greece italy and switzerland tour

Greece, Italy Switzerland And Paris 12 Nights And 13 Days

greece italy and switzerland tour

Greece is a country in southeastern Europe with thousands of islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas. Influential in ancient times, it's often called the cradle of Western civilization. Athens, its capital, retains landmarks including the 5th-century B.C. Acropolis citadel with the Parthenon temple. Greece is also known for its beaches, from the black sands of Santorini to the party resorts of Mykonos.

TODAY????S HIGHLIGHTS :  

  • City tour in Athens. Evening transfer to Plaka
  • We arrive in Athens. We will enjoy a scenic visit of this modern city, which includes the Panathinaikos Stadium and the Royal Palace.In the evening we include an evening transfer to the Plaka District.  
  • This neighbourhood is full of small Greek taverns where you can enjoy the rich folklore of this country.

TODAY????S HIGHLIGHTS:  

  • Discover yourself the charms of Athens.
  • Free day. Visitor can enjoy the charm of this city, with free time to wander about and discover memorable places.

Athens-Corinth-Epidaurus-Nafplio-Olympia.-

  • Ancient Greek theatre of Epidaurus. Visit the highly picturesque seaport town of Nafplio in the Peloponnese region. Dinner is included.
  • We depart in the morning towards the Peloponnese region.  
  • We shall stop at the Corinth Canal. After this, amid magnificent scenery, we arrive at Epidaurus, where you can learn about ancient Greek theatre located an incomparable landscape. Later on, we travel to NAFPLIO, which is situated along the Aegean Sea and has a historic town centre, marina and medieval castle.  
  • There is time for a lunch break and a relaxing stroll. In the middle of the afternoon we continue toward OLYMPIA.  
  • Dinner is included.

Olympia-Patras. Board ship. -

  • Guided visit to Olympia. Overnight voyage from Greece to Italy. Visit the archaeological site of Olympia In the company of a local guide.  
  • You will be able to visit the museum and archaeological site (guided visit; entry ticket to the complex is not included), which was the cradle of the Olympic Games in ancient times.  
  • We continue along the route to Patras, the third largest city in Greece.  
  • There is time to wander through its lively centre, full of commercial activity. At 5pm, we go back on board to cross the Ionian Sea. Night spent on board. Accommodation in double cabins with bathroom (we recommend that you travel with a carry-on bag for the night on board. The Sunday breakfast on the boat is not included). NOTE: Sometimes the ferry voyage from Patras to Southern Italy may be cancelled due to mechanical inspections, strike action or other reasons.
  • In this case, the itinerary is usually adapted: we shall either leave by ferry from Igoumenitsa (all the planned visits will be undertaken) or by plane from Athens to Rome, in which case, there will be a Sunday excursion to Naples and Pompeii.

Brindisi-Trani-Naples-Rome.-

  • Highly picturesque seaport town of Trani. City of Naples. Early morning arrival in Brindisi. In the South of Italy, we stay on the Adriatic coast.  
  • En route, we stop at Trani, a picturesque little town by the sea, with its fishing port, an old cathedral and its streets which are full of life. Time for   lunch. We continue our trip toward NAPLES, arriving in the afternoon, in time to enjoy a short scenic tour of the historic city centre before continuing toward ROME.  
  • We arrive by the end of the afternoon.

TODAY????S HIGHLIGHTS:

  • City tour of Rome. Roman Coliseum (admission price included) and visit to the Vatican City.   In the morning, we have a scenic tour of the city, which will be a great introduction to ???�?The Eternal city??????. We visit the tiny state of the Vatican.  
  • The Vatican City is a principal centre of Christianity in the world. You will be able to visit St. Peter????s Basilica.  
  • And we have also included admission to the Roman Coliseum, the principal symbol of Rome.
  •  This impressive construction dates back 2,000 years and will transport us in time so that we can learn about ancient society in the Roman Empire.
  •  In the evening we provide transport to the Via Cavour area, were you will find restaurants serving Italian, Indian, Chinese and international food.
  •  Return to hotel.

Rome- Florence

TODAY????S HIGLIGHTS:

  • Tour with a local expert from Florence. View from Piazzale Michelangelo. We will leave Rome, heading north.  
  • This route is graced with beautiful landscapes.  
  • Upon arrival in Florence, we head straight to Piazzale Michelangelo, an impressive site in the city.  
  • In the evening we provide a tour with a local expert, and walk through the historic centre, taking in places such as the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo, and Plaza della Signoria.  
  • This city is truly an outdoor museum.  
  • Free time to explore. In the evening, you can dine at your favourite restaurant.  
  • In this district you can find restaurants serving Italian, Indian, Chinese and international food.

Florence- Venice

  • Vaporetto boat on Venice????s Grand Canal. Visit and admission to the San Marcos Basilica, where we can admire the technique of crafting Murano Glass.  
  • Today we enjoy stunning mountain landscapes while crossing the Apennine Mountains.  
  • Arriving in Venice, we will board a Vapporetto to travel around on the canals in the historic centre. With a local guide,  
  • we will visit the marvellous Plaza de San Marcos and enter the marvellous basilica (entry cost included).
  •  Afterwards, we shall be able to visit the Murano glass factory city. It is marvellous to see the technique of crystal blowing.
  •  Free time. At the end of the afternoon, you will have the chance to eat dinner in the Mestre area, where you can choose the type of restaurant that you prefer (Indian, Oriental, Italian, etc.).

Venice- Verona-Zurich

  • We visit the city of Romeo y Juliet. Beautiful countryside while crossing the Alps (lakes and\ snowy mountains).  
  • We will depart from Venice, travelling to VERONA.  
  • Our guide will instruct us on the places where you will be able to walk in Romeo and Juliet????s city - the city of lovers!  
  • Afterwards we continue the journey to Switzerland. Very beautiful lakes and mountains with snow-capped peaks line our route. Arrival in ZURICH. Free time in the historic centre next to the lake, where you will be able to dine in your chosen restaurant serving Italian, Indian, Chinese, international or Swiss food.

Zurich-Eingelberger-Trubsee-Lucerna Zurich

TODAY????S HIGLIGHTS:  

  • Tramway tour to Trubsee with its lake and beautiful landscapes. We will head into the high mountains to take a walk through the beautiful town of EINGELBERGER.  
  • We include the ticket to board the TRUSBEE tramway, a ski station covered by snow for many months of the year (from October to May).  
  • You will be able to walk along the pathways next to the lake. Or if you may continue by tram to the top of TITLIS, a spectacular mountain located at the Uri Alps (its glaciers and snow cover the mountain all year round).  
  • Subsequently, we head to Lucerne, one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland, and located next to its large lake.  
  • Returning to Zurich, you will be able to enjoy free time to dine at your selected restaurant serving Swiss, Italian, Oriental and international food

Zurich- Bern- Paris

  • Explore Bern, the capital city of Switzerland.
  • Embark on a scenic trip to Bern, capital city of the confederation built around a bend in the Aare River, with its medieval architecture preserved in the Old Town. Time to take a stroll and breathe in the fresh air. Next, we journey to France.  
  • Enjoy beautiful lake views on our trip to Paris. We arrive in the evening.
  • City tour of Paris. Boat ride along the Seine. Climb to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. Evening transfers.  
  • A scenic guided tour to discover the history, main boulevards and the breathtaking monuments of Paris. We end the visit at the Eiffel Tower area.  
  • You will have the opportunity to climb up to the second floor of this remarkable metal monument.  
  • End your visit with a boat cruise along the River Seine, which divides the north of Paris from the south.  
  • Enjoy a free afternoon to explore as you choose.  
  • At sunset enjoy dinner (not incluided) at Gare du Nord, the neighbourhood that is home to Paris????s Indian community.  
  • A wide variety of international cuisines await you.  
  • Return to hotel.
  • After breakfast, end of our services.

Accommodation on Double / Twin Sharing Basis as Per Package Selected. Daily Breakfast.

All Sightseeing as per Itinerary.  

All Transportation and Sightseeing by A/C Vehicle  

All permit fees & hotel taxes (as per itinerary).  

Transport in an A/C Microvan with the service of an English-speaking chauffeur Guide.

Meeting and Assistance at the airport.

Any personal expenses or optional tours.

Any extra meals ordered. 

Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Porterage, and Phone calls. 

Any Drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral, Aerated) excluded from the package. 

Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary or stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather or ill health, or roadblocks and any factors beyond the control. 

Any services not mentioned in the inclusion list.

Booking rates are subject to change without prior notice.

All transfers and sightseeing shall be provided by an exclusive vehicle unless otherwise specified.

Tour-programme is subject to change depending upon circumstances.  

Nufly Tours reserve the right to modify the itinerary at any point of time, due to many reasons including but not limited to force majeure events, strikes, fairs, festivals, weather conditions, traffic problems, flights, cancellation (or) re-routing of flights, closure (or) entry restrictions at a place of a visit, etc. In the occurrence of any unfortunate events, we will do our best to make suitable alternate arrangements. (Note: We would not be held liable for any refunds/compensation claims arising out of this.)

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25 % of the package cost will be charged if cancelled before 20 days of the departure date.

50 % of the package cost if cancelled before 15 days of the departure date.

75 % of the package cost if cancelled before 8 days of the departure date.

No Refund to avail if cancelled before 7 days of the departure date.

The Florence cathedral and Florence city panoramic view, Florence, Tuscany, Italy.

GREECE, ITALY AND SWITZERLAND Group Tour.

A perfect and incredible journey to Greece, Italy and Switzerland, full of legends, treasures and stories of ancient mythology and landscapes of indescribable beauty.

GREECE, ITALY AND SWITZERLAND. (ID: 20757)

(ATHENS - CORINTH CANAL - MICENAS - TRIPOLI - OLYMPIA - PATRAS - AMFILOCHIA - ARTA - IGOUMENITSA - BRINDISI - TRANI - NAPLES - ROME - FLORENCE - VENICE - MURANO - VERONA - LUGANO - ZURICH - GRINDELWALD - LUCERNE). (No minimum passengers for the tour)

A perfect and incredible journey to Greece, Italy and Switzerland, full of legends, treasures and stories of ancient mythology and landscapes of indescribable beauty. An unforgettable holiday trip, discovering all the secrets of Athens, Olympia, Patras, Rome, Florence, Venice, Murano, Verona, Lugano, Zurich, Grindelwald and Lucerne.

  • Overflowing history and beauty, ATHENS has a rich past that can be seen in its streets, its many museums and monuments of unparalleled value.
  • Myths, impossible stories, improbable odyssey, all that makes up the impressive CORINTH CANAL .
  • OLYMPIA , one of the best known tourist destinations in all of Greece, is a fascinating place that has a great cultural legacy.
  • ROME is a wonderful city, full of works of art and monuments that are now World Heritage Sites.
  • Birthplace of the Renaissance, romantic, charming and irresistible, FLORENCE is also a feast of the most outstanding world cuisine.
  • VENICE is one and at the same time all cities, considered a symbol. Narrow streets, gondolas and beautiful squares are only part of this amazing city.
  • The beautiful city of LUGANO , located in Switzerland, has incredible views from its mountains, or in the historic center. It is a lovely and impressive city.
  • With countless events, varied museums and an extremely lively nightlife, is ZURICH , which beats both day and night.
  • GRINDELWALD 's wonderful panoramas have mountainous cusps, in addition to numerous activities dedicated to the entertainment of outsiders.
  • Historic houses that adorn the old town, as well as churches and squares adorn the wonderful city of LUCERNE .
  • Departure from ATHENS
  • History & cultural tour
  • Offered in English
  • 5 Stars Rating

GREECE, ITALY AND SWITZERLAND Group Tour map

Europa Mundo Vacations (EMV) , our service provider is part of the JTB Group, one of the world's largest tourist groups, which was founded in Japan over 100 years ago, currently has more than 150 companies and more than 900 offices throughout the world. Although Europa Mundo was originally a family business, its average sales growth in the last 10 years has been 13.97% per year, being a leader in Latin America of circuits in Europe, also having its own circuits in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, India and Japan, with 1,000 different tours, and with 130,000 passengers per year traveling in our circuits from 33 countries on 5 continents, markets in Latin America, Spain, Portugal, and in 2016 countries such as India, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, United States, Jordan and Australia.

