- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: France, Spain, United Kingdom
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Provided By: Independent Provider
- Session Start: July
- Session Length: Two Weeks
- Entering Grade: 11th, 12th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Travel/Cultural Immersion
- Selective: No
- Ages: 17, 18
Explore three of Europe's most popular destinations on this journey featuring vibrant metropolises, idyllic beaches, and quaint villages! From London's hip markets to Barcelona's buzzing boardwalks, elegant Paris to the traditional lavender fields of Provence, this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity offers something for every teenage traveler.
Come experience a quintessential European summer amidst the buzzing streets of London, elegant squares of Paris, sun-drenched promenades of the French Riviera, and vibrant markets of Barcelona! We’ll explore these legendary destinations like locals with an epic train journey — so we can soak in the varied cultures and landscapes of these dynamic countries!
Our travels begin in London where we’ll enjoy everything this fantastic city offers – from visiting royal Buckingham Palace, to browsing the colorful stalls of Camden Market, to catching a theater production in the bustling West End. From St. Pancras station, we’ll hop aboard the Chunnel train to be whisked beneath the English Channel toward the City of Light. In Paris, we’ll glimpse the city from atop the Eiffel Tower, taste homemade macarons from a famous patisserie, and take a tour of the world-renowned art of the Musée du Louvre.
After perusing Paris we’ll head south to the pebbly shores of Nice — the gem of the French Riviera. Get ready to dress in red, white, and blue to celebrate France’s national day, Bastille Day! Then we’ll answer the call of the mountains and venture into the French Alps. Our adrenaline will surge as we whitewater raft our way through Europe’s most picturesque canyon, Gorges du Verdon. Once we have our fill of adventure we’ll wind down with a stroll through the famous Provençal lavender fields.
Onto country number three, as our trip of a lifetime concludes in lively, funky Barcelona! We’ll wander amongst the ornate architecture of Gaudí, sample tapas in the old town, admire the dancer’s flying feet at a flamenco performance, and relax on the beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean. Get ready to travel like a pro as you cruise down the River Seine at twilight, take in the best views from atop the London Eye, savor the fresh fruits at the Boquería Market, and visit medieval fortresses!
Our Older Teens trips are specially designed for any teen who wants to gain a global perspective before leaving high school and heading out into the “real world”. Because as you grow, your interests and needs do too. We are all about a hands-on approach to travel, where we go beyond the casual tourist experience, take public transportation, and learn how daily life really is in each place we visit. We provide a unique and carefully crafted itinerary that allows for more challenges and independence. We encourage teens on these trips to learn how to use international public transport, along with other handy travel skills, so that they become confident and able to take on even more of the world in the future.