Peloponnese holiday, cultural tour in Greece

Combine 'must visit' museums and iconic ancient sites with shimmering coastal views and free time spent relaxing at the beach or exploring picturesque Peloponnese villages.
Athens Acropolis Nafplion Epidavros Free days in Areopolis and Pylos Mani Peninsula Vathia village Mycenae Byzantine 'ghost town' of Mystras Optional: trips to Monemvassia and the fortified Venetian village of Methoni
Price
£1790£1631To£2107 including UK flights
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Duration
13 Days
Type
Small group
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From £1436 - £1695 excluding flights.
Prices based on 2 adults sharing.
Single supplement available.
Mimimum age 14.
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Up to £160 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 03 Oct
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Description of Peloponnese holiday, cultural tour in Greece

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Price information

£1790£1631To£2107 including UK flights
Convert currency:
From £1436 - £1695 excluding flights.
Prices based on 2 adults sharing.
Single supplement available.
Mimimum age 14.
Make enquiry

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Mainland Greece
When you see photos of Greece, they are usually of the island idylls. But for some reason, apart from Athens, mainland Greece often gets overlooked on...
Peloponnese
The Peloponnese is known as a peninsula but over time it has almost separated from mainland Greece. Although only an hour and a half by road from Athe...

Holiday information

Our top tip:
Grab a copy of The Odyssey or The Iliad and let Odysseus, Agamemnon and Achilles guide your dreams through the Peloponnese.
Trip type:
Small group. Max group size 18.
Activity level:
Full On
Accomm:
12 nights in standard hotels, based on two sharing.
Included:
Accommodation, transport, listed activities, tour leader.
Meals:
All breakfasts included.
Solos:
Single rooms available at a supplement, no extra cost to share with another traveller.
About this holiday company:
The founders led overland trips across the world in the 60s and 70s before creating this company in 1981. Today, it offers tours in 120 countries, but never lost that pioneering spirit of adventure.
Small group tour:
Small group travel is not large group travel scaled down. It is modelled on independent travel – but with the advantage of a group leader to take care of the itinerary, accommodation and tickets, and dealing with the language. It’s easy to tick off the big sights independently – but finding those one-off experiences, local festivals, travelling markets and secret viewpoints is almost impossible for someone without the insider knowledge gained from years in the field. Those with a two-week holiday, a small group tour will save valuable planning time.

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Reviewed on 04 Jun 2014 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Getting to Mycenae early enough to go straight to the top of the sight and having five minutes absorbing the atmosphere on our own.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


We had two extra nights in Athens because there was only one direct flight a week from where we live in France. This gave us time to see most of the extra sites in Athens not included in the tour, especially the Archaeological Museum. So we would recommend having extra time in Athens if possible.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


It used local hotels and transport companies.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Excellent

Reviewed on 03 Nov 2012 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The mountains around Nizwa in Oman and the night spent on the dhow off the coast near Muscat.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Up until the end of October, Oman is still hot, so don't take too many warm clothes. Also, although a sleeping bag is recommended, it is not really necessary for camping.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Oman has a problem disposing of garbage and there is no recycling yet, so I feel we contributed to the problem by using bottled water. Also, driving on beaches and sand dunes in four wheel drives as part of the tour was detrimental to the environment.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Overall, the trip to Oman was very interesting as the landscape of culture are unique. It was well organised and the group dynamic was positive which made the tour most enjoyable.

Read the operator's response here:

It sounds as though for the most part you enjoyed your trip, but we did note your point about the bottled water. This is something we are looking at as a company. Filter bottles are a possibility, as is using larger containers that people can refill their bottles from, as potential solutions. Our Operations Manager for the region is discussing this with our local agent, and also the matter of driving on the dunes. We do not wish to encourage any activity which might degrade the environment.

I hope that your overall memories are very good, and I know it’s long way off, but we look forward to welcoming you onto our Sicily trip next autumn.

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet and people

The majority of accommodation we use on this trip is locally owned and in which you experience great food, much of which is sourced locally, and lovely wine. This not only provides direct employment within the hotel, but also has the effect of percolating money beyond to small businesses that supply the hotel and in this way money is spread throughout the region we visit.

Our Tour Leaders are trained by us in the importance of responsible tourism with guidance given on how they can make a difference. This trip uses the services of a number of different suppliers, from the numerous restaurateurs, boat owners, guides and drivers, and our visit provides significantly more employment than on a more conventional ‘package holiday’. We try to reduce our impact on the environment by switching to public transport where a group is small enough to warrant doing so, but when using a chartered vehicle we specify our preference for a smaller, more eco-friendly bus.

In addition to the above, we are continually looking for ways to improve and are proud to be ‘Responsible in everything we do’. Education is key and so all staff, Tour Leaders and partnering suppliers are trained in responsible and sustainable tourism. At our Head Office, we continually strive towards a sustainable and planet-friendly working environment, including having solar panels installed and a company commitment to reducing our plastic usage. As well as this, we have valuable and longstanding partnerships with UK charities Toilet Twinning and Send a Cow, plus many smaller initiatives and projects around the world. We’re members of UK travel industry bodies Tourism Concern and AITO because we believe it’s important to share our knowledge and experience, as well as learn from other operators.

As a company we support Cool Earth. Protecting rainforest is one of the most effective actions to tackle climate breakdown. CoolEarth work with indigenous communities empowering them to conserve their forest; keeping CO2 locked in.

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