There's still time to take advantage of an early enrollment discount of $200 being offered for a community-based trip to Italy and Greece over the 2024 Easter break being organized by some teachers of the Bow Valley High School.

The discount is available until Saturday, Nov. 12.

It's a 14-day Adriatic Odyssey, likely Mar. 27 to Apr. 10, 2024. Highlights include a tour of the Vatican City and the Sistine Chapel, Rome, including the Colosseum, Florence and Delphi, Athens and the Olympic Stadium, capped off with a three-day cruise of the Greek Islands. 

Because Alberta school divisions and schools are not currently allowing international student travel, the teachers put together a community-based Italy/Greece trip that will focus on global educational learning that students would otherwise not be able to experience. It's being organized by teachers Scott Allard, Corina Bauer, Carrie Zunti, and Grant Bauer.

It's still going to be treated as a school trip, with all the safety precautions and expectations of student behavior, but is in no way affiliated with Rocky View School Division or Bow Valley High School. 

With the early enrolment discount of $200, the student cost for this trip will be $5,672, which includes all airfare and hotel expenses, along with breakfast and dinner meals. It can be paid in 17 monthly payments of $322.00.

Adults can also join the expedition at a cost of $6,572 if booked by Nov. 12. It can also be paid in monthly payments of $375 for 17 months.

These prices include the Global Protection Plan of $199. You may choose to opt-out of this plan if you have your own supplementary travel insurance.

Basic requirements for the trip:

  • a passport (also a visa for international students) valid for 6 months past the date of travel
  • All scheduled activities are obligatory
  • room checks and curfews will be enforced
  • smoking/drinking/illegal activities are not allowed (punishable by dismissal from the tour at the traveller's own expense)

Coverage for cancellation:

  • Cancel for any reason (optional individual coverage)
  • Global Travel Protection Plan (optional individual coverage)
  • EF's Peace of Mind - provided to all travellers

For more information regarding the trip itinerary, payment plans, or cancellation coverage, please check out the website at Your enrollment number is 2596276VH. You may also call EF at 1-800-263-2806.

You can also contact group leader Scott Allard at for further information.