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Student Tours & Travel in Europe

Since all our educational tours to Europe are tailor-made to suit each group's specific interests – eg. European history, photography, music, archaeology, historic sites, cultural exploration, etc – the student tour itineraries and Europe destination information on this website can be considered guides to be used as inspiration to plan your group's customized travel experience; you can change as little or as much as you might like on any single- or multi-country itinerary that piques your interest, or we can work with you to create a brand new, unique itinerary from scratch.

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COSTA RICA
Costa

Costa Rica is a vibrant country full of stunning natural vistas. Costa Rica is known as one of the countries with the most natural beauty; experience some of the most beautiful parks, beaches, and natural wonders in the world. Over 25% percent of the country's total land mass consists of National Parks. This is the highest in the world and all the animals that inhabit this country are protected by law making conservation efforts much more effective. Accessibility is also important as nature is held in such high esteem that all people must have access to the national parks, which has led to handy accessible trails and braille information boards detailing the biodiversity of the country. In addition to these amazing natural features Costa Rica is at the forefront of conservation in that it is marked to become the first carbon neutral country in the world, scheduled to do so by 2021. Student groups visiting Costa Rica are also able to engage in adventure sports, learn about conservation, and volunteer with environmental clean up programs if it suits the tour program. Among the highlights of any Costa Rica tour are the volcanic area of Arenal, the cloud forest of Monte Verde, and the abundant animal life of Manuel Antonio.

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FRANCE
France

EWT has designed a variety of itineraries to France depending on each group's specific interests. Among the possible destinations on a French tour are Paris, the Palace of Versailles, the beaches of Normandy, the Loire Valley, Mont St Michel, Chateaux and much more. Highlights of Paris include the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, a cruise on the River Seine and a sightseeing tour of the city. One popular option for 2019 is a 75th Anniversary of D-Day Landing & Normandy Beaches tour. Visit Juno Beach, Pegasus Bridge, or Vimy Ridge to learn the important role the Canadian Forces played in the success of D-Day. While in Juno Beach enjoy a guided tour of Canada's Juno Beach Centre which pays homage to the 45,000 Canadians that lost their lives in the war, 5,500 of which were killed in the battle of Normandy, through a detailed and interactive exhibition.

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JAPAN
Japan

The introduction of Japanese pop culture, particularly through anime, into Western Media has caused the Japanese language to spread rapidly. Along with the language, the culture has spread and Japanese influence can be found around the world through food, fashion, and more. While many people are well versed in certain aspects of Japanese culture, visiting Japan is completely different and fascinating for student groups as it allows you to immerse yourself in its rich history. Without going to Japan, you will never understand the experience of the famous bullet trains or the hustle and bustle of Tokyo. Japan has a lot more to offer than just Tokyo, students also get to experience the temples and shrines of Kyoto, and the historic remnants of Hiroshima at the Peace Memorial Park. While visiting Japan student groups can engage in the countries ancient culture by learning of the emperors and their dynasties or learn about the more recent history of WWII and beyond. This country provides endless learning opportunities that can be selected based on your group's specific interest such as history, art, language and music.

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ICELAND
Iceland

The Lands of Ice and Fire is a very apt name for the small Northern country of Iceland. This is a country like no other and visiting student groups are offered many unique experiences. Iceland is a country that not only features volcanoes, such as the famous Eyjafjallajokull which erupted in 2010, that provide more than enough geothermal power to support the country, but also has a wealth of glaciers. This contrast allows students to see the different extremes that define the country. Students can visit the glaciers in several fashions including the ice caves of the Vatnajokull glacier and the glacier lagoon of Jokulsarlon where glacier pieces are drifting into the Atlantic Ocean. In addition to visiting the glaciers Iceland offers many opportunities to groups, such the famous Golden Circle that features geysers and waterfalls, the hot baths of Reykjavik, Njal's Saga Centre, Icelandic cultural museums and even whale watching. Adventurous groups can even go for an Icelandic horse ride. Icelandic Horses are a breed specific to Iceland with ties back to the Viking settlers of 800 CE. Groups can also engage in a cultural or musical production in the new Harpa Hall in Reykjavik. Iceland is a dramatic destination to visit that is sure to intrigue all groups and provide them with a plethora of activities.

