Greece

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Project Description

Greece

The birthplace of the Olympics and democracy, Greece is a country with an extraordinarily grand history that’s been kept alive through the preservation of ancient architecture and cultural sites. The capital city of Athens is home to many such marvels, including the Pantheon temple on the Acropolis and the historic Plaka district. Other regions of the country, however, feature their own dazzling sights and landmarks, which include renowned Mediterranean beaches alongside forested, mountainous topography such as the famous Mount Olympus, mythological home to the ancient Greek gods. Greece is also known for its spectacular Mediterranean cuisine that’s as distinctive and colourful as the coastline itself. But whichever sense you hope to please, the many islands and attractions of Greece will surely have something to excite you.



Sail, Italy, Greece & Croatia

Norwegian Getaway

Book by Dec 9 and receive $100 off per person from the fares below! 
Stroll the Waterfront, an innovative, industry-first open-air promenade designed to connect guests with the ocean like no other cruise line. Experience the thrill of five water slides, and three levels of action-packed activities in the sports complex. The excitement and entertainment continue with Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet
ALL-INCLUSIVE Cruise Package including international flights, greeting and transfers, 1-night pre-cruise with breakfast included in Rome, 10 nights on the Norwegian Getaway cruise ship including the premium beverage package with tips, the 4-meals specialty dining package with tips and a USD $100 onboard credit!
Sail from Rome to Kotor, Dubovnik, Corfu, Santorini, Mykonos, Naples, Florence, Rome
11 Nights / 13 Days
May 06, 26, 2020
Montreal & Toronto: from $4277 Interior Stateroom
Ottawa, Edmonton Calgary, Vancouver & Halifax: from $4477 Interior Stateroom
Upgrade package to Ocean View Stateroom: + $698 p.p.
Upgrade package to Balcony Stateroom: + $1298 p.p.
June 16, July 7, Aug 18, Sept 8, 2020
Montreal & Toronto: from $4377 Interior Stateroom
Ottawa, Edmonton Calgary, Vancouver & Halifax: from $4577 Interior Stateroom
Upgrade package to Ocean View Stateroom: + $848 p.p.
Upgrade package to Balcony Stateroom: + $1298 p.p.
September 29, Oct 20, 2020
Montreal & Toronto: Starting from $3977 Interior Stateroom
Ottawa, Edmonton Calgary, Vancouver & Halifax: from $4177 Interior Stateroom
Upgrade package to Ocean View Stateroom: + $598 p.p.
Upgrade package to Balcony Stateroom: + $998 p.p.
*BONUS for Ocean View & Balcony Stateroom: USD $50 off on shore excursions per cabin per port and 250 minutes WI-FI package on board!
Package includes:
-Round-trip international flights between Canada / Rome with good itineraries
-Transfers between the airport, the hotel, and the port of Rome
-1-night pre-cruise in Rome at the Roma Tuscolana 3* hotel (or similar) in a standard room with breakfast included
-10 nights on the Norwegian Getaway cruise ship in an Interior Stateroom
-Premium beverage package including tips (Value of USD $2376 per cabin)
-4-meals specialty dining package with tips (Value of USD $274 per cabin)
-USD $100 onboard credit per cabin
-All taxes

Southern Italy & Greece

14 Day Tour from Palermo to Athens
This extraordinary 14-day guided vacation through Italy and Greece begins with two nights in Palermo on the island of Sicily to explore the magnificent cathedrals, cuisine, and culture. Tour the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento on your way to Catania on the eastern coast of Sicily. Take an excursion to Syracuse to explore the fascinating 5th-century Greek and Roman archaeological site before visiting the small island of Ortigia. Stop to gaze on the stunning hilltops and coastal cliffs of Taormina, then cross the Straits of Messina by ferry to the Italian mainland. Explore Southern Italy’s “boot” with overnights in Cosenza and Matera, including a specialty dinner at a local restaurant, and a visit to a whitewashed trullo house—the signature Alberobello architecture of circular stone houses with conical roofs. Visit the beautiful towns of Locorotondo and Martina Franca in the “heel” of Italy, and spend two nights in Lecce, the “Florence of the South.” Sightseeing includes visits to the Duomo and Santa Croce Basilica. In Brindisi, have lunch and a sightseeing tour before boarding your overnight ferry to the Ionian Sea to Patras in Greece. Cross the Gulf of Corinth via one of the world’s longest cable-stayed bridges, visit the beautiful coastal town of Nafpaktos, and overnight in Itea. Enjoy an olive oil tasting in the area famous for its Amfissa olive trees. On to Delphi, where the Oracle told the future and the god Apollo found sanctuary on Mount Parnassus. Tour the extraordinary excavations and visit the Archaeological Museum—home to the 5th-century-BC bronze Charioteer. Continue to Athens, the Greek capital and home to the iconic Acropolis, Parthenon, Temple of Athena Nike, the Theseum where Socrates taught, and many more incredible sights of Greek history and mythology. Your escorted tour through Southern Italy and Greece is an experience for the ages!
2020: April 28, Oct 20 $3689 May 12, Sept 22 $3779 May 26, June 9, Sept 8, Oct 6 $3806 Aug 25 $3752

