Part-Escorted Package Includes
- Round trip flights New York-Athens, Athens-New York
Other departure cities available.
- Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
- 6 nights First Class accommodations
- 4 nights Athens
- 1 night Olympia
- 1 night Delphi or Arachova
- Hotel porterage
- All transfers
- 8 meals: 6 breakfasts, 2 dinners
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
- Services of English-speaking tour manager (Days 3-6)
- Services of local guide in Athens
- Entrance fees per itinerary
- Visit the Acropolis Museum, a modern museum housing ancient relics from the Acropolis
- Visit Olympia, birthplace of the first Olympic Games
- Tour the archaeological sites of Delphi and the Temple of Apollo
How to Book
- Purchase your Groupon Getaways vouchers.
- To redeem your voucher call 1 (800) 682-3333, 9:30am-8:00pm EST. Have the passport names and vouchers of each traveler handy.
- Remember to mention that you are calling in regards to the Groupon 8 Day Essential Greece package and book no later than 1 week after the promotion ends.
DAY 1 - Depart for Greece
Depart for Greece
DAY 2- Arrive in Athens
Arrive in Athens, the classical capital of Greece; transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to discover the ancient wonders of this city known as the cradle of Western Civilization and the birthplace of democracy. This evening, joining your fellow traveling companions for a welcome drink and orientation at your hotel
DAY 3 - Athens Walking Tour
This morning meet your Tour Manager at the hotel and board the metro for Syntagma Square. Upon arrival, walk to Constitution Square where you might catch a glimpse of the colorfully-costumed Evzone guards, outfitted in the traditional Greek style. Walk through the lively Plaka area, the oldest section of Athens, a neighborhood of charming restaurants, shops and sidewalk cafes. Finally visit the Acropolis Museum, built at the base of the famous monument, housing many of the precious original statues from the Acropolis. This afternoon is at leisure to further discover Athens on your own. Alternatively, join the optional guided tour of the Acropolis, the architectural masterpiece built during the Golden Age of Athens and today designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Optional: Acropolis Walking Tour
DAY 4 - Sightseeing en route to Olympia
Depart Athens via the scenic coastal road to the mighty Corinth Canal, dividing the Peloponnese from mainland Greece. Continue via Nauplion to Mycenae, the heartland of Greek mythology. Visit the archaeological site known as the Treasury of Atreus, and the Tomb of Agamemnon built around 1250 B.C. From here, drive through the Central Peloponnese Peninsula, whose major cities in classical times were Corinth and Sparta. Continue to Olympia, birthplace of the first Olympic Games
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 5 - Tour the Olympia Archaeological Site
Morning visit to the archaeological site of Olympia, including the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, and the ancient stadium where the Olympic Games were first held in 776 B.C. At the Archaeological Museum view astonishing Greek works of art such as the Nike of Paionios and terracotta statues dating back to the 5th century B.C. Then, drive north through the plains of Eliad and Achaia, crossing the Corinth Strait via a cabled bridge from Rion to Antirion. Pass the town of Nafpactos en route to Delphi, home of the ruins of the Tholos Temple
Overnight: Delphi or Arachova (Apr 24 departure will be accommodated in Arachova)
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 6 - Archaeological Tour of Delphi
Tour the excavated site of Delphi and the archaeological Museum, perched on the slopes of Mount Parnassos, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Considered one of the most important places in Greek history, its stunning setting and ancient ruins are truly inspirational. Walk the Sacred Way to the imposing 4th century Temple of Apollo, site of the most important oracle in the classical world. Travel south this afternoon, arriving to Athens in the late afternoon
DAY 7 - Day at Leisure in Athens
Today is at leisure to explore Athens independently, widely seen as the cradle of Western Civilization and the birthplace of democracy. Perhaps join the optional full day cruise to Hydra Island. Travel by bus from Athens to the port for embarkation on a cruise to Hydra, Poros and Aegina islands. Enjoy time at leisure to explore Hydra on your own. Afterwards, board your ship and sail to Poros, the smallest of the three islands, and historical Aegina, known for its delicious pistachios and the Temple of Afea. Explore Aegina independently, or opt for an excursion by coach to the temple. Finally, sail back and return to your hotel in Athens
Optional: Full Day Cruise to Hydra
DAY 8 - Depart Greece
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
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Acropolis Walking Tour
||01 Feb 2016 - 30 Apr 2016
Join a guided walking tour of the Acropolis, the architectural masterpiece built during the Golden Age of Athens and today is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk through the gleaming white marble ruins and view the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and of course the Parthenon, the crowning jewel that rises above the city below.
1 Day Cruise to Hydra with lunch
||01 Feb 2016 - 30 Apr 2016
This morning, travel by bus from Athens to the port for embarkation on a cruise to Hydra, Poros and Aegina islands. Enjoy time at leisure to explore Hydra on your own. Afterwards, board your ship and sail to Poros, the smallest of the three islands, and historical Aegina, known for its delicious pistachios and the Temple of Afea. Explore Aegina independently, or opt for an excursion by coach to the temple. Finally, sail back and return to your hotel in Athens.
Departs at 8:45 am. Pick-up from hotel approximately 30-60 minutes prior to departure time. Drop-off at the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 11 hours.
Dates & Prices
|2016 Travel Dates
|Jan 31, Feb 2, Feb 7
|Feb 11, Feb 14, Feb 18, Feb 21, Feb 25, Feb 28, Mar 3, Mar 6, Mar 10
|Mar 13, Mar 17
|Mar 24, Mar 27
|Mar 31, Apr 3
|Apr 7, Apr 10, Apr 14
|Apr 17, Apr 21, Apr 24
Optional tours and gratuities.
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.
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Is This Trip Right for You?
his is a partially escorted tour with services of a tour manager and porterage in Olympia, and Delphi. These services are not provided in Athens however a local guide will be present for the city tour. This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, and significant slopes.