Itinerary: March 9-17, 2018
DAY 1-2 FLY TO EUROPE. Arrive in Italy and journey to the charming Sorrentine Peninsula.
DAY 3 POMPEII-CAPRI. Visit legendary Pompeii, a bustling Roman city buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Cross the Bay of Naples to enjoy the chic resort island of Capri. Enjoy LEAP Cucina Napolentana this evening!
DAY 4 ROME. Journey to the "Eternal City" of Rome. Continue your Roman adventure as a local guide leads you on a tour of the Colosseum, the Arch of Constantine, and Trajan's Column.
DAY 5 VATICAN CITY. Come face-to-face with famous works of religious art, including Michelangelo's Pieta in St. Peter's Basilica and The Creation of Adam in the Sistine Chapel, as you tour the Vatican City. Later, train as one of Caesar's Gladiators. DAY 6 ROME-ATHENS. Board a flight to the capital of Greece - home of gods and goddesses, and the birthplace of democracy. Begin exploring.
DAY 7 ATHENS. A local guide shows you the city, including the Theater of Dionysos, the Agora, and the Greek Parliament. Behold the immense temple of the Acropolis, boasting the spectacular Parthenon. Visit the New Acropolis Museum. Later, you can explore the Plaka. A treasure trove of antiquities awaits you as you travel to the National Archaeological Museum for an optional guided excursion. Enjoy a rousing Mousaka & Sousta this evening.
DAY 8 MYCENAE-CORINTH. Enjoy a glimpse of ancient Greek life on an optional excursion to Mycenae and Corinth. Walk through the Lion’s Gate into the royal citadel of Mycenae, the city of Agamemnon and his wife, Clytemnestra –sister of Helen of Troy. Visit the largest of the renowned beehive tombs, the Tomb of Agamemnon. Marvel at the beauty of the Sarconic Gulf as you travel along the coastal road to Corinth, home of the ancient marketplaces, fountain ruins, and temples in the name of Apollo and Aphrodite.
DAY 9 RETURN HOME TO THE UNITED STATES.