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European Summer

European Summer

35 days, 14 cities28
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A view of a city located alongside the shore of a deep blue ocean with boats scattered in the bay and bright pink flowers in the foreground
A view of a city located alongside the shore of a deep blue ocean with boats scattered in the bay and bright pink flowers in the foreground
A bright yellow trolley traveling on its tracks through a colorful city street
A view of the city of Florence with large red-domed buildings and a mountain range in the background
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Why go?

Spend over a month jaunting across France, Italy, Spain, and beyond. Get ready for a fun-filled, sun-filled summer vacation you’ll never forget. Speaking of not forgetting things...Please. Pack. Sunscreen.

Picture yourself

  • Gazing upon ocean views and hilltop castles in Lisbon

  • Dancing the night away in Ibiza’s world-famous clubs and beach bars

  • Indulging in Italian food and wine while taking in the Tuscan countryside

  • Channeling ancient goddesses atop the Acropolis

  • Diving off a boat into the clear-blue Aegean Sea

What you'll get

  • Round-trip flights & airport transfers (or book 'em yourself)

  • Internal flights, trains, and ferries

  • 33 nights in handpicked accommodations

  • 33 breakfasts & 2 dinners

  • Expert Tour Director

  • 24/7 support from our travel gurus

  • 7 insider city tours with local guides

  • Admission to Park Guell in Barcelona

  • Tour of the Acropolis in Athens

Map for the European Summer tour
Full trip itinerary


  • Day 1: Overnight Flight

    Board your overnight flight, bound for Lisbon! You’re headed to the historically miscounted “City of Seven Hills.” Let us know how many you actually see.

  • Day 2: Arrive in Lisbon + Welcome Dinner

    Welcome to Lisbon! Get ready to work those glutes, because nearly everything in Lisbon requires an uphill walk. This colorful Portuguese capital is home to classic European charm, urban innovation, and breathtaking vistas from just about anywhere you stand.

    In the evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner of local cuisine and drinks with fellow travelers at an authentic local spot. Afterwards, you’re free to take the party elsewhere!

    Today's highlights:

    • Meet an EF representative at the airport.
    • Transfer to your accommodation and check in.
    • Receive the latest schedule from your Tour Director.
    • Meet your fellow travelers as they arrive.
    • Walk through the Barrio Alto and Chiado neighborhoods, Lisbon’s nightlife mecca.
  • Day 3: Discover Lisbon

    With San Francisco-like inclines, cobbled European streets, and a comfy coastal climate, Lisbon is the best of all worlds. As the oldest city in Western Europe, it's inscribed with millennia of stories that uniquely shaped the vibe today and they all start with “Once upon a time…”.

    Today's highlights:

    • Meet a local guide for an in-depth tour of Lisbon (and story time, obviously).
    • Traverse the labyrinthine streets of Alfama, the oldest district of Lisbon
    • Enjoy the rest of the afternoon and evening to explore on your own.
  • Day 4: Transfer to Algarve Region

    Leave the hills of Lisbon behind for the Algarve region, located along the southern coast. The region boasts some of the country’s most pristine beaches, breathtaking cliffs, and castles of the stone and sand varieties.

    Today's highlights:

    • Hop on a bus, bound for the Algarve Region of Portugal.
    • Breathe in the ocean air and whip out the shades.
    • Discover the area around your hotel with your Tour Director.
    • Spend the rest of the day exploring, eating, and sipping Port wine (it’s from Portugal after all) to your heart’s content.

    Free time suggestions

    Port wine: The only thing sweeter than a trip to Portugal is a glass of locally sourced Port wine. Kick back and open a bottle of this delicious dessert wine. The Mediterranean air only improves the taste.

  • Day 5: Algarve Region Boat Cruise & BBQ

    When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. And when life situates you on the Mediterranean Coast of Portugal, you take a boat cruise and chow down on some delicious BBQ. Yep, that’s the plan for today, so get your bathing suit on and get ready.

