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  • Visit the Acropolis, an ancient architectural masterpiece
  • Tour the archaeological sites of Delphi and the Temple of Apollo
  • Visit Olympia, birthplace of the first Olympic Games
  • Ascend to Meteora with its mystical monasteries

This tour really is the best of Greece. This is your chance to see the best of Greece at an unbeatable price. This Deal combines culture and leisure, with a tour taking you to Greece's renowned Acropolis.

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Gate 1 Travel Reviews & Ratings
71% Recommend

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3.9 Guide
3.9 Activities
4.1 Lodging
4.1 Transportation
4.1 Meals
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Excellent value March 2018

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
My husband and I did the Chicago Special Israel Tour. We had an excellent time. Our tour guide Noa was amazing! Heidi, the gate 1 representative who helped me book the trip was excellent too. We home to travel again with Gate 1 travel in the near future.
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Does Not Recommend

DISHONEST February 2018

  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 1.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Meals 1.0
GATE1 are dishonest thieves!

We booked flights with them using Qantas while we are in Australia, only when we got out confirmation email we saw some of the flights are with jetstar a low cost carrier.

When I spoke to gate1 their attitude was tough, they are not interested in rectifying what they have done, they said we can change the flights if WE pay them over £300, they are disgusting nasty people who will lie to make money.

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Affordable, Interesting, Fun December 2017

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
From the moment we landed till the day we departed, everything was right. There was, as advertised, a Gate 1 rep to meet us at the airport. On the way to the hotel, we met our Gate 1 tour guide Paulie. He was a former teacher and native of Iceland. For us he was perfect. Smart, interesting and fun but not in a cheesy way. No games or sing-a-longs. I liked that we had the same guide for all of our excursions.
We took the City tour, the Golden Circle, South Shore trip, Blue Lagoon and Northern Lights tour while in Iceland. The only one that was not with Paulie was Northern Lights tour. All were interesting and allowed us to see different parts of this beautiful country in comfortable motor coaches.
We stayed at the Hotel Cabin. It was a bit dated but clean and run very efficiently. Breakfast was included with the Gate 1 package. A cold buffet with a limited selection but good to start the day. The hotel also had a lunch and dinner buffet available for an extra charge. Caroline at reception was so friendly under a lot of pressure from guests that were not always nice. Caroline is an asset to the Hotel Cabin.
If you have done any research on Iceland, you may have heard it is quite expensive. I will wholeheartedly agree.
1 can of beer $10.00
1 can of soda $8.00
disposable lighter $6.00
coffee cup (souvenir) $22.00
Christmas ornament-$27.00
key chain $10.00
bag of chips $9.00
on and on
This is not Gate 1 or the hotels fault. Most things in this country are imported. Bring snacks from home. You'll be glad you did.
Recommend? Absolutely!
I would like to go back someday in the summer and see Iceland in a different way.

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Perfect Trip to explore Italy for the 1st time June 2017

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 4.0
My wife and I just returned from a 14 day Italy tour with Gate 1 for our 25th anniversary. It was our 1st time using them, and 1st escorted tour as well. We typically travel on our own and I was very skeptical of having someone else herd us around for 2 weeks, as I tend to always think I can do better on my own. Well, I was wrong! The entire experience was wonderful. We landed in Milan, spent 2 nights in Lake Como, 2 nights in Venice, 2 nights in Florence, then 3 nights in Rome and finally Sorrento. Our "luxury motor coach" was a really nice tour bus that was comfortable and well equipped. After seeing the chaos of driving in Italy (viral Vespas) I was very glad to leave all the driving to someone else and save my blood pressure. The Tour leader (Michela) was amazing. She was very knowledgeable and prepared, kept us very organized, but never rushed. The accommodations were great, nice hotels, king size beds, centrally located and nice and clean. We ended up doing all their optional tours. After seeing the quality of the local tour guides Gate 1 employs, we quickly realized we would have missed so much if we had attempted this on our own. We could have seen the same things, but the narrative from someone who was so knowledgeable and passionate about venues, we understood so much more about the subject, time period and the artists. We didn't have to wait on long lines at venues with the "condemned" like the Sistine Chapel or the Coliseum. We had wonderful meals in Tuscany at vineyards, a fun interactive dinner opera show (I hate opera), and they went out of the way to make us feel special on our actual anniversary. I look forward to using them again and recommending them to our friends and relatives. They won't be our choice for every destination vacation, but for any visit where we want to do a lot of sight seeing, and especially in a country that is not English speaking, they will be our 1st stop.
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A great Italy tour! January 2017

