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Tour by cities: Venice; Florence; Rome; Athens; Thira;

Private tour
12 days
5 cities
2nights

Venice, Italy

Venice is indeed one of the most romantic cities on the planet! Serene gondolas passing the narrow canals, historic palaces, squares and colorful buildings adorning the Venetian lagoon and islands - this Italian gem is surely worth a visit. Among the must-see places are the beautiful Dodge's Palace, the symbol of the city - Rialto Bridge, the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, the colorful islands of Murano and Burano, and the Piazza San Marco, home to the gorgeous Saint Mark's Basilica....
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    Day 1: Arrival in Venice (Jul 3)
    Welcome to Venice - one of the most charming cities of Italy. Upon arrival, you have a private water-taxi transfer to the hotel for the check-in. The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip.

    Day 2: Venice Sightseeing (Jul 4)
    After breakfast at your hotel, meet your private guide in the lobby and enjoy a wonderful walking city tour of all the must-see places.

    Your sightseeing program starts with a visit to St. Mark's Basilica, where you can see the astonishing Pala D'Oro altar. Next you go up to Loggia dei Cavalli to enjoy the best panoramic views of St. Mark's Square.

    Next on your list is the tour of the Doges Palace that includes crossing the Bridge of Sighs, visiting the old prisons and lushly decorated chambers of the Palace.

    After the tour return to your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure or may go on an optional gondola ride.

    Day 3:  Departure (Jul 5)
    After breakfast and check-out you are met at your hotel by an assistant for a transfer by a private water-taxi.  

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    Ca Pisani Hotel
    4-star hotel
    Dorsoduro 979, Venice, Italy, 30123
    Ca Pisani Hotel
    Superior Double Room Breakfast Included
    Centrally located hotel offers elegant rooms with air conditioning, flat screen TV with satellite channels, free WiFi, private bathroom with all amenities. Guests can relax in the Spa tub, dine at the on-site restaurant or enjoy a refreshing drink at the bar. ... show more
    3 days / 2 nights
    $692
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Comprehensive Guided Walking Tour
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan with Water Taxi
    • Departure Private Transfer Sedan with Water Taxi
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RailRail
Connection | Venice - Florence
Premium Class Seat
Santa Lucia
Venice, Italy
2 hours
Santa Maria Novella
Florence, Italy
1night

Florence, Italy

Cradle of the Renaissance, Florence, is among the most outstanding cities in Italy, rich in historic architecture and some the world's finest museums. When visiting Florence, make sure to save enough time to view not only the symbol of the city, the red-domed Florence Cathedral, and but also visit outstanding galleries. As such, the iconic Uffizi Gallery, the Leonardo da Vinci Museum, and the Galleria dell'Accademia, home to Michelangelo's masterpiece "David", are must-visit sites....
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    Day 3: Arrival in Florence & City Sightseeing (Jul 5)
    Welcome to Florence! Upon arrival, your private driver transfers you to the hotel for check-in. 

    Afterwards, you meet with your private guide and go on a comprehensive walking tour of Florence's highlights.

    Today's program includes exploration of the Piazza del Duomo with a visit to the Baptistery dedicated to St. John the Baptist.

    Your ticket to the Grande Museo del Duomo allows you to visit the other magnificent monuments of Piazza del Duomo in your free time within 72 hours: the Cathedral itself, the Dome and its famous Bell Tower.

    As you proceed to the main square of the city - Piazza della Repubblica - you pass by the touristic area of the Strozzi Palace a bustling shopping street, via Tornabuoni.

    Then you enter in Oltrarno where you see numerous local craftsmen shops and beautiful Santo Spirito Church and Convent, built for the Agostinian monks. In this very part of the city you can find the first official work of Michelangelo dating back to the age when he was 17 years old.

    We also visit the Galleria dell'Accademia to see the famous Michelangelo's statue David as well before ending the tour on the Ponte Vecchio.

    After the tour you return to your hotel and enjoy evening at your own leisure.

    Day 4: Departure (Jul 6)
    Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and meet your private driver for the transfer.

