Mythical Romance: Florence, Rome, Athens, Delphi & Meteora
Be enchanted by this 11-day journey through Florence, Rome, Athens, Delphi, and Meteora, and enjoy private tours, luxury accommodations, and expert guides!
At Greeking.me, we love to help you write your own enchanting love stories. On this 11-day (and 10-night) Mythical Romance trip, you and your loved one will visit some of Europe’s most romantic locations: Florence, Rome, Athens, Delphi, and Meteora.
Not only will you learn more of the backstories behind many of history’s greatest love stories, but you will also create your own lasting memories at incredible places like the Tuscan countryside, the Vatican, Athens’ timelessly beautiful Plaka neighborhood, and the awe-inspiring ancient ruins of Delphi.
Your trip will begin in Florence! Once you arrive at the airport, we will provide a private car transfer from your hotel to the city. Once you get settled at the hotel, we will leave it to you to do your own first date night in Italy however you please.
The next day, you will head out to see the best of Florence in a day. This tour will include pre-reserved express entry into the Accademia and Uffizi Galleries, so you can spend less time waiting in line and more time admiring Renaissance masterpieces like Michaelangelo’s David, Leonardo da Vinci’s Annunciation and Adoration of the Magi, and Titian’s Flora and Venus of Urbino.
With a local expert guide by your side, you will learn the backstory of the famed Duomo Cathedral, stop at the Baptistery to take a look at the Gates of Paradise, and discover additional landmarks like the Piazza della Repubblica and the Leather Market.
On day 3, you will head out of town and tour the splendid Tuscan countryside. Your driver and guide will pick you up in an air-conditioned vehicle, and you will drive to Siena and do a walking tour of the old city, including the historic cathedral and the site of the famous Palio horse race.
From there, you will head to the town of Chianti to tour a local wine cellar, taste some authentic regional wines, and enjoy a scenic lunch out on the terrace.
You will also head to San Gimignano, where you will explore this medieval village that’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and you will probably have free time to do some more shopping and/or sightseeing before your return to Florence for the night.
The next day, you will have to bid arrivederci (or goodbye) to Florence, but that’s only because you will make your way to 'The Eternal City' of Rome.
We will provide a private car transfer from your hotel to Florence’s train station; then, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy an easy train ride to Rome. Once you’re there, we will transport you to your new hotel in the city.
On day 5, you will take a special, premium tour of the Colosseum! Not only will you get to skip the lines and join a smaller and more intimate group (that’s capped at 6) for your tour, but you will also get to do what few others ever do here.
More specifically, you will gain access to the usually restricted Colosseum Arena floor and walk where gladiators once fought, plus you will head up and get a prime bird’s eye view of the Colosseum’s underground tunnels.
The following day, you take a complete tour of Vatican City. We will pair you with an expert licensed guide, and you will enjoy expedited entry to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica.
On this tour, you will see everything from Michaelangelo’s world-famous frescoes at the Sistine Chapel to Bernini’s altar at St. Peter’s Basilica, plus you will tour the incomparable Gallery of the Maps, the Raphael Rooms, the Pinecone Courtyard, and several more special spots at the Vatican.
For your seventh day, it will be time to leave Italy behind and fly to Greece! Upon arriving in Athens, we will transport you to your hotel, and we’ll leave it up to you to decide how you will celebrate your first night together in our beloved country.
The next day, we will give you the morning to spend at leisure. Later in the day, we will send you on our Athens Highlights Tour.
With an expert archaeologist on hand, you will walk through some of Athens’ most beautiful neighborhoods, and you will get to see everything from the ancient Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Arch of Hadrian to the gorgeous neoclassical houses of Plaka and the modern home of Greece’s parliament.
To make the evening even better, you will also be treated to an authentic mezedes dinner alongside traditional Greek liquors and wine.
Meteora and Delphi
On the tenth day, you and your partner will take the ultimate journey to the mythical and spiritual heart of ancient Greece.
Upon checking out of your hotel in Athens, we will pick you up and send you on a private guided tour of Delphi, which will include visits to the archaeological site and to Delphi’s impressive museum.
Once you begin to tour Delphi’s archaeological site, you will understand why ancient Greeks called this place “the navel of the earth” while discovering ancient landmarks like the Theatre of Delphi, the Temple of Apollo, and the site of the famous oracle, plus you will have time to visit the Delphi Museum.
Following your tour, we will transport you to your new hotel in the Meteora area.
For your final full day in Greece, you will do a full-day private tour of Meteora. On this tour, you will visit the area’s most iconic rock formations, tour several of Meteora’s most mesmerizing monasteries, stop at the Virgin Mary Church that was built during the Byzantine era, and tour the mysteriously charming Hermit Caves of Badova.
Though this may not be considered a typical place for a romantic date, you might be surprised by Meteora’s unique ability to bring people together and strengthen bonds of love.
As much as we’d love to take you on more incredible excursions, it’s time to finish this trip. We will provide a private car transfer from Meteora to Athens Airport, where you should have plenty of time to catch your flight(s) home.
We hope you enjoy this incredible trip of a lifetime, and we hope you create your own captivating love stories to cherish forever. And, of course, we’d love to travel through Italy and Greece with you again soon!
These are our top accommodation options for this trip. We only feature particular hand-picked hotels, which our team has carefully inspected. These hotels have received great feedback from our previous guests.
Andronis Athens BC is a boutique, centrally located hotel that aims to offer its guests the time of their lives and wrap them in style and comfort.
Electra Metropolis is a 5-star hotel that offers luxurious facilities and services along with a convenient central location that will give you an authentic Athens experience.
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Elevate your stay in Florence to unparalleled heights at Glance Hotel, where captivating design, modern luxury, and a prime location converge for an unforgettable experience.
Elevate your stay in Rome to unparalleled elegance and comfort at Hotel Barocco, where timeless luxury and exceptional hospitality create a truly memorable experience.
Elevate your stay in Rome to unparalleled luxury and sophistication at Hotel De' Ricci, where timeless elegance and modern comforts intertwine seamlessly.
Elevate your stay to unparalleled luxury at Hotel Palazzo Manfredi and immerse yourself in a world of refined elegance and exceptional service.
New Hotel is a 5-star accommodation choice in Athens that provides its guest with the most opulent stay and a central location that is both convenient and beautiful.
Indulge in an unforgettable retreat of luxury and relaxation at The Moon Boutique Hotel and Spa, where every moment is a celestial escape waiting to be experienced.
- Boutique 4-5* accommodation
- All private tours with excellent licensed guides, as described in the itinerary
- All private transfers with luxury vehicles and professional drivers
- All domestic and international flights/trains/ferries
- Skip the line entrance fees on all sites
- All taxes and VAT
- All personal expenses
- Meals, unless specified in the itinerary
- Personal travel insurance
- Intercontinental flights