Europe

The Ultimate Alpine Adventure

ITALY, SWITZERLAND & FRANCE

The Experience

EXPLORE THREE COUNTRIES IN THE MAJESTIC ALPINE MOUNTAIN RANGE. FROM THE TOWERING MATTERHORN IN SWITZERLAND TO THE CHARMING VILLAGES OF MONT BLANC AND THE RENOWNED LAKE COMO IN ITALY, THE ALPS OFFER AN UNPARALLELED SENSORY EXPERIENCE.

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the vibrant city of Geneva
  • Get enchanted by the beauty of the Southeast French Region
  • Visit the Glaciers of Mont Blanc, the highest spot in Western Europe
  • Immerse yourself in the rural ways of the Alps
  • Dip your toes and enjoy the world-acclaimed Lake Como
  • Journey through 3 neighboring countries surrounding the best the Alps have to offer

Europe

The Ultimate Alpine Adventure

Program Overview

Adventure is calling! Journey through the wonders of the Alps, spanning three countries and catering to every adventure–seeker’s desires. From the majestic Matterhorn in Switzerland to the charming villages of the Mont Blanc region and the renowned Lake Como in northern Italy, the Alps captivate every sense.

Explore the intricate trails that weave through the mountains, granting hikers and mountaineers breathtaking vistas of peaks and valleys. Cyclists can push their limits on the challenging Alpine passes’ steep climbs and thrilling descents. Nature enthusiasts can revel in the beauty of the snow-capped summits, glistening lakes, and verdant meadows.

Visit picturesque villages, take a dip in serene lakes, and relish the vibrant city life. With an array of experiences awaiting, your adventure in the Alps promises to be unforgettable, leaving you in awe of the region’s wonders and beauty. Discover the essence of the Alps, fostering a deep appreciation for nature’s marvels, and return home with cherished memories and enduring friendships.

This adventure will not only leave you with plenty of memories and friendships, but with a real love of the mountain ranges of Europe!

KEY DESTINATIONS

REGION: EUROPE

DETAILS: MULTI-COUNTRY EUROPE

COUNTRY: SWITZERLAND, FRANCE, ITALY

CITY: GENEVA, ANNECY, CHARMONIX, MONT BLANC, ZENNET, LAKE COMO, MILAN

Europe

The Ultimate Alpine Adventure

"I COULD WRITE FOREVER ABOUT MY TTN EXPERIENCE AND THE IMPACT IT HAS HAD ON ME."

- ALI T.; FAIRFIELD, CT

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 Geneva!

Our Teen Travel Network Trip Leaders will meet you in the Geneva airport 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: Geneva

Bienvenue to the Alps!

During your time in the beautiful city of Geneva, you will learn of the history of this famous city, swim in its glacier formed lake, and delight yourself with some amazing Swiss chocolate while you explore this epicenter of world diplomacy and hub of humanitarian work.

Day 4: Geneva -> France

To the mountains! Embark on a perfectly picturesque journey from Geneva to the stunning Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in France via bus.

Take in the breathtaking natural beauty against the dramatic backdrop of mountain range and greenery.

Days 5-8: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Get ready for the exhilerating outdoors in the captivating Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. Our first stop will be the enchanting town of Annecy, known for its charming canals, historic architecture and vibrant local markets.

Immerse yourself in the rich history and quaint atmosphere as you explore the town’s hidden gems and indulge in local delicacies. Paddle or kayak on the serene waters of its stunning lake, surrounded by breathtaking natural landscapes. Afterward, we’ll continue our adventure in the town of Chamonix, nestled at the foot of Mont Blanc. Prepare to be awe-struck by sublime alpine vistas!

Explore a magnificent ice cave, raft in glacial waters and, most notably, stand before the towering presence of the iconic Mont Blanc, rising majestically to 3,842 meters above sea level. We’ll also gain some insight into the region’s sustainable practices and unique agricultural and medicinal productions derived from the abundant local vegetation.

Days 9 - 10: France -> Italy

Bid au revoir to France as we venture to the picturesque mountain villages nestled in the Interlaken area. Hop aboard the traditional mountain cog train to Zermatt, where you’ll be treated to unparalleled views of the infamous Matterhorn range.

Take a deep breath of the crisp, pure air of the Swiss Alps as you traverse the alpine highlands adorned with vibrant wildflowers. Don’t miss the chance to explore the area’s magnificent rivers and lakes, immersing yourself in the natural splendor of the surroundings.

Days 11 - 12: Lake Como & Milan

Ciao Italy! Our trek continues on to Lake Como, where we’ll savor exhilarating rafting adventures and leisurely moments by the picturesque lake frequented by artists.

Then, it’s off to the dazzling city of Milan. Marvel at the architectural masterpiece that is the Milan Cathedral and explore the charming Santa Maria delle Grazie church, home to the renowned Last Supper painting by Leonardo da Vinci. Take in the vibrant ambiance of Milan, renowned as the global hub of the fashion world.

Day 13: Departure Day

Before we know it, our Alpine 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

The Ultimate Alpine Adventure

Dates & Tuition

15-Day Travel Program
2024 Dates
JUL 8 – JUL 20, 2024
Trip Duration: 15 days
Tuition: $5,750
Student/Staff Ratio: 7 to 1
Language Hours: N/A
Accommodations: Chalet, Hotels
Age Range: 14-18 Years Old
Arrival Airport: Geneva (GVA)
Departure Airport: Milan Int Malpensa (MXP)

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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