Italy & Greece

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Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Italy

  • Active pace

  • Classic escorted tours

Enjoy the full spectrum of Italy & Greece with our 12 day tour. Take in the highlights from Rome, Florence & Venice before taking in the historical feats of Olympia, Nauplia & Athens.

At a glance

  • Rome Sightseeing
  • Pisa Square of Miracles
  • Florence Sightseeing
  • Verona Juliet's balcony
  • Venice Canal boat ride, Glass Blowing workshop & Sightseeing
  • Ravenna Canal boat ride
  • Nauplia
  • Athens Sightseeing tour

Extend your tour and see even more

  • 5 days: Aegean Cruise

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Read more about our private home pick-up service.

Single Share available

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

Overview

Enjoy the full spectrum of Italy & Greece with our 12 day tour. Take in the highlights from Rome, Florence & Venice before taking in the historical feats of Olympia, Nauplia & Athens.

Total meals included:

  • 11 breakfasts, 4 dinners

UK - Rome

Day
1

Fly to Rome where you will be met and transferred to your hotel for the evening.

Rome

Day
2

This morning enjoy a full day's sightseeing in Rome. Marvel in all of the highlights including St Peter's Square, the Forum and the mighty colosseum.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Rome - Pisa - Florence area

Day
3

Depart from Rome this morning with Pisa as your first stop. visit the Square of Miracles and other monumental highlights before embarking on the rest of your day's journey to the Florence area.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Florence

Day
4

Today includes a full day of sightseeing in Florence, later, return to your hotel for the evening. For dinner this evening you will be taken to a local restaurant/

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Florence area - Verona - Venice area

Day
5

Depart Florence this morning with your first stop in Verona, visit Juliet's balcony before your journey continues to the Venice area.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Venice

Day
6

Today includes a full day in Venice, including a canal boat ride, orientation and a Glassblowing work shop.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Venice Area - Ravenna - Ancona - Ferry Crossing To Patras

Day
7

This morning depart the Venice area and head for Ravenna with it's famous Byzantine mosaics, next travel to Ancona where you will cross overnight by ferry to Patras.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Patras - Olympia

Day
8

Journey from Patras to Olympia today and check into your hotel. Later, enjoy some time at leisure to explore at your own pace.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Olympia - Nauplia

Day
9

This morning, begin with a visit to Olympia, why not take an optional excursion to an archaeological site? Later, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant in Nauplia.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Nauplia - Mycenae - Athens

Day
10

Depart Nauplia this morning with a heading for Mycenae to visit an Archaeological site and a guided museum tour. Take in the scenic highlights of the Corinth Canal before reaching your final destination for the day, Athens.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Athens

Day
11

Today includes a full day of sightseeing in Athens to admire sights such as the Acropolis.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Athens - UK

Day
12

Transfer to the airport from your hotel this morning for your return flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Extend your tour and see even more

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Athens – Lavrion/Piraeus (Embarkation) – Mykonos

Board your cruise ship for an afternoon of cruising in the Aegean on your way to Mykonos with its white houses, chapels, and windmills. Late-evening departure for Kusadasi, Turkey.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Kusadasi, Turkey - Patmos, Greece

Two ports of call today. First, Kusadasi on the Turkish coast. An included excursion is available to the fascinating Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations of Ephesus. Next, discover the tiny Greek island of Patmos, where St. John the Divine wrote the Book of Revelation. The 11th-century monastery with its valuable manuscript collection is well worth a visit.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Heraklion - Santorini

First port of call today is Heraklion on Crete. Why not join the optional excursion to Knossos, the centre of the 3000 Minoan civilization? Afternoon call (weather permitting) at Santorini, the “Black Pearl of the Aegean.” The included shore excursion takes you up to the clifftop village of Oia for one of the world’s most breathtaking panoramas.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Lavrion/Piraeus, Greece (Disembarkation) – Athens

Early morning arrival at the famous port of Lavrion/Piraeus. After disembarkation, continue to Athens for an overnight stay.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Athens

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Port taxes and gratuities to the service personnel on board and drink package are included in the Cosmos price.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Things to note

Cruise regulations mean that we will require passport information at time of booking. 

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

Hotel Villa Maria Regina located near the historic city centre, in a quiet and peaceful area, nestled in the greenery of a large park of ancient pines

  • Location

    Via della Camilluccia 687, 00135 Rome, Italy

  • Facilities

    • Free Wifi
    • AC
    • Room service

B&B Firenze Centro

Located in Florence's historic Santa Croce neighbourhood, B&B Hotel Firenze City Center is a 10-minute walk from the Santa Croce Basilica.

  • Location

    Viale Amendola 34, Lungarno del Tempio, 50121 Florence, Italy

  • Facilities

    • Free Wi-Fi

The Italiana Hotel Florence is located in the suburbs, within 3 miles of Piazzale Michelangelo, Ponte Vecchio and Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower. Basilica of Santa Croce and Stadio Artemio Franchi are also only a short distance away.

  • Location

    Viale Europa 205 Florence

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Outdoor swimming pool

Poppi at Mira

The hotel is located about 15 km from Venice Piazzale Roma.

  • Location

    Via Romea 80, 30034 Mira VE, Italy

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant
    • Free WiFi
    • Bar lounge

Olympia Palace

Set within a 2-minute walk of Archaeological Museum of Ancient Olympia in Olympia, Olympia Palace offers a terrace and a bar. Providing a restaurant, the property is located within 0.7 miles of Temple of Zeus.

  • Location

    Praxitelous Kondili 2 ancient, Archea Olimpia 270 65, Greece

  • Facilities

    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Bar
    • Restaurant

Rex Hotel

Rex is only 0.6 miles away from the famous Palamidi fortress. The old city of Nafplio and the main Syntagma Square are 650 yards away. Arvanitia Beach is around a 5-minute drive.

  • Location

    Bouboulinas 21, Nafplio, 21100, Greece

  • Facilities

    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Bar

Athens - Acropolis Select

The hotel is located in the centre of Athens and is in walking distance to many of the city's attractions. 

  • Location

    37-39 Falirou Str, Athens,, 117 42, Greece

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Wi-Fi available
    • Room service available

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