GEC Trip Type: GROUP TOUR
*Solo Travelers: You're in luck! We provide free roommate matching - unless you'd prefer to purchase a single room.
The group will travel: May 21 - 27, 2017
Join a group of fun, like-minded people on this Global Expeditions Club travel club group tour to Greece. First we'll explore the historic city of Athens, and then we'll visit the stunning beauty of the island of Santorini; one of the most beautiful places on earth!!.
NOTE: Immediately after this Greece trip, why not join the group for a trip through Croatia (May 28 - June 4, 2017). It’s two great trips in one! Click Here for the Croatia Group Trip details.
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Greece Group Tour, Athens, Fira, Santorini, Thira, Santorini, Acropolis of Athens, Ancient Agora, Theatre of Dionysus, Temple of Olympian Zeus, and Hadrian's Library
B: Breakfast | L: Lunch | D: Dinner
Day 1: Arrive in Athens
Day 2: Day Tour of Athens (B)
Day 3: Ferry Athens to Santorini (B)
Day 4: Optional Day Tour of Santorini (B)
Day 5: Leisure day to explore Santorini (B)
Day 6: Ferry Santorini to Athens (B)
Day 7: Trip ends. (B)
Arrive in Athens
Arrive in Athens and meet at the designated hotel located near the beautiful and historic Plaka neighborhood of Athens. The trip officially begins in the late afternoon with the official Trip Orientation in the lobby of the hotel (complete details provided before departure). At the Orientation you will get a chance to meet your fellow Global Expeditions Club travel mates, as well as the GEC Trip Leader who will provide an overview of the trip and answer any last minute questions.
The evening is then free to relax and adjust to the jet lag OR you can venture out with the Trip Leader and you’re fellow club members and enjoy an optional group dinner in Athens' exciting and quaint Plaka neighborhood located at the base of the famous Acropolis.
Day Tour of Athens (B)
We start this tour off right, with a day tour of Athens. Some of the sights that may be visited are the Acropolis of Athens, Ancient Agora, Stoa of Attalos, the Temple of Hephaestus, Temple of Olympian Zeus.
Athens to Santorini (B)
In the morning, we will travel to the port of Athens and board our modern 4-hour high-speed catamaran ferry to the tranquil, stunningly beautiful and famously picturesque island of Santorini. Once we arrive and check in to our hotel, the afternoon and evening are yours to explore the beauty of this amazing island, such as taking a walk into the quaint town of Thira/Fira, whose magnificent white buildings famously drape over the cliffs of this ancient volcano. And as usual, your Trip Leader will have optional group activities planned if you wish to join... including a walk through town and a group dinner.
Optional Day Tour of Santorini (B)
Today is a leisure day to relax or explore on your own OR join the group on the optional day tour of Santorini and travel the island visiting the famous sites of Santorini. Possible stops include the ancient Thira ruins, Profitis Ilias Monastery, panoramic views from the highest mountain top on the island, etc. In the afternoon after lunch (on your own), we'll end with free time to explore the famous town of Oia. Situated at the peninsula of the island, Oia is home to incredible scenery and photo ops. It's a fun day for sure!
Leisure day to explore Santorini (B)
Today is a leisure day to soak up the sun poolside and/or to explore more of the vibrant island and town. There is plenty to do and see on this fun island. And as usual, our Trip Leader will have something planned for those who wish to follow along.
Santorini to Athens (B)
Leaving this amazing Greek Islands behind, we make our way back to Athens via a modern 4-hour high-speed catamaran ferry. Tonight, we will get together for one last night out in Greece before we all head home.
Greece Trip Ends.
Trip ends after breakfast. You'll make your own way to the airport.
This is a Global Expeditions Club small group trip that is open for anyone to join. You can sign up as a solo traveler* OR join with a spouse, friends or other family members. All are welcome!
*Solo Travelers: You're in luck! No mandatory single supplements. We provide free roommate matching - unless, of course, you'd prefer a single room which you can purchase during checkout.
This tour requires a total minimum group size to run. Please DO NOT purchase your airfare or any personal travel requirements until you receive a written confirmation of guaranteed departure.
Prices are based on double occupancy in twin rooms. If you would like your own hotel room, please choose the optional single room supplement at check out. If you do not mind being paired up with a roommate of the same gender, then the single supplement does not apply.
If you would like advice on how to find the best flight for you or which flights other group members are taking, please contact us.
Trip ID: EU1176
- Day tour of Athens
- Round trip high-speed ferry Athens-Santorini
- Guided tours as mentioned in itinerary with expert English speaking local guides
- Global Expeditions Club English speaking Trip Leader
- European level 3-4 star hotels
- Breakfast daily
- Entrance fees to all sites as indicated in the itinerary
- All transfers and tours as indicated in modern air-conditioned vehicles
Price Does Not Include
- International Airfare
- Airport transfers
- Meals and beverages not indicated
- Travel medical insurance (details)
- Optional day tour of Santorini
- Optional tours and activities not mentioned in itinerary
- Personal expenses
- Tips for GEC Trip Leader and Local Guides
- Local fee
Minimum Group Size
- GEC Club Trip Leader
- Expert English speak local guides
- European level 3-4 star hotels
- The weather in Greece during May is typically warm, sunny and dry, with temperatures averaging in the 70-80's during the day and high 60's at night.