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11 Days: • ATHENS •  SANTORINI •  MYKONOS •  Sorrento Peninsula and the Isle of Capri

Greek Isles &
Italy's Amalfi Coast

12 Days Air travel time: 11 Days, 10 Nights Land Journey
Athens, the Acropolis, Mykonos, Little Venice, Santorini and Italy's Amalfi Coast

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SIMPLY AMAZING.
Imagine walking amongst the ruins of the Parthenon atop the citadel Acropolis... Slowly and intently make your way across the terrace to view the Setting Santorini Sun... Explore the streets of Sorrento as the Shadows cast their moving creations against the Stuccoed Walls of this charming coastal town... Discover the Isle of Capri and find out why ancient Roman Emperors vacationed on the Amalfi Coast.
Why You'll Love this Journey:
  • We enjoy walking on our sightseeing adventures
  • Journey Tour Captain beginning-to-end
  • 15 Meals: 10 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners, 1 Farewell Aperitif
  • Local Cuisine with Premium Wine & Cocktails
  • Luggage Portage throughout your Journey, WiFi
  • Meet & Greet at Airport with Arrival Transfer
  • Accommodation at hand-picked Hotels: 2 Nights Athens, 2 Nights Mykonos, 3 Nights Santorini, 3 Nights Sorrento
  • 'Master of Your Day' with our Exclusive Premium Sightseeing
  • Special Now Journey Tastings throughout the Journey
  • Comfy transportation throughout
  • Admission fees, taxes, and gratuities excluding the Journey Tour Captain

See the complete Day-by-Day Itinerary

Journey's Adventure through Greece & the Amalfi Coast


TRIP COMMENCES: ATHENS, 2 Days/2 Nights
HISTORY. CULTURE. CUISINE.
The perfect beginning in the heart of the Greek Empire.

MYKONOS, 2 Days/2 Nights
THE FAMOUS ISLE OF MYKONOS.
Enjoying the good life on this Greek Isle.

SANTORINI, 3 Days/3 Nights
SAINT IRENE WELCOMES YOU.
Exploring legends and soaking up the sun.

TRIP FINALE: AMALFI COAST - SORRENTO: 3 Days/3 Nights
THE ENCHANTED AMALFI COAST.
Only 1 hour, 50 minutes' flight time.

Journey's Hotels on this Journey
Journey's Greece to Italy's Amalfi Coast adventure includes a full, hot daily breakfast (table service or buffet), 4 of the 9 dinners and 4+ to 5 Star hotel properties featuring large, air-conditioned guestrooms with ensuite bathrooms.

FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions about this Journey
Answers to questions we've been asked about this trip and our approach to travel.


 

Greek Isles & Italy's Amalfi Coast

Itinerary at a Glance

DAYS 1-2: ATHENS | DAYS 3-4: MYKONOS | DAYS 5–7: SANTORINI | DAYS 8-10: SORRENTO PENINSULA & AMALFI COAST | DAY 11: DEPARTURE DAY

FIRST THINGS FIRST: Consider our Flight and Early Arrival Options
Your flight to Athens should land on Day 1 of the itinerary — this means you should depart your home airport the day prior — your round-trip travel time on this Journey is 12 Days (11 Days, 10 Nights Land). Many of our travelers arrive a "full day early" to recover from their overnight flight — Inquire with us about a pre-tour overnight hotel room in Athens. Airfare is not included. Inquire about our Business Class and Premium Economy Airfare.

 

Day-by-Day Itinerary


Amazing Athens

Day 1: Welcome to Athens, Greece: Birthplace of Western Civilization

Upon arrival into Athens Airport, you will meet the Journey Meet & Greet team after clearing customs and then enjoy the included transfer to check in to your hotel in the city's heart. Upon arrival into Athens, check in to your hotel. If you have arrived early, have no fears, you can drop your bags and set off to wander Athen's streets and start to soak up the Greek feel.

Discovery WalkDiscovery Walk
Join the Journey Tour Captain for a Discovery Walk on your arrival day in Athens. Learn the major landmarks and the lay of the land in relation to our hotel. We'll introduce you to the best ATM machines and other helpful information for your stay in Athens.

Journey Dinners IconWelcome to Athens Dinner

Tonight enjoy a special welcome dinner in Athens with your Journey Tour Captain.

