Ancient Classics – Italy & Greece

Explore the ancient sites, magnificent piazzas, impressive fountains and unforgettable sights of Rome. Explore the historic centre of Naples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before heading to the Amalfi Coast. Journey to Athens and visit the acropolis, then see the birthplace of the Olympics in Olympia. Finally, see the ancient ruins at the excellent museum of Delphi.

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Ancient Classics – Italy & Greece

Explore the ancient sites, magnificent piazzas, impressive fountains and unforgettable sights of Rome. Explore the historic centre of Naples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before heading to the Amalfi Coast. Journey to Athens and visit the acropolis, then see the birthplace of the Olympics in Olympia. Finally, see the ancient ruins at the excellent museum of Delphi.

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1 Depart Australia
  • Board your flight Meet at the airport for the international flight to Rome, Italy
2 Rome
  • Meet your Tour Director On arrival in Rome, meet your Tour Director, board your coach and check into your hotel
3 Rome
  • Ancient sites guided tour - the Colosseum, the Arch of Constantine and the Roman Forum Start off the day with a half-day guided walking tour of the city’s ancient sites: the Colosseum, the Arch of Constantine and the Roman Forum
  • Free time for sightseeing in Rome The afternoon is free for sightseeing. If you dare, test your honesty in the presence of the Bocca della Verità (the Mouth of Truth), or explore some of the magnificent piazzas, ancient buildings, impressive fountains and incredible views that unveil the splendour of the ‘Eternal City’
4 Rome
  • Explore the Vatican City Explore the Vatican City and its museums during a half-day guided tour where you will visit the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica which contain many treasures and masterpieces, including the famous Pietà by Michelangelo
  • Free time for sightseeing in Rome - visit the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, or eat gelato! The afternoon is free for sightseeing and activities back in Rome. Perhaps visit the famous Spanish Steps or savour a gelato at the Trevi Fountain, before throwing in your coins and making a wish
5 Rome - Naples - Sorrento
  • Travel to Naples Board your coach and to travel to Naples
  • Naples guided tour Naples' historic city centre is the largest in Europe, encloses 27 centuries of history, and is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Today you will enjoy a half-day guided tour of which includes the Naples Archaeological Museum
  • Travel to Amalfi Coast Afterwards, transfer to the Sorrento area. Situated on the Amalfi Coast and overlooking the picturesque Bay of Naples, Sorrento’s sea cliffs and luxury hotels have made it a popular spot for the rich and famous. Its location makes it the perfect base from which to visit Pompeii and the Isle of Capri
6 Sorrento
  • Transfer to Pompeii for a guided tour Transfer to Pompeii for a half-day guided tour of the excavation site. Pompeii was struck by a volcanic explosion in 79AD, buried under many feet of ash, it was lost for 1,600 years before its accidental rediscovery. Since then its excavation has provided an extraordinarily detailed insight into the life of a city at the height of the Roman Empire
  • Travel to Herculaneum Afterwards continue on to Herculaneum, a wealthier town than its neighbour Pompeii, with a greater density of stylish houses (and a lot more of them). Ultimately, however the two cities suffered the same fate when Mt Vesuvius erupted
7 Sorrento - Paestum - Sorrento
  • Paestum guided tour Explore the ruins of Paestum, during a half-day guided tour. Once a major ancient Greek city, Paestum contains some of the most well preserved ancient Greek temples in the world
8 Sorrento - Rome
  • Travel to Rome Board your coach and return to Rome
  • Free time for sightseeing and activities in Rome The afternoon is free for teacher supervised sightseeing and activities. You might like to visit Castel Sant' Angelo, reached by the beautiful bridge, Pont Sant’ Angelo, which is flanked by 10 angels each bearing an object associated with the crucifixion of Christ
9 Rome - Athens
  • Flight to Athens It’s time to say “arrivederci” as you transfer to the airport for the flight to Athens. Athens is a modern and bustling capital city, with a pervading sense of its classical past, as it lives in the shadow of the Acropolis and the mighty Parthenon
10 Athens
  • Athens guided sightseeing tour - Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, Parthenon and Syntagma Square Enjoy a half-day guided sightseeing tour of Athens, featuring the highlights of the capital, including a visit to the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum. The Acropolis of Athens and its monuments are universal symbols of the classical spirit and civilization, and comprise the greatest architectural and artistic complex bequeathed by Greek Antiquity to the world. Also included are the Parthenon, and Syntagma Square (Constitution Square)
11 Athens - Olympia
  • 3-day coach tour of the Greek mainland - Corinth Canal, Epidaurus, Mycenae and Olympia Board your coach for a 3-day coach tour of the Greek mainland. Your first stop is at the Corinth Canal, which cuts through rock and forms almost vertical walls towering high above the sea below. Afterwards, travel to Epidaurus, visiting the ancient theatre which is famous for its acoustics and later visit the ancient ruins of Mycenae, before the day’s final journey to Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games
12 Olympia - Delphi
  • Explore Olympia Enjoy touring the ancient city of Olympia. The original home of the Olympic Games first held in 776 BC, Olympia was a sacred precinct to the god Zeus, whose temple here once housed his statue that comprised one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
  • Travel to Delphi Afterwards, board your coach to travel to Delphi. Both an archaeological site and a modern town in Greece, in ancient times Delphi was considered to be the centre of the known world, and the place where heaven and earth met
13 Delphi - Athens
  • Delphi ancient ruins sightseeing tour Enjoy a city sightseeing tour of the ancient ruins of Delphi and its excellent museum. The ancient site backed by imposing Mount Parnassus is in one of the most beautiful natural settings in the country. Your sightseeing tour includes the Sacred Way to see the Temple of Apollo, along with some of the treasures, and the theatre
  • Travel to Athens Return to Athens in the afternoon
14 Athens
  • Depart Athens It’s time to say “yasoo” as you transfer to Athens International Airport for the flight home to Australia
15 Australia
  • Welcome home

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