8 Day Essential Greece

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$1339*
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Athenian Callirhoe Hotel Athens
Alexandros Hotel Athens
The Stanley Athens
Airotel Stratos Vassilikos Athens
Zafolia Hotel Athens
Golden Age Hotel Athens
Europa Hotel Olympia
Arty Grand Hotel Olympia
Hotel Apollonia Delphi
Amalia Hotel Delphi
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2018 Dates & Prices
Dates Air & Land Land Only
Thu, Dec 13  (Sold Out) $1619* $849
2019 Dates & Prices
Dates Air & Land Land Only
$1639* $949
Wed, Jan 16  (Sold Out) $1569* $1059
Thu, Jan 17  (Sold Out) $1329* $899
$1539* $949
Thu, Jan 24  (Sold Out) $1429* $999
$1489* $899
Thu, Jan 31  (Sold Out) $1429* $999
Mon, Feb 04  (Sold Out) $1519* $1059
$1539* $949
$1629* $1059
$1569* $999
Thu, Feb 14  (Sold Out) $1429* $999
Mon, Feb 18  (Sold Out) $1489* $1059
Wed, Feb 20  (Sold Out) $1519* $1059
$1629* $1059
Thu, Feb 28  (Sold Out) $1409* $949
Fri, Mar 01  (Sold Out) $1469* $899
$1469* $849
$1549* $949
$1339* $769
$1519* $949
$1519* $949
$1499* $899
Sat, Mar 09  (Sold Out) $1469* $949
$1549* $949
$1549* $949
$1679* $1109
$1519* $949
$1499* $899
$1579* $949
$1579* $949
Sun, Mar 17  (Sold Out) $1489* $949
$1499* $899
Tue, Mar 19  (Sold Out) $1489* $949
Sun, Mar 24  (Sold Out) $1429* $949
Mon, Mar 25  (Sold Out) $1539* $1059
$1599* $999
Wed, Mar 27  (Sold Out) $1569* $1059
Thu, Mar 28  (Sold Out) $1629* $1059

*Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.

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Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

Entry Requirements:
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Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however, you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, and significant slopes.

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DAY 1, Sunday - Depart for Greece
Depart for Greece

DAY 2, Monday - Arrive in Athens
Arrive in Athens, the classical capital of Greece; transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to discover the ancient wonders of this city known as the cradle of Western Civilization and the birthplace of democracy. This evening, join your Tour Manager and fellow traveling companions for a welcome drink and orientation meeting at your hotel
Overnight: Athens

DAY 3, Tuesday - Athens City Tour
This morning is at leisure, or join the optional guided tour of the Acropolis. This architectural masterpiece was built during the Golden Age of Athens and today is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Passengers who opt not participate in the optional tour, will meet the Tour Manager and the rest of the group at the Acropolis Museum. Visit the museum, built at the base of the famous monument, housing many of the precious original statues from the Acropolis. After lunch on your own, join the Tour Manager for a walk through the lively Plaka area, the oldest section of Athens, a neighborhood of charming restaurants, shops and sidewalk cafes. Continue by bus to Syntagma Square. Upon arrival, you might catch a glimpse of the colorfully-costumed Evzone guards, outfitted in the traditional Greek style. The afternoon is at leisure to further discover Athens on your own
Optional: Acropolis Archaeological Site Walking Tour (AM)
Overnight: Athens
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Wednesday - Sightseeing en route to Olympia
Depart Athens via the scenic coastal road to the mighty Corinth Canal, dividing the Peloponnese from mainland Greece. Continue via Nauplion to Mycenae, the heartland of Greek mythology. Visit the Acropolis of Mycenae and the Tomb of Atreus, built around 1250 B.C. From here, drive through the Central Peloponnese Peninsula, whose major cities in classical times were Corinth and Sparta. Continue to Olympia, birthplace of the first Olympic Games
Overnight: Olympia
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Thursday - Tour the Olympia Archaeological Site
Morning visit to the archaeological site of Olympia, including the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, and the ancient stadium where the Olympic Games were first held in 776 B.C. At the Archaeological Museum view astonishing Greek works of art such as the Nike of Paionios and terracotta statues dating back to the 5th century B.C. Visit a local store, where you will have a chance to taste local olive oil and spices. Then, drive north through the plains of Eliad and Achaia, crossing the Corinth Strait via a cabled bridge from Rion to Antirion. Pass the town of Nafpaktos en route to Delphi, home of the ruins of the Tholos Temple
Overnight: Delphi or Arachova
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Friday - Archaeological Tour of Delphi
Tour the excavated site of Delphi and the archaeological Museum, perched on the slopes of Mount Parnassos, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Considered one of the most important places in Greek history, its stunning setting and ancient ruins are truly inspirational. Walk the Sacred Way to the imposing 4th century Temple of Apollo, site of the most important oracle in the classical world. Travel south this afternoon, arriving in Athens in the late afternoon. Tonight, consider joining the optional dinner in Athens. Begin the evening with a panoramic drive through illuminated Athens. Continue to the lively Plaka area under the Acropolis and enjoy a 3-course traditional Greek dinner, including wine and live music at a typical Greek taverna
Optional: Dinner in Athens (PM)
Overnight: Athens
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Saturday - Full Day in Athens
Today is at leisure to explore Athens independently. Perhaps join the optional full day cruise to Hydra Island. Travel by bus from Athens to the port for embarkation on a cruise to Hydra, Poros and Aegina islands. Enjoy time at leisure to explore Hydra on your own. Afterward, board your ship and sail to Poros, the smallest of the three islands, and historical Aegina, known for its delicious pistachios and the Temple of Afea. Explore Aegina independently, or opt for an excursion by coach to the temple. Finally, sail back and return to your hotel in Athens
Optional: Full Day Cruise to Hydra, Poros & Aegina with lunch
Overnight: Athens
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Sunday - Depart Greece
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Monday - Depart for Greece
Depart for Greece

