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7 Days / 6 Nights

Day 01 - Arrival / Athens
Arrival at the Athens airport, welcome assistance and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Athens.

Day 02 - City tour / Athens (B)
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, 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.

Day 03 - Corinth canal, Epidaurus, Nafplion, Mycenae / Olympia (B,D)
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.

Day 04 - Olympia / Delphi (B,D)
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.

Day 05 - Delphi / Kalambaka (B,D)
Delphi used to be the most sacred spot in the world and a pilgrimage center for many centuries in the antiquity. You 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 crossing the mountains of central Greece to arrive in Kalambaka for dinner and overnight.

Day 06 - Meteora / Athens (B)
This morning we will be visiting Meteora. Amazing rock formations, like towers of sandstone, stand ageless, and have provided sacred retreat for monks over the centuries. A number of monasteries are hidden on top of Meteora. The view over the plain is breathtaking. Meteora is considered among the most beautiful areas of mainland Greece and belongs to Unesco's list of world heritage monuments. After our visit, we will take the road back to Athens. On the way, we will make a short stop at Thermopylae, to admire the statue of Leonidas king of Sparta. Overnight in Athens.

Day 07 - Departure (B)
Breakfast and at the appropriate time, transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

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Departure dates:
  November to March:      
  Every Saturday and Sunday.      
         
  April to October:      
  Daily except Tuesday and Wednesday until 28/10, excluding 25/10 and 26/10.      
    Standard      
  Arrival Dates DBL SGL TPL      
  01/11/17 - 03/03/18 CAD 1,700 CAD 2,438 CAD 1,594      
  04/03 - 29/03 CAD 1,719 CAD 2,469 CAD 1,613      
  29/03 - 08/04 CAD 1,681 CAD 2,406 CAD 1,556      
  09/04 - 14/10 CAD 1,706 CAD 2,456 CAD 1,575      
  15/10 - 28/10 CAD 1,681 CAD 2,406 CAD 1,556      
         
    First Class      
  Arrival Dates DBL SGL TPL      
  01/11/17 - 28/03/18 CAD 1,813 CAD 2,656 CAD 1,700      
  29/03 - 25/04 CAD 1,988 CAD 2,894 CAD 1,844      
  26/04 - 29/06 CAD 2,031 CAD 2,981 CAD 1,881      
  30/06 - 26/08 CAD 1,956 CAD 2,838 CAD 1,831      
  27/08 - 28/10 CAD 2,031 CAD 2,981 CAD 1,881      
         
    Deluxe Class      
  Arrival Dates DBL SGL TPL      
  01/11/17 - 26/03/18 CAD 1,994 CAD 2,975 CAD 1,825      
  27/03 - 25/04 CAD 2,150 CAD 3,188 CAD 1,969      
  26/04 - 30/06 CAD 2,225 CAD 3,338 CAD 2,019      
  01/07 - 31/07 CAD 2,206 CAD 3,300 CAD 2,013      
  01/08 - 26/08 CAD 2,181 CAD 3,238 CAD 1,988      
  27/08 - 28/10 CAD 2,225 CAD 3,338 CAD 2,019      
               
  *For departures within Christmas Week, New Years’ week, and Greek Orthodox Easter week, please ask as itineraries may
  not be available or maybe altered.
               
  Athens            
  Hotel Crystal City, Hotel Golden City, Hotel Oscar, Hotel Achilleas, Hotel Arion, Hotel Stanley, Hotel Best Western Candia Or Similar (STD)
  Hotel Titania, Hotel Polis Grand, Hotel Zafolia, Hotel Golden Age, Hotel Alexandros, Hotel Athenian Callirhoe Or Similar (FC)
  Hotel NJV Athens Plaza, Hotel Radisson Blue, Hotel Royal Olympic, Hotel St. George Lycabettus, Hotel Wyndham Grand Or Similar (DLX)
               
  Olympia            
  Hotel Antonios Or Similar (STD)
  Hotel Arty Grand & Hotel Europa Or Similar (FC & DLX)
               
  Delphi            
  Hotel Hermes & Hotel Olympic Or Similar (STD)
  Hotel Amalia & Hotel Apollonia Or Similar (FC & DLX)
               
  Kalambaka            
  Hotel Orfeas & Hotel Antoniadis Or Similar (STD)
  Hotel Amalia & Hotel Divani Or Similar (FC & DLX)
Inclusions:
  • Accommodation on BB, 3 nights in Athens
  • Athens city tour with Acropolis and Acropolis museum, on SIC, including English speaking guide.
  • The 4-day classical Greece & Meteora tour on SIC, on half-board basis (breakfast and dinner)
  • All transfers
  • Meet & Greet service for tour briefing and orientation, by an English speaking representative
  • All entrance/admission fees to sites and museums
Exclusions:
  • Any meals other than those mentioned above
  • Any drinks during included meals
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any tips
  • Any porterage at hotels.
  • Anything else not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.
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