20 or 22 days
England, France, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Austria

Discover the many forces that have shaped Europe.

In the grandest sense it starts in the Alps, one of the planet’s most breathtaking geological features. Down in the cities, the human story has unfolded since ancient times. Reminders of that journey are everywhere, from the Roman Colosseum to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris to the Disney-inspiring Neuschwanstein Castle.

  • Day 1: Fly overnight to England

  • Day 2: London

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of London

    With your tour director you will see:
    • The Strand
    • Trafalgar Square
    • Leicester Square
    • Covent Garden
  • Day 3: London

    Take a guided tour of London

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Big Ben and Houses of Parliament
    • Piccadilly Circus
    • St. Paul’s Cathedral
    • Westminster Abbey
    • Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace (if scheduled)

    Enjoy an authentic fish and chips dinner

  • Day 4: London

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Oxford and Stratford

    Oxford and Stratford

    Visit two of England’s most acclaimed towns on a full-day excursion into the English countryside. First, visit ivy-draped Oxford, home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world. After free time, it’s on to Stratford-upon-Avon, where Shakespeare was born, married and buried. You’ll also see the English gardens and orchard belonging to his wife at Anne Hathaways Cottage.

  • Day 5: London • Paris

    Travel by Eurostar train to Paris

    Arrive in Paris

  • Day 6: Paris

    Take a guided tour of Paris

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Place de la Concorde
    • Champs-Élysées
    • Arc de Triomphe
    • Les Invalides
    • Eiffel Tower
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Versailles

    Versailles

    Enjoy an excursion to the grand palace of Versailles, where Louis XIV held court in the most lavish style imaginable. On a tour, stroll through the elegantly landscaped gardens, the historic Hall of Mirrors, and the ornately decorated State Apartments. Note: Versailles is closed on Mondays.

  • Day 7: Paris

    Visit the Louvre

    Take a walking tour of Paris

    With your tour director you will see:
    • Latin Quarter
    • The Louvre
    • Notre Dame Cathedral

    Visit Notre-Dame Cathedral

  • Day 8: Central Swiss Alps

    Travel via Burgundy to the Lucerne region

  • Day 9: Central Swiss Alps

    Take a tour of Lucerne

    With your tour director you will see:
    • Lion Monument
    • Kapellbrücke
    • Lake Luzern
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Swiss Alps Experience

    Swiss Alps Experience

    Venture to the top of Mount Pilatus, the majestic 6,387-foot peak that towers over Lucerne. In the summer, take a boat across Lake Lucerne and then ride the Pilatus cog railway—the steepest in the world—to the top. During other seasons, take a motorcoach to the base and a 45-minute cable car ride to the top, where you’ll enjoy splendid views. (Note: Warm clothes and appropriate shoes recommended.)

  • Day 10: Florence

    Travel to Florence

  • Day 11: 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

    Visit the Duomo

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Pisa

    Pisa

    Journey to Pisa on this half-day excursion. Enjoy a guided tour of the city’s Field of Miracles, where you can snap a picture of the 12th-century Leaning Tower, aslant ever since the third floor was built. This is where Galileo was said to have developed his laws of gravity. Also visit the adjacent cathedral and baptistery, which contain exquisite marble pulpits carved in the Gothic style.

  • Day 12: Assisi • Rome

    Travel to Assisi

    Visit the Basilica of St. Francis

    Continue on to Rome

  • Day 13: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City

    Visit the Sistine Chapel

    Visit St. Peter’s Basilica

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    Visit the Colosseum

    Visit the Roman Forum

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Piazza Navona
    • Spanish Steps

  • Day 14: Rome

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Pompeii

    Pompeii

    Gain unparalleled insight into the lives of the ancient Roman elite on this optional excursion. Buried in volcanic ash in 79 A.D., the former resort town of Pompeii is now fully excavated and, uniquely preserved as it was, one of the world’s richest archaeological sites. After a guided tour, enjoy an included lunch and free time before returning to Rome for dinner. Note: Comfortable shoes are recommended.

  • Day 15: Venice

    Travel to Venice

  • Day 16: Venice

    Take a guided tour of Venice

    • St. Mark’s Square
    • Grand Canal

    Visit the Doge's Palace

    See a glass-blowing demonstration

  • Day 17: Venice • Tyrol

    Travel via Innsbruck to the Tyrol Region

  • Day 18: Munich

    Visit Neuschwanstein Castle

    Continue on to Munich

  • Day 19: Munich

    Take a guided tour of Munich

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Olympic Stadium
    • Residenz
    • Marienplatz

    Visit Dachau

    Take a walking tour of Munich

    With your tour director you will see:
    • Frauenkirche
    • Neues Rathaus
    • Hofbräuhaus
  • Day 20: Depart for home

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  • Day 20: Berlin

    Visit the Mödlareuth wall museum

    Continue on to Berlin

    Take a walking tour of Berlin

    With your tour director you will see:
    • Unter den Linden
    • Reichstag
  • Day 21: Berlin

    Take a guided tour of Berlin

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Brandenburg Gate
    • Kurfürstendamm
    • Remains of the Berlin Wall

    Photo stop at Checkpoint Charlie Museum

    Visit the Topography of Terror Museum

  • Day 22: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to England

  • Day 2: London

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of London

    With your tour director you will see:
    • The Strand
    • Trafalgar Square
    • Leicester Square
    • Covent Garden
  • Day 3: London

    Take a guided tour of London

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Big Ben and Houses of Parliament
    • Piccadilly Circus
    • St. Paul’s Cathedral
    • Westminster Abbey
    • Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace (if scheduled)

    Enjoy an authentic fish and chips dinner

  • Day 4: London

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Oxford and Stratford

    Oxford and Stratford

    Visit two of England’s most acclaimed towns on a full-day excursion into the English countryside. First, visit ivy-draped Oxford, home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world. After free time, it’s on to Stratford-upon-Avon, where Shakespeare was born, married and buried. You’ll also see the English gardens and orchard belonging to his wife at Anne Hathaways Cottage.

