Greece Tour & Greek Islands with Flights

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Price
$4999 per person
Duration
13 days
Destination
Greece

INCLUDES FLIGHTS Greece Tour with Santorini & Crete

This tour of Greece takes you to a country of phenomenal culture, historical wonders, amazing coastlines and remarkable beauty. Start with a tour of the mainland, then combine it with island stays on Santorini and Crete. What a way to enjoy the 13-day journey!
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Begin with an escorted tour that takes you from Athens to the unmissable sights of Olympia and Delphi. Then travel to the Greek Islands by ferry and while your time on Santorini and Crete is free to explore at your leisure, we've saved you the worry of planning it all out for yourself. This unforgettable journey is filled with with highlights and top-value inclusions, that includes flights from Australia!

What's included

Destination
Departure Location
Fly from Australia to Athens, Greece
Return Location
Fly from Athens to Australia
Tour Start Date & Time
March 7, 2024 12:00 am View other Times
Additional Information
Departs in 2024: See the tour start times or contact us for other dates. Booking Code: GRACG13M
Price includes
  • Accommodation based on twin share room
  • Daily breakfast
  • Escorted tour
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Internal flights
  • International flights from Australia
  • Transport in air conditioned vehicles
Price does not include
  • Any items or services not specified
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers
  • Meals, unless expressly states
  • Medical and emergency insurance
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Personal expenses
Additional Prices
Solo Travellers: Please contact us for current single supplement to ensure a private room. Extend Your Stay: We can book hotels for you before or after the tour. Travel Insurance: Insurance is essential - please ask us about free Emirates insurance. Optional Tours: You can add sightseeing options during free time, contact us for details.

Greece Tour Overview

Discover the magic of Greece, from historic Athens to Olympia, Delphi, Santorini and Crete.

Begin the journey with taking a step back in time on a tour of the country’s capital city. Explore the ancient stadium where the first Olympic Games was held in 776 BC and tour Delphi’s archaeologic museum that’s been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Next, it’s time to board your first ferry to the beautiful island of Santorini, with its inimitable blue door homes and white church domes. Last stop on the island hop is Crete, where you’ll stay in Heraklion to explore the fifth-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.

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Prices & Departures

This tour departs regularly and you’ll find the lowest-price departures on the following dates:

  • From $4999 per person in 2024 – 10 & 17 February; 2, 7, 9, 14 & 28 March; 11 & 19 May; 7, 14, 16, 23 & 28 November
  • From $5999 per person in 2024 – 28 May; 8 June; 24 August; 7, 21 & 28 September; 12, 19 & 26 October

Note: Prices in AUD are per person, based on twin share. They are subject to confirmation and change without notice. Prices will vary, depending on your travel dates. Please contact us for current rates, single supplements for solo travellers and travel at other times. Booking conditions apply.

Inclusions at a glance

  • Flights: Return economy airfares from Australian capital cities to Athens
    • Domestic economy airfare from Heraklion to Athens
  • Accommodation: 11 nights in hotels, based on twin share
    • 3 nights Athens
    • 1 night Olympia
    • 1 night Delphi
    • 2 nights Santorini
    • 4 nights Crete
    • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • 13 meals: 11 breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • Sightseeing: as per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach (days 2-6)
    • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Guides: Services of English-speaking tour manager (days 2-6)
    • Services of local guide in Athens
  • Transfers: Athens Airport to Athens Hotel and v.v (private taxi)
    • Athens Hotel to Piraeus Port and v.v (private taxi)
    • Santorini Port to Santorini Hotel and v.v (shared minibus)
    • Heraklion Port to Heraklion Hotel and v.v (shared minibus)
  • Ferry Tickets: Piraeus to Santorini in Economy Class
    • Santorini to Heraklion in Economy Class
    • Port Taxes & Handling Fees
    • Delivery of the ferry tickets to Athens Hotel

Special features

  • This comprehensive itinerary ticks the boxes for included highlights & free time
  • Join guided tours of the historic sites in Athens, Olympia & Delphi
  • It’s a comfortable pace, with a 2-night stay in Santorini & 4 nights on Crete
  • Flights are included from Australia, or ask us about doing the tour on its own.

 

Santorini Greece
Imagine yourself here, watching a magical Santorini sunset!
  • DAY 1
  • DAY 2
  • DAY 3
  • DAY 4
  • DAY 5
  • DAY 6
  • DAY 7
  • DAY 8
  • DAY 9
  • DAYS 10 - 12
  • DAY 13
DAY 1

Depart Australia

Board your overnight flight to Greece!

