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 somber 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. On the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia, stroll the sunny streets of the ancient city of Porec, known best for its gem-studded Byzantine Mosaics, beaches, and impressive ruins, including Pula’s Roman Amphitheatre and Forum, the Temple of Augustus, and the Arch of the Sergii.
In Italy, dress to impress and strut down the stylish streets of glamorous Milan — a global capital of fashion, design, and incredible food. Before returning home with a summer of new memories to savour, visit Venice, with its famous Grand Canal and gondolas. Positioned across 118 islands linked by beautiful bridges and canals, this city is like no other – the perfect place to end our journey with a final banquet.
SPECIAL PROGRAM NOTE: Keep in mind, the fast-paced itinerary makes prioritizing rest and getting adequate sleep
important in each country we explore. Only students aged 15-19 are eligible for this study abroad program.
June 30th – July 25th, 2020
Berlin ▸ 3 days
Krakow ▸ 3 days
Prague ▸ 3 days
Munich ▸ 2 days
Zermatt ▸ 3 days
Milan ▸ 3 days
Poreč ▸ 4 days
Venice ▸ 3 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, June 30, 2020||Air Canada flight 1966||Depart Toronto 8:40 pm||Arrive Berlin 10:30 am, July 1|
|Saturday, July 25, 2020||Air Canada flight 1907||Depart Venice 12:30 pm||Arrive Toronto 4:00 pm|
The following are examples of optional excursion our students participated in last summer. Excursions and prices are subject to change. Please check back in April 2020 for a final list and your chance to register!
(Flights, Accommodation, Meals, etc.)
|Tuition & Supervision||$3,345|
|Taxes & Fees||$1,000|
|CANCELLATION PROTECTION & MEDICAL INSURANCE (OPTIONAL)|
|Cancellation Protection - click for policy details.||$290|
|Medical Insurance* - click for policy details.||$90|
|Cancellation Protection & Medical Insurance Package*||$370|
Did you know you can redeem Aeroplan, TD Travel, or CIBC Aventura points to the cost of the program? Click here for more details.***
*Medical insurance is available to Canadian residents only. While Cancellation protection and Medical insurance is optional, we strongly recommend that you purchase both.
**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.