Make your own free website on Tripod.com

EUROPEAN TOUR 1985
Troop 33 - First Lutheran: DeKalb, Illinois


TROOP 33
EUROPEAN TOUR
June 6, 1985 - July 14, 1985

     


AUSTRIA - BELGIUM - DENMARK - FRANCE - GERMANY - ICELAND - ITALY - LIECHTENSTEIN - LUXEMBOURG - MONACO - NETHERLANDS - SWEDEN - SWTIZERLAND - VATICAN CITY

QUICK LIST - 39 DAY ITINERARY

1 - Flight-Iceland
2 - Flight-Luxembroug-Reims, France
3 - Reims-Paris, France
4 - Paris, France
5 - Paris-St Malo, France
6 - Mont St Michel, France-Brussels, Belgium
7 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
8 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
9 - Zurich, Switzerland
10 - Divided into Two Groups-
10 - Group I-Brig-Zermatt- - - - - 11 - Group II-Geneva-Nice
11 - Group I-Hiking Swiss Alps - - 11 - Group II-Cycling Riviera
12 - Group I-Hiking Swiss Alps - - 12 - Group II-Cycling Riviera
13 - Group I-Hiking Swiss Alps - - 13 - Group II-Cycling Riviera
14 - Rome, Italy
15 - Rome, Italy
16 - Rome, Italy
17 - Rome, Italy
18 - Milan-Florence, Italy
19 - Florence, Italy
20 - Florence, Italy
21 - Florence, Italy
22 - Naples-Sorrento, Italy
23 - Capri-Pompeii, Italy
24 - Divided into two groups
24 - Group I-Turin-Lyon-Paris- - - 24 - Group II-Turin-Lyon, France
25 - Group I-Stockholm, Sweden - - 25 - Group II-Paris, France
26 - Group I-Stockholm, Sweden - - 26 - Group II-Paris, France
27 - Group I-Stockholm, Sweden - - 27 - Group II-Innsbruck, Austria
28 - Group I-Stockholm, Sweden - - 28 - Group II-Innsbruck, Austria
29 - Group I-Stockholm, Sweden - - 29 - Group II-Cologne, Germany
30 - Venice, Italy
31 - Venice, Italy
32 - Vienna, Austria
33 - Vienna, Austria
34 - Salzburg, Austria
35 - Salzburg, Austria
36 - Munich, Germany
37 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg
38 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg
39 - Flight

 

 


MORE DETAILED ITINERARY

June 6 - Day 1
Flight - Iceland Layover

  • Depart Chicago
  • Short layover in Rekjaveck, Iceland.
  • Overnight on plane.

    June 7 - Day 2
    Luxembourg - Reims

  • Land in Luxembourg
  • Rent Ford Mini-bus
  • Drive to Reims, France.
  • Overnight in hotel in Reims.

    June 8 - Day 3
    Reims - Paris

  • Sightseeing in Reims, France.
  • Leave Reims, drive to Paris.
  • Remainder of day sightseeing in Paris.
  • Overnight in hostel in Nanterre/La Defense (Paris suburb)

    June 9 - Day 4
    Paris

  • Full day os sightseeing in Paris.
  • Overnight in hostel in Nanterre/La Defense (Paris suburb)

    June 10 - Day 5
    Paris - St Malo

  • Spend most of day sightseeing in Paris.
  • Leave Paris late afternoon.
  • Dinner in LeMans
  • Drive to St. Malo, France. Arrive late evening.
  • Overnight in hostel in St Malo, France.

    June 11 - Day 6
    St Malo - Mont St Michel

  • Leave St Malo
  • Drive along Normandy coast to Mont St Michel.
  • Tour Mont St Michel.
  • Tour World War II Musuem in Bayeaux.
  • Drive to Rouen for dinner
  • Drive to Brussels, Belgium.
  • Overnight in van enroute.

    June 12 - Day 7
    Amsterdam

  • Arrive in Amsterdam
  • Drop off van at rental agency.
  • Spend full day sightseeing in Amsterdam.
  • Overnight in youth hostel near Vondelpark in Amsterdam.

    June 13 - Day 8
    Amsterdam

  • Spend day sightseeing in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Begin 30-Day Eurail Pass
  • Board overnight train for Zurich Switzerland.
  • Overnight on train.

