10 or 14 days
Rome, Florence, Delphi, Athens, extension to Greek Islands

Do you like your temples well-preserved like the Pantheon or crumbling like the Parthenon?

Italy and Greece practically own the early history of Western civilization, which becomes vividly clear as you walk through the ruins of the Roman Forum and the Acropolis in Athens. In Vatican City, crane your neck in awe inside St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel. In Delphi, look deep into Greece's mythical past.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy

  • Day 2: Rome

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination
  • Day 3: 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 4: Rome • Florence

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Roman Forum
    • Colosseum

    Travel to Florence
  • Day 5: 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
  • Day 6: Florence • Ancona • Night ferry

    Travel to Ancona

    Board a night ferry to Igoumenitsa
  • Day 7: Igoumenitsa • Meteora region

    Disembark in Igoumenitsa and travel to the Meteora region

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

    Tour a Meteora monastery with an expert local guide

  • Day 8: Meteora region • Delphi • Athens

    Travel via Delphi to 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:
    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 9: Athens

    Take a guided tour of Athens

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Olympic Stadium
    • Acropolis

    Visit the Acropolis Museum 

    Take a walking tour of Athens

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Plaka district
    • Athenian Trilogy
  • Day 10: Depart for home

Add 4 more days

  • Day 10: Mykonos island

    Depart on a three-day cruise of the Greek islands (Shore excursions to Kusadasi, Crete and Santorini are included for all travelers) 

    Explore the Old Town of Mykonos island on your own

  • Day 11: Kusadasi • Patmos island

    Included excursion to Kusadasi island featuring the city of Ancient Ephesus 

    Explore Patmos island on your own 

  • Day 12: Crete island • Santorini island

    Included excursion to the Palace of Knossos in Crete

    Included excursion to Oia Village in Santorini  

  • Day 13: Athens

    Visit Stavros Niarchos Park; home to the National Library of Greece

    Free Time at the Beach

  • Day 14: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy

  • Day 2: Rome

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination
  • Day 3: 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 4: Rome • Florence

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Roman Forum
    • Colosseum

    Travel to Florence
  • Day 5: 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
  • Day 6: Florence • Ancona • Night ferry

    Travel to Ancona

    Board a night ferry to Igoumenitsa
  • Day 7: Igoumenitsa • Meteora region

    Disembark in Igoumenitsa and travel to the Meteora region

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

    Tour a Meteora monastery with an expert local guide

  • Day 8: Meteora region • Delphi • Athens

    Travel via Delphi to 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:
    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 9: Athens

    Take a guided tour of Athens

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Olympic Stadium
    • Acropolis

    Visit the Acropolis Museum 

    Take a walking tour of Athens

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Plaka district
    • Athenian Trilogy
  • Day 10: Depart for home

Add 4 more days

  • Day 10: Mykonos island

    Depart on a three-day cruise of the Greek islands (Shore excursions to Kusadasi, Crete and Santorini are included for all travelers) 

    Explore the Old Town of Mykonos island on your own

  • Day 11: Kusadasi • Patmos island

    Included excursion to Kusadasi island featuring the city of Ancient Ephesus 

    Explore Patmos island on your own 

  • Day 12: Crete island • Santorini island

    Included excursion to the Palace of Knossos in Crete

    Included excursion to Oia Village in Santorini  

  • Day 13: Athens

    Visit Stavros Niarchos Park; home to the National Library of Greece

    Free Time at the Beach

  • Day 14: Depart for home

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    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.

  • 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

    Sistine Chapel; St. Peter’s Basilica; Colosseum; Roman Forum; Duomo; Meteora Monastery; Delphi site; Delphi museum; Acropolis; Acropolis Museum

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your dedicated Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

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