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AUGUSTUS

13 Days / 12 Nights
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Rome, Florence, Milan, Lake Garda, Venice, Naples, Pompeii, Amalfi, Sorrento and Capri

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What is included in this package

  • 4-night accommodation in Rome.
  • Tour through the North of Italy with an English-speaking guide.
  • 2-night accommodation in Florence.
  • 2-night accommodation in Venice.
  • 2-night accommodation in Sorrento in a 4* hotel.
  • 2-night accommodation in Amalfi Coast (Ravello, Maiori, Minori, Vietri o Cetara) in a 4* hotel
  • Traditional Tuscan lunch in Montepulciano.
  • 2 lunches in Sorrento
  • 1 lunch in Naples & in Capri.
  • 2 dinners in Sorrento.
  • 1 dinner in Florence & in Venice.
  • Tour to Venice, Florence and Amalfi Coast with an Official English guide.
  • Visit to Assisi, Siena, Bologna, Padua, Symbol of Wine Region - Tuscany
  • Visit to the Basilica of San Marco with "Skip the line" ticket.
  • Tour "Exploring Rome at night".
  • Visit to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica with "Skip the line" ticket.
  • Visit of Capri, Pompeii and Positano with an official English-speaking guide and tickets.
  • Daily breakfast
  • All transfers as mentioned in this itinerary.
  • 24/7 Emergency phone line.

Not included & Optionals

  • Personal expenses, Gratuities & drinks during the meals.
  • Municipal hotel rates in Italy, to be paid at each hotel directly.
  • Exclusive optional supplement for accommodation in Amalfi.
  • Add extra nights in Rome by clicking on "Customize your Program" or in step 1 of the reservation.
  • International tickets.
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  • Combine this program with ELLINIKO WITH ATHENS BY NIGHT & SIGHTSEEING
  • 10% discount for groups of more than 10 travelers

Important: Ask for exclusive supplement for accommodation in Amalfi.

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Package Tour Itinerary: Augustus

BENVENUTI A ROMA!
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BENVENUTI A ROMA!

Upon your arrival at Rome airport, one of our representatives will be waiting for you to welcome you and transfer you comfortably and quickly to your hotel. The rest of the day will be free for you to relax.

At 20:30 hrs. you will make your own way to the following address: Via del Traforo near Civic 148, Largo del Tritone corner, on the sidewalk in front of the bridal shop, to start your Rome night tour. Together with your local guide you will discover the wonders of Rome at the moment when the sun goes down and the neon lights come on, a romantic way to get to know the Eternal City. This panoramic excursion will take place in a luxury bus and on foot, so as not to miss a single detail of Rome in the moonlight. The tour will end in the Colosseum area so that you can continue enjoying the Roman night until you make your own way back to the hotel, at the time you want.

Greca Tip: In Rome bars are usually open until 02:00 hrs. in summer and until 24:00 hrs in winter.

ROME - ASSISI - SIENA - FLORENCE
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ROME - ASSISI - SIENA - FLORENCE

In the morning, at 07:15 hrs., and after a tasty breakfast, you will depart for Assisi in our luxury bus.  Assisi is a small medieval city, attractive and full of surprising buildings, which due to its welcoming character and its great historical importance is visited every day by many visitors. The recommendation is to visit the magnificent Basilica di San Francesco, decorated with frescoes by many late medieval painters, such as Giotto and Cimabue. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. You will have free time for lunch (not included) at any of the eating places dotting the main streets.

In our luxury coach you will head towards Siena, one of the most beautiful walled medieval cities in the world. You will visit the historic center with its medieval streets and Piazza del Campo, a uniquely round-shaped piazza, which hosts the twice annual Palio race. The race attracts locals and tourists alike for an incredible festival-like experience where neighbourhoods of Siena race against one another. Here you will also find the mesmerising Siena Duomo, with its incredibly intricate facade and its black and white striped columns, which give it a luxurious feel.

