Greece tour package with Croatia for 9 days: Athens (02 Nights) – Santorini (02 Nights) – Zagreb (03 Nights) – Dubrovnik (01 Night)
Greece is one of the beautiful places in the world. Its glory is its natural beauty, rich history, and culture. Also, tour magnificent Croatia.
Day 1 – Arrive Athens
KALOS ORISATE! Welcome to Greece! A holiday to Greece should top everybody’s summer to-do-list. Its beautiful capital city of Athens sees the modern and ancient worlds collide in the most spectacular way. Whether it’s the numerous ancient treasures or the golden sandy beaches you’re visiting, there’s plenty to see and do in Athens.
The greatest artifacts of the ancient world, from the Parthenon Temple on the Acropolis hill to the Panathenaic Stadium, the world-class shopping, outstanding museums such as the National Archaeological Museum and its thriving taverns perfect for a tipple or two in, there is something for everyone.
Upon arrival at the Athens airport, you will be met by our Greece transfer representative, who will assist you with transportation to your pre-booked accommodation to Athens.
Check-in and Overnight in Athens Hotel.
Day 2 of Greece Tour Package with Croatia – Athens
After early morning breakfast, pick up in the morning from your hotel.
From the Acropolis to Omonia Square, you’ll see with this full-day trip all the famous sites of ancient and modern Athens. Offering a perfect overview of the modern city, this guided tour will help you get your bearings if this is your first visit to Athens.
The Athens full-day tour departs for a photo stop at Panathinaiko Stadium where the first Olympic Games took place in 1896. Proceed, passing by Zappeion and Temple of Olympian Zeus. You will then drive past the Athens Trilogy which includes the University of Athens, the Academy of Athens, and the National Library. Continue passing by National Garden, Hadrian’s Arch, St. Paul’s Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Schliemann’s House (Numismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral, Old Parliament, Constitution Square, Russian Orthodox Church, and finally ACROPOLIS.
Continue the expert guided Athens sightseeing and Acropolis museum one day tour with a pleasant short walk passing by Herodion and Dionysos Theater, in order to visit the ACROPOLIS museum. Avoid and skip the lines of the new museum. Main attractions such as votives, statues from archaic period, Caryatids, and of course the Parthenon hall with the metopes, the pediments and the frieze will impress you.
After a morning tour full of images continue in a local restaurant under the slopes of Acropolis for lunch. After lunch depart for a wonderful drive along the scenic coastal road which affords a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf, passing through some of Athens most beautiful suburbs (Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza) to CAPE SOUNION. Cape Sounion is only 45 miles (70 kilometers) from Athens, making it the perfect lazy afternoon tour destination. The Cape’s Temple of Poseidon is perched on a rocky hilltop overlooking the sea.
The view across the Aegean is magnificent with one of the most breathtaking panoramic views in the world, extending all the way to Kea and the Peloponnese on a clear day. The Temple of Poseidon was built in 44 B.C., and many of its original Doric columns are still standing. One of the columns has a graffiti left by none other than Lord Byron in the early 1800s. The precipice is a sheer 197-foot drop to the sea.
Return to your hotel late in the afternoon.
Overnight in Athens.
Day 3 of Greece Tour Package with Croatia – Athens – Santorini
After early morning breakfast, board a high-speed ferry for the stunning volcanic island of Santorini. Regarded by many as the most spectacular Greek island, Santorini boasts ancient rock formations, raw lava-layered cliffs, and beautiful black sand beaches.
With many strings to its bow, Santorini holidays are diverse. In other words, you can make this place anything you want it to be. If you like your beaches a little different, then the famous volcanic Red Beach won’t disappoint. Its shades of deep crimson rock backdrop and sand to match appear almost otherworldly. In fact, with giant lagoons, and towering mountains and cliffs to be found wherever you visit, Santorini doesn’t do scenery by halves.
Overnight in Santorini.
