Our 20-Day Tour of Italy and the Greek Isles
begins as we fly together to Rome. We'll walk in the Colosseum where gladiators once fought and stroll down the Ancient Roman Forum, the center of Roman commerce during ancient times. We'll see Circus Maximus, step inside the Pantheon, walk down the Spanish Steps, toss coins over your shoulder into the Trevi Fountain, and then spend the evening in the charming Piazza Navonna. Next we'll walk through Vatican City and St. Peter's Basillica on our guided tour, and marvel at Michelangelo's artwork in the Sistine Chapel. On our way to Sorrento, we will check out the archeologic ruins of Pompeii, a Roman town frozen in time from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.
Excitement abounds as we take in the stunning views of cliffs, grottos and shimmering bays as we reach Sorrento, our beautiful resort town spread along the terraces that rise above the sea. Step onto our Hydrofoil Boat Ride as we head to the Island of Capri, where we'll take a boat ride to the Blue Grotto, swim in the crystal clear sea, and enjoy a relaxing beach day. Sorrento is so fabulous, you'll never want to leave!
Florence is a city bustling with industry, craft, commerce, culture, art, and science. Some sights on our Guided City Tour include Ghiberti's Bronze Doors, Michelangelo's "David," the Duomo, and the Ponte Vechio. Our teenagers will hear the best mixes of international dance music at our two-level International Dance Club. Enjoy delicious Italian Pasta Dinners that will tempt your palate and wake your taste buds. As we leave Florence we'll stop at the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Arrive by water taxi to our magnificent hotel located in the heart of Venice, just steps from Piazza San Marco. We'll take a Moonlit Gondola Ride on the Grand Canal, lined with palaces that once housed Venice's nobility and rich merchants. Our teenagers will then see the Murano Glass Blowers, cross the Bridge of Sighs, visit the Old Jewish Ghetto, and peruse the shops on the picturesque Rialto Bridge. Next up, our cruise of the Greek Isles!
Our teen tour travelers will say arrivederci to Italy as we sail for 7 nights through the Greek Isles on Norwegian Cruise Lines' Luxury Liner, the Norwegian Jade. You'll agree there is no better way to experience the majesty and vibrant beauty of the Mediterranean than by sailing with us on the Jade. We'll enjoy tubing, banana boating and water skiing at our beach stops in Mykonos and Corfu, soak in the thermal hot springs and watch the sunset from atop the stunning white-washed cliffs overlooking Palia Volcano while on Santorini, and explore the ruins of Ancient Olympia, including the First Olympic Stadium and the Temple of Hera, in Katakolon. Onboard our cruise ship, we'll enjoy outside stateroom cabins, unlimited gourmet meals and great entertainment.
As we say goodbye to our week in the Greek Isles, we arrive back in Venice for one last day on this unforgettable journey. Prepare fun skits and songs for our last night's farewell party that continues into the night. As we fly home, our great memories and new-found friends will always remind us of the fun we've had in Italy and Greece!
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