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Best of Italy and Greece

Duration 10 days

Destinations visited :
  • Italy
  • Greece

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.

Take a look at your day-by-day itinerary or contact us on 0207 620 8952 to find out more.


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
Meal: Welcome Reception


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: Buffet Breakfast


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
Meal: Buffet Breakfast,Be My Guest Dining


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
Meal: Buffet Breakfast


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: Buffet Breakfast


Venice – Overnight Ferry
Travel south to the ancient port city of Ancona to board your overnight ferry to mainland Greece.
Meal: Buffet Breakfast,Dinner


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
Meal: Buffet Breakfast,Dinner


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
Meal: Buffet Breakfast


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: Crowne Plaza
Meal: Buffet Breakfast,Farewell Dinner

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.
Meal: Buffet Breakfast

Dining Highlights

  • 9 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 3 dinners (including Be My Guest with local wine)
  • 2 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • 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
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Best of Italy and Greece

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.