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Italy & Greece

11 days
Take a look inside the two cultures that unanimously shaped western civilization. As you make your way through Italy and Greece’s most iconic cities and legendary landscapes, you’ll walk through the backdrops of ancient mythology and in the footsteps of emperors. Watch as history comes to life in Athens and Rome, and sit back and savor the good life in sunny Sorrento and the Isle of Capri.

Let us handle the details

Expert Tour Director

Local cuisine with beer or wine

Handpicked hotels

Sightseeing with local guides

Private transportation

Personalized flight options

Let us handle the details

Expert Tour Director

Local cuisine with beer or wine

Handpicked hotels

Sightseeing with local guides

Private transportation

Personalized flight options

Your tour includes

  • 9 nights in handpicked hotels

  • Breakfast daily, 4 three-course dinners with beer or wine

  • Guided sightseeing

  • Multilingual Tour Director

  • Private deluxe motor coach

  • Select entrance fees

Overnight Flight1 night

Day 1

Your trip begins with a regularly scheduled overnight flight to Naples aboard an internationally recognized airline.

Sorrento2 nights Hotel info

Day 2

Included meals: Dinner

After clearing customs, a Go Ahead representative greets you and escorts you to your hotel in Sorrento. Relax before meeting your fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Day 3

Included meals: Breakfast

Included entrances: Capri Island Cruise

Sail across the Bay of Naples to the famed Isle of Capri, whose magnificent vistas have been celebrated since the days of the early Roman emperors. Visit the village of Capri and, weather permitting, journey by boat around the island to view its many caves and grottos. Return to Sorrento, where you might wish to join our optional excursion to indulge in a rustic Italian farmhouse dinner and wine tasting.

Optional Excursion - Rustic Italy: Farmhouse Dinner & Wine Tasting $105*pp Details

Take a short trip outside of Sorrento for a cultural experience at an agriturismo, or farm stay. Here you’ll have a chance to explore the lush gardens, cultivated fields and vegetation, typical of many Mediterranean regions. After touring the farm, savor an aperitif of prosecco, meant to stimulate the appetite. A four-course dinner will follow, complete with a wine tasting lead by an experienced sommelier. After an evening experiencing the Italian art of eating, return to Sorrento.

Rome3 nights Hotel info

Day 4

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Included entrances: Pompeii ruins

Leave the seaside town of Sorrento for the eternal grandeur of Rome, stopping along the way to explore the legendary ruins of Pompeii. When Mount Vesuvius erupted nearly 2,000 years ago, it covered this Roman resort town in volcanic ash, perfectly preserving its temples, theaters and homes. Now that nearly the entire site has been excavated, you’ll get a firsthand look at what life was once like for citizens of the ancient Roman Empire on a guided sightseeing tour. Arrive in Rome this evening and join your group for an included dinner.

Day 5

Included meals: Breakfast

Included entrances: The Colosseum

This morning, soak up over 2,000 years of history during a sightseeing tour of Imperial Rome. You’ll also view the Forum—the ancient meeting place of the Romans—as well as the Colosseum. You’ll then have a free afternoon to continue your explorations of the city. Later, you may choose to join our optional excursion, Dinner with Tenors.

Optional Excursion - Dinner with Tenors $79*pp Details

End your day with an elegant four-course dinner at one of our favorite Roman restaurants. While you dine, you’ll be treated to some of opera's best-loved arias…and you might even join the singers on stage. Don’t miss this lighthearted evening of food and fun!

Day 6

Included meals: Breakfast

This morning, join an optional excursion to Vatican City, including St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. You’ll also see Michelangelo’s Pietà. Otherwise, you have an entire day on your own to explore or relax in Rome.

Optional Excursion - Iconic Sights: Vatican City $89*pp Details

This guided tour takes you inside the world’s smallest state, Vatican City. Upon arrival, you'll first visit the Vatican Museums, which recently celebrated a 500-year anniversary and hold many of the world's most important Classical and Renaissance-era sculptures. Next, you'll visit the Sistine Chapel, where you'll gaze on what is perhaps Michelangelo's greatest masterpiece. Finally, you'll visit the enormous St. Peter’s Basilica, the epicenter of the Roman Catholic faith. The artists whose efforts have contributed to its glory are some of the best Italy has ever known, including Bramante, Peruzzi, Raphael and Michelangelo. Masterpieces await at every turn, from Bernini’s magnificent bronze canopy to Michelangelo’s Pietà. Please note: This excursion is not available on Sunday.

