10 or 14 days
Rome, Sorrento Region, Delphi, Athens, with extension to Crete

When you walk through the Roman Forum, climb the Acropolis in Athens, and visit the site of the Oracle at Delphi, you’re among some of the world’s most historically significant ancient sites. 

But these countries offer more than just a trip to the deep past – witness more recent history at the awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel and in the dramatic natural beauty of Capri.

  • 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

    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
  • Day 5: Rome • Capri • Sorrento region

    Travel via Capri to the Sorrento region

    Travel by ferry to Capri

    Tour Capri with an expert local guide

    Snap a photo of seaside Sorrento

  • Day 6: Sorrento region • Pompeii • Bari• Night ferry

    Travel via Pompeii to Bari

    Tour the ruins of Pompeii with an expert local guide 

    Overnight ferry to Greece

  • Day 7: Night ferry • Patras • Delphi

    Travel to Delphi

    Arrive in Patras

  • Day 8: Delphi • Athens

    Visit the Delphi Museum

    Take a guided tour of Delphi

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Temple of Apollo
    • Delphi Archaeological Museum 

    Return to Athens 

    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
    • 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
  • Day 10: Depart for home

Add 4 more days

  • Day 10: Athens • Crete

    Fly to Heraklion Airport on the island of Crete

    Walking Tour of Heraklion

    Take a guided tour of Heraklion

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Knossos Palace
    • Archaeological Museum

    Visit the Archaeological Museum 

    Visit the Knossos Site 

  • Day 11: Heraklion

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Spinalonga Boat Activity

    Spinalonga Boat Activity

    Take a scenic boat cruise from Heraklion to Spinalonga Island, where you'll spend the day soaking up sunshine and history. Admire Venetian-influenced architecture during a guided tour of the village, and visit the enchanting island's archaeological site. Enjoy free time to explore the island, have lunch, and relax on the beach. 

    Free time to explore Heraklion

  • Day 12: Heraklion • Rethymno • Chania

    Travel to Chania

    Visit the El Greco Museum

    Take a walking tour of the old port city of Rethymno

    Take a walking tour of Chania

  • Day 13: Chania • Athens

    Enjoy a visit to the local market

    Exploration time in Chania

    Fly to Athens

  • 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

    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
  • Day 5: Rome • Capri • Sorrento region

    Travel via Capri to the Sorrento region

    Travel by ferry to Capri

    Tour Capri with an expert local guide

    Snap a photo of seaside Sorrento

  • Day 6: Sorrento region • Pompeii • Bari• Night ferry

    Travel via Pompeii to Bari

    Tour the ruins of Pompeii with an expert local guide 

    Overnight ferry to Greece

  • Day 7: Night ferry • Patras • Delphi

    Travel to Delphi

    Arrive in Patras

  • Day 8: Delphi • Athens

    Visit the Delphi Museum

    Take a guided tour of Delphi

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Temple of Apollo
    • Delphi Archaeological Museum 

    Return to Athens 

    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
    • 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
  • Day 10: Depart for home

Add 4 more days

  • Day 10: Athens • Crete

    Fly to Heraklion Airport on the island of Crete

    Walking Tour of Heraklion

    Take a guided tour of Heraklion

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Knossos Palace
    • Archaeological Museum

    Visit the Archaeological Museum 

    Visit the Knossos Site 

  • Day 11: Heraklion

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Spinalonga Boat Activity

    Spinalonga Boat Activity

    Take a scenic boat cruise from Heraklion to Spinalonga Island, where you'll spend the day soaking up sunshine and history. Admire Venetian-influenced architecture during a guided tour of the village, and visit the enchanting island's archaeological site. Enjoy free time to explore the island, have lunch, and relax on the beach. 

    Free time to explore Heraklion

  • Day 12: Heraklion • Rethymno • Chania

    Travel to Chania

    Visit the El Greco Museum

    Take a walking tour of the old port city of Rethymno

    Take a walking tour of Chania

  • Day 13: Chania • Athens

    Enjoy a visit to the local market

    Exploration time in Chania

    Fly to Athens

  • Day 14: Depart for home

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