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Italy and the Greek Islands
June 2020 - 10 Day Private Tour
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Discover ancient cities, Italian coasts, and Greek Islands
Stay in 4-star central hotels with upgraded meals
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Sail through the Greek Islands on a 3-day 3-night cruise
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Explore the ancient cities of Rome, Pompeii, and Athens
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Soak up the Italian summer sun in Sorrento and Capri Island
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Make your own Mediterranean postcard memories

Italy and the Greek Islands

Rome, Pompeii, Sorrento, Capri Island, Athens, and a Greek Islands Cruise

10 days    June 2020

Ancient cities, Italian coasts, and a dazzling Greek Islands cruise through the emerald waters of the Aegean Sea – this could be the story of your 2020 summer.

Flying into Rome, get your city fix as you wander Roman streets and take in some of the age-old sights. Then head down to the Italian coastal town of Sorrento; make a stop at Pompeii and enjoy a day trip to Capri Island. Flying over to Greece, you’ll discover the history and the hip neighborhoods of Athens before boarding your 3-day, 3-night Greek Island cruise. Marvel as iconic Greek postcard scenes come to life; swaying windmills, dramatic cliffs, and whitewashed houses.

Enjoy tour highlights which include:

  • Round-trip flights from USA to Athens and European airport transfers
  • Flight from Naples, Italy to Athens, Greece
  • A specialist Tour Manager from beginning to end
  • Centrally located 4 star hotels
  • A 3 day 3 night Greek Islands cruise departing from the port of Piraeus in Athens, and making stop-offs at Mykonos, Kusadasi, Patmos, Heraklion (Crete), and Santorini
  • Included excursions to Ancient Ephesus (Kusadasi) and Oia Village (Santorini)
  • Sailing aboard a modern cruise ship including facilities such as lounges, bars, and restaurants, a fully equipped gym, access to a range of daily activities including yoga, dance classes and more
  • Guided sightseeing tours in Pompeii and Athens including entrances to Pompeii and the Acropolis
  • A day trip to the Italian island of Capri
  • Full daily hot buffet breakfasts as well as daily delicious dinners (except for 1 night in Sorrento) – all of upgraded quality. On the 3 day cruise you will enjoy breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and a drinks package
  • Smartphone app for all travelers with schedules, timings, menu choices, maps, hotel info and more

With 4-star central hotel stays and upgraded meals, sign up for a 2020 summer in the Mediterranean and create magical memories that, simply put, are just priceless.

 

Tour Route

Italy and Greek Island Tour | July 2020 | Lingo Tours

Italy and the Greek Islands

Starting off in Rome, your exploration of Italy will see you travel to Pompeii, Sorrento, and Capri Island before transferring to Naples for your flight to Athens.
Absorb the culture of a past and present day Athens before setting sail on your 3-day 3-night cruise through the Greek Islands. Return to Athens for your flight home.

Accommodation

4-Star Central Hotel Stays | Lingo Tours

4-star central hotel stays

  • Rome (1 night)
  • Sorrento (2 nights)
  • Athens (2 nights)
  • Cruise (3 nights)
All hotels are centrally located and of 4 star standards. The exact hotels will be communicated closer to departure time.

Restaurants & Meals

Upgraded tour meals | Lingo Tours

High quality tour meals

When you travel with Lingo Tours, you will always enjoy meals of upgraded quality.
On this tour you'll enjoy full daily hot buffet breakfasts as well as daily delicious dinners (excluding one night in Sorrento).
On the 3 day cruise you will enjoy breakfasts, lunches, and dinners.

