Greece, Europe
Location
9 Days
Duration

Classical Greece & Aegean Discovery – Fixed Departure Coach Tour

Welcome to Greece, Europe!

ROUTE: Athens – Corinth Canal – Epidaurus – Nafplion – Mycenae – Olympia – Delphi – Athens – Mykonos – Kusadasi – Patmos – Heraklion – Santorini – Piraeus

DURATION: 8 Nights / 9 Days

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Athens city tour with Acropolis and Acropolis museum
  • Stop at the impressive Corinth canal
  • Visit to Mycenae with the Cyclopean walls and tomb of Agamemnon with the famous Lion’s Gate
  • Epidaurus with its theater
  • Short stop in Nafplion
  • Tour through the remains of the Ancient Olympia Complex, including the Temple of Zeus, the Palaestra, and Phidias’s Workshop
  • Sanctuary of Apollo, walk the Sacred way, and visit the temple of Apollo
  • Museum visits in Olympia and Delphi
  • 4-days/3 nights cruise to the Greek islands
  • Shore excursion to “Ancient Ephesus through the Ages”
  • OPTIONAL: excursion to the famous monastery of St. John and the Grotto of the Apocalypse
  • Visit to the Minoan Palace of Knossos with the legendary Minotaur
  • Cable car up to Fira town or OPTIONAL: excursion to “Spectacular Oia village perched on the caldera rim”
AIRFARE: International Airfare Upon Request
ACCOMMODATIONS:  Hotels used (or similar)
FIRST:
  • Athens: Hotel Titania, Hotel Polis Grand, Hotel Zafolia, Hotel Golden Age, Hotel Alexandros, Hotel Athenian Callirhoe
  • Olympia: Hotel Arty Grand & Hotel Europa
  • Delphi: Hotel Amalia & Hotel Apollonia
  • Greek Islands: Cruise Ship
DELUXE:
  • Please Inquire
LUXURY:
  • Please Inquire

 Included:

Accommodation on BB, 3 nights in Athens.

Athens city tour with Acropolis and Acropolis museum, on SIC, including English speaking guide.

The 3-day Classical Greece tour on SIC, on half-board basis (breakfast and dinner).

All transfers.

The 4-days/3 nights cruise to the Greek islands, with all meals, drinks package, port taxes and service charges, tips/gratuities on board, and the two above mentioned shore excursions included.

Meet & Greet service for tour briefing and orientation by an English speaking representative.

All entrance/admission fees to sites and museums.

All taxes and our services.

 Not Included:

Airfare and air taxes

Cancellation, baggage, travel and medical insurance

Items of a personal nature such as baggage porterage, gratuities/tips, laundry, telephone calls, bottled water, etc.

Visa and visa fees

City tax at hotel where applicable

Optional sightseeing and activities

Meals, beverages and services not mentioned in itinerary

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Terms & Conditions

Departure dates: Every Sunday from March 31st until October 20th. For the departure of 28/04, the tour will be operated without visiting the site and museum of Olympia (due to public holiday)

1

Day 1 Athens

Arrival at the Athens airport, welcome assistance and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Athens

2

Day 2 Athens

Activities:

  • The day is dedicated to exploring the city of Athens.
  • We begin with a panoramic tour to the most important monuments and landmarks of the city including the Panathinaikon stadium, the Zappeion, the temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, Syntagma square, the Parliament, the tomb of the unknown soldier, Schliemann’s house, the Academy, the University, the National Library, and the old Parliament.
  • Next we head for our guided visit to the Acropolis, including the Propylae, the temple of Athena Nike, the Parthenon, and the Erechtheion.
  • Later, we continue with a guided visit to the Acropolis museum voted one of the best museums in the world.
  • Afternoon at leisure to explore Plaka, the picturesque old part of the city, and why not, some shopping at Ermou street.

Overnight: Athens – (B)

3

Day 3 Athens - Corinth canal - Epidaurus - Nafplion - Mycenae - Olympia

Activities:

  • After our breakfast we depart towards the Peloponnese.
  • First stop will be at the impressive Corinth canal and we continue to Epidaurus with its theater, famous for its acoustics.
  • Our day continues as we will be arriving in Nafplion for a short stop.
  • Our next visit will be to Mycenae «rich in gold» as Homer mentions, with the Cyclopean walls, and the tomb of Agamemnon with the famous Lion’s Gate.
  • In the afternoon, we will be crossing the mountains of the Peloponnese to arrive in Olympia for dinner and overnight.

