Lose yourself in luxury, history and romance as you effortlessly drift through Italy and Greece on this three-week tour. Beginning in the Venetian canals, we lead you through the hearts of opulence in Lake Como and the Italian Riviera before you find yourself at peace on the whitewashed island of Santorini in the Aegean Sea. Complemented by authentic Tuscan feasts and quiet seaside Italian towns, this three-week tour will reveal all that is magical, timeless and positively cherished in these two...
Venice - Romance Beings in the Canals of Venice
Touching down in Venice, not a moment of romance or adventure is wasted. Upon arrival, you will connect with a water taxi that will transfer you through these infamous canals, arriving eventually at your hotel. Perched on the edge of the Riva delgi Schiavoni – mere steps away from St Mark’s Square and the Doge Palace, the white Istria stone façade of the hotel shimmers in the lagoon below. The hotel has retained the original Biedermeier furnishings inside, which creates an elegant and relaxed atmosphere that feels almost untouched by time. As you enter your unique suite, you will catch your first soaring view of this effervescent city, building excitement for all that lies ahead.
Venice - Exploring a Rare and Authentic Venice
Venice - The Art and Antiquity of the Islands in the Venice Lagoon
Lake Como - Travel by Train to the Opulent Shores of Lake Como
Lake Como - Weaving and Wandering Bellagio
Lake Como - Acquaint Yourself with the Romance of Lake Como
Portofino - Travel by Ferry and Train to Your Villa in Portofino
Portofino - Explorations of Portofino’s Landscape, Culture and Indulgences
Portofino - Trave to Cinque Terre to Explore Seaside Terraced Villages
Florence - Disappear into the Heart of Tuscany
Florence - Feel the Inspirational Power of Val d’Orcia
Florence - Explore the Heart of the Renaissance
Day 13 - 15
Florence - Sink into the Rhythm of Florence
Santorini - Travel via Rome to Greece
Santorini - Casual Explorations of Santorini
Santorini - The Beaches of the Aegean Cyclades
Santorini - Dipping Below the Surface of the Aegean Sea
A Lighthouse and Sunset in Akrotiri Caldera Beach
Santorini - A Final Blissful Day in Greece
Santorini - Return Home
- Glide through the Venetian canals on a gondola, admiring the impossible romance of this ancient city
- Sail across Lake Como to the pinnacle of luxury, finding your rhythm in the lakeside town of Bellagio
- Find yourself between sea and olive tree as you wander between the five colorful and historic towns of Cinque Terre
- Lose yourself in the heart of the Renaissance, wandering and feasting your way across the rolling hills of Tuscany
- Find total relaxation in the Agean Sea, spending six blissful days between whitewashed buildings and delicately powerful views
- Indulge in every Italian and Grecian delicacy conceivable, as you move effortlessly between wine lands, olive fields, ocean and village
Blissful, passionate, and utterly comprehensive, this three-week itinerary shares with you every ounce of romance, opulence and adventure that Italy and Greece have to offer. From the canals of Venice through to the shores of Santorini, and every vineyard, restaurant, gallery and alleyway that lies between, you will not only visit – but also experience – the most coveted sights in the region. Traveling between luxury accommodation by rail, ferry and plane, there are few opportunities more decadent than this.
Beginning in Venice, Italy first captures your imagination with her Venetian masks, island-based glass blowers and delicate lace shops. After strolling the alleyways and drifting on gondolas, you then move onto the utterly exclusive shores of Lake Como and the Italian Riviera, where luxury and charm intersect beneath the mountains. From there, you travel through the ever-charming villages of Cinque Terre, moving on to the rolling hills of Tuscany. Vineyards, the Renaissance and a stream of Tuscan flavors will characterize your remaining days in Italy, before you eventually travel onwards to Greece by way of Rome.
Your adventure concludes with a full week on the whitewashed island of Santorini. Adored for her simple elegance and timeless character, a visit here requires little more than drifting between sunsets with ouzo in hand. Days are filled just as much as you desire – with many opting to slip into lagoons, wander beneath windmills and savor the fresh flavors emerging out of taverns. Innumerable beaches, each more unique and stunning than the next, are sure to entice you in the late afternoon. Here, you can wait for sunset to turn a whitewashed lighthouse a dusty shade of pink, before you reviews eventually return back to reality – just a little more enchanted.
$5,759 per person (excluding international flights)
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