GRADE 11 & 12
GRAND TOUR EUROPE
Experience Europe by getting to know several European countries in one adventurous summer! Encounter amazing sites, ancient ruins, thriving and contemporary cities, gorgeous beaches and hidden gems.
We begin in the vibrant city of Barcelona, Spain. This captivating seaside city offers endless culture, incredible architecture, and amazing cuisine. You will have the opportunity to visit Sagrada Familia, a UNESCO-listed basilica, and learn about the incredible history, dated back to 1882.
Off to the glamorous seaside city of San Sebastián. Take this opportunity to sunbathe and swim in the finest urban beaches in the world and one of Europe’s best locations to catch a wave, La Concha.
A short drive away is the seaside town of Biarritz, France. This beautiful beach town along the southwest coast of France is a popular surf location and a perfect spot for our group surf lesson. After a day at the surf, we will explore the vibrant marketplace area of Les Halles and take in all the restaurants and shops.
A train ride north will take us to one of the most picturesque cities, Paris. Paris is known for its fashion, culture, cuisine and art. Experience and learn everything Paris has to offer on your walking tour and Louvre visit. Paris is also home to other incredible landmarks: Eiffel Tower, Sacré-Coeur Basilica Notre-Dame and Arc de Triomphe, among many others. You will have the option to take in even more history with an excursion to the Palace of Versailles. When in Paris, one must indulge in croissants and lattes, as you people watch on the cobblestoned streets of Paris.
Off to Germany and the city of Munich, the birthplace of Oktoberfest packed with Bavarian culture, and bratwurst. Take an included biking tour around the city and explore the century-old buildings, numerous museums and picturesque parks. On your biking tour, stop at the town hall to watch the famous glockenspiel show that chimes and re-enacts stories from the 16th century.
During this program we will embark on a day trip to Liechtenstein, a tiny country in the heart of the Alps between Switzerland and Austria. Experience Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein, exploring and admiring the small, picturesque city. On your walking tour you will learn and see the Vaduz Castle, that since 1938 has been home to the Princes of Liechtenstein.
Continuing our journey, we head to the beautiful Alpine village of Zermatt, Switzerland. Explore this car-free village and hike the magnificent Matterhorn. Indulge in the traditional Swiss fondue and treat yourself with Swiss chocolate.
From Zermatt, we head south to the fashion capital of Italy, Milan. Just wandering the city will allow you to take in its rich history; from the gigantic Sforzasco Castle, the opera La Scala, and the Leonardo da Vinci Museum. Sit in the main piazza to watch the world go by with a top-notch view of the majestic Duomo Cathedral, one of the world’s largest cathedrals. Wander through the glamorous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II where you will be able to window shop through some of the world’s best-known fashion designers.
Next, we visit one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Florence. Florence, the capital of Tuscany’s region and home to the birthplace of Renaissance art. Enjoy this breathtaking city, with its cobblestone streets, cafes and gelateria’s, and the gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. Take a walking tour and visit the Piazzale Michelangelo, Ponte Vecchio and go inside the Galleria dell’Accademia, famous for its sculptures by the great Renaissance artist, Michaelangelo. Climb to the rooftop of Florence’s cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore, the second-largest cathedral in Italy.
Our final stop is Rome, the capital city of Italy and the home to the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Open your minds and books and learn how classical mythology and philosophy shaped Western civilization. Visit the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and the Vatican City, home to the Pope and Sistine Chapel. Enjoy your final banquet by indulging in an Italian feast and taking in all the breathtaking views of Rome.
Age group: 15-19
DEPARTURE 1: July 1 – 26, 2023*
DEPARTURE 2: July 7 – August 1, 2023*
Barcelona > 3 days
San Sebastian > 2 days
Biarritz > 2 days
Paris > 4 days
Munich > 2 days
Zermatt > 3 days
Florence > 3 days
Rome > 5 days
*All dates are subject to change.
Optional Excursions are outings or activities that take place while in location. These are not included in the program fee. These excursions are subject to availability and may vary. Optional excursions will become available in early 2023.
Visual Arts: Photography (AWQ3M)
World History Since the Fifteenth Century (CHY4U)
International Business (BBB4M)
Visual Arts: Photography (AWQ4M)
***Students may select one course per program.
|Tuition & Supervision||$3,540.00|
|Travel Services (Flights, Accommodation, Meals, Activities)||$4,455.00|
|Taxes & Fees||$1,000.00|
|Cancellation Protection (Optional)||$595.00|
Airline taxes, local taxes and fees are approximate and subject to change. Program fees do not include registration fee of $195.00.
- In location travel medical insurance, including coverage for COVID-19 emergency medical and quarantine expenses, for residents of Canada.
- Round-trip group airfare from Toronto
- Transportation between cities
- Approximate airline departure taxes, local taxes and fees
- Group airport transfers at location
- Breakfast and dinner daily
- City or town orientation tours
- Designated outings and activities
- Use of free internet, where available
- Farewell banquet
- Pre-departure briefing and materials
- Registration fee of $195
- Cancellation protection
- Travel visas where applicable
- Textbooks, novels and/or course packs where applicable
- Lunch, except where indicated
- Optional excursions