  • Guaranteed fixed departures without minimum passengers.
  • Assistance in airports and tourist destinations visited by the program.
  • Europamundo General Services: Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance, and breakfast buffet.
  • Includes arrival transfer
  • Accommodations according to the program: 10 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast included.
  • Qualified English speaking guide throughout the tour.
  • Boat: Vaporetto in Venice.
  • Activities and excursions as described in the program. City tour in: Athens, Olympia, Rome, Florence, Venice.
  • Evening Transfer: Plaka neighbourhood in Athens and Via Cavour in Rome.
  • Transfer: Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence.
  • Ticket admission: Coliseum of Rome, Saint Mark´s Basilica and Murano Glass Factory in Venice.
  • Ferry: Night Igoumenitsa - Brindisi.
  • Funicular: Cable Car to Grindelwald First.
  • 2 Lunch or Dinner Included in: Olympia and Grindelwald.
  • Transfers between different destinations where indicated by the program;

IMPORTANT NOTE:

  • Tickets to the archaeological complexes are not included unless expressly provided.
  • Programme with ferries subject to special changes.

not included

  • Intercontinental flights to and from the destination of the start and end of the program.
  • Tourist entry and exit visas (visa) for the countries of transit flights and for the countries that make up the program, according to the immigration regulations established by each specific country.
  • Airport taxes per person according to each destination.
  • Registration fee and medical insurance / luggage / mandatory cancellation with medical coverage per person; which must be contracted directly by the clients themselves with the insurance companies that they consider best.
  • Other possible taxes that apply according to the provisions of each country that make up the program and countries with transit flights.
  • Additional meals and drinks.
  • Gratuities or Tips.
  • Excursions and optional activities not provided for in the program.
  • Any other service that is not expressly indicated in the program.
  • OUT transfers.

Overview of your trip:

A special and exclusive trip to enjoy luxury and experience a fantastic holiday. This 11-day group tour is not only something special for active travelers, but also for those who want to discover Greece, Italy and Switzerland in a different way. Spectacular cities, full of history, monuments, museums, their imposing landscapes and their paradisiacal sites. You will always be accompanied by the best local guides that will take you through the best charms of Greece, Italy and Switzerland. Without doubt the perfect combination for an unforgettable trip.

We recommend that customers book their international flights to the country of start and end of the program to guarantee their arrival at least one day before the tour's departure date. The Tour Operator and the Travel Agency do not assume any responsibility for possible breaches of the program and what this situation could generate due to possible delays in the arrival of customers on time for different reasons.

IMPORTAN NOTES:

  • Net package prices are expressed in USD, Euros, Cad o GBP per pax.
  • This quotation doesn’t constitute a service reservation until your final confirmation.
  • Prices are valid according to the specified amount of pax.
  • It is NOT included in our prices drinks with the meals, airport tax, tips and porters service.
  • Our prices do NOT include supplements for special dinners in Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Booking including any of the mentioned dates are subject to hotels’ availability confirmation.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • We recommend that clients take out full travel and health insurance for the activities included in the itinerary.
  • We recommend wearing light clothing and footwear, short-sleeved shirts and shorts, hats, caps and creams to protect the skin from the sun and mosquito repellents and bathing clothes for swimming in streams, rivers and / or beaches.
  • It is important that the client, prior to their travel dates, check the weather forecasts in the different countries and regions visited in the program, so that they can prepare the most appropriate clothes and shoes.
  • Beware of the burning sun. We recommend you bring your own protective lotions.
  • We may need a small backpack for personal belongings abroad.
  • In most of the countries that are visited in the program we have a widely extended medical assistance, with clinics in the most remote areas of the countries. Anyway, if you suffer from a chronic disease or allergy, etc., we recommend you bring your first aid kit or personal medications, especially when you are away from major cities.
  • It is suggested to wear sunglasses and photographic and video cameras to keep the beautiful memories of your vacation.
  • We recommend you always drink bottled and sealed mineral water during your stay in the different countries visited in the program.

DIA 1 ATHENS.

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Evening transfer to Plaka neighborhood. Arrival to Athens and transfer to the hotel. At night we provide and evening transfer to PLAKA area. This neighborhood is full of small Greek taverns where you can enjoy the rich folklore of this country.

Plaka neighborhood in Athens panoramic view, Greece.

DIA 2 ATHENS.

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour in Athens. In the morning, we will enjoy a panoramic tour of the city with a local guide which includes the Presidential Palace, the Panathinaikos stadium where the first modern Olympic games were held, the national library, the bustling squares of the center; the new neighborhoods that emerged after the 2004 Olympic games. The tour will end at the Acropolis site (entry not included). Free time during the day to walk around and discover unforgettable places.

The Acropolis and Parthenon panoramic view, Athens, Greece.

DIA 3 ATHENS - CORINTH CANAL - MYCENAE - TRIPOLI - OLYMPIA.

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Peloponnese region. Corinth canal. Mycenae archaeological site. Dinner included. In the morning, we leave for the Peloponnese region. We make a stop at the CORINTH CANAL. After this, we have time in the immense fortress of ACCRA CORINTH. At the top of the settlement are the foundations of what was a temple to Aphrodite. We go on to MYCENAE, a colossal citadel from the eighteenth century BC, the birthplace of the first European civilisation. We stop in TRIPOLI, the provincial capital of a region that produces excellent wines. In the middle of the afternoon, we go on our way to OLYMPIA. Dinner included. **Total kilometers to be traveled in the day: 329.30 kms approximately.**

The Corinth Canal of Peloponnese in Greece.

DIA 4 OLYMPIA - PATRAS - AMFILOCHIA - ARTA - IGOUMENITSA - OVERNIGHT FERRYBOAT TRIP.

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: guided visit to Olympia. Overnight voyage from Greece to Italy. We will visit OLYMPIA archeological site with a local guide. You will have a chance to visit its museum and archeological site (guided tour, ticket to the park not included) which the cradle of the Olympic games in ancient times. We will get back on route to PATRAS, Greece’s third largest city. We will visit its active, lively centre. Afterwards, we will travel to Northern Greece, AMFILOCHIA. Short stop in this quiet coastal town; ARTA, a city in the Epirus region that has a Roman bridge. Arrival in IGOUMENITSA. Suppertime and boarding to cross the Ionian Sea. Night on board, overnight accommodation in double cabins with private bathroom (we recommend bringing a handbag along to spend the night on board. Breakfast on the boat Sunday morning is not included). Note:The ferry used, which is the only one available, leaves at one in the morning, but boarding is not usually possible until after midnight. Sometimes due to late arrival, the ferry might be delayed. It is a simple ferry (double cabins with private bathroom). Occasionally, due to weather conditions, vessel inspection or shedule changes, strikes, fully booked ferryboats or other reasons, we are forced to adapt the schedules of the following day itinerary according to the berthing time of the ship or fly from Athens to Rome, in which case the visits to Amfilochia and Arta are cancelled and a Sunday visit to Naples and Pompeii is included. **Total kilometers to be traveled in the day: 401.60 kms approximately.**

The archaeological site of Ancient Olympia panoramic view, Peloponnese, Greece.

DIA 5 BRINDISI - TRANI - NAPLES - ROME.

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Highly picturesque seaport town of Trani. City of Naples. Arrival in BRINDISI early in the morning. We will follow the Adriatic coastline in Southern Italy. We will visit TRANI, a picturesque little town by the sea, and it's fishing port, its old cathedral and its lively streets. Lunchtime. We will resume our trip to NAPLES, where we will arrive in the afternoon. Short sightseeing tour in it's historic centre before resuming our journey to ROME. End of our services. Check the time of your flight in case you need an additional night. **Total kilometers to be traveled in the day: 615.80 kms approximately.**

Brindisi city aereal panoramic view, Puglia, Italy.

DIA 6 ROME.

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour of Rome. Roman Coliseum (admission price included) and Vatican City. In the morning, we have a scenic tour of the city, which will be a great introduction to “The Eternal city”. We enter the tiny state of the Vatican. The Vatican City is a principal centre of Christianity in the world. You will be able to visit St. Peter’s Basilica. And we have also included admission to the Roman Coliseum, the principal symbol of Rome. This impressive construction dates back 2,000 years and will transport us in time so that we can learn about ancient society in the Roman Empire. In the evening we provide transport to the Via Cavour area, where you will find restaurants serving Italian, Indian, Chinese and international food. Return to hotel.

Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican (Basilica Papale di San Pietro in Vaticano) panoramic view, Rome, Italy.

DIA 7 ROME - FLORENCE.

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Tour with a local expert from Florence. View from Piazzale Michelangelo. We will leave Rome, heading north. This route is graced with beautiful landscapes. Upon arrival in FLORENCE, we head straight to Piazzale Michelangelo, an impressive site in the city. In the evening we provide a tour with a local expert, and walk through the historic centre, taking in places such as the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo, and Piazza della Signoria. This city is truly an outdoor museum. Free time to explore. In the evening, you can dine at your favorite restaurant. In this district you can find restaurants serving Italian, Indian, Chinese and international food. **Total kilometers to be traveled in the day: 271.30 kms approximately.**

Florence city panoramic view, Florence, Tuscany, Italy.

DIA 8 FLORENCE - VENICE - MURANO - VENICE.

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Vaporetto boat on Venice’s Grand Canal. Visit and admission to the St Mark´s Basilica. Admire the technique of crafting Murano Glass. Today we enjoy stunning mountain landscapes while crossing the Apennine Mountains. Arriving in VENICE, we will board a Vapporetto to travel around on the canals in the historic centre. With a local guide, we will visit the marvellous St Marck´s and enter the marvellous basilica (entry cost included). Afterwards, we shall be able to visit the Murano glass factory. It is marvellous to see the technique how this ancient glass is made. Free time. At the end of the afternoon, you will have the chance to eat dinner in the Mestre area, where you can choose the type of restaurant that you prefer (Indian, Oriental, Italian, etc.). **Total kilometers to be traveled in the day: 258.00 kms approximately.**

Basilica of St. Marcos in Venice panoramic view, Venice, Veneto, Italy.

DIA 9 VENICE - VERONA - LUGANO - ZURICH.

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: We visit the city of Romeo and Juliet. Beautiful countryside while crossing the Alps (lakes and snowy mountains). We will depart from Venice, travelling to VERONA. We will provide a shuttle from parking to the historic centre. Our guide will instruct us on the places where you will be able to walk in Romeo and Juliet’s city - the city of lovers! Afterwards we continue the journey to Switzerland. LUGANO the cosmopolitan capital of the Italian Switzerland with its beautiful lake. Very beautiful lakes and mountains with snow-capped peaks line our route. Arrival in ZURICH. Free time in the historic centre next to the lake, where you will be able to dine in your chosen restaurant serving Italian, Indian, Chinese, international or Swiss food. **Total kilometers to be traveled in the day: 550.30 kms approximately.**

Verona city panoramic view, Verona, Italy.

DIA 10 ZURICH - GRINDELWALD - LUCERNE - ZURICH.

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Admire the fantastic landscapes. Cable car included to Grindelwald first. Lunch included Today´s stage has beautiful landscapes with high mountains and lakes. Breathtaking scenery in the region of Interlaken. GRINDELWALD where we will have time for a coffee before taking the cable car (ticket included) up to Grindelwald first. We will walk along the path (30 minutes) in which we shall be able to take the ¨footbridge over the empty¨ among the fantastic scenery enjoying glaciers around us. Lunch included (vegetarian option available). After that we continue to LUCERNE, one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland. Time at the end of the day to stroll, enjoy the city and dine before returning to the hotel in Zurich. **Total kilometers to be traveled in the day: 275.70 kms approximately.**

Grindelwald town panoramic view, Bern, Switzerland.

DIA 11 ZURICH.

After breakfast, end of our services. End of the program.

Zurich city panoramic view, Ticino, Switzerland.

Santorini, Greece

Gems of the Mediterranean: 14-Day Italy and Greece Tour

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Discover history, culture, and natural beauty during your two-week best of Italy and Greece tour. From the Colosseum in Rome to the Parthenon in Athens and from Venice’s canals to Santorini’s Caldera, you will have an experience that immerses you in over 3,000 years of Western Civilization and contemporary luxury. Specialized guided tours, private transfers, and gorgeous accommodations help bring the best of the Mediterranean to light.

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Rome – introductory tour of rome.

Historic Rome collides with contemporary culture as the layers of ancient, medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture rise above the cobblestone streets. Your flight will land at Fiumicino Airport, where your private transfer will greet you at customs and escort you to your accommodation. After you settle in to the comforts of your new surroundings, your guide will meet you in the lobby to lead you on an immersive monuments tour, beginning with the Trevi Fountain. The water will trickle into the waiting pool as you find the iconic image of Oceanus at the heart of the fountains.

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Rome – Ancient Rome and the Vatican

Your guide will meet you at your hotel after breakfast and lead you to the Colosseum to begin your tour of Ancient Rome. The exterior walls stand 159 feet tall and represent the engineering capabilities of the empire. The scent of antique stone will fill the stadium as you find seating that could support up to 50,000 spectators. You will continue to the Vatican to explore the details of St. Peter’s Basilica and the galleries of the museum. You will then end your tour in the Sistine Chapel, where you hints of frankincense linger beneath Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam .

