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Best of Italy and Greece with Cruise Premier

Operated by: Trafalgar

14 Days from $5,049 per person
APR - OCT 2022
Looking out at sea from hillside at dusk on Santorini Island, Greece

Countries Visited

Italy, Vatican City, Greece, Turkey ...more Italy, Vatican City, Greece, Turkey

Locations Visited

Rome, Vatican City, Florence, Venice, Kalabaka, Meteora, Delphi, Athens, Mykonos, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Patmos, Rhodes, Crete, Santorini ...more Rome, Vatican City, Florence, Venice, Kalabaka, Meteora, Delphi, Athens, Mykonos, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Patmos, Rhodes, Crete, Santorini
  1. Day 1 Ciao Rome

    Welcome to Rome, 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.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Villa Pamphili
  2. Day 2 Discover Ancient Rome and the Vatican City

    Visit St. Peter's Basilica and view Michelangelo's Pietà with a Local Specialist. See the Circus Maximus where chariot races were held and visit the impressive Colosseum. There's time afterwards to explore the city on your own or simply relax and watch the world go by.

    meals Breakfast
  3. Day 3 Journey to Renaissance Florence

    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.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
    hotel Cosmopolitan Concept
  4. Day 4 Venture to 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 through the city’s enchanting canals.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Novotel Mestre Castellana
  5. Day 5 Explore the Floating City

    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 Dive Into Culture and 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.

    meals Breakfast
  6. Day 6 Board an Overnight Ferry to Greece

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

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
  7. Day 7 Monasteries of Meteora on the way to 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. 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.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Amalia Kalambaka
  8. Day 8 Onwards to Legendary 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.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Amalia Delphi
  9. Day 9 Off to Historic Athens

    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, 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.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
    hotel Divani Palace Acropolis
  10. Day 10 Embark and Cruise to Stunning Mykonos

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

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  11. Day 11 Continue to Ancient Ephesus and Patmos

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

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  12. Day 12 A Day to Explore Beautiful Rhodes

    Arrive in Rhodes. Explore the fascinating medieval Old Town on your complimentary Shore Experience.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  13. Day 13 Cruise to Crete and on to 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.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  14. Day 14 Disembark in Athens

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

    meals Breakfast
Best of Italy and Greece with 4-Day Aegean Cruise Premier
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Dining Highlights

  • 1 Be My Guest
  • 1 Farewell Dinner
  • 1 Welcome Reception
  • 13 Breakfasts
  • 4 Lunches
  • 6 Dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Four-night Aegean Cruise
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • Overnight ferry from Ancona to Igoumenitsa

Sightseeing Highlights

  • VIP Admission to the Vatican Museums
  • Explore Rome, Florence, Delphi and Athens with a Local Specialist
  • Discover Venice
  • Visit St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum in Rome, Piazzale Michelangelo and Piazza della Signoria in Florence, a glassblowing factory in Venice, the monasteries of Meteora, the Temple of Apollo in Delphi, the Acropolis in Athens, Mykonos, ancient Ephesus, Patmos, Rhodes, Crete and Santorini
  • 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
  • Connect With Locals Enjoy a local Tuscan Be My Guest dinner with Count Miari Fulcis on his 15th-century organic olive oil estate in the Tuscan hills, used as a location for many famous films like 'Room with a View' and 'Tea with Mussolini'.
  • Dive into Culture Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries.
  • Dive into Culture Be inspired by the magnificence of Michelangelo and da Vinci at the Vatican Museums and enjoy an exclusive visit up the spiral staircase designed by the famous architect Donato Bramante in a part of the Vatican not open to the public.
  • MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Learn about the history and ancient skill of Venetian glassblowing, playing your role in ensuring the survival of this traditional craft through your visit.

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Reviews
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Eudene Anderson
Monday, October 14, 2019
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It was booked and all of the transports, planes, airport transports all were done very well. It was an enjoyable and fun tour of Italy and Greece.
Vacation
I enjoyed all of the experiences and outings. It was fun and educational, the sites were the historic touristy ones we all want to see, transports went well, motels were nice, we did a lot of walking, it was a fun time. My sisters took all the photos
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