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Italy & Greece

Cosmos
By Cosmos
4.3 . Great
95%
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  • Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
    12 days
    From: $ 1,999 $ 167 / day
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    Italy & Greece

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    Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
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    Itinerary

    Day 1 : ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY.

    ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY. Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore Italy’s ancient capital using your CosmosGO app. This evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

    Day 2 : ROME.

    ROME. The “Eternal City” is steeped in history, vibrantly alive and exciting, and absolutely unique! Included sightseeing with a Local Guide starts with St. Peter’s Square and Basilica. Other highlights are the iconic Colosseum, the largest amphitheater ever built and Circus Maximus. An optional visit is available to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, world famous for Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment. (B)

    Day 3 : ROME–PISA–FLORENCE.

    ROME–PISA–FLORENCE. Vistas of rolling hills, cypress trees, vineyards, olive groves, and rural villages form the backdrop of your journey through beautiful Tuscany. Stop in Pisa and enjoy a mini-train ride to see the Square of Miracles and the amazing Leaning Tower, then on to the Florence area. End the day by joining the optional Tuscan dinner in a typical restaurant. (B)

    Day 4 : FLORENCE.

    FLORENCE. This Renaissance gem and city of the Medicis will keep you enthralled the entire day. Don’t miss out on the included walking tour with a Local Guide, which features most of the city highlights. You will see Piazza Santa Croce; beautiful Piazza Signoria; Palazzo Vecchio and its courtyard; Loggia dei Lanzi; and, to top it all, Piazza del Duomo and its cathedral with the Giotto Campanile. Later, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)

    Day 5 : FLORENCE–VERONA–VENICE AREA.

    FLORENCE–VERONA–VENICE AREA. Journey north to enchanting Verona to see the legendary balcony from Romeo and Juliet and spend some time at leisure strolling around Market Square. Continue to the Venice area. (B)

    Day 6 : VENICE.

    VENICE. Venice is more like a marvelous film set than a real-life city, with its crisscrossing canals, gondolas and water buses, arched bridges, palaces, and quiet little piazzas. Take a BOAT RIDE to St. Mark’s Square and enjoy time at leisure and a chance to watch Venetian GLASSBLOWERS at work. Don’t miss out on the optional gondola trip, gliding along the picturesque canals with a local troubadour to serenade you. (B,D)

    Day 7 : VENICE AREA–ANCONA (EMBARKA...

    VENICE AREA–ANCONA (EMBARKATION)–OVERNIGHT FERRY CROSSING TO PATRAS, GREECE. Travel across the flatlands of the Po Delta to reach Ancona on the shores of the Adriatic, to embark on the FERRY for the crossing to Patras. (B)

    Day 8 : PATRAS (DISEMBARKATION)–OLY...

    PATRAS (DISEMBARKATION)–OLYMPIA. During the crossing, enjoy all the ship’s facilities. Disembark in Patras and drive south into the Peloponnese to Olympia. (B,D)

    Day 9 : OLYMPIA–NAUPLIA.

    OLYMPIA–NAUPLIA. Enjoy time at leisure, or make the most of this morning by taking the optional tour of the sites of ancient Olympia, including the ruins of the Temple of Zeus. In the afternoon, enjoy the rugged scenery of the Peloponnese on the way to Nauplia. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)

    Day 10 : NAUPLIA–MYCENAE–ATHENS.

    NAUPLIA–MYCENAE–ATHENS. Make a morning visit with a Local Guide to the impressive ruins of MYCENAE, an ancient city of Homer's epics. Later, stop to view the Corinth Canal, which was built between 1881 and 1893. (B)

    Day 11 : ATHENS.

    ATHENS. Join the included sightseeing tour of Athens, featuring the highlights of the ancient capital and a visit to the ACROPOLIS. Explore the shops and museums or take a trip to the coast to swim. In the evening, enjoy the lively atmosphere of the tavernas in the old Plaka district with its narrow streets and sound of bouzouki music, or join an optional Greek dinner. (B)

    Day 12 : ATHENS.

    ATHENS. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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    154 Cosmos Travel Reviews & Ratings

    95%
    4.3 out of 5 (100+ reviews)
    Excellent 75
    Great 54
    Average 17
    Disappointing 5
    Terrible 3
    Value
    4.3
    Guide
    4.3
    Activities
    4.3
    Lodging
    4.3
    Transportation
    4.3
    Meals
    4.3

    Italy & Greece

    Fun, Had Many New, Educational And Exciting Experiences

    4.0
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    Value4.0
    Guide4.0
    Activities4.0
    Lodging4.0
    Transportation4.0
    Meals4.0
    Land transportation was good. Schedule was ambitious; however, it allowed us to see everything. Tour guides were excellent. Hotels for the most part were very good to excellent. Tour director good.
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    Average

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    Value3.0
    Guide3.0
    Activities3.0
    Lodging3.0
    Transportation3.0
    Meals3.0
    It was pretty awesome, we got to see just about everything. The tour guides are so helpful and caring. One thing I could say is that maybe they can ask tour groups to rate the meals that are included and optional right after the event, that way you could have better feedback about the quality of the food and their customer service. Not all restaurants were a great experience.

    Also, I had a very awful experience at one of the leather making demonstrations in the shopping mall in Florence, Italy and no one followed up with me about that situation which involved 3 other people I brought on the trip, and I recommended Cosmos to them! You are most welcome to reach me at ethanphoenix83@yahoo.com if you need further information about that. Thank you

    But overall I do continue to recommend Cosmos. Cosmos had nothing to do with our experience at the shopping centre but I would say that Cosmos should had contacted us as a courtesy follow up for continues customer service.
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    Very Good

    4.0
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    Value4.0
    Guide4.0
    Activities4.0
    Lodging4.0
    Transportation4.0
    Meals4.0
    Excellent itinerary, professional and knowledgeable tour guide, great mixture of ages on trip. Took my daughter and 15 year-old grandson who were happy with their experience. Several families were on trip with young people ages 11-18 who really bonded with each other. The young people interacted well with all the adults. I would recommend this trip for families. Thank you.
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    Very Good

    4.0
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    Value4.0
    Guide4.0
    Activities4.0
    Lodging4.0
    Transportation4.0
    Meals4.0
    It was an amazing trip. Wonderful tour director. Great accommodations. Great excursions. Good food. Very well planned and organized. I would recommend to anyone who wants to get the feel and flavors of both countries. Take this trip. A wonderful experience.
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    Company Reviews

    Excellent Experience and Excellent Guide

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    Value5.0
    Guide5.0
    Activities5.0
    Lodging5.0
    Transportation5.0
    Meals5.0
    I would highly recommend this company and some trips to Scandinavia and Baltic. The countries are amazing, the service and our guide Ausra Paukste was really the best ever. If you wish to visit this region consider Cosmos company.
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    Great Cosmos Value

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    Value4.0
    Guide4.0
    Activities4.0
    Lodging4.0
    Transportation4.0
    Meals4.0
    I am a budget solo female traveler. I have traveled with COSMOS for about 20 years in the past, all over Europe, Switzerland, Turkey, etc. The best thing is that I never have to pay extra for single supplement when I room with someone. If Cosmos can not find a room mate for you, you end up having the whole room. Because of this feature, I was able to travel everywhere by my self with reasonable price. Cosmos always provides great value for the bucks. I would do it again. I highly recommend to you all.
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