TODAY´S HIGHLIGHTS: Evening transfer to Plaka neighbourhood.
Arrival to Athens. At night we provide an evening transfer to PLAKA area. This neighbourhood is full of small Greek taverns where you can enjoy the rich folklore of this country.
Day 02 THU : Athens
TODAY´S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour in Athens.
We will enjoy a scenic visit of this modern city, which includes the Panathinaikos Stadium and the Royal Palace.
Note: Occasionally, the tour of Athens may take place on Wednesday right after arrival depending on how this stage develops and the sunlight. Free time during the day to walk around and discover unforgettable places.
Day 03 FRI : Athens - Corinth - Epidaurus – Nafplio - Olympia
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Ancient Greek theatre of Epidaurus. Visit the highly picturesque seaport town of Nafplio in the Peloponnese region. Dinner is included.
We will depart for the Peloponnese region in the morning. We will stop at the CORINTH CANAL. Afterwards, we will arrive in EPIDAURUS enjoying the view of gorgeous landscapes. We will visit the magnificent Ancient Theatre which is surrounded by a unique landscape. We will later journey to NAFPLIO, a town by the Aegean Sea. We will visit its historic centre, its lovely marina and its medieval castle. Lunch break and free time to stroll around. We will resume our journey to OLYMPIA at mid-afternoon. Supper included.
Day 04 SAT : Olympia - Patras - Amfilochia – Arta - Igoumenitsa (board ship)
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Guided visit to Olympia. Overnight voyage from Greece to Italy.
We will visit OLYMPIA archeological site with a local guide. You will have a chance to visit its museum and archeological site (guided tour, ticket to the park not included) which the cradle of the Olympic games in ancient times. We will get back on route to PATRAS, Greece’s third largest city. We will visit its active, lively centre. Afterwards, we will travel to Northern Greece, AMFILOCHIA. Short stop in this quiet coastal town; ARTA, a city in the Epirus region that has a Roman bridge. Arrival in IGOUMENITSA. Suppertime and boarding to cross the Ionian Sea. Night on board, overnight accommodation in double cabins with private bathroom (we recommend bringing a handbag along to spend the night on board. Breakfast on the boat Sunday morning is not included).
Note : The ferry used, which is the only one available, leaves at one in the morning, but boarding is not usually possible until after midnight. Sometimes due to late arrival, the ferry might be delayed. It is a simple ferry (double cabins with private bathroom). Occasionally, due to weather conditions, vessel inspection or schedule changes, strikes, fully booked ferry boats or other reasons, we are forced to adapt the schedules of the following day itinerary according to the berthing time of the ship or fly from Athens to Rome, in which case the visits to Amfilochia and Arta are cancelled and a Sunday visit to Naples and Pompeii is included.
Day 05 SUN : Brindisi - Trani - Naples - Rome
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Highly picturesque seaport town of Trani. City of Naples.
Arrival in BRINDISI early in the morning. We will follow the Adriatic coastline in Southern Italy. We will visit TRANI, a picturesque little town by the sea, and its fishing port, its old cathedral and its lively streets. Lunchtime. We will resume our trip to NAPLES, where we will arrive in the afternoon. Short sightseeing tour in its historic centre before resuming our journey to ROME.
Day 06 MON : Rome
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour of Rome. Roman Coliseum (admission price included) and visit to the Vatican City.
In the morning, we have a scenic tour of the city, which will be a great introduction to “The Eternal city”. We visit the tiny state of the Vatican. The Vatican City is a principal centre of Christianity in the world. You will be able to visit St. Peter’s Basilica. And we have also included admission to the Roman Coliseum, the principal symbol of Rome. This impressive construction dates back 2,000 years and will transport us in time so that we can learn about ancient society in the Roman Empire. In the evening we provide transport to the Via Cavour area, were you will find restaurants serving Italian, Indian, Chinese and international food. Return to hotel.
Day 07 TUE : Rome - Florence
TODAY’S HIGLIGHTS: Tour with a local expert from Florence. View from Piazzale Michelangelo.
We will leave Rome, heading north. This route is graced with beautiful landscapes. Upon arrival in FLORENCE, we head straight to Piazzale Michelangelo, an impressive site in the city. In the evening we provide a tour with a local expert, and walk through the historic centre, taking in places such as the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo, and Piazza della Signoria. This city is truly an outdoor museum. Free time to explore. In the evening, you can dine at your favourite restaurant. In this district you can find restaurants serving Italian, Indian, Chinese and international food.
Day 08 WED : Florence - Venice
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Vaporetto boat on Venice’s Grand Canal. Visit and admission to the San Marcos Basilica, where we can admire the technique of crafting Murano Glass.
Today we enjoy stunning mountain landscapes while crossing the Apennine Mountains. Arriving in VENICE, we will board a Vapporetto to travel around on the canals in the historic centre. With a local guide, we will visit the marvellous Plaza de San Marcos and enter the marvellous basilica (entry cost included). Afterwards, we shall be able to visit the Murano glass factory city. It is marvellous to see the technique of crystal blowing. Free time. At the end of the afternoon, you will have the chance to eat dinner in the Mestre area, where you can choose the type of restaurant that you prefer (Indian, Oriental, Italian, etc.)
Day 09 THU : Venice
After breakfast, end of our services.
Novotel Athenes 4* / Hotel Stanley 4* / Similar
Hotel Olympic Village 4* / Hotel Arty Grand 5* / Similar
Hotel Cristoforo Colombo 4* / Similar
Hotel Conference Florentia 4* / B&B Nuovo Palazzo Di Giustizia 3* / IBIS Firenze Nord Aeroporto 3* / Similar
Hotel Albatros 4* / Hotel Michelangelo 4* / Hotel Alexander 4* / Similar
Travel by us with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance, and breakfast buffet.
Includes arrival transfer.
Boat: Vaporetto along the canals in Venice.
City tour in: Athens, Olympia, Rome, Florence, Venice.
Evening Transfer: Plaka neighbourhood in Athens, Via Cavour in Rome.
Ticket admission: Coliseum, Saint Mark´s Basilica, Murano Glass Factory in Venice.
Ferry: Night Igoumenitsa - Brindisi.
Meals: Dinner in Olympia.
Cost is based on minimum 02 Pax travelling together.
We can rebuilt the itinerary as per the requirement.
We can go lower category hotels to reduce the cost or we can go to higher category of hotel if you prefer.
Add in more visits and sightseeing.
Please note we are not holding any services.
Rates are subject to availability of coach and rooms at the time of confirmation.
The ROE is calculated as per the rate of the day.
Air fare / Train Fare
Any additional meals other than specified
Items of personal nature like porterage,tips laundry,telephone calls,mineral water etc
Optional Activities not mentioned in the itinerary