Italy, Belgium & France:  ARGOS IN EUROPE

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Length

28 days

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Price

$5,390
*Program price stands as an estimate until ticketing is finalized

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Dates

May 13 – June 9, 2022

Program includes

  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • 26 Nights of Accommodation
  • All Ground Transportation
  • Internal Flight – Rome to Brussels
  • Daily Continental Breakfast
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinners
  • Travelers Insurance
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tours
  • Local Guide & Assistance

Program Highlights

  • Colosseum & Roman Forum
  • Vatican Museum & St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Catacombs Tour
  • Visit NATO HQ
  • Day Trip to Ostia Antica & Versailles
  • Tour of the European Parliament
  • Tech School Visit
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Louvre Museum

Itinerary

Day 1 – Departure – Friday, May 13

  • Depart Home for Rome, Italy

Day 2 – Rome – Saturday, May 14

  • Arrive in Rome, Italy
  • Airport Transfer & Orientation Walking Tour – The group will become oriented with their neighborhood, the public transportation systems, nearby pharmacies, markets, ATMs, etc.
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tour of Rome – Bernini’s Ecstasy, 4 Fountains Crossroad, Quirinale, Trevi Fountain & Spanish Steps.
  • Welcome Dinner – The group will be taken for an authentic Italian d

Day 3 – Rome – Sunday, May 15

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Guided Tour of Colosseum & Roman Forum – The Colosseum (Colosseo) remains the largest amphitheater ever built and is one of the most recognizable and iconic symbols of Rome. The 5-story, elliptical structure measures 617-feet long, 512-feet wide, and 187-feet high and is made of travertine and brick
  • Lunch Break
  • Da Vinci Museum – Museo Leonardo da Vinci brings you an all-encompassing view of a man who is arguably the greatest genius the world has known and someone who definitely lived an extraordinary life. 
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

Day 4 – Rome – Monday, May 16

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Vatican Museum & St. Peter’s Basilica – The museum displays works from the immense collection amassed by popes throughout the centuries including several of the most renowned Roman sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world. The museums contain roughly 70,000 works, of which 20,000 are on display.
  • Castel Sant’Angelo – Known as Hadrian’s Tomb, the Castel Sant’Angelo is a fortress located on the right bank of the Tiber, a short distance from the Vatican City.

Day 5 – Rome – Tuesday, May 17

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Catacombs Tour – The Catacombs Tour unveils the secrets beneath the city. Discover hidden treasures buried under thousands of years of history!
  • Lunch Break
  • Free Afternoon

Day 6 – Rome – Wednesday, May 18

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Free Day in Rome

Day 7 – Rome – Thursday, May 19

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Gelateria Fassi Tour & Tasting – An exclusive visit to the Laboratory of this traditional homemade gelateria, followed by a tasting of their best creations.
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

Day 8 – Rome – Friday, May 20

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Ostia Antica – The ruins of the ancient harbour town of Ostia have been preserved under the mud for 2000 years. This sort of Pompeii next to Rome is the best place to discover ancient Roman everyday life. The visit will include the theater, the baths, the tavern, some apartment blocks and private houses. 
  • Ostia Beach – Relax at Ostia Beach: take a swim or have a drink at a café with sea view.

Day 9 – Rome – Saturday, May 21

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Free Day in Rome

Day 10 – Rome/Brussels – Sunday, May 22

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Airport Transfer – Flight Rome to Brussels
  • Arrival in Brussels, Belgium
  • Orientation Walking Tour

Day 11 – Brussels – Monday, May 23

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tour of Brussels – Grand Place, Town Hall, Maison du Roi, Comic Art Scene, The Stock Exchange, Galeries Saint Hubert, Manneken Pis, The Monnaie Opera, St Nicholas’ Church, River Senne, Mont des Arts, The Royal Square and more…
  • Lunch Break
  • Free TIme & Cultural Immersion

Day 12 – Brussels – Tuesday, May 24

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Tour of the European Parliament – European Commission, the Council of Ministers, Royal Residence, the Palace of Justice, the Royal Palace and the Houses of Parliament and Parlamentarium.
  • Lunch Break
  • Visit NATO HQ – The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is headquartered in a complex in Haren, part of the City of Brussels.The staff at the HQ is composed of national delegations of member countries and includes civilian and military liaison offices and officers or diplomatic missions and diplomats of partner countries, as well as the International Staff (IS) and International Military Staff (IMS) filled from serving members of the armed forces of member states.

