Greece & its Islands! Oct 3rd – 17th, 2017 – 15 Days – 22 Meals

Greece, truly a place for the gods!  From the vibrant colors to the ancient ruins of an ancient cultural center of the world, 15 days just wont’t seem like enough time!  Unlike most tours to Greece, seldom do you get to stay on the islands, but with Excite’s partnership with Collette, you’ll spend two nights on Mikonos and two nights in the famous Santorini!  Click on the link for full details and to order a brochure!

https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/784262

  • Double (including air from Omaha)
    $4,799pp
  • Single (including air from Omaha)
    $5,649pp
  • Triple (including air from Omaha)
    $4,769pp

DAY 1

Oct 03, 2017: Overnight Flight

Discover the beauty and timeless wonder found only in Greece. This fascinating tour of Greece begins with an overnight flight.

DAY 2

Oct 04, 2017: Athens, Greece – Tour Begins

Your tour begins in the capital city of Athens. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner in Athens’ historic Plaka district. In a traditional taverna, feast on local cuisine and wine while enjoying Greek entertainment.

Included Meals
  • Dinner
DAY 3

Oct 05, 2017: Athens

Enjoy a panoramic tour of the highlights in Athens showcasing the city’s ancient and glorious monuments, such as the Temple of Zeus, the Royal Palace, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and the Olympic Stadium. Next, choose to explore the city your way.Perhaps you will select a comprehensive tour of the incredible Acropolis. Or, you may choose to embark on a walking tour of some of the city’s hidden gems, including Pnyx – where democracy was formed in Greece – and the Temple of Hephaestus.

Included Meals
  • Breakfast
DAY 4

Oct 06, 2017: Athens – Thermopylae – Metéora – Kalambaka

Ease your way into the local culture as your Tour Manager teaches you a few key phrases of the native language. Travel north through central Greece to Thermopylae. Stop to see a monument dedicated to Leonidas, who died defending the city against the Persians.Arrive in Metéora and visit two remote monasteries situated in a unique landscape of limestone rock “towers” that extend nearly 900 feet into the air. Over 600 years ago, Byzantine monks chose to build their monastic community perched atop these virtually inaccessible rocks. End your day in Kalambaka, a typical Greek town at the foot of the Pindos Mountains, and enjoy dinner at a family-owned restaurant.

Included Meals
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
DAY 5

Oct 07, 2017: Kalambaka – Delphi – Arachova

This morning, visit a local studio to see painters at work creating beautiful Byzantine icons. Continue to the ancient city of Delphi, one of Greece’s most important religious centers during Classical times. A local expert guides you on a visit to the Sanctuary of Apollo, the Doric Temple, theatre and the Delphi Museum with its priceless collection of ancient artifacts. It was here that the famous Oracle was consulted to foretell the destiny of Man. Continue on to charming Arachova, a popular ski resort town with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

Included Meals
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
DAY 6

Oct 08, 2017: Arachova – Olympia

Travel along the Gulf of Corinth, crossing into the Peloponnese to the historic city of Olympia, a testament to the grandeur of ancient Greek civilization. Learn how to cook some of the region’s best dishes as you partake in a Mediterranean cooking experience followed by a traditional Greek lunch.

Included Meals
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
DAY 7

Oct 09, 2017: Olympia

Your guided visit to ancient Olympia includes a tour of the sanctuary of Zeus, the Olympic Stadium – where the first Olympic Games were held in 776 B.C. – and the Museum. Next, visit a local farm in the countryside and meet with the owners to learn about everyday life. Following the tour, enjoy a tasting of local wines, olive oil, homemade jams, marmalades and sweets. This evening, broaden your knowledge of traditional Greek musical instruments and folkloric dances with a delightful Greek dance class.

