When you arrive in Rome, also known as the Eternal City, a private vehicle will be ready and waiting to welcome you and take you to your hotel.
As you journey to the hotel, you’ll get a glimpse of why Rome is considered the epitome of historical richness in the Western world. You have the rest of the day free to unwind and enjoy the Italian capital at your leisure
After a nice breakfast, you will have free time to explore the ‘Eternal City’ at your own pace. You can choose from a variety of options, such as walking, visiting monuments, going shopping or simply tasting the local culinary delights, including pastas, veggies, meat, and fish.
Optionally, you can book a guided tour in English with exclusive, skip-the-line tickets and visit the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica, or the magical Colosseum.
Early in the morning and after a tasty breakfast, you will have to get to Rome Termini to your own to take the train to Naples, the gateway to southern Italy.
Once in Naples, our transfer will wait for you at the station to continue the way to Sorrento.
Sorrento is a coastal city in southwestern Italy, facing the Gulf of Naples on the Sorrentine Peninsula. Perched on cliffs that separate the city from its busy marinas, it is famous for its panoramic views of the sea and Piazza Tasso, a square lined with cafes. The historic center is a maze of narrow passages home to the Chiesa di San Francesco, a 14th-century church with a serene cloister.
After breakfast, we will have to go to the port to 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.
During the sailing, we will also visit the Blue Grotto, if weather conditions are good, which is one of several sea caves worldwide that is flooded with brilliant blue or emerald light.
Capri is an island in the Bay of Naples in Italy, famous for its rugged scenery, exclusive hotels, and commerce, from designer fashions to limoncello and handmade leather sandals.
One of its best-known natural sites is the Blue Grotto, a dark cavern where the sea shines with an electric blue color, the product of sunlight passing through an underwater cave. In the summer, Capri’s spectacular cove-lined coastline attracts many yachts.
After a delicious breakfast in your hotel, you will be transferred to the beautiful Amalfi coast.
Amalfi was founded in the year 830, the maximum splendor of the city came during the 9th century when it was part of one of the four Italian Maritime Republics. At this historical moment, the navigation rules were governed by the so-called Amalfi Tables, the oldest marine code in the world
After an exquisite breakfast, you will have free time to explore the town that was a trading superpower in the middle ages.
The Amalfi Coast is a 50 kilometers stretch of coastline along the southern edge of Italy’s Sorrento Peninsula, in the Campania region. It is a popular vacation destination with vertical cliffs and a rugged shoreline with small beaches and pastel-colored fishing villages. The coastal path from the port city of Salerno to Sorrento over the cliffs passes grand villas, terraced vineyards, and cliff-top lemon groves
At night you will have a good rest at your hotel.
Following our delightful breakfast, you will have leisure time until 3:00 PM. You can do some shopping or simply continue to relax and marvel at the remarkable history of this ancient seafaring town. Amalfi has been a prominent tourist destination since the time of the Roman Empire, renowned for its significance during the era of emperors and conquests.
Later, you will be transferred directly to Naples, where your train journey back to Rome will commence. You can expect to arrive at Roma Termini station around 7:00 PM.
After breakfast, and at the time indicated, we will transfer you to Rome International Airport for your flight to Athens.
Upon your arrival in the mythical city of Athens, you will be greeted with a seamless transfer to your hotel in one of our vehicles, where your professional and friendly English-speaking driver will ensure your comfort and convenience throughout the journey.
Later in the afternoon, at an agreed time, our representative will meet you at the hotel to provide all the essential details of your trip. They will also offer a captivating presentation of the city, sharing insights into its everyday way of life. This is an excellent opportunity for you to ask any questions and have any doubts dispelled, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience throughout the rest of your trip.
You will have the remainder of the day free to relax and discover Athens at your own pace, taking in the sights, sounds, and flavors of this remarkable city.
After breakfast and at the appointed time, we will commence our journey.
We will visit the panoramic tour of the Athenian Neoclassical Center: the Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the University, the Library, the National Academy, the Ilion Palace, the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Gate, the Panathenaic Stadium, and many other monuments and sites of great interest.
