Best of Italy, Croatia and Greece

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Daily tour program

 Sunday - Day 1 - Arrival in Rome

BENVENUTO! Welcome to Italy!
We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. After a short briefing
about your tour, you will have the afternoon free to rest and explore Rome on your own.
Overnight in Rome.


- Monday - Day 2 - Rome - (B)

In the morning, you will be picked up at your hotel for your comprehensive tour to visit the Vatican and its museums, as well as the Sistine Chapel the home of Michelangelo's the Last Judgment.
After that, we will continue on to visit St. Peters Square and Basilica, and will also visit the Coliseum and the Roman Forum.
Overnight in Rome -


- Tuesday - Day 3 – Rome – (B)

Breakfast at the hotel – Enjoy the day at leisure.

Optional half day walking tour to public markets and cooking lesson – more info >>>>>

Overnight in Rome.


- Wednesday - Day 4 - Rome to Florence - (B)

In the morning, we will meet you at your hotel and provide a transfer to Train station and depart from Rome on a 1 hour 30 minute train ride to Florence.

Upon arrival you will be met at the train station and transferred to your hotel.

Enjoy rest of the day at leisure.

NOTE: optional Afternoon tour to Pisa and Leaning tower is available - contact us if interested.

Overnight in Florence.


- Thursday - Day 5 - Florence - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel

Meet up with your guide and enjoy rest of the touring Florence

Start with the Panoramic tour and get a good knowledge and view of Florence

Then walking tour of the Historic center Piazza Santa Croce and Piazza della Signoria,
Palazzo Vecchio

Visit Uffizi Gallery ( Skip the line tickets )

Florence is famous for its history. Florence is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called the Athens of the Middle Age.
It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982.

Due to Florence's artistic and architectural heritage, it has been ranked by Forbes as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and the city is noted for its history, culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments.

Enjoy rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Florence.


- Friday - Day 6 - Florence to Venice- (B)

In the morning, we will meet you at your hotel and provide a transfer to train station and depart from Florence on a 2 hour 30 minute train ride to Venice.

Upon arrival you will be met at the train station and transferred to your hotel.

After check in enjoy rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Venice.

- Saturday - Day 7 – Exploring Venice – (B)

Breakfast at the hotel

Enjoy a full day tour of Venice.

See the best of Venice in a day on a combo tour that caps a guided walk with a cruise along the bustling Grand Canal.

Hear the history of St Mark’s Square and Rialto Bridge from a local guide, and visit St Mark’s Basilica with a skip-the-line ticket to beat the long admission lines. Discover the tucked-away treasures of Venice’s backstreet and charming canals, and then finish on a high note: a water taxi cruise on the Grand Canal. Highlights Three-hour combination walking and boat tour of Venice Enjoy a two-hour walking tour including the famous monuments of St Mark’s square, such as Palazzo Ducale (Doge's Palace) Gain skip-the-line entry to St Mark's Basilica See Campo Santa Maria Formosa, the home of Marco Polo and the Rialto Bridge Explore small back streets, narrow passageways and piazzas as you learn about historical Venice from your guide Relax while cruising along the Grand Canal as well as minor canals aboard a water taxi for one hour

After the tour enjoy rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Venice.


- Sunday - Day 8 - Departure from Venice to Dubrovnik - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel ---- Free day at leisure ---

17:00 pm Meet up with the shuttle at the lobby of your hotel, transfer to Venice Airport.

Croatia Airlines 399  Venice (VCE) 7:40pm   --- Dubrovnik (DBV) 9:00pm

We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.

Overnight in Dubrovnik.


- Monday - Day 9 - Dubrovnik - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Meet up with the tour, and enjoy Panoramic driving and then walking tour of the city.

Drive to panorama sight (slopes of Srdj mountain),  get amazing views, lots of photo opportunities,  then return to old city and enjoy an introductory walking tour from your guide, Visit the The Assumption Cathedral, then transfer back to your hotel or you can continue to enjoy rest day of the exploring Dubrovnik at your own pace.

Overnight in Dubrovnik.


 - Tuesday - Day 10 - Dubrovnik - (B)

- Breakfast at the hotel, free day at leisure.
Optional tour to Korcula Available at your request.
Overnight in Dubrovnik.


- Wednesday - Day 11 – Dubrovnik – Montenegro – Dubrovnik – (B)

Breakfast at the hotel  (meeting time will be informed by the local provider)

Meet up with the group and enjoy a full day tour to Kotor, Montenegro

Depart from Dubrovnik on an enjoyable scenic drive south,

Upon arrival enjoy exploring Kotor and medieval fishing villages,

Walls surrounding the city on the sea boasts attractive beaches and enjoy exploring more of

the med evil town.  After the tour return to Dubrovnik.

Overnight stay.


– Thursday -  Day 12 – Dubrovnik to Split - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel

meet up with the driver and depart from Dubrovnik on a scenic road trip to Split

upon arrival,  check in enjoy rest of the day at rest and leisure.

Overnight in Split.


– Friday -  Day 13 – Split - Plitvice Lakes - Split – (B)

Breakfast at the hotel

Enjoy visiting the UNESCO-listed natural wonders of the Plitvice Lakes with their magnificent scenery, enjoy boat cruise and ride the scenic tram along the lake shores.

Plitviče Lakes known for their 16 terraced lakes joining by waterfalls and limestone canyons. Scenic hiking trails along and across the lakes, electric powered boat between.

