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Glories of Greece

Delphi

"Glories of Greece" Escorted Tour
9 days from $ 1,290 pp

Day 1, Depart USA: Overnight flight to Athens.

 

Day 2, Athens at leisure: You are met at the airport and transferred to our hotel. Then time to relax or explore before a Welcome Drink tonight. (Dinner)

 

Day 3, Athens Sightseeing: This morning Athens offers us glory in abundance, from the Parthenon and Acropolis to the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch. This evening, why not enjoy a lively night out with dinner and entertainment? (Buffet Breakfast)

 

Day 4, Athens - Olympia: We cross the Corinth Canal region, then drive to the ancient ruined city of Mycenae. We walk through the Lion Gate, see the giant 'Cyclopean' stones used to build the city walls, and visit the Beehive Tombs. Now a delightful drive takes us through the Arcadia Mountains to Olympia. (Buffet Breakfast/ Dinner)

 

Day 5, Olympia - Delphi: This morning we tour Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games in 776BC. Then we cross to the mainland and follow the coast before ascending the Sacred Way to Delphi, clinging to the side of Mount Parnassus at 2,000 feet. Here we see the splendid Parian marble Treasury of the Athenians and the Temple of Apollo, where the Oracle of Delphi breathed her enigmatic 'words'. (Buffet Breakfast/ Dinner)

 

Day 6, Delphi - Kalambaka: We cross fertile Thessaly, the 'bread basket of ancient Greece', then head for the Monasteries of Meteora, incredibly perched on rocky pinnacles, where we visit one of the monasteries, and then it's not far to Kalambaka for our overnight stay. (Buffet Breakfast/ Dinner)

 

Day 7, Kalambaka - Athens: We stop at Thermopylae to see the memorial to Leonidas and his brave Spartans, then head back to Athens for a three night stay. (Buffet Breakfast)

 

Day 8, Athens - Day Cruise: Today we enjoy a full day cruise during which we shall visit Aegina, Poros and Hydra, three of the islands of the Saronic Gulf. We enjoy a Highlight Buffet Lunch with wine and a display of traditional Greek dancing. (Buffet Breakfast/ Lunch)

 

Day 9, Return to USA: Our tour ends after breakfast with a transfer to Athens airport. (Buffet Breakfast)


Rates in US$ per person
(double occupancy)

2012 Departures

Rate

February: 28

March: 13-27

$ 1,590

April: 03-10-14-17-21

$ 1,650

April: 24-28
May: 01-05-08-12-15-19-22-26-29

June: 02-05-09-12-16-19-23-26-30

July: 03-07-10-14-17-21-24
September: 01-04-08-11-18-22-25-29
October: 02-06-09-13-16-20-23-27-30

November: 03-27

December: 01-18

$ 1,685

Supplements & Reductions

Single Room Supplement

$ 280

Triple Room Reduction

$ 40

Young Traveler Reduction (05-17 years)

10%

Extensions Available on Request!



The Tour Includes

  • Deluxe motorcoach with air conditioning

  • 4 Star Hotels in all cities

  • Meals as indicated in the program

  • Multilingual tour escort during tour

  • Sightseeing and excursions mentioned in the program with local guide

  • Arrival and departure transfers from/to the airport

Not Included

  • Air fare

  • Airport taxes for the Air & Land package

  • Tips, beverages and extra services

  • Everything not mentioned in the program.

First Class Hotels

  • Athens: Metropolitan

  • Olympia: Olympia Palace

  • Delphi: Xenia

  • Kalambaka: Divani

  • Athens: Metropolitan


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