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I just recently retired from the military after 33 years of service and as a token of my appreciation to my amazing wife I booked us a 8 day Italy tour as she had always wanted to go to Italy. I booked the tour online in Sept 15 through the Gate 1 website which was pretty easy to do. Once I was paid in full all the arrangements were made to include the airline tickets and attaching my FF number to it with the exception of picking the seats. No worries would go onto the airlines site later and pick the seats. Fast forward to 18 Jan, I received a call from Karen in customer service saying that the Vatican Museum would be closed on the last part of our tour. She then asked if we would be willing to extend for the 9 day tour in which we would get the Coliseum tour on that Monday and tour the Vatican Museum on that Tuesday and then head home the next day from Rome. Being apprehensive I inquired as to what would the additional cost be. Karen conveyed, "No additional cost." Inside I said, "Bonus Plan!" I then told Karen we will stay an additional day if there is no additional charge. She conveyed that she had researched our current return flight would give us a 5 hour lay over in Denver but if we switched airlines and went with Delta we would get to Venice by 9am instead of 2pm and leave Rome at 12 noon instead of 9:50 am. On the return flight one stop in Atlanta back to home at the same time. We still agreed on the flight changes with the wife and I was so excited to stay an additional day. On the 19th, I went on to Delta and located our trip and attached my FF# and was able to upgrade my seats for an additional cost but wanted to make this a special trip for my wife who had put up with my numerous military deployments. I have not seen one bad review for Italy so this makes us more excited to take this trip on the 16 Feb 2016. I will make an additional post on how the flight and trip went. Keeping our fingers crossed. Customer Service is AAA+++ thus far.
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DAY 1: Depart for Greece

Depart for Greece. Your international flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment

DAY 2: Arrive in Athens

Arrive in Athens, the classical capital of Greece; transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to discover the ancient wonders of this city known as the cradle of Western Civilization and the birthplace of democracy

Overnight: Athens

DAY 3: Athens City Tour

Meals: Breakfast

The exploration of Athens begins with a panoramic drive through the city center. View the Panathenian Stadium, the President's residence, the ruins of the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch, built to celebrate the arrival of the Roman Emperor Hadrian. Continue on to visit the Acropolis, the ancient architectural masterpiece built during the Golden Age of Athens and the new Acropolis Museum, a striking modern building built at the base of the monument where many of the original statues from the Acropolis are now displayed. The rest of the day is at leisure. Be sure to walk to Constitution Square, where you might catch a glimpse of the colorfully-costumed Evzone guards, outfitted in the traditional Greek style. Tonight, perhaps walk through the lively Plaka area, the oldest section of Athens, a neighborhood of charming restaurants, shops and sidewalk cafes

Overnight: Athens

DAY 4: Sightseeing en route to Olympia

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Depart Athens via the scenic coastal road to the mighty Corinth Canal, dividing the Peloponnese from mainland Greece; visit the amphitheater of Epidaurus that is still in use. Continue via Nauplion to Mycenae, the heartland of Greek mythology. Visit the archaeological site known as the Treasury of Atreus, and the Tomb of Agamemnon built around 1250 B.C. From here, drive through the Central Peloponnese Peninsula, whose major cities in classical times were Corinth and Sparta. Continue to Olympia, birthplace of the first Olympic Games

Overnight: Olympia

DAY 5: Tour the Olympia Archaeological Site

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Morning visit to the archaeological site of Olympia, including the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, and the ancient stadium where the Olympic Games were first held in 776 B.C. At the Archaeological Museum view astonishing Greek works of art such as the Nike of Paionios and terracotta statues dating back to the 5th century B.C. Then, drive north through the plains of Eliad and Achaia, crossing the Corinth Strait via a cabled bridge from Rion to Antirion. Pass the town of Nafpactos en route to Delphi, home of the ruins of the Tholos Temple

Overnight: Delphi

DAY 6: Archaeological Tour of Delphi, Travel to Kalambaka

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Tour the excavated site of Delphi and the archaeological Museum, perched on the slopes of Mount Parnassos, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Considered one of the most important places in Greek history, its stunning setting and ancient ruins are truly inspirational. Walk the Sacred Way to the imposing 4th century Temple of Apollo, site of the most important oracle in the classical world. Then travel over the Pourmaraki Pass towards the small town of Kalambaka, situated amidst smooth sandstone cliffs in the foothills of Meteora

Overnight: Kalambaka

DAY 7: Meteora Sightseeing, Return to Athens

Meals: Breakfast

Visit Meteora, meaning "suspended in the air", with its mystical Eastern Orthodox monasteries incredibly nestled perilously close to the edge of bizarre rock formations. Admire the exquisite specimens of Byzantine art and the panoramic vistas over the Peneios Valley. Afterward, a scenic drive takes us along the coast, past Thermopylae and arriving to Athens to in the early evening

Overnight: Athens

DAY 8: Depart Greece

Bon Voyage! Transfer to the airport for your departure flight

Meals: Breakfast

Dates & Pricing

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$ 1,639

Price Per Day:

$ 205 per person
Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.
Trip Includes
  • Round trip flights New York-Athens, Athens-New York
  • Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 6 nights First Class accommodations
  • 3 nights Athens
  • 1 night Olympia
  • 1 night Delphi
  • 1 night Kalambaka
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 9 meals: 6 breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager (Days 4-7)
  • Services of local guide in Athens
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
Flights & Transport
Airfare included
Group Size:
Intimate Group - 12 max

Athenian Callirhoe Hotel, Athens

This first class hotel is centrally located, only a short walk to the Acropolis and many major attractions.


Amalia Hotel, Delphi

This first class hotel is located within walking distance of the town and main tourist attractions.


Royal Olympic Hotel, Athens

This deluxe hotel is located next to the Plaka and adjacent to the Temple of Zeus.


Europa Hotel, Olympia

This first class hotel is situated on a hill above the village of Ancient Olympia.


Divani Meteora Hotel, Kalambaka

This first class hotel is situated at the foot of the rocks of Meteora at the small village of Kalambaka. It is surrounded by beautiful gardens, and has stunning views of the mountains.

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