DAY 2, Tuesday - Arrive in Athens
Arrive in Athens, the classical capital of Greece; transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to discover the ancient wonders of this city known as the cradle of Western Civilization and the birthplace of democracy. This evening, join your Tour Manager and fellow traveling companions for a welcome drink and orientation meeting at your hotel
Overnight: Athens

DAY 3, Wednesday - Athens City Tour
This morning is at leisure, or join the optional guided tour of the Acropolis. This architectural masterpiece was built during the Golden Age of Athens and today is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Passengers who opt not participate in the optional tour, will meet the Tour Manager and the rest of the group at the Acropolis Museum. Visit the museum, built at the base of the famous monument, housing many of the precious original statues from the Acropolis. After lunch on your own, join the Tour Manager for a walk through the lively Plaka area, the oldest section of Athens, a neighborhood of charming restaurants, shops and sidewalk cafes. Continue by bus to Syntagma Square. Upon arrival, you might catch a glimpse of the colorfully-costumed Evzone guards, outfitted in the traditional Greek style. The afternoon is at leisure to further discover Athens on your own
Optional: Acropolis Archaeological Site Walking Tour (AM)
Overnight: Athens
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Thursday - Sightseeing en route to Olympia
Depart Athens via the scenic coastal road to the mighty Corinth Canal, dividing the Peloponnese from mainland Greece. Continue via Nauplion to Mycenae, the heartland of Greek mythology. Visit the Acropolis of Mycenae and the Tomb of Atreus, built around 1250 B.C. From here, drive through the Central Peloponnese Peninsula, whose major cities in classical times were Corinth and Sparta. Continue to Olympia, birthplace of the first Olympic Games
Overnight: Olympia
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Friday - Tour the Olympia Archaeological Site
Morning visit to the archaeological site of Olympia, including the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, and the ancient stadium where the Olympic Games were first held in 776 B.C. At the Archaeological Museum view astonishing Greek works of art such as the Nike of Paionios and terracotta statues dating back to the 5th century B.C. Visit a local store, where you will have a chance to taste local olive oil and spices. Then, drive north through the plains of Eliad and Achaia, crossing the Corinth Strait via a cabled bridge from Rion to Antirion. Pass the town of Nafpaktos en route to Delphi, home of the ruins of the Tholos Temple
Overnight: Delphi or Arachova
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Saturday - Archaeological Tour of Delphi
Tour the excavated site of Delphi and the archaeological Museum, perched on the slopes of Mount Parnassos, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Considered one of the most important places in Greek history, its stunning setting and ancient ruins are truly inspirational. Walk the Sacred Way to the imposing 4th century Temple of Apollo, site of the most important oracle in the classical world. Travel south this afternoon, arriving in Athens in the late afternoon. Tonight, consider joining the optional dinner in Athens. Begin the evening with a panoramic drive through illuminated Athens. Continue to the lively Plaka area under the Acropolis and enjoy a 3-course traditional Greek dinner, including wine and live music at a typical Greek taverna
Optional: Dinner in Athens (PM)
Overnight: Athens
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Sunday - Full Day in Athens
Today is at leisure to explore Athens independently. Perhaps join the optional full day cruise to Hydra Island. Travel by bus from Athens to the port for embarkation on a cruise to Hydra, Poros and Aegina islands. Enjoy time at leisure to explore Hydra on your own. Afterward, board your ship and sail to Poros, the smallest of the three islands, and historical Aegina, known for its delicious pistachios and the Temple of Afea. Explore Aegina independently, or opt for an excursion by coach to the temple. Finally, sail back and return to your hotel in Athens
Optional: Full Day Cruise to Hydra, Poros & Aegina with lunch
Overnight: Athens
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Monday - Depart Greece
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Tuesday - Depart for Greece
Depart for Greece

DAY 2, Wednesday - Arrive in Athens
Arrive in Athens, the classical capital of Greece; transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to discover the ancient wonders of this city known as the cradle of Western Civilization and the birthplace of democracy. This evening, join your Tour Manager and fellow traveling companions for a welcome drink and orientation meeting at your hotel
Overnight: Athens

