Ancient Greece

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 – Athens

Scheduled flight to Athens – transfer with our guide in our private executive coach to the 4* Hotel Titania in central Athens.

Day 2 – Guided tour of Athens, the Acropolis & the Parthenon

Panoramic guided tour of Athens – see the Panathenaic Stadium (where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896), the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian's Arch – on the Acropolis view the architectural masterpieces of the 5th century BC Golden Age of Athens including the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and, of course, the Parthenon.

Day 3 – Guided tour of Delphi & Delphi Archaeological Museum

Delphi is renowned as the dwelling place of Apollo – walking along the Sacred Way, a guided tour takes in the remains of the Athenian Treasury, the Theatre and the Temple of Apollo which has stood on the site since the 6th century BC – the Delphi Archaeological Museum contains a collection second only to those of the Athenian Acropolis and a priceless collection of ancient works of art including the Sphinx of the Naxians, the Silver Bull, the Column of the Dancers, and the bronze Charioteer dating back to the 5th century BC – check in to the 4* Hotel Amalia in Delphi.

Day 4 – Guided tour of Olympia & Archaeological Museum of Olympia

Travel to the ruins of ancient Olympia where the Olympic Games were originally held every four years to honour Zeus, the father of the Gods – the Archaeological Museum of Olympia’s collection of finds date from prehistoric times to the early Christian period and include the sculpture collection, for which the museum is most famous, the bronze collection, the richest collection of its type in the world, and the large terracottas collection – check in to the 4* Hotel Antonios in Olympia.

Day 5 – Mycenae & Theatre of Epidaurus

Travel to the military stronghold of Mycenae, the Homeric city of the Atreides and the city ‘rich in gold’ of the ancient poets, to see sights such as the 3,300 year old Lion's Gate, the Cyclopean Walls and the Royal Tombs – rediscovered in the 19th century, the wonderfully preserved Theatre of Epidaurus was built in the 4th century BC by Polykleitos and supposedly if you drop a pin in the centre of the orchestra you can hear it from anywhere in the theatre – travel on to Athens and check in again to the 4* Hotel Titania – dinner in our hotel.

Day 6 – Cruise of the Saronic Gulf

A relaxing day with lunch included cruising the Saronic Gulf and its islands – at Hydra, a refuge for artists and intellectuals, stroll along the narrow cobblestone streets and admire the wonderful architecture including the 17th century cathedral with its superbly carved wooden screen and icons – Poros is the greenest of all the Saronic Gulf islands with pine woods and lemon and olive tree groves stretching down to sandy beaches – at Aegina taste the pistachio for which the island is famous and join the optional visit to the Athena Aphaia Temple, built in 480 BC and 25 of whose original 32 Doric columns still stand.

Day 7 – The National Archaeological Museum

Guided tour of The National Archaeological Museum the world’s most important museum dedicated to the history of ancient Greece, boasts 11,000 exhibits from 7000 BC to the Roman conquest including the golden Mask of Agamemnon, the Kouros of Anavissos and the famous Bronze Statue of Poseidon – the afternoon is at leisure – optional farewell dinner.

Day 8 – Home

Transfer to Athens Airport for our scheduled flight back home.

Tour Features

4* hotels throughout

4 dinners & 1 lunch included

All excursions, guided tours & entrance fees included

Professional local guide

Scheduled flights to Athens

Executive coach in Greece

One free place per 10 paying passengers

Guided tour of Athens

The Acropolis & Parthenon

Delphi - guided tour

Delphi Archaeological Museum

Olympia - guided tour

Archaeological Museum of Olympia

Mycenae

Theatre of Epidaurus

Cruise of the islands of the Saronic Gulf

National Archaeological Museum

Hotel

First two and last three nights at the 4* Hotel Titania in central Athens, one night at the 4* Hotel Amalia in Delphi and one night at the 4* Hotel Antonios in Olympia. Other than Days 2, 6 and 7 in Athens which are on bed and breakfast basis, the other four nights are on half board basis. All rooms are en suite.

Tailor-make this tour

Remember that this tour is just our suggestion to provide inspiration and whet your appetite. Every one of our tours is tailor made exclusively for your group and your group alone. So if you like the look of this tour but want to alter it to suit your group, that’s fine. Tell us how you want to change it and we’ll send you a proposal that meets the exact requirements for your group tour. Then, combining our experience with your understanding of the profile and interests of your members, together we can fine tune the itinerary so that you get the perfect tour at the right price for your group.

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020 7064 4970
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Tailor make your group tour

Remember this itinerary is just our suggestion. Tailor make this tour exclusively for your group to suit your members’ budget or preferences. You could:

  • stay at 3* or 5* hotels throughout
  • with more (or less) dinners included
  • for more (or fewer) days
  • include different excursions
  • include UK airport coach transfers
  • bring a specialist lecturer
  • include all entrance fees & gratuities

Call us on
020 7064 4970
to tailor make the perfect tour
for your group