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Classic Greece - Encounters Travel
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7 days

Classic Greece

Start and end in Athens
Tour Operator:
Encounters Travel
Max group size:
20
Age range:
5 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
91346
Private available:
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US $1,930
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Itinerary

Start and end in Athens! With the In-depth Cultural tour Classic Greece, you have a 7 days tour package taking you through Athens, Greece and 4 other destinations in Greece. Classic Greece includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive in Athens, transfer to hotel
  2. Day 2: Athens, city tour
  3. Day 3: Mycenae, Palamidi fortress & Nafplion
  4. Day 4: Olympia, drive to Delphi
  5. Day 5: Tour of Delphi, then through Central Greece to Kalambaka
  6. Day 6: Clifftop monasteries of Meteora. Return to Athens
  7. Day 7: Athens, transfer to airport
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Where You'll Stay

Hotel
6 nights

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.1
  • Itinerary
    Good
    4.0
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.4
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.5
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.1
  • Food
    Good
    3.8
  • 4.6
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  • Classic Greece reviewer 1
    · January 2nd, 2020
    Horrible tour. Bait and switch for our first day which required threats to get what was promised and then the second best stop was closed and not an emergency closure but one which was scheduled but tour did not bother to check so we got to see one of... Show more
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Dear Timothy, Thank you for your post-tour feedback. I'm very sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the tour. We have already been in contact with you directly via the TourRadar console, and have offered a significant refund for the issue encountered at... Show more
    Trip date: December 2019
  • SA
    · December 2nd, 2019
    Very organized the transfer pick up was friendly. Hotel accommodations were excellent. Our driver is well experienced and drive safe. Tour guide is okay and enjoy the great adventures in Greece.
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your feedback. We are happy you enjoyed our Classic Greece tour and we hope that you'll join us again in the future!
    Trip date: November 2019
  • PO
    · November 26th, 2019
    We had a great experience and enjoyed all the activities and site we went to. Thanks for a great time!
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your feedback. We are happy you enjoyed our Classic Greece tour and we hope that you'll join us again in the future!
    Trip date: November 2019
  • VL
    · April 24th, 2018
    We were not given accurate information by Encounters Travel. While this was being resolved, my parents experienced harassment and threats to their safety. Even once it had been resolved they continued to be harassed despite the agreement they had... Show more
    Trip date: April 2018
  • SS
    · April 10th, 2018
    The tour was very good and covered most of the sights that I wanted to see. The City tour on day 2 was only for half day and I took the option to visit Cape Sounio with the tour company (not part of the overall tour). It was well worth a visit to see... Show more
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Dear Shanthi, Thanks for taking the time to get back to us with this feedback and for your fantastic review, we very much appreciate your 5-star rating! Thank you also for your tips on the itinerary and the additional day trip on day 2. We do... Show more
    Trip date: March 2018
  • SS
    · April 5th, 2018
    The tour was compact and very well organised. The locations were ideal and beautiful with lovely hotels (Hotel Europa, Olympia and Amalia Hotel in Delphi).
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Hi Shanthi, thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your feedback. We are happy you enjoyed our Classic Greece tour and we hope that you'll join us again in the future!
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    Trip date: March 2018
  • ML
    · March 5th, 2018
    Our trip to Greece was very well organized. The tour guide Matthew worked very hard, and we were picked up at the airport and sent back without a hitch. When we got to the hotel, a tour rep Effie came to greet us and explain every part of the tour as... Show more
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Hi Marianne, thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your feedback. We are happy you enjoyed our Classic Greece tour and we hope that you'll join us again in the future!
    Trip date: February 2018
  • FB
    · September 29th, 2017
    We were a family of six. My 3 sons whose ages ranged from 17 to 22, my mum 73, my husband and me in a wheelchair. You would think that's a tricky bunch to please. But everyone on the team, Effie, Cassandra and our driver went out of their way to make... Show more
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Hi Francis, thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your feedback. We are happy you enjoyed our Classic Greece tour and we hope that you'll join us again in the future!
    Trip date: September 2017

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Classic Greece
From Athens to Athens
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • I'm wondering how much time is spent on a bus and how much time is spent walking/hiking?

      The majority of this tour is spent sightseeing with your tour guide,we really can't give you exact number of hours as this will depend on the group dynamics and how much free time is requested at each of the places being visited.

    • How much time is spent on a bus?

      These are the approximate driving durations for each day of the tour, however please do bear in mind that these are only approximate and local conditions could result in these being different whilst on the ground.

      Day 1 - Very little, just the airport transfer - max. 1 hour.
      Day 2 - Again, very little on this day as this day is spend in Athens.
      Day 3 - Athens to Olympia takes around 4 hours, however this will be broken up with various stops throughout the day.
      Day 4 - Olympia to Delphi takes approximately 3.5 hours.
      Day 5 - The journey from Delphi back to Athens normally takes around 2.5 hours.
      Day 6 - Airport Transfer only, around 1 hour.

    • What is the maximum capacity of the tour?

      Our Greece small-group tours run with a maximum of 26 travellers, and a minimum of 2.

    • Can you also arrange flights?

      TourRadar is an online booking portal for group tours only, we are not a travel agency so we cannot arrange flights for you, we reccommend using skyscanner.com or kayak.com to find the best possible price for international flights.

    • Is a departure transfer available?

      Yes, you can be provided with a departure transfer on the final day at anytime.

    • What time does the tour end? To book my flight accordingly.

      It appears that the last day of the tour is the departure day, whereby you will depart the tour after breakfast and be transferred back to the airport.

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    Good to Know

    • Currency
      Euro
      Greece
    • Plugs & Adapters

      As a traveller from USA, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, D, M. As a traveller from South Africa you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F.

      Type C
      Greece
      Type E
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      Type F
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      Type D
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      Type M
      Greece
    • Vaccines
      • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Greece. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Greece. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Visa
      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
      • Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before July 14th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after July 14th, 2021, a minimum payment of $50 is required to confirm your booking with Encounters Travel. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Encounters Travel will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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