Customized Student Tours offers educational tours to destinations within North America and Europe... Take a look through our domestic and international destinations below to start planning your next educational trip. Once you determine where you want to go just give us a call and we will work hand-in-hand with you to customize your trip itinerary. If your desired destination is not listed, we will work with you to make it happen!
New York City
New York City - some call it the "Greatest City in the World", others the "City That Never Sleeps". However you refer to it, visitors keep streaming in from all corners of the globe for the experience. From Broadway to the Brooklyn Bridge, New York City has something for everyone. Visit Times Square and see where millions of people gather to watch the ball drop every New Year's Eve, Yankee Stadium, the home of the Bronx Bombers, Ellis Island, where thousands of immigrants started a new life in America... and so much more.
Philadelphia, The City of Brotherly Love, from the literal meaning of the city's name in Greek. The city has long lived in shadow of New York City, but not anymore. A commercial, educational, and cultural center, Philadelphia was the geographical center of the original 13 American colonies. It was a centerpiece of early American history and host to many of the ideas and actions that gave birth to the American Revolution and independence. Philadelphia served as the temporary national capital from 1790 to 1800 while Washington, D.C. was under construction.
Experience Philadelphia by strolling through a series of spiffed-up neighborhoods, exploring glorious Fairmount Park, catching a play or a night of live music. Oh – and, while you're at it, try a Philly cheese steak.
From its iconic monuments and buildings to its historic neighborhoods, the capital of the United States offers many interesting attractions. Tour the White House Visitor's Center, a wealth of information about one of the most powerful symbols of American history and politics. Then, make your way to a number of moving tributes, including the Vietnam War Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial. D.C. is known for its museums, including: the Holocaust, the history of space exploration and from dinosaurs to international spies, there is a museum for almost every area of interest, with many offering free admission. In Georgetown, great shopping, restaurants and Colonial architecture can be found. The Mall, a slice of greenery in the center of town surrounded by the buildings of the Smithsonian, is the perfect place to grab lunch, relax and take in the sights and sounds of this influential city.
Canada-the world's second largest nation is vast and diverse. Take in the breathtaking Canadian Rockies and their wildlife. Explore and practice your French in Quebec City. Experience the magnificent beauty of the Nova Scotia province.
The European look and feel and French language make Quebec City a perfect destination for educational tours. The Canadian capital also offers festivals and celebrations year round.
If it is a little recreation you are seeking consider breathtaking places such as Banff, Jasper or Lake Louise. Create lifetime memories with a trip to majestic Banff, where stunning views and wildlife abound! Relax and absorb the beauty of nature, overlooking beautiful lake Louise. Try your muscle with a hike on a glacier in Jasper, or a bike ride while taking in absolutely incredible scenery and amazing wildlife in The Rocky Mountains of Canada!
Enjoy the fascinating panorama of dramatic cliffs hanging over the Atlantic Ocean. You will delight in the many historical, quaint villages and truly fun, entertaining city of Halifax.
Spain is a mix of art, culture and architecture with beautiful cities and towns that boast plenty of lush green gardens and parks. The climate, language and customs will vary from the inland capital of Madrid to the coastal city of Barcelona.
You can actually see what everyone is talking about at the Prado Museum of masterpieces and botanical gardens. Tempt yourself with pastries in a quiet upstairs café. Stroll down narrow streets in The Austrias District to view the smallest of churches. Taste a sample of chorizo on the roof of Casa Mingo. Enjoy a concert or have your portrait painted in The Plaza Mayor on a warm Summer's evening.
Travel to the coast where Barcelona boasts fountains and sculptures, shopping and open air café's in Plaza de Cataluna. Ramble along La Rambla to be entertained by jugglers and singers. Don't miss the Gothic and renaissance splendor of the Caledral or the neoclassical pillars and archways of the Plaza Reial. Take in the view atop Montjuzc in the cities largest green zone. Spend your evening visiting the amazing four spire Sagrada Familia.
France truly has it all. Major tourist attractions like Paris, beautiful coastlines, breathtaking countryside, the Alps and lovely old cities. Add that to great French food and drink along with generally great weather and you have a country that you don't want to miss.
Be sure to check out About-France.com for more info about this beautiful country.
Paris – one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world! Experience the excitement and heat of the city as you arch your neck to see the Eiffel Tower in all its glory. Explore the Notre Dame Cathedral or take an evening boat ride on the Seine River and admire all the city has to offer.
Italy is an extremely popular destination because of amazing cities like Rome, Florence and Venice.