Must be booked 70 days before departure

Nauplia2 nights Hotel info

Day 7

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Board a flight to Greece. After landing in Greece, you’ll travel to Nauplia, passing the Corinth Canal on your way. Dinner is included in Nauplia

Day 8

Included meals: Breakfast

Included entrances: Epidaurus Amphitheatre, Mycenae Archeological Site

Surrounded by lush green landscapes and sandy beaches of Epidaurus, you’ll enjoy a guided tour and visit Greece’s best-preserved ampitheatre Later, view the archaeological treasures at Mycenae.

Athens2 nights Hotel info

Day 9

Included meals: Breakfast

Included entrances: Acropolis site

A local guide introduces you to the highlights of this bustling ancient capital. On your tour of the Acropolis—the original City on a Hill—you can walk amid the ruins of the Parthenon and the Temple of Athena Nike with its graceful statue of its namesake goddess. Descending from the Acropolis, view the Presidential Guard in their traditional costumes and the classically inspired Greek Parliament. Then, pass through Syntagma Square, where you’ll see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Tonight, savor classical Greek cuisine at our optional dinner highlighting the flavors of the Mediterranean.

Optional Excursion - Greek Folklore Evening $65*pp Details

Head down to Athens' lively Plaka district for a night of food and fun. You'll enjoy Greek specialties along with a showcase of traditional dances from across Greece, including the well-known plate dance. Careful, though: our travelers have been known to jump on stage and join in the fun. Opa!

Day 10

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today is yours to explore the many wonders of Athens at your own pace. Or, you might join an optional morning excursion to Cape Sounion to view the Temple of Poseidon. This evening, rejoin your group for tonight’s farewell dinner.

Optional Excursion - Cape Sounion $35*pp Details

Journey to the southern tip of the Attic Peninsula to take in the sights of the Poseidon Coast, including sandy beaches, natural and manmade harbors and, of course, the Aegean Sea itself. High above the sparkling shoreline, the Temple of Poseidon dominates the landscape. Of the original structure, 16 elegant Doric pillars remain. Afterward, decide how you'd like to spend your free time. Take a moment to look out from the lofty cliffside vantage point, where you can see five Aegean islands on a clear day. You may also choose to enjoy a coffee, stop in the souvenir shop or stroll through the area. Please note: This excursion involves some walking on uneven terrain.

Day 11

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

If you’re not continuing on our tour extension to Santorini, a Go Ahead representative will escort you to the airport for your return flight home.

Add Santorini & Athens, 4 nights $619 pp

Please note: Extension is not available on all departure dates.

Once thought to be the lost city of Atlantis, the volcanic island of Santorini is now known for its black-sand beaches, sprawling vineyards and cliff-lined shores. The island’s volcanic soil is ideal for harvesting grapes, making it a world-class wine producer. As you soak in the Mediterranean sunset each night, be sure to sample a glass (or two) of Santorini’s labels. During your stay, you’ll also discover the area’s rich history on a local guided tour and a visit to the museum of Akrotiri, a Minoan colony buried in volcanic ash 3,600 years ago.

Santorini3 nights Hotel info

Day 11

Included meals: Breakfast

Included entrances: Akrotiri Excavations

Travel to Santorini by way of ferry. Upon arrival, admire splendid views of Santorini as you discover the sights on your guided tour. You’ll also visit the Akrotiri Excavations, located on the southwestern side of the island.

Day 12

Included meals: Breakfast

Today is free for exploring Santorini or relaxing as you choose.

Day 13

Included meals: Breakfast

Today is a free day to explore on your own. This afternoon, partake in an optional Greek Wine Tasting and Lunch.

Optional Excursion - Greek Wine Tasting & Lunch $45*pp Details

Santorini was once a volcano, and the island's nutrient-rich soil nurtures some outstanding vineyards. On this excursion, you'll enjoy a tour through a local winery followed by a wine tasting and an included lunch overlooking the Aegean.

Athens1 night Hotel info

Day 14

Included meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a final morning in Santorini before traveling back to Athens by ferry, where you’ll have a free afternoon to spend as you like. Consider a visit to the National Archaeological Museum, which houses one of the world’s finest collections of antiquities. Or shop for handicrafts in the shops along Pandrossou Street.

