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9 Nights - £2,995pp

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  • International Flights from UK
  • 13 nights Accommodation
  • Meals as Specified
  • All Transfers
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Entrance fees
  • ATOL Protection
  • Travel Trust Protection
  • Based on 2021 - 22 Prices

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The Grandeur of Greece


The Grandeur of Greece

This private luxury Greek journey will take you from Athens into the Peloponnese and on to the north of Greece, tracing Greek history through its most prominent sites.

You'll begin with 2 nights in Athens to delve into classical Greece and the birthplace of Western civilisation.

From Athens make you way down into the Peloponnese and pay a visit to Mycenae, dating back to Homeric times. You'll also visit Epidaurus and the Corinth Canal on the way to Olympia.

From Olympia head north and pay a visit to the oracle at Delphi before heading up to the monastery at Meteora.

In northern Greece discover Greece's Byzantine heritage in lively Thessaloniki and delve into the Macedonian world of Philip and Alexander the Great in Macedonia.

You'll be staying in boutique hotels throughout and have a private car and guide on all touring.

This Greek holiday can be tailored to suit your exact requirements, so just let us know your ideal trip.

Everything can be adjusted to suit your needs and create your perfect luxury Greece holiday.


  • International flights from UK
  • Accommodation with breakfast
  • All Airport Transfers by Private Car
  • Private Guide & Vehicle
  • Entrance Fees
  • ATOL Protection
  • Travel Trust Protection


  • 3 nights Athens
  • 1 night Olympia
  • 1 night Delphi
  • 1 night Meteora
  • 3 nights Thessaloniki


  • Athens
  • Nafplio
  • Corinth Canal
  • Mycenae
  • Epidaurus
  • Olympia
  • Delphi
  • Meteora
  • Thessaloniki
  • Naoussa
  • Vergina
  • Veria
  • Pella
  • Dion

Day 1: UK - Athens

Fly from the UK to Athens where you will be met on arrival and transferred to your chosen hotel.

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight Athens.

Day 2: Athens

Enjoy a full day private tour of Athens.

This can be tailored to your interests but we suggest focusing on the highlights of classical Athens.

Overnight Athens. Breakfast included.

Day 3: Athens - Olympia

After breakfast, your driver will collect you from your hotel for your journey south into the Argolis region of the Peloponnese.

You'll make a stop to view the Corinth Canal en route to visit historic Mycenea and the ancient theatre at Epidaurus which will take you even further back into Greek history.

Enjoy a traditional Greek lunch and a stroll in the picturesque town of Nafplio, which once was the capital of Greece.

Drive on to Mycenae and visit the Archaeological Site and the Tomb of Agamemnon.

Then depart for Olympia through the Central Peloponnese and the towns of Tripolis and Megalopolis.

Arrive at Olympia, cradle of the ancient Olympic Games where you'll have dinner and spend the night.

Overnight Olympia. Breakfast & Dinner included.

Day 4: Olympia - Delphi

In the morning visit the Archaeological Site with the sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Stadium and the Archaeological Museum.

Then drive on through the plains of Ilia and Achaia until the magnificent bridge which crosses the Corinthian Bay from Rion to Antirion.

Pass by the picturesque Towns of Nafpactos (Lepanto) and Itea, to arrive in Delphi where you'll have dinner and spend the night.

Overnight Delphi. Breakfast & Dinner included.

Day 5: Delphi - Meteora

In the morning visit the Archaeological Site and the Museum of Delphi.

Depart for Kalambaka, a small town situated at the foot of the astonishing complex of the Meteora, those gigantic rocks that rise steep from the plain of Thessaly.

Overnight Meteora. Breakfast & Dinner included.

Day 6: Meteora - Thessaloniki

Visit Meteora, the monastic complex seemingly suspended in mid-air and home to exquisite specimens of Byzantine art.

Depart from Kalambaka, drive through the striking plain of Thessaly and the Valley of Tempi, and admire Mount Olympos, the highest mountain in Greece and home of the 12 Gods in Greek Mythology.

Arrive at Thessaloniki,the second largest and the most vibrant city in Greece where you'll have dinner and overnight.

Overnight Thessaloniki. Breakfast & Dinner included.

Day 7: Thessaloniki

In the morning visit the city that throughout the Byzantine Empire was the "co-reigning" city, second in population and prestige only to Constantinople.

See unique monuments and feel the glorious Byzantine past in some of the oldest churches of the Christian world as well as in the Museum of Byzantine Culture.

The rest of the day is free to enjoy some time in the lively centre of the city.

Overnight Thessaloniki. Breakfast & Dinner included.

Day 8: Thessaloniki

Depart in the morning for a unique approach to historical Macedonia.

First stop at picturesque Edessa where you will see the town's famous landmark, the Waterfalls.

