The Olympians

  • 8 Days
  • Explorer Value Trip

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Map & Route

Depart

Overnight Flight

1 1 Night

Athens

2 2 Nights

Nauplia

1 1 Night

Kalamata

1 1 Night

Patras

1 1 Night

Athens

1 1 Night
Return
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What's Included

Our itineraries reflect 40 years of experience in crafting exceptional educational tours. That means we know exactly how to make the best of your time abroad—incredible destinations, immersive activities, centrally located hotels, and smart, well-traveled tour managers who ensure your educational goals are met. Here are some of the exceptional features of this tour.

ACIS Guarantees

We have high standards, which is why we take care to include these features in every tour.

Round-Trip Flights

3-Star Hotels

After a busy day, comfort is key.

Centrally Located Hotels

Save the commuting time, beat the morning crowds and keep right on exploring after dark when your hotel is in the heart of the city.

Daily Breakfast and Dinner (unless otherwise noted)

Delicious, authentic, multi-course dinners at local restaurants with meal times tailored to maximize your experience.

24-Hour Tour Manager

Part guide, part educator, part engineer, part mind-reader, part magician—ACIS Tour Managers are your travel partner.

Start Exploring

Never wait hours at the airport to share a transfer with other later groups.

Service Guarantee

We're so sure you're going to love your tour, we guarantee it!

Global Network

24/7 on the ground support whenever and wherever you need it.

Personal Headsets Included Throughout Tour

Participants will have unlimited access to personal headsets so that local guides and ACIS Tour Managers can more easily communicate with the group along the way.

Exceptional Experiences

Our tours are designed to help you and your students be in the moment and experience everything the world has to offer.

Greek Cultural Evening and Dance Lesson

Greek Cultural Evening and Dance Lesson

Greek heritage comes to life with an authentic evening of cultural lessons, dance performances and instruction, traditional cuisine and plate breaking!

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Greek heritage comes to life with an authentic evening of cultural lessons, dance performances and instruction, traditional cuisine and plate breaking!

Expert Local Guide Throughout Greece

Expert Local Guide Throughout Greece

Athens Tour with Guide

Athens Tour with Guide

Acropolis and Parthenon

Acropolis and Parthenon

Acropolis Museum

Acropolis Museum

Theater of Epidaurus

Theater of Epidaurus

Greek BBQ Lunch

Greek BBQ Lunch

Mycenae

Mycenae

Sparta

Sparta

Mystras

Mystras

Olympia

Olympia

Ancient Delphi Site and Museum with Guide

Ancient Delphi Site and Museum with Guide

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Itinerary

This itinerary is the starting point for your tour, but it’s not set in stone. If there are days you would like to change, or specific places you’d like to go, we can work with you to create a personalized program that fits the needs of you and your students.

Day 1: Overnight Flight

Depart from the USA.

Day 2: Athens

Arrive in Athens, meet your ACIS Tour Manager and begin to explore this enchanting, ancient city. Perhaps stop for a plate of honey-soaked, cinnamon-spiced loukoumades while you stroll through the winding streets of this cradle of civilization.

Day 3: Athens

Greet the day with a guided sightseeing tour that reveals the glories of ancient Greece. Ascend to the top of the Acropolis and visit the iconic Parthenon. Then view the Agora, followed by a stroll through the Acropolis Museum, a modern architectural jewel. The afternoon is free to explore more of Athens at your own pace and take snapshots from atop Mount Lycabettus. Later enjoy a Greek cultural evening in a traditional village setting. Taste freshly pressed olive oil, watch a tzatziki making demonstration, dine on authentic taverna cuisine and feast your eyes and ears on professional dancers moving to the traditional music. An expert also teaches you the steps of traditional Greek dances so that you can join in the fun!

Day 4: Nauplia

Journey to the great Theater of Epidaurus and visualize 14,000 ancient spectators who sat here all day long, held spellbound by tragedies of Sophocles or comedies of Aristophanes. Dine on a traditional, countryside Greek BBQ lunch (included instead of dinner), then drive to Mycenae to see mainland Europe's oldest city, including the Lion Gate, Royal Tombs and Acropolis.

Day 5: Kalamata

Travel to Sparta and experience the history of this ancient city-state, once an Athens rival famous for its formidable warriors. Continue to Mystras, a UNESCO heritage site, and explore the captivating Byzantine ruins before driving through the spectacular Taygetos mountain range to Kalamata, famous for the olives that share its name.

Day 6: Patras

Explore Olympia this morning, the site of the first Olympic Games. In the afternoon arrive in colorful Patras and experience a vibrant slice Greek life as you relax in this beachside town.

Day 7: Athens

Today a local expert takes you on a guided tour of Delphi, where ancient Greeks asked for counsel from its fabled oracle. Visit the Temple of Apollo and the Delphi Archaeological Museum, featuring artifacts unearthed during local excavations. Then return to Athens to enjoy a final night abroad in this beautiful country.

Day 8: Departure

Depart for the USA.



Optional Extensions and Extra Nights:

Discover the wonders of the Greek Isles on a two-night extension to Paros via ferry from Athens, including sightseeing and a hands-on marble sculpting workshop.

Discover destinations of rich classical heritage on a three-night Greek Island Cruise highlighting Mykonos, Patmos, Ephesus and more, plus an additional night in Athens.

Price This Tour

Price This Tour

Optional Extras

Ultimate Protection Plan

Most Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy

Rate $240

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Comprehensive Protection Plan

Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy

Rate $200

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