Day 15

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

This morning, transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

Let us handle the details

Expert Tour Director

Local cuisine with beer or wine

Handpicked hotels

Sightseeing with local guides

Private transportation

Personalized flight options

Your tour includes

  • 9 nights in handpicked hotels

  • Breakfast daily, 4 three-course dinners with beer or wine

  • Guided sightseeing

  • Multilingual Tour Director

  • Private deluxe motor coach

  • Select entrance fees

Overnight Flight1 night

Day 1

Your trip begins with a regularly scheduled overnight flight to Naples aboard an internationally recognized airline.

Sorrento2 nights Hotel info

Day 2

Included meals: Dinner

After clearing customs, a Go Ahead representative greets you and escorts you to your hotel in Sorrento. Relax before meeting your fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Day 3

Included meals: Breakfast

Included entrances: Capri Island Cruise

Sail across the Bay of Naples to the famed Isle of Capri, whose magnificent vistas have been celebrated since the days of the early Roman emperors. Visit the village of Capri and, weather permitting, journey by boat around the island to view its many caves and grottos. Return to Sorrento, where you might wish to join our optional excursion to indulge in a rustic Italian farmhouse dinner and wine tasting.

Optional Excursion - Rustic Italy: Farmhouse Dinner & Wine Tasting $105*pp Details

Take a short trip outside of Sorrento for a cultural experience at an agriturismo, or farm stay. Here you’ll have a chance to explore the lush gardens, cultivated fields and vegetation, typical of many Mediterranean regions. After touring the farm, savor an aperitif of prosecco, meant to stimulate the appetite. A four-course dinner will follow, complete with a wine tasting lead by an experienced sommelier. After an evening experiencing the Italian art of eating, return to Sorrento.

Rome3 nights Hotel info

Day 4

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Included entrances: Pompeii ruins

Leave the seaside town of Sorrento for the eternal grandeur of Rome, stopping along the way to explore the legendary ruins of Pompeii. When Mount Vesuvius erupted nearly 2,000 years ago, it covered this Roman resort town in volcanic ash, perfectly preserving its temples, theaters and homes. Now that nearly the entire site has been excavated, you’ll get a firsthand look at what life was once like for citizens of the ancient Roman Empire on a guided sightseeing tour. Arrive in Rome this evening and join your group for an included dinner.

Day 5

Included meals: Breakfast

Included entrances: Colosseum

This morning, soak up over 2,000 years of history during a sightseeing tour of Imperial Rome. You’ll also view the Forum—the ancient meeting place of the Romans—as well as the Colosseum. You’ll then have a free afternoon to continue your explorations of the city. Later, you may choose to join our optional excursion, Dinner with Tenors.

Optional Excursion - Dinner with Tenors $79*pp Details

End your day with an elegant four-course dinner at one of our favorite Roman restaurants. While you dine, you’ll be treated to some of opera's best-loved arias…and you might even join the singers on stage. Don’t miss this lighthearted evening of food and fun!

Day 6

Included meals: Breakfast

This morning, join an optional excursion to Vatican City, including St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. You’ll also see Michelangelo’s Pietà. Otherwise, you have an entire day on your own to explore or relax in Rome.

Optional Excursion - Iconic Sights: Vatican City $89*pp Details

This guided tour takes you inside the world’s smallest state, Vatican City. Upon arrival, you'll first visit the Vatican Museums, which recently celebrated a 500-year anniversary and hold many of the world's most important Classical and Renaissance-era sculptures. Next, you'll visit the Sistine Chapel, where you'll gaze on what is perhaps Michelangelo's greatest masterpiece. Finally, you'll visit the enormous St. Peter’s Basilica, the epicenter of the Roman Catholic faith. The artists whose efforts have contributed to its glory are some of the best Italy has ever known, including Bramante, Peruzzi, Raphael and Michelangelo. Masterpieces await at every turn, from Bernini’s magnificent bronze canopy to Michelangelo’s Pietà. Please note: This excursion is not available on Sunday.

Must be booked 70 days before departure

Nauplia2 nights Hotel info

Day 7

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Board a flight to Greece. After landing in Greece, you’ll travel to Nauplia, passing the Corinth Canal on your way. Dinner is included in Nauplia.

Day 8

Included meals: Breakfast

Included entrances: Epidaurus Amphitheatre, Mycenae Archeological Site

Surrounded by the lush landscapes and sandy beaches of Epidaurus, you’ll enjoy a guided tour and visit Greece’s best-preserved amphitheatre. Later, view the archaeological treasures at Mycenae.