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ITALY
Italy

Italy has left a powerful mark on Western culture and cuisine; it was the home of the Roman empire and the Renaissance and thus is a country of vast historical importance. Italy provides many options of destinations to visit. Rome is one of these fascinating cities and features the ancient Colosseum and the Vatican City, Pompeii's "buried city", the medieval town of Assisi is also worth visiting with its famous Basilica of San Francesco. In addition, cities such as Florence, the Pisa, and Venice also contain awe-inspiring sites.

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GERMANY
Germany

Germany is a land steeped in heritage, tradition and history, all coming together to make it a diverse destination. Also, because it is so centrally located in Europe it can easily be combined with other countries to make a European tour. Highlights of this interesting country can include vibrant Berlin, Potsdam's palaces and gardens, Dresden's famous opera house, Cologne's Cathedral, Leipzig's musical heritage, medieval Bamberg or Nuremberg and the Bavarian capital of Munich. Be sure to include a visit to one of the many beautiful castles to complete this rich cultural experience.

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IRELAND
Ireland

Ireland is a land of such exquisite beauty that it is easy to understand why it has been the birthplace to some of the world's most compelling literature and art. While visiting Ireland students can interact with many historic sites and experience many cultural activities. Among the highlights groups can visit is the Ring of Kerry which is a perfect example of the medley of geographic majesty that is contained here. The Dingle Peninsula is also a beautiful place from the massive peak of Carrantuohill, to the amalgamation of the sheer cliffs and sandy beaches. Ireland also features bustling cities with enchanting history such as the 17th century walled city of Derry that have withstood numerous sieges over the centuries or through the Edwardian and Victorian buildings in Belfast. Dublin, the largest city in Ireland, is also a must see with its beautiful architecture and museums.

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ENGLAND
England

England is a multicultural, modern hub for the arts and culture. Visiting groups can experience these artistic routes and historical splendour while visiting a variety of destinations such as London, Windsor Castle, Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon, Roman Bath, Stonehenge, and the Salisbury Cathedral. While visiting these locations students can explore the Tower of London and the British Museum, a sightseeing tour of London, entrance to Stonehenge and the Roman Bathhouse in Bath, tickets to a Shakespeare Production, Warwick Castle and Salisbury Cathedral.

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GREECE
Greece

Tours to Greece are a classic journey full of history, arts, scenic landscapes, and memorable people. It is an amazingly educational destination due to being the birthplace of western democracy as well as being famous for its folklore, monuments, and legends. Because of the impact Greece has had on our global culture it feels both awe inspiring and familiar exploring this ancient land. Although Greece does not occupy an overly large landmass, the vastness, and richness of its history is overwhelmingly apparent. This feeling starts with the first sighting of the Acropolis in Athens, with buildings that date back to the 5th century BC. Our Greek itineraries offer travellers a fun yet informative approach to learning the vast saga of Greece. By exploring the remains of some of Greece's most rewarding sites such as the Temple of Apollo in Corinth, the Temple of Zeus in Olympia, or the sanctuary at Delphi, it is not hard to imagine the extensive power and prestige that Greece once held. The span of Greek history extends long past the ancient world up to modern times with many intriguing periods that students can engage in while on tour. Due to this long history Greece has opportunities for all student groups; from history, music, economic and more!

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SCOTLAND
Scotland

As a member of the United Kingdom, Scotland is part of a group of nations but remains very much distinct. Scotland is the Northern most country of the UK whose border to the south is defined by the Roman border of Hadrian’s wall which marked the end of the Roman World. It is a land of immense natural beauty with rolling hills, mountainous wilderness such as the Highlands, Glacial Valleys known as Glenns, abundant lakes or Lochs and bustling cities. Among the cities to visit is the Capital, Edinburgh which has become iconic with a hilltop castle, medieval architecture and cobble stones. Another must visit city is Glasgow which is known for its vibrant cultural atmosphere that arose of the city’s industrial origins. Any student group who visits Scotland is sure to feel that they have stepped back in time and experienced a fascinating world full of history and culture.

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PORTUGAL
Portugal

The country of Portugal is a fascinating destination as it has been an important part of history for over 2000 years. This is evident in the architecture, culture and people who inhabit the land of the Iberian Peninsula. Due to this rich environment visitors to Portugal are afforded many choices of destinations to visit. Among the places to explore is the Capital of Lisbon which is composed of many ancient structures such as the 400-year-old Belem Tower at the mouth of the Tagus River. Another City that is sure to amaze is the famous fishing town of Nazare which is stunning with its many brightly coloured fishing boats set along the Atlantic Coats. While in Portugal visitors are exposed to the traditional aspects of life which is still very much part of daily life such as local woman in seven-layer skirts, the lively folk music and more!

