Mediterranean Collection with Taste of Italy

17 Days
Athens to Rome
From (CAD)
$ 20,505
Dates & Pricing

2020/2021 Athens > Rome

Tour Map
Tour Code:
OMI1
Duration:
17 days
Departure City:
Athens
Return City:
Rome

Selected Itinerary

17 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Piraeus (Athens), Greece

    Fly into the ancient capital of the world, Athens, and be transferred to Scenic Eclipse to commence your discovery of the Greek Isles and Dalmatian coastline.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Paros Island

    Quieter than its more famous neighbours, Paros is a blend of traditional architecture, stunning beaches, a vibrant nightlife and gorgeous little rural villages tucked into the countryside.

    Freechoice

    Experience the tastes of the island with a wine, olive and cheese tasting, or enjoy a guided walking tour of Parikia and see a special performance from the male choir inside the Church of 100 Doors. Alternatively, visit the Cycladic village of Marpissa with its whitewashed cubic houses, narrow streets, churches and windmills, or visit a local farm to see the organic production.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Fiskardo

    Fiskardo is a sailors paradise, home to fish tavernas and cafes that offer the quintessential Greek dining experience travellers dream of.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Visit the rolling hills of the Omala Valley to learn about the local wine industry from a wine cooperative, and visit the mesmerising Melissani Lake.

    Discovery

    If you’re feeling active, join a local for a hike or a kayak tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Kotor, Montenegro

    Startlingly beautiful, the Bay of Kotor has been inhabited since antiquity and is often described as the Mediterranean’s only fjord.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Join a guided walking tour of this world heritage listed city, or visit Perast with architecture dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries, before boarding a boat to Our Lady of the Rock island to visit the chapel filled with magnificent paintings by local Baroque artists. Alternatively, visit the Old Royal Capital of Montenegro, Cetinje, and the village of Njeguši.

    Discovery

    Join a guided hike of the Kotor city walls to St John’s Fortress and be awed by the views of Kotor and Boka Bay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Dubrovnik, Croatia

    The historic walled city of Dubrovnik will be a highlight of your cruise. World Heritage-listed, it has remained largely unchanged since medieval times.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Discover the historic city centre and visit some of Dubrovnik’s most significant historical landmarks, or walk the city walls, climb the Minceta Tower and hear fascinating stories from your guide. Alternatively see the Croatian country side with a tour to the Konavle Valley, taste local wines and discover the tradition of silk weaving.

    Discovery

    Take a Discovery excursion by kayak and see the medieval walls from the sea.

    Enrich

    Be enthralled by a moving private concert set in a magnificent Baroque Church in the historic precinct.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Hvar

    The Town Square in Hvar is among the most beautiful and the largest in Croatia. The medieval streets of Hvar Town are a treat to wander on this dreamy island.

    Freechoice

    Visit world heritage-listed Starigrad or explore the picturesque medieval centre of Hvar on a walking tour. Alternatively, discover the island of Hvar, visit a family owned cellar for an olive oil tasting and see the magnificent views from the Fortica fortress.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Rovinj

    This fishing village on the Croatian Adriatic is famous for the St. Euphemia Cathedral, the highest church tower in Istria.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Explore the well-preserved historic centre that started developing in the 3rd century, or visit the Roman Amphitheatre in Pula built at the same time as the Colosseum in Rome in the 1st century.

    Discovery

    Choose a Discovery excursion by kayak with a local or a guided bike tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Koper, Slovenia

    Koper, Slovenia’s largest town, is a well-kept secret. The picturesque medieval old town is a delightful mix of Venetian architecture surrounded by a nature reserve teeming with bird and animal life.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Walk around Koper, a former island and discover the legends of centuries ago, or delve into the village of Lopar and learn of its heritage and flavours. Choose to visit the Postojna cave with a guide and learn the secret of this underground world, or learn the history of Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital and largest city.

    Discovery

    Explore the Dragonja valley on a hiking tour or take a panoramic bike tour of Parenzana.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Split

    Freechoice

    Visit Diocletian’s Palace or historic Trogir or sample local delicacies.

    Discovery: Take a Scenic Discovery trek up Marjan Hill for spectacular views.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Venice

    Enjoy a gondola ride under ancient bridges and amongst magnificent canals. Marvel at the colourful Grand Canal, glide under the Rialto Bridge and explore the winding canals past ancient mansions and public buildings.

    Freechoice

    Explore the picturesque Dorsoduro district, ending in a private guided visit of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, one of the most renowned masterpieces of modern art in the world. Alternatively, discover Venice’s lesser-known gems on a walking tour. Appreciate the wealth and power that pervaded this maritime city in times past, see the spectacular Doge’s Palace and visit the majestic Basilica of San Marco. Stroll through the stalls of fresh produce at the Rialto Market, stopping at an osteria for a glass of wine and a few cicchetti.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  11. Day 11 - Venice > Rapallo

    Your first stop today is Modena, where you will visit a producer of traditional balsamic vinegar, including a tasting and a light lunch. Then continue on to Portofino, a gorgeous fishing village, where you will enjoy a scenic cruise, before arriving in Rapallo for a two night Special Stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Rapallo

    The rugged coastline known as the Cinque Terre is a World Heritage-listed Site that comprises the five villages of Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. They’re accessible only via walking paths, train or boat, which lends itself to the already considerable charm of these unique 11th century villages. Bask in a full day exploring this picturesque coastline.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  13. Day 13 - Rapallo > Florence

    Travel to Pisa to enjoy a guided tour and see its famous tower before arriving in Florence for a two night Special Stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  14. Day 14 - Florence

    Delight in a walking tour of Florence, including a visit to the Academy of Fine Arts to admire Michelangelo’s David.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  15. Day 15 - Florence > Rome

    Enrich

    Visit a Tuscan farmhouse and discover the local wine and oil production techniques. Later, enjoy a rustic lunch featuring the region’s wine and produce.

    Discover the walled medieval town of San Gimignano before driving to Siena for a guided tour through this delightful medieval city. Past tranquil Lake Trasimeno and continue to Rome for your two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  16. Day 16 - Rome

    On your walking tour of the historic centre see iconic landmarks including the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain. Visit the Roman Forum and the ancient marvel of the Colosseum. Continue to the world’s smallest state, Vatican City, where you will marvel at the Vatican Museum, the breathtaking Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica and magnificent St. Peter’s Square.

    Enrich

    Join your Tour Director for a farewell dinner this evening near the Pantheon, hosted by a culinary connoisseur including a wine pairing.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Rome

    Depart after breakfast. It’s the end of your journey, but the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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