22 Day Greece & Italy Discovery

22 day Greece and Italy tour including return international flights, accommodation, breakfast daily, in-depth sightseeing and more.

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  • 22 Day Greece & Italy Discovery tour
  • 22 Day Greece & Italy Discovery tour
  • 22 Day Greece & Italy Discovery tour
  • 22 Day Greece & Italy Discovery tour
  • 22 Day Greece & Italy Discovery tour
  • 22 Day Greece & Italy Discovery tour
  • 22 Day Greece & Italy Discovery tour
  • 22 Day Greece & Italy Discovery tour
  • 22 Day Greece & Italy Discovery tour
  • 22 Day Greece & Italy Discovery tour
  • 22 Day Greece & Italy Discovery tour
  • 22 Day Greece & Italy Discovery tour
  • 22 Day Greece & Italy Discovery tour
  • 22 Day Greece & Italy Discovery tour
  • 22 Day Greece & Italy Discovery tour
  • Overall a good trip, land content in Greece well organised and interesting. Graeme C
  • After much trepidation after booking the trip we had an Awesome experience of the Greek island tour Guides were very knowledgeable and expert Kerry C
  • Great group and great itinerary. Thanks Webjet! Suzanne N
  • Really good value and a wonderful experience. Garry C

Highlights

 

Soak up the sun, the culture, the architecture and the feel good buzz of Europe with a 22 day Greece and Italy tour.

Wander ancient Athens, explore the scenes of Mykonos, unearth the mysteries of famous Pompeii and witness the birthplace of the Renaissance in the old town of Florence

Be awed by the Cinque Terra‘s endless beauty, dip your toes into breath-taking Lake Maggiore, cruise the canals of Venice and so much more.

Your package includes return international flights, breakfast daily, accommodation, professional tour manager, stunning sightseeing, transportation and more.

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Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff– Athens 

Depart Australia today to begin your Greek adventure. 

Day 2: Athens 

Welcome to Greece. On arrival in Athens your will be met and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure.  Athens has been the centre of Greek civilization for some 4,000 years. The capital of modern Greece, it’s still dominated by 5th-century-B.C.E. landmarks, including the Acropolis, a hilltop citadel topped with ancient buildings such as the colonnaded Parthenon temple.

Day 3: Athens (B)

After your breakfast, depart for your Athens sightseeing tour including the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum. Our expert guide will take you to see the centre of the city, Constitution Square (Syntagma), the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier and the National library. On your way to the Acropolis you will see the Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and have a short stop at the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Modern Olympic Games were held in 1896. At the Acropolis visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally the famous Parthenon.  Return to your hotel and remaining of your day at leisure. 

Day 4: Athens – Mykonos (B) cruise-icon

After breakfast you’ll be Transferred to the port of Piraeus to catch the high speed ferry to Mykonos.  In Greek mythology, Mykonos was named after its first ruler, Mykons, the son or grandson of the god Apollo and a local hero. The island is also said to have been the location of a great battle between Zeus and Titans and where Hercules killed the invincible giants having lured them from the protection of Mount Olympus. On arrival in Mykonos Island you will be transferred to your hotel for check in. Rest of your day at your leisure to discover the cosmopolitan Island of Mykonos.

Day 5: Mykonos (B)

After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour in Mykonos town, the small and narrow streets offer many possibilities to take nice photographs in the early morning.  Stop and see the famous wind-mills and find Petros The Pelecan, the mascot of Mykonos.  The rest of the day at leisure on the beloved Island of the international “Jet-Setters” with its whitewashed cubic houses, windmills and chapels, the wonderful sandy beaches, shops, galleries and the incredible night life. 

Day 6: Mykonos – Paros (B) cruise-icon

This morning leave Mykonos behind you as you are transferred to the pier to board the high speed ferry to Paros.  Paros seems like a world away from the lively atmosphere of Mykonos, with traditional villages and Greek way of life. The Parian, particularly Naoussa, Parikia and Lefkes, are perfect samples of Cycladic architecture, with whitewashed sugar houses, paved streets and blue-domed churches. The beaches are famous for the exotic water and the golden sand. Upon arrival in Paros Island transfer to your hotel for check in.  Remainder of your day at your leisure to discover the Island of Paros.