Athens2 nights Hotel info

Day 9

Included meals: Breakfast

Included entrances: Acropolis site

A local guide introduces you to the highlights of this bustling ancient capital. On your tour of the Acropolis—the original City on a Hill—you can walk amid the ruins of the Parthenon and the Temple of Athena Nike with its graceful statue of its namesake goddess. Descending from the Acropolis, view the Presidential Guard in their traditional costumes and the classically inspired Greek Parliament. Then, pass through Syntagma Square, where you’ll see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Tonight, savor classical Greek cuisine at our optional dinner highlighting the flavors of the Mediterranean.

Optional Excursion - Greek Folklore Evening $65*pp Details

Head down to Athens' lively Plaka district for a night of food and fun. You'll enjoy Greek specialties along with a showcase of traditional dances from across Greece, including the well-known plate dance. Careful, though: our travelers have been known to jump on stage and join in the fun. Opa!

Day 10

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today is yours to explore the many wonders of Athens at your own pace. Or, you might join an optional morning excursion to Cape Sounion to view the Temple of Poseidon. This evening, rejoin your group for tonight’s farewell dinner.

Optional Excursion - Cape Sounion $35*pp Details

Journey to the southern tip of the Attic Peninsula to take in the sights of the Poseidon Coast, including sandy beaches, natural and manmade harbors and, of course, the Aegean Sea itself. High above the sparkling shoreline, the Temple of Poseidon dominates the landscape. Of the original structure, 16 elegant Doric pillars remain. Afterward, decide how you'd like to spend your free time. Take a moment to look out from the lofty cliffside vantage point, where you can see five Aegean islands on a clear day. You may also choose to enjoy a coffee, stop in the souvenir shop or stroll through the area. Please note: This excursion involves some walking on uneven terrain.

Day 11

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

If you’re not continuing on our tour extension to Santorini, a Go Ahead representative will escort you to the airport for your return flight home.

Add Santorini & Athens, 4 nights $679 pp

Please note: Extension is not available on all departure dates.

Once thought to be the lost city of Atlantis, the volcanic island of Santorini is now known for its black-sand beaches, sprawling vineyards and cliff-lined shores. The island’s volcanic soil is ideal for harvesting grapes, making it a world-class wine producer. As you soak in the Mediterranean sunset each night, be sure to sample a glass (or two) of Santorini’s labels. During your stay, you’ll also discover the area’s rich history on a local guided tour and a visit to the museum of Akrotiri, a Minoan colony buried in volcanic ash 3,600 years ago.

Santorini3 nights Hotel info

Day 11

Included meals: Breakfast

Travel to Santorini by way of ferry. Upon arrival, you’re free to explore Santorini or relax as you choose.

Day 12

Included meals: Breakfast

Included entrances: Akrotiri Excavations

This morning, admire splendid views of Santorini as you discover the sights on your guided tour. You’ll also visit the Akrotiri Excavations, located on the southwestern side of the island.

Day 13

Included meals: Breakfast

Spend another free day on the island. This afternoon, you may choose to attend an optional Greek lunch with a wine tasting.

Optional Excursion - Greek Wine Tasting & Lunch $45*pp Details

Santorini was once a volcano, and the island's nutrient-rich soil nurtures some outstanding vineyards. On this excursion, you'll enjoy a tour through a local winery followed by a wine tasting and an included lunch overlooking the Aegean.

Athens1 night Hotel info

Day 14

Included meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a final morning in Santorini before flying back to Athens, where you’ll have a free afternoon to spend as you like. Consider a visit to the National Archaeological Museum, which houses one of the world’s finest collections of antiquities. Or shop for handicrafts in the shops along Pandrossou Street.

Day 15

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

This morning, transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

How's the weather?

  • Sorrento, Italy
  • Rome, Italy
  • Nauplia, Greece
  • Athens, Greece
  • Santorini, Greece
Temperature Precipitation
  • JAN
  • FEB
  • MAR
  • APR
  • MAY
  • JUN
  • JUL
  • AUG
  • SEP
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  • DEC

Passport & Visa

In order to enter Italy and Greece, U.S. and Canadian citizens need a valid passport. The expiration date must extend at least six months beyond the date of your return home. If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact each country’s consulate for your specific entry requirements.

