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Best of Greece

Operated by: Trafalgar

8 Days from $2,295 per person
APR - OCT 2023
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Countries Visited

Greece ...more Greece

Locations Visited

Athens, Corinth, Nafplion, Olympia, Delphi, Thermopylae, Kalambaka ...more Athens, Corinth, Nafplion, Olympia, Delphi, Thermopylae, Kalambaka
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  1. Day 1 Welcome to Athens

    Put the 'oh' in opa and embark on an unforgettable exploration of an ancient land of gods and goddesses, myths and legends. Your springboard to your spellbinding holiday is the vibrant capital of Athens, an effortless mix of ancient treasures and modern verve, which you will have an opportunity to explore after being transferred to your hotel. This evening, join your Travel Director and travel companions for a Welcome Reception, including a light meal and welcome drink.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Divani Palace Acropolis
  2. Day 2 Explore Amazing Athens

    Join your Local Specialist for a guided morning sightseeing tour to the ancient complex that was once the 'Cradle of Western Civilisation'. Along our journey into antiquity, we'll have an opportunity to explore the Acropolis with its treasures and admire the Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena, the Royal Palace, Temple of Zeus and the Agora, once the haunt of Socrates and Plato. Dive Into Culture and see remarkable displays of an ancient world during an included visit to the Acropolis Museum, and see Hadrian's Arch and the stadium where the first modern Olympics took place in 1896. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy on your own. Stroll through the Plaka, people-watch in Syntagma Square or go in search of the city's tastiest souvlaki – the choice is yours.

    meals Breakfast
  3. Day 3 Journey to Corinth, Mycenae and Nafplion

    We depart Athens this morning, crossing the mighty Corinth Canal to the wild Peloponnesian Peninsula. Arriving in Corinth, we join a Local Specialist to explore an ancient city that several empires fought over throughout the centuries. We continue to Mycenae, a mighty kingdom of Ancient Greece, where we'll see the Beehive Tombs, (the Treasury of Atreus), the Lion Gate and the remains of Agamemnon's Royal Palace, in the company of a Local Specialist. Later, we'll travel to Epidaurus to visit the ancient theatre and view the Sanctuary of Asclepius, the God of Medicine, whose snake-entwined staff remains the symbol of medicine to this day. Arriving in the Venetian town of Nafplion later, we'll dine in our hotel this evening.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Amalia Nafplio
  4. Day 4 Continue to Ancient Olympia

    We traverse the Mountains of Arcadia to ancient Olympia, the site of the first Olympic Games held in 776 BC. This evening, we Connect With Locals joining the Karambellas family for dinner on their olive and wine farm at a Be My Guest experience featuring traditional dancing and characteristic Greek philoxenia.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
    hotel Amalia Olympia
  5. Day 5 Onwards to Patras and Delphi

    We join a Local Specialist this morning to delve into centuries of history. We'll visit the ancient Olympic site, the museum and the ruined remains of the Temples of Zeus and Hera. Leaving Olympia, we skirt the coastline north to Patras, crossing the Gulf of Corinth to mainland Greece before continuing to Delphi, our home for the night.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Amalia Delphi
  6. Day 6 Off to Thermopylae and Kalambaka

    Tread in the footsteps of the ancient Greeks, who would descend on the sanctuary of Delphi to consult with the most important oracle in the classical world. Join your Local Specialist and walk the Sacred Way to the 4th-century Temple of Apollo. View the statues immortalising the strength of the athletes who once competed in the Pythian Games, held in honour of Apollo and the Arts. A scenic afternoon drive brings us to Thermopylae, famous for the heroic defence by Leonidas and his brave Spartans against the invading Persians. We cross the lush Thessaly region, the ‘breadbasket of Greece', then travel over the Pourmaraki Pass towards Kalambaka.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Amalia Kalambaka
  7. Day 7 Admire Meteora and Return to Athens

    The UNESCO World Heritage monasteries of Meteora are our first stop today. Join a Local Specialist to visit two of the six Eastern Orthodox monasteries that cling impressively to immense, rounded rock towers overlooking the town. A scenic drive returns us to Athens, where we'll enjoy a rousing Farewell Dinner with our travel companions and reminisce over an incredible journey through Greece.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
    hotel Divani Palace Acropolis
  8. Day 8 Farewell Athens

    We say a fond farewell to our newfound friends and the treasures of Greece after an unforgettable journey. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

    meals Breakfast
Best of Greece
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 1 Be My Guest
  • 1 Farewell Dinner
  • 1 Welcome Reception
  • 2 Dinners
  • 7 Breakfasts

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Explore Athens, Corinth, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, Delphi and Meteora with a Local Specialist
  • Visit the Acropolis and Museum in Athens, the ancient ruins in Corinth, the ancient theatre at Epidaurus, the Olympic Stadium in Olympia, the home of the Oracle at Delphi, and the incredible rock monasteries in Meteora
  • View the Parthenon, Agora, Royal Palace and Temple of Zeus in Athens, the Sanctuary of Asclepius at Epidaurus and the battle site at Thermopylae
  • See the Corinth Canal, the Lion Gate and Agamemnon's Palace at Mycenae
  • Connect With Locals Say opa! to an Olympic Be My Guest experience with the Karambellas family on their olive and wine farm, followed by a traditional dinner and dancing.
  • Dive Into Culture Visit the Acropolis Museum containing remarkable antiquities giving visitors an insight into the lives of Athenians centuries ago.

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Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. To request a personalized travel quote, click "Request Quote" and a Travel Specialist will send your custom quote including airfare if requested.

