8 or 11 days
Italy, Greece

Rome and Athens are more than just cities to explore. They are living artifacts for you to explore from every angle.

In Rome, the ancient treasures are sprinkled across the map, seamlessly integrated into everyday life. In Athens, most of the relics share a spotlight on center stage, high above modern society on the Acropolis. But each city changes your views of history, and offers new perspective on the world today.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy

  • Day 2: Rome

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

  • Day 3: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Roman Forum
    • Colosseum

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome

    You will see:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Piazza Navona
    • Spanish Steps

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Sistine Chapel
    • St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Day 4: Rome

    Explore on your own or
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    Pompeii

    Pompeii

    Gain unparalleled insight into the lives of the ancient Roman elite on this excursion. Buried in volcanic ash in 79 A.D., the former resort town of Pompeii is now fully excavated and, uniquely preserved as it was, one of the world’s richest archaeological sites. After a guided tour, enjoy an included lunch and free time before returning to Rome for dinner. Note: Comfortable shoes are recommended.

  • Day 5: Rome • Athens

    Fly to Athens

  • Day 6: Athens

    Take a guided tour of Athens

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Olympic Stadium
    • Syntagma Square
    • Acropolis

    Take a walking tour of Athens

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Plaka district
    • Temple of Zeus

    Visit the Acropolis Museum

    Take a Greek dance lesson

  • Day 7: Athens

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Delphi

    Delphi

    Ponder the mysteries of your future at the sacred site of Delphi. Greece’s ancient military leaders left gifts for the Oracle in hopes of receiving good fortune in battle. Visit the Temple of Apollo, where it’s said the god communicated with mortals, and stop at the Delphi Museum, which features artifacts from 550 B.C. Note: This 11-hour excursion includes round-trip bus transfer to Delphi from Athens.

  • Day 8: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 8: Greek island cruise: Mykonos

    Depart on a three-day cruise of the Greek islands

    (You may pre-book shore excursion packages for two or three islands)

    Explore on your own or
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    Shore Excursion Package 1: Samos and Knossos Palace

    Shore Excursion Package 1: Samos and Knossos Palace

    Your two-island shore excursion package includes visits to the island of Samos and Knossos Palace in Crete.

           In Samos, visit the Wine Museum and see the archaeological site of Heraion, a large sanctuary to the goddess Hera. After a trip to the bustling town square, enjoy the white sand beaches of Pythagorio village, namesake of the ancient Greek philosopher and scientist, Pythagoras.

           While in Crete, visit Knossos Palace, one of the Bronze Age’s most impressive archaeological sites in the world. Also known as the Labyrinth, the palace appears as a maze of workrooms, living spaces, and store rooms close to a central square. Sir Arthur Evan’s archaeological excavations and restorations from 1900 suggest that this was the site of the ancient Minoan Kingdom.

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    Shore Excursion Package 2: Samos, Knossos Palace, and Oia Village

    Shore Excursion Package 2: Samos, Knossos Palace, and Oia Village

    Your three-island shore excursion package includes visits to the island of Samos, Knossos Palace in Crete, and Oia Village in Santorini.

          In Samos, visit the Wine Museum and see the archaeological site of Heraion, a large sanctuary to the goddess Hera. After a trip to the bustling town square, enjoy the white sand beaches of Pythagorio village, namesake of the ancient Greek philosopher and scientist, Pythagoras.

          While in Crete, visit Knossos Palace, one of the Bronze Age’s most impressive archaeological sites in the world. Also known as the Labyrinth, the palace appears as a maze of workrooms, living spaces, and store rooms close to a central square. Sir Arthur Evan’s archaeological excavations and restorations from 1900 suggest that this was the site of the ancient Minoan Kingdom.

          In Santorini, take a scenic excursion to the village of Oia and explore its unique architecture, quaint shops and charming port of Ammoudi. Along the way, enjoy spectacular views. 

