From Antiquity to Amore: A Cultural Odyssey in Italy & Greece

Embark on a captivating journey through time as you explore the deep-rooted histories and passionate cultures of Italy and Greece.

Duration

11 days

Trip Type

Private

Destinations

Florence, Rome, Athens & Meteora

Preferred Travel Months

All Year

From

€ 3300/person

About this trip

For 11 days, you’ll make your way through some of the most iconic and culturally rich cities in Europe. Starting in Florence, where artistic masterpieces surround you, you’ll travel to Rome and experience the fusion of ancient ruins and modern life. Leaving Italy behind, you’ll venture into the enchanting city of Athens, where you’ll be immersed in centuries-old tales and traditions. The journey will then take you to Meteora, a breathtaking destination where monasteries are perched atop towering rock formations.

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Map & Itinerary

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Day to Day

  • Day 1: Arrival Day
  • Day 2: Florence in a Day with David, Duomo, Uffizi & Walking Tour
  • Day 3: Tuscany Day Trip from Florence with Chianti, Siena & San Gimignano (with lunch, wine tasting)
  • Day 4: Can transfer to train station, Train to Rome
  • Day 5: The Best of Colosseum & Ancient Rome With Exclusive Arena Access
  • Day 6: Complete Vatican Tour
  • Day 7: Car transfer to the airport, Flight to Athens
  • Day 8: Athens Evening Highlights Tour and Dinner
  • Day 9: Car transfer to Delphi, Tour of Delphi and Museum, Transfer to Meteora
  • Day 10: Meteora Full-Day Private Tour
  • Day 11: Departure | Car transfer to the airport of Athens

Picture Yourself

From Antiquity to Amore: A Cultural Odyssey in Italy & Greece
Discovering the beauty of some of the most well-known regions of Greece and Italy.
From Antiquity to Amore: A Cultural Odyssey in Italy & Greece
Watching the sunset from the rock formations of Meteora, a geological wonder that will take your breath away.
From Antiquity to Amore: A Cultural Odyssey in Italy & Greece
Drinking local wine while admiring the archaeological wonder of the Acropolis.
From Antiquity to Amore: A Cultural Odyssey in Italy & Greece
Visiting impressive remnants of the antiquity, such as the Colosseum.
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DAY 1-3: Florence

On your first day in Italy, you’ll be picked up at the airport by your private driver and taken to your hotel.

Spend the first day getting settled and familiarizing yourself with Florence.

Explore the charming streets of the city at your leisure and make sure to indulge in some delicious Italian food.

On your second day, you’ll join a full-day walking tour of Florence with an expert guide who will dive into all the historical and cultural details of the city.

You’ll visit iconic sites like the Accademia Gallery to see the city’s most famous artwork, Michelangelo’s David.

You’ll also visit the Piazza del Duomo and take in some of the finest Renaissance art in the world at the Uffizi Gallery.

In the evening, as the sun sets, you can immerse yourself in the vibrant and bustling city nightlife.

Explore its hidden gems, from cozy bars to trendy trattoria’s, where you can indulge in a delightful array of local wines and delicious aperitifs.

For your last day in Florence, you’ll head out of the city to delve into the stunning Tuscan countryside.

You will be able to savor and embrace the very essence of Tuscany living.

A mouthwatering home-cooked meal will be served at a beautiful farmhouse, where you can enjoy the mesmerizing views of Chianti while tasting local wines.

Then, you’ll get swept up in the stunning architecture of two of the most beautiful towns in Tuscany: Siena and San Gimignano.

With a local guide, you’ll take a stroll through their medieval streets and soak in the rich history and charm of these hidden gems.

DAY 4-6: Rome

On the morning of day four, you’ll need to pack your bags as it’s time to head to Rome.

You’ll be taking the scenic train journey through the picturesque Italian countryside.

Once you arrive at the station, a private driver will be waiting to take you to your accommodation. Settle into your hotel before heading out and exploring the city.

For your first full day in Rome, you’ll experience the ultimate Colosseum & Ancient Rome Tour.

Your tour guide will immerse you in the vibrant stories and ruins of this remarkable civilization while visiting the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and the Roman Forum.

In the evening, make your way over to Trastevere, a charming neighborhood known for its traditional trattorias and lively nightlife. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant before taking a stroll through the winding streets.

Your last day in Rome will be spent exploring the Vatican City, the smallest country in the world and home to some of the most famous art and architecture in the world.

Enjoy a guided tour of St. Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, and the Vatican Museums.

The evening is yours to wander the cobblestone streets of Rome and take in the city’s buzzing energy.

Don’t forget to try some gelato and toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain for good luck before saying ‘arrivederci‘ to this magnificent city.

DAU 7-8: Athens

On day seven, your driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the Airport to head to the ancient city of Athens.

Your driver will be waiting for you at the airport to take you to your hotel, where you can relax before heading out to see the sights of Athens.

In the morning, you can explore the city at your own pace before your afternoon tour.

Visit the iconic Acropolis, an ancient citadel located on a high rocky outcrop above the city of Athens.

Take in the stunning views and learn about the history and architecture of this incredible monument. We recommend visiting the Acropolis Museum, which houses artifacts from 3,000 years ago.

In the evening, you’ll experience the vibrant streets of Athens on a guided tour.

Follow your expert local guide from Syntagma Square to explore iconic landmarks like the Greek Parliament, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and the Arch of Hadrian.

You’ll stroll through the enchanting Plaka neighborhood, admire the Tower of the Winds, and catch a glimpse of the majestic Acropolis as the sun sets.

As night falls, you’ll venture to Monastiraki Square and indulge in a delightful Greek meze dinner and sip on refreshing drinks as you soak up the vibrant atmosphere of Athens.

DAY 9-10: Meteora

On day nine, you’ll be picked up from your hotel in Athens and driven to the magical region of Meteora.

It is famous for its unique rock formations and Byzantine monasteries perched on cliffs.

On the way, you’ll stop at Delphi for a guided tour of this ancient archaeological site and its stunning Temple of Apollo.

You’ll then continue to Meteora, where you’ll have the evening to explore on your own.

On the tenth day, embark on a captivating full-day tour to take in the magnificence of Meteora.

Explore the six active monasteries that unveil breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.

Immerse yourself in Byzantine churches and discover the historical significance of the Virgin Mary Byzantine church.

Uncover the hidden gems of Badova Hermitages, wander through the charming Kastraki Village, and delve into the rich history of the Kastraki Old habitation.

In the evening, take in one last Grecian sunset while enjoying a traditional dinner at a local tavern and celebrating all of the rich cultural experiences you’ve had during your time in Italy and Greece.

DAY 11: Departure

On the last morning of your trip, your private driver will pick you up in Meteora and will transfer you to Athens International Airport for your flight home.

As you look back on your journey, we know you’ll be filled with memories of exploring the captivating cultures, ancient history, and enchanting landscapes of Italy and Greece.

Saying goodbye to these beautiful countries is never easy, but we know you’ll take a piece of their charm and passion with you.

 

Inclusions

  • Boutique 4-5* accommodation
  • All private tours with excellent licensed guides, as described in the itinerary
  • All private transfers with professional drivers and luxury vehicles
  • All domestic and international flights/trains/ferries
  • Skip the line entrance fees at all sites
  • All taxes and VAT

Exclusions

  • Meals, unless mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
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