The Ohio State University Alumni Association

Classic Europe for Graduating Seniors

May 9 – May 20, 2020

Details

This tour is designed for traditional-aged college graduating seniors.

Come join us on an unforgettable voyage through England, France, Italy, and Vatican City. See Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the Tower of London. Visit Notre Dame Cathedral, see the Eiffel Tower and explore the best museums of Paris. Get whisked away via high-speed train to the French Riviera – playground for the rich and famous! Discover the ‘Eternal City’ of Rome, where the Colosseum and Forum remind us of its dramatic past, conjuring up visions of Caesar and mighty gladiators. Venture across the Tiber River to Vatican City –the world’s smallest state. Travel home or motor to Pompeii where volcanic ash preserved the city almost exactly as it was more than 2,000 years ago. Relax living like a Greek god or goddess on the Isle of Poros with its stunning beaches and aquamarine waters. End your grand tour in Athens where the Acropolis is one of the world's most breathtaking ancient ruins. Immerse in each country’s culture, cuisine, architecture and history. Let the adventure begin!


DETAILS & REGISTRATION

The 12-day land package includes:

  • 10 nights in superior tourist class hotels with private bath/shower
  • Daily continental breakfast
  • Four specialty dinners
  • EUROSTAR train from London to Paris
  • High-speed TGV train from Paris to Nice
  • Train from the French Riviera to Rome
  • London welcome orientation and pub crawl
  • 1 day group Tube Pass in London
  • Guided tours in London, Paris and Rome, all led by local historians
  • Seine River cruise in Paris
  • Tour of the Palace of Versailles
  • 2-day Paris Visité Pass with unlimited access to public transportation system
  • 2-day Paris Museum Pass (includes access to over 70 museums and monuments in Paris including The Louvre, Musée Picasso and more...)
  • Visit and tour of the Fragonard perfumery & museum
  • The beaches of the French Riviera
  • 72-hour Roma Pass (includes access to the Roman Forum, Colosseum, plus additional free or discounted admissions to sights in Rome. Unlimited public transportation.)
  • Visit St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City

The five-day Southern Italy & Greece extension includes:

  • Five nights in superior tourist class hotels with private bath/shower, including overnight on ship from Italy to Greece
  • Daily continental breakfast
  • Four specialty dinners
  • Guided tours in Pompeii and Athens led by a local historian
  • Admission to the Pompeii excavations
  • Admission to the Acropolis
  • Bike rental on the Isle of Poros
  • Toga party

Dates May 9 – May 20, 2020

Cost $3,099* ($785 for the extension which returns May 25. Airfare is not included. All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and early booking deadlines. Dates, itineraries, and prices are subject to change.)

Type Land

Region Europe

Activity level

Operator

Contact Debbie Vargo
vargo.42@osu.edu
614-292-2372 or
800-852-TOUR (8687), ext. 1