Grecia y Sicilia fin Roma

Duration

14 Days

Physical rate

Moderate

Starting city

Athens

Available

April 2021 / March 2022

Cities to visit: Athens; Kamena Vourla; Kalambaca; Delphi; Corinth; Mycenae; Tripoli; Olympia; Patras Ancona - Boat; Rome; Naples; Capri; Sorrento; Salerno, Salerno; Paola; Messina; Taormina, Sicily; Noto; Siracusa; Agrigento; Marsala, Sicily; Erice; Palermo; Monreale; Ferry Palermo Napoles; Pompei; Cassino, Lazio

Detailed day by day description

Introduction

Dear Traveler: thank you for choosing us to perform this Tour! We hope you enjoy your trip.

Here we give you a guidance on their tour with the information that we believe may be of your interest. The information is indicative, may exist variations on designated hours.

TRANSFER from the airport, if you have it included or purchasing. Our transfer will be waiting for you with a poster on behalf of Europamundo or its name to the output of the custom (after collecting your luggage)..

Remember to inform us by phone if you lost your connection flight or expected delay of their arrival, in your VOUCHER figure the phone of the transfer.

IMPORTANT: If you had additional nights upon arrival the hotel will have your reservation, but his travel guide normally will not be until the night before the start of the tour.

Day
On arrival, transfer from the airport to the hotel. Free time. 

You will receive information about the start of the circuit during the afternoon, or you can check the informative panels in the hotel reception area.
Distancia total realizada: 410 km.
Paisajes: Vistas sobre el mar. PAISAJES FANTÁSTICOS en la región de Meteoras visitamos monasterios ortodoxos.
Notas: Prevea ropa adecuada (las mujeres tendrán que colocarse faldas que las serán entregadas a la llegada al monasterio). Prevean también calzado cómodo… tendrá que subir muchos escalones!!!
08:00 hrs. Atenas –salida-. Viajamos hacia el norte de Grecia. Agradables paisajes Mediterráneos.
11:00 hrs. - Kamena Vourla –Llegada-. Bonito núcleo turístico junto al mar en muy hermoso enclave paisajístico. Tiempo para un paseo y un café.
12:00 hrs. - Kamena Vourla –salida-. Continuamos nuestra ruta por el interior de Grecia. Parada en área de servicio para almorzar.
15:30 hrs. - Meteoras –Llegada. Iniciamos nuestro recorrido entre los fantásticos paisajes de las Meteoras que albergan monasterios “colgados” literalmente de las rocas. Paramos y visitamos alguno de sus monasterios (entrada no incluida), divisamos los restantes monasterios “colgados” en las rocas.(Patrimonio de la Unesco).
Cena y alojamiento en Kalambaca, pequeña ciudad en el centro de la región de las Meteoras.
Por la mañana incluimos  visita panorámica  de la ciudad con guía local. Conocemos el palacio presidencial, el estadio Panatenaico donde se celebraron los primeros juegos olímpicos modernos, la biblioteca nacional, las bulliciosas plazas del centro; los nuevos barrios surgidos con las olimpiadas del 2004 y finalizaremos en el recinto del Acrópolis (entrada no incluida). Resto de día libre libre para pasear y descubrir lugares inolvidables. Por la noche incluimos un  traslado a la zona de PLAKA,  lugar lleno de pequeñas tabernas griegas donde usted podrá disfrutar además del rico folclore de este país. 
Total distance covered: 350 km.
  
Scenery: Very beautiful countryside in the Epidaurus area with the sea in the background. Mountains of the Peloponnese interior.  
08:00 hrs - Athens -Departure. The timings for this stage of the journey may change in October to take advantage of the sunlight.  
09:45 hrs – Corinth Canal - Brief stop to take photos of this age-old structure. We follow the coast. Spectacular landscapes take us into Epidaurus.  
10:45 hrs - Epidaurus. - We visit this superb Greco-Roman theatre, which is set in exquisite surroundings (admission to the site is not included).  
12:00 hrs  - Epidaurus- Departure.  
13:00 hrs - Nafplio –Arrival - City dedicated to fishing. Historic centre with whitewashed streets and views over the sea. Its castle dominates the surroundings. Time to explore and have lunch.  
16:00 hrs - Nafplio –Departure.   
19:45 hrs - Olympia  – Arrival, evening meal and accommodation.
Total distance covered: 375 km.
  
