ITALY & GREECE 2020 - 12 days ROME to ATHENS


ITALY & GREECE 2020 - 12 days ROME to ATHENS

Tour/Holiday Package Information

LAND TOUR | Tour Code - 6480

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
ROME - Guided sightseeing
PISA - See the Leaning Tower
FLORENCE - Guided walking tour
VERONA Visit
VENICE - Boat ride to St. Mark’s Square
NAUPLIA Visit
MYCENAE - Guided visit of the archaeological site
ATHENS - Guided sightseeing, visit the Acropolis
■ Included shore excursions (available on Tour 6485/6486): Ephesus, Knossos
■ Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable

PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR

TRANSPORTATION: Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; minitrain to Pisa; canal transfer boat in Venice; ferry Ancona-Patras in 2-berth cabins with private shower and toilet; Cruise extension (Tour 6485/86) inside cabins with private shower and toilet; supplement for cabin upgrades are listed under Dates & Prices; all port taxes and crew tips are included; cruise ships, fare, drinks package, select excursions, and entertainment are described on page 58

HOTELS: Listed below or equivalent. Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel and city taxes, required local taxes, porterage plus any mandatory service and resort fees.
ROME - Villa Maria Regina (F)
FLORENCE - B&B Hotel City Centre (ST)
VENICE AREA - Poppi (ST) at Mira
OLYMPIA - Olympia Palace (F)
NAUPLIA - Rex (ST)
ATHENS - Acropolis Select (F)
CRUISE EXTENSION: MS Celestyal Olympia

MEALS: Buffet breakfasts (B) daily; 4 dinners (D), including dinner at a local restaurant in Florence and Nauplia; Tour 6485/6: full board on the ship

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What you get?

Itinerary

About this Package

TOUR START DATES:

DATE START DATE
PRICING
MAR 2020 30 $3695
APR 2020
06 $3950
MAY 2020
04, 11, 18, 25 $4120
JUN 2020
01, 08, 15, 22, 29 $4120
JUL 2020
06 $4120
JUL 2020
20 $4249
AUG 2020 03, 10, 17 $4030
AUG 2020 24 $2769
AUG 2020 31 $2819
SEP 2020 07, 14 $2830
SEP 2020 21, 28 $2830
OCT 2020 05 $2730
OCT 2020 12 $2650

- Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy. No triple room reduction.
- The above prices of tour 6485 are per person in twin inside cabin IA.
- Port Taxes $129 & Gratuities $30 to service personnel on board the ship are included in the Cosmos price.
- Guaranteed shares (not available on tour 6485/6486): see page 7.
- Upgrade per person to outside cabin XA tour 6486 $169
- Supplement for single room on land tour 6480: $550
- Supplement for single room on land and single occupancy of inside cabin IA tour 6485: $699; in outside cabin XA tour 6486: $869
- Extra nights before and after your tour may be available, please call or visit us online for details and prices.

DAY 1: Mon. ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY.

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore Italy’s ancient capital using your CosmosGO app. This evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

DAY 2: Tue. ROME.

The “Eternal City” is steeped in history, vibrantly alive and exciting, and absolutely unique! Included sightseeing with a Local Guide starts with St. Peter’s Square and Basilica. Other highlights are the iconic Colosseum, the largest amphitheatre ever built, and Circus Maximus. An optional visit is available to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, world famous for Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment. (B)

DAY 3: Wed. ROME–PISA–FLORENCE.

Vistas of rolling hills, cypress trees, vineyards, olive groves, and rural villages form the backdrop of your journey through beautiful Tuscany. Stop in Pisa and enjoy a mini-train ride to see the Square of Miracles and the amazing Leaning Tower, then on to Florence. End the day by joining the optional Gastronomy Experience in a typical restaurant. (B) Today’s Distance: 273 mi/ 440 km

DAY 4: Thu. FLORENCE.

This Renaissance gem and city of the Medicis will keep you enthralled the entire day. Don’t miss out on the included walking tour with a Local Guide, which features most of the city highlights. You will see Piazza Santa Croce; beautiful Piazza Signoria; Palazzo Vecchio and its courtyard; Loggia dei Lanzi, and, to top it all, see Piazza del Duomo and its cathedral with the Giotto Campanile. Later, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)

DAY 5: Fri. FLORENCE–VERONA–VENICE AREA.

