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Exclusive People to People Homestay
Trained and First-Aid Certified Educator Leaders
Full-Time Delegation Manager
International Land Transportation
3 Meals Daily
Entrance to all Attractions and Activities
Guided Sightseeing by Expert Local Guides
All Tips and Gratuities
Pre-Departure Trainings and Support
24-Hour Support on Program
Medical Protection Plan
Taxes and Fees
Let the excitement build as you board your overnight flight to Vienna, Austria.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Your unforgettable journey through Europe comes to an end, as you head to the airport for your flight home.