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European Odyssey

France, Italy and Greece

Your destinations: Paris, Venice, Florence, Pisa, Rome, Pompeii and Athens.

Embark on a voyage of discovery through the heart of Europe. Immerse yourself in a wealth of history, fine art and first class food and drink while unearthing the realities of European life.

Includes

  • Round Trip International Airfare From Designated Departure Airport
    *Supplements may apply for USA Domestic Air to Designated Departure Airport.
  • Ground Arrangements
  • All Meals
Price: $6390 per person*

*Please Note: Supplements may apply

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Available Dates for 2017
Departure Airports: JFK - Download Flight Zone Fares
European Odyssey - June 26 2017 - Suitable for grades 8-12 (High School)
European Odyssey - July 15 2017 - Suitable for grades 8-12 (High School)
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ADVENTURE

Challenge yourself and experience personal growth as you:

  • Get challenged outdoors with activity guides in Umbria
  • Stand on the start line for the original Olympic games in Greece
  • Explore the canals of Venice in a gondola with a local guide

EDUCATION

Learn about different cultures and traditions as you:

  • Take an art lesson in Montmartre—explore the neighborhood of Picasso and Matisse
  • Explore the splendor of Versailles and picnic like a king
  • Go behind the scenes at the Vatican City and talk with a Swiss Guard
  • Wander the ruins of Pompeii, Italy’s best preserved Roman city

CULTURE

Connect with locals as you:

  • Honor WWII soldiers at the American Cemetery in Tuscany
  • Visit with Catholic service workers at a monastery
  • Enjoy a unique People to People moment as you participate in a family homestay
  • Day 1

    Depart for Paris
    Board your overnight flight to Europe.
  • Day 2

    The City of Lights
    Discover the iconic sights of the City of Lights with the help of an experienced French guide. Indulge your artistic side while strolling around the famous artist’s quarter of Montmartre and taking in an insightful educational meeting in the studio of the French artist Henri Landier.
  • Day 3

    The Art of Excess
    Explore one of the greatest museums in the world, the Louvre, home to Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower and enjoy a breath-taking view while marveling at a spectacular light show.
  • Day 4

    World Heritage
    Delve into the luxurious world of French cuisine. Head to a local market to source the ingredients for a tasty picnic in the grounds of Versailles. Explore the magnificent Chateau de Versailles, a UNESCO World Heritage site before a shopping trip on the famous Champs-Élyssées.
  • Day 5

    The Heart of Venice
    Ride in a Venetian gondola. While cruising along the Canal Grande, see the famous Guggenheim Museum, the Fenice Theatre, and Mozart’s Venice residence. Marvel at the Basilica San Marco and the Bridge of Sighs before an insightful trip to a traditional Murano Glass artisan.
  • Day 6-8

    Live Like a Local
    Enjoy some well-deserved time on the beach near Jesolo before meeting your Italian home stay family. During the upcoming days, you will experience the authentic Italian way of life.
  • Day 9

    Welcome to Florence
    Visit the Accademia Gallery, which houses Michelangelo’s colossal statue, David. Walk through the city of Florence, passing the Duomo and the bronze doors to the Baptistery, known as the Gate to Paradise. Embark on an evening tour of Florence after a little Italian retail therapy.
  • Day 10

    Pizza in Pisa
    Take the ultimate selfie at the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Tour the American Cemetery where over 4,000 American soldiers, killed during the capture of Rome in June 1944, were laid to rest. Watch a pizza-making demonstration and test out your new culinary skills.
  • Day 11

    Adventure in Umbria
    Participate in outdoor activities designed to build confidence and take you out of your comfort zone.
  • Day 12

    The State Within a State
    Visit the world’s smallest state, the Vatican, and admire the frescos of the Sistine Chapel. Meet a former member of the Swiss Guard and discover what it takes to guard the Pope.
  • Day 13

    When in Rome ...
    Tour the spectacular Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Explore a wealth of famous sights including the Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain. Tour the Colosseum and the Roman Forum.
  • Day 14-15

    Explosive History
    Hike up Mount Vesuvius before visiting the remains of Pompeii. Explore the area’s history set against the backdrop of a truly incredible feat of nature.
  • Day 16

    Olympic Gold
    Welcome to Greece. Marvel at the sights of Olympia, birthplace of the Olympics before heading to the Corinth Canal.
  • Day 17

    A Greek Tragedy
    Arrive in Athens, the Greek capital. Visit the Epidaurus Theatre and take part in a Greek drama class while being fully immersed in the cities ancient history.
  • Day 18

    Athens, Greece
    Embark on a tour of Acropolis before fully embracing Greek culture. Take a dance lesson and indulge in a classic Greek BBQ.
  • Day 19

    The Good Life
    After a whirlwind experience around Europe, it’s time for some well-deserved relaxation on the beach. Enjoy some free time on the island of Aegina.
  • Day 20

    Bon Voyage!
    Depart for the U.S. taking home a lifetime of memories and a wealth of new friendships.

Why This Itinerary?

  • Adventure : Challenge yourself and experience personal growth
  • Education : Learn about different cultures and traditions
  • Culture : Connect with locals as you