The pre-cruise in Greece will begin with the flight from the US on October 16.
October 17 Day at leisure to get rid of jet lag and hydrate. Bob will lead a tour to the Plaka (Athens Old Town) and introduce the group to the fabulous cuisine of Greece at a Taverna (Restaurant) Bob has been going to since 1993.
October 18 Day at leisure. Bob will introduce you to our friends at Zorba’s Jewelers who we have known for years. They designed Bob & Beth's wedding bands. If you see something you like, you get a friends and family discount. Bob will also explain and assist in buying simple inexpensive, yet wonderful gifts such as Olive Oil, olive oil soap. These items can be left safely at the hotel to be picked up on our return from the Classical Tour. (Breakfast included)
October 19 Begin the Classical Greece Tour. We will depart our hotel after breakfast and begin our adventure to Classical Greece. Our first stop is at the Corinth Canal on our way to the the ancient Greek Amphitheater at Epidaurus. Next it's on to Naflion where we will spend the night. (Breakfast & dinner included)
October 20 After breakfast we journey to Delphi via the Rio Antirrio bridge. On our way to Delphi we will see the Valley of Phocis, home to millions of olive trees. The olive oil produced in this area is fantastic. Overnight in Delphi. (Breakfast & dinner included)
October 21 After breakfast we will enjoy a tour of Delphi where we will see the site where Oracle lived. It is considered to be one of the female empowerment centers of the world. Then we will visit the Delphi Museum before departing for lunch and our ride to Kalambaka for our overnight hotel. (Breakfast & dinner included)
October 22 After breakfast we will visit two of the fabulous Monasteries of Meteroa. Do yourself a favor and Google pictures of what many consider to be a wonder of the world. We will return to Athens via Thermopolae, the site where the 300 Spartans took their stand against the Persian Hordes to join the rest of the group and overnight for the next two days. (Breakfast included)
October 23 After breakfast we will go to the Temple of Posiedon and visit an area along the coast. Return to the hotel to get ready for the cruise. (Breakfast included)
October 24 After breakfast, we will enjoy a full city tour of Athens including Hadrians Arch, Temple of Zeus, National Gardens, Modern Olympic Stadium where the Olympic Games were restarted in 1896, the Athens Acropolis with the Parthenon and the magnificent Athens Museum. Then it's on the to ship for our COVID tests and the beginning of our Greek Island cruise.
This is a private tour not mixed/combined with people from other groups. Included are first class hotels, meals as designated by the day (breakfast, lunch, dinner), all site and museum entry fees, transportation and guide services, and full escort. Not included are items of a personal nature, tips for guide and driver, most lunches, hotel room upgrades, hotel tax at each property of approximately 4 Euro per night (this must be collected at the hotel and cannot be paid in advance), and $200.00 per person admin fee.
Rates for this tour The estimated cost per person depending on group size is $1395.00-$1695.00.
The single supplement is low at $425.00.
Refunds are fully covered if Covid prevents the tour from going.