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with optional Extension to Cairns
Days: 10 - 13
Literary enthusiasts will be thrilled by New Zealand's south island, the setting for the film adaptation of Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. Take a tour through "Middle Earth" before taking a breathtaking sightseeing cruise around the fjords of Milford Sound. Fly to Australia for a visit to Sydney's iconic Darling Opera House, soak up some sun on Bondi Beach and end the tour with a relaxing Sydney Harbour cruise.
with optional Sorrento Extension
Days: 10 - 12
Experience some of the most artistically and culturally rich destinations in Europe. See Gaudí’s masterpieces and eat paella in Barcelona. Travel through Provence to the Côte d'Azur, and explore Nice, Monaco, & Èze. Then visit Pisa, Florence and Rome, where you will experience the art, culture and history of Italy.
with optional Vienna Extension
Days: 8 - 10
Get the best of Bavarian culture and World War II History with this in-depth itinerary. Start in Munich where you'll visit the BMW Headquarters and the site of the 1972 Olympics. The Memorial Site on the grounds of the former Dachau concentration camp will give students the opportunity to relate to WWII on a deeply personal level. The Vienna extension ends the experience on a high note, a concert of Mozart's complex and beautiful compositions.
The first glimpse of La Paz will take your breath away. The city’s buildings cling to the sides of the canyon and spill spectacularly downwards. From urban jungle to remote ruins, a pilgrimage to Peru’s famed Inca citadel of Machu Picchu and its wild landscapes will re-forge our connection to the natural world. But the true highlight of this itinerary is Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat, spanning over 4,000 sq. miles (10,582 sq. km) in southwestern Bolivia. Unlike traditional deserts which are filled with sand, the Salar de Uyuni features vast expanses of glistening white salt. There is no place else like it in the world.
with optional Berlin Extension
Experience the cultural highlights of Central Europe on this whirlwind tour of some of the largest and most popular cities in the region. See the vibrant churches and breathtaking architecture of Budapest, learn about the rich musical history of Vienna, experience the former capital of the Holy Roman Empire in Prague, and witness Bavarian culture in picturesque Munich.
with optional Madrid Extension
Days: 9 - 11
Cinque Terre is comprised of a string of picturesque seaside villages and is home to the best pesto the Italian Riviera has to offer. Then, say goodbye to the old country with a glimpse of the glamorous life on the perfect beaches of the Côte d'Azur (or French Riviera). Barcelona’s graceful Gothic churches, wrought-iron balconies and wide, grand avenues filled with outdoor cafés round out the experience and will leave you feeling like a local.
with optional White Water Rafting Adventure Extension
Days: 9 - 10
See Costa Rica from the Pacific to the Caribbean, and experience the highlights of this biodiverse Latin American country. Get up close and personal with the famous turtles of Tortuguero. Experience the Sarapiqui River by kayak and continue your active adventure with a thrilling mountain bike ride at the foot of a real volcano. Take some time to relax in Arenal’s natural hot springs, then strap in for the ultimate rainforest experience: a zip line canopy tour in Rincón de La Vieja.
Explore Trinidad, a UNESCO World Heritage site and perfectly preserved Spanish colonial settlement. Walking the cobbled streets, you’ll encounter welcoming guajiros (country folk), a few stubborn donkeys and melodic troubadours that will make you feel as though you’ve stepped back in time to 1850. Then travel to Havana for a cultural experience like no other. History dances with modernity in Old Havana where the local artists are finding innovative ways to chronicle the beauty of Cuban life.
with optional Aegean Cruise
Days: 9 - 13
Zip across Florence, Rome & Athens with flights between destinations, and get the most out of your trip with the time you save. Witness the legacy of the Medicis in Florence with a visit to the Uffizi gallery. Walk in the footsteps of Julius Caesar at the Forum in Rome. Then visit the birthplace of democracy in Athens.
