Top Accessible Vacations to Ancient Civilizations
By John Sage
Experience thousands of years of well-preserved history through artifacts and architecture on one of these top accessible vacations to Ancient Civilizations!
See the history that represents the rise and fall of great people and empires. Cities such as Athens, Rome, Pompeii, and Istanbul collectively offer some of the most extensive amounts of preserved ancient artifacts in the world. Let us book your trip to the past with an accessible vacation to ancient civilizations today.
#26 – Athens & Istanbul in 7 days
This 7 day vacation allows you the opportunity to learn about the ancient Greeks, the Byzantine Empire, and the Ottoman Empire. Many travelers only spend 1 day in Athens and don’t get much more than a photo at the Acropolis. With 3 days in Athens, you’ll be able to visit some of the other world class attractions like the Temple of Poseidon on the Aegean Coast, the Ancient Agora, and the incredible artifacts in the National Archaeological Museum.
Four days in Istanbul will provide you time to explore one of the top tourist destinations in Europe. While the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia are the most well-known attractions in Istanbul, Topkapi Palace, the Grand Bazaar, and the Basilica Cistern are equally as impressive. And don’t worry about those steep hills in Istanbul…we’ve mapped them all out for you!
#27 – Rome, Pompeii, Athens, and Istanbul in 14 days
If you’re a fan of ancient civilizations, this vacation hits the very best spots in Europe. You’ll start with 4 days in Rome, where you’ll visit the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, Trajan’s Market, and the Circus Maximus. A visit to the ruins of the ancient Roman port of Ostia Antica on the outskirts of town is also possible. And while you’re in Rome, you’ll have the opportunity to view Renaissance sights such as the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, Michelangelo’s Pieta, and the Sistine Chapel.
After a first-class train ride to Naples, you’ll have 3 days to explore the wonders of the Naples region. The ruins at Pompeii and the ruins of Herculaneum are accessible with the assistance of a tour guide specializing in accessibility. A visit to the top of Mt. Vesuvius is possible for disabled travelers with special permission, and the best preserved Roman artifacts in the world can be viewed at the National Archaeological Museum. The scenic Amalfi Coast and an accessible boat tour around the Island of Capri also make for great vacation memories!
An easy flight from Naples to Athens will give you 3 days to visit the Parthenon on the Acropolis, the Ancient Agora, the National Archaeological Museum, Syntagma Square, and much more.
After flying to Istanbul, you’ll be greeted by an accessible van to bring you from the airport to an accessible hotel that we have personally inspected. You’ll be able to visit the 1500 year old Hagia Sophia, the unique underground Basilica Cistern, the 2500 year old Hippodrome chariot racetrack, and more. You’ll head back home having taken a tour of 3 millennia of Western Civilization!
Learn more about the Top 50 Awesome Accessible European Vacations:
1-6: London & Paris
7-11: The Low Countries (Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, and more)
12-14: Baltic Cruises
23-25: Mediterranean Riviera
26-27: Ancient Civilizations
28-31: Europe-wide Vacations
32-34: Mediterranean Cruises from Barcelona
35-38: Mediterranean Cruises from Rome and Istanbul
39-43: Mediterranean Cruises from Venice
44-45: 3 to 4 Week Mediterranean Cruises
46-50: Luxury Mediterranean Cruises