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Greek Island Hopper

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Tour Pace: Leisurely
Tour Style: First Class
11 Days from $2,450 per person

Circled by the deep blue Aegean sea, life is sweet on the Cyclades islands of Mykonos and Santorini where you will have days to encounter their secret coves, tiny cobbled streets and weather-beaten characters in cafés over a glass or two of ouzo. 

Explore the ancient sites of Athens, the dramatic volcanic landscape of Santorini and Mykonos' party paradise.

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  1. Board your overnight flight to Europe (not included).
  2. Welcome to Athens. Transfer to your hotel on arrival. Unwind after your journey or take time to explore this ancient city. Later, meet with your fellow travelers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception including a welcome drink and a light meal.
    hotel:Metropolitan/Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza
  3. Your amazing sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist starts with a visit to see the Parthenon on the Acropolis, one of the most famous monuments in the world. A sacred site since Mycenaen times, Athenians worshipped their deities in temples at the Acropolis. See the Panathinaiko Olympic stadium, the Evzone guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier plus other wondrous sights including the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch. The rest of the day is free for you to explore on your own or shop.
  4. Board your ferry at the port of Piraeus for your journey to the Cycladic island of Mykonos, playground of the rich and famous. Transfer to your hotel with an orientation on arrival, then spend free time admiring unique windmills, narrow winding pathways and tempting boutiques. Join your fellow travelers this evening for a Regional Meal of local traditional cuisine. Afterwards, don't miss the opportunity to experience the diverse nightlife on this vibrant island.
    meal(s):BB, RM
    hotel:Pelican Bay/Akroyali/Kamari
  5. You have two glorious days to spend exploring Mykonos. The most cosmopolitan of all the Greek islands, Mykonos is also well-known for its splendid beaches. This glittering, glamorous destination features an old town that is packed with charm, where whitewashed cubic houses with blue wooden shutters and balconies line labyrinthine cobbled streets. Notable landmarks include the picturesque waterside area of Little Venice, the 17th century Church of the Paraportiani, the Archaeological Museum and the Aegean Maritime Museum. In Greek mythology Mykonos was the site of a battle between Zeus and the Titans, and named in honor of Apollo's grandson.

  6. Explore this idyllic island further today or swim in the sparkling sea and enjoy fresh salads and seafood at a waterfront restaurant. For sightseeing further afield, take a trip to Delos, believed by the ancients to be the birthplace of Artemis and Apollo, where you will find many interesting temples and sanctuaries.

  7. A short ferry ride brings you to the beautiful island of Santorini, your home for the next three days. Transfer to your hotel with an orientation on arrival and spend free time exploring. Comprising of a small circular archipelago of volcanic islands in the southern Aegean Sea, Santorini is all that remains of an enormous volcanic explosion. The island's spectacular physical beauty coupled with its dynamic nightlife makes it one of Europe's most popular hotspots. Tonight, join your companions for a Regional Meal of delicious Greek cuisine.
    meal(s):BB, RM
    hotel:El Greco Resort/Palace/Orizontes
  8. Santorini offers a wealth of exciting things to do, or you might like to spend your time relaxing in the sun and take in the magnificent scenery. Wander down winding cobbled streets full of whitewashed houses, admire breathtaking views across the Caldera and witness stunning sunsets.

  9. Santorini makes some of the Greek Islands' best wines so perhaps take a tour of a winery and taste some for yourself. Consider a ride in a 'kaiki' (sailing boat) to the volcanic island of Nea Kamini to swim in the hot springs. Embrace the magic of Santorini.

  10. Take the short flight back to Athens this morning. On arrival, transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of the day relaxing or shopping for souvenirs.
    hotel:Metropolitan/Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza
  11. Say goodbye to Greece and your newfound friends as you are transferred to the airport for the flight home.

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  • WIFI on Coach and in Hotels WIFI on Coach and in Hotels
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Meal Summary

9 nights, 9 buffet breakfasts, 3 dinners, On-trip transport.

Included Highlights

Local Specialist

  • For included sightseeing in Athens

Hidden Treasure

  • Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in Athens
  • Orientation of Mykonos, Santorini
  • Visit the Acropolis in Athens
  • View the Parthenon, Hadrian's Arch, the 1896 Olympic Stadium in Athens
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Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.

Single Room Supplement: from $900 p.p.

Triple Discount: from $130 p.p.

Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $64 per person.

Internal flight: The above prices include internal air fare from Santorini to Athens and are accurate as of July 2016. One piece of hold luggage restricted to 50lbs.

Itinerary: Occasionally the itinerary may be altered due to sailing conditions on the Aegean Sea, ferry schedules, religious vacations or unforeseen circumstances.

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  • U.S. citizens traveling to Greece must have a current passport valid for six months beyond the conclusion of their trip. You can find information on how to apply for a passport here, and how to renew a passport here. No visa is required for U.S. citizens entering Greece.

  • The currency in Greece is the Euro (€). While it’s a good idea to bring some money for when you first arrive in Greece, you can use your debit and credit card to pay in most places and will likely find a better exchange rate in your destination.  The most convenient way to obtain cash is to use your ATM card at local banks in Greece. We recommend you also bring a valid credit card for purchases while you are traveling.  It is important that you inform your financial institutions of your travel plans before you leave home so they don’t flag your purchases as potentially fraudulent charges.

