11 or 13 days
This fast-paced tour keeps you on your feet with art classics always within reach

You’ll see artistic highlights of the classical, Renaissance and modern periods in just 11 days.

Start off with the Vatican, where you could spend the afternoon admiring the architecture and famous murals of St. Peter’s Basilica and Sistine Chapel, respectively. And what better way to experience the myriad of treasures in the Louvre than with a resident art historian?
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy

  • Day 2: Rome

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Enjoy a pizza dinner in Rome

  • Day 3: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Roman Forum, marking the former heart of the Roman Empire where Julius Caesar gave many of his political speeches
    • The Colosseum, the world’s most famous arena used for gladiatorial combat

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome

    You will see:

    • Trevi Fountain, Rome's iconic landmark
    • Pantheon, built to honor all the gods of Rome
    • Piazza Navona, a lively square lined with restaurants and shops
    • Spanish Steps, Europe's widest staircase
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Doria Pamphilj Gallery

    Doria Pamphilj Gallery

    Wander through the Doria Pamphilj Gallery, a large private art collection between Via del Corso and Via Della Gatta. The gilded walls hold masterpieces like Velasquez's Portrait of Innocent X, Caravaggio's Rest During the Flight into Egypt, Titian's Salome with the Head of John the Baptist, and others by Raphael, Tiziano, Bernini, and more. The palace was a family home for the Pamphilj family, and you can get a peek into their life as you visit the apartments that are still furnished with original décor. 

  • Day 4: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City, the headquarter of the Roman Catholic Church and the Pope

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo’s breathtaking frescoes
    • St. Peter’s Basilica, a site of religious and historical significance over which the Pope presides
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Caravaggio art tour

    Caravaggio art tour

    Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio had a formative influence on the Baroque school of painting. On this optional walking tour, you’ll view some of the Italian artist’s most famous works spread among three stunning churches.

  • Day 5: Rome • Assisi • Florence

    Travel to Assisi, nestled between Mount Subasio and fields of olive groves on a hill overlooking Umbria, on your way to Florence

    Visit the Basilica of St. Francis, where the remains of St. Francis are entombed in a stone crypt

    Take a tour of Assisi

    With an expert local guide you will see:

    • Basilica of St. Francis, where the remains of St. Francis are entombed in a stone crypt
    • Birthplace of St. Clare, who founded the Franciscan Order of Poor Ladies in the year 1212

    Enjoy dinner in Florence

  • Day 6: Florence

    Visit the Accademia to admire Michelangelo’s statue of David and explore the winding halls of busts

    Take an art-themed tour of Florence with a local professor, including the ideas of power and patronage during the Renaissance, and discuss the social, political and artistic implications of the era

  • Day 7: Florence

    Visit the Uffizi art museum to see Botticelli’s famous Birth of Venus painting up close and study the details of Leonardo da Vinci’s Annunciation

    Spend a half day exploring Florence on your own

  • Day 8: Florence • Paris

    Fly to Paris

    See Notre-Dame Cathedral, known for its sculptured facade, stained-glass rose windows, and seemingly weightless vaulted ceilings, and see the progress of its restoration following the 2019 fire which damaged much of the building

    Take a guided tour of Paris

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Place de la Concorde, a major public square
    • Champs-Élysées, an elegant boulevard packed with high-fashion boutiques 
    • Arc de Triomphe, a monument honoring those who fought for France in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars 
    • Eiffel Tower, built for the 1889 World's Fair and an iconic symbol of Paris
    • Hôtel des Invalides, a grand hospital commissioned by Louis XIV 
  • Day 9: Paris

    Take a guided tour of the Louvre with a local historian, who will share insights about the artwork and artists represented at the incomparable museum

    Visit a Parisian atelier and see where working Parisian artists draw their inspiration from, from potters’ wheels to fashion mannequins to canvasses

    Enjoy a scenic view of Paris as you sail along the iconic Seine River

  • Day 10: Paris

    Take a guided tour of the Museé d’Orsay with a local historian, which was built for the 1900 Universal Exposition and noted for its collection of Impressionist paintings

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Van Gogh's Auvers-sur-Oise

    Van Gogh's Auvers-sur-Oise

    Opt to visit the town said to inspire some of the most noted French Impressionists. Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, Camille Pissarro, Jean Baptiste Camille Corot and Charles Françoise Daubigny lived and worked in Auvers-sur-Oise, a commune located in the northwestern suburbs of Paris. Stroll through the town and take in the views that inspired these great artists. You’ll see the inspiration for Cézanne’s La Maison du Pendu Auvers-sur-Oise and Ravoux Inn, where Vincent van Gogh spent the end of his life. Time permitting, you may wish to visit the museum at the house of Daubigny. (Please note: This optional excursion is only available November 1 throughMarch 31.)  

