4-Day: Departure Dusseldorf Airport: Thanksgiving in Athens & the Greek Islands

Departure: By Air, Düsseldorf Airport
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Visit the Birthplace of Western Civilization

Thursday

2024-11-28

1:45 pm

Sunday

2024-12-01

12:50 pm

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Admire the Acropolis in Athens and explore ancient sites and the picture-perfect coastline along the Greek Islands of Poros, Hydra and Aegina. All this — and much more — awaits on our trip to Greece during Thanksgiving!

Your trip includes

  • Round-trip airfare & transportations in Greece
  • 3 nights’ in a 4-star hotel accommodation in Athens, Greece
  • 3 x breakfast buffet
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Athens with a local tour guide
  • Acropolis of Athens entrance ticket
  • Full day cruise to Poros, Hydra and Aegina
  • 1 Greek cruise buffet lunch and entertainment with live orchestra and dancers
  • Explore Europe Trip Leader
  • Hotel city tax

Your trip highlighs

  • Ancient Athens’ world-famous Acropolis
  • Hadrian's Arch and the 1896 Olympic Stadium in Athens
  • Cruising the shimmering waters of the Aegean
  • Island Hydra and its colorful little capital, full of quaint, narrow alleys and charming red-tiled houses
  • The warm and welcoming Greeks

Daily itinerary

Day 1: Travel day and arrival in Athens (Thu., November 28)

Your trip begins with a regularly scheduled flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Athens in Greece.

Flight times:
Departure from DUSSELDORF AIRPORT (DUS) at 13:45
Arrival in ATHENS AIRPORT (ATH) at 17:45

Welcome to Greece! Transfer to your 4-star hotel in the heart of Athens by private bus and get settled in. The Thanksgiving evening will remain for you to spend as you wish.

Day 2: Athens (Fri., November 29)

After an included breakfast buffet, enjoy an included guided sightseeing tour of the city by bus, covering the most important sights and attractions with an expert local tour guide:

  • Set off on a walking tour around the ancient Acropolis, site of the Parthenon, Temple of Athena Nike, and Erechtheion
  • Pass by the Olympic Stadium, Syntagma Square, and the Arch of Hadrian
  • View the classically inspired Old Royal Palace, home of the Greek Parliament

Enjoy a free afternoon in Athens.

Day 3: Full Day island-hopping cruise to Hydra, Poros and Egina from Athens (Sat., November 30)

After an included breakfast, we will visit three gorgeous Greek Islands on an island-hopping cruise from Athens. Visiting the Saronic Islands of Hydra, Poros and Egina, this sightseeing tour also includes a delicious Greek lunch and entertainment with live orchestra and dancers.

Day 4: Return Day (Sun., December 1)

After an included breakfast buffet and some free time in Athens, transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Flight times:
Departure from ATHENS AIRPORT (ATH) at 10:35 AM
Arrival in DÜSSELDORF AIRPORT (DUS) at 12:50 PM

BOOK IN ADVANCE AND SAVE

Early Bird: Book this trip by October 1 for only €749 and save €100!
Regular price after October 1 is €849 per adult

*Price is based on 2 persons sharing a room, price for single room €150 extra.

Meeting point for the start of the trip

Your trip starts and finishes at Dusseldorf Airport.

Passport & Visa
A tourist passport is required for all trips outside of Germany.

Important passport rules are as follows:
If you have a passport with a SOFA stamp on any page (a “No-Fee” passport), you are provided permission to reside in Germany, NOT to travel outside of Germany. You have to have a tourist passport in addition to the SOFA/”No-Fee” passport to travel outside of Germany. You cannot travel with a RED Official passport as that is used only for the purpose of a mission or deployment. If you have a passport with a detachable SOFA card clipped inside, it is acceptable to travel with as that was issued originally as a tourist passport. If you are not sure: a tourist passport will be BLUE and will be valid for 10 years for adults. It cannot contain a SOFA stamp on any page or it is not acceptable. A child’s tourist passport (under 15 years of age) is valid for 5 years, but will not have a SOFA stamp in it anywhere. All of this information has been verified to be correct with the Grafenwoehr Passport Office.

Health
There are no major health risks when traveling to Greece. During the summer months, take proper care for sun exposure. Also, codeine (commonly found in headache medications) is banned in Greece, and you may face prosecution if you bring it into the country. While no vaccinations are required for entry into Turkey (on extension), it is always advisable to check with your doctor or health-care provider for the latest updates and overseas travel recommendations.

Transportation
Round-trip flights from Dusseldorf airport to Athens are included. All other included transportation is in Greece by private bus. In your free time, you may wish to explore the cities by public transportation. Despite the famed hustle and bustle of Athens, the city’s main attractions are easily accessed on foot. If you do need to use public transportation, however, there’s a brand-new metro system that was conveniently completed in time for the 2004 Olympics.

Baggage Allowance
· One checked luggage (liquids allowed): max weight up to 20kg (44.00 lb)
· One hand luggage: max weight up to 8kg (17.00 lb). Max size 40cm H (15”) x 25cm W (11”) x 20cm D (5.9”)

Clothing & Packing Tips
Due to the temperate climate, light, loose-fitting clothing that provides comfort when exploring the sights is essential for your tour. A sun hat, sunglasses and a sturdy pair of walking shoes are recommended for sightseeing. It’s always a good idea to be prepared for any eventuality—a lightweight sports jacket and emergency rainwear are advised. If you plan to visit an especially elegant restaurant or attend the opera or theater, you will probably feel more comfortable in something more formal. Also, remember that it is preferable not to visit churches or other religious sites with bare legs and shoulders (entrance may be denied on this basis).

Currency
The Euro is the currency you will be using on your trip. We strongly advise that you take a combination of bank/debit cards and credit cards. We suggest informing your bank and credit card company of your travel plans, so they don’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges.

Cuisine
One of the pleasures of traveling is the variety of local cuisine. Greece’s climate ensures a constant supply of high-quality fresh fruits and vegetables. Salads are excellent here, served with olive oil and topped with feta cheese and oregano. Grilled fish and meat are also a staple. Barbecued lamb, squid, octopus, spinach and cheese pies, baked eggplant and zucchini are other delicious dishes.

Tipping
At the conclusion of your trip, it’s customary to offer your Trip Leader a gratuity. We recommend tipping €1-2 per person per day for your Trip Leader. Tips can only be paid in cash.

We recommend you get travel insurance to reimburse you for unforeseen trip cancellation. Please follow this link to get a quote through Travel Insured.