Italy and Greece Tours
Tours stop at charming Greek and Italian villages. (Photo: greece image by Miodrag Trajkovic from Fotolia.com )
Many travelers use European companies to arrange trips in Italy and Greece; others prefer American firms to avoid issues such as language barriers and international phone calls. American-led tours cover much the same territory as their European counterparts, including the antiquities of Italy and Greece, the dramatic natural landscape of the two countries, and the charming, historic towns and cities dotting the countryside.
Smithsonian Journeys offers a range of Greek and Italian tours to meet many interests. In Italy, you can take a cycling trip in Tuscany, which includes a visit with a monk in an abbey, an architectural tour of Siena with the owner of a bookstore and a cooking lesson featuring local cuisine. Another Italian trip explores Sicily focusing on art, architecture, food and wine. For tours of Greece, you can choose a trip that spotlights classical musical performances, follow the path of the Trojan hero Aeneas, or explore the ancient civilizations in Greece and Turkey. Smithsonian tours prides itself on visiting spots designated as World Heritage Sites by the United Nations. In Italy, these include the Amalfi Coast and the historic centers of Rome and Florence; in Greece, the Acropolis and the medieval City of Rhodes. Smithsonian Journeys P.O. Box 23182 Washington, DC 20077 877-338-8687 smithsonianjourneys.org
With Cross-Culture Journeys, you can travel in Sicily or take a tour of three major Italian cities. On the island of Sicily, you pass through volcanic landscape and visit the city of Palermo, with its multitude of influences from Moorish to Roman and Byzantine. The three-city tour takes you to Rome, Florence and Venice where you soak in art of the Renaissance and other eras. Cross-Culture Journeys also offers trips in Greece, including one that explores ancient treasures from Athens to Delphi and Thessalonika, and another that cruises among islands in Greece, Malta and Italy. There's also a trip designed for the whole family: It goes to the Greek islands and Turkey and includes presentations for grownups plus lively learning activities for children. Cross-Culture Journeys 12 White Pine Rd. Amherst, MA 01002 800-491-1148 ccjourneys.com
Elderhostel, a leading provider of lifelong learning, now calls its tour program Exploritas. The name is new, but the intended audience is still the same: travelers age 50 and up. Exploritas offers more than four dozen trips in Italy, including a walking tour of lakes such as Como and Maggiore, and an outing that combines culinary instruction, wine tasting, music and art in Siena, Trieste and Parma. You can also find a variety of Greek tours such as a trip to Athens, the Peloponnese and Crete, and a cruise to islands in Greece, Bulgaria and Turkey. To meet participants' needs, Exploritas includes a description of the terrain on its tours (for instance, "walking up to a mile on flat city sidewalks"). Exploritas 11 Avenue de Lafayette Boston, MA 02111 800-454-5768 exploritas.orgairport to airport car rental airport to grand canyon airport to fly into for disneyland airport to airport shuttle airport to destin fl towards airport nearest airport towards me traffic towards airport traffic towards airport today airport under attack airport underwater airport under attack kabul airport under fire airport under seat bag airport under map glitch airport under fire kabul airport under adani airport open until airport until flight is ist airport open how late do airport stay open how long does the airport stay open airport up north michigan airport up michigan airport up express airport up up airport name up airport guidelines up airport quarantine rules up airport map aerodrome and airport jetport vs airport airport extreme versus time capsule airports or airport airport extreme vs nighthawk apron versus airport what is the difference between an airport and aerodrome airport via ring road airport via airport via meerhoven airport via university airport to circular quay airport via powai airport via howrah bridge via airport code airport with most runways airport with blue horse airport with waterfall airport with most gates airport with horse statue airport with most delays airport with most destinations airport with rocking chairs airport within 100 miles of me airport within delhi airport airport within 2 hours airport within 5 km airport travel within canada airport impact within airline management airport lounge access within india airport without id airport without control tower airport without vaccine airport without runway airport without iata code airport without tsa airport without mask airport without toll airports in florida cair portal fairport ny fairport convention fairport harbor fairport hots fairport pediatrics fairport library fairport high school fairport electric hairport salon hairport iowa city hairport west orange nj hairport laurie mo hairport near me hairport branchburg hairport topeka hairport seymour ct lairport 2015 pairportal xairportscenery z airport parking z airport parking promo code z airport parking lot z airport parking bradley airport z airport parking reviews z airport parking bdl airport dca airport within airport workers strike airport ogg airport utility airport go karts airport jeep airport appliance airport atlanta airport auto airport austin airport animal hospital airport abbreviations airport auto sales airport animal clinic airport bna airport bwi airport beach airport beach maui airport bar airport bus airport boston airport background airport codes airport car rental airport covid testing airport cinema airport clt airport closest to disneyland airport code ord airport cafe airport diner airport delays airport dtw airport dca airport denver airport dodge airport dfw airport directions airport express airport extreme airport ewr airport extreme base station airport enterprise airport express schedule airport express apple airport el paso airport ford airport flights airport food airport fll airport fire truck airport fort lauderdale airport fashion