Happy Gecko Travel

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Tour Info

$2,950 per person based on double occupancy

Supplement for Balcony Suite on Cruise portion - $600 per person
 
Single Supplement - $265


Tour Includes:


(7) Buffet Breakfasts

(3) Cruise Lunches


(4) 3 Course Dinners


Luxury air-conditioned coach w/ restroom & WiFi onboard (except in remote locations)


An expert Travel Director and separate driver


Audio Headsets Provided throughout your trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences


City Orientation Tours


Variety of Optional Excursions


Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted


Airport Transfers (rules apply)


All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling and all fees and local taxes


PLUS


We may have a few surprises in store for you!




Sightseeing Highlights

ATHENS
Sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes a visit to the magnificent Acropolis. View the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch

CRETE
Spend time in the port town of Heraklion

DELPHI
Visit the home of the Oracle and the Temple of Apollo with a Local Specialist

KUSADASI
Visit the thriving Turkish port town

METEORA
Visit one of the iconic rock monasteries with a Local Specialist

MYKONOS
Spend the evening exploring this lively island

PATMOS
Explore this idyllic island

SANTORINI
Enjoy a relaxing evening in the cliff top town of Fira

Itinerary

Day 1: ARRIVE ATHENS

Welcome to Athens. You are met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. After checking, spend the rest of the day relaxing or exploring the city. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Meeting this evening.


HOTEL

Zafolia/Novotel


Day 2: ATHENS SIGHTSEEING – DELPHI

Your Local Specialist takes you on a morning sightseeing tour of Athens starting with a visit to the ancient Acropolis and the Parthenon, which is considered to be the most important building to survive from Classical Greece. View the Panathinaiko Olympic stadium, the Evzone guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and a host of other famous sites including the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch. This afternoon, leave Athens and travel north towards the stunning region of Mt. Parnassos for your overnight stay in Delphi.


MEAL(S)

Buffet Breakfast


HOTEL

Nafsika Palace/Nidimos


Day 3: DELPHI SIGHTSEEING – KALAMBAKA
Meet your Local Specialist this morning to tour Delphi and see the site of the most important oracle in the classical world. Walk the Sacred Way to the Temple of Apollo dating from the 4th century. It was here that, every four years, athletes competed in the Pythian Games, dedicated to Apollo and the arts. Drive this afternoon to Thermopylae, famous for the heroic defence by King Leonidas and his brave Spartans against the invading Persians. Arrive later in Kalambaka, where you dine tonight at your hotel.


MEAL(S)

Buffet Breakfast

Dinner


HOTEL

Famissi Eden/Famissi


Day 4: KALAMBAKA – METEORA – ATHENS

This morning, travel to Meteora, with your Local Specialist, and visit one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece, built on sandstone rocks above the town. Later, return to Athens.


MEAL(S)

Buffet Breakfast


HOTEL

Zafolia/Novotel


OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES


Traditional Greek Taverna Meal With Entertainment

This is an evening excursion to a taverna in the centre of Athens. Enjoy excellent traditional Greek food in a lively atmosphere while being entertained by dances and music from all parts of the country. Wine, beer and soft drinks are also included. Although the venue does have an official ending time, guests are more than welcome to stay on in the taverna, to join in with the local residents! (Casual dress)


Adult Price: $62.00


Dinner "Meze" Style In Psiri With Acropolis Illuminations

Enjoy a lovely dining experience at a wonderful restaurant located in the lively area of Psiri. Dining is “meze style”, giving you the opportunity to taste many Greek cuisine dishes, which are served in the centre of the table. Also enjoy the local free-flowing wine! Afterwards see the Acropolis beautifully illuminated as you return to your hotel (Casual dress).


Adult Price: $57.00


Day 5: EMBARK 3-NIGHT CRUISE – MYKONOS

Transfer to the port and cruise to stunning Mykonos. Spend time discovering this island paradise with its distinctive white-washed houses and maze of narrow cobbled streets before setting sail to Turkey.


MEAL(S)

Buffet Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

 

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE


Myconian Countryside tour with Hora & Little Venice

The shore-experience with the coach and your local expert sets off from Chora. Next stop at the south, the leeward beach of Ornos, a picturesque fishing harbour which is a popular anchorage and then on to the small beach of Agia Anna and Kalafatis beach. During the trip back to Chora, you will visit the traditional village of Ano Mera and the monastery of Panagia Tourliani, founded in 1542. The pretty village square is perfect spot for a short break. Returning to Chora you will stop at Paraportiani. A few metres down you will meet the Mykonos Folklore Museum, which is housed in an old two-storied merchant baron’s house. You continue towards the “Little Venice” of Mykonos, Alefkandra, with its windmills and the almost otherworldly sunsets.


