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Colosseum, Amalfi Coast & Greek Odyssey

Italy & Greece in 15 Days, 14 Nights in Destination

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A culture and history-focused tour of Italy & Greece. Discover Italy independently, from the Colosseum to the Amalfi Coast. Explore the Acropolis of Athens and the mysteries of Delphi, before relaxing in the idyllic Greek islands!

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    Acropolis of Athens
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    Athens
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    Meteora
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    Mykonos
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    Santorini
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    Amalfi Coast
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    Naples
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    Rome

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  1. All flights

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  3. All transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Some meals

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Accommodation: 14 Nights

Itinerary

Land in Rome and admire an eternal city, home of the Colosseum and Vatican. Experience the romance of Naples and the beauty of the Amalfi Coast and visit the legendary ruins of Pompeii. Head to Greece to explore the Acropolis of Athens, the sanctuary of Delphi and the gravity-defying monasteries of Meteora. Go island-hopping to discover idyllic Mykonos and the sublime sunsets of Santorini.

1st Day: UK/Ireland - Rome

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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.

*If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Marcella Royal Hotel or similar
tripadvisor rating

3597 Reviews

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2nd Day: Rome

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today head to the meeting point and 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 Piazzas and Fountains of Rome excursion.** The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore the historic streets of Rome and dine on delicious Italian cuisine!*** Overnight stay in Rome.

*Time and days in Rome can be changed according to the availability of the Colosseum tickets. It will be confirmed 15 days before arrival. However, all included excursions are already guaranteed. Download the PDF uploaded to your Exoticca account to check the time and pick up point of the activities. 

**Optional Piazzas & Fountains of Rome Excursion: Take a pleasant walk through the artistic heart of Rome to visit its most symbolic piazzas and fountains! Visit Piazza Navona, the most elegant of all Rome squares and home to Bernini's Four Rivers Fountain. See the Church of San Luigi, the incredible Pantheon and the legendary Trevi Fountain, an icon of the city. Finally, pay a visit to the famous Spanish Steps at Piazza di Spagna, the most photogenic spot in the city!

***Optional Authentic Italian Dinner at a restaurant in Campo Di Fiori: Enjoy an authentic Italian dinner in beautiful Campo Di Fiori Square, nestled in the heart of historic Rome. Soak up the atmosphere as you indulge in Italian dishes at a local restaurant.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Marcella Royal Hotel or similar
tripadvisor rating

3597 Reviews

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Activities

included
Walking Tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

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Optional
Piazzas & Fountains of Rome Excursion

Moderate

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Optional
Authentic Italian Dinner at a Restaurant in Campo Di Fiori in Rome

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3rd Day: Rome

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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, St. Peter's Basilica and Sistine Chapel: Explore the priceless treasures held within the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel! Visit the Pio Clementino Hall, Laocoon and Apollo Belvedere, Maps Gallery, Candelabra Gallery, Tapestries Gallery and the incredible Sistine Chapel. Afterwards, discover the incredible St. Peter’s Basilica and the atmospheric St. Peter’s Square, dominated by Michelangelo’s imposing Cupola!

Please note: Optional tour available Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays afternoon, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays only.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Marcella Royal Hotel or similar
tripadvisor rating

3597 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Skip-the-line Guided Tour of Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica and Sistine Chapel

Moderate

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4th Day: Rome - Naples

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Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, meet your transfer and head to the train station to catch the Frecciarossa high-speed train to Naples. Arrive in Naples and transfer to your hotel. Known as the birthplace of pizza and famed for its immense history, Naples sits on the sun-kissed Bay of Naples in southern Italy. Home to centuries worth of important architecture and art, Naples is bursting with opportunities to experience authentic Italian culture!