    Today's highlights:

    • Cruise coastal Algarve and quickly realize that this is indeed the good life.
    • Fuel back up with an included BBQ lunch.
  • Day 6: Explore Seville

    Today is all about you, Seville, and a local guide. Your guide will show you the best of the best when it comes to Seville. Afterwards, get out and enjoy some free time in your new favorite city. Let nothing get in your way (except for the pigeons, maybe).

    Today's highlights:

    • Arrive in Seville, and meet your local guide to experience the city’s highlights by bus and foot.
    • Wander through the lavish Plaza de España and admire the Neo-Moorish architecture.
    • Visit the Moorish Alcázar, which was built in the 14th century for a king named Pedro the Cruel. Hmm...wonder if people liked him?
    • Wind your way through Santa Cruz, the former Jewish quarter and most picturesque neighborhood in Seville. Instagrammers, get your phone ready. This is your moment.
  • Day 7: Enjoy a Free Day in Seville

    Today is yours to do as you please in Seville, the capital of Spain’s Andalucía region, and its biggest city. If you haven’t noticed by now, Seville is full of students that have definitely adopted the "study hard, play hard" lifestyle. And lucky for you, you get to skip the "study" portion.

    Today's highlights:

    • Dance your way through the colorful streets of the Triana neighborhood, known for painted ceramics and flamenco dancing, and get a true look into Sevillian culture.
    • Chill out at a local bar or restaurant and taste-test tapas to your hearts content. When in Spain, right?
    • Go green at Parque de María Luisa, a big beautiful park that stretches along the Guadalquivir River. What more can you ask for in a park? How 'bout a fountain surrounded by lions? They've got that too.

    Free time suggestions

    Take the Bull by the Horns: Visit Plaza de Toros, the oldest bullring in Spain. Only the best of the best are invited to fight here. Can you imagine going head to head with a 2,000-pound animal in front of 12,000 people? Whoa.
    Las Setas: Check out the massive wooden canopies of The Metropol Parasol, known locally as “the Mushrooms”. Once you see them, you’ll understand why. Lounge on the steps, or head to the roof for stunning views of the city.

  • Day 8: Transfer to Granada via Córdoba

    On your way south, make a pit stop in Córdoba for views of the second-largest historic center in Europe, plus a visit to the Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba. Continue loving life in Andalucía, known for flamenco dancing, Islamic architecture, and tapas on tapas. Excited? Hungry? You should be. Get to it!

    Today's highlights:

    • Enjoy a scenic bus ride through the heart of Spain, making a pit stop in Córdoba before continuing on to Granada.
    • See the expansive Great Mosque and Cathedral of Córdoba, regarded as one of the most impressive Moorish architectural structures and is essentially a massive mosque that functions as a cathedral. It’s okay, we’re confused, too.
    • Arrive in Granada and check into your accommodation, then get to know the area with your Tour Director.
    • Keep your eyes peeled, and your camera at the ready, for vibrant street art as you twist your way through the city.
    • Do some barhopping to ingest copious amounts of tapas and cañas (that’s draft beer here in Spain).
  • Day 9: Tour Granada

    Lucky you. A whole day in Granada, free to do what you want. But first, join a local guide for a VIP tour of the city. There’s heavy North African and Arabic influence here, and you’ll see it all around you in the intricate architecture, fusion food, and even the music of Granada. Get ready to be dazzled by the Alhambra palace and fortress, the true highlight of Granada.

    Today's highlights:

    • Get up, get out, and get lost walking through Albayzin, a maze of cobblestone streets. Just make sure you leave a trail of crumbs to find your way home.
    • Take everything in as you wander the vast grounds of the Alhambra. It's part palace, part fortress, all parts awesome.
    • Walk along the Darro river to Paseo de los Tristes, and grab a table at a nearby café.
    • Look up and see the Alhambra looking right back down at you. Not in the creepy way, though.

