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Best of Italy and Greece with 4 Day Aegean Cruise Superior Summer 2019 tour

Best of Italy and Greece with 4 Day Aegean Cruise Superior Summer 2019

Trafalgar Premier
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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
14 days
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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.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport N/A
Start City Rome
End City Athens
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Itinerary

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Day 6: Venice – Overnight Ferry

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

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.

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.

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.

Day 10: Embark – Mykonos

Board your ship in Athens. Cruise to the island of Mykonos and spend time discovering the town and sparkling beaches.

Day 11: Kusadasi – Patmos

Arrive early at the port of Kusadasi in Turkey where you will enjoy a complementary shore excursion. Continue on to Patmos, where you might join an Optional Experience to the cave where the Book of Revelation was written.

Day 12: Rhodes

Arrive in Rhodes. Explore the fascinating medieval Old Town on your complimentary shore experience.

Day 13: Heraklion – Santorini

Disembark in Heraklion on the island of Crete, and perhaps visit the Palace of Knossos. Then cruise to the spectacular volcanic island of Santorini.

Day 14: Disembark – Athens

This morning, disembark from your ship for your transfer to the airport.

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Accomodations

  • Crowne Plaza

Additional Information:

  • 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 Trip Highlights
  • 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

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Meals Included:

  • 13 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 9 dinners
  • 4 lunches
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