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18 Days Fly & Tour - Travel the Adriatic coastline across 7 countries from Athens to Rome

  • Low Deposit $499* pp
  • Bonus Savings | $3150
  • Travel in May 25 - Sep 25

Book By 31 July 2024

Select Dates May 25 - Sep 25

Product Code: MT-1577-G

Discover Greece, Croatia to Italy & Beyond

18 Days Fly & Tour - Travel the Adriatic coastline across 7 countries from Athens to Rome

  • Low Deposit $499* pp
  • Bonus Savings | $3150
  • Travel in May 25 - Sep 25

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International flights to Athens, returning from Rome

Join this incredible tour travelling through ancient cites from Athens along the Adriatic coastline and discover the coastal towns and medieval cultural sights along the way. Follow cities surrounded by limestone cliffs & see pristine lakes in Macedonia and Croatia to the beautiful seaside retreat of Opatija. End the tour walking the canals of Venice to the eternal city of Rome.

Highlights

  • Travel through 7 countries from Athens to Rome
  • Visit the sacred ancient sites of Delphi & Olympia
  • Admire the breathtaking clifftop monasteries in Meteora
  • Experience the tranquil beauty of Lake Orhid
  • Walking tour of the colorful buildings & history of Tirana
  • Explore medieval old town with and imposing city walls of Kotor
  • Three days in Dubrovnik with free time to explore
  • Admire cascading waterfalls and emerald lakes in Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Stay in historic towns by the sparkling waters of the Dalmation Coast
  • Stroll the scenic promenade in Opatija and the beautiful riverbanks of Llubjiana
  • Wander the timeless winding canals and bridges of Venice

Inclusions

  • Flights to Athens, returning from Rome
  • 17 Nights in hand-selected 3+star accommodation
  • Breakfast daily including 3 dinners
  • Private deluxe coach & english speaking tour leader
  • Unique sightseeing and admissions
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Your Itinerary

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Arrive Athens, Greece

Welcome to Athens the birthplace of Western Civilization, the Capital of Greece!
Meet the tour leaderat the hotel from 2pm today to assist with check in. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

 
Athens (B,D)

It is one of the oldest cities in the world and considered one of the most fascinating. The past and the present of Athens unfolds before your eyes while we drive around the city’s highlight spots and monuments.  This afternoon you have the option to visit the Acropolis  where the Parthenon stands as a testament to Greece’s classical era along side other historical sites .  Tonight, get your first taste of Greek cuisine with an included welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

 
Athens - Olympia (B)

Leave the bustling city behind as the scenic drive unfolds with breathtaking landscapes and see the Corinth Canal on your way. In Olympia, visit the the ancient stadium that once hosted the pinnacle of athletic competition. Its extensive ruins include athletic training areas, a stadium and temples dedicated to the gods Hera and Zeus.

 
Olympia - Delphi - Kalambaka (B)

Travel north through the Greek mainland to Delphi and visit home to the legendary Oracle of Delphi and the Temple of Apollo, where ancient prophecies still seem to linger in its natural beauty. Follow the rugged landscapes of central Greece traversing mountains to quaint villages. Enroute  photo stop at the Memorial to Leonidas and 300 Spartans. Continue to Kalambaka and visit Meteora to the breathtaking cliff top monasteries and mystical rock formations.

 
Kalambaka - Ohrid, North Macedonia (B)

This morning, cross the border to North Macedonia to the undiscovered jewel of Ohrid. A UNESCO World Heritage Site on the shores of Lake Ohrid, this city is one of the oldest human settlements in Europe and is notable for once having had 365 churches, one for each day of the year. Explore the Old Town on a guided tour and see famous sights, including the Church of St. Joan looking over Lake Ohrid.

 
Ohrid, Tirana, Albania (B)

Journey along the coastline to Balkan neighbour Albania, driving into the capital city, Tirana. This city has undergone a remarkable transformation, shaking off communism to become a vibrant, fun city. Enjoy a walking tour and admire the buildings painted in bright colours to the architecture influenced by the Ottomans, Italians and, of course, communism, this city is a fascinating destination to explore.

 
Tirana - Ohrid (B)

Heading north, bid farewell to Albania and travel through Montenegro. Today’s first stop is the picturesque coastal town of Budva, known for its well-preserved medieval walled city, with free time to explore. The onto the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Kotor where we stay for the night. The old port of Kotor is surrounded by fortifications built during the Venetian period as well as magnificent fjord-like cliffs – it is a picturesque Mediterranean landscape.

