4-Day: Departure Nuremberg Airport: Secrets of Greece including Thessaloniki, Meteora & Halkidiki by air (4th of July weekend)

Departure: Nuremberg Airport

FN20240705 - Departure Nuremberg Airport: Secrets of Greece including Thessaloniki, Meteora & Halkidiki by air (4th of July weekend)

 

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Friday

2024-07-05

7:30 am

Monday

2024-07-08

6:05 pm

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Embark on an unforgettable journey through the captivating landscapes of Greece, where ancient history and breathtaking natural wonders await. We’ll take in the excitement of Thessaloniki, a major city where Greek culture and modern living meet. We’ll travel centuries back in time as we explore Meteora, known for its complex of clifftop monasteries. And we’ll savor the brilliant sunshine, warm hospitality and golden sand beaches of Halkidiki’s Blue Lagoon and Kelyfos Island aboard our private boat excursion.

Your trip includes

  • Round-trip airfare & transportations in Greece
  • 3 nights in a 4-star hotel in Thessaloniki
  • 3 x breakfast buffet
  • Tour in Thessaloniki with a local guide
  • Day tour to Meteora with a local guide
  • Private boat trip incl. lunch with drinks
  • Explore Europe Trip Leader
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges

Your trip highlighs

  • Thessaloniki’s Rotunda Galerius
  • Byzantine fortifications providing picturesque views
  • UNESCO World Heritage monasteries of Meteora
  • Halkidiki's Blue Lagoon, a true hidden gem
  • Admire breathtaking views of the Toronean Gulf
  • The warm and welcoming Greeks

Daily itinerary

Day 1: Travel day and arrival in Thessaloniki (Friday, July 5th)

Your trip begins with a regularly scheduled flight from Nuremberg Airport to Thessaloniki in Greece.

Flight times: Nuremberg – Thessaloniki 07:30 – 10:45am

Welcome to mythical Greece! On arrival, we’ll enjoy an included guided introduction of the city by bus and walking, covering the most important sights and attractions with an expert local guide:

  • Visit the White Tower of Thessaloniki
  • Explore the Galerian Complex with its famous arch
  • View the Church of Saint Demetrius
  • Pass through Aristotelous Square, the center of Thessaloniki

Then, settle in to your 4-star hotel in the heart of Thessaloniki and take the afternoon and evening to explore the city on your own.

Day 2: Day trip to Meteora (Saturday, July 6th)

After an included breakfast buffet, we’ll make our way to Meteora, a UNESCO World Heritage site on a guided day trip:

  • Enter two monasteries, such as the Monastery of Roussanou, the Monastery of Agios Stefanos, or the Monastery of Varlaam
  • Hike up to the monasteries to admire views from 1,000-foot-high pinnacle rocks
  • Meet with local nuns for a chat about the traditions and faith of the Eastern Orthodox Church

Day 3: Private boat tour in the Toronean Gulf (Sunday, July 7th)

After an included breakfast buffet, we’ll dive into the crystal-clear waters of Kelyfos Island and Sithonia Lagoons, where we’ll discover the most breathtaking swimming spots in the area.  And to fuel our adventure, we’ll enjoy a delicious Greek lunch souvlaki served on board, accompanied by refreshing drinks.

Day 4: Return Day (Monday, July 8th)

After an included breakfast buffet, the morning is yours to explore Thessaloniki at your leisure before transferring to the airport for your flight home.

Flight times: Thessaloniki – Nuremberg 16:45 – 18:05

 

BOOK IN ADVANCE AND SAVE

Early Bird: Book this trip by May 1 for only €799 and save €50!
Regular price after May 1 is €849 per adult

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

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING PASSPORTS

A valid tourist passport is required for this trip. Please make sure that you are traveling with the appropriate passport.

Meeting point for the start of the trip

Your trip starts and finishes at Nuremberg airport, Germany.

Meeting point for the start of the trip
Your trip starts and finishes at the airport in Nuremberg, Germany.

Address: Nuremberg Airport, Flughafenstraße 100, 90411 Nürnberg, germany

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. It is always advisable to check with your doctor or health-care provider for the latest updates and travel recommendations.

Transportation
Round-trip direct flights from Nuremberg to Thessaloniki are included. All other included transportation is in Thessaloniki by private bus. In your free time, you may wish to explore the city by public transportation. Despite the famed hustle and bustle of Thessaloniki, the city’s main attractions are easily accessed on foot.

Baggage Allowance
· One 10 kg (approx. 22 lbs) checked in bag
· One personal item such as a purse or backpack: max size 40cm H (16”) x 20cm W (8”) x 20cm D (8”).

Clothing & Packing Tips
Due to the temperate climate, light, loose-fitting clothing that provides comfort when exploring the sights is essential for your trip. 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.

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