Take a guided tour of Ecuador's beautiful capital, Quito where you'll learn about the history of the area. Experience the natural beauty of the Galapagos by taking a day-long guided hike up Sierra Negra Volcano. Snorkel with tropical fish, venture through lava tunnels and visit the Darwin Research Station as you explore all of the highlights of the islands.
with optional Belize Extension
Days: 8 - 11
Visit Guatemala and experience mementos of millennia past, from ruins of the ancient Maya civilization to Colonial cathedrals. Walk the cobblestone streets of Antigua, which houses one of the world’s most well-preserved collections of Spanish Baroque architecture. Take a boat cruise around Lake Atitlan, and get a full panoramic view of the three volcanoes rising out of its surface. Shop at the Chichicastenango market, and get an eyeful of the brilliant textile patterns for which Guatemala is famous. Then watch the sun set over the blue-green lake of Yaxhá, a former city of the ancient Maya civilization.
Experience the land of the Maya in Guatemala. See the ruins of Ancient Maya pyramids at Tikal National Park, visit the UNESCO heritage site of Antigua, Guatemala to witness the Spanish-Baroque architecture of the city’s early European settlers, and experience the modern-day culture of Guatemala’s capital and largest city in Guatemala City.
You will be immersed in the culture of Old Havana during a visit to the Project Artecorte community, see the beautiful murals and artwork of the Muraleando project and learn about the role of local and organic gardening, ecological sustainability, and food distribution at the Rosario Bioreserve.
with optional Iceland Extension
Days: 7 - 9
From the Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon to the Hellisheioi Volcanic Plateau, words cannot do justice to Iceland’s true beauty. As you walk amongst waterfalls and soak in the volcanic hot springs, you can’t help but appreciate this experience unlike any other.
with optional Croatia Extension
Uncover the history of ancient Rome; stand in the legendary Colosseum, marvel at the Sistine Chapel, feel the heartbeat of political life in the Forum Romanum, all while enjoying the vibrant city culture and delicious Italian fare. Poised between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia has been passed between competing kingdoms, empires and republics for millennia resulting in the rich cultural legacy that each has left behind. Whether you are visiting Dubrovnik for the first time or the hundredth, the sense of awe never fails to descend when you set eyes on the beauty of the city’s marble streets, baroque buildings and the endless shimmer of the Adriatic.
with optional Algarve Extension
Lisbon is Portugal’s hilly, coastal capital city; the trademark seven hills pepper one of Europe's most soulful, captivating and picturesque capitals, built on a series of hills with scenic vistas from every angle. Porto will hold you captive with its sky-high miradouros (lookouts) offering extraordinary views of soaring bell towers, extravagant baroque churches and stately beaux-arts buildings.
with optional Paris Extension
Experience two of Europe's most exciting cultural centers with a visit to London and Amsterdam. Explore London’s lush Hyde Park and extravagant Buckingham Palace, then visit Amsterdam’s popular Rijksmuseum, dine on a traditional Dutch pannenkoeken dinner and more on this culturally immersive journey through the museums, waterways, and streets of London and Amsterdam.
Prepare for a spiritual awakening as you embark on this two-week journey through the Costa Rican countryside. Along the way, your invaluable contributions will touch the lives of many local residents at the schools and churches that your group will be assisting.
with optional Lake Titicaca Extension
Get the perfect balance of adventure and altruism in the heart of the Peruvian Andes. Once the capital of the ancient Inca empire, Cuzco and the mountain citadel Machu Picchu are steeped in Spanish colonial history. When you aren’t exploring the vast archaeological remains, you’ll be working with a local organization to create sustainable improvements in the Cuzco community.
with optional Galapagos Extension
Days: 10 - 14
Visit Ecuador and experience local culture while giving back to the community on this immersive service learning trip. See the highlights of the Ecuadorian capital of Quito, then travel to rural Ecuador to learn about farm life and provide much needed support to impoverished communities. Volunteer activities may include teaching children English, feeding farm animals, shearing wool, organic farming, or other tasks designed to give back while working alongside locals and learning about their culture.
Study math and science in the places where it all began. Visit the homelands of Galileo, Pythagoras, Hippocrates, Aristotle, Euclid, Archimedes and Leonardo Da Vinci, learning about the history and development of math and science as well as the innovations present in the countries today.
