Last Updated on June 22, 2020 by Amanda Stancati
Winter is soon coming to an end and it’s time to start thinking about Europe! The tripcentral.ca team recently returned from the Europe 2014/2015 Training Academies with Transat Holidays and we are informed and eager to book your Europe vacations this spring and summer!
What’s hot this year? Greece!
Flights to Athens occur twice weekly on Wednesday and Sunday. Two or three days is usually sufficient to explore Athens for first-time travellers. A la carte accommodations in Greece are available starting at $45 per night. Or, you may choose seaside packages, cruises, and escorted coach tours that resemble all-inclusive vacation packages.
*A la carte hotel recommendation: Royal Olympic Hotel has 264 rooms, views of the Acropolis, and was recently renovated in 2010.
As the most popular itinerary, Aegean Slendour is a 7-night, 9-day tour. You’ll spend three nights in Athens and four nights cruising the Greek Islands and Turkey. You’ll visit Crete, Mykonos, Patmos, Rhodes, Santorini, and Kusadasi (Ephesus), making this a perfect tour for first time visitors to Greece.
• Inside Cabin and Outside Cabin available for the cruise portion
• 4 or 5 star accommodation in air-conditioned hotel rooms including breakfast
• 15 meals included
• From $1479-1649
Islands at a Glance
Mykonos: This 85 square km island has lively beaches, a fairly active nightlife, and a laid-back atmosphere.
*Hotel Recommendation: Myconian Ambassador Hotel is one of the best-selling hotels, located 3km from the center of town. This modern hotel is located a few minutes away from the beach and has a beautiful pool.
Patmos: Known for its religious significance, you can follow the steps of St. John where he wrote the Book of Revelations. There are plenty of bars and restaurants, shopping, and amazing scenery.
*Be sure to dine at a hilltop restaurant and appreciate the breathtaking views.
Rhodes: Known for its architecture, medieval old city, and good shopping, Rhodes is a busier destination because of its history and close proximity to a cruise port.
Crete: Celebrated for its beaches, Crete is the largest, busiest, and hottest island. Be sure to visit the Knossos archaeological site, shop, and soak up all this bustling city has to offer.
*Hotel Recommendation: Kernos Beach Hotel is a well-appointed resort set on the gorgeous beachfront.
Santorini: The main town of Firi is elevated 300 meters. Its views of the city are awe-inspiring, a sure highlight to any Greece visit.
*Hotel Recommendation: El Greco resort is an ultra-luxurious hotel located three minutes from the center of town.
Why Book a Group?
Our travel agents can customize itineraries and coordinate packages, hotel accommodations, coach tours, transportation, flights, excursions, and much more. You don’t need to choose from a brochure package, you can make your own suited to your interests.
Popular group focuses include:
1. Group travel to Europe is too expensive.
Prices have dropped significantly, making Europe more affordable than ever, especially in the off-peak seasons of mid-March to early June and mid-September to late October.
2. Much of the tour is spent on a bus.
Tours are designed with flexibility and at different paces. You may choose a tour that operates at a leisurely pace or fast pace depending on your preferences.
3. All tours are the same.
We can design one of a kind, customizable, unforgettable experiences for you and your group. There will never be a dull moment while exploring Greece!
Book early to take advantage of promotions, savings, flexibility, and availability. Call 1-800-665-4981 to get in touch with an agent who can help!