You may have noticed from the repetitive themes in our blog posts here that when it comes to educational travel, we are best known for a few popular US cities. Just because we’re so good at student travel to D.C., New York City, and other amazing destinations in the States, though, don’t think we can’t customize an exciting tour overseas as well. In fact, we love to be a part of a student’s chance to see any of the world’s most beautiful sights. If a trip to Orlando or Virginia Beach seems a little too been-there-done-that for the class trip this year, how about a summer trip to Europe instead?
For many, European tours are a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so you’ll want yours to be special. Our most popular sample itinerary includes famous sights and attractions from London to Paris. It begins with a walking tour of London, because what better way is there to experience this beautiful city? On Day three you’ll discover Windsor, always at the top of the list for first-time London visitors. On Day four you’ll learn how it’s possible to include two such iconic European cities in one student tour when you travel by train from London to Paris. And though you won’t notice it, you’ll surely join me in being slightly amazed at the chunnel – or underwater tunnel – that makes up part of the journey.
Next up, Paris, where I have it on good authority that the sky actually looks pink. This breathtaking city of romance and style will thrill you from the moment you take the introductory and walking tours. The first day in Paris also provides a tour from the River Seine. I’ve always said a view from the water is a must in several of our US destinations – Boston, New York, and Chicago, for instance. There’s just something about seeing a city from this vantage point. And Paris reflected on the River Seine is certainly included in that truth.
Your time in Paris includes many other famous Parisian sights. You’ll visit the Louvre and Versailles, still resplendent with majestic charm from its days of court. And, of course, the Eiffel Tower is on the list. No trip to Paris even matters without that, I think.
This particular trip is Just seven days, but you’ll experience some of the favorite highlights and most popular attractions in Europe. But maybe there are other things on your list. Maybe you’d like to visit spots from famous literature, the homes of Keats, Shakespeare, or Jane Austen. Maybe you want to spend a day at a beach or another less-traveled spot near these famous cities rather than within them. Anything is possible.
We live in a wonderful age. Young people have more and more opportunities to see other parts of the world before finding the perfect job or the city in which they want to build a life. This is definitely your time. So at least consider. You’re young, excited about endless possibilities, and searching for inspiration – isn’t this the perfect time for your first tour of Europe?
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