10 or 13 days
Rome, Sorrento Region, Delphi, Athens, with extension to the Greek Islands
When you walk through the Roman Forum, climb the Acropolis in Athens, and visit the site of the Oracle at Delphi, you’re among some of the world’s most historically significant ancient sites. But these countries offer more than just a trip to the deep past – witness more recent history at the awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel and in the dramatic natural beauty of Capri.
  • 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

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Roman Catacombs

    Roman Catacombs

    Opt to explore the mysterious world buried beneath Rome since the 2nd century. Christian burial grounds and priceless relics abound, and the art that lines the walls is world-class. Afterward, journey down the ancient Appian Way to the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls. Note: Sturdy walking shoes are recommended. This optional is not recommended for those who are claustrophobic.

  • Day 4: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    Visit the Colosseum

    Visit the Roman Forum

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome

  • Day 5: Capri • Sorrento region

    Take a guided tour of Capri

    Take a Capri boat cruise

    Continue on to the Sorrento region

  • Day 6: Pompeii • Brindisi • Night ferry

    Take a guided tour of Pompeii

    Visit the Roman Ruins

    Travel to Brindisi

    Board a night ferry to Patras

  • Day 7: Patras • Delphi

    Travel to Delphi

  • Day 8: Delphi • Athens

    Take a guided tour of Delphi

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Temple of Apollo

    Visit the Delphi Museum

    Travel to Athens

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Greek Evening

    Greek Evening

    Immerse yourself in Greek culture during an evening of festive entertainment and local cuisine! Witness the fancy footwork of traditional Greek dancing accompanied by musicians playing on bouzoukis, stringed instruments unique to Greece. Music and dancing have long played a central role in Greek culture with over 4,000 dances from all regions of the country.

  • Day 9: Athens

    Take a guided tour of Athens

    Visit the Acropolis

    Visit the Acropolis Museum

    Take a walking tour of Athens

    With your tour director you will see:
    • Plaka District
    • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Day 10: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 10: Greek island cruise • Mykonos

    Board your cruise ship

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Shore Excursion Package 1: Ephesus and Knossos Palace

    Shore Excursion Package 1: Ephesus and Knossos Palace

    Your optional shore excursion package includes visits to Ephesus and Knossos Palace in Crete. 
    In Ephesus, marvel at the remains of what was once the second largest city in the Roman Empire—including the Agora, the iconic Library of Celsus and the Great Theatre, still renowned for its remarkable acoustics. Later, stop at a local bazaar in Kusadasi. While in Crete, visit Knossos Palace, one of the Bronze Age’s most impressive archaeological sites in the world. Also known as the Labyrinth, the palace appears as a maze of workrooms, living spaces, and storerooms close to a central square. Sir Arthur Evan’s archaeological excavations and restorations from 1900 suggest that this was the site of the ancient Minoan Kingdom.

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Shore Excursion Package 2: Ephesus, Knossos Palace and Oia Village

    Shore Excursion Package 2: Ephesus, Knossos Palace and Oia Village

    Your optional shore excursion package includes visits to Ephesus, Knossos Palace in Crete and Oia in Santorini.
    In Ephesus, marvel at the remains of what was once the second largest city in the Roman Empire—including the Agora, the iconic Library of Celsus and the Great Theatre, still renowned for its remarkable acoustics. On the return drive, stop at a local bazaar in Kusadasi.
    While in Crete, visit Knossos Palace, one of the Bronze Age’s most impressive archaeological sites in the world. Also known as the Labyrinth, the palace appears as a maze of workrooms, living spaces and storerooms close to a central square. Sir Arthur Evan’s archaeological excavations and restorations from 1900 suggest that this was the site of the ancient Minoan Kingdom.

    Cruise the Greek Islands:

    • Visit the Island of Mykonos
  • Day 11: Greek island cruise • Kusadasi

    Cruise the Greek Islands and Turkey:

    • Visit the Turkish port town of Kusadasi 
    • Visit the island of Patmos
  • Day 12: Greek island cruise • Crete • Santorini

    Cruise the Greek Islands:

    • Visit the island of Crete
    • Visit the island of Santorini
  • Day 13: Depart for home

  • 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

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Roman Catacombs

    Roman Catacombs

    Opt to explore the mysterious world buried beneath Rome since the 2nd century. Christian burial grounds and priceless relics abound, and the art that lines the walls is world-class. Afterward, journey down the ancient Appian Way to the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls. Note: Sturdy walking shoes are recommended. This optional is not recommended for those who are claustrophobic.

