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Best of Italy and Greece with 6-Day Santorini Extension

15 Days 2 Countries 9 Cities

The cultural highlights of two of Europe's most classical countries are showcased on this trip.

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Best of Italy and Greece with 6-Day Santorini Extension

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      • Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
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      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Admire the art and architecture of Rome and the rich cultural heritage of Florence. Visit the monasteries of Meteora and see the sight of the most important oracle in the classical world.


      Trip type: Cruise Rail and Combos i

      Trip code: ICSA6

      14 Nights

      accommodation

      24 Meals
      • 14 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 6 dinners

      • 4 lunches

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      What's Included

      Dining

        • 14 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 6 dinners

        • 4 lunches


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and a professional Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights

        • Return High-speed ferry between Athens (Piraeus) and Santorini.

        • All Athens/Santorini transfers. Outbound transfers to Athens airport available.


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Best of Italy and Greece with 6-Day Santorini Extension

      Your Itinerary

      1. Arrive Rome (2 Nights)

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

      Meal(s)
      Welcome Reception
      Hotel
      Crowne Plaza St. Peter's

      2. Rome Sightseeing

      Visit St. Peter's Basilica and view Michelangelo's Pietà with a Local Specialist. See the Circus Maximus where chariot races were once held and visit the impressive Colosseum.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Piazzas and Fountains of Rome

      Discover the most charming areas in the city with a Local Specialist. Wander through the labyrinth of narrow streets and beautiful squares of Rome's historic centre, leading to highlights such as the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon, as well as hidden corners of the Eternal City.

      Adult Price: €33.00

      Delights of Rome with Dinner

      Spend an evening getting to know Rome. We’ll take you via coach where you’ll have the chance to see some of the city’s much-loved sights. Afterwards, you’ll enjoy a delicious light dinner of Italian specialities, alongside local music and drinks.

      Adult Price: €49.00

      3. Rome Sightseeing – Florence

      This morning, head to the Vatican 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' over a Be My Guest dinner in the Chianti countryside.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Be My Guest Dining
      Hotel
      Cosmopolitan Concept

      Optional Experiences

      Michelangelo's 'David' & Accademia

      Enjoy an insight into the world of Michelangelo and his masterpiece, David. We visit the Academy of Fine Arts and its Michelangelo collection, where you’ll learn all about the life and works of this immortal Renaissance genius through the expert commentary of our Local Specialist. This optional involves reservations and entrance prepayments. If you decide to cancel this optional, a 50% cancellation fee will be incurred.

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      4. Florence Sightseeing – Venice (2 Nights)

      Your Local Specialist reveals Florence's rich cultural heritage during your walking tour. Visit Piazza della Signoria and view the marble Duomo, the famous Baptistery, and Ponte Vecchio. Travel through the Apennines and cross the Veneto plains to Venice.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana

      Optional Experiences

      Michelangelo's 'David' & Accademia

      Enjoy an insight into the world of Michelangelo and his masterpiece, David. We visit the Academy of Fine Arts and its Michelangelo collection, where you’ll learn all about the life and works of this immortal Renaissance genius through the expert commentary of our Local Specialist. This optional involves reservations and entrance prepayments. If you decide to cancel this optional, a 50% cancellation fee will be incurred.

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      Gondolas and the Grand Canal

      Join us for a scenic cruise by private water taxi along Venice's Grand Canal. You’ll admire the magnificent palazzi, as well as catching a glimpse of the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark's Square. Later on, you'll glide gracefully on a gondola along Venice’s dreamy, narrow waterways.

      Adult Price: €70.00

      5. Venice Orientation

      Cruise by private launch to Giudecca Island, where you'll 'Dive Into Culture' and witness the Venetian tradition of glass making. See the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark's Square, St. Mark's Basilica and the ornate Doge's Palace. This afternoon, consider taking an Optional Experience to one of the islands in the lagoon.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Venice's Secrets and St. Mark's Basilica

      Explore the hidden maze of streets which make up this unique city as your Local Specialist gives you a fascinating insight into Venice's past and present. You’ll visit the majestic Basilica of St Mark, where you’ll have a chance to view some of the prized trophies looted by the Venetians in their rise to power.

      Adult Price: €36.00

      Lagoon Cruise to Burano with Food and Drinks

      Join us as we discover the Venetian Lagoon by private boat. You will enjoy a delicious meal with a selection of drinks on the fishermen's island of Burano, famous for its multi-coloured houses - a real photographer's paradise.