Finally, you will continue your journey to Florence, where you will have dinner and rest.

Greca Tip: Siena was the setting for an incredible action scene in the James Bond movie "Quantum of Solace", which includes the traditional horse race.

VISITING FLORENCE
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VISITING FLORENCE

After a delicious breakfast you will visit the magnificent city of Florence, the "city of arts". You will start with a panoramic tour of the historic center, the exterior of the Cathedral complex: Giotto's Tower, the Baptistery with the famous Door to Paradise and the Duomo, with the spectacular Brunelleschi dome. You will continue to Piazza de la Signoria, which was the political heart of the Florence of the Medici and finally the Church of Santa Croce, in Gothic style, which is the largest Franciscan church in Italy and holds the tombs of notable Florentines such as Galileo and Michelangelo.  You will then have lunch in a typical Tuscan restaurant.

In the afternoon, you will have free time and the option to go on a panoramic tour of Pisa, one of the most famous cities in the world and the birthplace of Galileo Galilei. You will visit the Square of the Mircacles, a World Heritage Site, its famous 60-meter Leaning Tower, which after the recent restoration, it is estimated to maintain its stability for another 300 years,  the Duomo, a Romanesque style masterpiece, with the golden coffered ceiling and the gigantic columns as well as the imposing baptistery with its excellent acoustics.

You will then return to your hotel and rest. 

Greca Tip: The Accademia Gallery is home to the famous David sculpture, sculpted by the master Michelangelo, don't miss it!

FLORENCE - BOLOGNA - PADUA - VENICE
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FLORENCE - BOLOGNA - PADUA - VENICE

After a delicious breakfast, you will depart for your next destination, Bologna, known as the "cultured (la dotta), red (la rossa) and fat (la grossa) city" for being the headquarters of one of the oldest universities in Europe, because of the color of the buildings and roofs and for its richly delicious gastronomy. It is one of the best preserved historical cities and has the second largest medieval old town in Europe, after Venice. It is also a perfect example of coexistence between the past and its traditions (such as architecture and Italian gastronomy) and the modernity (such as prestigious cultural events and exhibitions). The tour will start at Piazza Malpighi to marvel at the famous arcades and porticoes until reaching Piazza de Neptuno and Piazza Maggiore, the epicenter of the old town. Around the squares there are the most representative buildings that have been preserved since medieval times: the 16th century Neptune Fountain (they say that if you go around it twice it will bring you luck), the Communal Palace, the Palace of King Enzo, the Palazzo di Podestá and the Basilica di San Petronio, the oldest church and it was going to be the largest in the world, but it remained in fifth place.

Then you will continue your trip with a visit to the city of Padua, famous for its university and for having one of the most beautiful and beloved churches in Italy, the Basilica of Saint Anthony, known locally as "il Santo". Finally you will travel to Venice, a magical city that amazes all who are fortunate to visit it.

You will check in at your hotel and have dinner. 

Greca Tip: Do not miss out on the opportunity to taste the marvelous cuisine of Bologna, trying the "tagliatelle alla Bolognese".

VISITING VENICE
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VISITING VENICE

After a tasty breakfast, you will climb on a private boat to head to Piazza San Marco to begin your city tour. You will visit: St. Mark's Square, which began to be built in the 9th century, acquiring its current form in the 12th century.  You will visit the interior of St. Mark's Basilica, a finest blend of Byzantine, Gothic and Renaissance architecture and houses the mortals remains of St. Mark. The Doge's Palace, built in Venetian gothic style and pink Vernon marble is considered a coherent hodgepodge of Byzantine and Gothic architecture, along with traces of Late Renaissance architecture.  It was the historic seat of the La Serenissima, the Venetian Republic and sheathes secrets that have rarely left the walls of the Palace. The palace boasts ornate furnishings, Venetian art pieces, lavish rooms and houses paintings by Titian, Tintoretto and Bellini. It is a symbol of the glory and power of Venice and the Bridge of Sighs or Ponte dei Sospiri connected it with the prisons that were built across the canal. Legend has it that this famous bridge took its name because prisoners who crossed the bridge on the way to their prison cells or the execution chamber would sigh as they caught their last glimpses of Venice through the tiny windows. 

