Itinerary & Activities
Our European Adventure begins as we jet to Reykjavik, Iceland - the land of the Midnight Sun awaits with almost 24 hours of daily summer sunlight • Make lots of new friends and start bonding with fun Introductions and Ice Breakers at our Orientation • From our hotel, the CenterHotel Midgardur, gaze across Faxafloi Bay and catch a glimpse of the Akrafjall and Esja Mountains • Explore the natural beauty of this Nordic Island Country during our famous Golden Circle Tour • Visit Thingvellier National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and see the Great Geyser erupt • View the Gullfoss Waterfall • 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 • Grab an oar as we shoot the rapids on our White Water Rafting Adventure through Gullfoss Canyon • One of the highlights of our time in Iceland will be our Lava Tube Trek • Get your cameras ready when we put on Headlamps for this exciting and beautiful opportunity to walk through one of nature’s most impressive creations • Experience the sensation of flying on FlyOver Iceland, a ride with state-of-the-art technology where you will hang suspended, feet dangling, over a wrap-around screen with special effects including wind, mist and scents, and unforgettable motion • Our journey continues on our non-stop flight to Paris.
Bienvenue ~ Welcome to Paris • The elegant Millennium Hotel Paris Opera will be our home in “The City of Love” and “The City of Lights” • Take in the panorama of this beautiful city from the top of the Eiffel Tower • Then check out the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo at the Louvre, and appreciate the works of Monet, Van Gogh and Degas at Musée d'Orsay • Have a blast on our Evening Cruise down the River Seine on the Bateaux Mouches • Wander through the bohemian artist village of Montmartre, famous for picturesque Sacré Coeur, perched along the highest point of the city • Hear the chimes and see the beautiful stained glass at Notre Dame and drive along one of the most exciting avenues in the world, the Champs-Elysées, to see the Arc de Triomphe • At the Palace of Versailles, walk through the Hall of Mirrors and roam the vast gardens.
Journey through Switzerland, along the majestic, snow-covered Swiss Alps to the charming and world-famous village of Zermatt, nestled at the foot of the Matterhorn (the most photographed mountain in the world) • The high-alpine village of Zermatt is truly a world of its own, with its awe-inspiring views, world class hotels and delicious cuisine • Our resort, the Hotel Schweizerhof, is nestled amongst beautiful alpine lakes and enchanting ice-blue glaciers • For those of at least strong intermediate ability, enjoy a morning of Professionally Guided Summer Snow Skiing and Snowboarding on the Matterhorn • The entire group will enjoy an Alpine Gondola Ride to experience a breathtaking view of the Matterhorn.
Benvenuto ~ Welcome to Italy • Our next four stops in Italy will be unforgettable • Our first stop, Venice, is made up of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges • The magnificent NH Rio Nova will be our home during our unbelievable stay in Venice • Cross the Bridge of Sighs • Walk through famous Piazza San Marco (St. Mark's Square), visit St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace and enjoy the markets and shops along the Rialto Bridge • At the end of the night, listen to live music and eat delicious Gelatto, Italian ice cream, in St. Mark's Square. • Our visit wouldn't be complete without taking a Moonlit Gondola Ride on Venice's Canals, the number-one tourist attraction in Venice.
During our visit to the “Eternal City”, you will be amazed to see how the past and present go side by side in Rome • Step into history when we walk through the Colosseum, the largest amphitheatre of the Roman Empire where gladiators once battled • Next, stroll through the sprawling ruins of the Ancient Roman Forum, the center of Roman commerce during ancient times • See Circus Maximus, an ancient Roman chariot racing stadium, and step inside the Pantheon • Walk down the Spanish Steps and toss coins over your shoulder into the Trevi Fountain (legend promises if you throw a coin in the fountain, you will return to Rome) • Spend the evening in charming Piazza Navonna, where we'll dine a/ fresco under the stars and then finish our evening with delicious ice cream Tartufo or Gelatto • Take a guided tour of St. Peter's Basillica in Vatican City and marvel at Michelangelo's artwork on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
Sorrento & Capri, Italy
Check out the view as we drive along the southern shore of the Bay of Naples • Excitement abounds as we take in the views of grottos, cliffs 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 to the Island of Capri, where we will take a boat ride to the famous Blue Grotto, a natural Sea Cave cast in a brilliant Phosphorescent Blue Light • We will cap off this amazing day by Swimming in the crystal clear seas and soaking up the sun on the Sandy Beaches of Capri • 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.