Eclectic Aegean with 7-Night Cruise

Explore the ancient city of Athens—home to the iconic Acropolis, Parthenon, Temples of Athena and Zeus, and the Theseum where Socrates taught. Begin your escorted tour of Greece with these sights and more with two nights in the capital city where classical mythology, civilized history, and the Olympics were born. This Greek vacation includes a 7-night cruise to visit some of the gems of the Aegean sea.  Transfer from Athens to Piraeus to embark on your ship. Sail to Istanbul, Turkey, and board a private tender boat for an excursion through the Bosphorus Strait between Europe and Asia. Stroll the Spice Market in Istanbul. An overnight docking means more time to explore this fascinating city with a second day of exploring before sailing for Canakkale in north-western Turkey—the area that includes historic Troy and Gallipoli. Cruise across the Aegean to the Greek port of Volos—where, according to mythology—Jason and his Argonauts were trained by the centaur Chiron. Cruise to the island of Crete, and visit the ancient sites in Heraklion and Knossos—the center of 3000-BC Minoan civilization and fascinating Greek myths. Your ship sails on to the “Black Pearl of the Aegean”—Santorini. Join in an excursion to the clifftops perched on the volcanic caldera. Continue to the vibrant island of Mykonos. Explore its narrow streets lined with white- washed buildings and see its symbolic windmills. Time to shop and soak up the sun (or shade) in classic Greek style. Return to Athens to conclude your cruise. This spectacular Mediterranean cruise with a stay in Athens are the stuff of legends!
2020: April 23 $3493 April 30, May 7, Oct 8, 15,  $3610 Oct 22 $3493

Greek Island Adventure

8 Day Tour from Athens to Athens
Discover the legends of Greece with an escorted tour of Athens, followed by an adventure by air and sea to explore its Aegean islands. Spend a night in Athens for guided sightseeing at the world-famous ACROPOLIS. From its rocky hilltop setting, see the fabled Parthenon, Erechtheum with its Porch of Maidens, and the Temple of Athena Nike. Take in the incomparable views of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Theatre of Dionysus, and the Agora where Socrates taught. Afterward, a city orientation showcases the Parliament House and 2nd-century Panathenaic Stadium, the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble! From Athens, fly to the Greek island of Crete. An expert guide will introduce you to Heraklion, its legendary history, architecture, and art, then ample time to explore further this fascinating island. Board a high-speed ferry to the charming island of Naxos—with a history dating back to the 4th-millenium BC. Visit the Archaeological Museum and sample the famed citrus dessert. Spend free time enjoying the fruits of the island—olives, figs, grapes, and citrus fruits—or take a dip in the sea. Next, stop to the island of Paros—known for its fine white marble and Church of a Hundred Doors. Your escorted vacation ends in Athens. A historic adventure!
2020: May 1 $2267 May 8, 15, 22, 29 $2456
Fridays: June, July 3, 10 $2492  July 17, 24 $2618 Aug 28 $2537
Sept 4, 11, 18 $2492 Sept 25 $2267

Greece Explorer


8 Day Tour from Athens to Athens
Travelling from Athens, you’ll get a look at the Corinth Canal on your way to the mountain resort of Vytina—a favourite holiday spot for locals and great for hiking. In Olympia, you could visit the archaeological area to see Zeus’ temple, and the birthplace of the original Olympic Games. In the port city of Patras, discover the Byzantine castle of emperor Justinian I, and the ancient Roman amphitheatre on your own. En route back to Athens, take in the views along the Gulf of Corinth and then enjoy an included stunning rack-and-pinion train ride along Vouraikos Canyon. Have lunch if you wish in Kalavryta to experience authentic taverna hospitality. An amazing and affordable tour of Greece!
2020:
April 24, Oct 2 $1059
May 1, Sept 25 $1189
June 5, 12, 26, July 3, Sept 11, 18 $1219

