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Italy, the Adriatic & Greek Islands Cruise

12 days |  14 days with Rome extension
12 days |  14 days with Rome extension
Group size1538 travelers
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    Take to the the high seas in one of the world’s most historic regions.

    Start your adventure exploring Venice before embarking on a cruise of the Mediterranean. While visiting many prominent ports of call, you’ll discover temples dedicated to the ancient gods, sky-spanning sunsets, and the ruins of legendary civilizations.

    Special departures of this itinerary

    Sail to Croatia

    Your tour package includes

    • 3 nights in handpicked hotels
    • 7 nights aboard the Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas
    • 10 breakfasts
    • 6 lunches
    • 9 dinners, some with beer or wine
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    Included highlights

    • St. Mark’s Square
    • Grand Canal
    • Santorini
    • Mykonos
    • Athens
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    Day-by-day itinerary

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    Overnight Flight1 night
    Day 1: Travel day

    Board your overnight flight to Venice today.

    Venice2 nights
    Day 2: Arrival in Venice
    Included meal: Welcome dinner

    Welcome to Italy! Meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

    Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Venice
    Included meal: Breakfast

    Admire historic churches, winding canals, and picture-perfect piazzas on a guided tour of the city known as the Queen of the Adriatic.

    • Step into the iconic St. Mark's Square and enter St. Mark's Basilica.
    • View the stately Doge's Palace, built in the Venetian Gothic style in 1340.
    • Marvel at the Bridge of Sighs, the link between Doge's Palace and the New Prison.
    • See a glassblowing demonstration to learn about the city's most celebrated art.

    Enjoy a free afternoon in Venice or add an excursion.

    Please note: On some departures travelers may enter St. Mark's Basilica after the sightseeing tour based on ticket time availability.

    Gondola Ride: Venice Canal Cruise

    From $89 per person

    Private Gondola Ride: Canal Cruise for Two

    From $165 per person

    Overnight Cruise7 nights
    Day 4: Cruise embarkation
    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Transfer to Ravenna this morning, where your cruise will depart this evening. Board your ship, Explorer of the Seas, and settle in to your stateroom. Then, sit down for an included dinner aboard the ship this evening.

    Day 5: Day at sea
    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Spend the day aboard the cruise ship. Soak in the ocean views as you enjoy an included lunch aboard the ship and make your way to Greece.

    Sit down for an included dinner aboard the ship this evening.

    Day 6: Santorini, Greece
    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Stop in Santorini this morning and spend the day exploring the volcanic isle known for its black-sand beaches, cliff-lined shores, and stunning whitewashed architecture. You’ll have the option to return to the ship in the afternoon to enjoy an included lunch.

    Sit down for an included dinner aboard the ship this evening.

    Day 7: Mykonos, Greece
    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Dock in Mykonos this morning and spend a free day exploring Mykonos Town, home to the island’s iconic windmills. You’ll have the option to return to the ship in the afternoon to enjoy an included lunch.

    Sit down for an included dinner aboard the ship this evening.

    Day 8: Athens, Greece
    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Dock in Athens this morning and spend a free day exploring ancient ruins, shorelines steeped in mythology and villas bursting with local charm. You’ll have the option to return to the ship in the afternoon to enjoy an included lunch.

    Sit down for an included dinner aboard the ship this evening.

    Day 9: Katakolon, Greece
    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Cruise along to Ionian Sea and enjoy an included lunch. Then, visit Katakolon, a gateway to the UNESCO-recognized site of the Ancient Olympic games.

    Sit down for an included dinner this evening.

    Day 10: Day at sea
    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Spend the day aboard the cruise ship, enjoying the ocean views as you travel back to Venice.

    Enjoy for an included dinner aboard the ship this evening.

    Venice1 night
    Day 11: Disembarkation
    Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner

    Transfer to your hotel after disembarking in Ravenna. Then, spend a free afternoon exploring the city or add an excursion.

    This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner as you celebrate your trip with your fellow group members.

    Islands of the Venetian Lagoon: Burano & Torcello

    From $85 per person

    Flight Home
    Day 12: Departure
    Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

    Transfer to the airport for your flight home or continue on to explore Rome.

    Extension to Rome
    Have your sights on more art, history, and street life? Rome is sure to deliver. Only in the Italian capital can you sip cappuccino in front of the Pantheon and have an audience with the pope all in one morning. After a train ride, admire the highlights during guided sightseeing.
    Rome2 nights
    Day 12: Sightseeing tour of Rome
    Included meal: Breakfast

    Transfer to Rome via high-speed train. Then, follow in the footsteps of the ancient Romans on a guided tour of the Eternal City.

    • Soak up over 2,000 years of history in Imperial Rome, viewing the Arch of Constantine and the Arch of Titus.
    • View the Colosseum, a monumental amphitheater that reverberates with the roar of ancient spectacles.
    • Traverse the evocative ruins of the Forum, once the pulsating heart of Roman life.
    • Pass Palatine Hill, see where ancient Romans raced chariots at Circus Maximus, and view the Baths of Caracalla.
    Day 13: Free day in Rome
    Included meal: Breakfast

    Spend a free day in Rome or add excursions.

    This evening, enjoy a farewell drink as you celebrate your trip with your fellow group members.

    Food of Rome: Walking Tour of Trastevere

    From $135 per person

    Iconic Sights: Vatican City

    From $125 per person

    Flight Home
    Day 14: Departure
    Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

    Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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      5 out of 5 stars

      Our trip with EF Tours did not disappoint!!
      8/24/23 by 1st-time traveler Kim

      As this was our first trip to Europe we were very excited and Go Ahead Tours did not fall short! Everything was well thought out and even though we felt we were prepared; attention to all details were truly appreciated. I would highly recommend this tour group to all! We also want to comment...

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      5 out of 5 stars

      Trip of a Lifetime !
      9/7/23 by 1st-time traveler Laurie

      Unbelievable trip! So glad i went. Milan was the best & made the trip remarkable!

      5 out of 5 stars

      Italy: The Adriatic & Greek Islands tour
      9/7/23 by 1st-time traveler Asuncion

      This tour , which our first time with EF tour ( but my 3 girls during their middle / high school had used through leadership school ..) It was kind of stressful from Beginning to end (some minor changes ) but the tour itself went well and we had a wonderful / amazing experience traveling with EF . ...

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      Hotels, flights & FAQ

      Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.

      Hotels

      We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
      Hotel Avani Rio Novo Venice
      Hotel Avani Rio Novo Venice

      This calming hotel is located on the Dorsoduro neighborhood of Venice. Guests enjoy the gym, garden, bar. Nearby you’ll find Rialto Bridge, Doge's Pal...

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      Explorer of the Seas
      Explorer of the Seas

      Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seasons brings many different activities paired with a range of restaurants and staterooms. Enjoy thrills like the s...

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      Hotel Milton Roma
      Hotel Milton Roma

      This classical hotel is located in the heart of Rome. Guests enjoy the inner courtyard, bar, and convenient location. Nearby you’ll find the Colosseum...

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      Flights

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