Greece II

October 7 – 16, 2023

Join the DDT Family for our second adventure to the Isles of Greece. We’ll have 9 Days of Fabulous Tours!

We’re going to Athens, Olympia, Delphi, Crete and Santorini!!


About Our escorted package:

Flights are not included in the package at this time.

AIRPORT: ATH – Athens.

You’ll have eight (8) nights of First Class accommodations:

  • Two (2) nights in Athens
  • One (1) night in Olympia
  • One (1) night in Delphi
  • Four (4) nights in Crete/Day trip to Santorini

Our package includes:

  • 12 Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners.
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges.
  • Hotel porterage – one suitcase per person.
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates.
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach.
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout.
  • Services of local guide in Athens.
  • Entrance fees per itinerary Special Features.
  • Visit the Acropolis Museum, a modern museum housing ancient relics from the Acropolis.
  • Visit Olympia, birthplace of the first Olympic Games.
  • Tour the archaeological sites of Delphi and the Temple of Apollo †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates.

NOT INCLUDED:

Meals unless specified, optional tours, gratuities, and anything not mentioned in the package includes section Travel Protection https://www.gate1travel.com/insurance.

Additional Information: Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers. Land rates are based upon group pricing. There is no refund for unused services. Name changes once full payment has been received will incur $50 per person per change plus any airline/cruise cost associated with the change. 

Any excess luggage on the intra flight will need to be paid for on the spot. 

Passports & Visas: Passengers are required to hold a passport valid for six months beyond travel dates, and are responsible to obtain visa(s) as needed. 

Deviation Fees: Airfare is based upon the entire group traveling together on the same flights and same class of service. Any deviation from those flights is subject to $50 per person plus any cost difference. Flights are subject to price at time of reservation and will not be counted as a part of the group tour. Passengers may avoid deviation fees by purchasing their own airfare.

Airline rates taxes & fuel surcharges are subject to change until flights are available and tickets are confirmed • Intra flights Athens-Crete-Athens (pending) 

Itinerary

Day 1,  October 6, 2023 

Depart for your flight to Athens, Greece. 

Day 2: October 7, 2023 

Arrive in Athens, the classical capital of Greece and transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to discover the ancient wonders of this city known as the cradle of Western Civilization and the birthplace of democracy. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner and an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers.

Overnight: Athens, Greece Meals: Dinner 

Day 3: October 8, 2023 

Athens City Tour The exploration of Athens begins with a panoramic drive through the city center. View the Panathenian Stadium and the ruins of the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch, built to celebrate the arrival of the Roman Emperor Hadrian. Continue on to visit the Acropolis, the ancient architectural masterpiece built during the Golden Age of Athens and the new Acropolis Museum, a striking modern building built at the base of the monument where many of the original statues from the Acropolis are now displayed. The rest of the day is at leisure. Be sure to walk to Constitution Square, where you might catch a glimpse of the colorfully-costumed Evzone guards, outfitted in the traditional Greek style. Begin the evening with a panoramic drive though illuminated Athens. Continue to the lively Plaka, the oldest section of Athens and the most picturesque, located under the slopes of the Acropolis. Here, enjoy a 3-course meal of traditional Greek food, including wine and live music at a typical Greek taverna.

Overnight: Athens, Greece Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: October 9, 2023 

Sightseeing En Route to Olympia Depart Athens via the scenic coastal road to the mighty Corinth Canal, dividing the Peloponnese from mainland Greece. Continue via Nauplion to Mycenae, the heartland of Greek mythology. Visit the Acropolis of Mycenae and the Tomb of Atreus, built around 1250 B.C. From here, drive through the Central Peloponnese Peninsula, whose major cities in classical times were Corinth and Sparta. Continue to Olympia, birthplace of the first Olympic Games.

Overnight: Olympia, Greece. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.

Day 5: October 10, 2023 

Tour the Olympia Archeological Site Morning visit to the archaeological site of Olympia, including the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, and the ancient stadium where the Olympic Games were first held in 776 B.C. Visit a local store, where you will have a chance to taste local olive oil and spices. Then, drive north through the plains of Eliad and Achaia, crossing the Corinth Strait via a cabled bridge from Rion to Antirion. Pass the town of Nafpaktos en route to Delphi, home of the ruins of the Tholos Temple.

Overnight: Delphi, Greece Meals: Breakfast, Dinner. 

