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Historical Greece

 

Overview

Hotel description:

9 days | 7 nights

Discover the incredible history and culture of Classical Greece as you start off in Athens, then embark on a 4-day tour to Olympia, Delphi and Kalambaka. Learn all about this incredible country's storied past and visit fascinating and beautiful archaeological sites.

Location

Athens, Corinth Canal, Nafplio, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Kalambaka (Meteora)

Promotions

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What's included

Package inclusions

  • Round-trip flights to Athens (if flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • 7 nights of accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts and 3 dinners
  • Airport transfers in Athens
  • 4-day Classical Greece coach tour
  • Guided sightseeing (English or French-speaking guide)
  • Porterage
  • Earn Aeroplan® Miles


Itinerary

 

Day 1        Depart Canada
Fly to Athens.

Day 2        Welcome to Athens
Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of your day at leisure.

Days 3 & 4        Athens: At Leisure
Spend two full days exploring Athens, Greece's capital city is home to fascinating archaeological sites, history and art. Visit the Plaka, the oldest district in Athens, or enjoy shopping on Ermou, Kolonaki and Voukourestiou streets.

Meal(s): 2 breakfasts

Day 5        Athens - Classical Greece Tour: Corinth Canal - Epidaurus - Nafplio - Mycenae - Olympia (approx. 265 km)
Your four-day tour of Classical Greece begins today, with stops at the Corinth Canal, Epidaurus, Nafplio and Mycenae. Your final destination for the night is Olympia.

Meal(s): Breakfast, dinner

Day 6        Classical Greece Tour: Olympia - Delphi (approx. 242 km)
After breakfast, visit ancient Olympia, birthplace of the Ancient Olympic Games. Visit the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus and the Archaeological Museum of Olympia. Next, head towards Delphi, passing through Nafpaktos and Itea on the way. Upon arrival in Delphi, enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Meal(s): Breakfast, dinner

Day 7        Classical Greece Tour: Delphi - Kalambaka (approx. 228 km)
Today, enjoy a guided tour of mystical Delphi. Located on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, Delphi is home to the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios. You'll also visit the Treasury of the Athenians and the Delphi Museum. After your tour, depart for Kalambaka, nestled at the foot of the Meteora Monasteries.

Meal(s): Breakfast, dinner

Day 8        Classical Greece Tour: Kalambaka - Monasteries of Meteora - Athens (approx. 354 km)
Visit the breathtaking monasteries of Meteora. Perched on huge granite rocks, the monasteries seem to be suspended between earth and sky, providing a magnificent view. Each monastery contains priceless historical and religious treasures. Next, travel towards Athens via Trikala, Lamia and Thermopylae where a stop will be made to visit the memorial of Leonidas and the brave 300 Spartans. Return to Athens for the night.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 9        Athens - Return to Canada
After breakfast, transfer to the airport and board your flight home.

Meal(s): Breakfast

 

Accommodations

Additional fees might apply
The hotels listed below are presented as examples for your reference only. Where “or similar” is indicated, guests will stay at a hotel of the same star rating. The hotel accommodations will be communicated to the consumer or travel agent prior to departure.

Comfort Accommodation

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the trip.

The location and corresponding hotels are as follows:
  • Athens: Polis Grand Hotel 4* (or similar) (3 nights)
  • Olympia: Hotel Antonios 3* (or similar) (1 night)
  • Delphi: Hermes Hotel 3* (or similar) (1 night)
  • Kalambaka: Orfeas Hotel 3* (or similar) (1 night)
  • Athens: Polis Grand Hotel 4* (or similar) (1 night)


Bed size(s): 1 double bed or 2 twin beds
Room occupancy: Maximum 3 people (3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child)

 

Superior Accommodation

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the trip.

The location and corresponding hotels are as follows:
  • Athens: Athenaeum Grand Hotel 4* (or similar) (3 nights)
  • Olympia: Hotel Europa 4* (or similar) (1 night)
  • Delphi: Amalia Hotel Delphi 4* (or similar)(1 night)
  • Kalambaka: Amalia Hotel Kalambaka 4* (or similar) (1 night)
  • Athens: Athenaeum Grand Hotel 4* (or similar) (1 night)


Bed size(s): 1 double bed or 2 twin beds
Room occupancy: Maximum 3 people (3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child)

 

Premium Accommodation

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the trip.

The location and corresponding hotels are as follows:
  • Athens: Divani Palace Acropolis 5* (or similar) (3 nights)
  • Olympia: Europa Hotel 4* (or similar) (1 night)
  • Delphi: Amalia Hotel Delphi 4* (or similar) (1 night)
  • Kalambaka: Divani Meteora Hotel 4* (or similar) (1 night)
  • Athens: Divani Palace Acropolis 5* (or similar) (1 night)


Bed size(s): 1 double bed or 2 twin beds
Room occupancy: Maximum 3 people (3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child)

 

Promotion

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  • Booking window: October 1, 2018 - March 15, 2019
  • Travel window: April 1 - October 31, 2019
  • Prices shown reflect applicable discount

Important notes

2019 Departure Dates
Thursdays from April 1 to October 31
Tour only departure on Friday

City Tax

City taxes are applicable for hotel stays in Greece and are payable in local currency upon arrival. Rates vary from 1 EUR to 5 EUR depending on hotel star rating and location and are calculated per room, per night. Rates are subject to change without notice.

Language Preference

At time of reservation, please indicate if you would prefer an English-speaking or French-speaking tour guide. 

Activities
The cost of optional tours, visits, and activities is not included in this package.

Not included
  • Meals, unless noted
  • Transfers, unless noted
  • Additional activities and excursions
  • Personal expenses and insurance