9 or 13 days
Italy, Greece

It’s impossible to overstate the influence of ancient Rome and Greece on our modern-day society; seeing monuments from those civilizations is a profound experience. 

From the Colosseum to the Parthenon to the expansive archaeological sites at Pompeii, Epidaurus and Mycenae, walk in the footsteps of the men and women who set the stage for the development of Western culture.

  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy

  • Day 2: Rome

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

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Roman Forum
    • Colosseum

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome

    You will see:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Piazza Navona
    • Spanish Steps
  • Day 4: 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 5: Rome • Pompeii • Night Ferry

    Travel via Pompeii to Brindisi

    Tour the ruins of Pompeii with an expert local guide 

    Board a night ferry to Patras
  • Day 6: Patras • Olympia • Arcadia

    Travel via Olympia to Arcadia

    Visit the Archaeological Museum of Olympia 

    Tour Olympia with an expert local guide

    Visit the Museum of Archimedes

  • Day 7: Arcadia • Epidaurus • Mycenae • Corinth • Athens

    Travel via Epidaurus and Mycenae to Athens

    Tour Epidaurus and Mycenae with an expert local guide

    See the Corinth Canal

  • Day 8: 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 9: Depart for home

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  • Day 9: Mykonos island

    Depart on a four-day cruise of the Greek islands (Shore excursions to Kusadasi, Rhodes and Santorini are included for all travellers) 

    Explore the Old Town of Mykonos island on your own

  • Day 10: Kusadasi • Patmos island

    Included excursion to Kusadasi island featuring the city of Ancient Ephesus 

    Explore Patmos island on your own 

  • Day 11: Rhodes island

    Included excursion to the Acropolis of Lindos on Rhodes Island 

  • Day 12: Crete island • Santorini island

    Explore Crete island on your own  

    Included excursion to Oia Village in Santorini  

  • Day 13: 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 guided tour of Rome

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Roman Forum
    • Colosseum

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome

    You will see:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Piazza Navona
    • Spanish Steps
  • Day 4: 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 5: Rome • Pompeii • Night Ferry

    Travel via Pompeii to Brindisi

    Tour the ruins of Pompeii with an expert local guide 

    Board a night ferry to Patras
  • Day 6: Patras • Olympia • Arcadia

    Travel via Olympia to Arcadia

    Visit the Archaeological Museum of Olympia 

    Tour Olympia with an expert local guide

    Visit the Museum of Archimedes

  • Day 7: Arcadia • Epidaurus • Mycenae • Corinth • Athens

    Travel via Epidaurus and Mycenae to Athens

    Tour Epidaurus and Mycenae with an expert local guide

    See the Corinth Canal

  • Day 8: 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 9: Depart for home

Add 4 more days

  • Day 9: Mykonos island

    Depart on a four-day cruise of the Greek islands (Shore excursions to Kusadasi, Rhodes and Santorini are included for all travellers) 

    Explore the Old Town of Mykonos island on your own

  • Day 10: Kusadasi • Patmos island

    Included excursion to Kusadasi island featuring the city of Ancient Ephesus 

    Explore Patmos island on your own 

  • Day 11: Rhodes island

    Included excursion to the Acropolis of Lindos on Rhodes Island 

  • Day 12: Crete island • Santorini island

    Explore Crete island on your own  

    Included excursion to Oia Village in Santorini  

  • Day 13: Depart for home

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