Then proceed to Naoussa, to a site of exceptional beauty and importance: Aristotle's School, the picturesque site where the great philosopher taught ‘the doctrines of morals and politics' to Alexander the Great and the Macedonian youth.

Next drive to Vergina (ancient Aigai), visit the unique Museum, created in the Great Tumulus covering the royal tombs of Macedonia.

See the astonishing findings from the tomb of King Phillip II, Alexander's father, and feel the thrill of one of the great discoveries of 20th century archaeology.

Just a few miles away is Veria (Biblical Beroea) where you can visit Saint Paul's Bema, and stroll through the old Jewish neighborhood and the colourful market area.

Overnight Thessaloniki. Breakfast & Dinner included.

Day 9: Pella - Athens

Drive to Pella, the capital of Alexander the Great. See the exquisite 4th century floor mosaics in situ as well as in the new Museum.

Next visit the Archaeological Park of Dion (the sacred city of the Macedonians, at the foot of Mount Olympos).

Afterwards drive south through Thessaly, Lamia, Thermopylae (where you'll stop to see the Leonidas' Monument) and Thebes, arriving in Athens late in the afternoon.

Overnight Athens.

Day 10: Athens - UK 

Your driver will transfer you to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

Fly back to the UK.


Dominating the Attica region of Greece, the country’s capital, Athens, is one of the oldest cities in the world.

For over two and a half centuries, the astonishing Greek temples and monuments of Athens have continued to intrigue and amaze visitors from around the world.

This icon of western civilization seamlessly combines ancient history with modern architecture and a surprisingly lively atmosphere.

This is particularly apparent in areas at the foot of the Acropolis, Anafiotika, Plaka, Monastiraki and Thissio where visitors will find numerous extraordinary Neoclassical buildings, trendy and traditional cafes and shops, and narrow winding streets with historical treasures at every turn.

Once you have had a culture fix, try some mouth-watering Greek cuisine at one of the city’s fine local restaurants before indulging in the insatiable nightlife at the chic cocktail bars and waterfront dance clubs.


One of the most significant archaeological and tourist destinations in Greece, Olympia is best known as the birthplace of the most important sporting event of all time: the Olympic Games.

Set on the breathtaking Peloponnese Peninsula, with the same name as its ancient site, this sacred area, known as the ‘Valley of the Gods’ contained many treasures of Greek art, such as temples, monuments, altars, theatres and statues - much of which is still evident today in the famous well-preserved ruins.

The ancient site sits alongside a charming little traditional Greek village, which provides all the tourist facilities visitors might desire.

The site was originally not actually a town but a sanctuary, with buildings associated with the annual games and the worship of the gods. Make sure to visit the impressive museums, too.


Delphi is situated in southern Greece, about 180 kilometres northwest of the capital of Athens.

This area consists of two separate sites: the modern village of Delphi, where visitors will find lodging and other amenities, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the same name.

This ancient archaeological area, situated on the slopes of legendary Mount Parnassos, is famous as the site of the ancient Delphic Oracle and retains a truly special atmosphere.

Make sure to see the Sanctuary of Apollo, ruins dating back more than 2,500 years, and take an informative walking tour of the vast area.

This can be complemented excellently with a visit to the Delphi Archaeological Museum.

Finally, those looking to explore the countryside surrounding Delphi will find many scenic stops, including the pretty seaside village of Galaxidi.


Kalabaka (sometimes Kalambaka) is a town in Thessaly in northern Greece.

Kalabaka is primarily known as the gateway for visiting the nearby cliff top monasteries of Meteora. This magnificent Greek Orthodox temple complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, looms over the modern town and provides a fascinating insight into Greek history of the 14th to 16th centuries.

There are many monasteries to visit and many of them house on-site museums showcasing religious art and other historical artefacts, such as ancient manuscripts.

Key monasteries include Great Meteoron (the largest and oldest), St. Stephen (the most accessible) and Holy Trinity (which offers the best views over the town and its surrounds).

The area is also renowned for rock climbing, with 170 peaks and over 600 different bolted routes to choose from.


Thessaloniki is a port city on the Thermaic Gulf in northern Greece.

This perennial tourist favourite is the country’s second-largest city, and offers a wealth of cultural sights in addition to its vibrant cafe culture and nightlife scene.

The symbol of the city is the photogenic White Tower - a wonderfully preserved 16th-century structure - while many of its incredible Byzantine churches (such as Agios Demetrios, Agia Sophia and St. Nikolaos Orfanos) have been inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

The Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki is a must-visit, as is the Museum of Byzantine Culture, while the city is also home to a range of first-rate art galleries.

With so much to see, don’t miss out on the free City Walking Tours, which depart daily at 6.30pm from the Rotunda.