28 or 31 days
London, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Heidelberg, Lucerne region, Munich, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Venice, Florence, Assisi, Rome, Sorrento Region, Delphi region, Athens with extension to the Greek Islands
This program is the best way to see a bit of everything Europe has to offer. In just under thirty days, carve out the most in-depth multidisciplinary adventure imaginable—whether it’s art in the Louvre, history from the walls of the Anne Frank House, or the theology of Vatican City. There’s a lot of ground to cover, but you can tailor each moment to suit your needs.

🔹 Curated experiences: Every program is intentionally designed to feature guided learning, cultural engagement, and independent exploration experiences to drive global competency development, denoted on each itinerary with a blue diamond. Learn more about these experiences.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to England

  • Day 2: London

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of London

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • The Strand, London's major thoroughfare
    • Trafalgar Square, a bustling central square
    • Leicester Square, a square lined with theaters and other events
    • Covent Garden, a vibrant and charming shopping area

    Enjoy dinner in London

  • Day 3: London

    Take a guided tour of London

    With your expert local guide you will see: 

    • Big Ben, an iconic London bell at the Palace of Westminster
    • Houses of Parliament, home to England's governing body
    • Piccadilly Circus, a five-way intersection 
    • St. Paul’s Cathedral, a domed church which has hosted many royal events
    • Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace (if scheduled)
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Windsor Castle

    Windsor Castle

    Sometimes you just need 13 acres of castles, towers, and gardens to really unwind—or at least you do if you're a British royal. Wander onto this tremendous retreat favored by the Royal Family for the afternoon, and explore what is essentially a small town. Behind the walls of its exquisite architecture you’ll find treasures that date back to its origins in 1070—from original Da Vinci sketches to the royal remains of monarchs past.  

  • Day 4: London

    Spend a full day exploring London on your own 

  • Day 5: London • Paris

    Travel by Eurostar train to Paris

    Spend a half day exploring Paris on your own

    Enjoy dinner in Paris

  • Day 6: Paris

    🔹 Guided learning: 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 
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Versailles

    Versailles

    Welcome to the world headquarters of decadence—the grand palace of Versailles. The enormous estate was built to keep commoners far from its gilded doors and expansive gardens—but fortunately, you won’t have to win Louie or Marie’s notoriously fickle favor to get in. After spending the day in a maze of manicured shrubbery and the staggering Hall of Mirrors, continue the theme of indulgence by treating yourself at a local patisserie nearby.
  • Day 7: Paris

    Explore art from around the world at the Louvre, home to over 35,000 objects including Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, the Mona Lisa

    🔹 Cultural engagement: Take a walking tour of the Latin Quarter, so named because the language was once commonly spoken by the Sorbonne students that populated the area

    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

  • Day 8: Paris • Brussels • Amsterdam

    Travel via Brussels to Amsterdam

    Take a walking tour of Amsterdam 

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • The 13th-century dam built to prevent the Zuiderzee Sea from flooding the city
    • The Begijnhof, a lovely 14th-century sanctuary for the Catholic sisterhood of Begijnhofites
    • Waterlooplein Square, known for its market

    Enjoy dinner in Amsterdam

  • Day 9: 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

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

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Volendam and Zaanse Schans

    Volendam and Zaanse Schans

    Today, enjoy an excursion to the heart of the Dutch countryside. Visit the picturesque fishing village of Volendam and the living and working neighborhood of Zaanse Schans, re-created to look like an old Dutch village. Make your way down the winding, cobblestone streets, past charming shops and crooked houses. Enjoy cheese and clog-making demonstrations as well as a visit to a windmill. 

    Enjoy dinner in Amsterdam

  • Day 10: Amsterdam • Heidelberg

    Travel to Heidelberg

    Ride a funicular up to Heidelberg Castle, and stand beside the enormous wine barrel—it’s so large that a dance floor was once built on top of it for visitors’ amusement

    Take a tour of Heidelberg, a renowned university city lined with medieval streets and peaked red roofs

    Enjoy dinner in Heidelberg

  • Day 11: Heidelberg • Lucerne region

    Travel via the Black Forest and the Rhine Falls to the Lucerne region

    See the Rhine Falls

    Enjoy dinner at your hotel in the Lucerne region

  • Day 12: Lucerne region

    🔹 Cultural engagement: Take a walking tour of Lucerne 

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Lion Monument, a sandstone statue commemorating the Swiss Guards slain in the 1792 Paris storming of the Tuileries 
    • Kapellbrücke, a covered bridge dating back to medieval days adorned with colorful murals overhead
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Swiss Alps experience