Rome – The Appian Way and Borghese Villa

You will make your way to the ancient Roman road of the Appian Way, which once connected the capital to the port at Brindisi 350 miles away. The Basilica of San Sebastian was constructed around the 3rd century AD and has preserved frescoes, epigraphs, and stucco work. Your guide will lead you through the subterranean labyrinth to find the early Christian iconography. You will continue to the Villa Borghese, where your guide will introduce you to the captivating works that have been collected by Cardinal Scipione Borghese.

Florence – Historical Tour of Florence

You will have a private transfer to the train station, where you will board a first-class train to Florence. After settling in to a gorgeous hotel in the heart of Florence, your guide will take you on an immersive tour of the city’s historic center. The Duomo contains 44 stained-glass windows that are set beneath the soaring figure of the iconic Dome. You will also view the Gates of Paradise, which are Ghiberti’s 15th-century bronze doors that depict scenes from the Old Testament.

Florence – Renaissance Art and Cooking Class

After breakfast, your guide will escort you through Florence to the famous Accademia Gallery, which is home to Michelangelo’s celebrated David . You will find Michelangelo’s incomplete works that depict slaves that have been half-carved from large pieces of marble. It looks as though each figure is breaking free from the stone. The statue of David stands 17 feet tall with exceptional detail. In the afternoon, you will partake in a cooking class in a private kitchen to learn the art of crafting authentic pappardelle pasta.

Venice – Padua and the Brenta Canal

You will travel in the luxury of a first-class train car to Padua for a private tour of the tranquil city. You will discover the unique works of Cappella degli Scrovegni and the 14th-century Madonna dell’Arena. Master artist Giotto draped the interior in frescoes that depict important moments of Jesus’s life, including the Kiss of Judas. In the afternoon, you will board a boat and cruise the Brenta Canal to Venice to find opulent villas from the 16th century. Weeping willows frame Villa Foscari, and you will also find a reception floor that is covered in mythological figures from the Metamorphoses .

Venice – Venice’s Charms and History

Your guide will lead you along the canals in the morning to experience the vibrant aisles of the Rialto Market. Here, merchants display fresh seafood and fruits, such as apples and pomegranates. In St. Mark’s Basilica, you will find glistening mosaics that cover 45,638 square feet. The golden altarpiece shines with 2,000 gems and precious stones. In the evening, you can board a gondola and wind along the narrow canals for which Venice is famous.

Athens – Immersive City Tour of Athens

You will venture to Marco Polo Airport by private transfer for your flight to Athens. When you arrive, you will settle in to your accommodation at the heart of the vibrant city that possesses 3,000 years of history. Your guide will take you through the highlights of the city and immerse you in ancient life, from the Temple of the Olympian Zeus to the cobblestones of Plaka. At the top of the Acropolis, you will come face to face with the famous Parthenon. The temple dates back to the 5th century BC and was dedicated to Athena.

Athens – The Islands of Hydra and Poros

The ferry ride along the Aegean Sea will take you to the island of Hydra. Marble-cobbled lanes frame the marina and wind along the hillside. The scent of cappuccino and the sea will fill the air as you visit the shops, watch the waves crash against the cliffs, and wander through the Kimisis Tis Theotokou Cathedral. You will continue to Poros, which is a town that is separated from the greater Peloponnese by a narrow channel. Here, you can find the 6th-century remains of the Temple of Poseidon.

Mykonos – A Day for Self-Exploration

You will have a brief flight to Mykonos in the morning. Here, you can indulge in the comforts of your luxury resort that overlooks the azure water of the Aegean Sea. The whitewashed walls and blue trim of the architecture embody the classic ambiance of the Cycladic islands. You can take your time strolling down the maze-like lanes of Mykonos Town. The little Venice quarter consists of old merchant homes that have been wedged between the water and the lanes. Boutique shops will showcase elegant fashion, and restaurants will fill the air with the scent of grilled calamari.

Mykonos – Delos’ and Mykonos’ Beaches

The rugged landscape hosts the former spiritual capital that was once home to the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. You can view the Terrace of the Lions that looms over the water of the Sacred Lake. The museum hosts the original sculptures, but the replicas capture the drama and grandeur of the original designs. When you return to Mykonos, you can spend the day on the golden sands of Elia Beach. Rows of recliners offer tranquil seating from which you can enjoy the view of the horizon.

Santorini – Oia and a Sunset Cruise

After traveling to Santorini, your private transfer will meet you at the harbor and escort you to a gorgeous hotel on the northern cliffs in the village of Oia. The panorama that overlooks the caldera enchants visitors with its whitewashed walls, blue trim, and cobblestone lanes. You can visit the charming shops, art galleries, and the Venetian tower before your sunset cruise. The boat will stop at select beaches, including the Red Beach. Here, you can snorkel in the water close to the rusty hue of the volcanic sand.

Santorini – History and Wines of Santorini

Your guide will meet you at your hotel and escort you to Akrotiri, which is a Minoan city that has been buried in volcanic ash since the 17th century BC. A protective structure covers the wooden walkways and multi-storied buildings. Here, you can find drainage systems and pottery that has been filled with wine. Your tour will continue with a visit to a number of celebrated wineries that will highlight the unique basket method the region uses for growing vines. You will sample the iconic white grape of Assyrtiko to find hints of mango and a lingering aroma of sea air.

Santorini – Depart for Home

At breakfast, you can enjoy the stunning panorama that sweeps across the caldera. The shops of Oia will open their doors and return the vibrant images of local artists to the streets. The aromas of freshly baked bread will begin to fill the lanes of the village. Your private transfer will escort you from Oia to the airport for your return flight to Athens, where you will connect with your flight home.

Trip Highlights

  • Embrace the Renaissance when touring the preserved grandeur of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel
  • Delight in the immersive history of Athens on a private tour that brings you to the remarkable Parthenon
  • Witness the breathtaking detail of Michelangelo’s David during a private tour of the Accademia Gallery
  • Sample the authentic flavors of Italy and the special ingredients of Tuscany with a private cooking class in Florence
  • Find elements of the divine when visiting the ruins of ancient Delos, which is the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis
  • Bask in the beauty of the unique red sand of Santorini when enjoying a sunset cruise
  • View the enchanting design and embodiment of the history of St. Mark’s Basilica when discovering the treasures of Venice
  • Traverse the beauty of the Brenta Canal to view elegant villas that possess unique artistic details
  • Discover the depth of history in Santorini on a private tour of Akrotiri, which is a Minoan civilization that has been preserved under layers of volcanic ash
  • Experience the spirit of Florence on a private walking tour that uncovers the particular layers and characteristics of the Renaissance city

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11 Days Starting in Athens and ending in Zurich

Visiting: Greece, Italy, Switzerland

Tour operator:

Indus Travels

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

Physical rating:, special diets catered:.

Vegetarians

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Trip styles:.

History , Ruins-Archaeology

Activities:

Sightseeing , Walking

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Tour overview.

This 12-day tour of Greece, Italy, and Switzerland will take you on the European adventure of a lifetime! Your journey will begin in Athens, the ancient capital of Greece, home to famous sites such as the Panathenaic Stadium and the Acropolis. From there you will drive over the Corinth Canal, which separates the Peloponnese Peninsula from the rest of Greece, and travel to Corinth, an ancient city which several empires have fought over throughout history. Your next stop will be in Mycenae, the city of King Agamemnon, where you will see the Cyclopean Walls and the Lion Gate before you explore Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympics. Visit the Archaeological Museum of Olympia, known for its priceless collection of exhibits, and travel through the Peloponnese Mountains to Patras, known for its medieval castle that was built on the highest spot in town. Make your way over to Ancona to board your ferry to Italy. Sailing through the Adriatic, you will pass by the islands of Ithaca and Kefalonia before you arrive in Loreto, a beautiful hill town and a popular pilgrimage site. Your journey will take you to Rome, the capital of Italy, where you will see the Colosseum, a world-famous landmark, and cross the border into Vatican City. Travel to Florence, the Birthplace of the Renaissance, to see the views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo and admire the Duoma. Explore Venice, the City of Canals, with a scenic boat trip to St. Marks Square. As you travel across the Alps you will visit Verona, the City of Romeo and Juliet, before you cross the border into Switzerland to explore Zurich, known for its extravagant shopping centers, colorful architecture, and breathtaking scenery. Drive through the Swiss Mountains with a stop in Grindelwald, with a chance to walk over the bridge, and explore Lucerne, one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland, home to the 14th-century Chapel Bridge. Your tour of Greece, Italy, and Switzerland will come to an end in this fascinating city!

Travel to Athens, the ancient capital of Greece, named after Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom and Warfare

Bask in the beauty of the Colosseum with a trip to Rome, and visit the St. Peters Basilica in Vatican City

Drive through the Swiss Mountains to explore Lucerne, known for its breathtaking mountain scenery

Visit Florence, the Birthplace of the Renaissance, where you will find famous works of Italian art

Travel to Athens, the ancient capital of Greece, named after the Goddess of Wisdom and War

Explore Mycenae, the City of King Agamemnon, and pay a visit to the Temple of Hera in Olympia

Bask in the beauty of the Colosseum with a trip to Rome and visit St. Peters Basilica in Vatican City

Get a taste of the luxury lifestyle with a trip to Zurich and enjoy the scenic views of the city

Drive through the Swiss Mountains to explore Lucerne, known for its breathtaking mountains

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Day 1: Athens Arrival (-/-/-)

Welcome to Athens! Upon arriving at Athens International Airport you will be met and transferred to the hotel. This evening there will be a group meeting to go over the details of your tour. Overnight in Athens

Day 2: Athens (B/-/-)

This morning enjoys a guided panoramic tour of Athens. As you travel between the sites you will hear fascinating facts about Athens history; each landmark has its own story to tell. We will drive past the Presidential Palace, the Panathinaikos Stadium, constructed in 556 BC and host to the first modern-day Olympics in 1896. You will see the National Library, Syntagma Square and drive through new areas in Athens that emerged after the 2004 Olympics. The tour will end at the Acropolis, Greece's most famous UNESCO Site, the absolute symbol of the grandeur of Greek civilization. Spend the afternoon at leisure perhaps explore the Plaka area or visit the Acropolis. This evening you will be transferred to the Plaka where you will have time to meander the streets of the old town, which is scattered with wonderful ancient and neoclassical buildings, shops, cafes and restaurants. Overnight in Athens

Day 3: Athens – Corinth – Mycenae – Tripoli – Olympia (B/-/D)

In the morning after breakfast, we drive towards the scenic coastal road to the magnificent structure of the Corinth Canal, which is in Peloponnese, the southern peninsula of Greece. Opened in 1892 separating the Peloponnese peninsula from the rest of Greece and connecting the Saronic Gulf to the Corinthian Sea. This man-made canal squeezes ships through its tight cliffs in what seems like an impossible feat. We will explore this ancient city that several empires fought over throughout the centuries. We will visit the Acropolis of the Ancient Corinth, called Acrokorinthos, a monolithic rock that was occupied from archaic times to the early 19th century. Here you have one hour to visit the castle. You will enjoy the amazing view 575 meters above sea level, and explore the three castle gates, the Upper Pirene springs, the temple to Aphrodite which was Christianized as a church on the top. We will continue to Mycenae, the golden city of king Agamemnon, the one you united all the Greek cities to fight for a common purpose against Troy. Mycenae was the city where the Mycenaean civilization started and has an archaeological site to check it out. There you will visit the burial Royal Tombs of the kings and queens, the cyclopean walls, the Lion Gate, and the treasury of Areas, the Cyclopean Walls. We will continue to Olympia. On the way, we will stop at Tripoli, the provincial capital of the region known for its excellent wine. Arrive in Olympia in the late afternoon and check-in at your hotel. Overnight and dinner in Olympia

Day 4: Olympia – Patras – Ancona (B/-/-)

Today after breakfast, we will visit Olympias archaeological site with a local guide. You will have a chance to visit its museum and archaeological site (ticket included) which was the cradle of the Olympic games in ancient times. After this, we cross the mountainous interior of the Peloponnese. We continue to Patras where we visit the Orthodox cathedral of the city, the largest in Greece. Time for lunch. At 17.30 (the time may change) we board a very modern ferry, much more like a cruiser. The ship sails along the Greek coast, passing the islands of Ithaca and Kefalonia and making a stop at Igumenitsa. Accommodation in double cabins with a bathroom. Overnight onboard ferry Note: The ship sailing is subject to weather. In-case of severe weather conditions, we will travel to Rome by flight.