Fabulous Turkey, Greece and Island Hopping

15/19 Days
Istanbul – Canakkale – Izmir – Pamukkale – Antalya – Konya – Cappadocia – Istanbul – Athens (15 Days) – Myknos – Santorini -Athens (19 Days)
Ancient Greece and Roman Byzantine collided in modern day Turkey, the two great empires leaving behind mesmerizing odes to the earliest Western Civilizations. Ancient cities like Ephesus and Troy vividly unveil a Greco Roman affair. In Istanbul and Athens the heartbeats of two empires stand still, reflected in marbled pillars and resplendent domes that cascade from afar. On this fabulous tour through Turkey and Greece you will find engrossing history and majestic beaches, treasured ruins and breathtaking landscapes. From large cities to charming villages, you will find the remnants of myths, beautiful scenery, and remarkable culture.
Explore the continent-straddling metropolis of Istanbul, and step back in time to the Grand Bazaar, the majestic Blue Mosque, and in the taste of real Turkish Delight.
Get up close and personal with the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia on a valley walk that’ll have you exploring rock-cut dwellings in Love Valley or the rose-coloured hues of Red Valley.
Feast your eyes on Turkey’s most spectacular sight, the ‘Cotton Castle’ and paddle through the magical healing hot springs at Pamukkale.
Explore thousands of years of history hidden within the remarkable ruins of Ephesus.
Tour the classical 4000-year-old city of Troy immortalized in Homer’s epic poem, The Iliad
Be lured by the sapphire waters of the Mediterranean and laze the days away in Antalya.
Uncover thousands of years of civilisation in Athens with a visit to the world-famous Acropolis.
With its boutique culture, gorgeous beaches and thumping nightlife, the chic isle of Mykonos invites you to embrace your hedonistic side.(19Days)
The sight of a Santorini sunset can turn even the most hardened of souls into a romantic. Walk along the volcanic rim of the island, passing through picturesque white villages that cling to plunging cliffs. (19Days)
Prices are per person based on twin share accommodation
Add on airfare from other cities: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria from $300, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Halifax, St.John from $400, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City from $300
13 day tour: 2020: Mar 7, April 17, May 15, Sept 11, Oct 9 $3899 June 5 July 3 $3999 Nov 14 $3799
16 day tour: 2020: Apr 17 $4499 May 15 $4599 June 5 Sept 11 Oct 9  $4699 July 3 $4799

GREEK ESCAPE

7 Day Tour from Athens to Athens
You’ve seen photos of the ancient Acropolis in Athens, dating back to the 5th century BC—now’s your chance to see it in person on this escorted Greek vacation. You’ve watched the Olympics on TV—now’s your chance to walk among the ruins in Olympia, where the Olympics began in 776 BC. You’ve eaten at Greek restaurants—now’s your chance to enjoy an authentic Greek cooking demonstration, where you’ll learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer. All this and more awaits you on this Greek Escape.
History comes alive on your guided visits to many of Greece’s ancient sites. In addition to the Acropolis and Olympia, you’ll also visit the ruins in Mycenae, dating from 1,350 to 1,200 BC and described in Homer’s epic poem, “The Iliad.” Also see the amazingly well-preserved, 2,300-year-old open-air theatre in Epidaurus. In ancient Greece, people travelled to Delphi to seek the wisdom of the Oracle. Learn about the Oracle, tour the excavations, and visit the Archaeological Museum. To add to your Greek experience enjoy a sirtaki dance lesson and try a glass of Ouzo
2019: Nov 17 $1139 Dec 1, 8, 15 $999
2020: Feb 2, 9 $999
Prices are per person in single, double or triple room occupancy.

Greek Islands

Book by Dec 9 and save $100 off person on the fares below!

Athens, Paros, Naxos, Santorini
16days/14 nights
Round-trip international flights between Canada to Athens
-Greeting and transfers between the airport, the hotels, and the ports
-All high-speed ferries between Athens and the islands as mentioned on the itinerary
-2 nights in Athens at Museum Athens 3* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-4 nights in Paros at the High Mill 3* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-4 nights in Naxos at the Aeolis Boutique 3* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-4 nights in Santorini at the Kamari Beach 3* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-All breakfasts
-All taxes, fees
2020:
April: 05, 12, 19 & 26, May: 03, 2020
Montreal & Toronto: from $2879
Edmonton, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver & Halifax: from $3079
May: 10, 17, 24 & 31, June: 07. 2020
Montreal & Toronto: Starting from $2998
Edmonton, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver & Halifax: from $3198
September: 6, 13, 2020
Montreal & Toronto: Starting from $3198
Edmonton, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver & Halifax: from $3398
September: 20, 27, 2020
Montreal & Toronto:from $2998
Edmonton, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver & Halifax: from $3198
October: 04, 11, 18, 2020
From Montreal & Toronto:from $2879
From Edmonton, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver & Halifax: from $3079
taxes included