    June 14 - Day 9
    Zurich

  • Spend day and overnight in Zurich, Switzerland.
  • Overnight at youth hostel in Zurich, Switzerland.

    June 15 - Day 10
    Swiss Train tour

  • Travel through mountains of Switzerland on train.


    Divided into two groups.


    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Group I -
    Hiking in Swiss Alps

    June 15

  • Train - Brigg to Zermatt.
  • Overnight in hotel in Zermatt.

    June 16

  • Hiking mountain trails on Matterhorn.
  • Overnight in hotel in Zermatt

    June 17

  • Day hike trails on Matterhorn
  • Zermatt to Geneva.
  • Dinner and sightseeing in Geneva.
  • Overnight train to Nice.

    June 18

  • Arrive in Nice, France.
  • Enjoy Riviera beaches.
  • Overnight on train to Rome.

     

     

     

  •     xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Group II -
    Cycling tour of French Riviera

    June 15

  • Continues to Geneva Switzerland.
  • Dinner and sightseeing in Geneva.
  • Overnight on train to Nice, France.

    June 16

  • Arrive in Nice, France.
  • Explore Nice and environs.
  • Enjoy Riviera beaches.
  • Overnight at youth hostel in Nice.

    June 17

  • Cycling along Mediterranian coast
  • Stop in Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • Return cycle route through Alps
  • Stop in village of Eze, France.
  • Bike back to Nice, France.
  • Overnight in youth hostel in Nice.

    June 18

  • Optional 2nd Cycling tour.
  • Beach and sightseeing in Nice.
  • Overnight on train to Rome.


  • Groups re-united.

    June 19 - Day 14
    Rome

  • Arrive in Rome, Italy early a.m.
  • Short nap at hotel,
  • Then a day of sightseeing in Rome.
  • Overnight at hotel in Rome.

    June 20 - Day 15
    Rome

  • Visit the Vatican
    + tour St Peter's Treasury
    + tour St Peter's Dome
  • Tour other sights in Rome.
  • Overnight at hotel in Rome.

    June 21 - Day 16
    Rome

  • Visit the Vatican
    + tour Sistine Chapel
    + tour Vatican Museums
  • Other sights in Rome.
  • Overnight at hotel in Rome.

    June 22 - Day 17
    Rome

  • Full day of sightseeing in Rome.
  • Train to Milan, Italy. Overnight on train to Milan.

    June 23 - Day 18
    Milan - Florence

  • Arrive in Milan for breakfast.
  • Most sites closed due to terrorist threats.
  • Leave on train to Florence.
  • Spend remainder of day sightseeing in Florence.
  • Overnight in hotel in Florence.

    June 24 - Day 19
    Florence

  • Spend day sightseeing in Florence.
  • Festival of St John.
  • Huge fireworks display.
  • Overnight in hotel in Florence.

    June 25 - Day 20
    Florence

  • Day of sightseeing in Florence.
  • Overnight on train to Naples.

    June 26 - Day 21
    Florence

  • Final day of sightseeing in Florence.
  • Train to Naples, Italy.
  • Overnight on train to Naples.

    June 27 - Day 22
    Naples - Sorrento

  • Arrive in Naples. li>Take train to Sorrento.
  • Enjoy sightseeing in city and small beach.
  • Overnight in youth hostel in Sorrento.

    June 28 - Day 23
    Capri - Pompeii - Naples

  • Visit the island of Capri.
  • Swim in the Blue Grotto.
  • Spend remainder of day at Pompeii.
  • Dinner in Naples.
  • Night train to Turin.
  • Overnight on train to Turin.

    June 29 - Day 24
    Overnight Train - Turin - Lyon

  • Arrive in Turin, Italy for breakfast
  • Train to Lyon, France.

    Divide into two groups.


    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Group 1
    Paris & Hiking Tyrolean Alps
    in Austria

    June 29

  • Stay overnight in Lyon, France.

    June 30

  • Take TGV to Paris.
  • Full day of sightseeing in Paris.
  • Attend Bruce Springstein's
    "Born in the USA" concert.
  • Overnight at youth hostel in Paris.

