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18 Days Fly & Tour - Travel the Adriatic Coastline from Rome to Athens

  • Low Deposit $499* pp
  • Bonus Savings | $3130
  • Travel in May 25 - Oct 25

Book By 31 July 2024

Select Dates May 25 - Oct 25

Product Code: MT-1577-I

Discover Italy, Croatia to Greece & Beyond

18 Days Fly & Tour - Travel the Adriatic Coastline from Rome to Athens

  • Low Deposit $499* pp
  • Bonus Savings | $3130
  • Travel in May 25 - Oct 25

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Flights to Rome, returning from Athens

Join this incredible tour travelling through ancient cites from Rome along the Adriatic coastline to Athens. Discover the coastal towns and medieval cultural sights along the way. See the beautiful seaside retreat of Opatija and follow cities surrounded by limestone cliffs & pristine lakes in Croatia and North Macedonia. End with the ancient wonders in Athens.

Highlights

  • Travel through 7 countries from Rome to Athens
  • Wander the timeless canals of Venice and ancient ruins of Rome
  • Stay in historic towns on the sparkling water of the Dalmation Coast
  • Discover the emerald lakes & cascading waterfalls of Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Three days to discover Dubrovnik including a city tour
  • Explore medieval old town and imposing city walls of Kotor
  • Walking tour of the colourful buildings & history of Tirana
  • Experience the tranquil beauty of Lake Ohrid
  • Admire the breathtaking clifftop monasteries in Meteora
  • Visit the sacred ancient sites of Delphi & Olympia
  • City tour of the old and new Athens

Inclusions

  • Flights to Rome, returning from Athens
  • 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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Arrive Rome, Italy (D)

Welcome to Italy, the eternal city of Rome with ancient ruins and renaissance art. This afternoon meet the tour leader at the hotel from 2pm onwards to assist with check in. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Join the Welcome briefing this evening at 6pm followed by dinner at the hotel.

 
Rome - Venice (B,D)

This morning travel north through the Italian countryside to Venice. Get to know the city with an orientation tour of the canals, bridges, centuries-old architecture, and main attractions like St. Mark’s Square and Rialto Bridge. The remainder of the day is free to explore, you might like to take an optional leisurely gondola ride or cruise the hidden canals in a a speed boat (own expense).

 
Venice (B)

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

 
Venice - Llubijana, Slovenia (B)

Next, travel onwards to the pint-sized city of Ljubljana in Slovenia. Join an orientation tour of this fairytale city. Later, choose to join an optional dinner for a fun night of live music, singing and dancing with a three-course meal (own expense).

 
Llubijana - Postanja - Opatija, Croatia (B)

Today we stop at the modern city of Postanja with the option to visit the remarkable Postanja caves (own expense) with its underground passages, tunnels and colourful galleries. Continue to the seaside city Opatija in Croatiia.

 
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 - Plitvace Lakes - Zadar (B,D)

Begin with a visit to one of the most picturesque natural landscapes in the whole of Europe. The Plitvice Lakes National Park is known internationally for its cascading waterfalls and pristine emerald lakes. Take a tour of the reserve Stroll along the boardwalks and marvel at the incredible natural scenery of Croatia’s largest national park.

 
Zadar - Split - Dubrovnik (B)

Traveling in Croatia can take you through some of the most beautiful and historic places along the Dalmatian coast. Continue onwards to Dubrovnik. Join a a walking tour of the Old Town to see the Franciscan Monastery, the City Walls and more. Enjoy a free evening to explore Dubrovnik.

 
Dubrovnik (B)

The day is free to explore Dubrovnik’s incredible history. 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). Maybe just browse the shops, including the traditional shops where you can find unique handmade silver or gold jewellery.

 
Dubrovnik (B)

Free Day to explore the city or head out on the water for a cruise or kayak (extra expense).

 
Dubrovnik - Kotor, Montenegro (B)

Today we cross the boarder and stay at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Kotor in Montenegro. 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 - Tirana, Albania (B)

Heading south we travel through Montenegro to Albania. Tirana has gone thru a remarkable transformation, shaking off communism to become a vibrant, fun city. Enjoy an introduction to the city on a walking tour from 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 and learn about!

 
Tirana - Ohrid, North Macedonia (B)

Journey along the coastline to Balkan neighbour North Macedonia and 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. John at Kaneo, which is situated on a cliff overlooking Lake Ohrid.

 
Ohrid - Kalabaka, Greece (B)

Follow the rugged landscapes of central Greece traversing mountains through quaint villages to Kalabaka. Make our way to the breathtaking cliff top monasteries and mystical rock formations at Meteora.

 
Kalabaka - Delphi - Olympia (B)

Travel south and enroute stop at the Memorial to Leonidas and 300 Spartans before heading to Delphi. This is known as one of the most sacred places and home to the legendary Oracle of Delphi and the Temple of Apollo. Continue to Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympics for the evening.

 
Olympia - Athens (B)

Explore the ancient sanctuary of Olympia. The extensive ruins include athletic training areas, a stadium and temples dedicated to the gods Hera and Zeus. Continue on our scenic drive and see Corinth Canal before heading into the bustling city of Athens.

 
Athens, Greece (B,D)

It is one of the oldest cities in the world and considered one of the most fascinating. Enjoy an orientation tour of Greece’s capital city and explore some of the incredible sights. This afternoon have the option to visit the Acropolis and the ancient ruins. Tonight, is our last night in Greece including a farewell dinner.

 
Depart Athens (B)

Today this incredible journey comes to an end at the hotel. Make your own way to the airport for your flight home.

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Optional Programs

A list of all the optional programs will be provided on your final documentation . Optional tours listed in the itinerary and offered on tour are an additional expense and booked with the local guide and paid in the local currency.


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Price based on tour starting 25 May 2025

Extra charges apply for:

  • 16 June 2025 ($600pp)
  • 5 October 2025 ($100pp)

Price based on departing from Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Extra charges apply for:

  • Brisbane ($300pp)
  • Adelaide ($500pp)

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

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

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

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 moderate level of fitness is required. You are required to move about unassisted, getting on and off buses  walking up and down flights of stairs, and navigating occasional uneven cobble paths or steep terrain. 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

Candia hotel in Athens & Warmth Hotel in Rome, the hotel rates are from $225 per night for a single or double room including breakfast. This is the same hotel used on tour (or similar). Transfers are not included.

Child

This tour is best enjoyed by adult travellers and is not suitable for children under 12years of age. 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 tourist visa is generally not required for Australian passport holders visiting Europe and countries fo this tour,  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

Hotels 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 will 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. Arrival and departure transfers are not included.

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 max group size is 48 passengers.

Tour Extensions

Packaged tour extensions must be booked at least 5 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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