Educational opportunities are all around due to the vast amount of art, history and culture you will encounter in Rome. Top that off with delicious Italian food and lots of shopping and you have a destination not to be missed.
Come explore a city like no other. Rome is know as the Eternal City and is filled with historic ruins, art and culture. When you walk through Rome you are walking on the same streets that popes, emperors, philosophers and artists walked on long ago. There are so many temples, statues and monuments that it's almost impossible to see them all.
Venice has been enchanting visitors for centuries. Drift along the Grand Canal in a gondola and you will understand why Venice is known for its romantic ambiance. Stroll the streets and it won't be long before you are gazing up at far-reaching church domes, arched footbridges and medieval manors. Stare in wonder at the exquisite ceiling mosaics at Venice's main attraction, St. Mark's Basilica, an architectural and cultural bridge between Europe and Byzantium.
Wander through endless medieval alleyways and discover why Florence is so mysterious. It doesn't take long to figure out why Leonadro da Vinci, Michelangelo and Botticelli were inspired in this masterpiece of a city. Enjoy the delights of authentic Tuscan Cuisine.
Few countries in Western Europe have such a fascinating and complicated history as Germany. From its common tradition and forward-looking cosmopolitanism, Germany offers travelers a unique cultural experience. The old romantic cities like Heildelberg, with its crumbling Schloss above the river, are a one day train-ride from modern cities like Munich and Cologne.
The beauty of Germany lies within its contrasts. Berlin - edgy and vibrant, is a grand capital in a constant state of reinvention. At the other end, Munich perches atop Bavaria, the centre of national traditions. Prefer to enjoy the great outdoors? Ski the Alpine peaks or hike carefully preserved forests.
Munich is the capital city of Bavaria, Germany. It is located on the River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. Munich is the third largest city in Germany, after Berlin and Hamburg. Pulsing with prosperity and coziness, Munich is a town of contradictions. Folklore and age-old traditions exist side by side with sleek BMWs, designer boutiques and high-powered industry. Its museums include world-class collections of artistic masterpieces, and its music and cultural scenes rival Berlin.
Twenty years after its post-wall rebirth, Berlin is a scene-stealing combination of glamour and grit, teeming with top museums and galleries, opera, gourmet temples and ethnic snack shacks. Whether your tastes run to posh or punk, you can find them in Berlin.
While exploring Cologne you'll stumble upon an ancient Roman wall, medieval churches, nondescript postwar buildings and avant-garde museums and concert halls. Germany's fourth-largest city, founded by the Romans in 38 BC, has a long list of sightseeing attractions. Here you will find numerous museums to explore; art to chocolate to sports.
Heidelberg - having been a former residence of the Electoral Palatinate, a historical territory of the Roman Empire in the past - is the seat of the University of Heidelberg which is well known beyond Heidelberg's and Germany's borders. Furthermore, Heidelberg is a popular tourist destination due to its romantic and picturesque cityscape's character including the Heidelberg Castle and the baroque style Old Town.
Despite its small size, Scotland has many treasures crammed into its compact territory. Here there's something for all tastes. For the history buff, few cities compare with Edinburgh and Glasgow. There is wild mountain scenery of the Highlands & Northern Islands and cold, sparkling seas washing against the Outer Hebrides. Wildlife watchers will find otters, eagles, whales and dolphins, while hill walkers have almost 300 mountains (Munros) to traverse.
Although a part of Great Britain since 1707, Scotland has maintained a separate and distinct identity throughout the last 300 years. The return of a devolved Scottish parliament to Edinburgh in 1999 marked a growing confidence and sense of pride in the nation's achievements.
Edinburgh is one of Europe's most beautiful cities, draped across a series of rocky hills overlooking the sea. It's a town intimately entwined with its landscape, with buildings and monuments perched atop rugged rock and overshadowed by cliffs. Like a favorite book, Edinburgh is a city you'll want to dip into again and again, savoring each time a different image or experience.
Where in the world can you land a seaplane in the middle of a city? Yes, Glasgow. This town is so friendly it makes you immerse yourself in the down-to earth humor and fun that defines it. Explore Glasgow's mighty maritime heritage along riverfront walkways. Castles, museums and galleries abound and the city's resume has been made even more impressive with the colossal Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum.
The blinding white sand, rose-pink granite and emerald waters that fringe the Ross, the Highlands can lay claim to some of the finest and most varied scenery such as the famous Loch Ness & Cairngorm mountain range. The waters to the west of Mull provide some of the best whale-spotting opportunities in Scotland, with several operators offering whale-watching cruises.
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