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Trafalgar Best of Italy and Greece Summer 2017 (ICLA)

10 Days from Rome to Athens Print
Tour Style: Regional Explorer
Europe & Britain First Class 2017
Visits: Rome, Colosseum, Circus Maximus, Pantheon, Castel Sant Angelo, Fountain of Four Rivers, Ostia Antica, Palatine Hill, Florence, Mestre, Venice, Bridge of Sighs, Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia, Burano, Church of San Giorgo Maggiore, Doges Palace, Marco Polos House, Realto Bridge, Ancona, Igoumenitsa, Meteora, Kalabaka, Monastery of the Holy Trinity, Delphi, Athens, Italy, Greece

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

  • 9 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 5 dinners

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

Trafalgar Tour Itinerary

Day: 1 Arrive 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
Day: 2 Rome Sightseeing
With a Local Specialist visit St. Peter's Basilica and view Michelangelo's Pietà. 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: 3 Rome 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
Day: 4 Florence 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
Day: 5 Venice 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: 6 Venice (Mestre) – Overnight Ferry
Travel south to the ancient port city of Ancona to board your overnight ferry to mainland Greece.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Day: 7 Igoumenitsa – 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
Day: 8 Kalambaka – 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
Day: 9 Athens 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: 10 Depart Athens
Say goodbye to your fellow travellers and Travel Director after an unforgettable journey. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast

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