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- Accommodation based on twin share room
- Daily breakfast
- Escorted tour
- Hotel taxes and service charges
- International flights from Australia
- Professionally guided local tours
- Transport in air conditioned vehicles
- Airport transfers
- Any items or services not specified in the itinerary
- Gratuities for guides and drivers
- Meals, unless expressly states
- Medical and emergency insurance
- Optional tours and activities
- Personal expenses
On this special tour of Greece, start with taking a step back in time on a tour of the capital city’s must-see sights, like Constitutional Square and Parliament, the Temple of Zeus and of course, the iconic Parthenon and Acropolis.
Ferries then whisk you between islands, to the white-washed houses of Mykonos and Santorini’s inimitable blue door homes and white church domes. Last stop on the island hop is Ios, famously the party isle, but there’s so much to be seen by roaming the picturesque streets of Chora and swooning over the awesome Aegean views.
Plus, get Free Emirates Travel Insurance, Free 30 days change of mind and Free change of dates due to COVID-19 disruptions!
All Emirates flight tickets booked from 1 April, 2021, for travel until 31 May, 2022, automatically come with free Multi Risk Travel Insurance:
- No age limit, covers trip cancellation, baggage, emergency medical, COVID-related medical & unexpected quarantine allowance, plus much more
- Up to US$500,000 for overseas medical expenses and emergency evacuation
- Up to US$7,500 if your trip is cancelled due to contracting COVID-19 or for other reasons named in the policy
- Up to US$7,500 if your trip is cut short due to you or a relative falling ill overseas, including contracting COVID-19, and you need to return home
See the Book With Confidence tab for more information and insurance conditions.SEE THE BROCHURE
Inclusions at a glance
- Return economy airfares to Athens
- Fly from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth
- Flying with Emirates, including free travel insurance for a limited time
- 9 nights in 3-4 star hotels, standard rooms with private en-suite facilities
- 9 breakfasts
- Transfers from the island ports to the hotels & return
- Ferry transportation to the islands, economy class
- Services of an experienced tour leader, to ensure that you get the most from your trip
- Sightseeing with entrance fees included
Prices & Departures
- 2022 Low Season – 01 April to 30 June & 01 to 30 September
- From $3799 per person twin share
- 2022 Peak Season – 01 July to 31 August
- From $3999 per person twin share
- This comprehensive tour ticks the boxes for included highlights & free time
- Travel with a tour leader to get the best insight and tips.
- Join a guided tour in Athens and orientation walks in Mykonos, Santorini & Ios.
- It’s an easy pace, with 2-night stays on all the islands & 3 nights in Athens.
- Flights are included from Australia, or ask us about doing the tour on its own.
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Board your overnight flight to Europe!
Arrive - Athens
Welcome to Greece! Meet in the lobby around 6:00pm for an informal meeting with your guide and other tour members. Afterwards, join us for an optional group dinner to get to know your new travel mates. Included Activities: Welcome Meeting Optional Activities: Group Dinner Meals: –
Let’s start our tour in Greece’s capital, Athens, which is one of the world’s oldest cities with history spanning back over 3000 years and is considered the birthplace of Western Civilization. Take a step back in time and explore an amazing array of historical and cultural sites in our city tour including: the National Library, the Academy, Constitutional Square and Parliament, The Temple of Zeus, and of course, the iconic Parthenon and Acropolis. The night is free for you to explore more of this incredible city. Included Activities: Athens city tour Meals: Breakfast
Rise and shine, we have an early start to catch the ferry from Athens to Mykonos. In the afternoon, you will meet with your tour leader and your fellow travellers to explore Mykonos town, and its white washed houses. Included Activities: Orientation walk in Mykonos Optional Activities: No Meals: Breakfast
The day is yours to soak up the sunshine, swim in the sea or chew through your memory card taking pics of cute windmills and quaint streets. Or discover the birthplace of Apollo by taking an optional tour to Delos Island. Tonight, hit the bars and restaurants and dance the night away! Optional Activities: Delos Island Tour Meals: Breakfast
Next up: Santorini! After our ferry ride, we will wander through the town of Fira to get our bearings. See why the blue door houses, white church domes make Santorini the iconic postcard town of Greece. Santorini is formed from volcanic activity, and from the caldera witness the most epic sunset and breath-taking views. Included Activities: Orientation walk in Santorini Optional Activities: No Meals: Breakfast
We’ve got a free day today. Relax on the red or black sand beaches, wander the streets and browse through the shops of the main town or take an optional quad biking tour. Explore the island’s volcano and check out an active crater and hot springs in our optional volcano tour. The choices are endless! Optional Activities: Volcano Tour, Quad Biking Tour Meals: Breakfast
Today we are taking to the seas, and heading towards to Ios. Get orientated on a tour around Ios and see its golden beaches and characteristic Aegean houses which are set on the hilltop. Tonight get amongst it, as we hit up the renowned party night life in the evening! Included Activities: Orientation walk in Ios Optional Activities: No Meals: Breakfast
Feeling a little under the weather from last night’s antics? Nothing a gyros and a dip in the sea can’t fix! It’s a free day today so laze on the beach, roam the streets of the beautiful town of Chora or swoon over those awesome views. Meals: Breakfast
Raise the anchor, today we are departing by ferry for our final stop, Athens. Tick off any last minute sightseeing and soak up all that Greece has to offer. Meals: Breakfast
Our trip will end here after breakfast (11:00am) in Athens. Please catch a taxi to the airport for your flights home to Australia. Meals: Breakfast
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This escorted group tour covers the essential highlights of Athens, Mykonos, Santorini and Ios. Enjoy comfortable 3-4 star hotels, daily breakfast, sightseeing and services of licensed tour guides. Plus flights are included from Australia.
