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Best of Greece with 3-night Aegean Cruise (Superior Cabin)

12 Day Greece Tour with Greek Island Cruise

Best of Greece with One-day Cruise with 7-Day Idyllic Cruise
Best of Greece with 3-day Aegean Cruise Guided Tour
12 Days
2 Countries

Greece, Turkey

14 Cities

Athens, Corinth, Archaeological Site of Mycenae, Nafplion, Olympia, Delphi, Thermopylae, Kalambaka, Mykonos, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Patmos, Crete, Santorini

22 Meals

8 Dinners, 11 Breakfasts, 3 Lunchs

Active

Faster paces with mix of 1–2-night stays in each location. Typically features 4+ miles of walking on some days and may involve steep hills and uneven surfaces, such as cobblestones.

Average group size average 40-45
Tour brand Trafalgar
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If you like hassle free travel with everything handled for you – looking to meet great people, eat great food, enjoy great sightseeing, and have immersive experiences, Trafalgar is for you.  From the iconic not-to-be-missed to one-of-a-kind local experiences, including Be-my-Guest dining and stays with stories, you’ll connect deeper to your destination, and every tour has at least one MAKE TRAVEL MATTER immersive impact experience included advancing one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), offering you the chance to take a deep dive into culture and community. As the world’s leading tour company and trusted by more than 5 million guests, Trafalgar tours are simply the best value for your vacation dollar.

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Consider extending your holiday beyond The Best of Greece. Set your sights on the Cyclades and cruise to the idyllic Greek Islands of Mykonos and Santorini.

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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 light meal.

Filopappou Hill Parthenon Acropolis in Athens, Greece
Accommodation Divani Caravel
Included Meals Dinner

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 Civilization'. 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.

Guards at Syntagma Square in Athens, Greece
Accommodation Divani Caravel
Included Meals Breakfast
Dive Into Culture Visit the Acropolis Museum
Discover remarkable antiques at the Acropolis Museum

Visit the Acropolis Museum containing remarkable antiquities giving visitors an insight into the lives of Athenians centuries ago.

Included in Trip

Dive Into Culture

Iconic Experience View of Athens, Greece
Athens City Tour

Delve into Athens with a Local Specialist. See the iconic highlights of this ancient city, from the Acropolis to the site of the first modern Olympics.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Visit Cape Sounion and seafood dinner in Athens, Greece
Cape Sounion

Take a relaxing trip down to the southernmost tip of Mainland Greece to see the fifth century B.C Temple of Poseidon at Sounion. See if you can spo...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Dinner "mezi" style in Psiri with Acropolis visit, Greece
Dinner "Meze" Style in Psiri with Acropolis Illuminations

Enjoy a lovely dining experience at a wonderful restaurant located in the lively area of Psiri. Dining is “meze style”, giving you the opportunity ...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

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 theater 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.

Boat in Corinth Canal, Corinth, Greece
Accommodation Amalia Hotel Nafplio
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Iconic Experience Corinth Canal, Corinth, Greece
Corinth Visit

Cross the amazing rock-cut channel dividing the Peloponnese from mainland Greece. Join a Local Specialist and gain insight into Corinth's eventful past.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Iconic Experience Lion's gate in the archaeological site of Mycenae, Greece
Mycenae City Tour

Walk through the Lion Gate past the royal beehive-tombs where Schliemann uncovered golden treasure, while hearing tales of Agamemnon from your Local Specialist.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

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.

Visit Karambellas Olive farm Olympia, Greece
Accommodation Amalia Hotel Olympia
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Be My Guest Meet the Karambellas family on their olive and wine farm in Olympia
Dine and Dance with the Karambellas Family on their Olive and Wine Farm

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.

Included in Trip

Be My Guest

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, where you may wish to try your hand at preparing some local dishes during an interactive cooking lesson.