 
Kotor - Dubrovnik, Croatia (B)

Continue onwards to Croatia and arrive in Dubrovnik, the pearl of the Adriatic! Start with a walking tour of the Old Town to see the Franciscan Monastery, the City Walls and more. With its Mediterranean culture and marbled streets, the rest of the day is free to discover the city or join one of our optional tours with an afternoon cruise or kayak on the clear waters (own expense)

 
Dubrovnik (B)

Free day, you may like to visit one of the city’s many museums; or maybe just browse the shops, including the traditional jewellery shops where you can find unique handmade silver or gold jewellery.  The Old Town is so enchanting, it’s been the backdrop for numerous films and TV shows, from Game of Thrones to James Bond, another popular optional tour (own expense)

 
Dubrovnik (B)

Free Day

 
Dubrovnik - Split - Zadar, Croatia (B,D)

Embark on a scenic drive into Croatia to Split and Zadar, passing by a treasure trove of Roman ruins and soaking in incredible views of the coastline which boasts over 1,200 islands.  This evening a dinner at a local restaurant is included.

 
Zadar - Plitvace Lakes - Opatija (B)

Begin with a visit to one of the most picturesque natural landscapes in the whole of Europe. The Plitvice Lakes National Park is known for its cascading waterfalls and emerald lakes.  Stroll along the boardwalks and marvel at the incredible natural scenery of Croatia’s largest national park. Continue to Opatija in Croatia and travel through some of the most beautiful and historic places along the Dalmatian coast.

 
Opatija (B)

Enjoy a leisurely day in Opatija, strolling along the Lungomare promenade, soaking up the sun on the beautiful beaches, and indulging in delicious cuisine at local cafes and restaurants.

 
Opatija - Postonja - Llubijana, Slovenia (B)

Next, travel onwards to Slovenia and visit the modern city of Postanja with the option to visit the remarkable Postanja caves with its underground passages, tunnels and colourful galleries. Continue to the pint-sized city of Ljubljana for an orientation tour of this fairytale city.
This evening you have the option to join a fun filled evening of music, dance and and colourful galleries (own expense).

 
Llubijana - Venice, Italy (B)

Today travel through north eastern Italy to Venice. Get to know the city with an orientation tour with its canals, bridges, centuries-old architecture, and main attractions like St. Mark’s Square and Rialto Bridge.This afternoon is free to explore the canals on water with our choice of optional tours. you may take a leisurely gondola ride or cruise the hidden canals in a speed boat (extra expense).

 
Venice (B)

Free day in Venice. You might like to join an optional tour and experience Maronas glassmakers and delve into the artisan treasures of the Venetian Islands (extra expense)

 
Venice to Rome (B,D)

Our final day on the road as we travel through the Italian countryside to the eternal city of Rome. This evening we enjoy a farewell dinner with our fellow passengers to end our incredible journey.

 
Finish Rome (B)

The tour ends this morning after breakfast for your flight back home.

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Extras/Upgrades

Optional Programs

A list of all the optional tours will be provided on your final documentation or during the tour. Optional tours in the itinerary or offered on tour,  is an additional expense and must be booked directly with the guide  and paid in the local currency.


Important Info Open All

Price based on tour starting 7 May 2025

Extra charges apply for:

  • 29 May 2025 ($200pp)
  • 17 September 2025 ($200pp)

Price based on departing from Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Extra charges apply for:

  • Brisbane ($300pp)
  • Adelaide ($400pp)

What To Expect On Tour

Itinerary

Our multi-country Europe tours are carefully designed to give a real insight into the highlights, culture and beauty of each country. Each day will be different, with a combination of travel days, sightseeing and free time to explore or take a breather as you wish.  The maximum group is 48 passengers.

Coaches

Our elegant coaches come equipped with safety belts, reclining seats, air-conditioning, onboard toilets, huge windows and plenty of legroom to ensure that your coach tour is a pleasure from the moment you set foot on the bus and throughout your journey.

Tour Leader

Your tour leader will be experienced, friendly and passionate to share each destination with you. They will be on hand to offer suggestions for extra activities, local dining options and more while you are on tour.

