Italy Greece Honeymoon
2 nights hotel accommodation in Athens
4 day/3 nights cruise to the Greek islands and Turkey (all meals included) with disembarkation in Santorini with M/V Celestyal Majesty or Olympia (cabin accommodation, full board, All inclusive Drink Package,( description in our offer), Gala evening and shows, Entertainment on board, port and service charges, and 2shore excursions )
3 nights hotel accommodation in Santorini Island
3 nights hotel accommodation in Rome (Italy)
Half day Athens sightseeing tour
Half day afternoon walking tour of Rome
Air tickets Santorini-Athens-Rome
All transfers as mentioned
Entrance fees during guided sightseeing
24 hour assistance phone number
Italy Greece Honeymoon ,Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Balance of day at leisure.
SUNDAY: MORNING ATHENS GUIDED CITY TOUR
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, a marvel of architecture with a full exhibition of the glory of Ancient Athens. Balance of day at leisure.
MONDAY: ATHENS / CRUISE / MYKONOS
Morning transfer to Piraeus port to embark the cruise ship for your 4 day cruise to the Greek islands & Turkey. Cruise to Mykonos and enjoy the evening on this lively island.
TUESDAY: MORNING IN SAMOS ISLAND (GREECE) OR IN KUSADASI (TURKEY)/ EVENING IN PATMOS ISLAND (GREECE)
The cruise ship will arrive in Samos (Pythagorion port ) at 05:00am for those who want to visit the island instead of Kusadasi (Turkey) then the ship will depart to Kusadasi and will arrive at 07:30am for those who want to visit Kusadasi and will depart at 13:00pm to return in Samos and embark the passengers visited the island and depart at 15:30.
WEDNESDAY: FULL DAY IN RHODES
Enjoy a full day on the island of Rhodes (Greece), the largest island of the Dodecanese archipelago. Explore the island`s medieval Old Town, preserved in and around the walls of a Venetian castle, built by the 14th-century Knights of St. John. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Citadel of Rhodes is located at the far northern end of the island and is considered one of the best preserved medieval towns in the Mediterranean.
Lindos is situated 55 km (40 miles) from the city of Rhodes and “bears” above it the Acropolis of Lindos, with the ancient Temple of Athena, built in 300 B.C.Here and there you will come across the captains’ mansions, built between the 16th and 18th century. In the centre of the village lives and breathes the Church of the Virgin Mary (Panagia) of Lindos, with frescoes from the 15th century.Ascend to the Acropolis of Lindos. Here lies the Temple of Athena, of Doric order, which was erected on the location of an older monument. The ancient city-state of Lindos was for many centuries the most important on the island. It reached its heyday in the 6th century B.C. At the old city of Rhodes you will go through D’Amboise Gate to walk on the Street of the Knights. Along this street you will find the residences of the Knights, separated according to Order, which bear until today their corresponding crests.
THURSDAY: MORNING IN CRETE / AFTERNOON DISEMBARK IN SANTORINI
Arrive early this morning in Heraklion (Crete, Greece), one of the four prefectures that constitute the island of Crete. Enjoy a half day at leisure to explore the island on your own. At noon, cruise to Santorini. Upon arrival in Santorini disembark and transfer to your hotel in Santorini
FRIDAY & SATURDAY: SANTORINI
Days at leisure in Santorini to enjoy the sun, the unforgettable view and the most romantic sunset in the world. Santorini is the essence of a Greek island, where sea meets weather-beaten rock and colors are bold and elemental. Blue-domed chapels stand on hilltops; houses are simple white cubes, sunsets flamboyant orange. The half-moon island, with its rearing cliffs and dramatic outlooks, is all that remains of a huge volcanic explosion. Inland, fertile soils provide a softer landscape of silvery olive trees, fields of tomatoes and neatly pegged vineyards that produce sweet amber-colored wine.
SUNDAY: SANTORINI / ATHENS / ROME
At the indicated time you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Rome (via Athens). Upon arrival in Rome you will be transferred to your hotel.
MONDAY: ANCIENT ROME & COLOSSEUM HALF DAY AFTERNOON WALKING TOUR
After pick up at your hotel (in selected hotels in central Rome), you will reach the Archaeological Area with no stress, ready to get the most complete tour of the Colosseum , Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Access the Palatine hill with no line and discover the hill where Rome was founded at the beginning. Then reach the Colosseum and be amazed by this monument that is the symbol of Rome in the world. The Amphitheater created to entertain ancient Roman citizens with bloody show s of gladiators, animals and cruel games, is now one of the most fascinating landmark of the City. Then, walk on the original path of ancient Rome along the Via Sacra and see the Temples of Vesta, Antonino and Faustina, the ancient Basilica Julia and Aemilia and dream about the glorious past of the Roman Empire. Unforgettable! DURATION OF THE TOUR: approx. 3 hours.Pick-up, from centrally located hotels only, starts at 1:45pm with a 20 minute grace period. If you miss it, make your way to board the coach at the office located in Via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando, 95. The appointment is at 2.00pm. Tour departs at 2:30 pm.
Day at leisure in Rome
WEDNESDAY: ROME / AIRPORT
According to your departure flight, you will be transferred to the airport.