More about this tour
See the brochure
CLICK HERE to view, download or print a copy of this tour brochure.
The brochure includes details of the inclusions, itinerary (where applicable) and other relevant travel information. Information contained in the brochure is subject to change and at the time of booking you will be provided with an updated copy that includes the current details for your reservation.
This escorted tour includes flights from Australia and departs most Fridays between the following dates:
2022 Low Season – 01 April to 30 June; 01 to 30 September
2023 High Season – 01July to 31 August
Departures are subject to availability and prices may vary at time of booking. Please ask us for your preferred date and we will advise availability and cost. Contact us to find out about departures at other times of the year.
Important to remember...
The day-by-day tour descriptions in the itinerary are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, river conditions, road accessibility, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that are ultimately for the client's benefit. It is essential that travellers are flexible and open minded in this regard.
Speak to a travel specialist
The My Travel Experience team are travel experts and we're here to help you enjoy the best holiday - from the time you start to plan your trip until the day you return home. We are only a phone call or email away whenever you need us, so please contact us today with any questions.
Email [email protected]. Phone 1300 168 910 (in Australia) or text +61 437 851 966 (from overseas or via mobile).
Emirates Free Multi Risk Travel Insurance
Free Emirates Travel Insurance, Free 30 days change of mind, Free change of dates due to COVID-19-related issues.
Every Emirates ticket sold comes with automatic free Multi Risk Travel Insurance:
- No age limit, covers trip cancellation, baggage, emergency medical, COVID-related medical & unexpected quarantine allowance, plus much more.
- Tickets booked from 1 April 2021 for travel up until 31 May 2022.
- All tickets issued from 1 April 2021 will be automatically valid for travel for 24 months.
- Within that time, you have the flexibility to change the dates or ask for a refund at no extra charge.
The travel insurance benefits of your cover:
- Up to USD 500,000 for overseas medical expenses and emergency evacuation.
- Up to USD 7,500 if your trip is cancelled due to contracting COVID‑19 or for other reasons named in the policy.
- Up to USD 7,500 if your trip is cancelled or cut short if the school year is extended due to COVID‑19 beyond the departure date, and you or a relative is a full‑time teacher, full‑time employee, or a student at a primary or secondary school.
- Up to USD 7,500 if your trip is cut short due to you or a close relative falling ill overseas, including contracting COVID‑19, and you need to return home.
- Up to USD 7,500 if you have to abandon your travels for failing a COVID‑19 test or medical screening at the airport.
- USD 150 per day, per person for up to 14 consecutive days if you test positive for COVID‑19 and are unexpectedly placed into mandatory quarantine while overseas.
Full change-of-mind deposit is refundable up until 30 days after booking made.
Change of tour dates is permitted until 45 days prior to departure to same or similar tour only. Inside 45 days normal terms and cancellation fees apply.
Emirates do not charge change fees, however in some cases you may be required to upgrade to a higher airfare. There will also be a AU$75 per person refund airline processing fee.
For flight tickets booked for travel from 01 June 2022 the tickets are valid for 12 months and you are still entitled to complimentary travel insurance (as of 26 October 2021).
Free Multi Risk Travel Insurance from Emirates is available until further notice and Emirates reserves the right to extend or end the programme at any time.
Book With Confidence - Early Bird Special
This tour has special Book With Confidence conditions that give you greater flexibility and peace of mind when you book in 2021.
When you book early, if you need to change your tour dates due to COVID19 travel restrictions, you will receive travel credits to the same value as your original tour.
Plus, you will have the following options:
1. Book the same tour, different departure date
Receive a full travel credit and to transfer to a new travel date. Check your travel voucher to confirm its validity and if you originally booked with a discount, that same saving will be applied to your new travel date.
2. Book a different tour
If you choose to book a different tour, then the travel credit will be transferred to that new tour booking. Check your travel voucher to confirm its validity and if you originally booked with a discount, that same saving will be applied to the cost of your new tour.
3. Travel credits as a gift
For ultimate flexibility, travel credits can be used for a new booking for other travellers. Thus, credits can be redeemed towards the new booking and that can be for someone other than the original booker(s). The original lead traveller will need to email our customer service team to confirm the transfer. Make sure you check the date on the travel credits voucher to know the redemption deadline.
Important to know:
- Travel credits are non-refundable.
- Date changes must be made 60 days prior to departure or fees will apply as per standard standard Booking Terms & Conditions.
- Airfares are non-refundable once tickets are issued and separate future travel credit conditions apply.
