Italy

GREECE ITALY

Day 1, arrive Athens

On arrival into Athens this morning you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Free time to explore and enjoy Athens.

Day 2, tour Athens

Morning city tour of Athens to include House of Parliament and the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, Olympic Stadium, Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch and the Acropolis. Dinner tonight is included at your hotel.

Day 3 cruise Ageans

This morning transfer by bus to Paleon Phaleron, Trocadero Harbour. Sail for the island of Aegina (optional visit to the famous Temple of Athena Aphaia). Cruise through the straits to Poros (visit). Lunch on board. Then onto Hydra for time to shop or swim. Sail back to Trocadero Harbour and transfer back to Athens.

Day 4, to Nauplion

Depart Athens and travel to Nauplion (first capital of modern Greece), crossing the Corinth Canal, visit Epidaurus Amphitheatre. Overnight Nauplion

Day 5, to Olympia

Depart Nauplion and travel to Olympia. En route, visit Mycenae (kingdom of King Agamemnon).Overnight Olympia

Day 6, to Delphi

Visit Olympia's archaeological sites including the Sanctuary of Zeus, Olympic Stadium and the Museum. Continue to Delphi via Patras to Rion where you cross the Corinth Gulf before arriving in Delphi. Overnight Delphi

Day 7, tour to Arachova 

Morning visit to the Delphi museum and the Sanctuary of Apollo. Drive to the quaint village of Arachova, situated on the northern slopes of Mt. Parnassos. Overnight Delphi.

Day 8, to Kalambaka

Depart Delphi and visit Thermopylae to recount the heroics of Spartan King Leonidas. Then travel via the picturesque villages of central Greece on the way to Kalambaka. Overnight Kalambaka

Day 9, tour to Meteora

Morning visit to Meteora Monastries. Afternoon return to Kalambaka. Overnight Kalambaka

Day 10, cruise the Adriatic to Bari, Italy

Drive to Igoumenitsa to catch the overnight Superfast Ferries service to Bari. Travel in comfort in 3 & 4 berth cabins. (Overnight service to Bari - approx 15 hours).

Day 11, to Sorrento

Arrive Bari by ferry and travel via Selerno and the Amalfi coast to Sorrento.

ITALIAN JOURNEY

Day 1, Rome

Arrive Rome this morning and transfer by coach to your hotel. Free for private sightseeing.

Day 2, Vatican Rome

Your morning city tour of Rome will include a guided visit together with entrance fee to the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel.

Day 3, Ancient Rome

Enjoy a full day city sightseeing. Visit the famed Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Castel S. Angelo, Basilica of St. Peter followed by a tour of the Roman Forum, Circus Maximus and the imposing Colosseum.

Day 4, to Assisi, Siena & Florence

Early morning departure for Assisi, the mystic town of St. Francis still surrounded by ancient walls. Visit of St. Francis' Basilica with its early Renaissance masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue. Continuation on the way to Siena, the beautiful medieval city renowned for the Palio. Continue to Florence.

Day 5, tour Florence

Guided sightseeing tour of the cradle of the Renaissance. Visit of the beautiful Piazza del Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto's Bell Tower, St. John's Baptistry, the Academy of Fine Arts Gallery housing the David by Michelangelo and Santa Croce, the 13th century Franciscan church with Cimabue's famous crucifix. Rest of the day at leisure for sightseeing or shopping.

Day 6, to Padua & Venice

Departure for Padua, where you will visit the famous St. Anthony's Cathedral with Donatello's Gattamelata. Continuation to Venice and guided walking tour of this unique city. You will see St. Mark's Piazza and Basilica, the Doges' Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the Prisons. Then visit of a glass factory to see the moulding of glass.

Day 7, tour Venice

Morning at leisure for an optional tour to the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello by motorlaunch or for shopping. Day 8, tour to Verona, Lake Garda & Milan Departure to Verona, the city of Romeo and Juliet, then panoramic view of Lake Garda. Proceed to Milan.

Day 9, to Bologna & San Marino

Departure to San Marino via Bologna, one of Italy's most important art cities. Visit of this fascinating medieval city with its charming squares Piazza Maggiore and Piazza Del Nettuno. Proceed to San Marino, the world's smallest and oldest independent Republic, founded in 301 a. D. as a Christian sanctuary.

Day 10, to Perugia & Rome

Travel to Perugia, the charming university town. Visit of the impressive cathedral and the Palazzo dei Priori. Proceed to Rome.

Day 11, Rome

Free day to explore and enjoy Rome.

Day 12, to Australia

Airport transfer for flight to Australia

ITALIAN LANGUAGE STUDY

Day 1, (Sun) Milan

On arrival in Milan transfer to language school to meet with your host families.

Day 2, (Mon) to Day 6, (Fri) Language Study

Over these five days you will study at the language school for 3 hours each morning. Breakfasts and dinners will be with your host families. A guided tour of Como and Milan are also to be enjoyed this week.

Day 7, (Sat) to Montecatini

This morning it is time to farewell your host families and travel to Genova and then via Pisa to Montecatini for dinner and overnight.

Day 8, (Sun) tour to Florence

Guided sightseeing tour of the cradle of the Renaissance. Visit of the beautiful Piazza del Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto's Bell Tower, St. John's Baptistry, the Academy of Fine Arts Gallery housing the David by Michelangelo and Santa Croce, the 13th century Franciscan church with Cimabue's famous crucifix.

Day 9, (Mon) to Rome

Travel to Siena, the beautiful medieval city renowned for the Palio. Continue to Assisi, the mystic town of St. Francis still surrounded by ancient walls. Visit of St. Francis' Basilica with its early Renaissance masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue. Proceed to Rome for overnight.

Day 10, (Tue) tour of Rome

Your morning city tour of Rome will include a guided visit together with entrance fee to the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel.

Day 11, (Wed) Rome

Free day for shopping and private sightseeing.

Day 12, (Thu) to AustraliaTransfer to the airport for flight to Australia

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