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Inside our guide you’ll discover some of the most intriguing destinations to explore and bring classics & ancient history to life.

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Rome & Bay of Naples Rome and the Bay of Naples have become our most popular Italian destinations for classics groups studying Roman life. Our twin centre packages will allow pupils to gain a valuable insight into life in both Rome and the outlying regions that supplied the city whilst the preserved towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum provide a uniqe insight into 1st century Roman Life.

At a glance Getting there We offer flights from a variety of departure airports. When you book a coach transfer to take you home you’ll be met

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by an NST representative who will escort you through immigration, baggage claim and customs, then take you to your waiting coach. When to go Anytime of the year but it’s very hot during the summer

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months and there’s not much shade when visiting archaelogical sites. Average temperature October to May: 9 to 18°C, June to

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September: 21 to 26°C. Flying time Flights from London - 2 hrs 40 mins. Flights from

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Manchester - 3 hrs. Good to know • Most shops close from about 1.00pm to 4.30pm, they then stay open until 8.00pm to 9.00pm • Some visits are free to schools if you take along your school headed paper • Some visits have a restriction on the size of bag you can carry with you

Study themes

NST’S EDUCATIONALIST GUIDES

• Roman City Life

• Myth & Religion

- Pompeii

- The Pantheon

- Herculaneum

- The Ara Pacis

- Ostia

• War & Warfare

years of experience guiding NST groups in Rome. He has a great understanding of the curriculum and an excellent rapport with pupils and will really bring the history of the sites to life. Highly recommended at: • The Colosseum • Roman Forum • Ostia Antica • Vatican City • Tivoli Bay of Naples: One of our Local Guides can accompany you on visits to all key Classical sites, and help pupils visualise life in Roman times. Our guides will also use their knowledge of the area to showcase many hidden gems.

including visits & NST Rome City Representative

Price includes: 5 nights’ half board accommodation, return flights from a London airport (other departure airports are available) & overseas airport transfers, Rome to Bay of Naples transfer, services of NST Rome City Representative to assist with check-in & provide 24hr assistance, a full day coach excursion in the Bay of Naples, visits shown in suggested itinerary, extensive group travel insurance, 1 in 10 free place ratio. Price shown based on 35 paying passengers travelling February 2020.

Inspire & educate Rome: Richard, our expert Head Guide, is English and has many

£10 PP

- Rome including the Colosseum

- Trajan’s Column

 & the Circus Maximus

Educational resources

CLASSICS & ANCIENT HISTORY RESOURCE PACK FOR ROME & THE BAY OF NAPLES

Your group will receive a copy of our exclusive classics & ancient history educational resource pack for Rome and the Bay of Naples.

Highly recommended at:

These packs have been created by our classics advisor, Gill Greef, and

• Pompeii • Herculaneum • Naples Museum • Capri

focus on the classical relevance of all the key sites you’ll visit to really enhance your group’s tour and also act as a pre-visit planning aid. Visit our website to download a sample: nstgroup.co.uk/tour-downloads

Our expert’s introduction

By combining a visit to the epicentre of the Roman Empire with a stay in the beautiful and historical Bay of Naples, pupils can examine the sheer size of the political and religious monuments of Rome and the view of daily life in Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Gill Greef

There is so much on offer for classics pupils.

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Trip highlights - Rome

THE COLOSSEUM

ROMAN FORUM & PALATINE HILL

GUIDED WALKING TOUR

Who can resist a visit to the Colosseum? The world’s

The oldest and most important structures of the

largest surviving structure of Roman antiquity with

ancient city, including the temple of Saturn and

Guided walks can be tailored to your

its grandeur, wonders of construction and the

the complex of the Vestal Virgins. See the ruins of

horrors of the amphitheatre. Add a guide to truly

the Imperial Palaces and the Hut of Romulus, as

set the scene and leave pupils in awe.

well as a great view of the Circus Maximus.

