17 or 20 days
England, France, Switzerland, Italy, Greece

Go back in time; then go back further. 

London and Paris were great world powers for hundreds of years; their historical significance resonates in Westminster Abbey and Notre Dame. In Rome and Athens, ancient civilizations set the course for Western civilization. You can still walk on the very spots where it all happened, from the Colosseum to the Parthenon.

  • Day 1: Fly overnight to England

  • Day 2: London

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of London

  • Day 3: London

    Take a guided tour of London

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Big Ben and Houses of Parliament
    • Piccadilly Circus
    • St. Paul’s Cathedral
    • Westminster Abbey
    • Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace (if scheduled)
  • Day 4: London • Paris

    Travel by Eurostar train to Paris

    Visit the Louvre

    Take a tour of the Latin Quarter

    Visit Notre-Dame Cathedral

    Dinner in the Latin Quarter

  • Day 5: Paris

    Take a guided tour of Paris

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Place de la Concorde
    • Champs-Élysées
    • Arc de Triomphe
    • Hôtel des Invalides
    • Eiffel Tower
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Versailles

    Versailles

    Enjoy an excursion to the grand palace of Versailles, where Louis XIV held court in the most lavish style imaginable. On a tour, stroll through the elegantly landscaped gardens, the historic Hall of Mirrors, and the ornately decorated State Apartments. Note: Versailles is closed on Mondays. 

  • Day 6: Paris • Burgundy • Lucerne

  • Day 7: Lucerne

    Take a tour of Lucerne

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    •  Löwendenkmal (Lion Monument)
    • Kapellbrücke
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Swiss Alps Experience

    Swiss Alps Experience

    Venture to the roof of the Swiss Alps, atop one of the majestic peaks that tower over charming Lucerne. Take a boat across Lake Lucerne (in season) and ride a cog railway to the top of either Mount Pilatus (best known for its steep railway and its iconic craggy summit) or Mount Rigi (beloved for its original mountain railway and its history as a favorite spot of Mark Twain). Enjoy the splendid views of the quaint villages and fields of Switzerland as you trek along the mountain with your group. (Note: Warm clothes and appropriate shoes recommended). 

  • Day 8: Lucerne • Florence

  • Day 9: Florence

    Take a guided tour of Florence

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Piazza della Signoria
    • Ponte Vecchio
    • Basilica of Santa Croce
    • Gates of Paradise
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Pisa

    Pisa

    Journey to Pisa on this half-day excursion. Enjoy a guided tour of the city’s Field of Miracles, where you can snap a picture of the 12th-century Leaning Tower, aslant ever since the third floor was built. This is where Galileo was said to have developed his laws of gravity. Also visit the adjacent cathedral and baptistery, which contain exquisite marble pulpits carved in the Gothic style.

  • Day 10: Florence • Assisi • Rome

    Visit the Basilica of St. Francis

    Tour Assisi with an expert local guide

  • Day 11: Rome

    Tour the ruins of Pompeii with an expert local guide 

  • Day 12: Sorrento region • Rome

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Capri

    Capri

    Enjoy stunning views of the Amalfi coastline as you ferry across the Bay of Naples to Capri, where a guided tour will introduce you to the island’s timeless charm. Then, enjoy free time before taking in Capris spectacular coast by boat. Note: If weather conditions do not permit a cruise, you will explore the towns of Capri and Anacapri with your guide.

  • Day 13: Sorrento • Pompeii • Brindisi

    Tour the Roman Forum and the Colosseum with an expert local guide

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Sistine Chapel
    • St. Peter’s Basilica

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome

    You will see:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Piazza Navona
    • Spanish Steps
  • Day 14: Rome • Athens • Delphi

    Fly to Athens

  • Day 15: Meteora region • Delphi • Athens

    Take a guided tour of Delphi

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Temple of Apollo
    • Delphi Archaeological Museum 
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Optional: Greek Evening

    Optional: Greek Evening

    Immerse yourself in Greek culture during an evening of festive entertainment and local cuisine! Witness the fancy footwork of traditional Greek dancing accompanied by musicians playing on bouzoukis, stringed instruments unique to Greece. Music and dancing have long played a central role in Greek culture with over 4,000 dances from all regions of the country.

  • Day 16: Athens

    Take a guided tour of Athens

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Olympic Stadium
    • Syntagma Square
    • Acropolis

    Visit the Acropolis Museum

    Take a walking tour of Athens

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Plaka district
    • Temple of Zeus
  • Day 17: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 17: Greek island cruise • Mykonos

    Board your cruise ship

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Shore Excursion Package 1: Samos and Knossos Palace

    Shore Excursion Package 1: Samos and Knossos Palace

    Your two-island optional 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 optional 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.