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Reviews
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David Trabilsy
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Service
Always friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful. Very little waiting time, easy to reach. They are excellent.
Response from Grand European Travel:
WOW!! Thank you for such a wonderful review! It sounds like you thoroughly enjoyed your Best of Greece tour (despite the lost luggage). We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your trip, and we are very thankful for your repeat business. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your feedback! Take care!!
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Vacation
Other than the uncontrollable hot weather, everything was perfect. We saw the major sights of Greece with no delays and expert travel guides who were with us the entire trip. I first met Simone when I arrives at the hotel without luggage that was lost. He immediately was supportive and helpful. He even took me to a pharmacy to acquire medications that hadn't arrived with my luggage. Throughout the trip he was amazing in making sure we were all comfortable. Everything from the locations, to hotel sites, food arrangements, etc. were handled perfectly. He coordinated activates brilliantly with our tour guide Evi. She was wonderful, with an incredible knowledge of the locations we visited. Her expertise was evident; she was able to give insightful and detailed explanations about everything we saw. All of our tour guides with GET have been outstanding and Evi was no exception. Furthermore Evi and Simone had wonderful interpersonal skills and made it easy for the group to enjoy each others company - easy to approach, engage in conversation, enjoyed being with us, etc. I also need to mention our bus driver who got us to every location on time with no disruptions or problems. He navigated tight spots and high elevations beautifully. He was responsible for the success of the tour. This was our 4th tour with GET and we look forward to many more in the future. We've traveled all over the world for the past 50 years, no other tour company compares with GET. Thank you for a wonderful and memorable tour.
John Tyler
Friday, July 22, 2022
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GET does a great job. I use the web site, pick a place to go, click a few buttons, and voila I'm done. If there are questions (on flights, etc.) a quick email to a GET rep gets the answers. I have booked four trips through GET and will continue to use them in the future.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so glad you enjoyed your trip to Greece. And it's so nice to hear your feedback about the booking process. We truly appreciate your repeat business and would love to help you plan your next trip when you are ready to travel again. Thanks so much for leaving a review!
Saturday, July 23, 2022
Vacation
Went to Greece - enough said!! Started in Athens and traveled to several cities on the mainland including Olympia, Corinth, and Delphi. Terrific sites, food, and people. A perfect trip.
Trusted Customer
Friday, July 1, 2022
Service
The staff that took care of us in Greece was phenomenal. From the time we landed until the time we left for home, Trafalgar staff went above and beyond. Their knowledge of local customs and history provided us with an experience we won't soon forget. Unfortunately, Ioanna who started the tour with us, had to leave us because of a family emergency and Trafalgar worked quickly to get her back to Athens and provide us with a replacement guide in a matter of hours. Although our schedule had to change a little, we lost nothing as far as the tour was concerned. They made sure that we were all cared for and they addressed any issues (which were few) promptly and professionally. Absolutely would travel with Trafalgar again!
Response from Grand European Travel:
It certainly sounds like you had an epic experience in Greece! That makes us so happy! We are glad you were able to see everything even with a few "bumps in the road." We would love to help you plan your next adventure when you are ready to travel again! Take care.
Tuesday, July 5, 2022
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The places we visited, the local experts, the care of the staff...all amazing.
Alfredo Neira
Monday, June 20, 2022
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I am and will recommend to my friends and people I mknow.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Greece is such an interesting place to visit, and it sounds like you had a wonderful time on your Best of Greece tour. We appreciate your kind words and your recommendation! Happy Travels!
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Vacation
Wonderful re-learning experience about Greece., The driver was excellent. David was super helpful and Dimitri was excellent with his knowledge of Greece and Greece customs.
Susan Chartier
Friday, May 20, 2022
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Anytime I had a question they were quick to answer email or by phone.
Vacation
The tour director and local specialist were excellent. Way too much down time/drive time. Itinerary should be rearranged so that you aren't driving 4 hours a day in the afternoon. There has to be something to see. The arrival times and dinner times made it too late to go into town to explore.
Suzanne Phelps
Monday, April 11, 2022
Service
The trip was excellent. It was delayed by two years and the many rebookings were handled very well by any Grand European agent we talked to.
Vacation
This is an extremely active trip as planned by Trafalgar. However, it was inspirational and weel-organized.
Helene Mcavoy
Monday, October 4, 2021
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After some hesitancy because of COVID, we were assured by your staff that all efforts in our health safety would be attained. This was realized by the way our travel guide and driver handled our tours each day. We were always the first ones there and in this way avoided crowds. This was much appreciated. Also our guide was very knowledgeable about all the sites we visited and she made the tours pleasurable.
Vacation
Every tour was so interesting and of course our guide was full of so much information and helpful to us in any way we needed her. We also enjoyed our fabulous Be Our Guest night at the olive farm. The family was warm and welcoming. We had a great time there. The only flawed experience was the last night at the Farewell Dinner. We would have rathered stayed at the hotel for dinner instead of traveling again and having a long walk to a restaurant that was up many steps and in a very crowded area.
Janice Spinelli
Friday, October 1, 2021
Service
We were previously supposed to go in May 2020 but bc of covid things got a little complicated. Spoke to several agents, most of which were very helpful, but none pointed out our destination was in a high level covid area.
Vacation
Enjoyed Greece, but didn't realize how much walking/climbing there would be. Would be good for the tour director to be honest about the amount to be done and state that there aren't any handrails for those who may need them.
Trusted Customer
Monday, August 30, 2021
Service
Would recommend. was enjoyable , some of the days were too packed. Would have preferred the muse I’m on a separate day then climbing up ruins . The muse in ended up very rushed
Vacation
Was very enjoyable for the most part
Glenn Zausmer
Friday, January 17, 2020
Service
Effortless and very accommodating
Vacation
Excellent tour guides and tour coordinator.
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