What is included in the tour
- General Services : Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance, and breakfast buffet.
- Includes arrival transfer
- Excursion: Ancient Ephesus through ages in Kusadasi and Mioan Palace of Knossos in Heraklion during the cruise..
- Boat: Island of Ioannina, 3 days Iconic Aegean cruise including meals/ extensive choice of beverages, port and service charges.
- City tour in : Rome, Athens.
- Evening Transfer: Trastevere in Rome, Plaka neighborhood in Athens.
- Ferry: Night Ancona (IT) - Igumenitsa (GR).
What is NOT included in the tour
- Any meals/services not mentioned in the inclusions
- Mediterranean cruise
- City tour in Athens
- Delphi and Thessaly region
- City tour of Rome
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Arrival. Transfer to the hotel.
Welcome to Europe!!!. Transfer to hotel and free time. You will receive information about the start of the circuit during the afternoon, or you can check the informative panels in the hotel reception area.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour of Rome. Night transfer to Trastevere area.
In the morning, we include a two and a half hours scenic tour of the Rome with a local guide, a great introduction to “The Eternal city”, in which we will know, among other places, the Caracalla Baths, Venice Square, Circo Massimo, the Capitoline Hills or St. John Lateran. The tour ends in the Vatican City, the principal centre of Christianity in the world. You will be able to visit St. Peter’s Basilica. In the evening we provide transport to the Trastevere district area, where you will find restaurants serving Italian, Indian, Chinese and international food. Return to hotel.
Free day in the city of Rome, the ¨Eternal City¨. You can take the opportunity to visit one of the oldest cities in Europe.
04. Rome - Loreto - Ancona - Ferry.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Overnight ferryboat trip from Italy to Greece.
We will leave Rome early in the morning. We will cross the Apennines amid the gorgeous landscapes of the Abruzzo region. LORETO, visit to the Basilica della Santa Casa (Basilica of the Holy House), the house of Virgin Mary, and its lovely medieval town. Arrival in ANCONA. Quick tour of this town on the Adriatic shore. We will go on an early afternoon boat trip in the Adriatic and Ionian seas. Overnight ferryboat trip. Accommodation in double cabins with private bathroom (we recommend bringing a handbag along to spend the night on board. Breakfast on the boat Tuesday morning is not included).
05. Igoumenitsa - Ioannina - Kalabaka.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Boat trip. Meteora Valley.
Arrival in Greece early in the morning (Igoumenitsa). Northern Greece reminds us of the proximity of the Slav and Turk worlds. Arrival in IOANNINA, a historic walled city on the lake’s shore. We will go on a short boat trip to IOANNINA ISLAND located on the lake. This tiny, quiet lake town holds several monasteries. We will continue to KALABAKA where we will arrive early in the afternoon. We will visit METEORA valley, a spectacular place added to UNESCO World Heritage List. We will have the opportunity to enter one of its famous monasteries. Dinner included.
06. Kalabaka - Delphi - Athens.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Delphi and Thessaly region. Night transfer in Athens.
We will travel south through the Thessaly region. We will arrive in DELPHI after enjoying the view of wonderful landscapes. Visit and lunch at the beautiful archeological complex looking over the Gulf of Corinth offering amazing vistas. We will resume our journey to ATHENS. Arrival at mid-afternoon. We include night transportation to the PLÁKA quarter, a place full of Greek taverns where you will have a chance to enjoy this country’s rich folklore.
TODAY´S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour in Athens.
In the morning, we will enjoy a panoramic tour of the city with a local guide which includes the Presidential Palace, the Panathinaikos stadium where the first modern Olympic games were held, the national library, the bustling squares of the center; the new neighborhoods that emerged after the 2004 Olympic games. The tour will end at the Acropolis site (entry not included).
Free time during the day to walk around and discover unforgettable places.
08. Athens - Mykonos.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Mediterranean cruise.
After breakfast, we include a transfer to the port of Piraeus leaving Piraeus at 11.00hrs.- Enjoyment of the countryside from the sea. 18.00hrs .- Expected arrival in MYKONOS. Time on the island of windmills and white houses by the sea.- 23.00hrs- Mykonos , departure. Night on board.
09. Mykonos- Kusadasi- Patmos.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Mediterranean cruise.
07.00hrs.- KUSADASI -Arrival-. On the Turkish coast. You can shop in the bazaars or take a trip to see the ancient Ephesus.- 12.00hrs- Kusadasi -departure for Patmos-. 16.00hrs.- PATMOS -Arrival -. The island where the apostle St John wrote the Apocalypse; you can see the cave where he lived near the Monastery of the Apocalypse. 21.30hrs.- Patmos -departure-. Night on board, dance in the discotheque?
10. Heraklion- Santorini- Athens.
TODAY´S HIGHLIGHT: Mediterranean cruise.
07.00hrs.-HERAKLION.- Arrival in the capital of the Greek island of Crete along with the archaeological remains of Knossos. 11:30hrs.- Departure. 16:30 hrs.- SANTORINI- Probably the most impressive of the Mediterranean islands, its hillsides, its white villages full of light and impressive views of the sea. At 21.00 hrs our cruise goes back out to sea, night on board -enjoy the party!-.
Arrival to the port of Piraeus early in the morning (around 07.00hrs).
Note: In case of requesting additional nights in Athens, the port transfer to the hotel is not included and will be billed.
End of our services.