Grand Tour Europe East Blyth Academy International Summers Program


Grand Tour Europe East - students writing final exams

Grand Tour Europe East: The Experience of a Blythtime

The Experience of a Blythtime: A Final Message This is it! After a great breakfast, students spent their morning writing their final exams. After weeks of notetaking, projects, writing drafts, presentations, and studying, they completed the final step in their courses...
Grand Tour Europe East - students prepping for exams

Grand Tour Europe East: Exam Prep Day

Exam Prep Day Students worked in their classes in the morning. There was time for an extended lunch break, in which students set off in search of sandwiches, supermarket eats, or pizza al taglio (by the slice). It’s fun to choose from the toppings that aren’t so...
Grand Tour Europe East - students at the Vatican Museum

Grand Tour Europe East: A Return to Italy

A Return to Italy Last night, on the overnight ferry from Croatia, students spent their evening doing schoolwork, playing cards, and chatting, then capped it all off with a bit of time on the boat’s dance floor! This morning, our boat docked at 7:00 in Ancona, on the...

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About This Program

Grand Tour Europe: East offers a diverse array of sounds, sights, tastes, and topographies of European cities, towns, castles, mountains, and monuments. From ancient ruins to contemporary cities, experience a variety of European cultures in one unforgettable summer abroad.

Berlin, Germany, is a modern, pulsating metropolis with a large arts scene sprung from the rubble of the Berlin Wall. Visit historic sites like the Brandenburg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie, a symbol of Berlin’s past and present. Take in the city’s saturated street art, and relax in the beautiful Tiergarten Park. To the south is Munich, the birthplace of Oktoberfest and packed with Bavarian culture—and bratwurst! Explore picturesque parks nestled among the walkable city centre before stopping at the town hall to watch the famous glockenspiel show that chimes and re-enacts stories from the 16th century.

In Poland, explore Krakow’s old town with help from a knowledgeable local guide. Head out of the city to spend a sombre afternoon at Auschwitz, the largest of the Nazi concentration camps.

Climb to the beautiful Alpine village of Zermatt, Switzerland, and hike in the shadow of the magnificent Matterhorn before rewarding yourself with a dip into a traditional Swiss fondue.

Bask in the architecture and ruins of the Roman Empire and medieval Europe in some of the continent’s oldest sites. In Prague, the “city of a hundred spires,” enjoy unforgettable views from Letná Park.

Visit Venice, with its famous Grand Canal and gondolas. Positioned across 118 islands and boasting no roads, only canals linked by bridges, this city is like no other.

On the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia, stroll the sunny streets of Split, a town known for its beaches and impressive Roman monument, the Diocletian’s Palace.

Board an overnight ferry across the Adriatic Sea and awaken in beautiful Rome, with its ancient Colosseum and Roman Forum, without which a tour of this proportion would be incomplete.

SPECIAL PROGRAM NOTE: Keep in mind, the fast-paced itinerary makes prioritizing rest and getting adequate sleep important in each country we explore.


July 2nd – July 27th, 2019

Berlin ▸ 3 days
Krakow ▸ 3 days
Prague ▸ 3 days
Munich ▸ 2 days
Zermatt ▸ 3 days
Venice ▸ 3 days
Split ▸ 2 days
Overnight Ferry ▸ 1 day
Rome ▸ 4 days
*All dates are subject to change.


Activities included in your program

City walking tours
City walking tours
Colosseum and Roman Forum
Colosseum and Roman Forum
water taxi
water taxi
swiss fondue
swiss fondue
Included in your program: City Walking Tours
Included in your program: Hiking
Included in your program: Colosseum and Roman Forum
Included in your program: Water Taxi
Included in your program: Swiss Fondue

▸ Round-trip group airfare from Toronto
▸ Group airport transfers at location
▸ Transportation between cities
▸ Accommodation
▸ Tuition

▸ Breakfast and dinner daily
▸ Farewell Banquet
▸ Supervision
▸ Pre-departure briefing and materials
▸ Designated outings and activities

▸ City orientation tours
▸ Use of free Internet, where available*
▸ Access to Travel Journal
▸ Access to Vidigami photo sharing
▸ And much more!

* Most hotels have Wi-Fi in common areas. Please note Internet access may not be available in bedrooms.

Hotel Jägerhof in Zermatt



Berlin: Mark Apart Hotel
Krakow: Krakow Centrum
Prague: Praha Mala Strana
Munich: LetoMotel Munich City East
Zermatt: Hotel Jägerhof
Venice: Hotel Al Piave
Split: Cornaro Hotel
Overnight Ferry: 1 day
Rome: Hotel Il Cantico


Dear Future Student

Get excited because you are about to embark on the program of a lifetime! be sure to eat lots of gelato and make friends with everyone. Make sure to do all of your work, but also have a blast travelling the amazing cities you visit. Have fun!



Flight Details

Groups are required to meet at the airport 3 hours prior to departure

Please Note: Group flights are now full.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Air Canada flight 1966
Depart Toronto 8:40 pm
Arrive Berlin 10:30 am, July 3
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Air Canada flight 891
Depart Rome 11:35 am
Arrive Toronto 3:00 pm
Please note: Flights are subject to change by the airline.


Optional Excursions

Registration open until June 7, 2019. Optional excursions are subject to availability. Spaces are limited.

Optional Excursion: Berlin Street Art Tour and Workshop
Optional Excursion: Stand up Paddling
Optional Excursion: Kutna Hora Bone Church
Optional Excursion: Venice Islands: Murano, Burano & Torcello
Optional Excursion: Berlin Street Art Tour and Workshop
Optional Excursion: Kutna Hora Bone Church
Optional Excursion: Venice Islands: Murano, Burano & Torcello
Optional Excursion: Stand up Paddling

Travel Services
(Flights, Accommodation, Meals, etc.)
Taxes & Fees$1,000
Tuition & Supervision$2,845
Did you know you can redeem Aeroplan, TD Travel, or CIBC Aventura points to the cost of the program? Click here for more details.

**Plus $195 registration fee. Includes group airfare arranged by Blyth Academy and an estimated $1000 in airline and departure taxes, local taxes and fees. Please visit for an explanation of our departure taxes, fees, and surcharges, and when these fees will be invoiced. All itineraries, excursions, dates, departure taxes, fees, and surcharges are subject to change.

***Please visit for more details on funding your program through Aeroplan points.