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Best of Greece with One Day 3 Island Cruise

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          • 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. 

          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.


          Trip type: Country Explorer i

          Trip code: WCGBO

          8 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


           

          Best of Greece with One Day 3 Island Cruise

          Your Itinerary

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          Athens, Greece

          Day 1

          Arrive Athens (2 Nights)

          Athens, Greece

          Day 2

          Athens Sightseeing

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          Day 3

          Athens – Corinth – Mycenae – Epidaurus – Nafplion

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          Day 4

          Nafplion – Olympia

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          Day 5

          Olympia – Patras – Delphi

          Kalambaka, Greece

          Day 6

          Delphi – Thermopylae – Kalambaka

          Athens, Greece

          Day 7

          Kalambaka – Meteora – Athens

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          Day 8

          Athens – Transfer to Port – 3 Greek Island Cruise – Transfer to Hotel

          Athens, Greece

          Day 9

          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

          Meals

          • Welcome Reception

          Hotel

          Divani Palace Acropolis

          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

          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 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

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast
          • Dinner

          Hotel

          Amalia

          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

          Arty Grand

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast
          • Be My Guest Dining

          Hotel

          Arty Grand

          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

          Amalia

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

          Hotel

          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

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast
          • Dinner

          Hotel

          Amalia

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast
          • Dinner

          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

          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 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 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

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast
          • Farewell Dinner

          Hotel

          Divani Palace Acropolis

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast
          • Farewell Dinner

          Day 7

          Day 8

          Athens – Transfer to Port – 3 Greek Island Cruise – Transfer to Hotel Day 8 - Athens – Transfer to Port – 3 Greek Island Cruise – Transfer to Hotel

          Transfers are provided to the port to embark on your scenic one day cruise to Poros, Hydra and Aegina. Sit back and enjoy the scenery as you cruise between islands taking in the unique personality of each destination. Lunch is served on board. Return back to your hotel at the end of the cruise.

          Hotel

          Divani Palace Acropolis

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast
          • Lunch

          Hotel

          Divani Palace Acropolis

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast
          • Lunch

          Day 8

          Day 9

          Depart Athens Day 9 - Depart Athens

          Transfers are available to the airport for all guests who have provided Trafalgar with flight details.

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

          Day 9

          Available Departures

          Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/nz/tours/best-of-greece-with-one-day-3-island-cruise for the latest discounts & departure information.

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

          • Hidden Treasures
            Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

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

          Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

          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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          The Trafalgar Experience

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          Meet warm-hearted locals and like-minded travellers. Along your journey of discovery, stop to share stories and flavours with local farmers, chefs and winemakers. Pause to admire the handicrafts and rich traditions of amazing artisans. Explore the essence of Europe through captivating accounts shared by expert historians and savvy local guides.


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          Taste

          Travelling with your tastebuds, treating them to new flavours, spices and textures along the way. From the very first breakfast to the last nightcap, travelling through Europe indulges your palate, with every meal an opportunity to discover regional fare. Savour each new flavour, try the local tipple and take home fresh culinary inspiration. Let us share our love for food and hospitality with you.


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          Unwind

          Once you've packed your suitcase, we take care of the rest, removing all your concerns so that you can be secure in the knowledge that an award-winning global company with an impeccable reputation has taken care of every little detail. We arrange everything you'll need along your journey - meals, accommodation and travel logistics, because we are with you all the way. Travel the world with peace of mind, knowing you’re in the hands of Trafalgar.


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