11 or 13 days
Greece, Italy

From Greece to Italy, experience a broad spectrum of cultures and historical eras.

The monuments of Athens set a foundation in the distant past. The picturesque landscapes of southern Italy are a fitting backdrop to the region’s rich culture. On Sicily, the cathedrals and traditions reveal a unique character that has made the island famous around the world.
  • 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 Olympian Zeus
  • Day 3: Athens

    Take a guided tour of Athens

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Olympic Stadium
    • Omonia and Syntagma Squares

    Visit the Acropolis:

    • Parthenon
    • Temple of Athena Nike

    Visit the Acropolis Museum

    Enjoy a free evening 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

    Enjoy a full-day Saronic Islands cruise

  • Day 5: Corinth • Patras • Night ferry

    Take a guided tour of Ancient Corinth

    Visit Ancient Corinth

    Stop at the Corinth Canal

    Continue on to Patras

    Board a night ferry to Italy

  • Day 6: Matera • Cosenza

    Arrive in Italy and travel to Matera

    Take a guided tour of Matera

    Continue on to Cosenza

    Enjoy an authentic Calabrian dinner

  • Day 7: Reggio di Calabria • Taormina region

    Travel to Reggio di Calabria

    Visit the Museo Nazionale

    Take a ferry to Messina

    Travel to Taormina

  • Day 8: Taormina region

    Take a guided tour of Taormina

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Duomo
    • Palazzo Corvaia

    Visit the Greek theater

    Time to explore on your own or

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Mount Etna

    Mount Etna

    Ascend Mount Etna, Europe’s highest active volcano, on this breathtaking half-day excursion! Listen to commentary from your guide before enjoying free time to walk around the lava fields, take photos, and marvel at the views. Note: Comfortable walking shoes and a jacket are recommended.

  • Day 9: Palermo • Night Ferry

    Travel to Palermo

    Take a guided tour of Palermo

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Cappella Palatina
    • Palazzo dei Normanni

    Visit the Palermo Cathedral

    Visit the Cathedral of Monreale

    Board a night ferry to Naples

  • Day 10: Naples • Herculaneum • Rome

    Arrive in Naples

    Travel to Herculaneum

    Take a guided tour of Herculaneum

    Travel to Rome

    Enjoy a brief orientation of Rome

  • Day 11: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 11: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    Visit the Colosseum

    Visit the Roman Forum

  • Day 12: Rome

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Piazza Navona
    • Spanish Steps

    Time to explore on your own or

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Gladiator School Experience

    Gladiator School Experience

    Have you ever wondered what it was like to be one of Rome’s famed gladiators? This optional half-day activity puts you in the ring! Learn the basics of hand-to-hand combat and model ancient armor as you follow in the sandaled footsteps of Spartacus.
  • 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 Olympian Zeus
  • Day 3: Athens

    Take a guided tour of Athens

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Olympic Stadium
    • Omonia and Syntagma Squares

    Visit the Acropolis:

    • Parthenon
    • Temple of Athena Nike

    Visit the Acropolis Museum

    Enjoy a free evening 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

    Enjoy a full-day Saronic Islands cruise

  • Day 5: Corinth • Patras • Night ferry

    Take a guided tour of Ancient Corinth

    Visit Ancient Corinth

    Stop at the Corinth Canal

    Continue on to Patras

    Board a night ferry to Italy

  • Day 6: Matera • Cosenza

    Arrive in Italy and travel to Matera

    Take a guided tour of Matera

    Continue on to Cosenza

    Enjoy an authentic Calabrian dinner

  • Day 7: Reggio di Calabria • Taormina region

    Travel to Reggio di Calabria

    Visit the Museo Nazionale

    Take a ferry to Messina

    Travel to Taormina

  • Day 8: Taormina region

    Take a guided tour of Taormina

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Duomo
    • Palazzo Corvaia

    Visit the Greek theater

    Time to explore on your own or

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Mount Etna

    Mount Etna

    Ascend Mount Etna, Europe’s highest active volcano, on this breathtaking half-day excursion! Listen to commentary from your guide before enjoying free time to walk around the lava fields, take photos, and marvel at the views. Note: Comfortable walking shoes and a jacket are recommended.

  • Day 9: Palermo • Night Ferry

    Travel to Palermo

    Take a guided tour of Palermo

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Cappella Palatina
    • Palazzo dei Normanni

    Visit the Palermo Cathedral

    Visit the Cathedral of Monreale

    Board a night ferry to Naples

  • Day 10: Naples • Herculaneum • Rome

    Arrive in Naples

    Travel to Herculaneum

    Take a guided tour of Herculaneum

    Travel to Rome

    Enjoy a brief orientation of Rome

  • Day 11: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 11: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    Visit the Colosseum

    Visit the Roman Forum

  • Day 12: Rome

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Piazza Navona
    • Spanish Steps

    Time to explore on your own or

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Gladiator School Experience

    Gladiator School Experience

    Have you ever wondered what it was like to be one of Rome’s famed gladiators? This optional half-day activity puts you in the ring! Learn the basics of hand-to-hand combat and model ancient armor as you follow in the sandaled footsteps of Spartacus.
  • Day 13: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

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

  • Hotels

    7 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (9 with extension); 2 nights cabin accommodations

  • Regional-style meals

    European breakfast and dinner daily; Lunch on Day 4

  • Guided sightseeing

    6 sightseeing tours led by expert, licensed local guides (7 with extension); 1 walking tour

  • Entrances

    Acropolis; Acropolis Museum; Ancient Corinth; Museo Nazionale; Greek theater; Palermo Cathedral; Cathedral of Monreale; With extension: Colosseum; Roman Forum

  • 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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