DAY 3, Thursday - Athens City Tour
This morning is at leisure, or join the optional guided tour of the Acropolis. This architectural masterpiece was built during the Golden Age of Athens and today is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Passengers who opt not participate in the optional tour, will meet the Tour Manager and the rest of the group at the Acropolis Museum. Visit the museum, built at the base of the famous monument, housing many of the precious original statues from the Acropolis. After lunch on your own, join the Tour Manager for a walk through the lively Plaka area, the oldest section of Athens, a neighborhood of charming restaurants, shops and sidewalk cafes. Continue by bus to Syntagma Square. Upon arrival, you might catch a glimpse of the colorfully-costumed Evzone guards, outfitted in the traditional Greek style. The afternoon is at leisure to further discover Athens on your own
Optional: Acropolis Archaeological Site Walking Tour (AM)
Overnight: Athens
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Friday - Sightseeing en route to Olympia
Depart Athens via the scenic coastal road to the mighty Corinth Canal, dividing the Peloponnese from mainland Greece. Continue via Nauplion to Mycenae, the heartland of Greek mythology. Visit the Acropolis of Mycenae and the Tomb of Atreus, built around 1250 B.C. From here, drive through the Central Peloponnese Peninsula, whose major cities in classical times were Corinth and Sparta. Continue to Olympia, birthplace of the first Olympic Games
Overnight: Olympia
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Saturday - Tour the Olympia Archaeological Site
Morning visit to the archaeological site of Olympia, including the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, and the ancient stadium where the Olympic Games were first held in 776 B.C. At the Archaeological Museum view astonishing Greek works of art such as the Nike of Paionios and terracotta statues dating back to the 5th century B.C. Visit a local store, where you will have a chance to taste local olive oil and spices. Then, drive north through the plains of Eliad and Achaia, crossing the Corinth Strait via a cabled bridge from Rion to Antirion. Pass the town of Nafpaktos en route to Delphi, home of the ruins of the Tholos Temple
Overnight: Delphi or Arachova
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Sunday - Archaeological Tour of Delphi
Tour the excavated site of Delphi and the archaeological Museum, perched on the slopes of Mount Parnassos, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Considered one of the most important places in Greek history, its stunning setting and ancient ruins are truly inspirational. Walk the Sacred Way to the imposing 4th century Temple of Apollo, site of the most important oracle in the classical world. Travel south this afternoon, arriving in Athens in the late afternoon. Tonight, consider joining the optional dinner in Athens. Begin the evening with a panoramic drive through illuminated Athens. Continue to the lively Plaka area under the Acropolis and enjoy a 3-course traditional Greek dinner, including wine and live music at a typical Greek taverna
Optional: Dinner in Athens (PM)
Overnight: Athens
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Monday - Full Day in Athens
Today is at leisure to explore Athens independently. Perhaps join the optional full day cruise to Hydra Island. Travel by bus from Athens to the port for embarkation on a cruise to Hydra, Poros and Aegina islands. Enjoy time at leisure to explore Hydra on your own. Afterward, board your ship and sail to Poros, the smallest of the three islands, and historical Aegina, known for its delicious pistachios and the Temple of Afea. Explore Aegina independently, or opt for an excursion by coach to the temple. Finally, sail back and return to your hotel in Athens
Optional: Full Day Cruise to Hydra, Poros & Aegina with lunch
Overnight: Athens
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Tuesday - Depart Greece
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart for Greece
Depart for Greece

DAY 2, Thursday - Arrive in Athens
Arrive in Athens, the classical capital of Greece; transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to discover the ancient wonders of this city known as the cradle of Western Civilization and the birthplace of democracy. This evening, join your Tour Manager and fellow traveling companions for a welcome drink and orientation meeting at your hotel
Overnight: Athens