Day 5: Ancona – Loreto - Rome (-/-/-)

Morning resting on board on our journey through the Adriatic. Arrival in Ancona is scheduled at 14 hrs., disembarkation, and continuation to Loreto, time to visit the sanctuary of the Holy House, the house of the Virgin Mary, and to tour its beautiful medieval town. After that, we cross the Apennines amidst beautiful countryside in the Abruzzo region. Rome -Arrival at the end of the day. Overnight in Rome

Day 6: Rome (B/-/-)

After breakfast, In the morning, we have a scenic tour, which will be a great introduction to “The Eternal City”. We will visit the tiny state of the Vatican, the epicentre of Christianity in the world. You will be able to visit St. Peters Basilica. We include the entrance to the Imperial Forums, an impressive architectural complex formed by monumental buildings and squares, the center of the political activity of Imperial Rome. At the end of the evening, we arrange a transfer to the Trastevere area for a stroll in the narrow-cobbled streets of the district with hidden treasures, such as some modest medieval churches, small shops with the most peculiar of objects, or scenes of daily life. Many trattorias (informal Italian eating establishments) and osterias (inns) imbued with the Italian spirit will be ready to serve your local dishes. Other restaurants serving Indian, Chinese, and international food can be found in this area. Return to hotel. Note: on many occasions during the low season, as well as on some specific dates of the rest of the year, instead of the entrance to the Imperial Forums, we will enter the Roman Colosseum, a symbol of Rome. Overnight in Rome

Day 7: Rome – Florence (B/-/-)

Today we will leave Rome, heading north. This route has beautiful landscapes. Arriving in Florence, we head straight to the impressive Piazzale Michelangelo. In the evening we take a tour with a local expert, walking through the historic center, and taking in places such as the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo, and Plaza della Signoria. This city is truly an outdoor museum. Enjoy some leisure time to explore. In the evening you will have time for dinner, as, in this district, you can find many restaurants serving international cuisine. Overnight in Florence

Day 8: Florence – Venice (B/-/-)

Today we enjoyed stunning mountain landscapes while crossing the Apennine Mountains. We will arrive in Venice, take the boat, and cross the Giudecca to the Island of Venice. With a local guide, we will visit the marvellous St. Mark´s Square and enter the Basilica (entrance included). Afterward, we will visit the Murano Glass Factory. It is fascinating to see the technique of how this ancient glass is made. Enjoy some time at leisure to explore. Accommodation in the Mestre district. Overnight in Venice

Day 9: Venice - Innsbruck - Zurich (B/-/-)

After breakfast, we will depart Venice and head to Austria. Arrival in INNSBRUCK, time to take a stroll in its historic town centre and to have lunch. Next, we will continue our journey through the wonderful Tyrolean scenery as we cross into Switzerland. Arrival in Zurich. Free time in the historic city centre which sits right by the lake. There is a wide variety of local and international restaurants where you can have dinner. Overnight in Zurich

Day 10: Zurich – Lucerne – Zurich (B/L/-)

Today´s journey has beautiful landscapes with high mountains and lakes. Breathtaking scenery in the region of Interlaken. We will stop in Grindelwald where we will have time for a coffee before taking the cable car up to the mountain. We will walk along the winding path which will lead us to the suspended bridge. Dare to walk across the bridge amongst the fantastic scenery enjoying glaciers all around us. We will have lunch up in the mountain (included) before heading back down. We continue to Lucerne, one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland. In the evening we have time to stroll around, enjoy the city, and have dinner before returning to the hotel in Zurich. Note: The guide will offer you the possibility of a full-day optional visit, leaving in the morning and, after some free time to discover Lucerne, we take a rotating cable car to reach the top of Mount Titlis. At the alpine summit, at over 3000m above sea level, you will enjoy breathtaking views of the glacier and the Alps. Overnight in Zurich

Day 11: Zurich – Usa/Canada (B/-/-)

After breakfast, make your own way to Zurich International Airport for your flight home.

What's Included

10 Nights accommodation on a twin sharing basis at listed hotels or similar

09 breakfasts

01 Dinner in Olympia

01 Lunch in Lucerne

Services of an English-speaking Tour Manager

Arrival transfer in Athens

Sightseeing as per the itinerary

Boat ride in Venice

Entrance Fees: Accra Corinth Fortress, Mycenae Citadel, Olympia Archaeological Site;

Imperial Forums in Rome, Saint Mark ´s Basilica & the Murano Glass Factory

Cable Car ride in Grindelwald

Transportation in a modern A/C Motor Coach

Overnight ferry from Patras to Ancona (no breakfast included) in a Double Cabin

All currently applicable taxes

What's Not Included

Items of a personal nature, tips and gratuities

Departure transfer

Travel insurance

Visa fees, if applicable

Items not mentioned as included

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What is the fitness level required to do this tour, are the local guides on the tour english speaking, is the tour coach air conditioned, will i know the names and details of all the accommodation before i depart, are flights included in this tour, are airport transfers included in this tour.

Yes, only arrival airport transfers. Departure transfers are not included.

Can I join the tour once it has departed?

Yes, but only in case it was previously agreed by both sides and arranged by us.

What documents will I receive before I travel?

Our e-document package includes all local contact details, daily itinerary, airline e-ticket information, service vouchers, and travel tips which should be everything you require to go on your trip.

If I need one, who is responsible to obtain my visa?

You are responsible for obtaining the proper travel documents for the destinations on your itinerary, including having a passport that is valid for at least 6 months before the date of departure and a visa if required. Please check the Visa section in the Know Before You Go document for the countries you will be visiting.

Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

No, not as standard. Solo travellers can book and occupy their own room for a supplement.

How long has the tour company been trading?

We have been organizing unforgettable trips since 2001.

Can I arrange flights via Indus Travels, too?

In some cases, yes. Indus Travels can provide flights from/to selected departure points in the USA. If you would like a quote inclusive of flights, please let us know and we'll be happy to check the details for you!

Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

What happens if i need to change my holiday date once i’ve booked.

Changes to an existing reservation up to the Final Payment Date, whatever the cause, will incur a $100 per person amendment fee, potential loss of any supplier fees (such as non-refundable event tickets, park permits, and sea cruise reservations) plus any costs for replacement services. On/ after the Final Payment Date, the $100 change fee is no longer valid, instead cancellations terms apply.

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The complete italy and greece trip itinerary.

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Blessed with sunny climates, thousands of years of history, idyllic beaches, and the most delicious and fresh cuisine, both Italy and Greece are both fantastic choices for a Mediterranean vacation. This Italy and Greece itinerary is perfect for anyone that wants to explore both countries.

Blessed with sunny climates, thousands of years of history, idyllic beaches, and the most delicious and fresh cuisine, both Italy and Greece are both fantastic choices for a Mediterranean vacation. This Italy and Greece itinerary is perfect for anyone that wants to explore both countries.

It can be so difficult to choose one over the other!

On an Italy trip , you can explore a Seventh Wonder of the World, sail on mountain lakes, and see world-famous artworks like Michelangelo’s David. In Greece , you can island-hop in the Cyclades, stroll through white-washed cobblestone villages, and witness Greece’s ancient history at the Acropolis.

We’ve been lucky enough to visit both Italy and Greece. They are both incredible countries that I love. I’ve been getting a lot of questions recently about combining a trip to Greece and Italy. If you’ve got enough time to explore both destinations, I say go for it!

I would recommend allotting at least 10 days to each country. I’ve written this Italy and Greece itinerary to help you decide where to go, but if you’d like a more detailed Italy and Greece Trip Itinerary, I recommend downloading our combo guide written by myself and Kids are a Trip .

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Should I go to Italy or Greece?

Both countries have similarities but they offer totally different cultural experiences. So, if you have the time, why not travel to Italy and Greece?!

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Combining visits to both countries into a three-week vacation package will result in the most life-changing, memorable trip.

Italy Packing List

Following a three-week Italy and Greece itinerary also makes sense on a practical level. They’re both Mediterranean countries separated only by the Adriatic Sea, so there are lots of flight, ferry, cruise, and sightseeing tour travel options.

You won’t have to pack for two completely different sets of climates, either. Both countries boast dry and sunny weather for most of the year.

As you digest this three-week Italy and Greece itinerary and learn all the cool things to do in both places, you’ll realize that you simply cannot miss out on any of these amazing experiences.

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Best Time to Visit Italy and Greece

The best time to visit both Greece and Italy is in the shoulder season from April – June and September – October. Italy’s and Greece’s warm climate ensures you will still be able to enjoy all the outdoor activities that you can do in summer while avoiding the intense, often dangerous heat of midsummer as well as the crowds and high prices.

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Getting Between Italy and Greece

Unless you enjoy long bus rides or hauling your luggage between train connections, the best way to travel from Italy to Greece is either by flying or taking the ferry.

A local specialist in traveling throughout this region will probably tell you that flying is way faster and cheaper. But you might be in the mood (and have the time) for an epic sailing adventure! Either way, you have lots of options.

Fly between Greece and Italy

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Thanks to Europe’s several budget/low-cost airlines, you could get round-trip flights booked from Italy to Greece for less than $40! In peak season, you can still find tickets for less than $100 if you book ahead.

Check out airlines like Jet2, Easyjet, and Ryanair for the best deals. Aegean Airlines, ITA, and Volotea also fly between Italy and Greece so it’s worth checking those too.

Ferry from Greece and Italy

The ferry schedule between Venice (where the Italy portion of this itinerary ends) and Athens (where the Greece section begins) is fairly limited. There are only four sailings a week and single tickets start from $250+ per person.

Oh, the journey time for this ferry ride is approximately 33 hours.

So no, you’re probably not going to sail from Italy to Greece or from Greece to Italy, but it’s an option if you have a big pile of books you want to read sitting on your nightstand. You also don’t need to rent a car to follow this itinerary so there’s no reason why you would have to take a ferry.

What’s the Best Way to Visit Greece and Italy in One Trip?

There are several ways to organize your Greece and Italy itinerary and each of them is great for different reasons. You should choose the option that best fits your needs. Take into consideration budget, mobility, time, and style of travel. For example, if you get very sea sick and don’t like being able to be on your own schedule, then a cruise might not be the best option for you.

If you don’t like to be around a lot of people, a tour might not be a good idea fit either. But if you’re traveling solo and you don’t feel comfortable planning and running your own trip, a do-it-yourself option may not be a good choice for you. I’ll lay out the pros and cons of each option below.

Cost Analysis of Italy and Greece Trip Options

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Embarking on a three-week adventure to two countries that you might not have visited before can be daunting, even a guaranteed amazing trip like this one.

If you’re nervous or traveling solo, booking a multi-day Italy or Greece tour has a lot of benefits. You’ll get a tour director who is a local specialist in traveling this region with a lot of insider tips . Often, tours include some meals like a welcome and farewell dinner, plus you’ll get to make friends with your like-minded, fellow group members.

This two week Italy and Greece tour is a great option for anyone looking to travel in a group and not have to worry about any logistics. It’s also a fantastic price for a trip this length and has great reviews. It’s run by Trafalgar which is a very reputable tour company.

Pros of taking an Italy and Greece Tour

  • Most things are taken care of for you
  • Ability to pay over time
  • Great option for solo travelers who want to make friends
  • Good for those who don’t drive

Cons of taking an Italy and Greece Tour

  • It’s very people-y
  • You’re not on your own schedule
  • Not a lot of flexibility
  • Can be pricey

Italy and Greece Cruises

Another great way to explore these two beautiful countries is to take a cruise of the Aegean and Adriatic seas, allowing you to visit port cities in Greece and Italy. There are several great cruise options. If you’re on a budget, this 16-day cruise is only $3,200 USD and hits so many incredible places in both countries.

Pros of taking an Italy and Greece Cruise

  • Accommodations and most food is taken care of for you
  • Chances to make friends for solo travelers
  • You get to see a lot of ocean

Cons of taking an Italy and Greece Cruise

  • Not great if you get seasick
  • Can be expensive
  • You don’t get to see a lot of the interior of each country
  • You’re only in each location for a short time

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Do it Yourself Italy and Greece Itinerary

If you don’t think a tour or cruise will be a good option for you, then a DIY Italy and Greece Itinerary is probably going to be the best fit.

This is a detailed, day-by-day itinerary for exploring Italy and Greece over three weeks. If you’re based in the US, there tend to be more direct flights to Italy than Greece and they’re often more affordable.

However, you might personally find it more convenient and cheaper to fly to Greece. Feel free to book round-trip flights to one city in Italy or Greece or fly into one country and out of the other. It all depends on what works for your schedule, vacation time, and the deals you can find.

If you want a more detailed itinerary, I highly recommend downloading our Italy Greece Combo guides. They cover 20 days (10 in each country) and walk you through each day, giving you recommendations, schedules, tours, restaurants, and more. We’ve helped thousands of people travel to Italy and Greece with these guides.

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Visiting all of the iconic cities and resort towns in Italy would take months if not years! This 10-day Italy itinerary is the perfect balance between bustling cities and picturesque countryside.

