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Athens, Peninsula, Heart of Italy with Sorrento

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ATHENS
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ROME

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Itinerary

Day 1:
Welcome to Europamundo! Transfer to the hotel and free time. You will be provided with the information required for the beginning of the trip in the afternoon; otherwise, the information will appear on the information panels at the hotel reception area.

IMPORTANT:- Remember that hotels check-in time is usually at 14:00 hrs. If you require more hours of room availability, consider booking an additional night at the beginning of your trip.
- IF YOU REQUESTED ADDITIONAL NIGHTS upon arrival at the hotel, you would have your room booked, but your trip guide would normally contact you at the beginning of the included activities. At the reception you can also find an informative sign, indicating the telephone number and hours of assistance of our staff. YOUR TIME THEREFORE BEFORE THIS MOMENT IS FREE. The hotel staff can help you with all the information you need.


Note: The schedules that you will find in this itinerary are indicative. The guide, depending on the situation and in order to improve the development of the trip, may adjust the schedules.
Day 2: Athens.-
We will enjoy the city tour with a local guide which includes the Presidential Palace, the Panathinaikos stadium where the first modern Olympic games were held, the national library, the bustling squares of the center; the new neighborhoods that emerged after the 2004 Olympic games. The tour will finish at the Acropolis site (entry not included).


In the evening we include a transfer to the PLAKA area, which is full of small Greek bars and where you will be able to enjoy the rich folklore of this country.



Day 3: Athens- Tripoli- Olimpia- Patras.-
Distance: 411 km.
Landscapes: Views over the sea. Fantastic landscapes in the Meteoras region.




08.00 hrs- Athens.- Departure. We travel to the Peloponnese region.
09.15 hrs- Corinth Channel. We make a brief stop to see this impressive work from the end of the nineteenth century to link the Isthmus of Corinth with the Aegean Sea, thus facilitating maritime transport.


09.30 hrs- Corinth Channel, departure. Once on the Peloponnese peninsula, we continue among mountains.
10.45 hrs- Tripoli. We stop in the active capital of the Arcadia region, with time for a stroll around the Areos Square area with its cafes and restaurants.


11.45 hrs- Tripoli, departure
13.45 hrs- Olympia. Time for lunch and visit the archaeological site (entrance and visit with a local guide included), the place where the first Olympic games were held in 776 B.C., with athletes from all over Greece and its colonies participating. Highlights include the Temple of Zeus, the stadium, the gymnasium and the arena. After the visit, free time; If you wish, you can visit the museum (not included).


16.45 hrs.- Olympia – departure. Mountain landscapes, some picturesque villages on our route.
18.45 hrs- Patras. Arrival in the third most populated city of Greece, a port lively city, with a remarkable medieval fortress, its cathedral is the largest church in Greece, next to it the small church of St. Andrew is a place of pilgrimage. Dinner included.


Day 4: Patras- Igoumenitsa - Brindisi.-
Total distance: 276 km
Scenery: way across Central Greece. Ferry across the Ionian Sea.
Note: Please, consider taking some warm clothes with you to enjoy the crossing on the ferry’s deck.
INDICATIONS: Please, do not forget your passport; you will need it when crossing the border.
It is an hour earlier in Italy: when it is 12:00h in Greece, it is 11:00h in Italy.
Note: on the way from Greece to Italy, the bus will not travel in the ferry; therefore, you will have to carry your luggage with you.




08.00h- Patras. After breakfast, we will cross over the Rio-Antirrio bridge, a spectacular cable-stayed bridge which connects the Peloponnese with the Greek continent. We travel across Central Greece and Epyrus.
11.45h- Igoumenitsa, arrival at this port city; free time for a walk.
13.30h- Transfer to the port to get on the ferry (departure time expected at 14:00h) on which we will cross the Ionian Sea to Italy. We recommend enjoying the crossing on the deck.
21.00h (local time, one hour earlier than Greece)- Brindisi- Arrival, transfer and lodging.


Day 5: Brindisi- Alberobello- Matera- Naples.-
Total distance covered: 401 km.
Scenery: today we will visit two spectacular and authentic towns.
Note: wear comfortable shoes, especially for Matera.


09.00 hrs. - Brindisi, departure.
10.15 hrs. – Alberobello - Time to discover this charming town famous for its unique conical-shaped houses known as "trulli". These unique structures, with their stacked stone roofs, are a World Heritage Site and are considered an outstanding example of Italian rural architecture.

11.15 hrs. - Alberobello, departure. We continue to the Basilicata region.
13:00 hrs. – Matera – We will make a stop to see this spectacular city known for its ancient historic center with its "Sassi di Matera", a complex of ancient houses and buildings carved into the rock that date back thousands of years. This town is a World Heritage Site and is one of the oldest continuously inhabited human settlements in the world. Time for a walk and lunch.

15:30 hrs. - Departure. We continue through Basilicata and Campania, admiring their beautiful mountain landscapes.
19:00 hrs. - Naples, arrival in the evening. We recommend you having a walk through this impressive city.
Day 6: Naples - Capri - Sorrento - Salerno.
Total distance: 65 km, plus boat trip.
Scenery: Very beautiful landscapes in the Bay of Naples and Sorrento.
Notes: Part of this trip is by boat, we recommend that you bring some warm clothes during this day. Do not forget to bring your camera as the landscapes today are very beautiful. Due to weather conditions, in some cases the ships that connect Naples with Capri or Capri with Sorrento do not operate; in these cases the route would be modified arriving at Sorrento by highway and visiting Amalfi instead of Capri.


