Italy & Greece: Argos in Europe

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Length

14 days

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Price

$3,820 /Student – Ratio 20:3
$3,565 /Spouse – Ratio 20:3

*Program price stands as an estimate until ticketing is finalized.

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Dates

May 15-25, 2023

Program includes

  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • 12 Nights of Hotel Accommodation
  • All Ground Transportation (inc. Transportation Pass)
  • Internal Flight – Rome to Athens
  • Daily Continental Breakfast 
  • 3 Traditional Group Dinners 
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tours
  • Full Time Local Guide
  • 24/7 On-Ground Emergency Support
  • Travelers Health Insurance & Liability Insurance 
  • Tips & Gratuities

Program Highlights

  • Colosseum & Roman Forum
  • Vatican Museum & St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Medici Chapels
  • Uffizi Gallery 
  • Galleria dell’Accademia
  • Gelateria Fassi Tour and Tasting
  • Acropolis Hills and Museum, Dionysus Theatre
  • Temple of Poseidon
  • National Gardens & Temple of Zeus
  • National Archaeological Museum of Athens
  • Day Trips to Sounio and Delphi
  • Delphi Archeological Site & Museum

Itinerary

DAY 1 – DEPARTURE – Friday, May 12

Depart Home for Rome, Italy

 

DAY 2 – ROME – Saturday, May 13

Arrive in Rome, Italy

Airport Transfer – Private Bus

Check-in, Relax & Refresh
Orientation Walking Tour – The group will become oriented with their neighborhood, the public transportation systems, nearby pharmacies, markets, ATMs, etc. Additionally, an in-depth safety briefing will be provided for what to do incase of an emergency. 

Historical & Cultural Walking Tour of Rome – Bernini’s Ecstasy, 4 Fountains Crossroad, Quirinale, Trevi Fountain & Spanish Steps.

Welcome Dinner – The group will be taken for an authentic Italian dinner with a wide variety of menu options to cater all diets. 

 

DAY 3 – ROME – Sunday, May 14

Breakfast & Day Briefing 

Guided Tour of Colosseum & Roman Forum – The Colosseum (Colosseo) remains the largest amphitheater ever built and is one of the most recognizable and iconic symbols of Rome. The 5-story, elliptical structure measures 617-feet long, 512-feet wide, and 187-feet high and is made of travertine and brick.

Lunch Break

Vittoriano, Campidoglio, Jewish Quarter

Gelateria Fassi Tour & Tasting – An exclusive visit to the Laboratory of this traditional homemade gelateria, followed by a tasting of their best creations.

Structured Free Time & Cultural Immersion

 

DAY 4 – ROME – Monday, May 15

Breakfast & Day Briefing 

Vatican Museum & St. Peter’s Basilica – The museum displays works from the immense collection amassed by popes throughout the centuries including several of the most renowned Roman sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world. The museums contain roughly 70,000 works, of which 20,000 are on display.

Walking Tour – Pantheon & Piazza Navona

 

DAY 5 – FLORENCE – Tuesday, May 16

Breakfast & Day Briefing
Bullet Train to Florence (approx. 1.5 hours)

Check-in, Relax & Refresh

Galleria dell’Accademia – The Accademia Gallery’s collection includes priceless masterpieces and works of art in its various halls spread over two floors.

Medici Chapels

Florence Historical & Cultural Walking Tour – Medici Palace, Duomo & Baptistery, Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio.

DAY 6 – FLORENCE/ROME – Wed, May 17

Breakfast & Day Briefing
Uffizi Gallery – The Gallery entirely occupies the first and second floors of the large building constructed between 1560 and 1580 a Modern period).

Lunch Break
Train to Rome (approx. 1.5 hours)

 

DAY 7 – ROME/ATHENS – Thursday, May 18

Breakfast & Day Briefing
Airport Transfer – Private Bus
Internal Flight – Rome to Athens (approx. 2 h)

Arrival in Athens, Greece

Airport Transfer – Private Bus
Check-in & Refresh

Orientation Walking Tour – The group will become oriennd designed by Giorgio Vasari. It is famous worldwide for its outstanding collections of ancient sculptures and paintings (from the Middle Ages to theted with their neighborhood, the public transportation systems, nearby pharmacies, markets, ATMs, etc. 

Welcome Dinner & Traditional Greek Music

DAY 8 – ATHENS – Friday, May 19

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Athens Historical & Cultural Walking Tour – Syntagma Square, Change of the Guards, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Hadrian’s Arch, Plaka, Monastiraki Square, and more…

Lunch Break

National Gardens & Temple of Zeus – The temple was one of the largest in the ancient world. At 17 metres high, it originally had 104 columns but only 16 have survived with one fallen after a storm in 1852.

Structured Free Time & Cultural Immersion.

 

DAY 9 – ATHENS – Saturday, May 20

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Acropolis Hills and Museum, Dionysus Theatre – The Acropolis Museum is consistently rated as one of the best museums in the world. Devoted to the Parthenon and its surrounding temples, it is cleverly perched above Athens like a luminous box.

 

DAY 10 – SOUNIO/ATHENS – Sun, May 21

Breakfast & Day Briefing 

Transfer to Sounion along the Scenic Coastline (approx. 2 hours) 

Temple of Poseidon – Majestic Cape Sounion, a strategic point rising above the Aegean sea about 70 kilometers away from Athens in the southern region of Attica, was known by Ancient Greeks as the “Sacred Cape.”

Lunch Break

Afternoon at the beach

Return to Athens

 

DAY 11 – ATHENS – Monday, May 22

Breakfast & Day Briefing
National Archaeological Museum – The National Archaeological Museum of Athens is the largest archaeological museum in Greece and one of the most important museums in the world devoted to ancient Greek art.

Lunch Break

Lycabettus Hill – Standing 277 meters above sea level, Lycabettus Hill is the highest point of Athens.

Chapel of Saint George & Sunset View

 

DAY 12 – DELPHI/ATHENS – Tues, May 23

Breakfast & Day Briefing
Day Trip to Delphi (approx. 2.5 hours)

Delphi Archeological Site & Museum – The pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi, where the oracle of Apollo spoke, was the site of the omphalos, the ‘navel of the world’. Blending harmoniously with the superb landscape and charged with sacred meaning, Delphi in the 6th century B.C. was indeed the religious centre and symbol of unity of the ancient Greek world.

Return to Athens

 

DAY 13 – ATHENS – Wednesday, May 24

Breakfast & Day Briefing
Free Day in Athens

Farewell Dinner & Program Closing

 

DAY 14 – RETURN – Thursday, May 25

Breakfast & Day Briefing
Airport Transfer

Depart Athens, Greece for Home 

 

For any additional information or questions please email us at: Info@studyabroadassociation.com

Payments Schedule

$500 is due and payable by December 16, 2022.

50% of the remaining amount is due and payable by February 14, 2023.

The remaining amount is due and payable by March 16, 2023.

For any additional information or questions please email us at: Info@studyabroadassociation.com

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