Best of Italy and Greece

Best of Italy and Greece

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Best of Italy and Greece

10 Days Starting in Rome and ending in Athens

Visiting: Rome, Vatican, Florence, Venice, Milan, Athens, Meteora, Kalambaka, Delphi, Mykonos, Vatican City

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Tour code:

ICLAMZM20

From: $4250 $3954 Operator discount: -$110 Exclusive Members Discount: -$186

NB: Prices correct on 15-Jun-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the heart of Italy and Greece with our "Best of Italy and Greece" tour. This exquisite adventure begins in the timeless city of Rome, where history and culture intertwine, taking you through the ancient streets and into the Vatican Museums with Fast Track Entrance. Explore the Renaissance beauty of Florence and the enchanting canals of Venice, before setting off on a scenic cruise to St. Mark's Square. Your journey continues to Greece, where the ancient wonders of Delphi and Athens await, including the majestic Parthenon and the Temple of Zeus. With a Local Specialist by your side, you'll delve deep into the rich histories of these iconic destinations. Enjoy luxury air-conditioned coach travel, cherry-picked hotels, and a selection of meals, making your experience both comfortable and memorable. This tour is a perfect blend of sightseeing, cultural immersion, and leisure, offering surprise extras along the way to ensure your holiday is nothing short of spectacular.

Highlights

  • Fast Track Entrance to the Vatican Museums

  • Explore Rome

  • Florence

  • Delphi and Athens with a Local Specialist

  • View the ancient sites of Rome

  • the Duomo and Baptistery in Florence

  • the Doge's Palace and the Basilica in Venice and the Parthenon

  • Royal Palace and the Temple of Zeus in Athens

  • See Hadrian's Arch in Athens

  • Scenic Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice

Itinerary

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Day 1: Ciao Rome

Location: Rome

Accommodation: Villa Pamphili

Accommodation Name: Midas Palace Hotel

Meals Included: Welcome Reception

Welcome to Rome, the 'Eternal City'. Join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception and evening orientation drive to view some of this city's magnificent sites.

Day 2: Discover Ancient Rome And The Vatican City

Location: Rome, Vatican, Rome

Accommodation: Villa Pamphili

Accommodation Name: Midas Palace Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Visit St. Peter's Basilica and view Michelangelo's Pietà with a Local Specialist. See the Circus Maximus where chariot races were held and enjoy an in depth walking experience around the walls of the Colosseum. There's time afterwards to explore the city on your own or simply relax and watch the world go by.

Day 3: Journey To Renaissance Florence Dive Into Culture Connect With Locals

Location: Rome, Vatican, Florence

Accommodation: Villa Neroli

Accommodation Name: Hotel Villa Neroli

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

This morning, head to the Vatican Museums with a Local Specialist. Dive Into Culture as you ascend the Bramante staircase, then admire Michelangelo's frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. Later, drive north to Renaissance Florence in Tuscany. Tonight, Connect With Locals��at a Be My Guest experience in the Chianti countryside.

Day 4: Venture To Venice (Mestre)

Location: Florence, Venice

Accommodation: Novotel Mestre Castellana

Accommodation Name: Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana Venice

Your Local Specialist reveals Florence's rich cultural heritage during your walking tour. Visit Piazza della Signoria, with its impressive sculptures, and imposing palazzi. View the marble Duomo and the famous Baptistery, renowned for its bronze doors with relief sculptures and the Ponte Vecchio. Learn about the quality and workmanship of one of this city's historic industries at a demonstration of Florentine leathercraft. Then travel through the Apennines and cross the Veneto plains to Venice. This evening, you may choose to take a gondola ride along the city’s enchanting canals.

Day 5: Explore The Floating City Make Travel Matter

Location: Venice

Accommodation: Novotel Mestre Castellana

Accommodation Name: Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana Venice

Meals Included: Breakfast

Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square to see the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark's Square, St. Mark's Basilica and the ornate Doge's Palace. Later, you’ll enjoy a memorable MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience where you’ll witness the ancient Venetian tradition of glassblowing. You’ll learn how the talented master craftsmen are using the same techniques their forefathers once did and how your visit helps to preserve this delicate art for generations to come. Don’t resist the urge to buy a souvenir to remember the special experience before enjoying the rest of the day to explore Venice your way. You could choose to spend a lazy evening watching the traffic on the busy waterways with a Venetian Spritz, or consider taking an Optional Experience to one of the islands in the lagoon.

