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Best of Greece

Operated by: Trafalgar

8 Days from $2,350 per person
APR - OCT 2022
Sanctuary of Athena, Delphi, Greece

Countries Visited

Greece ...more Greece

Locations Visited

Athens, Corinth, Nafplion, Olympia, Delphi, Thermopylae, Kalambaka ...more Athens, Corinth, Nafplion, Olympia, Delphi, Thermopylae, Kalambaka
  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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Reviews
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Helene Mcavoy
Monday, October 4, 2021
Service
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.
Trusted Customer
Monday, October 28, 2019
Service
Guides were extremely informative and timely.
Vacation
Everything moved along perfectly
Deborah Reddick
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Service
The booking experience was easy and when I called with questions they were answered promptly.
Vacation
Our guides were wonderful. Ioannis was a fount of historical knowledge and Jacqui was fun and knowledgeable as well. Our hotels were comfortable and accommodating and we had fabulous meals! There was one downside to the trip and that was the Celestyal Crystal ship. The ship was old and it was very evident. Windows were dirty everywhere, the tables on deck and in the buffet areas were dirty and sticky. The walking deck was being painted the entire week. Maintenance was done at meal times, limiting where we could sit. We had no choice but to purchase a $280 "all inclusive drinks package" which was not only not inclusive, but outrageously expensive. It's understandable that premium liquors would not be included, but even a simple gin and tonic was excluded The Drink of the Day was excluded as well. Having been on other cruise lines, it was very disappointing that GET utilized this line.
Trusted Customer
Friday, September 13, 2019
Service
Rob Rainwater was very helpful and responsive.
Vacation
Every thing was top notch.....hotels, guides, food, transportation. I have used GET before and it always is great.
Trusted Customer
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Service
I will recommend Grand European Travel to my friends. The operators are helpful polite and pleasant.
Vacation
The quality of service during the trip was the best, including hotels, food, transportation, itinerary, as well as the services provided by the travel director, driver, and local guide.
Trusted Customer
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Service
The 1-800 was very easy to make a reservation. First tried the website but had a few questions and a quick call to finalize all arrangements was a success. GET was great.
Vacation
Amazing time. Travel directors were fantastic, and local guides were wonderful there were really passionate about their history and brought it to life. Usually our tour group was the first one of the day at the ancient sites which meant more time and less crowds. Our travel directors (land and cruise tours) really worked hard to shield, and isolate us from the rest of the other tourist crowds. For the cruise although we were with 1500 other tourists it really felt like our own special tour. Learned a lot about ancient Greece and felt like a local. This was a very active walking tour which enabled us to see many hidden sites and temples. We walked on ancient steps, walkways, and paths which really provided use a appreciation of the lush history of day-to-day life for these past civilizations. Be prepared to walk among history.
David Amarasinghe
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
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They are responsive and very efficient. Care about the customer.
Vacation
Well organized. Excellent tour director Lisa. Hotels are very good.
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