      Adult Price: €71.00

      6. Venice – Overnight Ferry

      Travel south to the ancient port city of Ancona to board your overnight ferry to mainland Greece.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner

      7. Igoumenitsa – Meteora – Kalambaka

      Arrive early at the port of Igoumenitsa and travel along the foothills of the Athamanika mountains before arriving at the UNESCO-listed monasteries of Meteora. 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.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Amalia/Grand Meteora/Meteora Hotel

      8. Kalambaka – 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.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Amalia

      Optional Experiences

      Flavours of Parnassos Mountain and Wine Tasting

      A delightful evening commences as we meet our local wine expert at our welcoming restaurant. Located in the heart of the village of Delphi, it overlooks a sea of olive trees covering the stunning valley below. As we discover the tantalizing local wines and learn about the indigenous grape varieties cultivated locally, we savor a variety of Greek hors d’oeuvres followed by a choice of delicious entrees and sumptuous dessert. A wonderful night to remember! Wine tasting, drinks and dinner included.

      Adult Price: €49.00

      9. Delphi – Athens Sightseeing

      We depart the 'navel of the earth' this morning 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 and the Temple of Zeus. 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.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Farewell Dinner
      Hotel
      Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza

      Optional Experiences

      Flavours of Parnassos Mountain and Wine Tasting

      A delightful evening commences as we meet our local wine expert at our welcoming restaurant. Located in the heart of the village of Delphi, it overlooks a sea of olive trees covering the stunning valley below. As we discover the tantalizing local wines and learn about the indigenous grape varieties cultivated locally, we savor a variety of Greek hors d’oeuvres followed by a choice of delicious entrees and sumptuous dessert. A wonderful night to remember! Wine tasting, drinks and dinner included.

      Adult Price: €49.00

      10. Athens – Santorini (3 Nights)

      Extend your 'Best of Greece' or 'Best of Italy and Greece' holiday, with a visit to Santorini. Take your transfer to the port where you'll board your ferry bound for the island's dramatic volcanic landscape. On arrival, you'll be transferred to your hotel where you can spend the rest of the evening relaxing or consider heading out to one of the local bars or lounges.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      El Greco/Santorini Palace

      11. Santorini Orientation and Free Time

      Launch your island holiday with an orientation tour with your Trafalgar representative starting in Fira. You'll stroll through the town's narrow streets past the honey-coloured façades of the Cathedral of Ypapantis and admire magnificent view of the Caldera. Continue up the blue steps to the funicular to view the ancient path that has taken the island's residents and visitors to its port for centuries. The rest of the day is yours to explore the island on your own terms. Enjoy an iced coffee overlooking the caldera or stroll around Fira's narrow lanes shopping for souvenirs. You could also choose to head to Perissa Beach to swim in the warm waters of the Aegean or consider a visit to one of the island's wineries to taste the local Assyrtiko vintages for which Santorini is so famous. After a day exploring the island on your terms, you'll join your travel companions for an included dinner at a local restaurant to share stories about your island adventure. Indulge in the local Saganaki pastries that are filled with cheesy goodness, and a real Greek salad, among other Santorini specials.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Regional Meal

      12. Santorini Sightseeing and Free Time

      Spend a leisurely morning enjoying the sights and sounds of Santorini. This afternoon, you'll embark on a half-day island tour with your newfound friends that will take you through the Santorini vineyards bound for the beautiful clifftop village of Oia, arguably the most scenic setting on the island. It's impossible to take a bad photograph in this exquisite spot at the edge of Santorini island. Sunsets in Santorini are the stuff of legends and you'll have a front-row seat to witness the magic that attracts visitors in their thousands. Make sure you book a restaurant with great views of the Aegean ahead of schedule, so you don't miss out.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      13. Santorni Free Day

      Kick back and enjoy another day in beautiful surrounds. Today is yours to relax and take in this picturesque island. There is an abundance of dining establishments to suit all tastes where you can dine on a full range of international cuisine, including delightful Greek specialities.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      14. Santorini – Athens

      Your Santorini sojourn at its end, take your transfer to Santorini port and board your return ferry to Athens, where you'll transfer to your hotel.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Divani Palace Acropolis/Marriott

      15. Depart Athens

      We bid farewell to Greece and our island encounter. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

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      Dining

        • 14 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 6 dinners

        • 4 lunches


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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and a professional Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights

        • Return High-speed ferry between Athens (Piraeus) and Santorini.

        • All Athens/Santorini transfers. Outbound transfers to Athens airport available.


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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