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

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Travel to Lucerne

  • Day 3: Lucerne

    Take a tour of Lucerne

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Lion Monument
    • Kapellbrücke

    Visit Mount Rigi

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Swiss folklore evening

    Swiss folklore evening

    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: Lucerne • Italian Lakes District • Venice

    Travel to Venice via the Italian Lakes District

  • Day 5: Venice

    See a glass-blowing demonstration

    Visit the Doge’s Palace

    Take a guided tour of Venice

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • St. Mark’s Square
    • Grand Canal
  • Day 6: Venice • 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
    • Basilica of Santa Croce
    • Gates of Paradise

    Visit the Duomo
    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 8: Florence • Assisi • Rome

    Travel via Assisi to Rome

    Tour Assisi with an expert local guide

    Visit the Basilica of St. Francis
  • Day 9: 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 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 to Rome

  • Day 12: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Switzerland

  • Day 2: Zurich • Lucerne

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Travel to Lucerne

  • Day 3: Lucerne

    Take a tour of Lucerne

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Lion Monument
    • Kapellbrücke

    Visit Mount Rigi

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Swiss folklore evening

    Swiss folklore evening

    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: Lucerne • Italian Lakes District • Venice

    Travel to Venice via the Italian Lakes District

  • Day 5: Venice

    See a glass-blowing demonstration

    Visit the Doge’s Palace

    Take a guided tour of Venice

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • St. Mark’s Square
    • Grand Canal
  • Day 6: Venice • 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
    • Basilica of Santa Croce
    • Gates of Paradise

    Visit the Duomo
    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 8: Florence • Assisi • Rome

    Travel via Assisi to Rome

    Tour Assisi with an expert local guide

    Visit the Basilica of St. Francis
  • Day 9: 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 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 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; 1 walking tour

  • Entrances

    Mount Rigi; Doge’s Palace; Glass-blowing demonstration; Duomo; Assisi basilica; Sistine Chapel; St. Peter’s Basilica; Colosseum; Roman Forum; With extension: Pompeii Roman Ruins; Capri island 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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