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Mediterranean Escape

plus 10 day Greek Island Hopping

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The one that gives you the amazing Amalfi, rustic Rome and ancient Athens combined with our Greek Island hopping trip

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  • Duration

    20 days

  • Places

    14 places

  • Meals

    19 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners, 3 Regional Dinners

  • Transport Style

    Coach + Ferry

  • Group Size

    Average 45 people

  • Team

    Expert Trip Manager, Driver and Local Guides

Rome, Amalfi, Overnight Adriatic Ferry, Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Ios, Vatican City, Sorrento, Capri, Pompeii, Bari, Patras, Corinth Canal

Top Experiences

9 included & 14 free time add-ons available to add later

  • Visit the famous Isle of Capri and soak up the sun, sea and sand

    Included

    Capri

  • Locally guided tour of the awe-inspiring Ancient Greek monuments including entry to the Acropolis and Parthenon

    Included

    Athens

  • See the traditional Cycladic buildings of Mykonos town

    Included

    Mykonos

  • Walk in the footsteps of gladiators and emperors at the Colosseum and Roman Forum

    EUR 41.00

    Rome

  • Dinner ‘La Dolce Vita’

    EUR 40.50

    Rome

  • Cruise around the shimmering waters of the Isle of Capri (Summer Only)

    EUR 28.00

    Capri

Mediterranean Escape plus 10 day Greek Island Hopping

9 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, The Vatican, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona
  • See St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City
  • Guided tour of the Vatican
  • Visit the famous Isle of Capri and soak up the sun, sea and sand
  • See the impressive Corinth Canal
  • Locally guided tour of the awe-inspiring Ancient Greek monuments including entry to the Acropolis and Parthenon
  • See the traditional Cycladic buildings of Mykonos town
  • Visit Fira, the clifftop capital of Santorini
  • Visit Fira, the clifftop capital of Santorini

14 Free Time Add-Ons

Optional experiences that you can choose from and pay for on your trip

  • Walk in the footsteps of gladiators and emperors at the Colosseum and Roman Forum EUR 41.00
  • Dinner ‘La Dolce Vita’ EUR 40.50
  • Cruise around the shimmering waters of the Isle of Capri (Summer Only) EUR 28.00
  • See lemon groves and taste homemade limoncello on the dramatic Amalfi Coast EUR 19.00
  • "Tastes of Amalfi" Dinner EUR 41.00
  • Take a guided tour of the lost Roman city of Pompeii EUR 24.50
  • A Traditional Athens Affair EUR 40.00
  • Explore the cobbled streets of Mykonos town by night with a locally guided walking tour EUR 30.00
  • Take a private cruise along the southern coast of Mykonos with swim stops and a picnic EUR 50.00
  • Uncover the archaeological jewel of the Cyclades, mythological Delos EUR 60.00
  • Visit Oia and soak up one of the world's most famous sunsets EUR 30.00
  • Visit Oia and soak up one of the world's most famous sunsets EUR 30.00
  • Speedboat safari EUR 38.00
  • Farewell to Ios Evening Cruise EUR 35.00

Where I'll Stay?

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  • 19 nights

    All accommodation is included on this trip

    18 nights in Hotel, 1 night in Adriatic Ferry

    From historical Rome to stunning Amalfi, you'll be resting your head in comfortable hotels in enviable locations. Sleep twin or triple share for 18 nights on the road (or pay a tad extra to slumber in your own digs), and feel the lull of the sea for 1 night on board a ferry.

About this trip

It's time to relax and take in the Mediterranean on this easy pace trip. Start in Rome with all the iconic sights before heading to the Amalfi Coast. It's hard not to take life down a notch surrounded by the stunning natural beauty. Jump aboard the ferry across to Athens before finishing up this trip on the Greek islands. Mykonos, Santorini and Ios are at your disposal and with three nights on each, you have plenty of time to shop, dine, relax or party.

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Map & Itinerary

  • Start location
  • End location
  • Trip day
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  • River route
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Nights spent per location

  1. 3 3 nights

    Rome

  2. via via

    Vatican City

  3. via via

    Sorrento

  4. 2 2 nights

    Amalfi

  5. via via

    Capri

  6. 1 1 night

    Amalfi

  7. via via

    Pompeii

  8. via via

    Bari

  9. 1 1 night

    Overnight Adriatic Ferry

  10. via via

    Patras

  11. via via

    Corinth Canal

  12. 2 2 nights

    Athens

  13. 3 3 nights

    Mykonos

  14. 3 3 nights

    Santorini

  15. 3 3 nights

    Ios

  16. 1 1 night

    Athens

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DAY 1 - Arrive Rome

Rome

Isn't it great to be alive? Particularly on days like today - kicking it in Rome & meeting a new pack of legends who you'll explore the Med with. Today, after you've settled into your hotel, we'll kick off the jaw-dropping experiences with a trip to some of Rome's most iconic spots. Hello Colosseum, hello Trevi...the sites will blow your mind literally at every corner. We'll refuel before we hit up the famous Trastevere district for a night out before catching some zzz's to make the most of tomorrow. 

