Spain, France & Italy

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  • FLIGHT 1 Night

  • Day 1

    Overnight flight

    Overnight flight
    Board your overnight flight, bound for Europe.
  • ROME 3 NIGHTS

  • Day 2

    Arrive in Rome

    Welcome Mixer

    Arrive in Rome
    Though its imperial heyday was a couple thousand years ago, Rome today is as alive and action-packed as any European capital. Discover the busy cafes, the amazing food, and the incredible ancient sights.

    Welcome Mixer
    Get to know your fellow travelers at an authentic local spot over some drinks and light appetizers.
  • Day 3

    Sightseeing tour of Rome (local guide)

    Roman Colosseum

    Forum Romanum

    Optional Rome Cooking Class (extra cost)

    Sightseeing tour of Rome (local guide)
    Go way back into the past with a local guide. Rome was the center of the Western world back in the day, and you can really feel the history as you go through the city and see the ruins of that ancient civilization.

    Roman Colosseum
    Your tour includes a visit to the massive Colosseum, built back in 70 A.D. The huge amphitheater held up to 50,000 people, who would gather to watch anything from bloody gladiator contests to mock sea battles.

    Forum Romanum
    The Roman Forum was the commercial, political, and religious center of Ancient Rome. Today it’s a grassy field scattered with ancient columns and other ruins. With a little imagination, you’re walking with the Romans 2,000 years ago.

    Optional Rome Cooking Class (extra cost)
    This is your chance to become a real Italian chef. Learn the basics of the regional specialties, as a local professional chef guides you through the process. You’ll start by making two kinds of pasta from scratch (anything from ravioli to cannelloni). Next the focus turns to the sauces. Don't worry if your skills in the kitchen are lacking—when you're done cooking you'll be treated to a three-course dinner prepared by the chef's team.
  • Day 4

    Visit to Vatican City

    Visit to Vatican City
    Visit this country within a city, home to the Pope. Walk through the famed St. Peter’s Basilica, which was built on the site where the saint was martyred. Also walk through the Sistine Chapel and see Michelangelo’s famous ceiling frescos.
  • FLORENCE 2 NIGHTS

  • Day 5

    Travel to Florence

    Travel to Florence
    Continue through the countryside to Florence, the capital of the Tuscany region. Florence was king during the Renaissance, and it still holds on to that artsy, fashionable, cultural vibe. Top art museums, amazing food, great nightlife—for many, Florence is Italy at its best.
  • Day 6

    Sightseeing tour of Florence (local guide)

    Florence Duomo

    Optional wine tasting and San Gimignano (extra cost)

    Sightseeing tour of Florence (local guide)
    Cover Florence on foot with a local guide. Get a feel for the city’s Renaissance glory days at spots like the Piazza della Signoria and the Ponte Vecchio (a medieval bridge; very photogenic). Continue past the gothic Basilica di Santa Croce, which houses the final resting places of many legendary Italians, including Michelangelo and Galileo.

    Florence Duomo
    Visit the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, better known as the Duomo because of its famous dome. The dome was designed in the 14th century by sculptor and architect Brunelleschi, and it’s still quite a sight.

    Optional wine tasting and San Gimignano (extra cost)
    Some of the world’s best wines come from Tuscany, and now you get to sample the local product at a scenic winery. Who knows, you might even become a connoisseur. Next head to the town of San Gimignano, aptly known as the “City of Beautiful Towers.” The small medieval walled city is not only a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it’s also home to Gelateria di Piazza, named one of Lonely Planet’s top 10 best food hot spots in the world. That’s some tasty gelato.
  • FRENCH RIVIERA 2 NIGHTS

  • Day 7

    Travel via Pisa

    Arrive at the French Riviera

    Free time on the French Riviera (night)

    Travel via Pisa
    On the way to the French Riviera, stop in Pisa, home of the legendary Leaning Tower. Snap some photos of the 12th-century architectural misfit, and visit the cathedral and the baptistery, known for its interesting acoustics.

    Arrive at the French Riviera
    Drive into France and on to the French Riviera, stomping grounds of the rich and famous for centuries. The Riviera is made up of town after town of seaside resorts, including Cannes, Monaco (which is its own country), and Nice. Nice is the biggest, and it will be where you spend most of your time.

