Best of Italy, Croatia and Greece (in 3 weeks)

 

  • Wonderful 3 week program provides you with a taste of some of the best places Italy, Croatia and Greece have to offer.

    in Italy
  • Rome, Florence and Venice

 

  • in Croatia
    Dubrovnik, Split, Hvar, MonteNegro

 

  • in Greece,
    Athens, Mykonos and Santorini Islands

  • Centrally located superior hotels, Professional and friendly guides
  • 24/7 customer service......
  • Shorter and extended versions are available
  • Departs on Sunday

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 a short briefing
about your tour, you will have the afternoon 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 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 -

 

- Tuesday - Day 3 – 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.

 

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

In the morning, we will meet you at your hotel and provide a transfer to 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 rest of the day at leisure.

NOTE: optional Afternoon tour to Pisa and Leaning tower is available - contact us if interested.

Overnight in Florence.

 

- Thursday - Day 5 - Florence - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel

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

Start with the Panoramic tour and get a 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 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 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 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 with a skip-the-line ticket to beat the long admission lines. 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 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.

 

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

Breakfast at the hotel, met up at the hotel and transfer to Venice Airport and put you
on a flight to Dubrovnik . >>>>>>>>>

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 Dubrovnik on your own.

Overnight in Dubrovnik.

- Monday - Day 9 - Dubrovnik - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.
Meet up with the guide and enjoy Panoramic driving and then walking tour of the city.

Drive to panorama sight (slopes of Srdj mountain),  get amazing views, lots of photo opportunities,  then return to old city and enjoy an introductory walking tour from your guide, Visit the The Assumption Cathedral, then transfer back to your hotel or you can continue enjoy rest day of the exploring Dubrovnik at your own pace.

Overnight in Dubrovnik.

- Tuesday - Day 10 - Dubrovnik - (B)
- Breakfast at the hotel, free day at leisure. Overnight in Dubrovnik.

- Wednesday - Day 11 – Dubrovnik – Montenegro – Dubrovnik – (B)

Breakfast at the hotel  (meeting time will be informed by the local provider)
Meet up with the group and enjoy a full day tour to Kotor, Montenegro
Depart from Dubrovnik on an enjoyable scenic drive south,

Upon arrival enjoy exploring Kotor and medieval fishing villages,

Walls surrounding the city on the sea boasts attractive beaches and enjoy exploring more of
the med evil town.  After the tour return to Dubrovnik.
Overnight stay.

– Thursday -  Day 12 – Dubrovnik to Split - (B)
Breakfast at the hotel
meet up with the driver and depart from Dubrovnik on a scenic drive to Split

upon arrival,  check in enjoy rest of the day at rest and leisure.

Overnight in Split.

 

– Friday -  Day 13 – Split – (B)

Breakfast at the hotel

Meet up with the group and enjoy Diocletian Walking tour and the Trogir

Enjoy rest of the day at leisure

Overnight in Split.

 

– Saturday - Day 14 – Split – Blue Caves - Hvar - Split - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel

Meet up with the group and enjoy a full day tour to Blue Caves and Hvar.

Overnight in Split.

 

- Sunday - Day 15 - Departure from Split to Athens - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel ---
Meet up at the lobby and will  provide a transfer to Split Airport.
Flight to 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.

 

- Monday - Day 16 - 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.

 

- Tuesday - Day 17 - Athens to Mykonos - (B)

Very early in the morning, we will transfer you from your hotel to Piraeus ferry port, and put you on
a fast ferry to Mykonos Island.  After arrival, we will meet you at the harbor and provide a transfer
to your hotel, after check in the hotel, enjoy rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Mykonos.

 

- Wednesday - Day 18 - Free day to Explore Mykonos - (B)

Breakfast provided in the hotel; today is free for you to explore Mykonos on your own.

Optional tour to Delos is available at your request.

Overnight in Mykonos.

 

- Thursday - Day 19 - Mykonos to Santorini - (B)

In the morning, we will provide a transfer to Mykonos ferry port for a ferry 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.

In the early evening, 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.

 

- Friday - Day 20 - 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.

 

- Saturday - Day 21 - Santorini to Athens) - (B)

After breakfast, we will provide a transfer to Santorini Airport and put you on a 50-minute flight to Athens.  Arriving in Athens,  then final departure.

 


Program ends

 

Total cost :   $__________________________
Contact us for price informations.


Includes
* Centrally located superior hotels.  (option to chose hotels you desire, ( extra fees may apply)

* All ferry port & airport transfers

* Guided tour of Athens ( admissions to the site is included )

* Panoramic driving tour of Santorini with stops

* Boat tour to the Volcano ( in Santorini )

* Admissions to the ancient sites

* Ferry tickets from Athens to Mykonos

* Ferry tickets from Mykonos to Santorini
* Flight tickets from Rome to Dubrovnik
* Flight tickets from Split to Athens

* Flight tickets from Santorini to Athens

* All taxes and service charges

 

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

* Optional tour to Delos in Mykonos ( 65.00 Euros, advance booking is required)

* Admissions to the Volcano ( 2 Euros, payable on the sights)
* Travel insurance ( assistance available is required)

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