DAY 1: ATHENS
Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Balance of day at
ATHENS GUIDED CITY TOUR
tour of Athens. The striking contrast
between breathtaking monuments of a
glorious past and modern elegant
structures is what you will enjoy during
your tour of Athens. Visit the
Acropolis,the crowning beauty and glory
of Ancient Athens, with its many
monuments atop its rocky base, including
the awesome Parthenon, the Propylea, the
temple of Athena Nike and the
Erechtheion, with its Porch of Maidens.
Drive to the Roman Temple of Olympic
Zeus, the Panathinaikon Stadium(site of
the first modern Olympic Games in 1896),
the Tomb of the unknown Soldier in front
of the Parliament House on Constitution
Square. See views of government
buildings and elegant structures of the
19th century. Drive along Panepistimiou
Avenue and view the Catholic Cathedral,
the Academy, University, National
Library. In contrast, conclude your tour
with a visit to the new Acropolis museum
(closed on Monday’s), a marvel of
architecture with a full exhibition of
the glory of Ancient Athens. Afternoon
DAY 3: ATHENS
Free day to explore Athens and its suburbs
ATHENS / ROME
At the indicated time you will be transferred to the airport for
your flight to Rome. Upon your arrival on the
island, transfer to your hotel.
DAY 5: ROME HALF DAY CITY TOUR
Your morning tour reveals Rome's infinite aspects and eras.
Drive through Via Cavour and see Piazza della Repubblica with
Najads Fountain. Continue on Via Bissolati and Via Veneto (the
Rodeo Drive of Rome) and see Palazzo Margherita (seat of the
American Embassy), Aurelian Walls (3rd century A.D.) and Piazza
Barberini. Pass by the Quirinale Palace, residence of the
President of the Italian Republic, then visit the Trevi Fountain
and the Pantheon. Drive past Piazza Navona, Palace of Justice,
Castel Sant' Angelo, Via della Conciliazione and then visit St.
Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City. Afternoon at leisure.
DAY 6: ROME
Day at leisure to explore Rome
DAY 7: ROME / FLORENCE
At the indicated time you will be transferred to the train station for your
train journey to Florence. Travel through the Umbrian hills and
the Tuscan countryside. Upon arrival in Florence, transfer to your hotel.
DAY 8: FLORENCE
Day at leisure to explore this beautiful city.
According to your departure flight, you will be transferred to the airport.