LAKE COMO TO THE SCENIC GREEK ISLES
Stresa • Lake Como • Venice • Mykonos • Santorini • Rhodes
HIGHLIGHTS OF YOUR TOUR
- Fully Escorted in Italy & Greece
- Roundtrip Airfare from New York
- First Class Hotels
- Breakfast and Dinner Daily
- Deluxe Air-conditioned Motorcoaches
- Enjoy the scenic Italian Lake District of Lake Como
- Romantic Venice with Gondola’s through the canals
- Cruise the blue waters of the Greek Isles
- Visit the Greek islands
DAY 1 – USA • MILAN
Depart USA on your flight. The first leg of your journey. Explore the beauty, historic sights and cultures of northern Italy, Croatia and the fabulous Greek Islands. Experience the breathtaking scenery of the Italian lakes followed by a romantic 7-night Eastern Mediterranean cruise aboard the Costa Victoria.
DAY 2 – MILAN • STRESA (Lago Maggiore)
Arrive Milan where you will be met by one of our staff and transferred to your hotel. Your tour begins in the picturesque Italian Lakes region and the beautiful resort of Stresa, Italy.
DAY 3 – STRESA • MILAN • COMO • STRESA
Travel to cosmopolitan Milan for a panoramic tour featuring the Duomo (Cathedral), one of the most magnificent late gothic structures ever built, and La Scala, the world’s most famous opera house. Next, travel to the beautiful resort of Como. Visit one of the areas most distinguished silk producers and learn how this famous fabric is made. Dinner at the hotel in Como.
DAY 4 – STRESA • VENICE • EMBARK ON CRUISE
Enjoy breakfast at leisure before departing for Venice. Your exciting 7-night Eastern Mediterranean cruise begins today. While on board your Costa Victoria cruise ship, all of your meals will be included: breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snacks. Early evening you set sail for Bari, Italy.
DAY 5 – BARI, ITALY
Mid-day you arrive in Bari. Spend the afternoon exploring the medieval streets and Romanesque churches, including the Basilica of Saint Nicholas, built to house the body of Saint Nicholas, now known throughout the world as the man behind the legend of Santa Claus.
DAY 6 – BARI • KATAKOLON, GREECE
Your destination today is Katakolon, Greece, the site of the very first Olympic games. Explore Katakolon on your own, or participate in an optional excursion to nearby Olympia, to find the sacred flame and the ruins of the awesome Temple of Zeus.
DAY 7 – KATAKOLON • SANTORINI • MYKONOS
Arrive on the beautiful island of Santorini. In 1500 BC, a powerful volcano erupted and caused the central part of the island to sink into the sea. Could this be the lost city of Atlantis? Enjoy some leisure time to soak in the breathtaking views of this beautiful island and delve into the mysteries of ancient Santorini. Your next stop is the fashionable island of Mykonos. Enjoy an evening stroll on this oasis as picturesque windmills dot the landscape along with the beautiful beaches, whitewashed houses, and an endless line of boutiques and chapels.
DAY 8 – RHODES, GREECE
Enjoy a full day in port in historic Rhodes to explore its fascinating medieval center, enclosed by huge protective walls. Or, perhaps you may wish to explore Rhodes’ many bazaars and shops that line Socrates Street. If you prefer, an optional tour will be offered to the picturesque seaside town of Lindos.
DAY 9 – AT SEA
Enjoy a full day at sea to sit back, relax by the pool and enjoy all the amenities available on board your cruise ship.
DAY 10 – DUBROVNIK, CROATIA • VENICE, ITALY
This morning you dock in Dubrovnik, Croatia, where you have the opportunity to explore this ancient city. Set on a peninsula, this beautiful city is surrounded by a 1,000-year-old protective wall. Take plenty of time to explore the treasures of this marvelous city. Later, sail to enchanting Venice, built on 117 islands with 150 canals and 400 bridges.
DAY 11 – VENICE • DISEMBARK SHIP • VERONA
Your early morning disembarkation is followed by a visit to charming St. Mark’s Square, a hub of quintessentially Italian activity and events. A local expert provides a leisurely walking tour featuring the Clock Tower, with its famous Moors, St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, and the famous Bridge of Sighs. Mid-afternoon, travel to Verona or Novara. Enjoy a farewell dinner celebrating the end of a fun-filled, memorable trip.
DAY 12 – VERONA • MILAN • USA
Transfer to Milan airport where you will board your homeward bound flight with wonderful memories of the land just visited.
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