15 days
Venice, Florence, Assisi, Sorrento Region, Taormina Region, Rome

From the top of the “boot” to the tip of the toe, explore the best of Italy.

See gondolas glide down the Grand Canal and visit Doge’s Palace in Venice. In Florence, admire Michelangelo’s statue of David and Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus. History comes to life at the Colosseum in Rome, while Michelangelo’s breathtaking ceiling is just 60 feet overhead in the Sistine Chapel.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy

  • Day 2: Milan • Venice

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Travel to Venice

  • Day 3: Venice

    Take a guided tour of Venice

    • St. Mark’s Square
    • Grand Canal

    Visit the Doge's Palace

    See a glass-blowing demonstration

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Venetian art workshop

    Venetian art workshop

    Try your hand at the ancient art of mosaic-making in the center of the Floating City. After a lesson from a professional artist, use small pieces of colored material—traditionally glass or stone—to create a pattern or picture of your own!

  • Day 4: Florence

    Travel to 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

  • Day 5: Florence

    Enjoy a free day in Florence

    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 6: Assisi

    Travel to Assisi

    Take a guided tour of Assisi

    Visit the Basilica of St. Francis

  • Day 7: Sorrento region

    Travel to the Sorrento region

  • Day 8: Sorrento region

    Travel by ferry to Capri

    Take a guided tour of Capri

    Enjoy a boat cruise

  • Day 9: Taormina region

    Take a ferry to Messina

    Travel to the Taormina region

  • Day 10: Taormina region

    Take a guided tour of Taormina

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Duomo
    • Palazzo Corvaia

    Visit the Greek theater

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Mount Etna

    Mount Etna

    Ascend Mount Etna, Europe’s highest active volcano, on this breathtaking half-day excursion! Listen to commentary from your guide before enjoying free time to walk around the lava fields, take photos, and marvel at the views. Note: Comfortable walking shoes and a jacket are recommended.

  • Day 11: Palermo • Night ferry

    Travel to Palermo

    Take a guided tour of Palermo

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Cappella Palatina
    • Palazzo dei Normanni

    Visit the Palermo Cathedral

    Visit the Cathedral of Monreale

    Board a night ferry to Naples

  • Day 12: Pompeii • Rome

    Travel to Pompeii

    Take a guided tour of Pompeii

    Visit the Pompeii Roman Ruins

    Travel to Rome

  • Day 13: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    Visit the Colosseum

    Visit the Roman Forum

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Roman Catacombs

    Roman Catacombs

    Opt to 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 optional is not recommended for those who are claustrophobic.

  • Day 14: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City

    Visit the Sistine Chapel

    Visit St. Peter’s Basilica

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Piazza Navona
    • Spanish Steps
  • Day 15: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy

  • Day 2: Milan • Venice

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Travel to Venice

  • Day 3: Venice

    Take a guided tour of Venice

    • St. Mark’s Square
    • Grand Canal

    Visit the Doge's Palace

    See a glass-blowing demonstration

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Venetian art workshop

    Venetian art workshop

    Try your hand at the ancient art of mosaic-making in the center of the Floating City. After a lesson from a professional artist, use small pieces of colored material—traditionally glass or stone—to create a pattern or picture of your own!

  • Day 4: Florence

    Travel to 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

  • Day 5: Florence

    Enjoy a free day in Florence

    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 6: Assisi

    Travel to Assisi

    Take a guided tour of Assisi

    Visit the Basilica of St. Francis

  • Day 7: Sorrento region

    Travel to the Sorrento region

  • Day 8: Sorrento region

    Travel by ferry to Capri

    Take a guided tour of Capri

    Enjoy a boat cruise

  • Day 9: Taormina region

    Take a ferry to Messina

    Travel to the Taormina region

  • Day 10: Taormina region

    Take a guided tour of Taormina

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Duomo
    • Palazzo Corvaia

    Visit the Greek theater

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Mount Etna

    Mount Etna

    Ascend Mount Etna, Europe’s highest active volcano, on this breathtaking half-day excursion! Listen to commentary from your guide before enjoying free time to walk around the lava fields, take photos, and marvel at the views. Note: Comfortable walking shoes and a jacket are recommended.

  • Day 11: Palermo • Night ferry

    Travel to Palermo

    Take a guided tour of Palermo

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Cappella Palatina
    • Palazzo dei Normanni

    Visit the Palermo Cathedral

    Visit the Cathedral of Monreale

    Board a night ferry to Naples

  • Day 12: Pompeii • Rome

    Travel to Pompeii

    Take a guided tour of Pompeii

    Visit the Pompeii Roman Ruins

    Travel to Rome

  • Day 13: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    Visit the Colosseum

    Visit the Roman Forum

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Roman Catacombs

    Roman Catacombs

    Opt to 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 optional is not recommended for those who are claustrophobic.

  • Day 14: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City

    Visit the Sistine Chapel

    Visit St. Peter’s Basilica

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Piazza Navona
    • Spanish Steps
  • Day 15: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers; Comfortable motorcoach; Night Ferry

  • Hotels

    12 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms; 1 night cabin accommodations

  • Regional-style meals

    European breakfast and dinner daily

  • Guided sightseeing

    9 sightseeing tours led by expert, licensed local guides

  • Entrances

    Doge’s Palace; Glass-blowing demonstration; Duomo; Basilica of St. Francis; Capri island cruise; Greek Theater; Palermo Cathedral; Cathedral of Monreale; Pompeii 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

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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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