EXPLORE • DREAM •DISCOVER

GREECE & SPAIN

22nd August - 5th September 2020

The Highlights

From ancient ruins in Athens and island life on the Aegean's, to Flamenco, Tapas and Sangria in Spain, this tour has it all!

  • Cruise the crystal blue waters of Mykonos and catch the famous Santorini sunset
     

  • Discover the ancient history and architecture of Athens
     

  • Tasting and cooking lessons on Mediterranean food and wine in Barcelona and Madrid 
     

  • Sample the Mediterranean hospitality and lifestyle indulging in great food and nightlife
     

  • Visit six beautiful Mediterranean  cities and savour the sun, sea and sangria!

Whether you are travelling solo, with friends or family, our unique tours are designed for people who want to experience the best of independent and group travel combined. ​

 

Take advantage of group discounts and leave all the organising to us, while still having the ability to experience destinations independently. Forget the idea of being herded around following a flag with 50 others; our trips are for small, like-minded groups. Travel seamlessly like the locals on planes, trains and automobiles (and the occasional kayak!) ​

 

While we have included the 'must see and do' activities, there is plenty of free time to explore on your own. The bespoke nature of our tours allows us to help you create your perfect holiday. We book and host all of the tours, so you know you'll be looked after the whole way through. ​

 

Come and go as you please, spend time with new friends, but know there is always something happening and there will always be a place to meet in the evening to share a meal, a drink and a laugh as we make our way through the highlights of the Mediterranean.

 

The Full Itinerary

Day 1 - mykonos

Welcome to the gorgeous Cyclades Islands! We’ll arrive late afternoon so you’ll have the time to freshen up before gathering together for our Welcome Dinner in a local, authentic Greek restaurant.

Meals: Dinner

Stay: Hotel Petinos (or similar)

Day 2 - mykonos
You have the whole day to explore the crystal blue beaches, the ancient ruins, the famous windmills and if you still have any energy left you can check out the lively night Mykonos nightlife.

Meals: Breakfast

Stay: Hotel Petinos (or similar)

Day 3 - SANTORINI

We hope you didn’t overdo it at the bar because we’re hopping on the Hydrofoil ferry to scoot across the water to Santorini this morning! The rest of the day will be yours to discover the volcanic island, its iconic blue and white architecture and cobblestoned streets.

Stay out for the night or join us for dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast

Stay:  Memories Beach Hotel (or similar)

Day 4 - SANTORINIIf you don’t get a photo of a Santorini sunset, did you even go to Greece? We will sail around the famous Caldera, the crescent of the ancient volcano, before stopping at a mineral mud bath and washing it off in the Hot Springs. We will continue the sail past the lighthouse at Akrotiri and the Indian Face rock. Our next stop will give us the opportunity to enjoy white sand beach as well as snorkelling. This takes us nicely to sunset when you can enjoy then iconic sunset while floating in the Mediterranean with a drink in hand and enjoying a delicious BBQ dinner.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Stay:  Memories Beach Hotel (or similar)

Day 5 - SANTORINI

Did you sail past a spot yesterday that you want to explore more? Then you have the whole day to do that! Make the most of your last day in the Aegean islands! Go back to a favourite restaurant you've found in your travels, or join us for dinner.

Meals: Breakfast 

Stay:  Memories Beach Hotel (or similar)

Day 6 - ATHENS

This morning we will make our way to the mainland. A quick flight and we will find ourselves in the capital, Athens, a modern metropolis surrounded by ancient ruins. We’ll get together in the evening to meet our private guide who will show us authentic Athenian cuisine. We will wander off the beaten track to eat as the locals do and enjoy some starters and a drink. The city’s famous ruins are beautifully lit up at night and we’ll stroll past the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Ancient Agora and the Old Royal Palace. We’ll end up in the stunning area of Monastiraki where you can stroll round the market stalls and charming bars and enjoy some more delicious food and drinks.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Stay:  Fresh Hotel (or similar)

Day 7 - ATHENS

A trip to Athens wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the world-famous Acropolis. Step into ancient history and soak up the fascinating stories of Greek mythology. We’ll also visit the Parthenon steeped in history and myth as well as the Temple of Zeus. Explore the fascinating Greek capital and its must-see landmarks. Learn the history of the city as your guide walks you through the imposing Temple of Zeus, the renowned Acropolis and the world-famous Parthenon.

 

Meals: None

Stay:  Fresh Hotel (or similar)

Day 8 - BARCELONA

Hola! Tienes hambre? Not only is the Mediterranean diet mouth-wateringly delicious, it’s also pretty healthy and the secret to a long and healthy life. So you can indulge guilt-free on this tasty tour! We’ll stroll around Barcelona’s historic quarter learning about the city from our guide before stopping off to savour award winning wines and tapas. To wash down the tasty tapas, we’ll sample locally produced cava and toast to a great tour and wherever the evening takes us!