Note: This evening involves an overnight journey. We recommend that you pack a small travel bag containing the items that you will need for the crossing. The suitcases will remain in the luggage compartment of the coach. Please have your passport to hand as it is often requested for embarkation. 
Visit the archaeological site of Olympia In the company of a local guide. You will be able to visit the museum and archaeological site (guided visit; entry ticket to the complex is not included), which was the cradle of the Olympic Games in ancient times. 

12.30hrs- Leaving Olimpia, we continue along the route to Patras .
14.00hrs- Patras . Arrival to the third largest city in Greece. There is time to wander through its lively centre, full of commercial activity and have lunch. 

15.30hrs-Departure. We take a beautiful suspension bridge over the Gulf of Corinth and travel to the north of Greece. Pleasant landscapes on our route.-
17.15 hrs- Amfilochia- short stop in this coastal city.

18.15 hrs.- Amfilochia. Departure.
19.15 hrs- Arta-  short stop to see the Roman bridge of the city of Epirus.

19.45 hrs.- Arta. Departure.
21.15 hrs.- Igumenitsa . Arrival, free time for dinner before boarding our ferry. Accommodation in double interior cabins with private bathroom. Remember, breakfast is not included during the trip.

Note :The ferry used, which is the only one available, leaves at one in the morning, but boarding is not usually possible until after midnight. Sometimes due to late arrival, the ferry might be delayed. It is a simple ferry (double cabins with private bathroom). Occasionally, due to weather conditions, vessel inspection or shedule changes, strikes, fully booked ferryboats or other reasons, we are forced to adapt the schedules of the following day itinerary according to the berthing time of the ship or fly from Athens to Rome, in which case the visits to Amfilochia and Arta are cancelled and a Sunday visit to Naples and Pompeii is included.
Total distance covered: 530 km.
  
Early morning arrival in Brindisi or Bari.  
08:30 hrs- (approximately, depending on the disembarkation time) Brindisi (or Bari)– Departure. We are now in the south of Italy, in the region of Puglia.  
10:00 hrs -Trani  –Arrival-. Small, picturesque city on the seashore, with its fishing port, its ancient cathedral and streets that teem with life. Time to wander round.   
12:00 hrs  - Trani –Departure-. We cross the south of Italy through the Apennines. Stop en route to have lunch.  
15:30 hrs - Naples –Arrival. Time for a coffee and a walk round the capital of southern Italy. 
17:30 hrs - Naples –Departure. We travel back to Rome.  
20:15 hrs –Rome  –Arrival.
Total distance: 300 km.

Landscapes:  Very beautiful landscapes in the bay of Naples and Sorrento.
Notes: As we will take some boats, we suggest you to take some warm clothes. Do not forget to take the camera as landscapes are of great beauty. For climatic reasons, sometimes the ships that connect Naples with Capri or Sorrento do not operate; in these cases, the route would be modified arriving to Sorrento by road and visiting Amalfi instead of Capri.

07.30 hrs- An early start in Rome, to travel to the south of Italy. 
11.00 hrs. - We pass through  NAPLES  where we embark ( boat ticket included) for the ISLAND OF CAPRI (estimated departure at 11.35hrs in a 50 minutes cruise with very beautiful landscapes) ;
 
12.45 hrs.-CAPRI - if you wish, you can take a launch to the White Grotto or take a trip on the cable car to Capri capital. Free time.

16.20 hrs- Capri- Departure.  we will board once more and continue to Sorrento (schedule might be modified)
17.15 hrs-    SORRENTO , arrival to this  town full of charm and tourist life at the foot of the cliff. Time to stroll. 

18.30 hrs- Sorrento departure. We continue to the Gulf of Salerno. 
20.15 hrs- Salerno. Arrival.  Dinner included  .

Note: During the winter months, schedules will be modified (leaving Naples earlier) in order to take advance of sunlight.

Total Distance:  475 km.

Landscapes:  Mountains, sea, villages en route.
Note: We recommend you to take warm clothes to enjoy the crossing on the ferry between the Italian Peninsula and Sicily.

07.30 hrs- Salerno. Departure. We travel to the south of ¨the boot¨. Attractive southern Italian scenery as we cross the Cilento National Park. 