    Free time on the French Riviera (night)

    Top 5 nightlife suggestions:

    1. Chez Wayne – Come to the most famous bar in Nice for a jovial crowd and live music.
    2. Disco Butterfly – This club attracts a young crowd with one free drink for each student.
    3. Théâtre de Nice – Catch a play in this 900-seat theater.
    4. Arènes de Cimiez – This outdoor venue situated among ancient ruins hosts large concerts.
    5. Bar des Oiseaux – Get an off-the-beaten-path vibe at this bar offering good comedy acts and jazz music.
  • Day 8

    Free time on the French Riviera (day)

    Optional Monaco Casino Night (extra cost)

    Free time on the French Riviera (day)

    Top 5 free time suggestions:

    1. The beaches – Lounge in the sun and take a dip in the Mediterranean.
    2. Antiques and brocante market – Browse or buy at this cool market in Nice's Old Port.
    3. Matisse Museum – This airy villa in Nice houses a nice collection of works by the renowned French painter.
    4. Promenade des Anglais – Walk, jog, run, or blade along Nice’s famed seaside boulevard.
    5. Cannes – Take a short train or bus ride to the resort town that hosts the famous film festival.

    Optional Monaco Casino Night (extra cost)
    Get a taste of the high life on a trip to Monaco tonight. Start with dinner and then head to Monaco's swanky Old Town. After a stop outside the Royal Palace, it’s time to go inside the world-famous Monte-Carlo Casino. Try your luck at the tables or just sit back and watch the jet-setters at play—either way, you’re in for some thrills. There’s a strict dress code, so wear your best. Dinner, round-trip transportation and casino entrance fee are included.
  • BARCELONA 3 NIGHTS

  • Day 9

    Arrive in Barcelona

    Introduction to Barcelona

    Arrive in Barcelona
    Continue on to Barcelona, one of Europe’s most talked-about cities. The Catalan capital is known for its food, its fashion, its nightlife, its music, its beaches, its architecture, and on and on. Bottom line, there’s a lot happening in Barcelona.

    Introduction to Barcelona
    Your tour director will take you on a quick walk so you can get to know the area.
  • Day 10

    Sightseeing tour of Barcelona (local guide)

    Parque Guell

    Sightseeing tour of Barcelona (local guide)
    A local guide will introduce you to Barcelona. See the façade of the SagradaFamilia, an unfinished church designed by AntoniGaudí. Gaudí’s architecture is all over the city, and people love its surrealist style. You’ll also go to the top of Montjuïc, where many of the 1992 Olympic events took place, for great views of the harbor below.

    Parque Guell
    Designed by Gaudí, this is probably the weirdest public park you'll ever walk through. Visit the Room of a Hundred Columns, a covered market with 84 pillars, and see the Casa-Museu, where Gaudí lived from 1906 to 1926. There are also great views of the city below.
  • Day 11

    Free time in Barcelona

    Optional Dali & Costa Brava Beaches (extra cost)

    Free time in Barcelona

    Top 5 free time suggestions:

    1. Museud’Historia de la Ciutat – Take an elevator down to see the excavated Roman ruins of Barcelona.
    2. Tibidabo – Ride a little cable car to the top of the city and take in the amazing views; in the summer there's an amusement park up here open late into the night.
    3. Shopping on Las Ramblas – This is the best place to find souvenirs and the hottest fashions.
    4. Sitges – A half-hour train ride away, this fashionable resort town was once just a little fishing village.
    5. Parc de la Ciutadella – Relax in the park; it includes a waterfall and a zoo with an albino gorilla.

    Optional Dali & Costa Brava Beaches (extra cost)
    Drive to the town of Figueres for a guided tour of the bizarre and beautiful Museo Teatro Dalí (Dalí Theatre Museum) and see the vision and wackiness of this famous artist in a very playful, hands on museum. Stroll around Dali's home town to see where he was born and what his daily life in the town was like. Grab a lunch and head to the village of Tossa De Mar on the Costa Brava. Here you'll have time to explore the beautiful village and soak up some sun on its beautiful beach.
  • MADRID 3 NIGHTS

  • Day 12

    Travel to Madrid

    Travel to Madrid
    Welcome to Madrid, Spain's capital. Madrid is famous for its world-class art museums, its live music scene, and especially its nightlife (it seems people never sleep here). Rich in Spanish tradition, Madrid is a city that definitely knows how to have fun.
  • Day 13

    Sightseeing tour of Madrid (local guide)

    Royal Palace

    Sightseeing tour of Madrid (local guide)
    A local guide will bring Madrid into focus. Pass through the Puerta del Sol, the geographical center of the city and a popular meeting point. Head into the Plaza Mayor, the Renaissance hub that witnessed everything from bullfights to weddings to public executions. Then it's on to the Plaza de Oriente, Madrid's largest square.

