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Glories of Greece!

7 days from only
R38 960
per person sharing incl. taxes
ID # 2017
Valid: 15 Apr 19 to 22 Apr 19
Duration: 7 Days

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Return flights from Johannesburg
  • Approximate Airport Taxes
  • 7 Day Glories of Greece Insight Vacations Tour
  • 6 nights hotel accommodation
  • 6 Buffet Breakfasts (BB), 2 Three-course Dinners or Buffets (D) and 1 Signature Evening (SE) all with tea or coffee; plus 1 Welcome Dinner (WD) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD) both with wine, plus tea or coffee
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • Enjoy the unique comfort of Insight's luxury air-conditioned 40 seat coach with extended leg room and on-board restroom
  • An expert Insight Tour Director
  • Baggage handling everywhere, we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels

Terms and Conditions

Prices are per person twin share, include discounts, and are subject to availability and rate of exchange changes. Offers above are a guide only and will vary depending on departure date, our guide price is based on the cheapest departure within the stipulated season and availability is correct at time of loading. Visas may be necessary and insurance is essential. Pentravel and Tour Operator terms and conditions apply, and may be found on our website. Offer can be removed at any time. High season supplements and block out dates may apply. These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE.

COACH ITINERARY

DAY 1: WELCOME TO ATHENS

An Insight host will meet you at the airport and take you to the hotel, where there is time to settle in and relax. At 19:00, join your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception, get to know your fellow travellers over a delightful evening of dinner and wine.
 
Hotel: Divani Caravel Hotel/Radisson Blu Park Hotel, Athens. Meals: Dinner with Wine

DAY 2: ATHENS, CITY OF GODS

Your exploration reveals the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of Wingless Victory and Hadrian's Arch. Next, your Local Expert takes you to the Parthenon, built atop the Acropolis. Continue to Thermopylae to see the memorial to Leonidas and his courageous Spartans, then on to your hotel in Kalambaka for dinner.
 
Hotel: Divani Meteora Hotel/Grand Meteora/Meteora Hotel, Kalambaka. Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3: THE PINNACLES OF METEORA

With your Local Expert, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Meteora, meaning 'in the air.' The massive pinnacles of smooth rock are ancient, yet could also be the setting for a futuristic science-fiction tale. Visit one of the monasteries, that adds to the strange and beautiful landscape and enjoy stunning views over the Peneios Valley. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Why not explore with a leisurely walk on the nature trails? Alternatively, you may wish to visit the Natural History Museum.
 
Hotel: Divani Meteora Hotel/Grand Meteora/Meteora Hotel, Kalambaka. Meals: Buffet Breakfast

DAY 4: THE SACRED WAY AND ONTO OLYMPIA

Travel south, stopping at the foothills of Mount Parnassus. Ascend the Sacred Way of Delphi with your Local Expert, passing the Parian marble Treasury of the Athenians and Polygonal Wall. You'll approach the Temple of Apollo, where for 14 centuries the mysterious Oracle of Delphi breathed her enigmatic 'words'. Continue to Olympia where dinner is served in your hotel.
 
Hotel: Arty Grand Hotel/Amalia Hotel Olympia. Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5: ANCIENT OLYMPIA

It's all in the name. Ancient Olympia is the site where the Ancient Olympic Games began in BC 776 in dedication to the god Zeus. See the Temple of Zeus, the athletes gymnasium and the stadium of Olympia. The starting and finishing markers for the sprint track are still marked by stones and there is time to capture your own memory with a photo at the starting line. In the evening, join a local chef for an entertaining cooking demonstration, followed by a dinner of authentic Greek flavours.
 
Hotel: Arty Grand Hotel/Amalia Hotel Olympia. Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6: MYCENAE AND NAFPLIO

Visit the ruined city of Mycenae with a Local Expert. Walk through the Lion Gate, visit the royal beehive-tombs and see the giant Cyclopean stones used to build the city walls. Later, meet the artisans and view beautiful works of art at a family-run pottery studio. Travel to the elegant town of Nafplio, known for its beautiful architecture, colour shops and cafes. Your journey continues following the shores of the Saronic Gulf to pass the Corinth Canal dividing the Peloponnesse and mainland Greece, and arriving in Athens. In the evening, enjoy a hearty dinner in true Greek style, complete with wine and good cheer.
 
Hotel: Divani Caravel Hotel/Radisson Blu Park Hotel, Athens. Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

DAY 7: DEPART ATHENS

Your Grecian odyssey comes to an end with a transfer to Athens Airport.
 
Meals: Buffet Breakfast