You will have the afternoon free to enjoy this wonderful city and an overnight stay at your hotel.

Greca Tip: In the afternoon you can enjoy a gondola ride. You can add it at Step 1 of your reservation. 

 VENICE - MONTEPULCIANO - ROME
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VENICE - MONTEPULCIANO - ROME

After a delicious breakfast, you will leave in our luxury bus to Montepulciano in the region of the Vallle di Chiana in Tuscany famous for its wonderful wines. You will pass through landscapes full of vineyards that will remain engraved on your retina. You will visit Montepulciano, a picturesque medieval town located on a hill in the center of Italian Tuscany protected by 16th century Etruscan walls, rich in medieval and Renaissance buildings, and famous for producing one of the oldest and best wines in Italy, the "Nobile di Montepulciano ". They stand out for their beauty the Plaza Grande, the heart of the town, located at the highest point of the city with its magnificent Duomo accompanying it, the Tarugi Palace, with its marble-covered facade and the Church of Santa María dei Servi, one of the symbols of Renaissance art.

You will have lunch in a traditional restaurant and then have some free time to enjoy Montepulciano at your own pace.

After the visit you will return back to your hotel in Rome. 

Greca Tip: It is the perfect occasion to taste the famous "Nobile di Montepulciano" wine.

VISITING ROME
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VISITING ROME

After a refreshing breakfast in the Italian capital, considered the highest expression of the historical, artistic and cultural wealth of the Western world and therefore a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will leave between 07:45 hrs. and 08:00 hrs. to visit the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.

Together with the guide and the exclusivity of skipping the lines, you will start with the Vatican Museums, one of the most important art collections in the world. You will see the fantastic Gallery of Geographical Maps, decorated by Gregorio XIII, the Gallery of Tapestries, a collection of different manufactures from the 16th and 17th centuries and the Raphael rooms. Then you will know the incredible Sistine Chapel, one of the most famous and visited monuments in the world, commissioned in the 15th century by Pope Sixtus IV. Thanks to the genius of Miguel Ángel, you will enjoy an unforgettable experience where the frescoes surround the entire space: The Creation of Adam and the incomparable Last Judgment stand out, located on the wall of the altar.

Finally, it will be the turn of the monumental St. Peter's Basilica, whose works lasted no less than 160 years and in which first-rate artists such as Maderno, Michelangelo and Bernini worked. The tour will end in Plaza San Pedro.

Then you will have the afternoon free, to continue enjoying the last day in the "Eternal City" at your own pace.

Greca Tip: You can take advantage of the day to try some of those wonderful dishes of Italian gastronomy that you have not yet tried.

DISCOVER THE AMALPHI COAST! NAPLES - POMPEII - SORRENTO
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DISCOVER THE AMALPHI COAST! NAPLES - POMPEII - SORRENTO

Early in the morning at the appointed meeting point, you will begin the journey to the Amalfi Coast.

The first stop will be in Naples, where along with our official guide, you will discover this city with a brief presentation and its everyday way of life. Upon arrival, you will have a guided walking tour by the historic center of Naples and the Plaza del Plebiscito, the Royal Palace and the Theater of San Carlo as well as the Umberto I Gallery among other notable sites of interest. We have also included for you lunch in a typical Neapolitan restaurant so that you will get more into the Napolean way of life.

Later, you will continue to Pompeii, where the expected archaeological walk through the ancient city will begin. Here you will be able to see with accuracy, how everyday life and architecture was in the first imperial era before it was hidden by Vesuvio's burp.

