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aerial view over Saronic Gulf
Athens horizon at sunset
Athens Plaka neighborhood
close up of Athens Acropolis
aerial over Athens theatre ruins
Athens ruins at sunset

Athens

April 5 – April 8, 2025

Enjoy additional time in the ancient city of Athens, where history and modernity entwine. The city's warm hospitality welcomes you to explore its charming streets filled with quaint cafés, traditional tavernas and lively markets. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Greek culture, sampling local delicacies and perhaps enjoying a leisurely stroll through the historic Plaka neighborhood.

Itinerary

Day +1: En Route from U.S.
Saturday, April 5, 2025

Day +2: Arrive in Athens, Greece
Sunday, April 6, 2025
Upon arrival to Athens International Airport transfer to the hotel to enjoy the evening at leisure.

This capital city is located on the edge of the Saronic Gulf amidst an enchanting rocky plateau. Set out to explore some of the liveliest districts in Athens including Plaka, with its maze of colorful streets. The National Archaeological Museum and the Cycladic Art Museum are also some of the city’s key attractions.
Overnight: King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel

Day +3: Athens
Monday, April 7, 2025
Following breakfast join your local guide for a tour of the Acropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Acropolis has a history dating back to the Mycenaean period and has been continuously inhabited and developed over the centuries. The area has undergone extensive restoration and conservation efforts over the years to ensure its continued preservation.

Immerse yourself in the ancient world and witness the architectural and artistic achievements of classical Greece. The Acropolis has influenced art, architecture and philosophy throughout Western history and continues to be a symbol of cultural heritage.

Afterward peruse artifacts and interactive exhibits at the Acropolis Museum, which is an archaeological excavation site itself. Ascending through the museum's three levels, each step unveils a new chapter in Greece's illustrious past, from the Archaic period to the Roman era. Layers of history unfold through the exhibits: Gallery of the Slopes of the Acropolis, Archaic Gallery and Parthenon Gallery.

Before returning to the hotel stop at a local taverna for lunch.

The remainder of the afternoon and evening are at leisure.
Overnight: King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel (B,L)

Day +4: Athens | Main Program Begins
Tuesday, April 8, 2025
This morning indulge your senses during a captivating city tour filled with culinary delights and cultural experiences. Join your guide for a combination bus and walking tour featuring a blend of exploration and immersion into Athens' vibrant tapestry. Visit a variety of local shops and cafés to sample an array of traditional coffees, pastries and finger foods, savoring each sip, bite and flavor along the way. Continuing the journey meet a dance instructor for a special lesson in Greek dance and interpretation.

Afterward transfer to the Port of Piraeus to join guests arriving for the main program and embarkation. (B)

Pre-tour space is limited. We recommend reserving early for best availability.

(Itinerary subject to change.)

Activity Level

Moderate

Activities are generally not very strenuous, however, we expect that guests can enjoy two hours or more of walking, are sure-footed on cobbled and unpaved surfaces, and can walk up and down stairs without assistance.

Historic areas are usually more accessible by foot than by vehicle, and sometimes it is not possible for your motor coach to drop you off at site entrances. Due to the structure of some buildings, facilities for the disabled may be limited.

Accommodations

King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel

April 6 - April 7

Located in the center of Athens, this five-star property represents the absolute essence of a luxurious boutique hotel. It's ideally situated within walking distance from the many wonders of the city. The Acropolis, Agora, Plaka, Thission and Monastiraki Flea Market are nearby, as well as various boutiques, world-renowned museums and the city’s vibrant business district.

Room Amenities: Individual climate control, flat-screen TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, minibar, nightly turndown service, bathrobes and slippers, and en suite marble bathroom with premium sundries and hair dryer.

King George Athens exterior at night
King George Athens guest room
King George Athens outdoor dining and views
King George Athens lounge

Deluxe Accommodations Package (availability limited)
While the accommodations are exceptional, guests wishing the ultimate indulgence may choose to purchase the Deluxe Accommodations Package, which includes the following upgrade:

• King George: Upgrade to Deluxe Acropolis View Room—a larger room with a a view of the Acropolis.

(Accommodations subject to change.)

Pre-Tour Rate**

Double: $1,399
Double Deluxe: $1,799
Single: $1,899
Single Deluxe: $2,499

Pre-tour rate is per person based on double occupancy except where noted as Single, in U.S. dollars. Single availability limited. Airfare not included.

What's Included

  • 2 nights at King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel (or similar)
  • 2 breakfasts and 1 lunch
  • Guided tour of the Acropolis
  • Admission to the Acropolis Museum
  • Guided culinary and cultural city tour
  • Transportation for included tours
  • Luggage porterage
  • Gratuities to Orbridge Travel Director, local guide, driver, porters, hotel staff and wait staff for included meals
  • Airport transfers for guests arriving during the suggested times