We can customize this program and add more sites in Italy or Greece, or book extra nights in Rome or Athens.
- Sunday - Day 1 - Arrival in Rome
BENVENUTO! Welcome to Italy!
We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. After a short briefing about your tour, you will have the afternoon free to rest and explore Rome on your own. Overnight in Rome - Rafaello Hotel
- Monday - Day 2 - Rome - (B)
After breakfast, you will be picked up at around 9:30 AM for your half-day tour and will visit the Vatican and its museums, as well as the Sistine Chapel ñ home of Michelangeloís ìThe Last Judgmentî.
After that, we will continue on to visit St. Peterís Square and Basilica, and will also visit the Coliseum and the Roman Forum. The rest of the day is yours to relax and explore on your own.
Overnight in Rome - Rafaello Hotel
- Tuesday - Day 3 ñ Free day in Rome - (B)
After breakfast, you will have a full free day to explore Rome on your own. Overnight in Rome - Rafaello Hotel
If you would like to visit Pompeii, we can organize a day tour).Today would be good day to visit Pompeii.)
A little about the Pompeii tour itinerary:
The Roman city both destroyed and preserved by a volcanic eruption in 79 AD. On your full-day tour from Rome you'll travel along the Highway of the Sun, crossing the area known as Castelli Romani dotted with enchanting medieval villages. During the journey you will pass the ruins of Abbey of Monte Cassino, destroyed during the Second World War. After a photo stop at Naples' impressive Castel dell'Ovo (Egg Castle), you'll continue across Naples' historic center. You'll pass Naples' historic sites, including the Royal Palace, Basilica of San Francesco di Paola, San Carlo Opera House, Gallery of Umberto I and imposing Castel Nuovo. Leaving Naples, you will cross the valley of Mount Vesuvius, passing through the villages of Ercolano (Herculaneum), Torre del Greco and Torre Annunziata before arriving in Pompeii for lunch. After lunch, you will take a two-hour walking tour of the ancient city of Pompeii with a local guide. A thrilling archaeological journey unfolds as you walk through the ancient ruins which were buried in ashes after Mount Vesuvius erupted almost 2000 years ago. You'll discover the everyday life of Rome's Imperial age at this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Overnight stay in Rome.
- Wednesday - Day 4 - Rome to Florence - (B)
In the noon time we will provide a transfer from your hotel to Rome train station & you will depart from Rome to Florence on a 1 hour 35 minute scenic train ride to Florence, After arrival we will meet you at Florence Train station and transfer to your hotel, you will check in the hotel and have a free day to relax and explore Florence.
Overnight in Florence ---
- Thursday - Day 5 - Florence - (B)
Today we will take you on a 4-hour scenic driving tour to Pisa. After arrival, we will visit the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Cathedral (home to amazing masterpieces of Roman art), then on to Piazza Dei Cavalieri.
After visiting these sites, we will return to Florence. Overnight in Florence - Balestri Hotel
- Friday - Day 6 - Florence - (B)
Today, you wíll experience Florence on foot with this 4-hour walking tour!
Florence is known as the ìcradle of the Renaissanceî because of its multitude of monuments, churches and other architectural jewels. The most famous and Florenceís crowning glory is the domed cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, also known as The Duomo.
The magnificent dome was built by Filippo Brunelleschi. The nearby Campanile (partly designed by the artist Giotto) and the Baptistery buildings are open and allow visitors to take in magnificent views of the Florentine landscape. The dome, 600 years after its completion, is still the largest dome (brick and mortar) in the world.
Overnight in Florence - Balestri Hotel.
- Saturday - Day 7 - Florence to Venice - (B)
In the afternoon, we will provide a transfer to the Florence train station for your 2-hour, 45-minute train to Venice.
After arrival you will check in the hotel and have the rest of the day at your leisure.
Overnight in Venice - Hotel Antique Figure
- Sunday - Day 8 - Venice - (B)
After breakfast, we will take you on a walking tour exploring St. Markís Square, and the Doges Palace; youíll top off your day with the iconic gondola ride.
