Land in Venice, known for its waterways and canals before heading to Florence to discover its hidden treasures and Renaissance heritage. Explore Rome and admire one of the most romantic cities in the world, filled with cultural delights, such as the Colosseum and the Vatican City. End your trip with a blissful All-Inclusive getaway on the beautiful Greek island of Crete.
Pack your bags and head to your departure airport, ready for a flight to Venice.* Night on board.
* 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.
Arrive in the romantic city of Venice, transfer to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Built across more than 100 small islands, Venice is a pleasure to explore on foot as you get lost in the labyrinthine streets, stumbling across hidden cafes and cultural gems along the way. Get out and discover the plentiful delights on this eternal city, such as the immense Piazza San Marco, and perhaps enjoy a peaceful gondola ride through the atmospheric canals. Overnight stay in Venice.
Breakfast at the hotel. Today, make the most of a guided walking tour through Venice to learn about its history and culture and the greatest artists of the city. Start the tour with a tranquil walk through Cannaregio, one of the most characteristic neighbourhoods of Venice, and cross the iconic Rialto Bridge. Finally, head to Campo San Bartolomeo to see the Basilica of Santi Giovanni e Paolo and end up your experience in Piazza San Marco. Rest of the day at your leisure to continue discovering this unique city. Overnight stay in Venice.
Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, make your own way to the train station to catch the Frecciarossa high-speed train to Florence. Arrive in Florence, the heart of the Italian Renaissance, and self-transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at your leisure to explore the city and keep enjoying the Italian cuisine in this gourmet paradise. Overnight stay in Florence.
Breakfast at the hotel. Today head to the Historic Centre of Florence for a guided walking tour of Florence and discover the hidden secrets of the Tuscan capital. Start discovering Piazza Repubblica, one of the fanciest of the city, before heading to Loggia del Mercato Nuovo, a building where a local market takes place. Keep exploring the streets of Florence before arriving at the beautiful and well-known Ponte Vecchio, the most iconic bridge in the city and one of its main symbols. You will then walk through the Piazza della Signoria, the heart of Medieval Florence with the imposing Palazzo Vecchio. End the tour admiring Piazza San Giovanni, home to the impressive Florence Cathedral, with its iconic Brunelleschi cupola and the famous Giotto Belltower. Rest of the day at your leisure to continue exploring the captivating sights of Florence. Overnight stay in Florence.
Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, self-transfer to the station to catch the Frecciarossa high-speed train to Rome. Arrive in Rome, the Italian capital, and make your own way 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.
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 to explore the historic streets of Rome and dine on delicious Italian cuisine! Overnight stay in Rome.
* Optional Best of Rome Guided Walking Tour: 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.
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 ceiling paintings of Michelangelo. Note: This optional tour is NOT available on Sundays.
Breakfast* at the hotel. It's time to leave Italy behind as you head for the idyllic Greek islands. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight to Crete. Arrive in Crete and transfer to the hotel where you'll be staying on an all-inclusive basis. Settle in and begin to explore this beautiful island at your leisure. Relax by the sea, stroll along the beach, or simply soak up the tranquil atmosphere of the town at your own pace. Overnight stay in Crete.
* Depending on the flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast.
All-inclusive. Enjoy a day at your leisure in Crete, soaking up the breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea from the comforts of your hotel. The facilities at the resort are there to make your stay as blissful as possible, so make the most of them as you begin to unwind from the stresses of daily life. Overnight stay in Crete.
All-inclusive. Spend the day relaxing at your leisure. Whether your idea of heaven is getting stuck into a best-seller on the beach, indulging in a relaxing spa treatment, or kicking back with a cocktail at the beach bar, you're sure to find your own personal bliss. Why not explore the Crete capital of Heraklion, home to a number of fantastic museums. Overnight stay in Crete.
All-inclusive. Another day at your leisure in paradise. Make the most of your day and enjoy the delicious cuisine offered at the resort and kick back with a cocktail at sunset. If you fancy a little culture, visit the amazing Temple of Knossos, an archaeological site dating back to the ancient Minoan civilization! Overnight stay in Crete.
All-inclusive. Enjoy your final day on the island at your leisure. Make the most of your last moments in paradise by exploring the island and finding the most perfect stretch of beach in which to contemplate the picture-perfect sea views. Arrange a romantic meal or enjoy the resort entertainment to bring a memorable close to your idyllic escape. Overnight stay in Crete.
Breakfast* at the hotel. Sadly, it's time to bid farewell to Greece. At the indicated time, transfer to Heraklion airport to catch a flight back to the US. Arrive in the US 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.
** If your return flight departs in the evening, your arrival in the US will be the following day.
14 days trip including flights*
13 days and 12 nights in destination
NYC - VCE
NYC - VCE
HER - NYC
*In case the advertised hotels are not available they will be replaced by one of these alternative hotels with the same quality: Hilton Garden Inn Venice Mestre San Giuliano.
Tax*, drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.
* Accommodation tax must be paid directly to the hotel (Approx. 6 € per room per night in Italy and 4 € per room per night in Crete).
* 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.
** All-Inclusive in Crete includes daily breakfast, lunch and dinner, snacks (from 11:00 a.m. to 05:30 a.m.), afternoon tea service (from 03:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m.) and bar service (open from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.) with seasonal cocktails, selected beers, local wine, soft drinks, mineral water, and juices. Also includes various sports activities and an adult entertainment program.
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.
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