Health

There are no major health risks associated with  traveling to Italy or Greece. During the summer months, take proper care for sun exposure. Also, codeine (the drug commonly found in headache preparations) is banned in Greece, and you may face prosecution if you bring it into the country. Consult your healthcare provider for the latest updates and overseas travel recommendations.

Cuisine

Most of the staples of the Italian diet have become favorites in America, but be sure to try those less familiar pasta sauces and the vast range of cured hams, cheeses, rustic breads and desserts while on tour.  Greece’s warm climate ensures a constant supply of high-quality fresh fruits and vegetables. Salads are excellent here, usually served with aromatic olive oil and topped with feta cheese and oregano. Simple grilled fish and meat are also integral to Greek cuisine. Barbecued lamb, squid, octopus, spinach and cheese pies, baked eggplant and zucchini are other common dishes.

Transportation / Walking on tour

Round-trip flights arrive in Naples and depart from  Athens. When you first arrive in Naples, a Go Ahead representative will meet you at the airport. Please remain in the arrival lounge, as the representative might be escorting one of your fellow travelers to the bus at the time of your arrival. This tour also includes a flight from Rome to Athens. A round-trip ferry from Athens to Santorini is also included on the extension. All other included transportation is by private motor coach. In your free time, you may wish to explore the cities by public transportation.

Despite the famed hustle and bustle of Athens, the city’s main attractions are easily accessed on foot. If you do need to use public transportation, however, there’s a brand-new metro system that was conveniently completed in time for the 2004 Olympics. It’s now one of Europe’s best. 

Baggage Allowance

Airlines have varying weight restrictions on luggage. Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage; be advised that you are responsible for any such costs.  Contact your airline for detailed information regarding luggage size and weight restrictions for your flight, but please note that Go Ahead travelers are restricted to one checked bag per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other internal transfers, which may include train connections or flights. One carry-on bag is also permitted, provided that it does not exceed 45 total inches (length + width + height).  Make sure you label your baggage and carry valuables, medication and documents in your carry-on bag.

Please note: that porter service cannot be guaranteed on the ferry between Athens and Santorini on the tour extension.

Clothing and Packing Tips

To ensure you’re comfortable while out exploring, we recommend packing lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that can be easily layered. For sightseeing, we suggest bringing a sturdy pair of walking shoes or sneakers, as well as a lightweight jacket or rainwear. If you’re planning a visit to a high-end restaurant or performance, you may also want to bring dressier attire. Also, please remember that it’s preferable to avoid showing bare legs or shoulders during visits to churches or other religious sites (entrance may be denied on this basis).

Currency

The euro is the currency you’ll be using on your tour. We advise that you take a combination of ATM/bank cards and credit cards and inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans so they don’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges.

Tipping

At the conclusion of your tour, it’s customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity. We recommend tipping in your tour country’s currency, the equivalency of $3USD/CAD per person per day for your driver and $6USD/CAD to $9USD/CAD per person per day for your Tour Director. If applicable, we also recommend the equivalency of $2USD/CAD per local guide. Tips can only be paid in cash. Please keep current local currency exchange rates in mind when tipping.

How's the weather?

  • Sorrento, Italy
  • Rome, Italy
  • Nauplia, Greece
  • Athens, Greece
  • Santorini, Greece
Temperature Precipitation
  • JAN
  • FEB
  • MAR
  • APR
  • MAY
  • JUN
  • JUL
  • AUG
  • SEP
  • OCT
  • NOV
  • DEC

Passport & Visa

In order to enter Italy and Greece, U.S. and Canadian citizens need a valid passport. The expiration date must extend at least six months beyond the date of your return home. If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact each country’s consulate for your specific entry requirements.

Health

There are no major health risks associated with  traveling to Italy or Greece. During the summer months, take proper care for sun exposure. Also, codeine (the drug commonly found in headache preparations) is banned in Greece, and you may face prosecution if you bring it into the country. Consult your healthcare provider for the latest updates and overseas travel recommendations.

Cuisine

Most of the staples of the Italian diet have become favorites in America, but be sure to try those less familiar pasta sauces and the vast range of cured hams, cheeses, rustic breads and desserts while on tour.  Greece’s warm climate ensures a constant supply of high-quality fresh fruits and vegetables. Salads are excellent here, usually served with aromatic olive oil and topped with feta cheese and oregano. Simple grilled fish and meat are also integral to Greek cuisine. Barbecued lamb, squid, octopus, spinach and cheese pies, baked eggplant and zucchini are other common dishes.

