Grecian Classics

Starts in
Athens
Duration
9 Days
Price from
Route
Athens, Arachova
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Begin in Athens with a visit to the Acropolis Museum and then enjoy a morning walking tour of the city. Visit the archaeological site of Mycenae and the Epidaurus theatre before heading to Greece's first capital, Nafplion. Additional stops in Olympia, Delphi and Meteora for more Grecian classical architecture and cultural immersion. MULTI CITY VACATION Scheduled departures - 9 days/7 nights land program. Includes 3 nights Athens hotel stay with half-day walking tour, a half-day tour to Cape Sounion and a 5 days/4 nights small group tour of Classical Greece (this short escorted tour is operated locally in English).

Includes

  • Transfers per itinerary
  • Hotels per itinerary or similar
  • Meals per itinerary; (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner
  • Sightseeing per itinerary
  • Airport taxes
  • Travel funds escrow protection program
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Professional tour director throughout the tour

Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours
  • Customary tips and gratuities
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary

Itinerary

Day

1

USA-Athens

Enjoy a relaxing overnight flight to Athens.

Day

2

Arrival in Athens

First Class: Herodion or similar hotels

Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a welcome drink at the hotel. You have the rest of the day free to explore this historic city and visit the Acropolis Museum included in your program.

Day

3

Explore Athens

First Class: Herodion or similar hotels

Join your morning walking tour of Athens, including a visit to the Acropolis. This afternoon, enjoy a complimentary half-day Cape Sounion tour along the Athenian Riviera—a truly spectacular coastline. (B)

Day

4

Athens – Nafplion

First Class: Nafplia Palace or similar hotels

Drive across the Corinth Canal for a visit to the archaeological site of Mycenae and the Epidaurus theatre. Continue to picturesque Nafplion, Greece’s first capital, for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Day

5

Nafplion – Olympia

First Class: Arty Grand or similar hotels

Your trip will take you to Olympia, the cradle of the Olympic Games, for a comprehensive tour of the local site including the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Stadium and the archaeological museum. You will have free time in the afternoon to explore the local village. (B,D)

Day

6

Olympia – Delphi – Arachova

First Class: Anemolia or similar hotels

You will continue north through the Achaia plains and cross from Rion to Antirion on a new, “state of the art” suspended bridge, considered to be the longest in Europe. Upon arrival in Delphi you will visit the famous archaeological site and the local museum. You will continue to the picturesque village of Arachova for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Day

7

Arachova – Meteora

First Class: Divani Meteora or similar hotels

This morning you will depart for Kalambaka, a small town located at the foot of Meteora. You will stop at a local winery near the city of Trikala where you will enjoy some local wines and learn about the production of different wines. You will have free time in the afternoon to explore Kalambaka before dinner. (B,D)

Day

8

Meteora – Athens

First Class: Herodion or similar hotels

This morning you will visit Meteora’s stunning monasteries precariously balanced on towering rock columns. You will return to Athens in the late afternoon. (B)

Day

9

Athens – Return

After breakfast this morning make your own way to the airport for your return home. (B)

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