Italy & Greece

12 Day Guided Tour from Rome to Athens with Cosmos

Read 2 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Cosmos 12 Day Italy & Greece. Italy and Greece are steeped in history with a treasure trove of ancient sites and scenic beauty. On this affordable Italy & Greece tour, you’ll see the fantastic features these countries have to...read more

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Guided Tour Starts In
Starts In
Rome
Guided Tour Ends In
Ends In
Athens
Accomodation
Accomodation
3 - 4 Star
50
Max Group Size
50
Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
Italy, Greece
Trip Operated By:
Cosmos
Cosmos
1,774 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
3.0 out of 5
2 Reviews
Trip Code:
6480

Itinerary

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1 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.
2 Rome
The "Eternal City" is steeped in history, vibrantly alive and exciting, and absolutely unique! Start the included introduction to Rome's landmarks from St. Peter's Square with a Local Guide. Enjoy a drive along the iconic landmarks of the city: the Tiber River, the Caius Cestius Pyramid, the Aurelian Walls and the Caracalla Baths. Complete the experience with a walk back in time from the Circus Maximus to the Arch of Constantine and to the fascinating Colosseum, symbol of the Roman Empire. Don't miss out on the opportunity to visit the treasures of the Vatican museum and the Sistine Chapel on our optional excursion. (B)
3 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
4 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 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. (B)
5 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
6 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)
7 Venice Area - Ancona (Embarkation) - Overnight Ferry Crossing To Igoumenitsa, 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 Igoumenitsa. (B) Today's Distance: 227 mi/ 365 km
8 Igoumenitsa (Disembarkation) - Olympia
During the crossing, enjoy all the ship's amenities. Disembark in Igoumenitsa and drive south into the Peloponnese to Olympia. (B/D) Today's Distance: 172 mi/ 276 km (excluding overnight ferry)
9 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
10 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
11 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)
12 Athens
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
1 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.
2 Rome
The "Eternal City" is steeped in history, vibrantly alive and exciting, and absolutely unique! Start the included introduction to Rome's landmarks from St. Peter's Square with a Local Guide. Enjoy a drive along the iconic landmarks of the city: the Tiber River, the Caius Cestius Pyramid, the Aurelian Walls and the Caracalla Baths. Complete the experience with a walk back in time from the Circus Maximus to the Arch of Constantine and to the fascinating Colosseum, symbol of the Roman Empire. Don't miss out on the opportunity to visit the treasures of the Vatican museum and the Sistine Chapel on our optional excursion. (B)
3 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
4 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 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. (B)
5 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
6 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)
7 Venice Area - Ancona (Embarkation) - Overnight Ferry Crossing To Igoumenitsa, 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 Igoumenitsa. (B) Today's Distance: 227 mi/ 365 km
8 Igoumenitsa (Disembarkation) - Olympia
During the crossing, enjoy all the ship's amenities. Disembark in Igoumenitsa and drive south into the Peloponnese to Olympia. (B/D) Today's Distance: 172 mi/ 276 km (excluding overnight ferry)
9 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
10 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
11 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)
12 Athens
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Cosmos Inclusions

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Trip Inclusions
  • 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
  • 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-Igoumenitsa in 2-berth cabins with private shower and toilet.
  • INSIDE VISITS AND SPECIAL FEATURES: Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.
  • 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.
  • HEADSETS: throughout the tour.
Included Meals
  • 11 Breakfasts
  • 3 Dinners
Accommodation
  • Hotel Classifications: First Class (F), Superior Tourist Class (ST)
  • Rome Villa Maria Regina (F), Florence B&B Firenze City Center (ST), Venice Area Poppi (ST) at Mira, Olympia Olympia Palace (F), Nauplia Rex (ST), Athens Acropolis Select (F)
Trip Notes
  • Airport transfers at your arrival and departure destination are not included in the price of the tour.
  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Price is for land, cruise and specified internal flights. International flights not included.
Trip Inclusions
  • 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
  • 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-Igoumenitsa in 2-berth cabins with private shower and toilet.
  • INSIDE VISITS AND SPECIAL FEATURES: Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.
  • 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.
  • HEADSETS: throughout the tour.
Included Meals
  • 11 Breakfasts
  • 3 Dinners
Accommodation
  • Hotel Classifications: First Class (F), Superior Tourist Class (ST)
  • Rome Villa Maria Regina (F), Florence B&B Firenze City Center (ST), Venice Area Poppi (ST) at Mira, Olympia Olympia Palace (F), Nauplia Rex (ST), Athens Acropolis Select (F)
Trip Notes
  • Airport transfers at your arrival and departure destination are not included in the price of the tour.
  • Itinerary and inclusions are based on the 2021 season and are subject to change at full brochure release.
  • Price is for land, cruise and specified internal flights. International flights not included.

Reviews (2)

12 Day Italy & Greece reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“Italy & Greece”
- New Zealand Jul 2018

Mixed feelings on the tour. Wasn't quite what we thought it would be. Great group of people, lots of laughs! Some accommodation was a bit average and hotel staff not helpful. What was included was not that good at times but the pricey extras had to be done to make a town worthwhile.

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“A pleasant surprise”
- QLD, Australia May 2015 1 Helpful Vote

All accommodation and included breakfasts were good. The wifi equipped coaches were very good. This Cosmos tour was of a much higher quality than my previous tours with Cosmos in 2000. A pleasant surprise.

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