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Save $400 per couple on new bookings with air booked and paid in full 3/1/17–4/27/17. 5% Early Payment Discount (EPD) on 2017 vacations when paid in full by 4/27/17. Savings vary by itinerary; not valid on all trips/departures. Valid on all Europe vacations departing 04/01/17 through 10/31/17, any airline. All Offers: new bookings only; subject to availability; may be withdrawn at any time without notice; combinable with brochure discounts; not combinable with other promotional airfare offers; other conditions apply.
Young travelers must be under the age of 18 years on the date of departure, and must be accompanied by an adult (limit of one Young Traveler Discount per room). Please see below for a detailed breakdown of age groups for individual brochures. Asia 5 - 11, At Leisure 5 - 18 (5 -15 for Australia and New Zealand), Australia and New Zealand 5 - 15, CostSaver 5 - 17, Europe and Britain 5 -17, Family Experiences 5 - 17, Hidden Journeys 5 - 18 (5 - 11 for Asia), South America 5 - 17, trips to Costa Rica and Panama 5 - 12, trips to Mexico 5 - 12, USA and Canada 5 - 17.
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Please note that there is no guarantee roommates will be of a similar age group. If you are unable to be matched, you will be provided a single room at no extra cost. This service does not apply to City Breaks, extra nights' accommodation and all Eastern Mediterranean vacations - with the exception of Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) and the Best of Turkey. Additional restrictions may apply.
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The sound of cicadas and warmth of the Greek countryside are your companions as you travel through rolling hills of olive groves to the vineyards of Nemea, and cross country to the island of Corfu with its cobbled alleys, arcades and the elegant Esplanade. Visit the bougainvillea-clad Achilleion Palace, the dramatic cliff-top byzantine monasteries of Meteora and Delphi's Sacred Way.
Day 1 - Arrive Athens
Welcome to Athens. On arrival transfer to your hotel. Later meet with your Travel Director and travel companions for a Welcome Reception.Welcome Reception
Radisson Blu Park/Pallas Athena
Day 2 - Athens – Epidaurus – Nafplion (2 Nights)
This morning enjoy a leisurely drive to the northeast Peloponnese. View the impressive Corinth Canal which connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea before your visit to the ancient Theatre of Epidaurus and the Sanctuary of Asclepius, God of Medicine. Epidaurus is a marvel of engineering and is famous for its outstanding acoustics which are considered some of the best of any open air theatre. You will have free time to explore or enjoy a meal near the harbour in the beautiful seaport town of Nafplion.Buffet Breakfast
Day 3 - Nafplion – Excursion to Mycenae
Enjoy a visit to Mycenae, the most important palatial centre of the late Bronze Age in Greece. Here you will walk through the Lion Gate and remains of Agamemnon's Royal Palace, as well as see his tomb. Gain a Cultural Insight into wine production in the Nemea region and sample some of the highly regarded local produce. Return to your hotel in Nafplion and perhaps enjoy a stroll in town or taste some local Greek ice cream.Buffet Breakfast
Day 4 - Nafplion – Olympia
Cross the Peloponnese and head west towards the famous village of Olympia. Visit the archaeological site and museum home of the original Olympic Games in antiquity. This evening join us at our wonderful Be My Guest dinner of authentic local cuisine on an olive oil farm.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Day 5 - Olympia – Amphilochia – Preveza – Nikopolis – Igoumenitsa – Corfu (2 Nights)
See the the quaint town of Amphilochia and the local city of Preveza before arriving to Nikopolis to see where the Battle of Actium took place. Cross by ferry to the island of Corfu. Enjoy free time to stroll in Corfu city with its splendid architecture, cobbled alleys, arcades, and stop in the Spianada (Esplanade), one of the largest and most impressive squares in Greece.Buffet Breakfast
Day 6 - Corfu Sightseeing
Enjoy an island orientation of Corfu. Visit the Venetian Castle and the monastery of Palaiokastritsa. Later visit the Achilleion Palace with its beautiful views and bougainvillea, built by Elizabeth "Sissi" Empress of Austria and Hungary. This was once the summer residency of the royal family of Greece and overlooks the famous island of Pontikonisi and the beautiful clear waters of the bay.Buffet Breakfast
Day 7 - Corfu – Ioannina
Say goodbye to Corfu and sail back to the mainland to arrive later in the lively city of Ioannina. Enjoy free time to walk around the Old Town or alongside Pamvotis Lake.Buffet Breakfast
Du Lac/Grand Serai
Day 8 - Ioannina – Metsovo – Meteora – Portaria (Mount Pelion)
Stop in the mountainous picturesque town of Metsovo, famous for Metsovone cheese and local wine. Continue on to Kalambaka, home to the famous byzantine Monasteries of Meteora perched on top of the impossibly tall rocks. The striking, unique geology of the region led to UNESCO declaring it a World Heritage Site. Continue south east towards Mount Pelion, known for its unexpected natural beauty and lush vegetation scarcely found elsewhere on the Greek mainland.Buffet Breakfast
Day 9 - Portaria – Thermopylae – Delphi – Galaxidi
Today you will enjoy spectacular scenery as you travel through the countryside over the famous mountain ranges of Parnassos and Giona. Stop briefly in Thermopylae, famous for the heroic defence by Leonidas and his 300 brave Spartans against the invading Persians. Enjoy a guided visit in Delphi with a Local Specialist. Visit the most important oracle in the classical world. Walk the Sacred Way to the Temple of Apollo dating from the 4th century. It was here that athletes competed in the Pythian Games, a precursor of the modern Olympics. Later arrive in Galaxidi, a picturesque seafaring village situated on a wooded bay with fine views.Buffet Breakfast
Day 10 - Galaxidi – Athens
On arrival in Athens, visit the Acropolis and view the Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena, and one of the world's greatest cultural monuments. Your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist continues with views of the Agora, the Royal Palace and the Temple of Zeus. See Hadrian's Arch which was built to celebrate the arrival of the Roman Emperor Hadrian. View the stadium where the first modern Olympics took place in 1896. This evening join your fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner to mark the end of this incredible holiday.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Radisson Blu Park/Pallas Athena
Day 11 - Athens – Santorini (3 Nights)
A short flight brings you to the beautiful island of Santorini, your home for 3-nights. Transfer to your hotel with an orientation on arrival and spend free time exploring. Comprising of a small circular archipelago of volcanic islands in the southern Aegean Sea, Santorini is all that remains of an enormous volcanic explosion. The island's spectacular physical beauty coupled with its dynamic nightlife makes it one of Europe's most popular hotspots.Buffet Breakfast
El Greco/Cliff Side/Tzekos Villas
Day 12 - Santorini Orientation
Santorini offers a wealth of exciting things to do. You might like to spend your time relaxing in the sun or wander down winding cobbled streets full of whitewashed houses. Admire breathtaking views across the Caldera and witness a stunning sunset.Buffet Breakfast
Day 13 - Santorini
Santorini makes some of the Greek islands' best wines so perhaps take a tour of a winery and taste some for yourself. Consider a ride in a caïque to the volcanic island of Nea Kamini to swim in the hot springs. Embrace the magic of Santorini.Buffet Breakfast
Day 14 - Santorini – Athens
Take a short flight back to Athens this morning. Say goodbye to Greece as you continue your flight home from Athens airport.Buffet Breakfast
First class travel Highlights
Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided holiday in Europe.
Group Size: Itineraries have a maximum of 26 guests.
Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip.
Accommodation: Guests may be accommodated in alternative hotels in certain locations. The hotels in Galaxidi and Portaria are small capacity hotels. All hotels will be of the same or higher standard.
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