- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: France, Iceland, Italy, Spain, Switzerland
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Session Start: June, July
- Session Length: Four Weeks
- Entering Grade: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Travel/Cultural Immersion
- Selective: No
- Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
Rein Teen Tour's European Adventure is a 28-Day Tour of Iceland, France, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco and Spain. See many of Europe's most iconic cities, perfect for teens grade 7-11.
Our 28-Day Tour begins as we travel together to Reykjavik, Iceland. Make lots of new friends and start bonding with fun Introductions and Ice Breakers at our orientation. We will explore the natural beauty of Iceland during our famous Golden Circle Tour where we’ll tour Thingvellier National Park and see the Great Geyser and Gullfoss Waterfall. Our expert rafting guides will sail through magnificent landscapes as we raft down Gullfoss Canyon. Enjoy the world famous Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa where we will soak in the Hot Springs and reap the benefits of the mineral-rich waters. Get your cameras ready when we put on headlamps for our exciting and beautiful Lava Tube Trek! Our journey continues as we take our non-stop flight to Paris.
Bienvenue — Welcome to Paris! We'll go to the top of the Eiffel Tower, view the Mona Lisa at the Louvre, and see the works of Monet and Van Gogh at Musee d'Orsay. Next we'll hear the chimes at Notre Dame and drive along the Champs-Elysées to see the Arc de Triomphe. Take an evening cruise down the Seine River and visit Sacre Coeur in the bohemian artist village of Montmartre. After roaming the vast gardens at the Palace of Versailles our student European teen tour is off to Switzerland.
Our time in Switzerland begins as our teen tour drives to the majestic Swiss Alps to reach the Hotel Ambassador, nestled amongst beautiful alpine lakes and enchanting ice-blue glaciers in Zermatt. The teens will have Professionally Guided Summer Snow Skiing and Snowboarding on the Matterhorn or will take an Alpine Gondola Ride to experience a personal breathtaking view of this serene environment.
Arrive by water taxi to our magnificent hotel located in the heart of Venice, just steps from Piazza San Marco. Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime moonlit gondola ride along Venice’s canals. See the Murano Glass Blowers blow Venetian glass right in front of your eyes and cross the Bridge of Sighs. Our time in Venice will be complete with visits to St. Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace and a late night of Gelato and people watching in Piazza san Marco.
As they say…When in Rome…we'll set foot in the Colosseum where gladiators once fought and stroll down The Ancient Roman Forum, the center of Roman commerce during ancient times. We'll see Circus Maximus, step inside the Pantheon, walk down the Spanish Steps, toss coins over your shoulder into the Trevi Fountain, and then spend the evening in the charming Piazza Navonna. Walk through Vatican City and St. Peter's Basillica on our guided tour, and marvel at Michelangelo's artwork in the Sistine Chapel.
Excitement abounds as we take in the stunning views of cliffs, grottos and shimmering bays as we reach Sorrento, our beautiful resort town spread along the terraces that rise above the sea. Step onto our Hydrofoil Boat Ride as we head to the Island of Capri, where we'll take a boat ride to the Blue Grotto, swim in the crystal clear sea, and enjoy a relaxing beach day. Sorrento is so fabulous, you'll never want to leave. On our way to Florence, we will check out the archeologic ruins of Pompeii, a Roman town frozen in time from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D.
Florence is a city bustling with industry, craft, commerce, culture, art, and science. Some sights on our Guided City Tour include Ghiberti's Bronze Doors, Michelangelo's "David," the Duomo, and the Ponte Vechio. Our teenagers will hear the best mixes of international dance music at our two-level International Dance Club. Enjoy delicious Italian Pasta Dinners that will tempt your palate and wake your taste buds. As we leave Florence we'll stop at the Leaning Tower of Pisa, then it is off to the French Riviera.
Next, Rein Teen Tours European Adventure travelers are in store for glitz and glamour as we head to Monte Carlo, Monaco, where we'll stay at the world-famous Fairmont Monte Carlo. Here we'll enjoy our resort's opulent pool overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy a beach day along the beautiful blue-green waters of the French Riviera, also known as the Cote d'Azur. We will experience the unique vibe of Riviera Night Life in Monaco as we and indulge in delicious gourmet meals and soak up the vibe at this international playground of the rich and famous!
Our last seven days will be spent in Spain. Barcelona, the host city of the 1992 Olympics will be our home as we take in the cool fresh air of the Mediterranean coast and this epicenter of cultural energy. Tour Salvador Dali's Museum in Figueras and enjoy a traditional paella dinner followed by an authentic Flamenco Dance Show. We'll explore La Rambla, Barcelona's most vibrant avenue with inviting shops, food markets, and unique performers. On our visit to Park Guell we'll see one of the most colorful and playful works of the famous artist Antoni Gaudí, then we'll walk around La Sagrada Familia to see Gaudí's masterpiece basilica.
Relax and reminisce on the beach in Costa Brava as we swim and play on the sun drenched white sand beaches of the Spanish Riviera, along the sparkling blue Mediterranean Sea. Conquer Dragon Kahn, the only 8 loop roller coaster in the World, as we spend the day at Port Aventura & Ferrari Land, Spain's largest theme park.
Our summer European teen tour ends with an incredible finale in Madrid, the capital metropolis of Spain. We'll visit the Prado Museum and walk along the grounds of Palacio Real, the largest palace in Europe. Race your friends to the bottom of the hill at our indoor snow-tubing park, and tour Bernabeú Stadium, home of International Fútbol team, Real Madrid. Spend the last night with your summer teen tour group enjoying fun skits and songs at our farewell party that continues late into the night. Then it is time to board our regularly scheduled jet for our flight home, with new friends and unforgettable memories of our journey through Iceland, France, Switzerland, Italy and Spain.