11.30 hrs- We arrive in  PAOLA , on the shores of the Tyrrhenian Sea, we visit the  sanctuary of St Francis of Paola  and we have free time for lunch in its pretty historic centre. 

14.00 hrs- We go on our way to  VILLA SAINT GIOVANNI  where at around 16.30 hrs we take a 20 minutes short ferry crossing to the island of  SICILY . 

17.30 hrs- Arrival in  MESSINA  where we will have time for a stroll in the center of this great city, our meeting with the island of Sicily.


18.30 hrs.- Messina, departure. 
19.30 hrs- TAORMINA. Arrival. Dinner included.  

NB:  Accommodation in the “region of Taormina”, the accommodation may sometimes be in Messina.
Free day on your own to enjoy the very little beautiful city of TAORMINA at the foot of the  Etna volcano. Taormina was defined by Churchill as the prettiest place on earth. Time to stroll around the ancient city centre full of life, its Greek theatre overlooking unforgettable scenery. You can also enjoy the beach.  Dinner included.

Total distance: 350 km.

Landscapes:  Hills, hanging villages, olive trees, views over the sea.


08.30 hrs- Taormina, departure. Very beautiful landscapes following the Mediterranean.

10.30 hrs.- SYRACUSE , Arrival to this city which for a time rivalled Athens and Rome for its power and splendour. In addition to its impressive archaeological site,  you have time to visit its magnificent historic centre  and  lose yourself walking through the narrow streets. Time for lunch. 

14.00 hrs- Syracuse. Departure.
14.45 hrs.- NOTO , arrival to this small city that seems to have stopped in time, the Baroque jewel of Sicily. Walk with our guide through this as yet almost undiscovered city at a touristic level that preserves a monumental heritage.

16.30 hres- Noto. Departure. Small roads in the interior part of the island.
20.00 hrs.- AGRIGENTO .- Arrival . In the coach we see the magnificent temple complex.  Dinner included. 
Total distance:  300 km.


Today we know arechaeological sites that remind us the importance of the ancient Greece in Sicily.  With a local guide we visit the  Valley of the Temples,  an impressive archaeological site considered the most complete complex of Greek temples  (ticket not included) . 

11.00 hrs.- Agrigento.- Departure.
13.00 hrs-   MARSALA,  arrival to a historic city with a lot of atmosphere and a famous wine, and time for lunch. 

15.30 hrs.- Marsala departure.- We go on around the Marsala salt marshes.
16.15 hrs.- ERICE , a very picturesque Phoenician town perched at the top of a hill and overlooking the sea. Time to stroll. 

17.15 hrs.- Erice- Departure. 
19.00 hrs- PALERMO. arrival and Dinner included .
Total distance:  40 km
Note:  Don´t forget to prepare a small bag for the night cruise. The bulky luggage will remain tonight in the bus depot.

09.00 hrs.- After breakfast,  tour of PALERMO . The Sicilian capital is a city full of contrasts. Stories of Arabs, Normans, the splendour of the Baroque period. We include a transfer to the beautiful village (now an outlying district of Palermo) of  MONREALE . one of the greatest examples of arab-norman architecture in Italy. The city of Palermo particularly stands out for the Palace of the Normans with its Palatine Chapel and Cathedral. After the visit free time in the area of Teatro Massimo.

18.00 hrs.-  Transfer to the port, we  board a modern night ferry,  leaving at 20.00 hrs. Night cruise through the Mediterranean, accommodation in double cabins with bathroom. Remember that breakfast is not included in the ferry. These ferries are modern with all the conforts, restaurants, bars, party room and specious lounges.
Total distance:  280 km.

Note: We recommend wearing comfortable shoes to walk around Pompeii.



07.30 hrs.- Arrival in  NAPLES  first thing in the morning (breakfast not included). After disembarking, time for breakfast. 

09.00 hrs .- We continue to  POMPEII  to visit the remains of this Roman city that was covered by the ash of Vesuvius  with a local guide  (tickets not included). Time for lunch.

14.30 hrs.- Pompeii departure.
16.00 hrs- CASSINO . Arrival to see its immense Abbey with magnificent views; time too in the Polish Cemetery that reminds us that one of the toughest battles of the Second World War took place here. 

17.30.- Cassino. Departure. Continuation to  Rome . 
20.00 hrs- Arrival in ROME at the end of the afternoon.
End of our services.

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