In the afternoon, set off on a 2-hour walking tour of the city to see its most emblematic sights and landmarks. Visit the Cathedral of San Gennaro, stroll in front of the Royal Palace of Naples, where the great Bourbon kings once resided, and admire the spectacular opera house, Real Teatro di San Carlo! Continue to the main square, Piazza del Plebiscito, to see the Church of San Francesco di Paola before strolling through the beautiful Galleria Umberto I, a historic shopping arcade. See a handful of Naples' ancient castles, many of which date back to medieval times, and end the tour in the historic center, home to the iconic Spacca Napoli street. The remainder of the day is free to discover the cultural gems and mouth-watering cuisine of Naples at your leisure. Overnight stay in Naples.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Palazzo Salgar or similar
tripadvisor rating

1443 Reviews

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Activities

included
Walking Tour of Naples

Moderate

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5th Day: Naples - Amalfi Coast - Pompeii - Naples

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Breakfast at the hotel. Discover two UNESCO World Heritage Sites today on a full-day excursion to the Amalfi Coast and Pompeii. Depart Naples, headed for the spectacular coastal region of Amalfi. Take in the incredible views of the sea on one side and the Lattari mountains on the other as you listen to the insights of your guide along the scenic 50-mile route. These dramatic landscapes of pastel-colored hillside towns, rugged mountainsides and plunging sea cliffs are among the most impressive in Italy!

Next, arrive at the legendary ruins of Pompeii. The devastating eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD blanketed this Roman city in layers of ash which preserved the city as if it was frozen in time! Walk around the site, accompanied by an archaeological guide, and learn more about the people that lived here and their daily lives. Highlights include the thermal baths, the Roman amphitheatre, the Macellum and the House of the Faun. After an unforgettable day of discovery, return to Naples and spend the evening at your leisure. Overnight stay in Naples.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Palazzo Salgar or similar
tripadvisor rating

1443 Reviews

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Activities

included
Full day tour to the Amalfi Coast and Pompeii Ruins from Naples

Moderate

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6th Day: Naples - Athens

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, continue your adventure as you head to the airport to catch a short flight to the Greek capital of Athens! Arrive at Athens International Airport and transfer to your hotel for check in. The remainder of the day at leisure to enjoy your first taste of Athens and rest after your flight. Discover Plaka, the oldest district of Athens, located under the Acropolis, the only district where you may see the Greek capital as it was 100 years ago or enjoy a spot of shopping at Ermou, Kolonaki and Voukourestiou streets. Overnight stay in Athens.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Polis Grand or similar
tripadvisor rating

1580 Reviews

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7th Day: Athens

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today enjoy an Athens Sightseeing Tour including the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum. Begin in the center of the city, the Constitution Square (Syntagma), the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier and the National library.

On-route to the Acropolis you will see the Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and a quick stop at Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Modern Olympic Games were held in 1896. During the Acropolis visit witness the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally the famous Parthenon.

Your first taste of Athens would not be complete without a visit to the Acropolis Museum, a modern architectural building where you can admire the wonders and architectural masterpieces of the classical era. Return to your hotel with the remainder of your day at leisure. Overnight stay in Athens.

Please note: At the Athens Acropolis, the terrain is quite uneven underfoot and includes a number of stairs. It may not be suitable for those with reduced mobility.

Note: This activity can accommodate a maximum of 40 people, and visitors will have access to audio guides during the tour.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Polis Grand or similar
tripadvisor rating

1580 Reviews

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Activities

included
Athens Guided Sightseeing & Acropolis Tour

Moderate

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8th Day: Athens - Delphi - Kalambaka

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today head for Delphi. On-route discover the cities via Thebes, Levadia and the picturesque village of Arachova, on the slopes of Mount Parnassus.

Arrive in Delphi and visit the Archaeological Site of the 4th-century-B.C. This extensive mountainside archaeological complex contains the beautiful remains of the sanctuaries of Apollo and Athena Pronaia, as well as an ancient stadium and theater. Next, depart for Kalambaka, passing through picturesque villages and towns of Central Greece. Dinner and overnight stay in Kalambaka.

Please note: At Delphi, the terrain is quite uneven underfoot and includes a number of stairs and steep paths. It may not be suitable for those with reduced mobility. During the excursion, travelers are advised to bring a hat, sunscreen, and comfortable shoes.

Note: This activity can accommodate a maximum of 40 people, and visitors will have access to audio guides during the tour.

Estimated transfer distance from Athens to Kalambaka 375km.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Amalia Kalambaka or similar
tripadvisor rating

756 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit to Delphi Archeological Site

Moderate

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9th Day: Kalambaka - Meteora - Athens

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today you’ll visit the striking rock formation, Meteora, an incredibly unique scenery with ageless Monasteries protruding from the rocks. These priceless historical and religious treasures stand between sky and earth on the top of the cliffs. An incredible sight to behold.

