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Greece and Italy
Day 1: Athens Arrival
Welcome to Athens, Greece! During this tour you will visit very important historical sites, ancient monuments and world class museums. Learn about the societies and cultures of Ancient Greece and Italy. Our local representative will assist in our transfer to your hotel in the center of Athens.
Day 2: Athens City Tour
Enjoy a fascination walking tour of Athens and visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Acropolis with the famous Parthenon and Erectheion. Enjoy the spectacular view of the city below before continuing to the impressive Acropolis Museum. En route we admire the partially restored Roman Odeon of Herod Atticus, an ancient theater where modern musical concerts take place. Pass through the magnificent monumental gates of Pericles, the Propylaea.
Day 3: One Day Cruise
Depart for a cruise to the lovely Greek islands of Poros, Hydra & Aegina including lunch on board. First stop is Poros, delightful scenery marked by the low pine-wooded hills. Continue to Hydra, fashionable artists' colony, a retreat for intellectuals and a favorite film location. Our last port of call is Aegina, an attractive and tranquil resort destination. Return to Athens early evening.
Day 4: Full Day Delphi
Drive to the center of the Ancient world, the "omphalos" (navel) of the earth - whose prestige extended far beyond the boundaries of the Hellenic world. We visit the Sanctuary of Apollo, the Treasury of the Athenians and the Theater, built 2,500 years ago, seats 5,000 people. We also visit the Archaeological Museum containing such masterpieces of ancient Greek sculpture as the bronze Charioteer and the famous athlete Aghias. Return to Athens in the evening.
Day 5: Epidaurus – Nafplion – Mycenae – Patras – Ferry to Bari, Italy
Morning departure to Epidaurus, to visit the famous well-preserved theater. Next stop is at the beautiful city of Nafplion, the first capital of Greece. Our tour continues to Mycenae, the center of power in the archaic period. Visit the archaeological site and the Beehive Tomb of king Agamemnon. Continue to Patras for overnight ferry to Bari, Italy.
Day 6: Arrival at Bari -Sorrento
Welcome to Bari, Italy! Upon arrival we depart for Sorrento with a stop in Benevento to see the Arco di Traiano, the best conserved Roman triumphal arch in the world. Enjoy some free time before our authentic Italian dinner in Sorrento.
Day 7: Sorrento – Pompeii - Rome
Today we will visit the once thriving and sophisticated Roman city, Pompeii, which was buried in meters of ash and pumice after the catastrophic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. After the visit, we will start our drive to Rome.
Day 8: Rome
Let the “Eternal City” enchant you as you stroll through its picturesque cobblestone alleyways and discover some of the world’s most famous sites including the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon and Piazza Navona. After a break for lunch, inside visit of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
Day 9: Rome
Discover the Vatican City State visiting its Museums, including the Sistine Chapel, to see Michelangelo’s famous Creation of Adam painting. We also see the famous Italian Renaissance St. Peter’s Basilica and St. Peter’s Square.
Day 10: Rome Departure
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
We hope you return soon and experience more of these wonderful lands!
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