You will learn all there is to know about their history and background from the licensed English-speaking guide accompanying you on this tour.
After the panoramic tour, you will visit the “sacred rock”, the magnificent Acropolis, and the Acropolis Museum. The entrance fee to both sites is included. At the end of the visit, you can either return to your hotel or set out on your adventure through the charming and picturesque streets of Plaka.
Embark on an exciting journey as we transfer you to the vibrant port of Piraeus. From there, you’ll set sail on a ferry bound for the famous island of Mykonos. Bask in the perfect timing of the crossing, enjoying the sun-drenched deck and immersing yourself in the captivating shades of the Aegean Sea.
Mykonos, known as the “heap of stones” or the “rocky place,” holds a rich history. According to legend, it was named after Mykonos, the heroic son of King Anius of Delos. As you arrive on this cosmopolitan island, our friendly English-speaking representative will warmly welcome you. They’ll assist with your hotel transfer and introduce you to the enchanting charms of Mykonos.
The remainder of the day is yours to unwind and embrace the laid-back island lifestyle. Immerse yourself in the unhurried pace embraced by the locals, allowing yourself to truly relax and soak in the beauty of Mykonos.
Free day to spend a delightful time exploring the stunning island of Mykonos. Known as a favorite destination for the international “jet set,” it offers a wealth of attractions including beautiful beaches, glamorous shops, and vibrant nightlife.
When it comes to food, Mykonos offers Mediterranean cuisine that incorporates fresh vegetables, flavorful olive oil, and a variety of aromatic spices such as oregano and basil. You can also indulge in delicious fish and seafood dishes.
Remember to visit the nearby historic island of Delos, just a short ferry ride away. According to Greek mythology, Delos is the legendary birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. This ancient island has been inhabited since 3000 BC and holds immense cultural significance from ancient times.
Start your day with a delicious breakfast, embracing the Greek way of life. Our private vehicle will pick you up at the agreed time to take you to the port.
Get ready to captivate as Santorini’s port comes into view. The first revelation is the stunning capital city, Fira. You’ll witness white houses perched on the cliffside, gazing at the volcano.
Once you arrive, our friendly English-speaking representative will welcome you warmly. Then, he’ll escort you to your hotel. He’ll also provide insights into the remarkable features of this picturesque island.
Take the rest of the day to wander through the charming narrow streets. Immerse yourself in the incredible Santorini.
Free day to explore, at your own pace, the magical island of Santorini, considered to be the lost continent of Atlantis. Venetian Giacomo Barozzi gave the name of the island. He was inspired by the presence of a chapel dedicated to Saint Eirini.
Optionally, you can go on a dazzling sailboat tour that will take you over to the small islands of Santorini Caldera, Nea, and Palea Kameni, with the hot springs of green and yellow waters.
At the time indicated you will be transferred to Santorini airport to board your flight to Istanbul via Athens.
After your arrival in the city that was once Byzantium (and later Constantinople), an English-speaking assistant will be waiting for you at the airport. He will inform you about all the details of your itinerary, answer your questions and offer you a brief presentation of the city and its day to day life.
The transfer to your hotel will take place in one of our private vehicles and your assistant will help you with the check-in. The rest of the day will be free for you to relax and start enjoying this stunning city.
In the morning, your friendly English-speaking assistant will pick you up and transfer you to Istanbul airport for your flight to Ankara, the capital of Turkey.
In Ankara, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the renowned Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, which showcases the fascinating history and culture of the Anatolian region.
You’ll also explore the Mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk, honoring the nation’s revered founding father and first president.
Afterward, you’ll embark on a picturesque journey toward the enchanting region of Cappadocia, known for its surreal landscapes and captivating cave architecture.
Along the way to your hotel, you’ll make a stop at one of the region’s largest underground cities, marveling at its intricate tunnels and chambers.
Upon arriving at your hotel, you can settle in, enjoy a delicious dinner, and relax, preparing for the adventures that await you in Cappadocia.
