Italy & Greece Friday, April 5 to April 19, 2019
Day 1 Travel to Italy
Board your overnight flight to Naples today.
Day 2Arrival in Sorrento via Naples Dinner
Welcome to Italy! Travel to your hotel in Sorrento, then meet your fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.
Day 3Guided tour of Capri Breakfast
Join a local guide and sail across the Bay of Naples to the famed Isle of Capri before returning to Sorrento. • Boat around the island to view Capri’s caves and grottoes (weather permitting) • Stroll through the village of Capri • Take a funicular ride to Capri’s upper town • Explore the Gardens of Augustus Enjoy a free evening in Sorrento or add an excursion.
Day 4Travel to Rome via Pompeii Breakfast, Dinner
Travel to Rome, stopping along the way to explore the legendary ruins of Pompeii. • Embark on a guided tour of Pompeii’s ancient ruins • View the excavated Roman ruins of theaters, villas, temples and baths • Learn about Mount Vesuvius’ volcanic eruption • See what life was like in the Roman Empire
Day 5Guided tour of Rome Breakfast
Follow in the footsteps of the ancient Romans on a tour of the Eternal City. • Pass by Trajan’s Column and Piazza Venezia, the city’s central hub • Stop at the ruins of the Forum, once the setting of parades, elections, and trials • Soak up over 2,000 years of history in Imperial Rome, viewing the Arch of Constantine, the Arch of Titus, and the Temple of Venus and Roma • Enter the Colosseum, the largest amphitheater of the Roman Empire, and take time to explore on your own Enjoy a free afternoon in Rome or add an excursion.
AddDay 6Free time in Rome Breakfast
Spend the day exploring Rome on your own or add an excursion.
Iconic Sights: Vatican City
Day 7Travel to Greece & Nauplia via the Corinth Canal Breakfast, Dinner
After landing in Athens, travel to Nauplia, stopping at the scenic Corinth Canal along the way.
Day 8Guided tour of Epidaurus & Mycenae Breakfast
Visit Greece’s best-preserved amphitheater on a guided walking tour of Epidaurus, then enjoy a guided tour of the archaeological site at Mycenae.
Day 9Sightseeing tour of Athens Breakfast
A local guide introduces you to the highlights of this bustling ancient capital, home to the world’s first democracy. • Pass by the Olympic Stadium, Syntagma Square, and the Arch of Hadrian • View the sixth-century Temple of Zeus • See the classically inspired Old Royal Palace, home of the Hellenic Parliament, and drive through the Plaka district • Set off on a walking tour around the ancient Acropolis, site of the Parthenon, Temple of Athena Nike, and Erechtheion
Day 10Free time in Athens Breakfast, Dinner
Spend a free day in Athens or add an excursion. Later, join your group for a farewell dinner in Athens.
Santorini & Athens Extension
Day 11Ferry to Santorini Breakfast
Take the ferry to Santorini, where the rest of the day is free to enjoy on your own.
Day 12Sightseeing tour of Santorini Breakfast
Take in the local sights on a guided tour of Santorini, a volcanic isle known for its black-sand beaches, cliff-lined shores and stunning whitewashed architecture. • Visit the prehistoric settlements unearthed at Akrotiri Excavations • Ride to the top of Profitis Ilias Mountain for panoramic views of the whole island • Stop in the small, picturesque village of Pyrgos Enjoy a free afternoon in Santorini or add an excursion.
Day 13Free day in Santorini Breakfast
Spend the day exploring on your own or add an excursion.
Day 14Flight to Athens Breakfast
Spend a final morning in Santorini before flying back to Athens for the night. This evening, enjoy a farewell drink as you celebrate your trip with your fellow group members.
Day 15Departure Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.