Best of Italy and Greece in 2 weeks

 Exploring highlights, important landmarks, ancient sites, beautiful cities and islands in 2 weeks,


Rome, Florence and, Venice in Italy
Athens, Mykonos and, Santorini in Greece


  • Centrally located hotels
  • Friendly English speaking personnel
  • All airport and ferry port transfers included
  • Ferry tickets and return flights included
  • All the tours mentioned on the itinerary
  • Customization and options to extend and add on more
    sites and islands available
  • Small groups 8 guests or less per group, (private options available)

Daily tour program


Sunday - Day 1 - Arrival in Rome

BENVENUTO! Welcome to Italy!

We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. After checking into your hotel, you will have the rest of the day free to rest and explore Rome on your own.

Overnight in Rome.


- Monday - Day 2 - Rome - (B)

In the morning, you will be picked up at your hotel for your comprehensive tour to visit the Vatican and its museums, as well as the Sistine Chapel the home of Michelangelo's Last Judgment.

After that, we will continue to visit St. Peters Square and Basilica, and will also visit the Coliseum and the Roman Forum.

Overnight in Rome -


- Tuesday - Day 3 – Rome – (B)

Breakfast at the hotel – Enjoy the day at leisure.

Optional full-day tour to Pompeii sites available,  contact us if interested >>>>>

Overnight in Rome.


- Wednesday - Day 4 - Rome to Florence - (B)

In the morning, we will meet you at your hotel and provide a transfer to the Train station and depart from Rome on a 1-hour 30-minute train ride to Florence.

Upon arrival, you will be met at the train station and transferred to your hotel.

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.


NOTE: optional Afternoon tour to Tuscany and wine tasting tour available - contact us if interested.

Overnight in Florence.


- Thursday - Day 5 - Florence - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel

Meet up with your guide and enjoy the rest of the touring Florence

Start with the Panoramic tour and get good knowledge and view of Florence

Then walking tour of the Historic center Piazza Santa Croce and Piazza Della Signoria,

Palazzo Vecchio

Visit Uffizi Gallery ( Skip the line tickets )

Florence is famous for its history. Florence is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance and has been called the Athens of the Middle Age.

It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982.

Due to Florence's artistic and architectural heritage, it has been ranked by Forbes as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and the city is noted for its history, culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments.

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Florence.


- Friday - Day 6 - Florence to Venice- (B)

In the morning, we will meet you at your hotel and provide a transfer to the train station and depart from Florence on a 2-hour 30-minute train ride to Venice.

Upon arrival, you will be met at the train station and transferred to your hotel.

After check-in, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Venice.


- Saturday - Day 7 – Exploring Venice – (B)

Breakfast at the hotel

Enjoy a full-day tour of Venice.

See the best of Venice in a day on a combo tour that caps a guided walk with a cruise along the bustling Grand Canal.

Hear the history of St Mark’s Square and Rialto Bridge from a local guide, and visit St Mark’s Basilica

Discover the tucked-away treasures of Venice’s backstreet and charming canals, and then finish on a high note: a water taxi cruise on the Grand Canal.

Highlights Three-hour combined walking and boat tour of Venice.

St Mark's Basilica See Campo Santa Maria Formosa, the home of Marco Polo and the Rialto Bridge.

Explore small back streets, narrow passageways, and piazzas, as you learn about historical Venice from your guide.

After the tour, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Venice.


- Sunday - Day 8 - Departure from Venice to Athens - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel, met up at the hotel and transfer to Venice Airport, and put you

on a flight to Athens. >>>>>>>>>

Flight info will be added

KALOS ORISATE! Welcome to Greece!

We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. After checking into your hotel, you will have the afternoon free to rest and explore Athens on your own.

Overnight in Athens.