Ruins in Ancient Olympia, Greece
Accommodation Amalia Hotel Delphi
Included Meals Breakfast
Iconic Experience Archaeological Site in Olympia, Greece
Explore the Ancient Site of Olympia

Join a Local Specialist to view the stadium of Olympia which hosted the ancient Olympic Games and Heraia, the women's games in honor of Hera. See t...

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Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Enjoy a Greek culinary experience in Delphi, Greece
Greek Culinary Experience

This evening enjoy a fun interactive Greek cooking lesson; try your hand at preparing various famous local dishes under the expert direction of you...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

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 honor of Apollo and the Arts. Continue on to a family-ran honey farm for a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. Taste the rich thyme honey freshly collected from the hive and come up close to the unique biodiversity of the area. A scenic afternoon drive brings us to Thermopylae, famous for the heroic defense 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.

Ruins in Delphi, Greece
Accommodation Amalia Hotel Kalambaka
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Iconic Experience Visit Delphi in Greece
Delphi City Tour

With your Local Specialist, walk to The Sacred Way once lined with offertory temples. See the reconstructed Athenian Treasury and pass the superb P...

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Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Iconic Experience Memorial Leonidas, Sparta 300 in Thermopylae, Greece
See the Leonidas Monument in Thermopylae

See the Leonidas Monument dedicated to the brave warrior and his 300 Spartans.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Meet beekeeper and enjoy honey tasting in Delphi, Greece
Honey Tasting in Delphi

Meet passionate beekeeper Nikiforos at his honey farm for a taste of his special thyme honey, known to be one of the most nutritious in the world. ...

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Included in Trip

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®

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.

The Holy Trinity Monastery in Meteora, Greece
Accommodation Divani Caravel
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Iconic Experience Mountains in Meteora, Greece
Visit Monasteries of Meteora

With a Local Specialist, visit one of the remarkable centuries-old monasteries of Meteora, teetering on towers of rock and arguably the most spectacular place to visit in Greece.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Day 8

Embark and Cruise to Stunning Mykonos

We leave the bustling city streets of Athens and cruise to Mykonos, where the Windmills of Kato Mili extend a warm evening welcome as they have to arriving seafarers for centuries. You'll have the evening free to explore the winding lanes of Chora, strolling past whitewashed cottages and tumbling cerise bougainvillea as you admire the pretty boutiques, then follow your nose to the best seafood in town. As the sun sets over Mykonos, there's no better place for cocktails than Little Venice.

Windmills in Mykonos, Greece
Accommodation Aegean Cruise
Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Iconic Experience Street and houses in Mykonos, Greece
Explore Mykonos

View the Windmills of Kato Mili and wander the beautiful blue and white streets of Chora.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Countryside tour with Hora and Little Venice in Mykonos, Greece
Mykonian Countryside Tour with Hora & Little Venice

Join our Local Specialist as we head south from Chora, stopping at the leeward beach of Ornos, a picturesque fishing harbor and popular anchorage. ...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 9

Continue to Ancient Ephesus and Patmos

Visit the Turkish shores of Kusadasi for a complimentary Shore Experience to ancient Ephesus. We continue to Patmos, the site where the Book of Revelation was written by St. John. Here, you could choose to see the Cave of the Apocalypse and St. John's Monastery as an Optional Experience.

Celsus Library in Ephesus, Turkey
Accommodation Aegean Cruise
Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Iconic Experience Celsus Library in Ephesus, Turkey
Ephesus City Tour

Discover one of the world's finest ancient sites. Led by your Local Specialist, walk the Arcadian Way, see the Library of Celsus and Amphitheater a...

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Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Patmos countryside tour with Hora and The Grotto of the Apocalypse, Greece
Patmos Countryside Tour with Hora and the Grotto of the Apocalypse

We'll visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Patmos to enjoy a panoramic guided tour of the island, including a magical visit to the Grotto of the...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 10

Cruise to Crete and on to Santorini

You may decide to explore Crete's ancient Minoan culture and heritage at the Palace of Knossos. Admire its bright wall paintings that were restored at the turn of the 20th century and explore centuries of history that predate Christ. Or choose to drive deep into the beautiful countryside and experience the true flavor of Cretan lifestyle. Continue to Santorini, watching as this Cycladic island comes closer on the horizon, rising out of the Aegean with its distinctive cliff-top towns. You could consider an optional Shore Experience this afternoon, passing villages and vineyards bound for Oia with its white buildings and blue-domed churches which vie for the best views over the caldera.

