A short travel package for those that would like to combine a tasty of both Italy and Greece. Cover the Imperial & Vatican highlights of Rome, villages & scenery of Santorini with the Acropolis of Athens. Other cities in Italy and/or additional islands/mainland in Greece can be added if you wish, fully flexible to suit the amount of time you have available.
Day 01 : Arrival to Rome
Meet in the arrivals hall of Rome Fiumicino Airport and transfer on to the hotel. Remainder of day/evening then free at leisure for you to relax or begin exploring on your own. Overnight in Rome
Day 02 : Imperial Rome & Vatican Museums
Meet to join on a full day small group tour covering Imperial Sites of Rome along with the Vatican Museums. Begin with the Arch of Constantine then on to visit the Coliseum (skip the line entrance tickets). Head on to visit surrounding monuments such as Palatine Hill with the Roman Forum Archeological Area (skip the line entrance tickets) after which breakfast for lunch at local restaurant before afternoon visit of the Vatican including the famous Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter‟s Basilica. End of tour with evening free at leisure. Overnight in Rome
Day 03 : Day at leisure in Rome
Breakfast at hotel with the day and evening free at leisure to explore Rome further on your own. Optional excursions out to visit Pompeii or other surrounding areas available on request.
Day 04 : Flight from Rome to Santorini
As per chosen flight time transfer to Rome Airport for departure to Santorini. On arrival meet for transfer to hotel with remainder of the late afternoon/evening free at leisure to get settled. Overnight in Santorini
Day 05 : Santorini Island in One Day Excursion
A full day regular group excursion of Santorini includes some of the major landmarks of this beautiful island such as
views from Profitis Ilias Mountain, walk through the traditional village of Megalochori, visit Akrotiri Archaeological site, time for a stroll, swim & lunch at Perivolos Black Beach, stop at Red Beach, short wine tasting ending with sunset views in Oia. Evening free at leisure and overnight in Santorini
Day 06 : Day at leisure in Santorini
Breakfast at hotel with the day and evening free at leisure to explore further on your own. Optional excursions such as semi-private catamaran or regular group boat trips out to the crater available on request.
Day 07 : Ferry from Santorini to Athens
As per chosen ferry time transfer to the port for travel on to Athens (1hr flight alternatives are available on request). Meet on arrival and transfer to hotel with remainder of evening free at leisure. Overnight in Athens
Day 08 : Morning Athens City Tour
Join on half day morning regular group Athens City Tour which takes you to the Acropolis visiting the Parthenon, Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike & the Erechtheion. Also visit the New Acropolis Museum. During panoramic drive section of the tour you have views from the tour coach of the House of Parliament, Memorial to Unknown the Soldier, National Library, Evzones in picturesque uniform, Presidential Palace, the Panatheanic Stadium (where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896), Temple of the Olympian Zeus and Hadrian's Arch. The afternoon & evening are then free at leisure for you to explore on your own.
Day 09 : Departure
Per your international flight departure time meet at hotel for transfer on to Athens Airport.