9 or 13 days
Italy, Greece

It’s impossible to overstate the influence of Ancient Rome and Greece on our modern-day society; seeing monuments from those civilizations is a profound experience.

From the Colosseum to the Parthenon to the expansive archaeological sites at Pompeii, Epidaurus and Mycenae, walk in the footsteps of the men and women who set the stage for the development of Western culture.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy

  • Day 2: Rome

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

  • Day 3: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Roman Forum
    • Colosseum

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome

    You will see:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Piazza Navona
    • Spanish Steps
  • Day 4: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Sistine Chapel
    • St. Peter’s Basilica
    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Roman Catacombs

    Roman Catacombs

    Opt to explore the mysterious world buried beneath Rome since the 2nd century. Christian burial grounds and priceless relics abound, and the art that lines the walls is world-class. Afterward, journey down the ancient Appian Way to the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls. Note: Sturdy walking shoes are recommended. This optional is not recommended for those who are claustrophobic.

  • Day 5: Rome • Pompeii • Night Ferry

    Travel via Pompeii to Brindisi

    Visit the Pompeii Roman Ruins

    Tour Pompeii with an expert local guide

    Board a night ferry to Patras
  • Day 6: Patras • Olympia • Arcadia

    Travel via Olympia to Arcadia

    Visit the Archaeological Museum of Olympia 

    Tour Olympia with an expert local guide

    Visit the Museum of Archimedes

  • Day 7: Arcadia • Epidaurus • Mycenae • Corinth • Athens

    Travel via Epidaurus and Mycenae to Athens

    Tour Epidaurus and Mycenae with an expert local guide

    See the Corinth Canal

  • Day 8: Athens

    Take a guided tour of Athens

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Olympic Stadium
    • Syntagma Square
    • Acropolis

    Visit the Acropolis Museum

    Take a walking tour of Athens

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Plaka district
    • Temple of Zeus
    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Greek evening

    Greek evening

    Immerse yourself in Greek culture during an evening of festive entertainment and local cuisine! Witness the fancy footwork of traditional Greek dancing accompanied by musicians playing on bouzoukis, stringed instruments unique to Greece. Music and dancing have long played a central role in Greek culture with over 4,000 dances from all regions of the country.

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Add 4 more days

  • Day 9: Greek island cruise: Mykonos

    Depart on a four day cruise of the Greek islands

    You may pre-book shore excursion packages for three or four islands  

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Shore Excursion Package 1: Samos, St. John's Monastery, and Lindos

    Shore Excursion Package 1: Samos, St. John's Monastery, and Lindos

    Your optional package includes excursions from your ports of call in Samos, Patmos, and Rhodes.

    In Samos, visit the Wine Museum and see the archaeological site of Heraion, a large sanctuary to the goddess Hera. After a trip to the bustling town square, enjoy the white sand beaches of Pythagorio village, namesake of the ancient Greek philosopher and scientist, Pythagoras. 

    In Patmos, visit Chora and the Monastery of St. John, built more than 900 years ago. Continue on to the Grotto of the Apocalypse, believed to be the spot at which St. John wrote the Book of Revelation.

    In Rhodes, follow the coast to Lindos, an ancient city on the island of Rhodes. Walled in by the Knights of St. John in the 13th century, this city is home to the Acropolis of Lindos, the ruins of which still cascade down its breathtaking cliffs. Finish off your excursion with a walking tour in the city of Rhodes. 

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Shore Excursion Package 2: Samos, St. John's Monastery, Lindos, and Oia Village

    Shore Excursion Package 2: Samos, St. John's Monastery, Lindos, and Oia Village

    Your optional package includes excursions from your ports of call in Samos, Patmos, Rhodes, and Santorini.

    In Samos, visit the Wine Museum and see the archaeological site of Heraion, a large sanctuary to the goddess Hera. After a trip to the bustling town square, enjoy the white sand beaches of Pythagorio village, namesake of the ancient Greek philosopher and scientist, Pythagoras. 

    In Patmos, visit Chora and the Monastery of St. John, built more than 900 years ago. Continue on to the Grotto of the Apocalypse, believed to be the spot at which St. John wrote the Book of Revelation.

    In Rhodes, follow the coast to Lindos, an ancient city on the island of Rhodes. Walled in by the Knights of St. John in the 13th century, this city is home to the Acropolis of Lindos, the ruins of which still cascade down its breathtaking cliffs. Finish off your excursion with a walking tour in the city of Rhodes.

    In Santorini, take a scenic excursion to the village of Oia and explore its unique architecture, quaint shops and charming port of Ammoudi. Along the way, enjoy spectacular views. 


