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Acropolis, Athens Mykonos Santorini The Colosseum, Rome St. Peter's Square, Vatican Trevi Fountain Siena Florence Venice Venice
The Colosseum, Rome
St. Peter's Square, Vatican
Can you picture yourself strolling along the cobblestone streets of Greek islands, watching the sunset on Santorini, exploring the rich cultural history in Rome, wine-tasting in an Italian vineyard, and exploring Venice? If so, then this is the tour for you! Join Becky McGarrity and Taree McGee on this Mediterranean celebration tour.
We will begin in the historic city of Athens, including a tour of the magnificent Acropolis. We will then sail to two of the most popular Greek islands, Santoniri and Mykonos. We’ll have two days on each, so we can explore at leisure. There’s a mix of included activities and free time. We’ll then fly to Rome and visit key sites like the Vatican, the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain. On the way to Florence we’ll stop in Siena, home of the famous horse race. We’ll have 3 nights in an incredible villa close to Florence, where we’ll enjoy authentic Italian dishes. The tour will end in Venice, the jewel of the Mediterranean.
Please note this itinerary is copyrighted.
Key: IF = In Flight Meals, B= Breakfast, D = Dinner
Day 1: Saturday, May 28, 2022
We will depart on group flights from St. Louis. Pre-tour nights are available. (IF)
Day 2: Sunday, May 29, 2022: Athens
On arrival in Athens, we will meet our tour director and we’ll have a bus orientation tour of Athens on the way to our centrally located hotel. The afternoon is at leisure before the Welcome Meal this evening. (IF/D)
Day 3: Monday, May 30, 3022: Athens
This morning we will enjoy a city tour of Athens, including a visit to the Acropolis & its Museum, as well as a panoramic tour of the highlights of the city. The rest of the day is at leisure to wander through the Plaka and Monastiraki districts, where old combines with new as you discover shops and restaurants full of Greek delicacies. Some optional excursions will be offered this afternoon. We will dine in our hotel this evening. (B/D)
Day 4: Tuesday, May 31: Athens, Mykonos
We will head to the port this morning and board our ferry to the Greek Island of Mykonos today with wonderful views of the Greek coastline and islands. The ferry has restaurants, sun decks and comfortable lounges. On arrival, our local guide will meet us for a bus orientation tour of the island, including the cobblestone streets of cosmopolitan Chora and the iconic 5 windmills. We’ll dine together in a traditional restaurant. (B/D)
Day 5: Wednesday, June 1: Mykonos
We have leisure time today to explore the island’s best beaches with fine sand and crystal-clear water that are perfect for fun in the sun! Free time options include water sports, visiting the ancient remains on the nearby historic island of Delos, or wine tasting. Click here to see some options that you can book in advance.
Day 6: Thursday, June 2: Mykonos, Santorini
We will transfer to the port and take the ferry boat to Santorini, the island with the most spectacular landscape, breathtaking views of the volcano, black sand beaches and romantic sunsets. Upon arrival our local guide will meet us for a bus orientation tour of the island. This evening we will visit the village of Oia to see the stunning sunset. We will dine together this evening. (B/D)
Day 7: Friday, June 3: Santorini
Today we will do the famous “Red Cruise”. Our first stop is the Hot Springs, then we’ll sail past Aspronisi ancient light house, Akrotiri and Indian Rock. On the Red Beach we’ll have time for swimming and snorkling. The first stop is the White Beach, where we’ll have barbeque cooked on board the ship. This evening there’s an optional fun Greek wedding show, complete with food, dancing, and unlimited wine! (B/L)
Day 8: Saturday, June 4: Santorini, Rome
After a relaxing morning on the beach, we will take the direct flight to Rome. On arrival, we will transfer to our centrally-located hotel and dine in a nearby specialty pasta restaurant. (B/D)
Day 9: Sunday, June 5: Rome
Today we will explore Ancient Rome with our full-day guide, beginning with an inside tour of the Colosseum. We will tour the Forum, and Palatine Hill. In the afternoon we will have a walking tour of Rome, including the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps and the Pantheon. The Piazza di Spagna is a great shopping area, very popular with visitors to Rome. The rest of the day is free for shopping, gelato, or more touring. (B)
Day 10: Monday, June 6: Rome
