Best of Italy and Greece

  • 15 Days , 2 Countries , 6 Cities
  • From $7,450
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Customizable Itinerary This sample itinerary was created by our destination specialist to inspire you. It can be customized to your exact preferences and budget.
Countries Visited Italy, Greece
Places Visited , Venice, Florence, Rome, Athens
Suggested Duration 15 days
Travel Styles Cultural Tours, Family Vacations

ITINERARY

  • DAY 1

    Welcome to Venice, Italy

    Italy and Greece trip starts in Venice, Italy.

    Upon arrival at the airport, a private English-speaking assistant will be waiting for you at the arrival, holding a sign with your name on it. Subsequently, they will escort you to your private water taxi and accompany you to your hotel for check-in. This personalized service lets you start your Venice adventure easily and comfortably.

    What's included?

    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
    • Cruise/Boat Cruise/Boat
  • DAY 2
    Canals in Venice, Italy
    Canals in Venice, Italy

    Venice - City Tour in Venice

    After breakfast, meet your guide to start a Venice city tour, considered one of the most beautiful in the whole world. Venice is located in the marshy Venetian Lagoon, which stretches along the shoreline between the Po and the Piave Rivers. Moreover situated on a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges. Additionally, Venice is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its spectacular architecture, and its artworks.

    Optional – As dusk falls in Venice, relax and enjoy the views during a traditional Venetian gondola ride. Your English-speaking escort will pick you up from your hotel and walk you to your private gondola. After boarding, your gondolier will navigate Venice’s narrow canals and stone bridges, providing a serene and intimate experience. As you glide along the Venetian Grand Canal, marvel at the landmarks and sites that have made Venice a global tourist hub, such as the Rialto Bridge and the stunning Ca’ d’Oro mansion with its arched Gothic exterior. This quintessential Venetian experience is sure to be a highlight of your trip.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
  • DAY 3
    Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy
    Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy

    Florence - Arrive in the city of art

    Morning is at your disposal, or alternatively, you can opt for an excursion to the small islands in the Venetian Lagoon: Burano and Murano, located north of the historic center of Venice. Murano and Burano offer beautiful handicrafts that have made them famous worldwide. The former is characterized by centuries-old glass manufacturing, while the latter is known for its sophisticated lace, not to mention the original colorful buildings.

    Visiting Murano and Burano will give you the most authentic and unusual side of Venice. Moreover, in the afternoon, there will be a private transfer to the train station, where you will board a first-class train to Florence.

    Upon arriving in Florence, your driver will pick you up from the train station with a private transfer to your hotel. Additionally, the afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy this beautiful city on your own.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Train Train
  • DAY 4
    The Dome Cathedral in Florence, Italy
    The Dome Cathedral in Florence, Italy

    Florence - A full-day excursion

    After breakfast, you’ll embark on a full-day excursion to Florence, the incredible heart of the Renaissance and the Italian Region of Tuscany’s capital city. As a center of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of the time, Florence is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance and is often referred to as the Athens of the Middle Ages. Additionally, its turbulent political history includes periods of ruling by the powerful Medici family and numerous religious and republican revolutions. Moreover, from 1865 to 1871, the city was also the capital of the recently established Kingdom of Italy. The historic center attracts millions of tourists each year, and as a result, Florence is ranked as one of the most visited cities in the world.

    Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982, the city contains numerous museums and art galleries, such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Pitti Palace. Still, it exerts an influence on art, culture, and politics. Florence is also an important city in Italian fashion, being ranked within the top fifty fashion capitals of the world. You have a guided tour of the town and get the chance, among others, to see the “David” sculpture by Michelangelo. In the afternoon, free time to visit this magnificent city individually.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
  • DAY 5
    Piazza del Campo, Siena, Italy
    Piazza del Campo, Siena, Italy

    Rome - Visit Tuscany Region and arrive to city of Great Empire

    Hotel breakfast in the hotel and leave for Siena, driving through the beautiful region of the Chianti wine. The tradition of cultivating vines in Chianti goes back a long time in history, back to the Etruscans that inhabited the area before the Roman empire. In 1984, Chianti obtained the denomination D.O.C.G. (Controlled and Guaranteed Denomination of Origin), the highest type of recognition for quality Italian wines. Stop for wine tasting.

