Historical Greece

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.

Indulge yourself on a guided tour of your dream destination. Alongside your experienced tour guide, discover Greece’s incredible art, culture and of out-of-this-world food and drink. Leave your worries at home: your flights, all land transportation, numerous activities and accommodations are all included. 

Location

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

Location:

Athens, Attica, Greece, Olympia, Elis, Greece, Delphi, Phocis, Greece, Kalambaka, Trikala, Greece, Greece

9  Days | 7  nights

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)
  • 1 activity included for 2020 departures:
    • Half-day tour to the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum
  • Porterage
  • Earn and redeem Aeroplan® Miles

ITINERARY

Day 1

Depart Canada

Fly to Athens.

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Day 2

Welcome to Athens

Transfer to your hotel and check in, then head out and get started exploring Athens, Greece’s capital city and home to fascinating archaeological sites, history and art.

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Days 3

Athens: Sightseeing

This morning, head out on a half-day sightseeing tour to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such an intriguing city.

Activity Included

  • Follow your expert guides for a quick stop at the Panathenaic Stadium where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896. Continue on to see the Temple of the Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament, the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma). At the Acropolis, visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally “the harmony between material and spirit”, the monument that “puts order in the mind”, the Parthenon. Continue to another must-see in Athens, the place where finally the statues found their home and admire the wonders of the classical era: The New Acropolis Museum, voted by the Sunday Times as the 3rd best museum of the world.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 4

Athens : At Leisure

Spend a full day exploring Athens at your own pace. Visit the Plaka, the oldest district in Athens, or enjoy shopping on Ermou, Kolonaki and Voukourestiou streets.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 5

Athens - Classical Greece Tour: Corinth Canal - Epidaurus - Nafplio - Mycenae - Olympia (approx. 265 km)

Head to Olympia today. Along your route, stop at the Corinth Canal, then continue to Epidaurus with its fourth-century-BC theatre. Next, stop at Nafplio, a modern seaside resort and old town. The last stop of the day is the archeological site of Mycenae, the city "rich in gold" of the ancient poets. Continue to Olympia for the night.

Meal(s): Breakfast, dinner
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Day 6

Classical Greece Tour: Olympia - Delphi (approx. 240 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
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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
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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
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Day 9

Athens - Return to Canada

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and board your flight home.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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ACCOMMODATIONS

WHERE YOU'LL STAY

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.

LOCATION
HOTEL
Athens, Attica, Greece
Polis Grand Hotel(or similar)
Olympia, Elis, Greece
Hotel Olympic Village(or similar)
Delphi, Phocis, Greece
Hermes Hotel(or similar)
Kalambaka, Trikala, Greece
Orfeas Hotel(or similar)
Athens, Attica, Greece
Athenaeum Grand Hotel(or similar)
Olympia, Elis, Greece
Hotel Europa(or similar)
Delphi, Phocis, Greece
Amalia Hotel Delphi(or similar)
Kalambaka, Trikala, Greece
Grand Meteora Hotel(or similar)
Athens, Attica, Greece
Divani Palace Acropolis(or similar)
Olympia, Elis, Greece
Europa Hotel(or similar)
Delphi, Phocis, Greece
Amalia Hotel Delphi(or similar)
Kalambaka, Trikala, Greece
Grand Meteora Hotel(or similar)

Room Specifications

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the trip.
Bed size(s): 1 double bed or 2 twin beds
Room occupancy: Maximum 3 people (3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child)

IMPORTANT INFO

DEPARTURE DATES

Thursdays from April 1 to October 31, 2020
Tour departure on Friday.

MORE TO KNOW

Not included

  • Meals, unless noted
  • Transfers, unless noted
  • Additional activities and excursions
  • Personal expenses and insurance

This tour does not offer guaranteed accommodations.

ACTIVITIES

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

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

CITY TAXES

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.

Pricing display

Prices take into account taxes and are rounded to the nearest full dollar. Full details on taxes and fees are on the booking page.