12 Days of Magical Architecture, Sublime Scenery & Ancient Cultures
Immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere of Italy and Greece on this exclusive pre-set package. With exclusive pre-arranged tours with expert guides, accommodation and private transfers, this is the perfect Italy and Greece tour on which to discover unforgettable cities, country scenery, artistic masterpieces, sublime coastlines and ancient civilizations!
- Private airport transfers and first-class train tickets included as standard
- Tour of Venice (with the Doge’s Palace)
- Lake Como boat tour
- VIP tour of Siena
- Truffle hunting in Tuscany (with food and wine)
- Cultural tour of Florence, including the world-famous Accademia Museum
- Tour of the Val d’Orcia region, including wine tasting
- VIP tour of Athens, including the Acropolis
Trip Information at a Glance
Places visited: Venice (1 night), Lake Como (2 nights), Siena (2 nights), Florence (2 nights), Santorini (3 nights), Athens (1 night)
Price: Starts from $3415 per person. Packages can be booked with just a 20% deposit. Please refer to the Pricing box at the bottom of the page for more information on pricing and deposits.
Departure date: Dates are flexible and customizable for private departures, allowing you to select your preferred departure date.
- Private airport transfers
- First-class train tickets between resorts
- Internal flight between Italy and Greece
- Accommodation (with breakfast)
- Pre-arranged tours and activities:
- Venice: Tour of Venice (with the Doge’s Palace)
- Lake Como: Lake Como boat tour
- Siena: Private tour of Siena; truffle hunting in Tuscany (with food and wine)
- Florence: Cultural tour of Florence, including the world-famous Accademia Museum; tour of the Val d’Orcia region, including wine tasting
- Athens: Private tour of Athens, including the Acropolis
Flights: Please note that this package does not include flights. When purchasing your flights from your chosen airline, we recommend that you fly into Venice Marco Polo Airport and fly out of Athens International Airport. If this is not possible for you but you would still like to book this package, please contact us for a customized quote.
Best for… Architecture / City vibrancy / Country scenery / European wines / Coastal scenery / Sunshine / Culture / History & Archeology
Itinerary: This multi-country Europe vacation begins in the Floating City of Venice, where you can discover decadent architecture and the glory of the Venetian past. We will then sweep you in luxury to the banks of Lake Como – a popular vacation resort with celebrities and a place where you can relax and reconnect with nature with lakeside strolls and fresh seafood. There will then be plenty of time to enjoy local Chianti wines in Siena and Florence, before the next part of your multi-country Europe vacation continues in Greece. Here, you will have 3 nights on the enchanting island of Santorini, where you can take picture-postcard photos of the pretty architecture, characterized by the white-washed villas and blue domes, backed by simply stunning sea vistas. The final stop on this multi-country Europe vacation is Athens, where you can walk through years of history with a VIP tour of the Acropolis.
How to Book
You can book this package safely and securely online using the box at the top of the page. Simply select the number of travelers, the star of accommodation you would like and your chosen vacation dates, and click “Book now”. You can also select to pay the full balance or just a deposit. Alternatively, please contact an expert member of our travel team to book this Italy packaged tour: call (US) 347-594-5500 or click here to send an online inquiry.
If you like this packaged tour but would like to modify the itinerary to suit your requirements, that is not a problem at all as we specialize in tailor-made travel to Italy. Simply contact a member of our expert team with your wishes and we will create a custom tour to suit your needs and budget: call (US) 347-594-5500 or click here to send an online inquiry.
Day 1: Benvenuto in Italia!
Your multi-country Europe vacation begins with luxury in the Floating City of Venice, as we will arrange a speed-boat transfer from Venice Marco Polo Airport to your hotel, allowing you to arrive in style! There will be some time to settle in and you can then enjoy the local attractions with an afternoon tour of the city, featuring St Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace – two of the most visited places in Venice. This exclusive tour begins with St Mark’s Basilica, where you can admire the magnificent golden façade and learn about the treasures this church holds. For centuries, Venetians called it Basilica d’Oro or the Golden Basilica and today it is a glorious example of Venice’s decadent past. After enjoying the delights of the Basilica, you will have the opportunity to explore the Doge’s Palace, which was once the seat of the Venetian political power and the residence of the Doge of Venice – the supreme authority of the Republic of Venice. In the splendid rooms of the Palace, you can admire hundreds of works of art and this guided tour will give you the opportunity to relive the days of the supreme authority from yesteryear.
What’s included: Private water taxi transfer from Venice Marco Polo Airport to your hotel; private guided tour of Venice; accommodation in Venice
Day 2: Welcome to Como!
After just one night in the Floating City it is time to slip into serenity and enjoy some time on the banks of Lake Como. This pretty resort in the Italian Lake District is known as a favorite vacation spot for celebrities and many famous people have homes on the lake, including George Clooney, who is often seen strolling along the lake banks. It is the perfect place to relax on this multi-country Europe vacation as the lake boasts idyllic scenery, with the pristine waters of the lake backed by dark-green forests and a mountain landscape.
What’s included: Private water taxi transfer from your hotel to Venice station; first class train ticket; private transfer from Como station to your hotel; accommodation in Lake Como
Day 3: Lake Como boat tour
One of the best ways to explore and appreciate the glorious scenery of Lake Como is with a boat tour, and today we will treat you to this luxury experience. On a small-group guided tour, you will discover the highlights of the area around the lake with an itinerary tailored to the season.
