Greek Escape 2020

Greek Escape 2020


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Young travelers ages 8-17 receive a 10% discount on the land only portion of their vacation, plus as always receive our AffordableTours.com extra savings. Child discount does not apply to all vacations, please contact your Travel Consultant for applicable tours.
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10% off Young Traveler discount based on the full land-only cost of the tour. Only applies to Globus and Cosmos; does not apply to Avalon Waterways, vacations including Oberammergau or Escapes Vacations by Globus. To receive the Young Traveler discount, the age of the traveler must qualify at start date of the vacation. Does not apply to custom groups. Discount is applicable to any accommodation. Additional restrictions may apply.

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Big Savings For Small Groups

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Traveling with family and friends has always been rewarding, and now the rewards can really pile up. Small groups of 5, 6, or 7 can save 5% per person off the land-only portion of the vacation. And don’t forget: in groups of 8 to 15, one person travels at half price; in a group of 16+, one person travels free. You'll also receive our additional AffordableTours.com everyday savings.
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Traveling party of 5, 6, or 7 must travel from same origination point and must be advised at the time of booking. Discount on the land-only portion of core tour, not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes/fees, tips, and supplements. Does not apply to Cosmos, Monograms, vacations including Oberammergau or Avalon Waterways. Not combinable with other group allowances. Travelers already traveling at a discount, such as children, do not count toward the party total. Offer reliant on space availability, and applies to new bookings only. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Does not apply to custom groups or Escapes by Globus. Additional restrictions may apply.

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Goodbye Single Supplement! Single Traveler Deals From $699

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In addition to great prices for all travelers, singles can benefit too on Escapes by Globus. For most tours, there’s a number of single rooms where the single supplement is waived (capacity is limited and you must contact us for availability).
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Book a select Globus Escapes Europe vacation and the single supplement fee will be waived for the first four (4) single passengers booked. Applies to new bookings only and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. This offer is not combinable with any other promotion. Offer reliant on space availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply.

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Up to $500 Welcome Back Credit for Repeat Travelers

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Each time you travel on a Globus family of brands vacation (Cosmos, Globus, Avalon or Monograms) from 2019 onward you can earn up to $250 per person ($500 per couple) Welcome Back Credit to use towards your next vacation, plus as always our AffordableTours.com additional savings. There will be some select exceptions to the credit, including Escapes by Globus, Oberammergau, Monograms City Get-a-ways, Private Touring and any heavily discounted programs like Avalon Suite Rewards. Please see the list below for your potential credit amount listed per person.

  • Spend $2499 or less and receive $100 credit
  • Spend $2500 - $3499 and receive $150 credit
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The Welcome Back Credit will be awarded upon completion of Globus family of brands vacations from 2019 onward. Credit amount can only be applied to the land/cruise or cruise only portion of a new Globus family of brands vacation (excluding Escapes by Globus, 2020 Oberammergau, select Cosmos tours, Monograms City Getaways, and Custom/Charter vacations). Credit amount is per person and must be redeemed for a future vacation with a deposit within 2 years from date of credit issue. Bookings can be made by contacting your preferred travel agent. Passenger name or past invoice number is required to redeem the credit. Combinable with all applicable consumer promotions except those with any Globus family of brands special discount programs of the vacation price. Credit is not redeemable for cash, non-refundable deposit, airfare, transfers, travel insurance, prepaid gratuities, pre/post nights, or optional excursions and is non-transferrable. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Valid for all participating Globus family of brands offices. Additional restrictions may apply.