requirements, here’s a suggested 3-hour walk which includes the best of the baths, temples and theatres of Ancient Rome. Visit the Baths of Caracalla and then on to Circus Maximus to see this ancient Roman chariot racing stadium. At the Forum Boarium, site of ancient Rome’s meat market, your pupils will be able to view two small temples, the Temple of Hercules Victor and the Temple of Portunus, which are among the best preserved religious structures from Rome’s republican era. Make sure you tell the truth at the Bocca della Verità – the Mouth of Truth! This carved image

PANTHEON

GUIDED VATICAN CITY TOUR

Built as a temple to all the gods and rebuilt circa

A visit through the Vatican Museums,

126AD during Hadrian’s reign, it’s still in use today.

accompanied by the local guide, will provide your

A marvel of Roman engineering and, until the

group with the chance to see some of the world’s

middle of the 20th century, the largest masonry

finest examples of Greek sculpture and vase

dome built.

painting.

of a man-like face, located in the portico of the church of Santa Maria, is famous for its role as a lie detector and, it was believed that if you told a lie when your hand was in the mouth of the sculpture then your hand would be bitten off! Walk up to the ancient, open-air Theatre of Marcellus where you will also find the Portico d’Ottavia and finish your tour with a visit to Isola Tiberina where you will see the Ponte Fabricio, a 1st century BC Roman Bridge.

Don’t miss.. ROME • CAPITOLINE MUSEUM An excellent collection of Roman statues, inscriptions and other artefacts. • THE CATACOMBS Ancient burial grounds of the early Christians. Local guide provided. • OSTIA ANTICA Explore the extensive remains of the Roman town. • TIVOLI Visit the fountains of the Villa d’Este gardens, and the Emperor Hadrian’s

See the sights of Rome by night on a guided tour. • SPANISH STEPS Situated in Piazza di Spagna, these 18th century majestic steps built in Baroque style are today a regular meeting place for Italians. • TREVI FOUNTAIN Take a group photo at this popular evening visit. • PIAZZA BARBERINI A large piazza in the city centre of Rome and situated on the Quirinal Hill.

villa. • TIME ELEVATOR Take a journey through the development of Rome and experience multisensorial effects as you watch panoramic screens. • THE ARA PACIS This monument is sculpted entirely in Luna marble and is an altar dedicated to Pax, the Roman Goddess of Peace.

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• VIA DEL CORSO A main street in the historical centre of Rome. • PALAZZO DEL FREDDO TOUR Guided tour of the oldest & biggest ice cream factory in Italy - includes a tasting!

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Trip highlights - Bay of Naples

POMPEII

HERCULANEUM

VESUVIUS

Buried by Vesuvius’ 79AD eruption the preserved

Better preserved than Pompeii, its smaller

After the short walk from the coach park to the

town has it all - houses, thermopolia, temples, baths,

scale is more impactful, your pupils will gain an

rim of this magnificent active crater, your alpine

theatres, an amphitheatre, a palaestra and a forum.

understanding of the topography of the town and

guide will tell your group about the volcano’s most

A chance to view everyday life in a prosperous town

how it was destroyed.

famous eruption while your pupils admire the incredible view of the region.

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(at the height of the Roman Empire).

NAPLES ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM

SOLFATARA

CAPRI

Solfatara’s tectonic activity makes it feel and smell

Pupils can take a guided tour of the island of Capri,

This fascinating museum contains wonderful

much more like a volcano than Vesuvius. The

including a visit to Ana Capri, a walking tour of the

exhibits including Roman mosaics wall paintings

Romans thought the entrance to the Underworld

Gardens of Augustus and the Palace of Tiberus, a

and Greek sculptures.

was located in this area and a visit will help pupils

must for all classical fanatics. Groups can access the

understand why.

island by either ferry or hydrofoil.

Don’t miss..

Suggested itinerary

BAY OF NAPLES

Day 1

• CUMAE Cumae contains the long echoing cave of the Sibyl visited by Aeneas (even if only in legend). • NAPLES UNDERGROUND TOUR & MUSEUM Explore a series of ancient aqueducts 40m beneath Naples.

Daytime flight & transfer to

Naples with en route excursion to

from NST City Representative.

Pompeii.

Overnight: Rome

Day 2 Explore the Colosseum, Roman

Spanish Steps & Trevi Fountain.

