Greece

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MAY 27 - JUN. 6, 2015 $2,595
Athens, Poros, Hydra, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Nauplia
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Greece

MAY 27 - JUN. 6, 2015
Athens, Poros, Hydra, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Nauplia

The magic of this ancient land is yours to discover as you explore the ancient capital of Athens and the idyllic island of Poros. In Athens, marvel at the ruins of the Acropolis, then examine the treasures and legendary sculptures housed in the Acropolis Museum. Journey to Poros, your gateway to the Greek islands. Walk along the streets of the island and admire its sun-drenched hills and sapphire waters. Visit Nauplia, nestled on the coast of a rocky peninsula, and wander its maze of streets. Travel to Epidaurus, home to the best-preserved ancient Greek theater. See the impressive archaeological remains in ancient Mycenae, known in Greek mythology as the seat of Agamemnon’s kingdom.

Cost: $2,595
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Activity Level: Moderate Activity
COVID-19 Information:
  • Groups are limited to 36 travelers to maximize your travel experience
  • Experience the diversity of Greece while spending six nights on the island of Poros and three nights in Athens
  • Visit three UNESCO World Heritage sites: the archaeological sites of Mycenae, Epidaurus and the Acropolis in Athens
  • Examine the archaeological treasures housed in the new Acropolis Museum
  • Explore the narrow, winding streets of the car-free island of Hydra
  • Immerse yourself in Greek traditions of food and wine as you sample local delicacies accompanied by fine local vintages

 

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310.206.0613 (P)
310.209.4271 (F)
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  • UCLA Alumni Travel surpassed my travel expectations. I was pampered, but also had the freedom to explore on my own. "
    Ann Tidwell ’65, M.A. ’67, Traveler
  • Group travel with UCLA Alumni Travel is the only way to go, year after year, trip after trip, with amazing itineraries always filled with time for independent exploration as well as outstanding local tour guides that put it all together."
    Doug Donnell ’56, Traveler

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DAY 1 | May 27.
Depart for Athens, Greece.

DAY 2 | May 28. Athens
Upon arrival, transfer to the InterContinental Athenaeum Athens Hotel. Attend a welcome reception at the hotel this evening.

DAY 3 | May 29. Athens
Excursion: Athens City Tour. See the neoclassical buildings of the Athens Academy, Athens University and the National Library. Then visit the amazing Acropolis, crowned with its magnificent Parthenon. Examine treasures and legendary sculptures housed at the Acropolis Museum.
Local Flavor: Sample local specialties for lunch at a restaurant in Athens.
Independent Exploration: Spend the remainder of the afternoon at leisure and explore on your own.

DAY 4 | May 30. Poros
This morning, board a hydrofoil and transfer to the island of Poros and the New Aegli Hotel. In the evening, attend a festive welcome to Poros reception and dinner.

DAY 5May 31. Nauplia / Epidaurus
Educational Focus: Classical Greece – Greek History, Part I.
Excursion: Nauplia and Epidaurus. Discover coastal Nauplia, situated on a rocky peninsula jutting into the Argolic Gulf. From a maze of narrow, winding streets, admire the prominent profile of Palamidi Citadel, which zigzags across a hilltop ridge. Continue to Epidaurus, home to the best-preserved ancient Greek theater, which is still in use today.
Local Flavor: Enjoy local specialties during lunch at a restaurant.

DAY 6 | June 1. Poros
Educational Focus: Classical Greece – Greek History, Part II.
Excursion: Poros. Stroll the charming streets of Poros Town, lined with whitewashed houses. Walk through St. George Square, past bustling shops along the waterfront and arrive at the Archaeological Museum of Poros.
Educational Focus and Local Flavor: Meet the People. Meet a few locals for lunch at a popular taverna.

DAY 7 | June 2. Mycenae
Excursion: Mycenae. Travel to ancient Mycenae and see the vestiges of what was the most powerful kingdom in Greece from the 16th-13th centuries B.C. According to Greek mythology, the fortress here was the seat of Agamemnon’s kingdom.
Local Flavor: Visit an operating winery and savor some of the region’s wines followed by lunch.

DAY 8 | June 3. Hydra
Excursion: Hydra. Cruise to Hydra, considered to be the most fashionable Saronic Isle. Distinctive for its architecture, rugged terrain and lack of cars — motorized vehicles are prohibited on the island — Hydra’s lovely waterfront is lined with many lively cafés and shops.
Educational Focus: Contemporary Greece.

