11 days
Vienna, Bled, Ljubljana, Trieste, Venice
Program description: Designed to provide a local snapshot of exceptional initiatives across key areas of sustainable development, including human, social, economic and environmental pillars. This program will prompt critical thinking on how these initiatives might serve to inspire further development across the globe. Parallel to this focus is an ideal opportunity to experience three distinct regions, steeped in rich culture, significant historical landmarks and natural beauty.

Cultural highlight: A better kept secret than its stunning natural beauty, Bled’s cream cakes are renowned as the best in the country and a must while visiting Slovenia.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Austria

  • Day 2: Vienna

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Vienna

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Opera House, one of the leading opera houses in the world
    • Kärntnerstrasse, Vienna's main boulevard
    • St. Stephen’s Cathedral, central to Austrian history and iconic for its tiled roof

    Enjoy dinner in Vienna

  • Day 3: Vienna

    Take a guided tour of Vienna 

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Ringstrasse, a circular boulevard around the Inner Town district
    • Parliament, a columned building that serves as Vienna's center of government
    • Rathaus, Vienna's flower-adorned city hall
    • Hofburg, the presidential residence and former imperial palace

    Visit Schönbrunn Palace, an elegant palace with beautifully landscapes gardens where Marie Antoinette spent her childhood

  • Day 4: Vienna

    Take a sustainability-focused guided tour of the United Nations Headquarters

    Enjoy free time in Vienna

  • Day 5: Vienna • Bled

    Travel to Bled

    Tour Bled with an expert local guide

    Visit Bled Castle

    Enjoy dinner in Bled

  • Day 6: Bled

    Learn about sustainable farming practices at a local farm in Bled

  • Day 7: Bled • Ljubljana

    Travel to Ljubljana

    Take a guided tour of Ljubljana

    Visit Ljubljana Castle

    Enjoy a traditional Slovenian dinner and cultural performance

  • Day 8: Ljubljana • Trieste

    Visit the Postojna caves

    Travel to Trieste

    Enjoy dinner in Trieste

  • Day 9: Trieste • Venice

    Travel to Venice

    Learn about organic wine production at a local vineyard

  • Day 10: Venice

    Take an ecology-focused guided tour of Venice

    Spend time exploring Venice on your own

    Enjoy dinner in Venice

  • Day 11: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Austria

  • Day 2: Vienna

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Vienna

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Opera House, one of the leading opera houses in the world
    • Kärntnerstrasse, Vienna's main boulevard
    • St. Stephen’s Cathedral, central to Austrian history and iconic for its tiled roof

    Enjoy dinner in Vienna

  • Day 3: Vienna

    Take a guided tour of Vienna 

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Ringstrasse, a circular boulevard around the Inner Town district
    • Parliament, a columned building that serves as Vienna's center of government
    • Rathaus, Vienna's flower-adorned city hall
    • Hofburg, the presidential residence and former imperial palace

    Visit Schönbrunn Palace, an elegant palace with beautifully landscapes gardens where Marie Antoinette spent her childhood

  • Day 4: Vienna

    Take a sustainability-focused guided tour of the United Nations Headquarters

    Enjoy free time in Vienna

  • Day 5: Vienna • Bled

    Travel to Bled

    Tour Bled with an expert local guide

    Visit Bled Castle

    Enjoy dinner in Bled

  • Day 6: Bled

    Learn about sustainable farming practices at a local farm in Bled

  • Day 7: Bled • Ljubljana

    Travel to Ljubljana

    Take a guided tour of Ljubljana

    Visit Ljubljana Castle

    Enjoy a traditional Slovenian dinner and cultural performance

  • Day 8: Ljubljana • Trieste

    Visit the Postojna caves

    Travel to Trieste

    Enjoy dinner in Trieste

  • Day 9: Trieste • Venice

    Travel to Venice

    Learn about organic wine production at a local vineyard

  • Day 10: Venice

    Take an ecology-focused guided tour of Venice

    Spend time exploring Venice on your own

    Enjoy dinner in Venice

  • Day 11: Depart for home

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What's Included

  • Round-trip airfare and transportation

    Buses, trains, cruise ships, ferries and subways—covered. We take care of getting you around so you can enjoy the ride.

  • Accommodations

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • Regional-style meals

    Traditional breakfasts and dinners bring local flavors to life as part of your tour experience. Lunches are left up to you to discover favorite dishes of your own.

  • End-to-end Support

    Your team helps to secure administrative approval and academic credit, provides recruiting tools and helps establish your program's ongoing presence on campus.

  • Curriculum Integration

    Your academic vision remains present wherever you travel. Tell us your ideal study abroad experience, and we'll help connect your curriculum to EF's extensive connections abroad.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your expert Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all program logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and enhancing teaching moments wherever your curriculum takes you.

  • Guided sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from licensed local guides who join your group for select experiences on tour

  • Worldwide support, safety and security

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide. We provide 24-hour emergency support service along with a comprehensive $15 million liability policy that covers you and your institution while abroad.

  • Flexible Payment Options

    Give more students the opportunity to study abroad by offering them two different payment plan options, along with our TripFunder website to help fundraise for the program.

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