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    Hotel De La Ville
    4-star hotel
    Piazza degli Antinori, 1/r, 50123, Florence, Italy
    Hotel De La Ville
    Standard Double Room Breakfast Included
    Hotel De La Ville is centrally located on a pedestrian high-fashion street of Via Tornabuoni in Florence and is within a walking distance of the Florence Cathedral and the Uffizi Gallery. All hotel Florentine-style decorated rooms come with LCD TVs, air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi. The hotel also has a breakfast room offering an American-style buffet and a bar open for coffee and drinks throughout the day.... show more
    2 days / 1 night
    $301
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Comprehensive Guided Walking Tour
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
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Connection | Florence - Rome
Premium Class Seat
Firenze S.M. Novella
Florence, Italy
1 hour
Roma Termini
Rome, Italy
3nights

Rome, Italy

Often referred to as "the Eternal City", Rome is like a living museum which every person should see at least once in their life. The capital of Italy has historic sites from different eras just about around any corner and attracts over 4 million tourists a year. Among the top sights of Rome are without a doubt the Colosseum and the ancient Roman Forum, the iconic Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona to name a few. Moreover, a whole country, Vatican, is set right in the beating heart of Rome!...
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    Day 4: Arrival (Jul 6)
    Welcome to Rome - one of the most charming and heritage rich cities of Italy. Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver, who transfers you to the hotel for the check-in.

    The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip.

    Day 5: Highlights of Rome & Colosseum (Jul 7)
    Today you meet your private guide in the hotel lobby and embark on a tour to discover the famous ancient treasures of the Eternal City.

    You have a taxi transfer to Rome's hallmark site - the Colosseum. Originally known by the name of Flavius amphitheater, it was the biggest and most imposing building of its kind in the Roman world, designed as an arena for the fights of Roman gladiators and could hold up to 70 thousand spectators.

    After touring Colosseum you proceed with a walking city tour to see the most famous attractions and hidden treasures of the Eternal City. You see the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, the famous Fountain of the Four Rivers, as well as witness the masterpieces by Bernini, Borromini, and many others.

    After the tour, your guide takes you back to the hotel and you have the evening at leisure.

    Day 6: Vatican Sightseeing (Jul 8)
    In the morning after breakfast, you meet your guide and walk to a walled enclave and the world’s smallest independent state - Vatican*.

    When inside the Vatican, you visit private apartments of Julius II, Pinecone Courtyard, Gallery of the Maps, Gallery of the Tapestries and Gallery of Candelabra. Next, you proceed to the Sistine Chapel, where you have enough time to admire Michelangelo's famous frescoes and learn about the intense relationship between Pope Julius II and Michelangelo that drove the artist to create the greatest work of art the world has ever known.

    Your tour continues in the vast open spaces of St. Peter’s Basilica where you see a stunning Pieta - a world-famous work of Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo, and Bernini's impressive Papal Canopy, a legacy left to the Basilica by the Barberini family.

    The ending point of your tour is in St. Peter’s Square, where you can admire Michelangelo's Dome and the gorgeous colonnades designed by Bernini.

    After the tour, you are transferred to your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the beauty of Rome on your own.

    *Please note: the Vatican is a sacred religious site thus the dress code for visiting it is applied just as when you visit any church in Italy: no shorts – no uncovered knees and shoulders, no backpacks. 

    Day 7: Departure (Jul 9)
    Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and meet your private driver for the transfer.

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    Hotel Dei Mellini, Rome
    4-star hotel
    Via Muzio Clementi, 81, Rome, Italy, 00193
    Hotel Dei Mellini, Rome
    Superior Double Breakfast included
    Welcome to the wonderful world of Mellini, where every detail has been carefully put in place and where guests are surrounded by works of modern art made by artists from the Italian and Roman schools. ... show more
    4 days / 3 nights
    $762
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Highlights of Rome & Colosseum Walking Tour
    • Half Day Tour of the Vatican Museums
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
    • Departure Private Transfer Sedan
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AirAir
Connection | Rome - Athens
Economy Class (baggage included)
FCO
Rome
2
ATH
Athens
3nights

Athens, Greece

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    Day 7: Arrival to Athens (Jul 9)
    Upon arrival, you meet your driver at the airport arrivals hall and are taken to your hotel where you have the rest of the day free.

    Day 8: Athens City Tour (Jul 10)
    Today after breakfast you meet your guide and driver at your hotel and make your way to Kerameikos, the biggest and most important necropolis in Athens. The walls of Athens, which were constructed in the 5th century B.C. by Themistokles, divided the area into two sections: The Inner Kerameikos which was the potter's quarter of the city and τhe Outer Kerameikos of an important cemetery and numerous funerary sculptures erected along the road out of the city towards Eleusis. 