In the afternoon return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia, Thermopylae with a short stop to see Leonida's Monument. Arrive in Athens early in the evening and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in Athens.

Please note: At Meteora, the terrain is quite uneven underfoot and you will be required to climb a number of stairs in order to visit the monasteries. It may not be suitable for those with reduced mobility. Modest dress is required to enter the monasteries of Meteora. This includes a long skirt (not trousers) and covered neckline/shoulders for women, and long trousers for men. 

Note: This activity can accommodate a maximum of 40 people, and visitors will have access to audio guides during the tour.

Estimated transfer distance from Kalambaka to Athens 375km.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Polis Grand or similar
tripadvisor rating

1580 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit to the Meteora Monasteries

Moderate

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10th Day: Athens - Mykonos

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Enjoy your early morning breakfast* and at indicated time transfer to the port for your high-speed ferry** to Mykonos. This beautiful Greek island in the Aegean Sea is best known for its beaches and lively atmosphere. Upon arrival on transfer to your hotel for check in. The remainder of the day is free for you to enjoy at your leisure and discover the island. We recommend a stroll around the capital town of Hora, a Cycladic maze brimming with trendy bars and restaurants. Overnight stay in Mykonos.

*Please note: You may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast this morning due to the early departure time of the ferry to Mykonos. However, you can request a "breakfast box" during check-in to take with you.

**The high-speed ferry is included in this category. All transfers by ferry mentioned in the itinerary will be by high-speed ferry.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Pelican Bay Hotel Mykonos... or similar
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1033 Reviews

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11th Day: Mykonos

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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy today at your leisure and discover this magical island at your own pace. We recommend doing some sightseeing: check out the whitewashed cubic houses, windmills and chapels, the wonderful sandy beaches, shops, galleries and the incredible nightlife. Explore the towns’ winding narrow streets, visit Paraportiani, one of the many churches on the Island, or enjoy a drink at Little Venice. We have an exciting array of recommended optional activities* and excursions listed below.  Overnight stay in Mykonos.

*Optional Tour of Delos: A well-rounded tour of this beautiful and historically important island. Having been inhabited between 2500 and 69 b.C. Delos has kept many treasures from these times. Agora, an ancient marketplace, the famous terrace of the Naxos lions, the holy lake, the ancient living quarter and theater that will transport you to daily life back then. Visit and learn about The houses of Dionysos, Kleopatra, the Trident, the Masks and the Dolphins with their mosaics, all fantastic art experiences not to be missed. Note: Travelers must walk approximately 1 km from the parking area to the port to board the tour. Upon arrival, vouchers must be exchanged for tickets at the check-in counter located in the entrance cabin. Additionally, please be aware that the tour may be canceled due to weather conditions.

Why not make the most of your time with our great value Island Experiences Pack of 2 Optional Excursions, available in the next step of the booking process. Choose from Delos Tour & Caldera – Oia Excursion or Delos Tour & Santorini Traditional Bus Tour.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Pelican Bay Hotel Mykonos... or similar
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1033 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Delos Island Tour

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Island Experiences: Pack of 2 Excursions Delos Tour + Caldera – Oia (Volcano–Hot Springs–Thirassia–Oia–Sunset

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Island Experiences: Pack of 2 Excursions: Delos Tour + Santorini Traditional Bus Tour

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12th Day: Mykonos - Santorini

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Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning transfer to the port for your high-speed ferry to Santorini. Upon arrival on the Island of Santorini, transfer to your hotel for check in. The remainder of your afternoon is at leisure! Feel free to join our optional visit to Oia* to view the sunset. We alternatively recommend a visit to admire the spectacular caldera with white washed houses perched on the edge, created by the eruption of the islands’ volcano. Overnight stay in Santorini.

Please note: The high-speed ferry is included in this category. All transfers by ferry mentioned in the itinerary will be by high-speed ferry.

*Optional visit to Oia: Spend three hours exploring one of Santorini's most famous and picturesque towns, known for its dramatic cliffs, blue domes, and spectacular sunsets.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
El Greco Resort & Spa or similar
tripadvisor rating

2432 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Afternoon visit to Oia Village

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13th Day: Santorini

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today you have the day to discover Santorini at your own pace. Why not relax in one of the cafe's while you watch the world go by or explore the volcanic surroundings of the island known worldwide as the 'island of romance'. To make sure you get the most out of your itinerary, why not enjoy one of our recommended optional activities and excursions listed below*. Overnight stay in Santorini.

