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Highlights of the ancient world

12 days from £6,915pp

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Tour highlights

  • 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.

Price includes:

  • Scheduled international flights
  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodation
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Itinerary idea in detail

With international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

  • Arriving into Naples you will be met by your driver and taken to your hotel. Later that day you will meet your guide for a tour of the historic section of the city.

  • This morning meet with your driver and guide and visit the ancient sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Both were frozen in time by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.

  • Today meet with your guide and explore the interesting Naples Archaeological Museum which is home to many of the original relics of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

  • Transfer to Naples airport and board your flight to Athens. Upon arrival you will be met by your driver and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon you’ll meet with your private guide and embark on a private walking tour of the Acropolis followed by a visit to the fantastic Acropolis Museum.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Meet your driver and guide and transfer to the site of Mycenae, 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.

  • Today you will meet with your driver and transfer to the airport to board your flight to Cairo. Upon arrival you will be met by your driver and transfer to your hotel.

  • Today you will be collected from your hotel for a full day guided tour of the Pyramids at Giza (and the Sphinx), Saqqara and Dahshur.

  • 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.

  • Today you will be collected for your transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodation, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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