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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Greece

Tour Itinerary

You've seen photos of the ancient Acropolis in Athens, dating back to the 5th century BC—now’s your chance to see it in person on this escorted Greek vacation. You've watched the Olympics on TV—now’s your chance to walk among the ruins in Olympia, where the Olympics began in 776 BC. You've eaten at Greek restaurants—now's your chance to enjoy an authentic Greek cooking demonstration, where you'll learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer. All this and more awaits you on this Greek Escape.History comes alive on your guided visits to many of Greece's ancient sites. In addition to the Acropolis and Olympia, you'll also visit the ruins in Mycenae, dating from 1,350 to 1,200 BC and described in Homer’s epic poem, “The Iliad.” Also see the amazingly well-preserved, 2,300-year-old open-air theater in Epidaurus. In ancient Greece, people traveled to Delphi to seek the wisdom of the Oracle. Learn about the Oracle, tour the excavations, and visit the Archaeological Museum. To add to your Greek experience enjoy a sirtaki dance lesson and try a glass of Ouzo. Plus, you'll be accompanied by an expert Tour Director who will bring this country to life by sharing its history, stories, and insider secrets. From the picturesque fishing villages to ancient historic sights, the Greek Escape has it all!

Day 1: ARRIVE IN ATHENS, GREECE.
Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink with your Tour Director.

Day 2: ATHENS.
Sightseeing with a Local Guide features a visit to the world-famous ACROPOLIS, perched high on a rocky outcrop overlooking the city. Here, see the Parthenon, the Erechtheum with its Porch of Maidens, the Temple of Athena Nike.Enjoy a panoramic view that includes glimpses of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Theater of Dionysus, and the Agora, where Socrates taught, with the beautifully preserved Theseum. Later, a city orientation tour features the Parliament House and a photo stop at the Panathenaic Stadium. Built in the 2nd century AD, it is the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble, and was host to the opening and closing ceremonies of the first modern Olympics in 1896. The rest of the day is at leisure. Tonight is your chance to join an optional dinner outing to try the local fare. (B)

Day 3: ATHENS–CORINTH CANAL–MYCENAE–EPIDAURUS–NAUPLIA.
Stop at the spectacular Corinth Canal to take a photo. Highlights today include MYCENAE, where 19th-century excavations reveal impressions of the splendors so vividly described by Homer. Admire the Beehive Tombs, known as the Treasury of Atreus; Lion Gate, Europe’s oldest known monument; the remains of Agamemnon’s Royal Palace; and the impressive fortifications of the Citadel. Also visit the museum before continuing to EPIDAURUS for a tour of its amazingly well-preserved 2,300-year-old OPEN-AIR-THEATER. Stay overnight in nearby Nauplia. (B,D)

Day 4: NAUPLIA–OLYMPIA.
Take in the spectacular scenery on the way through the Arkadian Mountains. Then, spend the afternoon in OLYMPIA, where the athletes of antiquity competed in honor of the King of Deities. Learn about the history of those original Olympic Games as you walk among the impressive remains of the Gymnasium and the Temples of Hera and Zeus. Also visit the MUSEUM displaying Praxiteles’ magnificent statue of Hermes. Tonight, enjoy [LF] a COOKING DEMONSTRATION and learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer. (B,D)

Day 5: OLYMPIA–DELPHI.
Journey to mystic Delphi. The afternoon is devoted to a fascinating tour of the ancient sanctuary of the god Apollo in its dramatic setting on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Hear about the Oracle and tour the EXCAVATIONS. End the day with a visit to the ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM to admire the Charioteer, an extraordinary 5th-century-BC bronze statue. A highlight this evening is [LF] a DANCE LESSON, where you’ll learn how to dance the sirtaki, made famous in the movie Zorba the Greek, accompanied by a glass of the traditional Ouzo. (B,D)

Day 6: DELPHI–ARACHOVA–ATHENS.
Leave fascinating Delphi behind you this morning and head back to Athens stopping en-route in the pretty town of Arachova located on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Enjoy panoramic views and stroll around the town to admire the picturesque architecture before arriving in Athens with time to do some last-minute exploring on your own. Tonight is your chance to savor more Greek delicacies with an optional dinner at a local restaurant. (B)

Day 7: ATHENS.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Inclusions

  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • Hotels listed may occasionally be substituted with alternate hotels of equivalent standard.