DAY 2

Arrive - Athens

Arrive in Athens, the classical capital of Greece; and catch a taxi to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to discover the ancient wonders of this city known as the cradle of Western Civilisation and the birthplace of democracy. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 7 PM at your hotel. We recommend that you select flights which arrive no later than 5 PM

Overnight: Athens

DAY 3

Athens City Tour

This morning is at leisure, or join the optional guided tour of the Acropolis. This architectural masterpiece was built during the Golden Age of Athens and today is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For passengers who opt not participate in the optional tour, transportation has been included to meet the Tour Manager and the rest of the group at the Acropolis Museum. Visit the museum, built at the base of the famous monument, housing many of the precious original statues from the Acropolis. After lunch on your own, join the Tour Manager for a walk through the lively Plaka area, the oldest section of Athens, a neighbourhood of charming restaurants, shops and sidewalk cafes. Continue by bus to Syntagma Square. Upon arrival, you might catch a glimpse of the colourfully-costumed Evzone guards, outfitted in the traditional Greek style. Tonight, consider joining the optional dinner in Athens. Begin the evening with a panoramic drive through illuminated Athens. Continue to the lively Plaka area under the Acropolis and enjoy a 3-course traditional Greek dinner, including wine and live music at a typical Greek taverna

Optional: Acropolis Archaeological Site Walking Tour (AM)

Optional: Dinner in Athens (PM)

Overnight: Athens

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4

Sightseeing en route to Olympia

Depart Athens via the scenic coastal road to the mighty Corinth Canal, dividing the Peloponnese from mainland Greece. Continue via Nauplion to Mycenae, the heartland of Greek mythology.

Visit the Acropolis of Mycenae and the Tomb of Atreus, built around 1250 B.C. From here, drive through the Central Peloponnese Peninsula, whose major cities in classical times were Corinth and Sparta. Continue to Olympia, birthplace of the first Olympic Games

Overnight: Olympia

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5

Tour the Olympia Archaeological Site

Morning visit to the archaeological site of Olympia, including the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, and the ancient stadium where the Olympic Games were first held in 776 B.C. At the Archaeological Museum view astonishing Greek works of art such as the Nike of Paionios and terracotta statues dating back to the 5th century B.C. Visit a local store, where you will have a chance to taste local olive oil and spices. Then, drive north through the plains of Eliad and Achaia, crossing the Corinth Strait via a cabled bridge from Rion to Antirion. Pass the town of Nafpaktos en route to Delphi, home of the ruins of the Tholos Temple

Overnight: Delphi

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6

Archaeological Tour of Delphi

Tour the excavated site of Delphi and the archaeological museum, perched on the slopes of Mount Parnassos, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Considered one of the most important places in Greek history, its stunning setting and ancient ruins are truly inspirational. Walk the Sacred Way to the imposing 4th century B.C. Temple of Apollo, site of the most important oracle in the classical world. Afterward, travel south and arrive in Athens in late afternoon. The rest of the day is at leisure. Tonight, meet your Tour Manager for a drink to bid farewell

Overnight: Athens

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7

Athens - Santorini

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before an early morning transfer to Piraeus Port for embarkation on your ferry to Santorini Island. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure. Overnight stay in Santorini.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8

Santorini

After breakfast at your hotel this morning, the rest of the day is at leisure for you to discover the unique beauty of this island, famous worldwide as one of the most romantic destinations. Walk around the picturesque Fira Town and famous Oia, visit the Volcano and Akrotiri excavations and swim in one of the volcanic beaches. You may also like to join an optional tour to explore the island of Santorini. Overnight stay in Santorini.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9

Santorini - Crete

After breakfast at your hotel, check out and transfer to Santorini Port. Embark your ferry for Crete. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in. The balance of the day is free at leisure. Overnight stay in Heraklion.

Meals: Breakfast

DAYS 10 - 12

Crete

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before exploring Heraklion at your leisure. Overnight stay in Heraklion.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 13

Depart Crete

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward journey and flights via Athens to Australia.

Meals: Breakfast

More about Greece

Begin with an escorted tour that takes you from Athens to the unmissable sights of Olympia and Delphi. Then travel to the Greek Islands by ferry and while your time on Santorini and Crete is free to explore at your leisure, we've saved you the worry of planning it all out for yourself. This unforgettable journey is filled with with highlights and top-value inclusions, that includes flights from Australia!

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The brochure includes details of the inclusions, itinerary 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.

Tour departures

This escorted tour includes flights from Australia and departs regularly in 2024.

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 available departures.

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.

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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.

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
Travellers, regardless of their vaccination status, may 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. Travellers may be required to complete a Covid-19 Acknowledgement of Risk (sent by our customer service team) before departing for the tour. We advise all travellers to check their home country's rules and regulations regarding any requirements they may have before you travel.

Face masks and sanitising
Subject to regional requirements, each traveller may be required to bring their own mask and wear it at  any required times. Always remember to practice good hygiene and wash or sanitise your hands frequently.

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.

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.

It's your responsibility to check with your home country's policies and the countries you will be visiting regarding the latest travel advisories and ensure you meet any travel restrictions prior to booking and departure.

How to make a booking:

This early bird travel deal is valid for a limited time and may change without notice.

Price was correct as of 28 March 2023. 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.

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      Greece Tour & Greek Islands with Flights

      Price
      $4999 per person
      Duration
      13 days
      Destination
      Greece

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