The ancient world of the Mediterranean comes to life during your custom-tailored Rome, Sicily, and Greece Tour. The brilliant hues of Michelangelo’s paintings encompass the entirety of the Sistine Chapel. The pillars of the Parthenon support the history of thousands of years of Western Civilization and overlook the city of Athens. Greek temple ruins complement the Sicilian landscape, surrounded by olive groves and citrus orchards. Outdoor markets showcase timeless local traditions, and historic...
Rome – Contemporary Life in an Ancient World
Rome is vibrant and captivating, embodying truth in its namesake as the Eternal City. Byzantine mosaics and Renaissance frescoes decorate churches. Baroque palaces encircle medieval piazzas. Contemporary artists capture the historic beauty of the architecture and the modern movement of the Roman lifestyle. You arrive at Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport. Your private transfer greets you and leads you into the heart of the city, where you find your luxurious hotel. Locals linger at café tables overlooking the walkways. They sip wine and people-watch. The aroma of freshly made pasta and simmering sauces drift out of hidden restaurants.
City life continues to enrich the atmospheric streets, effortlessly blending the past and present around the Pantheon. The Roman structure was erected in 80 AD and highlights the engineering capabilities of the empire. Massive Corinthian columns adorn the façade. The dome has a diameter of 141 feet and remains the largest unreinforced concrete dome in the world. Light pours through the single 29-foot opening at the center of the dome. The marble floor adds to the luster of the interior, where you can find the tombs of Italian Kings and treasured cultural icons, including the legendary painter Raphael.
Rome – A Radiant Time
Rome – The Symbols of Rome
Rome – Enduring Rome
Palermo – The City's Past and Tempting Temples
Taormina – Antique Timelessness
Taormina – More than Beaches
Overnight Ferry – Taking to the Sea
Athens – Hearing the Ancients Call
Athens – Upward to the Acropolis
Athens – Continuing Allure of the Past
- Witness the sensational colors and breathtaking images of the Sistine Chapel
- Walk along the treasured Acropolis in Athens for an up close view of the world-famous Parthenon
- Enjoy a private tour of the Roman Colosseum to view the grand architecture and exceptional space
- Discover the tremendous preserved Roman mosaics at Villa del Casale, a historic villa in Sicily
- Revel in the collection of Greek ruins in the Valley of the Temples, including witnessing one of the best-preserved ancient Greek temples in Sicily
- Delight in a tour of the fabulous ancient life of Syracuse, home of the largest Greek Theater in Sicily
- Explore the ruinous city of Delphi in search of the legendary Oracle
Baroque fountains adorn historic squares with lavish statues depicting ancient gods. Gold trimmings decorate main galleries of churches and glint in the natural light spilling through the windows. Ancient ruins blend with the neoclassical architecture. Stunning coastlines rest beneath the looming peak of Mount Etna. Your 11-day Rome, Sicily, and Greece Tour shows you the marvels of Western Civilization’s history, taking in the culture and architecture of Rome, Sicily, and Greece. Your private transfer meets you at the Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport upon your arrival in Rome. The city is naturally absorbing with its preserved architecture and welcoming culture.
The following day, your guide leads you on a walking tour of the Baroque beauty of the city, from the Spanish Steps to Piazza Navona. Your guide meets you at the hotel for an unforgettable walking tour of imperial Rome, taking you to the stunning sites of the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Next, you venture to Vatican City to witness the magnificent architecture of St. Peter’s Basilica, along with the wondrous art in the Vatican Museum. Your private transfer escorts you to the port, where you board an overnight ferry to Palermo. You arrive in Palermo, ready to tour the eclectic history of the city. Your guide leads you outside the city to the remarkable Greek ruins in the Valley of the Temples near Agrigento.
Then, you explore the charming streets of Piazza Armerina and the persevered Roman mosaics of Villa del Casale. Continue to Syracuse for an exciting guided tour of what was once the largest city in antiquity, before settling into the seaside town of Taormina. Enjoy the charms of Taormina, touring the hillside cobbled streets and discovering the wealth of historical structures around town. Your private transfer escorts you across the Strait of Messina to the port city of Brindisi for your overnight ferry to Greece. You arrive in the Greek city of Patras in the following morning, where your guide greets you at the harbor.
Venture to the enchanting ancient city of Delphi to visit the famous Oracle en route to Athens. Your guide meets you in the hotel lobby and leads you on a sensational tour of Athens, encompassing the ancient and contemporary history of the city, from Syntagma Square to the ancient Acropolis. On your final day in the Mediterranean, your guide will meet you at your hotel. As far as Sicily travel packages go, this experience has inspired you in ways you weren't expecting. You could make your way to Athens International Airport, but you could also extend your trip with a luxurious Aegean cruise taking you to the Greek islands, Turkish coast, and back to Athens.
$3,020 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.
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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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