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Rome Escape (4 Hotel Nights)
Lean against the counter in a bar while you blissfully sip your morning espresso contemplating how you will spend your great escape. There isn't any need to rush; this is the Eternal City after all. Stop by the colorful Campo dei Fiori open air market and visit the Roman Forum with architectural elements spanning the different time periods of Rome. Later, enjoy a leisurely promenade through the fashionable districts of the city.


Florence & Venice (6 Hotel Nights)
Begin your adventure in Florence the center of Renaissance art. Visit the Uffizi Gallery and pay homage to the Italian masters and appreciate the workmanship of Ghiberti's bronze door and Brunelleschi's Dome. Then enjoy the romantic atmosphere of the city on the lagoon with its ornate bridges and reminders of its courtly past. Lose yourself in the beguiling narrow streets.


Athens & Rome (6 Hotel Nights)
There aren't two more famous ancient cultures than that of the Greeks and Romans. Learn about both on this getaway through history. Marvel at the jewel of Athens, the Acropolis perched Parthenon. The National Archaeological Museum isn't to be missed. In Rome, imagine the gladiators in the Colosseum and the army who marched out of the Appian Way to conquer Europe.


Italian Adventure (9 Hotel Nights)
Explore Bella Italia with this three city package to these quintessential Italian cities – Venice, Florence and Rome. From stunning canals and medieval palaces in Venice, to Renaissance art in Florence and the relics of an ancient culture in Rome, you will not want to say arrivederci to these fascinating cities.


Italian Highlights (9 Hotel Nights)
Explore Bella Italia with this three city package to these quintessential Italian cities – Venice, Florence and Rome. From stunning canals and medieval palaces in Venice, to Renaissance art in Florence and the relics of an ancient culture in Rome, you will not want to say arrivederci to these fascinating cities.


Rome, Florence & Tuscan Villa (9 Hotel Nights)
Explore the Rome of movies, from Spartacus to Gladiator and La Dolce Vita to Roman Holiday. Then live the dream staying in a Tuscan villa savoring the views of the gentle hills and sipping some spectacular local wine. Imagine the height of Florence’s glory when the Renaissance’s greatest artists breathed magic into the city’s statues and buildings.

Classical Civilizations


Madrid & Castle Paradores (6 Hotel Nights)
Spend 2 days in Madrid examining the treasures of the world-famous Prado museum, strolling through the parks, or enjoying tapas dinners. Then have an adventure staying at a Spanish Parador Castle for 3 nights before you head back for one more night in Madrid.


Madrid & World Heritage Paradores (6 Hotel Nights)
Whether you prefer visiting one of the many art galleries and museums, immerse yourself in the exceptional nightlife or enjoying tapas dinners, Madrid offers a refreshing and fascinating change of pace. Then pick up your rental car and stay at one of the Spanish Paradores while immersing yourself in Spain's colorful history and culture.


Athens & Rome (6 Hotel Nights)
There aren't two more famous ancient cultures than that of the Greeks and Romans. Learn about both on this getaway through history. Marvel at the jewel of Athens, the Acropolis perched Parthenon. The National Archaeological Museum isn't to be missed. In Rome, imagine the gladiators in the Colosseum and the army who marched out of the Appian Way to conquer Europe.


Glories of Turkey Escorted Tour (13 Night Hotel)
Turkey has played host to some of history’s most exciting characters & moments including the Trojan War, Alexander the Great, the Roman Empire, St. Paul the Apostle, the Byzantine Empire, the Mongol Conquest, the Crusades, Suleiman the Magnificent, the Ottoman Empire and World War I’s Gallipoli Campaign. Join us - and spend two incredible weeks experiencing firsthand the glories of Turkey’s cultural and historic heritage! You’ll see ancient ruins, Hittite artifacts, underground cities, spectacular rock formations, spice markets, the ancient city of Troy and more.


Highlights of Israel and Petra Escorted Tour (8 Hotel Nights)
This 9-day escorted tour will show you the all of the excellent sightseeing already featured on our fantastic 8-day escorted Highlights Tour PLUS Jordan’s most visited tourist attraction: Petra. This ancient city is famed for its beautiful, rose-colored, rock-cut architecture. Often called the Rose City, not only did UNESCO declare Petra an official site - it also defined it as “one of the most precious cultural properties of man's cultural heritage.” The folks at the Smithsonian Magazine agreed and included Petra on its list of "28 Places to See Before You Die."


Cairo at Its Best (6 Hotel Nights)
Visit the capital of Egypt and largest city in Africa. Explore the Egyptian Museum with its thousands of antiquities including papyrus scrolls, ancient jewelry and coins, mummies and more. Amble the lanes of the Khan el-Khalili market, a souk dating back to the 14th century. At some point in your explorations, stop for an Arabic coffee flavored with cardamom, cloves or cinnamon.

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