    Travel to Siena for a guided visit to Siena, one of Italy’s most beautiful medieval towns. Its historic center has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. It is one of the nation’s most visited tourist attractions, and it’s famous for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval cityscape, and the Palio, a horse race in traditional costumes. Meet the guide for the city tour: the City Hall, Piazza del Campo, and the Cathedral. Drive to the capital city of Italy: Rome.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
  • DAY 6
    Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome, Italy
    Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome, Italy

    Rome - Full-day tour in Italy's capital

    Meet with your English-speaking guide in the morning for a full-day tour of Rome, Italy’s capital, and the Lazio Region. The Eternal City” refers to Rome, which has a history spanning over 2500 years since its legendary founding in 753 BC in passive voice. Rome, which people refer to as “The Eternal City,” has a history that spans more than 2500 years since its legendary founding in 753 BC. In the ancient world, it was successively the capital city of the Roman Kingdom, the Roman Republic, and the Roman Empire. It is regarded as one of the birthplaces of Western civilization.

    You will see the Fori Imperiali, the Colosseum, Constantine’s Arch, and all the other most astonishing sights of Ancient Rome. Time for a stroll in Piazza di Spagna, with world-famous Trinità dei Monti steps, take a picture by the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, and finally reach the Pantheon.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
  • DAY 7
    Sistine Chapel, Vatican, Italy
    Sistine Chapel, Vatican, Italy

    Rome - Visit to the Vatican Museums

    The morning visit to the Vatican Museums originated as a group of sculptures collected by Pope Julius II (1503-1513) and placed in the “Cortile Ottagono” within the museum complex today. Continue your sightseeing with the visit to the Sistine Chapel, one of the greatest art treasures of all time, one of the most celebrated masterpieces in the world, with amazing, frescoed ceilings by Michelangelo. It’s the last stop on the Vatican Museum tour and is the most ardently awaited moment for millions of tourists worldwide.

    In the afternoon time for free or option, visit the three most important cathedrals in Rome: San Giovanni in Laterano, Santa Maria Maggiore, and San Paolo Fuori le Mura.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
  • DAY 8
    Athens, Greece
    Athens, Greece

    Welcome to Athens, Greece!

    You leave Rome to depart to Athens on Italy and Greece trip.
    Private transfer to the airport for departure to Athens, Greece.

    Arrive in Athens and let our driver take you to your hotel to check in and prepare for your first day in Greece.

    In the late afternoon, begin your journey by strolling around Athens’ streets and discover some of its highlights with your loved one. As the sun sets and the city lights up at night, enjoy a welcome dinner at a Greek tavern surrounded by friendly locals – a perfect introduction to Greece!

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
  • DAY 9
    Pantheon, Athens, Greece
    Pantheon, Athens, Greece

    Athens - City Tour

    See the city’s best and most beloved sites in just seven hours! Follow your knowledgeable and friendly guide, who will show you around the majestic Acropolis, the impressive Acropolis Museum, the two most famous squares, Syntagma and Monastiraki, and many more, by giving you a greater understanding of ancient and modern Greece.

    Athens, the capital of Greece, is a city steeped in history, culture, and myth. From the time of its founding in the 5th century BC, Athens has played a crucial role in shaping the Western world’s intellectual, cultural, and political foundations. It is known as the birthplace of democracy, philosophy, literature, and drama and has produced some of the greatest thinkers and leaders in history. In this tour, you will explore Athens’s rich history, culture, and attractions and understand why it remains a must-visit destination for anyone interested in history, culture, and architecture.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
  • DAY 10
    Mykonos, Greece
    Mykonos, Greece

    Mykonos - Queen of the Cyclades

    It’s time to start discovering the Greek island way of life! Get on a ferry heading to the ‘Queen of the Cyclades’, Mykonos! Set a transfer to the port of Piraeus in a private car. Once you reach the island, transfer to your accommodation, and relax for the day.

