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Italy & Greece with Iconic Aegean Islands Cruise 16 Days - Departs Rome
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  • Depart Mon, Mar 27, 23
    Return Tue, Apr 11, 23
    $3,774
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  • Depart Mon, Apr 03, 23
    Return Tue, Apr 18, 23
    $4,035
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  • Depart Mon, May 01, 23
    Return Tue, May 16, 23
    $4,197
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    Return Tue, May 23, 23
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  • Depart Mon, May 15, 23
    Return Tue, May 30, 23
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    Return Tue, Jun 06, 23
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Italy and Greece are countries steeped in history with a treasure trove of ancient sites and scenic beauty. On this affordable Italy and Greece tour, you'll see the exceptional features these countries have to offer, starting in Rome and ending in Athens. In Italy, you'll sta... Read More

Duration: 16 Days
Arrive In: Rome
Depart From: Athens
Quality: Tourist Class
Pace: Moderate
Breakfast: 15
Lunch: 3
Dinner: 7
Type: Escorted
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  • Day 1 ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore Italy's ancient capital using your CosmosGO app. This evening, meet your Tour Director and travel companions.
  • Day 2 ROME The "Eternal City" is steeped in history, vibrantly alive and exciting, and absolutely unique! Start the included introduction to 's landmarks from St. Peter's Square with a Local Guide. Enjoy a drive along the iconic landmarks of the city: the Tiber River, the Caius Cestius Pyramid, the Aurelian Walls, and the Caracalla Baths. Complete the experience with a walk back in time from the Circus Maximus to the Arch of Constantine and to the fascinating Colosseum, symbol of the Roman Empire. Don't miss out on the opportunity to visit the treasures of the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel, on our optional excursion. (B)
  • Day 3 ROME-PISA-FLORENCE Vistas of rolling hills, cypress trees, vineyards, olive groves, and rural villages form the backdrop of your journey through beautiful Tuscany. Stop in Pisa and enjoy a mini-train ride to see the Square of Miracles and the amazing Leaning Tower, then on to Florence. End the day by joining the optional Gastronomy Experience in a typical restaurant.
    Today's Distance: 273 mi/ 440 km (B)
  • Day 4 FLORENCE Today, discover the wonders of , starting with a guided walking tour, featuring some of the city's greatest attractions. See Piazza Santa Croce; world-famous Signoria Square; 13th-century Palazzo Vecchio with its collection of artistic masterpieces; Loggia dei Lanzi; the unique Duomo with Giotto's Gothic Bell Tower and the Baptistry's ornate bronze door known as the "Gate of Paradise." (B)
  • Day 5 FLORENCE-VERONA-VENICE AREA Travel north and cross the Po River to Verona, setting for Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. Marvel at the ancient Roman Arena, built for gladiator fights but now still used as a popular venue for the festivals and concerts; shop in Via Mazzini, or just wander the cobblestone streets of the city center.
    Today's Distance: 217 mi/ 350 km (B)
  • Day 6 VENICE is a place of unmatched beauty and a feast of fantastic sights. View the delightful crisscrossing canals, the gondolas, arched bridges, palaces, and piazzas. Your included orientation features a boat ride to St. Mark's Square and a visit to a Venetian glassblowing workshop. You'll have time to explore at leisure on your own, sipping a cappuccino or the typical Venetian drink called spritz at one of the many bars or cafés. or join one of our optional excursions, like a ride on one of the most iconic boats in the world, the romantic gondola. (B,D)
  • Day 7 VENICE AREA-ANCONA (EMBARKATION)-OVERNIGHT FERRY CROSSING TO PATRAS, GREECE Travel across the flatlands of the Po Delta to reach Ancona on the shores of the Adriatic Sea, to embark on the ferry for the crossing to Patras, Greece. Accommodation will be in two-berth cabins with private shower and toilet.
    Today's Distance by coach: 186 mi/ 300 km (B)
  • Day 8 PATRAS (DISEMBARKATION)-OLYMPIA During the crossing, enjoy the ship's amenities. Disembark in Patras and drive south into the Peloponnese to Olympia.
    Today's Distance: 63 mi/ 100 km (B,D) (excluding overnight ferry)
  • Day 9 OLYMPIA-NAUPLIA Enjoy time at leisure or make the most of this morning by taking the optional tour of the sites of ancient Olympia, including the ruins of the Temple of Zeus. In the afternoon, enjoy the rugged scenery of the Peloponnese on the way to Nauplia. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
    Today's Distance: 124 mi/ 201 km (B,D)
  • Day 10 NAUPLIA-MYCENAE-ATHENS Morning visit with a Local Guide to the impressive ruins of Mycenae, an ancient city of Homer's epics. Later, stop to view the Corinth Canal, built between 1881 and 1893.
    Today's Distance: 87 mi/ 140 km (B)
  • Day 11 ATHENS Join the included sightseeing tour of , featuring the highlights of the ancient capital and a visit to the Acropolis. Explore the shops and museums or take the tram to the coast. In the evening, enjoy the lively atmosphere of the tavernas in the old Plaka district with its narrow streets and sound of bouzouki music, or join an optional traditional Greek dinner. (B)
  • Day 12 ATHENS-EMBARKATION PORT-MYKONOS Board your Celestyal cruise ship. Cruise the Aegean Sea to Mykonos, with its white houses, chapels, and windmills. Late-evening departure for Kusadasi, Turkey. (B,L,D)
  • Day 13 KUSADASI, TURKEY-PATMOS, GREECE Two ports of call today. First, Kusadasi on the Turkish coast. An included excursion is available to the fascinating Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations of Ephesus. Next, discover the tiny Greek island of Patmos, where St. John the Divine wrote the Book of Revelation. The 11th-century monastery with its valuable manuscript collection is well worth a visit. (B,L,D)
  • Day 14 HERAKLION-SANTORINI First port of call today is Heraklion on Crete. Join the included excursion to Knossos, the hub of the 3000-BC Minoan civilization. Afternoon call (weather permitting) at Santorini, the "Black Pearl of the Aegean." An optional shore excursion takes you up to the cliff-top village of Oia for one of the world's most breathtaking panoramas. (B,L,D)
  • Day 15 DISEMBARKATION PORT-ATHENS Early morning arrival. Drive to Athens and relax, visit a museum, or go shopping. (B)
  • Day 16 ATHENS Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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Name: Italy & Greece with Iconic Aegean Islands Cruise

