14-Day Best of Italy and Greece Tour

Vestiges & Charm, Sea Echoes & Delicacies

From ancient whispers of Rome to Santorini's whitewashed dreams, Italy and Greece unfold a tapestry of memories. Explore iconic ruins and charming towns, bask on stunning beaches and azure seas. Savor mouthwatering moussaka, wander sun-kissed piazzas, and indulge in history and culture. From Tuscany's warmth to Santorini's charm, a feast for the senses awaits.

This two-week Italy and Greece itinerary is just a starting point, and we will tailor it to your interests and preferences.

Days:

14±

Price:

from US$6,859 p/p*

Best For:

First-timers

Best Time:

Apr. - Jun./ Sep. - October

Flights:

Europe's included (International on request)

Cancellation Policy:

100% Refund 22 Days before Arrival

*The price is based on a private tour for 2 people during the low tourist season: Nov.-Feb.

Best Italy and Greece Journey Map

Best Italy and Greece Journey Map

Italy and Greece Tour (Suggested Route)

Day Highlights
1-3
Rome
Explore the Highlights of Rome and Vatican
4-5
Florence
Experience Florence's Arts and Culinary
6-7
Venice
Discover the history and flavors of Venice
8-9
Athens
Uncover the Hidden Gems of Athens
10-11
Santorini
Experience Santorini on Board
12-14
Mykonos
Enjoy the Beachy Tranquility
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Tour Highlights

Immerse yourself in the Colosseum's captivating history and legendary battles with priority access and a private guide.
The Colosseum at sunrise
Explore the Vatican Museums' galleries with skip-the-line tickets and witness marvelous masterpieces around every corner.
The spiral staircase  in Vatican Museum
Witness the architectural prowess of the Acropolis, feeling the vibrant soul of Athens thrumming alongside its ancient heart.
Parthenon temple
Stand before Michelangelo's David at the Accademia Gallery in Florence and breathe in the artistic essence of the Renaissance.
Statue of David in Accademia Gallery
Unleash your senses with Florence and Venice culinary tours: try Tuscan flavors and Venetian Aperitivo traditions.
Street food in Florence
Cruise through Venice's winding canals on a gondola, and let yourself be transported to a magical world of romance and history.
Venice Gondola Ride
Witness Oia's fiery sunset with your loved one, capturing the romance and wonder in your hearts as the sky ignites with color.
sunset in Oia
Lose yourself in Mykonos' tranquil beaches, where white sand shimmers under the sun and crystal waters beckon you in.
Mykonos beach with umbrella

Suggested Itinerary for Inspiration

Your preferences design the actual journey. We're ready to create a wonderful European journey for you.