With the supposed villa of the family of Poppaea,

the second wife of Nero. • POZZUOLI Well preserved Flavian amphitheatre

Day 3 Guided visit to the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel & St Peter’s Basilica.

demonstrates the human aspect of the arena.

• PAESTUM

Vesuvius.

Overnight: Bay of Naples

Day 6 Transfer to airport for return flight to UK Suggested itinerary included in price.

Piazza de Popolo, church of Santa Maria de Popolo & the Via del

Site of three of the best-preserved Greek

Corso.

temples in the world.

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Overnight: Rome

Overnight: Bay of Naples

Day 5 Coach excursion to Herculaneum &

Forum, Piazza Navona, Pantheon,

• OPLONTIS

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Day 4 Transfer by coach to the Bay of

accommodation. Check-in assistance

Overnight: Rome

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Rome

Only by visiting Rome can you really understand both the splendour and decadence of the city in Roman times. Our single-centre Rome itineraries are tailor-made and will evoke images of spectacular triumphs, gladiatorial combat and passionate senatorial debate.

Our expert’s introduction

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Whether you’re reading a speech of Cicero or studying the building programme of Augustus for A-level, or life in the city for GCSE, a visit to Rome will bring it all

Gill Greef

to life.

Suggested itinerary Day 1 Daytime flight & transfer to accommodation, check-in assistance from NST City

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£10 PP

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Representative. Day 2 Explore the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Spanish Steps & Trevi Fountain.

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Day 3 Guided visit to the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel & St Peter’s Basilica.

Price includes: 3 nights’ half board accommodation, return flights from a London airport (other departure

airports are available) & overseas airport transfers,

Piazza de Popolo, church of Santa Maria de Popolo & the Via del Corso.

services of NST Rome City Representative to assist with

Day 4 Transfer to airport for return flight to UK.

check-in & provide 24hr assistance, visits shown in suggested itinerary, extensive group travel insurance &

Suggested itinerary included in price.

1 in 10 free place ratio. Price shown based on 35 paying passengers travelling November 2019.

Bay of Naples The preserved towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum provide a unique insight into 1st century Roman life, while coastal towns show their strategic importance to both the provision and protection of Rome. Our tailor-made Bay of Naples itineraries provide pupils with a real insight into life in Roman times.

Our expert’s introduction

A very relevant destination for pupils on the Cambridge Latin Course, with one

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of the highlights being Caecilius’ house. Pupils of Classical Civilisation or Ancient

Gill Greef

History will finally get to walk the streets of Pompeii and feel the brooding power of Mount Vesuvius!

Suggested itinerary Day 1

Daytime flight & transfer to

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accommodation Day 2 Excursion to Pompeii Day 3 Excursion to Herculaneum & Vesuvius. Day 4 Transfer to airport for return flight to UK Suggested itinerary included in price.

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Price includes: 3 nights’ half board accommodation, return flights from a London airport (other departure airports are available) & overseas airport transfers, 2 full days’ coaching in resort, visits shown in suggested itinerary, extensive group travel insurance, 1 in 10 free place ratio. Price shown based on 35 paying passengers travelling February 2020.

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Where you will be staying ROME

BAY OF NAPLES HOTEL LAZIO

HOTEL KLEIN WIEN

Offering good quality

Delightful family-run hotel with much

accommodation within easy reach of

experience of welcoming groups of

the main tourist areas of Rome, and

young people, offering a good standard

within easy walking distance of the

of accommodation in a spectacular

Termini Station.

location.

HOTEL NOTO

HOTEL ANGELINA

Offering a good standard of

A small, family run hotel in the quiet

accommodation, located in central

location of St Agnello di Sorrento, with

Rome and within easy walking

27 simple and comfortable rooms.

distance of the Termini Station.

HOTEL FLORIDIA

HOTEL MARY

Situated in a good, central location,

A spacious, comfortable, family-run

close to the Termini Station and

hotel with superb panoramic views of

within easy reach of the main sights

the Bay of Naples.

of Rome.