Overnight: Olympia – (B, D)

4

Day 4 Olympia - Delphi

Activities:

  • Built on the banks of the River Alfios, Olympia is beautiful, green, and placid.
  • We will enjoy a tour through the remains of the Ancient Olympia Complex (home of the original Olympic Games), including the Temple of Zeus, the Palaestra, and Phidias’s Workshop.
  • We continue to the local museum, one of the richest in Greece, with the impressive statue of Hermes of Praxitelis.
  • In the afternoon, we will start heading north, driving around Patras, over the impressive Rio-Antirio bridge, through Nafpaktos and Itea, to Delphi for dinner and overnight.

Overnight: Delphi – (B, D)

5

Day 5 Delphi - Athens

Activities:

  • Delphi used to be the most sacred spot in the world and a pilgrimage center for many centuries in the antiquity. Y
  • ou will admire the Sanctuary of Apollo, walk the Sacred way, and visit the temple of Apollo, home of Pythia (the oracle).
  • We continue to the local museum with the famous bronze statue of the Charioteer.
  • In the afternoon we will be take the road back to Athens.

Overnight: Athens – (B)

6

Day 6 Athens - Myonos / on Cruise

Activities:

  • Breakfast and transfer to Piraeus port to embark on «Celestyal cruises» for the three night «Iconic Aegean» cruise.
  • Arrival in Mykonos in the afternoon.
  • Free time to explore the bustling town of Mykonos until late in the evening.

Overnight: Mykonos – (B, L, D)

7

Day 7 Mykonos - Kusadasi - Patmos / on Cruise

Activities:

  • Early in the morning you will be arriving at the port of Kusadasi.
  • Disembarkation for your included shore excursion to “Ancient Ephesus through the Ages”.
  • Around mid-day, the ship will set sail again for a short trip to Patmos.

OPTIONAL:

  • Do no miss the optional excursion to the famous monastery of St. John and the Grotto of the Apocalypse.

Overnight: Patmos – (B, L, D)

8

Day 8 Patmos - Heraklion - Santorini / on Cruise

Activities:

  • Arrival in Heraklion early in the morning.
  • During your included excursion you will be visiting the Minoan Palace of Knossos with the legendary Minotaur.
  • Return on board an in the afternoon we will arrive at the unique island of Santorini.
  • You can choose to take the cable car up to Fira town or follow an optional excursion to “Spectacular Oia village perched on the caldera rim”.

Overnight: Santorini – (B, L, D)

9

Day 9 Depart Athens

Departure: Arrival at Piraeus port early in the morning. Breakfast on board. Disembarkation and transfer to the Athens airport for your departure. – (B)


Meals as per itinerary: (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner T=Tasting)


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Classical Greece & Aegean Discovery – 8 Nights / 9 Days

Departure date: Mar 31 – Oct 20, 2019 Sunday (per person cost)

Option Option Double CAD$ Single CAD$ Triple CAD$ NOTES
Sun Jun 2,9,16,23,30 BASIC FIRST CLASS & INSIDE CABIN TYPE IA CAD 2,896 CAD 3,962 CAD 2,686
Sun Jul 7,14,21,28 BASIC FIRST CLASS & INSIDE CABIN TYPE IA CAD 2,841 CAD 3,853 CAD 2,641
Sun Aug 4,11,18,25 BASIC FIRST CLASS & INSIDE CABIN TYPE IA CAD 2,841 CAD 3,853 CAD 2,641
Sun Sep 1,8,15,22 BASIC FIRST CLASS & INSIDE CABIN TYPE IA CAD 3,074 CAD 4,193 CAD 2,804
Sun Sep 29 BASIC FIRST CLASS & INSIDE CABIN TYPE IA CAD 2,896 CAD 3,962 CAD 2,686
SunOct 6,13,20 BASIC FIRST CLASS & INSIDE CABIN TYPE IA CAD 2,896 CAD 3,962 CAD 2,686
Sun Jun 2,9,16,23,30 SUPERIOR CLASS & OUTSIDE CABIN TYPE XA CAD 3,434 CAD 4,791 CAD 3,066
Sun Jul 7,14,21 SUPERIOR CLASS & OUTSIDE CABIN TYPE XA CAD 3,434 CAD 4,791 CAD 3,066
Sun Jul 28 SUPERIOR CLASS & OUTSIDE CABIN TYPE XA CAD 3,395 CAD 4,715 CAD 3,037
Sun Aug 4,11,18,25 SUPERIOR CLASS & OUTSIDE CABIN TYPE XA CAD 3,395 CAD 4,715 CAD 3,037
Sun Sep 1,8,15,22 SUPERIOR CLASS & OUTSIDE CABIN TYPE XA CAD 3,573 CAD 4,975 CAD 3,160
Sun Sep 29 SUPERIOR CLASS & OUTSIDE CABIN TYPE XA CAD 3,434 CAD 4,791 CAD 3,066
Sun Oct 6,13,20 SUPERIOR CLASS & OUTSIDE CABIN TYPE XA CAD 3,434 CAD 4,791 CAD 3,066

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