10 or 12 days
Barcelona, Nice, Cinque Terre, Florence, extension to Rome
Consider the Mediterranean Sea's influence on the history—and modern culture—of three interconnected nations. In Barcelona, gaze at Gaudí's colorful and creative works. Along the French Riviera, let the natural beauty and relaxed atmosphere inspire you. And in Florence, hear the chimes of Giotto's Campanile ring across the city.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Barcelona

  • Day 2: Barcelona

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Las Ramblas, a pedestrian mall where you’ll find endless entertainment, restaurants, markets, monuments and shopping

    Enjoy dinner in Barcelona

  • Day 3: Barcelona

    Visit Park Güell, a vast public park designed by Antoni Gaudí that features colorful mosaics and remarkable architecture

    Take a guided tour of Barcelona

    With your expert local guide you will see: 

    • La Sagrada Família, Gaudí’s masterpiece cathedral that is over 130 years in the making
    • From the top of Montjuïc, enjoy panoramic views of the harbor below
    • Gothic Quarter, a memory of the Roman Empire, now lined with shops and restaurants
    • Barcelona Cathedral, a Gothic Revival church known for its gargoyles and other mythical animals
  • Day 4: Barcelona

    Tour La Boquería, Barcelona’s central produce market, with an expert local guide to see limitless varieties of cheeses, meats, and sweets

    Enjoy a tapas lunch, a Spanish culinary tradition which consists of many small hot and cold plates

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Dalí Museum in Figueres

    Dalí Museum in Figueres

    Join an exciting half-day excursion to Figueres, a Catalan city on the exquisite Costa Brava. You’ll visit a one-of-a-kind theater museum dedicated to the surrealist world of renowned Spanish painter Salvador Dalí. This museum contains the broadest range of Dalí’s works and offers a unique experience to step into the world of the artist. 

  • Day 5: Barcelona • Carcassonne • French Riviera

    Travel via Carcassonne on your way to the French Riviera

    Take a tour of Carcassonne, home to Europe’s most complete medieval fortress, and relive medieval times as you pass age-old ramparts

  • Day 6: French Riviera • Nice

    Take a day trip to Monaco, a tiny principality that packs wealth, royalty and the Casino Monte-Carlo into 0.8 square miles, and Èze, a hilly seaside town 

    Tour a perfume factory and watch olfactory experts concoct new fragrances

    Take a walking tour of Nice and soak up the white-washed villas and the emerald waters that lap its endless beaches

    Enjoy dinner in the French Riviera

  • Day 7: French Riviera • Cinque Terre

    Travel to Cinque Terre, a colorful hillside village with postcard views

    Explore Cinque Terre and its “Five Lands,” a series of small villages that have been carved into the Italian coastline

    Enjoy dinner in Cinque Terre

  • Day 8: Cinque Terre • Pisa • Florence

    Travel via Pisa to Florence

    Tour Pisa with an expert local guide and see the world’s most famous blunder, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, before visiting the Baptistery and Cathedral

  • Day 9: Florence

    Take a guided tour of Florence

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Piazza della Signoria, which is lined with classic statues
    • Ponte Vecchio, a medieval bridge where many of Florence’s famed leather and gold artisans still keep shop 
    • Basilica of Santa Croce, where Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Galileo and others are buried 
    • Gates of Paradise, bronzed doors that depict scenes from the Old Testament and are considered an icon of the Renaissance 

    Enjoy dinner in Florence

  • Day 10: Depart for home

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  • Day 10: Florence • Rome

    Travel by train to Rome, Italy's historic capital where the Roman Empire flourished and left an enduring mark with its intellectual, artistic, spiritual, and physical achievements  

    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
  • Day 11: 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

    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

    Enjoy dinner in Rome

  • Day 12: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Barcelona

  • Day 2: Barcelona

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Las Ramblas, a pedestrian mall where you’ll find endless entertainment, restaurants, markets, monuments and shopping

    Enjoy dinner in Barcelona

  • Day 3: Barcelona

    Visit Park Güell, a vast public park designed by Antoni Gaudí that features colorful mosaics and remarkable architecture

    Take a guided tour of Barcelona

    With your expert local guide you will see: 

    • La Sagrada Família, Gaudí’s masterpiece cathedral that is over 130 years in the making
    • From the top of Montjuïc, enjoy panoramic views of the harbor below
    • Gothic Quarter, a memory of the Roman Empire, now lined with shops and restaurants
    • Barcelona Cathedral, a Gothic Revival church known for its gargoyles and other mythical animals
  • Day 4: Barcelona

    Tour La Boquería, Barcelona’s central produce market, with an expert local guide to see limitless varieties of cheeses, meats, and sweets

    Enjoy a tapas lunch, a Spanish culinary tradition which consists of many small hot and cold plates

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Dalí Museum in Figueres

    Dalí Museum in Figueres

    Join an exciting half-day excursion to Figueres, a Catalan city on the exquisite Costa Brava. You’ll visit a one-of-a-kind theater museum dedicated to the surrealist world of renowned Spanish painter Salvador Dalí. This museum contains the broadest range of Dalí’s works and offers a unique experience to step into the world of the artist. 

  • Day 5: Barcelona • Carcassonne • French Riviera

    Travel via Carcassonne on your way to the French Riviera

    Take a tour of Carcassonne, home to Europe’s most complete medieval fortress, and relive medieval times as you pass age-old ramparts

  • Day 6: French Riviera • Nice

    Take a day trip to Monaco, a tiny principality that packs wealth, royalty and the Casino Monte-Carlo into 0.8 square miles, and Èze, a hilly seaside town 

    Tour a perfume factory and watch olfactory experts concoct new fragrances

    Take a walking tour of Nice and soak up the white-washed villas and the emerald waters that lap its endless beaches

    Enjoy dinner in the French Riviera

  • Day 7: French Riviera • Cinque Terre

    Travel to Cinque Terre, a colorful hillside village with postcard views

    Explore Cinque Terre and its “Five Lands,” a series of small villages that have been carved into the Italian coastline

    Enjoy dinner in Cinque Terre

  • Day 8: Cinque Terre • Pisa • Florence

    Travel via Pisa to Florence

    Tour Pisa with an expert local guide and see the world’s most famous blunder, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, before visiting the Baptistery and Cathedral

  • Day 9: Florence

    Take a guided tour of Florence

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Piazza della Signoria, which is lined with classic statues
    • Ponte Vecchio, a medieval bridge where many of Florence’s famed leather and gold artisans still keep shop 
    • Basilica of Santa Croce, where Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Galileo and others are buried 
    • Gates of Paradise, bronzed doors that depict scenes from the Old Testament and are considered an icon of the Renaissance 

    Enjoy dinner in Florence

  • Day 10: Depart for home

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  • Day 10: Florence • Rome

    Travel by train to Rome, Italy's historic capital where the Roman Empire flourished and left an enduring mark with its intellectual, artistic, spiritual, and physical achievements  

    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
  • Day 11: 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

    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

    Enjoy dinner in Rome

  • Day 12: 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 & water 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

    Parque Guell, Sagrada Familia, Perfume factory, Cinque Terre by boat (April-September) or by train (October-March), Pisa Baptistery, Pisa Cathedral; with extension:Colosseum, Roman Forum, Sistine Chapel, St.Peter’s Basilica

  • 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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