Day 7: Paros (B)

After breakfast proceed for a walking tour of Parikia. We walk through the old town towards the Venetian castle (13th century) and the church of Saint Konstantinos & Eleni which is situated on the highest spot of Parikia town. After, we take a short walk towards the most famous and one of the oldest churches of Greece, Panagia Ekatontapyliani (our lady of the hundred doors), built around 400 AC.  Remainder of your day at your leisure.

Day 8: Paros – Santorini (B) cruise-icon

Today, transfer to the pier to board your high speed ferry to Santorini. Santorini may well have conquered a corner of your imagination before you’ve even set eyes on it. With multi-coloured cliffs soaring over 300m from a sea-drowned caldera, it rests in the middle of the indigo Aegean. It was devastated by a volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC, forever shaping its rugged landscape and villages. On arrival explore this postcard island at your own pace or watch the sun go down over the beautiful caldera.

Day 9: Santorini (B)

Today, your guide will take you on a sightseeing tour of the island visiting the most significant places of Santorini. The excavations of Akrotiri, Perivolos beach, Megalochori and the village Prophet Ilias Monastery. Finish off and incredible day with a visit to Koutsoyannopoulos Winery for wine tasting. Being the only one of its kind in Greece, the Koutsoyannopoulos Wine Museum occupies a natural cave. It is eight meters below ground, 300 meters long and has a labyrinth-like shape. The Koutsoyannopoulos Wine Museum presents the history of wine and the life of vine-growers in Santorini since the 1600s. You will have the opportunity to see representations of the history of wine and to taste four of the best wines that winery produces today, in a specially designed wine-tasting area.

After, return to your hotel where to rest of the afternoon is at leisure to soak up island life. Spend the rest of your time discovering Santorini and its famous sunsets which the island is justifiably famous. They are spectacular from anywhere on the caldera but particularly from Oia on the northern tip of the island.

Day 10: Santorini (B)

Enjoy a day of leisure on Santorini to relax in cliff-top restaurants and laze on sun-soaked beaches.

Day 11: Santorini – Athens (B) cruise-icon

Today enjoy a leisurely morning before being transferred to the port and catch the high speed ferry back to Athens. On arrival into Athens you will be transferred to your hotel where the rest of the evening is at leisure. 

Day 12: Athens –train-icon – Rome (B)

Today your tour ends after breakfast. You will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight to Rome! On arrival, please make your own way to your hotel. There are plenty of transport options with the quickest being the Leonardo Express train from the airport to the city. 

Rome, Italy’s capital, is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display. Ancient ruins such as the Roman Forum and the Colosseum evoke the power of the former Roman Empire. Vatican City, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, boasts St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, which house masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes. 

Day 13: Rome (B) 

In the morning, meet your Tour Escort and then embark on a full day tour of Italy’s historic capital city. Start the tour at the famous Trevi Fountain. Legend has it, that if you make a wish and toss a coin over your left shoulder into the fountain, you are sure to return to Rome! Pay tribute to the brave Gladiators of Rome, with a visit to the Colosseum. At this amphitheatre, the notorious and gory gladiatorial games were held, where they fought one another and wild animals while the crowd roared! See the triumphal Arch of Constantine, one of the most important commemorative monuments of antiquity and then drive through Piazza Venezia, the main square in Rome, where the grandiose monument to the reunification of Italy is often referred to as the Marble wedding cake! Head to the Vatican City, the smallest nation in the world! Headed by his holiness the Pope, it is the administrative and spiritual capital of Roman Catholicism. It boasts a priceless art collection and is probably per square foot the richest country in the world! Visit the Vatican museum, one of the largest museum complexes in the world. A must see is the Sistine Chapel. The most famous square of the Vatican is St. Peter’s Square with St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the largest churches in the world.

Day 14: Rome – Pompeii – Sorrento – Rome (B) 

After breakfast, we drive to Pompeii, the affluent Roman town which was buried under tons of ash which poured down from Mount Vesuvius in AD79. Today, on this half day guided tour visitors can walk through the preserved remains, revealing the daily life of Roman civilisation which was captured in a few dramatic moments. You will be led through the ancient cobbled streets, houses, temples, shops and cafes by a local guide, who will impart the history of one of the world’s most fascinating archaeological experiences. On leaving Pompeii, the coach will follow the spectacular clifftop road to the picturesque coastal resort of Sorrento, overlooking the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. Return to your hotel in Rome. 

