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
1,656 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
3.0 out of 5
2 Reviews
Trip Code:
6480

Itinerary

2019 Season (To Oct 2019)2020 Season (From Mar 2020)

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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! 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)
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 the Florence area. End the day by joining the optional Tuscan dinner in a typical restaurant. (B)
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 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, Piazza del Duomo and its cathedral with the Giotto Campanile. Later, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (B/D)
5 Florence - Verona - Venice Area
Journey north to enchanting Verona to see the legendary balcony from Romeo and Juliet and spend some time at leisure strolling around Market Square. Continue to the Venice area. (B)
6 Venice
Venice is more like a marvellous film set than a reallife 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 and 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 Patras, Greece
Travel across the flatlands of the Po Delta to reach Ancona on the shores of the Adriatic, to embark on the FERRY for the crossing to Patras. (B)
8 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)
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)
10 Nauplia - Mycenae - Athens
Make a 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)
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 a trip to the coast to swim. 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 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! 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)
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 the Florence area. End the day by joining the optional Tuscan dinner in a typical restaurant. (B)
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 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, Piazza del Duomo and its cathedral with the Giotto Campanile. Later, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (B/D)
5 Florence - Verona - Venice Area
Journey north to enchanting Verona to see the legendary balcony from Romeo and Juliet and spend some time at leisure strolling around Market Square. Continue to the Venice area. (B)
6 Venice
Venice is more like a marvellous film set than a reallife 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 and 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 Patras, Greece
Travel across the flatlands of the Po Delta to reach Ancona on the shores of the Adriatic, to embark on the FERRY for the crossing to Patras. (B)
8 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)
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)
10 Nauplia - Mycenae - Athens
Make a 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)
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 a trip to the coast to swim. 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 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: See Juliet’s balcony.
  • VENICE: Boat ride to St. Mark’s Square.
  • NAUPLIA: Visit.
  • MYCENAE: Guided visit of the archaeological site.
  • ATHENS: Guided sightseeing, visit the Acropolis.
  • INSIDE VISITS AND SPECIAL FEATURES: Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.
  • PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR:
  • TRANSPORTATION:Touring by private, first-class, airconditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; mini-train to Pisa; canal transfer boat in Venice; ferry Ancona-Patras in 2-berth cabins with private shower and toilet.
  • 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.
  • MEALS: Buffet breakfasts (B) daily; 4 dinners (D), including dinner at a local restaurant in Florence and Nauplia.
  • COSMOSGO: Get the mobile app for trip information.
  • HEADSETS: throughout the tour.
Included Meals
  • 11 Breakfasts
  • 4 Dinners
Accommodation
  • Hotel Classifications: First Class (F), Superior Tourist Class (ST)
  • Rome Villa Maria Regina (F), Florence B&b Firenze Centro (ST) or Italiana Hotel Florence (ST), Venice Area Poppi (ST) at Mira, Olympia Olympia Palace (F), Nauplia Rex (ST), Athens Acropolis Select (ST)
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.
Trip Inclusions
  • ROME: Guided sightseeing.
  • PISA: See the Leaning Tower.
  • FLORENCE: Guided walking tour.
  • VERONA: See Juliet’s balcony.
  • VENICE: Boat ride to St. Mark’s Square.
  • NAUPLIA: Visit.
  • MYCENAE: Guided visit of the archaeological site.
  • ATHENS: Guided sightseeing, visit the Acropolis.
  • INSIDE VISITS AND SPECIAL FEATURES: Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.
  • PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR:
  • TRANSPORTATION:Touring by private, first-class, airconditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; mini-train to Pisa; canal transfer boat in Venice; ferry Ancona-Patras in 2-berth cabins with private shower and toilet.
  • 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.
  • MEALS: Buffet breakfasts (B) daily; 4 dinners (D), including dinner at a local restaurant in Florence and Nauplia.
  • COSMOSGO: Get the mobile app for trip information.
  • HEADSETS: throughout the tour.
Included Meals
  • 11 Breakfasts
  • 4 Dinners
Accommodation
  • Hotel Classifications: First Class (F), Superior Tourist Class (ST)
  • Rome Villa Maria Regina (F), Florence B&b Firenze Centro (ST) or Italiana Hotel Florence (ST), Venice Area Poppi (ST) at Mira, Olympia Olympia Palace (F), Nauplia Rex (ST), Athens Acropolis Select (ST)
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions are based on the 2019 season and are subject to change at the full 2020 Europe brochure release.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. 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

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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