Stay

Santa Constanza Hotel Rome (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, The Vatican, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona

DAY 2 - Rome

Rome

Open your eyes this morning and give yourself a few minutes to let the reality sink in … you may even need to pinch yourself a few times. Yes, you are actually in Rome! Opt to be guided around the Roman Forum and Colosseum first up, continuing to file info into the brain under "mind-blowing historical facts." The rest of the day is yours to chow pizza, sip coffee, watch the Vespas fly by, and just generally get in the swing of all things Italian. 

Stay

Santa Constanza Hotel Rome (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Walk in the footsteps of gladiators and emperors at the Colosseum and Roman Forum

    EUR 41.00

DAY 3 - Rome

Rome

It's Day-3 and the bucket list has already had a few ticks - today, it's "visit the smallest country in the world." Also known as the Vatican City, it is a masterpiece of artwork and architecture. Ramp up your last night in Rome with an Italian feast (we're talking pastas, succulent meats and traditional Roman delights) and a evening on the town with your travel buddies. Bellissimo!

Stay

Santa Constanza Hotel Rome (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City

  • Guided tour of the Vatican

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Tonight, do as the Romans do! Besides delicious Italian food & wine, tonight's dinner is all about atmosphere – complete with live music & traditional Italian songs

    EUR 40.50

DAY 4 - Rome to Amalfi Coast via Sorrento

Rome

Cast your eyes on Rome one last time before we hit the road on the hunt for the Amalfi Coast. Get that camera on 110% battery, today is going to be scenic.

Sorrento

Sojourning to the south we find ourselves in Sorrento, the place you've seen on Instagram countless times, always accompanied by a pang of jealousy. It's finally your turn! Italian Riviera vibes will kick off pronto as we step into a free afternoon here, followed by an included dinner to really get into the swing of things. You're living the high life now, aren't you!

Amalfi

What a day! Settling down in the famed Amalfi Coast for the evening, we’ll be dreaming of more Italian Riviera adventures tomorrow.

Stay

3-4 Star Standard Hotel

DAY 5 - Amalfi Coast

Amalfi

Sit you in front of that gorgeous coastline without throwing you into it? We wouldn't dare! Rise and shine and throw on your boating attire - a day at sea awaits us. 

Capri

Enjoy and included boat ride through the Bay of Naples to the island of Capri, home of crystal clear waters and the famous blue and green grottos. Those feeling particularly taken by the island can opt in for a cruise around the beautiful waters.

Amalfi

After a day out, we'll head back to the mainland well and truly satisfied. What a day, this has definitely been one to remember. You can find a cosy spot for some dinner and exchange of stories of an epic day, and get ready for tomorrow's next adventure.

Stay

3-4 Star Standard Hotel

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Visit the famous Isle of Capri and soak up the sun, sea and sand

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Cruise around the shimmering waters of the Isle of Capri (Summer Only)

    EUR 28.00

DAY 6 - Amalfi Coast

Amalfi

The olive groves, lemon terraces & tumbling villages of this region are yours for another day. There's a local optional that you won't want to miss today, when we visit a local family to experience the famous symbol of the Amalfi, the lemon! Here you'll sample home made lemonade and limoncello, as well as lemon cake made by Nonna herself. Delicious. Not one for citrus? Perhaps you want to see the colourful homes of Amalfi Town, maybe you're going to curl up with a good book and a tub of gelato. It's your holiday, it's your call. Tonight, a tastes of Amalfi dinner is up for grabs! Because there's nothing like the feeling of a little glam. 

Stay

3-4 Star Standard Hotel

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • See lemon groves and taste homemade limoncello on the dramatic Amalfi Coast

    EUR 19.00

  • Enjoy a traditional Italian feast at an organic farm on the Amalfi Coast

    EUR 41.00

DAY 7 - Amalfi Coast to Overnight Ferry via Pompeii and Bari

Amalfi

Arrivederci Amalfi coastline! You've been real. And the next few days have a lot to live up to. Luckily, with Greece on the horizon, we're in pretty safe hands. 

Pompeii

Before we farewell Italy, there's a chance to peel back the layers of history at ancient Pompeii. It's here where a volcanic erruption destroyed an entire city, which after re-discovery gives explorers a peek into ancient Roman life. Utterly fascinating and a must-see when you're in this part of the world.

Bari

After taking in the rugged beauty of the boot's south, we board our overnight ferry to Greece. Don't be ashamed if you need to wipe away a tear or two as we plough through the Ionian Sea watching Italy get smaller.

Overnight Adriatic Ferry

Stay

Overnight Ferry

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Take a guided tour of the lost Roman city of Pompeii

    EUR 24.50

DAY 8 - Overnight Ferry to Athens via Patras and Corinth Canal

Overnight Adriatic Ferry

Oh hello there...we're pulling up in Greece! The awe of this country's mainland will begin shortly after our arrival as we catch a glimpse of Corinth Canal. This manmade passageway squeezes boats through it's path, sandwiched by two steep cliffs and sitting over gloriously blue ocean.
 

Patras

 

Corinth Canal

Athens

A collage of ancient wonders and modern magnificence, the allure of Athens is hard to dismiss. Relax tonight with the knowledge that we have plenty of time to soak up the city all day tomorrow.