You’ll visit the capital city of ancient Rome, the floating city of Venice, and Florence as well as the regions of the Amalfi Coast, Cinque Terre, and the northern lakes.

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Day 1: Arrive in Rome

If you’re flying from the continental US, Rome is around nine hours ahead to six hours ahead. Excluding early morning departures, this itinerary works for anyone arriving in Rome on a red-eye flight or the day before.

Without delay, welcome to the Eternal City! Rome is Italy’s bustling ancient capital and the best place to begin a first-time Italian adventure.

After breakfast, spend your first morning on a Vespa or walking tour to see the highlights and orientate yourself in this sprawling city. Here are some of the top sights you can expect to see on a guided tour of modern and ancient Rome:

  • Trevi Fountain
  • The Pantheon
  • Spanish Steps
  • Monument to Victor Emmanuel II
  • Roman Forum
  • Castel Sant’Angelo
  • Piazza Navona
  • Piazza del Popolo
  • Campo De Fiori Market

Ask your tour director for advice on where to eat a typical Italian meal during your time in Rome. They are a local specialist, after all! Try street food like the Roman suppli (a fried rice ball similar to Sicilian arancini) or porchetta panini as well as delicious dishes in restaurants.

You should leave room in your schedule to visit the Colosseum, not just see the outside. Book a guided tour to avoid long lines and to learn about the history.

On your first free evening, head across the River Tiber to the cool Trastevere neighborhood.

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Day 2: Rome

It’s only possible to snap photos of the Trevi Fountain without the crowds if you visit very early in the morning. If you’d rather sleep in, after breakfast, spend your morning in Vatican City.

Don’t miss St. Peter’s Basilica, the largest church in the world, and the Vatican Museums, home of the Sistine Chapel. Book a tour of the Vatican Museums so you don’t have to wait in a long line.

After visiting Vatican City, book a cooking class so you can learn how to make more authentic meals in contrast to the Italian dishes you’re probably used to making at home! And it goes without saying, but you should be eating as much homemade gelato in Rome as you can too.

Walk off all those delicious plates of Roman pasta and desserts in Villa Borghese before spending the evening in the Jewish Quarter.

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Day 3: Amalfi Coast

It’s time to leave Rome and head south to the Amalfi Coast . This UNESCO-listed region offers charming hillside villages, calm waters, and beautiful white sands.

It takes around three and a half hours to travel there via Naples on the train , so set off early.

Here are some fun things to do during your free day on the Amalfi Coast:

  • Positano Beach
  • Villa Cimbrone
  • Sunset at Ravello
  • Fiordo di Furore
  • Emerald Grotto
  • Explore Sorrento
  • Day Trip to Pompeii

Spend the night on the Amalfi Coast .

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Day 4: Florence

Now, it’s time to visit the City of the Renaissance! Florence is the capital of Tuscany and a must for history lovers and culture vultures.

Take the train to Florence from the Amalfi Coast via Naples in the morning and arrive by early afternoon. Here are some of the best things you can do on your free afternoon in Naples:

  • Climb the Dome of Florence’s Duomo
  • Baptistry of St. John at the Duomo
  • Walk Across Ponte Vecchio
  • Michelangelo’s David at the Accademia Gallery
  • Uffizi Gallery
  • Piazzale Michelangelo for views
  • Basilica of Santa Croce
  • Boboli Gardens
  • Gelateria Santa Trinita
  • Piazza della Signoria

Spend the night in Florence.

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Day 5: Florence and Pisa

On your final morning in Florence, you may want to check out some of the top attractions you didn’t get around to visiting the day before.

Accademia Gallery, for example, usually opens at 8:15 am. This is a great time to see the Statue of David as it’s usually packed out!

The train from Florence to Pisa takes less than an hour and it’s en route to the colorful, coastal Cinque Terre villages so it’s the perfect stopover. Spend a few hours here taking Instagrammable photos of the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Cathedral before hopping back on the train to head north.

Ideal towns to stay in on Cinque Terre for this itinerary are Monterosso al Mare or the nearby city of Levanto.

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Day 6: Cinque Terre

Start off your full day in Cinque Terre in the picturesque village of Monterosso al Mare. This is the northernmost town of the five lands that make up Cinque Terre. The other four, from north to south, are Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore.

There are three ways you can explore Cinque Terre:

  • By train – Purchase a Cinque Terre rail pass at any station to visit all five villages
  • By ferry – Head to the dock for a day pass but note they don’t stop at Corniglia
  • By foot – The Blue Trail connects all five villages but parts are often closed for maintenance

Exploring by train is the quickest and most efficient way to see all five villages. Enjoy the epic viewpoints, gelato, seafood, and watching the sunset from any of the Cinque Terre towns.

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Day 7: Milan and Lake Como

Wake up bright and early to take the train from Cinque Terre. Plan to arrive in Milan early afternoon for a short stopover.

Here are some things you can see in Milan during your afternoon there:

  • Milan’s Duomo Rooftop
  • The Last Supper Painting by Da Vinci
  • Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Head to the town of Bellagio on the banks of Lake Como where you’ll spend the night. You can take a train to Como and then a bus, but you might prefer to hire a driver for convenience.

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Day 8: Lake Como

There’s only one way to spend your free day in Lake Como : sailing on the lake and exploring charming lakeside villages!

You have three sailing options:

  • Catch a round-trip ferry
  • Book a private boat tour
  • Rent a boat

Spend the day stopping off at as many beautiful villages as you can and seeing incredible villas. Here is some inspiration:

  • Town of Varenna
  • Town of Menaggio
  • Villa Balbianello in Lenno
  • Villa Melzi in Bellagio
  • Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo

Spend a second night in Bellagio.

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Day 9: Venice

It’s time to explore the romantic, floating city of Venice! Book a driver for your return trip to Milan and take the train to Venice.

The first thing you should do is take a gondola ride along the Grand Canal and down the waterways that run beside Venice’s narrow streets. You’ll be able to see lots of churches, city squares, and bridges from the viewpoint that Venice is meant to be seen.

Spend your free evening eating cicchetti (Venitian tapas) and if you’re in the mood for after-dinner drinks, head to Harry’s Bar where Hemingway once frequented.

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Day 10: Venice

After breakfast, spend your last day in Italy seeing as many of Venice’s top sights as you can. Be an early bird to avoid the cruise ship crowds! Here are some suggestions:

  • St. Mark’s Square and Basilica
  • Doge’s Palace
  • Rialto Bridge and Market
  • Peggy Guggenheim Collection
  • St Mark’s Campanile
  • Bridge of Sighs
  • Libreria Acqua Alta
  • Islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello

Depending on your travel plans, either fly out to Athens tonight or enjoy your last night in Venice.

After spending over a week on a sightseeing tour of Italy doing what the Romans do, it’s time to explore the island nation of Greece. This 10-day itinerary offers heaped helpings of ancient history with a side dish of wonderful beaches and glistening turquoise waters on the Greek Islands.

You’ll visit the ancient city of Athens on mainland Greece before venturing on an island-hopping Greece tour of Crete and two islands in the Cyclades, Santorini and Naxos.

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Day 11: Arrive in Athens

Welcome to Greece and its capital city, Athens! Note that Greece is one hour ahead of Italy.

Depending on what time to arrive, you may be able to start exploring Ancient Athens today. Look at the list of things to do on tomorrow’s date as there are endless things to do here to fill your time.

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Day 12: Athens

Continue exploring Athens and all of its spectacular ancient sites, some of which are thousands of years old. Here are all of the sites you can visit just within the Acropolis Hill area:

  • The Parthenon
  • Odeon of Herodes Atticus
  • Monument of Agrippa
  • Temple of Nike Athena
  • Porch of the Caryatids at the Erechtheion
  • Old Temple of Athena Polias
  • Olive Tree of the Pandroseion

Spend the rest of your day exploring the Acropolis Museum, which has an on-site restaurant, and the Ancient Agora of Athens.

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Day 13: Chania, Crete

Take a flight out to Chania airport on Crete, the first of the three Greek Islands you’ll visit on this trip, to start your island-hopping adventure.

Once you arrive in Crete, here are some things you can do in Chania or nearby:

  • Samariá Gorge
  • Elafonisi Beach
  • Adkadi Monastery
  • Balos Lagoon

Spend the evening wandering through the old port of Chania. Don’t miss out on tasting local cheeses served with olives and herbs, typically freshly prepared.

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Day 14: Chania, Crete

There are tons more places to explore on your full day in Chania. Start your day wandering around Old Chania Market, which is also known as the Agora. You can buy lots of local fresh produce or souvenirs here.

Next, take a day trip to Falassarna Beach which is only an hour’s drive away.

When you get back, check out the Minoan Ruins of Chania and the Church of Agios Nikolaos before enjoying a relaxing evening.

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Day 15: Eastern Crete

Who’s ready for a mini road trip?! Rent a car or book a driver and head to Eastern Crete making some stops along the way:

  • Stop 1 – Fortezza in Rethymno
  • Stop 2 – Rimondi Fountain
  • Stop 3 – Neratze Mosque
  • Stop 4 – Archaeological Museum of Rethymnon
  • Stop 5 – Porta Guora

Stay near the towns of Malia or Elounda.

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Day 16: Spinalonga or Heraklion

You have a free day to do whatever you please! Hang out at your resort, book a day trip with a tour director who is a local specialist in Crete, or explore independently with a rental car. Here are some great choices of what to do with your day:

Option 1: Palace of Knossos and Heraklion Archaeological Museum

Option 2: Island of Spinalonga

You can either catch a ferry to Spinalonga or book a sightseeing tour extension online or through your hotel.

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Day 17: Santorini

The white-washed island of Santorini is a must-visit on any first trip to Greece. Head to the ferry terminal and hop on a boat to Athinios Port.

Some of the best places to stay in Santorini are Oia, Imerovigli, and Fira.

Spend your first day relaxing on one of the wonderful beaches on this island before enjoying a sunset boat ride. You’ll get the best view of the Oia windmills!

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Day 18: Santorini

To make the most of your day in Santorini, book a sightseeing tour of the island’s highlights. Here are some of the hotspots you should aim to see on a day tour:

  • Ancient Ruins of Akrotiri
  • Santorini Vineyards
  • Mount Profitis Ilias
  • Monastery of Profitis Ilias
  • Fira and Oia Hiking Path

If you drink wine, compare a Greek wine tasting with glasses you enjoyed in Italy. After a few sips, you’ll not be able to say which you prefer.

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Day 19: Naxos

Take the two to four-hour ferry from Santorini to your final island in Greece, Naxos. Because it’s a long boat ride and you probably won’t arrive until lunch, spend your afternoon relaxing on one of the best beaches in Naxos:

  • Agios Giorgios
  • Agios Prokopios
  • Plaka Beach

Spend the night at your resort before your last full day of sightseeing tomorrow.

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Day 20: Naxos

Rent a car, book a driver, or join a group tour to see the highlights of Naxos.

Here are some of the top attractions you shouldn’t miss:

  • Eggares Olive Oil Museum
  • Kouroi of Melanes
  • Apeiranthos
  • Zas Mountain
  • Town of Chalki
  • Limpertas Manolis Pottery
  • Temple of Demeter

Spend your last evening enjoying dinner with a beach view or getting stuck into a Greek cooking class.

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Day 21: Return to Athens

Take the ferry or fly from Naxos to Athens. Ferries take around three hours but the flight is only 45 minutes.

Or you can take a direct flight from Naxos to Rome if you booked a round-trip flight to Italy from your home airport.

Use this Guide to Plan an Epic Italy and Greece Trip

This Italy and Greece itinerary includes plenty of inspiration, logistical info, and advice so you can enjoy an incredible three-week vacation.

You do not have to choose between Greece or Italy and there is absolutely no doubt that you will have an unforgettable time on this amazing trip exploring both countries. I hope this helps you have the best trip ever!

And if you need help deciding what to do, the best tours, restaurants and more, be sure to download our Italy Greece Itinerary – an amazing 2 for 1 combo!

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See the highlights of two of Europe’s most sought-after destinations

Italy and Greece often find their way to the top of many travel bucket lists—and for good reason. Both countries shine when it comes to their fresh cuisine, dreamy views, and dynamic cultures. Find inspiration in Italy as you visit Venice, Florence, and Rome. Then, head to Greece to uncover history in Delphi, Olympia, and Athens.

Your tour package includes

  • 12 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 12 breakfasts
  • 5 dinners with beer or wine
  • 7 sightseeing tours
  • Expert Tour Director & local guides

Included highlights

  • St. Mark’s Basilica
  • Florence Duomo
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Spanish Steps

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Day-by-day itinerary

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Board your overnight flight to Venice.

Welcome to Italy! Meet your Tour Director and fellow group members at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Admire historic churches, winding canals, and picture-perfect piazzas on a guided tour of the city known as the Queen of the Adriatic.

