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Italy & Greece in 9 Days

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Athens
Santorini
Rome
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until August 2022
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Land in Rome and admire one of the most romantic cities in the world and its cultural delights, such as the Colosseum, before heading to Greece to experience its rich history and culture. Discover the ancient Acropolis of Athens and its vibrant neighbourhoods. Cross the Aegean Sea to discover the island charms and navigate to the beautiful beaches of Santorini.

1st Day: UK/Ireland - Rome

Pack your bags and head to your departure airport, ready for a flight to the eternal city of Rome. Arrive in Rome, the Italian capital, and transfer to the hotel. Depending on your arrival time, the remainder of the day is free to begin exploring this romantic, historic city. The evening is the most magical time of day in Rome when the streets take on an even more charming character. Overnight stay in Rome.

2nd Day: Rome

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, enjoy a Guided Visit to the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill, three of the main archaeological sites of the Eternal City. Learn about the history of this empire, from its birth to the gladiatorial fights in the Colosseum, and appreciate the preserved corners of ancient Rome in the Forum and the Palatine Hill. We recommend the optional Guided Walking Tour through the best of Rome*. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Overnight stay in Rome.

Optional Guided Walking Tour through the best of Rome: Discover one of Rome's most typical squares, Piazza di Spagna, and its famous Spanish Steps. Continue experiencing this eternal city by visiting the iconic Trevi Fountain, a 17th-century masterpiece in which throwing a coin is supposed to assure your return to Rome. End the tour by stopping at the Pantheon, one of the best-preserved monuments of Roman antiquity. Please note: On Saturdays the Pantheon is CLOSED.

3rd Day: Rome

After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a day at your leisure in Rome. Perhaps visit the Vatican, trace the footsteps of the greats in the ancient streets of the old city or simply indulge in some delicious Italian ice-cream. However you choose to spend your day, Rome is sure to delight you with its old-world charm and unbeatable sights. We suggest taking the optional Guided tour of Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel*. Overnight stay in Rome.

Optional Skip-the-line guided tour of Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel: In the Vatican Museums, admire the works of art in the Patio della Pigna and the Gallery of Candelabra, among others. Next, visit the inimitable Sistine Chapel to discover the incredible and well-known work of art by Michelangelo. Note: This optional tour is NOT available on Sundays.

4th Day: Rome - Athens

Breakfast* at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for your flight to Athens. Touch down in Athens and transfer to the hotel, in the heart of the city where you can soak up the hustle and bustle of the mega-metropolis. Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure, explore the vibrant Athenian neighbourhoods and sampling delicious Greek cuisine. Overnight stay in Athens.

* Depending on the flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast.

5th Day: Athens

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day at your leisure to discover amazing places in the city. See the Panathenaic Stadium, continue and pass by the Prime Minister's residence guarded by the Euzones in their colorful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma). Last but not least, the Acropolis and the Parthenon. You can continue and visit the place where at last the statues found their home and admire the wonders of the classical era: The new Acropolis museum. Overnight stay in Athens.

6th Day: Athens - Santorini

Set yourself up for a day of sailing with a delicious breakfast*, before setting off for the airport to catch a flight to Santorini. One of Greece's most loved islands, Santorini is a beautiful island, known for its blue-roofed houses and sunsets. Arrive in Santorini and transfer to the hotel. The evening is at your leisure to explore the town and dine in style. Overnight stay in Santorini.

* Depending on the flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast.

7th Day: Santorini

Breakfast at the hotel. Day at your own leisure on the splendid island of Santorini. Crescent-shaped Santorini (or Thíra), the precious gem of the Aegean, is actually a group of islands consisting of Thíra, Thirassiá, Asproníssi, Palea, and Nea Kaméni in the southernmost part of Cyclades. Overnight in Santorini.

8th Day: Santorini

Breakfast at the hotel. At leisure on Greece's most famous cosmopolitan island, a whitewashed paradise in the heart of the Cyclades. Stroll around its narrow marble streets and admire whitewashed houses with colourful doors and window frames, bougainvillaea trees in purple bloom and hidden churches. Overnight stay in Santorini.

9th Day: Santorini - UK/Ireland

Breakfast* at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport to catch a flight back to the UK/Ireland. Arrive in the UK/Ireland and end your trip.

* Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

9 days trip including flights*

9 days and 8 nights in destination

1

LON - FCO

Rome

2

Rome

3

Rome

4

Athens

5

Athens

6

Santorini

7

Santorini

8

Santorini

9

JTR - LON

* It may change depending of your departure city, departure date and arrival date.

The calendar does not display internal flights, trains or other transportation included in the itinerary.

Accommodation: 8 Nights

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Included activities

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Guided Visit to the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

Visit three of the main archaeological sites of the Rome. Learn about the history of this empire, from its birth to the gladiatorial fights in the Colosseum, and appreciate the preserved corners of ancient Rome in the the Forum and the Palatine Hill.
Included activity for day 2

Available Activities

Activities availability is subject to departure dates and itinerary selected.
See the price of optional activities after selecting the date in the next step
Optional

Best of Rome Guided Walking Tour

Experience this eternal city by discovering one of Rome's most typical squares, Piazza di Spagna, and visit the iconic Trevi Fountain. End your tour stopping at the Pantheon, one of the best-preserved monuments of Roman antiquity.
Suggested activity for day 2
Optional

Skip-the-line guided tour of Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

In the Vatican Museums, admire the works of art in the Patio della Pigna and the Gallery of Candelabra, among others. Next, visit the inimitable Sistine Chapel to discover the incredible and well-known work of art by Michelangelo.
Suggested activity for day 3

The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. 
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  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Rome, Santorini - UK/Ireland.
  • Domestic flight: Rome - Athens, Athens - Santorini. *
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  • 8 nights hotel accommodation in Superior category hotels.
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  • 8 breakfasts.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicle as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • ATOL Protection.
  • Guided Visit to the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill.

Not included

Drinks, entrance fees, city taxes* and tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

*A number of Greek cities impose an accommodation tax, which must be paid directly to the hotel (Approx. 3-4€ per room per night).

Accommodation tax in Italy must be paid directly to the hotel (Approx. 6 € per room per night).

* Documentation of the internal flights will either be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days before your trip or delivered to you on arrival at your destination. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

  • Entry requirements
    Valid passport or identity card.
  • Visa
    No visa is required to enter the country.
  • Currency
    Euro.
  • Language
    Italian.
  • Electricity
    220 V. No adapter required.
  • Health
    There are no mandatory vaccinations for travellers from EU countries.
  • Time zone
    GMT + 01:00.
  • Other useful information
    Italian cuisine is one of the most prominent in the world. The national dish is pasta.
  • Tourist Office website
    http://www.italia.it/en/home.html

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

 

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