October 12, 2023 - October 22, 2023
Greek Island Getaway
3% Cash Discount
Early Booking Discount $100 per person
with paid deposit before January 31, 2023
Your package includes airfare, deluxe transportation and accommodations, all listed tour fees, and 12 meals.Step into history and discover the tale of an amazing and beautiful land whose history and culture have shaped the course of human history. Spend three nights in Athens and visit the Acropolis with its crowning glory, the Parthenon. Travel by high-speed ferries across the Aegean Sea to the islands of Mykonos and Santorini, where you can immerse yourself in their relaxed lifestyle. Friendly islanders are eager to welcome you to their picture-perfect paradise of whitewashed houses, seafront promenades, and flower-filled lanes lined with quaint cafes and shops.
Before we can begin our Getaway to Greece, we must fly there, and before we can fly there, we must make our way to the airport. On Day 1, we will get to know our fellow travelers as we prepare for tomorrow’s flight at the airport hotel.
Day 2 is the big day! We board our plane and begin our flight across the pond to the land of “Hellas.”
Upon arrival, we’ll be met by our local guide and transferred to our hotel. The remainder of the day is free for you to begin exploring this capital city. Our local guide will be available to offer suggestions and assist with your sightseeing plans. This evening enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel.
This day in Greece starts with one of the highlights of Athens: The Parthenon, standing tall on its perch atop the Acropolis overlooking the city. Discover this ancient UNESCO World Heritage Site dedicated to the goddess Athena during this morning’s city tour. We will also visit the Acropolis Museum, which houses art, sculpture, and historical pieces dating back to the Mycenaean period. Acropolis slopes were excavated for numerous items, including classical sculptures, marble slabs with reliefs depicting Greek mythology, and everyday objects from Athens. During the panoramic portion of the tour, see the historic ruins of the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Gate. While passing Constitution (Syntagma) Square, visit the Parliament Building and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, guarded by Evzones - soldiers in traditional Foustanella attire. From mythology and history to spectacular views, you will be awestruck at the unique sites of Athens.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Today is the beginning of your island-hopping adventure! Departing Athens by coach, transfer to the port of Piraeus for the embarkation of the high-speed ferry. Enjoy the ride traversing the Aegean Sea en route to the island of Mykonos. Often called the “Jewel of the Aegean,” it is the most famous Greek island with its well-preserved windmills, red-roofed churches, and whitewashed buildings. Upon arrival, you will be taken on a city tour of the island, which includes some of the island’s best beaches, the traditional village of Ano Mera, and the square surrounded by small Greek taverns. Your guide will take you through the meandering alleyways and narrow streets of the town, passing through the historic center and strolling by the windmills, Little Venice, Paraportiani Church, and Kastro area. After checking into the hotel, the remainder of the day is at leisure until the included dinner at a local restaurant this evening.
Enjoy cultural immersion as you are introduced to the healthy secrets of olives and olive oils. At a local venue, an olive expert will teach you about the different types of oils, how they are categorized, and how to pair them with food. You’ll sample the various products. After this experience, enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. Browse in the boutiques, visit the beach, or simply enjoy people-watching and meeting the locals at a sidewalk café.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
This morning we return to the port to board the high-speed ferry to Santorini. Known as the “Black Pearl of the Aegean,” Santorini is the most breathtaking of all the Greek Islands. History and nature combine to make this one of the most unforgettable places in the world. Begin discovering this paradise upon arrival with a tour of the island and its villages, including the most famous village, Oia. A quiet lifestyle, whitewashed houses, blue-domed churches, winding lanes filled with boutiques, tavernas, open-air cafés, and beautiful sunsets make this village postcard perfect! Dinner is included at a local restaurant this evening
The day is free of planned activities for your enjoyment of the island and immersion into the local lifestyle. Sample traditional cuisine at a taverna, visit a museum, the beach, or the Santorini Brewing Company: Greece awaits!
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
After a morning of island-hopping, transfer to the port for the high-speed ferry back to Athens for a farewell dinner this evening.
This morning, transfer to the Athens airport for your flight home. Having explored the ancient ruins of Athens and visited the beautiful Greek Islands, your holiday will end, but your memories will last a lifetime. We land this evening in Tulsa, where we will be resting after our long flight.
Today, we say goodbye to our new friends as our time together comes to a close. The memories we made together will last forever! ** Please keep in mind that other countries may not be ADA compliant **