11 or 13 days
Lucerne region, Verona, Venice region, Florence, Pisa, Cinque Terre, French Riviera, extension to Paris

Get the best view and travel high above the city to the daring altitudes of the Swiss Mountains.

Next, a stop in Venice will ground you in the royal splendors of the Doge’s Palace as you trade natural Swiss beauty for exquisite Venetian gothic. After seeing Florence and Pisa, continuing along the French Riviera puts you in the tropic harbors of Monaco.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Switzerland

  • Day 2: Zurich • Lucerne region

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Travel to Lucerne

    Enjoy dinner at your hotel in the Lucerne region

  • Day 3: Lucerne region

    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

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Swiss folklore evening

    Swiss folklore evening

    Opt to join us for a bit of Swiss tradition. You’ll enjoy a delicious meal, including the chance to try fondue—the Swiss National Dish! Afterwards, watch a show, complete with yodeling, traditional dancing, and Alpine horns. Note: Groups traveling from October to mid-April will enjoy Swiss music during their meal instead of the show.  

  • Day 4: Lucerne region • Verona • Venice region

    Travel via Verona to Venice

    Enjoy dinner in Venice

  • Day 5: Venice region

    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

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

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

    Spend a half day exploring Venice on your own

  • Day 6: Venice region • Florence

    Travel to 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 7: Florence

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Tuscan wine tasting

    Tuscan wine tasting

    Sample the distinctive wines of the Tuscan region.

  • Day 8: Florence • Pisa • Cinque Terre

    Travel via Pisa to Cinque Terre

    See the Leaning Tower

    Visit the Baptistery of St. John and the Pisa Cathedral

    Enjoy dinner in Cinque Terre

  • Day 9: Cinque Terre • French Riviera

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

    Travel to the French Riviera

  • Day 10: French Riviera

    Take a day trip to Monaco and Èze 

    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 Nice

  • Day 11: Depart for home

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  • Day 11: French Riviera • Paris

    Travel by TGV train to Paris

    Take a walking tour of the Latin Quarter

    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

    Enjoy dinner in the Latin Quarter
  • Day 12: Paris

    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 

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

    Spend the afternoon exploring Paris on your own

  • Day 13: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Switzerland

  • Day 2: Zurich • Lucerne region

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Travel to Lucerne

    Enjoy dinner at your hotel in the Lucerne region

  • Day 3: Lucerne region

    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

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Swiss folklore evening

    Swiss folklore evening

    Opt to join us for a bit of Swiss tradition. You’ll enjoy a delicious meal, including the chance to try fondue—the Swiss National Dish! Afterwards, watch a show, complete with yodeling, traditional dancing, and Alpine horns. Note: Groups traveling from October to mid-April will enjoy Swiss music during their meal instead of the show.  

  • Day 4: Lucerne region • Verona • Venice region

    Travel via Verona to Venice

    Enjoy dinner in Venice

  • Day 5: Venice region

    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

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

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

    Spend a half day exploring Venice on your own

  • Day 6: Venice region • Florence

    Travel to 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 7: Florence

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Tuscan wine tasting

    Tuscan wine tasting

    Sample the distinctive wines of the Tuscan region.

  • Day 8: Florence • Pisa • Cinque Terre

    Travel via Pisa to Cinque Terre

    See the Leaning Tower

    Visit the Baptistery of St. John and the Pisa Cathedral

    Enjoy dinner in Cinque Terre

  • Day 9: Cinque Terre • French Riviera

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

    Travel to the French Riviera

  • Day 10: French Riviera

    Take a day trip to Monaco and Èze 

    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 Nice

  • Day 11: Depart for home

Add more days

  • Day 11: French Riviera • Paris

    Travel by TGV train to Paris

    Take a walking tour of the Latin Quarter

    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

    Enjoy dinner in the Latin Quarter
  • Day 12: Paris

    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 

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

    Spend the afternoon exploring Paris on your own

  • 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 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

    Doge's Palace, Glass-blowing demonstration, Pisa Baptistery, Pisa Cathedral, Cinque Terre by boat (April-September) or by train (October-March), Perfume factory; with extension: Notre Dame, Louvre

  • 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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