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Highlights of the Ancient World
12 days from £7,995pp
Explore the archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum with a private guide.
Visit the site of Delphi, which was home to the oracle, with a private guide.
Taste Greek olive oil which is pressed fresh from ancient olive groves.
Take in the wonderful treasures of Cairo Museum of Antiquities.
Discover the Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara and Dahshur.
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With international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Day 1 Naples
Day 2 Naples
Day 3 Naples
Day 4 Athens
Transfer to Naples airport and board your flight to Athens. Upon arrival you will be met with your driver and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon you’ll meet with your private guide and embark of a private walking tour of the Acropolis followed by a visit to the fantastic Acropolis Museum.
Day 5 Athens
This morning meet your driver and journey north to the site of ancient Delphi, located on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Your guide will bring to life the remains, which were once home to the priestess and the oracle.
Day 6 Athens
On your last day in Athens you will explore the site of ancient Agora which is located in the heart of Athens. Afterwards you will visit the interesting Athens Archaeological Museum which is home to the original pieces of numerous archaeological sites throughout Greece.
Day 7 Nafplio
Today visit the site of Epidavros and meet with your private guide. Together explore the ancient Greek theatre, where performances are still held today, and the adjacent site which was once a healing retreat. Spend the night in the seaside town of Nafplio.
Day 8 Nafplio
Meet your driver and guide and transfer to the site of Mycanae, where there is the Tomb of Agamemnon, which is 3,300 years old, a small museum and a hilltop archaeological site. Afterwards visit a local winery for lunch and some wine tasting.
Day 9 Cairo
Today you will meet with your driver and transfer to the airport to board your flight to Cairo. Upon arrival you will be met with your driver and transfer to your hotel.
Day 10 Cairo
Day 11 Cairo
Today you'll take a guided tour of the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities with your own private Egyptologist, plus a visit to the ancient citadel on top of the hill overlooking Cairo (with a wonderful view of the city), the beautiful Mohammed Ali mosque, and the intricate and labyrinthine souqs of the Khan el Khalili.
Day 12 Return home
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