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the tour was interesting and the lady guide was fluent and very professional.
we recomend it .
I studied Classics at University, and I have been to both sites several times. But this tour was splendid, with enough freshly presented to keep my interest throughout - and i learned plenty that was new. This was entirely down to the excellent guide, Johannes (?spelling) who was informative, authoritative and charming. The coach was comfortable, and the lunch was excellent! Thoroughly recommend..
Super Organisation! Only one recommendation - please take a jacket and socks for the time in the bus - the air conditioner is harmless! To cold for european tourists.
This is a must for those interested in Bronze Age Greek history. The tour was well organized. The tour guide, in this instance, was one of the best I have experienced. He was knowledgeable and spoke clearly and distinctly.
The coach picked us up on schedule at out hotel.The coach and driver were excellent throughout the whole trip. The tour guide was engaging and very knowledgeable for everwhere we visited, giving us additional information for places that we passed. First stop was the Corinth Canal for the rest rooms, coffee and views of the canal. This was followed by Mycenae where we visited the Museum and the Tomb of Agememnon. Mycenae is an awsome place, over 3500 years of history and the views are just stunning. After Mycenae a short drive to our lunch stop, the Amalia Hotel. We had booked lunch as part of the package, those members of the group who had not booked had a choice from the À la carte menu. After an excellent lunch it was onward to the coastal town of Nauplia. We had free time here to view the beautiful shopping centre and colouful Bouganvillea flowers everywhere. Additonally views of the three castles that have been built here over many centuries to guard the town and coast. Our last stop was the ancient healing centre of Epidaurus and the beautiful theatre. The theatre is one of the best preserved and is still in use today. Last stop was another coffee and rest room stop at the Corinth Canal before finally being dropped off at our respective hotels. An excellent trip I'd happily recommend to anyone.
wonderful, good layout, beautiful views, enjoyable guide, good lunch
A long day (13 hours) but well worth it. We stopped for a rest break at the Korinth canal then after Mycenae stopped for lunch which was a 3 course Meal in a lovely country Hotel. Our tour guide was patient, amazing and extremely informative!!.
Excellent guide. She was very knowledgeable, and you felt you were able to see the entire site (albeit a little rushed at times). As our son has diabetes we chose not to include the lunch option. However, this meant that as lunch was at an isolated hotel, we had to sit in the car park for an hour. There was a photo stop (for about 5 minutes) after lunch in a lovely town, which would have been nicer for us to have spent an hour rather than the car park. Overall, a very good trip, but beware if you do not choose the lunch option you will have to bring your own food with you, and eat it in a car park.
The theater is amazing and Mycenae ruins are worth the trip. The history in this place is astonishing. The guide was excellent.
Really enjoyed this tour - our guide Katarina was lovely; friendly, efficient and very knowledgeable. Enjoyed both Mycaenae and Epidaurus. Both important sites if you're interested in Ancient Greek history, and the visits were well-organised with enough time to get a good look round both. Would recommend this tour as a very good way to get a taste for the attractions of the Pelopponese. If I had to comment, I would suggest slightly longer at Nauplion; it looked like a lovely town, but we didn't really get long enough to look round.
My husband and I really enjoyed our trip to the Peloponnese! Our guide, Antonis, provided helpful commentary throughout the (very scenic) bus ride, and the itinerary - Corinth Canal, Mycenae, Napflion, and Epidavros - made for a full but manageable day. The only thing we would have changed would be to forego the stop at the tourist-trap pottery shop (which, fortunately, was brief) and instead add the time to the break at Napflion. As a side note, getting the lunch option will probably save you a couple of Euros, but the benefit of buying your own lunch is that you get to order off of the menu at the restaurant. (Note that, while some of the reviews imply that you'll get to choose your restaurant if you don't get the lunch option, this was not the case for us - there was no freedom to choose a restaurant.) Bring plenty of water, wear sunblock, and have fun!
Maria was a fabulous tour guide--very knowledgeable, personable, well-organized, and professional. We learned a lot in one day and the walking/riding balance was perfect. There were other stops along the way and just the right amount of time on each stop. Comfortable bus, and great lunch at the family-run restaurant. Overall, this package was a great value for the price.
Loved the day tour. The only thing I would change is a stop at Ancient Corinth rather than the very brief (20 minutes) stop at Nafplio. Our tour guide was awesome and gave us good insights into some of the history and civilization for both Mycanae and Epidavros. Would highly recommend this tour!