11 or 13 days
Switzerland, Italy, France, Spain
Each stop on your 11-day journey will leave you awe-inspired—from the tranquility of lakes Lucerne and Como, to the Mediterranean shores of Cinque Terre and Nice, to the culture and architecture of Provence and Barcelona. Museums will always have their place, but sometimes it’s what’s outside that really takes your breath away.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Switzerland

  • Day 2: Zurich • Lucerne

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Travel to Lucerne

  • Day 3: Lucerne

    Take a tour of Lucerne

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Lion Monument
    • Kapellbrücke
    Explore on your own or
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    Swiss Alps Experience

    Swiss Alps Experience

    Venture to the roof of the Swiss Alps, atop one of the majestic peaks that tower over charming Lucerne. Take a boat across Lake Lucerne and ride a cog railway to the top of either Mount Pilatus (best known for its steep railway and its iconic craggy summit) or Mount Rigi (beloved for its original mountain railway and its history as a favorite spot of Mark Twain). Enjoy the splendid views of the quaint villages and fields of Switzerland as you trek along the mountain with your group. (Note: Warm clothes and appropriate shoes recommended).

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    Swiss folklore evening

    Swiss folklore evening

    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 • Lake Como • Cinque Terre

    Travel via Lake Como to Cinque Terre

  • Day 5: Cinque Terre

    Explore Cinque Terre by train

  • Day 6: Cinque Terre • French Riviera

    Travel via Monaco to the French Riviera 

    Take a tour of Monaco

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Prince’s Palace
    • Monaco Cathedral
    • Monte Carlo Casino

    Take a walking tour of Nice

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Vieille Ville
    • Promenade des Anglais
  • Day 7: French Riviera • Provence

    Travel to Provence

    Visit the Papal Palace

    Take a tour of Avignon
  • Day 8: Provence

    Visit the Pont du Gard

    Take a tour of Nîmes

    Visit the Nîmes Ampitheater

  • Day 9: Provence • Barcelona

    Travel to Barcelona

    Take a walking tour of Las Ramblas

  • Day 10: Barcelona

    Take a guided tour of Barcelona

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • La Sagrada Família
    • Gothic Quarter
    • Park Güell
    • Montjuïc
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    Barcelona by bike

    Barcelona by bike

    Feel the warm Mediterranean breeze as you explore Barcelona on a guided bicycle tour. This bicycle-friendly city has more than 75 miles of cycling lanes providing a safe, fun, and fast way to gain a deeper understanding of Barcelona’s richly diverse streets and neighborhoods. Stop along the way to learn historical details about the city’s famous sites before pedaling on to your next destination.

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    Barcelona flamenco evening

    Barcelona flamenco evening

    Feel the pulse of Spain when you attend an unforgettable flamenco performance! Born of Indian, Moorish, Arabian, and gypsy influences, flamenco dance is a passionate display of dramatic poses and colorful costumes, accompanied by song and guitar. Marvel at the intricate rhythms created by a dancer’s steps, castanets, and clapping. Note: A beverage is included during the one-hour performance.

  • Day 11: Depart for home

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  • Day 11: Barcelona • Madrid

    Travel by AVE train to Madrid

    Take a walking tour of Madrid

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Puerta del Sol
    • Plaza Mayor
    • Market of San Miguel

    Visit the Prado
  • Day 12: Madrid

    Tour Madrid with an expert local guide

    Visit the Royal Palace
    Explore on your own or
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    Toledo

    Toledo

    This guided half-day excursion takes you to Toledo, the “city of the three cultures.” Explore its diverse artistic and cultural legacy on a panoramic drive around the city, stopping at the iconic cathedral and the famed Church of Santo Tomé. Note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

  • Day 13: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Switzerland

  • Day 2: Zurich • Lucerne

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Travel to Lucerne

  • Day 3: Lucerne

    Take a tour of Lucerne

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Lion Monument
    • Kapellbrücke
    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Swiss Alps Experience

    Swiss Alps Experience

    Venture to the roof of the Swiss Alps, atop one of the majestic peaks that tower over charming Lucerne. Take a boat across Lake Lucerne and ride a cog railway to the top of either Mount Pilatus (best known for its steep railway and its iconic craggy summit) or Mount Rigi (beloved for its original mountain railway and its history as a favorite spot of Mark Twain). Enjoy the splendid views of the quaint villages and fields of Switzerland as you trek along the mountain with your group. (Note: Warm clothes and appropriate shoes recommended).

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Swiss folklore evening

    Swiss folklore evening

    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 • Lake Como • Cinque Terre

    Travel via Lake Como to Cinque Terre

  • Day 5: Cinque Terre

    Explore Cinque Terre by train

  • Day 6: Cinque Terre • French Riviera

    Travel via Monaco to the French Riviera 

    Take a tour of Monaco

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Prince’s Palace
    • Monaco Cathedral
    • Monte Carlo Casino

    Take a walking tour of Nice

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Vieille Ville
    • Promenade des Anglais
  • Day 7: French Riviera • Provence

    Travel to Provence

    Visit the Papal Palace

    Take a tour of Avignon
  • Day 8: Provence

    Visit the Pont du Gard

    Take a tour of Nîmes

    Visit the Nîmes Ampitheater

  • Day 9: Provence • Barcelona

    Travel to Barcelona

    Take a walking tour of Las Ramblas

  • Day 10: Barcelona

    Take a guided tour of Barcelona

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • La Sagrada Família
    • Gothic Quarter
    • Park Güell
    • Montjuïc
    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Barcelona by bike

    Barcelona by bike

    Feel the warm Mediterranean breeze as you explore Barcelona on a guided bicycle tour. This bicycle-friendly city has more than 75 miles of cycling lanes providing a safe, fun, and fast way to gain a deeper understanding of Barcelona’s richly diverse streets and neighborhoods. Stop along the way to learn historical details about the city’s famous sites before pedaling on to your next destination.

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    Barcelona flamenco evening

    Barcelona flamenco evening

    Feel the pulse of Spain when you attend an unforgettable flamenco performance! Born of Indian, Moorish, Arabian, and gypsy influences, flamenco dance is a passionate display of dramatic poses and colorful costumes, accompanied by song and guitar. Marvel at the intricate rhythms created by a dancer’s steps, castanets, and clapping. Note: A beverage is included during the one-hour performance.

  • Day 11: Depart for home

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  • Day 11: Barcelona • Madrid

    Travel by AVE train to Madrid

    Take a walking tour of Madrid

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Puerta del Sol
    • Plaza Mayor
    • Market of San Miguel

    Visit the Prado
  • Day 12: Madrid

    Tour Madrid with an expert local guide

    Visit the Royal Palace
    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Toledo

    Toledo

    This guided half-day excursion takes you to Toledo, the “city of the three cultures.” Explore its diverse artistic and cultural legacy on a panoramic drive around the city, stopping at the iconic cathedral and the famed Church of Santo Tomé. Note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

  • Day 13: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers; Comfortable motorcoach

  • Hotels

    9 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (11 with extension)

  • Regional-style meals

    European breakfast and dinner daily

  • Guided sightseeing

    1 sightseeing tour led by an expert, licensed local guide (2 with extension); 4 sightseeing tours led by your Tour Director; 2 walking tours (2 with extension)

  • Entrances

    Cinque Terre; Pont du Gard; Nîmes Amphitheater; Palais de Papes; Parque Güell; With extension: Prado; Royal Palace

  • 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—Personalized Learning

    Our personalized learning experience 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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