Best of Greece Reverse

Best of Greece Reverse

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$2691

Best of Greece Reverse

8 Days Starting and ending in Athens, Greece

Visiting: Athens, Kalambaka, Delphi, Olympia, Nafplion

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

From: $2933 $2691 Operator discount: -$115 Exclusive Members Discount: -$127

NB: Prices correct on 15-Jun-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

Embark on a captivating journey through the heart of Greece with the "Best of Greece Reverse" tour. This meticulously crafted adventure invites you to explore the ancient wonders and legendary sites of this storied land. From the iconic Parthenon and the Agora in Athens to the sacred grounds of Thermopylae, every step is a walk through history. Marvel at the ancient theater in Epidaurus, witness the majesty of the Lion Gate and Agamemnon's Palace at Mycenae, and gaze upon the Corinth Canal. Accompanied by an expert Travel Director and a professional Driver, you'll travel in comfort and style, staying in cherry-picked hotels known for their trusted quality. Enjoy a blend of included meals and the flexibility of optional experiences, all while making unforgettable memories. With luxury coach transportation equipped with Wi-Fi, and surprise extras along the way, this tour is the perfect way to experience the rich culture, history, and beauty of Greece.

Highlights

  • See the Lion Gate, Agamemnon's Palace at Mycenae, the Corinth Canal

  • View the Parthenon, the Agora, Royal Palace and Temple of Zeus in Athens

  • Visit the battle site at Thermopylae

  • View the the ancient theater, Sanctuary of Asclepius at Epidaurus

Itinerary

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Day 1: Welcome To Athens

Location: Athens

Accommodation: Divani Palace Acropolis

Accommodation Name: Divani Caravel/Radisson Blu Park Hotel Athens/Crowne Plaza Athens City Center

Meals Included: Dinner

Put the 'oh' in opa and embark on an unforgettable exploration of an ancient land of gods and goddesses, myths and legends. Your springboard to your spellbinding holiday is the vibrant capital of Athens, an effortless mix of ancient treasures and modern verve, which you will have an opportunity to explore after being transferred to your hotel. This evening, join your Travel Director and travel companions for a Welcome Reception, including a light meal and welcome drink.

Day 2 : Explore Amazing Athens

Location: Athens

Accommodation: Divani Palace Acropolis

Accommodation Name: Divani Caravel/Radisson Blu Park Hotel Athens/Crowne Plaza Athens City Center

Meals Included: Breakfast

Join your Local Specialist for a guided morning sightseeing tour to the ancient complex that was once the 'Cradle of Western Civilisation'. Along our journey into antiquity, we'll have an opportunity to explore the Acropolis with its treasures. We'll admire the Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena, the Royal Palace, Temple of Zeus and the Agora, once the haunt of Socrates and Plato. Dive Into Culture and see remarkable displays of an ancient world during an included visit to the Acropolis Museum, and see Hadrian's Arch and the stadium where the first modern Olympics took place in 1896. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy on your own. Stroll through the Plaka, people-watch in Syntagma Square or go in search of the city's tastiest souvlaki – the choice is yours.

Day 3: Off To Thermopylae And Kalambaka

Location: Kalambaka

Accommodation: Amalia Kalambaka

Accommodation Name: Amalia Hotel Kalambaka

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Say goodbye to Athens, en route we have the chance to pay our respects to the heroic King Leonidas and his brave Spartans who stood their ground against the invading Persians. Cross the fertile Thessaly region, the 'bread basket of Greece' Later dine at your hotel in Kalambaka.

Day 4: Admire Meteora And On To Delphi

Location: Delphi

Accommodation: Amalia Delphi

Accommodation Name: Amalia Hotel Delphi

Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning visit two of the six monasteries built on sandstone rocks above the town with your Local Specialist. Travel over the Pourmaraki Pass and the Bralos mountain range to arrive in Delphi at the foothills of Mt. Parnassos, our home for the night. Continue on to a family-ran honey farm for a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. Taste the rich thyme honey freshly collected from the hive and come up close to the unique biodiversity of the area.