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Greece This fabulous country is wrapped in mythology and the many temples show the scale of devotion to the gods. Our tailored single and multi-centre packages include historical sites that evoke visions of the debates and addresses that formed democracy and provided a template for modern civilisation. Athens, with the famous Acropolis, is an essential part of any tour to Greece for classics pupils. On leaving Athens there are a number of important towns and cities and fascinating sights that can be incorporated into a touring itinerary. Your touring guide will help you make the most out of your time away.

At a glance

Getting there We offer flights from a variety of departure airports. When you book a coach transfer to take you home you’ll be met by an NST representative who will escort you through immigration, baggage claim and customs, then take you to your waiting coach. When to go Year round destination although bear in mind the Greek Orthodox Holidays – especially around Easter and Independence Day

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as museums and archaeological sites are closed. Good to know

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• If visiting a church or monastery, there is a strict dress code • During winter months, many museums / archaeological sites close

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at 15:00hrs; on these days groups may need to be prepared for a late lunch • Tipping is not expected other than in cafes, taverns, restaurants; although it’s still not compulsory • Groups need to apply for visit permits, we can assist with this process

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Price includes: 3 nights’ half board accommodation, return flights from a London airport (other departure airports are available) & overseas airport transfers, visits shown in suggested itinerary, extensive group travel insurance, 1 in 10 free place

What to pack Comfortable footwear, clothing layers, waterproof

ratio. Price shown based on 35 paying passengers travelling February 2020.

jacket, camera, sunscreen in summer months.

Inspire & educate

Study themes

LOCAL ON-SITE GUIDE

• Myth & Religion

• Women in the Ancient World

- The Temple of Zeus at Olympia

• The Homeric World

- The Parthenon

- Mycenae

At key historical sites, an additional local guide is available to deliver enhanced Classical background to each visit.

- Tiryns

Highly recommended at: • The Acropolis • Delphi • Olympia • National Archaeological Museum

YOUR TOUR ESCORTS

Educational resources

a local English-speaking Tour Escort. They will enhance the tour by

CLASSICS & ANCIENT HISTORY RESOURCE PACK FOR GREECE

using their local knowledge to bring Greece’s history to life and lead

Your group will receive a copy of our exclusive Classical Studies

the group, enabling you to deliver individual learning.

educational resource pack for Greece. These packs have been created

Your group can be accompanied, on their departure from Athens, by

by our Classics Advisor, Gill Greef, and focus on the classical relevance of all the key sites you’ll visit to really enhance your group’s tour and also act as a pre-visit planning aid. Visit our website to download a sample. nstgroup.co.uk/tour-downloads

Our expert’s introduction Socrates debating in the Agora, Pericles addressing the Ekklesia, Euripides in the theatre, the oracle at Delphi or St Paul on the Areopagus – all these come alive on a tour of Greece; and how much more real is the story of Oedipus when you’ve passed “where

Gill Greef

three roads meet”!

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Trip highlights - Athens

THE ACROPOLIS

GREEK TRAGEDY MASK

See the Parthenon, the symbol of classical Greece,

Two hour workshop presenting the ancient Tragedy

NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM The most important archaeological

as well as the Erechtheum. Explore the Acropolis

Mask and its importance to the Greek Drama. The

museum in Greece has a vast range of exhibits. Use

Archaeological Museum and take in the spectacular

classical ‘helmet’ mask as depicted by archaeological

scenes from Greek vases to illuminate daily life or

view from the Acropolis of the Theatre of Dionysos,

evidence is considered by classicists as one of the

mythology or study the skills of the craftsmen of the

the first stone theatre ever built.

defining conventions of Greek theatre.

Mycenaean world.

THE AGORA

AEGINA ISLAND

Take a close look at the Temple of Hephaestus,

Take a cruise to the Island of Aegina where you can

KERAMEIKOS CEMETERY & MUSEUM Here among the ruins of the Sacred

and visit the museum which provides evidence of

spend time visiting the Temple of Aphaea dedicated

Way and the Sacred and Dipylon Gate, archaeology

politics and daily life in ancient Athens. A fascinating

to the Greek Goddess. A separate full day cruise of

pupils will be in their element. In the museum,

place for archaeologists to explore and walk in the

the islands Aegina and Poros is also available.