  • Day 4: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    Visit the Colosseum

    Visit the Roman Forum

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome

  • Day 5: Capri • Sorrento region

    Take a guided tour of Capri

    Take a Capri boat cruise

    Continue on to the Sorrento region

  • Day 6: Pompeii • Brindisi • Night ferry

    Take a guided tour of Pompeii

    Visit the Roman Ruins

    Travel to Brindisi

    Board a night ferry to Patras

  • Day 7: Patras • Delphi

    Travel to Delphi

  • Day 8: Delphi • Athens

    Take a guided tour of Delphi

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Temple of Apollo

    Visit the Delphi Museum

    Travel to Athens

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Greek Evening

    Greek Evening

    Immerse yourself in Greek culture during an evening of festive entertainment and local cuisine! Witness the fancy footwork of traditional Greek dancing accompanied by musicians playing on bouzoukis, stringed instruments unique to Greece. Music and dancing have long played a central role in Greek culture with over 4,000 dances from all regions of the country.

  • Day 9: Athens

    Take a guided tour of Athens

    Visit the Acropolis

    Visit the Acropolis Museum

    Take a walking tour of Athens

    With your tour director you will see:
    • Plaka District
    • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Day 10: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 10: Greek island cruise • Mykonos

    Board your cruise ship

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Shore Excursion Package 1: Ephesus and Knossos Palace

    Shore Excursion Package 1: Ephesus and Knossos Palace

    Your optional shore excursion package includes visits to Ephesus and Knossos Palace in Crete. 
    In Ephesus, marvel at the remains of what was once the second largest city in the Roman Empire—including the Agora, the iconic Library of Celsus and the Great Theatre, still renowned for its remarkable acoustics. Later, stop at a local bazaar in Kusadasi. While in Crete, visit Knossos Palace, one of the Bronze Age’s most impressive archaeological sites in the world. Also known as the Labyrinth, the palace appears as a maze of workrooms, living spaces, and storerooms close to a central square. Sir Arthur Evan’s archaeological excavations and restorations from 1900 suggest that this was the site of the ancient Minoan Kingdom.

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Shore Excursion Package 2: Ephesus, Knossos Palace and Oia Village

    Shore Excursion Package 2: Ephesus, Knossos Palace and Oia Village

    Your optional shore excursion package includes visits to Ephesus, Knossos Palace in Crete and Oia in Santorini.
    In Ephesus, marvel at the remains of what was once the second largest city in the Roman Empire—including the Agora, the iconic Library of Celsus and the Great Theatre, still renowned for its remarkable acoustics. On the return drive, stop at a local bazaar in Kusadasi.
    While in Crete, visit Knossos Palace, one of the Bronze Age’s most impressive archaeological sites in the world. Also known as the Labyrinth, the palace appears as a maze of workrooms, living spaces and storerooms close to a central square. Sir Arthur Evan’s archaeological excavations and restorations from 1900 suggest that this was the site of the ancient Minoan Kingdom.

    Cruise the Greek Islands:

    • Visit the Island of Mykonos
  • Day 11: Greek island cruise • Kusadasi

    Cruise the Greek Islands and Turkey:

    • Visit the Turkish port town of Kusadasi 
    • Visit the island of Patmos
  • Day 12: Greek island cruise • Crete • Santorini

    Cruise the Greek Islands:

    • Visit the island of Crete
    • Visit the island of Santorini
  • Day 13: Depart for home

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Everything you get

This all-inclusive global experience gives students the chance to explore the world–all at an unbeatable value.
  • Airfare & transportation

    Your flights—covered. Buses, trains, cruise ships, ferries and subways—covered. We take care of getting you around so you can enjoy the ride.

  • Hotels

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • Meals

    Traditional breakfasts and dinners bring local flavours to life as part of your tour experience. Lunches are left for you to discover new favourite dishes of your own.

  • Entrances

    Sistine Chapel; St. Peter’s Basilica; Colosseum; Roman Forum; Capri boat cruise; Pompeii Roman Ruins; Delphi site; Delphi museum; Acropolis; Acropolis Museum

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your dedicated 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 add cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • weShare

    Our online learning platform engages students in activities before, during and after tour.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travellers to planning and managing your tour.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travellers and their families can count on EF’s dedicated emergency service team.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we’re there too.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances.

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