  • One of the most enjoyable parts of traveling is sampling the local cuisine.  Mediterranean food is simple, delicious, and centered on a variety of fresh seafood, produce, cheeses and baked goods. Try Greek salad prepared with tomatoes, feta, olive oil and herbs as well as other popular dishes including grilled lamb, octopus, eggplant and spanakopita.  Olives, cheese and flatbread make a tasty snack with a glass of chilled white wine.   

  • We suggest bringing a variety of lightweight clothing items that can be layered to save space in your suitcase and give you more options for how to dress. Keep in mind that your shoulders and knees should be covered while visiting religious sites. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.

  • At bars and restaurants, tipping is less common or generous as in the U.S. When dining out, it’s appropriate, although not required, to leave an extra euro for good service.

    At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity.  We recommend €3.00 per person/per day for your driver and €5.00 per person/per day for your Travel Director.  Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is 1-2 euros per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit.  A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure.

  • Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.

  • You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions.  All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers.  In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group. 

    If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 48 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.


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Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.


Cape Sounion

Adult Price: € 40

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 spot where Byron carved his initials on one of the temple’s sixteen columns. Marvel at the sheer rugged beauty of the coastline and the ancient temple perched above a 197-foot drop down to the Aegean Sea below. Stand above the site of the world’s first lighthouse, overlooking an area steeped in classical Greek history, ever since the tragic King Aegeas threw himself from the rocky precipice into the sea below, thereby giving his name to the Aegean Sea.

National Archaeological Museum

Adult Price: € 36

Visit the National Archaeological Museum of Athens with our local specialist to view some of the most important exhibits; see the first “computer” known to man that was discovered south of Greece and is known as the “Antikythira mechanism”, marvel at the gold burial mask of Agammemnon, or the frescoes from the lost city of “Akrotiri” in Santorini! Enjoy free time to visit more exhibits and perhaps have a coffee in the museums beautiful main courtyard.

Dinner "Meze" Style in Psiri

Adult Price: € 50

Enjoy a lovely dining experience at a wonderful restaurant located in the lively area of Psiri. Dining is “meze style”, giving you the opportunity to taste many Greek cuisine dishes, which are served in the centre of the table. Also enjoy the local free-flowing wine! (Casual dress)

Dinner "Meze" Style In Psiri With Acropolis Illuminations

Adult Price: € 59

Enjoy a lovely dining experience at a wonderful restaurant located in the lively area of Psiri. Dining is “meze style”, giving you the opportunity to taste many Greek cuisine dishes, which are served in the centre of the table. Also enjoy the local free-flowing wine! (Casual dress)

Traditional Greek Taverna Meal With Entertainment

Adult Price: € 55

This is an evening excursion to a taverna in the centre of Athens. Enjoy excellent traditional Greek food in a lively atmosphere while being entertained by dances and music from all parts of the country. Wine, beer and soft drinks are also included. Although the venue does have an official ending time, clients are more than welcome to stay on in the taverna, to join in with the local residents! (Casual dress)


Ancient Delos

Adult Price: € 60

"We take a boat ride to Delos, once a Sacred Island, the legendary birthplace of God Apollo and his twin sister Artemis. Today Delos is one of the most important archaeological sites of the eastern Mediterranean. We see amongst others, the remains of the Temple of Apollo, the sanctuary of Artemis, the old city and the theatre and then walk down the celebrated Lion Street. In the museum of Delos one can admire Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman Sculptures, a collection of vessels from all periods as well as small items of everyday use. Transfers to/from port and entrance included."

Mykonos Island Tour

Adult Price: € 37

We explore the island, visiting some of the most beautiful beaches and viewing the landscape of inland Mykonos. Visiting “Ano Mera” and its famous Monastery, and Kalafatis beach, to perhaps enjoy a swim in the beautiful Aegean Sea.


Sunset On Board

Adult Price: € 70

This afternoon we board our large wooden “caique” and set off to the Volcano. Choose to climb up to the top of the volcano and experience a dormant volcano, or perhaps stay on board, relax and enjoy the amazing view. Afterwards, swim in the hot springs and enjoy the natural spa like feeling of the thermal waters and its warm mud full of healing properties. A casual dinner with wine on board, with music, marvel at the sunset and the breathtaking village of Oia high above on the Cliffside.

Senses Of Santorini And Oia Sunset

Adult Price: € 40

We drive to Baxedes to visit our acclaimed local winery. We enjoy a variety of local “meze” (Greek hors d’oeurves) which will enchant your taste buds; sample the locally produced wines, walk in the vineyards, see the “kalathies” vines and the unique way that locals have grown grapes for centuries. Take a short drive to the spectacular village of Oia. Walk through the marble streets with time at leisure in the village for magnificent photos. Stroll to our chosen spot to marvel at the sunset, perhaps enjoy local delicacies at a local restaurants of your choice. Oia will delight your senses! Wine tasting and light snack included.Dinner not included.

Traditional Greek Wedding Show

Adult Price: € 45

This evening you are invited to take part as a guest in a traditional Greek wedding. A life changing ceremony, a group celebration. Be part of the story. Meet the family. Eat, drink, dance, and break plates. The custom is traditional. The experience is not! This Greek Wedding Show is not only a Greek Night, but an unforgettable interactive musical experience!

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