from the start of the tour we felt we were in capable, knowledgable hands! Did feel that some places we would have liked to stay abit longer but like any tour- to much to see and little time- would def recommend this tour !
This Tour was amazing value, fantastic accommodation and food, plus a very knowledgable guide, great driver and in general a lovely crew. I had a truly wonderful time. I recommend this tour to anyone.
Fascinating country made all the more wonderful by an amazing tour guide, a well structured itinerary to some exceptionally beautiful and historical sites, excellent accommodation and included meals. We didn''t know what to expect but this is the best organised tour we've been on. Highly recommend and big thumbs up from us.
This was a really excellent trip - it was well organised and ran as planned. The sites were all amazing, such rich history and culture. Our tour guide, Catarina, was fantastic, extremely knowledgeable and friendly. When a strike looked like it might impact our flights, she phoned all the airlines to check for us. I would really recommend this as a great tour.
apart from some slighlty irritating people on the bus...which you always get. Loved the tour
V well organised, great guide (Dafni), educated, funny and informative, whilst looking out for the whole group.
We had the first class hotels which were costed at same price as tourist class for our dates so good value. Very nice 4 star Amalia hotels.
Delphi and Meteora were highlihts so if short of time you could do the 2 day which goes to just those 2
Kelly S USA
We really enjoyed this bus tour. It was relaxing to have someone else drive and sort out the hotel and meals and provide historical details of everything. We read our guide books in advance, but our tour guide Lila provide much more information about Greece past and present. We also made friends with the other people on the bus. We have been invited to Australia to visit and we all shared email addresses to share photos after we return home.
The bus was very nicely air conditioned, even in 40 C weather. They did not let us use the toilet on the bus and we were VERY happy about this choice. The bus stopped often enough for breaks, yet allowed us nap time between sites.
The 4 day tour was mixed with some 3 day people and 1-2 day tours, so our tour schedule was altered, but it was actually great, because we saw more, not less.
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Kelly and Tim
We had the best tour - a small group, led by a highly experienced tour leader who had archaeological training and was so knowledgeable. She was brilliant - told us many stories about the sites, looked after us all on a personal level and made sure we were okay. The sites were all a fascinating insight into the history of Greece. Hotels were very comfortable and most had pools which offered a welcome swim after a hot dusty day trekking around the ruins. Wonderful trip and highly recommended. The Greek people were warm and friendly (and so glad to see the tourists still coming)
I enjoyed the 4-day tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and we all learned new information. Mythology and history are strongly intertwined in Greece. The hotel accommodations were good, and the swimming pools were a highlight. It's hot in August. The group I was traveling with became very close.
We are very pleased with the tour. The guide Daphni was excellent. The bus driver too.We will recommend that tour to all our friends!
This was a very well run trip from the pick up to the drop off near my hotel. The guide was excellent, occasionally was funny but always knowledgeable. Somehow I did encounter a person who represented themselves to be an agent of chat tours and gave him my grandson's passport and I never got it back. I was lucky to get back to US a day late at little extra expense thanks to the efforts of delta 's Athens Station manager. I advise any traveler to hold on to passport while it is being noted if necessary. Trust no one. Meals were good and driver was skilled, stopped on a dime when sheep ran into the road when they saw us coming.
This was by far a must do tour in Greece! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and learned so much. Everything was organized well and ran smoothly. Our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable and since we traveled in winter the group was small (13 people). I think the small number of people really made the trip. The sites we visited were amazing. My favorite was Olympia, but every site was fantastic. The bus driver was a good driver and every ride was entertaining. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who is looking at exploring sites outside of Athens. 5 stars all the way!
Wonderful trip! Very educational and entertaining. Meals were very good and hotels wonderful. Our tour guide was the best part of the trip...she was very professional but also very flexible and FUN. Very enjoyable! Highly recommended tour!
My daughter and I were delighted with our trip. Joy, our tour guide, was very well able to impart her extensive knowledge of Greek history in great style, we enjoyed her immensely. Thanassis was an exemplary driver. Travelling throughout Greece at this time of the year was wonderfully "tourist free" and the weather was mild and mostly sunny. Value for money, excellent.