    July 1

  • Final day of sightseeing in Paris.
  • Night train to Innsbruck, Austria.
  • Pass through Liechtenstein.
  • Overnight on train.

    July 2

  • Arrive in Innsbruck, Austria.
  • Sightseeing in Innsbruck.
  • Visit Olympic sites and ski jump.
  • Overnight at hotel in Innsbruck.

    July 3

  • Day hike Mt Seegrube & Mt Hafelkar
  • Overnight train to Cologne, Germany.
  • Overnight on train.

    July 4

  • Arrive in Cologne, Germany.
  • Tour Dom Cathedral.
  • Train to Munich, Germany.
  • Overnight train to Venice.

  •     xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Group 2
    Stockholm Sweden

    June 29

  • Take TGV to Paris
  • Overnight train to Amsterdam

    June 30

  • Travel through Amsterdam.
  • Travel through Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Overnight train to Stockholm Sweden.
  • Overnight on train.

    July 1

  • Arrive morning in Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Full day of sightseeing in Stockholm.
  • Overnigth at youth hostel in Stockholm.

    July 2

  • Sightseeing in Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Overnight at youth hostel in Stockholm.

    July 3

  • Sightseeing in Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Overnight train to Hamburg, Germany.
  • Overnight on train.

    July 4

  • Train to Munich, Germany.
  • Overnight train to Venice.
  • Overnight on train.

     

     

     


  • Groups re-united.

    July 5 - Day 30
    Venice

  • Arrive in Venice, Italy in morning.
  • Full day of sightseeing in Venice.
  • Overnight at hotel in Venice.

    July 6 - Day 31
    Venice

  • Full day of sightseeing in Venice, Italy.
  • Overnight on train to Vienna, Austria.

    July 7 - Day 32
    Vienna

  • Arrives in Vienna in morning.
  • Full day of sightseeing in Vienna.
  • Overnight at youth hostel in Vienna, Austria.

    July 8 - Day 33
    Vienna

  • Spends full day sightseeing in Vienna.
  • Overnight at youth hostel in Vienna, Austria.

    July 9 - Day 34
    Salzburg

  • Takes day train to Salzburg.
  • Afternoon and evening of sightseeing in Salzburg.
  • Overnight at youth hostel in Salzburg, Austria.

    July 10 - Day 35
    Salzburg

  • Full day of sightseeing in Salzburg, Austria.
  • Side trip to salt mine tour in Hallein, Austria.
  • Overnight at youth hostel in Salzburg, Austria.

    July 11 - Day 36
    Munich

  • Day train to Munich, Germany.
  • Partial day of sightseeing in Munich.
  • Overnight at youth hostel in Munich

    July 12 - Day 37
    Munich - Luxembourg

  • Leave Muncih on train to Luxembourg City.
  • End of 30-Day Eurail Pass.
  • Sightseeing in Luxembourg.
  • Overnight at youth hostel in Luxembourg City.

    July 13 - Day 38
    Luxembourg

  • Full day in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.
  • Last full day in europe.
  • Overnight in youth hostel in Luxembourg City.

    July 14 - Day 39
    Luxembourg - Iceland - Chicago

  • Leave for flight to the USA.
  • Short stop in Iceland.
  • Arrive in Chicago, Illinois USA.
  • Short drive to DeKalb, Illinois, home sweet home.


    MORE DETAILS ABOUT LOCATIONS VISITED

  • AUSTRIA
  • BELGIUM
  • DENMARK
  • FRANCE
  • GERMANY
  • ICELAND
  • ITALY
  • LEICHTENSTEIN
  • LUXEMBOURG
  • MONACO
  • NETHERLANDS
  • SWEDEN
  • SWITZERLAND
  • VATICAN CITY

    Return to Troop 33 Home Page
    Troop 33 High Adventure Guide

  •      

    E-Mail
    Scoutmaster
    cliffgolden@yahoo.com


    TROOP 33
    HOME PAGE
    Click Here to Return to the Troop 33 Home Page

       
    TROOP 33
    HIGH ADVENTURE PAGE
    Click Here to Return to the Troop 33 High Adventure Page

    TROOP 33 - DeKalb, Illinois
    SCOUTING RESOURCES PAGE
    Click here to return to the Troop 33 Resource Pages



    [an error occurred while processing this directive]