Best of Italy, Croatia, and Greece

3 Weeks of exploring highlights, important landmarks, ancient sites, beautiful cities, and islands

Covering: 
Rome, Florence and, Venice in Italy
Opatija, Plitvice Lakes, Split, Hvar, 
Dubrovnik and,
Mt. Negro in Croatia.

Athens, Mykonos and Santorini in Greece

  • Centrally located 4-star hotels
  • Friendly English speaking personnel
  • All land, airport and ferry port transfers are included
  • Inside visit to museums and ancient sites with skip the line admission
  • All the tours mentioned on the itinerary
  • Small groups and private options available

See the price information, dates and further information below the itinerary

     Daily Tour Program

Traveling to Rome, Italy. (Flight tickets are usually organized by the guests.
Let us know if you prefer our assistance on organizing your flight tickets. 

BENVENUTO! Welcome to Italy!

We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.
After checking into your hotel, you will have the rest of the day free to rest and explore-
Rome on your own.

Overnight in Rome.

Breakfast at the hotel –   Duration (Half day tour)

Early AM Meet up for a comprehensive walking tour through the Vatican City, immersing yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica. Marvel at the stunning masterpieces adorning the galleries, including sculptures, tapestries, and ancient artifacts from various civilizations.

Experience the highlight of the tour as you step foot into the magnificent Sistine Chapel, where you can look up and be captivated by Michelangelo’s legendary frescoes, including the famous “Creation of Adam.”

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Afterward, your guide will lead you to St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the holiest sites in Christianity. Discover the grandeur and sacredness of this iconic church, adorned with stunning sculptures, mosaics, and works of art. Marvel at Michelangelo’s majestic dome and visit the final resting place of many popes, including St. Peter himself.

Throughout the tour, our knowledgeable guide will provide historical and cultural context, ensuring a deeper understanding and appreciation of the art and architecture you encounter.
Rest of the afternoon and evening at leisure.
Overnight in Rome.

Breakfast at the hotel –   Duration (Half Day tour)

Early AM  Meet up and go on a half day tour,  covering Colosseum and Ancient Rome
Starting with a visit to the Colosseum. Marvel at this remarkable amphitheater, an architectural marvel that once hosted thrilling gladiator battles and grand spectacles.

Continue your adventure by exploring the ancient ruins of the Roman Forum, the social and political heart of ancient Rome.

Next, visit the Palatine Hill, where ancient emperors resided in grand palaces overlooking the city.

Throughout the tour, our knowledgeable guide will provide fascinating insights into the history, culture, and significance of these ancient sites

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. 
Overnight in Rome;  Quirinale Hotel  ****   https://www.hotelquirinale.it/en/  or similar

Breakfast at the hotel
In the morning, we will meet you at your hotel and provide a transfer to the Train station and depart from Rome on a 1-hour 30-minute train ride to Florence.
FRECCIAROSSA numero 9524
Roma Termini Partenza Roma Termini – 10:10

>>>>>>  Scenic fast train ride >>>>> 
Firenze S. M. Novella Arrive Firenze S. M. Novella at 11:46

 Upon arrival, you will be met at the train station and transferred to your hotel.
Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.NOTE: optional Afternoon tour to Tuscany and wine tasting tour available
– contact us if interested.
Overnight in Florence.

Breakfast at the hotel
09:30 am Meet up with your guide and discover the hidden gems of Florence. 

In this flexible informative tour, we will walk through the museums and art galleries including Accademia Gallery, (Skip the line tickets included) – also known as the home of Michelangelo’s sculpture David. 

It also has other sculptures by Michelangelo and a large collection of paintings by Florentine artists, mostly from the period 1300–1600.
Throughout the tour, our knowledgeable guide will provide fascinating insights into the history, culture, and art of Florence. Get the insider scoop on local customs, traditions, and cuisines, and gain a deeper understanding of the city’s rich and storied past.
Enjoy the rest of the afternoon and evening at leisure.
Overnight in Florence.