Included Meals
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
DAY 8

Oct 10, 2017: Olympia – Mycenae – Tolo

Enjoy spectacular scenery as you cross the Arkadian Mountains en route to the ancient city of Mycenae for a guided visit of the excavations featuring the Beehive Tombs and the Lion Gate. Your day ends in the picturesque seaside resort of Tolo.

Included Meals
  • Breakfast
DAY 9

Oct 11, 2017: Tolo – Athens – Mykonos

This morning, transfer* to the port of Athens for the high-speed ferry ride to Mykonos, the whitewashed jewel of the Cyclades Islands. Enjoy magnificent views as you sail across the brilliant Aegean Sea to this island paradise.

Included Meals
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
DAY 10

Oct 12, 2017: Mykonos

Enjoy a relaxing day to independently explore the charms of Mykonos. Don’t miss Mykonos Town, where mazes of narrow streets link the whitewashed buildings and traditional life continues amidst the bustling activity.

Included Meals
  • Breakfast
DAY 11

Oct 13, 2017: Mykonos – Santorini

Sail to the most spectacular destination in the Mediterranean, the fabled island of Santorini.

Included Meals
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
DAY 12

Oct 14, 2017: Santorini

Begin your day with a visit to the excavation site of ancient Akrotiri, the most important prehistoric settlement found anywhere in the Eastern Mediterranean. Known as the “Minoan Pompeii,” the flourishing town was at once destroyed and preserved by a volcanic eruption around 1450 B.C. Next, travel through a fascinating landscape of vineyards, whitewashed chapels and volcanic cliffs to the spectacular town of Oia,where the best views of the crater are found. End your day with a visit to a local winery that produces the unique and famous wines of Santorini.

Included Meals
  • Breakfast
DAY 13

Oct 15, 2017: Santorini

Your day is at leisure to relax or independently explore Santorini, considered one of the most spectacular and stunning landscapes in the world. Shop in Thira’s charming town center, take in the breathtaking scenery, visit a local museum or simply enjoy the amenities of your hotel.

Included Meals
  • Breakfast
DAY 14

Oct 16, 2017: Santorini – Athens

Bid farewell to the Greek Islands and fly back to Athens for your overnight stay. Celebrate the end of a memorable trip to Greece with a delightful farewell dinner.

Included Meals
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
DAY 15

Oct 17, 2017: Athens – Tour Ends

Included Meals
  • Breakfast

Please Note

Book Now rates valid until Apr 04, 2017, valid on air inclusive packages only.

Economy air rate and schedule are applicable for groups of 10 or more traveling on the same flights and dates.

*Due to the ferry schedule on day 9 of some departures, you may be required to depart the hotel in Tolo as early as 4:00 a.m. Should this be the case, a boxed breakfast will be provided in place of the regular hotel breakfast.

Luggage handling is not available when getting on and off the ferries in Mykonos and Santorini.

To complete your tour, we include roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers when purchasing our airfare with your tour. If you have arranged for your own air, we are pleased to provide you the option ofpurchasing these transfers. Please note that all transfers will leave at prescheduled times.

Due to the nature of this itinerary, both 3- and 4-star hotels that may be located in the vicinity of historic centers will be utilized.

Single accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.

Please be advised many airlines do not provide advance seat assignments until check-in at the airport. Advance seating will be subject to the airline’s terms and conditions.

The internal flights on this program are not included in the land price of your tour. These flights need to be arranged and purchased separately if you arrange your own air. Internal flights are included with the air portion of your tour if you purchase air through us.

Many activities in this itinerary include walking on uneven terrain, or require significant walking at times. Some of the unique experiences, such as visiting historical areas, mean accessing locations by foot because motorcoaches are restricted. If you require a walker or wheelchair, or have difficulty walking, you may not be able to access some of these areas and may want to consider an alternate tour. Our travel counselors can provide additional information or assistance to help you determine the perfect trip for you.

This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.

CST#2006766-20 UBN#601220855 Nevada Sellers of Travel Registration No. 2003-0279

Price: $0.00
Categorized in