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Ages for this trip are 14 to 18 and/or students who will enter 9th grade in Fall graduating seniors. Parent/guardian permission required.
Put on your walking shoes! Today we will explore many of Rome’s most famous places.
We will depart in the morning and head to the Colosseum. Afterward, we head to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
Taking a break for lunch then on to:
Dinner this evening will be in the lively Roman neighborhood of Trastevere.
Today we will find ourselves in the smallest country in the world, the Vatican. We will visit St Peters square and the Vatican Museums which house the Sistine Chapel.
After the Vatican we will get on a train to Florence.
Once in Florence we will head over to Galleria dell’Accademia, the home to Michelangelo’s masterpiece – David.
Overnight in Florence.
After breakfast we will head back to the Rome airport for our flight to Athens.
After arrival at Athens, we will check into our hotel.
Later, meander around the Plaka neighborhood and admire the beauty of the flower-lined cobblestone streets.
Pick up traditional crafts on the way back to the hotel for an early night.
Begin the day on top of the Acropolis by exploring the phenomenally built Parthenon and learn about Grecian culture in the Acropolis Museum. Also get to visit Temple of Olympian Zeus.
Depart from our terminal in Athens on your 3-day trip. Travel via the coastal National Highway to the Corinth Canal, make a short stop.
Later head to Epidaurus and visit the ancient theater, world-famous for its outstanding acoustics.
Then, head into the Argolis region, the land of Homer’s ‘Golden Mycenae,’ and now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Dating back to the 2nd century BC, Mycenae was one of the major centers of Greek civilization and a military stronghold that dominated much of southern Greece. See the Cyclopean walls, Lion Gate, and Royal Tombs, including Agamemnon and Clytemnestra’s, and view the Treasury of Atreus, a magnificent 14thcentury BC structure.
In the afternoon, after an optional stop for souvenir-shopping, depart for Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games, traveling through the cites of Tripolis and Megalopolis.
Overnight stay in Olympia.
Visit the Olympia archaeological site and view the Temple of Zeus, Temple of Hera, the altar of the Olympic flame, the Stadium, and the Archaeological Museum.
Then, after a short stop in Patras, depart for Rion, crossing the Gulf of Corinth by the new Rio–Antirrio bridge to Antirion.
Pass the city of Nafpaktos and from there, follow the coastal road to Delphi, known in ancient times as the ‘navel of the world.’ In the afternoon, visit the picturesque mountain village of Arachova before an overnight stay in Delphi.
Pass the Castalia Spring and visit the Delphi archaeological site. View the monument of the Argive kings, Temple of Pronaia, Athenian Treasury, Stoa of the Athenians, Polygonal wall, the monument of Platea, and the Temple of Apollo, famous for its oracle.
Visit the Delphi Archaeological Museum to see its spectacular exhibits, including the frieze of the Siphnian Treasury, the Naxian Sphinx, Statue of Antinous, the metopes of the Athenian Treasury, the famous bronze Charioteer, and many other artefacts.
Later, return to Athens.
Fly back home.
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