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15 Day Greek Islands Explorer

  • Go island hopping in the azure Aegean Sea
  • Visit Mykonos, Santorini, Paros & Athens
Includes Return International Flights

With stunning sunsets, idyllic beaches, unique architecture and maybe a few insta-worthy shots for your friends and family back home - who wouldn't fall for the iconic beauty of the Greek Islands? This easygoing tour will take you through the best of the islands with plenty of time to unwind or explore. Choose your pace - get adventurous, or settle into the emerald waters and lap up the sunshine as you enjoy the whitewashed buildings and pink horizons.

This 15 day package takes you to Santorini, Paros, Mykonos and Athens. Catch a high-speed ferry to Santorini where you’ll soak up stunning views and an electric nightlife; discover Cycladic architecture and stunning beaches in Paros; and see the villages of Mykonos, a world where glamour meets simplicity. After enjoying island time, head to Athens for a city highlights tour including the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum.

This island hopping adventure package includes return flights, 11 nights hotel accommodation, daily buffet breakfast, ferries, return airport and boat transfers, and more!

Want to dive further into the ancient world? Opt for the 20 day package with pre-tour extension to see Delphi, Meteora and more.

ITINERARY

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Itinerary - 1

Today depart from Auckland for Athens! Fly with award winning Etihad Airways, Emirates or Qatar Airways (subject to availability).


Meals included: In-Flight

Upon arrival into Athens airport be met by a tour representative for a transfer to the hotel. On the way enjoy a short panoramic city tour.

Overnight: President Hotel Athens or similar, Athens
Meals included: None

Today transfer to Piraeus Port for the ferry to beautiful Santorini. Upon arrival in Santorini, transfer to the hotel, and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: 9 Muses Santorini Resort or similar, Santorini
Meals included: Breakfast

For the next two days enjoy all that spectacular Santorini has to offer - breathtaking views, stunning multi-coloured cliff faces, fantastic beaches and a vibrant nightlife.

Overnight: 9 Muses Santorini Resort or similar, Santorini
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast enjoy another day at leisure in this sun kissed haven.

Overnight: 9 Muses Santorini Resort or similar, Santorini
Meals included: Breakfast

Today transfer to the port for the ferry to Paros. Upon arrival in Paros, you will be transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Kanale’s Rooms & Suites or similar, Paros
Meals included: Breakfast

Paros is an unassuming Greek Island in the Aegean Sea, best known for its fashionable capital, white sandy beaches, traditional rural villages and the charm of not being as crowded as its neighbours. Enjoy today at leisure and maybe do some exploring.

Overnight: Kanale’s Rooms & Suites or similar, Paros
Meals included: Breakfast

Transfer to the port for the ferry to Mykonos. Arrive in Mykonos and transfer to the hotel.

Overnight: Zephyros Hotel or similar, Mykonos
Meals included: Breakfast

Mykonos is one of the most popular and glamorous Greek isles, well known for its cosmopolitan atmosphere, whitewashed houses, beautiful beaches and nightlife. The Old Town has many shopping and dining options.

Overnight: Zephyros Hotel or similar, Mykonos
Meals included: Breakfast

With so many highlights - take today to explore the beaches and coves and indulge in the many dining options available. Be sure to try some local seafood in a traditional Taverna.

Overnight: Zephyros Hotel or similar, Mykonos
Meals included: Breakfast

Transfer to the port for the ferry to Piraeus. Arrive back into Piraeus and transfer to the hotel.

Overnight: President Hotel Athens or similar, Athens
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast enjoy an Athens Highlights city tour, including a visit to the world-famous Acropolis. The Acropolis is an ancient citadel located on a high rocky outcrop above the city of Athens containing several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon. Whilst here, also enjoy a visit to the new Acropolis Museum.

Overnight: President Hotel Athens or similar, Athens
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast a transfer will be arranged to the airport for your return flight back to New Zealand.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Itinerary - 2

Today depart from Auckland for Athens! Fly with award winning Etihad Airways, Emirates, or Qatar Airways (subject to availability).


Meals included: In-Flight

Upon arrival into Athens airport be met by a tour representative for a transfer to the hotel. On the way enjoy a short panoramic city tour.

Overnight: President Hotel Athens or similar
Meals included: None

After breakfast you will travel northwest passing through the cosmopolitan village of Arachova as you continue towards Delphi. Delphi is considered the navel (omphalos) of the ancient world. On the slopes of Mount Parnassus, in a landscape of unparalleled beauty and majesty, lie the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pithios. Visit the site and the museum where you will see the archaeological treasures such as the unique bronze statue of the Charioteer. Afterwards, continue on to the seaside town of Nafpaktos. Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel and then enjoy an early evening walk with the tour manager.