Day 15: Rome – Florence (B) 

Today’s journey sees us head north, into the Province of Umbria, Italy’s green heartland and the only Italian region that has neither the sea nor another country as its border. Continue onto Tuscany, famed for its picture-perfect landscapes and superb cuisine. Arrive in Florence late afternoon and immediately capture the essence of the heart of the Italian Renaissance.

Day 16: Florence (B) 

After breakfast, we proceed to Giotto’s bell tower and then see the Gates of Paradise, located in front of the Cathedral and one of the most famous works of art in the world. Visit the Piazza della Signoria open-air museum then stroll on to Piazza Santa Croce, famous for its Basilica and luxury shops. Your half day guided sightseeing of Florence will end late afternoon but there will still be time for more exploration, maybe wandering down the ancient streets to the Arno River and crossing the historic Ponte Vecchio to the newer district of Oltrarno. This evening is at leisure. 

Day 17: Florence – Cinque Terre – Portofino – Genoa (B) 

Today we leave Florence and met our local expert for a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Cinque Terre, a string of centuries-old seaside fishing villages set on the rugged Italian Riviera coastline. The oldest of the villages is Monterosso, located on a hilltop and where the main attractions are the Old Castle, the Church of Saint John the Baptist and the Convent of the Capuchin. On leaving Cinque Terre, continue to the elegant seaside village of Portofino, with its colourful houses, boutiques, café bars on the piazzetta and luxurious yachts moored in the harbour. The day ends in Genoa, capital of the Liguria region where we will be check in to our hotel.

Day 18: Genoa – Lake Maggiore (B) 

After breakfast, we drive north to the beautiful Italian Lake District, a favourite retreat of the rich and famous. This drive meanders through pretty Alpine scenery before arriving at Lake Maggiore, situated on the south side of the Alps and the second largest lake in Italy. The climate is mild all year, the result being a landscape of exotic plants and luxuriant Mediterranean vegetation. After check-in to our hotel the afternoon is then free for you to enjoy the wonderful natural surroundings and fresh mountain air. 

Day 19: Lake Maggiore – Verona – Venice (B) 

Today, continue to Verona, situated in northern Italy’s Veneto region and most famous as being the setting for Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’. You will have a chance to walk to Juliet’s balcony in the inner courtyard of the Capulet home, as well as visiting the well-preserved Grand Arena, a 1st century amphitheatre which is still used for open-air concerts and an annual opera festival. Then following a 2½ drive, you will arrive in Venice. 

Few cities can claim such a priceless art and history heritage as Venice. This unique city with its magical, spectacular scenery is not just beautiful; it is a real miracle of creative genius: a city built on mud, sand and the slime of a difficult, inhospitable landscape. Venice is the symbol of wise government and freedom. The lagoon was its only defence, there were no palace guards except the Arsenal workers and no parade ground except the sea. During centuries of feudalism and barbarism, Venice symbolised democracy and civilization. 

Day 20: Venice (B) 

After breakfast, we embark on a half day guided walking tour of Venice. We embark on a cruise from Tronhetto Pier and glide past fairy tale palaces, through incredible miniature canals to the Piazza San Marco (St. Mark’s Square) to where you start your tour. Enjoy Venice’s history as your meander through the narrow alleys. The tour ends with a brief visit to a glass-blowing factory on Murano. One of the oldest and most respected trades in Venice. Learn about the Murano glassmakers, arguably some of the most famous glass artists in the world. 

The afternoon is then free to discover Venice Island’s many treasures at your own pace. Some say no visit to Venice can be complete without a ride on one of the iconic gondolas, and you will have time to take a trip on the famous Grand Canal as well as through the smaller canals around the neighbourhood of Venice should you wish (on own account).

Day 21: Venice – airplane-takeoff– Australia (B) 

Today, your tour of Italy concludes after breakfast. At the appropriate time, make your own way to the airport for your homeward flight. 

Day 22: Australia 

Arrive home today. 