  • Day 10: Greek island cruise: Samos • Patmos

  • Day 11: Greek island cruise: Rhodes

  • Day 12: Greek island cruise: Crete • Santorini

  • Day 13: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy

  • Day 2: Rome

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

  • Day 3: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Roman Forum
    • Colosseum

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome

    You will see:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Piazza Navona
    • Spanish Steps
  • Day 4: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Sistine Chapel
    • St. Peter’s Basilica
    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Roman Catacombs

    Roman Catacombs

    Opt to explore the mysterious world buried beneath Rome since the 2nd century. Christian burial grounds and priceless relics abound, and the art that lines the walls is world-class. Afterward, journey down the ancient Appian Way to the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls. Note: Sturdy walking shoes are recommended. This optional is not recommended for those who are claustrophobic.

  • Day 5: Rome • Pompeii • Night Ferry

    Travel via Pompeii to Brindisi

    Visit the Pompeii Roman Ruins

    Tour Pompeii with an expert local guide

    Board a night ferry to Patras
  • Day 6: Patras • Olympia • Arcadia

    Travel via Olympia to Arcadia

    Visit the Archaeological Museum of Olympia 

    Tour Olympia with an expert local guide

    Visit the Museum of Archimedes

  • Day 7: Arcadia • Epidaurus • Mycenae • Corinth • Athens

    Travel via Epidaurus and Mycenae to Athens

    Tour Epidaurus and Mycenae with an expert local guide

    See the Corinth Canal

  • Day 8: Athens

    Take a guided tour of Athens

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Olympic Stadium
    • Syntagma Square
    • Acropolis

    Visit the Acropolis Museum

    Take a walking tour of Athens

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Plaka district
    • Temple of Zeus
    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Greek evening

    Greek evening

    Immerse yourself in Greek culture during an evening of festive entertainment and local cuisine! Witness the fancy footwork of traditional Greek dancing accompanied by musicians playing on bouzoukis, stringed instruments unique to Greece. Music and dancing have long played a central role in Greek culture with over 4,000 dances from all regions of the country.

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Add 4 more days

  • Day 9: Greek island cruise: Mykonos

    Depart on a four day cruise of the Greek islands

    You may pre-book shore excursion packages for three or four islands  

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Shore Excursion Package 1: Samos, St. John's Monastery, and Lindos

    Shore Excursion Package 1: Samos, St. John's Monastery, and Lindos

    Your optional package includes excursions from your ports of call in Samos, Patmos, and Rhodes.

    In Samos, visit the Wine Museum and see the archaeological site of Heraion, a large sanctuary to the goddess Hera. After a trip to the bustling town square, enjoy the white sand beaches of Pythagorio village, namesake of the ancient Greek philosopher and scientist, Pythagoras. 

    In Patmos, visit Chora and the Monastery of St. John, built more than 900 years ago. Continue on to the Grotto of the Apocalypse, believed to be the spot at which St. John wrote the Book of Revelation.

    In Rhodes, follow the coast to Lindos, an ancient city on the island of Rhodes. Walled in by the Knights of St. John in the 13th century, this city is home to the Acropolis of Lindos, the ruins of which still cascade down its breathtaking cliffs. Finish off your excursion with a walking tour in the city of Rhodes. 

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Shore Excursion Package 2: Samos, St. John's Monastery, Lindos, and Oia Village

    Shore Excursion Package 2: Samos, St. John's Monastery, Lindos, and Oia Village

    Your optional package includes excursions from your ports of call in Samos, Patmos, Rhodes, and Santorini.

    In Samos, visit the Wine Museum and see the archaeological site of Heraion, a large sanctuary to the goddess Hera. After a trip to the bustling town square, enjoy the white sand beaches of Pythagorio village, namesake of the ancient Greek philosopher and scientist, Pythagoras. 

    In Patmos, visit Chora and the Monastery of St. John, built more than 900 years ago. Continue on to the Grotto of the Apocalypse, believed to be the spot at which St. John wrote the Book of Revelation.

    In Rhodes, follow the coast to Lindos, an ancient city on the island of Rhodes. Walled in by the Knights of St. John in the 13th century, this city is home to the Acropolis of Lindos, the ruins of which still cascade down its breathtaking cliffs. Finish off your excursion with a walking tour in the city of Rhodes.

    In Santorini, take a scenic excursion to the village of Oia and explore its unique architecture, quaint shops and charming port of Ammoudi. Along the way, enjoy spectacular views. 


  • Day 10: Greek island cruise: Samos • Patmos

  • Day 11: Greek island cruise: Rhodes

  • Day 12: Greek island cruise: Crete • Santorini

  • Day 13: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers; Comfortable motorcoach; Night ferry; 4-day Greek island cruise with extension

  • Hotels

    6 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms; 1 night cabin accommodations (5 with extension)

  • Regional-style meals

    European breakfast and dinner daily (3 meals daily during cruise extension)

  • Guided sightseeing

    7 sightseeing tours led by expert, licensed local guides; 1 walking tour

  • Entrances

    Sistine Chapel; St. Peter’s Basilica; Colosseum; Roman Forum; Pompeii Roman Ruins; Olympia museum; Epidaurus; Mycenae; Acropolis

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your culturally connected Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • weShare—Online Engagement

    Our digital learning space engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

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