Destinations

We have guided student groups all over the globe – and we’ll have some great recommendations for your class or club. Some top destinations include:

Spanish

Spain

Spain-SegoviaReady to find out if your students really understand the difference between llevar and llegar? With many fabulous attractions for students, Spain is a perfect place to experience the history of the Castilian language. Order café con leche in Granada, visit the Royal Alćazar of Segovia, stroll the streets of Don Quixote’s hometown, visit Barcelona and Madrid all the while practicing the language, indulging in the food and culture, and taking in the beautiful charm of Spain.

Mexico

Observatory-Chichen-Itza-MexicoChange no comprendo to ¡sí entiendo! on a student language tour to Mexico. Bring your students to learn about the Mayan civilization at Chichén Itzá or the Aztecs of Teotihuacan. Take in the colonial cities of San Miguel de Allende and Oaxaca with their marvelous Spanish Baroque architecture before taking in the modern metropolis of Mexico City. Mexico is a beautiful and vibrant place to practice Spanish.

Guatemala

Cascades-National-Park-GuatemalaAdventure-filled time to practice Spanish awaits your students on a trip to Guatemala. Hike volcanoes, sandy beaches, historical cities, jungles and rainforests as you meander through this country. Visit pre-Columbian Tikal, take a zip line ride in Izpanpajul Natural Park, stay in beautiful Antigua Guatemala, while including service to local communities.

Peru

Macchu-Picchu-PeruEveryone needs to experience Peru – Feel the thin air in Cusco, the oldest continuously inhabited city on the continent; hike other-worldly Machu Picchu, an icon of Incan civilization; delight in the culinary scene of the coastal capital Lima. From Amazon rainforests, Andes highlands and stunning coastlines—wherever you go, your students will be amazed and excited to practice their Spanish with friendly Peruvian hosts.

 

German

Germany, Belgium, Austria

Germany-Neuschwanstein-CastleNot only will students gain great exposure to the German language, but a tour to Germany and surrounding countries offers so much culture and history it is hard to narrow the choices. Take your class to the storybook regions of the North, snap endless photos at Neuschwanstein Castle, travel the Romantic Road in Bavaria, have a musical excursion to Salzburg, inspired by Mozart (or The Sound of Music). A student tour to the German-speaking countries of Europe is a highlight of many academic careers.

 

French

France

Chenonceau-FranceCan we say “Paris, j’adore”? This iconic city is a must for travelers to France, but the country offers many unique opportunities that make it a perfect place for student groups to practice their French conversation skills, while becoming citizens of the world. There’s no better place to practice your skills than a countryside French bistro! From historic Normandy to Mediterranean towns, a tour to Europe’s largest country will inspire students and expose them to the wonderful language, history, and culture of France.

Quebec

Quebec-CityVenture north for an unforgettable and budget-friendly French language tour. Where Europe best meets America, Québec is a destination of wonder, history, and beauty. The fortified capital Québec City is a beguiling settlement with its cobblestone streets and implausible views. The stunning Notre Dame Basilica and Old Montreal streets offer conversation and culture for your students to embrace. Voulez-vous les escargots monsieur?

 

Sciences

Costa Rica

Arenal-Volcano-Costa-RicaLook down into an active volcano, learn the difference between a cloud forest and a rain forest, hike through wildlife preserves and explore ecosystems at the National Biodiversity Institute. Costa Rica is a place that will excite students’ passion for science and the beauty of this place matches the fun factor: hikes and zip-lines, wildlife centers and hanging bridges, Metropolitan San José, adventurous Arenal, natural Tortuguero all make this a top destination!

Panama

Panama-CanalWhere Engineering meets Nature – Be awed by the raising and lowering of the Miraflores Locks of the Panama Canal; walk through Old Town Panama City; or try bird, whale, dolphin or turtle watching on the coasts or tree top canopies. Young adults will enjoy the wide variety of activities this Central American country has to offer.

Ecuador

Blue-Footed-Booby-EcuadorStudy unique animal species in the Galapagos Islands, peruse the Avenue of the Volcanoes in the Andes mountains, and continue a study on biodiversity in the Amazon. The Ecuador offers the chance for your students to dive into a variety of the sciences. Let’s plan a field trip they will never forget!

