo on the Brittany coast
  • Loire Valley Chateaux
  • Chartres Cathedral

Tour dates

June 16-June 28, 2020


  • Daily breakfast
  • Handpicked hotels
  • Five dinners
  • Cooking class
  • Optional excursions
  • Multilingual tour director
  • Guided sightseeing and select entrance fees
  • Free time to explore on your own

Extra excursion

Optional extension to Munich and Oberammergau Passion Play (Travelers must purchase their own tickets to the Passion Play. Please consult with Steve about options.)


  • Land tour: $3959
  • Return flight from Fresno: $1380 (travelers may book their own flights privately)
  • Total cost: $5339
  • Three-day optional extension: $899

Full details, itinerary and registration

Go Ahead Tours

Final date to register

February 28, 2020 (We hope to fill up early in order to get tickets to Oberammergau.)

Alumni Italy Tour Group Photo

Complete the form below for more information, and Steve Varvis will contact you.

Request Information

Or contact Steve directly at steve.varvis@fresno.edu, 559-453-7155 (work) or 559-906-5545 (cell)