Europe

Mediterranean Wanderlust

Italy, Spain & France

The Experience

THREE COUNTRIES, THREE CULTURES, ONE UNFORGETTABLE ADVENTURE.

JOIN THIS AWESOME TRIP AND EXPERIENCE THE BEST OF BARCELONA, PARIS & VENICE IN ONE EPIC SUMMER TRIP.

Trip Highlights

  • Explore Park GĂĽell and Sagrada Familia, Barcelona’s architectural masterpieces.
  • Prepare your own signature Spanish dishes with a local chef
  • Climb the Eiffel Tower and delight yourself with the colorful sunset
  • Take a selfie with the Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum
  • Create your own French perfume at a private atelier du parfum
  • Sunbathe on a gondola in Venice

Europe

Mediterranean Wanderlust

Program Overview

Make the most of your summer by visiting three exciting countries marked by Mediterranean influence: Italy, France, and Spain.

Step into the vibrant streets of the capital of Catalonia, Barcelona, where Gaudi’s masterpieces await. Explore the wonders of Park Güell, marvel at the architectural wonders of the Sagrada Familia, delight your taste buds as you master signature Spanish dishes with a local chef, and immerse yourself in the rhythm of this captivating culture.

Explore Paris including the iconic sites like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Museum. Peel back the layers of this highly visited destination, with an off the beaten path graffiti tour taking us to neighborhoods rarely visited by tourists. Discover why Paris is the culinary capital of the world by trying croissants, crepes, chocolate, pastries, and so much more.

Glide through the intricate canals and islands of Venice, where every corner holds a historic past. Drift in a gondola, be mesmerized by Murano’s glass artistry, and immerse yourself in Burano’s vibrant colors. Craft your own Venetian mask, a true hands-on experience that reveals the city’s soul. This is just a glimpse of the incredible journey that awaits you on Teen Travel Network’s Europe: Mediterranean Wanderlust trip. Create lasting memories, forge new friendships, and uncover the treasures of each city.

KEY DESTINATIONS

REGION: EUROPE

DETAILS: MULTI-COUNTRY EUROPE

COUNTRY: FRANCE

COUNTRY: ITALY

COUNTRY: SPAIN

CITY: BARCELONA

CITY: PARIS

CITY: VENICE

Europe

Mediterranean Wanderlust

"THIS EXPERIENCE TOOK ME OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE IN THE BEST WAY"

- VALENTINA T. RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA

PROGRAM ITINERARY

THIS ITINERARY IS AN APPROXIMATION OF THE OVERALL PROGRAM EXPERIENCE. THE ORDER OF ACTIVITIES ON YOUR TRIP MAY CHANGE.
IF A PARTICULAR SCHEDULED EXPERIENCE IS CANCELED, WE MAY REPLACE IT WITH AN ALTERNATIVE ACTIVITY.

Day 1: Arrival Day

Welcome to Barcelona!

Our Teen Travel Network Trip Leaders will meet you in the Barcelona airport arrivals terminal wearing their TTN t-shirts.

We will spend this first day settling into our accommodation and building connections with fellow travelers. Before we sleep off our jetlag, we will enjoy a local welcome dinner.

Days 2-3: Barcelona, Spain

Immerse yourself in the hip, bohemian city of Barcelona. Kick-start our adventure with a bike tour, weaving through Barcelona’s bustling streets and historic landmarks. Join a private cooking class led by a local chef. You will learn about all the unique spices and flavor combinations that make the food in Barcelona like no place else.

Visit the iconic architectural gems that have put Barcelona on the map. Explore Park GĂĽell, a whimsical wonderland adorned with vibrant mosaics. Then, stand before the awe-inspiring Sagrada Familia, Gaudi’s most famous act of art, that transcends time and imagination. Step into the world of Flamenco, a passionate Spanish dance, by joining a captivating Flamenco dance class and show. You will experience the rhythmic clapping, stomping, and singing that embody the essence of Spain’s diverse cultures.

