9 or 11 days
Rome, Assisi, Florence, Pisa, Civitavecchia, Barcelona

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

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City

    Visit the Sistine Chapel

    Visit St. Peter’s Basilica

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    Visit the Colosseum

    Visit the Roman Forum

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Piazza Navona
    • Spanish Steps
  • Day 4: Assisi • Florence

    Travel to Assisi

    Visit the Basilica of St. Francis

    Travel to Florence

  • Day 5: 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

    Enjoy a free day in Florence

    Time to 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 • Night ferry

    Travel to Pisa

    See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

    Visit the Pisa Baptistery and Cathedral

    Travel to Civitavecchia

    Board a 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 Familia
    • Montjuïc Hill
    • Barrio Gótico
    • Barcelona Cathedral

    Take a walking tour of Barcelona

    With your tour director you will see:
    • Las Ramblas

    Visit Parque Güell

    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 9: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 9: Barcelona

    Travel by AVE train to Madrid

    Take a walking tour of Madrid

    Visit the Prado

  • Day 10: Madrid

    Take a guided tour of Madrid

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

    Visit the Royal Palace

  • Day 11: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy

  • Day 2: Rome

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

  • Day 3: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City

    Visit the Sistine Chapel

    Visit St. Peter’s Basilica

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    Visit the Colosseum

    Visit the Roman Forum

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Piazza Navona
    • Spanish Steps
  • Day 4: Assisi • Florence

    Travel to Assisi

    Visit the Basilica of St. Francis

    Travel to Florence

  • Day 5: 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

    Enjoy a free day in Florence

    Time to 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 • Night ferry

    Travel to Pisa

    See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

    Visit the Pisa Baptistery and Cathedral

    Travel to Civitavecchia

    Board a 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 Familia
    • Montjuïc Hill
    • Barrio Gótico
    • Barcelona Cathedral

    Take a walking tour of Barcelona

    With your tour director you will see:
    • Las Ramblas

    Visit Parque Güell

    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 9: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 9: Barcelona

    Travel by AVE train to Madrid

    Take a walking tour of Madrid

    Visit the Prado

  • Day 10: Madrid

    Take a guided tour of Madrid

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

    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; 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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Includes airfare, hotels, meals, full-time Tour Director, and more.

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