Overview

 Highlights


  • Experiencing the culture in England, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Italy
  • Exploring with local guides
  • Enjoying a spectacular mix of scenery and sights
  • Exploring the Pompeii archaeological site and learning the history
  • Traveling with peers on a horizon broadening experience
  • Discovering Paris at night while the city is illuminated
  • Seeing city-wide views in London and Paris from the London Eye and Eiffel Tower
  • Riding on a gondola in Venice

The Mixed Country Tour is a program carefully designed for schools interested in immersing in the general culture within Europe visiting England, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Italy. Students will have the opportunity to see vast views of spectacular cities, learn about significant historical events, and see the exceptional old architecture and arts in comparison to modern day. Local tour guides will take students to some of the most famous and spectacular places and sites Europe has to offer while providing informative and interpretive commentary.

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Upon arrival at LHR airport you will be met by a local assistant who will help you to your coach. Transfer to the hotel and the remainder of the day they will be free at leisure.

Meals:  D

Today the group will have a full day of visits on their own. You will visit the Tower of London and walk over the tower bridge. After free time for lunch at Borough Market you will visit the Globe Theatre with a guided tour.

Meals:  B

Enjoy a full day guided tour of London today. During the tour you will see the main sights such as Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament with Big Ben and Buckingham Palace. Go up the London Eye to see vast views of the city and visit the National Gallery for its beautiful art. In the evening you will attend a West End Show.

Meals:  B

Transfer to the train station from where you will take a train to Paris (approximately 2.16 hours). On arrival in Paris you will be transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon have a guided bike tour through Paris to see some of the sights. In the evening you will have a lights tour of the city to see it illuminated during the night and see the Eiffel Tower and Arc Du Triomphe even more magnificent.

Meals:  B

In the morning you will transfer to Versailles for a guided tour of Versailles Palace and see its remarkable beauty and history before returning to Paris and going up the Eiffel Tower and seeing vast views of the city in the afternoon (subject to availability).

Meals:  B

Today you will take the train to Interlaken.

Meals:  B

Today you will be able to go up to Jungfraujoch where you will have free time at leisure on top of the mountain. Return to Interlaken via Lauterbrunnen for the night (return approximately 5.33 hours).

Meals:  B

In the morning head to Lucerne (approximately 1.15 hours) where you will have a guided walking tour to see the main sights such as the Chapel Bridge and the Lion Monument. From here you will make your way to Munich (approximately 4 hours). Along the way have a quick stop in Vaduz for a passport stamp.

Meals:  B

This morning transfer to Dachau (approximately 40 minutes) to visit the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site with a guided tour. In the afternoon visit the Deutsches Museum in Munich.

Meals:  B

You will travel to Salzburg today (approximately 2.20 hours). In the afternoon you will enjoy have a guided tour to see the main sights such as the Mirabell Palace, the Getreidegasse and you will visit Mozart’s Birthplace.

Meals:  B

Make your way to Venice Mestre. Along the way can stop to visit the Swarovski Kirstallwelten in Wattens as well as stopping in Verona to see Juliet’s Balcony.

Meals:  B

In the morning you will have a guided walking tour of Venice during which you will see the main sights such as the St. Mark’s Basilica, St. Mark’s Square and the Bridge of Sighs. In the afternoon enjoy a 30-minute gondola ride through the canals before having the remainder of the day free at leisure.

Meals:  B

Leave Venice and travel to Pisa (approximately 4 hours) where you will have free time at leisure to see the leaning tower of Pisa. Afterwards you will head to Florence (approximately 1.30 hours). When you arrive, you will enjoy a guided walking tour of the city in the evening. During the tour you will see the Cathedral, Palazzo Vecchio and Ponte Vecchio.

Meals:  B

In the morning you will have a guided tour of the Galleria dell’Accademia and in the afternoon you will have some free time at leisure.

Meals:  B

Today you will make your way to Rome. Along the way stop in the town of Orvieto for some free time at leisure. When you arrive in Rome have a guided walking tour during which you will see the main sights such as the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and Pantheon.

Meals:  B

This morning you will have a guided tour of the Vatican during which you will visit the St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museum including the Sistine Chapel. In the afternoon there will be free time at leisure.

Meals:  B

Today enjoy a day excursion to the Pompeii archaeological site to see the remainders of a city devastated from a volcanic eruption in 79AD.

Meals:  B

Transfer to Rome FCO airport; end of services upon arrival at the airport.

Meals:  B


Learning outcomes for students

World Expeditions Schools journeys are designed to encourage positive personal development and the learning of life skills, while leaving the communities and environments we travel to, in a better condition than when we arrived.
The programs are designed to:
• build strong friendships and bonds with their peers, their teachers, and the local people they meet.
• increase the confidence to engage with new people, and collaboratively make informed decisions.
• discover the benefits of working cooperatively together as a cohesive team, to achieve a common objective.
• Increase the ability to face, and cope with, mental and physical challenges and therefore increase resilience.
• give students a chance to appreciate and care for the natural world. The environments we travel through are beautiful and often pristine, invariably the students will gain a deeper appreciation and understanding about how their individual actions impact on the environment.
• Learn personal skills i.e., time management, personal hygiene, responsibility for personal gear, patience, tolerance, and public speaking.
We help encourage students to learn what it means to be a true global citizen.


Inclusions

  • International economy group flights (return) - as required/requested, organised by World Expeditions Schools
  • Experienced English speaking local guide/s
  • All meals as described in the itinerary (17 breakfasts, 1 dinners)
  • 17 nights accommodation
  • All transfers as described in the itinerary by private coach and train, public transport
  • Entrance fees and experiences as outlined
  • 24 hour Emergency support contact in England, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Italy
  • All city taxes
  • Teachers travelling from school with program

  • Any drinks during meals
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance - mandatory
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Visa if required
  • Lunch

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Why travel with us

Assisted over
14,000 Students Worldwide

Since the 1980's, we have helped students from around the globe to experience the world's most exciting destinations, allowing them to travel, give, grow.

400+ Service Learning
Programs

Together with students, we have completed over 400 Service Learning programs in developing countries. We will always continue to support causes including social justice, animal welfare, the environment and more.

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School Travel Programs

Want to include service learning, your school curriculum and a physical challenge, or any of the above? Contact us and we can design a program fully catered for your students and budget.

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Support - Our #1 Priority

Every school receives a detailed risk management plan that is guided by government advisories and the local partners we work with. We never compromise on the safety of your students to reduce the price of the program.

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