Day 6: Onwards To Greece

Location: Venice, Milan, Athens

Accommodation Name: Crowne Plaza Athens City Centre

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Today we travel through Lombardy. The region is Italy's commercial powerhouse bordering Switzerland with lakes and mountains in the north and plains to the south. Later we board our flight to Athens.

Day 7: Monasteries Of Meteora On The Way To Kalambaka

Location: Athens, Meteora, Kalambaka

Accommodation: Amalia Kalambaka

Travel north to Kalambaka and the astonishing UNESCO-listed monasteries of Meteora. These are some of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece. Your Local Specialist will guide you on a visit to two of the six monasteries built on sandstone rocks that tower above the town. Dine tonight at your hotel.

Day 8: Onwards To Legendary Delphi

Location: Kalambaka, Delphi

Accommodation: Amalia Delphi

Accommodation Name: Amalia Hotel Delphi

Drive south towards Mount Parnassos and Delphi, where we will stay overnight. Join a Local Specialist and see the site of the most important oracle in the classical world and walk the Sacred Way to the Temple of Apollo where athletes competed in the Pythian Games.

Day 9: Off To Historic Athens

Location: Delphi, Athens

Accommodation: Divani Caravel, Radisson Blu Park, Crowne Plaza Athens

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

We depart the 'navel of the earth' today and travel to Athens where we'll discover the city's rich heritage during our morning sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Marvel at the Agora, the Royal Palace, the Temple of Zeus and the Acropolis. See Hadrian's Arch and the stadium where the first modern Olympics took place in 1896. Indulge in a Farewell Dinner to celebrate the end of your trip.

Day 10: Farewell Athens

Location: Athens, Mykonos, Athens

Meals Included: Breakfast

Say goodbye to your fellow travelers and Travel Director after an unforgettable journey.

What's Included

What's Not Included

  • Flights

    International airfare to/from the start/end of your tour

  • Insurance

    Travel insurance

  • Optional Experiences

    Cost of Optional Experiences

Mode of Transport

Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys), European flight from Milan to Athens

Accommodation

Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

Check out our Q&As

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    The beauty of taking a guided holiday with us is that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Vaccination against Covid-19 is not mandatory to travel with Trafalgar. However, we strongly recommend that guests are vaccinated before travelling. Please note that airlines and/or other authorities may have different requirements. It is the guest's responsibility to comply with these requirements at all times.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1947

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Trafalgar is a founding partner of the TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation established in 2008. So far, the charity has donated more than US$2 million to help underprivileged communities and support sustainable tourism around the world.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

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Renato Arrieta  

Best tour I joined so far

14-Jan-2023

My first time with Trafalgar and I see no reason why I should not join them again.

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King Ng, Lafayette, California  

Very well planned trip with timely breaks during the coach ride..

08-Nov-2021

It was a well organized tour group and we hit lots of interesting and beautiful scenes. Like our previous trips with Trafalgar, tourists were treated with well manner and professional tour guide/director, making our trip very enjoyable and delightful!

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Trusted Customer  

Best of Egypt

14-Jan-2023

We really did see the best of Egypt and beyond. Our tour guide, Mohammad, guided us through the rich history and the urban and rural life of such a unique and delightful country. We felt very safe and pampered.

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Marshal Daguio  

Wonderful Best Of Turkey

06-Nov-2021

It was my first time with Trafalgar Tour and I had a wonderful trip from day 1 till the last day. The Tour Director, Yocel Atik is very knowledgeable and Excellent. The health director and coach driver are helpful and supportive as well. The hotels selected were comfortable especially Rixos Hotel and Movenpick Hotel. The Best of Turkey is better than I expected.

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Barbara, Canada  

Irish Experience

09-Nov-2021

I am single and travel alone. I always feel secure and well-looked after when I travel with Trafalgar

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