Trevi Fountain on a sunny day in Rome, Italy

Best of Rome, Athens & Santorini Tour

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

Greece, Italy

Places Visited

Rome, Athens, Delphi, Santorini

Suggested Duration

9 Days

You will get lost in time and beauty during your 9-day best of Greece culture tour. The scintillating past will reveal superb art and ancient feats of architecture. Your custom-tailored tour will immerse you in luxury while bringing the foundations of Western Civilization to life from the antiquity of Athens to the opulent scenery of Santorini while also including the remarkable ruins of Rome, Italy.

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Trip Highlights

  • Journey through the historic city of Rome and enjoy its profuse ancient and classic artifacts
  • Visit the sensational Sistine Chapel, known as one of Michelangelo’s masterpieces
  • See the inspiring ruins of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum
  • Witness the daily life of Romans by venturing through the thriving streets of the city and strolling by the Trevi Fountain
  • Experience the antiquity of Athens at the Acropolis
  • Venture to the amazing ruins of Delphi
  • Wander through the lost city of Akrotiri, believed to be the mythical Atlantis
  • Luxuriate along the scenic cliffs of Santorini

Detailed Description

The grandeur of the past is on full display before you on this 9-day tour of Rome, Athens, and Santorini. Experience the variety of life on these peninsulas as you traverse the vibrant cityscapes and take in the islands in their natural splendor. Take in the cultural monuments that have left the modern world marveling. Travel from the Colosseum to the Vatican, walk along the towering Acropolis of Greece where the Parthenon resides, and investigate beneath the fallen ash of ancient Santorini. These wonders of ancient Western Civilization are waiting to be explored, experienced, and discovered by you.

Your journey through classical Europe begins in Rome. A sprawling cityscape has emerged from Rome's illustrious history, and it is full of both the majestic ruins of antiquity and the finest modern luxuries Europe has to offer. After you settle into your luxurious accommodations, you will have the day to visit the spectacular open sites of Rome. The following day will immerse you in the city's roots as you venture on a half-day guided tour of the Vatican, exploring the enclave's museums and basilica. Conclude the day by taking in the imposing ruins of the Colosseum and the adjacent Roman Forum. Whether you choose to visit the famed fountains of Piazza Navona, appreciate the majestic Trevi Fountain, or enjoy a relaxed stroll through the Borghese, Rome is an open city, on display and filled with wonderment.

Your tour through antiquity continues as you make your way to Athens, Greece. Like Rome, Athens is a city filled with history on display. A half-day Greece tour will have you standing atop the Acropolis and appreciating the splendor of the Parthenon and the surrounding temples. A day trip to Delphi brings you close to the mythological Oracle, who made kings and conquered empires with the force of her predictions. Find yourself on Santorini, the famous island wrapping around the opulent caldera, where the luxuries of modernity are close to the hidden ruins of Akrotiri. Akrotiri was overtaken by volcanic ash during the time of Plato and is rumored to be the Lost City of Atlantis. From stone to cliffs, water to ruins, your time within the historic cities of ancient Western Civilization will be nothing less than phenomenal.

Starting Price

$3,064 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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