14-Day Italy and Greece Family Highlights Tour

Azure and Antiquities: Unveil the Wonders of the Mediterranean

Immerse yourself in Italy and Greece's azure beauty and ancient wonders on this family journey. Marvel at the architectural splendors of the Colosseum and Parthenon, wander through the charm of Tuscany and experience the sun-kissed shores of Santorini in the Aegean Sea.

This curated 14-day Italy and Greece itinerary is simply a launching pad, and we will personalize it to reflect your unique interests and preferences.

Days:

14±

Price:

from US$5,334 p/p*

Best For:

Families with teens

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 a family of 4 people during the low tourist season: Nov.-Feb.

Italy and Greece Family Tour (Suggested Route)

Day Highlights
1-3
Rome
Explore the Highlights of Rome and the Vatican
4-7
Florence
Discover Florence and Tuscany
8-10
Athens
Uncover the Hidden Gems of Athens
11-14
Santorini
Experience Santorini on Board

Italy and Greece Family Journey Map

14-Day Italy and Greece Family Highlights Tour
This is an educational and relaxing vacation exploring Italy and Greece for families with teens. Custom-made adventures, worry-free travel!
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Tour Highlights

Immerse yourself in the history and beauty of Pisa on a visit to the Leaning Tower and other surrounding architectural wonders.
the leaning tower in Pisa
Lose yourself in Santorini's tranquil beaches, where silky sand shimmers under the sun and inviting crystal waters beckon you in.
the Black Beach in Santorini
Experience the diverse flavors of Florence and Athens: San Lorenzo's Tuscan cuisine and vibrant Greek street food.
Kids are having ice cream in Florence
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
Delve into the epic Colosseum's captivating past and visually witness legendary battles firsthand with priority access.
The Colosseum at sunrise
Explore the Vatican Museums' galleries with skip-the-line tickets and witness marvelous masterpieces around every corner.
Salarotonda ceiling inside the Vatican Museums
Witness the architectural prowess of the Acropolis, feeling the vibrant soul of Athens thrumming alongside its ancient heart.
Parthenon temple
Wander through Rome and Florence's piazzas in Baroque splendor, where fountains echo emperors and artisans.
the Trevi Fountain in Rome
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

