Best of Italy, Croatia, Greece and Turkey

Four weeks of exploring highlights, essential landmarks, ancient sites, beautiful cities, and islands.

Covering: 
Rome, Florence and, Venice in Italy
Dubrovnik, Mt. Negro, Split, Hvar, and Plitvice in Croatia
Athens, Mykonos, and Santorini in Greece
Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale and Cappadocia in Turkey 

  • Centrally located 4-star hotels
  • Friendly English speaking personnel
  • All land, airport, and ferry port transfers are included
  • Inside visit museums and ancient sites with skip the line admission
  • All the tours mentioned on the itinerary
  • Small groups eight guests or less per group (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
AM – Meeting time to be determined.
In the morning, you will be picked up at your hotel for your comprehensive full day tour to visit the Vatican and its museums, as well as the Sistine Chapel the home of Michelangelo’s Last Judgment. ( with pre-organized skip the line admission tickets.)
Free time for lunch,  then in the afternoon we will continue to visit St. Peters Square, Basilica,  the Coliseum (From Inside)  and the Roman Forum.
After the tour,  we will return the hotel, or can always drop you near the Trevi Fountain and or at the Spanish Steps area.
Overnight in Rome.

Breakfast at the hotel –
Enjoy the day at leisure.
Optional full-day tour to Naples and Pompeii sites available,  contact us if interested >>>>>
Overnight in Rome.

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.
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
Meet up with your guide and enjoy the rest of the touring Florence
Start with the Panoramic tour and get good knowledge and view of Florence
Then walking tour of the Historic center Piazza Santa Croce and Piazza Della Signoria,
Palazzo Vecchio
Academia Gallery inside visit to see David.
Florence is famous for its history. Florence is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance and has been called the Athens of the Middle Age.
It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982.
Due to Florence’s artistic and architectural heritage, it has been ranked by Forbes as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and the city is noted for its history, culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments.
Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Florence.

Breakfast at the hotel
Depart from Florence on a 2-hour 30-minute train ride to Venice.

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

Meet up with the guide and and start the day with a guided walking tour combined with a cruise along the bustling Grand Canal.  Hear the history of St Mark’s Square and Rialto Bridge from a local guide, and visit St Mark’s Basilica.

Discover the tucked-away treasures of Venice’s backstreet and charming canals, and then finish on a high note: a water taxi cruise on the Grand Canal.

St Mark’s Basilica See Campo Santa Maria Formosa, the home of Marco Polo and the Rialto Bridge.

Explore small back streets, narrow passageways, and piazzas, as you learn about historical Venice from your guide.

After the tour, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Venice.

Breakfast at the hotel, met up at the hotel and transfer to Venice Airport, and put you

on a flight to Dubrovnik. >>>>>>>>>

Flight info will be added

Arrival in Dubrovnik,  meet up with the driver, transfer to your hotel, After check-in, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Dubrovnik.

Breakfast at the hotel.
Meet up with the tour, and enjoy Panoramic driving and then 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 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.

– Breakfast at the hotel, free day at leisure.

Optional day trips to countryside, wine tasting and local cuisine experience is available  
(contact us if interested)

Overnight in Dubrovnik.

Breakfast at the hotel  (the local provider will inform meeting time)
Meet up with the group and enjoy a full-day tour to Perast, Kotor, and Budva towns of Montenegro
Ride along the bay to the promenade in Perast town
Visit the Old Towns of Perast, Kotor, and Budva
Enjoy a scenic boat ride to Our Lady of the Rocks church and museum
Explore the Maritime Museum, Cathedral of St. Tryphon, Church of St. Nicholas, and Church of St. Luke
See the Square of Arms, Clock tower, Palace of Bizanti, Beskuća, Buća, and Pima families
Flexible free time for lunch and explore at your own pace. 
Once done,  return to Dubrovnik. 

Breakfast at the hotel
09:30 meet up with the driver at the lobby of the hotel and depart from Dubrovnik on a scenic drive to Split

(CONTACT US IF INTERESTED ADD THIS OPTIONAL TOUR)
to visit Mostar city located in Southern Bosnia and Herzegovina, located on both sides of the Neretva River, famous with its It’s iconic Med-Evil Stari Most (Old Bridge). The unique town is full of shops and market stalls, and the Old Bridge Museum explores the bridge’s long history. A narrow staircase leads up to the Koski Mehmed-Pasha Mosque’s minaret for panoramic city views of Mostar. ))

Upon arrival,  after check-in,  the rest of the day is at rest and leisure. 
Overnight in Split.

Breakfast at the hotel
AM Meet up with the guide and the driver, enjoy a full-day tour to visit 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 joining by waterfalls and limestone canyons. Scenic hiking trails along and across the creeks, by electric-powered boat.
See the changing travertine barriers, curtains, stalactites, channels, and cascades being built and the existing ones and the interesting caves in which remains of prehistoric settlements have been found…….
After visiting,  we will return to Split.  Enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure.
Overnight in Split.

Breakfast at the hotel
Meet up with the group to go on a full-day guided tour to visit Blue Caves, Island hopping, and Hvar Island.

