Grand Wonders of Antiquity 2013
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877-828-4774 877-828-4774 Itinerary
Day 1 DEPARTURE
Depart North America.
Day 2 ROME, Italy
Arrive in Rome, transfer to the hotel.
Day 3 ROME, Italy
Morning tour - the COLOSSEUM, Forum Romanum, St Peter's Basilica. Free afternoon to explore.
Day 4 CIVITAVECCHIA, Italy
Free morning in Rome, afternoon transfer to board Aegean Odyssey.
Day 5 SORRENTO, Italy
Morning tour of POMPEII, afternoon tour to HERCULANEUM.
Day 6 SORRENTO, Italy
A morning of leisure. Afternoon cruising past Capri and Amalfi coast.
Day 7 PALERMO, Sicily
Norman Palermo tour: Palermo Cathedral, Norman Royal Palace and PALATINE Chapel. Afternoon tour to SEGESTA.
Day 8 PALERMO, Sicily
Visit to the MONREALE CATHEDRAL, afternoon at leisure.
Day 9 TAORMINA, Sicily
Morning city tour including the Graeco-Roman theatre.
Day 10 AT SEA
Lectures on board as the ship sails to Nauplia.
Day 11 NAUPLIA, Greece
Tour the ancient city of MYCENAE, afternoon to explore NAUPLIA or EPIDAURUS.
Day 12 ATHENS, Greece
Morning city tour including the ACROPOLIS and Museum, free afternoon to explore.
Day 13 DELOS, Greece
Morning island tour: Sanctuary of Apollo, Avenue of the Lions, Sacred Harbour.
Afternoon at leisure.
Day 14 IZMIR, Turkey
Morning sightseeing: EPHESUS, the ancient Roman capital of the province of Asia, Afternoon tour of PERGAMON, including library and Temple of Trajan.
Day 15 LEMNOS, Greece
Morning tour: Myrina - a Byzantine, Venetian and Ottoman stronghold. Afternoon cruising Sea of Marmara and the DARDANELLES.
Day 16 ISTANBUL, Turkey
Morning city sightseeing including BLUE MOSQUE, HAGIA SOPHIA, Topkapi Palace. Free afternoon.
Day 17 AT SEA
Lectures at sea on the way to Kusadasi.
Day 18 KUSADASI, Turkey
Sightseeing tour: the ancient Roman city of EPHESUS.
Day 19 RHODES, Greece
Morning tour to Old Town of RHODES, including Citadel of the Knights of St John. Afternoon optional trip to LINDOS.
Day 20 ANTALYA, Turkey
Visit the Hellenistic city of PERGE and Roman town of ASPENDOS.
Day 21 LIMASSOL, Cyprus
Visit to the Graeco-Roman city of KOURION, including the Sanctuary of Apollo Hylates.
Day 22 ASHDOD, Israel
A full day's tour of the Holy Sites: Morning in Jerusalem, including MOUNT OF OLIVES, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, WAILING WALL. Afternoon visit to Bethlehem, including Church of Nativity.
Day 23 ASHDOD, Israel
A trip to TEL-AVIV and JAFFA, one of the world's oldest cities.
Day 24 SUEZ CANAL, Egypt
Daytime sailing the Suez Canal.
Day 25 AT SEA
Cruising the Red Sea on the way to Sharm el-Sheikh.
Day 26 AQABA, Jordan
Full day tour of the rose-red ancient city of PETRA.
Day 27 SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt
Morning tour, including St Catherine's Monastery, Well of Moses, Basilica of the Transfiguration. Free afternoon in Sharm el-Sheikh.
Day 28 LUXOR, Egypt
Disembark at Safaga and drive to Luxor. Afternoon tour of KARNAK, Temple of Amun, Museum. Evening sound & light show at KARNAK.
Day 29 LUXOR, Egypt
Morning tour of THEBES and VALLEY OF THE KINGS.
Day 30 CAIRO, Egypt
Depart Luxor for a flight to Cairo.
Day 31 CAIRO, Egypt
Morning tour of the PYRAMIDS at GIZA. Afternoon visit to the Museum of Antiquities and treasures of Tutankhamun.
Day 32 CAIRO, Egypt
Transfer to airport for a flight home.
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877-828-4774 877-828-4774 All This Included
Spectacular ruins, monuments and artistic treasures are the highlight of this voyage. From the Colosseum in Rome and the remains of Pompeii to the crusader stronghold on Rhodes and the Pyramids at Giza, this is an itinerary designed to see the world's great historical sites. In Jordan, after driving from the port of Aqaba you will arrive at the extraordinary and stunning rose-red, ancient city of Petra - one of the most astonishing archaeological sites in the world. Before arriving in Egypt to explore the Pyramids and the great pharaonic treasures, you will visit the sacred sites of the Holy Land - Jerusalem, Bethlehem and the Old Town of Jaffa. Includes 2-night hotel stays in Rome, Cairo and Luxor.
877-828-4774 877-828-4774 Accommodations
Rome: Marriott Grand Hotel Flora, Cicerone or Visconti Palace
Luxor: Steigenberger Nile Palace
Cairo: Mena House Oberoi
Cruising: standard cabin onboard the MV Aegean Odyssey
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