Europe

 

Rich with history and culture, Europe is a popular student destination for a reason. With Grand Classroom, we can take you anywhere you want to go. Groups can follow in the footsteps of the Allies in World War II, eat to your heart's content in Italy, sample cheese in France, explore the neighborhoods of Barcelona, see the Alps, cruise up the Rhine, and so much more. Check out the itineraries below for some suggestions. Don't see what you're looking for? We go to all parts of Europe and are happy to customize your trip to make it the experience of a lifetime.

Sample Itineraries

DAY ONE

  • Arrive London
  • Statford-upon-Avon
  • Lunch
  • Shakespeare walking tour
  • Visit Shakespeare's birthplace, a half-timbered house which now houses an exhibition of the life of the world's greatest playwright.
  • Dinner
  • Check into hotel

 

DAY TWO

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Tour Royal Shakespeare Theatre
  • Board coach and depart for Oxford
    • Lunch
    • Sheldonian Theatre
    • Ashmolean Museum
    • Bodleian Library
    • Christ Church College
  • Dinner
  • Return to hotel

 

DAY THREE

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Depart for Bath
  • Visit the Cotswolds
  • Lunch
  • Guided tour of Bath
  • Visit the preserved Roman Baths and the Pump Room
  • Dinner
  • Hotel

 

DAY FOUR

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Depart for Stonehenge
  • Visit Stonehenge
  • Lunch
  • Windsor Castle
  • Depart for London
  • Dinner
  • Hotel

 

DAY FIVE

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Panoramic driving tour of London
    • Houses of Parliament
    • Trafalgar Square
    • Buckingham Palace
    • Piccadilly Circus
    • St. Paul's Cathedral
    • Tower Bridge
  • Tour the Tower of London
  • Dinner
  • West End Show
  • Hotel

 

DAY SIX

  • Hotel breakfast
  • British Museum
    • Rosetta Stone
    • Parthenon sculptures
    • Egyptian mummies
  • Lunch
  • River Cruise down the Thames
  • Free time in the afternoon
  • London Eye
  • Farewell dinner
  • Hotel

 

DAY SEVEN

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Depart for airport for flight home

DAY ONE

  • Arrive in London Heathrow airport
  • Meet Grand Classroom representatives at baggage claim
  • Travel into London for a half day sightseeing tour. Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, St Paul’s Cathedral and Tower Bridge
  • Lunch
  • Explore the Imperial War Museum
  • Check into hotel
  • Dinner

DAY TWO

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Enjoy a guided walking tour of Westminster area which will take you to Parliament Square, Whitehall, Downing Street and Buckingham Palace where you will observe the world famous Changing of the Guard
  • Lunch
  • Visit the Churchill War Rooms. Explore the secret underground headquarters that sheltered Churchill and his government during the Blitz. The tour will also include a visit to the Churchill Museum, where you will find out more about the life and legacy of “the Greatest Briton”
  • Free time in the afternoon
  • Dinner
  • Return to hotel

DAY THREE

  • Hotel Breakfast
  • Check out of your hotel
  • Depart to Portsmouth to get the ferry to Caen
  • Packed lunch at Portsmouth Ferry Terminal
  • Board your ferry. Travel to Caen as a foot passenger
  • Dinner on board ferry
  • Late arrival in France, board your coach with your guide and transfer to your hotel
  • Check into hotel

DAY FOUR

  • Hotel brekafast
  • Board coach to Caen Memorial
  • Visit the Memorial de Caen, an award-winning museum dedicated to peace. Its interactive exhibitions commemorate the second World War and the battle for Caen
  • Picnic at the Memorial
  • Transfer to Arromanches by coach
  • Experience the Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema. A HD film projected on 9 surrond screens will tell you the story of the terrible Battle of Normandy through archive images from around the world
  • Visit the town of Arromanches, renowned for its artificial "Mulberry" harbour, known as "Port Winston"
  • Check into hotel
  • Dinner

DAY FIVE

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Depart with your guide for a visit of the D-Day landing beaches of Normandy
  • Arrive at the Normandy American Cemetery. The site is about 50 km away from Caen, covers over 170 acres and contains the graves of almost 10,000 soldiers
  • Take part in a wreath-laying ceremony
  • Time to walk through the cemetery and to the beach
  • Visit the Overlord Museum. Learn events of 1944, from the Normandy landing to the liberation of Paris
  • Lunch
  • Possible visits in the afternoon: - Bayeux War Cemetery, - Germany Military Cemetery at La Cambe, - Free time to discover a coastal town such as Cabourg, Deauville or Honfleur, or - Free time in Caen
  • Dinner
  • Return to hotel