    Free time suggestions

    Labyrinth (Minus David Bowie): Albayzin is perhaps the most interesting neighborhood in Granada. It sits on the hill opposite the Alhambra, and is a maze of cobblestone streets filled with monuments dating back to the Nasrid period and Renaissance era.
    Truth or Darro: Walk along the Darro river to Paseo de los Tristes, and grab a table at a nearby café. Look up and see the Alhambra looking right back down at you. Not in the creepy way, though.

  • Day 10: Transfer to Ibiza

    You’re headed to Ibiza! Where the sun is almost always shining, and the party literally never stops.

    Today's highlights:

    • Leave Granada in a private motor coach.
    • Board a ferry to Ibiza, the next stop on your European summer getaway.
    • Arrive at your accommodation, and get ready for non-stop dancing, gorgeous beaches, and nightlife that is unrivaled.
  • Day 11: Explore Ibiza Old Town + Beach Day

    The settlers of this piece of paradise dedicated the island of Ibiza to the god of music and dance, so it’s only fitting that the island is now a hotspot for all DJ-, club-, and dance party-related things. Explore its history today with a sightseeing tour of Ibiza’s Old Town.

    Today's highlights:

    • Explore the old town (aka the Dalt Vila) with your Tour Director, and learn the history of the island from before the bass dropped.
    • Take the afternoon to explore on your own, or head to the beach with your group.
  • Day 12: Free Day in Ibiza

    Life in Ibiza keeps getting better and better. Take the day to hit the city’s hot spots, taste test your way through the restaurant scene, or enjoy some sunshine and serenity on the beach. And, of course, end your day in one (or a few) of Ibiza’s most epic nightlife spots.

    Today's highlights:

    • People-watch from a cafe in Plaza del Parque, a hub of restaurants and shops in the center of Ibiza Town.
    • Stroll through the yachts and jetties at upscale Marina Botafoch, and try to convince your fellow travelers to pool your savings together and buy a yacht.
    • Try to decide which beach is your favorite by laying out on a few stretches of sand, or claim your spot at a beachside bar for the day.
    • Crank up your party playlist and head to Ibiza Town for some club hopping.

    Free time suggestions

    Market time: Browse Mercat Vell, the town’s oldest market that’s been around since 1872 and is still doing it’s thing to this day. Shop for fresh produce, vibrant flowers, and local crafts.
    Pacha Party: Feel like a VIP at Pacha, one of Ibiza’s most famous and best loved nightclubs among locals and travelers alike. This place doesn’t mess around, so expect to dance the entire night away.

  • Day 13: Travel to Barcelona

    Grab a café con leche, and head to the airport. You’re going to Barcelona, a city of endless parties, wacky architecture, and premium beaches. So throw on your walking shoes, your party pants, and any shirt you’d like. Barcelona is the fiesta that keeps on fiesta…ing.

    Today's highlights:

    • Bid farewell to Ibiza, but never fear, more gorgeous beaches and lively nightlife await in Barcelona.
    • Take an introductory walk of Barcelona with your Tour Director. Stopping for tapas is not required, but highly encouraged.
    • Hit the town (or the beach) for an epic first night out in Barcelona.
  • Day 14: Tour Barcelona

    Experience Barcelona’s unique architecture and atmosphere with a local guide as you wander the city’s enchanting streets. This historic city is home to nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites, seven of which were built by Gaudi (he’s kind of a big deal around here). Take in the impressive sites, and understand why Barcelona is the only city to receive a Royal Gold Medal for architecture—the buildings are basically art.