After enjoying a hearty breakfast, we will dedicate the entire day to exploring the remarkable region and Turkish cities of Kirsehir, Nigde, and Kayseri.
Our journey begins in the town of Uçhisar, where we’ll delve into its troglodyte villages and venture deep into the Underground City of Kaymakli. This expansive underground settlement, one of the largest in the region, will leave us in awe with its intricate network of tunnels and chambers.
Continuing our adventure, we’ll make our way to the awe-inspiring Göreme Valley. Here, we’ll be enchanted by the open-air museum, which showcases churches intricately carved into the rock and adorned with beautiful frescoes. The rich history and spiritual atmosphere of this site will undoubtedly captivate us.
In the afternoon, we’ll be treated to the breathtaking landscapes of Pasabag Valley. As we explore the area, we’ll marvel at the incredible cave dwellings and the famous limestone fairy chimneys that dot the scenery.
Our next stop will be Avanos, a town renowned for its pottery heritage that dates back to the Hittites. We’ll have the opportunity to immerse ourselves in the artistic ambiance of countless pottery factories. Notably, Avanos recently revealed an underground city, boasting three floors, homes, tunnels, and places of worship.
As the late afternoon approaches, we’ll return to our hotel for a delicious dinner and a well-deserved rest.
After a filling breakfast and early in the morning, you will leave for Pamukkale, meaning ‘cotton castle’ in Turkish. On your way there you will stop at the Old Palace and Medieval Fort of Caravanserai built along the trade route that once lead to Persia and where merchants from the east and west used to rest, stock up on supplies and socialize. Upon your arrival you will have free time to familiarize yourself with the city and maybe visit Pamukkale’s terraces full of travertine from the hot thermal springs of the area. You will spend the night here in Pamukkale and enjoy dinner at your hotel.
Breakfast at your hotel and, at the agreed time, you will visit the archaeological site of Ephesus, the vast and beautiful Greco-Roman city, a vibrant metropolis.
In Ephesus, you will visit the ruins of the Odeon, a small roofed theatre for plays and concerts, the Temple of Hadrian, the Library of Celsus, which once held nearly 12,000 scrolls, the Greco-Roman theater as well as the Agora and the Basilica of Saint John, built during the reign of the emperor Justinian in the 6th century.
A major tourist attraction is Maryemana, a house that is believed to be the last resting place of the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus.
Afterward, you will stop at a leather production center, where you can pick the ‘silk leather’ item that you like at much-reduced prices. You will continue to Izmir, have dinner, and then rest.
After enjoying a satisfying breakfast at your hotel, we will arrange a seamless transfer for you to either Izmir Airport for your flight to Istanbul or to the charming port of Kusadasi, where you can embark on an unforgettable cruise in the Aegean Sea.
Upon your arrival in Istanbul, we will ensure a comfortable and hassle-free transfer to your hotel, providing you with the perfect opportunity to unwind and recharge.
After you’ve fueled up with breakfast, we’ll swing by your hotel or the nearest meeting spot to kick off a full-day adventure exploring Istanbul, an incredible city.
Get ready for an epic experience with our friendly English-speaking guide, all-inclusive tickets, a scrumptious lunch at a fantastic central city restaurant, and visits to the most awe-inspiring landmarks passed down by the Ottoman, Byzantine, and Roman empires.
Also, brace yourself for the grandeur of Hagia Sophia, the thrilling Constantinople Racecourse, the stunning Blue Mosque, the majestic Topkapi Palace, and the bustling Grand Bazaar, where you’ll find a whopping 4,000+ stores to explore.
Once the tour concludes, you’re welcome to soak up the enchanting ambiance of the old city a little longer, savoring every moment. When you’re ready, you can make your way back to your hotel.
After savoring a delightful breakfast, we will arrange a seamless transfer for you to Istanbul Airport, ensuring you arrive in good time for your international flight.
The entire team at Greca extends their warmest wishes for a safe and pleasant journey. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon, creating more unforgettable moments that will stay with you forever.
Have a wonderful trip! Or, as the locals say, “Iyi yolculuklar!”