Day 1 :
Depart from North America
- Fly to Italy:
Board your overnight flight to Italy.
Day 2 :
Arrive in Italy
Arrive and journey to the charming Sorrentine Peninsula.
Day 3 :
Pompeii & Capri
- Guided Tour of Pompeii:
Visit legendary Pompeii, a bustling Roman city buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D.
- Journey Island of Capri:
Cross the Bay of Naples to enjoy the chic resort island of Capri.
- Visit Villa Jovis:
Open seasonally; typically after March only.
LEAP Activity | Cucina Napoletana
Prepare traditional Neapolitan foods with direction from local chefs. Feast on your delicious creation with your group.
Day 4 :
- Discover 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 :
- Explore 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 with a local guide.
LEAP Activity | Caesar’s Gladiators
Discover the ancient secrets of the Roman gladiator games and master the basics of hand-to-hand combat at gladiator school.
Day 6 :
Travel to Athens
- Fly to Athens:
Board a flight to the capital of Greece - home of gods and goddesses, and the birthplace of democracy.
- Walking Tour:
Begin exploring with a walking tour with your Tour Director.
Day 7 :
- Discover 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.
- Add on: National Archaeological Museum:
A treasure trove of antiquities awaits you as you travel to the National Archaeological Museum for an optional guided excursion.
LEAP Activity | Mousaka and Sousta
Join hands for traditional Greek line dancing. Next, head to the taverna and live like a local. Enjoy Greek culture, cuisine—and a show!
Day 8 :
Mycenae and Corinth
- Explore Mycenae with Local Guide:
Walk through the Lions 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.
- Ancient Corinth:
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
- Final Goodbyes:
Board your flight and head home!