Route: Chania Athens Bari Rome Florence Venice
Duration: 14 nights
Group Size: 5-20 people
Age Range: 18-35
Transport: Comfortable buses, ferries and high-speed trains between destinations, including one night in a sleeper cabin night ferries.
Accommodation: 13 nights in top-rated hostels, and 1 night on a night ferry.
Activities Included: There’s a must-do included activity in every city on the trip. Check out the itinerary below to see the activities in each city.
Sustainability: This trip only creates 221kg of carbon emissions! To fly the same route would cost 1112kg♻️
Reviews: All independent reviews
Our Greece & Italy route is a fast-paced tour of Europe’s most popular destinations. Experience authentic European backpacking, travelling with a small group of likeminded people, staying in hostels and travelling on public transport with an experienced guide.
You’ll have between one and three nights in each city, making this the ultimate way to experience lots of famous European landmarks in a short amount of time. With unmissable included activities and an exciting library of optional excursions as well as plenty of opportunities for self-guided exploring, this is the ultimate way to experience all that Greece & Italy have to offer.
Travelling with you throughout, your tour leader will ensure your trip goes smoothly; making sure you arrive in each destination safely. Euroventure take all the stress out of travelling so that you’re free to relax and enjoy your trip!
Tick off some of Europe’s most famous capital cities with our 2 week Group Tour!
You’ll have one to three nights in each location, with plenty of time to explore historic sights, culture, nightlife and more. There’ll be unmissable activities which are included in your price – but there will also be other optional activities on offer. We’ve also included a few free days throughout your trip, so that you can chill out and do whatever you fancy.
Throughout the trip we’ll hang out as a group at least once in each city for drinks – you’ll be travelling with other likeminded travellers, as well as your dedicated tour leader.
To minimise as much potential disruption as possible, we require all travellers to be able to provide suitable proof of vaccination when on your group tour.
Kick-off your tour in stunning Chania! Often referred to as ‘the Cretan soul’, it’s easy to fall in love with this coastal town’s sapphire waters, twisting cobbled streets and bustling waterfront restaurants. Meet your group and Euroventure tour leader in the late afternoon at your first hostel. If you need an extra night before your tour starts to fit in with your flights then you can add this at check-out.
The next day, opt to go on a boat cruise to the jaw-dropping Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa from the nearby Kissamos Port. Spend the day swimming in the crystal-clear waters before heading back to Chania to enjoy some free time to explore. Why not grab a ticket to the Attikon outdoor cinema to see a blockbuster film, or watch something a bit more cultural at the Kipos showing in the National Garden. Then, head to Daliani Street for pubs and bars.
On your last day, start with some free time to explore either alone or with your group. Try local cuisines at the Agora food market or visit a local bakery for some traditional Greek bougatsa before heading for your night ferry to Athens.
Included: Day Trip to Elafonisi Island
Optional: Balos and Gramvousa
Suggestion: Listen to live Cretan music in Chalkina in the Old Port or Adespoto
Suggestion: Visit Agora local food market
Suggestion: Daliani Street for typical pubs and bars
Ferry to Athens – 8 hours
Athens is one of Greece’s most popular destinations for a reason- a hotspot for culture, history and traditional art, this is a city that should be on any explorer’s bucket list.
Your first morning in the city starts with some free time to explore. Head out and take in some of the capital’s vibrant street art, walk around Syntagma square and see Evzones Acropolis. Next, meet the rest of your group for an included tour of Acropolis and the Parthenon– two of Greece’s most treasured landmarks, before heading out for more free time in the afternoon. Grab a bite with a view on Apostolou Pavlou Street, walk to the top of Filopappou Hill for stunning sunset vistas or head for drinks and live music at Kapnikarea or A for Athens Bar.
You’ll have plenty of time to explore this facinating city before hopping on-board your night ferry to Italy!
