Adventure - Art - Culture - Juniors Abroad at George Fox

Vienna to Paris

Faculty: Dale Issak, Michael Meek
Meeting Time: Monday - 6:30 - 9:00PM

Student Cost: $2170

This study will take a tour of Western Europe starting in Vienna and ending in Paris. We will spend time in Austria, Italy, and France during the course of this trip. The course will focus on the region’s geographical beauty, history and culture with a secondary emphasis on how those elements have shaped modern western society.  In preparation for the trip, students will explore the general history and culture of the countries to be visited through readings and presentations.

Our trip begins in Austria with overnight stops in Vienna, the beautiful Sound of Music City of Salzburg and the two time winter Olympic host city of Innsbruck. Highlights in Austria will include a tour of the Historic Vienna State Opera House and attendance at the Opera, visits to Schonbrunn and Hoffsburg palaces, sites from the Sound of Music, a day trip to Hallstatt, perhaps Austria’s most picturesque town, a ride down an Olympic bobsled course and hiking in the Austrian Alps. 

From Innsbruck, we will travel to Italy with overnight stops in Romeo and Juliet’s Verona, the cosmopolitan city of Milan and the Italian Riviera town of Monterosso. Highlights in Italy will include day trips to Venice and Lake Como, visits to the ancient Roman Cathedral and Juliet’s home in Verona, window shopping for things you can’t afford and admiring “The Last Supper” and other paintings by Leonardo da Vinci while in Milan, and hiking along the Mediterranean Sea while in Monterosso.

From Monterosso we will travel to France with overnight stops in the French Riviera city of Nice and the City of Light, Paris. Highlights of our stops in France will include swimming in the Mediterranean, day trips to the Riviera towns of Monte Carlo and Antibes, a visit to the Palace of Versailles, seeing the Mona Lisa in The Louvre, and finishing off the tour with a trip to the top of the Eiffel Tower at sunset.

Preliminary Itinerary:

Day 1 -    Travel from Portland to Vienna, Austria

Day 2 –   Arrival in Vienna

Visit St Stephen’s Cathedral, Hofburg Imperial Palace

Day 3 –   Vienna, Austria

Tour the Vienna State Opera House and Haus der Musik, a museum of sound and music

Day 4 –   Vienna, Austria

Visit Schonnbrunn Palace, Attend an Opera at the Historic Vienna State Opera House

Day 5 –   Salzburg, Austria

Visit Old Town, Mirabell Gardens and Hohensalzburg Fortress

Day 6 –   Salzburg, Austria

Take a day trip to Hallstatt, Austria

Day 7 –   Innsbruck, Austria

Stroll Maria-Theresien Strasse, Hike in the Alps

Day 8 –   Innsbruck, Austria

Take a ride on an Olympic Bobsled Run, Travel to the top of the Alps on The Innsbrucker Nordkette Cable Car

Day 9 –   Verona, Italy

               Stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, Visit the Ancient Roman Arena

Day 10 – Verona, Italy

               Take a day trip to Venice, Italy

Day 11 – Milan, Italy

               Visit Galleria Vittorio Emanuele and the Milan Cathedral

Day 12 -  Milan, Italy

               Visit Santa Maria delle Grazze Church and see da Vinci’s The Last Supper, Visit Museo della Scienza e della Technologia Leonardo da Vinci

Day 13 – Milan, Italy

               Take a day trip to Lake Como, Italy

Day 14 – Monterosso, Italy

               Hiking along the Mediterranean in the Italian Riviera

Day 15 – Nice, France

               Visit Old Town and take a stroll on Promenade de Anglaisa on the French Riviera

Day 16 – Nice, France

               Take a day trip to Monte Carlo, Monaco

Day 17 – Nice, France

               Take a day trip to Antibes France and swim in the Mediterranean Sea

Day 18 – Paris, France

               Visit Basillica du Sacre-Coeur and Notre-Dame de Paris

Day 19 –  Paris, France

               Visit The Louvre Museum, and stroll The Avenue Champs-Elysees

Day 20 –  Paris, France

               Visit Palace of Versailles and Gardens, Finish the tour with a sunset trip to the Eiffel Tower

Day 21 –  Travel Home to Portland