- What a Mediterranean Dream!: We like to rotate our way around Europe so that if a traveler should join us for all four years of High School, they wouldn't experience the same place twice. Spain was up in the rotation, but we wanted to add a special twist. Barcelona is a "must see" for anyone who wants to understand the complexities of Europe. It's a cosmopolitan city, the people are warm and friendly, and the food is, well, just amazing. The tapas are to die for, little samples of deliciousness that are small enough for you to sample a wide variety of flavors in a single meal. You''ll find your favorite on the first day, that is, until the next day. And paella, the regional specialty, is my personal favorite. So we lined up a paella cooking lesson, and then we'll eat our own creation! So what to blend with Barcelona? Madrid? Cordoba? San Sebastian? So many choices. How can we make this unlike any other tour that includes Barcelona? The answer comes as you look at a map. Instead of turning west, what about hugging the Mediterranean to the east? The French Riviera and Provence! And our Mediterranean Dream was born. We've included lots of experiential activities, the scenery is breathtaking, the culture is rich while not taking itself too seriously - I'm looking at you Paris. We agree with ACIS, travel truly does change lives. This is the trip of a lifetime. I promise, it's an experience you will never forget. We are so happy you are considering the tour, and we hope you can join us. Wyatt Bingham
Featured in this video
Eiffel Tower, Montmartre, Arc de Triomphe, Louvre, Jardin du Luxembourg, Versailles, Chartres, Pont du Gard, Pointe du Hoc, Caen Peace Museum, American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, Pétanque Lesson, Rouen Cathedral, Local Cheese Producer Visit and Tasting, Be Cézanne Painting Lesson, Nîmes Roman Arena, Place Masséna, Promenade des Anglais, Jardin Exotique, Château de Chenonceau
What You'll Learn
- Independence: Take charge of yourself and your schedule as you gain the courage to navigate new destinations, test your language skills in real-world situations, and manage your time and money.
- Flexibility: Develop skills to adapt and acclimate as you step outside your comfort zone, experiencing the cultural adjustments that come with new places, new foods, dynamic schedules and the wonderful idiosyncrasies of travel.
- Teamwork: Learn respect, communication and collaboration—new settings and shared activities allow you to gain confidence at working together with both familiar faces and new acquaintances.