Tour Type: Regional Explorer
Brochure Type: TT & BV Europe Summer 2024 v1

Admire the art and architecture of Rome and the rich cultural heritage of Florence. Visit the monasteries of Meteora and see the site of the most important oracle in the classical world.

Dining Summary
  • 1 Welcome Reception (WR)
  • 9 Breakfast (B)
  • 5 Dinner (D)
Be My Guest
  • Florence: Eight generations of history with plenty of stories to tell. Enjoy a local Tuscan Be My Guest dinner with Count Miari Fulcis on his 15th-century organic olive oil estate in the Tuscan hills, used as a location for many famous films like 'Room with a View' and 'Tea with Mussolini'.
Dive Into Culture
  • Rome: Be inspired by the magnificence of Michelangelo and da Vinci at the Vatican Museums and enjoy an exclusive visit up the spiral staircase designed by the famous architect Donato Bramante in a part of the Vatican not open to the public.
Iconic Experience
  • Rome: During an orientation with your Travel Director see the medieval buildings, Renaissance palaces and Baroque churches scattered throughout the city.
  • Vatican: Visit Vatican City and tour St. Peter's Basilica with a Local Specialist. Witness the early genius of Michelangelo as you take in the Pieta.
  • Rome: Discover ancient treasures of Rome with a passionate local. See Circus Maximus and the Ancient Forum, and stand beside the Colosseum, which bears witness to the limitless courage of the gladiators.
  • Florence: Join a Local Specialist to view the multi-colored marble cathedral, bell tower and baptistery, adorned by Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise. Visit the political heart of the city, Signoria Square.
  • Florence: See the area around Santa Croce Basilica, famous for the quality of its luxury goods, and witness a gold and leatherwork demonstration.
  • Meteora: With a Local Specialist, visit one of the remarkable centuries-old monasteries of Meteora, teetering on towers of rock and arguably the most spectacular place to visit in Greece.
  • Delphi: With your Local Specialist, walk to The Sacred Way once lined with offertory temples. See the reconstructed Athenian Treasury and pass the superb Polygonal Wall to reach the Temple of Apollo, where people once sought divine wisdom from the mysterious Oracle.
  • Athens: Delve into Athens with a Local Specialist. See the iconic highlights of this ancient city, from the Acropolis to the site of the first modern Olympics.
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER
  • Venice: Learn about the history and ancient skill of Venetian glassblowing, playing your role in ensuring the survival of this traditional craft through your visit.
Must-see Highlights
  • : Fast Track Entrance to the Vatican Museums
  • : Explore Rome, Florence, Delphi and Athens with a Local Specialist
  • : View the ancient sites of Rome, the Duomo and Baptistery in Florence, the Doge's Palace and the Basilica in Venice and the Parthenon, Royal Palace and the Temple of Zeus in Athens
  • : See Hadrian's Arch in Athens
  • : Scenic Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice
Whats Included
  • : An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • : Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • : All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • : All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • : Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • : Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • : Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • : Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • : European flight from Milan to Athens
  • : Optional Experiences and free time
  • : Four-night Aegean Cruise
  • : On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.
Whats Included
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • European flight from Milan to Athens
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • Four-night Aegean Cruise
  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

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Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 6/30/2024
Duration
10 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1RomeCiao Rome: Welcome to Rome, the 'Eternal City'. Join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception and evening orientation drive to view some of this city's magnificent sites.
Midas Palace Hotel
Day 2RomeDiscover Ancient Rome and the Vatican City: See the Circus Maximus where chariot races were held and enjoy an in depth walking experience around the walls of the Colosseum. Later, visit St. Peter's Basilica and view Michelangelo's Pieta with a Local Specialist. There's time afterwards to explore the city on your own or simply relax and watch the world go by.
Midas Palace Hotel
Day 3FlorenceJourney to Renaissance Florence Dive Into Culture Connect with Locals: This morning, head to the Vatican Museums with a Local Specialist. Admire Michelangelo's frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. Later, drive north to Renaissance Florence in Tuscany. Tonight, Connect With Locals at a Be My Guest experience in the Chianti countryside.
Villa Neroli
Day 4Venice (Mestre)Venture to Venice (Mestre): Your Local Specialist reveals Florence's rich cultural heritage during your walking tour. Visit Piazza della Signoria, with its impressive sculptures, and imposing palazzi. View the marble Duomo and the famous Baptistry, renowned for its bronze doors with relief sculptures and the Ponte Vecchio. Learn about the quality and workmanship of one of this city's historic industries at a demonstration of Florentine leathercraft. Then travel through the Apennines and cross the Veneto plains to Venice. This evening, you may choose to take a gondola ride along the city's enchanting canals.
Novotel Mestre Castellana
Day 5VeniceExplore the Floating City Make Travel Matter: Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square to see the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark's Square, St. Mark's Basilica and the ornate Doge's Palace. Later, you'll enjoy a memorable MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience where you'll witness the ancient Venetian tradition of glassblowing. You'll learn how the talented master craftsmen are using the same techniques their forefathers once did and how your visit helps to preserve this delicate art for generations to come. Don't resist the urge to buy a souvenir to remember the special experience before enjoying the rest of the day to explore Venice your way. You could choose to spend a lazy evening watching the traffic on the busy waterways with a Venetian Spritz, or consider taking an Optional Experience to one of the islands in the lagoon.
Novotel Mestre Castellana
Day 6GreeceOnwards to Greece: Today we travel through Lombardy. The region is Italy's commercial powerhouse bordering Switzerland with lakes and mountains in the north and plains to the south. Later we board our flight to Athens.
Crowne Plaza Athens
Day 7KalambakaMonasteries of Meteora on the way to Kalambaka: Travel north to Kalambaka and the astonishing UNESCO-listed monasteries of Meteora. These are some of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece. Your Local Specialist will guide you on a visit to two of the six monasteries built on sandstone rocks that tower above the town.
Amalia Kalambaka
Day 8DelphiOnwards to Legendary Delphi: Drive south towards Mount Parnassos and Delphi, where we will stay overnight. Join a Local Specialist and see the site of the most important oracle in the classical world and walk the Sacred Way to the Temple of Apollo where athletes competed in the Pythian Games.
Amalia Delphi
Day 9AthensOff to Historic Athens: We depart the 'navel of the earth' today and travel to Athens where we'll discover the city's rich heritage during our morning sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Marvel at the Agora, the Royal Palace, the Temple of Zeus and the Acropolis. See Hadrian's Arch and the stadium where the first modern Olympics took place in 1896. Indulge in a Farewell Dinner to celebrate the end of your trip.
Crowne Plaza Athens
Day 10AthensFarewell Athens: Say goodbye to your fellow travelers and Travel Director after an unforgettable journey.
Dates/Pricing

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04/27/2024$4,265.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
05/04/2024$4,265.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - On RequestQuote
05/11/2024$4,265.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
05/18/2024$4,265.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - FullQuote
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06/01/2024$4,265.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - On RequestQuote
06/08/2024$4,265.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
06/15/2024$4,265.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
06/22/2024$4,265.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
06/29/2024$4,195.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/13/2024$4,195.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
07/27/2024$4,195.00* (USD) / Land Price - FullQuote
08/10/2024$4,165.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/24/2024$4,165.00* (USD) / Land Price - FullQuote
08/31/2024$4,265.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
09/07/2024$4,265.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
09/14/2024$4,265.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
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Greece section of the itinerary will be reversed for this departure (StartDate:04/27/2024, EndDate:05/06/2024)

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