Classic Greece: Athens, Olympia, Delphi, and More

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Escape Kit

  • A Six-Day Trip to Greece ($649 to $2,649 per Person), Including:
  • Round-Trip Economy Class International Flights between New York City, Washington DC, and Los Angeles and Athens (Flights-Included Packages Only)
  • Double-Occupancy Accommodations for Three Nights at Titania Hotel or Similar in Athens; for One Night at Best Western Hotel Europa or Similar in Olympia; and for One Night at Amalia Hotel Delphi or Similar in Delphi
  • Ground Transportation Between Sites via A/C Minibus or Coach
  • Daily Breakfasts
  • Sightseeing Tours in Athens, Olympia, Delphi, Mycenae, and More Sites per Itinerary
  • Airline Taxes, Fuel Surcharges, and Hotel Fees per Itinerary
  • Priced per Person Based on Double Occupancy (See Fine Print)
  • After Purchase, Follow Your Voucher's Redemption Instructions to Complete Your Reservation by February 25, 2017

Explore the splendors of the ancient world with a tour through continental Greece, thanks to Encounters Travel. Discover amazing sites and historic ruins mixed with modern Greek culture, great food and wine, and friendly, welcoming people.

The Itinerary
Day 0: Fly to Greece (Flights-Included Packages Only)

• Board your flight to Athens

Day 1: Arrive in Athens
• Upon arrival in Athens, meet your representative from Encounters Travel and transfer to your hotel
• The rest of the day is free for you to explore
Overnight at Titania Hotel or similar

Day 2: Athens City Tour
• Starting at the Panathenaikon (Kallimarmaro) Stadium, your tour will take you to the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament building, memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, and Constitution Square (Syntagma)
• In the afternoon, head up to the Acropolis to experience a majestic view of the city and visit the beautiful Parthenon ruins, the Temple of Nike, the Acropolis museum, the towering entrance of Propylaea, the Erechtheion, and the Temple of the Athene Nike.
Overnight at Titania Hotel or similar; breakfast included

Day 3 : Olympia via Mycenae
• In the morning, head out of Athens and cross the Corinth Canal en-route to the UNESCO WOrld Heritage Site of Mycenae to see the home of mythical Agamemnon, the Lions Gate, royal tombs and the Cyclopean walls
• Head on to Nafplion, the first capital of Greece in the region of Argolis
• Visit the ancient theatre of Epidaurus, which is famous for its acoustics, before arriving in Olympia in the evening
Overnight at Best Western Hotel Europa or similar; breakfast included

Day 4: Olympia to Delphi
• Explore the birthplace of the Olympic Game and visit the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia, taking in the Temple of Zeus and Hera, the Stadium, the altar of the Olympic flame, and the museum which hosts and impressive statue of Hermes of Praxiteles
• Later, head north over the Rio-Antirio Bridge to Delphi
Overnight at Amalia Hotel Delphi or similar; breakfast included

Day 5: Delphi to Athens
• Discover the center of the ancient world and tour the remains of the Temple of Apollo, the Temple of Athena, the Oracle of Delhpi, and the Castalian Spring
• Visit the Archaeological Museum of Delphi which hosts some of ancient Greece's best remaining masterpieces such
• After your museum stop, head back to Athens in the evening
Overnight at Titania Hotel or similar; breakfast included

Day 6: Fly home
• Your tour ends after breakfast this morning
• Spend a little free time in Athens before heading airport for your flight home, or book an optional extension package to one of Greece's beautiful Aegean islands (package prices will vary by date, so check with Encounters Travel when you book your trip)
Breakfast included

The Dates
2017
Land-Only
3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25 ($649)
4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 5/6, 5/20, 5/27, 6/10, 6/24, 7/1, 7/22, 8/5, 8/19, 8/26, 9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/21 ($699)

