Wonders of Ancient Greece

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Price per person
from £1,191

Price based on
London Gatwick
21st Apr 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 10 days

  • Mediterranean

  • Steady pace

  • Classic escorted tour

From the acropolis of Athens to the grand amphitheatre of Epidaurus, see the best of Greece’s ancient world as you journey across the country in search of ruined cities and historical treasures.

At a glance


  • Athens Explore the highlights of this ancient capital on a guided tour.
  • Epidaurus Visit the impressive amphitheatre.
  • Mystra Explore the beautifully preserved ruins of this Byzantine citadel. 
  • Mycenae Take a guided tour of the ancient city. 
  • Peloponnese Enjoy mountain and coastal views on a scenic drive through the region. 
  • Meteora Tour one of the most important groups of monasteries in Greece. 
Wonders of Ancient Greece

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage
  • Individual audio system
  • All airport taxes
Single Share available

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Customer Reviews

The tour visited all the key ancient sites. Tours were good,...

17th November 2017
Miss Jacqueline Stacey

The tour visited all the key ancient sites. Tours were good, but hotels (especially the food) varied in quality.

Please see above. Booking the actual holiday was quite straightforward...

17th October 2017
Mrs Hilary Pixton

Please see above. Booking the actual holiday was quite straightforward

These were essential if you have an interest in classical...

21st September 2017
Trusted Customer

These were essential if you have an interest in classical Greece. Generally good value although these were so important that they should have ben included in the itinerary in the first place

Excellent tour manager who was very attentive to the needs...

14th September 2017
Mrs Diane Elizabeth Hammal

Excellent tour manager who was very attentive to the needs of all the travellers. She was knowledgable and ,msde the long journeys less monotonous by relating local traditions and culture. The sites Visited were stunning and the guides were very good. There were only two comments about extra excursions. The day boat tour was too big, without any ambience and the time it took to disembark people made it unviable. The hotel in Kalambakac, was not up to standard.

Delphi night out a 5. Nafpoli evenging out a 1....

15th June 2017
Mr Peter Clarke

Delphi night out a 5. Nafpoli evenging out a 1. Scrap the boat trip naff, restaurant average. Delphi restaurant first class great wine Include the site visits in the tour. Who goes on a ancient greece tour and does not go to the delphi and olympia sites. Annoying they were extras!!!!

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15th June 2017
Trusted Customer

Not long enough at the interesting sites and too long...

15th June 2017
Mr Ian Banks

Not long enough at the interesting sites and too long at motorway stops and hard sell interest events..making pots ..making icons

We had not visited Greece and it took in all...

1st June 2017
Mr Philip Bowen

We had not visited Greece and it took in all virtually all of the mainland sites we wanted to see.

Don't understand. See comments above....

19th May 2017
Trusted Customer

Don't understand. See comments above.

Overview

From the acropolis of Athens to the grand amphitheatre of Epidaurus, see the best of Greece’s ancient world as you journey across the country in search of ruined cities and historical treasures.

Total meals included:

  • 9 breakfasts, 3 dinners

UK - Athens

Day
1

Fly to Athens where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for two nights.

No meals included

Athens

Day
2

Enjoy a free day to explore Athens at your own pace, or join the optional three-island cruise to Aegina, Poros and Hydra. This evening, experience the vibrant atmosphere of the Plaka district. The narrow streets of this historic neighbourhood come alive at night with bouzouki music and bustling tavernas.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Athens - Corinth - Epidaurus - Nauplia

Day
3

Explore the highlights of this ancient capital on a sightseeing tour, which takes in the impressive Acropolis. Later, head to the Corinth Canal to marvel at this incredible feat of engineering, before continuing to Argolis, a hilly countryside region dotted with pine trees and oleanders. Here you will visit the spectacular open-air amphitheatre of Epidaurus, then journey along the coast to Nauplia for one night.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Nauplia - Mycenae - Sparta

Day
4

This morning enjoy a guided excursion to the ancient ruins of Mycenae, an impressive ancient city once dubbed the 'city rich in gold' by Homer. During excavation, the Golden Mask of Agamemnon was unearthed here as well as other priceless treasures that exactly match Homer's descriptions in the Iliad. Tour the museum at your own pace. This afternoon, drive through the beautiful Peloponnese region to Sparta for one night.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Sparta - Mystra - Olympia

Day
5

This morning's highlight is a visit to the ruined Byzantine citadel of Mystra, once known as the 'Wonder of Morea'. Nestled on a forested hillside in the lush Peloponnese region, Mystra's crescent-shaped city was famed as a centre of culture and art and still contains distinctive churches and monasteries with elaborate frescoes, as well as a palace and hilltop fortress. Later, continue to Olympia for one night.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Olympia - Patras - Delphi

Day
6

Visit Olympia to learn more about the history of the Olympic Games on an optional sightseeing tour. This afternoon, cross the spectacular modern cable-stayed bridge between Rion and Antirion and stop to admire this wonder of contemporary architecture. Later, enjoy charming village scenery as you travel to Delphi for one night.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Delphi - Kalambaka

Day
7

Spend the morning at leisure in Delphi or join the optional sightseeing tour of its archaeological site. Once called 'The Navel of the Earth', Delphi was considered the greatest Oracle of the ancient world and people journeyed from all over the globe to seek advice here. Today it is still one of the grandest sights in Greece, with its theatre and Temple of Apollo still standing in their natural surrounds. This afternoon, drive via Lamia and Trikala to Kalambaka for one night.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Kalambaka - Meteora - Athens

Day
8

Today head to the heart of Meteora, where a cluster of monastic buildings sit perched atop natural pillar-like rock formations, hundreds of metres above the valley floor. Their spectacular and seemingly inaccessible position provided an ideal retreat for the hermit monks who lived there. Today the unusual monastery-topped rock spires provide an unforgettable sight. Later, drive to Athens for an overnight stay. This evening you have the choice to join our optional dinner at a traditional Greek restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Athens at Leisure

Day
9

Enjoy a free to relax or explore at your leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Athens - UK

Day
10

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK or extend your holiday with a Greek Islands & Turkey cruise.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Things to note

 Accommodation as stated or similar standard.

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Athens: Golden Age
  • Nauplia: Victoria
  • Sparta: Maniatis
  • Olympia: Olympia Palace
  • Delphi: Apollonia
  • Kalambaka: Antoniades
  • Athens: Golden Age

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