Our 28-Day Tour of England, Switzerland, Italy, French Riviera and Spain
begins as we travel together to London. Explore this city laden with age-old royal tradition as we visit Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Parliament and witness the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. Step into your London Eye Capsule for a bird's eye view of London from Europe's largest Ferris Wheel and take funny pictures with the stars at Madame Tussaud's. Check out the scene at Covent Garden, walk through world-famous Harrods in Knightsbridge and catch a show in the West End, London's exciting Theatre District. Our journey continues as we fly to Switzerland.
Our time in Switzerland begins in the beautiful hills above Lake Lucerne, at our Swiss Mountain Activity Resort. Here, we'll soak up the breathtaking scenery on our exciting White Water Rafting trip on the Reuss River. Next up, we'll explore Lucerne, where we'll walk across the oldest wooden bridge in Europe, and taste local Swiss cuisine. At our activity resort, we'll enjoy our hotel's indoor and outdoor pools, waterslide, go-kart track, bowling alley and miniature golf course, followed by a campfire and s'mores on the hilltop overlooking Lake Lucerne.
Our teen travelers continue through 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. We'll take a Moonlit Gondola Ride on the Grand Canal, lined with palaces that once housed Venice's nobility and rich merchants. Our teenagers will then see the Murano Glass Blowers, cross the Bridge of Sighs, visit the Old Jewish Ghetto, and peruse the shops on the picturesque Rialto Bridge.
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. On our way to Sorrento, we will check out the archeologic ruins of Pompeii, a Roman town frozen in time from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.
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
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 travelers get to experience Nice and Monte Carlo, Monaco along the beautiful French Riviera, also known as the Cote d'Azur. The blue-green Mediterranean Sea will be our playground as we spend the day swimming, water-skiing and banana boating. We will experience the unique vibe of Riviera Night Life and indulge ourselves with fantastic Gourmet Meals in 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, 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 England, France, Switzerland, Italy and Spain.
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