Please note: Some flight may arrive home 1 day later

 

 
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What You Get

 
  • Return international economy airfares with a full service airline including 20kgs checked baggage
  • One way Athens – Rome economy airfares
  • 19 nights quality 3-4 star accommodation throughout Italy & Greece
  • Delicious breakfast daily
  • The services of a professional tour manager throughout
  • In depth sightseeing in all cities and towns with local experts that know them best
  • All entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • High-speed ferries between islands
  • All port and airport transfers in Greece
  • Dedicated coach transportation throughout

Highlights:

  • Step back in time where civilisation began in Ancient Athens
  • Explore the wonders of the Panathenaic Stadium, the Acropolis and the Parthenon
  • Sail on the crystal blue waters between some of Greece’s best known islands
  • Feel the buzz of Mykonos town
  • See traditional Greek living on the relaxed Island of Paros
  • Gaze across one of the world’s greatest outlooks from the island paradise of Santorini
  • Explore the Vatican Museum – Boasting one of the world’s greatest art collections
  • Step back in time at the Colosseum where great gladiatorial battles took place
  • Unearth the mysteries of Pompeii which was buried beneath the outpourings from Mount Vesuvius
  • Witness the birth place of the Renaissance in the ancient town of Florence. Enter the Accademia Galley and view one of the world’s great masterpieces – Michelangelo’s David
  • Gaze upon the cliffs of the Cinque Terra and the elegant seaside village of Portofino
  • Enjoy the shores of spectacular Lake Maggiore
  • Wind your way through the narrow alley ways of Venice and be mesmerised by the beauty of this canal city

 

 
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Fine Print

 

How to book:

To book your Tour:

  • Bookings essential
  • Once you have purchased your voucher, please complete the following request form: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/bookings
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Once booked and confirmed, no cancellations permitted
  • Must book by the 65 days prior to departure. 
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $199 per person plus any applicable surcharges are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date. We offer a FREE date change policy allowing you to change your departure date any time up until your final payment is made.
  • Final Payment is due 60 days after initial deposit. Once this payment is made, no cancellations or amendments are permitted and all prior payments become strictly non-refundable. If you book within 90 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment. Up to 12 Months Interest Free available: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/up-to-12-months-interest-free/
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable. 
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Free Date Changes:

  • After booking your travel and paying the deposit, you may change your travel date subject to the following terms.
  • Changes can only be made up until 60 days after purchase or 90 days prior travel whichever is earlier. After this point, your booking becomes non-changeable and remains strictly non-refundable.
  • Any change is subject to availability
  • To request a date change, please email customerexperience@webjetexclusives.com.au with your existing booking details and your requested travel date
  • If you choose to change your travel date, you will be requested to complete another booking form. Please ensure you include all preferences and special requests, as prior submissions will not be considered in finalising your booking.

Excludes: Travel insurance, Airport transfers (in Italy), Tipping, Visas, Personal expenses, Anything not mentioned or “optional” or “own account” in the itinerary

Single Supplement:

$2,099 per person in addition to the twin share voucher.

Please purchase one twin share voucher and then purchase your single supplement. You can purchase your single supplement by clicking here

Triple Share: Not available

Group Sizes: 2 – 40 people

Documentation: 
Documentation will be provided after final payment is complete and before 30 days of travel, including E-Ticket instructions, hotel confirmation, itinerary extension & optional tour confirmation (where applicable) and destination travel tips.

Accommodation: 

Athens: Electra Hotel or similar
Mykonos: Kamari Hotel or similar
Paros: Polos Hotel or similar
Santorini: Albatros Hotel or similar 
Rome: Ergife Palace or similar
Florence: Grand Hotel Mediterraneo or similar
Genoa: Starshotel President or similar
Lake Maggiore: Hotel Simplon or similar
Venice: Villa Foscarini or similar

Land Only: To purchase this tour land only (no flights) please click here 

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

For more information on how to book your Webjet Exclusives deal, please visit our Bookings FAQ Page 

Travel Insurance: Help cover yourself for the unexpected with great value Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote

Note: If you have not yet selected your dates of travel or submitted your booking form, our 21 Day Money Back Guarantee allows you to claim a full refund within 21 days of your purchase. However, if you have selected your dates and submitted your booking form, your purchase becomes strictly non-refundable even within 21 days of purchase. See our Terms & Conditions for further details.

