Italy & Greece: Literature & Philosophy

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Length

14 days

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Price

TBD

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Destinations

Rome, Pompeii, Florence, & Athens

This 14 day program takes travelers across Italy and Greece to learn firsthand about the literature and philosophies that have influenced the entire Western world.

In every city, students will go on extensive walking tours to see and learn about the most iconic landmarks in Italy and Greece, such as the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Acropolis, and more.

During the Florence walking tour, students will learn more about how Dante wrote “one of the greatest works of world literature”, and the Medici family, who along with their infamous dynastic history were known for their support of art and humanism during the Renaissance.

In Athens, the epicenter for learning and philosophy in ancient times, students will be able to visit the Plato Academy, as well as attend a philosophy lecture on Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle.

There will be full-day excursions to both the ruins of Pompeii and the Delphi Archaeological Site & Museum.

Program includes

  • 12 Nights of Accommodation
  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • Daily Continental Breakfast
  • 3 Traditional Dinners
  • Entrance to All Venues
  • All Ground Transportation
  • Internal Flight Rome–Athens
  • Full-Time Guide & Assistance
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tours
  • Colosseum & Forum
  • Vatican Museum
  • Pompeii
  • Accademia Gallery
  • Uffizi Gallery
  • Ancient Appian Way
  • Acropolis Combo Pass
  • Plato’s Academy
  • Philosophy Lecture
  • Delphi Excursion
  • National Archaeological Museum
  • Temple of Zeus

Itinerary

DAY 01– Departure

  • Depart for Rome, Italy

DAY 02– Rome

  • Arrive at Fiumicino Airport in Rome
  • Check In, Relax, & Refresh
  • Colosseum & Forum
  • Welcome Dinner

DAY 03– Pompei

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Pompeii Day Trip
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 04– Rome

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Rome Walking Tour: Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, & Piazza Navona
  • Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, & St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 05– Florence

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Train to Florence
  • Check In, Relax, & Refresh
  • Florence Walking Tour: “Dante & The Medicis”
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 06– Florence

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Accademia Gallery
  • Uffizi Museum
  • Sunset View from Piazzale Michelangelo

DAY 07– Rome

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Train to Rome
  • Check In, Relax, & Refresh
  • Appian Way
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 08– Athens

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Airport Transfer & Flight to Athens
  • Check In, Relax, & Refresh
  • Orientation Walking Tour
  • Greek Welcome Tour

DAY 09– Athens

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Athens Historical & Cultural Walking Tour
  • Lunch
  • Plato’s Academy

DAY 10– Athens

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Acropolis of Athens & Museum
  • Lunch
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus

DAY 11– Delphi

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Delphi Archaeological Site & Museum

DAY 12– Athens

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • National Archaeological Museum
  • Lunch
  • Philosophy Lecture on Socrates, Plato, & Aristotle

DAY 13– Athens

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Free Day in Athens
  • Farewell Dinner & Program Closing

DAY 14– Departure

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Airport Transfer
  • Depart Athens for Home

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