This morning we will begin with Vatican City and St. Peter’s Cathedral, home of the Roman Catholic Church and the largest building in Christianity. Also included is a visit to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, with stunning artwork. The afternoon is at leisure. The Prati neighborhood around the Via Cola di Rienzo, is a popular shopping district. Other choices include the Roman Catacombs, the Borghese Gallery, the National Museum. (B)
Day 11: Tuesday, June 7: Siena, Florence
This morning a local guide will take us on a tour of Siena, including the Sunken Piazza del Campo and the Duomo, perhaps the finest Gothic cathedral in Italy. We will learn about the famous horse race that takes place in late summer. Horses represent the 17 districts, known as “Contradas” and we will see some of the emblematic flags on the tour. The Contradas include the Eagle, Snail, Wave, Panther, Forest, Tortoise, Owl, Unicorn, Shell, Tower, Ram, Caterpillar, Dragon, Giraffe, Porcupine, She-Wolf and the Goose. We will then visit San Gimignano and enjoy a light lunch and wine-tasting in a charming family-owned winery. We will continue on to Florence and dine in our luxury villa. (B/L/D)
Day 12: Wednesday, June 8, 2022: Florence
Today’s day trip is to Florence, the Cradle of the Renaissance. Close to our villa, we will stop at Piazza Michelangelo for an amazing view of the city. A local guide will take us on a walking tour of Florence, including a visit to Accademia to see Michelangelo’s incomparable “David.” We will see the beautiful Santa Croce Church with the tombs of many famous residents of Florence including Michelangelo, Dante and Galileo. We will tour the famed Baptistry and the Duomo. Tickets will be available for those who want to climb Brunelleschi’s famous dome. We will have some free time in the afternoon, before returning to our villa for dinner. (B/D)
Day 13: Thursday, June 9, 2022: Florence
Today is a free day with a variety of options. There are 3 optional tours all with a minimum of 10 participants: We can learn Italian cooking in a private cooking class ($165), visit Pisa and Lucca ($189), or take a day trip to the Cinque Terre ($220 including boat ride). The villa is close to Florence, so there is also the option to spend a relaxed day in the city, viewing art, shopping, etc. (B)
Day 14: Friday, June 10, 2022: Florence, Venice
After breakfast, we will drive through the Emilia-Romagna region, famed for its gastronomy and wine making. We will have lunch in the Leonardi Estate, with the chance to taste the locally prepared Balsamic vinegar. We will then set off for Venice–La Serenissima, the “Serene One.” Built upon 117 islands, Venice is a mosaic of canals, plazas, fascinating markets, and chaos! We will arrive at our hotel by water taxi on the Grand Canal and the luggage will be transferred separately. The rest of the day is free for independent exploration. (B/L)
Day 15: Saturday, June 11, 2022: Venice
Our guide will take us on a walking tour of Venice, including inside visits of the Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Square, the Bell Tower and the impressive St. Mark’s Cathedral. In the afternoon we will have a tour of three Venetian Islands. We will see how Venetian glass is made on Murano, the colorful fishermen houses on Burano, and the historic mosaics in the cathedral on Torcello, dating back to the 7th century. Our tour will end with a group meal. (B/D)
Day 16: Sunday, June 12, 2022: Depart
We will transfer to Venice Airport for our return flights to the USA. (B)
Our hotels are chosen for their quality, amenities and proximity to areas of interest. Whenever possible, we choose hotels in town centers, so that you are able to go off and explore in your free time. It may be necessary for us to substitute hotels for others of equal quality. You will be fully informed of any changes that affect you. Enjoy your stay!
Pre-tour nights are available. Please contact us for details!
May 29-31, 2022
Divani Palace or similar
May 31 – June 2, 2022
Petinos Beach Hotel or similar
June 2-4, 2022
El Greco Hotel or similar
June 4-7, 2022
Hotel Diana or similar
June 7-10, 2022
Villa Agabe or similar
June 10-12, 2022
Carlton Grand Canal or similar
Transfers are automatically included if we have booked your flights.
If you have booked your own flights, we can still provide transfers, as long as we have your flight details on file and a phone number to give to the driver. We will include your transfer information in your final packet. Transfers will be arranged for each arrival, so that you won’t have to wait for other tour members if their flight is delayed. Transfers can be arranged for the day of your choosing, but we can’t arrange transfers if you arrive or depart by train.
