12 or 14 days
Athens, Florence, Barcelona, extension to Madrid

In Athens, Florence and Barcelona, you can trace the cultural and artistic development through the ages.

The Parthenon displays an ancient understanding of engineering and an appreciation for the aesthetics of architecture. Florence reveals the giant leaps of the Renaissance. And in Barcelona, Gaudí’s surrealist work proves there’s no limit to artistic creativity.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Athens

    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

    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

    Full day to explore on your own or

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Saronic Islands Cruise

    Saronic Islands Cruise

    Set sail through the islands of the Saronic Gulf! Your first stop is the island of Aegina, home to the best pistachios in Greece. Then it’s on to Poros, whose Historic Clock is visible from all over town. Finally, stop at Hydra, full of red-tiled houses and narrow stone-paved alleys. Your cruise includes lunch, and you may have time for swimming before returning to port mid-evening.
  • Day 5: Corinth • Patras • Night ferry

    Travel to Corinth

    Take a guided tour of Ancient Corinth

    Visit Ancient Corinth

    Stop at the Corinth Canal

    Continue on to Patras

    Travel to Patras

    Board a night ferry to Ancona

  • Day 6: Ancona • Florence

    Arrive in Ancona

    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

    Visit the Duomo

    Time to 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 8: Florence • Night ferry

    Enjoy a free day in Florence

    Travel to Civitavecchia

    Board a night ferry to Barcelona

  • Day 9: Barcelona

    Arrive in Barcelona

  • Day 10: Barcelona

    Take a guided tour of Barcelona

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • La Sagrada Familia
    • Montjuïc Hill
    • Barrio Gótico
    • Barcelona Cathedral

    Visit Parque Güell

    Take a walking tour of Barcelona

    With your tour director you will see:
    • Las Ramblas

    Enjoy a free evening or

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Barcelona Flamenco Evening

    Barcelona Flamenco Evening

    Feel the pulse of Spain when you attend an unforgettable flamenco performance! Born of Indian, Moorish, Arabian and gypsy influences, flamenco dance is a passionate display of dramatic poses and colorful costumes, accompanied by song and guitar. Marvel at the intricate rhythms created by a dancer’s steps, castanets and clapping. The duration of the performance is 1 hour and a beverage is included.

  • Day 11: Barcelona

    Full day to explore on your own or

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Figueres

    Figueres

    Join a half-day excursion to Figueres, a Catalan city on the exquisite Costa Brava and birthplace of renowned Spanish artist Salvador Dalí. You will visit Teatre-Museu Gala Salvador Dalí, a one-of-a-kind theater museum designed by and dedicated to the surrealist world of Dalí. It contains the broadest range of Dali’s works and offers a unique opportunity to step into the world of the artist.

  • Day 12: Depart for home

    Depart for home

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  • Day 12: Madrid

    Travel by AVE train to Madrid

    Take a walking tour of Madrid

    Visit the Prado

  • Day 13: Madrid

    Visit the Royal Palace

    Take a guided tour of Madrid

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Puerta del Sol
    • Plaza Mayor
    • Plaza de Oriente

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Toledo

    Toledo

    This guided half-day optional excursion takes you to Toledo, the “city of the three cultures.” Explore its diverse artistic and cultural legacy on a panoramic drive around the city, stopping at the iconic cathedral and the famed Church of Santo Tomé. Note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

  • Day 14: Madrid

    Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Athens

    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

    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

    Full day to explore on your own or

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Saronic Islands Cruise

    Saronic Islands Cruise

    Set sail through the islands of the Saronic Gulf! Your first stop is the island of Aegina, home to the best pistachios in Greece. Then it’s on to Poros, whose Historic Clock is visible from all over town. Finally, stop at Hydra, full of red-tiled houses and narrow stone-paved alleys. Your cruise includes lunch, and you may have time for swimming before returning to port mid-evening.
  • Day 5: Corinth • Patras • Night ferry

    Travel to Corinth

    Take a guided tour of Ancient Corinth

    Visit Ancient Corinth

    Stop at the Corinth Canal

    Continue on to Patras

    Travel to Patras

    Board a night ferry to Ancona

  • Day 6: Ancona • Florence

    Arrive in Ancona

    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

    Visit the Duomo

    Time to 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 8: Florence • Night ferry

    Enjoy a free day in Florence

    Travel to Civitavecchia

    Board a night ferry to Barcelona

  • Day 9: Barcelona

    Arrive in Barcelona

  • Day 10: Barcelona

    Take a guided tour of Barcelona

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • La Sagrada Familia
    • Montjuïc Hill
    • Barrio Gótico
    • Barcelona Cathedral

    Visit Parque Güell

    Take a walking tour of Barcelona

    With your tour director you will see:
    • Las Ramblas

    Enjoy a free evening or

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Barcelona Flamenco Evening

    Barcelona Flamenco Evening

    Feel the pulse of Spain when you attend an unforgettable flamenco performance! Born of Indian, Moorish, Arabian and gypsy influences, flamenco dance is a passionate display of dramatic poses and colorful costumes, accompanied by song and guitar. Marvel at the intricate rhythms created by a dancer’s steps, castanets and clapping. The duration of the performance is 1 hour and a beverage is included.

  • Day 11: Barcelona

    Full day to explore on your own or

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Figueres

    Figueres

    Join a half-day excursion to Figueres, a Catalan city on the exquisite Costa Brava and birthplace of renowned Spanish artist Salvador Dalí. You will visit Teatre-Museu Gala Salvador Dalí, a one-of-a-kind theater museum designed by and dedicated to the surrealist world of Dalí. It contains the broadest range of Dali’s works and offers a unique opportunity to step into the world of the artist.

  • Day 12: Depart for home

    Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 12: Madrid

    Travel by AVE train to Madrid

    Take a walking tour of Madrid

    Visit the Prado

  • Day 13: Madrid

    Visit the Royal Palace

    Take a guided tour of Madrid

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Puerta del Sol
    • Plaza Mayor
    • Plaza de Oriente

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Toledo

    Toledo

    This guided half-day optional excursion takes you to Toledo, the “city of the three cultures.” Explore its diverse artistic and cultural legacy on a panoramic drive around the city, stopping at the iconic cathedral and the famed Church of Santo Tomé. Note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

  • Day 14: Madrid

    Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers; Comfortable motorcoach; Night ferries; AVE high-speed train with extension

  • Hotels

    8 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (10 with extension); 2 nights cabin accommodations

  • Regional-style meals

    European breakfast and dinner daily

  • Guided sightseeing

    4 sightseeing tours led by expert, licensed local guides (5 with extension); 2 walking tours (3 with extension)

  • Entrances

    Acropolis Museum; Acropolis; Ancient Corinth; Park Güell; 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.

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  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

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