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

  • 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)
  • Day 4: London

    Explore on your own or
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    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 Hathaway's Cottage.

  • Day 5: London • Paris

    Take a walking tour of Paris

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Latin Quarter
    • Louvre
    • Notre-Dame Cathedral
  • 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
    • Hôtel des Invalides
    • Eiffel Tower
    Explore on your own or
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    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

    Visit the Fragonard Perfume Factory

    Explore Paris on your own

  • Day 8: Paris • Burgundy • 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
    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.

  • Day 10: Central Swiss Alps • 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
    • Basilica of Santa Croce
    • Gates of Paradise

    Visit the Duomo
    Explore on your own or
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    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: Florence • Assisi • Rome

    Travel via Assisi to Rome

    Visit the Basilica of St. Francis

    Tour Assisi with an expert local guide

  • Day 13: Rome

    Tour the Roman Forum and the Colosseum with an expert local guide

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Sistine Chapel
    • St. Peter’s Basilica

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome

    You will see:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Piazza Navona
    • Spanish Steps
  • Day 14: Rome

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Pompeii

    Pompeii

    Gain unparalleled insight into the lives of the ancient Roman elite on this 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: Rome • Venice

    Travel to Venice
  • Day 16: Venice

    See a glass-blowing demonstration

    Visit the Doge’s Palace

    Take a guided tour of Venice

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • St. Mark’s Square
    • Grand Canal
  • Day 17: Venice • Innsbruck • Tyrol region

    Travel via Innsbruck to the Tyrol region

  • Day 18: Innsbruck • Munich

    Travel to Munich

    Visit Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Day 19: Munich

    Visit the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

    Take a guided tour of Munich

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Olympic Stadium
    • Residenz
    • Marienplatz

    Take a walking tour of Munich

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Munich Cathedral
    • New Town Hall
    • Hofbräuhaus
  • Day 20: Depart for home

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  • Day 20: Munich • Mödlareuth • Berlin

    Travel via Mödlareuth to Berlin

    Visit the Mödlareuth open air museum

    Take a walking tour of Berlin

  • 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

    See Checkpoint Charlie

    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

  • 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)
  • Day 4: London

    Explore on your own or
    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 Hathaway's Cottage.

  • Day 5: London • Paris

    Take a walking tour of Paris

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Latin Quarter
    • Louvre
    • Notre-Dame Cathedral
  • 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
    • Hôtel des Invalides
    • Eiffel Tower
    Explore on your own or
    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

    Visit the Fragonard Perfume Factory

    Explore Paris on your own

  • Day 8: Paris • Burgundy • 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
    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.

  • Day 10: Central Swiss Alps • 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
    • Basilica of Santa Croce
    • Gates of Paradise

    Visit the Duomo
    Explore on your own or
    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: Florence • Assisi • Rome

    Travel via Assisi to Rome

    Visit the Basilica of St. Francis

    Tour Assisi with an expert local guide

  • Day 13: Rome

    Tour the Roman Forum and the Colosseum with an expert local guide

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Sistine Chapel
    • St. Peter’s Basilica

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome

    You will see:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Piazza Navona
    • Spanish Steps
  • Day 14: Rome

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Pompeii

    Pompeii

    Gain unparalleled insight into the lives of the ancient Roman elite on this 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: Rome • Venice

    Travel to Venice
  • Day 16: Venice

    See a glass-blowing demonstration

    Visit the Doge’s Palace

    Take a guided tour of Venice

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • St. Mark’s Square
    • Grand Canal
  • Day 17: Venice • Innsbruck • Tyrol region

    Travel via Innsbruck to the Tyrol region

  • Day 18: Innsbruck • Munich

    Travel to Munich

    Visit Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Day 19: Munich

    Visit the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

    Take a guided tour of Munich

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Olympic Stadium
    • Residenz
    • Marienplatz

    Take a walking tour of Munich

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Munich Cathedral
    • New Town Hall
    • Hofbräuhaus
  • Day 20: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 20: Munich • Mödlareuth • Berlin

    Travel via Mödlareuth to Berlin

    Visit the Mödlareuth open air museum

    Take a walking tour of Berlin

  • 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

    See Checkpoint Charlie

    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; Duomo; 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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