Love and Wonder: Exploring the Charms of Italy and Greece

Get swept up in the timeless romance and enchantment of two of the most captivating destinations in Europe.

Duration

14 days

Trip Type

Private

Destinations

Venice, Florence, Rome, Athens, Delphi & Meteora

Preferred Travel Months

All Year

From

€ 3900/person

About this trip

On this 14-day trip, you will fall in love with the curiosity and wonder of Italy and Greece. Venice, the floating city of Italy, will greet you with its charming canals and breathtaking architecture. Explore the birthplace of Renaissance—Florence, where every street corner is embellished with masterpieces from Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. Dive deep into the heart of Italy in Rome, where history, art, and culture come alive. After indulging in Italian wonders, fly to Athens, where you will be amazed by its ancient ruins and legendary landmarks. Follow in the footsteps of Greek gods and goddesses as you visit Delphi, the center of worship for Apollo. End your journey with a mystical experience at Meteora—where heaven meets earth as monasteries sit atop towering rock formations.

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Map & Itinerary

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Day to Day

  • Day 1: Arrival to Venice, Free evening or Private Venice Walking Tour
  • Day 2: Premium Lagoon Excursion: Murano Glass Making, Burano & Wine Tasting
  • Day 3: Transfer to Florence & Evening Tour
  • Day 4: Florence in a Day with David, Duomo, Uffizi & Walking Tour
  • Day 5: Tuscany Day Trip from Florence with Chianti, Siena & San Gimignano
  • Day 6: Train to Rome, Free evening
  • Day 7: Rome in a Day Tour with Vatican, Colosseum & Historic Center
  • Day 8: The Complete Vatican Tour with Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Day 9: Fly to Athens, Secret Acropolis Tour (afternoon)
  • Day 10: Mycenae & Nafplion Day-trip from Athens
  • Day 11: Delphi Tour & overnight at Delphi
  • Day 12: Full-day tour of Meteora, overnight at Meteora
  • Day 13: Athens Evening walk with Farewell Dinner
  • Day 14: Departure

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Love and Wonder: Exploring the Charms of Italy and Greece
Exploring the historic streets of Rome and Athens.
Love and Wonder: Exploring the Charms of Italy and Greece
Discovering the remnants of the ancient Athenian civilization, scattered around the city.
Love and Wonder: Exploring the Charms of Italy and Greece
Gazing at the picturesque Venice canals and hoping on a scenic gondola ride.
Love and Wonder: Exploring the Charms of Italy and Greece
Uncovering the hidden gems and beauty of both countries.
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DAY 1-2: Venice

Once you arrive at the Venice airport, your private driver will transfer you to your hotel in the heart of Venice. Check-in and get settled after your flight.

If you’re up for it, join us on a private guided walking tour of the city, exploring the famous sights like St. Mark’s Square and the Doge’s Palace.

Your guide will also take you to some hidden gems and inspire you with the history and culture of this unique city built on water.

After your tour, enjoy a sunset gondola ride along the canals before ending the evening with a delicious dinner at a local restaurant.

On day two, embark on a captivating tour of the Venetian lagoon, visiting the enchanting islands of Burano and Murano.

Explore the colorful houses and charming streets of Burano. Indulge in a private wine tasting at a secret vineyard on Mazzorbo.

Set sail to witness the centuries-old glassmaking tradition on the island of Murano before exploring its picturesque streets and canals.

Spend your last evening in Venice getting lost in its maze of alleys and canals and stumble upon hidden squares.

Pop into one of the charming bars for a glass of prosecco, or head to the Rialto Bridge for stunning views and aperitivo.

DAY 3-5: Florence

In the morning, your private transfer will take you to the train station for your journey to Florence. Upon arrival, your driver will take you to check in at your hotel.

In the evening, join us in exploring the enchanting city of Florence as the sun sets.

Discover the Piazza delle Signoria. Cross the iconic Ponte Vecchio to the Oltrarno neighborhood and the Medici’s Pitti Palace.

Indulge in a tasty gelato while visiting Via Roma and Piazza della Repubblica.

After the tour, head to one of the city’s iconic trattorias for a delicious Tuscan dinner, accompanied by a glass of Chianti.

On the second day in Florence, immerse yourself in the world-renowned art and architecture of this Renaissance city for a full-day tour.

Your private tour guide will dive into the rich history of Florence as you hit all of the must-see sights.

Visit the famous Uffizi Gallery and admire works by Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Botticelli.

Stroll through the historic streets to see the magnificent Duomo and Baptistery. Hear the enchanting stories behind Michelangelo’s David at the Accademia Gallery.

In the evening, find your way to one of the city’s buzzing rooftop bars for aperitivo and take in breathtaking views of Florence at sunset. Try authentic Tuscan dishes at a local restaurant, such as ribollita or bistecca alla fiorentina.

For your last day in Florence, be swept away to the Tuscan hillside on a best of Tuscany Tour.

Explore the picturesque towns of Siena and San Gimignano as your guide inspires you with stories of their past and present.

Taste the famous Chianti wine at a local winery while enjoying the stunning views of the rolling hills.