Boats in Harbour, Agia Galini, Crete, Geece
Accommodation Aegean Cruise
Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Experiences
Experience Cretan Countryside & Lifestyle

Leaving the Venetian walls of Heraklion behind us, we drive deep into the beautiful countryside of Greece’s largest island. We pass through Episkop...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Visit The Minoan Palace of Knossos in Crete, Greece
Minoan Palace of Knossos - First European Civilization

Visit the Palace of Knossos in Heraklion, walk through its imposing northern entrance and admire the bright wall paintings that were restored at th...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Village excavations in Akrotiri, Santorini, Greece
Akrotiri Village Excavations

Marvel at Santorini's towering cliffs, as tender boats convey you to the port at Athinios, where a coach will take you to Santorini's most signific...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Visit Oia village perched on the Caldera Rim, Greece
Spectacular Oia Village Perched on the Caldera Rim

We'll travel first to Megalochori village, one of the most authentic, unspoiled villages of the island with its distinctive architecture and charac...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 11

Disembark in Athens

This morning, disembark from your cruise ship and board a transfer to your hotel.

Plaka District in Athens, Greece
Accommodation Divani Caravel
Included Meals Breakfast

Day 12

Journey Home

Transfers are provided to the airport for your return flight home. 

Hadrians Library Acropolis in Athens, Greece
Included Meals Breakfast

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Dive Into Culture
Discover remarkable antiques at the Acropolis Museum

Visit the Acropolis Museum containing remarkable antiquities giving visitors an insight into the lives of Athenians centuries ago.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Athens City Tour

Delve into Athens with a Local Specialist. See the iconic highlights of this ancient city, from the Acropolis to the site of the first modern Olympics.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Corinth Visit

Cross the amazing rock-cut channel dividing the Peloponnese from mainland Greece. Join a Local Specialist and gain insight into Corinth's eventful past.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Mycenae City Tour

Walk through the Lion Gate past the royal beehive-tombs where Schliemann uncovered golden treasure, while hearing tales of Agamemnon from your Local Specialist.

Included in Trip
Be My Guest
Dine and Dance with the Karambellas Family on their Olive and Wine Farm

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.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Explore the Ancient Site of Olympia

Join a Local Specialist to view the stadium of Olympia which hosted the ancient Olympic Games and Heraia, the women's games in honor of Hera. See t...

See More
Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Delphi City Tour

With your Local Specialist, walk to The Sacred Way once lined with offertory temples. See the reconstructed Athenian Treasury and pass the superb P...

See More
Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
See the Leonidas Monument in Thermopylae

See the Leonidas Monument dedicated to the brave warrior and his 300 Spartans.

Included in Trip
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®
Honey Tasting in Delphi

Meet passionate beekeeper Nikiforos at his honey farm for a taste of his special thyme honey, known to be one of the most nutritious in the world. ...

See More
Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Visit Monasteries of Meteora

With a Local Specialist, visit one of the remarkable centuries-old monasteries of Meteora, teetering on towers of rock and arguably the most spectacular place to visit in Greece.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Explore Mykonos

View the Windmills of Kato Mili and wander the beautiful blue and white streets of Chora.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Ephesus City Tour

Discover one of the world's finest ancient sites. Led by your Local Specialist, walk the Arcadian Way, see the Library of Celsus and Amphitheater a...

See More
Included in Trip

About this trip

An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
All porterage and restaurant gratuities
All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
Optional Experiences and free time
On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

What to expect

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
Explore: Athens, Meteora, Delphi, Olympia, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Corinth, ancient Ephesus with a Local Specialist

Optional Experiences

Sign up on tour for additional experiences that have been curated by your Travel Director from their own in-depth local knowledge.