DAY 3, Friday - Athens City Tour
This morning is at leisure, or join the optional guided tour of the Acropolis. This architectural masterpiece was built during the Golden Age of Athens and today is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Passengers who opt not participate in the optional tour, will meet the Tour Manager and the rest of the group at the Acropolis Museum. Visit the museum, built at the base of the famous monument, housing many of the precious original statues from the Acropolis. After lunch on your own, join the Tour Manager for a walk through the lively Plaka area, the oldest section of Athens, a neighborhood of charming restaurants, shops and sidewalk cafes. Continue by bus to Syntagma Square. Upon arrival, you might catch a glimpse of the colorfully-costumed Evzone guards, outfitted in the traditional Greek style. The afternoon is at leisure to further discover Athens on your own
Optional: Acropolis Archaeological Site Walking Tour (AM)
Overnight: Athens
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Saturday - Sightseeing en route to Olympia
Depart Athens via the scenic coastal road to the mighty Corinth Canal, dividing the Peloponnese from mainland Greece. Continue via Nauplion to Mycenae, the heartland of Greek mythology. Visit the Acropolis of Mycenae and the Tomb of Atreus, built around 1250 B.C. From here, drive through the Central Peloponnese Peninsula, whose major cities in classical times were Corinth and Sparta. Continue to Olympia, birthplace of the first Olympic Games
Overnight: Olympia
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Sunday - Tour the Olympia Archaeological Site
Morning visit to the archaeological site of Olympia, including the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, and the ancient stadium where the Olympic Games were first held in 776 B.C. At the Archaeological Museum view astonishing Greek works of art such as the Nike of Paionios and terracotta statues dating back to the 5th century B.C. Visit a local store, where you will have a chance to taste local olive oil and spices. Then, drive north through the plains of Eliad and Achaia, crossing the Corinth Strait via a cabled bridge from Rion to Antirion. Pass the town of Nafpaktos en route to Delphi, home of the ruins of the Tholos Temple
Overnight: Delphi or Arachova
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Monday - Archaeological Tour of Delphi
Tour the excavated site of Delphi and the archaeological Museum, perched on the slopes of Mount Parnassos, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Considered one of the most important places in Greek history, its stunning setting and ancient ruins are truly inspirational. Walk the Sacred Way to the imposing 4th century Temple of Apollo, site of the most important oracle in the classical world. Travel south this afternoon, arriving in Athens in the late afternoon. Tonight, consider joining the optional dinner in Athens. Begin the evening with a panoramic drive through illuminated Athens. Continue to the lively Plaka area under the Acropolis and enjoy a 3-course traditional Greek dinner, including wine and live music at a typical Greek taverna
Optional: Dinner in Athens (PM)
Overnight: Athens
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Tuesday - Full Day in Athens
Today is at leisure to explore Athens independently. Perhaps join the optional full day cruise to Hydra Island. Travel by bus from Athens to the port for embarkation on a cruise to Hydra, Poros and Aegina islands. Enjoy time at leisure to explore Hydra on your own. Afterward, board your ship and sail to Poros, the smallest of the three islands, and historical Aegina, known for its delicious pistachios and the Temple of Afea. Explore Aegina independently, or opt for an excursion by coach to the temple. Finally, sail back and return to your hotel in Athens
Optional: Full Day Cruise to Hydra, Poros & Aegina with lunch
Overnight: Athens
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Wednesday - Depart Greece
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for Greece
Depart for Greece

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Athens
Arrive in Athens, the classical capital of Greece; transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to discover the ancient wonders of this city known as the cradle of Western Civilization and the birthplace of democracy. This evening, join your Tour Manager and fellow traveling companions for a welcome drink and orientation meeting at your hotel
Overnight: Athens

DAY 3, Saturday - Athens City Tour
This morning is at leisure, or join the optional guided tour of the Acropolis. This architectural masterpiece was built during the Golden Age of Athens and today is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Passengers who opt not participate in the optional tour, will meet the Tour Manager and the rest of the group at the Acropolis Museum. Visit the museum, built at the base of the famous monument, housing many of the precious original statues from the Acropolis. After lunch on your own, join the Tour Manager for a walk through the lively Plaka area, the oldest section of Athens, a neighborhood of charming restaurants, shops and sidewalk cafes. Continue by bus to Syntagma Square. Upon arrival, you might catch a glimpse of the colorfully-costumed Evzone guards, outfitted in the traditional Greek style. The afternoon is at leisure to further discover Athens on your own
Optional: Acropolis Archaeological Site Walking Tour (AM)
Overnight: Athens
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Sunday - Sightseeing en route to Olympia
Depart Athens via the scenic coastal road to the mighty Corinth Canal, dividing the Peloponnese from mainland Greece. Continue via Nauplion to Mycenae, the heartland of Greek mythology. Visit the Acropolis of Mycenae and the Tomb of Atreus, built around 1250 B.C. From here, drive through the Central Peloponnese Peninsula, whose major cities in classical times were Corinth and Sparta. Continue to Olympia, birthplace of the first Olympic Games
Overnight: Olympia
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Monday - Tour the Olympia Archaeological Site
Morning visit to the archaeological site of Olympia, including the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, and the ancient stadium where the Olympic Games were first held in 776 B.C. At the Archaeological Museum view astonishing Greek works of art such as the Nike of Paionios and terracotta statues dating back to the 5th century B.C. Visit a local store, where you will have a chance to taste local olive oil and spices. Then, drive north through the plains of Eliad and Achaia, crossing the Corinth Strait via a cabled bridge from Rion to Antirion. Pass the town of Nafpaktos en route to Delphi, home of the ruins of the Tholos Temple
Overnight: Delphi or Arachova
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Tuesday - Archaeological Tour of Delphi
Tour the excavated site of Delphi and the archaeological Museum, perched on the slopes of Mount Parnassos, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Considered one of the most important places in Greek history, its stunning setting and ancient ruins are truly inspirational. Walk the Sacred Way to the imposing 4th century Temple of Apollo, site of the most important oracle in the classical world. Travel south this afternoon, arriving in Athens in the late afternoon. Tonight, consider joining the optional dinner in Athens. Begin the evening with a panoramic drive through illuminated Athens. Continue to the lively Plaka area under the Acropolis and enjoy a 3-course traditional Greek dinner, including wine and live music at a typical Greek taverna
Optional: Dinner in Athens (PM)
Overnight: Athens
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Wednesday - Full Day in Athens
Today is at leisure to explore Athens independently. Perhaps join the optional full day cruise to Hydra Island. Travel by bus from Athens to the port for embarkation on a cruise to Hydra, Poros and Aegina islands. Enjoy time at leisure to explore Hydra on your own. Afterward, board your ship and sail to Poros, the smallest of the three islands, and historical Aegina, known for its delicious pistachios and the Temple of Afea. Explore Aegina independently, or opt for an excursion by coach to the temple. Finally, sail back and return to your hotel in Athens
Optional: Full Day Cruise to Hydra, Poros & Aegina with lunch
Overnight: Athens
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Thursday - Depart Greece
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Friday - Depart for Greece
Depart for Greece