Transportation / Walking on tour

Round-trip flights arrive in Naples and depart from Athens. When you first arrive in Naples, a Go Ahead representative will meet you at the airport. Please remain in the arrival lounge, as the representative might be escorting one of your fellow travelers to the bus at the time of your arrival. This tour also includes a flight from Rome to Athens. A one-way ferry from Athens to Santorini and return flight is also included on the extension. All other included transportation is by private motor coach. In your free time, you may wish to explore the cities by public transportation. Despite the famed hustle and bustle of Athens, the city’s main attractions are easily accessed on foot. If you do need to use public transportation, however, there’s a brand new metro system that was conveniently completed in time for the 2004 Olympics. It’s now one of Europe’s best. Despite the famed hustle and bustle of Athens, the city’s main attractions are easily accessed on foot. If you do need to use public transportation, however, there’s a brand-new metro system that was conveniently completed in time for the 2004 Olympics. It’s now one of Europe’s best. 

Baggage Allowance

Airlines have varying weight restrictions on luggage. Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage. Please contact your airline or refer to its website for detailed information regarding your airline’s checked baggage policies. Bear in mind that your luggage will probably weigh more on your return trip due to souvenir shopping. We allow only one suitcase per person. One carry-on bag is also permitted, provided that it does not exceed 45 inches (length + width + height). There may be times when you’ll have to handle your own bags, and you’ll find that lightweight luggage provides a distinct advantage. Make sure you label your baggage and carry valuables, medication and documents in your carry-on luggage.  Please note that porter service cannot be guaranteed on the ferry between Athens and Santorini on the tour extension.

Clothing and Packing Tips

To ensure you’re comfortable while out exploring, we recommend packing lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that can be easily layered. For sightseeing, we suggest bringing a sturdy pair of walking shoes or sneakers, as well as a lightweight jacket or rainwear. If you’re planning a visit to a high-end restaurant or performance, you may also want to bring dressier attire. Also, please remember that it’s preferable to avoid showing bare legs or shoulders during visits to churches or other religious sites (entrance may be denied on this basis).

Currency

The euro is the currency you’ll be using on your tour. We advise that you take a combination of ATM/bank cards and credit cards and inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans so they don’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges.

Tipping

At the conclusion of your tour, it’s customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity. We recommend tipping in your tour country’s currency, the equivalency of $3USD/CAD per person per day for your driver and $6USD/CAD to $9USD/CAD per person per day for your Tour Director. If applicable, we also recommend the equivalency of $2USD/CAD per local guide. Tips can only be paid in cash. Please keep current local currency exchange rates in mind when tipping.

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5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 8/14/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: PA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Great Fun!

This tour had so much history it was hard to keep up with it but well worth trying. The local guides were absolutely fabulous as was our tour guide. The personability this company offers is amazing. I have already booked another tour with them for next year!

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 7/17/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: NY

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Most excellent vacation!

My vacation was just how i imagined it to be, it was great. I had the best tour Director in Roberto; he was very knowledgeable about all the locations that we visited. the hotels that were chosen were also excellent. I met a great group of people who I have kept in touch with. the locations, food and atmosphere were all amazing. Thanks go ahead you made a dream into a reality. Hilary

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 7/17/2014

Number of Past Tours: 4

From: VA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Roberto

The Italy/Greece tour led by Go Ahead Tours is an excellent opportunity to learn both the ancient history and modern day culture of both nations. The excursions are very interesting and the tour guides have a wealth of knowledge. It was exciting to actually visit many of the place that I have read about and studied in my educational career.

4 / 5

4 / 5

Traveled On: 7/3/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: NJ

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

dream come true.

This was a dream trip to Greece and Italy. I traveled alone which was scary at first. All my group members were welcoming. I enjoyed all 37 members (not including myself in the number). The tour director Dina was able to manage all 38 personalities. She was such a pleasure to be with (and she did not lose one member i.e. me) who liked to wonder off. She was informative and genuine. I already recommended her to others. Just a side note (no access to laundry facilities) VERY Important.

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 6/28/2012

Number of Past Tours: 2

From: OK

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Italy/Greece

I loved the combination of these two countries. Two of my favorite places. The tour had us in awesome areas. Awesome hotels. Room to roam for free time. Guide was fabulous. Loved it. Would do it again and again.