  • Marvel at the Bridge of Sighs, the link between Doge’s Palace and the New Prison.
  • View the stately Doge’s Palace, built in the Venetian Gothic style in 1340.
  • Step into the iconic St. Mark’s Square and enter St. Mark’s Basilica.
  • See a glassblowing demonstration to learn about the city’s most celebrated art.

Enjoy a free afternoon in Venice or add an excursion.

Please note: On some departures travelers may enter St. Mark's Basilica after the sightseeing tour based on ticket time availability.

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Gondola Ride: Venice Canal Cruise

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Private Gondola Ride: Canal Cruise for Two

From $165 per person

Cross through the Apennine Mountains as you make your way to Florence. Once you arrive, get to know the city with a local guide.

  • View the legendary Florence Cathedral, known as the Duomo.
  • Pass Giotto’s Campanile, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture.
  • Walk past Piazza della Repubblica to the medieval Ponte Vecchio.
  • Stroll along the Arno River and through the courtyard of the Uffizi Gallery to Piazza della Signoria, center of Florentine life.

Spend a free day in Florence or add an excursion.

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San Gimignano: Medieval Sights & Tuscan Flavors

From $115 per person

Depart Florence for Rome, where you’ll explore the ancient city on a guided tour.

  • Stroll past the Spanish Steps, where Bernini’s Baroque-style fountain has stood since the 1600s
  • Walk to the intricately carved Trevi Fountain, and toss a coin for good luck
  • Step inside the Pantheon, home to the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome
  • Learn about the engineering skills of the ancient Romans and how they created this well-preserved temple
  • End at Piazza Navona and see the Fountain of the Four Rivers

Enjoy a free day in Rome or add excursions.

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Iconic Sights: Vatican City

From $125 per person

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Pasta-Making Class & Dinner

From $119 per person

Spend a free morning exploring Rome or add an excursion.

This evening, enjoy an elegant, four-course dinner at a local restaurant with live musical entertainment.

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Ancient Rome: St. Paul’s Basilica & the Catacombs

Fly to Athens, Greece this morning. Then, continue on to Delphi.

Set off on a guided tour of Delphi, home of the mystical oracle. You’ll visit the Temple of Apollo where, according to legend, the gods once communicated with mortals. 

Cross onto the Peloponnese peninsula as you make your way to the Olympia region this afternoon.

Tour the historic city of Olympia with a local guide.

  • View the ruins of the Temple of Zeus, known as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
  • See the ancient Gymnasium and site where the first Olympic Games took place.
  • Step inside the Archaeological Museum of Olympia and enjoy free time to explore the exhibits.

Spend a free afternoon in the Olympia region or add an excursion.

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Greek Cooking Class & Folkloric Show Dinner

From $69 per person

As you make your way to Athens, stop to visit several historic sites.

  • Head to the UNESCO-listed Archaeological site of Mycenae.
  • Take a guided tour of the ancient Mycenaean city and learn about its connection to Homer’s famous Greek epics the Iliad and the Odyssey.
  • Snap a photo of the Corinth Canal, which separates the Peloponnese peninsula from mainland Greece.

A local guide introduces you to the highlights of this bustling ancient capital, home to the world’s first democracy.

  • Pass by the Olympic Stadium, Syntagma Square, and the Arch of Hadrian.
  • View the sixth-century Temple of Zeus.
  • See the classically inspired Old Royal Palace, home of the Hellenic Parliament, and drive through the Plaka district.
  • Set off on a walking tour around the ancient Acropolis, site of the Parthenon, Temple of Athena Nike, and Erechtheion.

Enjoy a free afternoon in Athens or add an excursion.

Celebrate your trip with your fellow group members at a farewell dinner this evening.

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Cape Sounion

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Transfer to the airport for your flight home or continue on to visit Santorini and further explore Athens.

Take a ferry to Santorini, then enjoy free time to discover the island’s charming culture and awe-inspiring landscapes.

Take in the local sights on a guided tour of Santorini, a volcanic isle known for its black-sand beaches, cliff-lined shores, and stunning whitewashed architecture.

  • Visit the prehistoric settlements that were unearthed during the archaeological excavations at Akrotiri.
  • Ride to the top of Mount Profitis Ilias for panoramic views of the whole island.
  • Stop in the small, picturesque village of Pyrgos.

Spend a free evening in Santorini or add an excursion.

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Santorini Caldera Cruise & Dinner

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Enjoy a free day in Santorini or add an excursion.

Please note: For an additional cost, you can book a visit to the village of Oia through your Tour Director. The visit will either take place on the evening of day 14 or 16 depending on the ferry schedule.

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Greek Wine Tasting & Lunch

Fly back to Athens today. Then, gather with your group members and raise a toast to your trip with a farewell drink.

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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Hotels, flights & FAQ

Hotel Villa Mabapa

This Art Nouveau hotel is located in Lido di Venezia. Guests enjoy a private beach area, restaurant and bar, and library. Nearby, you’ll find Lido Bea...

Hotel Diplomat

This charming hotel is located near the Santa Maria Novella train station in Florence. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi and a restaurant. Nearby, you’ll find t...

Best Western Premier Hotel Royal Santina

This modern hotel is located in near Termini station. Guests enjoy free WiFi, a minibar, and laundry center. Nearby, you'll find Museo Nazionale Roman...

Amalia Hotel Delphi

This modern hotel is located at the foot of Mount Parnassus in Delphi. Guests enjoy the outdoor pool, beautiful views, and manicured gardens. Nearby, ...

Amalia Hotel Olympia

This modern hotel is located in the Agios Georgios neighborhood. Guests enjoy a restaurant, bar, and pool. Nearby, you’ll find the Archimedes Museum, ...

The Golden Age Hotel of Athens

This modern hotel is located in the Ilisia neighborhood. Guests enjoy a fitness center, restaurant, and lounge. Nearby you’ll find the Byzantine and C...

Kalisti Hotel & Suites

This beautiful hotel is located in the heart of Fira, the capital of Santorini. Guests enjoy a pool, outdoor bar, and stylish accommodations. Nearby, ...

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  • This tour visits Italy and Greece. In order to enter these countries, U.S. and Canadian citizens need a valid passport with an expiration date extending at least six months beyond the date of reentry.
  • We recommend having at least one blank passport page for entry stamps.
  • Beginning in 2025, U.S. and Canadian passport holders must register for an ETIAS travel authorization in order to enter many European countries.
  • Passport holders from over 60 visa-exempt countries (including the U.S. and Canada) will need to apply for an ETIAS travel authorization in order to visit 30 European countries. That means that even if you’ve previously traveled to any of these European countries without a visa, starting in 2025, you’ll need to get ETIAS authorization to visit them again. If you’re traveling to multiple countries with this requirement, you only need to complete the form once. All Go Ahead travelers are responsible for obtaining their own ETIAS travel authorization before departure. For more details, please visit our Help Center .
  • If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact each country’s consulate for your specific entry requirements.
  • You can see the most up-to-date entry requirements for the destination(s) you’ll visit on tour by going to goaheadtours.com/entry-requirements and searching the code IGC.
  • Round-trip flights booked through Go Ahead Tours arrive in Venice and depart from Athens.
  • Transfers to and from the airport at your destination are included for travelers who have purchased their flights through Go Ahead Tours. Travelers who purchase their own flights may request airport transfers with Go Ahead Tours for an additional cost if they are arriving or departing on the standard day.
  • When you arrive in Venice, a Go Ahead representative will be waiting for you in the arrivals hall with a Go Ahead sign or a sign with your name(s). If you don’t see a representative immediately, please be patient and stay in the arrivals area. They may be assisting another traveler who has also just arrived and will be back shortly.
  • Please note that your arrival transfer may be via water taxi.

Physical Activity Level

This is a high physical activity-level tour. You can expect to be on the move on a regular basis throughout the course of the tour.

Tour Pacing

This is a steady-paced tour. The pace of a tour itinerary considers how often you’ll switch hotels, the amount of planned daily activities, and how you’ll get from place to place. You can expect:

  • One 1-night stay
  • 3 full days of included activities in a row (more if you add excursions)
  • Most transportation by motor coach with occasional transport by boat and plane
  • About 4 hours of bus time daily

Walking, Terrain & Physical Requirements

  • Travelers should be prepared to walk 2-3 miles per day over varying terrain - this includes city streets, cobblestones, rocky or slippery paths, uneven stairs, and steep hills.
  • Stone and marble walkways may be slippery even when dry.
  • The city of Venice is fully pedestrian with 3-5 steps leading up and down the many bridges throughout the city.
  • The terrain around the Roman Forum and the Colosseum includes inclines and uneven stairs.
  • Access to the Acropolis requires travelers to navigate a steep hill including uneven stairs with no railing.
  • Travelers should be healthy enough to participate in all included walks without assistance.
  • Please Note: Adding optional excursions may increase the total amount of walking on tour.

Climate Considerations

  • In the summer months (June-September), travelers can expect heatwaves with temperatures consistently above 90F.
  • Venice experiences the Acqua Alta, or high water, during the fall and winter months. During this time, travelers can expect the lower parts of the city to flood for a few hours during the day.
  • In July and August, Greece experiences Meltemi, or strong winds, which can make for rough ferry rides. Travelers who experience motion sickness should take the proper precautions. 