Stay

President Hotel Athens (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See the impressive Corinth Canal

DAY 9 - Athens

Athens

Say farewell to the team, and take the day to explore Athens your way. High on the agenda should be throwing down some dolmades (vine leaves), some grilled meats, washed down with an Ouzito, the Greek's version of mojito. All in the name of keeping cool in the heat of course! Those looking for shopping could head to Syntagma Square and make tracks for department store Attica, flex the credit card, then finish off the day in style at a rooftop bar. Tomorrow, it's a change of scene on island time. Let's go!

Stay

President Hotel Athens (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Locally guided tour of the awe-inspiring Ancient Greek monuments including entry to the Acropolis and Parthenon

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Feast on authentic Greek dishes and see traditional Greek dancing in the heart of Athens' historic Plaka district

    EUR 40.00

DAY 10 - Athens to Mykonos

Athens

See, just like we told you. Our time in Athens was amazing and well worth delaying our island time for. But delay it further? We shall not...

Mykonos

Let's do this! 3 nights on the island of Mykonos, how did we get so lucky? Even the boat ride across the Aegean will have you awe struck and in love.

 Overnight: Paradise Mykonos (Superior Bay View Rooms)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Explore the cobbled streets of Mykonos town by night with a locally guided walking tour

    EUR 30.00

DAY 11 - Mykonos

Mykonos

Here we are on yet another day when it feels completely fabulous to be alive. You're still in Mykonos baby! And the day is yours to soak up sunshine and play in the sea.

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Take a private cruise along the southern coast of Mykonos with swim stops and a picnic

    EUR 50.00

DAY 12 - Mykonos

Mykonos

Windmills; cafes overflowing with olives, feta and tzatziki; storybook streets - and that's before you've even taken a dip in the ocean! Explore with the crew, take up a few optionals, or simply waste the day away as you please. 

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See the traditional Cycladic buildings of Mykonos town

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Guided tour of ancient Delos, one of the most important mythological, historical, and archaeological sites in Greece

    EUR 60.00

DAY 13 - Mykonos to Santorini

Mykonos

This morning, let's spare a thought for all those travellers who only have the time and money to visit just one Greek Island. Those poor unfortunate souls...

Santorini

Saddle up! We're taking to the seas again, this time in search of the island of Santorini. It's finally your turn to be the one lulling about the white-washed blue dome churches looking like a sultry summer babe. Home to the famous Oia sunset, this is the stuff dreams are made of. Ah, life.

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Visit Fira, the clifftop capital of Santorini

DAY 14 - Santorini

Santorini

The beautiful thing about having two full days on the one island is you have time to both relax and explore. Whatever you didn't do yesterday is still up for grabs today. If you feel like you've crammed it all in already, just head to the black or red sand beaches and spend another glorious day ocean-side. Ain't life grand? 

Overnight: Okeanis Beach Hotel

 

 

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Visit Fira, the clifftop capital of Santorini

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Visit Oia and soak up one of the world's most famous sunsets

    EUR 30.00

DAY 15 - Santorini

Santorini

Rise and shine, Greek Island travellers! The island of Santorini will not explore itself. Take a swim at Perissa Beach, eat the local specialty of fried tomato balls known as domatokeftedes, and roam the streets of Fira. Just remember to plan your day around the excursion to the iconic sunset of Oia - this is not an optional you're going to want to miss.

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Visit Oia and soak up one of the world's most famous sunsets

    EUR 30.00

DAY 16 - Santorini to Ios

Santorini

Say your so longs to Santorini this morning. We have one last Greek Island to hop to, and we promise she's magnificent.

Ios

A bit more rugged and remote than Santorini and Mykonos, Ios will prove a nice change of scenery. But thankfully, there will be no change in the hours spent ocean side and good times had.

  Overnight: Far Out Ios

DAY 17 - Ios

Ios

Another day, another chance to soak up the Greek sun and frolic in the sand without a care in the world. Get some adrenalin in with some watersports, or if you haven't done so already, go explore the pretty town and down a hearty meal at a local cafe. You're going to need the fuel if you want to hang out in the party scene of Hora until the break of dawn.  

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Speedboat safari

    EUR 38.00

DAY 18 - Ios

Ios

Don’t underestimate the power of this village. When the sun sets, this place really comes to life. As such, we suggest a day out on the water getting salty on a boat trip, or a full day of pool hangs and beach time so you're all sun-kissed and feeling floaty by the time the night rolls in. 

 

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Farewell to Ios Evening Cruise

    EUR 35.00

DAY 19 - Ios to Athens

Ios

While choking back the tears and waving miserably at the dreamy islands of Greece, try to think positive thoughts: we have a boat ride to enjoy this morning, as well as one more night together in the city of Athens. 

Athens

One last dose of Athens and one last chance to hang out together as the Greece loving squad that we are. 

 Overnight: Poseidon Hotel

DAY 20 - Depart Athens

Athens

The moment we'd all been dreading - the goodbyes. As sad as they are, at least you have the memories. And another 300 Contiki trips to jump aboard! Make the most of your last free breakfast before you kick on to your next port of call.

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