Day 1
Rome Arrival
the driver meet clients in the airportPrivate transfer to your hotel
  • Welcome to the Eternal City—Rome! Upon your arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport, your friendly driver will be waiting for you in the arrivals hall.
  • Relax and travel comfortably as you enjoy a private transfer to your comfortable hotel in Rome.
Day 2
Rome | Explore Ancient Rome's Iconic Sites
Arch of Constantine in RomeArch of Constantine in Rome
  • Step into the Eternal City's heart as your private driver whisks you to the Colosseum. An expert guide awaits, ready to begin unlocking the secrets of this ancient marvel on a stress-free 3-hour journey.
  • Skip the queues and immerse yourself in the Colosseum's captivating history. Witness the arena where epic battles unfolded and feel the echoes of the gladiators still resonating in the air.
  • Journey to the Arch of Constantine, a triumphal testament to Roman power. Wander across the verdant slopes of Palatine Hill and delve into the vibrant history of the Roman Forum.
  • Conclude the tour with a comfortable transfer back to your hotel.
Day 3
Rome | Unveil the Vatican's Secrets
Bird's-eye view from the roof of St. Peter's BasilicaBird's-eye view from the roof of St. Peter's Basilica
  • Embark on a journey into the heart of Catholicism with a private transfer to Vatican City. Your expert guide awaits there, eager to unlock its treasures in 3 hours.
  • Glide through the Vatican Museums with skip-the-line access and marvel at Laocoon's writhing agony and Apollo's celestial glow. Let the Gallery of Maps and Gallery of the Candelabra dazzle your senses with intricate frescoes and sparkling gems.
  • Prepare to be awestruck by the Sistine Chapel. Feel the weight of Michelangelo's genius as "The Creation of Adam" sweeps across the ceiling.
  • Step inside St. Peter's Basilica and be mesmerized by its architectural blend and stunning artworks. Admire Michelangelo's famous dome and the poignant beauty of his Pietà sculpture.
  • Upon completion of the tour, we provide seamless transportation back to your hotel.
Day 4
Rome - Florence | Journey Through the Heart of Italy
High speed train in ItalyEnjoy a high-speed train ride to Florence
  • Make the most of your free time to explore Rome one last time before your driver transfers you to Roma Termini train station for a fast train to Florence.
  • Upon arriving at Firenze S.M. Novella train station, your driver will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel.
  • Embrace the rest of the day for independent exploration and have a first taste of Florence at your own pace.
Day 5
Florence | Stroll Through the Art Galleries
The David in the Accademia GalleryThe David in the Accademia Gallery
  • Uncover the secrets and curiosities of the Accademia Gallery and Uffizi Gallery in a 4-hour private tour.
  • Skip the queues at the Accademia Gallery and explore Michelangelo's iconic David, gazing in awe at its intricate details.
  • Prepare to be dazzled by the Uffizi Gallery, home to masterpieces by Giotto, Masaccio, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, and Michelangelo.
  • After delving into Renaissance masterpieces, return to your hotel with lingering inspiration.
  • In the afternoon, embark on a delightful 3-hour Florence foodie tour (Join in). Delve into the city's rich culinary history with a visit to the renowned San Lorenzo food market, savoring traditional Tuscan delights and unveiling the secrets of local cuisine.
Day 6
Florence - Venice | A Watery Wonderland Awaits
Sunset at Piazza San MarcoSunset at Piazza San Marco
  • Unwind and explore Florence one last time before your driver whisks you away to Firenze S.M. Novella train station for a high-speed train to Venice.
  • Glide through the canals in a private motorboat to your Venice hotel upon arriving at Santa Lucia train station.
  • Embrace the rest of your Venetian adventure and savor your first taste of the city.
Day 7
Venice | Admire Venice's Beauty on a Gondola
Venice Gondola RideVenice Gondola Ride
  • Immerse yourself in the enchantment of Venice with a 2-hour highlights tour led by an expert guide.
  • Enjoy a stroll to iconic Piazza San Marco, home to the legendary Basilica of San Marco and Doge's Palace.
  • Discover the opulence and beauty of the Basilica of San Marco, with its stunning golden mosaics, polychrome decorations, five domes, and the legendary Pala d'Oro.
  • Explore the dynamic Venetian Gothic masterpiece Doge's Palace, showcasing vibrant cultural connections between the Serenissima Republic and other European states.
  • Cross the poignant Bridge of Sighs, a reminder of the prisoners' fate.
  • Let the sights and sounds of Venice serenade you as you glide through the canals, past grand palazzos and romantic bridges on a half-hour gondola ride.
  • Enjoy a 3.5-hour join-in Venetian Aperitivo Tradition tour in the Cannaregio neighborhood. Discover the aperitivo spots, indulge in the local delicacies, and learn about Venetian culture and cuisine from the foodie guide as you visit five bars.
Day 8
Venice - Athens | A Gateway to Greek History
Acropolis and Parthenon Temples During the SunsetAcropolis and Parthenon Temples During the Sunset
  • Savor a new day Venetian sunrise before gliding through the canals for your flight to Athens.
  • Welcome to Athens! Upon arrival at Athens Airport, our friendly driver will meet you and transfer you to the hotel.
  • The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore this historic city and create your first impressions.
Day 9
Athens | Discover the Hidden Gems of Athens
Temple of Olympian ZeusTemple of Olympian Zeus
  • Discover the historical sites of Athens with your private guide.
  • Explore the city center, and visit the Hellenic Parliament in the Old Royal Palace, the National Library, and the Presidential Mansion.
  • Witness the Evzones in their traditional uniforms at Syntagma Square and the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier.
  • Discover the Hadrian's Arch, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and the Panathenaic Stadium, famed for holding the first modern Olympic Games in 1896.
  • Ascend the sacred hill of the Acropolis, an ancient citadel crowned by iconic monuments. Immerse yourself in history amidst the Propylaea gateway, the graceful Temple of Athena Nike, and the majestic Parthenon, its grandeur echoing millennia of stories.
  • Wrap up your day's exploration with a visit to the Acropolis Museum, where the treasures unearthed from the ancient citadel come alive.
Day 10
Athens - Santorini | A Change of Scenery
sunset over Oia townSunset Over Oia Village
  • Make the most of your remaining time in Athens before a private transfer whisks you off to the airport for your Santorini flight.
  • Upon arrival at Santorini Airport, settle into your private transfer and relax on the scenic journey to your hotel.
  • Spend your free Santorini afternoon: capture the beauty of the caldera, meander through Fira's picturesque streets, or savor delicious Greek cuisine - this afternoon is yours to explore.
Day 11
Santorini | Experience Santorini Onboard
boat cruise ocean trip Santorini Boat cruise in Santorini
  • Spend a leisurely morning exploring Santorini before embarking on a 5-hour join-in sunset cruise tour with transfers.
  • Sail around the island, visiting the renowned Red Beach and the pristine White Beach, known for its turquoise waters for swimming and snorkeling.
  • Enjoy a delicious Greek barbecue and Santorinian wine onboard.
  • Witness the awe-inspiring sunset painting the Caldera with fiery hues as you sail beneath the charming village of Oia.
  • Conclude this unforgettable evening with a return transfer.
Day 12
Santorini - Mykonos | Stunning Mykonos Awaits
The iconic windmills of MykonosThe iconic windmills of Mykonos
  • Glide in a private transfer to the pier, board your high-speed ferry, and whisk away to Mykonos. A smooth transfer awaits at the dock, delivering you straight to the Mykonos hotel.
  • Free to choose your adventure! Walk through the local market, say hi to Peter the Pelican, explore the Folklore Museum or head to Paraportiani Church and Little Venice; this afternoon is yours to discover.
Day 13
Mykonos | A Day of Beachy Tranquility
sandy beach on Mykonos islandSandy Beach on Mykonos Island
  • Indulge in a tranquil day on the stunning beaches, reading a book, swimming in the waves, or simply basking in the sun.
Day 14
Mykonos | Departure
Little Venice on Mykonos island Little Venice on Mykonos Island
  • Savor your final moments on the charming Mykonos Island, exploring its wonders before your driver whisks you to the airport for your flight home.

Hand-picked Hotel

Grand Hotel Palace Rome
Grand Hotel Palace Rome
Hotel Orto de Medici Florence
Hotel Orto de Medici
Palazzo Veneziano Venice
Palazzo Veneziano Venice
Titania Hotel
Titania Hotel Athens
Aressana Spa Hotel Santorini
Aressana Spa Santorini
Harmony Boutique Hotel
Harmony Boutique Hotel Mykonos

Price Includes

*Price from $6,859 per adult

*The price is based on two adults in 4-star hotels during the low tourist season(Nov.-Feb.). We can offer an even more competitive price for groups of 4 or more people. (tour code: gh-eu-1)

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