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15 Day Greek Islands Explorer

  • Experience the best of Greece at leisure
  • Visit Athens, Mykonos, Santorini & Paros
Includes Return International Flights

Experience the sparkling waters and dazzling sunsets of the Greek Islands on this 15 day island hopping tour. Start your trip of a lifetime in historic Athens and immerse yourself in Greek culture, then settle in for sun-drenched beaches, white-washed villages, and spectacular cliff-top scenery as the tour takes in Mykonos, Santorini, Paros and more including a trip to the Acropolis in Athens before flying home. This once-in-a-lifetime adventure includes return international flights, 12 nights hotel accommodation, daily buffet breakfast and more.

ITINERARY

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Today depart either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for Athens! Fly with the award winning Etihad Airways, Emirates Airlines, Cathay Pacific or Singapore Airlines to name a few (subject to availability).

Meals included: In-Flight

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

The Stanley Hotel, Athens Meals included: None

Today transfer to Piraeus Port for the ferry to beautiful Santorini (departing at 7:30am). Upon arrival in to Santorini (approx. 2:45pm) transfer to your hotel, with the rest of the evening at leisure.

Kalisti Hotel & Suites OR Santo Miramare Resort, Santorini Meals included: Breakfast

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

Kalisti Hotel & Suites OR Santo Miramare Resort, Santorini Meals included: Breakfast

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

Kalisti Hotel & Suites OR Santo Miramare Resort, Santorini Meals included: Breakfast

Today transfer to the port for your speed boat to Paros which departs at noon. Arrival in Paros will be at approx. 1:45pm, you will then be transferred to your hotel.

Saint Andrea Seaside Resort, Paros Meals included: Breakfast

Paros is a Greek Island in the Aegean Sea, best known for its beaches and traditional villages. Enjoy today at leisure and maybe do some exploring.

Saint Andrea Seaside Resort, Paros Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy another at leisure and take advantage of the beaches!

Saint Andrea Seaside Resort, Paros Meals included: Breakfast

Transfer to the port for the speed boat to Mykonos departing at 1:55pm. Arrival in Mykonos will be at approx. 2:35pm with a transfer to your hotel.

Manoulas Beach Resort OR Zephyros Hotel, Mykonos Meals included: Breakfast

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

Manoulas Beach Resort OR Zephyros Hotel, 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!

Manoulas Beach Resort OR Zephyros Hotel, Mykonos Meals included: Breakfast

Transfer to the port for the speed ferry to Piraeus departing at 2:15pm. Arrive back into Piraeus at approx. 8:00pm and transfer to the hotel.

The Stanley Hotel, 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.

The Stanley Hotel, Athens Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast a transfer will be arranged to the airport for your return flight back to Australia! One relaxing trip-of-a-lifetime!

Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

*Please note, some flights may arrive in Australia +1 day later.

Meals included: None

Tour Inclusions

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  • Go island hopping in the Greek Islands
  • Admire the beauty of Santorini
  • Relax on the golden beaches of Paros
  • Enjoy vibrant Mykonos
  • Explore Athens on a city highlights tour
  • Wander the ancient citadel of The Acropolis
  • Visit the history-filled Acropolis Museum
  • See UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Return international flights (economy class) departing SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/PER
  • 12 nights hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy daily buffet breakfast
  • Professional English-speaking guides in Athens
  • Orientation briefing upon arrival at hotel
  • Transportation by private coach
  • All high-speed ferry rides
  • Return airport and boat transfers

Important info

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BOOKING INFORMATION

After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation email. You will also be directed to an online Passenger Information Form. You must complete your Passenger Information Form 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 TripADeal’s standard 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 TripADeal (unless otherwise stated).

OFFER ESSENTIALS

Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 9th October 2018

Travel offer is valid for one person based on twin share

Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement of $850 applies

Departure Dates (2018)
May: 1, 8, 15, 22, *29
June: *1
September: ^4, *11
October: 2, 9

Surcharges
Please note: dates/months with a * or ^ incur a high season surcharge
* High Season Surcharge: $250 per person
^ Peak Season Surcharge: $450 per person

Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth

FLIGHTS

Airline/s Used
Etihad Airways, Alitalia, Emirates, British Airways, Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, Austrian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, Air Berlin, Thai Airways, Korean Airlines, Malaysian Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Air France, KLM, Finnair, Air China, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Turkish Airlines plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability)

Arrive early in Athens, Greece
$200 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 in Athens, Greece
$200 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

Stopover Packages
Twin share: $450 per person/each way
Solo Traveller: $700 each way
Locations:
* Singapore
* Abu Dhabi
Includes:
- 2 Nights in 4 star accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Return airport transfers 
Please note: 
- An outbound and inbound stopover may be chosen; however the stopover location must be the same each way, due to the airline used
- Stopover packages are subject to availability

Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: starting from $2899* per person
- Business Class: buy now for $6499 per person
Please note: 
- *Starting from quotes will be processed and returned for your consideration
- 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 and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation Used
3-4 Star (self-rated)
- Athens: The Stanley Hotel
- Santorini: Kalisti Hotel & Suites OR Santo Miramare Resort
- Paros: Saint Andrea Seaside Resort
- Mykonos: Manoulas Beach Resort OR Zephyros Hotel
*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 (Pre/Post Tour)
- Athens: $160 per room including breakfast
Please note: extra nights are 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

Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents
- Strictly 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 Rooms (Interconnecting Rooms)
Not available

GENERAL TOUR INFORMATION

Minimum group size 15, maximum group size 28 per vehicle

EXCLUSIONS

- Visa fees and requirements (Not required for Europe if travelling on an Australian passport for stays up to 90 days)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary 
- Recommended gratuities/tipping: €5 (approx. $8 AUD) per person/day (Athens tour only)
- Optional activities/tours 
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Strongly recommended)

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

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 TripADeal travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 

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 ferry and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and offloading of their luggage from the coach.

Gratuities:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour manager and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip for the tour manager and driver is €5 (approx. $8 AUD) per person/day (Athens tour only), which will be collected by the tour manager whilst on tour.

Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our coaches 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.

VISAS

A Tourist visa is not required for Europe for stays up to 90 days if travelling on an Australian passport.
Please Note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or a visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required

INSURANCE

TripADeal is proud to offer a range of travel insurance products in partnership with My Travel Insurance

SCHEDULE OF FEES

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

· 1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider
· 2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider
· Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider
· Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider
· Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
· If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider will apply
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