Included: Acropolis & Museum
Included: Pub Crawl
Suggestion: Visit Syntagma Square, the Parliament and the Evzones Acropolis
Suggestion: Visit Kapnikarea on Christopoulou street for live music sessions
Suggestion: Head to Apostolou Pavlou Street to eat overlooking the acropolis or try typical Greek food at Iliostasio Thisio on Herakleidon Street
Night Ferry to Bari – 15 hours
Benvenuto in Italia! You’ll touch down in the quaint town of Bari. Head out and stretch your legs around the city centre to get your first taste of Italy before getting your train to Rome later that morning.
Train to Rome – 5 hours
Rome is not only one of Italy’s most sought-after destinations, but one of the most important and culturally rich cities the country has to offer. Start your day with a relaxed stroll through the city, taking in the Colosseum, the ruins of the Foro Romano, Piazza Venezia with the Altare Della Patria, Via del Corso, Trevi Fountain, Navona Square and Castel Sant’Angelo whilst the rest of the Italy Group Tour arrive.
After the new additions to your travel group arrive, take some free time to get to know them whilst walking around the vibrant Trastevere neighborhood, climbing the hills of Gianicolo Park before a few drinks in the evening.
The next morning you will visit the world-famous Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, where you’ll have chance to marvel at the jaw-dropping intricacy of the art on display.. The rest of that day is completely up to you! Continue to explore the city’s bars, restaurants, and parks before leaving the city the next day.
Included: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel
Optional: Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
Optional: St. Peter’s Basilica: Guided Tour
Optional: Leonardo da Vinci Experience
Suggestion: Try real Italian coffee, ice-cream, and pizza
Suggestion: Take a long walk through Colosseum, the ruins of the Foro Romano, Via del Corso and the Trevi Fountain
Suggestion: Go for a walk in the Trastevere neighbourhood and climb the Gianicolo Park overlooking Rome
Train to Florence – 3 hours
Ah, Florence. Home to intricate architecture, winding streets and mouth-watering steaks, the capital of the Tuscany region does not disappoint. No matter what your interests, this is a city that will have something for you.
Spend time walking the city’s cobbled streets, marvel at the stunning architecture and ponder the artwork the city is so famous for. Your time in Tuscany is not complete without seeing its capital!
We recommend strolling Florence Cathedral, Piazza Della Signoria (try to find the Michelangelo face), Ponte Vecchio and the Porcellino Fountain being sure to touch the nose for good luck. Want to kick off your time here with some activities? Book on to optional trips to marvel at the artwork of the Uffizi Museum or have a picnic in the charming Boboli Gardens.
Included: Chianti Wine Tasting Tour
Optional: Duomo di Firenze
Optional: Boboli Gardens & Queue Skip
Optional: Uffizi Gallery, Palazzo Pitti & Boboli Gardens
Suggestion: See Michelangelo’s statue of David
Suggestion: Explore countless Renaissance chapels and churches
Suggestion: Check out the Pig Fountain and touch the snout for good luck
Train to Verona – 1.5 hours
On to our final Italian destination of the tour- Venice! Known for its twisting waterways, picturesque sunsets, and unique culture, this is one of our most popular destinations- and it’s easy to see why!
Spend your first evening here with some free time to walk the Grand Canal. Venice’s main waterway looks spectacular at night, so why not grab some gelato and spend time watching the lights of the many boats that pass.
Your first full day begins with some time to hit any of the sights you didn’t get to the evening before. Why not head to St. Mark’s Square and take a look at the stunning architecture? Or, wander the twisting canals and waterways that the city is built upon.
That evening, you’ll take an included tour of the canals on one of the city’s famous Gondolas. This is a quintessentially Venetian mode of transport and gives a completely different perspective on the city.
That evening, say goodbye to the other group tour members with a farewell party at ANDA Hostel before you depart the following morning. If you’d like to have some extra time to explore you can include a night of post-trip accommodation before heading home the following day.
Included: Gondola Ride
Suggestion: Cross the iconic St Mark’s Square
Suggestion: Get lost in the alleyways and canals of the city
Suggestion: Ride the Vaporetto down the grand canal
To avoid the hassle of flying home with all those souvenirs, you can add transport back to London. Get in touch with us for more information on this!