- Monday  - Day 9 - Athens - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel

Meet up at the lobby of your hotel ( meeting time to be determined)

Will start with a panoramic driving tour of Athens, with your guide and or driver guide, during the driving tour you will be seeing and learning about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Greek Parliament building, and Presidential Palace, then s short photo stop at the Panathinaiko Stadium where the first Olympic Games took place in 1896,

Also on the way to Acropolis,  you will be pointed and learn about the Zappeion and Temple of Olympian Zeus, the University and, the Academy of Athens, National Garden, Hadrian’s Arch, St. Paul’s Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Schliemann’s House (Numismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral,  Old Parliament, Constitution Square, Russian Orthodox Church

We will then get off the vehicle, near the entrance of Acropolis then continue on visiting Propylae the gateway, Temple of Athena Nike, Parthenon, Erechtheion with its Porch of Maidens. the ancient citadel.

The last place of the tour will be the new Acropolis Museum where you will see the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis and every artifact found on the rock and on the surrounding slopes, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece.


After the tour,  we can take you back to your hotel

or we can drop you at the Plaka district if you like to wander and explore at your own pace.

Overnight in Athens.



- Tuesday - Day 10 - Athens to Mykonos Island - (B)

Very early in the morning, we will meet you at your Athens hotel take you to Piraeus ferry port. Depart from Athens on a ferry ride to Mykonos Island.

Upon arrival, you will be met at the harbor and transferred to your hotel.

After checking in the hotel, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Mykonos.


- Wednesday - Day 11 - Mykonos -  (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.
10:00 am Meet up at the harbor,  after a scenic 45 minute boat ride, enjoy a 4 hour to explore the sacred island of Delos, 
aka the birthplace famous Apollo and Artemis

See the famous terrace of the Lions, enjoy a short and easy hike to Mount Kynthos.......
45 minute boat ride back to Mykonos and enjoy rest of the afternoon and evening at leisure.

Overnight in Mykonos.


- Thursday - Day 12 - Mykonos to Santorini - (B)

In the morning, Depart from Mykonos on a scenic ferry ride to Santorini Island.

After arrival, you will check-in at your hotel.

After check-in, you will have a free day to relax and explore on your own.

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, your Santorini visit will be unforgettable.

Optional Oia Sunset tour available ( Contact us if interested )

Overnight in Santorini.


- Friday - Day 13 - Exploring Santorini - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Enjoy a boat trip to the Volcano

11:00 am Meet up at the Athinios Harbor, depart on a scenic sail to Volcano,

Upon arrival have free time to explore and hike to the top of the volcano and have a glance at the active parts, lots of fantastic photo opportunities of the volcano, and from Volcano to the different angles of Magnificent Santorini Island.

Get back to the boat for a short sail to hot Springs (Palea Kameni) Enjoy swimming, then onto Thirassia where you can eat, relax or swim and visit the traditional village of Manola.

After that, sail to back to the Island and enjoy a quick stop at Armeni, then back to Athinios port.

The tour finish time will be around 17:30 pm. Enjoy the rest of the day and evening at leisure

Overnight in Santorini.


- Saturday - Day 14 - Santorini to Athens then final departure   - (B)

In the morning we will provide a transfer to Santorini Airport for your departure to Athens,

upon arrival in Athens walk to the international departures, for your outbound flight


Program ends



Total cost:  $____________________


Rates are subject to change depending on travel seasons,

Please contact us with your travel dates to get an accurate quote.

Early booking discounts available


Price includes

* All hotels (Superior class centrally located hotels)

* All land transfers in comfortable vehicles

* 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

* Flight tickets from Santorini to Athens

* All meals mentioned in the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch & D-dinner)

* English-speaking tour guides

* Skip the line Admissions to sites during the tours

* All taxes and service charges



* Optional tours listed on the itinerary - Days

* International flight tickets to Rome and from Athens onto your next destination

* Optional tours listed on the itinerary - on Days 3, 4, 11 and 12

* Travel insurance (Optional)

* Tips

We can tailor this trip to meet your requirements, all arrangements like adding more days, include more ancients sites and more island tours.


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