Italy & Greece (Cruise Extension)

16 Day Guided Tour & Cruise from Rome to Athens with Cosmos

Read 4 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Cosmos 16 Day Italy & Greece (Cruise Extension). Italy and Greece are countries steeped in history with a treasure trove of ancient sites and scenic beauty. On this affordable Italy & Greece tour, you'll see the highlights more

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Guided Tour
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Scenic / Cultural
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Countries Explored:
Italy, Greece, Turkey
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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 - Lavrion/piraeus (Embarkation) - Mykonos
Board your cruise ship. Afternoon cruising in the Aegean on your way to Mykonos with its white houses, chapels, and windmills. Late-evening departure for Kusadasi, Turkey. (B/L/D)
13 Kusadasi, Turkey - Patmos, Greece
Two ports of call today. First, Kusadasi on the Turkish coast. An included excursion is available to the fascinating Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations of Ephesus. Next, discover the tiny Greek island of Patmos, where St. John the Divine wrote the Book of Revelation. The 11th-century monastery with its valuable manuscript collection is well worth a visit. (B/L/D)
14 Heraklion - Santorini
First port of call today is Heraklion on Crete. Join the included excursion to Knossos, the centre of the 3000 Minoan civilisation. Afternoon call (weather permitting) at Santorini, the "Black Pearl of the Aegean." An optional shore excursion takes you up to the cliff-top village of Oia for one of the world's most breathtaking panoramas. (B/L/D)
15 Lavrion/piraeus, Greece (Disembarkation) - Athens
Early morning arrival at the famous port of Lavrion/Piraeus. After disembarkation, continue to Athens for an overnight. (B)
16 Athens
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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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.
  • CRUISE: 3 night Greek cruise aboard Celestyal Olympia. (Inside Cabin)
  • INSIDE VISITS AND SPECIAL FEATURES: Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.
  • 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; Celestyal Olympia.
  • 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; 3 lunches (L); 7 dinners (D)including dinner at a local restaurant in Florence and Nauplia.
  • COSMOSGO: Get the mobile app for trip information.
  • HEADSETS: throughout the tour. (not available on cruise)
Included Meals
  • 14 Breakfasts
  • 3 Lunches
  • 7 Dinners
  • 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); Cruise Extension: Celestyal Olympia
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.

Reviews (4)

16 Day Italy & Greece (Cruise Extension) reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“Well Organised”
- NSW, Australia Oct 2017

This tour was very well organised. Everything went smoothly and we had a wonderful time. The standard of the hotels was very good and 99.9% of the meals were great. Bit of a hectic pace but we were prepared for that seeing how much we saw.

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“Enjoyable to the max”
- VIC, Australia Jul 2017 2 Helpful Votes View Photo

Our Cosmos tour through Italy. Greece, and the Greek Isles extension was truly great. (Booked through Global Journeys) I have no hesitation in recommending this tour. In our case we had a total of 19 in our group made up of people from the US, NZ and Aust. The coach, (which was 1 week old and on its first tour too) had a capacity of 45 so we had plenty of room to spread out.
The accommodation was all to a high standard and usually better than I expected more

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“Tour was excellent value for money”
- Australia May 2014

This Cosmos tour was our first experience of an organised tour with a guide. We have always travelled independently. We really enjoyed this tour and felt that the tour was excellent value for money. The options were a bit pricey but it was up to your if you went on the optional excursion or did you own thing. We elected to do most of the options and still felt we got our monies worth. Our Tour Director Oriana was excellent and so were the local guides. It was a well paced tour that got you more

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“Extremely well organised, just needs a little fine tuning”
- Australia Jul 2011 1 Helpful Vote

We had a great time, it was very well organised, we saw amazing things. I don't really have complaints, more constructive criticism. We were on a tour of 37 people. At the introductory meeting I feel we should have been introduced one by one, very briefly, or at least given name tags. Our guide Lino delivered instructions and outlined the optional tours including one that night in Rome (50 euros each?) which no-one took. He then closed the meeting and we went our separate ways. A much better more

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