DAY 2, Saturday - Arrive in Athens
Arrive in Athens, the classical capital of Greece; transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to discover the ancient wonders of this city known as the cradle of Western Civilization and the birthplace of democracy. This evening, join your Tour Manager and fellow traveling companions for a welcome drink and orientation meeting at your hotel
Overnight: Athens

DAY 3, Sunday - Athens City Tour
This morning is at leisure, or join the optional guided tour of the Acropolis. This architectural masterpiece was built during the Golden Age of Athens and today is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Passengers who opt not participate in the optional tour, will meet the Tour Manager and the rest of the group at the Acropolis Museum. Visit the museum, built at the base of the famous monument, housing many of the precious original statues from the Acropolis. After lunch on your own, join the Tour Manager for a walk through the lively Plaka area, the oldest section of Athens, a neighborhood of charming restaurants, shops and sidewalk cafes. Continue by bus to Syntagma Square. Upon arrival, you might catch a glimpse of the colorfully-costumed Evzone guards, outfitted in the traditional Greek style. The afternoon is at leisure to further discover Athens on your own
Optional: Acropolis Archaeological Site Walking Tour (AM)
Overnight: Athens
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Monday - Sightseeing en route to Olympia
Depart Athens via the scenic coastal road to the mighty Corinth Canal, dividing the Peloponnese from mainland Greece. Continue via Nauplion to Mycenae, the heartland of Greek mythology. Visit the Acropolis of Mycenae and the Tomb of Atreus, built around 1250 B.C. From here, drive through the Central Peloponnese Peninsula, whose major cities in classical times were Corinth and Sparta. Continue to Olympia, birthplace of the first Olympic Games
Overnight: Olympia
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Tuesday - Tour the Olympia Archaeological Site
Morning visit to the archaeological site of Olympia, including the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, and the ancient stadium where the Olympic Games were first held in 776 B.C. At the Archaeological Museum view astonishing Greek works of art such as the Nike of Paionios and terracotta statues dating back to the 5th century B.C. Visit a local store, where you will have a chance to taste local olive oil and spices. Then, drive north through the plains of Eliad and Achaia, crossing the Corinth Strait via a cabled bridge from Rion to Antirion. Pass the town of Nafpaktos en route to Delphi, home of the ruins of the Tholos Temple
Overnight: Delphi or Arachova
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Wednesday - Archaeological Tour of Delphi
Tour the excavated site of Delphi and the archaeological Museum, perched on the slopes of Mount Parnassos, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Considered one of the most important places in Greek history, its stunning setting and ancient ruins are truly inspirational. Walk the Sacred Way to the imposing 4th century Temple of Apollo, site of the most important oracle in the classical world. Travel south this afternoon, arriving in Athens in the late afternoon. Tonight, consider joining the optional dinner in Athens. Begin the evening with a panoramic drive through illuminated Athens. Continue to the lively Plaka area under the Acropolis and enjoy a 3-course traditional Greek dinner, including wine and live music at a typical Greek taverna
Optional: Dinner in Athens (PM)
Overnight: Athens
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Thursday - Full Day in Athens
Today is at leisure to explore Athens independently. Perhaps join the optional full day cruise to Hydra Island. Travel by bus from Athens to the port for embarkation on a cruise to Hydra, Poros and Aegina islands. Enjoy time at leisure to explore Hydra on your own. Afterward, board your ship and sail to Poros, the smallest of the three islands, and historical Aegina, known for its delicious pistachios and the Temple of Afea. Explore Aegina independently, or opt for an excursion by coach to the temple. Finally, sail back and return to your hotel in Athens
Optional: Full Day Cruise to Hydra, Poros & Aegina with lunch
Overnight: Athens
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Friday - Depart Greece
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for Greece
Depart for Greece