It was a real value for money. In four days that is the maximum you can cover outside Athens. We are extremely happy with this tour. Special mention about our guide Mr Emilios, knows his job well.
Timing was excellent as walks and outdoor activities were achieved in the morning before it became too hot. Long distances in the bus then covered in the afternoon.
Stopping at designated restaurants left little choice for a light lunch - eg. a roll and drink rather than a sit down meal. It would be good to have a choice.
The young female guide was excellent with a variety of explanations from history, mythology and general information without being deluged with an excess of numerical facts. Her English was easy to understand and she was extremely patient with a varied group of people.
The 4- day tour certainly covered most of the major sites.
Congratulations on a well-balanced itinerary.
This is a great tour with beautiful vistas along the way. Some of the rides were long due to the distances but the breaks were timely and our guide, George, provided lots of information along the way and the folks in my group were all very friendly. Sufficient guided and free time was spent at each site. We stayed overnight at the Amelia Hotel just outside the city of of Nafplio for the next day's visit to Delphi. We got to roam around Napflio but not to hike up to the castle of Palamidi or the castle of Bourtzi. Neither were part of the itinerary but I would have loved the opportunity to be able to visit both. Meterora is so worth the long ride and the extra day. My group stayed at the Amelia Hotel at each location. The only disappointment was not having enough time to enjoy the hotels at each location, that's how beautiful they are. Our guide was very thoughtful and arranged for the pool to remain open later on the evenings we arrived close the pool closing time. The food was good throughout the trip and the bus very comfortable.
Tamara C Australia
We loved this tour! Our guide was excellent and knew so much about ancient Greece and modern Greece! The timing of the trip was good and the many hours on the bus felt less with 'coffee stops' every few hours. If you have limited time in Greece and want to see ruins, small towns, and the monasteries, this is the best way to do it!!!
Perfect trip for me. Expect some time on the bus, but the stops are great, though some thought too short. Not for me. If you can take it with Iannis (sp) as a guide, even better. Perfect companion for his knowledge, enthusiasm and entertainment.
We enjoyed the pace and offerings of the Viator tour. Accomodations we more than acceptable and our guide gave participants enough time on their own at sites not to feel rushed or hurried. The value was excellent, Viator's US dollar price being an excellent bargain. The free upgrade in room class was an added bonus. We'd easily go again!
This trip was a great success and well organised and well run, much of the success being due to the excellent guide, Emilios, who was wondeful (knowledgeable, erudite, humourous, individualistic and caring). The hotels were somewhat varied - the first one near Nafplio was very good, the second near Delphi needed a refurbishment 5 years ago, the one near Meteora was a little better. But the trip was made for everyone by the locations, history and Emilios. We are recommending the trip to everyone, but especially if they can get Emilios for a guide!
Great tour and excellent tour guide. Excellent way to see Greece if you are time-limited. Hotels and meals were good. Don't spend the extra money on the upgraded hotels, we booked the "tourist-class" tour and found the hotels very good and the food excellent.
It was a great experience. The best thing about the trip was our guide Lila. she was knowledgeable,extremely professional and above all had a passion for what she was doing. She enjoyed her work and made it a very memorable experience for us. We were a small group and had great fun. The hotel Amalia chain, where we stayed every night, had nice comfortable and well appointed rooms except for Meteora- but I understand that this was a remote area. The bus was very comfortable and the food was great (I am a vegetarian-sonormally get the short endof the stick on these trips). In short I felt taken care of. Bravo Lila- you were simply the best!
Great Accomodations; Great tour guide; this is the best way to see all of the sites of Greece in an expeditious manner
David P USA
My girlfriend and I had an amazing time on this tour. Met awesome people, and our guide, Irini was absolutely fantastic. I would recommend this tour to anyone traveling to Greece.
Nancy F USA
Guide was extremely knowledgable driver fantastic! Sites were beautiful. Overall trip was great. Accomodations okay, but given the remote locations, pretty good. Food and the selections at hotels excellent breakfast and dinner would have preferred lunch locations that allowed for credit cards - we had no way of knowing they were not acceptable until we received the bill. There were no options of where to each lunch. One location day three, the service was poor, management rude, "no change" for euro making the purchase of less than 20 euro impossible.