DAY 9 | June 4. Poros
Educational Focus: Greek Art.
Independent Exploration: Spend the day at your leisure in Poros and pursue your own interests. Tonight, gather with your fellow travelers for a Farewell Reception, Graduation Ceremony and a Farewell Dinner.

DAY 10 | June 5. Athens
In the morning transfer to Athens.
Excursion: Corinth Canal. Drive along the coastal road and see the famous Corinth Canal, which separates the Peloponnesian peninsula from mainland Greece.
Independent Exploration: Check in at the Athenaeum InterContinental Hotel and enjoy some time at leisure to explore the city, shop or relax.
Local Flavor: Enjoy a final evening dining on Greek cuisine at a restaurant.

DAY 11 | June 6.
Transfer to the airport for the return flight to your gateway city.

Accommodations
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InterContinental Athenaeum Athens Hotel – Athens
This InterContinental Athenaeum is located near the Parthenon and a short distance from the Plaka, the scenic Old Town of Athens. This deluxe hotel has a business center, 24-hour fitness center, swimming pool, spa and several lounges and restaurants, including a rooftop restaurant with stunning views of the city. The guest rooms are equipped with every modern convenience.

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New Aegli Hotel – Poros
The New Aegli Hotel is wonderfully situated overlooking scenic Askeli Bay. Each guest room features a spacious balcony that affords a breathtaking view of the sea and surrounding landscapes and is appointed with individual climate controls, minibar, safe, satellite TV and Wi-Fi. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool and beach access. The restaurant offers terrace seating and is noted for its Greek specialties.

Pricing

Pricing: $2,845

Special Pricing Available: $2,595*

*Special Price valid if booked by 12/16/2014.
VAT is an additional $295 per person

Download Reservation Form Download Brochure (2.7 MB) Request Brochure In Mail
310.206.0613 (P)
310.209.4271 (F)
travel@alumni.ucla.edu
  • UCLA Alumni Travel surpassed my travel expectations. I was pampered, but also had the freedom to explore on my own. "
    Ann Tidwell ’65, M.A. ’67, Traveler
  • Group travel with UCLA Alumni Travel is the only way to go, year after year, trip after trip, with amazing itineraries always filled with time for independent exploration as well as outstanding local tour guides that put it all together."
    Doug Donnell ’56, Traveler

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STEP 1
Download the tour Reservation Form here. This tour is booked quickly, so sign up early to reserve space.

STEP 2
Enclose a check or provide credit card information for $600 per person, per tour, as a deposit for the selected tour. Make check payable to AHI Travel. Deposits are provisional and fully refundable pending your acceptance of final brochure terms.

STEP 3
Mail completed reservation form and your deposit to:
UCLA Alumni Association
Attn: Alumni Travel
James West Alumni Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1397

A brochure will be mailed to you as soon as it is available.

Terms & Conditions

Written cancellations from time of booking up to 90 days prior to departure will be assessed a minimum administrative fee of approximately $250; within 90 days of departure, refunds vary according to the policies of each tour operator. Please read the cancellation clauses contained within the brochure for this tour carefully.

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Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend you purchase travel insurance to cover the possibility of trip cancellation or interruption, emergency medical evacuation, medical expenses and baggage loss incurred while traveling. All confirmed passengers will receive travel insurance information in your confirmation packet. It’s one of our many membership benefits! For information about travel insurance, visit alumni.ucla.edu/travel-insurance. Coverage for pre-existing medical conditions, terrorist incidents and travel supplier financial insolvencies will be provided if the insurance is purchased within 15 days of your trip deposit. Please read the insurance brochure carefully.

Download Reservation Form Download Brochure (2.7 MB) Request Brochure In Mail
310.206.0613 (P)
310.209.4271 (F)
travel@alumni.ucla.edu
  • UCLA Alumni Travel surpassed my travel expectations. I was pampered, but also had the freedom to explore on my own. "
    Ann Tidwell ’65, M.A. ’67, Traveler
  • Group travel with UCLA Alumni Travel is the only way to go, year after year, trip after trip, with amazing itineraries always filled with time for independent exploration as well as outstanding local tour guides that put it all together."
    Doug Donnell ’56, Traveler