A time to stroll in Naples before taking our ferry (departure scheduled at 09:30 hrs). The boat trip to the Isle of Capri lasts about 50 minutes, with beautiful scenery.

10.40 hrs. CAPRI.- Free time for lunch on the island. Optionally you can take a boat to visit the White Grotto and cliffs or take the funicular to go up to Capri.

16.15 hrs- We take a ferry (schedules variable), this time, towards Sorrento; Beautiful scenery while arriving to Sorrento.
17.15 hrs - SORRENTO - We are in a small very picturesque and lively town, with the port located in the lower area, and the town at the base of a cliff.

18.30hrs-. Sorrento, departure.
20.15 hrs. - SALERNO. Accommodation. Would you like to take a stroll through this active southern italian city?

Note: During the winter months the schedules will be modified (leaving earlier from Naples) in order to take advantage of the sunlight.-
Day 7: Salerno - Pompeii - Naples - Cassino - Rome.
Total distance: 300 km.
Scenery: Pleasant landscapes.

Note: We recommend comfortable shoes for walking around Pompeii.


08:00 hrs. Salerno, departure-
08:45 hrs. - Pompeii -arrival.- The Roman city that two thousand years ago was covered by the ashes of the Vesuvius volcano. Entrance an visit inside with local guide to know the history of this place included.

11:30 hrs. - Pompeii - departure.
12:00 hrs. - Naples. Arrival in one of the most fascinating cities in Italy and one of the oldest and most continuously inhabited in Europe. The old town of Naples is one of the largest in Europe and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Time to have lunch and walk through its narrow streets full of life and clothes hanging out to dry.

14:30 hrs. - Naples - departure.
16:00 hrs. - Cassino. - Arrival. In this place the largest battle in Italian lands of the Second World War took place. We will visit the immense abbey, with its magnificent views.

17:30 hrs. - Cassino - departure.
20:15 hrs. - Rome - arrival.
Day 8:
After breakfast, end of our services.

Note: Remember that hotels check-out time is usually at 10.00 hrs. In most cases, you can leave your luggage at the hotel reception at check-out time, so you can enjoy the city and pick it up at the time you require that same day. If you need more time to use your room, please consider booking an additional night at the end of your tour.

Price includes

Included

  • Europamundo General Services: Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance, hotel and breakfast buffet.
  • Includes arrival transfer
  • City tour in: ATHENS, POMPEII, ROME
  • Evening transfer: Plaka neighborhood in Athens
  • Ticket admission: archaeological site of Olympia with guided tour, Pompeii
  • Ferry: Igumenitsa (GR) / Brindisi (IT) , Naples/ Capri/ Sorrento
  • 1 Dinner Included in: PATRAS



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Planned Hotels

GREECE
PRESIDENT
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106989000
reservation@president.gr
43 KIFISSIAS AVE , 11523 , ATENAS , GRECIA
MY WAY PATRAS
****
2610623131
Othonos kai Amalias 16, Patra 262 21, Grecia , 262 21 , PATRAS , GRECIA
NOVOTEL ATHENES
****
2108200700
H0866-FO@accor.com
4 Michail Voda STR CP 104 39 ATENAS , 104 39 , ATENAS , GRECIA
MOXY PATRAS MARINA
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2614409400
58 Iroon Polytechniou Ave. &, Kiprou St, Patra 264 41, Grecia , 264 41 , PATRAS , GRECIA
SKYLARK
****
2144056400
skylark@alumahotels.gr;CharisPo@Alumahotels.GR
3, Marikas Kotopouli Str, Athina 104 31, Grecia , 104 31 , ATENAS , GRECIA
GRAND SERAI CONGRESS SPA
*****
2651090550
DENTRO DE Grand Serai Xenia Dodonis 33, Ioannina 452 21, Grecia , 452 21 , IGUMENITSA , GRECIA
ITALY
PALAZZO VIRGILIO
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831597941
Corso Umberto I, 149, 72100 Brindisi BR, Italia, CP: 72100 , 72100 , BRINDISI , ITALIA
GRAN HOTEL SALERNO
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897041111
info@grandhotelsalerno.it
LUNGOMARE CLEMENTE TAFURI 1 , 84127 , SALERNO , ITALIA
THE CAESAR
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686293391
VIA DELLA PISANA, 374, CP: 00163 , 00163 , ROMA , ITALIA
PALAZZO ESEDRA
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812421111
Piazzale Vincenzo Tecchio, 50, 80125 Napoli NA , 80125 , NAPOLES , ITALIA
MEDITERRANEA HOTEL
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0893066111
groups.it@hotusahotels.com
Via Generale Clark, 54, 84131 Salerno , 84131 , SALERNO , ITALIA
ELE GREEN PARK HOTEL PAMPHILI
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06661028
info.pamphili@elehoteles.com
Largo Lorenzo Mossa 4 , 165 , ROMA , ITALIA
HOTEL HOLIDAY INN CAVA DEI TIRRENI
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0892132401
info@hisalernocavadetirreni.com
Corso Mazzini, 274 - 84013 - Cava de´ Tirreni SA , 84013 , SALERNO , ITALIA
CARAVEL
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06518078
Via Cristoforo Colombo, 124 , 00147 , ROMA , ITALIA
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