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SPAIN
Spain

Spain is a country full of opportunities for students, from language or cooking classes to music, culture and more! Students will be immersed in cultural experiences and visit sites of great historic importance. In addition to the educational activities while on tour, students have the opportunities to engage in the famous Spanish culture that includes delighting in local delicacies and enjoying the Flamenco dancing. There are many great cities such as Barcelona and Madrid. Barcelona is a beautiful city that showcases the unique architecture of Antoni Gaudi and the rich history of the Catalans. Both of these destinations have a wealth of opportunities for visiting student groups such as language and cooking classes, historic sites to visit, and rich cultures for students to immerse themselves within. Madrid is Spain's central capital and this is evident by exploring the city. Visitors are treated to beautiful street and park as well as amazing galleries full of the works of the Spanish masters.

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CHINA
China

The country of China has been a powerful nation for thousands of years and as such it is a destination that is rich in history, culture and will help inform the global perspectives of any visiting students. Tours to China are composed of visits to historic sites, cultural experiences and activities specific to the course subject of the visiting students. China is the most populous country in the world and it is a country with two influential languages, Mandarin and Cantonese. Students can visit this country and learn either of these languages in an immersive learning environment such as practicing the language with local students or attending language lessons. Visiting groups also have the option to engage in a variety of cultural experiences such as Tea Ceremonies and temple visits as well as being able to visit world famous historic sites.

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PERU
Peru

Peru is an amazing destination that combines sheer natural beauty and cultural vibrancy. In terms of naturally stunning surroundings it is hard to beat Peru as it is Topographically diverse with rolling hills and high altitudes. It is both lush and green as well as arid in other regions, this diversity will leave visitors awestruck. In regards to the cultural appeal of Peru it is a treasure-trove with the historic remains of the ancient Incan people, post-Columbian towns and Spanish influence. The highlight of the visit to Peru is the magnificent Incan Fortress Machu Picchu set in the Andes Mountains. However, Peru has many other destinations and experiences available to visitors and it is sure to be an informative and amazing tour destination!

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INDIA
India

India is a country with a multitude and diversity of religions, customs, languages and terrain. Due to these many distinguishing features, size and population of over 1 billion it is often considered almost akin to being a continent within itself, rather than just a country. It is a country with a long history dating back to the Indus Valley Civilization during the Bronze Age. Since that time Indians continued to have strong cultural influence but also to have intermingled with other cultures, and of often incorporating aspects of them into its own. India today maintains strong traditions that inform the lives of the population that is composed of widely-different societies who all co-exist and interact. With this rich tapestry any student group will be exposed to many cultures as well as amazing cuisine, music and historic sites such as the Taj Mahal.

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MOROCCO
Morocco

Morocco is a country that is defined by being a unique fusion of African culture with European traits. The reason for this combination stems both from the geolocation and history of the nation. Morocco is located in North Africa and was once part of the Roman Empire. In addition, Morocco is the market place that sells European and African wares as African vendors travel across the continent to sell their goods and Morocco gives a gateway for Europeans into the continent. This fusion is evident is the architecture, cuisine, and culture. Student groups that visit Morocco are sure to enjoy and learn from the experience as there is much to visit and engage in. Among the plethora of destinations to visit is Marrakesh which at its heart is a market city. Another two destinations are Casablanca and Fez which are cultural centers. Morocco has a lot to offer any visitors from a cultural point of view or ecological as it is a diverse environment.

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SCANDINAVIA
Scandinavia

Scandinavia is a region in Northern Europe that is composed of three kingdoms Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The three nations are linked through historical origins to the Vikings and similar languages. This region will fascinate students because while the countries are similar, they also differ and are unique nations. Any tour to this region can incorporate either a singular destination or multiple countries. Sweden is a lovely destination as it boasts a colourful history from the medieval Vikings to the modern time. Stockholm, the capital of the country is beautiful with Renaissance buildings that line the three main islands that make the oldtown. Other worthwhile destinations in Sweden include Riddarholmen, Staden and Helgeandsholmen. Another country in the region that is a wonderful destination is Denmark. The capital Copenhagen can be enjoyed by boating along the city's canal, touring the massive granite halls of Christianborg Castle, seeong the Danish Crown Jewels at the Rosenborg Castle, and more! Another capital city to visit is Norway's Oslo who is known for breathtaking views of the Olso fjord. Scandinavia is a wonderful destination to for student groups to learn about the ancient Vikings and the worlds forefront of sustainable living.