    Today's highlights:

    • Explore the Gothic Quarter with your guide. Don't forget your black eyeliner.
    • Visit one of Antoni Gaudí’s greatest works of modernist art, Parque Güell. This colorful park is adorned with tilework, dreamlike structures, and not a straight line anywhere.
    • See the 1992 Olympic Park which lines the Mediterranean Sea.
    • Check out the unfinished Sagrada Familia cathedral, where construction started over 100 years ago by Gaudí.
    • Stroll Las Ramblas, the main pedestrian thoroughfare lined with bars, cafes, shops and street performers—some more impressive than others.
    • Stop in Plaça de Catalunya, the city center where old meets new, and pigeons fly next to you, above you, and maybe even through your legs.

    Free time suggestions

    Market down: Visit La Boqueria, the famous market just off of Las Ramblas, with everything from fresh fruits to meats, flowers and sweets
    Playa Long: Barcelona’s coast is lined with beaches, each with its own personality. Try party-centric Barceloneta, tranquil Caldetes, or water sports at Mar Bella.

  • Day 15: Transfer to Provence via Carcassonne

    Kiss Barcelona goodbye—on both cheeks—it’s on to Provence, where the countryside is so scenic it inspired Vincent Van Gogh and Pablo Picasso to do their thing, and the lavender fields will make you want to roll around in them for hours. Add that to the vast vineyards and delectable ratatouille (vegetable stew), and you may never want to leave.

    Today's highlights:

    • Switch from Spanish to French as you cross the border into France.
    • Stop in Carcassonne, a French city famous of the Cité de Carcassonne medieval fortress.
    • Arrive in Provence and check into your hotel before exploring this seaside town with your Tour Director.
    • Introduce your taste buds to the rich and exquisite world of French cuisine. Ooh la la.
  • Day 16: Transfer to French Riviera + Free Afternoon

    Continue on to the French Riviera, stomping grounds of the rich and famous for centuries, and now you. Spend the afternoon exploring on your own. If you haven’t figured out why the Riviera is nicknamed the Azure Coast, head to the beach and splash around the dazzling blue water to find out. Actually, you should probably do that either way.

    Today's highlights:

    • Say “Bonjour” to the French Riviera, and settle into your accommodation.
    • Feel closer than ever to Elton John, Bono, and Bill Gates, just to name a few of the celebs with homes in the French Riviera.
    • Lounge on world famous beaches to feel the fresh ocean breeze and work on that tan. Floppy hats and giant sunglasses are encouraged, but not required
    • Look out over the Mediterranean Sea as you treat yo’self to some South of France classics, like bouillabaisse and tapenade.
  • Day 17: Free Day

    Sleep in, slow down, and do whatever you want during a free day in the French Riviera. There’s so much to see and do, but if you’re tired of seeing and doing, take a break for beaching and relaxing.

    Today's highlights:

    • Enjoy waterfront restaurants, explore posh boutiques, and feel like an A-Lister (kind of), because you’re in the vacation hotspot of the world’s rich and famous.
    • Taste-test some local favorites, including socca, the South of France’s take on the traditional crepe, made with chickpea flour. Step aside, Parisian pastries!
    • Channel your inner Picasso and visit a few esteemed art museums and demonstrations—you’re in the former stomping grounds of many influential artists.
  • Day 18: Free Day in the French Riviera + Optional French Food Tour in Nice

    Spend one last day in the French Riviera doing as you please! If that just means settling into a café and feasting on French food, we totally support it. Or, join your Tour Director on an optional adventure of their choosing.

    Today's highlights:

    • Dive into the culture and beauty of the Riviera at the historic Old Town.
    • Make your nose do a happy dance—you know, if noses could dance—exploring the lush flower markets.
    • Join in an optional activity that has been hand-picked by your awesome Tour Director.
    • Spend your last evening basking in the luxury and scenery of the French Riviera.

    French Food Tour in Nice (extra cost)

    Nosh like a true Niçois on a food crawl to nearly a dozen authentic hidden gems, feasting on treats like savory chickpea pancakes, stuffed peppers, and—oh yeah—plenty of wine.

