10 or 13 days
Rome, Florence, Delphi, Athens, extension to Greek Islands

Do you like your temples well-preserved like the Pantheon or crumbling like the Parthenon?

Italy and Greece practically own the early history of Western civilization, which becomes vividly clear as you walk through the ruins of the Roman Forum and the Acropolis in Athens. In Vatican City, crane your neck in awe inside St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel. In Delphi, look deep into Greece's mythical past.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy

  • Day 2: Rome

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport  

  • Day 3: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • 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 excursion is not recommended for those who are claustrophobic.

  • Day 4: Rome • Florence

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Roman Forum
    • Colosseum

    Travel to Florence
  • Day 5: Florence

    Visit the Duomo

    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
  • Day 6: Florence • Ancona • Night ferry

    Travel to Ancona

    Board a night ferry to Igoumenitsa
  • Day 7: Igoumenitsa • Meteora region

    Travel to the Meteora region

    Tour a Meteora monastery with an expert local guide

  • Day 8: Meteora region • Delphi • Athens

    Travel via Delphi to Athens

    Take a guided tour of Delphi

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Temple of Apollo
    • Delphi Archaeological 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 9: Athens

    Take a guided tour of Athens

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Olympic Stadium
    • Acropolis

    Visit the Acropolis Museum

    Take a walking tour of Athens

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Plaka district
    • Temple of Zeus
  • Day 10: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 10: Greek island cruise: Mykonos

    Depart on a three-day cruise of the Greek islands

    (You may pre-book shore excursion packages for two or three islands)

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Shore Excursion Package 1: Samos and Knossos Palace

    Shore Excursion Package 1: Samos and Knossos Palace

    Your two-island shore excursion package includes visits to the island of Samos and Knossos Palace in Crete.

           In Samos, visit the Wine Museum and see the archaeological site of Heraion, a large sanctuary to the goddess Hera. After a trip to the bustling town square, enjoy the white sand beaches of Pythagorio village, namesake of the ancient Greek philosopher and scientist, Pythagoras.

           While in Crete, visit Knossos Palace, one of the Bronze Age’s most impressive archaeological sites in the world. Also known as the Labyrinth, the palace appears as a maze of workrooms, living spaces, and store rooms close to a central square. Sir Arthur Evan’s archaeological excavations and restorations from 1900 suggest that this was the site of the ancient Minoan Kingdom.

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Shore Excursion Package 2: Samos, Knossos Palace, and Oia Village

    Shore Excursion Package 2: Samos, Knossos Palace, and Oia Village

    Your three-island shore excursion package includes visits to the island of Samos, Knossos Palace in Crete, and Oia Village in Santorini.

          In Samos, visit the Wine Museum and see the archaeological site of Heraion, a large sanctuary to the goddess Hera. After a trip to the bustling town square, enjoy the white sand beaches of Pythagorio village, namesake of the ancient Greek philosopher and scientist, Pythagoras.

          While in Crete, visit Knossos Palace, one of the Bronze Age’s most impressive archaeological sites in the world. Also known as the Labyrinth, the palace appears as a maze of workrooms, living spaces, and store rooms close to a central square. Sir Arthur Evan’s archaeological excavations and restorations from 1900 suggest that this was the site of the ancient Minoan Kingdom.

          In Santorini, take a scenic excursion to the village of Oia and explore its unique architecture, quaint shops and charming port of Ammoudi. Along the way, enjoy spectacular views. 

  • Day 11: Greek island cruise: Samos • Patmos

  • Day 12: Greek island cruise: Crete • Santorini

  • Day 13: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy

  • Day 2: Rome

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport  

  • Day 3: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • 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 excursion is not recommended for those who are claustrophobic.

  • Day 4: Rome • Florence

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Roman Forum
    • Colosseum

    Travel to Florence
  • Day 5: Florence

    Visit the Duomo

    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
  • Day 6: Florence • Ancona • Night ferry

    Travel to Ancona

    Board a night ferry to Igoumenitsa
  • Day 7: Igoumenitsa • Meteora region

    Travel to the Meteora region

    Tour a Meteora monastery with an expert local guide

  • Day 8: Meteora region • Delphi • Athens

    Travel via Delphi to Athens

    Take a guided tour of Delphi

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Temple of Apollo
    • Delphi Archaeological 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 9: Athens

    Take a guided tour of Athens

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Olympic Stadium
    • Acropolis

    Visit the Acropolis Museum

    Take a walking tour of Athens

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Plaka district
    • Temple of Zeus
  • Day 10: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 10: Greek island cruise: Mykonos

    Depart on a three-day cruise of the Greek islands

    (You may pre-book shore excursion packages for two or three islands)

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Shore Excursion Package 1: Samos and Knossos Palace

    Shore Excursion Package 1: Samos and Knossos Palace

    Your two-island shore excursion package includes visits to the island of Samos and Knossos Palace in Crete.

           In Samos, visit the Wine Museum and see the archaeological site of Heraion, a large sanctuary to the goddess Hera. After a trip to the bustling town square, enjoy the white sand beaches of Pythagorio village, namesake of the ancient Greek philosopher and scientist, Pythagoras.

           While in Crete, visit Knossos Palace, one of the Bronze Age’s most impressive archaeological sites in the world. Also known as the Labyrinth, the palace appears as a maze of workrooms, living spaces, and store rooms close to a central square. Sir Arthur Evan’s archaeological excavations and restorations from 1900 suggest that this was the site of the ancient Minoan Kingdom.

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Shore Excursion Package 2: Samos, Knossos Palace, and Oia Village

    Shore Excursion Package 2: Samos, Knossos Palace, and Oia Village

    Your three-island shore excursion package includes visits to the island of Samos, Knossos Palace in Crete, and Oia Village in Santorini.

          In Samos, visit the Wine Museum and see the archaeological site of Heraion, a large sanctuary to the goddess Hera. After a trip to the bustling town square, enjoy the white sand beaches of Pythagorio village, namesake of the ancient Greek philosopher and scientist, Pythagoras.

          While in Crete, visit Knossos Palace, one of the Bronze Age’s most impressive archaeological sites in the world. Also known as the Labyrinth, the palace appears as a maze of workrooms, living spaces, and store rooms close to a central square. Sir Arthur Evan’s archaeological excavations and restorations from 1900 suggest that this was the site of the ancient Minoan Kingdom.

          In Santorini, take a scenic excursion to the village of Oia and explore its unique architecture, quaint shops and charming port of Ammoudi. Along the way, enjoy spectacular views. 

  • Day 11: Greek island cruise: Samos • Patmos

  • Day 12: Greek island cruise: Crete • Santorini

  • Day 13: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers; Comfortable motorcoach; Night ferry; 3-day Greek island cruise with extension

  • Hotels

    7 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms; 1 night cabin accommodations (4 with extension)

  • Regional-style meals

    European breakfast and dinner daily (3 meals daily during cruise extension)

  • Guided sightseeing

    6 sightseeing tours led by expert, licensed local guides; 1 walking tour

  • Entrances

    Sistine Chapel; St. Peter’s Basilica; Colosseum; Roman Forum; Duomo; Meteora Monastery; Delphi site; Delphi museum; Acropolis; Acropolis 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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