Sightseeing & Activities:

ATHENS
Welcome drink; guided sightseeing, visit the Acropolis

CORINTH CANAL


MYCENAE
Guided visit of the excavations and museum

EPIDAURUS
Guided visit of the 2,300-year-old open-air theater

OLYMPIA
Guided visit of the archaeological site and the museum; learn how [LF] to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer

DELPHI
Guided visit of the excavations, visit the Archaeological Museum; learn [LF] to dance the sirtaki and have a glass of Ouzo

ARACHOVA
Visit the picturesque mountain townMotorcoach. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

Meals:
Welcome drink in Athens; full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners


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Accommodations

Prices are per person in single, double or triple room occupancy.

The single supplement waiver and single room capacity is limited, please call for availability.

All Escapes by Globus tours and departures are excluded from the following Globus discounts: Book Early & Save, Welcome Back Credit, Second Tour discount and Small Group discount.

Extra nights per person in Athens:
in single room $119, in twin $68, in triple $55

Athens: Zafolia
Attractive 7-story Hotel situated near museums, 1 km from Larisis train station & 35 km from El. Venizelos Airport.
Address:
87-89 Alexandras Avenue
Athens , Greece
Nauplia: Amalia Nauplia
Neoclassical-style Hotel situated on tree-lined grounds with landscaped courtyards, 1 mile from city center.
Address:
National Road Argos
Nauplia , Greece
Olympia: Europa
Hotels Europa is built on the top of Drouvas Hill in Ancient Olympia (UNESCO World Heritage Site), at the foot of which is sited the Sacred Alti with brilliant monuments and the stadium of the Ancient Olympic Games.
Address:
Archaia Olympia - Drouva
Olympia , Greece
Delphi: Amalia Delphi
Hillside Hotel situated on a mountain slope overlooking olive groves, the Corinthian Gulf & the port of Itea.
Address:
1 Apollonos Street
Delphi , Greece

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Questions & Answers

Question: What is the maximum group size of this tour? Thank you.

Globus has a max of 44 travelers with an average group size of 36. If you are interested in a different group size, ask your travel consultant for more details 1-800-935-2620

Question: Is the tour in English? Is there a vegetarian option with the included meals? Where do we meet the group once we land in Athens? Will the accommodation hold our bags until the check-in time?

Yes, this is an English language operated tour. Yes, vegetarian dining can be accommodated. You'll meet the group at your first hotel. Yes, the hotel will hold your bags until proper check-in time.

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

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Ratings based off 12 reviews . Currently showing 8 reviews with comments only.
By Thelma L on Mar 24, 2019

Our travel could have been perfect but rather our first day was cut short due to the country National holiday. In the future please let your client know if their is a holiday in the country that they are visiting. Other than that the tour was wonderful and our guide is amazing and very knowledgeable.

By April F on Mar 16, 2019

Our tour guide and hostess were amazing. Everyone was very hospitiable. The country is wonderful! Definitly recommend taking extra time - coming in a day earlier and staying a day later at least. There is so much to take in! We found that taking a hop on hop off open bus tour on a free day. This allows you to really see the heart of the city, like the bazaar and open market and move around better. This also is much cheaper than a taxi especially if you want to go and see the Rivera and beaches of Athens.

By Wen-Hsin C on Mar 10, 2019

We fully enjoyed the trip from the beginning to the end. The staff was very professional and knowledgeable. The hotels were all very clean and nice. I would highly recommend Globus to anyone.

By SHARMILA D on Nov 18, 2018

Very well organized trip. Everything matched our expectations.

By Veronica G on Mar 25, 2018

Everything was perfection. All my questions are always answered promptly. I've booked three trips through affordabletours.com.

By Ernest K on Mar 18, 2018

Tour director was wonderful and so knowledgeable. She shared her knowledge with us.

By Teresa B on Mar 18, 2018

The only issue I have is that additional dinners are overprized for the value of food. We are vegans and there was not much of the choice in the food. Many other restaurants prices were much lower than the ones we paid going with the group.


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