AUSTRALIA
Australia

Known as the world Down Under, Australia is a unique country in many aspects. It is a continental nation that is part of Oceania and is the 6th largest country on earth. As a member of the Common Wealth, and a former penal colony of England, much of the cultural influence comes of Britain but the aboriginal peoples of Australia are a unique culture for visiting students. In addition to the culture origins of Australia the country is unique as it has its own biosphere with flora and fauna that cannot be found anywhere on earth. Any student visitors to Australia are sure to forever remember interacting with one of the countries animals such as Kangaroos or Koalas. The country is also home to many interesting cities such as Sydney with the iconic Opera House or Melbourne with the neighbouring Great Ocean Road. Outside of the populous areas there are many destinations to visit such as the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru (Ayers Rock) or Kakadu National Park. Australia is a great destination for student groups as there is an abundance to do and see!

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KENYA
Kenya

On tour in Kenya your group would discover a land of glacier-coated mountains, arid plains, and thick rainforest, all with amazing wildlife viewing! Indeed, Kenya's natural environment earns worldwide acclaim both for its exceptional beauty and its profusion of exotic wildlife. Kenya lays claim to a spectrum of diversity that few countries can rival which makes it an ideal destination for any eco or science group. There are many spectacular destinations in Kenya, among the highlights are the Ol Pejeta Conservancy and the Maasai Mara. Ol Pejeta Conservancy is an amazing destination where groups have the opportunity to see buffalo, cheetahs, leopards, and lions and almost guaranteed close-up sightings of elephants, giraffes and gazelles. The Maasai Mara National Reserve is another amazing destination and the world's most famous safari area. Here we can catch glimpses of yet more animals that elsewhere can only be seen in zoos. Kenya is a destination that is awe inspiring and engaging for any student group.

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EGYPT
Egypt

Egypt is a land of mythological abundance as it is home to one of the world's most ancient civilizations. The ancient Egyptians ruled along the world's largest river, the Nile, and worshipped a complicated pantheon of Gods making their home a fascinating place to explore. In addition to this epic history, Egypt is also a land of immense beauty with stunning deserts capes with lush oases amongst buzzing cities and the life-bringing Nile River. A tour to this country will be sure to amaze students and teachers alike as visitors will have hands on experience interacting with a powerful ancient world by visiting historic highlights such as the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx, Karnak Temple and the valleys of the Kings and Queens. In addition to these awe-inspiring sites the cities will also intrigue visitors as they are rich tapestries of culture.

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NEW ZEALAND
New

New Zealand is a country known for its natural beauty and this has made it one of the most popular locations for tourists from all over the world. While it is a relatively small country that is divided into two islands it is a country full of amazing destinations to explore. On the North Island which is known for its volcanic landscape visit the capital of Auckland, the glow worm caves of Waitomo or the Taupo Volcanic Zone. On the South Island which is known for its lush environment there are also many marvellous places to explore such as Milford sound, Mt. Cook and the cities of Queenstown and Christchurch. Any student visitors would enjoy not only the stunning and fascinating ecology of the nation but also enjoy immersing themselves in the worlds of some of their favourite films like Lord of the Rings and Avatar.

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EASTERN EUROPE
Eastern

Similar to the Western Europe City Hopper, Eastern Europe offers an array of wonderful cities for students to visit that are full of culture and history. Eastern Europe incorporates many interesting and diverse countries that are home to some amazing cities such as Berlin, Vienna, Prague and Budapest. Berlin is the capital of Germany which is the backbone of the European economy. A visit to Berlin can incorporate a variety of interesting sites such as the Berlin Wall, the many modern art galleries and the Brandenburg Gate. Vienna is a centre for art in Europe, known for it's amazing art galleries featuring artists such as Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele. Visiting groups can also immerse themselves in the beautiful architecture of The Summer Palace and Schonbrunn Palace. Another world class city located in Eastern Europe is Prague which is set in the young country of the Czech Republic. Prague features interesting sites such as its iconic clock tower in the town square, one of the best-preserved Jewish quarters in eastern Europe and the stunning Prague Castle. Budapest, in Hungary, is another amazing city that is located on the Danube River. It is split into two sections Buda and Pest on either side of the river. When visiting this city students can experience many highlights such as cruising along the Danube or walking the city to view the Neo-Gothic Parliament building.

