16 days
France, Switzerland, Germany, Italy and Spain

Jim N., Science Teacher

We helped Jim N., a science teacher from Wichita, Kansas, design his very own 16-day European Adventure tour for the summer of 2014. Jim wanted to give his students at least two days in each city they visited, allowing them a little more time to experience the customs and way of life. He also built in extra free time during the second half of the tour—including an entire free day in Rome—so his students could explore at their own pace. 


Jim's Custom-Designed itinerary


Day 1: Fly overnight to France

Days 2-3: Paris
Take a walking tour of Paris: 
  • Place de la Concorde
  • Tuileries
  • Place Vendôme
Take an expertly guided tour of Paris: 
  • Champs-Élysées 
  • Arc de Triomphe 
  • Les Invalides 
  • Eiffel Tower
Time to see more of Paris or Visit Versailles 

Days 4-5: Lucerne
Travel via Burgandy to Lucerne
Take a tour of Lucerne: 
  • Löwendenkmal
  • Kapellbrücke
Visit Mt. Pilatus

Days 6-7: Munich 
Visit Neuschwanstein Castle
Travel to Munich
Take an expertly guided tour of Munich: 
  • Olympic Stadium
  • BMW headquarters
  • Schwabing district
  • Residenz
  • Deutsches Museum
  • Marienplatz
Unique Highlight: Take an excursion to Dachau, the first Nazi concentration camp. Today, the old administration building houses a museum documenting the rise of Hitler and the horrors of camp life. Commemorative chapels and memorials have also been built on the site, which stands as eternal memorial to those who endured life here until liberation by Allied forces.

Days 8-9: Venice
Travel via Innsbruck to Venice
Take an expertly guided tour of Venice: 
  • St. Mark’s Square
  • Grand Canal
  • Campanile
Visit the Doges’ Palace
Enjoy free time in Venice

Days 10-13: Rome
Take an expertly guided tour of Vatican City: 
  • Sistine Chapel
  • St. Peter’s Basilica
Enjoy free time in Vatican City
Take an expertly guided tour of Rome: 
  • Colosseum
  • Roman Forum
  • Pantheon
  • Trevi Fountain
Unique Highlight: Enjoy a free day in Rome. Re-visit the Forum and explore more of its fascinating history, or sit on the grassy banks of the Circus Maximus and imagine what it was like to watch chariot races there. Or, just find a café, order a soda and see how the locals live.
Travel by night ferry to Barcelona

Days 14-15: Barcelona
Take an expertly guided tour of Barcelona: 
  • La Sagrada Familia
  • Montjuïc Hill
  • Barrio Gótico
  • Barcelona Cathedral
  • Park Güell
Enjoy free time in Barcelona

Day 16: Depart for home

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Jim's Custom-Designed itinerary


Day 1: Fly overnight to France

Days 2-3: Paris
Take a walking tour of Paris: 
  • Place de la Concorde
  • Tuileries
  • Place Vendôme
Take an expertly guided tour of Paris: 
  • Champs-Élysées 
  • Arc de Triomphe 
  • Les Invalides 
  • Eiffel Tower
Time to see more of Paris or Visit Versailles 

Days 4-5: Lucerne
Travel via Burgandy to Lucerne
Take a tour of Lucerne: 
  • Löwendenkmal
  • Kapellbrücke
Visit Mt. Pilatus

Days 6-7: Munich 
Visit Neuschwanstein Castle
Travel to Munich
Take an expertly guided tour of Munich: 
  • Olympic Stadium
  • BMW headquarters
  • Schwabing district
  • Residenz
  • Deutsches Museum
  • Marienplatz
Unique Highlight: Take an excursion to Dachau, the first Nazi concentration camp. Today, the old administration building houses a museum documenting the rise of Hitler and the horrors of camp life. Commemorative chapels and memorials have also been built on the site, which stands as eternal memorial to those who endured life here until liberation by Allied forces.

Days 8-9: Venice
Travel via Innsbruck to Venice
Take an expertly guided tour of Venice: 
  • St. Mark’s Square
  • Grand Canal
  • Campanile
Visit the Doges’ Palace
Enjoy free time in Venice

Days 10-13: Rome
Take an expertly guided tour of Vatican City: 
  • Sistine Chapel
  • St. Peter’s Basilica
Enjoy free time in Vatican City
Take an expertly guided tour of Rome: 
  • Colosseum
  • Roman Forum
  • Pantheon
  • Trevi Fountain
Unique Highlight: Enjoy a free day in Rome. Re-visit the Forum and explore more of its fascinating history, or sit on the grassy banks of the Circus Maximus and imagine what it was like to watch chariot races there. Or, just find a café, order a soda and see how the locals live.
Travel by night ferry to Barcelona

Days 14-15: Barcelona
Take an expertly guided tour of Barcelona: 
  • La Sagrada Familia
  • Montjuïc Hill
  • Barrio Gótico
  • Barcelona Cathedral
  • Park Güell
Enjoy free time in Barcelona

Day 16: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • 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.

  • Regional-style meals

    Traditional breakfasts and dinners bring local flavors to life as part of your tour experience. Lunches are left up to you to discover favorite dishes of your own.

  • Guided sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from your licensed local guides while they lead you on sightseeing tours.

  • Entrances

    Step inside the world’s most cherished treasures, like the Sistine Chapel, the Louvre and the Acropolis, with your local guide—we’ll take care of lines and tickets.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your culturally connected 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 are natural historians, adding cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • weShare—Online Engagement

    Our digital learning space engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Continuous Support

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

  • Worldwide Presence

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  • 24-hour Emergency Service

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