DAY 2, Sunday - Arrive in Athens
Arrive in Athens, the classical capital of Greece; transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to discover the ancient wonders of this city known as the cradle of Western Civilization and the birthplace of democracy. This evening, join your Tour Manager and fellow traveling companions for a welcome drink and orientation meeting at your hotel
Overnight: Athens

DAY 3, Monday - Athens City Tour
This morning is at leisure, or join the optional guided tour of the Acropolis. This architectural masterpiece was built during the Golden Age of Athens and today is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Passengers who opt not participate in the optional tour, will meet the Tour Manager and the rest of the group at the Acropolis Museum. Visit the museum, built at the base of the famous monument, housing many of the precious original statues from the Acropolis. After lunch on your own, join the Tour Manager for a walk through the lively Plaka area, the oldest section of Athens, a neighborhood of charming restaurants, shops and sidewalk cafes. Continue by bus to Syntagma Square. Upon arrival, you might catch a glimpse of the colorfully-costumed Evzone guards, outfitted in the traditional Greek style. The afternoon is at leisure to further discover Athens on your own
Optional: Acropolis Archaeological Site Walking Tour (AM)
Overnight: Athens
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Tuesday - Sightseeing en route to Olympia
Depart Athens via the scenic coastal road to the mighty Corinth Canal, dividing the Peloponnese from mainland Greece. Continue via Nauplion to Mycenae, the heartland of Greek mythology. Visit the Acropolis of Mycenae and the Tomb of Atreus, built around 1250 B.C. From here, drive through the Central Peloponnese Peninsula, whose major cities in classical times were Corinth and Sparta. Continue to Olympia, birthplace of the first Olympic Games
Overnight: Olympia
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Wednesday - Tour the Olympia Archaeological Site
Morning visit to the archaeological site of Olympia, including the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, and the ancient stadium where the Olympic Games were first held in 776 B.C. At the Archaeological Museum view astonishing Greek works of art such as the Nike of Paionios and terracotta statues dating back to the 5th century B.C. Visit a local store, where you will have a chance to taste local olive oil and spices. Then, drive north through the plains of Eliad and Achaia, crossing the Corinth Strait via a cabled bridge from Rion to Antirion. Pass the town of Nafpaktos en route to Delphi, home of the ruins of the Tholos Temple
Overnight: Delphi or Arachova
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Thursday - Archaeological Tour of Delphi
Tour the excavated site of Delphi and the archaeological Museum, perched on the slopes of Mount Parnassos, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Considered one of the most important places in Greek history, its stunning setting and ancient ruins are truly inspirational. Walk the Sacred Way to the imposing 4th century Temple of Apollo, site of the most important oracle in the classical world. Travel south this afternoon, arriving in Athens in the late afternoon. Tonight, consider joining the optional dinner in Athens. Begin the evening with a panoramic drive through illuminated Athens. Continue to the lively Plaka area under the Acropolis and enjoy a 3-course traditional Greek dinner, including wine and live music at a typical Greek taverna
Optional: Dinner in Athens (PM)
Overnight: Athens
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Friday - Full Day in Athens
Today is at leisure to explore Athens independently. Perhaps join the optional full day cruise to Hydra Island. Travel by bus from Athens to the port for embarkation on a cruise to Hydra, Poros and Aegina islands. Enjoy time at leisure to explore Hydra on your own. Afterward, board your ship and sail to Poros, the smallest of the three islands, and historical Aegina, known for its delicious pistachios and the Temple of Afea. Explore Aegina independently, or opt for an excursion by coach to the temple. Finally, sail back and return to your hotel in Athens
Optional: Full Day Cruise to Hydra, Poros & Aegina with lunch
Overnight: Athens
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Saturday - Depart Greece
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Optional Tours

Join a guided walking tour of the Acropolis, the architectural masterpiece built during the Golden Age of Athens and today is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk through the gleaming white marble ruins and view the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and of course the Parthenon, the crowning jewel that rises above the city below.

Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #3 01 Oct 2018 - 30 Apr 2019 $28.00
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Begin the evening with a panoramic drive though illuminated Athens. Continue to the lively Plaka, the oldest section of Athens and the most picturesque, located under the slopes of the Acropolis. Here, enjoy a 3-course meal of traditional Greek food, including wine and live music at a typical Greek taverna.

Details to be advised locally.

Day #6 01 Oct 2017 - 30 Apr 2019 $55.00
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This morning, travel by bus from Athens to the port for embarkation on a cruise to Hydra, Poros and Aegina islands. Enjoy time at leisure to explore Hydra on your own. Afterwards, board your ship and sail to Poros, the smallest of the three islands, and historical Aegina, known for its delicious pistachios and the Temple of Afea. Explore Aegina independently, or opt for an excursion by coach to the temple. Finally, sail back and return to your hotel in Athens.

Departs at 8:00 am. Pick-up from hotel approximately 30-60 minutes prior to departure time. Drop-off at the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 11 hours.