 

 
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Travel Dates

 

Departure Dates:

06 May 2018
03 June 2018
15 July 2018*
12 August 2018*
09 September 2018*

 *High season surcharge applies 

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

Surcharges may apply to some dates, please see the availability calendar for more details

Availability on Departure Dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BUY NOW button

 

 
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Flight Information

 

Airline: 

  • Return economy airfares from Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane with China Southern (Finnair, KLM, Lufthansa, Emirates or Etihad if unavailable).
  • Adelaide or Perth – A $250 Interstate surcharges applies per person. you can purchase your interstate surcharge after you click “Buy Now” or by clicking here
  • Including minimum 20kg of checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to airline).
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked. 
  • Flights cannot be used one-way only 

Flights:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 2 transits, stopover or a substitute airline. These changes are beyond our control and will be confirmed upon booking.
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable. Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing.
  • Please Note, flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure. If your travel dates are within 30 days of purchase you will be provided with your itinerary within 7 days. 

Schedule Changes: 

  • Airline schedule changes or cancellations can happen from time to time and are beyond our control. The customer is responsible for reviewing their flight schedule prior to their departure. Webjet Exclusives endeavours to assist customers where possible, however should any change or cancellation occur, please contact your Travel Insurance provider to check whether you are covered by your policy.

Flight Variations:

Option 1: Arrive early and/or extend your stay post tour with the promotional airline

  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person is applied per person should you wish to arrive early and/or extend your stay. Fee is non-negotiable and must be paid before your flight variation can be confirmed.
  • Please select how many days you want to arrive early and/or extend your stay by on your Booking Form. 
  • Flights will arrive into the city as per the tour itinerary and depart from the city as per tour itinerary. Customers cannot choose another airport or city for their arrival and/or departure.
  • All flights will be booked with the promotional airfare available at the time of booking – for your choice of preferred airline or cabin class, please see below.
  • Your fight request is subject to availability and if the promotional airfare is not available, you will be quoted the fare difference in addition to the flat fee.
  • You will be sent an invoice for the additional fee after your booking form has been received. Once this invoice has been paid, your flights will be ticketed based on the days you have requested. Your varied flight itinerary will not be provided in advance of ticketing and once your flights have been ticketed, no further changes can be made.
  • If the invoice is not paid by the expiry date, you will be automatically booked on the promotional airfare for the standard dates of the package.
  • If you are wishing to arrange internal flights, this must be arranged at your own expense. Webjet Exclusives cannot assist with the purchase of additional flights outside of the itinerary.
  • Webjet Exclusives are unable to provide any additional accommodation outside of the tour itinerary and this will need to be arranged at your own expense. By extending your departure date, you will also forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and will need to make your own way to the airport at your own expense.

 Option 2: Upgrade to Premium Economy or Business Class (where available)

  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person, plus additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class.
  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase.
  • If you have a preferred airline for your upgrade quote, please mention this in the Special Request field of your Booking Form. If no specific airline is requested, the best available fare will be quoted to you.
  • Your quote will not be provided immediately and will be processed in departure date order only after the final payment.
  • The quote will be sent via email only and will include clear instructions on how to make payment. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will cause the quote to expire, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the promotional airfare included in your packages.
  • If also choosing to arrival early and/or extend your stay, this will be quoted to you in conjunction with your preferred airline request.

 Should you be unsatisfied with the quote provided for your cabin upgrade, you can opt to:

1. Travel with the group as per the tour itinerary on the promotional airfare or;
2.Take the package as Land Only and receive a refund of the Land Only discount, if available.

Once your flights have been confirmed and ticketed, no further changes can be made and your booking will remain non-refundable.

Option 3: Choose an alternative airline

  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person, plus additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to travel with a premium airline for your tour.
  • Please specify your preferred airline in the Special Request field of your booking form.
  • Your quote will not be provided immediately and will be processed in departure date order only after the final payment.
  • The quote will be sent via email only and will include clear instructions on how to make payment. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will cause the quote to expire, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to confirm your flights as per the tour itinerary.
  • If also choosing to arrival early and/or extend your stay, this will be quoted to you in conjunction with your preferred airline request.

Should you be unsatisfied with the quote provided for your airline preference, you can opt to:

1. Travel with the group as per the tour itinerary on the promotional airfare or;
2.Take the package as Land Only and receive a refund of the Land Only discount, if available.

Once your flights have been confirmed and ticketed, no further changes can be made and your booking will remain non-refundable

 
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Package Inclusions
  • Return international economy flights
  • 19 nights quality 3-4 star accommodation throughout Italy & Greece
  • Delicious breakfast daily
  • The services of a professional tour manager throughout
  • In depth sightseeing in all cities and towns with local experts
  • All entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • High-speed ferries between islands
  • All port and airport transfers in Greece
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