11 days
Greece and Italy

James H., History Teacher

We helped James H., a history teacher from Dublin, Ohio, design his very own 11-day Greece & Italy tour for the summer of 2014. James wanted to tailor his itinerary to his students’ curriculum, adding visits to the Capitoline Museums and the San Pietro in Vincoli church in Rome. After seeing and doing so much over the first eight days of the tour, James included some extra free time over the final two days to give his students a chance to catch their breath. 

James' Custom-Designed itinerary


Day 1: Fly overnight to Greece

Days 2-4: Athens
Take a walking tour of Athens: 
  • Plaka District
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus

Take a guided excursion to Epidaurus and Mycenae
Visit the Corinth Canal
Take an expertly guided tour of Athens: 

  • Acropolis
  • Parthenon
  • Temple of Athena Nike
  • Olympic stadium 
  • Omonia and Syntagma Squares

Travel to Delphi

Day 5: Delphi  Night ferry

Take an expertly guided tour of Delphi: 

  • Temple of Apollo
  • Delphi Museum

Travel by night ferry to Italy

Day 6: Pompeii  Rome

Take an expertly guided tour of Pompeii
Visit the Pompeii Roman Ruins
Travel to Rome

Day 7: Rome

Take an expertly guided sightseeing tour of Rome: 

  • Colosseum
  • Roman Forum
  • Pantheon
  • Trevi Fountain

Unique Highlight: Visit the Capitoline Museums, home to some of the most celebrated sculptures of the ancient world. The buildings’ facades were designed by Michelangelo and its foundation dates back to 1471.

Day 8: Rome
Take an expertly guided tour of Vatican City
Visit St. Peter’s Basilica
Visit the Sistine Chapel
Visit the Vatican Museum
Unique Highlight: Visit San Pietro in Vincoli, a church built in the fifth century at the request of the Empress Eudossia. The church takes its name from the chains (vincoli) which, according to tradition, are the chains used to bind St. Peter while he was held captive in the Mamertine prison. One of Michelangelo’s masterpieces, Moses, can be seen here.

Day 9: Rome

Enjoy free time at the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain
Travel to Florence

Day 10: Florence
Take an expertly guided tour of Florence: 

  • Giotto’s Bell Tower
  • Piazza del Duomo
  • Gates of Paradise
  • Piazza della Signoria

See a leather-making demonstration
Enjoy free time in Florence

Day 11: Depart for home

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James' Custom-Designed itinerary


Day 1: Fly overnight to Greece

Days 2-4: Athens
Take a walking tour of Athens: 
  • Plaka District
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus

Take a guided excursion to Epidaurus and Mycenae
Visit the Corinth Canal
Take an expertly guided tour of Athens: 

  • Acropolis
  • Parthenon
  • Temple of Athena Nike
  • Olympic stadium 
  • Omonia and Syntagma Squares

Travel to Delphi

Day 5: Delphi  Night ferry

Take an expertly guided tour of Delphi: 

  • Temple of Apollo
  • Delphi Museum

Travel by night ferry to Italy

Day 6: Pompeii  Rome

Take an expertly guided tour of Pompeii
Visit the Pompeii Roman Ruins
Travel to Rome

Day 7: Rome

Take an expertly guided sightseeing tour of Rome: 

  • Colosseum
  • Roman Forum
  • Pantheon
  • Trevi Fountain

Unique Highlight: Visit the Capitoline Museums, home to some of the most celebrated sculptures of the ancient world. The buildings’ facades were designed by Michelangelo and its foundation dates back to 1471.

Day 8: Rome
Take an expertly guided tour of Vatican City
Visit St. Peter’s Basilica
Visit the Sistine Chapel
Visit the Vatican Museum
Unique Highlight: Visit San Pietro in Vincoli, a church built in the fifth century at the request of the Empress Eudossia. The church takes its name from the chains (vincoli) which, according to tradition, are the chains used to bind St. Peter while he was held captive in the Mamertine prison. One of Michelangelo’s masterpieces, Moses, can be seen here.

Day 9: Rome

Enjoy free time at the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain
Travel to Florence

Day 10: Florence
Take an expertly guided tour of Florence: 

  • Giotto’s Bell Tower
  • Piazza del Duomo
  • Gates of Paradise
  • Piazza della Signoria

See a leather-making demonstration
Enjoy free time in Florence

Day 11: 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—Personalized Learning

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

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