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Uncovering the Origins of Western Civilization: Rome, Athens and Istanbul

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Program #21335RJ
14 Days | 13 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
If you’re looking for a more flexible schedule with ample independent time and several meals on your own, then our FLEX learning adventures are made for you.
The ideas and discoveries of ancient scholars built the foundation for Western civilization — and the cities that were once home to these thinkers remain today, ripe for discovery. With historians and local experts, explore the modern hubs and ancient wonders of Rome, Athens and Istanbul, and gain new perspective into the industry of ancient Romans, the theories of Greek philosophers, and influence of the Ottoman Empire on our modern lives.


Highlights

• Consider the lives of ancient Romans as you explore the Colosseum and Roman Forum, and take in the collections of the Musei Capitolini.
• See the birthplace of democracy during an expert-led field trip to the Ancient Agora of Athens.
• Join a well-known chef and food historian in Istanbul for a culinary experience that illustrates the reach of the Ottoman Empire.

Program Notes

This learning adventure is one of our FLEX programs. It offers a more flexible schedule than our traditional programs and includes ample independent time and several meals on your own.

Activity Notes

Walking up to 3 miles a day over uneven terrain; stairs without railings; standing for an hour at a time. There might be additional walking in the afternoons if you explore the areas on your own or join your Study Leader on any optional walks.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Rome (Italy), 4 nights; flight to Athens (Greece), 4 nights; flight to Istanbul (Turkey), 4 nights; departure.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
12 nights of accommodations
27 meals: 12 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
14 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences
2 Flights during the program

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4.8
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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