    Swiss Alps experience

    This exciting half-day adventure takes you to the top of one of the Swiss Alps, the majestic mountainous backdrop of Lucerne. Journey to the base of the mountain by boat and ride a cog railway to the top. You’ll reach the summit and be rewarded with a splendid panorama of Lucerne, its lake, and the glorious snow-capped Alps. On a clear day, you can see for more than 200 miles! You’ll get back to the foot of the mountain by way of a gondola ride. (Please note: Mountains can be cold, even in summer; warm clothes and appropriate shoes are recommended.) 

    Enjoy dinner at your hotel in the Lucerne region

  • Day 13: Lucerne region • Neuschwanstein Castle • Munich

    Travel via Neuschwanstein to Munich

    Visit Neuschwanstein Castle, commissioned by King Ludwig and the inspiration for Disneyland’s iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle

    Enjoy dinner in Munich

  • Day 14: Munich

    Take a guided tour of Munich

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Olympic Stadium, built for the 1972 Olympic Games
    • Residenz, the former royal palace of the Wittelsbach monarchs 
    • Marienplatz, Munich's main city square

    🔹 Guided learning: With an expert local guide, visit and reflect at the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, which today serves as a memorial museum and a stark reminder of the darkest chapter in this country’s long story

    Take a walking tour of Munich

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Munich Cathedral, the representative landmark of Munich
    • New Town Hall, a towering building home to the city government
    • Hofbräuhaus, a famous beer hall dating back to the 16th century and a symbol of Bavarian hospitality
  • Day 15: Munich • Salzburg

    Take an excursion to Salzburg

    Visit the Berchtesgaden Salt Mines

    Take a guided tour of Salzburg

  • Day 16: Munich • Innsbruck • Venice region

    Travel via Innsbruck to Venice

    Enjoy dinner in Venice

  • Day 17: Venice region

    Learn about glass-blowing in a local craftsman's shop and watch expert craftsmen spin molten-hot wares

    Visit the pink-and-white Doge's Palace, where mighty Venetian dukes once ruled

    Take a guided tour of Venice

    With your local expert guide you will see:

    • St. Mark's Square, Venice's primary square and center of cultural importance
    • St. Mark's Campanile, a 323-foot bell tower
    • Grand Canal, Venice's major waterway filled with gondolas
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    🔹 Cultural engagement: Gondola ride

    🔹 Cultural engagement: Gondola ride

    Enjoy the ultimate Venetian experience—a gondola ride through the city's famed canals, passing by enchanting waterfront homes and under historic pedestrian bridges.  

  • Day 18: Venice region • Florence

    Travel to Florence, the birthplace of the Italian language, opera, and the Renaissance

    Enjoy dinner in Florence

  • Day 19: Florence

    🔹 Guided learning: 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 
  • Day 20: Florence • Assisi

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

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

    Tour Assisi with an expert local guide, whose religious significance and outstanding Renaissance art draws visitors from every corner of the globe, in part because of Giotto’s painted frescoes

    🔹 Cultural engagement: Enjoy lunch at a local farm, where you can savor local specialties made right on site

  • Day 21: Assisi • Pompeii • Sorrento region

    Travel via Pompeii to the Sorrento Region

    Tour the Roman ruins of Pompeii with an expert local guide and see artifacts from the wealthiest ancient Romans, preserved in time

    Snap a photo of seaside Sorrento

    Enjoy dinner in Sorrento

  • Day 22: Sorrento region • Rome

    Travel to Rome

    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 23: 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 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 24: Rome • Delphi

    Fly to Athens, the capital city of Greece known for being the birthplace of democracy, the Olympic Games, and the achievements of the Greek Empire

    Travel to Delphi

    Enjoy dinner in Delphi

  • Day 25: Delphi • Athens

    Visit the Delphi Archaeological Museum, dedicated to the Oracle of Delphi and housing a variety of artifacts dating back to 550 B.C.

