EF Tours for Graduating Seniors: Venice, Florence, & Rome
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EF Tours for Graduating Seniors: Venice, Florence, & Rome

10 Days  •  3 Cities
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Why Go?

Enchantment awaits as you drift through canals of Venice, taste the flavors of Tuscany and follow in the footsteps of ancients in Rome. This is a classic Italian adventure for all the senses.

What are the top highlights?

  • See three of Italy’s most popular destinations, along with two bonus cities
  • Head to seaside Cinque Terre for the best Instagrams and a quick swim
  • Explore Rome’s greatest hits like the Vatican and the Colosseum
  • Step into the Renaissance in Florence
  • Indulge in world-famous pasta while taking in the Tuscan countryside
  • Visit a guy named David and witness the Birth of Venus in Florence

Your trip includes

  • Round-trip flights & airport transfers
  • Multilingual Tour Director & local guides
  • Private deluxe motorcoach
  • 8 nights in hand-picked accommodations
  • Daily breakfast & dinner
  • Metro passes in each major city
  • Entrance to select attractions

Accommodations

You’ll stay at accommodations hand-picked by our team of local experts, in rooms only for EF Ultimate Break travelers. Each property is located in a safe, convenient area. You’ll receive your exact accommodations 30 days before your trip departs.

Flights

  • Airport transfers are included, so we’ll be waiting, sign in hand
  • Flights are booked with major airlines
  • 24/7 support no matter what time zone you’re in
  • One checked bag included on most flights

Itinerary

Day 1: Overnight Flight

Board your overnight flight, bound for Italy. Pizza, Pasta, Gelato, Cannolis. Welcome to food paradise.

Day 2: Arrive in Venice

Welcome to Venice! Situated on 118 islands, intersected by 175 canals and spanned by more than 400 bridges, this city has had more praise showered upon it from travelers, writers and artists than any other city in the world.

Today's Highlights:

  • Arrive at the airport—your Tour Director will be waiting to show you how to get around the city
  • Venture into Venice proper or see the area surrounding your accommodation.

In the evening, enjoy an included Welcome Dinner with your group.

Day 3: Tour Venice

Head to St. Mark’s Square to begin your sightseeing with a local guide.

Today's Highlights:

  • Enter St. Mark’s Basilica and bask in the mosaics inlaid in the golden ceiling.
  • See several historic churches and amble through picture-perfect piazzas.
  • Follow the winding Grand Canal through the heart of Venice.
  • See the historic Rialto bridge, the oldest in the city.

Day 4: Travel to Florence

Board your private coach; you’re heading to Florence, the crown jewel of the Italian Renaissance!

Today's Highlights:

  • Stop yourself before you order Spaghetti Bolognese—they call it Tagliatelle al ragu here.
  • Arrive in Florence and begin exploring with your Tour Director.

Day 5: Tour Florence

Join a local guide for a walking tour of Florence, the compact capital of Tuscany known for its famous Renaissance artwork.

Today's Highlights:

  • Cross the Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in Florence, home to many of Florence’s jewelers and art merchants.
  • Stroll the Piazza della Signoria, home to the Uffizi Gallery and Michelangelo’s David.
  • Visit the Duomo Cathedral. Return during your free time and challenge yourself to climb the 463 steps to the top for stunning views of the city.

Day 6: Day Trip to the Italian Riviera & Cinque Terre

Wake up and head for the coast on your way to Cinque Terre (Italian for “Five Lands”). There you’ll find yourself looking at some of the most beautiful coastal scenery you’ve ever laid eyes on. Discover villages nestled into the sides of mountains as you travel between them by train.

Your first stop is Riomaggio, home to the famous Via dell’Amore, or “path of love.” Next up is Vernazza, where you’ll get some of the iconic views of the colorful seaside buildings that Cinque Terre is known for. Then, spend the rest of your day enjoying the pebble beaches of Monterosso before heading back to Florence.

Day 7: Travel to Rome

Board your private coach, bound for Rome.

Today's Highlights:

  • On the way to Rome, stop in Orvieto, a quaint Italian hill town perched atop a rock cliff.
  • Marvel at the artistry of the facade of Orvieto’s stunning cathedral.
  • Look out at the cypress-dotted plains of Umbria.
  • Benvenuti a Roma!

Day 8: Explore Rome + Optional Visit to Roman Catacombs

Take the morning to satisfy your cravings and sip some espresso, then see perhaps the most staggeringly important building you can possibly see in Europe: the Roman Colosseum. In the afternoon, enjoy some free time before your group dinner, or participate in the optional visit to the Roman Catacombs.

Today's Highlights:

  • Tour the city with a local guide who will show you why Rome is one of the most legendary cities in Europe.
  • Experience the heart of ancient Rome with a visit to the Forum, once a hub of activity for the city.
  • Stand in the Colosseum, where gladiators battled to the death in mortal combat, and be glad you live in the 21st century.
  • See the ruins of several Roman temples, including the Temple of the Vestal Virgins.

Roman Catacombs & St. Paul's Basilica(extra cost)

Rome has a bit of a spooky side. Travel deep underground to catacombs built by early Christians. Then, head to St. Paul’s Basilica. Existing since at least 324 AD, they say St. Paul himself is buried there.

Why wait? Save money by booking this optional excursion before your trip departs.

Day 9: Free Day in Rome + Optional Vatican City Excursion

Shop, explore, and talk like an Italian (with your hands) during your free day. Embrace the culture and indulge in carbs during your last day in the Eternal City. Plus, if you're up for it, join an optional excursion to the Vatican.

Today's Highlights:

  • Explore the bustling streets and famous sights while enjoying a cone of gelato.
  • Soak in the history by exploring ancient ruins.
  • Act like a fashonista on Via del Corso, the main street in historical center of Rome lined with brand names and local eateries.

Free Time Suggestions
Trevi Fountain: Rumor has it, if you turn your back to the Trevi Fountain and toss a coin over your shoulder, it guarantees you’ll return to the Eternal City. Throw in a second coin, and you’ll not only come back, but also find love.
Shopping on Vide del Corso: Walk down the longest pedestrian street in the city for some prime shopping. Populated by both locals and tourists, there’s room for everyone on the narrow store-filled street.

Farewell Dinner
Share some last laughs (and maybe shed a few tears) at an included farewell dinner with the group.

A Visit to the Vatican(extra cost)

Visit the Pope’s house: Vatican City. Take a guided tour of the Vatican Museum and St. Peter's Basilica, and get your dose of art history up close and personal—viewing Michelangelo's famed Sistine Chapel frescoes.

Why wait? Save money by booking this optional excursion before your trip departs.

Day 10: Fly Home

Arrivederci, amici!
Translation: Goodbye, friends. Your next destination awaits—home. Before you head to the airport, enjoy your last few moments together. Take one more group photo. But this isn’t goodbye. It’s “See you later.” The only question is, where?

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