Adventure - Art - Culture - Juniors Abroad at George Fox

Budapest to Florence

Faculty: Rick Muthiah 
Meeting time: Wednesday 6:30-9:00pm

Student cost: $2,200

Juniors Abroad 2022 - Budapest to Florence

Budapest, Vienna, Venice, and Florence - palaces, cathedrals, canals, and museums. We will travel through historic, magical cities from Hungary to Italy, with day trips to countryside villages and boat rides on idyllic waterways. This low-intensity trip is a great option for students who are interested in less movement and more time exploring regions around a few key cities. Students who have concern about fatigue, mobility, or stressful schedules will find this trip to be accommodating, and students of all abilities will be captivated by the Old World charm and wonder of our destinations. 

We will explore wonders of the Habsburg Empire, spend time in former Eastern Bloc countries, visit World War I and II sites, and encounter some of the world’s greatest artworks. 

 

Tentative Itinerary 

(Activities listed are subject to change)

Day 1 - Portland to Budapest

Day 2-5 - Budapest

Jewish Synagogue
St. Stephens Church
Fisherman’s Bastion
Gellért Baths
Invisible Exhibition - experience life in the dark, led by blind guides

Possible day trips
Eger
Danube Bend Day Trip from Budapest

Day 6-10 - Vienna

Schönbrunn Palace
St Peter’s Cathedral
Albertina Museum
Belvedere Museum
State Hall of the Austrian National Library
Jewish Museum, WWI and WWII museums

Possible day trips:
Brataslava, Slovakia
Durnstein on the Danube
Mauthausen concentration camp

Day 11-12 - Salzburg

Old Town
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mozart’s birthplace
Home of Sound of Music Von Trapp family
Visit Hohenwerfen Castle on the way to Venice

Day 13-16 - Venice

Gondola ride
Possible day trips:
Verona 

Day 17-20 - Florence

Accademia Gallery (See “David” statue)
Uffizi Gallery
Santa Maria del Fiore (cathedral)
Possible day trips:
Pisa
Chianti
Assisi

Day 21 - Return to Portland