9 or 11 days
Italy, Spain

For thousands of years, the Mediterranean Sea has played a key role in the development of European culture.

See the remains of civilizations that relied on it, from Ancient Rome to Renaissance Florence. When you cross the sea to Spain, you follow the journey of countless sailors through the ages. In Barcelona, that old history gives way to Gaudí’s eye-opening modern architecture.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy

  • Day 2: Rome

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport  

  • Day 3: 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 4: Rome • Assisi • Florence

    Travel via Assisi to Florence 

    Tour Assisi with an expert local guide

    Visit the Basilica of St. Francis
  • Day 5: Florence

    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

    Visit the Duomo
    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Create a fresco

    Create a fresco

    Try your hand at fresco painting, a style made famous during the Italian Renaissance. In this workshop you’ll create a fresco of your own in the traditional way, by painting earth pigments onto fresh plaster.

  • Day 6: Florence • Pisa • Civitavecchia • Night ferry

    Travel via Pisa to Civitavecchia 

    See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

    Visit the Baptistery of St. John and the Pisa Cathedral

    Travel by night ferry to Barcelona

  • Day 7: Barcelona

    Arrive in Barcelona
  • Day 8: Barcelona

    Take a guided tour of Barcelona

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • La Sagrada Família
    • Gothic Quarter
    • Park Güell
    • Montjuïc

    Take a walking tour of Las Ramblas

    Explore on your own 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. Note: A beverage is included during this two-hour performance.

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 9: Barcelona • Madrid

    Travel by AVE train to Madrid

    Take a walking tour of Madrid

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Puerta del Sol
    • Plaza Mayor
    • Market of San Miguel

    Visit the Prado
  • Day 10: Madrid

    Tour Madrid with an expert local guide

    Visit the Royal Palace
  • Day 11: 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

    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 4: Rome • Assisi • Florence

    Travel via Assisi to Florence 

    Tour Assisi with an expert local guide

    Visit the Basilica of St. Francis
  • Day 5: Florence

    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

    Visit the Duomo
    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Create a fresco

    Create a fresco

    Try your hand at fresco painting, a style made famous during the Italian Renaissance. In this workshop you’ll create a fresco of your own in the traditional way, by painting earth pigments onto fresh plaster.

  • Day 6: Florence • Pisa • Civitavecchia • Night ferry

    Travel via Pisa to Civitavecchia 

    See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

    Visit the Baptistery of St. John and the Pisa Cathedral

    Travel by night ferry to Barcelona

  • Day 7: Barcelona

    Arrive in Barcelona
  • Day 8: Barcelona

    Take a guided tour of Barcelona

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • La Sagrada Família
    • Gothic Quarter
    • Park Güell
    • Montjuïc

    Take a walking tour of Las Ramblas

    Explore on your own 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. Note: A beverage is included during this two-hour performance.

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 9: Barcelona • Madrid

    Travel by AVE train to Madrid

    Take a walking tour of Madrid

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Puerta del Sol
    • Plaza Mayor
    • Market of San Miguel

    Visit the Prado
  • Day 10: Madrid

    Tour Madrid with an expert local guide

    Visit the Royal Palace
  • Day 11: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

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

  • Hotels

    6 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (8 with extension); 1 night cabin accomodation

  • 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

    Sistine Chapel; St. Peter's Basillica; Colosseum; Roman Forum; Basillica of St. Francis; Duomo; Pisa Baptistery; Pisa Cathedral; 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.

  • 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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