Brand: Cosmos

Quality: Tourist Class

Tour Type: Escorted

Start City: Rome

End City: Athens

Notes: Security cruise regulations require clients' passport information at time of booking.Please ask your Travel Consultant for cruise ship details. The ship scheduled to depart for the cruise portion of your vacation is the Celestyal Olympia, operated by Celestyal Cruises. Rotation of ports of call may vary for congestion reasons at certain ports with or without prior notice.Prices are based on inside cabin (category IB) - All air-conditioned cabins with private shower and toilet. Upgrades available.Full entertainment program on board.Included basic drink package: selection of non-alcoholic & alcoholic drinks.Included select excursions as per detailed itinerary.Cosmos Host service throughout the cruise.

Meals: Buffet breakfasts daily; 3 dinners, including dinner at a local restaurant in Nauplia; full board on cruise

Ship: Celestyal Olympia

Price Details: Port taxes USD$119 & Gratuities USD$30 to service personnel on board the ship are not included but are additional and mandatory. These fees will be added to your Vacation Estimate. Gratuities for Cruise Host are included in the Cosmos price.

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  • Day 1 ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore Italy's ancient capital using your CosmosGO app. This evening, meet your Tour Director and travel companions.
  • Day 2 ROME The "Eternal City" is steeped in history, vibrantly alive and exciting, and absolutely unique! Start the included introduction to 's landmarks from St. Peter's Square with a Local Guide. Enjoy a drive along the iconic landmarks of the city: the Tiber River, the Caius Cestius Pyramid, the Aurelian Walls, and the Caracalla Baths. Complete the experience with a walk back in time from the Circus Maximus to the Arch of Constantine and to the fascinating Colosseum, symbol of the Roman Empire. Don't miss out on the opportunity to visit the treasures of the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel, on our optional excursion. (B)
  • Day 3 ROME-PISA-FLORENCE Vistas of rolling hills, cypress trees, vineyards, olive groves, and rural villages form the backdrop of your journey through beautiful Tuscany. Stop in Pisa and enjoy a mini-train ride to see the Square of Miracles and the amazing Leaning Tower, then on to Florence. End the day by joining the optional Gastronomy Experience in a typical restaurant.
    Today's Distance: 273 mi/ 440 km (B)
  • Day 4 FLORENCE Today, discover the wonders of , starting with a guided walking tour, featuring some of the city's greatest attractions. See Piazza Santa Croce; world-famous Signoria Square; 13th-century Palazzo Vecchio with its collection of artistic masterpieces; Loggia dei Lanzi; the unique Duomo with Giotto's Gothic Bell Tower and the Baptistry's ornate bronze door known as the "Gate of Paradise." (B)
  • Day 5 FLORENCE-VERONA-VENICE AREA Travel north and cross the Po River to Verona, setting for Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. Marvel at the ancient Roman Arena, built for gladiator fights but now still used as a popular venue for the festivals and concerts; shop in Via Mazzini, or just wander the cobblestone streets of the city center.
    Today's Distance: 217 mi/ 350 km (B)
  • Day 6 VENICE is a place of unmatched beauty and a feast of fantastic sights. View the delightful crisscrossing canals, the gondolas, arched bridges, palaces, and piazzas. Your included orientation features a boat ride to St. Mark's Square and a visit to a Venetian glassblowing workshop. You'll have time to explore at leisure on your own, sipping a cappuccino or the typical Venetian drink called spritz at one of the many bars or cafés. or join one of our optional excursions, like a ride on one of the most iconic boats in the world, the romantic gondola. (B,D)
