Travel 2 Touring 18/19

EUR0PE

GREECE

Athens

3

LAND AIR RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

Mykonos

3

1

LAND NIGHTS STAYED

1

Santorini

3

LAND AIR NIGHTS STAYED

ESCORTED COACH TOUR

1

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Explore the ancient city of 1

LAND RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

PRICES FROM £2429pp

Athens, with sights including the Parthenon, Hadrian’s Arch and the 1896 Olympic Stadium • Sip Champagne in the picturesque Little Venice on Mykonos • Take an optional day trip to Delos, believed to be the birth place of Greek Gods, Artemis and Apollo • Get lost in the beauty of Santorini with visits to a local winery and free time to lose yourself amongst the iconic blue domes LAND RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1

10 day Greek Island Hopper Athens • Mykonos • Santorini

Day 5: Mykonos Kick back and enjoy another idyllic day in beautiful surrounds. Indulge in local seafood flavours, enjoy a leisurely swim in the calm waters of the Aegean or consider a trip to see the mythical sanctuary of Delos, believed by the ancients to be the birthplace of Artemis and Apollo. (B) Day 6: Mykonos – Santorini Take a short ferry transfer to Santorini where we’ll spend the next 3 days exploring the island’s dramatic beauty. Stroll through the volcanic island’s quaint clifftop towns – blue-domed white-washed façades cling dramatically to the multi-coloured cliffs providing a spectacular backdrop for exquisite sunsets. Join your companions this evening for a memorable regional meal of delicious Greek cuisine. (BD) El Greco/Santorini Palace/Orizontes (3 nights) Day 7: Santorini View the magnificent caldera, see the island’s ancient ruins or ramble through the winding cobbled streets of Fira and Oia – today is yours to enjoy a leisurely exploration of this beautiful island on your terms. Indulge in a day of sunbathing and relaxation on one of its many beaches or shop up a storm at its quaint Savour another full day at leisure to relax and soak up the island atmosphere. Toast to the spellbinding beauty of Santorini at a local winery and learn about the art of wine making in the region, or consider a ride in a kaiki (sailing boat) to the volcanic island of Nea Kameni to swim in its glorious hot springs. (B) Day 9: Santorini - Athens We return to Athens this morning, taking a short flight to the capital. After being transferred to your hotel, you have a day at leisure for some last-minute souvenir shopping or sightseeing. (B) Divani Palace boutique stores. (B) Day 8: Santorini

Day 1: Arrive Athens Upon arrival in Athens, transfer to your hotel and ease into a simpler way of life. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception including a welcome drink and light meal to kick off your at-leisure discovery of the capital and the enchanting Cycladic islands of Mykonos and Santorini. (D) Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza (2 nights) Day 2: Athens Embark on a journey to antiquity with your Local Specialist who will take you to the Acropolis, a sacred site since Mycenaen times. Imagine Athenians ascending the hilltop shrine to worship Athena at the Parthenon, see the Panathinaiko Olympic stadium, the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. Admire the pom-pom march of the Evzone guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then spend the rest of the day at leisure soaking up the verve of this vibrant city. (B) Day 3: Athens - Mykonos Depart Athens and cruise to Mykonos – its characteristic hillside windmills overlook the beautiful bay and stand as an enduring greeting to all who arrive. Enjoy an orientation before spending the rest of your day getting lost amidst the island’s beguiling cobblestone lanes lined with white-washed cottages and tumbling cerise bougainvillea. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a regional meal to indulge in a feast of local flavours. Take to the playground of the rich and famous this evening and perhaps experience the island’s vibrant nightlife. (BD) Pelican Bay/ Kamari/San Marco (3 nights) Day 4: Mykonos Set your watch to island time and enjoy two glorious days soaking up the laid-back vibe of Mykonos. Spend your day relaxing on its beautiful beaches, sip champagne in the picturesque Little Venice waterside or visit some of its historical treasures, including the 17th Century Church of the Paraportiani, the Archaeological Museum and the Aegean Maritime Museum. (B)

LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

1

TOUR DETAILS

£2429 per person

PRICES FROM:

PRICES INCLUDE • 9 nights’ accommodation in named hotels or similar • Meals as specified: 9 breakfasts, 3 dinners • Travelling by air-conditioned motorcoach • Services of an expert Travel Director and professional driver • Airport transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary • Private VIP door-to-door UK airport transfers on arrival and departure DEPARTURES Various departures throughout the year, please call for details.

TOUR STYLE: Escorted Coach

GROUP SIZE: 48 max

PHYSICAL DEMAND:

Acropolis/Crowne Plaza Day 10: Depart Athens

ACCOMMODATION LEVEL: 4 stars

Overnight hotels are subject to change. Should they vary from those shown in the itinerary, the alternative accommodation provided will always be of a similar standard.

Say a fond farewell to Greece and your newfound friends as you are transferred to the airport for the flight home. (B)

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