Optional Experience
Cape Sounion

Take a relaxing trip down to the southernmost tip of Mainland Greece to see the fifth century B.C Temple of Poseidon at Sounion. See if you can spo...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Dinner "Meze" Style in Psiri with Acropolis Illuminations

Enjoy a lovely dining experience at a wonderful restaurant located in the lively area of Psiri. Dining is “meze style”, giving you the opportunity ...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Greek Culinary Experience

This evening enjoy a fun interactive Greek cooking lesson; try your hand at preparing various famous local dishes under the expert direction of you...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Mykonian Countryside Tour with Hora & Little Venice

Join our Local Specialist as we head south from Chora, stopping at the leeward beach of Ornos, a picturesque fishing harbor and popular anchorage. ...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Patmos Countryside Tour with Hora and the Grotto of the Apocalypse

We'll visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Patmos to enjoy a panoramic guided tour of the island, including a magical visit to the Grotto of the...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Experience Cretan Countryside & Lifestyle

Leaving the Venetian walls of Heraklion behind us, we drive deep into the beautiful countryside of Greece’s largest island. We pass through Episkop...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Minoan Palace of Knossos - First European Civilization

Visit the Palace of Knossos in Heraklion, walk through its imposing northern entrance and admire the bright wall paintings that were restored at th...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Akrotiri Village Excavations

Marvel at Santorini's towering cliffs, as tender boats convey you to the port at Athinios, where a coach will take you to Santorini's most signific...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Spectacular Oia Village Perched on the Caldera Rim

We'll travel first to Megalochori village, one of the most authentic, unspoiled villages of the island with its distinctive architecture and charac...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Official Language in Greece: Greek
  • Currency used in Greece: Euro (€)
  • Capital of Greece: Athens
  • Time Zone(s) in Greece: Eastern European Time Zone (EET), Eastern European Summer Time (EEST)

 

Greece passport, visa, and entry requirement information for US citizens.

  • Passport: Your passport should have at least two blank pages for entry stamps. Your passport is valid for at least six months beyond the conclusion of your trip
  • Visa Requirement: A visa is not required to enter Greece
  • Entry Requirements: You can see the most up-to-date entry requirements for the destination(s) you’ll visit on tour by going to getours.com/travel-requirements-restrictions.

Greece has a Mediterranean climate, characterized by hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Summers in Greece are typically long and hot, with average temperatures ranging from 25°C to 35°C (77°F to 95°F). The country receives abundant sunshine during this season. Winters are generally mild, with temperatures averaging between 8°C and 15°C (46°F and 59°F), but colder conditions can be experienced in mountainous areas. Rainfall is highest during the winter months, while summers are generally dry.

On-Tour Luggage & Carry-On Bag Size Limits

Luggage: Each guest traveling may bring one suitcase no larger than 30” x 18” x 10" and weighing no more than 50 lb

Carry-On Bag: *Restricted to one piece per person, not to exceed 12” x 11” x 6”

  • *Please note: A "carry-on bag" on a tour coach is not the same as a "carry-on" for a flight. Because our coaches have large windows to enjoy the view, there is minimal space to store large items securely overhead or under the seats. A "carry-on bag" may be a soft-sided daypack, purse, backpack, tote bag, or the like. Because we value our guests' safety, small rolling suitcases or bags with telescopic handles are not permitted. In order to guarantee a smooth trip, guests are not permitted to store an additional "carry-on" bag beneath the coach with the luggage. 

So your driver and any hotel porters can safely lift and transport your suitcase throughout your vacation, we strongly recommend that you test the weight of your baggage prior to travel. You should be able to lift and comfortably transport it for short distances. 

Baggage allowances vary from airline to airline, and you should check with your chosen carrier for details prior to travel.