  • Day 7 VENICE AREA-ANCONA (EMBARKATION)-OVERNIGHT FERRY CROSSING TO PATRAS, GREECE Travel across the flatlands of the Po Delta to reach Ancona on the shores of the Adriatic Sea, to embark on the ferry for the crossing to Patras, Greece. Accommodation will be in two-berth cabins with private shower and toilet.
    Today's Distance by coach: 186 mi/ 300 km (B)
  • Day 8 PATRAS (DISEMBARKATION)-OLYMPIA During the crossing, enjoy the ship's amenities. Disembark in Patras and drive south into the Peloponnese to Olympia.
    Today's Distance: 63 mi/ 100 km (B,D) (excluding overnight ferry)
  • Day 9 OLYMPIA-NAUPLIA Enjoy time at leisure or make the most of this morning by taking the optional tour of the sites of ancient Olympia, including the ruins of the Temple of Zeus. In the afternoon, enjoy the rugged scenery of the Peloponnese on the way to Nauplia. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
    Today's Distance: 124 mi/ 201 km (B,D)
  • Day 10 NAUPLIA-MYCENAE-ATHENS Morning visit with a Local Guide to the impressive ruins of Mycenae, an ancient city of Homer's epics. Later, stop to view the Corinth Canal, built between 1881 and 1893.
    Today's Distance: 87 mi/ 140 km (B)
  • Day 11 ATHENS Join the included sightseeing tour of , featuring the highlights of the ancient capital and a visit to the Acropolis. Explore the shops and museums or take the tram to the coast. In the evening, enjoy the lively atmosphere of the tavernas in the old Plaka district with its narrow streets and sound of bouzouki music, or join an optional traditional Greek dinner. (B)
  • Day 12 ATHENS-EMBARKATION PORT-MYKONOS Board your Celestyal cruise ship. Cruise the Aegean Sea to Mykonos, with its white houses, chapels, and windmills. Late-evening departure for Kusadasi, Turkey. (B,L,D)
  • Day 13 KUSADASI, TURKEY-PATMOS, GREECE Two ports of call today. First, Kusadasi on the Turkish coast. An included excursion is available to the fascinating Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations of Ephesus. Next, discover the tiny Greek island of Patmos, where St. John the Divine wrote the Book of Revelation. The 11th-century monastery with its valuable manuscript collection is well worth a visit. (B,L,D)
  • Day 14 HERAKLION-SANTORINI First port of call today is Heraklion on Crete. Join the included excursion to Knossos, the hub of the 3000-BC Minoan civilization. Afternoon call (weather permitting) at Santorini, the "Black Pearl of the Aegean." An optional shore excursion takes you up to the cliff-top village of Oia for one of the world's most breathtaking panoramas. (B,L,D)
  • Day 15 DISEMBARKATION PORT-ATHENS Early morning arrival. Drive to Athens and relax, visit a museum, or go shopping. (B)
  • Day 16 ATHENS Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Name: Italy & Greece with Iconic Aegean Islands Cruise

Brand: Cosmos

Quality: Tourist Class

Tour Type: Escorted

Start City: Rome

End City: Athens

Notes: Security cruise regulations require clients' passport information at time of booking.Please ask your Travel Consultant for cruise ship details. The ship scheduled to depart for the cruise portion of your vacation is the Celestyal Olympia, operated by Celestyal Cruises. Rotation of ports of call may vary for congestion reasons at certain ports with or without prior notice.Prices are based on inside cabin (category IB) - All air-conditioned cabins with private shower and toilet. Upgrades available.Full entertainment program on board.Included basic drink package: selection of non-alcoholic & alcoholic drinks.Included select excursions as per detailed itinerary.Cosmos Host service throughout the cruise.

Meals: Buffet breakfasts daily; 3 dinners, including dinner at a local restaurant in Nauplia; full board on cruise

Ship: Celestyal Olympia

Price Details: Port taxes USD$119 & Gratuities USD$30 to service personnel on board the ship are not included but are additional and mandatory. These fees will be added to your Vacation Estimate. Gratuities for Cruise Host are included in the Cosmos price.

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