DAY SIX

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Check out and board coach to Paris
  • Travel to Paris
  • Lunch
  • Panoramic tour of Paris including: Napoleon's Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, Concorde, the Champs Elysées and the City Hall where Charles de Gaulle pronounced one of his most famous speech after Paris' liberation on the 25th August 1944
  • Visit the area around the Cathédrale de Notre-Dame. This Gothic masterpiece stands at the very heart of Paris on the site of a Roman temple. The stunning Ste Chapelle is located on the Ile de la Cité, as is the Conciergerie, where many prisoners of the Revolution were kept, including Marie-Antoinette. Cross the Pont St Louis to see the tiny Ile St Louis. Walk over the Pont Neuf, the oldest bridge in Paris, to the Latin Quarter
  • Check into hotel
  • Dinner

DAY SEVEN

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Board coach and depart for Versailles
  • Visit the great palace of Versailles, the centre of political power in France under Louis XIV
  • Lunch
  • Enjoy some free time in the area of the area of Montmartre, perched high on a hill north of the city centre
  • Farewell dinner
  • Return to hotel

DAY EIGHT

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Check out of hotel
  • Board your coach and transfer to Charles de Gaulle airport
  • Flight home

DAY ONE

  • Arrive at Charles de Gaulle airport
  • Meet Grand Classroom representatives at baggage claim
  • Board coach and depart for Normandy
  • Lunch
  • Stop in Rouen, the historical capital of Normandy
  • Continue to Caen area
  • Welcome dinner
  • Check into hotel

DAY TWO

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Visit the Peace Memorial in Caen
  • Lunch at the memorial
  • Enjoy an excursion to the American Cemetery at St Laurent-sur-Mer, overlooking Omaha Beach
  • Possible wreath-laying ceremony at the cemetery – subject to availability
  • Free time to walk down Omaha beach
  • Board your coach and return to Caen
  • Dinner
  • Return to hotel

DAY THREE

  • Hotel Breakfast
  • Check out of your hotel
  • Board coach and depart for Paris
  • OPTION #1: On the way, stop in Giverny and visit the Fondation Claude Monet, home and beautiful gardens of Claude Monet – the Water Garden and the Clos Normand
  • OPTION #2: Enjoy a cruise on the river Seine. Admire the beautiful banks of the Seine, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its picturesque bridges and beautiful monuments
  • Lunch
  • Enjoy a panoramic tour of Paris with a local guide. See such magnificent sights as Napoleon's Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, Concorde and the Champs Elysées
  • Check into hotel
  • Dinner

DAY FOUR

  • Hotel brekafast
  • OPTION #1: Visit the great palace of Versailles, the centre of political power in France under Louis XIV
  • OPTION #2: Enjoy an unguided visit of the Louvre Museum, one of the most visited, oldest, largest, and most famous art galleries and museums in the world
  • Lunch
  • Enjoy the best view of Paris from the Montparnasse Tower, one of the tallest skyscraper in France. Enjoy a spectacular view of Paris from the panoramic observation deck
  • If time, explore the Montmartre, perched high on a hill north of the city centre. By the end of the 19th century, the area was a mecca for artists, writers, poets and their disciples
  • Dinner
  • Return to hotel

DAY FIVE

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Check out of hotel and depart for train station
  • Take the train to Avignon
  • Transfer from Avignon train station to the city centre.
  • Lunch
  • Visit the Palais des Papes. One of the largest buildings of its time, the palace is a veritable fortress where nine popes ruled the Roman Catholic World from 1309 to 1403
  • See the Pont St Bénézet, made famous by the song 'Sur le Pont d'Avignon'.
  • Check into hotel
  • Dinner

DAY SIX

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Enjoy a guided tour and tasting of the traditional market Les Halles in Avignon
  • Lunch
  • Transfer to Nice
  • Enjoy a short stop on the way in Aix-En-Provence
  • Continue to Nice Airport area
  • Dinner
  • Check into hotel

DAY SEVEN

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Check out of hotel
  • Board your coach and transfer to Nice airport
  • Flight home