Journey north to enchanting Verona to spend some time at leisure strolling around the historical centre with its many highlights. Continue to the Venice area. (B) Today’s Distance: 242 mi/ 390 km

DAY 6: Sat. VENICE.

Venice is more like a marvellous film set than a real-life city, with its crisscrossing canals, gondolas and water buses, arched bridges, palaces, and quiet little piazzas. Take a BOAT RIDE to St. Mark’s Square and enjoy time at leisure for a chance to watch Venetian GLASSBLOWERS at work. Don’t miss out on the optional gondola trip, gliding along the picturesque canals with a local troubadour to serenade you. (B,D)

DAY 7: Sun. VENICE AREA–ANCONA (EMBARKATION)–OVERNIGHT FERRY CROSSING TO PATRAS, GREECE.

Travel across the flatlands of the Po Delta to reach Ancona on the shores of the Adriatic Sea, to embark on the FERRY for the crossing to Patras. (B) Today’s Distance: 227 mi/ 365 km

DAY 8: Mon. PATRAS (DISEMBARKATION)–OLYMPIA.

During the crossing, enjoy all the ship’s facilities. Disembark in Patras and drive
south into the Peloponnese to Olympia. (B,D) Today’s Distance: 78 mi/ 125 km (excluding overnight ferry)

DAY 9: Tue. OLYMPIA–NAUPLIA.

Enjoy time at leisure, or make the most of this morning by taking the optional tour of the sites of ancient Olympia, including the ruins of the Temple of Zeus. In the afternoon, enjoy the rugged scenery of the Peloponnese on the way to Nauplia. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D) Today’s Distance: 130 mi/ 210 km

DAY 10: Wed. NAUPLIA–MYCENAE–ATHENS.

Morning visit with a Local Guide to the impressive ruins of MYCENAE, an ancient city of Homer’s epics. Later, stop to view the Corinth Canal, which was built between 1881 and 1893. (B) Today’s Distance: 143 mi/ 230 km

DAY 11: Thu. ATHENS.

Join the included sightseeing tour of Athens, featuring the highlights of the ancient capital and a visit to the ACROPOLIS. Explore the shops and museums or take tram to the coast. In the evening, enjoy the lively atmosphere of the tavernas in the old Plaka district with its narrow streets and sound of bouzouki music, or join an optional traditional Greek dinner. (B)

DAY 12: Fri. ATHENS.

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

▪ Security cruise regulations require clients’ passport information at time of booking.

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ADD A CRUISE TO YOUR TRIP
TOUR 6485/6486—16 DAYS FROM ROME TO ATHENS


Days 1 to 11, Mon. to Thu. Like Tour 6480.

Day 12, Fri. ATHENS–PIRAEUS (EMBARKATION)–MYKONOS.

Board your Celestyal cruise ship. Cruise the Aegean Sea to Mykonos, with its white houses, chapels, and windmills. Late-evening departure for Kusadasi, Turkey. (B,L,D)

Day 13, Sat. 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. (B,L,D)

Day 14, Sun. HERAKLION–SANTORINI.

First port of call today is Heraklion on Crete. Join the included excursion to Knossos, the centre of the 3000-BC Minoan civilisation. Afternoon call (weather permitting) at Santorini, the “Black Pearl of the Aegean.” An optional shore excursion takes you up to the cliff-top village of Oia for one of the world’s most breathtaking panoramas. (B,L,D)

Day 15, Mon. PIRAEUS, GREECE (DISEMBARKATION)–ATHENS.

Early morning arrival at the port of Piraeus. Drive to Athens and relax, visit a museum, or go shopping. (B)

Day 16, Tue. ATHENS.

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)


Remarks

IMPORTANT:
~ Rates above is for Land package  
~ Prices are subject to confirmation at the time of booking
~ Prices and Itinerary are subject to change
~ Any un-utilized services, unused tours or hotel rooms are NON-REFUNDABLE
~ Terms and conditions apply

NOT INCLUDED IN THIS PACKAGE:
~ Air ticket
~ Travel Insurance
~ Tipping for guide and drivers
~ Airport-Hotel- Airport transfer


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