11 or 14 days
Turkey, Greece, Italy

Experience Istanbul, Turkey’s largest and most fascinating city, which lies in both Europe and in Asia.

See how the past meets the present; the Blue Mosque and the ancient Grand Bazaar stand among a modern developing city. In Troy and Pergamon critical moments in history took place, and in Athens the classical monuments never fail to strike awe.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Turkey

  • Day 2: Istanbul

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

  • Day 3: Istanbul

    Take a tour of Istanbul

    See the Hippodrome

    Visit the Blue Mosque

    Visit the Grand Bazaar

    Visit Hagia Sophia
    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Bosphorus cruise

    Bosphorus cruise

    Take a half-day excursion that includes a cruise through the Bosphorus Straits, the waterway that separates Europe and Asia. Begin your adventure with a visit to a traditional spice market and the Rustem Pasha Mosque, famous for the tomato-red color of its exquisite floral and geometric Iznik tiles. Next, board a two-hour cruise through the Bosphorus Straits, disembarking for a seafood lunch.

  • Day 4: Istanbul • Eceabat • Canakkale • Troy • Bergama

    Travel via Eceabat, Canakkale, and Troy to Bergama

    See Canakkale

    Take a tour of Troy

  • Day 5: Bergama • Pergamon • Kusadasi

    Travel via Pergamon to Kusadasi

    Visit the Pergamon Acropolis

    Take a tour of Pergamon

  • Day 6: Kusadasi

    Take a tour of Ephesus

    Visit the House of the Virgin Mary

    Explore Kusadasi on your own

  • Day 7: Greek island cruise: Samos • Patmos

    Depart on a two day cruise of the Greek islands

    You may book shore excursions on board

  • Day 8: Greek island cruise: Crete • Santorini

  • 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
    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 10: Athens • Corinth

    Tour Corinth with an expert local guide

    Visit Ancient Corinth

    See the Corinth Canal

  • Day 11: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 11: Athens • Delphi • Patras

    Travel via Delphi to Patras

    Take a guided tour of Delphi

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Temple of Apollo
    • Delphi Archaeological Museum 

    Travel by night ferry to Italy

  • Day 12: Brindisi • Pompeii • Rome

    Travel via Pompeii to Rome

    Tour the ruins of Pompeii 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: Depart for home

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

  • Day 2: Istanbul

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

  • Day 3: Istanbul

    Take a tour of Istanbul

    See the Hippodrome

    Visit the Blue Mosque

    Visit the Grand Bazaar

    Visit Hagia Sophia
    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Bosphorus cruise

    Bosphorus cruise

    Take a half-day excursion that includes a cruise through the Bosphorus Straits, the waterway that separates Europe and Asia. Begin your adventure with a visit to a traditional spice market and the Rustem Pasha Mosque, famous for the tomato-red color of its exquisite floral and geometric Iznik tiles. Next, board a two-hour cruise through the Bosphorus Straits, disembarking for a seafood lunch.

  • Day 4: Istanbul • Eceabat • Canakkale • Troy • Bergama

    Travel via Eceabat, Canakkale, and Troy to Bergama

    See Canakkale

    Take a tour of Troy

  • Day 5: Bergama • Pergamon • Kusadasi

    Travel via Pergamon to Kusadasi

    Visit the Pergamon Acropolis

    Take a tour of Pergamon

  • Day 6: Kusadasi

    Take a tour of Ephesus

    Visit the House of the Virgin Mary

    Explore Kusadasi on your own

  • Day 7: Greek island cruise: Samos • Patmos

    Depart on a two day cruise of the Greek islands

    You may book shore excursions on board

  • Day 8: Greek island cruise: Crete • Santorini

  • 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
    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 10: Athens • Corinth

    Tour Corinth with an expert local guide

    Visit Ancient Corinth

    See the Corinth Canal

  • Day 11: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 11: Athens • Delphi • Patras

    Travel via Delphi to Patras

    Take a guided tour of Delphi

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Temple of Apollo
    • Delphi Archaeological Museum 

    Travel by night ferry to Italy

  • Day 12: Brindisi • Pompeii • Rome

    Travel via Pompeii to Rome

    Tour the ruins of Pompeii 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: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers; Comfortable motorcoach; Ferry; 2-day Greek island cruise (Cruise staff gratuity included); Night ferry with extension

  • Hotels

    7 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (9 with extension); 2 nights cabin accommodations (3 with extension)

  • Regional-style meals

    European breakfast and dinner daily; 3 meals daily during cruise

  • Guided sightseeing

    6 sightseeing tours led by expert, licensed local guides (10 with extension); 1 walking tour

  • Entrances

    Ayasofia; Blue Mosque; Pergamon Acropolis; Ephesus site; House of the Virgin Mary; Acropolis; Ancient Corinth; With extension: Delphi site; Delphi museum; Roman Ruins; Sistine Chapel; St.Peter’s Basilica; 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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