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

  • Day 19: Travel to the Italian Riviera via Monaco

    Check another country off your list—Monaco, the world’s second-smallest, but possibly swankiest, nation! This country is home to the Monaco Yacht Show, where millionaires and billionaires come together in harmony to throw money at mega-yachts. In 2017, the combined total value for the yachts on sale exceeded $3 billion. After letting that sink in, continue on to the Italian Riviera.

    Today's highlights:

    • Cross the border into Italy, and practice talking like the Italians do (AKA with your hands).
    • Take in views of the colorful homes and blue shores of the Italian Riviera.
    • Arrive at your accommodation, and settle into your new Italian digs.
  • Day 20: Free day + optional Cinque Terre excursion

    Enjoy a full free day in the Italian Riviera, or take an excursion to Cinque Terre. Or flip a coin and let fate decide for you, because there really isn’t a bad option.

    Cinque Terre (extra cost)

    Note: This excursion is seasonal. Availability is subject to your tour’s departure date.

    Lay your eyes on the most beautiful coastal scenery anywhere, Cinque Terre. Discover mountainside villages, iconic colorful seaside buildings, and spend the rest of your day enjoying the pebble beaches of Monterosso.

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

  • Day 21: Travel to Florence via Pisa

    Board your private coach; you’re heading to Florence, deep in the the romantic Tuscan hillside of Italy. Is that love in the air? Or just the scent of artisanal wines and cheeses? Either way, get excited. Lean in to Pisa during a stop for lunch (and the chance to check off another city), before continuing on through Tuscany to Florence. Practice saying “Che bello!” because “beautiful” describes this place to a T.

    Today's highlights:

    • Blow a farewell kiss to the Italian coast, you’re headed to the rolling hills of Tuscany.
    • Stop in Pisa for lunch and a walking tour with your Tour Director.
    • Attempt to snap the perfect pic with Pisa’s famously flawed tower.
    • Arrive in Florence, and check in to your accommodation.
    • Take a brief walk of the area with your Tour Director and fall in love with Florence. Feel free to pinch yourself, but no, you’re not dreaming.
  • Day 22: Tour Florence

    You’ve got a full day in Florence, the compact capital of the Tuscany region known for its quaint, cobblestone streets and impressive artwork from Renaissance geniuses like Michelangelo and Donatello. Throw on some comfortable shoes and join a local guide for a walking tour of the city.

    *Note: There is no included entry to the Duomo during the guided sightseeing on this day, but you will have free time to return if you so choose.

    Today's highlights:

    • Cross the Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in Florence, home to many of Florence’s jewelers and art merchants. Ready to get some bling?
    • Stroll the Piazza della Signoria, home to Florence’s seat of power, the Palazzo Vecchio, as well as several intricate sculptures.
    • 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.

    Free time suggestions

    Get Some Fresh Air: Loggia dei Lanzi is an open air sculpture museum, with a number of Renaissance statues. It’s beautiful, it’s in the open, and it’s free.
    Leather-Bound Books: Florence is known for its plethora of leather goods, from belts and jewelry to purses and wallets. Maybe you can finally buy that leather jacket you’ve always wanted but didn’t think you could pull off. Fun fact: you can.

  • Day 23: Free Day in Florence

    Enjoy a full free day in Florence! Whether you taste-test your way through the cafes, get lost on purpose in the lively piazzas, or spend hours soaking up Renaissance history in the various museums, your last day in Florence is sure to be a good one! Especially if you top it off with a glass (or bottle) of Chianti.

