Excursions

Academic Excursions are an integral part of the Trinity in Vienna curriculum, and bring students in direct contact with the people, landscape, history and civilization of Austria. Trinity College Rome Campus is committed to helping students explore Central Europe's must-see locations during your program.

  • Academic Excursions are typically conducted over a three-day weekend, and facilitated by faculty from a variety of disciplines and other experts who have extensive knowledge of the relevant sights and locales.
  • All Academic Excursions include ground transportation, organized tours, hotel accommodations and entrance fees (when applicable)
  • Academic Excursions include a pre-departure lecture to introduce students to the sites, their history and their current importance. Upon return, wrap sessions are conducted to help students consolidate what they have learned.


Group Excursions

Trinity in Vienna includes three overnight excursions, as well as a variety of day trips in and around Vienna. Overnight excursions include:
 

Prague, Czech Republic

Known as a "symphony in stone," Prague's many curiosities date back over 1,000 years making it one of the most intriguing cities in Europe. This city is a living museum and possesses architectural preservation like no other place in the world. Prague has risen to make an extraordinary name for itself upon the fall of the Iron Curtain and welcomes you to discover its captivating, everyday wonders. Prague rests along the banks of the Vltava River, and has been the political, cultural, and economic hot-spot of Central and Eastern Europe for over 1000 years. With over 1.2 million local inhabitants in the city proper and a constant flow of international travelers exploring the city, Prague is a bustling capital of global importance.
 

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest is considered by many to be one of the hidden treasures of Europe. It is a thriving city of modern bridges, cafes and markets amid an eclectic mix of architectural styles that reflect Budapest’s unique history. The Danube River splits the city of Budapest into its two halves, Buda and Pest. On the Buda side, Castle Hill, the Royal Palace and Old Town are sites not to be missed. Wait until darkness falls for a breathtaking view of the river with the lights of the seven bridges, the castle and the Parliament building reflected on the water. Pest is the political and economic heart of the city. Its main symbol is the Parliament, which is one of the most recognizable structures in Budapest. Visitors should explore the central market for anything from souvenirs to dinner, or visit one of Budapest’s renowned thermal baths.

Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg is storybook Austria. Standing beside the fast-flowing Salzach River, your gaze is raised inch by inch to the Altstadt's mosaic of graceful domes and spires, the formidable clifftop fortress and the mountains beyond. It’s a view that never palls. It’s a backdrop that once did the lordly prince-archbishops and home-grown genius Mozart proud. As tempting as it is to spend every minute in the Unesco-listed Altstadt, drifting from one baroque church and monumental square to the next in a daze of grandeur, Salzburg rewards those who venture further. Give Getreidegasse’s throngs the slip, meander side streets where classical music wafts from open windows, linger decadently over coffee and cake, and let Salzburg slowly, slowly work its magic.