DAY ONE

  • Arrive in Milan
  • Meet Grand Classroom representatives at baggage claim
  • Board coach and depart for Venice Mestre
  • Stop in Verona for lunch and enjoy free time
  • Continue to Venice Mestre
  • Check into hotel
  • Welcome dinner

DAY TWO

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Arrive in Piazzale Roma to catch your vaporetto that will take you to the centre of Venice for your guided tour of the city
  • Visit the Palazzo Ducale or Doge's Palace, the residence of the Doge - Venice's elected leader
  • Lunch
  • Take a stroll over the Rialto Bridge, the first one to be built over the Grand Canal, and the Academia Bridge, the second, built in 1854
  • Dinner
  • Return to hotel

DAY THREE

  • Hotel Breakfast
  • Check out of hotel
  • Board coach and depart for Florence
  • Stop in Bologna for lunch
  • Continue to Florence
  • Arrive in Florence and check into hotel
  • Dinner
  • Return to hotel

DAY FOUR

  • Hotel brekafast
  • Enjoy a guided walking tour of Florence
  • Visit the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence's cathedral, known simply as the 'Duomo'
  • Visit the Baptistery of Saint John, one of the oldest buildings in the city
  • Visit Giotto's Campanile, a bell tower housing seven enormous bells
  • Lunch
  • Visit the Uffizi Gallery, one of the oldest and most famous art museums of the Western World
  • Free time in the afternoon
  • Admire the grand Palazzo Vecchio, still the site of Florence's city hall.
  • Take a stroll over the Ponte Vecchio, the oldest surviving bridge in Florence
  • Dinner
  • Return to hotel

DAY FIVE

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Check out of hotel
  • Board coach and depart for Rome
  • Lunch in Rome
  • Visit the Colosseum
  • Dinner
  • Check into hotel

DAY SIX

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Vatican, the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St Peter's Basilica
  • Lunch
  • Enjoy a walking tour in Rome's "centro storico". Visit the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, Piazza Colonna, and Piazza Navona
  • Attend a cooking class. All recipes will be made from scratch and you will then sit in the dining room and enjoy your creation
  • Return to hotel

DAY SEVEN

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Check out of hotel
  • Board your coach and transfer to Rome airport
  • Flight home

DAY ONE

  • Arrive at Madrid airport
  • Meet Grand Classroom representatives at baggage claim
  • Upon arrival, enjoy a panoramic tour
  • Lunch
  • Visit the Prado Museum
  • Welcome dinner
  • Check into hotel

DAY TWO

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Visit Royal Palace
  • Lunch
  • Visit Reina Sofia, Spain's national museum of 20th-century art
  • Dinner
  • Return to hotel

DAY THREE

  • Hotel Breakfast
  • Check out of your hotel
  • Board coach and depart for Valencia
  • Lunch on arrival
  • Guided tour of the City of Arts and Sciences
  • Dinner
  • Check into hotel

DAY FOUR

  • Hotel brekafast
  • Walking tour of Central Valencia
    • Mercado Central
    • Cathedral
    • La Lonja
  • Lunch
  • Visit L'Oceanogràfic. This oceanarium is the biggest in Europe and here you will be able to see many different marine habitats
  • Dinner
  • Return to hotel

DAY FIVE

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Check out of hotel and depart for Barcelona
  • Along the way stop in Tarragona, the remains of one of the Roman Empire's finest cities. Enjoy some free time to explore Tarragona
  • Lunch in Tarragona
  • Arrive in Barcelona
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Parc Guell
  • Dinner
  • Check into hotel

DAY SIX

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Meet your local guide for your sightseeing tour of glorious Barcelona
    • Visit Gothic quarter
    • Stroll along La Ramblas
  • Lunch
  • Cathedral of la Sagrada Familia
  • Dinner
  • Return to hotel

DAY SEVEN

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Check out of hotel
  • Transfer to Barcelona airport
  • Flight home

DAY ONE

  • Arrive in Berlin airport
  • Meet Grand Classroom representatives at baggage claim
  • Board coach and transfer to city centre
  • Lunch
  • Enjoy a guided city tour. View the Deutscher Dom (German Cathedral) and the Französischer Dom (French Cathedral) on the Gendarmenmarkt; the Schauspielhaus; Unter den Linden Boulevard; Brandenburg Gate; the Reichstag; and Checkpoint Charlie
  • Check into hotel
  • Dinner

