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1: Insight European Classic | Day 1-2 Melbourne - Dubai - Athens Day 3 Athens sightseeing Day 4 Cruising the Greek Islands - Mykonos Day 5 Cruising the Greek Islands - Kusadasi, Turkey - Patmos Day 6 Cruising the Green Islands - Heraklion, Crete - Santorini Day 7 Athens - Port of Patras - Overnight Ferry to Italy Day 8 Isle of Capri - Sorrento Day 9 Sorrento - Amalfi Coast sightseeing Day 10 Sorrento - Pompeii - Rome Day 11 Rome sightseeing Day 12 Rome - Florence Day 13 Florence sightseeing Day 14 Florence - Pisa - Monaco - Nice Day 15 St Paul de Vence and Cannes Excursion Day 16 Nice - Lucerne Day 17 Lucerne sightseeing Day 18 Lucerne - Paris Day 19-21 Paris sightseeing Day 22 Paris - London Day 23-25 London sightseeing Day 26 London - Dubai Day 27 Dubai sightseeing Day 28-29 Dubai - Melbourne

2: The President's Guard Athens Parliament

3: Welcome to Greece

4: National Archaeological Museum

5: Athens

6: The Parthenon, erected on the Acropolis for the goddess Athena in the mid-fifth century BC.

7: Athens

8: Athens | The Panathenaic Olympic Stadium was discovered and excavated in 1870 and hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896.

9: Constructed between 1881-1893 to shorten the voyage from the Adriatic to Piraeus by 400 km. The canal is 6.3 km long, 21 meters wide and the walls are 52 meters high. | Corinth Canal

11: Cruising the Greek Isles

13: Mykonos

14: Mykonos

15: Beautiful

16: First information about Ancient Ephesus comes from the year 2000 BC. The people of Ephesus believed that the Amazonian Queen, Ephesia, who was leader of the Amazons (warrior women) founded the town.

17: Welcome to Turkey

18: The Nike tick originated from Nike, the winged Goddess of Victory.

20: Kusadasi

21: Patmos

22: According to tradition, St John wrote the text of Revelation in the little cave, the Sacred Grotto, now built into the Monastery of the Apocalypse.

23: Patmos

24: Crete | Fishing boats Heraklion Harbour

26: Koulos the Venetian Fortress overlooks the Venetian Harbour and was built in the 1500s to protect the City of Heraklion. | Crete

28: Santorini

30: Fira, overlooking the Aegean Sea, 1000 feet above sea level on the lip of a giant volcano crater.

31: Santorini

32: Isle of Capri | Welcome to Italy

34: Capri

36: Sorrento

37: The home of Limoncello, a liqueur made from lemons and served after dinner.

38: Delights of the Bay of Naples | Tasting the local produce

39: lemons, olives and mozzarella

40: Sorrento

42: "There is only one happiness in life, to love and to be loved."

43: Positano Situated on the Amalfi Coast, one of the most beautiful coastal roads in the world with 40 km of breathtaking views over the Gulf of Naples.

44: Amalfi Coast

45: Coast | Positano

46: A Roman city near Naples buried under 4-6 meters of ash and rock during an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. The city was lost for almost 1600 years before its rediscovery in 1592.

47: Pompeii

48: Legend holds, throw a coin into the fountain you are ensured a return to Rome. Two coins will lead to a new romance. Three coins will ensure either a marriage or divorce.

49: Fontana di Trevi

50: The longest and widest staircase in Europe with 138 steps | The Spanish Steps (Scalinata)

51: The Church of Trinita dei Monti sits at the top of the Spanish Steps We lit one of the candles and said a prayer | Rome

52: Vatican

53: St Peter's Basilica

54: Illuminations

55: Roma | Buon giorno

56: Built by the Roman emperors nearly 2000 years ago for entertaining their subjects. There were bloody contests, with gladiators against gladiators, and against wild animals. Even the arena's floor was flooded to stage naval battles

57: Rome | The Colosseum

58: Gold | Ponte Vecchio (old bridge) A medieval bridge built over the Amo River which now hosts a number of gold shops

59: Florence

60: David | A masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture, created 1501-4 by Michelangelo | Accademia Gallery Florence (Firenze)

61: Florence | Dinner in the Tuscan Hills

62: Leaning Tower of Pisa | The freestanding bell tower of the Cathedral of Pisa. The tower started to lean soon after it's construction in 1173. Today the top of the tower is 3.9 meters from where it should stand if vertical

63: Monte Carlo

64: St-Paul de Vence

65: Contemporary art

66: Nice la Belle (Nice the Beautiful) | Welcome to France | Southern France on the Mediterranean coast, the beautiful French Riviera

67: Promenade des Anglais stretches 7 km around the Baie des Anges (Bay of Angels)

68: French Riviera | We drove the ancient Roman roads (3 corniches) and enjoyed spectacular views of perhaps the most beautiful coast in Europe, admiring sweeping Mediterranean panoramas.

69: In the evening we enjoyed a sumptuous Provencal dinner at a restaurant perched on the Grand Corniche (Top Road).

70: Lucerne

71: Welcome to Switzerland | Chapel Bridge (Kepellbruecke) A famed medieval covered bridge across the Reuss River, near the junction of the river and Lake Lucerne. It was built in 1333, is 200 meters long and features 120 captioned paintings from the early 1500s that chronicle the city's history. The bridge was nearly destroyed by fire in 1993 and has been restored

72: The world's steepest cogwheel railway climbs to an altitude of 2132 meters to the top of Mt. Pilatus

73: A giant 'dying lion' carved out of a wall of sandstone rock in the medieval town of Lucerne, Switzerland. A memorial for the mercenary soldiers from Switzerland who lost their lives serving during the French Revolution Mark Twain called the Lion Monument "the saddest and most moving piece of rock in the world"

74: Paris

75: Conceived by Napoleon to commemorate victories of the French armies. The arch stands at the western end of the Champs-Elysees and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the First World War is beneath the arch | Welcome to France | Arc de Triomphe

76: Paris | Bonjour

77: Tres Bon

78: Paris

79: Napoleon Bonaparte 1769 - 1821 | Musee de l'Armee

80: Louvre | Winged Victorie

81: Venus de Milo

82: Paris

83: de la Tour Eiffel We dined at the 58 Tour Eiffel Restaurant

84: Tower Bridge | Welcome to England

86: Changing of the Guard Buckingham Palace | London

88: London

90: Big Ben

91: London Eye

93: London | Kensington

94: Dubai | Welcome to

95: United Arab Emirates | Burj Al Arab

96: Desert Safari

97: Dubai

98: Dubai

99: The final night of our trip was spent in Dubai where we enjoyed the thrill and fun of a desert safari. Dune bashing, camel riding, dinner at sunset and enchanting belly dancing. It was fantastic and a great way to finish our wonderful holiday. Temperature 44 degrees

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