  • Day 5: London • Paris

    Travel by Eurostar train to Paris

    Arrive in Paris

  • Day 6: Paris

    Take a guided tour of Paris

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Place de la Concorde
    • Champs-Élysées
    • Arc de Triomphe
    • Les Invalides
    • Eiffel Tower
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Versailles

    Versailles

    Enjoy an excursion to the grand palace of Versailles, where Louis XIV held court in the most lavish style imaginable. On a tour, stroll through the elegantly landscaped gardens, the historic Hall of Mirrors, and the ornately decorated State Apartments. Note: Versailles is closed on Mondays.

  • Day 7: Paris

    Visit the Louvre

    Take a walking tour of Paris

    With your tour director you will see:
    • Latin Quarter
    • The Louvre
    • Notre Dame Cathedral

    Visit Notre-Dame Cathedral

  • Day 8: Central Swiss Alps

    Travel via Burgundy to the Lucerne region

  • Day 9: Central Swiss Alps

    Take a tour of Lucerne

    With your tour director you will see:
    • Lion Monument
    • Kapellbrücke
    • Lake Luzern
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Swiss Alps Experience

    Swiss Alps Experience

    Venture to the top of Mount Pilatus, the majestic 6,387-foot peak that towers over Lucerne. In the summer, take a boat across Lake Lucerne and then ride the Pilatus cog railway—the steepest in the world—to the top. During other seasons, take a motorcoach to the base and a 45-minute cable car ride to the top, where you’ll enjoy splendid views. (Note: Warm clothes and appropriate shoes recommended.)

  • Day 10: Florence

    Travel to Florence

  • Day 11: 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

    Visit the Duomo

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Pisa

    Pisa

    Journey to Pisa on this half-day excursion. Enjoy a guided tour of the city’s Field of Miracles, where you can snap a picture of the 12th-century Leaning Tower, aslant ever since the third floor was built. This is where Galileo was said to have developed his laws of gravity. Also visit the adjacent cathedral and baptistery, which contain exquisite marble pulpits carved in the Gothic style.

  • Day 12: Assisi • Rome

    Travel to Assisi

    Visit the Basilica of St. Francis

    Continue on to Rome

  • Day 13: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City

    Visit the Sistine Chapel

    Visit St. Peter’s Basilica

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    Visit the Colosseum

    Visit the Roman Forum

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Piazza Navona
    • Spanish Steps

  • Day 14: Rome

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Pompeii

    Pompeii

    Gain unparalleled insight into the lives of the ancient Roman elite on this optional excursion. Buried in volcanic ash in 79 A.D., the former resort town of Pompeii is now fully excavated and, uniquely preserved as it was, one of the world’s richest archaeological sites. After a guided tour, enjoy an included lunch and free time before returning to Rome for dinner. Note: Comfortable shoes are recommended.

  • Day 15: Venice

    Travel to Venice

  • Day 16: Venice

    Take a guided tour of Venice

    • St. Mark’s Square
    • Grand Canal

    Visit the Doge's Palace

    See a glass-blowing demonstration

  • Day 17: Venice • Tyrol

    Travel via Innsbruck to the Tyrol Region

  • Day 18: Munich

    Visit Neuschwanstein Castle

    Continue on to Munich

  • Day 19: Munich

    Take a guided tour of Munich

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Olympic Stadium
    • Residenz
    • Marienplatz

    Visit Dachau

    Take a walking tour of Munich

    With your tour director you will see:
    • Frauenkirche
    • Neues Rathaus
    • Hofbräuhaus
  • Day 20: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 20: Berlin

    Visit the Mödlareuth wall museum

    Continue on to Berlin

    Take a walking tour of Berlin

    With your tour director you will see:
    • Unter den Linden
    • Reichstag
  • Day 21: Berlin

    Take a guided tour of Berlin

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Brandenburg Gate
    • Kurfürstendamm
    • Remains of the Berlin Wall

    Photo stop at Checkpoint Charlie Museum

    Visit the Topography of Terror Museum

  • Day 22: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers; Comfortable motorcoach; Eurostar high-speed train

  • Hotels

    18 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (20 with extension)

  • Regional-style meals

    European breakfast and dinner daily

  • Guided sightseeing

    7 sightseeing tours led by expert, licensed local guides (8 with extension); 1 sightseeing tour led by your Tour Director; 3 walking tours (4 with extension)

  • Entrances

    Louvre; Notre Dame Cathedral; Basilica of St. Francis; Sistine Chapel; St. Peter’s Basilica; Colosseum; Roman Forum; Doge’s Palace; Glass-blowing demonstration; Neuschwanstein Castle; Dachau; With extension: Mödlareuth wall museum; Topography of Terror Museum

  • 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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