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Greece, Italy and Switzerland

Location

Greece, Italy, Switzerland

Duration

11 days

Shared

This trip is shared with other travelers from SC (or its partners); included tour guides and transportation are for the entire group.
Departure time is fixed and prices are calculated based on max capacity, so they are fixed and per person.
$ 1452.86
Brief

Do you want to spend your next vacation visiting Greece, Italy and Switzerland? Of course, you do! That's why we have brought you the trip of your dreams, taking you to the most important places in each country. Enjoy boat rides in Venice, and cable car rides in Zurich, and walking around the outdoor museum that is Florence. You'll take a cruise across Italy, and enjoy picturesque views of small towns. End your trip with a visit to Lucerne, one of the most beautiful places in Switzerland. Why don't you start your dream vacation with us now?!

Day 1

Athens

Welcome to beautiful Greece! Upon arrival at Athens International Airport, you'll be transferred to your hotel. After getting settled in your hotel, you'll be transferred to the Plaka neighborhood in the evening, a small town full of Greek taverns where you can enjoy the rich folklore of this country.

Overnight in Athens.

 

Day 2

Athens

Today, you go on a city tour in Athens, and enjoy a scenic visit of this modern city, which includes the Panathinaikos Stadium and the Royal Palace. Then, you'll have some free time to walk around and discover these unforgettable places at your own pace. At the end of the day, return to your hotel.

Note: Occasionally, the tour of Athens may take place on Wednesday right after arrival depending on weather conditions and timings.

Overnight in Athens (Breakfast).

Day 3

Athens - Olympia

On this day, visit the highly picturesque seaport town of Nafplio in the Peloponnese region. You will depart for the Peloponnese region in the morning, and make a stop at the Corinth Canal. Afterwards, you will arrive in Epidaurus, enjoying the view of gorgeous landscapes. Visit the magnificent Ancient Theatre which is surrounded by a unique landscape. Later, journey to Nafplio, a town by the Aegean Sea, and explore its historic centre, its lovely marina and its medieval castle. Enjoy your lunch break and get some free time to stroll around. You will resume your journey to Olympia in the afternoon, where you'll stay the night. 

Overnight in Olympia (Breakfast, Dinner).

Day 4

Olympia - Igoumenitsa 

After a hearty breakfast, go to the Olympia archeological site with a local guide to discover its museum and park (ticket not included) which was the cradle of the Olympic games in ancient times. Get back on route to  Patras, Greece’s third largest city, and explore its active and lively center. Afterwards, travel to Northern Greece, Amfilochia. Make a short stop in a quiet coastal town known as Arta, in the Epirus region. Then, arrive in Igoumenitsa and enjoy a delicious meal before boarding your cruise to cross the Ionian Sea. Spend the night on board.

Note: The ferry leaves at 01:00, but boarding is not usually possible until after midnight.  

Overnight in Igoumenitsa (Breakfast).

Day 5

Brindisi - Rome

The cruise takes you to Brindisi, arriving early in the morning. Follow the Adriatic coastline in Southern Italy, and visit Trani, a picturesque little town by the sea, and its fishing port, its old cathedral and its lively streets. Enjoy a tasty lunch before resuming your trip towards Naples. There, you'll go on a short sightseeing tour in its historic centre before heading to the gorgeous city of Rome. 

Overnight in Rome (Breakfast).

Day 6

Rome 

In the morning, go on a scenic tour of the city, which will be a great introduction to “The Eternal city”. Then, visit the small, beautiful state of the Vatican. Vatican City is a principal centre of Christianity in the world. You will be able to visit St. Peter’s Basilica. Head back to Rome and pay a visit to the Roman Coliseum, the principal symbol of Rome. This impressive construction dates back 2,000 years and will transport you in time so that you can learn about ancient society in the Roman Empire. In the evening, you'll be transferred to the Via Cavour area, where you will find restaurants serving Italian, Indian, Chinese and international food. You then head to your hotel in Rome at the end of the day.

Overnight in Rome (Breakfast).

Day 7

Rome - Florence

You will leave Rome, heading north towards Florence. This route is graced with beautiful landscapes, which you will surely enjoy. Upon arrival in Florence, head straight to Piazzale Michelangelo, an impressive site in the city. In the evening, go on a tour with a local expert, and walk through the historic centre, taking in places such as the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo, and Piazza della Signoria. This city is truly an outdoor museum. You'll also have free time to explore the city at your own pace. In the evening, you can dine at your favourite restaurant. In this district, you can find restaurants serving Italian, Indian, Chinese and international food.

Overnight in Florence (Breakfast).

Day 8

Florence - Venice

Upon arriving in Venice, you will board a Vaporetto boat to travel around on the canals in the historic centre. With a local guide, you will visit the marvellous Plaza de San Marcos and enter the breathtaking Basilica. Afterwards, visit the Murano glass factory city to see the technique of crystal blowing. You then have some free time, and at the end of the afternoon, you will have the chance to eat dinner in the Mestre area, where you can choose the type of restaurant and cuisine that you prefer.

Overnight in Venice (Breakfast).

Day 9

Venice - Zurich 

Depart from Venice, travelling to Verona. Take a shuttle from parking to the historic center. your guide will instruct you on the places where you will be able to walk in Romeo and Juliet’s city - the city of lovers! Afterwards, continue your amazing journey to Switzerland. Very beautiful lakes and mountains with snow-capped peaks line your route. Then, arrival in Zurich. Have some free time in the historic center next to the lake, where you will be able to dine in your chosen restaurant.

Overnight in Zurich (Breakfast).

Day 10

Zurich

Today’s journey has beautiful landscapes with high mountains and lakes everywhere, and stunning scenery in the region. Head to Grindelwald, where you will have time for a coffee before taking the cable car up to Grindelwald first. Walk along the path (30 minutes) in which you will be able to take the “footbridge over the empty” among the fantastic scenery enjoying glaciers around you. Have a mouthwatering lunch (vegetarian options available). After that, continue to Lucerne, one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland. At the end of the day, stroll, enjoy the city and dine before returning to the hotel in Zurich.

Overnight in Zurich (Breakfast, Lunch).

Day 11

Zurich

After breakfast, check out and head to the airport to catch your outbound flight. We hope to see you again soon!

(Breakfast).

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