April 2022 / March 2023
Detailed day by day description
This tour is a flexible, guaranteed escorted coach tour, guided in English only.
Once the tour is booked, it is guaranteed so it will definitely go ahead, and will never cancel.
The tour is flexible so you can tailor it to suit your needs. By clicking ‘Quote or Book’, you will have an option to choose your start and end date and destinations within the tour parameters. As these tours allow for such flexibility, the same people, tour guides or drivers may not be on your entire journey.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Note: During the winter months, schedules will be modified (leaving Naples earlier) in order to take advance of sunlight.
Scenery: Pleasant landscapes.
Note: We recommend comfortable shoes for walking around Pompeii.
09:00 hrs. Salerno, departure
09:45 hrs. - POMPEII -arrival.- The Roman city that two thousand years ago was covered by the ashes of the Vesuvius volcano. Entrance not included. Visit inside with local guide to know the history of this place. Time for lunch.
13:00 hrs. - Pompeii - Exit.
14:45 hrs. - CASINO . We will visit its huge abbey where one of the cruelest World War II battles took place. Free time in the immense abbey, with its magnificent views.
16:15hrs. - Casino - departure.
18:15hrs. - CASTELGANDOLFO . - Small medieval town dominating the lake of Albano; Thist town belongs to the Vatican State and its the summer residence of the Pope.
20:00 hrs. - ROME.
Este tour finaliza en la plaza de San Pedro del Vaticano. Para los viajeros más interesados, nuestro guía le ofrecerá tras la visita panorámica una visita opcional donde podrá conocer con más detalle detalle la Basílica de San Pedro y las salas más destacadas de los Museos Vaticanos y la Capilla Sixtina.
Tarde libre. 18:30 hrs . - Al final del día le incluimos un traslado al popular barrio del Trastévere, con sus pequeños restaurantes y su ambiente. Los pasajeros que adquirieron la media pensión tienen la cena incluida. Regreso al hotel aproximadamente a las 21.00 hrs.