    Today's highlights:

    • Get in touch with your artsy side during your free day at the Uffizi museum. The Medici Family’s art collection makes up one of the best art museums in the world.
    • Go out on your own to stop and smell the flowers in the Boboli gardens. Keep an eye out for 16th century sculptures (you can stop and smell those, too, but it might attract strange looks).
    • Snap the perfect picture of Florence’s skyline after hiking up to San Miniato al Monte. Then reward yourself with some gelato.
    • Shop till you drop; the area between Ponte Vecchio and the Duomo is our favorite.
  • Day 24: Travel to Rome via Orvieto

    Goodbye, Florence. Hello, Rome, Italy’s capital city that is bursting at the seams with energy. Locals fill the streets, day and night, usually doing something that involves eating or drinking. And how can you blame them when pasta, pizza, gelato, coffee, and wine are everywhere you go? Rome is all the hustle and bustle of a big city, served with a side of ancient ruins.

    Today's highlights:

    • Board your private coach, bound for Rome.
    • Stop in Orvieto, a quaint Italian hill town that’s as fun to visit as it is to say in an Italian accent.
    • Marvel at the artistry of the facade of Orvieto’s stunning cathedral, built in 1290 (no, that’s not a typo—it’s really that old).
    • Arrive in Rome, home to art, ruins, and 2.9 million people.
    • Take a tour of the surrounding area with your Tour Director, stopping by some famous attractions, and more than few gelato shops.
  • Day 25: Sightseeing Tour of Rome

    They say all roads lead to Rome, but once you’re there you quickly realize that all roads actually lead to restaurants. Take the morning to satisfy your cravings and sip some espresso, then experience everything ancient Rome has to offer with a local guide.

    Today's highlights:

    • Tour the city with a local guide who will show you the Via dei Fori Imperiali, Piazza Venezia, Teatro Marcello, and the Roman Ghetto.

    Free time suggestions

    Catacombs of San Callixtus: See dead people (or at least where they used to be) at Rome’s largest underground catacombs, nearly 2,000 years old.
    Via dei Condotti: Stroll this “who’s who” street of high fashion shops, including Armani, Prada, Versace, and Gucci—all of which once charged entrance fees—ultimately culminating at the famous Spanish Steps.

  • Day 26: Free Day in Rome

    Today you get to explore centuries worth of culinary perfection, unbelievable architecture, and local fashion on your own. And let it be said, Rome looks goooood for being 2,000 years old. (It must moisturize.) Shop, eat, drink, 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.

    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 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. Fine print: Significant other not guaranteed by EF Ultimate Break.
    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.

  • Day 27: Travel to Athens

    Welcome to Athens! This city is at least 5000 years old, but acts much younger. What we’re trying to say is, Athens is a beautiful city filled with art, literature, history, and tons of hip restaurants and bars.

    Today's highlights:

    • Say “Ciao” to Rome, and board your flight to Athens.
    • Arrive and check in to your accommodation, and trade in the parmesan for some feta.
    • Get acquainted with Athens on a brief walk around the city with your Tour Director.
    • Hit the town and get your first taste of Greece’s nightlife, or hit the hay and dream of gods, goddesses, ancient history, and olives (seriously, this country loves olives).
  • Day 28: Explore Athens

    The remains of some historically significant and crazy old structures still stand in this ancient citadel, including the Parthenon and the Temple of Athena Nike. So yeah, it’s kind of a big deal. The rest of the day is yours to explore Athens.

    Today's highlights:

    • Step back in time in the historic Acropolis of Athens with your local guide.
    • See the Propylaea, the Theatre of Dionysus, and a bunch of other structures you’ll need your guide’s help to pronounce.
    • Take in incredible panoramic views of Athens from the citadel’s hilltop vantage point, and understand why the ancient city’s name translates to “high city”.

    Free time suggestions

    Fill Up: Sample ouzo, the local anise-flavored aperitif, at an authentic Greek restaurant, locally known as a taverna.
    Dig It: The National Archaeology Museum is considered one of the greatest museums in the world, with pieces ranging from Greek sculptures to Egyptian Antiquities. Mama Mia! That’s quite a collection.

  • Day 29: Travel to Santorini

    Escape the hustle and bustle of Athens and immerse yourself in island life, Mediterranean style. You’re headed to Santorini, one of the most iconic Greek Islands, complete with whitewashed and blue-domed buildings, romantic beaches, and endless sunshine.

