day 1 ROME ARRIVAL
On arrival at Rome’s Fiumicino airport, transfer to your hotel and check-in. Rest of the day at leisure to soak-in the Italian atmosphere – roam around, admire local architecture, do some curio shopping, visit a local cafe. Overnight at your hotel in Rome.
day 2 ROME SIGHTSEEING
Breakfast at hotel, followed by a tour of this historic city. Visit ancient sites starting with the once-grand Colosseum amphitheater that has hosted many ceremonies and events including savage gladiatorial contests. Its significance and architectural importance are such that it is counted as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. At Circus Maximus, movie lovers can re-live Ben Hur by imagining the famous chariot race. Then soak in the historic ambience and architecture at Plaza Venezia, which is a central hub of the city. Later indulge in some shopping near the Spanish Steps, and make a wish for more wonderful times at the famous Trevi Fountain. Overnight at your hotel in Rome.
day 3 ROME - VATICAN
After breakfast this morning, visit the Vatican and beat the crowds with skip the line access. The highlights of the tour are the magnificent frescos in the Sistine Chapel and the imposing St. Peter’s Basilica - that is regarded as one of the holiest Catholic shrines. Even if you are not the pious kind, the sacred ambience, reverence of devotees and the astonishing architecture will surely mesmerize and captivate you. Rest of the day at leisure to explore on your own – perhaps walk through the old town - see the Pantheon, and we suggest you spend some time lingering at Piazza Navona nearby. Overnight at your hotel in Rome.
day 4 ROME TO VENICE BY TRAIN
Breakfast at hotel. Depending upon train departure time, transfer to train station to catch your high speed train to Venice. On arrival in the canal city, transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure, to soak in the romantic ambience. Overnight at your hotel in Venice.
day 5 VENICE - GONDOLA RIDE & LOCAL SIGHTSEEING
Breakfast at hotel, followed by a Gondola ride on the Grand Canal - pass through the Rialto Bridge to arrive at the St. Mark's Square that is dominated by the 11th-century architectural masterpiece of St Mark's Basilica & the 98.6 meters (323 feet) tall Bell Tower. After lunch, set off on a guided tour of the historic center of Venice through the St. Mark's Basilica, the Bell Tower, the Doge’s Palace, & the Bridge of Sighs among other sights. Skip the line access to both St. Mark's Basilica & Doge’s Palace. Overnight at your hotel in Venice.
day 6 VENICE AT LEISURE (OPTIONAL TOUR)
Breakfast at hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure to explore on your own, be it the waterways of the historic aspects of the city. Recommended visiting the charming islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello. Option to add on this half-day tour which includes a visit to a 12th-century church (known for detailed mosaics), a glassblowing workshop, colorful fishermen’s homes & getting your hands on souvenirs including some intricate lacework. Overnight at your hotel in Venice.
day 7 VENICE TO SANTORINI FLIGHT
After breakfast at the hotel, head to the airport to catch a flight to Santorini. On arrival at Santorini airport, transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure to roam around & spend your time admiring the scenic location. Overnight at your hotel.
day 8 SANTORINI BOAT TOUR WITH LUNCH, SUNSET AT OIA
After breakfast at the hotel, head for the tour of Caldera volcano. The tour is by boat on the natural lake formed around a volcanic area. The tour includes a local lunch, & just to make it special you have lunch on the boat itself! Later head to scenic Oia town, ending the tour while witnessing a picture-perfect sunset. After the tour, return to your hotel. Overnight at your hotel in Santorini.
day 9 SANTORINI DAY AT LEISURE TO EXPLORE FIRA
Breakfast at hotel, followed by a day at leisure to explore Fira town. Overnight at your hotel in Santorini.
day 10 DEPART SANTORINI FOR YOUR RETURN FLIGHT
Breakfast at hotel. Depending upon flight time, transfer to Santorini airport for your return flight.