To broaden our perspective and deepen our understanding of the world we live in by discovering the peoples, cultures and histories of other lands.
What to expect:
Moderately sized groups in order to maximize the experience
Public transportation and daily experiences to give participants a feel for everyday life in the respective places
Meeting European friends for a taste of local culture
Making lifelong friends and memories
Summer 2019 Tour
GREECE +ITALY + FRANCE!
Plans are already underway for the 2019 World to the Wise Cultural Tour, which promises to be as packed full of adventures as any tour in the past! We will begin with a brief visit to the ancient land of Greece, cradle of Western civilization. We’ll then head to one of our favorite countries, Italy. We just can't get enough of its incredible mix of history, beauty, culture...and food!
We'll also spend time in another non-negotiable destination: Paris. Not only do we see the highlights the city is famous for, we also discover some little known nooks and crannies, plus a day trip to one of France’s most treasured cultural landmarks. (Shh!)
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ATHENS — We first visited Athens out of a desire to get educated on the incredible refugee crisis Greece has been dealing with for years, mainly due to the Syrian civil war. We fell in love not only with a number of refugees, but also with the fabled capital of Greece, with its ancient reminders of a civilization that largely shaped who we are as a Western culture even today. Our time in Athens will include the Acropolis (obviously), the ancient Agora, other ruins, and a day trip to one of Greece’s 6,000 islands!
ITALY – Who hasn’t dreamed of roaming the Tuscan countryside, marveling at Michelangelo’s David, the famous Duomo (cathedral) and the other treasures of Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance? Or relaxing on a Roman terrazzo, imagining the days of the gladiators while standing in the Coliseum, and gazing up at the Creation of Adam in the Sistine Chapel? Or sampling a different gelato flavor every day? Or making such fast friends with our Italian friends that you won’t want to leave? Eight days in Italy.
PARIS – Often called the Pearl of Europe and the City of Lights, this gem has probably inspired more songs and literature than any other city. Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and Musée d’Orsay, Montmartre with its sidewalk artists, the Arc de Triomphe and Champs Elysées…not to mention the obligatory sidewalk cafés, croissants, pastries, baguettes, cheese… (Oops, got a little side-tracked there.…) We’ll include a day trip to one of France’s most famous cultural landmarks (TBA). And we can almost guarantee you'll be surprised by our Parisian friends' openness and friendliness! Four full days in Paris plus a travel day.
*This tour is open to the public, although it will primarily be students and some parents. Students under the age of sixteen must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
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