After an afternoon of sipping wine and taking in the beauty of Tuscany, return to Florence for a leisurely walk along the Arno River.

Stop by the iconic Ponte Vecchio once again, with its shimmering lights reflecting off the water.

End your day with a romantic dinner at one of Florence’s iconic rooftop restaurants, indulging in a plate of fresh pasta and a glass of Prosecco.

DAY 6-8: Rome

In the morning, your private driver will transfer you to the train station for a scenic journey to the bustling city of Rome. Once you arrive, you will be escorted to your hotel, check-in, and freshen up before exploring the eternal city.

The evening is free for you to wander the streets and indulge in delicious Italian cuisine. Have a Cacio e Pepe at one of the city’s many trattorias, or treat yourself to gelato from one of Rome’s famous artisanal gelaterias.

On day seven, join us for a full-day tour of the highlights of Rome.

Start with a visit to the Colosseum, one of the world’s most iconic landmarks and a must-see when visiting Rome.

Stroll through the ancient Roman Forum and imagine what life was like during the time of Julius Caesar.

Go to the beautiful Trevi Fountain and toss a coin for good luck before heading to the Pantheon, one of the best-preserved ancient Roman buildings.

Spend the evening exploring the charming streets of Trastevere across the Tiber River.

This neighborhood is full of quaint cafes, local boutiques, and bustling piazzas. You’ll dream of returning to Rome as you experience the city’s magic.

On your last day in Rome, delve into the city’s rich history on a private tour of Vatican City.

Explore the magnificent St. Peter’s Basilica and marvel at Michelangelo’s famous frescoes in the Sistine Chapel.

Your knowledgeable guide will point out the most significant pieces of art and share stories of the Vatican’s fascinating past.

In the evening, savor one last Italian meal full of pasta, pizza, and more delicious Italian wine before heading back to your hotel to rest up for your next destination.

DAY 9-10 : Athens

On day nine, your private driver will pick you up and take you to the airport for your flight to Athens.

Once you arrive, you’ll be taken to your hotel, where you can drop off your things and rejuvenate before heading out to see one of the oldest cities in the world.

In the afternoon, dive into the world of Greek Mythology on our private tour of the Acropolis.

Unveil the lost gallery of the ancient world, learn about the mythical beasts and tragic stories of Theseus, and explore the fascinating tales of the past.

Walk in the footsteps of famous men and uncover the privileges of women in ancient Athens.

After a long day of exploring, enjoy some delicious Greek cuisine at a local taverna before heading to bed.

In the morning, Join us for a unique full-day trip to explore the beautiful region of Argolis with its scenic landscapes, including herb-scented valleys, pine tree-covered slopes, and breathtaking seascapes.

Visit famous attractions like the Corinth Canal and the archaeological site of Mycenae, where you can marvel at the ancient kingdom of Agamemnon.

End your adventure in the romantic town of Nafplio, known for its Venetian architecture and stunning sea views.

Once you arrive back in Athens, head to the Plaka district to experience the lively atmosphere of this charming neighborhood.

Explore the winding streets, browse local shops and market stalls, and stop in a local tavern for some baked feta or souvlaki.

DAY 11: Delphi

In the morning, you’ll be picked up from your accommodation to begin an all-day tour to delve into the depths of ancient Greek religious mysticism at the archaeological site of Delphi.

Explore the temple of Apollo, the famous oracle, and the Athens Treasury while immersing yourself in the spiritual vibes of this historical town.

Discover captivating myths and artifacts at the Delphi Archaeological Museum. After your tour, you can explore the region on your own or relax and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

Enjoy a delicious homemade dinner at a local taverna in Delphi in the evening before heading to your accommodation for the night.

DAY 12 : Meteora

Time to hit the road again. In the morning, your private driver will take you to Meteora’s unique and astounding region, home to ancient monasteries perched on top of towering rock formations.

The scenic drive offers breathtaking views as you pass through quaint villages and lush countryside.

Upon arrival at Meteora, you’re private tour guide will take you on a journey to explore the famous monasteries and learn about the rich history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Visit the Monastery of Great Meteoron, the largest and oldest monastery in Meteora, and marvel at its impressive architecture and stunning views.

After walking through the holy grounds, spend the evening wandering through the quaint streets of the nearby village, sampling local foods, sipping drinks, and soaking in the picturesque scenery.

DAY 13: Athens

In the morning, your driver will take you back to Athens for your last day in Greece.

Spend the day exploring the vibrant city, buy gifts at the Monastiraki flea market, or visit some of the iconic sites for one last time.

In the evening, join us for a sunset walking tour to discover all of the hidden gems of Athens and get a taste of the local nightlife.

Close the night with a beautiful farewell dinner, savoring every sip of wine and every bite of delicious Greek cuisine.

It’s been an incredible two weeks filled with unforgettable experiences and memories that will last a lifetime.

DAY 14: Departure

In the morning, your driver will take you to the airport for your departure flight.

After exploring the incredible charm of Italy and Greece, we’re confident you’ll be filled with a newfound sense of wonder and an overwhelming love for these stunning countries.

And rest assured, the memories you’ve made will always hold a special place in your heart.

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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