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MEXICO
Mexico

Mexico is a country rich in culture, history, and tradition that is sure to impress. There are a plethora of educational and recreational activities that span from Spanish language lessons, cooking classes, dance classes, water sports, Mayan and Aztec sightseeing and more! There are many locations to visit in Mexico depending on your groups' interests such as Mexico City which is the heart of country, the Yucatan with the ancient Mayan pyramids or Puerto Vallarta, a beautiful coastal town. A site that is not to be missed is the Mayan site called Chichen Itza that features the Sun and Moon pyramids and allows students to engage directly with the ancient culture. In addition, the site is surrounded by stunning hiking paths that are sure to amaze. Another unique destination is Oaxaca which allows for an immersive experience into Latin life. While visiting students can experience the authentic ways of life and engage in traditional activities such as dancing, and music. Mexico is a destination full of possibilities and rich in opportunities for your students.

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CENTRAL EUROPE
Central

Central Europe is a region that is composed of many fascinating destinations such as Austria, Poland, Czech Republic and Hungary. Any of these destinations warrant a tour of their own but a city hopper in the region is a great way to explore several cultures in one tour. In Austria, Vienna is a great city to visit as it is a cosmopolitan hub and former Imperial Capital of the Habsburg Court. It also has rich cultural ties by being the home of masters such as Beethoven, Mozart and Sigmund Freud. Prague is the home to many sites such as The Old Jewish Cemetery, the 15th century designed astronomical clock in the Old Town Square and Prague Castle. To contrast the historic structures of Vienna and Prague Warsaw is a city which was largely rebuilt, with the exception of old town. Among the highlights of the city is Warsaw's Uprising Museum and the Jewish Ghetto area both of which provide insight into the realities of WWII. Another city to visit is Budapest which is the Hungarian capital and home to 50 homes listed as historical monuments.

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BELIZE
Belize

Immerse yourself and your students in the world of the Mayans as well as the rich ecosystems that span through Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula and Belize. These destinations will inspire any student group as they showcase the very best in culture, cuisine, and history while in a stunning location. Both destinations are rich in culture, from the ancient Mayans who inhabited the region, to the rich tapestry that is the modern population that stems from Caribbean culture, Native culture, European influence and more! From this diversity comes a plethora of languages, traditions, and cuisines. In addition to this diversity student groups have the opportunity to explore Mayan ruins such as one of the New 7 Wonders, Chichen Itza in Mexico and the interactive ruins of Belize such as Caracol, and Xunantunich. The Maya people originated in the Yucatan as early as 2600 BC but really thrived around 250 BC. Their empire stretched throughout Central America, from Mexico to present day Guatemala, Western Honduras, El Salvador, and Belize. Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico particularly make for fascinating touring destinations for students. The ecology of these destinations is also amazing for students to explore, as there are rainforests and the second largest reef in the world, the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. The reef is the perfect place for watersports and to study Marine Biology. These are just a few of the things that make Belize and the Yucatan informative and fun destinations for student groups!


THE BALTICS
The

The Baltic states is a term that is applied to the Northern European countries along the Eastern Coast of the Baltic Sea, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. While the term is not used to describe a shared culture, or language and all the countries can be visited independently they are easy combined into a tour to provide students with an overview of the area. Finland is a unique country as geographically it is within the Baltics but is culturally similar to Scandinavia therefore it is a fascinating destination for students as it provides insight into the region. The capital of Helsinki is the gateway to Russia and was founded in 1550 overlooking the Gulf of Finland. Another Finnish city is Porvoo, and was an important trading post with picturesque brick-red former warehouses. The nation of Estonia is the most northernly of the three Baltic States and the most Scandinavian; the capital of Tallinn even has a UNESCO status for being a well-preserved medieval town. The city of Parnu is also a beautiful town situated in southwestern Estonia in an inlet of the Gulf of Riga in the Baltic Sea. The country of Latvia is best described as a vast unspoiled parkland with just one real city, its cosmopolitan capital, Riga. This beautiful nation is guaranteed to inspire awe. Exploring the Baltics will provide student insight into a unique region of Europe and help form their global perspectives.

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