11 days
Greece and Italy

James H., History Teacher

We helped James 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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