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European Treasures: Austria, Hungary, Croatia and Italy

Program Highlights
- Meet with a Concentration Camp Survivor in Vienna, Austria
- Go island hopping off the coast of Split, Croatia
- Visit the Postojna Caves in Postojna, Slovenia
- Live like a local during a homestay in Tuscany, Italy
- Take part in local outdoor adventures in Umbria, Italy

Community Service:
- Students will receive a certificate of completion for 10 hours of community service at the end of this program.
Duration

19 days

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Traveler Details

Duration in days

19

Program Details

Day to Day

New York City, USA

Departure Day

Day 1

Let the excitement build as you board your overnight flight to Vienna, Austria.

Vienna, Austria

Welcome to Vienna

Day 2

Touch down in Vienna, the capital of Austria. The city is known around the world for its classical music and its imperial palaces, including Schönbrunn Palace, the Habsburgs’ summer residence. Take a sightseeing tour of the city, and join your delegation at a welcome dinner.

Meeting a Holocaust Survivor
Vienna, Austria

Classical Vienna

Day 3

This morning, join an open discussion with a Holocaust expert, gaining new insights into this troubled time in European history. Later, ride through Vienna on a private vintage tram, making your way to Schönbrunn Palace, summer residence of the Austrian Emperor. Tonight, join a classical music concert, while walking in the footsteps of celebrated composers like Mozart and Strauss.

Vienna, Austria

Wachau Valley

Day 4

Experience the incredible natural beauty of the Wachau Valley. The valley was formed over millennia, as the Danube River cut through the region’s cliffs and hills. Visit the Melk Monastery, a large Baroque monastery built on a cliff overlooking the scenic landscape.

Budapest, Hungary

Hello Budapest

Day 5

Arrive in Budapest, the capital of Hungary. With its rich culture and numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Budapest is often to referred to as “Paris of the East.” Take a guided tour of the city’s most significant sights, and finish with a funicular ride up Castle Hill to Buda’s Old Town.

Zagreb, Croatia

Lake Balston

Day 6

Enjoy some free time this morning to explore Budapest. Later, travel to Lake Balston, a popular vacation spot filled with beautiful beaches surrounded by volcanic hills. Enjoy a bit of rest and relaxation on the lake before heading to Croatia.

Split, Croatia

Zagreb

Day 7

Set out on a guided sightseeing tour of Croatia’s northwestern capital, Zagreb. Visit Upper Town to see the twin-spired Zagreb Cathedral and 13th-century St. Mark’s Church. Walk up Tkalčićeva Street, lined with outdoor cafés, with time to explore and enjoy lunch at a local market. This afternoon, continue on to the city of Split.

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Split, Croatia

Island Hopping

Day 8

Located on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, Split is well-known for its beaches and the Diocletian’s Palace. The palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world’s most impressive Roman monuments. This afternoon, set sail on an island-hopping tour off the coast of Split.

Rijeka, Croatia

Zadar

Day 9

Travel to Zadar and get to know the city on a sightseeing tour. The highlight is a visit to the historical old town, an area filled with Roman ruins and medieval churches.

Padua, Italy

Postojna Cave

Day 10

This morning, travel to the Slovenian town of Postojna. Visit the Postojna Cave, one of the most famous and largest cave systems in the world. This natural wonder was used by the German forces in World War II to store aircraft fuel. Later, continue on to Italy, spending the night in Padua.

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Venice, Italy

Canals of Venice

Day 11

Your journey continues in Venice, once a strong naval power and one of the most important cities on the world stage. On a guided tour, see all the famous sights, including the Basilica San Marco and the Bridge of Sighs. After some shopping, embark on the classic Venice experience: a gondola ride on the legendary canals. Tonight, meet your Italian homestay family.

Homestay in Spain (Mediterranean Dreams)
Venice, Italy

Italian Homestay

Day 11-13

Be immersed in the Italian way of life on an exclusive homestay experience. Your host family will welcome you with open arms, and over the next couple of days you’ll enjoy everything from regional foods and local traditions to social activities with students your age. Experience the real Italy during this unique People to People moment.

Florence, ITaly

Tuscany

Day 14

Today visit the town of Pisa and see the famously unusual Leaning Tower. Find out why it leans, snap some photos, and spend the rest of the day enjoying free time on the beach. Tonight, you’ll join a pizza-making class, where you’ll learn the secret to cooking up this Tuscan favorite.

Florence, Italy

The Renaissance

Day 15

Florence was the birthplace of the Renaissance, and today it’s a living museum of art, architecture, and history. With the help of an expert guide, visit the Accademia Gallery, where you’ll see Michelangelo’s famous statue David. Then take a guided walk through the city—see the towering Duomo and the bronze doors to the Baptistery, known as the Gates of Paradise.

Umbria, Italy

Outdoor Adventures

Day 16

Travel on to scenic Umbria, and get your body moving with fun challenges, adventure-learning, and team-building activities. Whether it’s a thrilling whitewater rafting ride, or a ropes course that combines trekking, climbing, and jumping techniques for all ability levels, today is about being active, feeling accomplished, and bonding with the others in your group.

Rome, Italy

The Vatican

Day 17

Continue today to Vatican City, the center of the Catholic Church and the world’s smallest country. On a guided tour, visit the Vatican Museums, see the frescos of the Sistine Chapel, and walk through St. Peter’s Basilica. You’ll even meet with a member of the Swiss Guard, hearing his tales of guarding the Pope and learning what it takes to join one of the oldest military units in the world.

Rome, Italy

Roman Highlights

Day 18

Today you’ll discover Rome. See the iconic sights, like the Pantheon, Spanish Steps, and Trevi Fountain. On your tour of the ancient Colosseum and Roman Forum, feel the ancient buzz of daily life that unfolded here for gladiators, merchants, politicians, and more. And of course your day in Rome wouldn’t be complete without a taste of the local favorite treat: gelato.

Rome, Italy

Departure Day

Day 19

Your unforgettable journey through Europe comes to an end, as you head to the airport for your flight home.