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Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore Italy’s ancient capital. This evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.
The “Eternal City” is steeped in history, vibrantly alive and exciting, and absolutely unique! Start the included introduction to Rome’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. Included meals Breakfast
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 minitrain ride to see the Square of Miracles and the amazing Leaning Tower, then on to the Florence area. End the day by joining the optional Tuscan dinner in a typical restaurant. Included meals Breakfast
This Renaissance gem and city of the Medicis will keep you enthralled the entire day. Don’t miss out on the included walking tour with a Local Guide, which features the city highlights. You will see Piazza Santa Croce; beautiful Piazza Signoria; Palazzo Vecchio; Loggia dei Lanzi, and, to top it all, Piazza del Duomo and its cathedral with the Giotto Campanile. Included meals Breakfast
Journey north to enchanting Verona to see the legendary balcony from Romeo and Juliet and spend some time at leisure strolling around Market Square. Continue to the Venice area. Included meals Breakfast
Venice is more like a marvelous film set than a real-life city, with its crisscrossing canals, gondolas and water buses, arched bridges, palaces, and quiet little piazzas. Take a boat ride to St. Mark’s Square and enjoy time at leisure for a chance to watch Venetian glassblowers at work. Don’t miss out on the optional gondola trip, gliding along the picturesque canals with a local troubadour to serenade you. Included meals Breakfast, Dinner
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 Igoumenitsa. Included meals Breakfast
During the crossing, enjoy all the ship’s amenities. Disembark in Igoumenitsa and drive south into the Peloponnese to Olympia. Included meals Breakfast, Dinner
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. Included meals Breakfast, Dinner
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, which was built between 1881 and 1893. Included meals Breakfast
Join the included sightseeing tour of Athens, 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. Included meals Breakfast
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.
Security cruise regulations require clients’ passport information at time of booking.
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Cosmos brochure price in black from £1629
Travel 55 discount price in red from £1515
Telephone Cosmos on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55
Tour 6480 starts in Rome and ends in Athens - Prices shown exclude flights and transfers, call Cosmos to add flights
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Prices above do not include international air travel. To add flights and overseas transfers to your holiday, please call Cosmos. Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy. No triple room reduction. Extra nights before and after your tour may be available, call Cosmos. Please see Cosmos Terms & Conditions for further details. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website.
Italy and Greece are steeped in history with a treasure trove of ancient sites and scenic beauty. On this affordable Italy & Greece tour, you’ll see the fantastic features these countries have to offer, starting in Rome and ending in Athens. In Italy, you’ll stay in Rome, Florence and the Venice area; in Greece, you’ll stay in Olympia, Nauplia, and Athens. You’ll also spend one night on a ferry, crossing of the Adriatic Sea from Ancona, Italy to Patras, Greece.
Visit Rome with a local guide who brings ancient Imperial Rome back to life as you pass the Colosseum. Enjoy must-see sights, including Piazza Signoria, in the center of Florence; see the Roman arena in Verona and Pisa’s famous Leaning Tower. In Venice, take a boat ride to St. Mark’s Square. While in Venice, you’ll have the opportunity to watch glassblowers create works of art as they have done for centuries.
Step back in time on your visit to Athens’ Acropolis and the Parthenon, dating back to the 5th century BC and the most accurate indication of the influence and wealth of Athens at its greatest peak. Also visit Mycenae, dating back to 1350 to 1200 BC, where you’ll marvel at the arches, fountains, ramparts, and amazing masonry still standing.
All of these elements come together perfectly to create a value-minded Italy and Greece tour like no other!
To receive 7% discount on this Italy and Greece tour call Cosmos direct on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55
Travel 55 in association with Cosmos. To book call direct on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55 you will then receive a 7% discount from the Cosmos price.
PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR
TRANSPORTATION: Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; minitrain to Pisa; canal transfer boat in Venice; ferry Ancona-Patras in 2-berth cabins with private shower and toilet; Cruise extension (Tour 6485/86) inside cabins with private shower and toilet; supplement for cabin upgrades are listed under Dates & Prices; all port taxes and crew tips are included; cruise ships, fare, drinks package, select excursions, and entertainment.
HOTELS: Listed below or equivalent. Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel and city taxes, required local taxes, porterage plus any mandatory service and resort fees.
MEALS: 11 Breakfasts. 3 Dinners
HEADSETS: included on tour and on shore excursions.
Cosmos offers Small-Group Discoveries on select Europe dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Cosmos escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.
Spectacular train rides, breathtaking cable car ascents, Aegean cruise ships, scenic day ferries, private first-class motorcoaches (most with free Wi-Fi )—Cosmos offers a wonderful variety of transportation for a memorable travel experience. And with Cosmos, you never have to worry about getting to the ferry on time, buying tickets for the train, or waiting in long queues to take the cable car. Just sit back and enjoy the ride! Each itinerary lists daily travel distances in kilometers and miles, so you’ll see just how close each country and destination are to each other.
When it comes to meals, Cosmos strikes a perfect balance. We include some meals to save you time and money, yet we also leave enough free time so you can sample Europe’s gastronomic delights on your own. See individual itinerary pages for specifics about which meals are included on your holiday.
After a day of travelling, you want to relax at a comfortable, clean, and attractive hotel. We select hotels with the best guestrooms, service, and food for the money. See individual itinerary pages for hotels.
Sights and Sounds
Our packages include guided sightseeing and scenic highlights that reveal the best of Europe. Cruise down the Rhine River, through the Greek Isles, or across the Straits of Gibraltar. Bask in the beauty of Tuscany, the Swiss Alps, Scottish Highlands, French Riviera, Costa del Sol, and more. See the must-see sites with knowledgeable Local Guides who will bring each destination to life. Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.
Friends in Local Places
At the heart of every great Cosmos tour are the friendly, knowledgeable folks who show you around and help you maximise your free time. We go to incredible lengths to find the most professional Tour Directors and Local Guides. With commentary delivered in English, our Tour Directors are multilingual so they can navigate Europe with ease and give you the richest experience possible. When in London, the Cosmos hospitality desk is available at your hotel for any help or information you may need. Our expert staff can suggest what to do and where to go, and arrange excursions, evening entertainment, and theatre outings for you.
Personalise with MyCOSMOS
No one enjoys a holiday where every second is scheduled. We build free time into every Cosmos holiday, so you can explore the way you want. Whether you’re into art, music, food, wine, or history, we give you the freedom to truly personalise your trip with optional excursions that are meaningful to you. Best of all, you can make your selections, and even prepay for most of them, in advance online at cosmos.co.uk.
Our free CosmosGO mobile app puts the world at your fingertips. Log in to check flight, hotel, and airport transfer information, and review your itinerary up to 45 days prior to your Cosmos holiday. While travelling, get entertainment, sightseeing, dining, and shopping suggestions for each destination. With built-in GPS navigation, you’ll have the direction you need.