Grad Trip:
Classic Europe from $3099

England - France - Italy - Vatican City - Greece

12 days plus a 5-day optional extension to Southern Italy & Greece

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What's Included?

The 12-day land package includes:

Transportation and Lodging

  • 10 nights in superior tourist class hotels or better, 2-share rooms with private bath/shower
  • All intra-Europe transportation by air-conditioned motor coach as per itinerary
  • Eurostar train from London to Paris
  • High speed TGV train from Paris to Nice
  • Trains from Nice to Rome

Meals

  • 10 continental breakfasts
  • 4 three-course specialty dinners, including:
    • French Bistro dinner
    • Cote d’Azur French brasserie dinner
    • Roman pasta party
    • Viva Italia pizza party in Trastevere

Activities, Admissions & Sights

The 5-day optional land package includes:

Transportation and Lodging

  • 5 nights in superior tourist class hotels or better, 2-share rooms with private bath/shower - Including overnight on ship from Italy to Greece (4-share cabins)
  • All intra-Europe transportation by air-conditioned motor coach and overnight ship as per itinerary

Meals

  • 5 continental breakfasts
  • 4 three-course specialty dinners, including:
    • 3 Greek Island dinners
    • Athens farewell tavern dinner

Admissions & Activities

  • Guided tours in Pompeii and Athens, led by local historians
  • Visit and tour of the Pompeii archeological excavations
  • Admission to Pompeii archeological site
  • Bike rental on the Isle of Poros
  • Greek Island stay
  • Toga party
  • Admission to Acropolis and much more…

Plus:

  • A private tour director for the entire duration of the land tour
  • All service charges and local taxes

Graduate - then CELEBRATE!

Reward yourself for all your hard work with the ultimate escape. The Classic Europe grad trip offers 17 days of exploration, adventure, and insight into many of Europe’s most popular and stunning countries.

This tour provides something for everyone, from mingling with locals on the London pub crawl and seeking adventure parasailing in the Greek isles to photographing the majesty of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and following historical footsteps in teh Roman Forum and Partnenon. Unleash your inner adventurer, enjoy this well-rounded experience and make memories and new friends to last a life time.

ENGLAND: London (2 nights)

Welcome orientation and pub dinner. Pub crawl. Guided tour of London's Pomp & Pageantry. Big Ben. Buckingham Palace...


FRANCE
Paris (3 nights) - French Riviera (2 nights)

French bistro dinner. Paris by night. Seine river cruise. Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame. Arc de Triomphe. Versailles Palace. Moulin Rouge. Cannes and Monte Carlo. French Riviera beaches...


ITALY & VATICAN CITY
Rome (3 nights) - Vatican City - Pompeii

Colosseum. Roman Forum. St. Peter's Basilica. Mt. Vesuvius Volcano. Pasta and Pizza Parties. Frascati Wine Tasting...


GREECE
Overnight Ferry (1 night) - Isle of Poros (3 nights) - Athens (1 night)

Fun in the sun. Souvlaki. Acropolis. Plaka District. Parthenon. Zeus and Socrates. Toga party. Saying good-bye...


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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Moulin Rouge / French Cabaret
$165

Since 1889 the cabaret show at the Moulin Rouge is recognized world-wide because of its famous French can-can, immortalized by artist Toulouse-Lautrec.
The above cost includes transfers by taxi, metro and/or motor coach, entrance to the “Féerie” show at 11:00pm, and one glass of champagne.

Cannes & Monte Carlo Excursion
$159

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.

Frascati Wine Tasting
$70

At the Old Minardi Farmhouse the current vintner takes us on a walk through the vineyard and cellar, explaining how Frascati wine is traditionally made, and shows us the equipment and tools used in the winemaking process. A wine tasting of up to three types of wines paired with Minardi olive oil, pizza, specialty breads,and seasonal fruit and vegetable is also part of the tour.
The cost includes round-trip transfer by private motor coach, 4 hour Frascati tour, wine and olive oil tasting with 3 wines and snacks.

Watersports - cost depending on activity booked
$0

Enjoy watersport activities just a few steps away from the hotel. From banana boats to wakeboarding, waterskiing, tubing and parasailing - there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Cost for watersport options will depend on the type of option you select. Book directly through your tour director on Poros.

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Free time is a chance to choose your own adventure and explore even further. With endless options in every city, what will you discover?

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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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COPTHORNE TARA HOTEL LONDON KENSINGTON, London

Located in the heart of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington offers an extremely convenient location, with easy access to many shops and restaurants, as well as to the popular districts of Knightsbridge and Notting Hill.

IBIS PARIS ALESIA MONTPARNASSE, Paris

Located in the 14th arr., this contemporary hotel features modern air-conditioned rooms, spacious and comfortable all with private functional bathroom with tub or shower, desk, opening windows, flat-screen TV, a telephone, and Internet Wi-Fi. There is a restaurant which serves classic French cuisine and a bar that is open 24 hours a day, where you can sip a drink or eat a snack. All types of restaurants and bars can be found within walking distance.

HOTEL MONSIGNY ANNEXE, Nice

Located in the Liberation neighborhood, Hôtel Monsigny features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property.Every room is fitted with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Each room includes a private bathroom with a supply of toiletries and a hairdryer.

HOTEL REGENT, Rome

The Hotel Regent is located in the heart of an exclusive residential neighborhood in Rome, the Parioli area, just minutes away from Villa Borghese, the National Gallery of Modern Art and Via Veneto. Easy access to the city is available via public transportation. Wifi may be limited and at an additional cost.

OVERNIGHT FERRY, Italy-Greece

Superfast Ferries, the youngest and fastest ferry fleet, welcomes you on board for an unforgettable traveling experience. While most of our groups travel on Superfast Ferries from Bari to Patras on their way from Italy to Greece, it is possible that due to scheduling issues or availability, vessels such as Maritime Way will be used from Bari or Brindisi. 4-share accommodations on all vessels.

POROS IMAGE HOTEL, Poros

Xenia Poros Image Hotel is located on the picturesque beach of Neorio, just minutes away from Poros town. All the air-conditioned rooms have a balcony, free WiFi, hairdryer, cable-TV, radio, telephone, a comfortable seating area and a safe. There is a full-service restaurant, elegant “Green” bar and a beach bar.

HOTEL ARION, Athens

The Arion Hotel is located within walking distance of Monastiraki Metro station and the Plaka area. This is a smoke-free hotel and has a 24-hour front desk and a computer station. WiFi is free in the common areas.

Classic Europe 12 days - end in Rome$3099.00
Classic Europe - 17 days (12 days PLUS 5 day extension) - end in Athens$3884.00
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Start In LondonEnd In RomeLand Only
2020
Jun 24  Jul 4$3099

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