Day 1 :
Depart from North America
- Flight to Naples:
Relax and enjoy your scheduled flight from North America.
Day 2 :
Arrive in Naples
- Welcome to Naples:
Transfer to the seaside area of Sorrento, sanctuary of mythical Sirens.
Day 3 :
- Journey along the Amalfi Coast:
Enjoy a drive along the Amalfi Coast with breathtaking views and mighty, ragged cliffs.
- Explore Paestum with a local guide:
The sight of three Greek temples standing in a field at Paestum is quite startling. View the Temple of Neptune, dating from 450 B.C., and the Basilica.
Day 4 :
- Explore the island of Capri:
Cross the bay to the enchanting island haven of Capri.
- See the Villa Jovis:
Visit Emperor Tiberius' refuge from the cares of Rome, the Villa Jovis*. (* Please Note: Villa Jovis is open after March)
LEAP Activity | Cucina Napoletana
Prepare traditional Neapolitan foods with direction from local chefs. Feast on your delicious creation with your group.
Day 5 :
- Explore Pompeii:
Visit legendary Pompeii, a mysterious city left remarkably preserved after being buried by a catastrophic volcanic eruption in 79 A.D.
- Continue to Naples:
Enjoy the ride across the Italian landscape.
- Visit the National Archaeological Museum:
Continue to Naples to see the treasures at the National Archaeological Museum.
- Journey to Rome:
Enjoy an evening in Rome, the capital city of Italy.
Day 6 :
- Discover Rome with a local guide:
Recapture the awe-inspiring past of the "Eternal City" as a local guide brings you to the city's highlights, including the Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine. Enjoy a walking tour through the Roman Forum.
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 7 :
- Excursion to Ostia Antica:
Enjoy an excursion to Ostia Antica, the port of Ancient Rome.
- Lunch is included in place of dinner today:
See the remarkable catacombs where the early Christians were buried. Lunch is included in place of dinner today.
Day 8 :
- See Vatican City with a local guide:
Enter into the center of Catholicism during your trip to the inspiring Vatican, with visits inside the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.
- Add on: Hadrian's Villa and Tivoli - farewell dinner:
Opt for an evening excursion to visit Hadrian's Villa and Tivoli and enjoy dinner in the hills outside Rome.
Day 9 :
Return Home to the United States
- Flight to the US:
Our rewarding and enjoyable tour comes to an end as our Tour Director accompanies us to the airport on our final day.