Breakfast at the hotel
In the morning, we will meet you at your hotel and provide a transfer to the train station and depart from Florence on a 2-hour 30-minute train ride to Venice.
9490 FRECCIAROSSA numero 9490 Firenze S. M. Novella
Partenza Firenze S. M. Novella 10:20 Partenza Firenze S. M. Novella
>>>>. Scenic fast train ride >>>>> 

12:34 Arrivo Venezia S. Lucia
Upon arrival, you will be met at the train station and transferred to your hotel.
After check-in, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Venice.  

Breakfast at the hotel
09:30 am Meet up with your guide and go on a journey of discovery as our expert guide leads you through the winding alleyways, arched bridges, and picturesque canals that make up the fabric of Venice.

Stroll along the bustling Piazza San Marco, one of the world’s most enchanting public squares, and admire the stunning architecture of the Basilica di San Marco and the Campanile Bell Tower.

As you journey deeper into the city, your guide will share fascinating tales of Venice’s history, folklore, and customs. Learn about the city’s ancient origins, its notorious past as a hub of trade and commerce, and the stories behind landmark sites such as Doge’s Palace, Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and Campo San Polo.

 

Throughout the tour, our knowledgeable guide will provide insider tips on the best local restaurants, shops, and hidden gems.

 

((optional afternoon tour to Murano and Burano Island, you will get to see the most beautiful glass and blown glass production facilities in Venice.))
Contact us if interested. 


Overnight in Venice.

 

Breakfast at the hotel
09:30 AM Meet up with the driver,  depart from Venice on a scenic 3 hours’ drive to Opatia.
noon arrival, check into your hotel.
Enjoy the rest of the day at the scenic coastal town of Opatija.
Overnight stay.   

Hotel Palace Bellevue ****
https://www.liburnia.hr/en/hotel-palace

 

Breakfast at the hotel
09:30 AM Meet up with the driver guide
Depart from Opatia on a scenic drive to Split & Visit Plitvice Lakes on the way.
njoy visiting the UNESCO-listed natural wonders of the Plitvice Lakes with their magnificent scenery, enjoy a boat cruise and ride the scenic tram along the lake shores.

Plitviče Lakes is known for its 16 terraced lakes joined by waterfalls and limestone canyons. Scenic hiking trails along and across the lakes,
Arrival in Split, Check into your hotel.
Overnight stay. 

Breakfast at the hotel  –
Free day at leisure in Split 
Optional tour to Hvar Island and Blue Caves is available at your request.
Overnight in Split.

Breakfast at the hotel
meet up with the driver and depart from Dubrovnik on a scenic drive to Split
( optional tour : BOSNIAN TOWN OF MOSTAR AND KRAVICE FALLS   )
Contact us if interested)

Upon arrival,  after check-in,  the rest of the day is at rest and leisure.
Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Dubrovnik. — Hotel Lapad **** https://www.hotel-lapad.hr/

Breakfast at the hotel.
Meet up with the tour, enjoy Panoramic driving, and then a walking tour of the city.
Drive to panorama sight (slopes of Srdj mountain),  get amazing views, lots of photo opportunities,  then return to old city and enjoy an introductory walking tour from your guide, Visit The Assumption Cathedral, then transfer back to your hotel or you can continue to enjoy rest day of the exploring Dubrovnik at your own pace.
Overnight in Dubrovnik.  Dubrovnik. — Hotel Lapad **** https://www.hotel-lapad.hr/

Breakfast at the hotel
Free day at leisure
Available Optional tours
Korčula & Peljesac: Wine & Culture Experience from Dubrovnik

Contact us if interested
Overnight stay.

Breakfast at the hotel —
Meet up with the group and enjoy a full-day tour to Kotor, Montenegro

Depart from Dubrovnik on an enjoyable scenic drive south, Upon arrival enjoy exploring Kotor and medieval fishing villages,

Walls surrounding the city on the sea boasts attractive beaches and enjoy exploring more of the med evil town.  After the tour,  return to Dubrovnik.
Overnight stay.