    🔹 Guided learning: Take a walking tour of the sites of Delphi

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Temple of Apollo where, according to legend, gods chose to communicate with mortals
    • Ruins of Delphi, where ancient military leaders were known to leave offerings here in the hopes of earning luck in battle

    Travel to Athens

    Enjoy dinner in Athens

  • Day 26: Athens

    Take a guided tour of the Acropolis

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Parthenon, an enduring symbol of Athenian democracy an iconic Greek landmark
    • Temple of Athena Nike, which once housed a gold statue of the goddess, her wings clipped to prevent her from deserting the city

    Take a guided tour of Athens

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Olympic Stadium, where the first Olympic athletes displayed physical strength as a way to honor and entertain the gods of Mount Olympus
    • Syntagma Square, the central square of Athens

    Visit the Acropolis Museum to explore the artifacts of the Acropolis site further

    Take a walking tour of Athens, named for Athena, goddess of war and wisdom

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Plaka District, a hillside area of the city with cobblestone streets, whitewashed homes, and a Greek Island feel
    • Temple of Olympian Zeus, built in 515 B.C. to honor the most powerful of all Greek gods
  • Day 27: Athens

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Cape Sounion

    Cape Sounion

    Opt to visit Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon, overlooking the Aegean Sea. Legend says that King Aegeus stood atop Cape Sounion, waiting for his son Theseus’ return from battle with the Minotaur. King Aegeus had instructed his son’s crew to hoist white sails if Theseus had successfully slain the Minotaur and black sails if he had been defeated. Forgetting his father’s instructions, Theseus returned with black sails, and his heartbroken father dove into the sea. Thus, the waters became known as the Aegean Sea. You’ll visit the impressive Temple of Poseidon; 15 of the temple’s original columns are still standing. As you walk through the temple, look for the column where Lord Byron carved his name. Then take some time to relax and grab a snack at one of the charming cafés overlooking the water. Don’t forget to snap some photos of the breathtaking view from atop the cape.

    Enjoy a special farewell dinner in Athens

  • Day 28: Depart for home

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  • Day 28: Greek island cruise: Mykonos

    Depart on a three-day cruise of the Greek islands, surrounded by beautiful crystalline waters and shaped by Greek and Roman influences

    (Shore excursions to Kusadasi, Crete and Santorini are included for all travelers)

    An all-inclusive water, tea, coffee, and soft drink package is included

  • Day 29: Greek island cruise: Kusadasi • Patmos

  • Day 30: Greek island cruise: Crete • Santorini

  • Day 31: Return to Athens & depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to England

  • Day 2: London

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of London

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • The Strand, London's major thoroughfare
    • Trafalgar Square, a bustling central square
    • Leicester Square, a square lined with theaters and other events
    • Covent Garden, a vibrant and charming shopping area

    Enjoy dinner in London

  • Day 3: London

    Take a guided tour of London

    With your expert local guide you will see: 

    • Big Ben, an iconic London bell at the Palace of Westminster
    • Houses of Parliament, home to England's governing body
    • Piccadilly Circus, a five-way intersection 
    • St. Paul’s Cathedral, a domed church which has hosted many royal events
    • Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace (if scheduled)
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Windsor Castle

    Windsor Castle

    Sometimes you just need 13 acres of castles, towers, and gardens to really unwind—or at least you do if you're a British royal. Wander onto this tremendous retreat favored by the Royal Family for the afternoon, and explore what is essentially a small town. Behind the walls of its exquisite architecture you’ll find treasures that date back to its origins in 1070—from original Da Vinci sketches to the royal remains of monarchs past.  

  • Day 4: London

    Spend a full day exploring London on your own 

  • Day 5: London • Paris

    Travel by Eurostar train to Paris

    Spend a half day exploring Paris on your own

    Enjoy dinner in Paris

  • Day 6: Paris

    🔹 Guided learning: 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 
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Versailles

    Versailles

    Welcome to the world headquarters of decadence—the grand palace of Versailles. The enormous estate was built to keep commoners far from its gilded doors and expansive gardens—but fortunately, you won’t have to win Louie or Marie’s notoriously fickle favor to get in. After spending the day in a maze of manicured shrubbery and the staggering Hall of Mirrors, continue the theme of indulgence by treating yourself at a local patisserie nearby.
  • Day 7: Paris

    Explore art from around the world at the Louvre, home to over 35,000 objects including Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, the Mona Lisa

    🔹 Cultural engagement: Take a walking tour of the Latin Quarter, so named because the language was once commonly spoken by the Sorbonne students that populated the area

