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Grand Tour of Greece

The 10 Day Grand Tour of Greece really is what it claims to be – Grand. This tour combines the Classical Tour and the Northern Greece Tour to create an all encompassing ancient Greek experience that will meet all your needs in this regard. Starting in Athens, you will initially follow the path of the Classical Tour going south via Nafplion, Olympia and coming back around to Delphi, discovering the ancient Greece of myths and legends. From there you will head North to Meteora, Thessaloniki via Mt Olympus and then ancient Macedonian regions where you will experience more of a Byzantine influence.

Tour Highlights:

  • Sightseeing tour of Athens
  • Tour the Acropolis & its museum
  • Visit the town of Nafplion
  • Visit the tomb of Agamemnon
  • See the ancient Olympic Stadium
  • Visit iconic monasteries of Meteora
  • Cross the Corinth Canal
  • Visit the monument of Leonides of Sparta in Thermopylae

  • Duration:

  • 10 Days, 9 Nights

  • Guide Price:

  • £1,899 Per Person
  • Price Based On: Based on 8 Day tour departing from London Gatwick, meal basis as per itinerary (2 adults sharing) including transfers. See More

  • Tour Type:

  • Escorted Coach Tour

  • Star Rating:

  • 4 star

  • Accommodation:

  • 4-Star Tour Package
  • 4 Radisson Blu Park Hotel - Athens
    4 Amalia Hotel - Olympia
    4 Amalia Hotel - Delphi
    4 Amalia Hotel - Kalambaka
    4 Electra Palace Hotel - Thessaloniki
  • 4-Star hotels will be as specified above or alternatives of a similar standard.

  • Board Basis:

  • Half Board

  • Group Size:

  • Minimum: 2 | Maximum: 50

  • Departures:

  • This tour operates on set days:
    - 17 April
    - 08, 22 May
    - 05, 19 June
    - 17, 31 July
    - 11, 18, 25 September
    (Subject to availability)

  • Start / Finish:

  • Athens Airport (ATH) - Athens Airport (ATH)

  • Extensions:

  • Athenian Riviera, Greek Islands, 1 Day Saronic island cruise.

What's Included:

  • Tour:
  • Grand Tour Of Greece View Full Itinerary

  • Accommodation:
  • 4 star accommodation

  • Meals Included:
  • 9 Breakfasts & 9 Evening meals

  • Guide:
  • English speaking government licensed guide on all touring days

  • Entrance fees:
  • All entrance fees to places of interest while touring

  • Vehicle:
  • Modern air-conditioned coach

  • Flights:
  • Return flights from chosen UK airport with 20kg baggage allowance

  • Transfers:
  • Private Transfer to/from airport on arrival and departure

  • ATOL:
  • ATOL Protection


What's Not Included:

  • Beverages:
  • Beverages are not included with meals

  • Lunch:
  • Lunch is not included within this tour.

  • Tips:
  • Tips for guide, driver and hotel staff

  • Taxes:
  • Accommodation taxes where applicable

  • Travel Inusurance:
  • Travel Insurance must be booked before travelling

Full Itinerary

Arrival into Athens Airport Arrival into Athens Airport

Flight into Athens Airport

Day 1

Arrival from your preferred UK Airport into Athens Internatonal Airport, where you will be taken by a private transfer to a hotel in Athens city where you will be based for 2 nights.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
The Parthenon On The Acropolis The Parthenon On The Acropolis

Sightseeing Tour of Athens

Day 2

After Breakfast, you will be taken on an Athens sightseeing tour with a tour of the Acropolis and the new museum.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Corinth Canal Corinth Canal Theatre of Epidavros Theatre of Epidavros Nafplio Nafplio Olympia Ancient Archaeology Site Olympia Ancient Archaeology Site

Corinth -Nafplio - Olympia

Day 3

Leave by the coastal road to the Corinth Canal and then visit the Theatre of Epidauros. Visit the town of Nafplion then drive on to Mycenae to see the archaeological sites and the Tomb of Agamemnon. Depart for Olympia, cradle of the ancient Olympic Games. Dinner & overnight.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Delphi Archaeological Site Delphi Archaeological Site

Olympia - Delphi

Day 4

Visit the sites of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Stadium and the Archaeological Museum. Drive on through the plains of Ilia and Achaia. Pass by the picturesque towns of Nafpactos and Itea, arrive in Delphi. Dinner & overnight.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Enroute to Kalambaka Enroute to Kalambaka Stunning Sunset Approaching Kalambaka Stunning Sunset Approaching Kalambaka

Delphi - Kalambaka - Meteora

Day 5

Visit the archaeological sites and the Museum of Delphi. Depart for Kalambaka, a small town at the foot of the astonishing Meteora. Dinner & overnight.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Monastery of The Holy Trinity Monastery of The Holy Trinity Kalambaka, Greece Kalambaka, Greece

Meteora - Thessaloniki

Day 6

Visit the Meteora: perched on top of huge rocks, where you can see exquisite specimens of Byzantine art. Drive through the striking plain of Thessaly and the Valley of Tempi. Arrive at Thessaloniki, the second largest and the most vibrant city in Greece. Dinner & overnight.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Thessaloniki Tour Thessaloniki Tour St Paul's Orthodox Church St Paul's Orthodox Church

Thessaloniki Sightseeing Tour

Day 7

Visit the city that throughout the era of the Byzantine Empire was the “co-reigning” city, second in population and prestige only to Constantinople. Visit unique monuments and feel the glorious Byzantine past in some of the oldest churches of the Christian world as well as in the Museum of Byzantine Culture. Free time for the rest of the day. Dinner & overnight.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Edessa Waterfalls Edessa Waterfalls King Phillips Tomb King Phillips Tomb

Edessa - Vergina - Thessaloniki

Day 8

Depart in the morning for Macedonia. First stop at picturesque Edessa. Proceed to Naoussa to Aristotle’s School. Drive to Vergina to visit the unique Museum, created in the Great Tumulus. Visit St Paul’s Bema, and then stroll through the old Jewish neighbourhood and the colourful market area. Return to Thessaloniki. Dinner & overnight.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Ancient Archaeology Site in Pella Ancient Archaeology Site in Pella

Thessaloniki - Pella - Athens

Day 9

Drive to Pella, the capital of Alexander the Great. See the exquisite floor mosaics of the 4th century B.C. villas. Then proceed to the Archaeological Park of Dion (sacred city of the Macedonians, at the foot of mountain Olympus). Driving south and through Thessaly, Lamia, Thermopylae (see the Leonidas’ Monument) and Thebes. Arrive in Athens late in the afternoon.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Athens International Airport Athens International Airport

Return Flight from Athens

Day 10

After Breakfast, a private taxi transfer will ready and waiting to take you to Athens International airport for your return flight home.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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