13 or 15 days
Madrid, Barcelona, Provence, French Riviera, Florence, Rome, extension to Valencia

Consider the Mediterranean Sea's influence on the history—and modern culture—of three interconnected nations.

From atop Montjuïc Hill in Barcelona, picture Christopher Columbus sailing into port to tell Queen Isabella I and King Ferdinand V of his voyage to the Americas. In Provence, notice how the lavender perfumes the salty sea air. And along the French Riviera, let the natural beauty and relaxed atmosphere inspire you.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy

  • Day 2: Rome

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome

    You will see:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Piazza Navona
    • Spanish Steps
  • Day 3: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Sistine Chapel
    • St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Day 4: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Roman Forum
    • Colosseum
    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 5: Rome • Assisi • Florence

    Travel via Assisi to Florence

    Tour Assisi with an expert local guide

    Visit the Basilica of St. Francis
  • Day 6: 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
  • Day 7: Florence • Pisa • French Riviera

    Travel via Pisa to the French Riviera

    See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

    Visit the Baptistery of St. John and the Pisa Cathedral

  • Day 8: French Riviera • Avignon • Provence

    Transfer via the French Riviera and Avignon to Provence

    Take a walking tour of Nice or Cannes

    Take a walking tour of Avignon

    Visit the Papal Palace


    Visit the Pont d'Avignon

  • Day 9: Provence • Carcasonne • Barcelona

    Travel via Carcassonne to Barcelona

    Walking tour of Carcassone

  • Day 10: Barcelona

    Take a guided tour of Barcelona

    With your expert local guide you will see:

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

    Visit Park Güell

    Take a walking tour of Las Ramblas

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Barcelona by bike

    Barcelona by bike

    Feel the warm Mediterranean breeze as you explore Barcelona on a guided bicycle tour. This bicycle-friendly city has more than 75 miles of cycling lanes providing a safe, fun, and fast way to gain a deeper understanding of Barcelona’s richly diverse streets and neighborhoods. Stop along the way to learn historical details about the city’s famous sites before pedaling on to your next destination.

  • Day 11: Barcelona • Madrid

    Travel by 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 Museum

  • Day 12: Madrid

    Tour Madrid with an expert local guide

    Visit the Royal Palace

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Madrid flamenco evening

    Madrid flamenco evening

    Born of Indian, Moorish, Arabian, and gypsy influences, flamenco is a passionate display of dramatic poses and colorful costumes, accompanied by song and guitar. Feel the beat as you experience a fiery taste of the soul of Spain. A beverage is included during the one-hour performance.

  • Day 13: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 13: Madrid • Valencia

    Travel to Valencia

    Explore Mercado Central

    Take a walking tour of Valencia

    You will see:

    • Plaza de la Virgen
    • Turia Fountain
    • Serranos Gate
    • Silk Exchange

    Visit a plantation outside the city. Pick local produce and prepare a meal

  • Day 14: Valencia

    Tour the City of Arts and Sciences

    Enjoy free time to explore the city or relax at the beach

  • Day 15: 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

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome

    You will see:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Piazza Navona
    • Spanish Steps
  • Day 3: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Sistine Chapel
    • St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Day 4: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Roman Forum
    • Colosseum
    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 5: Rome • Assisi • Florence

    Travel via Assisi to Florence

    Tour Assisi with an expert local guide

    Visit the Basilica of St. Francis
  • Day 6: 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
  • Day 7: Florence • Pisa • French Riviera

    Travel via Pisa to the French Riviera

    See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

    Visit the Baptistery of St. John and the Pisa Cathedral

  • Day 8: French Riviera • Avignon • Provence

    Transfer via the French Riviera and Avignon to Provence

    Take a walking tour of Nice or Cannes

    Take a walking tour of Avignon

    Visit the Papal Palace


    Visit the Pont d'Avignon

  • Day 9: Provence • Carcasonne • Barcelona

    Travel via Carcassonne to Barcelona

    Walking tour of Carcassone

  • Day 10: Barcelona

    Take a guided tour of Barcelona

    With your expert local guide you will see:

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

    Visit Park Güell

    Take a walking tour of Las Ramblas

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Barcelona by bike

    Barcelona by bike

    Feel the warm Mediterranean breeze as you explore Barcelona on a guided bicycle tour. This bicycle-friendly city has more than 75 miles of cycling lanes providing a safe, fun, and fast way to gain a deeper understanding of Barcelona’s richly diverse streets and neighborhoods. Stop along the way to learn historical details about the city’s famous sites before pedaling on to your next destination.

  • Day 11: Barcelona • Madrid

    Travel by 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 Museum

  • Day 12: Madrid

    Tour Madrid with an expert local guide

    Visit the Royal Palace

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Madrid flamenco evening

    Madrid flamenco evening

    Born of Indian, Moorish, Arabian, and gypsy influences, flamenco is a passionate display of dramatic poses and colorful costumes, accompanied by song and guitar. Feel the beat as you experience a fiery taste of the soul of Spain. A beverage is included during the one-hour performance.

  • Day 13: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 13: Madrid • Valencia

    Travel to Valencia

    Explore Mercado Central

    Take a walking tour of Valencia

    You will see:

    • Plaza de la Virgen
    • Turia Fountain
    • Serranos Gate
    • Silk Exchange

    Visit a plantation outside the city. Pick local produce and prepare a meal

  • Day 14: Valencia

    Tour the City of Arts and Sciences

    Enjoy free time to explore the city or relax at the beach

  • Day 15: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers; Comfortable motorcoach; AVE train

  • Hotels

    11 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (13 with extension)

  • Regional-style meals

    European breakfast and dinner daily

  • Guided sightseeing

    5 sightseeing tours led by expert, licensed local guides (7 with extension); 2 sightseeing tours led by your Tour Director; 3 walking tours

  • Entrances

    Prado; Palacio Real; Park Güell; Palais des Papes; Pont d'Avignon; Pisa Baptistery; Pisa Cathedral; Basilica of St. Francis; Sistine Chapel; St. Peter’s Basilica; Colosseum; Roman Forum; With extension: City Arts and Sciences

  • 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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