NEW! Wine & Classic Sites Tour of Greece

Nine Day ‘Wine and Classical Sites’ tour of Southern Greece, 16th – 24th June 2018

Three places remaining

Do you fancy a holiday, this year, which combines tastings and visits to some of the finest Greek vineyards and wineries, with tours to three of the country’s most important classical sites? And, there will also be some sunshine.

If so, join us on a fascinating ‘Wine and Classical Sites Tour’ to Athens and the Peloponnese in mid-June, one of the best times of the year to be in Greece. The tour will include three of Greece’s major wine regions, Attiki, Nemea and Mantinea, as well as visits to the legendary classical sites Mycenae, Epidaurus and Olympia. Accommodation will be in three centres: Athens; Nafplion, one of the loveliest towns in all of Greece with a beautiful setting by the sea; and Olympia, home of the original Olympic Games.

Greek Wine has seen radical improvements in the last 25 years and there is now a whole host of ‘boutique’ wineries making excellent wines from a range of inidigineous varieties - most with unpronounceable names such as Agiorgitiko, Moschofilero and Savatiano.

The tour starts in Athens, in the early evening of Saturday 16th June and concludes, after breakfast on Sunday 24th June. Included in the price are:

• Eight nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation (see below for further details)
• Air-conditioned coach transport throughout the tour
• Tastings at ten different wineries
• Eight Lunches or Dinners at wineries or local restaurants
• Entrance tickets to Epidaurus, Mycenae and Olympia (and private guided tours)
• Ticket for the Cog Railway
• Services of tour guide and wine educator Christos Ioannou

TOUR COST and INCLUSIONS

£1,450 per person sharing a Double or Twin Room
+ £300 Supplement for Single Occupancy of a Double room
+ £125 Supplement per person for Room Upgrades for the 6 nights in Athens and Nafplion (Double only, 2 rooms available, see Accommodation below)

FLIGHTS are NOT included so you will need to book your own to arrive in Athens by 5 pm latest on Saturday 16th June. There are direct/non-stop flights from Luton, and other airports, with British Airways, Aegean Airlines, Easyjet and Ryanair.

ACCOMMODATION in Athens is at the Hotel Central (3 nights total) – centrally located in the Plaka District

In Nafplion, we will be based at Ippoliti Hotel (3 nights). Located in the centre of town, a stone’s throw from the waterfront and harbour, we will have exclusive use of the whole of this boutique hotel. 

And, in Olympia we are at Hotel Asty (2 nights). Set above the town, and a few minutes’ walk away from Ancient Olympia the hotel enjoys fabulous views over the countryside, a very large outdoor swimming pool and spacious rooms. 

There are only three places remaining so please e-mail us as soon as possible to register your interest in this tour, receive a full itinerary and request a booking form.

Please Note : Hertfordshire Wine School is acting as an Agent for Criterion Wine Limited. The contract for the tour is between you and Criterion Wine Limited. For Terms & Conditions - please see the Booking Form.

Payment will be made to Criterion Wine Limited in accordance with the conditions on their Booking Form.

 

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