Led by local guides, this 6-night tour of classical Greece brings you face-to-face with numerous wonders of the ancient world. The first three days will be spent in Athens, where you’ll discover the Acropolis, landmarks like the Arch of Hadrian and the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and will also have ample time for independent explorations.
On the fourth day, you’ll venture to the Corinth Canal before stopping in Epidaurus to visit its famous, ancient theater. Next, head to the charming port town of Nafplio for a brief stop, after which you’ll continue to Mycenae, one of the great cities of ancient civilization, and home to a wealth of beautiful ruins. From there, it’s a journey across the Peloponnese to the town of Olympia, where you'll spend the evening.
On the fifth day, you’ll have the opportunity to tour Olympia, which was the original home of the Olympic Games, before visiting Delphi, traveling through some of Greece’s most picturesque landscapes as you go. After an overnight stay in Delphi, and a tour of its architectural site the next morning, you’ll arrive for one last evening in Athens. The tour concludes on the seventh day with a transfer to the Athens International Airport. Please see the Itinerary for details on each day of the tour.
Enjoy a 6-night tour of Greece's most famous ancient sites
- Accommodations (4-star bed and breakfast)
- 2 dinners (without drinks)
- Bus transportation
- Airport pickup and drop-off
- Travel insurance
- International flights
- Gratuities (optional)
- Optional excursions and visits
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
Day 1: Athens
Arrive at the Athens International Airport, where your guide will meet you and provide direct transfer to your 4-star hotel in Athens. Enjoy a free afternoon and evening in the city, where you can dine and stroll the scenic, twilit streets.
Day 2: Athens
Meet your guide in the morning and set out on a panoramic, half-day tour of Athens, with transit between stops via comfortable bus. First discover the modern center of the city and its key landmarks, including Syntagma Square, the Tomb of the Unknown Solider, Greek Parliament, and the sights along Eleftherios Venizelos Avenue.
Next, discover the Arch of Hadrian, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and the Panathenaic Stadium (where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896). Then it’s on to the crowning glory of the tour: the Acropolis, where you can admire landmarks from the golden era of Ancient Greece, including the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, and the Parthenon.
Return to your hotel in the afternoon and evening, with free time to dine and explore as you wish.
Day 3: Athens
Enjoy a free day in Athens. Immerse yourself in vibrant, modern Greek life, wander through narrow streets, and be sure to sample traditional Greek cuisine, washed down with ouzo. An optional 1-day cruise of three Greek islands can also be scheduled on this day. Stay overnight at your hotel.
Day 4: Athens – Epidaurus – Mycenae – Olympia
In the morning, depart from Athens, traveling along the coast for a short stop at the Corinth Canal before continuing to Epidaurus, where you’ll admire the ancient theater, consider the best-preserved in all of Greece. Next, you’ll head to the coastal port town of Nafplio for a short stop before continuing on to Mycenae and its many architectural treasures. After a tour of Mycenae’s sights, including the Citadel and Tomb of Agamemnon, depart for Olympia. Arrive for dinner and an overnight stay at a 4-star hotel.
Day 5: Olympia – Delphi
In the morning, commence your tour of Olympia, the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games. Explore its Archaeological Museum and extensive ruins before departing for Delphi, passing through scenic Greek countryside as you go. Located on Mount Parnassus, Delphi was famous in the ancient world for the Temple of Apollo, which housed the Oracle of Delphi. Arrive for dinner and an overnight stay at a 4-star hotel.
Day 6: Delphi – Athens
Spend a day exploring Delphi’s archaeological complex, which includes ruins of the Temple of Apollo and Temple of Athena Pronaia, and the Delphi Archaeological Museum. In the afternoon, depart for Athens. Arrive for dinner and an overnight stay at a 4-star hotel.
Day 7: Athens
Receive transfer from your hotel to Athens International Airport.