Spend an unforgettable 19 days exploring Greece and Italy, at the heart of the Mediterranean, two countries who’s history have shaped the world we live in today. In Greece visit Athens, host city for the 2004 Olympics, and see the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the original Olympic stadium before travelling across the Aegean Sea to the iconic and stunning islands of Mykonos and Santorini. Famous for their white box houses, blue domed roofs, churches and windmills, you’ll spend 2 nights on each island, which is plenty of time to soak up the ‘island life’ atmosphere. Separated from Greece by the Adriatic Sea, discover the romance of Italy. See the Eternal City, Rome, and the Vatican, Colosseum, Spanish Steps, and Trevi Fountain. Explore the picturesque beauty of the Tuscan and Umbrian countryside along with Florence, Pisa and Venice, where highlights include the Ponte Vecchio, the Leaning Tower, the Grand Canal and St. Mark's Square. There’s also Verona, best known as Shakespeare’s setting for Romeo and Juliet, the Italian Lakes and the city of Milan. Over all an amazing opportunity to see and experience two unique countries where you will find over 2,500 years of history and culture.
17-Nights Hotel Accommodations: Based on twin/double rooms in moderate hotels. Greece: 4 nights Athens, 2 nights Mykonos and 2 nights Santorini. Italy: 2 nights Rome, 2 nights Montecatini, 2 nights Venice, 1 night Lake Garda and 1 night Milan.
Sightseeing: Special events as listed
Meals: 17 breakfasts and 8 dinners
Intra-tour flight: from Athens to Rome
Fully Escorted: A professionally trained English speaking Tour Director throughout. They will provide you with a wealth of information during your tour and their friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience.
Baggage Handling: To and from your hotel room throughout your tour for one piece of checked baggage per person⁺
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- Visit the most popular islands in Greece – 2 nights in Mykonos & 2 nights in Santorini
- Visit the Acropolis & The Parthenon, along with the Acropolis Museum
- Leisurely island transfers across the Aegean Sea
- Visit Rome, the “Eternal City,” Florence and Venice, Italy’s three most spectacular and romantic cities, all with included sightseeing
- See the Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo frescoes in the Vatican City