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Classic Europe for Graduating Seniors

The Classic Europe grad trip offers 11 or 16 days of exploration, adventure, and insight into many of Europe’s most popular and stunning countries.

OSU alumni in Europe
May 11 - 21, 2024
From Price
Graduating Seniors
Tour Manager

Debbie Vargo

Trip overview

Note: Optional extension to S. Italy and Greece from May 21–26 is available for $995

Reward yourself for all your hard work with this ultimate escape. This tour provides something for everyone, from mingling with locals on a London pub crawl, and seeking adventure parasailing in the Greek isles, to photographing the majesty of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and venturing through the Roman Forum and the 2000-year-old Parthenon in Athens. The beauty of this journey is the balance of fun excursions, time at leisure and fascinating looks into history, architecture and breath-taking European landscapes. Unleash your inner adventurer and make memories and new friends to last a lifetime.

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


  • Nine nights in superior tourist class hotels or better, two-share rooms with private bath/shower
  • Intra-Europe transportation by air-conditioned motor coach as per itinerary
  • Eurostar train from London to Paris
  • High speed TGV train from Paris to Southern France
  • Nine continental breakfasts
  • London welcome orientation and pub crawl
  • Four three-course specialty dinners, including:
    • French bistro dinner
    • Cote d’Azur French brasserie dinner
    • Tuscan dinner
    • Viva Italia pizza party
  • One-day group tube pass in London
  • Guided tours in London, Paris and Rome, all led by local historians
  • Seine River cruise in Paris
  • Paris travel card with unlimited access to public transportation system
  • Paris museum pass (includes access to over 70 museums and monuments in Paris including The Louvre, Musée Picasso and more)
  • The beaches of the French Riviera
  • Tuscan Countryside stay
  • Wine and olive oil tasting
  • Roma Pass (includes access to the Roman Forum, Colosseum, plus additional free or discounted admissions to sights in Rome. Unlimited access to public transportation.)
  • Visit St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City


  • Five nights in superior tourist class hotels or better, two-share rooms with private bath/shower, including overnight on ship from Italy to Greece (four-share cabins)
  • All intra-Europe transportation by air-conditioned motor coach and overnight ship as per itinerary
  • Five continental breakfasts
  • Four three-course specialty dinners, including:
    • Three Greek Island dinners
    • Athens farewell taverna dinner
  • Guided tours in Pompeii and Athens, led by local historians
  • Admission to Pompeii archeological site
  • Bike rental on the Isle of Poros
  • Greek Island stay
  • Toga party
  • Admission to Acropolis


*All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and early booking deadlines. Dates, itineraries, and prices are subject to change.


Day 1 - Flight to England

Day 2 - London

Day 3 - London

Day 4 - London to Paris via the "Chunnel"

Day 5 - Paris

Day 6 - Paris and French Riviera

Day 7 - French Riviera

Day 8 - French Riviera, Pisa, Tuscan Countryside

Day 9 - Tuscan Countryside, Rome, Vatican City

Day 10 - Vatican City, Rome

Day 11 - Travel home or continue on extension to Pompeii and overnight ship to Greece

Optional Extension

Day 12 - Isle of Poros

Day 13 - Isle of Poros

Day 14 - Isle of Poros

Day 15 - Isle of Poros, Athens

Day 16 - Travel home

map of Europe

Preferred Travel Insurance

USI Travel Insurance Services is the preferred provider of travel insurance for The Ohio State University. USI is a comprehensive plan that offers three options, allowing you to select the coverage that best suits your needs. You can find additional details, request a quote and purchase a plan online at or by calling 1-800-937-1387.


Visit the AESU website to learn about the terms and conditions.