*Please note: Due to timings, you will only be able to enjoy one of the optional activities listed below, so please pick the one you prefer.

Optional Full Day Santorini Traditional Bus Tour: Walk through the maze-like settlement of Emporio, enjoy free time for lunch at the best-known black sand Perissa Beach. Head up Profitis Ilias Mountain, Santorini’s highest peak, to the hilltop village of Oia. Enter a Greek orthodox chapel and end the day with the magnificent sunset.

Optional Caldera – Oia Excursion (Volcano–Hot Springs–Thirassia–Oia–Sunset): An exciting and adventurous excursion that begins sailing with a traditional wooden boat, a kaiki, to the volcano. Climb for approximately 30 minutes to explore dramatic rocky scenery. Next, the boat will anchor at around 220 feet from the hot springs, so you can swim to and from the boat. Next, enjoy some free time for lunch (not included) and a swim  in Thirassia, Fisherman’s Island. After you’ve rested up at lunch, climb 200 steps to reach the top of Oia village, where you will enjoy the legendary sunset. Transfer back to the hotel.

Optional Volcanic Islands Sunset Dinner Cruise: Sail towards the volcano and its sulfur waters on a traditional Greek boat. First, enjoy a guided walking tour to the crater of Santorini’s volcano. Take in the spectacular sights of the islands from above. Next, dive into the Aegean Sea, swim near the shores to find the volcanic sulfur waters to experience bathing in its warm therapeutic mud. As the sun sets over Oia, enjoy dinner and wine aboard the ship with the breathtaking views in the backdrop.

Optional Santorini Cooking Class and Wine-TastingTour: Treat yourself to a fun & informative Santorini cooking class and wine tasting tour including a culinary feast filled with Santorini flavors and classic Greek island dishes. During your food tour visit 2 traditional Santorini wineries to taste their vintages and then help a knowledgeable local chef prepare three of Santorini’s signature dishes at a traditional restaurant. Enjoy all your freshly-cooked creations at the end of your cooking lesson and taste wine the estate locally produces.

Note: Most of the optional activities are available from May to September. For departures in April and October, we recommend purchasing them at the destination, as they are subject to availability and weather conditions.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
El Greco Resort & Spa or similar
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2432 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Full-day Santorini traditional bus tour

Moderate

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Volcanic Islands Sunset Dinner Cruise

Light

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Excursion from Caldera to Oia

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Wine and Food Lovers - Santorini Cooking Class and Wine-Tasting Tour

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14th Day: Santorini - Athens

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Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the port for your high-speed ferry* to Athens. It’s your last day in the Greek Capital so make the most of it and enjoy this vibrant city. Why not do some souvenir shopping and head to some of the many foodie neighborhoods to enjoy your final taste of the delicious greek gastronomy. Overnight stay in Athens.

*The high-speed ferry is included in this category. All transfers by ferry mentioned in the itinerary will be by high-speed ferry.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Polis Grand or similar
tripadvisor rating

1580 Reviews

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15th Day: Athens - UK/Ireland

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Breakfast at the hotel*. After an unforgettable journey through Italy, Greece's ancient sites and idyllic islands, it's time to bring your trip to a close. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to the UK/Ireland**.

*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.

**Depending on the choice of flight, you may arrive back in the UK/Ireland the next day.

Included activities

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It is forbidden to enter the Colosseum with suitcases, backpacks and bulky bags and there is no luggage storage inside the Colosseum. Download the PDF uploaded to your Exoticca account to check the time and pick up point of the activities

Walking Tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

Included activity for day 2 in Rome

Take a guided walking tour of three of the main archaeological sites in Rome. Learn about the history of this empire, from its birth to the gladiator fights of the Colosseum and appreciate the relics of ancient Rome at the Forum and Palatine Hill.

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Download the PDF uploaded to your Exoticca account to check the time and pick up point of the activities

Walking Tour of Naples

Included activity for day 4 in Naples

Set off on a 2-hour walking tour of Naples to see its most emblematic sights such as the Cathedral of San Gennaro, the Royal Palace of Naples, Piazza del Plebiscito, the Church of San Francesco, Spacca Napoli Street and the beautiful Galleria Umberto.

Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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The professional guide inside the Pompeii excavations will be replaced by an audio guide if there are less than 6 participants. Download the PDF uploaded to your Exoticca account to check the time and pick up point of the activities

Full day tour to the Amalfi Coast and Pompeii Ruins from Naples

Included activity for day 5 in Naples

Take in the incredible views of the sea on one side and the Lattari mountains on the other as you journey along the scenic 50-mile Amalfi Coast. Afterwards, explore the legendary ruins of Pompeii, accompanied by an archaeological guide.

Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Walking shoes are recommended as moderate walking is involved. A hat & sunscreen is recommended for UV protection. Not available on the 16th and 17th April, 1st May and 31st October.

Athens Guided Sightseeing & Acropolis Tour

Included activity for day 7 in Acropolis of Athens

Tour the highlights of both modern and ancient Athens! Stops include Consitution Square, the Athens Acropolis, the Temple of Zeus, the Panathenaic Stadium and the Acropolis Museum.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

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Moderate

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Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
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Meeting Point: Campo de' Fiori, 12, 00186 Roma. In case of being vegetarians, notify in advance to adapt the menu.

Authentic Italian Dinner at a Restaurant in Campo Di Fiori in Rome

Suggested activity for day 2 in Rome

Enjoy an authentic Italian dinner in beautiful Campo Di Fiori Square, nestled in the heart of historic Rome.

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Light

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This tour only operates Tuesdays, Thursdays and Satudays. Meeting Point: In front of the theatre Argentina. Download the PDF uploaded to your Exoticca account to check the time

Piazzas & Fountains of Rome Excursion

Suggested activity for day 2 in Rome

Discover the most symbolic piazzas and fountains in Rome! Visit Piazza Navona, home to Bernini's Four Rivers Fountain and see the Pantheon and the legendary Trevi Fountain. Finally, pay a visit to the famous Spanish Steps at Piazza di Spagna.

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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This tour will be at 9.45am or 13h45pm.Time and date will be reconfirmed on voucher.Tour NOT available on Sundays. Meeting point: via santamaura 28

Skip-the-line Guided Tour of Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica and Sistine Chapel

Suggested activity for day 3 in Rome

Explore the treasures held within the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel! Visit Pio Clementino Hall, Candelabra Gallery, Tapestries Gallery and the incredible Sistine Chapel, among other sights. Also discover St. Peter’s Basilica and St. Peter's Square.

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Important: Please avoid booking the activities included in this package separately.

Island Experiences: Pack of 2 Excursions: Delos Tour + Santorini Traditional Bus Tour

Suggested activity for day 11

A well-rounded tour of the beautiful and historically important island of Delos. + Explore the island of Santorini on a Bus Tour to learn about the history of the island, the traditional villages and watch Oia’s incredible sunset!

Pick up time: info at destination

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Moderate

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  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Rome, Athens - UK/Ireland.
  • Internal flights: Naples - Athens.*
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  • Domestic High-speed train in Standard Class: Rome - Naples.
  • 14 nights hotel accommodation in Superior category hotels.
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  • 14 breakfasts and 1 dinner.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles as indicated in the itinerary.**
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  • Visits as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide.***
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • High Speed Ferries Athens - Mykonos - Santorini - Athens on economy class.
  • Athens & Acropolis tour. Visit to Delphi Archeological Site & Meteora Monasteries.
  • ATOL Protection.
  • Guided sightseeing tour and Acropolis in Athens. Guided visit to the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill in Rome

*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

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

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

The Greek government has implemented the Climate Crisis Resilience Tax, calculated per room and per night. This varies according to the accommodation category and the time of year. It will be paid by guests upon arrival and directly at hotel check-in:

  • From March to October: €10 in 5-star hotels, €7 in 4-star hotels, and €3 in 3-star hotels.
  • From November to February: €4 in 5-star hotels, €3 in 4-star hotels, and €1.50 in 3-star hotels.

Please note: this itinerary is an independent tour, not a group tour. It includes accommodation, some activities and some transfers, but you will not be accompanied by a guide throughout the entire trip, nor will you be traveling in a group. As an independent tour, the dates of the excursions may differ based on the availability of the tours. The final date will be available on the voucher uploaded on your Exoticca account prior to departure.

*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.