Exploring Greece and Its Islands

Featuring Classical Greece, Mykonos & Santorini
Discover the magnificent ruins of ancient Greece in their tranquil Mediterranean settings. This comprehensive journey explores Greece’s most important ancient monuments, like the famed Temple of Zeus, archeological site of Olympia and ancient artifacts of Delphi. Explore Athens your way – choose a tour of the incredible Acropolis, or embark on a walking tour of some of the city’s hidden gems. Visit a local farm in the countryside to see how olive oil and wine are produced. Learn how to cook traditional Mediterranean cuisine during a cooking demonstration. Wander the winding streets, vineyards, marketplaces and beaches of Mykonos and Santorini. Explore the excavations of the ancient city at Akrotiri, the most important prehistoric settlement found anywhere in the Eastern Mediterranean. In Athens, enjoy traditional cuisine, wine and entertainment at a family-owned taverna in the lively Plaka district. Learn the history of this fascinating country from local experts on guided tours of Athens, Meteora, Delphi, and Olympia.
15 days/14 nights: 22 Meals, 13 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 8 Dinners
2020:
April 2, 5, 19, Oct 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 18 $3499
May 3, 7, 14, 21 $3699
May 28, June 4, 7, Aug 24, 27, Sep 3, 13, 14, 20, 27, 30 $3899
June 29, July 27 $3999

GREEK ISLANDS & THE METEORA

14 days
2019: September:  28 October 05, 12
2020: April 4, 11, 18, 25 May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
MONTREAL  $3479
TORONTO  $3479
OTTAWA  $3679
EDMONTON  $3679
CALGARY  $3679
VANCOUVER $3679
HALIFAX  $3679
Taxes included!
Package includes:
-Round-trip international flights between Canada / Athens with good itineraries
-Greeting and transfers between the airport, the hotels, and the ports
-All high-speed ferries (Between day 7 & 13)
-3 nights in Athens at Museum Athens 3* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-1 night in Olympia at Antonios 4* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-1 night in Delphi at Hermes 3* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-1 night in Kalambaka at Orfeas 3* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-3 nights in Paros at the High Mill 3* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-3 nights in Santorini at the Kamari Beach 3* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach (Between day 3 & 6)
-English speaking guide (Between day 3 & 6)
-Entrance fees (Between day 3 & 6)
-All breakfasts + 3 dinners
-All taxes and fees

Walking on the Greek Islands

Walks on Santorini, Paros and Naxos –  8 days
The Greek islands have much more to offer than most would think: archaeological treasures, history, culture, dramatic landscapes overlooking an azure coloured sea and, of course, delicious food. Our week starts on the beautiful island of Naxos, before heading to Santorini and Paros. Exploring the irresistible island of Santorini on foot will certainly be the highlight of our week. Hopping from one wonderful island to the other, we enjoy a relaxed week of gentle walks through picturesque villages, lush valleys and sandy beaches.
Highlights
Discover the three islands of Naxos, Santorini and Paros
Gentle walks amid idyllic scenery and remote villages
Enjoy delicious local Greek cuisine
7 nights in 3-star hotels with en suite rooms
3 full days and 2 half days walking on 3 islands
Travel by public transport, boat/ferry and coach
Low altitude throughout
Countries visited: Greece
What’s included
All breakfasts
All accommodation
All transport and listed activities
Tour leader throughout
Arrival & departure transfers
2019:  Oct 27 $1995
2020: April 5 $1935 April 26, May 10, 17 $1995 May 24 $2035
Travelling solo but willing to share? We can set you up!
**single supplement for your own room $418 to $456

GREEK ISLAND HOPPING

7 Night all inclusive cruises from $1139 usd p.p.
High standard of hospitality
Mid-size ships each offer their own unique character
Celestyal Crystal has a yacht-inspired design and classic teak decks for her 1200 guests
Celestyal Olympia features all new staterooms for the comfort of her 1664 guests
Both vessels provide elegant restaurants, bars and lounges, extensive sun decks, pools, a spa, fitness rooms and promenade decks

All Inclusive fares include:
Delicious regionally inspired cuisine from a choice of restaurants onboard
Unlimited drinks package
Selected shore excursions including palaces, citadels and ancient sites
Entertainment on board
Gratuities
Overnight stay in Istanbul

GREEK DELICACIES


Athens, Mykonos, Santorini
10 days/9 nights
from $2299 per person

Hotels:  Athens Titania / Mykonos Alkistis / Santorini Aegean Plaza
Daily departure until Oct 31, 2019

THE PRICE INCLUDES:
9 night accommodation in double occupancy
9 breakfasts
Athens city tour and Acropolis Museum
Airport and port transfers
Ferry transfer Athens-Mykonos, Santorini-Athens
Hydrofoil from Mykonos-Santorini.