    Today's highlights:

    • Board your ferry to Santorini, and get ready to feel the love in this iconic romantic destination.
    • Yell “OPA!” when you land in Santorini, but don’t be surprised if your seat neighbor gives you the stink eye.
    • Check in to your accommodation and get to know the picturesque island that you’ll be calling home for the next two nights.
    • Sprint to the nearest beach (hint: you’re surrounded by them) and enjoy a Santorini sunset.

    Free time suggestions

    Sun down: Oia is the traditional village in the northwestern end of Santorini and best known for its blue-domed churched, windmills and winding streets that pop up in everyone’s Instagram feeds. And for good reason. Head there before sunset for awe-inspiring sunset views and get ready to capture some likes…errr, photos.
    Beach Time: Visit one of Santorini’s top beaches for an evening swim—from Perivolos to Kamari to Ammoudi Bay—there are tons to choose from and you literally can’t go wrong.

  • Day 30: Explore Santorini + Optional Santorini Wine Tasting + Oia Sunset

    Still loving life on this romantic island? Rhetorical question: The answer is obviously yes. Enjoy another day to check out Santorini’s famous sites and hidden gems. Now, here’s your trivia question of the day— What’s black, white, and red all over? Answer: The sandy beaches that cover this volcanic island. Think you know your adult grape juice? Join an optional Cliffside wine tasting excursion.

    Today's highlights:

    • Grab your towel and your sunscreen, it’s time to hit the beach(es).
    • Take a dip in the Aegan Sea. You can pinch yourself, but we promise you aren’t dreaming, plus you’ll end up with some unnecessary bruises.
    • Shop along the narrow streets of Fira, the capital city of Santorini, or just admire the handcrafted jewelry, local artwork, and souvenirs.
    • Channel your inner wine-aficionado during an optional tasting at a Cliffside winery.

    Free time suggestions

    The Found City of Atlantis: Visit the Akrotiri Ruins, a Minoan Bronze Age settlement buried in volcanic dust. This site predates Pompeii and is considered by many to be the famed lost city of Atlantis.
    The Thira of Everything: Head up to the top of the cliffs on the southeast part of the island to explore this Greek and Roman archaeological site.

    Cliffside wine tasting & village tour (extra cost)

    Quaint villages, wine, and a breathtaking sunset—it doesn’t get more Greek than this.

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

  • Day 31: Free Day in Santorini

    Keep the good times and island vibes rolling with one last free day in Santorini, and take in all the romantic views and olives you can handle. Get your heart rate up with a hike from Fira to Oia, or curl up on a beach towel and work on your tan. Word of advice: don’t fall asleep with a gyro on your lap. It will result in a bizarre and hunger-inducing tan line.

    Today's highlights:

    • Head back to your favorite beach from yesterday, or go on the hunt for a new spot.
    • Wind your way along the paths of Imerovigli. When it comes to sunsets, this village is known as the “balcony to the Aegean.”
    • Enjoy dinner with a view at cliffside cafes and restaurants. Bonus points if your view includes the caldera.

    Free time suggestions

    Museum On: Get your history on at a few of the island’s museums. The Archaeological Museum of Thera and the Museum of Prehistoric Thera are home to well-preserved artifacts and fossils dating back to 17th century BC.
    Skary Stories: Take a trail to Skaros Rock, an outcropping of rock that juts out over the Aegean Sea. This is the perfect place to get some scenic views (and sweaty palms, if you get too close to the edge).

  • Day 32: Travel to Mykonos

    Head out from Santorini to Mykonos by way of ferry. Though also rich in ancient history and romantic views, this wild child of an island’s claim to fame is all-out, non-stop, dance-until-the-sun-comes-up nightlife. Between dazzling seascapes, sandy beaches and the best nightlife in the Mediterranean, get ready—you’ve got two big days and two even bigger nights here.

