Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to northern France for an overnight stay.
Continue to northern Italy for an overnight stay. B,D
To Ancona for the overnight ferry to Igoumenitsa in Greece. B
Morning arrival at Igoumenitsa, then we follow the scenic road to the beautiful town of Ioannina set against Lake Pavmotis. There is time to explore before we continue to Kalambaka, where we stay overnight. This evening, we take a short drive to Meteora. D
Day 5 - Meteora
Return to Meteora this morning, where we will meet with our local guide and visit at least two of the monasteries. Meteora (literally meaning ‘hanging from the sky’) are gigantic rock formations, like towers of sandstone, which have provided sacred retreat for monks over the centuries. Later, we head south through the mountains to Delphi, where we stay overnight. B,D
Day 6 - Delphi
Located on the slopes of Mount Parnassos in a spectacular natural setting, Delphi is a trove of archaeological treasures dedicated
to Apollo. We explore the site with a local guide including a visit to the museum, which houses the famous bronze statue of the ‘Charioteer’. Later we continue to Athens for a two-night stay. This evening, join an optional excursion to the famous Plaka area, followed by dinner at a Greek restaurant with live music and folk-dance show. B
Day 7 - Athens with guided tour
Included panoramic guided tour of Athens, seeing many of the famous attractions. Enjoy a short walk in the famous Plaka area, where we enjoy lunch at a typical Greek tavern. In the afternoon, you can take an optional tour along the coastal road of Attica to Cape Sounion, for a guided visit to the Temple of Poseidon. B,L
Day 8 - Corinth Canal, Epidaurus and Nafplion
We head towards the famous Corinth Canal where we have a brief photo stop before continuing to Epidaurus where we meet our guide for a visit to the magniﬁ cent amphitheatre. Our day continues to Nafplion, where there will be free time to explore before we take a short drive to resort of Tolo where we stay for four nights. B,D
Day 9 - Corinth and Nemea
Today is at leisure or alternatively why not join our optional excursion to ancient Corinth and nearby Nemea region. B,D
Days 10 and 11 - Free time
Enjoy a couple of days at leisure. 2xB,2xD
Day 12 - Mycenae
Leave Tolo this morning and head to Mycenae. We meet our guide and take an included guided visit to the site of Mycenae with the famous Lion’s Gate and Agamemnon’s tomb. Continue via Tripolis and Megalopolis to arrive in Olympia for an overnight stay. B,D
Day 13 - Olympia
Begin our day at the home of the ﬁ rst Olympic Games. We meet our guide who will introduce us to the ancient site and the outstanding museum. Later we drive towards Patras to board the overnight ferry to Ancona, Italy (en suite cabins included). B
We disembark the ferry and head to the Lake Garda/Verona region where we stay overnight. D
To Belgium for an overnight stay. B
Return home. B
Included Meals: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
Throughout the tour, you will stay in minimum 3-star hotels. All hotels will have a restaurant and bar.
On the overnight ferry crossings, accommodation will be in en suite, inside cabins (meals at extra cost).
Overnight stays in northern France and Belgium will be in city-style hotels, and overnight stays in northern Italy and the Lake Garda/Verona area will be in minimum 3-star hotels.