Day 6: October 11, 2023 

Archeological Tour of Delphi, Fly to Crete Tour the excavated site of Delphi and the archaeological museum, perched on the slopes of Mount Parnassos, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Considered one of the most important places in Greek history, its stunning setting and ancient ruins are truly inspirational. Walk the Sacred Way to the imposing 4th century B.C. Temple of Apollo, site of the most important oracle in the classical world. Afterward, travel south and arrive at the Athens airport in the late afternoon. Your evening flight to Crete is included and then transfer to your hotel.

Overnight: Crete, Greece Meals: Breakfast.

Day 7:  October 12, 2023 

Crete is the largest of the Greek Islands. Crete’s remarkable history is highlighted by the ruins of the great Palace of Knossos, ceremonial and political center of the ancient Minoan civilization and residence of the mythical King Minos. Here, the mountain caves are thought to be the legendary birthplace of Zeus, according to Greek mythology. 

Free time to explore on your own or join the locals sitting in a café drinking coffee. Overnight: Crete, Greece Meals: Breakfast Day 8 – Crete Full day at leisure in Crete. Daily ferries to Santorini will be available for those wanting to go on an excursion returning to Crete later in the day. Overnight: Crete, Greece Meals: Breakfast 

Day 8 October 13, 2023 

Crete Full day at leisure. Daily ferries to Santorini will be available for those wanting to go on an excursion returning to Crete later in the day.

Overnight: Crete, Greece.  Meals: Breakfast 

Day 9: October 14, 2023

Crete Full day at leisure. Daily ferries to Santorini will be available for those wanting to go on an excursion returning to Crete later in the day.

Overnight: Crete, Greece.  Meals: Breakfast

Day 10: October 15, 2023

Depart Greece Transfer to the airport for your departure flight to Athens and then onward to the USA.

Meals: Breakfast


Trip Prices

  • Without airfare: $2,500.00 Double Occupancy
  • Without airfare: $2,800.000 Single Occupancy
  • REQUIRED SUPPLEMENT (NOT INCLUDED IN PACKAGE PRICE): Single Supplement – $400
Payment ScheduleAmount DueDate due
1st Payment – Deposit$350.00August 15, 2022
2nd Payment$350.00September 15, 2022
3rd Payment$350.00November 15, 2022
4th Payment$350.00January 15, 2023
5th Payment$350.00March 15, 2023
6th Payment$400.00May 15, 2023
7th PaymentBalance DueJuly 15, 2023

You HAVE to keep up with the Layaway Plan or your room and deposit will be forfeited.

PLEASE NOTE: The payment schedule(s) noted above must be strictly followed in order to guarantee the package rates in effect when your deposit is made. Failure to follow the established payment schedule may result in changes/losses or increases to your package rate. Payment of deposit confirms your acceptance of this policy. The client agrees to be responsible for the layaway amount due at the time of Cancellation.

All rates are effective today and subject to change until a deposit is received.

***Please Note: You AND YOUR ROOMMATE must keep up with the Layaway Plan in order to keep your room secured.

Travel Reservations


All travelers are required to submit a Travel Reservation form for each vacation. All spouses, children and roommates must submit a separate reservation form. No exceptions.

Payment Methods / Cancellation Policy

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Cancellation Policy

300 days or more, prior to scheduled group arrival date, no PENALTY will be assessed.
300-240 days prior to/up to group arrival date of trip: There will be a 25% Penalty of Total cost of room.
240-180 day prior to/up to group arrival date: There will be a 50% Penalty of Total cost of room.
180-120 days prior to/up to group arrival date: There will be a 100% Penalty (TOTAL COST OF ROOM).

THERE’S A STANDARD DDT ADMINISTRATIVE FEE OF $100 ADDED ONTO ALL HOTEL FEES AND CANCELLATIONS.

Travel Insurance/Trip Protection

Not Choosing whether or not you want Travel Insurance will result in an incomplete application. You will need to select the Policy that you want and make payment. Travel Insurance is not in effect until it’s paid for.

TRIP PROTECTION
Basic Trip Protection is available with IMGlobal Travel Product Comparison. You can select your own policy/coverage by clicking the IMGlobal pic below:

IMGlobal Travel Insurance


On the IMGlobal Travel website, please be sure to select “Filter” to select just “Travel Insurance”. Then you just put in all of your information and select the plan you want. The info will be sent to us.

We ALWAYS HIGHLY recommend that everyone purchase Trip Protection, even if it’s not through us, to protect you from the unexpected.

For additional information please contact: Doug@ddtcsi.com or call: 678-602-9813.

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-DOUG