Journey Hotels IconAccommodation in Athens, 2 Nights with breakfast


Our Deluxe Hotels Collection:

Deluxe: Hotel Grande Bretagne or Similar
Our Deluxe Package includes these 4 Star and 5 Star properties with most hotels featuring a Standard or similar category room —  inquire if you'd like to upgrade for a larger room and/or category with a specific view (where available). Hotel room assignments are made closer to tour departure.
Our Classic Hotel Collection:
Classic: Hotel Fresh or Similar
Our Lotus Hotel Collection:
Hotel Grande Bretagne: Suite

Lotus class features exceptional room categories in our world-class hotels.

Final hotel assignments are made at around 60 days prior to the adventure. A comparable hotel will be utilized should our space be sold out by the time you book —  we will advise you of your final hotels.

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Day 2: Exploring Athens

Sightseeing IconToday's Adventure: Acropolis, Parthenon

This morning we make our way to the ancient citadel that is set atop a high rocky outcropping above the city. The site contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance with the most famous being the Parthenon. A view into ancient Greece and its amazing history is what this morning's adventure is all about.

After the adventure, the balance of the afternoon is at your leisure.

Journey is Different: Your Journey Tour Captain will invite you to an optional dinner tonight or you can explore Athens at leisure.

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Mykonos

Day 3: To the Isle of Mykonos

Today we make our way to the airport for our quick flight to the island of Mykonos (flights are quoted separately). Upon arrival, we make our way to our hotel to check in, freshen up and enjoy some time before our Discovery Walk of Old Town Mykonos.

Orientation Walk IconDiscovery Walk

Enjoy the Discovery Walk with your Tour Captain as we explore Little Venice and the island of Mykonos. 

Journey Dinners IconWelcome to Mykonos Dinner

Your Journey Tour Captain hosts an amazing welcome dinner.  

Journey Hotels IconAccommodation on Mykonos, 2 Nights with breakfast

Our Deluxe Hotels Collection:
Deluxe: Casa Delfino Hotel & Spa, Myconian Collection or Similar
Our Deluxe Package includes these 4 Star and 5 Star properties with most hotels featuring a Standard or similar category room —  inquire if you'd like to upgrade for a larger room and/or category with a specific view (where available). Hotel room assignments are made closer to tour departure.
Our Classic Hotel Collection:
Classic: Niriides Homes & Villas or Similar
Our Lotus Hotel Collection:
Lotus: Suites of Casa Delfino Hotel & Spa, Myconian Collection or Similar
Lotus class features exceptional room categories in our world-class hotels.

Final hotel assignments are made at around 60 days prior to the adventure. A comparable hotel will be utilized should our space be sold out by the time you book —  we will advise you of your final hotels.

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Day 4: Mykonos: A Day at Leisure

Enjoy a complete day at leisure on Mykonos.

Option for the Day: Mykonos Yacht Cruise to Rhenia and Guided Tour of Delos - $185 per person. Approximately 7 to 8 hours.
Explore the Cyclades islands on this adventure as you sail the Aegean to these uninhabited islands. Time for swimming and snorkeling, optionally add on a visit with admission to the archaeological site at Delos complete with a :90 minute tour. Included light lunch onboard with beverages and roundtrip transfers.

Other Ideas: How about renting a "Quad" (four-wheeler) and exploring Mykonos on your own. So many beaches and sites to see.

Your Journey Tour Captain will invite you to an optional dinner tonight or you can explore Mykonos at leisure.

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Santorini –  Saint Irene's Island

Day 5: To the Isle of Santorini

Today we make our way to the airport for a quick flight connecting through Athens to the island of Santorini (flight times are about 2:15 hours:minutes and prices are quoted separately –  some itineraries will feature the fast jet ferry - about 2:00 hours). Upon arrival, we make our way to our hotel to check in, freshen up and enjoy some time before our Discovery Walk.

Orientation Walk IconDiscovery Walk

On the Discovery Walk we experience a Now Journey exclusive (it's a surprise!) with your Tour Captain as we explore Thera, the capital of Santorini.  

Journey Dinners IconWelcome to Thera Dinner

Your Journey Tour Captain hosts an amazing welcome dinner on Santorini. Get ready for amazing sights and cuisine. 

Journey Hotels IconAccommodation on Santorini, 3 Nights with breakfast

Our Deluxe Hotels Collection:
Deluxe: Katikies Hotel & Suites
Our Deluxe Package includes these 4 Star and 5 Star properties with most hotels featuring a Standard or similar category room —  inquire if you'd like to upgrade for a larger room and/or category with a specific view (where available). Hotel room assignments are made closer to tour departure.
Our Classic Hotel Collection:
Classic: Oia Sunset or Similar
Our Lotus Hotel Collection:
Lotus: Katikies Hotel & Suites: Suite
Lotus class features exceptional room categories in our world-class hotels.