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Monet's Giverny Gardens

    Monet's Giverny Gardens

    Join an optional half-day excursion to the village of Giverny, where impressionist painter Claude Monet lived and worked for more than 40 years. As you explore Monet’s home you will not only see his other artistic work, but you’ll also see his personal collection of Japanese paintings as well as his studio. Make your way through the extensive gardens to the pond where Monet’s art comes to life as you stand on the wooden footbridge that spans the pond. You might recognize the view from the artist’s famous Water Lilies series. Enjoy free time to stroll through the gardens and visit the quaint village. (Please note: This optional excursion is only available April 1 through October 31. Monet’s home is closed Mondays except for Easter Monday. Participants must enroll in this excursion no later than 50 days prior to departure.) 

    Enjoy dinner in the Latin Quarter
  • Day 11: Depart for home

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  • Day 11: Paris • Amsterdam

    Travel by train to Amsterdam, the largest city and the capital of the Netherlands

    Visit the Rijksmuseum and admire works including Rembrandt’s The Night Watch

    Enjoy dinner in Amsterdam

  • Day 12: Amsterdam

    Take a guided tour of Amsterdam

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Koninklijk Paleis (Royal Palace), once the home of the Dutch Royal Family
    • Westerkerk (West Church), where Rembrandt is buried
    • Dam Square, bustling central meeting point

    Visit the Anne Frank House and reflect on themes that range from conflicting fundamental and human rights, to discrimination, and more

  • Day 13: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy

  • Day 2: Rome

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Enjoy a pizza dinner in Rome

  • Day 3: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Roman Forum, marking the former heart of the Roman Empire where Julius Caesar gave many of his political speeches
    • The Colosseum, the world’s most famous arena used for gladiatorial combat

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome

    You will see:

    • Trevi Fountain, Rome's iconic landmark
    • Pantheon, built to honor all the gods of Rome
    • Piazza Navona, a lively square lined with restaurants and shops
    • Spanish Steps, Europe's widest staircase
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Doria Pamphilj Gallery

    Doria Pamphilj Gallery

    Wander through the Doria Pamphilj Gallery, a large private art collection between Via del Corso and Via Della Gatta. The gilded walls hold masterpieces like Velasquez's Portrait of Innocent X, Caravaggio's Rest During the Flight into Egypt, Titian's Salome with the Head of John the Baptist, and others by Raphael, Tiziano, Bernini, and more. The palace was a family home for the Pamphilj family, and you can get a peek into their life as you visit the apartments that are still furnished with original décor. 

  • Day 4: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City, the headquarter of the Roman Catholic Church and the Pope

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo’s breathtaking frescoes
    • St. Peter’s Basilica, a site of religious and historical significance over which the Pope presides
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Caravaggio art tour

    Caravaggio art tour

    Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio had a formative influence on the Baroque school of painting. On this optional walking tour, you’ll view some of the Italian artist’s most famous works spread among three stunning churches.

  • Day 5: Rome • Assisi • Florence

    Travel to Assisi, nestled between Mount Subasio and fields of olive groves on a hill overlooking Umbria, on your way to Florence

    Visit the Basilica of St. Francis, where the remains of St. Francis are entombed in a stone crypt

    Take a tour of Assisi

    With an expert local guide you will see:

    • Basilica of St. Francis, where the remains of St. Francis are entombed in a stone crypt
    • Birthplace of St. Clare, who founded the Franciscan Order of Poor Ladies in the year 1212

    Enjoy dinner in Florence

  • Day 6: Florence

    Visit the Accademia to admire Michelangelo’s statue of David and explore the winding halls of busts

    Take an art-themed tour of Florence with a local professor, including the ideas of power and patronage during the Renaissance, and discuss the social, political and artistic implications of the era

  • Day 7: Florence

    Visit the Uffizi art museum to see Botticelli’s famous Birth of Venus painting up close and study the details of Leonardo da Vinci’s Annunciation

    Spend a half day exploring Florence on your own

  • Day 8: Florence • Paris

    Fly to Paris

    See Notre-Dame Cathedral, known for its sculptured facade, stained-glass rose windows, and seemingly weightless vaulted ceilings, and see the progress of its restoration following the 2019 fire which damaged much of the building

    Take a guided tour of Paris

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Place de la Concorde, a major public square
    • Champs-Élysées, an elegant boulevard packed with high-fashion boutiques 
    • Arc de Triomphe, a monument honoring those who fought for France in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars 
    • Eiffel Tower, built for the 1889 World's Fair and an iconic symbol of Paris
    • Hôtel des Invalides, a grand hospital commissioned by Louis XIV 
  • Day 9: Paris

    Take a guided tour of the Louvre with a local historian, who will share insights about the artwork and artists represented at the incomparable museum

