10 or 13 days
Athens, Delphi, Meteora region, Igoumenitsa, Ancona, Florence, Rome, extension to Madrid, Toledo

As the ancient wonders of Athens and Delphi give way to the Renaissance treasures of Florence, it becomes clear how one era leads to another, how one ancient civilization sows the seeds for future awakenings.

The Parthenon in Athens and the Colosseum in Rome provide a fascinating framework for the artistic and architectural breakthroughs throughout Florence.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Greece

  • Day 2: Athens

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Athens

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Plaka district
    • Temple of Zeus
  • Day 3: Athens

    Take a guided tour of Athens

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Olympic Stadium
    • Syntagma Square
    • Acropolis

    Visit the Acropolis:

    • Parthenon
    • Temple of Athena Nike

    Visit the Acropolis Museum

    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 4: Athens • Delphi • Meteora region

    Travel via Delphi to the Meteora region

    Visit the Delphi Museum

    Take a guided tour of Delphi

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Temple of Apollo
    • Delphi Archaeological Museum 
  • Day 5: Meteora region • Igoumenitsa

    Visit a Meteora monastery

    Tour a Meteora monastery with an expert local guide

    Travel to Igoumenitsa

    Travel by night ferry to Ancona

  • Day 6: Ancona • Florence

    Travel to Florence

  • Day 7: Florence

    Take a guided tour of Florence

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Piazza della Signoria
    • Ponte Vecchio
    • Chiesa di Santa Croce
    • Gates of Paradise
    • The Duomo
  • Day 8: Florence • Rome

    Travel to Rome

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Roman Forum
    • Colosseum
  • Day 9: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Sistine Chapel
    • St. Peter’s Basilica
    Explore on your own or
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    Roman Catacombs

    Roman Catacombs

    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 10: Depart for home

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  • Day 10: Rome • Madrid

    Fly to Madrid

    Take a walking tour of Madrid

    With your Tour Director you will see:

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

    Enjoy a tapas dinner

  • Day 11: Madrid

    Join an expert-led back-alley walking tour of Madrid de los Austrias

    Visit the Royal Palace

    Explore Madrid on your own

    Explore on your own or
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    Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Tour

    Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Tour

    Step into the home of legendary football (soccer) club Real Madrid. This behind-the-scenes stadium tour is an opportunity to get up-close with iconic sports memorabilia, visit team locker rooms and step onto the pitch. *Stadium tour does not include live match tickets 

  • Day 12: Madrid • Toledo

    Take a day trip to Toledo

    Tour Toledo with an expert local guide

    You will see:

    • Toledo Cathedral
    • Church of Santo Tome & Synagogue
    Explore on your own or
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    Toledo Zip-Line Experience

    Toledo Zip-Line Experience

    After seeing Toledo, ride Europe's longest urban zip line over the Tagus River. Enjoy free time before returning to Madrid. Note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Travelers must weigh below 200lbs to zip line.  

  • Day 13: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Greece

  • Day 2: Athens

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Athens

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Plaka district
    • Temple of Zeus
  • Day 3: Athens

    Take a guided tour of Athens

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Olympic Stadium
    • Syntagma Square
    • Acropolis

    Visit the Acropolis:

    • Parthenon
    • Temple of Athena Nike

    Visit the Acropolis Museum

    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 4: Athens • Delphi • Meteora region

    Travel via Delphi to the Meteora region

    Visit the Delphi Museum

    Take a guided tour of Delphi

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Temple of Apollo
    • Delphi Archaeological Museum 
  • Day 5: Meteora region • Igoumenitsa

    Visit a Meteora monastery

    Tour a Meteora monastery with an expert local guide

    Travel to Igoumenitsa

    Travel by night ferry to Ancona

  • Day 6: Ancona • Florence

    Travel to Florence

  • Day 7: Florence

    Take a guided tour of Florence

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Piazza della Signoria
    • Ponte Vecchio
    • Chiesa di Santa Croce
    • Gates of Paradise
    • The Duomo
  • Day 8: Florence • Rome

    Travel to Rome

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Roman Forum
    • Colosseum
  • Day 9: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

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

    Roman Catacombs

    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 10: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 10: Rome • Madrid

    Fly to Madrid

    Take a walking tour of Madrid

    With your Tour Director you will see:

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

    Enjoy a tapas dinner

  • Day 11: Madrid

    Join an expert-led back-alley walking tour of Madrid de los Austrias

    Visit the Royal Palace

    Explore Madrid on your own

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Tour

    Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Tour

    Step into the home of legendary football (soccer) club Real Madrid. This behind-the-scenes stadium tour is an opportunity to get up-close with iconic sports memorabilia, visit team locker rooms and step onto the pitch. *Stadium tour does not include live match tickets 

  • Day 12: Madrid • Toledo

    Take a day trip to Toledo

    Tour Toledo with an expert local guide

    You will see:

    • Toledo Cathedral
    • Church of Santo Tome & Synagogue
    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Toledo Zip-Line Experience

    Toledo Zip-Line Experience

    After seeing Toledo, ride Europe's longest urban zip line over the Tagus River. Enjoy free time before returning to Madrid. Note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Travelers must weigh below 200lbs to zip line.  

  • Day 13: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers; Comfortable motorcoach; Night ferry

  • Hotels

    7 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (10 with extension); 1 night cabin accommodation

  • Regional-style meals

    European breakfast and dinner daily

  • Guided sightseeing

    6 sightseeing tours led by expert, licensed local guides (8 with extension); 1 walking tour

  • Entrances

    Acropolis; Acropolis Museum; Delphi site; Delphi Museum; Meteora Monastery; Colosseum; Roman Forum; Sistine Chapel; St.Peter’s Basilica; With extension: Prado; Palacio Real

  • 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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