  • Day 9: Greek island cruise: Samos • Patmos

  • Day 10: Greek island cruise: Crete • Santorini

  • Day 11: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy

  • Day 2: Rome

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

  • Day 3: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Roman Forum
    • Colosseum

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome

    You will see:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Piazza Navona
    • Spanish Steps

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Sistine Chapel
    • St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Day 4: Rome

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Pompeii

    Pompeii

    Gain unparalleled insight into the lives of the ancient Roman elite on this excursion. Buried in volcanic ash in 79 A.D., the former resort town of Pompeii is now fully excavated and, uniquely preserved as it was, one of the world’s richest archaeological sites. After a guided tour, enjoy an included lunch and free time before returning to Rome for dinner. Note: Comfortable shoes are recommended.

  • Day 5: Rome • Athens

    Fly to Athens

  • Day 6: Athens

    Take a guided tour of Athens

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Olympic Stadium
    • Syntagma Square
    • Acropolis

    Take a walking tour of Athens

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Plaka district
    • Temple of Zeus

    Visit the Acropolis Museum

    Take a Greek dance lesson

  • Day 7: Athens

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Delphi

    Delphi

    Ponder the mysteries of your future at the sacred site of Delphi. Greece’s ancient military leaders left gifts for the Oracle in hopes of receiving good fortune in battle. Visit the Temple of Apollo, where it’s said the god communicated with mortals, and stop at the Delphi Museum, which features artifacts from 550 B.C. Note: This 11-hour excursion includes round-trip bus transfer to Delphi from Athens.

  • Day 8: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 8: Greek island cruise: Mykonos

    Depart on a three-day cruise of the Greek islands

    (You may pre-book shore excursion packages for two or three islands)

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Shore Excursion Package 1: Samos and Knossos Palace

    Shore Excursion Package 1: Samos and Knossos Palace

    Your two-island shore excursion package includes visits to the island of Samos and Knossos Palace in Crete.

           In Samos, visit the Wine Museum and see the archaeological site of Heraion, a large sanctuary to the goddess Hera. After a trip to the bustling town square, enjoy the white sand beaches of Pythagorio village, namesake of the ancient Greek philosopher and scientist, Pythagoras.

           While in Crete, visit Knossos Palace, one of the Bronze Age’s most impressive archaeological sites in the world. Also known as the Labyrinth, the palace appears as a maze of workrooms, living spaces, and store rooms close to a central square. Sir Arthur Evan’s archaeological excavations and restorations from 1900 suggest that this was the site of the ancient Minoan Kingdom.

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Shore Excursion Package 2: Samos, Knossos Palace, and Oia Village

    Shore Excursion Package 2: Samos, Knossos Palace, and Oia Village

    Your three-island shore excursion package includes visits to the island of Samos, Knossos Palace in Crete, and Oia Village in Santorini.

          In Samos, visit the Wine Museum and see the archaeological site of Heraion, a large sanctuary to the goddess Hera. After a trip to the bustling town square, enjoy the white sand beaches of Pythagorio village, namesake of the ancient Greek philosopher and scientist, Pythagoras.

          While in Crete, visit Knossos Palace, one of the Bronze Age’s most impressive archaeological sites in the world. Also known as the Labyrinth, the palace appears as a maze of workrooms, living spaces, and store rooms close to a central square. Sir Arthur Evan’s archaeological excavations and restorations from 1900 suggest that this was the site of the ancient Minoan Kingdom.

          In Santorini, take a scenic excursion to the village of Oia and explore its unique architecture, quaint shops and charming port of Ammoudi. Along the way, enjoy spectacular views. 

  • Day 9: Greek island cruise: Samos • Patmos

  • Day 10: Greek island cruise: Crete • Santorini

  • Day 11: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?
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A whirlwind of ancient history with a relaxing tour of the beauty of the Greek Islands. ...
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    Round-trip flights on major carriers; Comfortable motorcoach; Internal flight; 3-day Greek Island cruise with extension

  • Hotels

    6 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms; 3 nights cabin accommodations with extension

  • Regional-style meals

    European breakfast and dinner daily (3 meals daily during cruise extension)

  • Guided sightseeing

    3 sightseeing tours led by expert, licensed local guides; 1 walking tour

  • Entrances

    Sistine Chapel; St. Peter's Basilica; Colosseum; Roman Forum; Acropolis; Acropolis Museum

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