8 or 11 days
England, Italy

Centuries worth of history come into focus in these two amazing cities—centers of culture, politics and significant world events.

Rome and London each once ruled the world, and monuments of those empires remain today, from the impressive Pantheon to the majestic Houses of Parliament. Experience two of Europe’s most historically significant capital cities on this cultural journey into the past.

Due to national and/or religious holidays, some sites may be closed and your itinerary may be modified on the following dates in 2025: March 19, April 18-21, May 1, June 29, and August 14-15. These dates fluctuate each year—please contact us for more information.

  • 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)
    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Windsor

    Windsor

    This is your invitation to the Royal Family’s retreat, Windsor Castle! Join a local guide on your half-day excursion to Windsor, built by William the Conqueror in 1070. Priceless objects are found in the State Apartments, from paintings by Rubens to Henry VIII’s sword and suit of armor. You will also see Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House and St. George’s Chapel, the final resting place of many monarchs. 

  • Day 4: London

    Visit the Tower of London

    Explore Borough Market

    Enjoy a theater performance

  • Day 5: London • Rome

    Fly to Rome

    Take a tour of Rome by night

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Piazza Navona
    • Spanish Steps
  • Day 6: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Sistine Chapel
    • St. Peter’s Basilica
    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Gladiator school experience

    Gladiator school experience

    Have you ever wondered what it was like to be one of Rome’s famed gladiators? This optional half-day activity puts you in the ring! Learn the basics of hand-to-hand combat and model ancient armor as you follow in the sandaled footsteps of Spartacus.
  • Day 7: Rome

    Tour Rome with an expert local guide

    Visit the Roman Forum

    Visit the Colosseum

    Take a walking tour of the Campo dei Fiori Market and the Borghese Gardens

  • Day 8: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 8: Rome • Bologna

    Travel by high-speed train to Bologna 

    Take a food-themed guided tour of Bologna

    Enjoy time to explore Mercato di Mezzo, which dates back to medieval times  

  • Day 9: Bologna • Ravenna

    Take a day trip to Ravenna

    Tour Ravenna with an expert local guide

    Visit the Basilica of San Vitale and National Museum of Ravenna to admire the city’s famous mosaics

    Time to explore in Ravenna

  • Day 10: Bologna • Milan

    Travel to Milan via Parma and Modena

    Stop in Parma to sample delicious Parmesan cheese

    Visit an acetaia in Modena, where you will: 

    • Learn about production of traditional balsamic vinegar 
    • Taste the local product 
  • Day 11: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?
  • 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)
    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Windsor

    Windsor

    This is your invitation to the Royal Family’s retreat, Windsor Castle! Join a local guide on your half-day excursion to Windsor, built by William the Conqueror in 1070. Priceless objects are found in the State Apartments, from paintings by Rubens to Henry VIII’s sword and suit of armor. You will also see Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House and St. George’s Chapel, the final resting place of many monarchs. 

  • Day 4: London

    Visit the Tower of London

    Explore Borough Market

    Enjoy a theater performance

  • Day 5: London • Rome

    Fly to Rome

    Take a tour of Rome by night

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Piazza Navona
    • Spanish Steps
  • Day 6: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Sistine Chapel
    • St. Peter’s Basilica
    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Gladiator school experience

    Gladiator school experience

    Have you ever wondered what it was like to be one of Rome’s famed gladiators? This optional half-day activity puts you in the ring! Learn the basics of hand-to-hand combat and model ancient armor as you follow in the sandaled footsteps of Spartacus.
  • Day 7: Rome

    Tour Rome with an expert local guide

    Visit the Roman Forum

    Visit the Colosseum

    Take a walking tour of the Campo dei Fiori Market and the Borghese Gardens

  • Day 8: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 8: Rome • Bologna

    Travel by high-speed train to Bologna 

    Take a food-themed guided tour of Bologna

    Enjoy time to explore Mercato di Mezzo, which dates back to medieval times  

  • Day 9: Bologna • Ravenna

    Take a day trip to Ravenna

    Tour Ravenna with an expert local guide

    Visit the Basilica of San Vitale and National Museum of Ravenna to admire the city’s famous mosaics

    Time to explore in Ravenna

  • Day 10: Bologna • Milan

    Travel to Milan via Parma and Modena

    Stop in Parma to sample delicious Parmesan cheese

    Visit an acetaia in Modena, where you will: 

    • Learn about production of traditional balsamic vinegar 
    • Taste the local product 
  • Day 11: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers; internal flight; comfortable motorcoach

  • Hotels

    6 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (9 with extension)

  • Regional-style meals

    European breakfast and dinner daily

  • Guided sightseeing

    3 sightseeing tours led by expert, licensed local guides (4 with extension); 1 walking tour (2 with extension)

  • Entrances

    Tower of London; Sistine Chapel; St. Peter’s Basilica; Colosseum; Roman Forum (with extension: Museum and Basilica of San Vitale; Parmesan cheese producer visit; acetaia visit)

  • 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.

  • Personalized Learning Support

    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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