11 or 14 days
Italy

See the varied cultures of Italy.

Rome is one of the world’s most historically rich cities, a portal to an ancient empire. On the island of Sicily, diverse influences in Palermo and Taormina lend each city a unique character. Though Sicily has always been a world unto itself, it is undeniably Italy— amazing food, stunning cathedrals, and a picture-perfect countryside.
  • 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

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • 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 • Palermo

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Roman Forum
    • Colosseum

    Travel to Naples

    Board a night ferry to Sicily

  • Day 5: Palermo • Taormina region

    Take a guided tour of Palermo

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Cathedral of Monreale
    • Cappella Palatina
    • Palazzo dei Normanni
    • Palermo Cathedral

    Transfer to Taormina region

  • Day 6: Taormina region

    Take a guided tour of Taormina

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Taormina Cathedral
    • Palazzo Corvaia

    Visit the ancient theater of Taormina

    Explore on your own or
    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 7: Taormina region • Siracusa

    Take a day-trip to Siracusa

    Expertly led guided excursion of Siracusa

  • Day 8: Taormina region • Pizzo • Salerno

    Transfer north from Taormina to Salerno

    Return to mainland Italy via ferry

    Stop in the photogenic seaside town of Pizzo

  • Day 9: Salerno

    Free time to relax on Salerno's beaches

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Amalfi Coast Day-Tour

    Amalfi Coast Day-Tour

    Drive along the winding roads of the stunningly beautiful Amalfi Coast. Today you will explore one of the Coast's iconic seaside villages. On your way back you'll stop at a local workshop to learn about the unique local agricultural traditions, yummy tastes included!

  • Day 10: Salerno • Pompeii • Rome

    Transfer to Rome making a stop en route to visit Pompeii

    Tour the ruins of Pompeii with an expert local guide

  • Day 11: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 11: Rome • Siena • Florence

    Travel via Siena to Florence

    Explore Siena on your own

  • Day 12: 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
    Explore on your own or
    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 13: Florence • Rome

    Travel to Rome

    Explore Florence on your own

  • Day 14: 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

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • 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 • Palermo

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Roman Forum
    • Colosseum

    Travel to Naples

    Board a night ferry to Sicily

  • Day 5: Palermo • Taormina region

    Take a guided tour of Palermo

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Cathedral of Monreale
    • Cappella Palatina
    • Palazzo dei Normanni
    • Palermo Cathedral

    Transfer to Taormina region

  • Day 6: Taormina region

    Take a guided tour of Taormina

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Taormina Cathedral
    • Palazzo Corvaia

    Visit the ancient theater of Taormina

    Explore on your own or
    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 7: Taormina region • Siracusa

    Take a day-trip to Siracusa

    Expertly led guided excursion of Siracusa

  • Day 8: Taormina region • Pizzo • Salerno

    Transfer north from Taormina to Salerno

    Return to mainland Italy via ferry

    Stop in the photogenic seaside town of Pizzo

  • Day 9: Salerno

    Free time to relax on Salerno's beaches

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Amalfi Coast Day-Tour

    Amalfi Coast Day-Tour

    Drive along the winding roads of the stunningly beautiful Amalfi Coast. Today you will explore one of the Coast's iconic seaside villages. On your way back you'll stop at a local workshop to learn about the unique local agricultural traditions, yummy tastes included!

  • Day 10: Salerno • Pompeii • Rome

    Transfer to Rome making a stop en route to visit Pompeii

    Tour the ruins of Pompeii with an expert local guide

  • Day 11: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 11: Rome • Siena • Florence

    Travel via Siena to Florence

    Explore Siena on your own

  • Day 12: 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
    Explore on your own or
    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 13: Florence • Rome

    Travel to Rome

    Explore Florence on your own

  • Day 14: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

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

  • Hotels

    8 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (11 with extension); 1 night cabin accommodation

  • Regional-style meals

    European breakfast and dinner daily

  • Guided sightseeing

    6 sightseeing tours led by expert, licensed local guides (7 with extension)

  • Entrances

    Sistine Chapel; St. Peter’s Basilica; Colosseum; Roman Forum; Greek theater; Palermo Cathedral; Cathedral of Monreale; Siracusa; Pompeii

  • 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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