Westcoast Connection: Backpack France, Switzerland & Italy

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Rail pass, check. Metro maps, check. Get ready to experience France, Switzerland, and Italy with a small group of fellow adventurers. Sure, you’ll see the masterpieces and monuments, but you’ll have ample time to discover that perfect café, browse the smaller galleries, eat great local dishes at authentic restaurants, and interact with the locals. The itinerary allows for flexibility and spontaneity while letting become involved in the planning, all within our well-planned European journey.

This program is available to students completing grades 9,10,11.

Participants can join us for the first 14 days in France and Switzerland, the last 16 days in Italy, or for the full 28 days through France, Switzerland, and Italy. Most participants travel for the complete 28 days.

  • Ski or snowboard in the French Alps.
  • Ride in a gondola on the canals of Venice.
  • Cruise the River Seine.
  • Hike the coastal trails of Cinque Terre.
  • Slide down the Aquaslide and do acrobatic tricks into Le Lac.

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