Short Break: Athens

Upcoming Tour Date:

  • 21 September–25 September 2020 – New for 2020
5 days
from £1,349 pp
Tour code: AGT1167

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    Upcoming Tour Date:

    • 21 September–25 September 2020 – New for 2020
    5 days
    from £1,349 pp
    Tour code: AGT1167

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      Tour Code AGT1167
      Max Group Size 16
      Single Supplement £175
      Start/End Point Athens / Athens
      Tour Manager TBC

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      Would you prefer to fly from your local airport or spend a few days at the end of your tour on the beach? We are happy to help you arrange any additional requirements you may have from airport parking and hotels to pre and post tour hotel stays. Whilst the majority of our tours use group flights from London airports it is often possible to offer regional departures or connections – give us a call on 01425 480600 and let us help make your trip as comfortable as possible.

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      Explore the highlights and hidden treasures of the vibrant city of Athens, from the striking views at the Temple of Poseidon to the iconic Acropolis.

      Known as the ‘Cradle of Western Civilization’, Athens embodies the origins of modern Europe. Whether it is philosophy, democracy or theatre, Athens can claim the birthplace of all. Explore this exciting city, its winding streets and mouth-watering cuisine, all to the sound of the bouzouki.

      New for 2020, this short break itinerary includes visits to the main sights of Athens such as the Acropolis and the Temple of Poseidon, along with more unique, “off the beaten track” experiences. Take a cooking class in the city and wander the charming, winding streets of the Plaka quarter. Visit the site of the first modern Olympic Games. Observe the changing of the Evzone guards ceremony at the neoclassical Parliament building and more in this short break tour to the Greek capital.

      This tour is limited to 16 places. Early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.

      Highlights

      • Visit the Acropolis which dominates the Athens skyline
      • Browse market stalls before indulging in a traditional cooking class
      • Wander the picturesque alleyways of the Plaka

      What’s Included

      • Return British Airways flights from London Heathrow to Athens
      • Four nights’ accommodation in a 4* hotel
      • Daily breakfast, two lunches and three evening meals
      • All excursions, entrance fees and tips
      • All overseas transport and English-speaking guides
      • Services of a Prestige Holidays Tour Manager

      Itinerary

      Day 1 - Arrival (D)

      On arrival in Athens, transfer to your hotel. Take an orientation walk around the charming Plaka quarter, before enjoying a welcome dinner with music on your first evening in Athens.

      Overnight: Athens

      Day 2 - Athens (B, L)

      Visit Athens’ crown jewel, the Acropolis, the site of breath-taking marble temples from the ancient world. Tour the Acropolis Museum before wandering the markets of Athens to prepare for an afternoon cooking class.

      Overnight: Athens

      Day 3 - Athens / Cape Sounio (B, L, D)

      This morning, visit one of the world’s most celebrated museums which house an impressive collection of both Classical Greek and prehistoric artefacts.

      Take a short trip out of the city centre to Cape Sounion, site of the 5th century BC Temple of Poseidon. From the summit, gaze out upon the Aegean Sea at sunset for a spectacular and unforgettable view. Return to Athens for dinner.

      Overnight: Athens

      Day 4 - Athens (B, D)

      Watch the changing of the guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider before a visit to the Panathenaic, host of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Tour the impressive marble stadium and transfer to Mount Lycabettus.

      Take the cable car up Mount Lycabettus for stunning views over the city, before time at leisure to explore Athens independently.

      Reunite for a special farewell dinner on your final evening in Athens.

      Overnight: Athens

      Day 5 - Departure (B)

      Transfer to the airport for departure.

      Prestige Holidays’ booking conditions apply. Price is based on twin/double occupancy. Single rooms are on request at a supplement of £175 — subject to availability. Itinerary may be subject to slight alterations due to operational restrictions. Hotels are subject to change and a hotel of similar standard in the overnight locations may be provided. Flight times are provisional and subject to change due to airline schedules.

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