    Cruise the Greek Islands:

    • Visit the Island of Mykonos
  • Day 18: Greek island cruise Kusadasi • Patmos

    Cruise the Greek Islands and Turkey:

    • Visit the Turkish port town of Kusadasi 
    • Visit the island of Patmos
  • Day 19: Greek island cruise • Crete • Santorini

    Cruise the Greek Islands:

    • Visit the island of Crete
    • Visit the island of Santorini
  • Day 20: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to England

  • Day 2: London

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of London

  • Day 3: London

    Take a guided tour of London

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Big Ben and Houses of Parliament
    • Piccadilly Circus
    • St. Paul’s Cathedral
    • Westminster Abbey
    • Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace (if scheduled)
  • Day 4: London • Paris

    Travel by Eurostar train to Paris

    Visit the Louvre

    Take a tour of the Latin Quarter

    Visit Notre-Dame Cathedral

    Dinner in the Latin Quarter

  • Day 5: Paris

    Take a guided tour of Paris

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Place de la Concorde
    • Champs-Élysées
    • Arc de Triomphe
    • Hôtel des Invalides
    • Eiffel Tower
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Versailles

    Versailles

    Enjoy an excursion to the grand palace of Versailles, where Louis XIV held court in the most lavish style imaginable. On a tour, stroll through the elegantly landscaped gardens, the historic Hall of Mirrors, and the ornately decorated State Apartments. Note: Versailles is closed on Mondays. 

  • Day 6: Paris • Burgundy • Lucerne

  • Day 7: Lucerne

    Take a tour of Lucerne

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    •  Löwendenkmal (Lion Monument)
    • Kapellbrücke
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Swiss Alps Experience

    Swiss Alps Experience

    Venture to the roof of the Swiss Alps, atop one of the majestic peaks that tower over charming Lucerne. Take a boat across Lake Lucerne (in season) and ride a cog railway to the top of either Mount Pilatus (best known for its steep railway and its iconic craggy summit) or Mount Rigi (beloved for its original mountain railway and its history as a favorite spot of Mark Twain). Enjoy the splendid views of the quaint villages and fields of Switzerland as you trek along the mountain with your group. (Note: Warm clothes and appropriate shoes recommended). 

  • Day 8: Lucerne • Florence

  • Day 9: Florence

    Take a guided tour of Florence

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Piazza della Signoria
    • Ponte Vecchio
    • Basilica of Santa Croce
    • Gates of Paradise
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Pisa

    Pisa

    Journey to Pisa on this half-day excursion. Enjoy a guided tour of the city’s Field of Miracles, where you can snap a picture of the 12th-century Leaning Tower, aslant ever since the third floor was built. This is where Galileo was said to have developed his laws of gravity. Also visit the adjacent cathedral and baptistery, which contain exquisite marble pulpits carved in the Gothic style.

  • Day 10: Florence • Assisi • Rome

    Visit the Basilica of St. Francis

    Tour Assisi with an expert local guide

  • Day 11: Rome

    Tour the ruins of Pompeii with an expert local guide 

  • Day 12: Sorrento region • Rome

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Capri

    Capri

    Enjoy stunning views of the Amalfi coastline as you ferry across the Bay of Naples to Capri, where a guided tour will introduce you to the island’s timeless charm. Then, enjoy free time before taking in Capris spectacular coast by boat. Note: If weather conditions do not permit a cruise, you will explore the towns of Capri and Anacapri with your guide.

  • Day 13: Sorrento • Pompeii • Brindisi

    Tour the Roman Forum and the Colosseum with an expert local guide

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Sistine Chapel
    • St. Peter’s Basilica

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome

    You will see:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Piazza Navona
    • Spanish Steps
  • Day 14: Rome • Athens • Delphi

    Fly to Athens

  • Day 15: Meteora region • Delphi • Athens

    Take a guided tour of Delphi

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Temple of Apollo
    • Delphi Archaeological Museum 
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Optional: Greek Evening

    Optional: Greek Evening

    Immerse yourself in Greek culture during an evening of festive entertainment and local cuisine! Witness the fancy footwork of traditional Greek dancing accompanied by musicians playing on bouzoukis, stringed instruments unique to Greece. Music and dancing have long played a central role in Greek culture with over 4,000 dances from all regions of the country.

  • Day 16: Athens

    Take a guided tour of Athens

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Olympic Stadium
    • Syntagma Square
    • Acropolis

    Visit the Acropolis Museum

    Take a walking tour of Athens

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Plaka district
    • Temple of Zeus
  • Day 17: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 17: Greek island cruise • Mykonos

    Board your cruise ship

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Shore Excursion Package 1: Samos and Knossos Palace

    Shore Excursion Package 1: Samos and Knossos Palace

    Your two-island optional 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 optional 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.

    Cruise the Greek Islands:

    • Visit the Island of Mykonos
  • Day 18: Greek island cruise Kusadasi • Patmos

    Cruise the Greek Islands and Turkey:

    • Visit the Turkish port town of Kusadasi 
    • Visit the island of Patmos
  • Day 19: Greek island cruise • Crete • Santorini

    Cruise the Greek Islands:

    • Visit the island of Crete
    • Visit the island of Santorini
  • Day 20: Depart for home

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