Physical Activity & Tour Pace Questions

  • Go Ahead Tours and the Tour Director who accompanies your group are unable to provide special mobility or luggage handling assistance to travelers on tour. The responsibility of the Tour Director is to ensure the group enjoys a smooth and informative journey, and they can’t be relied on to provide individualized assistance to any one traveler.
  • This tour moves at a reasonable pace to avoid missing scheduled stops. The rest of the group cannot miss any scheduled activities because of the needs of an individual.
  • Due to the pace and physical activity level of this tour, mobility aids such as wheelchairs or walkers will be difficult to use and are not recommended. Please notify Go Ahead Tours before your departure if you plan to bring these on tour with you.
  • If you have mobility concerns or tour pace questions, please visit our Help Center or send a message to our Customer Experience Team. We’re here to help!
  • This tour includes various modes of transportation, including plane, water taxi, ferry, and private motor coach. Some modes of transportation will have raised platforms or steps and often not provide access to ramps or lifts.
  • A flight from Rome to Athens is included in the price of your tour (the tour extension also includes a ferry from Athens to Santorini and a flight from Santorini to Athens).
  • All other included transportation on this tour is by private motor coach.
  • Please note that our travelers are limited to one checked bag and one carry-on bag per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other transfers, which include flights and ferries.
  • Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage or exceed baggage size and weight restrictions. Be advised that you are responsible for any baggage fees incurred on all flights.
  • Contact your airline(s) for baggage size and weight restrictions for your flights. Please note that your included on-tour flights may have more restrictive baggage limits.
  • Make sure you label your baggage and keep valuables, medication, and documents in your carry-on bag.
  • Travelers must manage their own luggage throughout tour as porters are not guaranteed. This includes at hotels, airports and while boarding ferries.
  • Travelers need to be prepared to manage their own luggage during ferry transfer. This includes carrying your luggage up/down the boarding ramp, lifting luggage onto racks, and managing crowded spaces with other people and motor vehicles.
  • We recommend packing lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that can be easily layered to accommodate varying temperatures, as well as a light jacket or rainwear.
  • A sturdy pair of walking shoes or sneakers is recommended for sightseeing.
  • You may want to pack dressier attire if you plan to visit a high-end restaurant or attend a special performance.
  • It is preferable not to visit churches or other religious sites with bare legs and shoulders (and entrance may be denied on this basis).
  • We recommend packing a reusable water bottle to cut down on single use plastic waste.
  • Travelers who experience motion sickness should take the proper precautions for the ferry crossings.
  • We recommend packing a universal adapter, as well as a voltage converter if you plan on using your own hairdryer or other device without a built-in converter.
  • We recommend packing your Insurance Card (from your primary insurance provider) in your carry on luggage.
  • Go Ahead handpicks every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm.
  • Accommodations are typically three to four star hotels.
  • All accommodations include a private bathroom.
  • Most rooms will include a safe for valuables.
  • Your hotels will have Wifi, but it may be limited to common areas.
  • Elevators in hotels are not guaranteed.
  • Some hotels on this tour require travelers to walk with their luggage a few blocks as buses cannot drop travelers off right out front.
  • Please be advised that the strength of the air conditioning in European hotels/buildings is often not as strong or as cool as what you might be used to in the U.S. or Canada.
  • Italy operates on the European standard 220-240 volts and uses Types C, F, or L plugs with two or three small, round pins.
  • Greece operates on the European standard 220-240 volts and uses Types C, E, or F plugs with two small, round pins.
  • We cannot guarantee that your hotel accommodations will have laundry services or facilities. We recommend checking directly with the hotel once they are confirmed about 30 days prior to departure.
  • Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date.
  • Excursions are available for purchase prior to departure, and most excursions will be available for purchase while you are on tour directly through your mobile app for an additional $10 USD.
  • We recommend purchasing excursions at least 3 days prior to your tour departure. Please note some excursions have advance booking deadlines. Check your tour itinerary for more information to ensure you don’t miss the deadline to add them.
  • Optional excursions may be canceled on tour due to reasons like low enrollment, weather or unexpected closures. If an excursion you signed up for is canceled by Go Ahead Tours, you will be refunded the full cost of the excursion. Please note it may take up to 60 days for your refund to be processed.
  • Your Tour Director may offer their own optional excursions which can only be purchased on tour via cash (in local currency).
  • At least 60 days prior to departure, check with your doctor or healthcare provider for the latest updates and entry requirements, or visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website at cdc.gov .
  • If you have dietary restrictions and/or food allergies, please notify Go Ahead Tours at least 30 days prior to your departure by logging in to your account and updating your traveler info. To update this information closer to your departure date, please contact our Customer Experience Team.
  • If you have medication that you take daily, be sure you have enough for each day of the tour as well as any possible delays encountered.
  • Most of our itineraries include headsets used during certain sightseeing tours so travelers can hear their guides or Tour Director. If you use an assisted listening device, such as a hearing aid or cochlear implant, please visit our Help Center for more information or contact our customer experience team. Please note that at this time not all our destinations offer headsets due to supplier limitations.
  • Please note that codeine (commonly found in headache medications) is banned in Greece, and you may face prosecution if you bring it into the country.
  • Take proper care with sun exposure, as the sun can be especially strong in some of the regions on this tour.
  • The water is safe to drink throughout your tour unless posted otherwise.
  • This tour includes five dinners. Included meals may be plated set menus, buffet or family style depending on the location. Dinners include one glass of beer, wine, or soft drink and water, coffee and tea.
  • Breakfast each morning is also included at the hotel and is typically buffet style with hot and cold options.
  • Venice and Northern Italy are known for flavorful meats and pastries.
  • Tuscany is world-famous for its wine, oil, sauces, and pasta. Menus favor subtle, lighter pastas and desserts made with nuts, fruit, and honey. Try a dish featuring the region’s Chianina beef, perhaps the most prized breed of cattle in all of Italy. For wine, popular Tuscan reds include Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, which are primarily made from the Sangiovese grape. Well-known white wines are also made around the San Gimignano region.
  • Roman food is typically freshly prepared and varies depending on the season. Must-try bites include cacio e pepe (a simple dish of pasta, cheese, and pepper) and supplí (a fried rice ball similar to Sicily's arancini).
  • For more authentic meals, try local trattorias, small restaurants set away from the main piazzas. A typical Italian meal includes wines and the occasional beer, followed by a few sips of after-dinner drinks like grappa or limoncello.
  • Greece’s warm climate ensures a constant supply of fresh, high-quality fruits and vegetables. Salads served with aromatic olive oil, feta cheese, and oregano are plentiful. Simple grilled fish and meat are integral to Greek cuisine, as well as squid and octopus. Don't miss the spinach and cheese pies, called spanakopita.
  • At the conclusion of your tour, it is customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity in local currency. Please keep current exchange rates in mind.
  • We recommend tipping the equivalent of $10-$12USD per person per day for your Tour Director and the equivalent of $3USD per person per day for your driver.
  • If applicable, we also recommend the equivalent of $2USD per local guide.
  • Tips can only be paid in cash.
  • If you are traveling to multiple countries with different currencies and the same Tour Director, ask them what currency they prefer for their tip.
  • The cost of porterage is included in your tour price, and it is not necessary to tip baggage handlers.
  • You will use the euro on tour.
  • Better rates of exchange are usually available overseas, although it’s worth ordering some currency from your local bank to use when you first arrive.
  • We strongly advise that you take debit/bank cards and credit cards, which can be used to withdraw cash at local banks as needed.
  • You can use most debit/credit cards at ATMs on the international networks Cirrus and Plus, but make sure to check with your home bank about withdrawal fees.
  • International banks and businesses primarily accept debit and credit cards that work with the EMV chip system. If you do not already have at least one debit or credit card with a chip in it, we strongly recommend requesting one from your bank prior to your tour.
  • Plan ahead and bring cash to tip your tour director, local guides, and bus drivers. We also recommend keeping coins in the local currency on hand, as some public bathrooms may charge a fee for use.
  • To ensure you feel prepared before traveling on tour, we strongly recommend you download the EF Go Ahead Tours mobile app. The app is free and provides important deadlines, entry requirements, your detailed itinerary, packing tips and more. You can also connect with fellow travelers through the chat feature in the app.
  • Wifi is available in most hotels, though some charges may apply.
  • There is no Wifi on any of the motor coaches.
  • Please contact your mobile service provider for information on roaming charges.
  • Your Tour Director will be leading your group throughout your journey. You will have the same Tour Director throughout your tour.
  • The role of the Tour Director is not only to provide information and context on the destinations you visit, but also to confirm services, coordinate inclusions, prepare each days’ activities and support travelers while on tour. As such, they must focus on the success of the group, and cannot provide individualized assistance to any one traveler.
  • One of the benefits of traveling with EF Go Ahead Tours is our on tour emergency support team.
  • Our extensive network of offices around the world, and our integration of ISO 31000: Risk Management Guidelines, help our dedicated 24/7 Emergency Service teams anticipate and address on-tour challenges in a flexible and iterative way.
  • This team supports travelers and Tour Directors using a combination of extensive training, simulations, incident response planning, and decades of experience to help manage emergencies if they arise, ranging from personal health concerns or injuries to major world events.
  • As needed, On Tour Support can facilitate additional support for travelers on tour, arrange assistance from outside specialists, and liaise with local and international authorities to help solve on-the-ground issues. In addition, the team is dedicated to supporting and facilitating communication between travelers and families in the event of an emergency while on the road or at home.
  • Italy is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and six hours ahead of Eastern Time (ET).
  • Greece is two hours ahead of GMT and seven hours ahead of ET.
  • When it’s noon in New York, it’s 6pm in Italy and 7pm in Greece.
  • When you travel with EF Go Ahead Tours, you’ll make a positive impact on the places you visit, and the people and animals you meet along the way. That’s because our three core Responsible Travel commitments—protecting the environment, supporting local communities, and promoting animal welfare—are at the heart of every tour we offer.
  • Travel, when done responsibly, can make an enormous socio-economic impact to communities. To maximize your impact, eat at locally owned restaurants and shop at local businesses. Ask your Tour Director to point out restaurants they recommend.
  • Prepare for your trip: be aware of the monetary norms such as tipping and negotiating in a market, learn about the destination’s forms of etiquette, and take some time to learn a few words in the local language.
  • When interacting with locals, make sure to ask people for permission before you take their picture, and approach cultural differences with empathy and an open mind.
  • EF Go Ahead Tours encourages our travelers to limit their waste while on the road, especially single use plastics. You can avoid single use plastics by packing your own toiletries, using electronic documents, and bringing a reusable water bottle and shopping bag. If you need to use plastics or paper, please recycle.
  • Environment: On this tour, we recommend the use of a reusable water bottle, as the local drinking water is safe for travelers. Your Tour Director can provide additional guidance on local water standards. Make sure to bring a reusable water bottle to cut down on single use plastics.
  • If you are interested in visiting any of Florence's many museums during your free time, we recommend that you make reservations in advance. See  uffizi.org  for the Uffizi Gallery or  accademia.org  for the Accademia Gallery. Please note that the museums are closed on Mondays.

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Embark on an invigorating journey through Europe’s towering Alps and idyllic towns. Ascend 4 unique mountains via cable car and cogwheel train. Join a mountain guide for a hiking experience. Visit Jungfraujoch and stand at the “Top of Europe.” Visit the cheese aging cellars of L’Etivaz and the Italian vineyards of Prosecco – enjoying a tasting at both. Spend time in the idyllic storybook towns of Lucerne, Innsbruck, and Cortina crowned by towering Dolomite Mountains. Across France, Switzerland, Austria, and Italy, discover breathtaking beauty and inviting local charm.

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Spring: Milder weather and fewer crowds in the shoulder season make spring a nice time to visit.

Summer: A great time for this tour is in the summer, with colorful, breathtaking scenery in every direction. It’s the busy season, so you’ll see lots of other travelers. While the weather can get quite warm, the Alps tend to be a bit cooler than the surrounding areas.

Fall: You’ll still encounter crowds through mid-October, but the weather is sensational.

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Stand at the “Top of Europe,” the perennial winter wonderland of Jungfraujoch.

Step into the 3 storybook towns of Lucerne, Innsbruck, and Cortina.

Stay 3 nights in the French town of Chamonix, nestled at the foot of Mont Blanc.

Gaze upon the vibrant Swiss countryside on the panoramic GoldenPass train.

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Inhale fresh alpine air with 3 unique mountaintop experiences.

Discover the local flora and fauna during a nature walk with a local alpinist.

Meet the pups of Barryland, a foundation that protects the heritage of Switzerland’s national dog – the St. Bernard.

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Toast to the end of your scenic journey during a farewell dinner in a Venetian villa.

Taste the fruits of Italy’s Prosecco region, with a vineyard visit and tasting.

Savor the flavors of Switzerland during a raclette brunch at a dairy farm.

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In Chamonix you have the choice between 2 activities. Explore the legendary Mont Blanc – Europe's tallest peak and birthplace of mountaineering – your way. Ascend the Aiguille du Midi by cable car to an elevation of over 12,600 feet (3,842 meters)*. This is the closest you can get to the summit of Europe’s tallest peak. Your second choice is to go up to Montenvers by the red rack and pin train from Chamonix.

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Continue your exploration of Italy with a two-night stay in Venice, the “Queen of the Adriatic”. From your centrally located hotel, the city is yours to uncover. Join a local guide for a walking tour of this incredible city, and enjoy ample free time to meander amongst the historic streets, taking in the city’s unique architecture and gondola-laden canals. Hosted You’re accompanied by a Tour Manager part of the time, for some guided excursions. The rest of the time, you’re at leisure to explore the destination your own way.

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  • Continue your exploration of Italy with a 2-night stay in Venice, the “Queen of the Adriatic.” After a motorboat transfer, meet your local guide for a walking tour of this incredible city, including the Bridge of Sighs, the Clock Tower, and St. Mark’s Square. You’ll also learn about the Venetian art of glassblowing during an interactive demonstration.
  • Enjoy a day to explore Venice at your leisure. From your centrally located hotel, the city is yours to uncover. Meander amongst the historic streets, taking in the city’s unique architecture and gondola-laden canals. You may choose to experience the local cuisine at a typical bacaro, a small wine bar where locals stop for a glass of wine – traditionally called ombra – and a quick bite of local tapas – that Venetians call cicchetti. Or take a local public waterbus ride to the nearby island of San Giorgio which offers spectacular views of St. Mark’s Square and the Doge’s Palace.
  • Say arrivederci to Italy as your tour comes to a close.

Cross into Germany for a visit to Oberammergau, the world-renowned home of the Passion Play. This Bavarian village of traditionally painted houses comes together every 10 years* to perform a marathon 10-hour folk theatre rendition of the Passion of Christ in thanksgiving for escaping the great plague of 1633. After visiting the theatre site and town, indulge in homemade Tyrolean cuisine at a local restaurant before returning to Seefeld.

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Where to Go in Greece and Italy One Week Itinerary : visit Greece or Italy but not both. Two Weeks or More : divide time evenly between the two countries. One Week in Greece and Italy 7 to 10 days is not enough time to visit both Greece and Italy. Pick one and stick to it. No sense wasting time traveling between the two when time is limited. Be sure to fly into one place and fly out of a different place so you don’t spend time retracing your steps. If you’re somewhere in-between (say, 12 days) it’s a coin flip – though I’d err on the side of spending more time in one country than a limited amount of time in two countries.