Breakfast at the hotel —
Meet up at the lobby and transfer to Dubrovnik Airport >> Flight to Athens >>>>>>>
Arrival in Athens
KALOS ORISATE! Welcome to Greece!
We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. 
Overnight in Athens.

Breakfast at the hotel
Meet up at the lobby ( meeting time to be determined)
Start with a panoramic driving tour of Athens, with your guide and or driver guide, You ll see and learn about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Greek Parliament building, and Presidential Palace, then s short photo stop at the Panathinaiko Stadium where the first Olympic Games took place in 1896,
Also on the way to Acropolis,  you will be pointed and learn about the Zappeion and Temple of Olympian Zeus, the University and, the Academy of Athens, National Garden, Hadrian’s Arch, St. Paul’s Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Schliemann’s House (Numismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral,  Old Parliament, Constitution Square, Russian Orthodox Church

We will then get off the vehicle, near the entrance of Acropolis then continue on visiting Propylae the gateway, Temple of Athena Nike, Parthenon, Erechtheion with its Porch of Maidens.
The last place of the tour will be the new Acropolis Museum where you will see the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis and every artifact found on the rock and on the surrounding slopes, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece.
After the tour,  we can take you back to your hotel
or we can drop you at the Plaka district if you like to wander and explore at your own pace.
Overnight in Athens.

06:00 AM in the morning, we will meet you at your Athens hotel take you to Piraeus ferry port. Depart from Athens on a scenic ferry ride to Mykonos Island.
Κ/Ξ BLUE STAR FERRIES
07:30 AM Departure from Athens 
On the way,  Ferry makes quick stops at Syros and Tinos Islands
12:45 AM Arrival in Mykonos
Upon arrival, you will be met at the harbor and transferred to your hotel.
After checking in the hotel, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Mykonos.

Breakfast at the hotel.
Today is free to discover Mykonos at your pace. Soak up the sun on the beach, or go sight-seeing by boat. Feast on authentic Greek cuisine, or sip a cocktail while watching the sunset. It’s your choice!


In the morning, Depart from Mykonos on a scenic ferry ride to Santorini Island.
09:00 am Meeting time to be transferred to Mykonos Harbor.
Ferry Company:  SEA JETS WORLD CHAMPION JET
09:50 AM Departure from Mykonos
On the way quick stop at the IOS Islands
11:45 AM Arrival in Santorini
Transfer to your hotel, after check-in, you will have a free day to relax and explore on your own.

Santorini is one of those iconic places that will be permanently etched in your mind. Everywhere you turn is a photo opportunity. Essentially, the island is what remains of an enormous volcanic eruption, which destroyed the earliest settlements on what was formerly a single island. The aftermath of the explosion created what you see today, a caldera. All of the whitewashed, charming houses cling to the high cliffs of the rim, while the deep blue Aegean Sea wraps around the geological masterpiece, hundreds of feet below. With its spectacular physical beauty, along with its lively nightlife, your Santorini visit will be unforgettable.

Optional Panoramic driving, wine tasting, and Oia Sunset watching tour available ( Contact us if interested)
Overnight in Santorini.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Enjoy a boat trip to the Volcano

11:00 am Meet up at the Athinios Harbor, depart on a scenic sail to Volcano,

Upon arrival have free time to explore and hike to the top of the volcano and have a glance at the active parts, lots of fantastic photo opportunities of the volcano, and from Volcano to the different angles of Magnificent Santorini Island.

Get back to the boat for a short sail to hot Springs (Palea Kameni) Enjoy swimming, then onto Thirassia where you can eat, relax or swim and visit the traditional village of Manola.

Will then sail back to the Island and enjoy a quick stop at Armeni, then back to Athinios port.

The tour finish time will be around 17:30 pm. Enjoy the rest of the day and evening at leisure

Overnight in Santorini.

Breakfast at the hotel.
We will provide a transfer to the airport and say, Goodbye and have a safe trip back home.
Flight to Athens then onto your next destination 

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