Ancient Vignettes

View the great masterpieces of the Renaissance

Ancient cultures come to life as you explore the art and history of Southern Europe. In cosmopolitan Barcelona, embark on your luxury cruise aboard the Riviera and set off to Provençal France, where you will be welcomed into the historic port city of Marseille. Before walking through remnants of Italy’s past in Rome, admire the art and architecture of Florence. See Brunelleschi’s Duomo, the Baptistery of San Giovanni, Michelangelo’s David, the Ponte Vecchio, and the Uffizi Gallery.

Near the legendary ruins of Pompeii, Sorrento holds cobblestone streets, a seaside promenade, and classic Greek mythology. Gaze upon the surprisingly modern architecture of Messina, famously rebuilt after a ruinous earthquake in 1908. Then explore Malta and the ancient walls of Europe’s smallest capital city, Valletta. As you cross into Greece, you’ll soon be lounging on the black sand beaches of Santorini and trekking through the medieval walled city of Rhodes. Your time on the Riviera concludes in Athens, one of the world’s oldest cities and the cradle of Western Civilization.

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Trip Name: Ancient Vignettes
Date: Oct. 3–14, 2018
Tour Operator: Go Next
Price: From $2,999 per person, based on double occupancy, airfare included from select cities.


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