Uncovering the Origins of Western Civilization: Rome and Athens
Gain a comprehensive understanding of the Mediterranean societies that gave rise to Western Civilization as you explore Rome and Athens with scholars and experts.
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Program No. 21335RJ
10 days
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At a Glance

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 and Athens and gain new perspective into the industry of ancient Romans and the theories of Greek philosophers.
Our Flex learning adventures offer more flexible schedules than our traditional programs, with ample independent time and several meals on your own. Enjoy the camaraderie of the group while also getting time to explore on your own.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Consider the lives of ancient Romans as you explore the Colosseum and Roman Forum, and take in the collections of the Musei Capitolini.
  • At the Vatican Museums in Rome, experience masterpieces of painting, sculpture and other works of art collected by the popes through centuries
  • See the birthplace of democracy during an expert-led field trip to the Ancient Agora of Athens.
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