Final hotel assignments are made at around 60 days prior to the adventure. A comparable hotel will be utilized should our space be sold out by the time you book —  we will advise you of your final hotels.


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Day 6: Exploring Santorini

Sightseeing IconToday's Adventure: Sensational Santorini
Today we enjoy a stop for a wine tasting at a local winery in the village of Pyrgos, which will afford us a magnificent view of the caldera and enjoy essential leisure time in the village of Fira.

Late after the adventure, the balance of the afternoon will be at your leisure.

Journey is Different: Your Journey Tour Captain will invite you to an optional dinner tonight or you can explore at leisure.

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Day 7: Santorini: Day at Leisure

Plan Your Day
Fill your day with excitement and discovery. Or just find that perfect space to enjoy your good read, or maybe it's time to continue working on your own piece of literature —  whichever you prefer, today is the perfect day to enjoy as you desire.

Option for the Day: Cooking Class in Santorini - $185 per person and includes round-trip transportation. Approximately 3 to 4 hours. Discover the Greek cooking secrets as you learn and prepare classic dishes from the Chef. The small group environment provides for a fun atmosphere and then enjoy the fruit of your labor paired with delicious Greek wine.

Journey is Different: Your Journey Tour Captain will invite you to an optional dinner tonight or you can explore Santorini at leisure.

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Amalfi Coast

Day 8: Bound for the Amalfi Coast

Today, we make our way to the airport for our included flight to Italy and the Amalfi Coast (flights are quoted separately).

Upon arrival we transfer to our home for the next 3 days and nights in Sorrento. Never been to Pompeii? Read below!

Option for the Afternoon: Journey's Guided Tour of Pompeii with Admission - $188 per person.
Some guests may want to optionally experience our tour of Pompeii —  enjoy our Journey Guide as they lead you through the ruins of this amazing lost and now found Roman city. Includes onward transfer to Sorrento later in the afternoon.

Prosecco IconWelcome to the Sorrento Peninsula and the Amalfi Coast from the terrace of our hotel.

Orientation Walk IconDiscovery Walk

Enjoy the Discovery Walk with your Tour Captain as we explore Sorrento. 

Journey Dinners IconWelcome to Sorrento Dinner

Your Journey Tour Captain hosts an amazing welcome dinner at our favorite restaurant on the coast.  

Journey Hotels IconAccommodation in Sorrento, 3 Nights with breakfast

Our Deluxe Hotels Collection:
Deluxe: Grand Hotel Capodimonte
Our Deluxe Package includes these 4 Star and 5 Star properties with most hotels featuring a Standard or similar category room —  inquire if you'd like to upgrade for a larger room and/or category with a specific view (where available). Hotel room assignments are made closer to tour departure.
Our Classic Hotel Collection:
Classic: Hotel Bristol or Similar
Our Lotus Hotel Collection:
Lotus: Grand Hotel Capodimonte: Sky Suite
Lotus class features exceptional room categories in our world-class hotels.


Final hotel assignments are made at around 60 days prior to the adventure. A comparable hotel will be utilized should our space be sold out by the time you book —  we will advise you of your final hotels.


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Day 9: Exploring the Isle of Capri and the Amalfi Coast

Sightseeing IconToday's Adventure: Private Boat Adventure to the Isle of Capri and Positano
Join the Journey Tour Captain as you enjoy our boat tour of the Isle of Capri, time on the island, time to swim (seasonal), and then an exploration of Positano before we make our way back to Sorrento via the Amalfi Coast Highway.

Tonight, consider joining your Tour Captain to an optional dinner tonight or you can explore Sorrento at your leisure.

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Day 10: A Day at Leisure

Today, enjoy a complete day at leisure.

Option for the Day: Cooking Class in Sorrento - $188 per person. Approximately 3 to 4 hours.
Enjoy a cooking class with cuisine from Campania and the Amalfi Coast in the kitchen of a Chef. A wonderful experience that complements your stay in Sorrento. Includes roundtrip transportation.

Later tonight we meet for our farewell event.

Prosecco IconOur Special Journey Farewell Aperitif

After returning to our hotel, enjoy some leisure time and then meet on the terrace for our special Aperitif to celebrate our time together. It has been a Journey of Adventure and Discovery, along with making new friends! Until our next Journey we wish you health and happiness!

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Day 11: Departure Day Or Extend Your Adventure

Your Journey ends this morning after breakfast. May we suggest an extension:

Perhaps extending your stay in Italy is the right next move? Tempting? Please inquire with Reservation about extensions and pricing.