10 or 12 days
Lucerne, Italian Lakes region, Florence, Rome, extension to Sorrento

In Lucerne, the folkloric Swiss culture fits perfectly against the backdrop of spectacular Alpine scenery.

Down through the Italian lakes region, nature’s beauty continues to amaze, all the way to the picturesque canals of Venice. Further south, humankind’s imprint becomes more pronounced, from Florence’s Renaissance piazzas to the remains of the Ancient Empire in Rome.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Switzerland

  • Day 2: Zurich • Lucerne

    Arrive in Zurich

    Travel to Lucerne

  • Day 3: Lucerne

    Take a tour of Lucerne

    With your tour director you will see:
    • Lion Monument
    • Kapellbrücke
    • Lake Luzern

    Go on an excursion to Mount Rigi

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Swiss Folklore Event

    Swiss Folklore Event

    Opt to join us for a bit of Swiss tradition. You’ll enjoy a delicious meal, including the chance to try fondue—the Swiss National Dish! Afterwards, watch a show, complete with yodeling, traditional dancing, and Alpine horns. Note: Groups traveling from October to mid-April will enjoy Swiss music during their meal instead of the show.

  • Day 4: Venice

    Travel to Venice via Lake Como

  • Day 5: Venice

    Take a guided tour of Venice

    • St. Mark’s Square
    • Grand Canal

    Visit the Doge's Palace

    See a glass-blowing demonstration

  • Day 6: Florence

    Travel to Florence

  • Day 7: 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

    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 8: Assisi • Rome

    Travel to Assisi

    Visit the Basilica of St. Francis

    Continue on to Rome

  • Day 9: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City

    Visit the Sistine Chapel

    Visit St. Peter’s Basilica

    Take an expertly 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 10: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 10: Rome • Pompeii • Sorrento region

    Travel via Pompeii to Sorrento

    Tour the ruins of Pompeii with an expert local guide

  • Day 11: Sorrento region • Capri • Rome

    Travel by ferry to Capri

    Enjoy a boat cruise

    Tour Capri with an expert local guide

    Travel via Capri to Rome

  • Day 12: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Switzerland

  • Day 2: Zurich • Lucerne

    Arrive in Zurich

    Travel to Lucerne

  • Day 3: Lucerne

    Take a tour of Lucerne

    With your tour director you will see:
    • Lion Monument
    • Kapellbrücke
    • Lake Luzern

    Go on an excursion to Mount Rigi

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Swiss Folklore Event

    Swiss Folklore Event

    Opt to join us for a bit of Swiss tradition. You’ll enjoy a delicious meal, including the chance to try fondue—the Swiss National Dish! Afterwards, watch a show, complete with yodeling, traditional dancing, and Alpine horns. Note: Groups traveling from October to mid-April will enjoy Swiss music during their meal instead of the show.

  • Day 4: Venice

    Travel to Venice via Lake Como

  • Day 5: Venice

    Take a guided tour of Venice

    • St. Mark’s Square
    • Grand Canal

    Visit the Doge's Palace

    See a glass-blowing demonstration

  • Day 6: Florence

    Travel to Florence

  • Day 7: 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

    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 8: Assisi • Rome

    Travel to Assisi

    Visit the Basilica of St. Francis

    Continue on to Rome

  • Day 9: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City

    Visit the Sistine Chapel

    Visit St. Peter’s Basilica

    Take an expertly 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 10: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 10: Rome • Pompeii • Sorrento region

    Travel via Pompeii to Sorrento

    Tour the ruins of Pompeii with an expert local guide

  • Day 11: Sorrento region • Capri • Rome

    Travel by ferry to Capri

    Enjoy a boat cruise

    Tour Capri with an expert local guide

    Travel via Capri to Rome

  • Day 12: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip airfare on major carriers; comfortable motorcoach

  • Hotels

    8 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (10 with extension)

  • Regional-style meals

    European breakfast and dinner daily

  • Guided sightseeing

    4 sightseeing tours led by expert, licensed local guides (6 with extension); 1 sightseeing tour led by your Tour Director

  • Entrances

    Swiss Alps Experience; Doge’s Palace; Glassblowing demonstration; Basilica of St. Francis; Sistine Chapel; St. Peter’s Basilica; Colosseum; Roman Forum; with extension: Pompeii Roman Ruins; Capri boat cruise

  • 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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