EUROPE IS JUST ONE BIG ADVENTURE!
We love Europe! It is a continent with an array of cultures. It’s pretty amazing that in a two-hour train ride, you can be in a new country. Each run differently from the next with its own identity. Complete with individual sights, sounds, smells and tastes, it makes this continent one that is overwhelmingly intriguing. The astounding diversity of culture is what makes Europe the destination to grow, learn and discover.
Creating tours that take in the many countries and languages is a feast for the imagination. If students learn through experience and emotional connections they will certainly come home overflowing with knowledge and enrichment after taking in Europe.
Chock-a-block full of museums, ancient ruins, churches, and some of the most famous sights in the world Europe still manages to surprise every single time. View Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower where you can see the entire city including the masterpiece of Gothic architecture, Notre Dame de Paris and of course de Louvre, an art-lover’s paradise of roughly 35,000 masterpieces, including the Venus de Milo and the Mona Lisa. More CATW travelers than ever are seeking out Turkey’s East-meets-West history in Istanbul, where 15 million people swarm the Grand Bazaar and the Blue Mosque each year. Then there’s St Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, which is one of the world’s largest sacred buildings and one of the holiest of Catholic sites, teeming with works created by a who’s who of Renaissance artists—including Raphael, Brunelleschi, Bernini, and Michelangelo.
No trip to Europe is complete without a tour of Rome and the ancient Colosseum. Completed in A.D. 80, the arena held 50,000 spectators who watched mythology-based dramas and reenactments of land and sea battles as well as executions, fights-to-the-death among gladiators. See Venice from inside a Gondola. See the Mediterranean and the Greek Islands from the luxury of a sailing boat. The Acropolis in Athens, the Moulin Rouge‘s world famous cabaret, the impressive Sagrada Família in Barcelona, the living history lesson that is Berlin, etc etc…you get the picture!
UK & IRELAND
London is home to some of the most famous and iconic attractions in the world – from Big Ben and the red telephone box, to black cabs and Tate Modern. Get a birds eye view of the city atop the London Eye to crossing the River Themes over the spectacular Victorian Era Tower Bridge.Then of course there Buckingham Palace, Shakespeare’s Globe, Covent Garden, Piccadilly Circus, St Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey. Step out of London and you’ll find yourself in the middle of picturesque landscapes where you’ll think you’ve stepped straight out of a Jane Austin novel.
Northern Ireland boasts a glorious mix of rugged coast, tranquil lake lands, moody mountain landscapes and vibrant cities. The Wild Atlantic Way… the longest defined coastal touring route in the world, where the powerful Atlantic waves meet Ireland’s jagged western coast. Touring the historic Boyne Valley or the sunny South-East, visiting the oldest pubs or discovering the wonders right outside Dublin city. Dublin always gives you a uniquely Irish take on life. Whether you’re shopping, eating out, visiting one of the many landmarks, or simply exploring the city as it explodes with the colours of fall, enduring memories are waiting to be made.
Be prepared to be impressed. From hilltop castles to street market floors, see the city from a different perspective explore its unique and colourful history, all in one cultural hub.
Add to your list of things to see:
- The Little Museum of Dublin
- The soulful Aran Islands
- Wild Atlantic Way
- Dublin Literary
- City Of a Thousand Welcomes
- The great rocky wilderness of Connemara
- Rathlin Island, County Antrim
With so many sights to choose from in the UK and Ireland you could spend months taking it all in. First step is to decide on your topic area then we can start narrowing down what you can fit in.