    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

  • Day 8: Paris • Brussels • Amsterdam

    Travel via Brussels to Amsterdam

    Take a walking tour of Amsterdam 

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • The 13th-century dam built to prevent the Zuiderzee Sea from flooding the city
    • The Begijnhof, a lovely 14th-century sanctuary for the Catholic sisterhood of Begijnhofites
    • Waterlooplein Square, known for its market

    Enjoy dinner in Amsterdam

  • Day 9: 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

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

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Volendam and Zaanse Schans

    Volendam and Zaanse Schans

    Today, enjoy an excursion to the heart of the Dutch countryside. Visit the picturesque fishing village of Volendam and the living and working neighborhood of Zaanse Schans, re-created to look like an old Dutch village. Make your way down the winding, cobblestone streets, past charming shops and crooked houses. Enjoy cheese and clog-making demonstrations as well as a visit to a windmill. 

    Enjoy dinner in Amsterdam

  • Day 10: Amsterdam • Heidelberg

    Travel to Heidelberg

    Ride a funicular up to Heidelberg Castle, and stand beside the enormous wine barrel—it’s so large that a dance floor was once built on top of it for visitors’ amusement

    Take a tour of Heidelberg, a renowned university city lined with medieval streets and peaked red roofs

    Enjoy dinner in Heidelberg

  • Day 11: Heidelberg • Lucerne region

    Travel via the Black Forest and the Rhine Falls to the Lucerne region

    See the Rhine Falls

    Enjoy dinner at your hotel in the Lucerne region

  • Day 12: Lucerne region

    🔹 Cultural engagement: Take a walking tour of Lucerne 

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Lion Monument, a sandstone statue commemorating the Swiss Guards slain in the 1792 Paris storming of the Tuileries 
    • Kapellbrücke, a covered bridge dating back to medieval days adorned with colorful murals overhead
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Swiss Alps experience

    Swiss Alps experience

    This exciting half-day adventure takes you to the top of one of the Swiss Alps, the majestic mountainous backdrop of Lucerne. Journey to the base of the mountain by boat and ride a cog railway to the top. You’ll reach the summit and be rewarded with a splendid panorama of Lucerne, its lake, and the glorious snow-capped Alps. On a clear day, you can see for more than 200 miles! You’ll get back to the foot of the mountain by way of a gondola ride. (Please note: Mountains can be cold, even in summer; warm clothes and appropriate shoes are recommended.) 

    Enjoy dinner at your hotel in the Lucerne region

  • Day 13: Lucerne region • Neuschwanstein Castle • Munich

    Travel via Neuschwanstein to Munich

    Visit Neuschwanstein Castle, commissioned by King Ludwig and the inspiration for Disneyland’s iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle

    Enjoy dinner in Munich

  • Day 14: Munich

    Take a guided tour of Munich

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Olympic Stadium, built for the 1972 Olympic Games
    • Residenz, the former royal palace of the Wittelsbach monarchs 
    • Marienplatz, Munich's main city square

    🔹 Guided learning: With an expert local guide, visit and reflect at the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, which today serves as a memorial museum and a stark reminder of the darkest chapter in this country’s long story

    Take a walking tour of Munich

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Munich Cathedral, the representative landmark of Munich
    • New Town Hall, a towering building home to the city government
    • Hofbräuhaus, a famous beer hall dating back to the 16th century and a symbol of Bavarian hospitality
  • Day 15: Munich • Salzburg

    Take an excursion to Salzburg

    Visit the Berchtesgaden Salt Mines

    Take a guided tour of Salzburg

  • Day 16: Munich • Innsbruck • Venice region

    Travel via Innsbruck to Venice

    Enjoy dinner in Venice

  • Day 17: Venice region

    Learn about glass-blowing in a local craftsman's shop and watch expert craftsmen spin molten-hot wares

    Visit the pink-and-white Doge's Palace, where mighty Venetian dukes once ruled

    Take a guided tour of Venice

    With your local expert guide you will see:

    • St. Mark's Square, Venice's primary square and center of cultural importance
    • St. Mark's Campanile, a 323-foot bell tower
    • Grand Canal, Venice's major waterway filled with gondolas
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    🔹 Cultural engagement: Gondola ride

    🔹 Cultural engagement: Gondola ride

    Enjoy the ultimate Venetian experience—a gondola ride through the city's famed canals, passing by enchanting waterfront homes and under historic pedestrian bridges.  