- These conditions only apply to this tour and/or flights if confirmed arrangements are disrupted or cancelled due to COVID19.
New safety measures and greater peace of mind.
The wellbeing and safety of our passengers and staff is always a priority, especially as we adjust to a new world for travellers. My Travel Experience is committed to ensuring your peace of mind with customer-friendly booking practices and enhanced health and safety standards on our trips.
We work closely with tour operators that have received the Safe Travels stamp by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), which enables travellers to recognise companies around the world that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
Travel requirements for this tour:
The tour operator is implementing a number of enhanced health and safety protocols on their trips. These additional precautions have been introduced to help prevent the transmission of Covid-19 and to help ensure that travellers and the tour team are as safe and protected as possible while on tour.
Negative PCR or Antigen Tests
All travellers, regardless of their vaccination status, will be asked to produce a negative PCR test or negative Antigen test in order to embark on our escorted tours. This helps to ensure the safety of our travellers and staff.
Self-monitor for Covid-19 symptoms
We request that all travellers self-monitor daily before the tour for any COVID-19 related symptoms. All travellers will be required to complete a Covid-19 Acknowledgement of Risk (sent by our customer service team) before departing for the tour, and each traveller will be required to sign a Responsible Traveller Pledge (committing to the safety and wellbeing of yourself and fellow travellers). We advise all travellers to check their home country's rules and regulations regarding the quarantine period upon return from your tour as well as any requirements they may have before you travel.
Face masks and sanitising
Each traveller will be required to bring their own mask and wear it at all (required) times. We ask that our travellers familiarise themselves with the best way to use, clean and store face masks (especially if they are reusable). Travellers should bring their own face masks for use throughout the journey as well as spares. Always remember to practice good hygiene and wash or sanitise your hands frequently. Travel tip: Plastic bags are good for storing used face masks.
As per regulation - face masks will be compulsory while on the coach, boat and train. Face masks will be available for purchase from your tour leader for those who do not have supplies. Hand sanitisers with at least 60% alcohol will be available to travellers and staff at all times.
Adequate Travel Insurance
All tour travellers are required to show proof of adequate travel insurance before embarking on tour. Your policy of insurance is required to cover you and your party against the cost of cancellation by you; the cost of assistance (including repatriation - medical and non-medical) in the event of accident or illness; loss of baggage and money; protection against any Covid-related claims and other expenses.
Please Note: If you cannot provide the tour team with proof of adequate travel insurance prior to the start of your tour, you will not be permitted to embark on day one.
Health and Safety on Tour
On the4 coach tours, elevated hygiene and safety procedures will be put into place. The safe and comfortable coaches are cleaned and sanitised before the start of each tour and daily cleaning is maintained throughout the tour.
Safety Measures for Social Distancing on Tour
In line with precautions from various government authorities, such as the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), social distancing and face masks will be necessary on both rail and coach tours.
Carrying out responsible social distancing while on the coach and train, during city tours, on visits to landmarks, museums and more, will be necessary to help ensure the safety of yourself, the other travellers in your group and our travel crew. This extends to the use of face masks on board the coach and train and where necessary when visiting different destinations.
Coach boarding will be adjusted in line with social distancing measures.
What if someone gets sick on tour?
All travellers are required to inform their tour leader if they are feeling unwell. Your tour leader will then direct you to a medical practitioner, it is strongly advised that travellers then take all the reasonable steps to ensure the traveller(s) meet all the requirements as laid out by their travel insurance provider.
Travel Crew are Trained and Here to Help
The travel crew, which includes your tour leaders and drivers, have previously been trained for important health and hygiene needs while on tour. In addition to this, the crew will have received additional, in-depth health and hygiene training prior to embarking on any future tours. This training is in line with guidelines set out by public health authorities.
The team is regularly reviewing government tourism and travel updates and ensuring that tours run in accordance with the prevailing public health advice, and recommendations by the World Health Organisation, the Centres for Disease Control, the European Centre for Disease Control, and the Public Health Agency of Canada. We are hoping to make this adjustment to the "new normal" of travel as stress-free as possible!
These guidelines are subject to change as the global situation evolves. The enforcement of certain measures (i.e. social distancing and mask-wearing) will vary in different regions. We will defer to local health authorities for best practices in their region. Check with your home country's policies on testing and post-trip self-isolation as well as the latest travel advisories.
How to make a booking:
This early bird deal is valid for a limited time and may change without notice.
Price is correct as of 01 November 2021. Please contact us for current rates.
Advertised price is based on lead-price departure(s) and rates will be advised for your preferred travel date prior to any payment being required.
All prices are per person, based on twin share, and listed in Australian dollars (AUD). The package is subject to confirmation at the time of booking and prices may change without notice. Booking conditions and cancellation fees apply.
Please read My Travel Experience Booking Terms & Conditions prior to making a reservation. By booking any travel service with us, you have agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions.
To make a booking please call My Travel Experience on 1300 168 910 or email [email protected].
You can also select a trip and request it via this website - please enter your preferred departure date (if known) and the number of people travelling. If you wish to submit an enquiry, please let us know your travel dates plus any other information that will help us provide a quote, such as departure city and travel preferences.
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