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Greece and Italy in 10 Days
Athens, Santorini, Rome and Venice

Daily tour program

- Day 1 - Arrival in Athens
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.

- Day 2 - 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.

- Day 3 - Athens to Santorini - (B)
05:30 am is the hotel pick up time - ( Please be ready at the lobby with your luggage's 10-minutes before)
Early In the morning, we will provide a transfer to Athens ferry port for a ferry to Santorini Island.

Athens - ATH 7:20am --- Thira ---- JTR 8:05am ---- 0 h 45 m ---- Aegean 352

After arrival, you will check-in at your hotel.
After check-in, you will have a free day to relax and explore.
In the early afternoon, meet up with your English-speaking driver and enjoy 2-hour introductory tour of the Island.
Enjoy a good panoramic tour of the island from different angles and visit small some of the villages and get a good knowledge of the island from your friendly driver.

* 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.
Overnight in Santorini.

- Day 4 - Exploring Santorini - (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Enjoy a boat trip to Volcano
11:00 am Meet up at the Athinios Harbor, depart on scenic sail to Volcano,
Upon arrival have free time to explore and hike to the top of the volcano and have glance on the active parts, lots of amazing 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.
Tour finish time will be around 17:30 pm
Enjoy rest of the day and evening at leisure
Overnight in Santorini.

- Day 5 - Santorini to Rome - (B) -
After breakfast, we will provide a transfer to Santorini airport for flight to 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 -

- Day 6 - 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 the Last Judgment.

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

Overnight in Rome.

- Day 7 – Rome – (B)
Breakfast at the hotel – Enjoy the day at leisure.
Optional half day walking tour to public markets and cooking lesson – more info >>>>>
Overnight in Rome.

- Day 8 - Rome to Venice - (B)
Breakfast at the hotel
In the morning, depart from Rome on a fast train to Venice
9:50 AM Roma Termini
1:35 PM Venezia S. Lucia 3hr 45min Frecciarossa 9414
Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
After check in enjoy rest of the day at leisure and exploring the city at your own pace.

Venice is a city in northeastern Italy sited on a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges.
It is located in the marshy Venetian Lagoon which stretches along the shoreline, between the mouths of the Po and the Piave Rivers. Venice is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its architecture and its artworks. The city in its entirety is listed as a World Heritage Site, along with its lagoon.
Overnight in Venice.

- Day 9 - 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 with a skip-the-line ticket to beat the long admission lines. Discover the tucked-away treasures of Venice's backstreets and charming canals, and then finish on a high note: a water taxi cruise on the Grand Canal. Highlights Three-hour combination walking and boat tour of Venice Enjoy a two-hour walking tour including the famous monuments of St Mark's square, such as Palazzo Ducale (Doge's Palace) Gain skip-the-line entry to 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 Relax while cruising along the Grand Canal as well as minor canals aboard a water taxi for one hour
After the tour enjoy rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Venice.

- Day 10 - Departure from Venice - (B)
Per your flight departure time, 3 hours before we will meet you at your hotel and provide a transfer to Venice Airport .

Program ends

Total cost $_____ per person in a double room & $______ in a single room
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Price includes
* All hotels (Superior Class centrally located hotels)
* All land transfers in comfortable vehicles
* All meals mentioned in the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch & D-dinner)
* All of the tours that are mentioned in the itinerary
* Entrance fees, guide(s), transfers included with the tours
* Ferry tickets from Athens to Santorini
* Flight tickets from Santorini to Athens - then to Rome
* Train tickets from Rome to Venice
* Professional, English-speaking tour guides
* All taxes and service charges

* International flight tickets to Athens and from Venice to your next destination
* Optional tours in Rome

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