Tour Number: 1302628JC
Group Leader's Name: Douglas King
Departure Date: 5/14/2014
Return Dates: 5/23/2014
Departure Gateway: Pittsburgh
10 days
Rome, Sorrento, Delphi, Athens, extension cruise to the Greek Isles

Surrounded by some of humankind’s greatest treasures, every breath is a history lesson.

You’ll walk through the Parthenon and the Colosseum as Titus did, and wonder how these architectural icons could have been any more breathtaking in his time. Shimmering marble and cracking stone—in both cities—serve as marked reminders of the peaks of both as ancient world-conquering powers.
Italy and Greece tour map
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy

    Fly overnight to Italy

  • Day 2: Rome

    Arrive in Rome

  • Day 3: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City

    Visit the Sistine Chapel

    Visit St. Peter’s Basilica

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    Visit the Colosseum

    Visit the Roman Forum

    Take a walking tour of Rome:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon 
    • Spanish Steps
  • Day 4: Rome

    Add this in-depth excursion
    Florence by train

    Florence by train

    Of the many unifying wonders found throughout the European Union, the high-speed rail network may be the most impressive. As you watch the dynamic Tuscan landscape change before your eyes, you’ll be just moments away from discovering the birthplace of the Italian language, the Renaissance movement and opera—Florence awaits you. Spend the day exploring the colossal Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral and participating in an authentic leather-making demonstration.
  • Day 5: Sorrento

    Continue on to the Sorrento region

    Take a guided tour of Vesuvius

  • Day 6: Pompeii

    Travel to Pompeii

    Take a guided tour of Pompeii

    Travel to Brindisi

    Board a night ferry to Patras

  • Day 7: Patras + Delphi

    Arrive in Patras

    Travel to Delphi

  • Day 8: Delphi + Athens

    Take a guided tour of Delphi

    • Temple of Apollo

    Visit the Delphi Museum

    Travel to Athens

    Enjoy a Greek dinner

  • Day 9: Athens

    Take a guided tour of Athens:

    • Olympic Stadium

    Visit the Acropolis

    • Parthenon
    • Temple of Athena Nike

    Take a walking tour of Athens

    • Plaka district
    • Temple of Olympian Zeus
    Add this in-depth excursion
    Cape Sounion with dinner

    Cape Sounion with dinner

    According to legend, Cape Sounion is the spot where Aegeus, king of Athens, leapt to his death off the cliff, thus giving his name to the Aegean Sea. Visit the ancient Temple of Poseidon, where 15 of the original columns are still standing. Look for the column where Lord Byron carved his name! End your excursion with an included dinner of Greek specialties.

  • Day 10: Depart for home

  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy

    Fly overnight to Italy

  • Day 2: Rome

    Arrive in Rome

  • Day 3: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City

    Visit the Sistine Chapel

    Visit St. Peter’s Basilica

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    Visit the Colosseum

    Visit the Roman Forum

    Take a walking tour of Rome:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon 
    • Spanish Steps
  • Day 4: Rome

    Add this in-depth excursion
    Florence by train

    Florence by train

    Of the many unifying wonders found throughout the European Union, the high-speed rail network may be the most impressive. As you watch the dynamic Tuscan landscape change before your eyes, you’ll be just moments away from discovering the birthplace of the Italian language, the Renaissance movement and opera—Florence awaits you. Spend the day exploring the colossal Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral and participating in an authentic leather-making demonstration.
  • Day 5: Sorrento

    Continue on to the Sorrento region

    Take a guided tour of Vesuvius

  • Day 6: Pompeii

    Travel to Pompeii

    Take a guided tour of Pompeii

    Travel to Brindisi

    Board a night ferry to Patras

  • Day 7: Patras + Delphi

    Arrive in Patras

    Travel to Delphi

  • Day 8: Delphi + Athens

    Take a guided tour of Delphi

    • Temple of Apollo

    Visit the Delphi Museum

    Travel to Athens

    Enjoy a Greek dinner

  • Day 9: Athens

    Take a guided tour of Athens:

    • Olympic Stadium

    Visit the Acropolis

    • Parthenon
    • Temple of Athena Nike

    Take a walking tour of Athens

    • Plaka district
    • Temple of Olympian Zeus
    Add this in-depth excursion
    Cape Sounion with dinner

    Cape Sounion with dinner

    According to legend, Cape Sounion is the spot where Aegeus, king of Athens, leapt to his death off the cliff, thus giving his name to the Aegean Sea. Visit the ancient Temple of Poseidon, where 15 of the original columns are still standing. Look for the column where Lord Byron carved his name! End your excursion with an included dinner of Greek specialties.

  • Day 10: Depart for home

Everything you get

  • Round-trip airfare

    Your price includes round-trip airfare for your whole group.

  • Accommodations

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • On-tour transportation

    We arrange all travel details so professors, chaperones and students can enjoy the tour to the fullest. That means we take care of flights, buses, trains, cruise ships, ferries, and subways.

  • Regional-style meals

    Daily breakfasts and select local dinners are included in your tour. Generally, we leave lunch up to you so your group has an opportunity to explore its own tastes.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    We have the best Tour Directors in the business. Your group will have a trusted, friendly guide at your side full-time on tour to manage all logistics, offer insight and guidance, and respond to any unexpected challenges.

  • Guided sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from licensed local guides who join your group for select experiences on tour.

  • Worldwide support, safety and security

    We have over 400 schools and offices in more than 50 countries, which means if something happens, we can react quickly and in person. We also include our $15 million liability policy and $1 million consumer protection plan at no additional cost to travelers.

  • Curriculum Integration

    We provide support and expertise to help you integrate academic goals into your tour itinerary as needed.

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