  • Day 18: Venice region • Florence

    Travel to Florence, the birthplace of the Italian language, opera, and the Renaissance

    Enjoy dinner in Florence

  • Day 19: Florence

    🔹 Guided learning: 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 
  • Day 20: Florence • Assisi

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

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

    Tour Assisi with an expert local guide, whose religious significance and outstanding Renaissance art draws visitors from every corner of the globe, in part because of Giotto’s painted frescoes

    🔹 Cultural engagement: Enjoy lunch at a local farm, where you can savor local specialties made right on site

  • Day 21: Assisi • Pompeii • Sorrento region

    Travel via Pompeii to the Sorrento Region

    Tour the Roman ruins of Pompeii with an expert local guide and see artifacts from the wealthiest ancient Romans, preserved in time

    Snap a photo of seaside Sorrento

    Enjoy dinner in Sorrento

  • Day 22: Sorrento region • Rome

    Travel to Rome

    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 23: 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 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 24: Rome • Delphi

    Fly to Athens, the capital city of Greece known for being the birthplace of democracy, the Olympic Games, and the achievements of the Greek Empire

    Travel to Delphi

    Enjoy dinner in Delphi

  • Day 25: Delphi • Athens

    Visit the Delphi Archaeological Museum, dedicated to the Oracle of Delphi and housing a variety of artifacts dating back to 550 B.C.

    🔹 Guided learning: Take a walking tour of the sites of Delphi

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Temple of Apollo where, according to legend, gods chose to communicate with mortals
    • Ruins of Delphi, where ancient military leaders were known to leave offerings here in the hopes of earning luck in battle

    Travel to Athens

    Enjoy dinner in Athens

  • Day 26: Athens

    Take a guided tour of the Acropolis

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Parthenon, an enduring symbol of Athenian democracy an iconic Greek landmark
    • Temple of Athena Nike, which once housed a gold statue of the goddess, her wings clipped to prevent her from deserting the city

    Take a guided tour of Athens

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Olympic Stadium, where the first Olympic athletes displayed physical strength as a way to honor and entertain the gods of Mount Olympus
    • Syntagma Square, the central square of Athens

    Visit the Acropolis Museum to explore the artifacts of the Acropolis site further

    Take a walking tour of Athens, named for Athena, goddess of war and wisdom

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Plaka District, a hillside area of the city with cobblestone streets, whitewashed homes, and a Greek Island feel
    • Temple of Olympian Zeus, built in 515 B.C. to honor the most powerful of all Greek gods
  • Day 27: Athens

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Cape Sounion

    Cape Sounion

    Opt to visit Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon, overlooking the Aegean Sea. Legend says that King Aegeus stood atop Cape Sounion, waiting for his son Theseus’ return from battle with the Minotaur. King Aegeus had instructed his son’s crew to hoist white sails if Theseus had successfully slain the Minotaur and black sails if he had been defeated. Forgetting his father’s instructions, Theseus returned with black sails, and his heartbroken father dove into the sea. Thus, the waters became known as the Aegean Sea. You’ll visit the impressive Temple of Poseidon; 15 of the temple’s original columns are still standing. As you walk through the temple, look for the column where Lord Byron carved his name. Then take some time to relax and grab a snack at one of the charming cafés overlooking the water. Don’t forget to snap some photos of the breathtaking view from atop the cape.

    Enjoy a special farewell dinner in Athens

  • Day 28: Depart for home

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  • Day 28: Greek island cruise: Mykonos

    Depart on a three-day cruise of the Greek islands, surrounded by beautiful crystalline waters and shaped by Greek and Roman influences

    (Shore excursions to Kusadasi, Crete and Santorini are included for all travelers)

    An all-inclusive water, tea, coffee, and soft drink package is included

  • Day 29: Greek island cruise: Kusadasi • Patmos

  • Day 30: Greek island cruise: Crete • Santorini

  • Day 31: Return to Athens & 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 and 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

    Louvre, Notre Dame, Anne Frank House, Heidelberg Castle wine barrel, Neuschwanstein Castle, Dachau, Salt Mines, Doge’s Palace, Glass-blowing demonstration, Basilica of St. Francis, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, Colosseum, Roman Forum, Ruins of Pompeii, Delphi site, Delphi Museum, Acropolis, Acropolis Museum; with extension: Greek cruise

  • 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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