    Royal Palace
    This massive palace was built by Bourbon King Phillip V and has more than 2,000 rooms. You’ll see a few of them, and you can’t help but be impressed by the marble staircase, the golden Throne Room and the priceless frescoes and chandeliers.
  • Day 14

    Optional Medieval Toledo (extra cost)

    Free time in Madrid (night)

    Farewell dinner

    Optional Medieval Toledo (extra cost)
    Toledo is a stunning cliff top medieval fortified city. It is often referred to as La Ciudad Imperial (Imperial City) since it once was the capital of Spain. Check out the city's massive Gothic cathedral, which is home to 750 medieval stained glass windows and a treasure trove of golden artifacts. Explore the labyrinth of medieval alleyways at the heart of the city, and then visit the Santo Tome Church and one of Europe’s oldest synagogues, Santa Maria la Blanca.

    Free time in Madrid (night)

    Top 5 nightlife suggestions:

    1. Prado Museum – The world-class museum is home to famous works of art collected by the Spanish monarchy. Entrance is free with your student ID.
    2. Arguelles and Moncloa – This buzzing area of bars is popular with college students and the younger crowd.
    3. Malasaña – Check out some live music in the cafés and bars in this area near the Plaza de Dos de Mayo.
    4. Plaza Santa Ana – This lively spot is filled with tapas bars, music bars and clubs.
    5. Kapital – On the pricey side, this seven-floor dance club is worth the price of admission.

    Farewell dinner
    Share some last laughs (and maybe shed a few tears) at an included farewell dinner with the group.
  • FLIGHT 1 DAY

  • Day 15

    Fly Home

    Fly home
    It's time to say your goodbyes. Head to the airport for your flight back home.
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  • Round-trip airfare
  • Accommodations
  • Travel between cities
  • Welcome Mixer
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Continental Breakfast Daily
  • Full-time tour director
  • Sightseeing tours
  • Entrance to select attractions
  • Wine tasting and San Gimignano
    Some of the world’s best wines come from Tuscany, and now you get to sample the local product at a scenic winery. Who knows, you might even become a connoisseur. Next head to the town of San Gimignano, aptly known as the “City of Beautiful Towers.” The small medieval walled city is not only a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it’s also home to Gelateria di Piazza, named one of Lonely Planet’s top 10 best food hot spots in the world. That’s some tasty gelato.
  • Monaco Casino Night
    Monaco Casino Night: Get a taste of the high life on a trip to Monaco. When you arrive, you’ll have a chance to explore the Royal Palace grounds and enjoy a meal in Monaco's swanky Old Town. Then it’s time to go inside the breathtaking Monte-Carlo Casino. Not a gambler? Not a problem. You’ll be busy rubbing elbows with the incredibly rich, checking out all the hot cars, and exploring the most famous casino in the world. There’s a strict dress code, so dress to impress. Dinner, round-trip transportation and casino entrance fee are included.
  • Rome Cooking Class
    This is your chance to become a real Italian chef. Learn the basics of the regional specialties, as a local professional chef guides you through the process. You’ll start by making two kinds of pasta from scratch (anything from ravioli to cannelloni). Next the focus turns to the sauces. Don’t worry if your skills in the kitchen are lacking—when you’re done cooking you’ll be treated to a three-course dinner prepared by the chef’s team.
  • Dali & Costa Brava Beaches
    Drive to the town of Figueres for a guided tour of the bizarre and beautiful Museo Teatro Dalí (Dalí Theatre Museum) and see the vision and wackiness of this famous artist in a very playful, hands on museum. Stroll around Dali's home town to see where he was born and what his daily life in the town was like. Grab a lunch and head to the village of Tossa De Mar on the Costa Brava. Here you'll have time to explore the beautiful village and soak up some sun on its beautiful beach.
  • Medieval Toledo
    Toledo is a stunning cliff top medieval fortified city. It is often referred to as La Ciudad Imperial (Imperial City) since it once was the capital of Spain. Check out the city's massive Gothic cathedral, which is home to 750 medieval stained glass windows and a treasure trove of golden artifacts. Explore the labyrinth of medieval alleyways at the heart of the city, and then visit the Santo Tome Church and one of Europe’s oldest synagogues, Santa Maria la Blanca.
SIGHTS YOU'LL SEE:

Plaza Mayor

Royal Palace(Madrid)

Parque Guell

Pisa Baptistery

Pisa Cathedral

Florence Duomo

St. Francis Basilica

Sistine Chapel

St. Peter's Basilica

Colosseum

Forum Romanum

CITY GUIDES

Nice Florence Rome Barcelona Madrid