Classical Greece

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Day 1 - Athens, Greece. Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink with your Tour Director.
Day 2 - Athens. Sightseeing with a Local Guide features a visit to the Parthenon's crowning beauty atop the ACROPOLIS, the Erechtheum with its Porch of Maidens, the beautifully preserved Theseum, Roman temple dedicated to Zeus, Theater of Dionysus, and the Agora where Socrates taught. Vistas of the government buildings and elegant homes in the modern city provide a striking contrast to the remains of the glorious past. Tonight is your chance to join an optional dinner outing to try out local fare. (B)
Day 3 - Athens - Corinth - Mycenae - Epidaurus - Nauplia. Cross the spectacular Corinth Canal, then visit ANCIENT CORINTH, where St. Paul preached. Two highlights today: MYCENAE, where 19th-century excavations reveal impressions of the splendors so vividly described by Homer. Admire the Beehive Tombs, the Treasury of Atreus, Lion Gate, Europe's oldest known monument, remains of Agamemnon's Royal Palace, and the impressive fortifications of the Citadel. Also visit the museum. Then, a short drive to EPIDAURUS for a tour of its amazingly well-preserved 2,300-year-old open-air theater. Overnight in nearby Nauplia. (B,D)
Day 4 - Nauplia - Olympia. Spectacular scenery on the way through the Arkadian Mountains. Then, spend the afternoon in OLYMPIA, where the athletes of antiquity competed in honor of the king of deities. Learn about the history of those original Olympic Games as you walk among the impressive remains of the Gymnasium and the Temples of Hera and Zeus. Also visit the MUSEUM that displays Praxiteles' magnificent statue of Hermes. Tonight, [LF] enjoy a COOKING DEMONSTRATION and learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer. (B,D)
Day 5 - Olympia - Patras - Delphi. Via the busy seaport of Patras, proceed through the picturesque fishing villages along the south coast of the mainland to mystic Delphi. The afternoon is devoted to a fascinating tour of the ancient sanctuary of the god Apollo in its dramatic setting on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Hear about the Oracle and tour the EXCAVATIONS. End the day with a visit to the ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM to admire the Charioteer, an extraordinary 5th-century BC bronze statue. A highlight this evening is [LF] a DANCE LESSON, where you'll learn how to dance the sirtaki, made famous in the movie Zorba the Greek, accompanied by a glass of the traditional Ouzo. (B,D)
Day 6 - Delphi - Meteora Area. Drive past Lamia and Trikala to Kalambaka in the unreal, fantastic landscape of Meteora with its 24 rock-top monasteries. Visit VARLAAM MONASTERY, famous for its frescoes, and ST. STEPHEN'S MONASTERY, featuring a unique collection of icons and an incredible panoramic view (ladies are suggested to pack one long skirt, as shorts or trousers may be inappropriate when visiting the monasteries). (B,D)
Day 7 - Meteora Area - Thermopylae - Athens. Today's highlight is a guided visit to THERMOPYLAE, the site of the heroic battle of Leonidas' 300 doomed Spartans against Xerxes' huge Persian army. On the way back to Athens, your Tour Director will tell you about Thebes, the setting of Sophocles' Oedipus Rex, and Marathon, where 10,000 Athenians defeated more than twice that number of Persian invaders in 490 BC. Enjoy an optional dinner in a romantic restaurant. (B)
Day 8 - Athens. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)


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  Tour Name   Classical Greece
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  Tour Duration    8 Days
  Start City:   Athens
  End City:   Athens
  Price From   USD $1,579.00   See in Cart
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2017-03-03 USD $1,579.00 See in Cart
2017-04-07 USD $1,749.00 See in Cart
2017-04-24 USD $1,749.00 See in Cart
2017-04-28 USD $1,749.00 See in Cart
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2017-05-15 USD $1,749.00 See in Cart
2017-05-19 USD $1,749.00 See in Cart
    Prices based on double room occupancy.

    Single room supplement:
    $271 (March 4-March 21), $286 (March 25-November 7)

    Triple room reduction per person:

    Extra nights per person in Athens:
    Pre tour: in single room $111-$118, in twin $60-$64, in triple $49-$54
    Post tour: in single room $126-$149, in twin $71-$79, in triple $58-$61


  • City Highlights
    Welcome drink; guided sightseeing, visit the Acropolis
    Guided visit of the excavations
    Guided visit of the excavations and museum
    Guided visit of the 2,300-year-old open-air theater
    Guided visit of the archaeological site and the museum; [LF] learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer
    Guided visit of the excavations, visit the Archaeological Museum; [LF] learn to dance the sirtaki and have a glass of Ouzo
    Guided visit of the Varlaam and St. Stephen's Monasteries
    Guided visit
    Headsets throughout the tour
  • Launch Date
  • 09/15/15 8:00pm
  • Meals
  • Welcome drink in Athens; full buffet breakfast daily; 4 three-course dinners with wine
  • Notes
  • NOTE:
    • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • Title
  • Classical Greece
  • Transportation
  • Motorcoach. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
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