Day 13 – Bruges – Wednesday, May 25

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Train to Bruges (approx. 1 hour)
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tour of Bruges
  • Lunch Break
  • Structured Free Time & Cultural Immersion
  • Overnight in Bruges

Day 14 – Bruges – Thursday, May 26

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Free Day in Bruges

Day 15 – Brussels – Friday, May 27

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Travel back to Brussels
  • Visit the Atomium Monument & Museum – The Atomium represents a single unit of iron crystal magnified 165 billion times. There are 9 spheres representing atoms which are connected by tubes with escalators and lifts. Each sphere is about the size of a large apartment (18m diameter)
  • Lunch Break
  • Structured Free Time

Day 16 – Brussels – Saturday, May 28

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Museum of City of Brussels – Two majestic buildings that stand opposite each other on Brussels’ Grand Place have a long-standing rivalry: on one side you have Brussels’ City Hall, and on the other the Broodhuis (Bread House), a UNESCO World Heritage Site which houses the Brussels City Museum.

Day 17 – Brussels – Sunday, May 29

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Mont des Arts Visit – an urban complex and historic site in the centre of Brussels, Belgium, including the Royal Library of Belgium, the National Archives of Belgium, the Square – Brussels Meeting Centre, and a public garden
  • Lunch Break
  • Palace of Justice – The most important court building in Belgium.Built between 1866 and 1883

Day 18 – Paris – Monday, May 30

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Train to Paris (approx. 2.5 hours)
  • Check-In, Relax & Refresh
  • Paris Left Bank Walking Tour – Pont Neuf, Quartier Latin, Sorbonne, Panthéon, Jardin de Luxembourg

Day 19 – Paris – Tuesday, May 31

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Musée d’Orsay – Housed in the train station building, constructed by Victor Laloux for the 1900 World Fair, the Orsay is a national museum devoted to all the arts between 1848-1914. The various artistic movements represented include Academism, Realism, Impressionism, Symbolism, Art nouveau. 
  • Lunch Break
  • Gaîté Lyrique – Visit the research Center for Arts and New Technologies

Day 20 – Paris – Wednesday, June 1

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Free Day in Paris

Day 21 – Paris – Thursday, June 2

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Louvre Museum – Home to Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, the Louvre is considered the world’s greatest art museum, with an unparalleled collection of items covering the full spectrum of art through the ages.
  • Lunch Break
  • Free Afternoon in Paris

Day 22 – Paris – Friday, June 3

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Les Passages & Opera – The covered passages were an early form of pedestrianized shopping arcade, with glass ceilings,  built during the first half of the 19th century. There are more than 20 covered passages in the area between Etienne Marcel, Pyramides, Le Peletier and Chateau d’Eau.
  • Lunch Break
  • Arc de Triomphe & Champs-Élysées

Day 23 – Paris – Saturday, June 4

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Bastille Market
  • Marais Walking Tour – Place des Vosges, Jewish Quarter, LGBTQ Area
  • Lunch Break
  • Montmartre Walking Tour – Moulin Rouge, Sacré-Cœur

Day 24 – Paris – Sunday, June 5

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Day Trip to Versailles
  • Palace of Versailles – The Palace of Versailles is a magnificent example of French Baroque architecture and the most famous royal chateau in France. 
  • Gardens of Versailles
  • Return to Paris

Day 25 – Paris – Monday, June 6

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Les Invalides – This impressive complex, a former military hospital, hosts Napoleon’s monumental tomb, as well as the Museum of the Army and the Museum of Contemporary History.
  • Lunch Break
  • Eiffel Tower & Trocadero – An object of discord, desire and fascination, the Eiffel Tower never fails to impress. Enriched by a history full of new developments, the iconic Parisian landmark has loomed over the city since 1889.

Day 26 – Paris – Tuesday, June 7

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Free Day in Paris

Day 27 – Paris – Wednesday, June 8

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Local Market – Marché des Enfants Rouges
  • Free Time in Paris
  • Sunset Seine River Cruise
  • Farewell Dinner & Program Closing

Day 28 – Return – Thursday, June 9

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Airport Transfer
  • Depart from Paris, France to Home

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Payments Schedule

– 110 days prior to departure $500 is due and payable by January 23, 2022

– 90 days prior to departure, the second payment in the amount of $2,445 is due and payable by February 12, 2022.

– 60 days prior to departure, the third and final payment in the amount of $2,445 is due and payable by March 14, 2022.

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