Time at each port is subject to change based on local conditions and in some cases, a port stop may be omitted.

Due to inclement weather, this tour may be canceled and refunded.

Day #7 01 Oct 2018 - 30 Apr 2019 $105.00
Full Day Cruise to Hydra, Poros & Aegina with lunch Thumbnail

Join a guided walking tour of the Acropolis, the architectural masterpiece built during the Golden Age of Athens and today is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk through the gleaming white marble ruins and view the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and of course the Parthenon, the crowning jewel that rises above the city below.

Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #3 01 Oct 2018 - 30 Apr 2019 $28.00
Acropolis Archaeological Site Walking Tour Thumbnail

Begin the evening with a panoramic drive though illuminated Athens. Continue to the lively Plaka, the oldest section of Athens and the most picturesque, located under the slopes of the Acropolis. Here, enjoy a 3-course meal of traditional Greek food, including wine and live music at a typical Greek taverna.

Details to be advised locally.

Day #6 01 Oct 2017 - 30 Apr 2019 $55.00
Dinner in Athens Thumbnail

This morning, travel by bus from Athens to the port for embarkation on a cruise to Hydra, Poros and Aegina islands. Enjoy time at leisure to explore Hydra on your own. Afterwards, board your ship and sail to Poros, the smallest of the three islands, and historical Aegina, known for its delicious pistachios and the Temple of Afea. Explore Aegina independently, or opt for an excursion by coach to the temple. Finally, sail back and return to your hotel in Athens.

Departs at 8:00 am. Pick-up from hotel approximately 30-60 minutes prior to departure time. Drop-off at the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 11 hours.

Time at each port is subject to change based on local conditions and in some cases, a port stop may be omitted.

Due to inclement weather, this tour may be canceled and refunded.

Day #7 01 Oct 2018 - 30 Apr 2019 $105.00
Full Day Cruise to Hydra, Poros & Aegina with lunch Thumbnail

Join a guided walking tour of the Acropolis, the architectural masterpiece built during the Golden Age of Athens and today is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk through the gleaming white marble ruins and view the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and of course the Parthenon, the crowning jewel that rises above the city below.

Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #3 01 Oct 2018 - 30 Apr 2019 $28.00
Acropolis Archaeological Site Walking Tour Thumbnail

Begin the evening with a panoramic drive though illuminated Athens. Continue to the lively Plaka, the oldest section of Athens and the most picturesque, located under the slopes of the Acropolis. Here, enjoy a 3-course meal of traditional Greek food, including wine and live music at a typical Greek taverna.

Details to be advised locally.

Day #6 01 Oct 2017 - 30 Apr 2019 $55.00
Dinner in Athens Thumbnail

This morning, travel by bus from Athens to the port for embarkation on a cruise to Hydra, Poros and Aegina islands. Enjoy time at leisure to explore Hydra on your own. Afterwards, board your ship and sail to Poros, the smallest of the three islands, and historical Aegina, known for its delicious pistachios and the Temple of Afea. Explore Aegina independently, or opt for an excursion by coach to the temple. Finally, sail back and return to your hotel in Athens.

Departs at 8:00 am. Pick-up from hotel approximately 30-60 minutes prior to departure time. Drop-off at the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 11 hours.

Time at each port is subject to change based on local conditions and in some cases, a port stop may be omitted.

Due to inclement weather, this tour may be canceled and refunded.

Day #7 01 Oct 2018 - 30 Apr 2019 $105.00
Full Day Cruise to Hydra, Poros & Aegina with lunch Thumbnail

Join a guided walking tour of the Acropolis, the architectural masterpiece built during the Golden Age of Athens and today is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk through the gleaming white marble ruins and view the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and of course the Parthenon, the crowning jewel that rises above the city below.

Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #3 01 Oct 2018 - 30 Apr 2019 $28.00
Acropolis Archaeological Site Walking Tour Thumbnail

Begin the evening with a panoramic drive though illuminated Athens. Continue to the lively Plaka, the oldest section of Athens and the most picturesque, located under the slopes of the Acropolis. Here, enjoy a 3-course meal of traditional Greek food, including wine and live music at a typical Greek taverna.

Details to be advised locally.

Day #6 01 Oct 2017 - 30 Apr 2019 $55.00
Dinner in Athens Thumbnail

This morning, travel by bus from Athens to the port for embarkation on a cruise to Hydra, Poros and Aegina islands. Enjoy time at leisure to explore Hydra on your own. Afterwards, board your ship and sail to Poros, the smallest of the three islands, and historical Aegina, known for its delicious pistachios and the Temple of Afea. Explore Aegina independently, or opt for an excursion by coach to the temple. Finally, sail back and return to your hotel in Athens.

Departs at 8:00 am. Pick-up from hotel approximately 30-60 minutes prior to departure time. Drop-off at the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 11 hours.

Time at each port is subject to change based on local conditions and in some cases, a port stop may be omitted.

Due to inclement weather, this tour may be canceled and refunded.