    Mykonos is a picturesque island located in the Aegean Sea, part of the Cyclades group of islands in Greece. Known for its white-washed buildings, turquoise waters, and vibrant nightlife, Mykonos has become one of Greece’s most popular tourist destinations.

    Mykonos has a rich and colorful history that dates back to ancient times. According to legend, the island was named after Mykonos, the son of Apollo and a local princess. In ancient times, Mykonos was an important center of maritime trade, and it played a crucial role in the trade network between Greece, Egypt, and Asia Minor.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
    • Cruise/Boat Cruise/Boat
  • DAY 11
    Mykonos Island, Greece
    Mykonos Island, Greece

    Mykonos - A private half day tour

    Catch All Mykonos’ highlights with a private half-day tour showing you around the island’s best attractions and hidden spots! Along with your local guide, begin your tour by walking through the old town’s labyrinth, the narrow and cobbled alleys. See the port, the whitewashed churches, and the famous windmills.

    Move on to the second main village of Mykonos, Ano Mera, where you have some free time to wander around. Your next stop is Kalafatis beach for some relaxation, and we’ve saved the best for last: an elevated spot to capture the outstanding view of the town, the Aegean Sea, and the neighboring islands!

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
  • DAY 12
    Santorini Island, Greece
    Santorini Island, Greece

    Santorini Island - One of the best romantic islands worldwide

    Transfer with a hydrofoil boat in two hours to Santorini. Your driver will deliver you privately to the hotel in Santorini. Free day at leisure in Santorini.

    The island’s beauty has been waxed lyrical over the years, fully earning the epithet “kalliste” (the most beautiful). Along with “Strogili,” one of the former names lent to the island over its troubled history.

    Its history is one of the battles and conquers of a tragic eruption and a blossoming renaissance – events that haven’t altered Santorini’s charm but that undoubtedly scarred it. Together with the inhabited Therania and five other smaller islands, Thera (Santorini’s Greek name) belongs to the namesake archipelago, the vestige of a volcanic caldera. Places of unspoiled nature and postcard-like views, the islands are reachable by boat and bear the original appeal of the old-fashioned Santorini. The main island is split into picturesque villages masterly painted in dazzling blue and white hues. it is outlining the holiday resort’s multi-faceted personality and its extraordinary landscapes.

    The scent of wine grapes and vineyards stretching lazily down Santorini’s unrefined hills. The unique taste of tomatoes grown solely on volcanic soil and the soaring temperature of the island. The subtle sand or the smoothness of white pebbles and turquoise waters of some of Europe’s most suggestive beaches. The upbeat sound of the buzzing nightlife and the spectacle of the sun setting behind the village of Oia and the caldera to finally plunge into the skyline. Santorini gratifies all five senses, treating the traveler to enchanting views and thousands of colors.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
    • Cruise/Boat Cruise/Boat
  • DAY 13
    Santorini, Greece
    Santorini, Greece

    Santorini - the Caldera Sunset Cruise

    In the morning, explore Santorini at your own pace. Without mentioning dazzling panoramas, and the mesmerizing sea of vibrant villages, Santorini’s culinary tradition would be something worth experiencing. Borrowing a pronounced Mediterranean diet from the mainland, Santorini generously uses vegetables, quality olive oil, meat, and fresh seafood.

    Santorini is, in all aspects, a work of art, and its souvenirs and local produce doubtlessly reflect the island’s beautiful facets. Try the island’s peculiar white eggplants with mozzarella, or sample the unique “Tomatokeftedes,” tomato fritters made of Santorini’s produce. Of course with a good pair of glass of Vinsanto. Oia and Fira is the Island’s shopping destination, where traditional shops line up neatly down narrow streets.

