Young Alumni & Grad Trip:
Continental from $2695

Germany - Austria - Italy - France - Spain

12 days

May 12, 2019 (US departure date) - May 23, 2019 (Barcelona return date).

What's Included:

  • 10 overnights at superior tourist class with private bath/shower, 2-share rooms
  • Four specialty dinners including one beverage
  • Daily breakfasts
  • Tours guided by local historians in: Munich, Salzburg & Florence
  • Barcelona 2-day travel card
  • High-speed train ticket from Marseille to Barcelona
  • Private tour director for the entire duration of the land tour
  • All scheduled sightseeing
  • Intra-European transportation by air-conditioned motor coach as per itinerary
  • All service charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers with purchase of AESU group airfare
  • Luggage tag and travel guides

Featured Sights & Events:

  • Welcome Orientation
  • Traditional Bavarian Dinner
  • Typical German beer hall
  • Munich Glockenspiel
  • Salzburg Mozart Sights
  • Sound of Music Tour
  • Venice Grand Canal
  • Private boat to Venice Island
  • Venetian Pizza Party
  • Florence “Golden City” of Renaissance
  • French Riviera Beaches
  • French Brasserie Dinner
  • Barcelona Farewell Fiesta Dinner
  • Spanish Flamenco Show ... AND MUCH MORE!

Click on links below to view fun videos.

GERMANY: Munich

Oktoberfest city. Glockenspiel chimes. Beer steins. Hofbraeuhaus...


  • Play Munich Video


  • AUSTRIA: Salzburg

    Mozart's birthplace. Sound of Music. Wrought iron signs...


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  • ITALY & VATICAN CITY: Venice, Florence

    Venetian glass-blowing workshop. Bridges and canals. Michelangelo. Tuscan Feast...


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  • Play Florence Video

  • FRANCE: Paris, French Riviera

    French bistro dinner. Paris by night. Seine river cruise. Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame. Arc de Triomphe. Moulin Rouge. Cote d’Azur. French Riviera. Monte Carlo option....


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  • SPAIN: Barcelona

    Gaudi's art nouveau cathedra. Picasso Museum. Flower markets of Las Ramblas. Tapas. Sangria...

    Free Airport Transfers & Discount Airfare

    When you book your airfare through AESU, you get these great benefits:

    • Free airport transfers overseas on tour start and return dates
    • Hassle free—we take care of all the details
    • Free quotes & competitive rates
    • Fly with fellow travelers
    • Flexible payment schedule
    • AESU can help with special flight requests too
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    Optional Activities & Excursions Offered on Your Trip.

    Have it your way and personalize your trip by adding fun, optional activities. These activities are not included in your land package price to allow free time for those who want to explore on their own. Rates have been specially negotiated with the suppliers and will include transportation to and from the event, where applicable. All options are based on a minimum number of travelers participating. Rates listed are approximate rates in US$ and are subject to change. Contact your tour director upon arrival overseas to book and pay for your options. Payment to tour director in cash in local currency.

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    Chianti Excursion
    $60

    The Chianti excursion starts with a picturesque drive through the vineyards of one of the best known wine growing areas. A local expert will show us the cellars and introduce us to a variety of wines accompanied by local specialties of ham, Tuscan salami, olive oils, and bread. After free time to explore the town of Greve, we will return to Florence.
    Cost includes round-trip transfer by motor coach, tour of the facilities, wine tasting, and samples of local foods. Free time in Greve. Times and prices are subject to change.

    Tuscan Feast
    $71

    Get ready for a dinner of pure Italian delights at Il Latini, located in the heart of Renaissance Florence. Once the stables of L.B. Alberti’s masterpiece palace, the Latini family’s restaurant and winery offers the original flavors of Tuscany. Frommer’s writes: Under hundreds of hanging prosciutto ham hocks, the waiters try their hardest to keep a menu away from you and serve instead a filling, traditional set meal with bottomless wine. This usually kicks off with ribollita and pappa al pomodoro or penne strascicate (in a ragù mixed with cream). If everyone agrees on the arrosto misto, you can get a table-filling platter heaped high with assorted roast meats. Finish off with a round of cantucci con vin santo for everyone.
    Cost includes round-trip transfers if hotel is not in walking distance. Tuscan Feast includes wine and water.

    Cannes & Monte Carlo Excursion
    $110

    Nothing sums up the glamour of Monte Carlo more than the harbor, filled with expensive yachts and celebrities. Sun seekers bask in the sun at Plages du Larvotto with plenty in the way of fun water sports. See the legendary Monte Carlo casino, designed by French architect Jules Touzet. Cannes displays luxury yachts along its waterfront and has streets lined with equally luxurious like Ferraris and Lamborghinis. During some free time, the town known for the International Film Festival (May) has you visiting the historical Le Suquet neighborhood. Shop for designer clothes at fashionable Rue d'Antibes or people watch at the seaside promenade "La Croisette."
    The above cost includes round-trip motor coach to both Cannes and Monte Carlo including a lunch en route.

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    What to do during your free time? For more details or current local events talk to your tour director or your local city guide. They are always the best source for free-time activities and offer great tips on restaurants or local hang-outs.

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    Meals

    Traveling on this trip will introduce you to some native cuisine, including local specialties.

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    Hotels

    We stay in superior tourist class hotels, all with private bath/shower in 2-share rooms. Our hotels have been specially selected for their European atmosphere, friendly hospitality, and cleanliness. Our hotels are centrally located or within a short walk of public transportation to take you to the landmark of your choice in the city you are visiting. (Why stay in remote cabins, hostels, or share your room with up to 6 people, when you can stay in a centrally located hotel?)