Day 4 – Santorini – Volcano & hot springs boat tour
In the morning, you will be picked up from a designated pick up point and taken to Athinios port in order to take the traditional boat. The first step is to the islet of Nea Kameni where you’ll have the opportunity to climb to the crater (1 ½ hour). Next, the boat stops to Palaia Kameni for a short swim to the Hot Springs, which are considered to have healing powers (30 minutes). Afterward head to Thirassia island, where you have 2 hours free to explore the island, swim or have lunch. Finally, the boat sails along the coast and ends up to the port of Athinios.
Overnight in Santorini.
Day 5 of Greece Tour Package with Croatia – Santorini – Zagreb
Morning breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for Zagreb.
Croatia’s thriving capital city is often overlooked in favor of European big hitters Paris, Rome, and Berlin – but this vibrant destination has just as much to offer. And people are starting to realize that. From the grand Austro-Hungarian architecture and the eclectic museums to the edgy post-communist streak and vibrant nightlife, Zagreb is a fascinating (and fun) place for a city break.
Café culture, live music, and outdoor activities are all huge here and you’ll find no end of lovely places to stroll and exciting things to do. The city’s cheery blue trams zip around, taking you from the historic Upper Town with its cobbled streets and ornate facades to Zagreb’s leafy green parks and friendly bars
Arrival at Zagreb Pleso Airport. After customs, meet & assist at the airport, proceed to your accommodation.
Check in to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel
Day 6: Private 1.5-Hour Guided Walking Tour of Zagreb
After morning breakfast, proceed for Private 1.5-Hour Guided Walking Tour of Zagreb
Meet your private guide in the courtyard of the Main City Square, where you will then start your tour. If a different starting point is preferred, please arrange the details at time of booking.
On this tour, you will walk through the Lower Town, Kaptol, and Upper Town, where you will see the Cathedral, Stone Gate, and Museum of Broken Relationships, just to name a few. Along the way, you will learn loads of interesting information about the city and its people, like their history and development, war times and peaceful times, and corruption issues.
This tour will provide information about any events going on in the city at the time of the visit, as well as places to eat too and where to avoid. Any and all questions are encouraged during your 1.8km walk. Your private tour will end back at the Main City Square courtyard approximately 1.5-hour after the starting time.
After the tour back to the hotel and overnight at the hotel
Day 7: Plitvice Lakes National Park Day Tour from Zagreb
After morning breakfast, proceed for the Plitvice Lakes National Park Day Tour from Zagreb.
The tour takes about 10 hours, including the ride and the time you spend in the National Park Plitvice ( about 6 hours ). You can see the entire National park in 4 hours and you still have two hours to relax, take some photos and enjoy it. You’ll have to buy your own entrance ticket at Gate 1.
The ticket includes a boat and train rides. The start is from 7.45-8.30 am in the morning, depending on your pick up point. You can bring your own food and drinks with you if you want, sun cream and comfortable footwear, not flip flops. We will meet again at 4 pm, drive to Zadar takes 2 hours, and at 6 pm we’re back in Zagreb.
After the tour back to the hotel and overnight at the hotel
Day 8: Zagreb to Dubrovnik by Flight // Private Guided Tour Dubrovnik Tour Old Town Walking Tour
Have an early morning breakfast proceed Airport for Dubrovnik and transfers to the Hotel. proceed for Private Guided Tour Dubrovnik Tour Old Town Walking Tour.
Meet your local guide and hop into your private vehicle to begin this fun guided panoramic tour of Dubrovnik. Drive through the streets of the city until your arrival just outside of Pile Gate, one of three entrances to the Old Town, or Stari Grad in Croatian. Continue down the Stradun, the limestone-covered main pedestrian street of Dubrovnik and pay a visit to the Sponza Palace, a Renaissance-era structure that houses the state archives.
In the main square, have a look at Orlando’s Column, the City Bell Tower, Rector’s Palace and the Church of St Blaise, who is the patron saint of Dubrovnik. Next, visit the Cathedral of the Assumption, a beautiful baroque sanctuary, that was partially rebuilt after an earthquake in the 18th century.
Check-in and Overnight at the hotel
Day 9 of Greece Tour Package with Croatia: Dubrovnik departure
After morning breakfast transfer to the Dubrovnik Airport to Board your onward flight.
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