The Acropolis, Athens

The Acropolis, Athens

 World to the Wise Cultural Tour 2019

Mission Statement

To broaden our perspective and deepen our understanding of the world we live in by discovering the peoples, cultures and histories of other lands.

SUMMER 2019 DATES

Athens June 1-4 (depart US on Friday, May 31)

Italy June 5 - June 12 (depart US on Tuesday, June 4)

Paris June 13 - 18 (depart US on Wednesday, June 12)

Beginning in Athens and ending in Paris, we promise you won’t forget this trek through three of the most enchanting countries in Europe!

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Greece

Cradle of Western civilization

This ancient city calls us to visit the places where its greatest philosophers debated ideas that would shape Western civilization for millennia to come. We’ll climb the famed Acropolis, epicenter of ancient Greek worship and national icon, stroll through the ancient Agora (market), and take a day trip to the picturesque island of Hydra, where cars are not allowed and time stands still.

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Italy

Ciao, bella!

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 imagining the days of the gladiators while standing in the Coliseum, or gazing up at the majesty of St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel? Or sampling a different gelato flavor every day? Or making such fast friends with the Italians that you won’t want to leave?

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Paris

City of Light

This gem has probably inspired more songs and literature than any other city. Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, 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…). And we think you’ll be surprised by the openness and friendliness of the French!

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Budget

Prices subject to slight variation, depending on actual costs at time of booking and exchange rate

Airfare: Fares from Nashville range from *$1300 to $1500 per person, round trip. The tour price does NOT include airfare, as there may be some who choose to use frequent flyer miles or schedule additional travel.

*Prices will vary depending on time of booking and exchange rate

We usually work with Golden Rule Travel to book air tickets, giving us the advantage of not having to pay up front. As soon as discounted fares for the summer are published, confirmed travelers will be provided with full information on how to book their flights directly with Golden Rule.

Ground budget includes:

Hotels, meals in Europe, ground transportation, transportation between destinations, budgeted sightseeing, museums, and attractions

Does not include:

Souvenirs, travel insurance, passport application fee, airport meals en route, optional attractions as time permits

2019 prices (subject to slight change)

Greece only $995

Italy only $1900

Paris only $1150

Greece / Italy $2895

Italy / Paris $3050

Entire tour $4045

payment timetable

Registration form and *$100 to hold spot - effective immediately *Refundable until Feb. 22, 2019

$600 deposit - due Feb. 22, 2019 (non-refundable)

Airfare - plan to book with Golden Rule Travel by March 30, 2019 (earlier if *using miles to book)

Half of remaining balance - due April 12, 2019

Final payment - due May 10, 2019

Payment methods:

  • Preferred: Venmo using DavidKDurham@gmail.com (no fees)

  • PayPal (DavidKDurham@gmail.com) - add 2.9% + .30 per transaction

  • Check payable to World to the Wise and mailed to 1304 Newman Ave., Nashville, TN 37216

* If you are using miles to travel, make every effort to book your itinerary to match as much as possible the arrival and departure itinerary of the group.

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Important notes

  • This tour is open to the public, although especially designed for students and their parent(s). Students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

  • Each leg of the tour — Greece, Italy, and France — must have a minimum of ten travelers (not including your tour leaders) to make. Capacity is approximately 18 travelers per leg.

  • We are working on the possibility of a day trip to Mont-Saint-Michel (pictured above) on the Normandy coast. Details are forthcoming, which may affect the price of the France leg of the tour.

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