What’s included: Group boat tour of Lake Como (3 hours); accommodation in Lake Como
Day 4: Welcome to Siena!
The next part of this multi-country Europe vacation contrasts the natural scenery of Lake Como with the Tuscan architecture of Siena. We include first-class train transfers as standard, as well as private transfers so you don’t have to worry about a thing. After arrival in Siena and some time to settle in, you’ll be treated to a VIP guided tour of this incredible city, featuring Piazza del Campo, which is a magnificent seashell-shaped plaza where the famous Il Palio horse race is held. There will be plenty of time to ask your expert guide questions as you see the charming attractions and learn more about this hidden gem.
What’s included: Private transfer from your hotel to Como station; first class train ticket; private transfer from Siena station to your hotel; private guided tour of Siena (3 hours); accommodation in Siena
Day 5: Truffle hunting in Tuscany
What a treat we have for you today! This is your opportunity not only to discover the glorious Tuscan countryside, but also enjoy a truffle-hunting experience with an expert guide. As a part of this Tuscany excursion, you will travel deep into the Tuscan woodland and to the hills around San Miniato, accompanied by a knowledgeable guide and trained truffle-hunting dogs. During the walk, you will learn about the history and cultural traditions of prized Tuscan truffles and the secrets to finding the best specimens. After the tour, you can sit down to a decadent platter of Tuscan snacks with local wine.
What’s included: Group truffle-hunting tour (6 hours); accommodation in Siena
Day 6: Absorb Florence’s art scene
After discovering the charms of the Tuscan countryside, it’s time to absorb the vibrant art scene in one of Tuscany’s best-known cities: Florence. After some time to settle in following your high-speed train journey from Siena, our private guide will come to meet you and take you on an afternoon tour of the famous Accademia Gallery. Here, with an expert by your side, you’ll see the glorious and imposing sculpture of “David” by Michelangelo. This famous statue is a symbol of the power and invincibility of the Florentine Republic and is an unmissable attraction on your vacation in Italy.
What’s included: Private transfer from your hotel to Siena station; first-class train ticket; private transfer from Florence station to your hotel; private guided tour of the Accademia Gallery; accommodation in Florence
Day 7: Discover the Montalcino and Val d’Orcia wines
Treat your senses to a decadent tour through the Chianti countryside, featuring rolling hills of green, vineyards glowing in the Italian sunshine and a picturesque landscape decorated with ancient castles and quaint farmhouses. On this full day group tour, you’ll stop by charming villages, such as Montepulciano, and also enjoy world-famous red wine at a local estate. There will also be plenty of time to discover the lush greenery that this region is known for and see rare architecture in several Chianti villages. This tour is truly a beautiful opportunity to capture memories to treasure from your dream Italy vacation.
What’s included: Small group tour of Montalcino and Val d’Orcia, including stops in several charming villages & wine tasting; accommodation in Florence
Day 8: Relax in Greece
It’s time to say goodbye to Italy as today you will be travelling to a highlight of the Greek islands: Santorini. This picture-perfect, sun-kissed resort is known for its unbelievable sea views and pretty architecture, defined by its white-washed villas capped by vibrant blue domes. Here, you will have plenty of time to relax in the sunshine and absorb the enchanting island life.
What’s included: Private transfer to Florence station; first-class train ticket to Rome Fiumicino Airport; flight from Rome to Santorini; private transfer from Santorini (Thira) National Airport to your hotel; accommodation in Santorini
Days 9 & 10: Leisure days
These will be full days for you to explore Santorini at leisure.
Day 11: Journey back in time in Athens
Feeling relaxed and rejuvenated, the last stop on your multi-country Europe vacation will be Athens – a must see on any Greece packaged tour. We include an internal flight from Santorini to Athens as standard, as well as private transfers so you don’t need to worry about a thing. After arrival in Athens and some time to settle in at your centrally located hotel, you will enjoy an afternoon walking tour with an expert guide. As a part of this experience, you will explore several thousand years of Greek history over 3 hours, featuring a visit to the Parthenon and the amazing Acropolis. There will also be a chance to wander among the white marble-clad Panatheian Stadium (the site of the first modern Olympics), the colossal Temple of Zeus and much more. To celebrate the finale of your multi-country Europe vacation, we will arrange a special meal for you at a local Greek restaurant, featuring classic dishes and delectable wine.
What’s included: Private transfer from your hotel to Santorini airport; flight from Santorini to Athens; transfer from Athens airport to your hotel; private tour of Athens and the Acropolis (with dinner); accommodation in Athens
Day 12: And so your dream Europe vacation reaches its end
The morning sees you leaving Greece on your flight from Athens International Airport back home. We will treat you to one last luxury with a private transfer to the airport, giving you the chance to reflect on all the wonderful things you have seen during your multi-country Europe vacation.
What’s included: Private transfer from your hotel to Athens International Airport
How to book: You can book this package safely and securely online using the box at the top of the page. Simply select the number of travelers, the star of accommodation you would like and your chosen vacation dates, and click “Book now”. You can also select to pay the full balance or just a deposit. Alternatively, if you would like to find out more about this special North Italy and Greece vacation, please call our friendly team members at (347)-594-5500 or click here to send us an inquiry.