Best of Italy and Greece with 4Day Aegean Cruise Moderate Preview 2018

Tour Type: Regional Explorer
Brochure Type: Preview 2018 USA

The cradles of Western Civilisation are explored on this epic voyage through Italy and Greece. Admire the art and architecture of Rome and the rich cultural heritage of Florence which sparked a revival in Europe and the end of the Dark Ages. Visit the breath-taking monasteries of Meteora and see the sight of the most important oracle in the classical world.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • City tour in Rome, Florence, Venice, Delphi and Athens
  • Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square
  • See Hadrian's Arch in Athens
  • View the ancient sites of Rome, the Duomo and Baptistery in Florence, the Doge's Palace and the Byzantine Basilica in Venice, the Parthenon, Royal Palace and the Temple of Zeus in Athens
  • Visit St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel and the Roman Colosseum in Rome, Piazzale Michelangelo, Piazza della Signoria in Florence, the monasteries of Meteora, Temple of Apollo in Delphi, Acropolis and Acropolis Museum in Athens
Dining Highlights
  • 13 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 9 dinners (including Be My Guest)
  • 4 lunch
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Overnight ferry from Ancona to Igoumenitsa
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

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Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 12/31/2017
Duration
14 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1RomeArrive Rome (2 Nights): Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City. Relax after your journey or perhaps take a stroll through this historic city. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and evening orientation drive which will take you to view the magnificent St. Peter's Basilica - a perfect start to your holiday.Welcome Reception
Crowne Plaza St Peters
Day 2RomeRome Sightseeing: With a Local Specialist visit St. Peter's Basilica and view Michelangelo's Pieta. See the Circus Maximus where chariot races were held. Visit the impressive Colosseum. There's time afterwards to explore the city on your own or simply relax and watch the world go by.Buffet Breakfast
Day 3FlorenceRome Sightseeing - Florence: This morning visit the Vatican Museums with a Local Specialist. Experience a Cultural Insight when you ascend Bramante's smooth and step-less spiral staircase. Admire Michelangelo's frescoed ceiling when you visit the Sistine Chapel. Later, drive north through picturesque scenery to the Renaissance city of Florence in Tuscany. Tonight enjoy a Be My Guest dinner in the Chianti countryside.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Cosmopolitan Concept
Day 4VeniceFlorence Sightseeing - Venice (Mestre) (2 Nights): Your Local Specialist reveals Florence's rich cultural heritage during your walking tour. Visit Piazza della Signoria, with its impressive sculptures and imposing palazzi. View the marble Duomo and the famous Baptistery, renowned for its bronze doors with relief sculptures and the Ponte Vecchio. Travel through the Apennines and cross the Veneto plains to Venice. This evening, you might like to take a gondola ride along enchanting canals - it's the perfect introduction to this magical city.Buffet Breakfast
Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana
Day 5VeniceVenice Orientation: Savour the unique sights and sounds of Venice as you cruise by private launch to visit some of the attractions of this unique city. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the Venetian tradition of glass making before seeing the sights including the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark's Square, St. Mark's Basilica and the ornate Doge's Palace. This afternoon consider taking an Optional Experience to one of the islands in the lagoon.Buffet Breakfast
Day 6OVERNIGHT FERRYVenice (Mestre) - Overnight Ferry: Travel south to the ancient port city of Ancona to board your overnight ferry to mainland Greece.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7KalambakaIgoumenitsa - Meteora - Kalambaka: Arrive early into the port of Igoumenitsa and travel along the foothills of the Athamanika mountains before arriving at the breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage monasteries of Meteora. These are some of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece. Visit two of the six monasteries built on sandstone rocks above the town with your Local Specialist. Dine tonight at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Amalia/Grand Meteora
Day 8AthensKalambaka - Delphi - Athens (2 Nights): Drive south towards Mount Parnassos and tour Delphi with your Local Specialist. See the site of the most important oracle in the classical world and walk the Sacred Way to the Temple of Apollo dating from the 5th century. It was here that every four years athletes competed in the Pythian Games, which were dedicated to Apollo and the Arts. Later arrive in Athens.Buffet Breakfast
Divani Palace Acropolis/Metropolitan
Day 9AthensAthens Sightseeing: Classical Athens was a centre for the arts, learning and philosophy, and is widely seen as the cradle of Western Civilisation and the birthplace of democracy. Discover the rich heritage during your morning sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Marvel at the Agora, the Royal Palace and the Temple of Zeus. Your choice of sightseeing includes a visit to Acropolis to view the Parthenon or entry to the spectacular Acropolis Museum containing remarkable antiquities. See Hadrian's Arch and the stadium where the first modern Olympics took place in 1896. Spend the rest of the day as you wish. In the evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner to celebrate the end of your trip.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day 10MykonosEmbark - Mykonos: Board your ship in Athens. Cruise to the island of Mykonos and spend time discovering the town and sparkling beaches.Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11PatmosKusadasi - Patmos: Arrive early at the port of Kusadasi in Turkey - there is time to take an Optional Experience to Ephesus. Continue on to Patmos, with an optional experience to the cave where the Book of Revelation was written.Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12RhodesRhodes: Arrive in Rhodes. Explore the fascinating medieval Old Town or join an Optional Experience to visit Lindos, featuring the Acropolis with stunning coastal views.Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13SantoriniHeraklion - Santorini: Sail to Heraklion on the island of Crete and disembark for your complimentary shore experience visit to the Palace of Knossos. Then cruise to the spectacular volcanic island of Santorini. Maybe explore Fira and Oia, where people flock just to see the sunset! Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14AthensDisembark - Athens: This morning, disembark from your ship for your transfer to the airport.Buffet Breakfast
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
05/05/2018$3,895.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
05/12/2018$3,895.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
05/19/2018$3,895.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
05/26/2018$3,895.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
06/02/2018$3,895.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
06/09/2018$3,895.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
06/16/2018$4,115.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
06/23/2018$4,115.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
06/30/2018$4,045.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/07/2018$4,045.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/21/2018$4,015.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/04/2018$4,015.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/18/2018$4,015.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/01/2018$4,015.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/08/2018$3,915.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/15/2018$3,915.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/22/2018$3,915.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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