10 or 13 days
Rome, Sorrento, Pompeii, Delphi, Athens, extension cruise to the Greek Islands

Surrounded by some of humankind’s greatest treasures, every breath is a history lesson.

You’ll walk through the Parthenon and the Colosseum as Titus did, and wonder how these architectural icons could have been any more breathtaking in his time. Shimmering marble and cracking stone—in both countries—serve as marked reminders of the peaks of both as ancient world-conquering powers.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy

  • Day 2: Rome

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    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 a pizza dinner in Rome

  • Day 3: 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 4: Rome

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Florence by train

    Florence by train

    Of the many unifying wonders found throughout the European Union, the high-speed rail network may be the most impressive. As you watch the dynamic Tuscan landscape change before your eyes, you’ll be just moments away from discovering the birthplace of the Italian language, the Renaissance movement and opera—Florence awaits you. Spend the day exploring the colossal Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral.
  • Day 5: Rome • Sorrento

    Travel to the Sorrento Region

    Snap a photo of seaside Sorrento

    Enjoy dinner in Sorrento

  • Day 6: Sorrento • Pompeii • Brindisi • Night ferry

    Travel via Pompeii to Brindisi

    Tour the Roman ruins of Pompeii with an expert local guide  

    Travel by night ferry to Patras

    Enjoy dinner on the night ferry

  • Day 7: Patras • Delphi

    Travel to Delphi

    Enjoy dinner in Delphi

  • Day 8: 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.

    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 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, 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

    Take a guided tour of 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 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
    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, 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 11: Greek island cruise: Samos • Patmos

  • Day 12: Greek island cruise: Crete • Santorini

  • 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

    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 a pizza dinner in Rome

  • Day 3: 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 4: Rome

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Florence by train

    Florence by train

    Of the many unifying wonders found throughout the European Union, the high-speed rail network may be the most impressive. As you watch the dynamic Tuscan landscape change before your eyes, you’ll be just moments away from discovering the birthplace of the Italian language, the Renaissance movement and opera—Florence awaits you. Spend the day exploring the colossal Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral.
  • Day 5: Rome • Sorrento

    Travel to the Sorrento Region

    Snap a photo of seaside Sorrento

    Enjoy dinner in Sorrento

  • Day 6: Sorrento • Pompeii • Brindisi • Night ferry

    Travel via Pompeii to Brindisi

    Tour the Roman ruins of Pompeii with an expert local guide  

    Travel by night ferry to Patras

    Enjoy dinner on the night ferry

  • Day 7: Patras • Delphi

    Travel to Delphi

    Enjoy dinner in Delphi

  • Day 8: 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.

    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 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, 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

    Take a guided tour of 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 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
    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

Add more days

  • Day 10: 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 11: Greek island cruise: Samos • Patmos

  • Day 12: Greek island cruise: Crete • Santorini

  • Day 13: Depart for home

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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

    Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, Colosseum, Roman Forum, Ruins of Pompeii, Delphi site, Delphi Museum, Acropolis; 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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