    After, you will make your way to The Temple of Olympian Zeus & Hadrian's Arch (short visit). This colossal ruined temple was dedicated to Zeus, king of the Olympian gods. 

    Your next stop is the Panathenaic Stadium, also known as the Kallimarmaro (meaning the "beautifully marbled"), is an athletic stadium in Athens that hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Continue on to the highest hill of Athens Lycabettus, which appears in various legends. 

    Witness the Royal Palace and today's Parliament, with the elite unit known as the Evzones in their picturesque uniforms guarding the Memorial of the Unknown Soldier. Drive along Panepistimiou Avenue to get a glimpse of the beauty of the most famous Athenian Neo­Classical buildings before arriving to our next destination the Ancient Agora. 

    After the tour you are transferred back to your hotel.

    Day 9: Tour to Acropolis (Jul 11)
    Meet your guide after breakfast and start a 4­-hour tour with your private guide. Walk through Dionisiou Areopagitou street - one of the most impressive streets of Athens, offering an extraordinary view of the southern slope of the Acropolis, where some of the most significant monuments stand. 

    You will enter the archeological area of the Acropolis on the southern slope to avoid the crowds and just to your right is the most ancient theatre of the world, the Theatre of Dionysus.  Your next stop is the Odeion of Herodes Atticus and before reaching Acropolis top point, you pass through Beule Gate, part of the Roman fortifications of the Acropolis. See the Temple Of the Athena Victory also known as Temple of Athena Nike, a small, elegant, Ionian, amphiprostyle temple, built by the architect Callicrates in 426­421 B.C. in commemoration of the victory of the Greeks against the Persians. Reach The Propylaea one of the masterpieces of classical architecture. 

    Left of the Parthenon lies the Temple of Erechtheion built from 420­406BC at the holiest site of the Acropolis, where goddess Athena planted the olive tree, her sacred symbol. Climbing down the Acropolis hill you will reach the New Acropolis museum one of the most important contemporary works of architecture in Athens. The last level (The Parthenon room) has the dimensions and the direction of the Parthenon and it is been rotated by 23 degrees in relation to the rest of the building so that the visitor would have an immediate view of the monument.

    After the tour, the rest of the day is free.

    Day 10: Departure (Jul 12)
    Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and meet your private driver for the transfer.

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    Arion Athens Hotel
    3-star hotel
    Ag. Dimitrou 18, Monastiraki, Athens, Greece, 105 54
    Arion Athens Hotel
    Standard Double Room Breakfast Included
    You will be staying in a hand-picked downtown hotel. We carefully inspect all of our hotel properties and recommend only the ones that are conveniently located to major city attractions, have great atmosphere, comfortable rooms, and guarantee exceptional service.... show more
    4 days / 3 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Full Day Guided City Tour
    • Half Day Private Acropolis Tour
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
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FerryFerry
Connection | Athens - Thira
Business Class Seat
Athens Piraeus
Athens
6
Athinios Port Santorini
Thira
2nights

Thira, Greece

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    Day 10: Arrival to Santorini (Jul 12)
    Welcome to the Thira! Today you are transferred to the hotel and after check-in have the rest of the day at leisure.

    Day 11: Free day in Santorini (Jul 13)
    After breakfast you have some time in Thira at leisure to explore on your own. Alternatively, you can choose one of our carefully planned activities and we will arrange them for you.

    Day 12: Departure (Jul 14)
    Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and meet your private driver for the transfer to the airport. We wish you a safe flight home and hope to work with you on your future travels!

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    Scorpios Beach Hotel, Santorini
    4-star hotel
    Main Street, Monolithos, 84700, Greece
    Scorpios Beach Hotel, Santorini
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    3 days / 2 nights
    $520
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What’s included:
  • Accommodation at 4-star centrally-located hotels in Venice, Florence, Rome, Athens & Santorini;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • First class train tickets: Venice - Florence, Florence - Rome;
  • Economy class flight: Rome - Athens;
  • Business class ferry trip: Athens - Thira (Santorini);
  • Private sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: trans-Atlantic flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

NOTE: hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.

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