Gems of Greece

009290 - W20

Join The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce on our next adventure to the beautiful country of Greece, complete with crystal-blue water, spectacular beauty, archeological sites, famous myths, and majestic islands.

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Highlights
  • Ride the train from Stockholm to Copenhagen
  • Cruise overnight through beautiful Scandinavian fjords
  • Discover the historical significance of these capital cities
  • Spend the night in centrally located hotels
  • Enjoy Scandinavian cuisine with meals included as outlined in the itinerary
Details

2020 Dates:
October: 15
**Postponed due to Covid travel restrictions. Date will be rescheduled once it’s safe to travel again.

2020 Pricing:
From US$4,899 – twin
From US$5,899 – single

Prices are “starting from” rates, shown in US$, per person based on two people sharing a twin room or one person in a single room.

Tour Code:
009290 - W20

Itinerary
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Day 1: Thursday, October 15th – Fly to Athens, Greece

Meet the group and tour leaders at Winnipeg Airport and fly on Air Canada to Montreal with an overnight, connecting flight on to Athens.

Discover ancient history with private guided tours of the Acropolis of Athens, the Temple of Poseidon, Olympia, Delphi and more. Explore the beautiful islands during your four-day all-inclusive cruise with visits including Mykonos, Rhodes and Santorini. Sample delicious cuisine with daily breakfasts and dinners included and rest in comfort in premium accommodations throughout your trip.

This trip will be hosted by Daryl & Jocelyn Silver of Great Canadian Travel Group & Continental Travel. They hosted The Chamber’s trip to Turkey several years ago and their extensive travel experience and passion for leading groups made it a big success. This will be an unforgettable adventure!

Day 2 – Friday, October 16th – Arrive Athens, Greece

Met upon arrival in Athens and transferred to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure and Welcome Dinner this
evening. Overnight in Athens. (D)
Hotel: Wyndham Athens Residence – 4 Stars & located in the central Athens

Day 3 – Saturday, October 17th – Athens

Private guided Athens city tour including Acropolis and Acropolis Museum. Dinner & overnight in Athens. (B/D)
Hotel: Wyndham Athens Residence – 4 Stars & located in the central Athens

Day 4 – Sunday, October 18th – National Archaeological Museum & Cape Sounion

Breakfast and morning guided tour of the National Archaeological Museum. Afternoon trip to Cape Sounion – The Temple of Poseidon. Dinner and overnight in Athens. (B/D)
Hotel: Wyndham Athens Residence – 4 Stars & located in the central Athens

Day 5 – Monday, October 19th – Embark on the Celestyal Olympia

Depart Athens and begin your voyage to Mykonos. Private walking tour of Mykonos. Cruise overnight to
Kusadasi, Turkey. (B/L/D)

Day 6 – Tuesday, October 20th – Kusadasi, Turkey & Patmos, Greece

Breakfast and morning shore excursion to the Ancient Ephesus. After lunch cruise to Patmos and enjoy the evening. Cruise overnight to Rhodes. (B/L/D)

Day 7 – Wednesday, October 21st – Rhodes

Breakfast and tour of the Acropolis of Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights included. Free time in
Rhodes. Dinner and cruise overnight to Heraklion. (B/L/D)

Day 8 – Thursday, October 22nd – Heraklion & Santorini

Breakfast and free time to explore. After lunch sail to Santorini. Private walking tour and evening in
Santorini. Sail overnight to Athens. (B/L/D)

Day 9 – Friday, October 23rd – Disembark & Argolis

Private guided tour of Argolis including Corinth Canal, Mycenae and Epidaurus. Dinner and overnight in
Tolo. (B/D)
Hotel: J&G Hotel – 4 Stars with private balconies

Day 10 – Saturday, October 24th – Olympia

Travel to Olympia. Private guided tour of Olympia. Dinner and overnight. (B/D)
Hotel: Hotel Amalia Olympia – 3 stars

Day 11 – Sunday, October 25th – Delphi

Travel to Delphi. Private guided tour of Delphi. Dinner and overnight (B/D)
Hotel: Hotel Amalia Delphi – 4 stars & located at the foot of Mount Parnassus

Day 12 – Monday, October 26th – Athens

After breakfast travel back to Athens. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight. (B/D)
Hotel: Wyndham Athens Residence– 4 Stars & located in the central Athens

Day 13 – Tuesday, October 27th – Depart for home OR take the optional extension to Crete

Breakfast at your hotel and and transfer to the airport for departing flight. Air Canada flights via Toronto. (B)

Alternatively, you may opt to take the extension to the fascinating island of Crete.

Crete Extension – October 27th – 30th

Spend 4 days on the beautiful Greek Island of Crete, with its rich Minoan history and stunning landscapes. More details to follow. Based on a minimum number of passengers

Inclusions:
▪ Round trip airfare Athens-Heraklion and return
▪ 3 overnights in a 4-star hotel
▪ Personal escort throughout the itinerary
▪ Transfers to and from the hotel
▪ Daily breakfasts and dinners
Exclusions:
▪ Lunches
▪ Drinks during meals
▪ Tipping
Priced from CA$995.00 per person, based on double occupancy. Single occupancy rooms may be available, on request.

Included
  • Round trip airfare Winnipeg-Athens return
  • Taxes on airfare
  • 4 overnights in Athens at Wyndham Athens Residence or similar, including breakfast
  • 4-day cruise in outside cabins with windows on all-inclusive basis: All meals, alcoholic beverages and on-board entertainment included
  • Shore excursion to Ancient Ephesus in Kusadasi
  • Shore excursion to the Acropolis of Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights
  • 1 overnight in Tolo at John & George or similar, including breakfast
  • 1 overnight in Olympia at Amalia Hotel or similar, including breakfast
  • 1 overnight in Delphi at Amalia Hotel or similar, including breakfast
  • English speaking licensed guide for sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Deluxe motor coach for transfers and touring as per itinerary
  • Private guided tours of Athens, Acropolis & Museum, National Archaeological Museum, Cape Sounion, Mykonos Town, Santorini, Argolis, Olympia and Delphi
  • Entrance fees to Archaeological sites & Museums as per itinerary
  • Porterage at the hotels
  • Meetings
  • VAT & Local taxes
  • Tour leader throughout the trip
Not Included
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Drinks during meals, except while on the cruise
  • Santorini Cable Car tickets (must be purchased on site, approx. 12 Euro per person)
  • Optional shore excursions not outlined in itinerary
  • Gratuities to tour drivers, guides and tour leaders
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
Tour Notes

Disclaimer: We do our utmost to ensure that information posted on our website is correct at the time of publication, however trip details are subject to change without notice by the suppliers and operators involved. We update the information as soon as possible when changes are advised to us, however, we cannot assume responsibility for such changes made by the suppliers and operators.

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