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Best of Italy and Greece

10 Days 2 Countries 6 Cities

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

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      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
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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: Regional Explorer i

      Trip code: ICLA

      9 Nights

      accommodation

      14 Meals
      • 9 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 3 dinners (including Be My Guest with local wine)

      • 2 dinners

      On-trip Transport

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      What's Included

      Dining

        • 9 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 3 dinners
          (including Be My Guest with local wine)

        • 2 dinners


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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 separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

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


       

      Best of Italy and Greece

      Your Itinerary

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      Day 1

      Arrive Rome (2 Nights)

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      Day 2

      Rome Sightseeing

      Florence, Italy

      Day 3

      Rome Sightseeing – Florence

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      Florence Sightseeing – Venice (2 Nights)

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      Day 5

      Venice Orientation

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      Day 6

      Venice – Overnight Ferry

      Kalambaka, Greece

      Day 7

      Igoumenitsa – Meteora – Kalambaka

      Delphi, Greece

      Day 8

      Kalambaka – Delphi

      Athens, Greece

      Day 9

      Delphi – Athens Sightseeing

      Athens, Greece

      Day 10

      Depart Athens

      Day 1

      Arrive Rome (2 Nights) Day 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.

      Hotel

      Crowne Plaza St. Peter's

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Crowne Plaza St. Peter's

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Rome Sightseeing Day 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.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • 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
      (Price is subject to change)

      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
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Rome Sightseeing – Florence Day 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.

      Hotel

      Cosmopolitan Concept

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Hotel

      Cosmopolitan Concept

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      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.

      Adult Price:
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Florence Sightseeing – Venice (2 Nights) Day 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.

      Hotel

      Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      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.

      Adult Price:
      (Price is subject to change)

      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
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Venice Orientation Day 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.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • 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
      (Price is subject to change)

      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
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Venice – Overnight Ferry Day 6 - Venice – Overnight Ferry

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

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Igoumenitsa – Meteora – Kalambaka Day 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.

      Hotel

      Amalia/Grand Meteora/Meteora Hotel

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Amalia/Grand Meteora/Meteora Hotel

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Kalambaka – Delphi Day 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.

      Hotel

      Amalia

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Amalia

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      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
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 8

      Day 9

      Delphi – Athens Sightseeing Day 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.

      Hotel

      Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Hotel

      Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      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
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 9

      Day 10

      Depart Athens Day 10 - Depart Athens

      Say goodbye to your fellow travellers and Travel Director after an unforgettable journey or join a 4-day Aegean Cruise, for more information see below. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 10

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      What's Included

      Dining

        • 9 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 3 dinners
          (including Be My Guest with local wine)

        • 2 dinners


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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 separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

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


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