Booking deadline 15th of December 2023
Trip to Europe
February Half Term 2024 (12th to 17th of February)
5 nights/6 days
Day 1: London and Paris, Day 2: Paris and Heidelberg, Day 3: Heidelberg and Cologne, Day 4: Cologne, Day 5: Amsterdam and Antwerp, Day 6: Amsterdam
If you’re a current exchange student wanting to see more of Europe before you go home or a high school student abroad wanting to explore Europe for a short trip, we can offer you a chance to see some of Europe’s best cities in under a week. Our trips are exclusively for high school and middle school students and supervised by well traveled staff, letting you explore Europe with your friends while still having someone to help you find your way.
£980 including travel, overnights and breakfast
On the first day, we meet in London at St Pancras station. Once everyone is there and ready to go, we board the train to Paris! The train takes just over two hours into the heart of Europe, leaving the perfect amount of time to check in and explore the local area in the afternoon. In the evening, we all meet up again to take a tour of Paris highlights by bus or boat. We’ll take a look at the Louvre-Pyramide, The Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and many more sights. After our tour, we head back to the hostel to get a good night’s rest for the adventure to come.
In the morning, we all have a good breakfast together, and then you can explore Paris until noon. You will be able to wander in small groups if you all have fully charged phones, but your group leaders will be there in case you need help or travel suggestions. After lunch, we meet back up at the train station to make our way to the next destination! We’ll arrive in Heidelberg, a beautiful old city in Germany, well known for its university. Heidelberg is full of historic buildings, markets, souvenir shops and has a famous castle. You’ll have the evening to look around, maybe take a walk along the river and get a nice dinner before we meet back at the hostel in the evening.
After breakfast the next morning, you’ll have the real opportunity to explore. You can choose to take a tour with your team leaders or do a virtual treasure hunt around Heidelberg, of course, if you would rather go off on your own for a bit, that’s fine too! In the afternoon, we’ll make our way to a much larger German city, Cologne., known best for its cathedral. Where you’ll have the afternoon and evening to look around, get dinner and have fun before we head to the hostel for the night.
After Cologne, it is time to discover yet another country. This is the longest train journey of the trip at 3 hours and 40 minutes, but we leave Germany and enter Holland within 40 minutes and there is plenty to see along the way. We arrive in Amsterdam with plenty of time to look around the city. We are very likely to all get dinner together on this evening and we may go for a cycle tour as the can be the best way to explore.
On our final day, we’ll have a comfortable breakfast together in the hostel before heading out. You’ll have until lunch to explore Amsterdam alone before we make our final stop, Antwerp. In Antwerp, you can either take a look around the historic buildings and scenery or take a trip to the largest chocolate museum in Belgium with us. After a few hours in Belgium, we’ll make our final journey back to London via Brussells, where we end our trip and say goodbye. If the journey to the host family is too long (depending on where you live), we might add one last night in London.