Adult Price: $76.00


Day 6: KUSADASI – PATMOS

Arrive early in Kusadasi in Turkey and take in the incredible ruins of Ephesus, site of the famous Temple of Artemis, on your included shore experience. Continue your cruise to Patmos, where there is time to shop, relax on the beach or take an Optional Experience to the Monastery of St. John.


MEAL(S)

Buffet Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

 

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE


Patmos Countryside Tour with Hora And Grotto Of Apocalypse

We visit Patmos a UNESCO “World Heritage Monument” and enjoy a panoramic guided tour of the island, a magical visit to the Grotto of the Apocalypse, where it is said St John the Apostle wrote the Book of Revelation. We reach the medieval town of Hora to enjoy a leisurely walk, marvel at the views of the Monastery of St John the Evangelist, and culminate our tour at Scala the port of Patmos where we enjoy a welcoming coffee, tea or refreshment.


Adult Price: $76.00


Day 7: HERAKLION – SANTORINI

Wake this morning in Heraklion, on the island of Crete, and enjoy a complimentary shore experience visit to the Palace of Knossos. Continue to the spectacular volcanic island of Santorini, where you have the opportunity to visit the islands' spectacular Oia village.


MEAL(S)

Buffet Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

 

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE


Spectacular Oia Village Perched On The Caldera Rim

First you head up to Megalochori village, one of the most authentic and unspoiled villages of the island with its distinctive architecture and character. We will continue on to the east, in the background, you will have settlements like Kamari and Monolithos, while you will pass through Fira, the small traditional villages of Firostefani and Imerovigli with delicate architecture and beauties, to eventually arrive at the settlement of Oia. During the entire route, to the west you will have before your eyes the lace-like caldera, the little islands of Thirasia, Palea and Nea Kameni and an unsurpassable panoramic view. In Oia you will have plenty of time to stroll through the marble-paved alleys, to gaze at the adorably cute shops, to take pictures, to become acquainted with the characteristic buildings, carved into the rocks and the unusual captains’ manors, the settlement Ammoudi at the foot of the caldera, returning to the ship afterwards.


Adult Price: $84.00


Day 8: DISEMBARK – DEPART ATHENS

This morning, disembark from your cruise ship and transfer to the airport.


MEAL(S)

Buffet Breakfast


Additional Info

Cost of the trip is $2,950 per person.
(Does not include airfare)
Due to various departure cities and individuals using rewards/points, etc.
you will need to book your own airfare.

Single Supplement $265

A deposit of $500 per person is required to book the trip
($250 is non-refundable)

Payment Schedule

Initial Deposit - $500 per person

2nd Payment - $500 is due by August 1st

3rd Payment - $500 is due by November 1st

4th Payment - $500 is due by March 1st

Final Payment is due by July 15th


Cancellation Policy
After Final Payment Due Date, the following penalties are incurred:
44-22 days to prior to departure will forfeit 25%
21-8 days prior to departure will forfeit 30%
7-1 days prior to departure will forfeit 50%
Departure Day/No show will forfeit 100%

If additional services have been added to the booking (i.e. extra hotel nights, meals,
group transfers, sightseeing additions) additional penalties may apply.

Pre- and post-trip accommodations cancelled between 14 days and the day of departure
may incur penalties up to 100% of the accommodations cost.

Travel Protection Insurance

Travel insurance is available for this trip. Please indicate that you would like an insurance quote on the registration form. Please be aware that it is in your best interest to purchase the insurance within 14 days of making your deposit. If you purchase the plan within 14 days of your initial trip deposit/payment you will be covered for pre-existing conditions. By purchasing within the 14 day period, it will protect you against unforeseen circumstances that may arise at a later date and the Pre-Existing Condition exclusion. 


Porterage

Baggage handling of one suitcase per person, at each guided vacation hotel and porter service

at airports for intra-air inclusive guided vacations, is included in the guided vacation price. Due to limited

motorcoach capacity, a single bag is allowed with dimensions not exceeding 30”x18”x10” (76x46x25cm)

and weight not exceeding 50 lbs.

A charge of US$6 or local currency equivalent per traveling day will be collected by the Travel Director if a

second piece of baggage is permitted to be carried, or if suitcase exceeds weight or size limits. This is not assurance

that luggage in excess of limits on size, weight and number of pieces will be permitted on the motorcoach.

Carry-on/hand luggage is restricted to one piece per person, not exceeding 12”x11”x6” (30x28x14 cm) to fit

under your motorcoach seat or in the small overhead compartment. Carry-on/hand luggage handling is the

responsibility of each guest and must be taken on and off the motorcoach by you each day of the guided vacation.
Carry-ons with telescopic handles and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartments or
under seats and therefore, cannot be accepted as carry-on luggage.


Click HERE to register for this once in a lifetime trip.


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Please contact Dana Flowers if you have any questions regarding this trip.

Phone: (405) 664-1131