Classicists can marvel at the grave monument of

footsteps of Socrates, Pericles and Cleon.

Dexileos and a recently discovered early kouro.

Don’t miss.. • 3 HOUR GUIDED COACH TOUR Orientation tour of Athens including stops at the Acropolis, Hadrian’s Gate and the Sanctuary of Zeus.

Suggested itinerary Day 1

• EVZONE GUARDS

Day 2 3-hour guided orientation coach

• PLAKA AREA

tour of Athens including stops at

A maze of narrow, cobble-stoned, medieval

• HADRIAN’S ARCH & TEMPLE OF OLYMPIAN ZEUS This Acropolis is a marvel of architecture with a full exhibition of the glory of Ancient Athens. • MUSEUM OF CYCLADIC ART Dedicated to the study and promotion of ancient cultures of the Aegean and Cyprus. • CAPE SOUNION Cape Sounion is a promontory located 69 kilometres south-southeast of Athens. • FORMER ROYAL PALACE A representative sample of the early period of Neoclassicism in Greece and today, the seat of the Hellenic Parliament.

Daytime flight & escorted transfer to accommodation.

See the changing of the guard at the Parliament.

the Acropolis, Hadrian’s Gate & the

streets that twist through ancient sites, touristpacked squares and lovely Byzantine courtyards. • ACROPOLIS MUSEUM Built to house every artefact found on the

Sanctuary of Zeus.

Free time to explore Athens.

Day 3 Coach excursion to Delphi - meet local guide and walk the Sacred Way

archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens.

to reach the Temple of Apollo, site of the Oracle of Delphi. Optional

• TRADITIONAL GREEK NIGHT Enjoy an evening of Greek culture with some

complimentary stop en route at the

traditional folk dancing.

Osios Loukas Monastery. Day 4 Time permitting, optional visit to

• DAY TRIP TO DELPHI

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Agora & the Temple of Hephaistos, or the Acropolis Museum.

Transfer to airport for return flight to UK.

See map on page 14. Suggested itinerary included in price.

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Touring trip highlights

DELPHI

OLYMPIA

MYCENAE

Climb up the Sacred Way past the Treasuries and

Sculptures and artefacts help recreate the

Mythology brought to life! Pass through the Lion

the Temple of Apollo to the stadium. The museum

tumbled columns of the Temple of Zeus within the

Gate and climb to the palace in the footsteps of

contains the ‘Charioteer’ and the sculpture of the

Altis (the Sanctuary of Zeus), a fascinating place to

Agamemnon, the leader of the Greeks at Troy.

Siphnian Treasury.

explore. Don’t miss the Olympic Games Museum

Archaeology is made real here in the Treasury of

and Stadium site.

Atreus and shaft graves.

EPIDAURUS

TIRYNS WORLD HERITAGE SITE

THE ANCIENT CORINTH

A chance to see the best example of a Greek

In Mycenaean times Tiryns stood by the sea,

Explore the ruins of the once-great Roman city

theatre (not transformed by the Romans), and test

commanding the coastal approaches to Argos and

overlooked by the Greek temple of Apollo and the

its perfect acoustics. The Sanctuary of Asklepios, a

Mycenae. On a small scale and easy to understand

towering fortress of Acrocorinth. The well-preserved

famous healing centre of the ancient world, is also

it provides a great site for archaeology pupils to

remains and the Archaeological Museum on the site

worth exploring.

study a Mycenaean palace and Cyclopean walls.

helps pupils to visualise the city as it was.

Don’t miss..

Suggested itinerary

• TOLON

Day 1

Visit the sites of the Argolid and then relax in this pleasant seaside resort.

A great deserted, fortified Byzantine city

Overnight: Athens

Day 2 3-hour guided orientation coach the Acropolis, Hadrian’s Gate & the Sanctuary of Zeus.

• SPARTA

traditional folk dancing.

Zeus & Archaeological Museum.

Agamemnon.

Continue to Tolon.

Overnight: Tolon.

Day 5 Return to Athens by coach with en route visits to Epidaurus & the Ancient Corinth.