More details are available under Important Information

Accommodation
All hotels 3* or similar

  • Athens: Candia Hotel
  • Olympia: Neda
  • Kalabaka: Kosta Famissa Hotel
  • Ohrid: Belvedere
  • Tirana: Sky 2
  • Kotor: Hotel Splendido
  • Dubrovnik: Hotel Ivka
  • Zadar region: Hotel Porto
  • Opatija: TBC
  • Ljubljana: B&B hotel
  • Venice: Hotel Venezia
  • Rome: Hotel Warmth

Note: Accommodation is subject to change and will be confirmed prior to departure.
The accommodation is self-rated based on local standards.

Important Information

Exclusions

Flights, airport transfers, meals not stated, drinks on meals, optional programs, visas (if required), travel insurance (strongly recommended), tipping, personal expenses and anything not explicitly specified are at your own expense.

Payment

A first deposit from $499 per person is required to secure your booking. A second deposit (partial payment) is due 10 months before departure – the amount to be advised at the time of booking. The final balance will be due 5 months before departure. Full payment is due at the time of booking for departures within 5 months.

Fitness

A moderatelevel of fitness is required. You are required to move about unassisted, including getting on and off buses,  walking up and down flights of stairs, on uneven paths or cobbled stoned streets, and sometimes steep hills. You will be required to carry your own bags to and from hotels, stations and terminals. This trip is not suitable for travellers requiring wheelchair, mobility scooters or facilities for disabled guests. Other walking aids may be permitted if you are able move about unassisted at the required pace. For advice on whether this trip is suitable for you, you are required to disclose physical ailments at the time of booking.

Pace

The pace of this tour is fast and lively The on-the-go nature of this trip rewards you with maximum sightseeing opportunities but involves early starts and several long travel days – see the itinerary for distances travelled. One to two nights at each destination is standard. Scheduled free days allow some downtime, or alternatively, you have the flexibility to explore further and book optional tours (at your own expense).

Solo Occupancy

A single supplement from $1900 per person is payable in addition to the twin share price for solo occupancy.

Triple Share

Triple share is not available.

Extra Accommodation

To book extra nights at the beginning or end of the  tour,  the hotels are subject to availability at time of booking

Athens & Rome from $225 per night for a single or double room including breakfast, as the same hotel used on tour (or similar). No transfers are included.

Child

Children 12 years and above are subject to the adult price and must be accompanied by an adult.

Price

Surcharges may apply for select travel periods and departure cities. Prices are correct at time of publication and are subject to availability, change, cancellation or withdrawal without notice. All prices are in Australian dollars per person twin share unless stated otherwise.

Amendment

Each amendment is subject to a non-refundable fee from $75 per person. Additional fees and fare differences from third-party suppliers including air, tour, cruise and accommodation providers may apply.

Cancellation

Cancellation at any time is subject to a non-refundable fee from $550 per person. Additional fees and fare differences from third-party suppliers including air, tour, cruise and accommodation providers may apply.

Deviation

Any request to deviate from the original dates or routing, including early arrival and stay behind, is subject to a flight deviation fee from $150 per person plus applicable airfare and tax difference. Packaged tour extensions are not subject to the deviation fee (applicable airfare and tax difference may still apply) if booked according to the original advertised dates and routing.

Passport

For international travel, each customer must provide a copy of the passport photo page at the time of booking. It is the responsibility of the customer to ensure all names are full names exactly matched to the passport with six months validity beyond trip completion. The customer is liable for all fees due to incorrect names, invalid passport information and expired passports.

Visa

A visa is generally not required for Australian passport holders visiting Europe and countries fo this tour,  for the purpose of short-term tourist visa, however this policy is subject to change without notice. Visa requirements for each origin and destination country are the responsibility of the customer to check and obtain (if required) with the local consulate or embassy. The customer is liable for all visa application costs and fees due to the failure to obtain the required travel documents.

Health

It is the responsibility of the customer to check and comply with the health, vaccination, COVID-19 and immigration requirements of each origin and destination country, and health requirements imposed by air, tour, cruise and accommodation providers. Vaccinations, testing and quarantine costs are the expense of the customer. Comprehensive travel insurance with COVID-19 coverage is strongly recommended.

Baggage

Each person is entitled to a strict maximum of one bag not exceeding 20kg on the coach tour, superseding any other baggage allowance. Excess baggage is not permitted. You are strongly encouraged to pack lightly. A light day bag or backpack is permitted on the coach. Porterage is not included and you are required to carry your own bags. Luggage and personal effects are your own risk and we hold no liability for lost or damaged belongings.

