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Best Way to See Italy & Greece?

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My husband and I will be celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary in September 2017. We are looking to book a special trip to Italy and Greece. We have never been on a cruise before and have heard a lot of great things about them--both big cruise ships and river boat cruises. Any recommendations on the best way to see these two beautiful countries over a two-week period?

We realize we won't be able to see all of these places in two weeks but the most beautiful in Italy we would love to see are Venice, Rome, Naples, Capri, Amalfi Coast, Portofino, La Spezia, Sorrento and Positano. In Greece these would be at the top of the list: Santorini, Mykonos, Corfu, Parga, and Zakinthos. Any recommendations on how we can narrow the list or better yet, see all of them?

Many cruises I have looked at have cities on their itineraries which I am not interested in or ones that I want to see are missed altogether. Is it better to do a bus tour for say one country and do a cruise for the other?

Any ideas you might have would be most appreciated.

Thank you!

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