Exploration of Delphi. Overnight: Delphi.

One of the most impressive examples of Middle

Day 3 Visit to Delphi.

Byzantine art and architecture, provides a

Travel by coach across the Peloponnese to Mycenae, city of King

at the Osios Loukas Monastery.

• OSIOS LOUKAS MONASTERY

Transfer by coach to Delphi with optional complimentary en route stop

• TRADITIONAL GREEK NIGHT, TOLON Enjoy an evening of Greek culture with some

Museum & Stadium, the Sanctuary of

tour of Athens including stops at

overlooking the valley of the Eurotas.

Explore the city and visit the Tomb of Leonidas.

Day 4 Visit to the Ancient Olympic Games

accommodation.

• MYSTRA

Daytime flight & escorted transfer to

Exploration of the Plaka area.

Overnight: Athens.

Transfer by coach to Olympia - travel

Day 6 Free time for exploration.

welcome break on the journey from Athens to

across the Peloponnese crossing the

Delphi.

Rion-Antirion bridge en route.

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Exploration of Olympia.

Overnight: Olympia.

Optional visit to the Acropolis Museum.

Transfer to airport for return flight to UK.

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DELPHI OSIOS LOUKAS GULF OF CORINTH

CORINTH

PELOPONNESE

ATHENS

MYCENAE

OLYMPIA

ATHENS AIRPORT

AEGINA

TIRYNS

EPIDAURUS

CAPE SOUNION

TOLON

NESTOR’S PALACE

MYSTRA

SPARTA

4 DAY ATHENS ITINERARY

PYLOS

6 DAY TOURING ITINERARY 8 DAY TOURING ITINERARY

Suggested itinerary Day 1

Daytime flight & escorted transfer to

Museum, Olympic site, Modern

Overnight: Athens

Museum & Stadium.

Day 2 3-hour guided orientation coach tour of Athens including stops at

Day 5 Visit the Ancient Olympic Games

accommodation.

Sparta.

the Acropolis, Hadrian’s Gate & the

Sanctuary of Zeus.

Day 6 Travel by coach across the Agamemnon and Nauplion

Evzon Guards.

Continue to Tolon.

Optional visit to the National

Overnight: Tolon

Archaeological Museum.

Overnight: Athens

Day 7 Return to Athens by coach with en route visits to Epidaurus & the Ancient Corinth.

Day 3 Transfer by coach to Delphi with optional complimentary en route stop at the Osios Loukas Monastery.

Overnight: Delphi

Day 4 Visit to Delphi with a local guide.

Overnight: Sparta

Peloponnese to Mycenae, city of King

Free time to explore Athens & discover the Royal Palace with its

Continue across the Peloponnese to

Transfer by coach to Olympia - travel across the Peloponnese crossing the

Overnight: Athens

Day 8 Free time in Athens.

Transfer to airport for return flight to UK.

For prices for this itinerary, please call us.

Rion-Antirion bridge en route.

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Where you will be staying Our choice of school friendly hotels provide excellent service, comfortable bedrooms, good food and space for evening activities all

GREECE TOURING HOTELS

in pleasant surroundings and close to key visits.

ATHENS In Athens, we automatically base groups in 3* superior accommodation. If you would prefer 3* standard accommodation, please speak to one of our Educational Travel Advisors.

PARNASSOS HOTEL, DELPHI Attractive, cosy hotel in an excellent central location, close to the ancient site and many local shops, bars and restaurants.

ALASSIA HOTEL

HOTEL NEDA, OLYMPIA

Located right in the centre of Athens,

A small family run hotel in a good central

a perfect base and just 5 minutes

location within easy walking distance of

walk to the Old Town.

the ancient site of Olympia.

CANDIA HOTEL

HOTEL TOLO I & II

A spacious hotel in an excellent

Comfortable family-run hotels with

central location offering traditional

stunning views and friendly hospitable

Greek hospitality.

staff.

Ready to start planning your next learning experience? Get in touch with our team of school travel experts on 0845 293 7974 and we’ll create a bespoke tour to suit your exact needs. For further details about tours to Greece, visit nstgroup.co.uk

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