2018 SEASON
Apr 2018 - Oct 2018

7 Day Glories of Greece

Insight Vacations Tour starting in Athens and finishing in Athens

Read 3 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Insight Vacations's 7 Day Glories of Greece. Be transported back to the 5C BC, when Athens erected the Parthenon, Delphi was in its heyday and the games at Olympia was the talk of the Mediterranean. This feature packed tour of...read more

Overview

Operator: Insight Vacations
Type: Tour (Premium)
Style: Regional Experience
Max Group Size: 40
Duration: 7 Days
From: Athens to Athens
Tour Code: I951
Visits: Greece
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Day By 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. (DW) Stay: Divani Caravel Hotel / Radisson Blu Park Hotel, Athens
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. (BB/D) Stay Two Nights: Divani Meteora Hotel / Grand Meteora / Meteora Hotel, Kalambaka
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. (BB)
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. (BB/D) Stay Two Nights: Arty Grand Hotel / Amalia Hotel Olympia
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. (BB/D)
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 Celebration Dinner in true Greek style, complete with wine and good cheer. (BB/DW) Stay: Divani Caravel Hotel / Radisson Blu Park Hotel, Athens
7

Depart Athens.

Your Grecian odyssey comes to an end with a transfer to Athens Airport. (BB)

Trip Inclusions

Top Rated Highlights

  • Athens: Ascend the Acropolis with a Local Expert to admire the Parthenon, built in 5th century B.C., as well as the smaller Temple of Athena Nike and the Porch of the Maidens.
  • Thermopylae: See the Leonidas Monument dedicated to the brave warrior and his 300 Spartans.
  • Meteora: With a Local Expert, visit one of the remarkable centuries-old monasteries of Meteora, teetering on towers of rock and arguably the most spectacular place to visit in Greece.
  • Delphi: With your Local Expert, walk to The Sacred Way once lined with offertory temples. See the reconstructed Athenian Treasury and pass the superb Polygonal Wall to reach the Temple of Apollo, where the people would seek divine wisdom from the mysterious Oracle.
  • Olympia: The stadium of Olympia hosted the ancient Olympic Games and the Heraia, the women's games in honour of Hera. See the Temple of Zeus, athlete's gymnasium and the stone marker where the sprint began.
  • Mycenae: Walk through the Lion Gate past the royal beehive-tombs where Schliemann uncovered golden treasure, while hearing tales of Agamemnon from your Local Expert.

Additional Included Highlights

  • Athens: See Hadrian's Arch and the Temple of Zeus.
  • Corinth Canal: Cross the amazing rock-cut channel dividing the Peloponnese from mainland Greece.

Additional Five Star Services

  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with onboard washroom. Alternate vehicles without onboard washroom or 40 seats may be used on occasion.
  • On departures with 8 or more guests, personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination
  • Complimentary transfers from/to Athens Airport are available on arrival and departure days, or with additional accommodation booked through Insight Vacations.

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included
  • Twin prices are per person.
  • Due to unforeseen circumstances, the order of this itinerary may change at short notice.
  • 3 Apr departure runs in reverse.

Operator Details

Insight Vacations Reviews: (343)
Tours on Sale: 145
Accommodation: 4-5 Star
Average Age: 55-60+ years
Types: Coach Tours & Short Breaks
Max Group Size(s): 40 & 26
Budget: Luxury & Premium
Destinations: Asia, Canada & Alaska, Europe, South & Central America, UK & Ireland, USA

Reviews (3)

Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Glories of Greece with Insight Vacations.
NSW, Australia
Mar 2015
1 Trip
“A wonderful trip overall”
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A wonderful trip overall, very well organised, professional and knowledgeable tour guide, comfortable coach with lots of leg rooms, all hotels are in the central location. Would be better if all the hotels have free wifi.
Australia
May 2013
1 Trip
“Felt very comfortable with the whole experience”
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This was our second tour with Insight and was as good as the first one. The tour guide, Joanna was lovely and very knowledgeable about the sites we visited. Her enthusiasm certainly enhanced the tour. We made some friends on both tours and felt very comfortable with the whole experience. We will certainly go on an organised tour again and use Global Journeys as our preferred travel agency. Thank you Georgie.
Australia
Apr 2011
1 Helpful Vote
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“I would highly recommend this tour”
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The tour was excellent. We had a great tour guide called Anna who was very knowledgable but not boring. The hotel in Athens was very nice but it could have been more central to the Plaka and shops. The location of the other hotels on tour were great. Overall I would highly recommend this tour.
2018 SEASON
Apr 2018 - Oct 2018

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