Experience the dramatic arts in two of the biggest theater capitals of the world with this transatlantic tour of New York and London. Walk down Broadway and see the iconic fluorescent billboards flashing the names of stars and titles of world-renowned productions, and see one (or two!) Broadway performances for yourself. Then cross the pond to experience theatre the British way (with the British spelling, of course). Learn about the centuries-old British theater tradition at an Elizabethan Globe Theatre workshop and Shakespeare’s birthplace. Then experience the new British theatrical tradition at a West End theatre performance.
with optional London Extension
Discover why people from all around the world dream of moving to New York City. Walk through Times Square, visit Rockefeller Center, ascend the Empire State Building and ferry over to Ellis Island, where the American Dream became a reality for so many. Then jet to Paris and marvel at the stone buttresses of the Notre Dame Cathedral, explore the vast exhibits housed in the Louvre, enjoy a crêpe au chocolate in the shade of the Eiffel Tower, and bargain hunt with chic Parisians in the trendy boutiques on the Champs-Élysées.
with optional Copenhagen extension
Germany’s capital and cultural center, Berlin, has roots reaching back to the 13th century. Modern art and architecture dominate the landscape, but the city’s turbulent history is still reflected in iconic landmarks like the Holocaust Memorial and graffitied Berlin Wall.
with optional Finland Extension
There’s no shortage of beautiful green spaces, royal palaces, state-of-the-art museums and rich ancient history in Scandinavia. In Oslo, leap back in time and walk amongst the mighty Vikings and their precious ships. Copenhagen is an old maritime city, with quaint canals that set the scene for many of Denmark’s charming fairy tales. Copenhagen, too, is known for its impressive waterways; countless ferries, sightseeing cruises, and recreational boaters sail beneath the more than 50 bridges around the city.
with optional Rome Extension
Experience the old world charm of Europe in Prague, Vienna & Venice. Walk the medieval streets of Prague and see the former seat of the Holy Roman Empire, visit the castle where Mozart once serenaded a young Marie Antoinette, and unveil the artistic legacy of the Renaissance and the Medicis in Venice.
As the birthplace of Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low, Savannah's an ideal destination for your troops! There are dozens of historical sites to explore, many of which have created tours for Scouts that culminate with receiving a badge. You’ll become better acquainted with the history of Savannah and the Girl Scouts while also enjoying one of our country’s most beautiful cities.
with optional Tokyo Extension
South Korea’s capital city, Seoul, is a sprawling metropolis where ancient meets hyper-modern; Skyscrapers, high-tech subways and pop culture art installations juxtapose the prevalent Buddhist temples, palaces and street markets. Gyeongju, on South Korea's southeast coast, is known for its extensive historical and archaeological ruins. And Busan, a large port city in South Korea, is famous for its beaches, mountain vistas and humbling temples.
Days: 8 - 9
Known for its beaches and biodiverse parkland, Costa Rica offers the perfect backdrop for students to improve their Spanish skills. Fully immersed in the language, travelers will attain a deeper practical understanding of the Spanish language while also having the educational adventure of a lifetime.
Switzerland has so much more to offer than reliable watches and delicious chocolate. From dramatic landscapes to beautiful museums, there is no better way to escape the beaten paths of Europe than a Swiss adventure.
with optional Normandy Extension
Days: 9 - 12
Stroll down the cobblestone streets of Zurich and Lucerne before giving traditional Swiss fondue a try. In Geneva you’ll learn about the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum and visit the United Nations European Headquarters and CERN. Make your way to Paris on the TGV to experience the City of Lights.
Get ready for a whirlwind tour of the most delicious flavors of Italy. Tantalize your tastebuds with the specialties of each region you visit: balsamic vinegar in Modena, prosciutto in Parma, white truffle oil in Tuscany. And of course, top each meal off with a single—or double—scoop of authentic, hand-churned Italian gelato. Buon appetito!
The Maritimes are comprised of three unique Canadian provinces: Nova Scotia, known for its art scene and maritime mammals; New Brunswick, home to Canada’s oldest operating farmers market; and Prince Edward Island, with red-sand beaches that are sure to leave you speechless.
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