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Best of Greece

8 Days 1 Country 9 Cities

Greece's classical culture meets modern metropolis as you pass through Athens, Mycenae, Olympia and more.

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8 Days 1 Country 9 Cities

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    • Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided holiday in Europe.
    • Special Rate Solo Rooming: Departures 10 July, 21 August and 10 October 2017 include 25-100% discount on our standard single supplement.
    • Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip.
    • Reversed Itinerary: Departures 26 March, 14 April and 28 October 2017 will also operate in reverse and may stay in alternative hotels to those listed. All sightseeing and inclusions will remain as described. See 'Best of Greece Reverse', trip code AGBOR, for full itinerary details.
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    • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

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      • Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided holiday in Europe.
      • Special Rate Solo Rooming: Departures 10 July, 21 August and 10 October 2017 include 25-100% discount on our standard single supplement.
      • Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip.
      • Reversed Itinerary: Departures 26 March, 14 April and 28 October 2017 will also operate in reverse and may stay in alternative hotels to those listed. All sightseeing and inclusions will remain as described. See 'Best of Greece Reverse', trip code AGBOR, for full itinerary details.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

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      About this trip

      Cast your mind back over millennia, your footprints following those of Alexander the Great, Aristotle and Plato. Explore the mighty kingdom of Ancient Greece, from the Temples of Zeus and Hera, the Parthenon and Delphi on the slopes of Mount Parnassos. Walk the Sacred Way to the 4th century Temple of Apollo and greet the gods and goddesses of Olympia.


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      7 Nights

      accommodation

      12 Meals
      • 7 buffet breakfasts

      • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest)

      On-trip Transport

      All transport shown.

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Athens, Corinth, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, Delphi and Meteora

        • See the Corinth Canal, the Lion Gate and Agamemnon's Palace at Mycenae

        • View the Parthenon, the Agora, Royal Palace and Temple of Zeus in Athens, the ancient theatre and Sanctuary of Asclepius at Epidaurus and the battle site at Thermopylae

        • Visit the Acropolis and Museum in Athens, the ancient ruins in Corinth, the Olympic Stadium in Olympia, the home of the Oracle at Delphi and the incredible rock monasteries in Meteora


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 buffet breakfasts

        • 5 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

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      Your Itinerary

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      Athens, Greece

      Day 1

      Arrive Athens (2 Nights)

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      Day 2

      Athens Sightseeing

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      Day 3

      Athens – Corinth – Mycenae – Epidaurus – Nafplion

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      Day 4

      Nafplion – Olympia

      Delphi, Greece

      Day 5

      Olympia – Patras – Delphi

      Kalambaka, Greece

      Day 6

      Delphi – Thermopylae – Kalambaka

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      Day 7

      Kalambaka – Meteora – Athens

      Athens, Greece

      Day 8

      Depart Athens

      Day 1

      Arrive Athens (2 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Athens (2 Nights)

      Welcome to Athens. You are met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Relax or spend time exploring the wonders of this ancient city. In the evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception, including a light meal and welcome drink with your travelling companions and your Travel Director.

      Hotel

      Divani Palace Acropolis/Metropolitan

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Divani Palace Acropolis/Metropolitan

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Athens Sightseeing Day 2 - Athens Sightseeing

      Classical Athens was a centre for the arts, learning and philosophy, and is widely seen as the cradle of Western Civilisation and the birthplace of democracy. One of the world's oldest cities, discover the rich heritage of Athens during your morning sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist. Explore the Acropolis and view the Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena and one of the world's greatest cultural monuments. Marvel at the Agora, the Royal Palace and the Temple of Zeus. Enjoy an included visit to the Acropolis Museum containing remarkable antiquities. See Hadrian's Arch, built to celebrate the arrival of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, and the stadium where the first modern Olympics took place in 1896. Spend the rest of the day as you wish. In the evening perhaps choose to dine in a lively area of the city.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      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 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.

      Adult Price: €40.00

      Cape Sounion And Seafood Dinner

      Take a relaxing drive along the Apollo coast to the southernmost point of Attica and visit the splendid 5th century B.C. Temple of Poseidon. The area steeped in Classical Greek history is where King Aegeas threw himself from the rocky precipice, a 197 ft drop in to the sea below, thereby lending his name to the Aegean Sea. A unique opportunity to view of the temple high above the Aegean Sea! Do not forget your cameras to capture the moment. A real Greek fish-seafood dinner in one of the most popular fish-tavernas in the area, frequented by the local people. Sitting next to the sea savour delicious seafood starters, Greek salad, fish for the main course and local wine.

