The Grand Tour

A 12 Year Travel Plan for your child: The intrinsic value of traveling – the pursuit of knowledge.

Explorers were the first world travelers outfitted and commissioned by their country. Beginning in the late sixteenth century, it became fashionable for young aristocrats to visit Paris, Venice, Florence, and above all Rome, as the culmination of their classical education. Thus was born the idea of the Grand Tour, a practice which introduced Englishmen, Germans, Scandinavians, and also Americans to the art and culture of France and Italy for the next 300 years. Travel was arduous and costly throughout the period, possible only for a privileged class —the same that produced gentleman scientists, authors, antiquaries, and patrons of the arts. Even Peter the Great of Russia in 1697 went on an 18 month grand European tour travelling “incognito.”  Return to the past but expand the tour to include the entire world while they are in school, thus cementing one’s education.

12 Years of travel (ages 10-22 or when you can!)

  • Dream, Explore. Discover & Learn (sync with schoolwork)
  • Legacy & memories
  • Personal development

The Grand World Tour broken down into bite size trips:

  1. United States
  2. Great Britain & France
  3. Spain, Portugal, Mexico
  4. Italy
  5. Asia – China & Japan
  6. Baltics – Russia, Poland, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland
  7. Austria, Switzerland
  8. Israel, Egypt, Jordan
  9. Turkey, Greece
  10. Australia, New Zealand
  11. Latin America
  12. South America Machu Picchu, Galapagos Islands, Panama Canal