Day 5 : Onwards To Patras And Ancient Olympia

Location: Olympia

Accommodation: Amalia Olympia

Accommodation Name: Amalia Hotel Olympia

Meals Included: Breakfast, Be My Guest

We join a Local Specialist this morning to delve into centuries of history. We'll visit the ancient Olympic site, the museum and the ruined remains of the Temples of Zeus and Hera. Leaving Olympia, we skirt the coastline north to Patras, crossing the Gulf of Corinth to mainland Greece before continuing to Delphi, where you may wish to try your hand at preparing some local dishes during an interactive cooking lesson.

Day 6: Continue To Nafplion

Location: Nafplion

Accommodation: Amalia Nafplio

Accommodation Name: Amalia Hotel Nafplio

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Meet your Local Specialist and spend the morning visiting the ancient Olympic site and museum and the Temples of Zeus and Hera − the wife of Zeus and one of the most important deities in Greek mythology. Arrive later in Nafplion where you will dine tonight at your hotel.

Day 7: Journey To Mycenae, Corinth And Athens

Location: Athens

Accommodation: Divani Palace Acropolis

Accommodation Name: Divani Caravel/Radisson Blu Park Hotel Athens/Crowne Plaza Athens City Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Visit the amphitheatre and view the Sanctuary of Aesculapius, the God of Medicine in Epidaurus with your Local Specialist. The rod of Aesculapius, a snake-entwined staff, remains the symbol of medicine to this day. In Mycenae − a mighty kingdom of ancient Greece and a military stronghold − see the Beehive Tombs (the Treasury of Atreus), the Lion Gate and the remains of Agamemnon's Royal Palace with your Local Specialist. Visit the ancient city of Corinth with your Local Specialist before crossing the mighty Corinth Canal en route to Athens. This evening enjoy a wonderful Farewell Dinner with you travelling companions.

Day 8 : Farewell Athens

Location: Athens

We say a fond farewell to our newfound friends and the treasures of Greece after an unforgettable journey. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

What's Included

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals

  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing

  • Optional Experiences and free time

  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

What's Not Included

  • Optional Experiences

    Additional cost applies

  • Insurance

Check out our Q&As

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    The beauty of taking a guided holiday with us is that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Vaccination against Covid-19 is not mandatory to travel with Trafalgar. However, we strongly recommend that guests are vaccinated before travelling. Please note that airlines and/or other authorities may have different requirements. It is the guest's responsibility to comply with these requirements at all times.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1947

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Trafalgar is a founding partner of the TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation established in 2008. So far, the charity has donated more than US$2 million to help underprivileged communities and support sustainable tourism around the world.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

Reviews of this operator

Renato Arrieta  

Best tour I joined so far

14-Jan-2023

My first time with Trafalgar and I see no reason why I should not join them again.

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King Ng, Lafayette, California  

Very well planned trip with timely breaks during the coach ride..

08-Nov-2021

It was a well organized tour group and we hit lots of interesting and beautiful scenes. Like our previous trips with Trafalgar, tourists were treated with well manner and professional tour guide/director, making our trip very enjoyable and delightful!

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Trusted Customer  

Best of Egypt

14-Jan-2023

We really did see the best of Egypt and beyond. Our tour guide, Mohammad, guided us through the rich history and the urban and rural life of such a unique and delightful country. We felt very safe and pampered.

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Marshal Daguio  

Wonderful Best Of Turkey

06-Nov-2021

It was my first time with Trafalgar Tour and I had a wonderful trip from day 1 till the last day. The Tour Director, Yocel Atik is very knowledgeable and Excellent. The health director and coach driver are helpful and supportive as well. The hotels selected were comfortable especially Rixos Hotel and Movenpick Hotel. The Best of Turkey is better than I expected.

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Barbara, Canada  

Irish Experience

09-Nov-2021

I am single and travel alone. I always feel secure and well-looked after when I travel with Trafalgar

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