Day 4: Barcelona → Paris

A high-speed train will take us from the vibrant streets of Barcelona to the city light of Paris!

We will practice our travel skills as we navigate major train stations and border crossings between Spain and France. Once on board, settle into your seat beside your new travel companions as we journey north along the Mediterranean and through Southern France.

Take in the French countryside, forests and mountains from the window of our train car. Before you know it the train will pull into our next destination, Paris, France.

Days 5-8: Paris, France

The city of lights and lovers, museums and macaroons – Paris is always a good idea. Our first stop will be to get a good look at the Eiffel tower from the TrocadĂ©ro steps, an often overlooked viewpoint that we take full advantage of!

Next, hop onto a river cruise along the River Seine for one of the best views of the Paris skyline. Grab a photo with the iconic Louvre Pyramid before venturing inside to get up close with the world famous painting, the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci.

Compare the high art found in the Louvre with gritty street art on a Parsian graffiti bike tour that will take us far off the beaten tourist path. We will visit a startup incubator in a hip neighborhood known for its alternative flair. Now that we have our creativity flowing, we will visit a French atelier where we will each design our own personalized fragrance with a professional perfume maker. Your signature scent will be registered and accessible for you to enjoy for decades to come.

The adventure continues with a stop into the legendary Palace of Versailles. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this majestic palace was once the home of French royalty. Immerse yourself in its grandeur, where ornate halls and immaculate gardens expand over acres and acres of property. And finally as the evening sun sets, we will climb the Eiffel Tower, where we will witness Paris transform under the golden hues of sunset, a truly breathtaking view.

Days 9-11: Venice, Italy

Adieu Paris, it’s time to move on from the romantic streets of Paris to the timeless city of Venice.

One of the most interesting and beautiful cities in the world, Venice is full of winding canals, vibrant gondolas, and exquisite architecture.. Explore the beautiful islands of Murano and Burano, where centuries-old traditions of glassmaking and lacework come to life. Ride in a gondola weaving through Venice’s intricate canals, a quintessential Venetian experience.

Explore the Doge’s Palace, a testament to Venice’s grandeur, and step onto the Piazza San Marco with a local guide to learn the history from the perspective of someone who lives there. Channel your inner artist as you learn the craft of Venetian mask-making from a master artisan. Bask in the sun on the shores of Lido beach, a tranquil escape that completes your Italian experience. As the sun sets on this adventure, a chartered private boat will deliver us back to our homebase.

Day 12: Departure Day

Before we know it, our Mediterannean adventure has come to an end.

Head​ ​to​ the airport with​ ​incredible memories​, new friends, and confidence that​ ​will​ ​benefit you for life!

TTN Trip Leaders will accompany travelers to the airport and check them in for their flights home. As you settle into your seat for the journey home, reflect on the things you saw, the people you met, and places you went. We’ll see you on your next adventure! Welcome to the Network!

Europe

Mediterranean Wanderlust

Dates & Tuition

12-Day Travel Program
2024 Dates
 JUN 22 – JUL 3, 2024
 JUL 8 – JUL 19, 2024
Trip Duration: 12 days
*Early Enroll Tuition: $4,999
Regular Tuition: $5,999
Student/Staff Ratio: 7 to 1
Language Hours: N/A
Accommodations: Hotels, Youth Hostels
Age Range: 14-18 Years Old
Arrival Airport: Barcelona (BCN)
Departure Airport: Venice (VCE)
*Book now before November 15, 2023 to receive Early Enroll Pricing

All-Inclusive Tuition

  • Secure accommodations at each destination
  • 3 meals each day
  • Expert full-time trip leaders
  • All transportation from arrival to departure
  • All immersive experiences and trip activities
  • Medical and evacuation insurance
  • 24/7 parent support hotline all summer
  • Personalized pre-departure support
  • Collection of photo memories
  • Authentic group travel experience

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