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3 / 5

3 / 5

Traveled On: 4/18/2013

Number of Past Tours: 4

From: OR

Tour Director: 3 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

Different from previous trips

While we did get to visit all sites as promised and the tour director was friendly enough we were not too happy to not be able to stay at sites longer. Particularly Pompeii...we arrived, joined an arranged tour of the site and 1 hr later we had to be back on bus. Really don't get to wander and soak in the sight. A particular point of interest for us. This was the fourth tour with Go Ahead and the first time our in tour flight tickets were handed to us only to find out they had not been confirmed. When I asked the guide he stated that he doesn't do that to which I suggested that next time perhaps we should know the night before so we can log online and confirm seats ourselves. Some of the group arrived at the airport to find there were no seats for them. It got sorted out but the ladies were upset for quite some time after. We returned to Pompeii since, on our own, at no small expense as 3 hours on the first stop is ridiculously short for such a location. This said, the accommodations were nice and all other sights were great too.

 

Dear Beverly, Thank you for your review of your recent tour to Italy and Greece. I have already passed on your feedback about Pompeii to our operations team so that they can look into the possibility of giving more time in Pompeii on future tours. Also, for most internal Europe flights seat assignments aren’t confirmed until check-in at the airport, but we always do try to do this ahead of time if it is allowed. I’m glad your overall trip to was good. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any further comments or concerns.

Posted by Go Ahead Tours on August 05, 2014

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 7/3/2014

Number of Past Tours: 2

From: SD

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Bags and forms of currency

Give accurate information on what forms of currency. I was advised to bring a mixture of credit and bank cards and little cash. This was completely the opposite. That created a problem with most of our tour group. But other than that the overall experience was fantastic. Dina our tour director came off a little rocky and we weren't sure, but then you could see she was organizing 38 people which was kinda like trying to herd a bunch of wild angry cats lol. But she put up with all of us and we were a lively group and she got us everywhere on time and was very concerned if she felt like they weren't having fun or try to help with any problems she could. So over the 15 days she got a lot more personable. One other thing On your website said we only pay for one bag. Never says you can't take two. Dina was very annoyed with the baggage issue even though we never had problems with transportation. In fact specifically she was quite annoyed with us for the entire trip. We weren't the only ones that brought two checked bags. We knew we had to pay for the extras. So either go ahead needs to better communicate that only one bag is allowed ( which is impossible for most people, especially on a 15 day trip, with no where to do laundry) or make sure tour directors are aware that we know we have to pay extra. She hound us so much we just handled our own luggage instead of letting the porter do it. I was on a 10 day go ahead trip to Paris last year and our guide never said a word. So make it more clearly that either you are only allowed 1 checked bag or make it clear within our trips total cost includes only 1 bag you may bring another but the customer is responsible for that payment

 

Dear Jessica, I appreciate your feedback from your recent trip to Italy and Greece. We do always recommend that our travelers bring a combination of ATM/bank cards and credit cards and inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans. This typically works well for our travelers and we have found it is the most convenient way to get local currency. Additionally, we do strongly recommend only bringing one checked bag per person which is what our tour directors are used to accommodating. I will be sure to pass along your feedback regarding your experience with this issue.

Posted by Go Ahead Tours on July 30, 2014

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 7/3/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: TX

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Wonderful Trip

This was my first Go Ahead Tour and it was amazing! My tour director, Dina, was wonderful and took care of everything! She was very knowledgeable about every city we went to and could answer any questions including restaurants to eat at and what places to shop at, it was like having a local resident to direct you everywhere! All of our excursions and transportation were taken care of which really made traveling easy!

4 / 5

4 / 5

Traveled On: 5/8/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: NJ

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

Best Tour Director!

Alexandra was a gem and truly made this tour an easy and enjoyable experience, she coordinated everything and was always available to answer any questions or make recommendations. Her passion and constantly positive attitude was infectious. The ratio of structured group activities and free time is a nice balance and it was very helpful to have all breakfasts and some dinner included in the purchase price. Go Ahead did a nice job and we will likely use them again in the future.

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 4/17/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: AR

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Best Tour Director

Kosta was a great tour director. He was always helpful, courteous and knowledgeable about the areas we toured. His daily music and little insights about the local customs and food made the trip so much more. He was always willing to go the extra mile to make everything enjoyable and give all of us an opportunity to see extra things. I really can't say enough about him. He simply made it an incredible journey!

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