Packing Tips for Your Tour

Packing for a guided tour will vary depending on the duration of the trip, the time of year, and the activities planned. Here is a general packing list to help you get started:

Passport and Travel Documents: Ensure you have your passport, travel insurance, and any necessary travel documents.

Clothing:

  • Comfortable walking shoes: Cobblestone streets and uneven terrain require comfortable footwear.
  • Lightweight, breathable clothing: Pack clothes suitable for the season. Bring a mix of short-sleeved tops, lightweight pants or skirts, and a few long-sleeved options for cooler evenings for the summer months, and long-sleeved and heavier layers for early Spring, Fall, and Winter.
  • Layers: It's advisable to bring a light jacket or sweater and a scarf for layering, especially in Spring or Fall.
  • Nice evening wear: You may wish to wear a dressier outfit if you plan on dining in an elegant restaurant, for example. Smart-casual clothes are usually acceptable for all included daytime and evening activities throughout your tour.
  • Rain Gear: Depending on the season and the countries you're visiting, it's a good idea to pack a compact rain jacket or umbrella.

Sun Protection:

  • Hat, sunglasses, UV-protective clothing.
  • Sunscreen with high SPF. If you're visiting any coastal areas, bring reef-safe sunscreen formulated without harmful chemicals known to be damaging to coral reefs and marine life. Traditional sunscreens often contain ingredients like oxybenzone and octinoxate, which have been found to contribute to coral bleaching and negatively impact marine ecosystems. Look for sunscreens with certifications such as "Reef Safe," "Coral Safe," or "Ocean-Friendly" to ensure they are environmentally friendly.

Medications and First Aid:

  • Any prescription medications you need. (See more below under Health & Wellness)
  • Basic first aid kit with adhesive bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, etc.

Toiletries:

  • Travel-sized toiletries, including shampoo, conditioner, soap, and toothpaste.
  • Travel towel (quick-drying and compact).
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes.
  • A washcloth and carry bag (often not available in hotels abroad).

Electronics:

  • A camera: You’re traveling to see extraordinary scenery and sites. So that you don't miss a single moment, bring a trustworthy camera. Check out our travel photography tips for capturing the best photos of your trips. If you feel comfortable, you can also try the camera on your phone. However, if you want to zoom in or capture moving objects, a camera might be your best bet.
  • Mobile phone.
  • Chargers for each electronic you bring.
  • Travel adapter and/or voltage converter
  • Portable power bank for charging devices on the go.
  • Small travel hair dryer (make sure you have the correct converter and adapter).

Miscellaneous:

  • A travel-friendly daypack or bag to carry your essentials during excursions.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Reusable water bottle. At GET, we’re all about caring for our planet, and with that in mind, we always recommend that you pack a reusable water bottle for your trip. Bringing your own reusable water bottle or asking for tap water at restaurants means you can make a difference by reducing your vacation plastic waste.
  • A small travel alarm.
  • A travel iron if you like your clothes to be pressed.
  • A travel pillow.

Optional:

  • Scarf or shawl for visiting religious sites or to cover up in conservative areas.
  • Light sleepwear.
  • A new, blank journal to document your trip. Don't know your travel journal style? Find out here!
  • Ziplock bags (storing snacks, toiletries, and keeping things organized).

Remember to pack light and versatile items that can be mixed and matched for different outfits. Laundry facilities are often available, or you can have your clothes laundered at hotels during your trip. It's also a good idea to pack a small bag or backpack to bring on the coach for day trips and excursions, leaving your larger luggage at the hotel.

Electricity

American appliances run on 110-120 volts at 60 Hz, while European appliances run on 220-230 volts at 50 Hz.

As a result, American appliances designed for use in the United States (typically 120 volts at 60 Hz) may not be directly compatible with the higher voltage used in European countries. Plugging a 120-volt appliance into a 220-240-volt outlet without the appropriate voltage converter or transformer can cause damage to the appliance or pose safety risks.

