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Historical Greece

 

Overview

Hotel description:

9 days / 7 nights

Discover the incredible history and culture of Classical Greece as start off in Athens, then embark on a four-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, Olympia, Delphi and Kalambaka

What's included

Package inclusions

  • Round-trip flights to Athens
  • 7 nights of accommodation
  • Airport transfers in Athens
  • 4-day Classical Greece coach tour with English or French-speaking guide
  • Porterage
  • 7 breakfasts and 3 dinners during the coach tour
  • Earn Aeroplan Miles

      Itinerary


      Day 1        Depart Canada
      Fly to Athens.

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

      Meal(s) : Breakfast

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

      Meal(s) : 2 Breakfasts

      Day 5         Athens - Olympia
      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        Olympia - Delphi
      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         Delphi - Kalambaka
      Today, enjoy a 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.

      Meal(s) : Breakfast, dinner

      Day 8       Kalambaka - Monasteries of Meteora - Athens
      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

    Option 1 - Comfort Accommodation

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

    The locations and corresponding hotels are as follows:

    • Hotel Athens: Polis Grand 4* or similar (3 nights)
    • Hotel Olympia: Hotel Antonios 3* or similar (1 night)
    • Hotel Delphi: Hermes Hotel 3* or similar (1 night)
    • Hotel Kalambaka: Orfeas Hotel 3* or similar (1 night)
    • Hotel Athens: Polis Grand 4* or similar (1 night)


    Bed size(s): 2 twin beds or 1 double bed
    Room occupancy: max. 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child

     

    Option 2 - Superior Accommodation

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

    The locations and corresponding hotels are as follows:

    • Hotel Athens: Athens Avenue 4* or similar (3 nights)
    • Hotel Olympia: Hotel Europa 4* or similar (1 night)
    • Hotel Delphi: Amalia Hotel Delphi 4* or similar (1 night)
    • Hotel Kalambaka: Amalia Hotel Kalambaka 4* or similar (1 night)
    • Hotel Athens: Athens Avenue  4* or similar (1 night)

     
    Bed size(s): 2 twin beds or 1 double bed
    Room occupancy: max. 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child

     

    Option 3 - Premium Accommodation

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

    The locations and corresponding hotels are as follows:

    • Hotel Athens: Divani Caravel 5* or similar (3 nights)
    • Hotel Olympia: Europa Hotel 4* or similar (1 night)
    • Hotel Delphi: Amalia Hotel Delphi 4* or similar (1 night)
    • Hotel Kalambaka: Divani Meteora Hotel 4* or similar (1 night)
    • Hotel Athens: Divani Caravel 5* or similar (1 night)

    Bed size(s): 2 twin beds or 1 double bed
    Room occupancy: max. 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child

    Important notes

    2018 Departure Dates
    May 3 to October 13

    Tour operates on Friday. Itinerary based on Thursday departures.

    Hotel 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.

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

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