Departing from New York (JFK):
5/5, 5/19 ($1,949)
5/26, 6/9, 8/25 ($1,999)
6/23, 6/30, 7/21, 8/4, 8/18, ($2,099)
9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29 ($1,899)
10/6, 10/20, 11/10 ($1,749)

Departing from Washington, DC (IAD):
5/5, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17 ($1,899)
5/19, 5/26, 6/9, 6/23, 6/30, 7/21, 8/4 ($2,349)
8/18 ($2,199)
8/25, 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/20 ($1,849)

Departing from Los Angeles (LAX):
5/5, 8/18, 8/25, 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/20 ($1,899)
5/19 ($2,199)
5/26 ($2,299)
6/9, 6/23, 6/30 ($2,649)
11/3, 11/10, 11/17 ($1,849)

Priced per person based on double occupancy; solo travelers will pay an additional $349 if a same-sex room share is not available.

  • I had a phenomenal trip with Encounters Travel. It was organized in a timely manner. Everything went smoothly and better than I expected!

    -- Facebook Reviewer

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the fine print

  • Limit 4 per customer, up to 4 additional as gifts; vouchers may not be combined to extend stay
  • When purchasing and gifting vouchers please list name(s) exactly as given on your passport(s)
  • Book by date: customer must contact merchant by February 25, 2017 to make booking
  • Reservations required and subject to availability
  • Merchant cancellation policy applies. For more information, please visit www.encounterstravel.com/booking_conditions.php
  • Not valid toward existing reservations
  • Voucher includes round-trip economy class international flights between New York City, Washington DC, and Los Angeles and Athens (flights-included packages only); double-occupancy accommodations for three nights at Titania Hotel or similar in Athens; for one night at Best Western Hotel Europa or similar in Olympia; and for one night at Amalia Hotel Delphi or similar in Delphi; ground transportation between sites via a/c minibus or coach; daily breakfasts; sightseeing tours in Athens, Olympia, Delphi, Mycenae, and more sites per itinerary; and airline taxes, fuel surcharges, and hotel fees per itinerary
  • Visas are not required for U.S. citizens
  • Voucher does not include airfare for land-only options, compulsory travel insurance, meals not indicated in the itinerary, entrance fees (budget EUR$56), drinks, snacks, other personal expenses, tips for guide and driver, and any other items not mentioned
  • Travel insurance covering medical costs and repatriation for medical reasons is mandatory; policy details must be provided to Encounter Travels at least 1 month before departure (policy number, name of the issuing company, and the policy emergency contact details); travel insurance covering cancellation and baggage is recommended but not mandatory. A comprehensive policy is available from Encounters Travel from $39. Health insurance is generally not sufficient; view all details at www.encounterstravel.com/travel_insurance.php
  • Double occupancy: rates are per person based on double occupancy (2 people sharing a room). Each of 2 guests must purchase an Escape and arrange to stay together at the property. Couples will be provided a private double room.
  • Single travelers may choose to pay a single room supplement to guarantee themselves a single room throughout the tour. Alternatively, they may choose to share a twin/triple room with another traveler(s) of the same sex. If there are no other single travelers available to pair up with at the time of booking, then single travelers will need to pay the single room supplement $349. Encounters Travel will refund this if they are able to arrange a room share. Room shares are arranged in order of booking.
  • Travelers must be ages 12+
  • Tour departures require a minimum of 2 travelers to run. Please do not book international flights or connecting travel until merchant confirms minimum numbers have been reached
  • Incidental charges, charges for additional services and gratuity at the property are not included
  • The promotional value is valid only for date range purchased and may not be exchanged or redeemed for any other dates
  • Passport with 6 months validity and required
  • Hotels listed are preferred options, but alternative properties of a similar or higher standard may be used on some departures.
  • Bookings with Encounters Travel are only made after the voucher is redeemed and a booking confirmation email sent.
  • After vouchers are redeemed Encounters Travel booking conditions and cancellation fees apply
  • Review the State Department's website for passport requirements and important announcements before traveling to your destination
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