    In the afternoon, you admire the Caldera Sunset Cruise. Starting from the port of Vlychada port, the cruise passes by Red and White Beach, with a stop at Black Mountain. It will then pass by the Lighthouse South of the Caldera and the Hot Springs at the Volcano. Lunch will be served at the next stop, which is Thirassia. You will then sail towards the port of Ammoudi for a spectacular view of Oia. The return route will offer beautiful Fira views and sunset views before entering the port of Vlychada.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Cruise/Boat Cruise/Boat
  • DAY 14
    Church, Santorini, Greece
    Church, Santorini, Greece

    Santorini - Experience Greek food with expert

    Our goal is to showcase the flavors and ingredients of Mediterranean cuisine from a local standpoint. We are eager to make you experience Greek food as the locals do!

    Start your day with a traditional Greek coffee. Our fun local food expert will meet you at a starting point in Firostefani and lead you through the traditional towns of Firostefani and Fira, following a pebbled downhill footpath right on the edge of the world-famous Santorini caldera. Follow your guide through Fira’s historical alleyways and hidden paths with several stops for samplings of local treats, including an olive oil tasting and a quick bite of souvlaki – the ultimate Greek street food.

    During the tour, you can taste Santorini & Greek food, street food, local beer samples, wine, raki, Cycladic cheeses & cold cuts, olive oil tasting, delicacies from the bakery, and traditional sweets. Of course, lunch at a caldera view restaurant and some local wine is a must!

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
  • DAY 15

    Goodbye to Greece!

    Your driver will deliver you to Santorini Airport for a short flight to Athens!

    Today, your beautiful tour of Italy and Greece ends in Santorini. We hope to see you again on one of our combination itineraries.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Transfer Transfer

PRICES

Starting from $7,450 per person

Price per person in double occupancy
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Price excluding international flights
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HIGHLIGHT

What’s Included?

  • 14 nights hotel accommodation in a first-class city center hotel with buffet breakfast in Italy & Greece tour
    2-night in Venice
    2-night in Florence
    3-night in Rome
    2-night in Athens
    2-night in Mykonos
    3-night in Santorini
  • Private transfers in Italy and Greece airports and ports
  • Mercedes V class with speaking English driver for the whole tour in Italy
  • Boat in Venice
  • Chianti wine tasting in Tuscany Region
  • Visit the hill town in Tuscany Region, Siena
  • The city tours with speaking-English drivers or guides in Italy and Greece
  • Ferry ticket from Piraeus to Mykonos
  • Ferry Ticket from Mykonos to Santorini
  • The Caldera Sunset Cruise

Sightseeing Highlights Included

  • Venice
    • Full-day guided tour of this city amazing city.
    • Get to chance to see: St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doges Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs that connects the Palace to the prisons.
  • Florence
    • Full-day excursion in the wonderful heart of the Renaissance.
    • 3-hour guided tour of the city
    • See the “David” sculpture by Michelangelo
  • Chianti Region – Siena
    • Drive through the beautiful region of the Chianti wine and stop for wine tasting!!
    • Guided visit to Siena
  • Rome
  • Full-day guided tour in the capital city. During the tour, you will see the Fori Imperiali, the Colosseum, Constantine’s Arch, and all the other most astonishing sights of Ancient Rome. Stroll in Piazza di Spagna with the world-famous Trinità dei Monti step. Take a picture by the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, and, finally, reach the Pantheon
  • Visit the Vatican Museums
  • Sightseeing with the visit to the Sistine Chapel
  • Visit Athens’ most famous site, the Acropolis, and the impressive Acropolis Museum.
  • Enjoy a vehicle tour of Athens’ highlights such as Syntagma Square (you may be able to see the changing of the guards!), the Roman Agora, the Temple of Zeus & the Panathenaic Stadium, where the Olympic Games were revived!
  • Half-day Mykonos tour: Walk through the labyrinth of the old town, the small and narrow streets, see the famous windmills, visit the second main village of Mykonos, Ano Mera, for a stroll around the traditional square, visit the monk monastery Panagia Tourliani built in the 16th century, stop at Kalafatis beach for some relaxation, stop to take some photos of the outstanding view of the town and neighboring islands.
  • Enjoy Caldera Sunset Cruise
  • Eat & Walk Food Tour

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