10 or 13 days
Athens, Delphi, Meteora region, Igoumenitsa, Ancona, Florence, Rome, extension to Madrid, Toledo
As the ancient wonders of Athens and Delphi give way to the Renaissance treasures of Florence, it becomes clear how one era leads to another, how one ancient civilization sows the seeds for future awakenings. The Parthenon in Athens and the Colosseum in Rome provide a fascinating framework for the artistic and architectural breakthroughs throughout Florence.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Greece

  • Day 2: Athens

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination
  • Day 3: Athens

    Take a guided tour of Athens

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Olympic Stadium
    • Syntagma Square
    • Acropolis

    Visit the Acropolis:

    • Parthenon
    • Temple of Athena Nike

    Visit the Acropolis Museum, home to ancient ruins and prehistoric artefacts.

    Take a walking tour of Athens

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Plaka district
    • Athenian Trilogy
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Greek Evening

    Greek Evening

    Friends, feta, and fresh Mediterranean flavours—opa! Stuff yourself like an olive during a traditional Greek dinner. Then, link arms for a night of music, dancing, and smashing plates. This time-honoured tradition brings Greece’s theatrical culture to life in all the best ways.  

  • Day 4: Athens • Delphi • Meteora region

    Travel via Delphi to the Meteora Region

    Visit the Delphi Museum

    Take a guided tour of Delphi

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Temple of Apollo
    • Delphi Archaeological Museum 
  • Day 5: Meteora region • Igoumenitsa

    Visit a Meteora monastery, a town suspended in the "middle of the sky" 

    Tour a Meteora monastery with an expert local guide

    Travel to Igoumenitsa

    Travel by night ferry to Ancona

  • Day 6: Ancona • Florence

    Travel from Ancona to Florence

  • Day 7: Florence

    Take a guided tour of Florence

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Piazza della Signoria
    • Ponte Vecchio
    • Chiesa di Santa Croce
    • Gates of Paradise
  • Day 8: Florence • Rome

    Travel to Rome

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Roman Forum
    • Colosseum
  • Day 9: Rome

    Take a tour of Vatican City

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Sistine Chapel
    • St. Peter’s Basilica
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Roman Catacombs

    Roman Catacombs

    Explore the mysterious world buried beneath Rome since the 2nd century. Christian burial grounds and priceless relics abound, and the art that lines the walls is world-class. Afterward, journey down the ancient Appian Way to the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls. Note: Sturdy walking shoes are recommended. This optional is not recommended for those who are claustrophobic.

  • Day 10: Depart for home

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  • Day 10: Madrid

    Fly to Madrid

    Take a walking tour of Madrid

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Puerta del Sol
    • Plaza Mayor
    • Mercado de San Miguel

    Enjoy a tapas evening

  • Day 11: Madrid

    Join an expert-led back-alley walking tour of Madrid de los Austrias 

    Visit the Royal Palace

    Explore Madrid on your own

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Tour

    Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Tour

    Step into the home of legendary football (soccer) club Real Madrid. This behind-the-scenes stadium tour is an opportunity to get up-close with iconic sports memorabilia, visit team locker rooms and step onto the pitch. *Stadium tour does not include live match tickets  

  • Day 12: Toledo • Madrid

    Visit the Toledo Cathedral

    Tour Toledo with an expert local guide

    You will see:

    • Toledo Cathedral
    • Church of Santo Tome & Synagogue

    Visit the Church of Santo Tomé

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Toledo Zip-Line Experience

    Toledo Zip-Line Experience

    After seeing Toledo, ride Europe's longest urban zip line over the Tagus River. Enjoy free time before returning to Madrid. Note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Travelers must weigh below 200lbs to zip line. 

  • Day 13: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Greece

  • Day 2: Athens

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination
  • Day 3: Athens

    Take a guided tour of Athens

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Olympic Stadium
    • Syntagma Square
    • Acropolis

    Visit the Acropolis:

    • Parthenon
    • Temple of Athena Nike

    Visit the Acropolis Museum, home to ancient ruins and prehistoric artefacts.

    Take a walking tour of Athens

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Plaka district
    • Athenian Trilogy
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Greek Evening

    Greek Evening

    Friends, feta, and fresh Mediterranean flavours—opa! Stuff yourself like an olive during a traditional Greek dinner. Then, link arms for a night of music, dancing, and smashing plates. This time-honoured tradition brings Greece’s theatrical culture to life in all the best ways.  

  • Day 4: Athens • Delphi • Meteora region

    Travel via Delphi to the Meteora Region

    Visit the Delphi Museum

    Take a guided tour of Delphi

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Temple of Apollo
    • Delphi Archaeological Museum 
  • Day 5: Meteora region • Igoumenitsa

    Visit a Meteora monastery, a town suspended in the "middle of the sky" 

    Tour a Meteora monastery with an expert local guide

    Travel to Igoumenitsa

    Travel by night ferry to Ancona

  • Day 6: Ancona • Florence

    Travel from Ancona to Florence

  • Day 7: Florence

    Take a guided tour of Florence

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Piazza della Signoria
    • Ponte Vecchio
    • Chiesa di Santa Croce
    • Gates of Paradise
  • Day 8: Florence • Rome

    Travel to Rome

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Roman Forum
    • Colosseum
  • Day 9: Rome

    Take a tour of Vatican City

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Sistine Chapel
    • St. Peter’s Basilica
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Roman Catacombs

    Roman Catacombs

    Explore the mysterious world buried beneath Rome since the 2nd century. Christian burial grounds and priceless relics abound, and the art that lines the walls is world-class. Afterward, journey down the ancient Appian Way to the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls. Note: Sturdy walking shoes are recommended. This optional is not recommended for those who are claustrophobic.

  • Day 10: Depart for home

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  • Day 10: Madrid

    Fly to Madrid

    Take a walking tour of Madrid

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Puerta del Sol
    • Plaza Mayor
    • Mercado de San Miguel

    Enjoy a tapas evening

  • Day 11: Madrid

    Join an expert-led back-alley walking tour of Madrid de los Austrias 

    Visit the Royal Palace

    Explore Madrid on your own

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Tour

    Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Tour

    Step into the home of legendary football (soccer) club Real Madrid. This behind-the-scenes stadium tour is an opportunity to get up-close with iconic sports memorabilia, visit team locker rooms and step onto the pitch. *Stadium tour does not include live match tickets  

  • Day 12: Toledo • Madrid

    Visit the Toledo Cathedral

    Tour Toledo with an expert local guide

    You will see:

    • Toledo Cathedral
    • Church of Santo Tome & Synagogue

    Visit the Church of Santo Tomé

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Toledo Zip-Line Experience

    Toledo Zip-Line Experience

    After seeing Toledo, ride Europe's longest urban zip line over the Tagus River. Enjoy free time before returning to Madrid. Note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Travelers must weigh below 200lbs to zip line. 

  • Day 13: Depart for home

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  • Hotels

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  • Meals

    Traditional breakfasts and dinners bring local flavours to life as part of your tour experience. Lunches are left for you to discover new favourite dishes of your own.

  • Entrances

    Acropolis; Acropolis Museum; Delphi site; Delphi Museum; Meteora Monastery; Colosseum; Roman Forum; Sistine Chapel; St.Peter’s Basilica; With extension: Prado; Palacio Real

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