Overnight in Venice - Hotel Antique Figure
- Monday - Day 9 - Venice to Athens - (B)
In the morning, we will provide a transfer to the Venice Airport and put you on a flight to Athens, (via Istanbul).
Kalos orisate! Welcome to Greece! We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. After a short briefing about your tour, you will have the afternoon free to rest and explore Athens on your own.
Overnight in Athens.
- Tuesday - Day 10 - Athens - (B)
After breakfast around 8:30 AM, we will meet you at your hotel for your guided tour of Athens.
You will explore Temple of Olympian Zeus, Panathinaiko Stadium (where the first Olympic Games took place in 1896). After that, we will drive by the Prime's Minister's residence, the Royal Palace, (guarded by colorful Evzones), Zappion (Conference and Exhibition Hall), National Garden, Hadrian's Arc, St. Paul's Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Schlieman's House (Numismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral, Academy, University, National Library, Old Parliament, Constitution Square, and the impressive Russian Orthodox Church.
At the ACROPOLIS, you will visit Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, Parthenon, Erechtheion and the Museum of the Acropolis.
In the early afternoon, we will provide a transfer to your hotel, or we can also drop you off at the Plaka so you can wander and explore. Overnight in Athens
- Wednesday ñ Day 11 ñ Athens to Mykonos - (B)
Very early in the morning you will be transferred to the port, and put on a fast ferry to Mykonos. After arrival in Mykonos, you will be transferred to your hotel, having a full free day to relax or explore.
Located in the middle of the Aegean Sea, Mykonos is one of the most popular Greek islands, thanks to its beaches with crystal-clear water, windmills, charming waterfront buildings, stunning archeological sites and excellent nightlife. Archaeological records here indicate that the Ionians settled Mykonos in the early part of the 11th century BC; more recent discoveries have uncovered ruins in Ftelia beach from the Neolithic-era Kares tribe dating back to 3,000 BC.
Overnight in Mykonos.
-Thursday - Day 12 - Mykonos to Santorini - (B)
After breakfast you will depart from Mykonos Island on a 2-hour, 30-minute ferry to Santorini. Upon arrival, you will be met at the port and transferred to your hotel. After check-in, you will have a free day to relax and explore Santorini.
* Santorini is one of those iconic places that will be permanently etched in your mind. Everywhere you turn is a photo opportunity. Essentially, the island is what remains of an enormous volcanic eruption, which destroyed the earliest settlements on what was formerly a single island. The aftermath of the explosion created what you see today, a caldera. All of the whitewashed, charming houses cling to the high cliffs of the rim, while the deep blue Aegean Sea wraps around the geological masterpiece, hundreds of feet below. Its spectacular physical beauty, along with its lively nightlife, has made this island a perennial tourist favorite.
Overnight in Santorini.
- Friday - Day 13 - Santorini - (B/L)
After breakfast, we will take you on a full-day tour of Santorini. You will visit Acrotiri, hop on a boat to explore the caldera, take in the hot springs, view the ruins of Thirrassia, and finish off this very memorable day by watching the famous sunset from Oia. Afterwards, you will be taken back to your hotel.
Overnight in Santorini.
- Saturday - Day 14 - Santorini to Athens - (B)
After breakfast we will provide a transfer to Santorini Airport (around 11:30 AM) for your 50-minute flight to Athens. Arriving in Athens will be the end of this program.
Total cost : __ per person in double ____ ; for single supplement - contact usfor rates
* Centrally-located, distinctive hotels (with breakfast)
* All train station, airport & ferry port transfers
* All guided tours in Italy & Greece
* Train tickets from Rome to Florence
* Train tickets from Florence to Venice
* Flight tickets from Venice to Athens
* Ferry tickets from Athens to Mykonos
* Ferry tickets from Mykonos to Santorini
* Domestic flight tickets from Santorini to Athens
* All taxes and service charges
* International air fares to Rome and out of Athens (to your next destinations