Meals

Accommodation providers typically offer continental buffet style breakfasts with cold dishes and basic hot dishes, and special dietary requirements cannot be requested for breakfast. Included lunch and dinners are typically authentic meals purposefully chosen to complement the local experience. For meals not included, you will be taken to places with options where possible. Please notify us at the time of booking of any special dietary requirements and allergies. We endeavour to pass on your dietary requirements but cannot guarantee that they can be met as certain choices, aside from vegetarian, may be limited or not catered for. You are encouraged to reconfirm requirements with your tour leader whilst on tour.

Accommodation

A range of accommodation styles including hotels, resorts and lodges are carefully selected to suit the prevailing size of the group. The accommodation may not be located in the city or town centre, but are typically chosen to be near public transport options. Accommodation names referenced are to be used as an indicative guide for the standard of accommodation to expect. Actual accommodation names may differ and will be confirmed on your final documentation. All hotel ratings are local or self-ratings provided by the supplier. All rooms are lead-in category or run of house unless otherwise specified. The standard check-in time is after 3pm and check-out is before 10am – actual times may vary.

Tipping

Whilst we fully understand that some nationalities are not accustomed to tipping, this is a normal part of the culture in many of the countries we visit. Tipping has become an increasingly accepted practice in all areas of the service industry, but particularly in restaurants, bars and hotels worldwide. Your tour leader and driver are there to offer their expertise and knowledge to make sure every day of your holiday is an enjoyable experience.  At the end of your tour you will have the opportunity to thank your tour leader and driver by offering them a tip. We suggest somewhere between £4- €7 or $8-$12 (AUD) per person per day. Tipping is entirely voluntary and the above rate is offered as a suggested guide only. If you take a walking tour with a local guide, tipping these guides at the end of walking tours and excursions is always appreciated, but not expected.

Flights

The outbound flight may depart one day prior to day 1 shown on the itinerary. The inbound flight may arrive one day after the final day shown on the itinerary. Flights are booked approximately 8 to 10 months prior to departure. The flights included in your package are based on a specific predetermined airfare allowance. Should there be a significant increase in airfares, fuel levies, taxes or government fees at the time of booking flights, then an airfare supplement may be imposed. The flights team will discuss options with you prior to ticketing, should this situation arise. Flights may not operate daily or directly to your destination. No show of any flight sectors will result in the automatic cancellation of all onward flights by the airline.

Fuel

In the unlikely event of a significant increase in fuel costs levied by third-party air, land and cruise transportation operators before travel, a fuel supplement may be passed on to the customer.

Transfers

Transfers may operate at designated times and may be group or independent services using private or public transportation. You may be required to make your own way (at your own expense) to the transfer point. [Transfers are not included if you arrive early or stay behind.]

Group Size

This holiday will proceed with a minimum group size of what is considered a good experience for a group tour holiday by My Cruising. If the trip does not operate, you will be offered a credit. The maximum size of the group is 48 passengers.

Tour Extensions

Packaged tour extensions must be booked at least 10 months before departure or before flights are issued.

Optional Programs

Optional programs must be booked directly with the tour leader and paid in the local currency.

Itinerary

The operating schedule and itinerary may be impacted without notice by adverse weather, seasonal factors, closures, local conditions, COVID-19 or other factors beyond our control including force majeure. If attractions are not available due to reasons beyond our control such as closures or adverse weather, alternatives will be provided where possible. The itinerary and its order, sightseeing and transportation may be adjusted as deemed appropriate by the operator for optimum safety, enjoyment and operation. Any reference to ‘optional’, ‘not included’ or ‘exclusions/excluded’ means at your own expense.

Breakaway

Customers must remain with the tour group at all times and must not leave the tour unless written approval is provided before departure.

Documentation

Final documentation will be emailed within two weeks of departure. For packages consisting of multiple tours or countries, documentation will be emailed individually within two weeks of departure of each respective tour.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is not included and is strongly recommended. Ask our holiday experts for great coverage options.

Force Majeure

Force majeure means any natural disaster, accident, fire, act of God, act of war, terrorism, legally binding judgment, injunction, action of a court or other relevant authority, emergency, unplanned repairs, maintenance, strike, industrial dispute, work ban, blockade or picketing, travel ban, pandemic, epidemic or outbreak of infectious disease, or other event beyond our reasonable direct or indirect control. In case of force majeure or other extraordinary event that prevents safe travel, the supplier reserves the right to adjust, postpone or cancel the trip.

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