Best of the Dalmatian coast with this full-day tour including five islands and two caves
* Visit Blue and Green Caves; explore beautiful Stiniva beach with a swimming stop at the Blue Lagoon.
Then onto Devil’s islands and Hvar town.
* Visit Hvar with its 13th-century walls, a hilltop fortress, and the main square anchored by the Renaissance-era Hvar Cathedral. 
* Flexible free time on the Island. 
After the tour,  return back &  Overnight in Split.

Breakfast at the hotel
AM met up at the lobby then transfer to Split Airport.
Flight to Athens >>>>  (( Flight info will be added. ))
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KALOS ORISATE! Welcome to Greece!
Meet up at the arrivals gate then transfer you to your hotel
After checking into your hotel, you will have the afternoon free to rest and explore Athens on your own.
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.

Free day at leisure
Optional boat trip to Delos  aka the birthplace famous Apollo and Artemis with its famous terrace of the Lions, enjoy a short and easy hike to Mount Kynthos…….
Available,  contact us if interested

Overnight in Mykonos.

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. 
In the morning we will provide a transfer to Santorini Airport for your flight to Istanbul ( Via short lay over in Athens)  Luggages will be checked in Santorini and be picked up in Istanbul. 
>>>>>> Flight to Istanbul >>>>

HOS GELDINIZ! Welcome to Turkey!

We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel
Unpack and go out for an evening walk and dinner on your own around Sultanahmet Square.
Overnight in Istanbul.

 

 

 

In the morning we will greet you at your hotel and take you on a guided tour of the historic old part of Istanbul.
Today’s main sites are:
* Blue Mosque/Sultanahmet Mosque (Camii)
* Hagia Sophia/Aya Sofya
* Hippodrome of Constantinople
Lunch at a local restaurant
* Topkapi Palace
After the tour return the hotel then the rest of the day at leisure.
(Optional Whirling Dervish Performance tour available,  contact us if interested)
Overnight in Istanbul.

Breakfast at the hotel
AM Meet up at the lobby of your hotel and take you on this enlightening walking tour down to the waterfront near Eminonu.   You’ll see hundreds of interesting shops lined up cozily side-by-side, We will then enjoy a cruise on the Bosphorus.
Today’s main sites are:
* Walking tour of Golden horn water-front area
* Spice Bazaar and surrounding areas
* Bosphorus Cruise takes you through the waterway separating the two continents, Europe and Asia; along its shores, you can take photographs of marble palaces and antique wooden Ottoman-era villas that sit beside luxurious modern residences. You will also see Dolmabahce Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace, and Ortakoy Mosque from the boat.
After the tour, we will return back to the hotel or option to be dropped off at the center. 
Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Istanbul.

Early in the morning we will meet you at your hotel and provide a transfer to Istanbul domestic
airport and put you on a short domestic flight to Izmir.
Upon arrival, we will take you on a guided tour of Ephesus, Temple of Artemis, and the House of Virgin Mary.
About the sites you will visit ;
*Ancient city of Ephesus
*The Temple of Artemis
*The House of The Virgin Mary
After the tour, drive to the waterfront hotel in Kusadasi
Check in & Dinner at the hotel
Overnight in Kusadasi.

After breakfast, we will depart from Kusadasi to Pamukkale; upon arrival, we will continue on the guided tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis.
Our drive will take us through a rich agricultural area, teeming with cotton fields and fruit orchards.
Sites we will visit
* Pamukkale, Whitewashed terraces, ancient pools, and more.
* Ancient city of Hierapolis
After the tour,  return to Kusadasi, spend the night in your waterfront hotel.
Dinner at the hotel 
Overnight in Kusadasi.

Breakfast at the hotel
Meet up with the driver,  transfer to Izmir Airport
>>>>>>>>>>>> FLIGHT FROM IZMIR TO CAPPADOCIA  >>>>>>>>>
Upon arrival,  meet up with the transfer men and transfer to your hotel.
Check-in & the rest of the day & the evening at leisure
Overnight in Cappadocia.

Breakfast at the hotel
Meet up & enjoy a full day tour of Cappadocia that covers;
Goreme Open Air Museum, Avanos, Devrent and Rose Valley, Uchisar, Pasabag, and more.,  
See fairy chimneys, unique to the World Heritage Site of Cappadocia
Visit Uchisar town and castle, walk through the Goreme Open Air Museum and see stunning views of the region

Visit Ceramic factories and see the ancient art of making ceramics in Avanos village
Flexible no rush fun day exploring Cappadocia Region. 
After the tour, return to the hotel. 
Overnight in Cappadocia. 

(If you have purchased the optional hot-air ballooning tour, please note that you’ll need to rise very early in the morning to go to the balloon-launch site. After the trip has concluded, we’ll come back to the hotel for breakfast and enjoy rest of the day at leisure. 
( optional tour to Undergroun Cities and Ihlara Valley Hiking tour is available )) contact us if interested. 
Afternoon transfer to Cappadocia Airport 

Short flight to Istanbul,  
Meet up, upon arrival then transfer to your hotel. 
Overnight in Istanbul. 

Breakfast at the hotel.
4 hours prior to your flight departure time,  we will provide a transfer to Istanbul airport and say you, Good bye and have a safe trip back home.

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