Day #7 01 Oct 2018 - 30 Apr 2019 $105.00
Full Day Cruise to Hydra, Poros & Aegina with lunch Thumbnail

Join a guided walking tour of the Acropolis, the architectural masterpiece built during the Golden Age of Athens and today is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk through the gleaming white marble ruins and view the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and of course the Parthenon, the crowning jewel that rises above the city below.

Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #3 01 Oct 2018 - 30 Apr 2019 $28.00
Acropolis Archaeological Site Walking Tour Thumbnail

Begin the evening with a panoramic drive though illuminated Athens. Continue to the lively Plaka, the oldest section of Athens and the most picturesque, located under the slopes of the Acropolis. Here, enjoy a 3-course meal of traditional Greek food, including wine and live music at a typical Greek taverna.

Details to be advised locally.

Day #6 01 Oct 2017 - 30 Apr 2019 $55.00
Dinner in Athens Thumbnail

This morning, travel by bus from Athens to the port for embarkation on a cruise to Hydra, Poros and Aegina islands. Enjoy time at leisure to explore Hydra on your own. Afterwards, board your ship and sail to Poros, the smallest of the three islands, and historical Aegina, known for its delicious pistachios and the Temple of Afea. Explore Aegina independently, or opt for an excursion by coach to the temple. Finally, sail back and return to your hotel in Athens.

Departs at 8:00 am. Pick-up from hotel approximately 30-60 minutes prior to departure time. Drop-off at the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 11 hours.

Time at each port is subject to change based on local conditions and in some cases, a port stop may be omitted.

Due to inclement weather, this tour may be canceled and refunded.

Day #7 01 Oct 2018 - 30 Apr 2019 $105.00
Full Day Cruise to Hydra, Poros & Aegina with lunch Thumbnail

Join a guided walking tour of the Acropolis, the architectural masterpiece built during the Golden Age of Athens and today is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk through the gleaming white marble ruins and view the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and of course the Parthenon, the crowning jewel that rises above the city below.

Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #3 01 Oct 2018 - 30 Apr 2019 $28.00
Acropolis Archaeological Site Walking Tour Thumbnail

Begin the evening with a panoramic drive though illuminated Athens. Continue to the lively Plaka, the oldest section of Athens and the most picturesque, located under the slopes of the Acropolis. Here, enjoy a 3-course meal of traditional Greek food, including wine and live music at a typical Greek taverna.

Details to be advised locally.

Day #6 01 Oct 2017 - 30 Apr 2019 $55.00
Dinner in Athens Thumbnail

This morning, travel by bus from Athens to the port for embarkation on a cruise to Hydra, Poros and Aegina islands. Enjoy time at leisure to explore Hydra on your own. Afterwards, board your ship and sail to Poros, the smallest of the three islands, and historical Aegina, known for its delicious pistachios and the Temple of Afea. Explore Aegina independently, or opt for an excursion by coach to the temple. Finally, sail back and return to your hotel in Athens.

Departs at 8:00 am. Pick-up from hotel approximately 30-60 minutes prior to departure time. Drop-off at the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 11 hours.

Time at each port is subject to change based on local conditions and in some cases, a port stop may be omitted.

Due to inclement weather, this tour may be canceled and refunded.

Day #7 01 Oct 2018 - 30 Apr 2019 $105.00
Full Day Cruise to Hydra, Poros & Aegina with lunch Thumbnail

Join a guided walking tour of the Acropolis, the architectural masterpiece built during the Golden Age of Athens and today is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk through the gleaming white marble ruins and view the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and of course the Parthenon, the crowning jewel that rises above the city below.

Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #3 01 Oct 2018 - 30 Apr 2019 $28.00
Acropolis Archaeological Site Walking Tour Thumbnail

Begin the evening with a panoramic drive though illuminated Athens. Continue to the lively Plaka, the oldest section of Athens and the most picturesque, located under the slopes of the Acropolis. Here, enjoy a 3-course meal of traditional Greek food, including wine and live music at a typical Greek taverna.

Details to be advised locally.

Day #6 01 Oct 2017 - 30 Apr 2019 $55.00
Dinner in Athens Thumbnail

This morning, travel by bus from Athens to the port for embarkation on a cruise to Hydra, Poros and Aegina islands. Enjoy time at leisure to explore Hydra on your own. Afterwards, board your ship and sail to Poros, the smallest of the three islands, and historical Aegina, known for its delicious pistachios and the Temple of Afea. Explore Aegina independently, or opt for an excursion by coach to the temple. Finally, sail back and return to your hotel in Athens.

Departs at 8:00 am. Pick-up from hotel approximately 30-60 minutes prior to departure time. Drop-off at the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 11 hours.

Time at each port is subject to change based on local conditions and in some cases, a port stop may be omitted.

Due to inclement weather, this tour may be canceled and refunded.

Day #7 01 Oct 2018 - 30 Apr 2019 $105.00
Full Day Cruise to Hydra, Poros & Aegina with lunch Thumbnail