Explore the best of Classic Mediterranean on this exclusive itinerary to Greece and Italy. Wander the landmarks of archaeological sites of ancient Athens, including the temples of the Acropolis. Relax and gaze upon the pristine white-sand beaches of the beautiful islands of Mykonos and Santorini. Discover the eternal city of Rome and the allure of the Amalfi Coast. See the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and Castel Sant’Angelo up close, walk the ruins of Pompeii, soak up the atmosphere in Capri and indulge in authentic Neapolitan pizza, and more!
Arrival at Athens International Airport followed by assisted transfer to the hotel.
Departure from the hotel in the morning after breakfast for the guided city tour of Athens. On the Acropolis, you can admire the Temple of Athena Nike, as well as the Propylaea. The beautiful geometry of the Parthenon will come into view, as will the Erechtheion, with its renovated portico of the Caryatides and the Pandroseion. You will visit the hill of Filopapos, walk through the paths of Plaka, Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament with the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the New Acropolis Museum and the modern city of Athens, the city chosen by the Gods. Afternoon at leisure. Meals: B
Departure from hotel to the port of Piraeus for embarkation towards the island of Mykonos. Arrival at Mykonos and transfer to the hotel. Meals: B
Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel. Meals: B
Departure from Mykonos at the arranged time to the island of Santorini. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Meals: B
Free time to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the island at your own pace. Meals: B
At an arranged time, transfer to the port to board a ferry towards the port of Piraeus. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Meals: B
After breakfast, transfer to Athens International Aiport at an arranged time for your flight to Rome. Arrive in Rome and make your own way to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure and overnight in Rome. Meals: B
Spend the morning at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel. In the evening, enjoy an illuminated panoramic city sightseeing tour through the streets of the Eternal City. Discover the River Tiber, Castel Sant’Angelo and the Pantheon. Stop in St. Peter’s Square, and make your way to Piazza Navona and the Spanish Steps. Stop at the famous Trevi Fountain and marvel at the archaeological jewel of Imperial Rome, the Colosseum before returning to your hotel. Meals: B
After breakfast, head south along the so-called Sun Highway from Rome, crossing the fertile Roman countryside and the area known as Castelli Romani, dotted with enchanting medieval villages and arriving in Naples, one of the largest and well-known cities in Italy. Short panoramic tour climbing up to Vomero hill to enjoy beautiful views over the Gulf of Naples with the Vesuvius, Capri, Ischia and Procida and the city below; time to take some nice pictures. Descending towards the port of Mergellina you will leave the city and travel south toward Mount Vesuvius. Along the way to Pompeii, enjoy the taste of authentic Neapolitan pizza! After lunch, you will reach Pompeii to enter into the world-famous site with Skip the Line tickets. Visit the haunting ruins of Pompeii, travelling back in time to the tragic days in 79 AD when the silent Mount Vesuvius suddenly erupted, covering the prosperous Roman city in deadly volcanic ashes and poisonous gases, leaving this prosperous city crystallized until our days. You’ll learn how people lived at that time, visiting houses and “bars” of the time, admiring frescoes and mosaics to imagine how rich and prosperous was the city before the dreadful day. Continue to Amalfi and enjoy dinner at the hotel. Meals: B, L, D
Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel. Meals: B, D
Enjoy the morning at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel. Afterwards, transfer to the Sorrento pier where you’ll board a ferry which heads out over the beautiful bay of Naples to the picturesque island of Capri. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Meals: B
Enjoy time at leisure to explore the island at your own pace, or relax at your hotel. You will have the option to visit the magnificent Blue Grotto, the most fascinating of the island’s many sea caves. Another option is to explore the island’s Gardens of Augustus, a stunning display of rich flora, with incredible views of the Faraglioni Rocks. Meals: B
Departure from the hotel to the port of Capri for embarkation towards Naples. Arrival at Naples and transfer back to Rome. Meals: B
Enjoy one final breakfast before departing. Arrivederci! Meals: B