If you plan to bring American appliances to Europe, you will need a voltage converter or transformer to change the voltage to 220-240 volts from 110 volts. Additionally, you will likely need a plug adapter to fit the American-style plug into the European power outlets. All of Europe operates on the same two round-pronged outlets (Type C).

It's important to note that not all appliances are compatible with voltage converters, so it's essential to check the labels or user manuals of your devices before using them with a voltage converter. Some electronic devices, such as laptops, smartphones, and camera chargers, are dual voltage and can support 120V and 220-240V, so they may not require a voltage converter, but a plug adapter will still be necessary.

To avoid any issues with electrical compatibility during your travels, consider purchasing appliances specifically designed for the voltage used in the region you'll be visiting or use appropriate voltage converters and plug adapters to ensure the safe operation of your American appliances in Europe.

We recommend purchasing an adapter with a voltage converter so you can pack less. And to pick up any necessary adapters or converters for your electronic devices before departing on your guided tour and bringing them with you.

Hair Dryers in Your Hotel

Hair dryers are common accessories in hotels. Should you want to bring your own, though, you will need to bring an adapter and voltage converter or make sure it is dual voltage by checking the label for INPUT AC 120V - 240V or a switch that can be set to 125V or 250V. Many devices have this feature, so it's worth checking before you travel. If you need a hair dryer during your trip but can't find one in your hotel room, you can inquire with the hotel staff. Many hotels will be able to provide a hair dryer upon request, either at the front desk or through housekeeping.

Air Conditioning

Air conditioning is commonly available in European hotels, restaurants, and public spaces, especially in major cities and tourist areas, but it is worth noting that the settings will differ from what you are used to in the USA.

However, it's important to note that not all accommodations or historic buildings may have air conditioning, particularly in more traditional or rural settings. Most hotels in Europe can provide a portable fan for additional room cooling if requested. Your Travel Director will be on hand to assist you throughout your trip.

Traveling by coach

Our modern air-conditioned coaches have been selected with your comfort in mind. Your Travel Director will familiarize you with all the onboard features, including a washroom fitted for your convenience and comfort. Regular stops are made to stretch your legs, take refreshments, fill up your water bottles, and use the facilities.

Airport transfers

Airport transfers to and from the airport on the first and last days of your tour are complimentary only if you are traveling on a tour operated by Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, or Luxury Gold and your flight times coincide with the shuttle-coach transfer timings. Learn more about Airport Transfers here.

To enable you to personalize your tour experience, you will find a number of Optional Experiences designed to complement the itinerary. These are designed to offer a deeper insight into the culture and character of the areas to be visited and provide some wonderful highlights to your travels. The optional program is designed to let you experience more of what interests you and to get the most from your vacation without replacing or overlapping with anything included in an itinerary.

The majority of Optional Experiences will be offered to you by your Travel Director at the beginning of your trip. Some may be subject to change, depending on the time you are traveling or local circumstances, including weather and days of the week. Your Travel Director will provide further information.

Usually, most Optional Experiences will be priced in the local currency, but please read through the details of individual optional experiences for specific information. Exact payment options will be advised locally by your Travel Director/Local Representative for each Optional Experience, but in many cases, cash, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are all accepted.

It is recommended to have travel insurance that covers medical expenses while abroad.

In order to ensure a healthy and enjoyable trip, we strongly suggest that you pack a plentiful supply of any medication you may need while on vacation. Here’s what you need to know about traveling with medications.

Prior to traveling, please notify GET of any disability requiring special assistance or any specific dietary needs that you may have, and we will strive to accommodate these.

It's essential to ensure that your routine vaccinations are up-to-date before traveling to any destination. Routine vaccinations may include vaccinations for measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, and influenza.

When traveling with GET, baggage handling at hotels, service charges, and tips for hotel wait staff (for included meals) will all be taken care of by your Travel Director. There are, however, a few instances where individual tipping is welcome.

Local Specialists

It is customary to show appreciation for the insights, stories, and know-how shared with you by the Local Specialists, and we suggest a gratuity equivalent to $1.00-$2.00 USD per person per half day.