After the visits come to an end, you will continue through the Sorrento coast. Once you arrive in Sorrento you will check in at your hotel and enjoy a lovely dinner. 

Greca Tip: Toilets and drinking water are available inside the site in Pompeii

SORRENTO - CAPRI - SORRENTO
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SORRENTO - CAPRI - SORRENTO

After breakfast, at about 07:30 hrs, together with your local guide, you will embark on a short but magical sailing excursion to the well-known Island of Capri, chosen as a vacation destination by the Roman upper class since ancient times. The crossing lasts about 20 minutes and your arrival will be at the port of Marina Grande. Weather permitting, you will join a motorboat trip to the Blue Grotto, the most famous cave in Capri known since Roman times, with an intense blue color that is reflected on its walls and ceiling.

Right after the visit to the imposing Blue Grotto, you will continue with a panoramic tour of the island, where you will become acquainted with Capri and Anacapri. In the afternoon and after lunch, which is included, you will be given some free time before heading back to Sorrento in one of our vehicles. After your arrival in Sorrento you will enjoy dinner and rest.

Greca Tip: Please note that since 2019 tourists are banned from carrying plastic to the island of Capri in order to protect the coastline.

SORRENTO - POSITANO - AMALFI
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SORRENTO - POSITANO - AMALFI

In the morning after a rich buffet breakfast, and at around 10:30 hrs, you will depart for Amalfi through the wonderful Amalfi Coast, making an approximate 2-hour stop in the colorful town of Positano, one of the jewels of the Amalfi Coast.

In Positano, you will enjoy free time to wander around its narrow streets full of boutiques, take the opportunity to go swimming on the beach or visit the church of Santa Maria Assunta, which, according to oral tradition, was built when a Byzantine icon of the Virgin was brought to Positano and is still venerated by the locals today.

You will then continue to Amalfi, the main town on the mountainous Amalfi Coast and a World Heritage Site, where you will have free time to walk in its beautiful streets, take a look at the cathedral or sit on the marina and watch the boats pull in.
Upon your arrival you will check in at you hotel and spend the night in this picturesque town.

Greca Tip: In the land of lemons taste the world famous "limoncello" or the incredible lemon candies and lemon chocolate.

BEAUTIFUL AMALFI
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BEAUTIFUL AMALFI

After an exquisite breakfast, you will have free time to explore the town that was a trading superpower in the middle ages. You can visit the Duomo, the towering cathedral that dominates the main piazza, roam its streets, taste the delicious cuisine, go to the beach and further afield in the surrounding countryside or simply rest and indulge in some people watching. 

Optionally you can join a tour along the wonderful Amalfi Coast.

At night you will have a good rest at your hotel.

Greca Tip: Today you can walk around, eat arancini, pizza and freshly battered and deep fried calamari or enjoy a refreshing swim in the crystal clear waters of nearby beaches, such as the Duoglio beach.

FROM AMALFI TO POMPEII AND THEN TO ROME
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FROM AMALFI TO POMPEII AND THEN TO ROME

After enjoying your delicious buffet breakfast you will have some free time until 15:30 hrs, in order to do some shopping or simply continue resting and admiring this incredible enclave. You will then be transferred to Pompeii where we will begin our trip back to Rome. The estimated time of arrival at the same point from where we departed is at 21:00 hrs.

Greca Tip: You can't leave the Amalfi Coast without buying a handmade ceramic souvenir. 

 CIAO ROMA - FAREWELL ITALY!
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CIAO ROMA - FAREWELL ITALY!

After enjoying your breakfast, and at the time indicated, you will be transferred to Rome airport to board your flight back home or to your next destination.

After spending a few fantastic days with Greca, we hope to see you again soon to create more wonderful moments that will remain in your memory forever!

Have a nice trip! Or as the locals say: "Buon Viaggio!"

Greca Tip: You can extend your stay in Rome, at Step 1 of your reservation.

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