About Italy:

Hotel ratings in Italyare not governed by the same standards as those in the UK/Ireland, so please keep this in mind when selecting your desired accommodation category.

**The shuttle service from the airport to the hotel will wait for you up to one hour after the arrival of your flight. If your flight is delayed or you experience issues collecting your luggage please get in touch with the local provider.

Meeting points: the included tours will depart from designated meeting points. The location of the meeting points will be included in your trip details. Transfers to the meeting points are not included.

***Time and days in Rome can be changed according to the availability of the Colosseum tickets. It will be confirmed 15 days before arrival. However, all included excursions are already guaranteed.

Important: please bear in mind that the accommodation included in Venice is located in Venice Mestre, which is situated outside the island, approximately 25-30 minutes away by train, bus or Taxi.

If you visit during a religious or an official event or during a national holiday, certain attractions may be closed.

Important: The availability of some activities cannot be guaranteed during major holidays, including Christmas & Holy Week.

Due to the nature of the destination the terrain can be uneven at times, it may require you to walk on a rocky path, and up and down hills.

Important: Download the PDF uploaded to your Exoticca account to check the time and pick up point of the activities.


About Greece:

Important information regarding hotels: 

Hotel classification in Greece is not governed by the same standards as in other countries. Please take this into account when selecting your desired accommodation. 
 
• We cannot guarantee rooms with a sea view in the Greek Islands.
• The group may be allocated in different hotels depending on group size and hotel availability.
• Beach chairs / sun loungers are not included.
• Triple rooms: Usually triple rooms in Greece will have a double bed/ two single beds and a rollaway or sofa bed. We can't guarantee triple rooms with 3 beds of the same size.
• Please be aware that the WIFI connection in Greece tends to be very slow.


Important information regarding ferries: 

The high speed ferries are included in this category. All transfers by ferry mentioned in the itinerary will be by high speed ferry.

The approximate duration of the high-speed ferries are 3hs from Athens to Mykonos, 2hs from Mykonos to Santorini and 5.30hs from Santorini to Athens.
 
• In case of adverse conditions, there may be changes to the ferry timings and durations. 
• During the ferry journey, please be advised that unscheduled stops may occur at other islands. We recommend staying alert to announcements made via screens and speakers, ensuring readiness to disembark at the designated stop.
• During the ferry journey, passengers prone to motion sickness are advised to carry motion sickness pills for a more comfortable voyage.
• It is crucial not to lose ferry tickets as they cannot be reprinted. In case of loss or misplacement, customers will need to repurchase them.
• Customers are not permitted to bring luggage into the seating area. Luggage must be placed in a designated luggage spot by customers. It is recommended to tag luggage to avoid confusion with other passengers. 
 

Important information regarding Activities: 
 
Due to timings, in Santorini you will only be able to enjoy one of the optional activities listed, so please pick the one you prefer.

• Most of the optional activities are available from May to September. For departures in April and October, we recommend purchasing them at the destination, as they are subject to availability and weather conditions.
• Some included activities can accommodate a maximum of 40 people, and visitors will have access to audio guides during the tour.


Important Trip information: 
 
The order of the itinerary may differ depending on which day you arrive at the destination: 

Arrival at destination Monday / Tuesday / Thursday/ Saturday: Begin your trip with 2 nights in Athens, 1 night in Kalambaka and 1 night in Athens, following with the Island stays. 

Arrival at destination Wednesday / Friday / Sunday: Begin your trip with 1 night in Athens, 1 night in Kalambaka and 2 nights in Athens, following with the Island stays. 

Also, during national holiday, religious or official events your itinerary may vary and change its order. All the included visits will be carried out in any case. 

• We recommend taking cash in the local currency with you on this trip, as withdrawing cash at ATMs is not always possible or easy in Greece. City taxes must be paid in cash directly to the hotels.
• Due to the nature of the destination the terrain can be uneven at times, it may require you to walk on a rocky path, and up and down hills.
• For wheelchair users this trip is upon request and it is recommended to travel on a private basis, please contact us for further information.
  • Italy
  • Greece
    • Entry requirements

      Passport with a minimum of 6 months validity required.

    • Visa

      No visa is required to enter the country.

    • Currency

      Euro.

    • Language

      Italian.

    • Electricity

      220 V. 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.

    If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +44 20 8068 3176 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

    While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

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

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