Overnight: Nafs Hotel or similar, Nafpaktos
Meals included: Breakfast

Today depart from Nafpaktos and enjoy a scenic drive towards Ioannina, passing through the towns of Amfilochia and Arta. Ioannina, the capital of Epirus region, spreads out around beautiful Lake Pamvotida– the area’s trademark. Enjoy a stroll around the historical city centre and view the castle and the Fethiye Mosque.

There will be opportunity to take an optional tour this afternoon (not included) on a lake boat and visit the islet within the lake to admire some beautiful monasteries and taste some local delicacies, such as frog’s legs.

Overnight: Epirus Palace Hotel or similar, Ioannina
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning, the tour will continue as you drive northeast passing through the picturesque villages of Metsovo, Kozani and Veria on the way to Thessaloniki; the 2nd biggest city in Greece and so-called “the Capital of the North”. Upon arrival, enjoy a city tour taking in the main attractions in the city. From the White Tower and several Byzantine churches to the Kastro of Ano Poli, Aristotelous Square and the impressive seaside promenade of the city.

Overnight: Capsis Hotel Thessaloniki or similar, Thessaloniki
Meals included: Breakfast

Today the tour heads south towards Kalambaka to marvel the supernatural mix of natural landscape and human-made constructions. Meteora is not only a unique witness of monastic life and art in Greece, but also an incredible place to mesmerize at amazing views, green valleys and steep rock formations that will leave you breathless. On arrival, check into the hotel and in the afternoon enjoy a visit to the Grand Meteoron monastery, the biggest and oldest of all, founded by Saint Athanasios the Meteorite.

Overnight: Hotel Meteora or similar, Kalambaka
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning after breakfast begin the journey to Athens. On the way stop for a photo at Thermopylae where Leonidas, the 300 Spartans and additional 800 Greens defended the land in 480 BC against the Persian Empire. Upon arrival check in to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: President Hotel Athens or similar, Athens
Meals included: Breakfast

Today transfer to Piraeus Port for the ferry to beautiful Santorini. Upon arrival in Santorini, transfer to the hotel, and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: 9 Muses Santorini Resort or similar, Santorini
Meals included: Breakfast

For the next two days enjoy all that spectacular Santorini has to offer - breathtaking views, stunning multi-coloured cliff faces, fantastic beaches and a vibrant nightlife.

Overnight: 9 Muses Santorini Resort or similar, Santorini
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast enjoy another day at leisure in this sun kissed haven.

Overnight: 9 Muses Santorini Resort or similar, Santorini
Meals included: Breakfast

Today transfer to the port for the ferry to Paros. Upon arrival in Paros, you will be transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Kanale’s Rooms & Suites or similar, Paros
Meals included: Breakfast

Paros is an unassuming Greek Island in the Aegean Sea, best known for its fashionable capital, white sandy beaches, traditional rural villages and the charm of not being as crowded as its neighbours. Enjoy today at leisure and maybe do some exploring.

Overnight: Kanale’s Rooms & Suites or similar, Paros
Meals included: Breakfast

Transfer to the port for the ferry to Mykonos. Arrive in Mykonos and transfer to the hotel.

Overnight: Zephyros Hotel or similar, Mykonos
Meals included: Breakfast

Mykonos is one of the most popular and glamorous Greek isles, well known for its cosmopolitan atmosphere, whitewashed houses, beautiful beaches and nightlife. The Old Town has many shopping and dining options.

Overnight: Zephyros Hotel or similar, Mykonos
Meals included: Breakfast

With so many highlights - take today to explore the beaches and coves and indulge in the many dining options available. Be sure to try some local seafood in a traditional Taverna.

Overnight: Zephyros Hotel or similar, Mykonos
Meals included: Breakfast

Transfer to the port for the ferry to Piraeus. Arrive back into Piraeus and transfer to the hotel.

Overnight: President Hotel Athens or similar, Athens
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast enjoy an Athens Highlights city tour, including a visit to the world-famous Acropolis. The Acropolis is an ancient citadel located on a high rocky outcrop above the city of Athens containing several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon. Whilst here, also enjoy a visit to the new Acropolis Museum.

Overnight: President Hotel Athens or similar, Athens
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast a transfer will be arranged to the airport for your return flight back to New Zealand.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Tour Inclusions

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  • Go island hopping in the azure Aegean Sea
  • Fall in love with the whitewashed beauty of Santorini
  • Witness cliff top villages and awe-inspiring sunsets
  • Relax on the gorgeous golden beaches of Paros
  • Feel like a Hollywood movie star in vibrant Mykonos
  • Experience the best of Athens on a city tour
  • Wander the ancient citadel of The Acropolis
  • Visit the history-filled Acropolis Museum
  • See UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex AKL
  • 11 nights quality hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy daily buffet breakfast
  • English speaking guides in Athens
  • Orientation briefing upon arrival at hotel
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees as listed in the itinerary
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
  • All ferries
  • Return airport and boat transfers
All of the 15 Day Package, plus the following:
  • 5 nights quality hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy 5 additional meals
  • Visit the magical Meteora Monastery
  • Enjoy a night in the ancient city of Delphi
  • Enjoy a tour in the seaside town of Nafpaktos
  • Visit Ioannina and spend a day discovering Lake Pamvotida
  • Explore Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest city
  • Discover Kalambaka and its beautiful natural landscapes

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 
 
Please note: All additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in NZD (unless otherwise stated).


Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 21st October 2020.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies.
 
Itinerary 1 (15 Day Package): $1050 per person
Itinerary 2 (20 Day Package): $1500 per person
 
Departure Dates (2020)
Itinerary 1 (15 Day Package)
April: 29
May: 13, *20
June: *3
September: ^*9
October: 14, 21
 
Itinerary 2 (20 Day Package)
May: 8, *15, *29
September: ^*4
October: 16
 
Surcharges
Please note: Dates/months with a * incur a high season surcharge.
* Land High Season Surcharge: $350 per person
^ Flight High Season Surcharge: $300 per person
  
Departure Cities
Auckland


Full Service Airline(s) Used
Etihad Airways, Emirates or Qatar Airways plus codeshare partners (subject to availability).
 
Please note
: One-way flights cannot be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation.
 
Arrive early in Athens, Greece
$220 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Arrive early is not permitted during and including the following dates: 
4th April - 20th April 2020
20th June - 17th July 2020
20th September - 13th October 2020
 
Stay behind in Athens, Greece
$220 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Stay behind is not permitted during and including the following dates:
4th April - 20th April 2020
20th June - 17th July 2020
20th September - 13th October 2020
 
Stopover Packages
Twin share: $500 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $800 one way
Locations:
* Dubai
* Abu Dhabi
* Doha
Includes:
- 2 Nights in 4 star accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Return airport transfers 
Please note: 
 An outbound and inbound stopover may be chosen for Dubai and Abu Dhabi; however, the stopover location must be the same each way, due to the airline used.
- Only one stopover is permitted if selecting Doha, it can be either an inbound or an outbound stopover
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not available
- Business Class: Buy now $6999 per person
Please note: 
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights, Trans-Tasman, and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.
- If Abu Dhabi, Dubai or Doha stopovers are offered, Premium Economy upgrades will not be available



Accommodation Used


3 Star (self-rated)

Athens: President Hotel Athens or similar

Santorini: 9 Muses Santorini Resort or similar

Paros: Kanale’s Rooms & Suites or similar

Mykonos: Zephyros Hotel or similar

 

20 Day Extension Package:
3-4 Star (self-rated)
Nafpaktos: Nafs Hotel or similar
Ioannina: Epirus Palace Hotel or similar
Thessaloniki: Capsis Hotel Thessaloniki or similar
Kalambaka: Hotel Meteora or similar
 
Please note: Rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.
 
Extra Nights
- Athens, Greece (Pre/Post Tour): $190 per room including breakfast.
Please note: Extra nights are based on room only and subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people (subject to availability).
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children/infants 8 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not available.
 
Bedding Configuration
Double or twin bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Not available.


Minimum group size 20, maximum group size 28 per vehicle.
 
Please note: The 20 Day extension package has a minimum group size of 10.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
Please note:
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.
- Shore excursions can be booked/reserved directly with the cruise line prior to travel (subject to availability)
- Shore excursions can also be booked whilst onboard (subject to availability).


- Visa fees and requirements (A visa is not required for stays up to 90 days for Europe if travelling on a New Zealand passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary 
- Gratuities/tipping:
Recommended at €5 per person (approx. $8 NZD) per person per day (Athens tour and pre-extension tour) payable direct to the tour leader.
* Accommodation Tax: 4 star hotels: €3 (approx. $5 NZD) / 3 star hotels €1.50 (approx. $3 NZD) per room per night (payable at check in at each hotel directly).
- Optional activities/tours 
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.


TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
 
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
The best time to visit Athens and the Greek Islands begins in May, when the mean temperature is 21°C degrees and rainfall is minimal and continues on through to October with average temperatures ranging from 21-29°C. Days are sunny and clear!
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance, customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
Daily breakfast is included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however, cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately, our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: A general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour The recommended tip for the tour manager and driver is €5 (approx. $8 NZD) per person per day (Athens day tour and pre-extension tour), which will be collected by the tour manager whilst on tour. For the Greek Islands portion of the tour, tipping is discretionary.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience. 
 
Shopping:
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved. If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
 
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.


A tourist visa is not required in Europe when travelling on a New Zealand passport for stays up to 90 days.
 
Please note: Passengers who are not New Zealand citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may, in turn, affect the type of application required.


We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.



Post-Purchase Change


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

- $50 NZD per change request post-purchase + any additional charges applied by the travel partners associated with the order.