Day by Day

  • Start the adventure of a lifetime by departing USA and flying overnight to Rome, Italy.
  • Arrive in Rome where your Tour Manager will greet you at the airport. Explore the city on a Tour Manager led walking tour taking in key sights such as Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Fontana di Trevi and the Spanish Steps. Sit down all together in the evening for dinner…. Benvenuto in Italia, welcome to Italy!
  • Time to head out of the big city as you transfer to Sorrento. On the way, you’ll make a stop at the ancient Roman town that was buried in ashes in 79 AD, Pompeii. Learn all about the key facts and take in the stories with a guided sightseeing tour from an expert guide. Once in Sorrento, take a stroll with your Tour Manager through the iconic town, before sitting down for a relaxing dinner all together at night.
  • Get out on the water with a day trip to Capri Island where you’ll have time to visit the island community of Anacapri. Soak up the sun and sand with some dedicated beach time before circumnavigating the island via a boat trip returning to Sorrento.
  • Time to switch countries as you fly to Athens! Transfer to Naples for your flight from Italy to Greece. Once you’ve arrived in Greece, take a Tour Manager led walk through the Plaka area of Athens before sitting down to a delicious dinner.
  • Let’s go island hopping! Board your cruise in Athens and sail off to Mykonos Island where you will arrive in the early evening. Make the most of your 5 hours to explore the dreamy iconic Greek island which is known as the “island of the winds” with it’s distinctive windmills. Return to your cruise ship by 11pm for your overnight journey to the next port.
  • Today you’ll make stop-offs at Kusadasi and Patmos, taking an included bus tour in Kusadasi to discover the ancient Ephesus which was built 3,000 years ago. Then cruise over to the hourglass-shaped island of Patmos, known among locals as the “Holy Island” named after St John the Apostle. Spend the afternoon and evening here before you depart for Heraklion at 9pm.
  • Sailing into Heraklion in the morning, marvel at the Koules Fortress that guards the ancient capital of Crete. Then be back onboard by 11:30am for your next island hop to Santorini where you will be greeted by the striking cliffs vertically dotted with traditional white Greek houses and blue domed churches. Enjoy an included excursion to see the spectacular Oia village up-close, perched high on the caldera rim. Start your sail back to Athens at 9:30pm.
  • Arrive back to in Athens in the early morning and make the most of your last full day with a guided sightseeing tour of the city. Also included is entrance to the Acropolis. Climb to the top of the hill and take a break to enjoy the view, looking out past one of the 2,400 year old columns. Wrap the day up, and the tour, with your Farewell Dinner in the evening.
  • Transfer to Athens airport for your return flight to USA.

Included on tour

  • Round-trip flights from USA
  • Flight from Naples, Italy to Athens, Greece
  • European airport transfers
  • A specialist Tour Manager from beginning to end
  • Centrally located 4 star hotels
  • A 3-day 3-night Greek Island cruise (see next page for more details) including breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and a drinks package
  • Two additional included excursions to Ephesus and Oia, Santorini during the cruise (subject to cruise schedule change)
  • Daily hot buffet breakfasts
  • Daily 3-course dinners (except second night in Sorrento) – all of upgraded quality
  • Guided sightseeing tours in Pompeii and Athens including entrances to Pompeii and the Acropolis
  • Transportation for all scheduled activities including a boat trip to Capri Island as well as a  private high-quality motor coach for excursions
  • Smartphone app for all travelers with schedules, timings, menu choices, maps, hotel info and more

Travel Dates

June 2020 – Depart Detroit/Chicago, USA flying to Rome, Italy.
Return from Athens, Greece on Day 10 of the tour.

Greek Island Cruise

Your 3 day, 3 night Greek Islands Cruise departs from the port of Piraeus in Athens and includes:
  • Stop-offs at Mykonos, Kusadasi, Patmos, Heraklion (Crete), and Santorini
  • The included excursions to Ancient Ephesus (Kusadasi) and Oia Village (Santorini)
  • A modern cruise ship with facilities on-board that includes lounges, bars, and restaurants, a fully equipped gym, a library, a children’s playground, as well as shops selling various traditional Greek products
  • Full breakfasts, lunches, and dinners for each day you are onboard including a drinks package
  • Access to a range of daily activities onboard including yoga, dance classes and more
  • A range of other excursions and half day trips are also available (not included)

Enroll on tour

Sign up online with tour code IGI071 and secure your space by paying the registration fee.
If you would like more information (PDF tour brochure, rates etc.) please contact the Group Leader who is organizing this tour.

Rome

Rome Italy Tour

Pompeii

Capri Island

Capri Island Italy Sorrento

Sorrento

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Athens

Athens Changing of the Guard

Greek Islands

Rome & Greek Island Hopping Tour - 9 Day Private Group Tour | Lingo Tours