Best of Italy and Greece with Cruise Premier Summer 2020

Tour Type: Regional Explorer
Brochure Type: Europe & Britain 2020

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.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • VIP ADMISSION to the Vatican Museums
  • ORIENTATION of Venice
  • VISIT St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum in Rome, Piazzale Michelangelo, Piazza della Signoria in Florence, the monasteries of Meteora, the Temple of Apollo in Delphi and the Acropolis in Athens
  • 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
Dining Highlights
  • 9 breakfasts
  • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest)
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Overnight ferry from Ancona to Igoumenitsa
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • VIP entry to many sights

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Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 3/31/2020
Duration
14 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1RomeArrive Rome (2 Nights): 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.
Crowne Plaza St. Peter's
Day 2RomeRome Sightseeing and Free Time: Visit St. Peter's Basilica and view Michelangelo's Pieta 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.
Day 3FlorenceRome 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.
Cosmopolitan
Day 4VeniceFlorence Sightseeing - Venice (2 Nights): 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.
Novotel Mestre Castellana
Day 5VeniceVenice Orientation and Free Time: Savour the unique sights and sounds of Venice as you cruise by private launch to Giudecca Island, where you'll 'Dive Into Culture' and witness the ancient Venetian tradition of glassmaking. 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 6VeniceVenice - Overnight Ferry: Travel south to the ancient port city of Ancona to board your overnight ferry to mainland Greece.
Day 7KalambakaIgoumenitsa - 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. 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.
Amalia Kalambaka
Day 8DelphiKalambaka - 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.
Amalia Delphi
Day 9AthensDelphi - 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.
Divani Palace Acropolis
Day 10MykonosEmbark - Mykonos: Board your ship in Athens. Cruise to the island of Mykonos and spend time discovering the town and sparkling beaches.
Day 11PatmosKusadasi - 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 12RhodesRhodes: Arrive in Rhodes. Explore the fascinating medieval Old Town on your complimentary shore experience.
Day 13SantoriniHeraklion - 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 14AthensDisembark - Athens: This morning, disembark from your ship for your transfer to the airport.
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
05/02/2020$4,930.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
05/09/2020$4,930.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
05/30/2020$4,930.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
06/06/2020$4,930.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
06/13/2020$5,080.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - On RequestQuote
06/20/2020$5,200.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
06/27/2020$5,200.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/04/2020$5,155.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/18/2020$5,155.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/01/2020$5,155.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/15/2020$5,155.00* (USD) / Land Price - FullQuote
08/29/2020$5,740.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/05/2020$5,585.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/12/2020$5,585.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
09/19/2020$5,585.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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