After visiting,  we will return to Split.

Enjoy rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Split.


– Saturday - Day 14 – Split – Blue Caves - Hvar - Split - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel  - Meet up with the group guided tour to Blue Caves and Island hopping and visiting Hvar.

Best of the Dalmatian coast with this full day tour,

Visit  5 islands, 2 caves

Visit Blue and Green Caves; explore wonderful Stiniva beach with a swimming stop at the Blue Lagoon. Then onto Devil's islands and Hvar town.

Visit Hvar with its 13th-century walls, a hilltop fortress and the main square anchored by the Renaissance-era Hvar Cathedral.

After visit and free time,  return to hotel.

Overnight in Split.

– Sunday - Day 15 – Split to Athens - (B)

We will meet you at your hotel and provide a transfer to Split Airport
>>>>>>> Flight to Athens.

KALOS ORISATE! Welcome to Greece!

We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. After check in, you will have the

afternoon free to rest and explore Athens on your own.

Overnight in Athens.


- Monday  - Day 16 - Athens - (B)

After breakfast around 8:30 AM, we will meet you at your hotel and continue on the guided tour of Athens.  Start with the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Panathinaiko Stadium (where the first Olympic Games took place in 1896). After that, we will drive by the Prime's Minister's residence, the Royal Palace, (guarded by colorful Evzones), Zappion (Conference and Exhibition Hall), National Garden, Hadrian's Arc, St. Paul's Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Schlieman's House (Numismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral, Academy, University, National Library, Old Parliament, Constitution Square, and the impressive Russian Orthodox Church.

At the ACROPOLIS, you will visit Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, Parthenon, Erechtheion and the Museum of the Acropolis.

In the early afternoon, we will provide a transfer to your hotel, or we can drop you at Plaka district if you like to wander and explore at your own pace. Overnight in Athens.

- Tuesday - Day 17 - Athens to Mykonos Island - (B)

Very early in the morning, we will meet you at your Athens hotel take you to Piraeus ferry port. Depart from Athens on a ferry ride to Mykonos Island.
Upon arrival, you will be met at the harbor and transfered to your hotel.
After check in the hotel, enjoy rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Mykonos.


- Wednesday - Day 18 - Free day to Explore Mykonos -  (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.
Today is free for you to explore Mykonos on your own.

Optional tour to Delos is available at your request.

Overnight in Mykonos.


- Thursday - Day 19 - Mykonos to Santorini - (B)

In the morning, Depart from Mykonos on a scenic ferry ride to Santorini Island.
After arrival, you will check in at your hotel.

After check-in, you will have a free day to relax and explore on your own.

 Santorini is one of those iconic places that will be permanently etched in your mind. Everywhere you turn is a photo opportunity. Essentially, the island is what remains of an enormous volcanic eruption, which destroyed the earliest settlements on what was formerly a single island. The aftermath of the explosion created what you see today, a caldera. All of the whitewashed, charming houses cling to the high cliffs of the rim, while the deep blue Aegean Sea wraps around the geological masterpiece, hundreds of feet below. Its spectacular physical beauty, along with its lively nightlife, your Santorini visit will be unforgettable.

Overnight in Santorini.


- Friday - Day 20 - Exploring Santorini - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Enjoy a boat trip to Volcano

11:00 am Meet up at the Athinios Harbor, depart on scenic sail to Volcano,

Upon arrival have free time to explore and hike to the top of the volcano and have glance on the active parts, lots of amazing photo opportunities of the volcano and from Volcano to the different angles of Magnificent Santorini Island.

Get back to the boat for a short sail to hot Springs (Palea Kameni ) Enjoy swimming, then onto Thirassia where you can eat,

relax or swim and visit the traditional village of Manola.

After that, sail to back to the Island and enjoy a quick stop at Armeni, then back to Athinios port.

Tour finish time will be around 17:30 pm. Enjoy rest of the day and evening at leisure

Overnight in Santorini.

- Saturday - Day 21 - Santorini to Athens then final departure - (B)

In the morning we will provide a transfer to Santorini Airport for your departure to Athens
Arriving in Athens, will mark the end of this program.


Program ends

Total cost:  $____________________
Contact us for price information


Price includes

* All hotels (Superior class centrally located hotels)

* All land transfers in comfortable vehicles
* Train tickets from Rome to Florence
* Train tickets from Florence to Venice
* Flight tickets from Venice to Dubrovnik

* Flight tickets from Split to Athens

* Ferry tickets from Athens to Mykonos

* Ferry tickets from Mykonos to Santorini

* Flight tickets from Santorini to Athens

* All meals mentioned in the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch & D-dinner)

* English-speaking tour guides

* Admission to sites during the tours

* All taxes and service charges



* Optional tours listed on the itinerary

* International flight tickets to Rome and from Split onto your next destination

* Travel insurance (Optional)


Covering highlights of Italy, Croatia and Greece
in 3 weeks, including;

  • Rome, Vatican, Florence an Venice in Italy

  • Dubrovnik, Montenegro, Split, Plitvice lakes, Hvar in Croatia
  • Athens, Mykonos and Santorini Islands in Greece

  • Beautiful Cities, Ancient Sites, Scenic places, Beautiful islands...


  • If this is your first trip to all 3 countries,  then this program provides you with a taste of some of the best that Italy, Croatia and

        Greece have to offer.

  • Centrally located hotels, friendly people, comfortable transportation, skip the line admissions.......
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