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European Legacy

20 Days. With an exciting prologue in New York, embark on a wide-ranging journey into Europe’s culture, people, history and natural beauty. Experience iconic sights and political intrigue in England and France, sensory delights in Belgium and Holland, and alpine flavor in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Duration

20 days

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Leaders for Europe Legacy

June 26 to July 15, 2018 – Departs from Atlanta (ATL)
June 29 to July 18, 2018 – Departs from New York (JFK)
July 6 to July 25, 2018 – Departs from New York (JFK)

Details of traveling Teacher Leaders will be confirmed shortly.

Duration in days

20

Program Details

Day to Day

New York, USA

The Beginning

Day 1

Arrive in New York City, where you’ll be met by your Delegation Leader and the rest of your group. Head into the city, check into your hotel, and attend a Welcome Dinner, where you’ll get to know your fellow world travelers.

 

New York, USA

The Big Apple

Day 2

Today is all about seeing the sights of New York City. Travel by subway to One World Observatory, and take an elevator 102 stories in just 47 seconds. After taking in the amazing views of Manhattan from above, it’s time to see it from across the Hudson River, as you pay a visit to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Tonight, see a show on Broadway, the theater capital of the world.

New York, USA

The United Nations

Day 3

This morning enjoy a unique opportunity to visit the United Nations. The international organization was developed after World War II, with the mission of creating and maintaining order and cooperation among countries and cultures around the globe. After your visit, enjoy free time in New York for the rest of the day. Later, head to the airport and board your overnight flight to Zurich.

Zurich, Switzerland

Welcome to Switzerland

Day 4

Welcome to Zurich, the beautiful capital of Switzerland. Get a tour of this unique city, which is home to more than 1,300 fountains, plus a number of banks that finance some of the world’s largest multinational corporations.  In a region famous for its cheese, you’ll learn how it’s made—and make some yourself—in a memorable cheese-making class. 

Montafon, Austria

The Alps

Day 5

This morning travel to Austria. Embrace the spirit of “The Sound of Music” during a day of exploration and adventure in the beautiful mountain scenery of Austria. Hike through one of the region’s most stunning alpine trails, learning to navigate your way through the mountains. Experience a thrilling ropes course and ride a cable car to Gruneck, with spectacular views the whole time. Then go on the thrilling Alpine Coaster, an amazing feat of design and construction that gives you an unforgettable ride down the mountain.

Montafon, Austria

Make Someone's Day

Day 6

Today you’ll travel to Germany by way of Lake Constance, and you’ll have the unique chance to spend time at a retirement home, where you’ll discover shared interests and celebrate differences with the residents. Later, enjoy an unforgettable BBQ dinner—complete with traditional German games—against the spectacular backdrop of alpine views. Go on an evening hike, soaking up the fresh air and stunning natural beauty.

Rheinbrohl, Germany

German Homestay

Day 7-9

Drive through the German countryside, to the town of Rheinbrohl, where you’ll meet your homestay family. Settle in at your new home in this exclusive People to People experience. Over the next couple of days, you’ll immerse yourself in the everyday life of a German family, enjoying everything from regional foods and local traditions to social activities with students your age.

 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Inside Holland

Day 10

Travel to Amsterdam. Pay a visit to a Dutch farm to learn how cheese and clogs are made. Explore the farm, meet the animals, and join in some traditional group games. Later, return to Amsterdam and visit Anne Frank’s House. The house and museum is a fascinating and deeply moving glimpse into the Holocaust, a concrete reminder of the importance of cultural understanding and global peace. After free time this afternoon, round off the day with a nighttime canal cruise, where you’ll see Amsterdam from a whole new perspective.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Biking the Windmill Farms

Day 11

Your journey continues in the Netherlands, where you’ll visit the Dutch windmill park Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a bike tour past the picturesque windmills—quintessential Holland—and then spend an afternoon connecting with Dutch students over a soccer game or picnic. Later, visit the International Court of Justice at the Hague, and explore the exhibitions of the UN office.

Bruges, Belgium

A Piece of History

Day 11

Travel to Bruges, the picture-perfect Belgian town, where the cobblestone streets and historical buildings transport you back to the Middle Ages. Today discover a piece of World War I history at Flanders Fields, near the city of Ypres. Through an immersive, interactive journey at the site’s museum, explore the history behind the battles that took place here, and learn about the human lives that were touched. Later, see the Menin Gate Memorial to fallen World War I soldiers, before returning to Bruges. Take a charming horse-drawn carriage ride, soaking in the sights and sounds of the city, and then learn the secrets of chocolate-making at a chocolate factory.

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Paris, France

The City of Lights

Day 12

Travel on to Paris, and enjoy an expert-led orientation tour of this amazing city. See the world-renowned Champs-Elysées, Arc de Triomphe and Notre Dame Cathedral. Later, spend time with a group of local Parisian students. You’ll learn about their daily life in Paris, hear their impressions of the city, and eat dinner together. In the evening, make your way to the Eiffel Tower and see its impressive after-dark light show.

Paris, France

Versailles

Day 13

Take a trip out to the spectacular Palace of Versailles, where French royalty lived their over-the-top opulent lifestyle until the French Revolution. Learn the amazing history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, as you walk through the royal apartments, see the famous Hall of Mirrors, and stroll the gardens outside. Then enjoy the special opportunity to picnic on the palace grounds, after a trip to the market to pick out your food. Head back to Paris, for a visit to the hillside neighborhood of Montmartre, famous for its local artists. You’ll have the exclusive opportunity to meet with one of them, getting an insider’s view on the Parisian art scene.

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Paris, France

The Lourve

Day 14

You’ll visit the famed Louvre Museum. The museum was once a palace, and now it houses art and works from throughout history, in every kind of style and medium you can think of. The highlight for many is the incomparable Mona Lisa.  

Caen, France

The Beaches of Normandy

Day 15

Today visit the famed beaches of Normandy, where you’ll walk in the footsteps of the brave soldiers who stormed Omaha Beach during those pivotal days of World War II. At the American Cemetery nearby, pay your respects at an official ceremony. After a traditional French lunch, visit the Memorial Museum in Caen. Learn more about the history of World War II and the Cold War, gaining a deeper understanding of their profound impact on Europe and the world. Later, board an overnight ferry bound for England.

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London, England

Welcome to London

Day 16

Arrive in London, a city of rich history, iconic sights, diverse cultures, memorable museums, and more. Visit Runnymede along the banks of the River Thames, where the Magna Carta was signed in the year 1215. See the John F. Kennedy Memorial here, which was dedicated in 1965 by Queen Elizabeth II and Jacqueline Kennedy.

London, England

The Sights of London

Day 17

See the best of London’s famous sights, as you cruise past Big Ben, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and Tower Bridge. Explore Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus, before stopping to witness the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. In the afternoon, enjoy an authentic global ambassador experience, as you meet in person with a former Member of British Parliament. Later, visit the historical Tower of London, before topping off your big day with a show in the famous West End theater district.

London, England

Shakespeare's London

Day 19

Join a drama workshop focused on the works of Shakespeare, the most celebrated playwright of all time. Then soar high above the city’s skyline on the Coca-Cola London Eye ferris wheel, taking in the incredible panoramic views. Later, attend your Farewell Dinner to celebrate with your fellow student delegates and leaders. 

London, England

Depart for USA

Day 20

Head to the airport, traveling home with a deeper understanding of your world, a ton of new memories, and hopefully a few souvenirs too.