STUDY ABROAD IN EASTERN EUROPE
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
▸ Round-trip group airfare from Toronto
▸ Group airport transfers at location
▸ Transportation between cities
▸ Breakfast and dinner daily
▸ Farewell Banquet
▸ 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.
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!
HOW WE GET THERE
Groups are required to meet at the airport 3 hours prior to departure
Are you flying into Toronto Pearson International Airport to join the group?
Blyth Academy airport staff will meet students flying into Toronto Pearson International Airport from any city with same-day connections to Blyth Academy group flights at no additional charge. Once your student is registered, please complete the Airport Meet-and-Greet application. Applications must be received by June 1st and will be fulfilled as available.
|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 1:15 pm||Arrive Toronto 4:55 pm
(Flights, Accommodation, Meals, etc.)
|Taxes & Fees||$1,000|
|Tuition & Supervision||$2,845|
**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 www.blythsummers.com/fees 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 www.blythpoints.com for more details on funding your program through Aeroplan points.
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