Itinerary

DAYS 1 & 2 USA - Athens

Depart the US on a flight to Athens International Airport.

Meet your tour representative and transfer to your hotel.   After checking in, enjoy the rest of the evening to relax or to start discovering the history-steeped Greek capital independently. Perhaps roam the cobbled lanes of the oldest district, Plaka, beneath the Acropolis, or browse for souvenirs on the shopping avenues of Ermou, Kolonaki or Voukourestiou.  Make the most of your time in Athens and upgrade to the deluxe NJV Athens Plaza Hotel.  Offering unparalleled service, this modern 5-star hotel sits on Constitution Square and features contemporary rooms and suites, many with stunning views of the Acropolis, pedestrianized Voukourestiou Street, and tree-lined Stadiou Street.  As well as offering chic modern interiors, the NJV is ideally positioned for exploring Athens’ major tourist attractions, with the Acropolis, key monuments, and Athens’ top shopping districts and museums within easy walking distance. 
 

Accommodation:

★★★★ Athens Avenue or similar

DAY 3 Athens

Enjoy breakfast before a morning sightseeing tour of Athens.  Learn about Athens’ long history from your guide as you see the Parliament Building and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Syntagma Square, and tick through highlights including Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Zeus and the Panathenaic Stadium, the stage for the first modern Olympics in 1896. Ascend to the UNESCO-listed Acropolis to admire its glorious temples, including the double gatehouse of the Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and spectacular Parthenon. Your tour also includes a visit to the New Acropolis Museum, home to archeological treasures discovered at the Acropolis site. Admire the statues and artifacts as you learn how the Acropolis served as the hub of Greek civilization from the 5th century BC. Afterwards, enjoy the afternoon free at leisure or join our optional tour to Cape Sounion.
*Groups of 9 and less: Athens city sightseeing and transfer services are on a seat-in-coach or shared coach basis.
*Groups of 10 and more: Athens city sightseeing and transfer services will be private.

Included: Breakfast at hotel

Accommodation:

★★★★ Athens Avenue or similar

DAY 4 Athens - Santorini

After an early breakfast, transfer to Athens’ port for a ferry ride to the Cyclades island of Santorini (ferry ride is approximately 8 hours). Relax on board and drink in the views of Santorini's breathtaking cliffs as you sail into the 'caldera' - the ancient, sea-filled volcanic crater the island overlooks. 
Alternatively, make the most of your time and choose the option to take a quick flight to Santorini (flight time from Athens is approximately 50 minutes). Transfer and check in to your hotel and spend the afternoon as you please. Stroll around Fira, admire the caldera views, or take in the famous Santorini sunset at your hotel this evening. 

*Ferry time from Athens to Santorini is approximately 8 hours*
*Flight time from Athens to Santorini is approximately 50 minutes.* 

*Optional flight upgrade is not available for on-site purchase and must be purchased online at least 35 days prior to departure.

Included: Breakfast at hotel

Accommodation:

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DAY 5 Santorini

This morning, experience stunning views of Santorini’s glittering caldera as you walk the path that hugs the rim of this submerged volcanic crater, with your local guide, starting in Fira and ending in Imerovigli.. Explore the island’s whitewashed settlements, stroll through the cobblestone paths, and take in the breathtaking landscapes. Here, sugar-cube houses, bars and restaurants cling to the cliffsides, offering viewpoint after viewpoint for watching the sun sink below the caldera. Free at leisure for the rest of the day or experience the famous Santorini sunset this evening on the optional Caldera Sailing Sunset tour.

Included: Breakfast at hotel

Accommodation:

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Optional Tours & Extras:

DAY 6 Santorini

Today heralds a day of leisure in Santorini. You may want to explore the island at your own and dip into Fira’s chic shops, bars and tavernas.  Alternatively, experience the best of this island and its history and culture on our full day optional Landmarks of Santorini tour.  Spend the day discovering the highlights of this majestic island; stops include Profitis Ilias Mountain, Megalochori, Akrotiri Archaeological site, the Red Beach, Perivolos and Santo Wines.

 

Included: Breakfast at hotel

Accommodation:

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Optional Tours & Extras:

DAY 7 Santorini - Athens

Enjoy the morning free at leisure until your transfer to the port to catch your ferry back to Athens (ferry time approximately 8 hours)  or choose the option to take a quick flight back to Athens (flight time is approximately 50 minutes).  On arrival, relax with a transfer to your hotel and enjoy the evening in Greece’s charming capital as you wish — the perfect finale to your trip.

*Ferry time from Santorini to Athens is approximately 8 hours*
*Flight time from Santorini to Athens is approximately 50 minutes.* 

*Optional flight upgrade is not available for on-site purchase and must be purchased online at least 35 days prior to departure.

Included: Breakfast at hotel

Accommodation:

★★★★ Athens Avenue or similar

DAY 8 Athens - USA

Today transfer to Athens International Airport and bid goodbye to Greece as you board your return flight to the US. 

Included: Breakfast at hotel

DATE & PRICES

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*Single supplement: $495 

*Extending your trip: Passengers extending their stay in Athens after the tour - a supplemental deviation fee of $100 per person will apply.  Extensions are subject to airline availability and additional airline surcharges may apply. (Note: hotel accommodations and an airport transfer out is not provided when you extend your stay) 

*Land Only Package includes ferry ticket from Athens-Santorini and from Santorini-Athens.  For international flights and airport transfers, please purchase the Land & Air package.

*Groups of 9 and less: Athens city sightseeing and transfer services are on a seat-in-coach or shared coach basis.
*Groups of 10 and more: Athens city sightseeing and transfer services will be private.

As of Dec 9, 2022