9 or 11 days
Rome, Florence, Barcelona, with extension to Madrid

For thousands of years, the Mediterranean Sea has played a key role in the development of European culture. See the remains of civilizations that relied on it, from ancient Rome to Renaissance Florence. When you cross the sea to Spain, you follow the journey of countless sailors through the ages. In Barcelona, that old history gives way to Gaudí’s eye-opening modern architecture.

  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy

  • Day 2: Rome

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 3: 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 4: Rome • Assisi • Florence

    Tour Assisi with an expert local guide

    Visit the Basilica of St. Francis
  • Day 5: 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

    Explore Florence on your own

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Create a Fresco

    Create a Fresco

    Try your hand at fresco painting, a style made famous during the Italian Renaissance. In this workshop you’ll create a fresco of your own in the traditional way, by painting earth pigments onto fresh plaster.

  • Day 6: Florence • Pisa • Civitavecchia • Night ferry

    See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

    Visit the Baptistery of St. John and the Pisa Cathedral

    Travel by 24-hour ferry to Barcelona

  • Day 7: Barcelona

  • Day 8: 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 9: Depart for home

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  • Day 9: Barcelona • Madrid

    Travel by AVE 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
  • Day 10: Madrid

    Tour Madrid with an expert local guide

    Visit the Royal Palace
  • Day 11: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy

  • Day 2: Rome

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 3: 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 4: Rome • Assisi • Florence

    Tour Assisi with an expert local guide

    Visit the Basilica of St. Francis
  • Day 5: 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

    Explore Florence on your own

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Create a Fresco

    Create a Fresco

    Try your hand at fresco painting, a style made famous during the Italian Renaissance. In this workshop you’ll create a fresco of your own in the traditional way, by painting earth pigments onto fresh plaster.

  • Day 6: Florence • Pisa • Civitavecchia • Night ferry

    See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

    Visit the Baptistery of St. John and the Pisa Cathedral

    Travel by 24-hour ferry to Barcelona

  • Day 7: Barcelona

  • Day 8: 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 9: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 9: Barcelona • Madrid

    Travel by AVE 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
  • Day 10: Madrid

    Tour Madrid with an expert local guide

    Visit the Royal Palace
  • Day 11: Depart for home

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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; Assisi basilica; Duomo; Pisa Baptistery; Pisa Cathedral; Parque Guell; With extension: Madrid Royal Palace; Prado

  • 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

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  • 24-hour Emergency Service

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