10 or 13 days
Florence, Rome, Delphi region, Athens, extension cruise to Greek Islands

With ancient architectural ruins and vibrant cultural traditions, Italy and Greece have long been top destinations for history buffs, art enthusiasts, and pizza lovers alike.

Trace the footsteps of gladiators in the Colosseum and Greek philosophers in the Acropolis. Take in a variety of art, whether it’s Michelangelo’s masterpiece in the Sistine Chapel or a street vendor’s colorful rows of creamy gelato. Any way you slice it, these two countries have centuries of stories to share.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy

  • Day 2: Florence

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Spend a half day exploring Florence on your own

    Enjoy dinner in Florence

  • Day 3: Florence

    Take a guided tour of Florence

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Piazza della Signoria
    • Ponte Vecchio
    • Basilica of Santa Croce
    • Gates of Paradise

    Visit the Duomo

    Spend a half day exploring Florence on your own

  • Day 4: Florence • Rome

    Travel to Rome

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Roman Forum
    • Colosseum

    Enjoy a pizza dinner in Rome

  • Day 5: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Sistine Chapel
    • St. Peter’s Basilica

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome

    You will see:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Piazza Navona
    • Spanish Steps
  • Day 6: Rome

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Pompeii

    Pompeii

    Learn how wealthy Romans lived 2,000 years ago in Pompeii, one of the richest archaeological sites in the world. When neighboring Mount Vesuvius erupted in A.D. 79, volcanic ash completely buried the Roman resort. Now it is fully excavated, and you can see the ruins of villas, ancient temples and Stabian Baths, as well as ancient frescoes and mosaics that miraculously survived the city's demise. On this full day excursion you will have a guided tour as well as an included lunch and free time. (Please note: Due to the uneven terrain comfortable shoes are recommended).

  • Day 7: Rome • Athens • Delphi

    Fly to Athens

    Travel to Delphi

    Enjoy dinner at your hotel

  • Day 8: Delphi • Athens

    Visit the Delphi Archaeological Museum  

    Take a walking tour of the sites of Delphi

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Temple of Apollo
    • Ruins of Delphi

    Travel to Athens

    Enjoy a traditional giouvetsi dinner, a traditional baked pasta dish

  • Day 9: Athens

    Take a guided tour of Athens

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Olympic Stadium
    • Syntagma Square

    Take a guided tour of Acropolis

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Parthenon 
    • Temple of Athena Nike

    Take a walking tour of Athens

    With your tour director you will see:

    • Plaka District
    • Temple of Olympian Zeus
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Cape Sounion with dinner

    Cape Sounion with dinner

    This afternoon, travel to Cape Sounion. According to legend this is the spot where Aegeus, king of Athens, leapt to his death off the cliff, thus giving his name to the Aegean Sea. Your guided tour will take you to the ancient Greek temple of Poseidon, the god of the sea in classical mythology. End your excursion with an included dinner as you take in the beautiful sunset.

  • Day 10: Depart for home

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  • Day 10: Greek Island cruise: Mykonos

    Depart on a three-day cruise of the Greek islands, with the following inclusions:

    • Samos shore excursion to Vathi, Heraion, and Pythagorio
    • Two additional shore excursions of the group's choice
    • All-inclusive water, tea, coffee, and soft drink package
  • Day 11: Greek Island cruise: Samos • Patmos

  • Day 12: Greek Island cruise: Crete • Santorini

  • Day 13: Return to Athens & depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy

  • Day 2: Florence

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Spend a half day exploring Florence on your own

    Enjoy dinner in Florence

  • Day 3: Florence

    Take a guided tour of Florence

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Piazza della Signoria
    • Ponte Vecchio
    • Basilica of Santa Croce
    • Gates of Paradise

    Visit the Duomo

    Spend a half day exploring Florence on your own

  • Day 4: Florence • Rome

    Travel to Rome

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Roman Forum
    • Colosseum

    Enjoy a pizza dinner in Rome

  • Day 5: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Sistine Chapel
    • St. Peter’s Basilica

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome

    You will see:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Piazza Navona
    • Spanish Steps
  • Day 6: Rome

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Pompeii

    Pompeii

    Learn how wealthy Romans lived 2,000 years ago in Pompeii, one of the richest archaeological sites in the world. When neighboring Mount Vesuvius erupted in A.D. 79, volcanic ash completely buried the Roman resort. Now it is fully excavated, and you can see the ruins of villas, ancient temples and Stabian Baths, as well as ancient frescoes and mosaics that miraculously survived the city's demise. On this full day excursion you will have a guided tour as well as an included lunch and free time. (Please note: Due to the uneven terrain comfortable shoes are recommended).

  • Day 7: Rome • Athens • Delphi

    Fly to Athens

    Travel to Delphi

    Enjoy dinner at your hotel

  • Day 8: Delphi • Athens

    Visit the Delphi Archaeological Museum  

    Take a walking tour of the sites of Delphi

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Temple of Apollo
    • Ruins of Delphi

    Travel to Athens

    Enjoy a traditional giouvetsi dinner, a traditional baked pasta dish

  • Day 9: Athens

    Take a guided tour of Athens

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Olympic Stadium
    • Syntagma Square

    Take a guided tour of Acropolis

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Parthenon 
    • Temple of Athena Nike

    Take a walking tour of Athens

    With your tour director you will see:

    • Plaka District
    • Temple of Olympian Zeus
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Cape Sounion with dinner

    Cape Sounion with dinner

    This afternoon, travel to Cape Sounion. According to legend this is the spot where Aegeus, king of Athens, leapt to his death off the cliff, thus giving his name to the Aegean Sea. Your guided tour will take you to the ancient Greek temple of Poseidon, the god of the sea in classical mythology. End your excursion with an included dinner as you take in the beautiful sunset.

  • Day 10: Depart for home

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  • Day 10: Greek Island cruise: Mykonos

    Depart on a three-day cruise of the Greek islands, with the following inclusions:

    • Samos shore excursion to Vathi, Heraion, and Pythagorio
    • Two additional shore excursions of the group's choice
    • All-inclusive water, tea, coffee, and soft drink package
  • Day 11: Greek Island cruise: Samos • Patmos

  • Day 12: Greek Island cruise: Crete • Santorini

  • Day 13: Return to Athens & depart for home

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What's Included

  • Round-trip airfare and transportation

    Buses, trains, cruise ships, ferries and subways—covered. We take care of getting you around so you can enjoy the ride.

  • Accommodations

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

  • 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.

  • Curriculum Integration

    Your academic vision remains present wherever you travel. Tell us your ideal study abroad experience, and we'll help connect your curriculum to EF's extensive connections abroad.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your expert 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 while abroad.

  • 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 $15 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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