10 or 12 days
Rome, Florence, Madrid, Barcelona, with extension to Valencia
Why are the Spanish Steps in Rome? Why do Madrid and Barcelona have so many Roman influences? Examine the intertwined histories and enduring cultures of Italy and Spain, Mediterranean nations that share an affinity for art, architecture, and religion (not to mention mouth-watering cuisine). From the Prado and Park Güell to the Colosseum and Sistine Chapel, gain new perspectives on these pillars  of Europe.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Spain

  • Day 2: Madrid

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    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
  • Day 3: Madrid

    Tour Madrid with an expert local guide

    Visit the Royal Palace
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Toledo

    Toledo

    This guided half-day optional excursion takes you to Toledo, the “city of the three cultures.” Explore its diverse artistic and cultural legacy on a panoramic drive around the city, stopping at the iconic cathedral and the famed Church of Santo Tomé. Note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

  • Day 4: Madrid • Zaragoza • Barcelona

    Travel via Zaragoza to Barcelona

    Visit Basílica del Pilar

  • Day 5: Barcelona

    Take a guided tour of Barcelona

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • La Sagrada Família
    • Gothic Quarter
    • Montjuïc

    Guided visit of Park Güell

    Take a walking tour of Las Ramblas

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Barcelona Flamenco Evening

    Barcelona Flamenco Evening

    Feel the pulse of Spain when you attend an unforgettable flamenco performance! Born of Indian, Moorish, Arabian and gypsy influences, flamenco dance is a passionate display of dramatic poses and colourful costumes, accompanied by song and guitar. Marvel at the intricate rhythms created by a dancer’s steps, castanets and clapping. A beverage is included during the two-hour performance.
  • Day 6: Barcelona • Night ferry

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Taste of Spain

    Taste of Spain

    It’s one thing to sit down at a dinner table and try regional cuisine; it’s quite another thing to first visit a local market and pick out the ingredients for the meal. This is your opportunity to do both—and gain a true understanding of Catalan culture. At the market, an amazing variety of local fruit, vegetables, fish, and meat await. Take your groceries back to your cooking class, where you’ll learn professional techniques and tips as you prepare your meal.

    Explore Barcelona on your own

    Travel by 24-hour ferry to Civitavecchia

  • Day 7: Night ferry • Civitavecchia • Rome

    Arrive in Rome

  • Day 8: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Roman Forum
    • Colosseum
    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 9: Rome

    Take a 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

    Tour the ruins of Pompeii with an expert local guide 

  • Day 11: Sorrento region • Rome

    Travel by ferry to Capri

    Enjoy a boat cruise

    Tour Capri with an expert local guide

  • Day 12: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Spain

  • Day 2: Madrid

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    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
  • Day 3: Madrid

    Tour Madrid with an expert local guide

    Visit the Royal Palace
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Toledo

    Toledo

    This guided half-day optional excursion takes you to Toledo, the “city of the three cultures.” Explore its diverse artistic and cultural legacy on a panoramic drive around the city, stopping at the iconic cathedral and the famed Church of Santo Tomé. Note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

  • Day 4: Madrid • Zaragoza • Barcelona

    Travel via Zaragoza to Barcelona

    Visit Basílica del Pilar

  • Day 5: Barcelona

    Take a guided tour of Barcelona

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • La Sagrada Família
    • Gothic Quarter
    • Montjuïc

    Guided visit of Park Güell

    Take a walking tour of Las Ramblas

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Barcelona Flamenco Evening

    Barcelona Flamenco Evening

    Feel the pulse of Spain when you attend an unforgettable flamenco performance! Born of Indian, Moorish, Arabian and gypsy influences, flamenco dance is a passionate display of dramatic poses and colourful costumes, accompanied by song and guitar. Marvel at the intricate rhythms created by a dancer’s steps, castanets and clapping. A beverage is included during the two-hour performance.
  • Day 6: Barcelona • Night ferry

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Taste of Spain

    Taste of Spain

    It’s one thing to sit down at a dinner table and try regional cuisine; it’s quite another thing to first visit a local market and pick out the ingredients for the meal. This is your opportunity to do both—and gain a true understanding of Catalan culture. At the market, an amazing variety of local fruit, vegetables, fish, and meat await. Take your groceries back to your cooking class, where you’ll learn professional techniques and tips as you prepare your meal.

    Explore Barcelona on your own

    Travel by 24-hour ferry to Civitavecchia

  • Day 7: Night ferry • Civitavecchia • Rome

    Arrive in Rome

  • Day 8: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Roman Forum
    • Colosseum
    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 9: Rome

    Take a 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

    Tour the ruins of Pompeii with an expert local guide 

  • Day 11: Sorrento region • Rome

    Travel by ferry to Capri

    Enjoy a boat cruise

    Tour Capri with an expert local guide

  • Day 12: 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

    Prado; Madrid Royal Palace; Parque Guell; Colosseum; Roman Forum; Sistine Chapel; St.Peter’s Basilica; With extension: Pompeii Roman Ruins; Capri boat cruise

  • 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—Personalized Learning

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project.

  • 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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