Please note that individual transfers are booked through a third-party and you will be responsible to communicate with the company in case of delays.
Flights can be arranged once this tour is a guaranteed departure. We will let you know as soon as we have reached the minimum number of participants.
Group Air: We will be arranging group air from St. Louis. Payment is due with the final payment. The flights during the tour are included in the tour price. This includes priority boarding and 2 carry-on bags.
Individual Air: If you would like assistance with alternative flights, please visit our Book a Flight page. Please wait until the tour is a guaranteed departure before booking non-refundable airfare and send a copy of your flight itinerary for our records as soon as you have booked it. Please note that if you would like to use air miles you will need to book directly with the airline.
Arrival: Please arrange to arrive in Athens no later than 10:00 am on Sunday, May 29, 2022
Departure: You are welcome to depart from Venice at any time on Sunday, June 12, 2022
We can arrange pre-tour nights in Athens and post-tour nights in Venice, but due to the volume of tours, we are not able to arrange additional travel within Europe.
Greece only: $2,499 in double, $950 in single
Italy only: $2,899 in double, $850 in single
Price based on a minimum of 30 participants, double occupancy
• Transportation: via deluxe air-conditioned coaches
• Ferry from Athens to Mykonos, and Mykonos to Santorini
• Flight from Santorini to Rome
• Accommodations (double-occupancy) in superior 3-and 4-star hotels
• Meals as indicated in the itinerary
• Professional Tour Directors throughout the tour
• Local step-on guides for city tours and major attractions
• Guides will use Whisper Headsets throughout the tour
• Admission to all activities indicated in the itinerary, unless noted as optional
• All transfers, as a group
• All taxes and tips
• Full-color tour book and online itinerary using the Trip Plan app
• Air transportation (group air will be available)
• Single supplement $1,750
• Meals and beverages not identified in itinerary
• Items of a personal nature, such as passports and visas. Passports must be valid for 6 months beyond return date.
• Passenger trip cancellation insurance – highly recommended
• Please make checks payable to “Reformation Tours” send all payments to Reformation Tours, 64 Fiesta Circle, St. Louis, MO 63146. The initial deposit is $350 per person. If you would like to pay by credit card (3.5% surcharge), click here.
• Final invoices will be sent in February 2022
• Final payment is due by March 14, 2022
• Reservations will be accepted after March 14, 2022 subject to availability
We will continue to assist clients who have a current policy with Roam Right Insurance, a division of Arch Insurance Company. Policies are now transferable to tours in 2021 and 2022.
If you don’t have insurance yet, we are now partnering with an award-winning company called Squaremouth, which helps travelers search, compare, and buy the best travel insurance for the lowest price. They offer excellent customer support and can help you find the best policy for your trip.
Regardless of reason, cancellations are costly and we highly recommend purchasing travel insurance:
From time of deposit to until 100 days before departure (if not canceled by us): $100
From 99-15 days prior to departure: $350 cancellation penalty plus any non refundable deposits
14 days or less prior to departure: No refund– Cancellation charges also apply to additional accommodation reserved prior to and after the tour.
– Cancellations must be received in writing by 5:00 p.m. central time on the last business day of the applicable time period.
– For flight changes or cancellations, revision fees and/or airline cancellation charges will apply.
– Roommates canceling can result in a single supplement charge for the roommate. The Participant who cancels will be responsible for that charge if a substitute roommate cannot be found.
– Trip Cancellation and Interruption Insurance is strongly recommended.
Reformation Tours cannot assume responsibility for any additional costs or fees relating to the issuance and/or cancellation of air tickets or other arrangements not made through Reformation Tours.
We look forward to welcoming you on the tour.
You can fill out your reservations online by clicking the “Book Now” tab (under the images).
You can either send a check made payable to “Reformation Tours” to 64 Fiesta Circle, St. Louis, MO 63146 or click here to pay by credit card (additional 3.5% fee).
We will continue to assist clients who have previously purchased Roam Right Insurance policies, which can be transferred to tours in 2021 and 2022. If you don’t have insurance, we are now offering clients the opportunity to compare and buy insurance directly:
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