      Adult Price: €81.00

      Dinner "Meze" Style in Psiri

      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)

      Adult Price: €50.00

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Athens – Corinth – Mycenae – Epidaurus – Nafplion Day 3 - Athens – Corinth – Mycenae – Epidaurus – Nafplion

      Cross the mighty Corinth Canal to the Peloponnesian Peninsula and visit the ancient city of Corinth with your Local Specialist. In Mycenae - a mighty kingdom of ancient Greece and a military stronghold - see the Beehive Tombs, the Treasury of Atreus, the Lion Gate and the remains of Agamemnon's Royal Palace with your Local Specialist. Later visit the ancient theatre and view the Sanctuary of Asclepius, the God of Medicine in Epidaurus with your Local Specialist. The rod of Asclepius, a snake-entwined staff, remains the symbol of medicine to this day. Arrive later in Nafplion where you will dine tonight at your hotel.

      Hotel

      Amalia/Agamemnon

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Amalia/Agamemnon

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Nafplion – Olympia Day 4 - Nafplion – Olympia

      Enjoy a spectacular drive east across the Mountains of Arcadia to ancient Olympia. Connected to many gods and myths, Olympia is also the site of the first Olympic Games held in 776 BC. This evening enjoy a Be My Guest dinner of authentic local cuisine on an olive farm.

      Hotel

      Amalia/Europa

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Hotel

      Amalia/Europa

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Olympia – Patras – Delphi Day 5 - Olympia – Patras – Delphi

      Meet your Local Specialist and spend the morning visiting the ancient Olympic site and museum and the Temples of Zeus and Hera − the wife of Zeus and one of the most important deities in Greek mythology. Driving north to Patras, you cross the Gulf of Corinth to mainland Greece before continuing to Delphi.

      Hotel

      Nafsika Palace/Ageli/Amalia

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Nafsika Palace/Ageli/Amalia

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Delphi – Thermopylae – Kalambaka Day 6 - Delphi – Thermopylae – Kalambaka

      Tour Delphi on the slopes of Mount Parnassos with your Local Specialist and see the site of the most important oracle in the classical world. Walk the Sacred Way to the Temple of Apollo dating from the 4th century. It was here that every four years athletes competed in the Pythian Games, dedicated to Apollo and the arts. A picturesque early afternoon drive brings you to Thermopylae, famous for the heroic defence by Leonidas and his brave Spartans against the invading Persians. After seeing the memorial, cross the fertile Thessaly region, the 'bread basket of Greece' and travel over the Pourmaraki Pass towards Kalambaka.

      Hotel

      Amalia/Dellas Boutique

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Amalia/Dellas Boutique

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Kalambaka – Meteora – Athens Day 7 - Kalambaka – Meteora – Athens

      Drive to Meteora, one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece. Visit two of the six monasteries built on sandstone rocks above the town with your Local Specialist. A scenic drive brings you back to Athens, where later you will enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your travelling companions.

      Hotel

      Divani Palace Acropolis/Metropolitan

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Hotel

      Divani Palace Acropolis/Metropolitan

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Depart Athens Day 8 - Depart Athens

      Say goodbye to your fellow travellers and Travel Director after an unforgettable journey. Airport transfers are available, conditions apply.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 8

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Be My Guest
        Say 'opa!' to an Olympic olive oil and wine tasting experience with the Karambellas family on their 30-acre olive and wine farm, followed by a traditional meal and dancing

      • Cultural Insight
        Visit the Acropolis Museum containing remarkable antiquities giving visitors insight into the lives of Athenians centuries ago

      • Hidden Treasure
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • Local Specialist
        For included sightseeing in Athens, Corinth, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, Delphi and Kalambaka

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      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Athens, Corinth, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, Delphi and Meteora

        • See the Corinth Canal, the Lion Gate and Agamemnon's Palace at Mycenae

        • View the Parthenon, the Agora, Royal Palace and Temple of Zeus in Athens, the ancient theatre and Sanctuary of Asclepius at Epidaurus and the battle site at Thermopylae

        • Visit the Acropolis and Museum in Athens, the ancient ruins in Corinth, the Olympic Stadium in Olympia, the home of the Oracle at Delphi and the incredible rock monasteries in Meteora


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 buffet breakfasts

        • 5 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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        Service rating : Very informed regarding subject ,always very personable .Product : Well worth it ,My grandson enjoyed the trip so much.

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        Service rating : Everything was done well. Couldn't have asked for a better experienceProduct : Nothing better than sitting back and letting someone else take care of everything for you. That's a real holiday

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        The whole experience was awesome and exceeded my expectations from the travel arrangements, the Greece sightseeings to the travel director. I highly recommend Trafalgar.

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        Service rating : Our tour director Evgenia and our driver Yianis were both excellent. Evgenia was knowledgeable, kind, experienced and her personality made the trip even more exciting; she is one of the best tour directors we have had throughout the years! Overall, the service was very good and

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        Service rating : The team provided excellent support. Maintained good time management. Professionals in all respects. All commitments fulfilledProduct : Vehicle clean itinerary varied and comprehensive. Staff excellent. Hotels clean and provide good value with food and accommodations. Wi fi

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