    Visit a Parisian atelier and see where working Parisian artists draw their inspiration from, from potters’ wheels to fashion mannequins to canvasses

    Enjoy a scenic view of Paris as you sail along the iconic Seine River

  • Day 10: Paris

    Take a guided tour of the Museé d’Orsay with a local historian, which was built for the 1900 Universal Exposition and noted for its collection of Impressionist paintings

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Van Gogh's Auvers-sur-Oise

    Van Gogh's Auvers-sur-Oise

    Opt to visit the town said to inspire some of the most noted French Impressionists. Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, Camille Pissarro, Jean Baptiste Camille Corot and Charles Françoise Daubigny lived and worked in Auvers-sur-Oise, a commune located in the northwestern suburbs of Paris. Stroll through the town and take in the views that inspired these great artists. You’ll see the inspiration for Cézanne’s La Maison du Pendu Auvers-sur-Oise and Ravoux Inn, where Vincent van Gogh spent the end of his life. Time permitting, you may wish to visit the museum at the house of Daubigny. (Please note: This optional excursion is only available November 1 throughMarch 31.)  

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Monet's Giverny Gardens

    Monet's Giverny Gardens

    Join an optional half-day excursion to the village of Giverny, where impressionist painter Claude Monet lived and worked for more than 40 years. As you explore Monet’s home you will not only see his other artistic work, but you’ll also see his personal collection of Japanese paintings as well as his studio. Make your way through the extensive gardens to the pond where Monet’s art comes to life as you stand on the wooden footbridge that spans the pond. You might recognize the view from the artist’s famous Water Lilies series. Enjoy free time to stroll through the gardens and visit the quaint village. (Please note: This optional excursion is only available April 1 through October 31. Monet’s home is closed Mondays except for Easter Monday. Participants must enroll in this excursion no later than 50 days prior to departure.) 

    Enjoy dinner in the Latin Quarter
  • Day 11: Depart for home

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  • Day 11: Paris • Amsterdam

    Travel by train to Amsterdam, the largest city and the capital of the Netherlands

    Visit the Rijksmuseum and admire works including Rembrandt’s The Night Watch

    Enjoy dinner in Amsterdam

  • Day 12: Amsterdam

    Take a guided tour of Amsterdam

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Koninklijk Paleis (Royal Palace), once the home of the Dutch Royal Family
    • Westerkerk (West Church), where Rembrandt is buried
    • Dam Square, bustling central meeting point

    Visit the Anne Frank House and reflect on themes that range from conflicting fundamental and human rights, to discrimination, and more

  • Day 13: Depart for home

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Learning outcomes on this program

Confidence • Curiosity • Global perspective • Empathy • Adaptability • Relatability • Self-Awareness


EF Global Learning Model Post-Study Abroad Learning Resources
Academic resources

With this program, you get access to our Global Learning Resources, which include:

  • Discussion questions
  • Sample assignments
  • Journal prompts
  • Webinars
  • EF's Global Competency Assessment, a pre- and post-program assessment to measure competency development
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EF Global Learning Model Post-Study Abroad Learning Resources
Academic resources


With this program, you get access to our Global Learning Resources, which include:

  • Discussion questions
  • Sample assignments
  • Journal prompts
  • Webinars
  • EF's Global Competency Assessment, a pre- and post-program assessment to measure competency development

See the resources you get



Your experience includes

  • Round-trip airfare

    Your price includes round-trip airfare for your whole group

  • Accommodations

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • On-tour transportation

    Land transportation

  • Regional-style meals

    Daily breakfasts and select local dinners are included in your program. Generally, we leave lunch up to you so your group has an opportunity to explore its own tastes.

  • End-to-end support

    Your team helps to secure administrative approval and academic credit, provides recruiting tools and helps establish your program's ongoing presence on campus.

  • EF Global Learning Toolkit

    To capitalize on moments for building empathy, awareness, and adaptability in a global environment, we offer a number of different tools designed to help educators facilitate student growth abroad and on campus, including academically enriched travel programs, industry engagement opportunities, global learning resources, and a Global Competencies Assessment tool.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all program logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert Local Guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and enhancing teaching moments wherever your curriculum takes you.

  • Guided sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from licensed local guides who join your group for select experiences on tour.

  • Entrances

    Colosseum, Roman Forum, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, Basilica of St. Francis, Accademia, Uffizi Gallery, Louvre, Atelier visit, Musée D’Orsay; with extension: Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank House

  • Worldwide support, safety and security

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide. We provide 24-hour emergency support service along with a comprehensive $50 million liability policy that covers you and your institution while abroad.

  • Flexible payment options

    Give more students the opportunity to study abroad by offering them two different payment plan options, along with our TripFunder website to help fundraise for the program.


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