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Map of suggested itineraries for one week in Greece

Suggested Itineraries for Greece (reverse order is fine): • 1 day in Athens , 2 in Mykonos , 4 in Santorini (fly into Athens, fly out of Santorini) • 1 day in Athens, 3 in Naxos or Paros , 3 in Santorini (fly into Athens, fly out of Santorini) • 2 days in Mykonos, 2 in Naxos or Paros, 3 in Santorini (fly into Mykonos, fly out of Santorini) • 4 days in Crete , 3 days in Santorini (fly into Heraklio or Chania, fly out of Santorini)

One Week in Italy – Itinerary

Map of suggested one week itineraries for Italy

Suggested Itineraries for Italy (reverse order is fine): • 2 days in Rome , 3 in Florence and area, 2 days in Venice (fly into Rome, fly out of Venice) • 2 days in Venice, 2 in Milan , 3 in Lake Como area (fly into Venice, fly out of Milan) • 4 days in Rome, 3 in the Amalfi Coast (Fly into Rome, fly out of Rome or Naples) Two Weeks in Greece and Italy With 14 days spend one week in Greece and one week in Italy. Use the above itinerary recommendations. Like above be sure to fly in and out of different cities. E.g. If you’re coming from London: Fly London to Venice, train to Florence, train to Rome, fly to Mykonos, ferry to Naxos, ferry to Santorini, fly Santorini to London. Three Weeks or More in Greece and Italy With 20 to 30 days you can visit all the must-see places: Rome , Florence , Venice , Athens , Santorini , and Crete . But also some less touristy spots: Naples , Perugia, Matera , Naxos , Milos , and Nafplio come to mind. Oh, and the wonderful Agriturismo in Tuscany and Umbria . Both countries are loaded with wonderful destinations. And when it comes to the Greek islands you really can’t go wrong: point at the map and pick any island. I’d be shocked if you left disappointed.

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Places to go in Greece and Italy.

The 10 Best Places to Go in Greece and Italy Santorini, Greece – Incredible views, great food, fun tours, and fantastic things to do. One of the best honeymoon destinations in Europe. Crete, Greece – The best beach in Greece is Elafonisi in southwestern Crete. The island is loaded with wonderful places to visit: Chania, Rethymno, Samaria Gorge, Agios Nikolaos, and the top notch historical site at Knossos. Naxos, Greece – The magical Chora (capital town) of Naxos island at dusk in the Cyclades. Above the town is the castle of Sanoudos. Naxos is filled with wonderful beaches and great local food. Athens, Greece – One of the greatest historical marvels in the world. Athens’ top sites are in a compact center making a 1 or 2 day visit perfect for seeing the highlights. Mykonos, Greece – The island is famous for dance clubs, nightlife, and lively beaches. But if you’re not interested the party scene is easy to avoid and the island has plenty of quiet beaches. Rome, Italy – The best of history, food, and art all in one city. Rome is a can’t miss destination. Florence, Italy – My favorite place in Italy. The city could easily fill a week of sightseeing but 2 full days can allow for visits to most of the top sights. Nearby Tuscan towns (San Gimignano, Siena, Lucca) make for wonderful day trips. Perugia, Italy – This is an incredible historical city and a delight to explore. Nearby towns like Orvieto, Todi, and Assisi make it a great base for exploring Umbria. Venice, Italy – The magical setting of Venice is one of kind. It shouldn’t be missed but a short visit (one or two days) is enough for most travelers. Agriturismo in Italy – This is a highlight of a visit to Italy. Stay at a working farm and enjoy the local food and wine. Accommodations can range from simple and inexpensive to luxury and boutique. (Those are my boys playing in the pool at an agriturismo in Tuscany.) Getting Between Italy and Greece For most travelers flying will be the best way to get between Italy and Greece. There are ferries from the east coast cities of Italy (Venice, Ancona, Bari, and Brindisi) to the west coast of Greece (Patras, Igoumenitsa, Corfu, Kefalonia, and Zante) but if time is any concern these are not the best ways to get between Greece and Italy. There are no ferries from Italy to Santorini, Mykonos, Crete, or Athens. Popular Flights Between Italy and Greece Flights from Italy to Athens will fly year-round. Flights from Italy to the Greek Islands (Santorini, Mykonos, and Heraklio, Crete) will typically run May to October. Search Kayak.com for routes, times, and fares. • Rome-Athens • Rome-Santorini • Rome-Mykonos • Rome-Heraklio • Milan-Athens • Milan-Santorini • Milan-Mykonos • Milan-Heraklio • Venice-Athens • Venice-Santorini • Venice-Mykonos • Naples-Athens • Naples-Santorini • Naples-Mykonos

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Hi Dave! just curious. I always wanted to go to Naples, primarily for the food. But Santorini is my dream destination. If I had two weeks and wanted to spend a good 4 days in Santorini, what would you suggest as an itinerary?

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There are often direct flights (in summer) between Naples and Santorini so a trip that combines both places is easily accomplished. Throw in some time in Rome and Mykonos, Naxos, or Athens and your two weeks will be accounted for. Be sure to fly in (e.g. Rome) and out (e.g. Athens) from different airports to save time and money.

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Hi Dave – we are looking at flying into Venice in February for my 30th however we want to avoid the carnival on the weekend of 16th/17th. So I was thinking of flying into Venice for 14/15th then on to Rome for the 16th/17th so 2 days in each City. Do I have to fly from Venice to Rome and is it worth it? Thank you!

Train is more relaxing and less hectic and stressful than taking the plane. It does take a little longer but when you factor in getting to and from both airports and then dealing with check-in and security lines the difference is less than 2 hours.

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We are planning a 3 week honeymoon to Greece and Italy. Where in either country would we find the best beach? We’re not huge beach fans but would like one stop (for two or three days) for beach relaxing and swimming. We’d also like good restaurants and a place or two to get a drink within walking distance. Thanks.

Greece has more great beaches than Italy. So, you’ll certainly want to have your beach stop be in Greece. Beaches high on my list would be Saint Georges beach in Naxos (to be close to great restaurants), Agia Anna or Prokopios beachbes in Naxos (if the beach is more important but fewer good places to eat), Platys Gialos beach in Mykonos, and Mylopotas beach in Ios (good restaurants nearby but for the best take the short bus ride in the Chora).

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Complete Switzerland Travel Guide

Switzerland stands as one of the most breathtaking nations in Europe, boasting dramatic alpine landscapes, heartening local cuisine, historic towns, and globally renowned cities, ensuring an enriching experience for all.

No matter your destination or desired activities within Switzerland, expect to encounter stunning natural vistas, delectable chocolate and cheese, and a well-organized public transportation system.

Switzerland extends a warm embrace to visitors, with its content and healthy locals and a longstanding commitment to neutrality in global affairs, fostering an environment of peace, prosperity, and innovation throughout the land.

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Our guide to Switzerland aims to provide an insightful overview of the country, offering essential information for your travels.

Now, let's delve into the details of your Swiss adventure, covering general trip planning advice, budget-friendly approaches, and more.

Why Choose Switzerland?

Situated in the heart of Central Europe, Switzerland offers a safe, solo-traveler-friendly environment amidst unparalleled natural beauty.

For adventurers, the Alps beckon with skiing, snowboarding, and adrenaline-inducing activities in Interlaken. Those with a penchant for culture can explore the castles, museums, and art galleries in Basel or Geneva.

Efficient public transportation and widespread English proficiency ensure seamless navigation even for the most intrepid explorers.

When to Go?

Switzerland's allure knows no season, catering to diverse traveler preferences.

Winter, from November to February, blankets the nation in snow, ideal for skiing, snowboarding, and a picturesque wonderland experience.

Summer, between June and September, bathes Switzerland in sunlight, perfect for outdoor pursuits like hiking, camping, and water sports. However, be mindful of crowds and higher prices during this peak holiday season.

Spring (March–May) and Autumn (September–November) offer mild weather and reduced costs, making them favorable for budget-conscious travelers.

The best time to visit Switzerland depends on your desired activities and budget considerations.

How Long to Stay?

Switzerland's charms warrant ample exploration time, though even a short visit promises memorable experiences.

For a brief sojourn of 3-5 days, focus on one city such as Basel, Geneva, or Zurich, with excursions to nearby natural wonders or quaint villages.

Allocate at least a day to immerse yourself in the majestic Swiss Alps, a highlight of any itinerary.

Extend your stay to several weeks or more to fully appreciate the country's diverse landscapes and cultural offerings.

Aim for a minimum of 7 days to sample Switzerland's delights, encompassing city exploration and alpine adventures.

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Where to Explore?

Switzerland boasts a plethora of enchanting locales awaiting discovery:

  • Basel: The Cultural Capital nestled on the Rhine River.
  • Geneva : A hub of history, diplomacy, and natural splendor.
  • The Matterhorn: An iconic Alpine peak for hiking and sightseeing.
  • Bern: The medieval capital teeming with architectural marvels.
  • Zurich : Switzerland's bustling metropolis, perfect for urban exploration.
  • Switzerland National Park: A haven for nature enthusiasts in the eastern region.
  • Interlaken: Adventure paradise nestled between two stunning lakes.
  • Jungfraujoch: The "Top of Europe," offering premier skiing and snowboarding.
  • Lucerne: A serene lakeside town renowned for its cultural richness.

While these destinations offer a mere glimpse, they epitomize the country’s allure. You can check our Switzerland travel packages to know what this place can offer!

A Brief Historical Overview

Switzerland's rich tapestry of history unfolds through centuries of cultural and political evolution:

From ancient Celtic roots to Roman conquests, Switzerland's territory witnessed myriad empires.

The Swiss Confederation emerged in the Middle Ages, fostering stability amidst regional upheaval.

A testament to resilience, Switzerland maintained neutrality amidst religious and political turmoil.

The Federal State was established in the 19th century, cementing Switzerland's commitment to unity.

Throughout global conflicts, Switzerland upheld its neutrality, fostering peace and prosperity.

Today, Switzerland stands as a beacon of progress, boasting a high quality of life and global influence.

Embrace Switzerland's neutral oasis!

Budget-Friendly Travel Tips

While Switzerland may be renowned for its luxury, budget-conscious travelers can savor its charms without breaking the bank:

  • Sample affordable local cuisine, including street food and market delights.
  • Opt for hostels or budget hotels for accommodation.
  • Utilize Switzerland's efficient public transport network to explore at minimal cost.
  • Plan outdoor activities like hiking and sightseeing, which offer enriching experiences.

With prudent planning, Switzerland can be as accessible as it is enchanting.

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Best Things to Do

Embark on unforgettable adventures with these top activities in Switzerland:

  • Ski or snowboard in the majestic Swiss Alps , a haven for winter sports enthusiasts.
  • Explore Geneva's cultural treasures , from museums to lakeside promenades.
  • Visit Chillon Castle , a medieval masterpiece overlooking Lake Geneva.
  • Kayak on Lake Brienz for a serene aquatic experience amidst breathtaking scenery.
  • Discover Oberhofen Castle , a medieval gem nestled along the shores of Lake Thun.
  • Soak in the picturesque views of Lucerne , with its blend of art, history, and natural beauty.
  • Indulge in wine tasting amidst Switzerland's scenic vineyards , savoring the country's finest vintages.
  • Witness the majesty of Rhine Falls , Europe's largest waterfall, near the charming town of Schaffhausen.
  • Hike Mount Pilatus for panoramic views of the Alps or ascend via cable car for a leisurely experience.
  • Embark on a scenic train journey , such as the Bernina Express, to marvel at Switzerland's stunning landscapes from the comfort of your seat.
  • Conquer the Matterhorn with a challenging hike or ascend via cable car for unparalleled vistas of the Alpine panorama.
  • Thrill-seekers can partake in adrenaline-pumping activities in Interlaken, from bungee jumping to paragliding, amidst the region's breathtaking natural backdrop.

Where to Stay?

Switzerland offers accommodations to suit every budget and preference:

  • Backpacker hostels abound in major cities and tourist hubs, fostering community and affordability.
  • Hotels and guesthouses cater to mid-range travelers seeking comfort and convenience.
  • For an immersive experience, consider a work exchange, combining lodging with cultural exchange.

Switzerland's lodging options ensure a restful retreat after days of exploration.

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What to Eat?

Switzerland's culinary landscape tantalizes the taste buds with hearty and indulgent fare:

  • Indulge in world-renowned Swiss chocolate, creamy and rich with a distinct milkiness.
  • Sample artisanal cheeses like Emmenthal and Gruyère, best enjoyed in traditional dishes like cheese fondue.
  • Explore local delicacies such as Papet Vaudois, Zopf bread, and Älpermagronen for a taste of Swiss tradition.

Savor Switzerland's culinary delights!

How to Get Around?

Navigating Switzerland's enchanting landscapes is a breeze with various transportation options:

Rely on the extensive train and bus network for seamless city-to-city travel.

Domestic flights offer convenience for longer journeys, albeit at a higher cost.

Consider renting a car for flexibility and scenic drives through Switzerland's picturesque countryside.

Switzerland's infrastructure ensures effortless exploration for travelers of all preferences.

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Plan Your Next Adventure to Switzerland

Whether you seek adventure, cultural immersion, or simply a serene escape amidst nature's wonders, Switzerland promises an unforgettable experience.

Prepare to embark on a journey of discovery and enchantment. Now it’s your time to decide which Switzerland tour option fits you best!

Also, if you plan to visit more European destinations, you can read our travel guides . Bon voyage!

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