Brazil

Iguazu-Falls-BrazilLarge and diverse, Brazil offers a variety of sights for science-seekers. The tropical forests of the Amazon are stunning, the flora and fauna seen here are one-of-a-kind. Visit Jaú National Park, the largest untouched stretch of Rainforest in the world; marvel at the wonder of rock formations at Seven Cities National Park; or travel south to see the roaring powerhouse Iguaçu Falls.

 

Humanities / History

Western Europe

Pont-du-Gard-FranceNo matter the country, anywhere in Western Europe is a study of humanities and history. See decades of monuments, battlefields, and ruins dating from before Roman Rule to World War II. From the Battle of Waterloo in Belgium, to the Pont du Guard Roman Aqueducts in France, to the Medieval gothic cathedrals scattered across Europe, whatever period you are studying, Europe will bring history to life.

United Kingdom

England-StonehengeReady to see history in person? The United Kingdom is the place to go. With no language barrier, a tour here is perfect for student groups; the varied history of these countries exposes students to Celtic, Viking, and Anglo-Saxon past. Along the way, take a break to see Stonehenge, the Roald Dahl Museum, Sleepy Hallow Cemetery, Stratford-Upon-Avon, the city caves at Nottingham, Loch Ness or the Scottish Highlands; all the while experiencing traditional British food and captivating culture.

Central Europe

Prague-Czech-RepublicStep into the Hapsburg Monarchy or behind the Iron Curtain— Central Europe is full of a rich past that will excite students’ passion for history. From the Czech Republic, to Austria, to Hungary see this enchanting area and its colorful traditions as history presents itself throughout.

Greece

Athens-GreeceHome to one of the great ancient civilizations, Greece is a wonderful place for a student history tour. Tour thousands of years of history as evidence from the Bronze Age through contemporary society is seen. Visit sights such as the Acropolis, Delphi, differentiate Doric and Ionic temples as you travel across the beautiful Greek countryside.

USA

Mission-USAAmerica has 500 years of history to explore. Each region of the US has a rich past that will leave students inspired to learn more about our own country’s heritage. Tour East Coast battlefields, Southwest missions, the North Pacific gold rush camps, or the booming industry towns of the Midwest, as you bring students touring across the United States.

 

Arts / Art History

Italy

Michelangelo-David-FlorenceMichelangelo, Raphael, Caravaggio, Botticelli, Fra Filippo Lippi, Tintoretto, Etruscan Art, Roman Art—Italy is known for its love of art and artists. Bring students to study world masterpieces as they look at, copy, draw and learn from the best. Both studio and art history students will benefit from a tour to this well-traveled location.

France

Louvre-ParisNothing compares to seeing masterpieces in person–Marvel in front of works by Monet, Cezanne, David, Delacroix, and Daumier. See the Musée du Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, Chartes Cathedral and Roussillon with its red pigment quarries, as you inspire students throughout France.

Netherlands

Van-Gogh-AmsterdamRembrandt, Van Gogh, Vermeer, the Rijksmuseum, the Royal Delft—known for its artists and art museums, the Netherlands is an excellent choice for student groups studying art and art history. Bring a class to study, draw, paint and experience the wonderful culture, both past and present, found in one of our most visited destinations.

 

Senior Trips

Washington D.C.

Mt-VernonWatch your students grow and bond on an adventure to the nation’s capital. Tour the U.S. Capitol, White House, Supreme Court and United States Mint. Walk a night tour of Memorials and Monuments after a day in America’s attic, the Smithsonian Institution. Mt. Vernon, Ford’s Theater and the Spy Museum stretch your thinking of our fascinating national history. Full of great attractions, Washington DC will educate, excite and leave a lasting impression on your students.

New York City

New-York-City-SkylineTimes Square, Central Park, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, the 9/11 Memorial, Broadway—New York City has sights to see. Senior Trips, Theater, Music or Art Enrichment will find NYC an outstanding capstone trip. The Big Apple awaits.

 

what our clients say

Witte arranges amazing trips. Their tour managers, guides, and drivers are top notch. They book solidly good hotels with excellent restaurants. At Carroll Community College, we use Witte every year for arranging a spring break travel study trip.

- K. Siobhan Wright, English Department Chair, Carroll Community College

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