Classical Greece – Athens, Mycenae & Olympia

  • 16 Day Tour
  • 14 Sights Visited

Day 1

Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to northern France for an overnight stay.

On coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more and Single Traveller coach holidays, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point.

If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining point, we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer coach, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. On European coach holidays of 7 days' or more, the cost of this is just £30 per booking each way (Up to 4 people per booking).

If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge

Please note: If you would like to take up the Door-to-Door service, you will need to call our reservations team as it is not possible to book this service online.

Day 2

Continue to northern Italy for an overnight stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

To Ancona for the overnight ferry to Igoumenitsa in Greece (en suite cabin included).

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 4 - Meteora

Morning arrival at Igoumenitsa, then we follow the scenic road to the beautiful town of Ioannina. Continue to Meteora, possibly one of the most impressive sites in Greece. Meteora, (literally meaning ‘hanging from the sky’) are gigantic rock formations in a scenic setting. On top of these rocks hide stunning monasteries. We will meet with our local guide and visit at least two of the monasteries. Overnight in Kalambaka.

  • Included meals: Dinner


Day 5 - Delphi

Head south, through the mountains to Delphi, located on the side of Mount Parnassos, for an included visit to the site and the museum with a local guide. Later, we continue via the picturesque village of Arachova, to Athens for a three-night stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 6 - Athens with Guided Tour

Included panoramic guided tour of Athens, seeing the House of Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Constitution Square and the Presidential Palace. We will also visit the Acropolis. Enjoy a short walk in the famous Plaka area, where we enjoy lunch at a typical Greek taverna. 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.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch



Day 7 - Saronic Islands

Time at leisure to explore Athens at your own pace. Alternatively, join our optional magnificent day cruise to explore the nearby Saronic Islands of Aegina, Poros and Hydra. Enjoy lunch on board ship before a late afternoon arrival. Return to Piraeus and transfer to Athens. This evening, you can enjoy an optional dinner at a typical Greek restaurant with live music and folk-dance show.

  • Included meals: Breakfast





Day 8 - Corinth Canal, Epidaurus & Nafplion

Leaving Athens we drive along the coastal road towards the Corinth Canal for an included visit. Enjoy a short stop for photos at this magnificent feat of engineering, then continue to Epidaurus. We meet our local guide for a guided visit to the magnificent amphitheatre of Epidaurus, famous for its acoustics. Our day continues to Nafplion (the first capital of modern Greece). Free time to explore one of the most beautiful towns of the Peloponnese. We continue to the nearby resort village of Tolo for a four-night stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner



Corinth Canal

Day 9 - Corinth & Nemea

A free day today for you to relax and enjoy the sun and the sea. You can also join an optional excursion to ancient Corinth, and to the nearby Nemea region, famous for its wine production, where you will have the chance for winetasting.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Corinth Canal

Day 10 - Free Time

At leisure.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11 - Free Time

At leisure.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 12 - Mycenae

We drive towards Mycenae to meet our guide for an included visit to the site of Mycenae with the famous Lion’s Gate and Agamemnon’s Tomb. We continue our drive via Tripolis and Megalopolis and arrive at Olympia for an overnight stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 13 - Olympia

We begin our included day at the home of the first Olympic games. Meet with our local guide for an included visit to the site of ancient Olympia, and of course, the outstanding museum. Continue to Patras for the overnight ferry to Ancona, Italy (en suite cabins included).

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Olympia Archaeological Museum

Day 14

Arrive in Ancona and head north to the Lake Garda/Verona region for an overnight stay.

  • Included meals: Dinner

Day 15

To Belgium for an overnight stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 16

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Prices are per person, based on two sharing.

Extras: optional excursions; single room supplement £449; travel insurance from £49.95.

FAQ's about our tours

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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We do have holidays that are suitable for wheelchair users, however the person using the wheelchair will need to be able to get on and off the coach if a coach tour is booked. Our coaches are not suitable for someone who is wheelchair reliant as we can only take folding wheelchairs that are stored in the luggage compartment.

We cannot guarantee that assistance will be available for the disabled person / wheelchair user and such bookings will only be accepted if that person is travelling with an able-bodied person who is fully able to attend to the needs of his/her co-traveller.

Passengers travelling by Eurostar in standard class seats must be able to walk 200 yards (183 metres) unaided. Please note; only collapsible wheelchairs are permitted on board standard class Eurostar coaches, as these must be stored in the luggage storage areas. Any passengers who are wheelchair reliant are required to be allocated in the 'Standard Premier' coaches where wheelchair user spaces are located. As these spaces are limited to 1 per train you must advise us immediately if you require them in order that we can reserve with Eurostar.

Excursions on our tours visit places of interest and public buildings. These may not be able to accommodate people with walking difficulties and wheelchair access may not be available. Excursions which include sightseeing tours may involve walking long distances and sometimes over cobbled or uneven surfaces.

The accommodation we use on our tours may not have ground floor rooms and in some instances lifts will not always be available. Occasionally access to your hotel may involve walking distances from the coach park and some hotels have a flight of steps to the Reception.

It is very important that checks are made with regard to the suitability of a tour for you prior to you make any booking with us.