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THE BEST OF GREECE - 2017

Tour Code - 6670 10 days - ATHENS to ATHENS
Discover the best of historic and mythical as well as modern Greece. Begin your vacation with two nights in Athens and guided sightseeing that includes the amazing ancient Acropolis as well as time at leisure. Cross the Corinth Canal and marvel at the perfect acoustics of the Epidaurus Theater and at the remains of the Mycenae fortress. Visit Sparta and Olympia, legendary home of the Olympic Games, then cross the spectacular Rion-Antirion Bridge and spend time in mythical Delphi. Marvel at the extraordinary rock-top Meteora monasteries before returning to Athens.

Standard Features

Destinations

  • INDIVIDUAL HEADSETS.
  • INSIDE VISITS AND SPECIAL FEATURES
    Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.
  • SIGHTSEEING
    Visits to Epidaurus theatre, Nauplia, Sparta, Mystra Byzantine citadel, Olympia, Delphi, Kalambaka, Meteora monasteries.
  • SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS
    Corinth Canal, Peloponnese, Mount Parnassus, Arcadian Mountains, Rion- Antirion Bridge.
  • GUIDES
    Local Guides for city sightseeing in Athens, Mycenae archaeological site; professional Tour Director while touring.
  • TRANSPORTATION
    Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach.
  • HOTELS
    Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, porterage, tips,and service charges.
  • MYACCOUNT
    Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.

Meals

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
9
0
3

Buffet breakfasts (B) daily
3 dinners (D).

Day by Day

  1. ARRIVE IN ATHENS, GREECE.
    Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to start exploring the Greek capital. Later, meet your Tour Director.

  2. ATHENS.
    A day to discover Athens at leisure, visiting one of the museums or strolling through the Plaka district, or an opportunity to see island life from the cruise ship on the optional 3-island cruise, visiting Aegina, Poros, and Hydra. (B)

  3. ATHENS-CORINTH-EPIDAURUS- NAUPLIA.
    Join the included guided tour of Athens, featuring the highlights of this ancient capital with a visit to the ACROPOLIS. Next, cross the CORINTH CANAL and journey into the Argolis to stop in EPIDAURUS, located in the hilly countryside dotted with pine trees and oleanders. In this magnificent setting, visit the ancient OPEN-AIR THEATRE that can still seat 14,000 spectators. Head for the coast to Nauplia. (B)

  4. NAUPLIA-MYCENAE-SPARTA.
    This morning, enjoy the included excursion to the ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE and the MUSEUM OF MYCENAE, a city fortress cursed by the gods but rich in gold and warrior kings. Travel deep into the Peloponnese to Sparta, where history hangs between reality and legend. (B,D)

  5. SPARTA-MYSTRA-OLYMPIA.
    Enjoy the included sightseeing of the medieval BYZANTINE CITADEL OF MYSTRA, at one time known as the "Florence of the East." Continue to Olympia. (B,D)

  6. OLYMPIA-PATRAS-DELPHI.
    Focus on Olympia, where the athletes of antiquity performed in honour of the king of deities. Learn more about the history of the Olympic Games on the optional sightseeing tour. Later, drive north to Patras, the capital of the Peloponnese and the west coast's largest port. Then, via the spectacular RIONANTIRION BRIDGE through the picturesque fishing villages along the south coast of the mainland to mystical Delphi. (B)

  7. DELPHI-KALAMBAKA.
    Optional morning sightseeing of the archaeological site in Delphi. Once called the "Navel of the Earth," Delphi was the greatest oracle of the ancient world, where people flocked to seek advice. Now, it's one of the grandest sites in Greece. On to Kalambaka. (B,D)

  8. KALAMBAKA-METEORA- ATHENS.
    A short drive to Meteora, a cluster of spectacular Christian Orthodox MONASTIC BUILDINGS perched in an unforgettable manner on a set of rising rock formations. They were originally built by hermit monks living in caves carved into the rocks. Later, drive south to Athens. Why not join the optional Greek dinner? (B)

  9. ATHENS.
    A full day at leisure to explore the unseen parts of the city, do last-minute shopping, or maybe even join an optional excursion. (B)

  10. ATHENS.
    Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Prev Year Available 2017 Tours Next Year
Pre/Post City Start Date End Date Single Price
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Twin Price
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Triple Price
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PRE ATHENS 01 Jan 2017 31 Dec 2017 $175 AUD $102 AUD $82 AUD
POST ATHENS 01 Jan 2017 31 Dec 2017 $175 AUD $102 AUD $82 AUD
Charge Type Name Price
OPTIONAL Gratuity $123 AUD

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