The Mount Baker/Tri-School Travel Club in the architectural midst of their recent European adventure.

The Mount Baker/Tri-School Travel Club in the architectural midst of their recent European adventure.

Student travellers visit London, Paris, Italy

The Mount Baker/Tri-School Travel Club returned to Cranbrook after a jam-packed 12-day tour of London, Paris and Italy.

Alyssa Grocutt and Ms. Jakobsen

The Mount Baker/Tri-School Travel Club returned to Cranbrook after a jam-packed 12-day tour of London, Paris and Italy.

Twenty-nine people travelled together from Cranbrook to Calgary on March 15, flying directly to London, England. There we took in the sights and found ourselves in the middle of the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Leicester Square. We filled our two days with tourist destinations, including a visit to the British Museum, Platform 9 3/4s, and an evening performance of the musical “Wicked.”

Early the next day, we were off on the Eurostar train through the Chunnel to Paris, France.

Again, we found ourselves busy visiting the sights from morning until night.  Two of the many highlights included our climb to the mid-point of the Eiffel Tower, and our visit to see the Mona Lisa in the Louvre.

On March 20, the group boarded an overnight train which took us to Milan, Italy. A tour bus was waiting for us at 6 a.m., and we were off to Florence, home of Michelangelo’s David. Florence afforded us some shopping time which we all enjoyed.

The next day we headed to Rome. There we toured the Vatican and the amazing Sistine Chapel. The following morning we headed to the ruins of Pompeii, and then to the beautiful seaside resort of Sorrento. Once again we were able to do some quality shopping, picking up souvenirs for friends and family.

Getting up early as usual, we were off to the beautiful Isle of Capri. Seasickness aside, we had a nice tour of the island and then returned to the mainland to catch the bus to Rome for our final night.

It was an incredible, hectic tour, but each of us will remember those famous sights, and perhaps will one day return to spend a little more quality time in the places we often only imagine experiencing in real life.

Check the Mount Baker website for our next spring break travel plans.

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