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Venice to Athens

Itineraries

Venice to Athens, A Journey Through Several Civilizations


Special Inclusion:
1st option - Private Biking Tour on the ancient Trajan Way (3-4 hours);
2nd option - Authentic Cooking Class.


13 days from North to South, 13 days through the Roman Empire and the Greek Mythology, 13 days of Culture and Sunshine. And if it's not enough, relax 3 or 4 days on an Aegean Islands cruise:

Day 1 - Welcome to Milan (2 Nights Hotel Stay in Venice)
- City Tour of Milan;
- Dinner.

Day 2 - Venice

- Guided Walking Tour of Venice (UNESCO World Heritage Site);
- Glass Blowing demonstration on Murano Island;
- Gondola Ride;
- Free Time to explore the Canals on your own;
- Dinner.

Day 3 - Verona/Bologna (2 Nights Hotel Stay in Florence)
- See Romeo and Juliet's balcony & Roman Arena (UNESCO World Heritage Site);
- Stop in Bologna, the Italian's Capital of Food;
- Pizza Dinner.

Day 4 - Florence/Pisa
- Guided Walking Tour of Florence (UNESCO World Heritage Site);
- Visit the Duomo;
- Leather Workshop Visit;
- See the Leaning Tower of Pisa & Visit the Baptistery (UNESCO World Heritage Site);
- Dinner.

Day 5 - Assisi (2 Nights Hotel Stay in Rome)
- St. Francis Basilica Visit;
- Tour the Catacombs in Rome;
- Authentic Trattoria Dinner;
- Walk Spanish Steps & Trevi Fountain;
- Rome by Night Tour.

Day 6 - Vatican City/Rome
- Guided Walking Tour of the Vatican Museum & the Sistine Chapel;
- Guided Walking Tour of the Colosseum & the Roman Forum (UNESCO World Heritage Site);
- Free Time by the Pantheon & Navona Square;
- Dinner.

Day 7 - Capri/Sorrento (1 Night Hotel Stay in Sorrento)
- Capri Island Guided Tour (included Blue Grotto);
- Seafood Lunch;
- Evening At Leisure in Sorrento.

Day 8 - Pompei/Castel del Monte (2 Nights Stay in authentic Trullo Dwelling in Puglia)
- Guided Walking Sightseeing Tour of Pompei (UNESCO World Heritage Site);
- Visit a Cameo Workshop;
- Visit Castel del Monte (UNESCO World Heritage Site);
- Masseria Dinner, supper in a family-run fortified farm.

Day 9 - Alberobello/Polignano a Mare/Castellana Grottos/Itria's Valley (Cisternino)
- Walking Tour of Alberobello, (UNESCO World Heritage Site), just be amazed about it;
- Visit the Church of Sant'Antonio, the only one with a Trullo shape;
- Taste Typical Local Appetizer inside a Trullo (taralli, almonds, regional sweets and drinks);
- Polignano a Mare, a beautiful balcony on the Mediterranean;
- Guided Tour of Castellana's Grottos (not private), the longest underground tunnels of Italy;
- Wine Tasting and Local Cellar Visit;
- Cisternino, walk through the labyrinthine little alleys;
- Butchery's Dinner in Cisternino (famous for meat lovers who dine inside authentic butcheries).

Day 10 - Ostuni/Ancient Trajan Way's Bike Tour (or authentic Cooking Class)
(1 Overnight in Private Cabin on the Ferry)

- Olive Oil Farm Visit and Olive Oil tasting;
- Ostuni, Walking Tour of the "White Lady";
- Private Organized Biking Tour through the Ancient Trajan's Way.
Highlights include:

  • Ancient Trajan way
  • Montalbano Dolmen (4000 years old)
  • Fortified farms
  • Ancient olive trees
  • Saracen tower visit
  • Natural Park of Dune Costiere

- Overnight Ferry to Greece;
- Dinner on Board.
(you can choose to take part to a Private Cooking Class instead of the bike tour - you will therefore have lunch at the class instead of dinner on board - eat what you cook!)

Day 11 - Olympia (1 Night Hotel Stay in Delphi)

- Guided Tour of the First Olympic Games Hosting Site in History (UNESCO World Heritage Site);
- Dinner.

Day 12 - Delphi (2 Nights Hotel Stay in Athens)
- Delphi Site Guided Tour & Visit the Temple of Apollo (UNESCO World Heritage Site);
- Visit of Delphi Museum;
- Stop at a Local Product Community Store by the Mount Parnassos;
- Hosios Loukas Monastery Visit (UNESCO World Heritage Site);
- Dinner.

Day 13 - Athens
- Athens Guided Sightseeing Tour;
- Acropoli Visit (UNESCO World Heritage Site);
- City Walk in Plaka;
- Night Walk to Lykavittos Hill with Funicular;
- Taverna Greek Dinner.

Day 14 - Goodbye Europe or start an Aegean Islands Cruise Extension:
Make your tour longer and relax for 4 days on a cruise; discover beautiful Aegean Islands such as Mykonos, Kusadasi (Turkey), Patmos, Rhodes, Crete and Santorini.

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