Located in Tuscany, the city of Florence is bustling with industry, craft, commerce, culture, art, and science • On our Guided City Tour we'll go to the Galleria dell'Accademia, where we'll marvel at Michelangelo's perfectly sculpted 17-foot-tall-marble "David" • Learn how to make fresh pasta from scratch at our Tuscan Cooking School and then feast on your culinary creation • We'll also see Ghiberti's Bronze Doors, the Duomo, and walk across the colorful Ponte Vechio bridge • Enjoy delicious Italian Pasta Dinners that will tempt your palate and then savor dessert and the classic ambiance of Florence's Piazzas • As we leave Florence, we'll stop at the Leaning Tower of Pisa – gotta pose for the classic picture and pretend to hold up the tower.
Monte Carlo, Monaco / French Riviera & Carcassonne
Get ready for the glitz and glamour of Monte Carlo, Monaco! Here we will stay in the luxurious, world-famous hotel, the Fairmont Monte Carlo • We'll enjoy a relaxing beach day along the French Riviera and have an amazing afternoon in our resort's stunning pool that overlooks the blue-green waters of the Mediterranean Sea • We'll indulge in fantastic gourmet meals and enjoy exciting evenings in famous Monte Carlo, the international playground of the rich and famous • In the Medieval French Town of Carcassonne, we'll cross the Moat to explore the Fortress Towers, Ramparts and Castle Walls of this unique walled city.
Bienvenido ~ Welcome to Spain! • Get ready to practice your Spanish language skills during our next three stops in Spain • Facing the Mediterranean Sea, this host city of the 1992 Olympics, is a vibrant and ever-changing metropolis known for its unique architecture and vibe, including stone forests, colorful dragons and balconies with eyes • Check out the super eccentric and bizarre Salvador Dalí Museum in Figueres, guaranteed to be the strangest museum you'll ever visit • Explore La Rambla, Barcelona's most vibrant avenue with inviting shops, food markets, and unique performers • Hang out in Park Güell and be mesmerized by Antoni Gaudí's magical and colorful stone structures and then walk around La Sagrada Familia to see Gaudi's incomplete masterpiece basilica • Enjoy a delicious and traditional Paella Dinner followed by an authentic Flamenco Dance Show.
Costa Dorada, Spain
As our tour is coming to a close, relax, reminisce and make new memories with your friends at our incredible Costa Dorada beach stop • Savor the tranquility of white sandy pools, surrounded by palm trees and exotic gardens at our gorgeous Caribbean-inspired resort, Hotel Caribe • Swim and play on our resort's sun drenched white sand beaches of the Spanish Riviera, along the Mediterranean Sea • In the evening, at Port Aventura, Spain's largest theme park, we'll enjoy magical rides, exciting shows and conquer the tallest and fastest roller coasters in Europe • Enjoy Port Aventura's latest addition to their theme park, Ferrari Land. Here, you will feel the power of a Ferrari engine as you blast 180 vertical feet into the air on the Bounce-back Tower and blast out of an F1 Pit Stop and accelerate 111 miles per hour in just 5 seconds on the Vertical Accelerator.
Our teen tour through Europe comes to an end in Madrid, Spain's capital and largest city • Walk along the vast grounds of Palacio Real, the Royal Palace of Madrid • Race your friends to the bottom of the hill at our Indoor Snow-Tubing Park • Feel the excitement of the International Fútbol scene when we tour the locker room, tunnel, dugouts, and pitch of Bernabeú Stadium, home of Real Madrid • See the famous works of Velázquez and Goya at the Prado Museum, which houses the best collection of Spanish art in the world • Prepare fun skits and songs for our emotional Last Night Celebration at our hotel, where we'll spend our final night together, reliving the great memories of our trip of a lifetime on Rein Teen Tours! Fly home with your new friends and unbelievable memories of Europe.