    You'll be given a complete hotel address list with your final documents. Properties are subject to change and any substitutions would be the equivalent of those listed. *Single supplement only applies if single accommodations are requested. Independent hotel reservations, special tours and FIT tours always apply a single supplement. Please check your itinerary.

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    CARAT HOTEL, Munich

    The Carat Hotel Munich offers upmarket 3-star comfort and is located in the heart of Munich. The pedestrian zone, main railway station and many places of interest can all be accessed easily on foot. The Sendlinger Tor underground station is only 200 metres from the hotel.

    HOTEL SCHERER, Salzburg

    The Scherer is a traditional, family-run 4-star hotel in a quiet residential area, and only a 15-minute walk along the Salzach River from Salzburg’s Old Town.The modern rooms provide individually controllable air conditioning, flat-screen satellite TV, a minibar, and a bathroom with hairdryer. The hotel restaurant serves traditional Austrian cuisine and a rich and varied breakfast buffet. The Haunspergstraße Bus Stop is only 200 feet from Hotel Scherer, providing direct services to the center of the city in less than 10 minutes.

    HOTEL RESIDENCE ELITE, Mestre, Venice

    The Residence is just a few minutes away by bus from Venice. This comfortable hotel in Mestre is set out over six floors and has three lifts, one of which is panoramic. All 85 units in the Hotel Residence Elite have been recently renovated to offer guests a vast range of options. The public rooms are extremely pleasant and welcoming: guests can have breakfast in a large, bright room, relax in the reading room or in the small garden and enjoy a cocktail at the hotel bar.

    HOTEL VILLA GABRIELE D'ANNUNZIO, Florence

    Surrounded by a relaxing garden from the late 1800s, Villa Gabriele d'Annunzio is a quick bus ride to the historic centre of Florence. All rooms have free WiFi, air-conditioning, mini-fridge, hairdryer and coffee/tea maker. The hotel features a bar, breakfast buffet and an outdoor swimming pool.

    HOTEL CONTINENTAL, Saint Raphael

    Set in a stately early 20th-century building, this upscale seaside hotel is a 3 minute walk to Casino Barrière de Saint-Raphaël and 4 minute walk to train service at Gare de Saint-Raphaël Valescure. All of the air-conditioned rooms come with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, coffee/tea maker and minibars.

    HOTEL ROCAFORT, Barcelona

    Only a 7-minute walk from the Avinguda del Paralel theater district, this contemporary hotel is also close to Casa Batlló art museum and Museu Picasso. All of the modern, air-conditioned rooms come with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and minibars.

    Continental 12 days$2695.00
    Click on a date below to get a quote or book online
    Start In MunichEnd In BarcelonaLand Only
    2019
    May 13  May 23$2695

    Or call 800-638-7640 to speak with a travel expert

    If you purchase your own airfare, book your overnight flight from the USA one day earlier than the tour start date listed above.

    * Price per person based on a twin share room. If you're traveling alone, AESU will attempt to arrange for you to share a twin at NO EXTRA COST. If you prefer a single room, a single supplement of $725 will apply.

    AIRFARE

    Gateway Cities

    Fly into Munich, return from Barcelona

    Airfare is not included in land price. If you choose to book air with AESU, after receipt of your land booking, AESU will email you a quote with your tour confirmation invoice. You will have 72 hours to accept or decline airfare. (Or call AESU at 800-638-7640 for a quote prior to booking).

    Book Airfare with AESU - FREE Airport Transfer

    Purchase your airfare from AESU and receive free arrival/departure transfers from the airport to your hotel. We also try to book you on the same flights as others traveling on your tour. Land only participants BOOKING OWN FLIGHT OVERSEAS, DO NOT receive airport arrival/departure transfers. If you book land only with us, book your flights from the USA one day earlier than the tour start date. If you are not booking flights through AESU, we recommend not booking airfare until your tour is guaranteed (This will be noted on website with “guaranteed” next to tour start date).

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    How to Book

    Click on a date above to get a quote or make a reservation. You can make your $500 deposit ONLINE to confirm your space on the land tour. Full payment isn't due until 90 days before departure, and you or friends and family can make partial payments after you've booked (See NOTE below if within 90 days). Or you can scan/email or fax a booking form.

    If you just want a quote and don’t want to secure a spot on the land program, select date above and click "Get a Quote" button on next page.

    NOTE: Reservations to be paid in full 90 days prior to departure. Reservations received after this date are subject to availability and any airfare quote can only be held for 72 hours. Payment in full will be due upon receipt of invoice from AESU. A late booking fee of $100 per person will apply.

    All prices reflect a cash discount (For full payment by credit card, there is a 4% processing fee.)

    To download a copy of the Terms and Conditions Click here.

    PAYMENT PLAN: pay a little at a time and make your trip more affordable.

    After paying a deposit of $500 online to reserve your spot, you can pay your balance in as many installments as you like, with a minimum of $100 for each transaction with no fee. Please indicate booking number on your check payment. If you prefer to pay installments by credit card, please call us at 800-638-7640 for details. (All prices reflect a cash discount. There is a 4% processing fee for any payments made by credit card after initial deposit.) The total tour cost (land, and air if applicable) must be paid in full at least 90 days before departure.

    INSURANCE: We highly recommend travel insurance. Your Alumni Association offers travel insurance directly. Please contact them for information. email: alumnitravel@psu.edu or call 800-548-LION (5466), option 5

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    Penn State Alumni Association

    Hintz Family Alumni Center
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    email: alumnitravel@psu.edu
    Visit the alumni travel web site: alumni.psu.edu/travel


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    Email: alumni@aesu.com