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Italy - Greece

7 Nights / 8 Days

TOUR CODE - IHP0027

Day Itinerary Details

Day 01

Airport to hotel transfer. Checkin at Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Venice.

Day 02

Breakfast at the hotel. Go for Murano, Burano and Torcello sightseeing tour. Explore the famous islands of the Venice lagoon - Murano, Burano and Torcello - on a halfday excursion. You'll see a glass-blowing display on Murano, shop for lace on Burano and visit Venice's first church on the tranquil island of Torcello. This morning or afternoon tour is a great introduction to the magical islands of the Venetian lagoon. Boarding a comfortable motor boat, you'll speed along the Venetian lagoon to Murano, famous for its glassware. During the visit you'll explore shops, factories and watch the skilled glass-blowers as they create works of art. You'll also have time to visit a museum showcasing the world-famous Murano glass. Re-board your motor boat you'll journey to the island of Burano to admire picturesque fishermen's houses painted in bright pastel colors, and, of course, the famous lace. You can visit a museum dedicated to the craft of lace, and purchase the beautiful lace at local shops. The last island stop is Torcello, the earliest center of civilization in the Venetian lagoon. You'll see the cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, founded in the 7th century, and the excavated remains of the circular baptistery in the church of Santa Fosca. Overnight in Venice.

Day 03

Breakfast at the hotel. Checkout From Venice to Station for Rome. On arrival Checkin at Rome Hotel.Rest of the Day at leisure on your own.Overnight at Rome.

Day 04

Breakfast at hotel. Take a walk through Rome's 2,000 years of history with an expert guide who'll bring the past alive. You'll have a hands-on history lesson at key ancient sites including the Colosseum, Forum and Pantheon on this fascinating half-day tour. The entertaining and informative three-hour walking tours are often led by skilled archaeologists, who can help unlock Rome's many secrets. Perfect for first-time visitors, this guided walking tour is the ideal introduction to Rome's famous sights, leaving you with time in the day free to explore the city at your leisure. The afternoon walking tour (held in the morning on Sundays) visits Rome's best known ancient sights, including the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Capitoline Hill, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, and Piazza Navona. Several major sites are covered in a short period of time, and you'll receive enlightening insights into the city's millennia of history as you stroll. While your local guide is trained to educate you in history, politics and architecture, they will also make the daily life and times of ancient Rome come to life with enthusiasm and humor. In three hours you'll relive life in ancient Rome as a gladiator, emperor, slave, Vestal Virgin, senator, merchant and goddess! The tour includes inside visits of the Colosseum and Roman Forum. However, the entrance fee is NOT included in the tour price, so a supplement of approximately 15 euros per person will be payable direct on the day of travel. Overnight at Rome.

Day 05

Breakfast at the hotel. Checkout from Hotel to Airport for Athens.Checkin at Athens Hotel.Rest of the day at leisure on your own. Overnight at Athens.

Day 06

Breakfast at hotel. Guided Tour of Athens New Acropolis Museum.Skip the line and take a walk through history on a guided tour of Athens' New Acropolis Museum. See the treasures of the ancient Athens Acropolis - the fortified natural defense which towers over the city of Athens and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Walk past the queues with your skip the line ticket, to tour the Athens' New Acropolis Museum - the most important archeological museum in Athens. Your knowledgeable tour guide will show you the most interesting attractions from over 4,000 artifacts currently on exhibition. Highlights of the Acropolis Museum include statues from the Archaic period, and the impressive Parthenon hall which celebrates the famous temple on the peak of the Athens Acropolis. Other exciting exhibits include the archeological remains from the ancient city which were revealed by excavations on the site of the museum itself. When your guided tour ends, continue exploring the Acropolis Museum at your leisure. As the museum is close to the site of the Acropolis, why not take yourself off to see this stunning UNESCO World Heritage site as it stands today, and reflect on the fascinating facts that you've learnt from your guided tour. Overnight at Athens.

Day 07

Breakfast at Hotel.Cape Sounion And Temple of Poseidon Half Day Trip from Athens. Take your own postcard-perfect snaps of Cape Sounion's Temple of Poseidon on a scenic afternoon trip from Athens. Cape Sounion is only 45 miles (70 kilometers) from Athens, making it the perfect lazy afternoon destination. The road to Cape Sounion passes the idyllic beaches of the Saronic Gulf - Glyfada, Vouliagmeni and Varkiza - as well as countless caves. The ancient Greeks certainly knew how to choose a temple location, as Cape Sounion is a remarkable site. The Cape's Temple of Poseidon is perched on a rocky hilltop overlooking the sea, a gleaming white beacon for ancient (as well as modern) travelers along this dangerous stretch of coast. The view across the Aegean is magnificent, extending all the way to Kea and the Peloponnese on a clear day. The Temple of Poseidon was built in 44 B.C., and many of its original Doric columns are still standing. One of the columns has a graffito left by none other than Lord Byron in the early 1800s. This is a great half-day tour option if you're looking to explore Greece beyond Athens, complete with stunning views and world-class Greek ruins. Overnight at Athens

Day 08

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer for your airport to return home