DAY TWO

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Visit the Jewish Museum. Learn more about the Jewish history, including Shoah and “displaced person” camps
  • Discover the East Side Gallery. Located right within the heart of Berlin, this section of the Berlin Wall is now a monument that stands for freedom. It is the largest open air gallery in the world
  • Head to Alexanderplatz and climb the TV Tower
  • Dinner
  • Return to hotel

DAY THREE

  • Hotel Breakfast
  • Check out of your hotel
  • Board coach for transfer to Potsdam, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the capital of Brandenburg
  • Visit Sanssouci Palace, the 'Versailles of Germany'
  • Lunch
  • Board coach and continue to Leipzig
  • Enjoy a music related guided tour of Leipzig, one of the musical capitals of Europe. Today you will learn about world-famous musicians such as Wagner, Bach, Mendelssohn and Schumann
  • Visit St. Thomas Church. Founded in the 12th century, St. Thomas Church is nowadays famous for its connection to Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Check into hotel
  • Dinner

DAY FOUR

  • Hotel brekafast
  • Check out of hotel
  • Board coach and depart for Nuremberg, Bavaria's second-largest city
  • Lunch on arrival in Nuremburg
  • Enjoy a walking tour of the city. You will see sights such as the Fleischbrücke-Bridge, St Lorenz Church and the Schöner Brunnen, a beautiful 14th century fountain representing the world view of the Holy Roman Empire
  • Continue to Munich after walking tour
  • Check into hotel
  • Dinner

DAY FIVE

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Sightseeing tour of Munich, including Maximilianstrasse, the Residenz, winter palace of early royalty; Alte Pinakothek, and the old town hall
  • Lunch
  • Free time in Munich
  • Dinner
  • Return to hotel

DAY SIX

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Visit Neuschwanstein, King Ludwig II’s magnificent castle
  • Visit Oberammergau, a beautiful picturesque town
  • Farewell dinner
  • Return to hotel

DAY SEVEN

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Check out of hotel
  • Board your coach and transfer to Munich airport
  • Flight home

DAY ONE

  • Arrive in Athens airport
  • Meet Grand Classroom representatives at baggage claim
  • Board coach and take a drive along the coastal road through the beautiful seaside suburbs of Glyfada and Vouliagmeni to the southernmost tip of the Athens peninsula
  • Lunch
  • Visit the Temple of Poseidon in Sounion
  • Continue to Athens
  • Dinner en route
  • Check into hotel

DAY TWO

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Enjoy a panoramic tour of Athens taking in the Royal Palace, the Temple of Zeus, Hadrian's Arch and the stadium built for the first modern Olympic Games in 1896: the Panathinaiko Stadium
  • Visit the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum
  • Visit the Parthenon, the Erechtheus, Propylea, and Temple of Athena Nike
  • Enjoy a Greek cooking class followed by lunch
  • Free time in afternoon
  • Dinner
  • Return to hotel

DAY THREE

  • Hotel Breakfast
  • Depart for Epidaurus
  • Visit the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus
  • Continue to Mycenae
  • Visit the Archaeological Site of Mycenae
  • Lunch
  • Board your coach to Olympia, home to the Ancient Olympic Games
  • Check into hotel
  • Dinner

DAY FOUR

  • Hotel brekafast
  • Visit the Archaeological Site of Olympia. You will see the Altar of the Olympic Flame, the Temple of Zeus, the Stadium and the Museum
  • Lunch
  • Continue to Arachova, a picturesque mountain village famous for winter sports.
  • En route you will stop in Rion to admire the Charilaos Trikoupis Bridge, one of the world's longest multi-span cable-stayed bridges
  • Arrive in Delphi
  • Check into hotel
  • Dinner

DAY FIVE

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Walk the Sacred Way to the Sanctuary of Apollo and visit the Ancient Archaeological Site of Delphi
  • Lunch
  • Board coach and return to Athens
  • Check into hotel
  • Dinner

DAY SIX

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Depart for your 1-day cruise of the Saronic Islands
  • Lunch aboard the ship
  • Depart ship and board coach
  • Check into hotel
  • Dinner

DAY SEVEN

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Check out of hotel
  • Board your coach and transfer to Athens airport
  • Flight home
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