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Motor Coach Tour

Greece

Tuesday, April 17 - Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Highlights: (Inclusions subject to change)

**Featuring Athens, Mykonos and Santorini**        
           9 Days · 11 Meals
• 11 Meals (7 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners )
• Round trip air and airport transfers on tour dates when
    air is provided by Mayflower Tours
• Included panoramic city tour of Athens
• Visit the ancient Parthenon with a local guide
• Discover antiquities at the Acropolis Museum  
• High-speed ferries between Athens and the islands of
    Mykonos and Santorini
• Included orientation tours on the islands of Mykonos
   and Santorini
• Free day on each island for your relaxation or independent exploration
• Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
• Trip Cancellation & Interruption, Accident & Medical Insurance on package, not on airline tickets
      ****Passports are required for this tour****

Step into history and discover a place where the mythical Greek Gods ruled the world.  Spend 3 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 the relaxed lifestyle during your stays.  Friendly islanders are eager to welcome you to their picture-perfect paradise of whitewashed houses, seafront promenades and flower-filled lanes lined with quaint cafés and shops.

Departure Points:
Washington:  Depart TBD / Return TBD
Lowe’s in Kirkwood:  Depart TBD / Return TBD

Tuesday, April 17 – Depart the USA   
Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Athens, Greece, a city with a history that dates back almost four millennia.

Wednesday, April 18 – Athens, Greece
Upon arrival, you’ll be met by a Mayflower Tours representative and transferred to your hotel.  The remainder of the day is free for you to begin exploring this capital city.  Your Tour Manager will be available to offer suggestions and assist with your sightseeing plans. This evening enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel.   (Dinner)

Thursday, April 19 – City Tour of Athens   
It’s no doubt that one of the highlights of Athens is the Parthenon, standing tall on its perch atop the Acropolis overlooking the city.  During this morning’s city tour, enjoy a guided visit of this ancient UNESCO World Heritage Site, dedicated to the goddess Athena.  A visit to the Acropolis Museum housing art, sculpture and historical pieces dating from the Mycenaean period, is also included.  See a variety of items from classical sculptures and marble slabs with relief representations from Greek mythology to artifacts from everyday life in Athens, all excavated from the nearby slopes of the Acropolis.  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, see 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 awe-struck at the amazing sites of Athens.  (Breakfast)

Friday, April 20 – Ferry to Mykonos
Today is the beginning of your island-hopping adventure.  Departing Athens by coach, transfer to the port of Piraeus for embarkation of the high-speed ferry and 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 popular of the Greek Islands with its well-preserved windmills, red-roofed churches and whitewashed buildings.  Upon arrival, a city tour will show you the highlights of the island including some of its popular beaches, the traditional village of Ano Mera and the typical village square surrounded by small Greek tavernas.  During the walking portion, your local guide will take you through the meandering alleyways and narrow streets of the town, passing through the historic center and seeing 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. (Breakfast & Dinner)

Saturday, April 21 – Mykonos
The full day is at leisure for you to relax and absorb the local feel of the island.  Browse in the boutiques, visit the beach or simply enjoy people watching and meeting the locals at a sidewalk café.
(Breakfast)

Sunday, April 22 - Mykonos to Santorini
Departing the hotel by coach, return to the port where the high-speed ferry to Santorini awaits.  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 during 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 and shops, tavernas, open air cafés and beautiful sunsets make this village postcard-perfect!  Dinner is included at a local restaurant this evening.  (Breakfast & Dinner)

Monday, April 23 – Santorini
The day is free of planned activities for your personal 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.  Your Tour Manager will be available to assist you with making sightseeing or dining plans while on the island.   (Breakfast)

Tuesday, April 24 - Santorini to Athens
Your island-hopping adventure comes to an end with a late morning transfer to the port for the return trip to Athens via high-speed ferry.  Enjoy a farewell dinner this evening with your traveling companions as you recount your adventures from the week.    (Breakfast & Dinner)

Wednesday, April 25 – Athens / USA  
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 come to an end but your memories will last a lifetime.   (Breakfast)


Things to know
Tour Activity Level      1   2   3    5
LEVEL 4: A more physical touring experience based on the destination with longer walking tours, stair climbing and periods of standing. Expect some of the experiences to occur during the evening.


Hotel Accomodations
Days Two and Three – Titania Hotel, Athens, Greece
Days Four and Five –  Olia Hotel, Mykonos, Greece
Days Six and Seven – Hotel Nikolas, Santorini, Greece
Day Eight – Titania Hotel, Athens, Greece

Tour Cost:
$3,298.00 - per person Double Room
$3,797.00 - per person Single Room

$450.00 per person deposit due with reservation.
Final Payment due:  January 10, 2018.

Space Released:  October 17, 2017

Rates are subject to change
Penalties will apply for early cancellation.



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