Your Coach Driver and Travel Director

The trip cost does not include gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver. At the end of your trip, you may express appreciation to your Travel Director and Driver for their excellent service and the personal attention you received. Gratuities are given at the discretion of each guest, and a suggested amount per person/per day is listed in your travel documents.

For your convenience and ease, there is an option to pre-pay gratuities for the Travel Director and Driver at the time of booking.

Hotel services

It is customary to tip hotel staff for room service delivery if the charge has not already been added to the bill. Where ice machines are not available, and you receive ice from the bar, a small tip to the bartender is always appreciated.

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Trusted Customer
Review date: Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Service
Everyone was helpful, friendly, and there was a good response time. They were thorough, attentive and answered my questions.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Our goal is to make your vacation as hassle free as possible and just let you sit back and enjoy the sites. We are so happy to see that we met that goal!
Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Vacation
We had a wonderful time. Having everything planned for us, especially the movement from city to city and changing hotels was incredibly easy and stress free. Our tour director was friendly and ensured everyone had an excellent time.
Mary Parker
Review date: Friday, December 1, 2023
Service
Michelle made booking easy and efficient.
Response from Grand European Travel:
It sounds like you had a wonderful trip! Thank you for taking the time to share your memories with us!
Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Vacation
If I could give it 10 stars, I would. It was informative, entertaining, and delicious. The group was fun, our director, Moraig, was phenomenal, the guides expert, the itinerary packed but leisurely and the sites and sights terrific. I especially loved the Olive farm and the Making Travel Matter experience with beekeepers. And the food!!
Lisa Lewis
Review date: Friday, October 27, 2023
Service
It was very easy to book the tour. I liked that the details were taken care of by the company.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We love hearing how easy it was to make your reservation, but we love hearing even more about how much you enjoyed your trip. Thank you!
Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Vacation
The travel director, Nadine, was very knowledgeable while also sharing some of her experiences. I would love to go on another tour with her. The local specialists were amazing. They really knew their stuff. Even Dimitri, the bus driver, was great answering any questions that I had. He also drove the bus with great skill.
Gloria Cirilo
Review date: Tuesday, August 22, 2023
Service
The first time we booked an Italy trip. Before our trip we were sent a nice little gift. This time for the Greece trip we got nothing. The extra touches are what set you apart from the rest. Once the reservation was made we heard very little from you. I could have gone directly to Trafagar’s site and booked it.
Vacation
It was extremely hot but we thoroughly enjoyed the sites. I wish we had had more free time to see other things on our own. I guess I need a return trip.
Cristina Munoz
Review date: Monday, May 29, 2023
Service
Making our reservation was made easy thanks to our travel specialist who helped us to book our flights as well.
Vacation
The trip was incredible! Everything was taken care of so all we has to do was show up on time ready to go. The places we stayed at and ate were abaowondeful and the coach and tours itself were fantastic.
Trusted Customer
Review date: Friday, February 24, 2023
Service
Fairly easy to book travel with GET. Agents are friendly and responsive. It could be a bit clearer about what the travel insurance covers and what it doesn't, though. I've traveled multiple times using GET and have not been too happy with the travel insurance and changes made by GET, though. These changes made not by me but travel agency were not all covered. So a bit disappointed.
Vacation
What an amazing trip to Greece! We couldn't think of a more enjoyable vacation, the sites were unbelievable, excellent food, great hotels, and our guide was fun and engaging! Put this on your bucket list.
Susan Bitner
Review date: Saturday, November 12, 2022
Service
Even though this trip had been rescheduled 3 times, our GET representative kept us up to date.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so glad you stuck it out with us and were finally able to see the Best of Greece. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your feedback. Take care!
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Vacation
This was my 1st land tour, required us to be up and ready to begin each day early to see all of the beutiful sites.
David Trabilsy
Review date: 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
Review date: Friday, July 22, 2022
Service
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
Review date: 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
Vacation
The places we visited, the local experts, the care of the staff...all amazing.
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