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
  • Benvenuto nella Citta Eterna! Your friendly driver will wait for you in the arrivals hall at Rome Fiumicino Airport.
  • Relax and travel in comfort as your private transfer whisks you away to your Rome hotel.
Day 2
Rome | Uncover the Vatican and Rome's Untold Stories
the ColosseumThe Landmarks of Rome- the Colosseum
  • Your private driver greets you and whisks you away to the Vatican, where your expert guide awaits for a 7-hour Rome tour.
  • Lose yourself in the grandeur of the Vatican Museums, where artistic masterpieces like Laocoon and Apollo captivate your senses. Let the intricate frescoes and sparkling gems of the Gallery of Maps and Gallery of the Candelabra dazzle your senses.
  • Be awestruck by the Sistine Chapel and feel the weight of Michelangelo's genius as "The Creation of Adam" sweeps across the ceiling.
  • Following your Colosseum exploration, your private transfer whisks you back to the heart of the Eternal City.
  • Step into the Colosseum's hallowed arena, where epic battles unfolded, and feel the echoes of gladiators still resonating in the air.
  • Journey to the Arch of Constantine, a triumphal testament to Roman power. Delve into the vibrant history of the Roman Forum as you wander across the verdant slopes of Palatine Hill.
  • Conclude your day with a comfortable transfer back to your hotel.
Day 3
Rome | Walk Through Rome's Beautiful Piazzas
Piazza Navona in RomePiazza Navona in Rome
  • Embark on a captivating 3-hour walking odyssey through the most beautiful piazzas in Rome, led by your expert guide.
  • Meet your professional guide at Piazza San Pantaleo and take a leisurely stroll to admire the majestic Bernini's fountains in Piazza Barberini.
  • Delve into the secrets of the Trevi Fountain and explore the Michelangelo-influenced Piazzale del Campidoglio on Capitoline Hill.
  • Pass by Piazza Mattei in the Jewish Ghetto and take a look at the iconic Turtle Fountain.
  • Let the captivating hum of Campo de Fiori draw you into its bustling market before unraveling the artistic threads woven within the majestic fountains of Piazza Navona.
  • Conclude your artistic adventure with a stroll 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 late afternoon, enjoy a 3-hour Pizza and Gelato Making Class(Join-in). Learn pizza-making magic from a professional chef, mastering dough stretching and crafting the perfect light sauce.
  • Uncover the science behind gelato as you explore fresh ingredients and witness the transformation into creamy perfection.
  • After the tour, head back to the hotel on foot.
Day 6
Florence | Explore the Piazzas of Florence on Foot
Piazza della Signoria squarePiazza della Signoria square
  • Meet your local Florentine expert at your hotel and embark on a 3-hour journey through time.
  • Explore the Piazza della Signoria, marvel at the majestic Palazzo Vecchio and the incredible statues at the Loggia dei Lanzi.
  • Stroll through the Ponte Vecchio, the oldest and most picturesque bridge in Florence, and then discover the sublime secret of the Vasari Corridor.
  • Experience the beauty of Duomo Square, including the Cathedral, Baptistery, Giotto's Bell Tower, and Brunelleschi's Cupola.
  • Wrap up the tour with a stroll back to your hotel, soaking in the city's final sights and sounds.
Day 7
Pisa | Leaning Tower Awaits
Leaning tower in PisaThe Leaning Tower in Pisa
  • Embark on a relaxing half-day excursion to Pisa with a chauffeur guiding you through the Tuscan countryside.
  • Meet your friendly private guide and explore Piazza dei Miracoli, where you'll find the iconic Leaning Tower alongside the Cathedral, Baptistery, and Monumental Graveyard.
  • Following exploring Piazza dei Miracoli, enjoy a scenic drive along the Arno River for breathtaking views.
  • Enjoy a leisurely drive back to your Florence hotel.
  • Enjoy free time until it is time for the 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.
  • After the tour, meander back to your hotel.
Day 8
Florence-Athens | Portal to the Greek Past
Acropolis and Parthenon Temples During the SunsetThe Parthenon During Sunset
  • Unwind and explore Florence one last time before your driver whisks you to Florence airport 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
the Acropolis in AthensThe Acropolis in Athens
  • 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 | Experience the Flavors of Athens
Athens street food tastingEnjoy the Greek Street Food
  • Enjoy a leisurely morning until it is time for a 3-hour foodie adventure(join-in) in Athens.
  • Start with a traditional pie shop for a delicious spanakopita or tyropita and succulent souvlaki.
  • Weave through the bustling shopping district and savor a piping hot slice of pita souvlaki or indulge in a cheesy saganaki, a Greek pizza specialty.
  • Immerse yourself in the eclectic Psyrri district, where vibrant street art meets vintage shops and charming cafes.
  • Conclude your adventure at an old bakery, sampling warm sesame rings and delightful local desserts before returning to your hotel.
Day 11
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 12
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 sunset cruise tour(join-in) 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 13
Santorini | Stunning Beaches Await
The beach in SantoriniThe beach in Santorini
  • Spend a peaceful day at the beautiful beaches, whether you're engrossed in a book, taking a refreshing swim, or just soaking up the sun's warmth.
Day 14
Santorini | Departure
the Oia village in Santorini The Oia Village in Santorini
  • Enjoy your last experiences on the enchanting island of Santorini, marveling at its beauty before your driver escorts you to the airport for your flight back home.

Hand-picked Hotel

Grand Hotel Palace Rome
Grand Hotel Palace Rome
Hotel Orto de Medici Florence
Hotel Orto de Medici 
Titania Hotel
Titania Hotel Athens
Aressana Spa Hotel Santorini
Aressana Spa Santorini

Price Includes

*Price from $4,337 per child, $5,334 per adult

*The price is based on a family of 3 adults and 1 child below 12 years old staying in 4-star hotels during the low tourist season(Nov.- Feb). We can offer an even more competitive price than the one stated if your family has 6 or more members. (tour code: gh-eu-3)

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