Meals: Dinner

Stay:  H10 Montcada Barcelona (or similar)

Day 9 - BARCELONA

There’s something for everyone in the Catalan capital; whether you’re into sports, cuisine, art or music, there’s an opportunity to enjoy it all. The best way to squeeze in all the different experiences is the hop-on-hop-off bus. You can get off wherever takes your fancy and take your time soaking in all the culture! 

 

Meals: None

Stay:  H10 Montcada Barcelona (or similar)

Day 10 - BARCELONA

Want to learn how to cook some of these delicious meals? Now’s your chance! We’ll stroll around the famous and colourful Boqueria Market before heading to the private residence of a professional chef who will teach us how we can recreate a feast at home. If you’re worried your culinary efforts won’t make the grade, then you can relax; before the class starts we’ll have the opportunity to try 10 different tapas form different regions of Spain, you won’t be left hungry!

Meals: Lunch

Stay:  H10 Montcada Barcelona (or similar)

 

Day 11 - MADRID

We’ll board the high-speed AVE train to Madrid in the morning and in two and a half hours we’ll arrive in the Spanish capital. By now you’re starting to feel like a local, right? We’ve learned about the city, the food, the drinks, the history, now for some serious fun to get the Mediterranean blood pumping. For a night of rousing music, passionate dancing and singers that will give you goosebumps, we’ll be treated to a flamenco dance show. Clap your hands to the rhythm and stamp your feet as the elegant pairs tak to the stage. Maybe you’ll be asked to participate! To get us in the mood we’ll enjoy a welcome drink and some nibbles (let’s see if they taste as good as our efforts!)

Meals: Dinner

Stay:  Hotel Life Madrid (or similar)

Day 12 - MADRID

Site-seeing, tick. Exercise, tick. New friends, tick. Cold beer, tick. Get around the city pedalling a multi-tandem bike, taking in all the sites that makes the Spanish capital a favourite with locals and visitors alike. It’s thirsty work, you’ll earn your refreshing beer! We’ll have some music playing to power you on as we cruise past the Prado museum, Plaze de Neptuno and other popular spots.

Meals: Dinner

Stay:  Hotel Life Madrid (or similar)

 

Day 13 - SEVILLE

After an energetic outing in Madrid, we’ll get the chance to relaxing on a chilled out sail through Seville. We’ll float through the city under bridges and past the historic city’s treasures. Sit back and enjoy a comfortable view of the Torre del Oro, the Maestranza Bullring, the Giralda and the famous Opera House.

Meals: None

Stay:  Welldone Antiquarium (or similar)

Day 14 - SEVILLE

Sadly, it’s our last full day of the tour! Grab your souvenirs and enjoy your last glass of sangria before we meet for our farewell dinner to enjoy a Mediterranean meal and add your new friends to Facebook!

 

Meals: Dinner

Stay:  Welldone Antiquarium (or similar)

Day 15 - SEVILLE

Your amazing trip ends with breakfast this morning, airport transfers and holiday extensions can be arranged - just let us know!

Accommodation

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Inclusions

14 Nights Accommodation

Hydrofoil from Mykonos to Santorini

Flight from Santorini to Athens

Flight from Athens to Barcelona

Train from Barcelona to Madrid

Train from Madrid to Seville

Airport / Port / Station - Hotel Transfers throughout

Activities and Meals as per itinerary

 

Pricing

 

AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS

       

Twin / Double - $4795 per person

Single - $5575 per person

POUNDS STERLING

Twin / Double - £2730 per person   

Single - £3180 per person 

AMERICAN DOLLARS

Twin / Double - $3495 per person   

 

Single - $4075 per person

Travelling with friends? 
Our accommodation options on this tour can be combined to give you a mix of twin and single rooms throughout.
In some destinations it may also possible to arrange a Solo Sharing option in a 2 Bedroom Apartment
(see below - subject to availability)

 

Want to upgrade your room type for all or part of the trip? No problem!

 

Contact us and we will tailor the tour to your preferences.

Solo Sharing

Let us introduce you to our exclusive 'Solo Sharing' accommodation options. After spending over 15 years booking travel and sending people all over the world, it is very apparent that the majority of group tours are traditionally aimed at people travelling in Twin or Double Share Accommodation. There is always the option of a 'single supplement' however they are often an additional 50% of the tour cost. Of course you could travel independently, but if you're travelling solo or with just one other person, sometimes it's nice to meet new people.

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Solo Sharing is a unique concept that allows friends and family to travel together, while having your own space. While we do have the usual Twin, Double & Single options, Solo Sharing gives you a mixture of either your own hotel room, or your own bedroom in a 2 Bedroom Apartment. This has allowed us to dramatically reduce the jump between sharing a room for the entirety of a tour, or having to pay a single supplement. We exclusively work with properties that offer apartment style accommodation or provide a discount for single occupancy rooms. 

 

Some of our tours have Solo Sharing options built in, the others can be arranged on a case by case basis. Because we book and host your trip we can tailor it to be exactly what you want. Get in touch with us and we can put together the perfect combination for you!

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