    Today's highlights:

    • Wave goodbye to Santorini and set your sights for Mykonos as your board your ferry.
    • Arrive in Mykonos and check in to your accommodation.
    • Get to know the area with your Tour Director on a brief walk, and start planning out your evening.
    • Spend your free time exploring a few of the islands 800 churches…or maybe just head to one of its 100 bars. You do you.

    Free time suggestions

    Sun of a Beach: The late afternoon is a great time to beach it—a little breeze kicks up and the temperature dips just enough to make it feel great.
    Go to Church: Mykonos’ most famous church, the rock-like Panagia Paraportiani, is usually locked, but the fabulously photogenic whitewashed exterior is a spiritual experience in itself.

  • Day 33: Mykonos Beach Day

    Spend your last day in Mykonos doing what you want. Whether that’s a beach day, a food day, a food AND beach day, so be it. In Mykonos there is no wrong choice.

    Today's highlights:

    • Take the morning to rest and recover as you please.
    • Lather on the SPF 75 (skincare is important) and head to the nearest beach.
    • Pick up that bottle of olive oil you promised mom at one of the many shops.
    • Relax on isolated beaches, swim in the crystal clear water, take in the beautiful ocean and harbor views.

    Free time suggestions

    Party in Paradise: By day, Paradise Beach is a hotspot for sun tanners, sand castle-builders, and partiers alike. By night, the sand is your dance floor and the entire beach erupts into a high-energy party that goes ‘til dawn.
    Super Paradise: Visit Super Paradise Beach, Paradise Beach’s smaller, quainter neighbor. Relax under an umbrella, hang out in a beach bar, and soak up your last day in this island paradise.

  • Day 34: Travel to Athens + Farewell Dinner

    Your great, big, epic adventure is coming to an end. But not before you return to Athens for one more legendary night out on the town and a farewell feast with this amazing group of travelers you now call family.

    Today's highlights:

    • Board your ferry to Athens.
    • Share some laughs (and maybe shed a few tears) at an included Farewell Dinner.
  • Day 35: Fly Home

    Antio, filoi!
    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. Grab that final drink. (Fine, maybe a couple of drinks.) But this isn’t goodbye. It’s, “See you later.” The only question is, where?



    1. Double the fun
    A lot of our trips line up back to back! Give us a call—we can help you add another and save big while you're at it.

    2. Go ahead or stay behind
    Extending your trip is easy! During checkout, you'll have the option to fly to (or from) the gateway of your choice for an additional fee. We'll adjust your flights accordingly, but you'll be responsible to take care of your transportation, hotels, and other logistics outside of tour.

    Note: Depending on your desired gateways, additional fees may apply.


Overall rating: 4.2 out of 5
Based on 28 authentic traveler reviews
  • Don’t expect much

      Anonymous, traveled Jun. 2024

    This trip was all about clubbing and partying. If you don’t plan on going out to clubs every night for 35 days straight don’t book this. It was also quite cliquey. Additionally we were placed in the worst areas for the majority of the trip. Never really in city center and always had to take an Uber in order to get anywhere. Expect to pay a lot of transportat... See more

  • best euro summer

      Anonymous, traveled Jun. 2024

    i loved it changes you!

  • Great overall

      Anonymous, traveled May 2024

    It was a great trip. Fast paced and you see a lot. I definitely recommend this trip for those looking to travel and vacation. There's a balance of relaxation and exploring. Lots of free time. The general culture is to go out and drink each night, and that wasn't quite my speed.

  • Do it Happy, Do it Scared

      Sarah, traveled May 2024

    Vassi was all you could ask for in a tour director. He made sure we had the most amazing time everywhere we visited, made sure we were all safe, and most of all- made sure we had the absolute time of our lives. If you're trying to decide to book this trip or not - JUST DO IT. You will have absolutly no regrets. I made friends on this trip that will be my bes... See more

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