Highlights of Greece and Italy

Wonderful 10 day tour,  exploring highlights of
Athens and Santorini in Greece,

Rome and Venice in Italy.

  • Enjoy 2 night stay in Athens, experience local culture, dine in local restaurants and visit popular tavernas.
  • Go on a educational tour to explore ancient sites of the city and learn a lot about ancient Greek history and Mythology.
  • Visit the magnificent Island of Santorini, enjoy walking through the streets and admire whitewashed, charming houses cling to the high cliffs of the rim... Enjoy a boat trip to Volcano
  • In Rome visit the Vatican and its museums, as well as the Sistine Chapel the home of Michelangelo's the Last Judgment.
  • Visit St. Peters Square and Basilica, Coliseum and
    the Roman Forum.
  • Visit Venice and enjoy a comprehensive tour of the highlights and
    a cruise along the bustling Grand Canal.
  • Available available all year around.

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 and continue on the guided tour of Athens.  Start with the 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 drop you at Plaka district if you like to wander and explore at your own pace. Overnight in Athens.

 

- Day 3 - Athens to Santorini -

05:30 am is the hotel pick up time - ( Please be ready at the lobby with your luggage's 10 minute before this time)

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.

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 glens 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 - (via Athens) - (B)

In the morning we will provide a transfer to Santorini Airport for your departure to Athens then on to Rome. (Short lay over in Athens)  Short 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, 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)

In the morning, we will meet you at your hotel and provide a transfer to train station and depart from Rome on a train ride to Venice.

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

After check in enjoy rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Venice.

- Day 9 – Exploring Venice – (B)

Breakfast at the hotel

Enjoy an introductory 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 backstreet's 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 to Athens - (B)

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

 

Program ends

Total cost:  $________________
Contact us for price information.

 

Price includes

* All hotels (Superior class centrally located hotels)

* All land transfers in comfortable vehicles

* Flight tickets from Athens to Santorini
* Flight tickets from Santorini to Rome

* Train tickets from Rome to Venice

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

* English-speaking tour guides

* Admission to sites during the tours

* All taxes and service charges

 

Excludes

* Optional tours in Rome.

* International flight tickets to Athens then at then end from Venice to your next destination

* Optional travel insurance

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

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