Greece & The Splendour Of Its Legendary Islands (May 13-28)


Pictured above:  Santorini, Greece

Greece and its islands have long inspired travelers from around the world. In fact, it has been part of a major trade route (and tourist destination) for some 5000 years since the earliest days of the Bronze Age. Located in south eastern Europe, this country of 11 million people lies at the meeting point of three continents; Europe, Asia and Africa. With its 6000 islands and islets scattered throughout the Aegean Sea, Greece makes a delightful holiday with wonderful opportunities to explore various cultures and changing landscapes.

This 16 day, 14 night fully escorted holiday includes round trip transportation, inter-island transportation by air or sea, 5 nights in Crete, 3 nights in Santorini, 3 nights in Mykonos, 3 nights in Athens, 14 breakfasts and 5 dinners.

Travac includes a sightseeing excursion in Crete, Santorini and Athens.

You will have plenty of time to enjoy the pleasures of the islands on your own. Optional tours will also be available.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Depart Ottawa for Greece.

Day 2

Upon your arrival in Greece, you will depart for your flight to Crete. You will then be taken to your hotel, the Cretan Malia Park or similar, which is your home for the next 5 nights.

Day 2-7

Crete is the largest island in Greece and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean Sea. While in Crete you will have a chance to visit and admire the remnants of brilliant civilizations, enjoy its impressive mountain landscapes, fertile valleys, steep gorges and explore its glorious beaches. Crete is famous for a rich gastronomic culture. There are plenty of excellent restaurants near your hotel that offer the island’s superb local cuisine.

A full day tour of Crete is included. Optional tours are available through your Travac Tours Director.

Day 7

This morning you will be transferred by high speed ferry from Crete to Santorini. This may well be the most famous island in the world; it is certainly the most popular in Greece. People will travel thousands of miles just to relish in one of its incredible sunsets. There are very few more idyllic islands. It offers beaches, spectacular scenery, great restaurants, an active volcano and ancient towns of mythical importance. Your hotel in Santorini is the Aegean Plaza or similar.

Day 7-10

A 1/2 day tour of Santorini is included. Optional tours are available through your Travac Tours Director.

Day 10

Today you will say farewell to Santorini and travel by ferry to Mykonos. This island is Greece’s most famous cosmopolitan island. It is known as a whitewashed paradise dotted with windmills in the heart of the Cyclades Islands. According to mythology Mykonos was formed from the petrified bodies of giants killed by Hercules. The island itself is named after the grandson of Apollo “Mykonos.” Your hotel in Mykonos is the San Marco or similar.

Day 10-13

There is not an included tour in Mykonos. Optional tours are available through your Travac Tours Director.

Day 13

Early this morning you will travel to Athens by high speed ferry and transfer to your hotel. Your visit includes a tour of this timeless city. While in Athens, you will have the opportunity to experience many of the legendary attractions of this fascinating city including the Acropolis and the Parthenon. Much of Athens can be explored on foot. Your tour host or the hotel concierge will be happy to give you directions to the attractions or museums located near the hotel. Your hotel in Athens is the Divani Palace Acropolis or similar.

Day 13-16

A 1/2 day tour of Athens is included. Optional tours are available through your Travac Tours Director.

Day 16

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to Ottawa.

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Hotel Information

Santorini: 9 Muses Hotel (5 star) or similar

Hotel website

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Hotel Address
Perivolos Emporiou, Thira 874 00
Santorini, Greece

+30 2286 081781

Crete: Cretan Malia Park (4 star) or similar

Hotel website

Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
700 07 Malia
Crete, Greece

+30 2897 031461

Mykonos: San Marco (4 star) or similar

Hotel website

Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
Houlakia Bay
Mykonos, Greece
846 00
+30 2289 025375

Athens: Divani Palace Acropolis (5 star) or similar

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Hotel Address
Parthenonos 19, Athina 117 42
Athens, Greece

+30 21 0928 0100

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Come From Away (April departures)

Come From Away

Travac Tours is pleased to announce a special program to see Come From Away, the award winning musical about Newfoundland’s generosity during the 9/11 crisis in Toronto

Ben Brantley, chief theatre critic for The New York Times, wrote “Try, if you must, to resist the gale of good will that blows out of ‘Come From Away, the big bearhug of a musical that opened on Broadway. But even the most stalwart cynics may have trouble staying dry-eyed during this portrait of heroic hospitality under extraordinary pressure.

 Travac Tours will be offering special departures to Toronto on April 13 and April 20 so you can enjoy Come from Away. Your Toronto excursion includes: Round trip transportation by deluxe motor coach, 1-night accommodation at the first-class Toronto Hilton near the Eaton Centre, orchestra seating for Come From as well as the services of a Travac Tours director.

The Toronto escape for Come From Away is affordably priced at only $379 per person based on double occupancy plus hst.  The total selling price with taxes is only $428.27

 Kelly Nestruck of The Globe and Mail wrote that “the heartwarming musical lives up to the hype” and that “the accessible story, strong emotional core and gorgeous songwriting should not distract from how original and smart this gem of a musical is. Robert Cushman of the National Post called the production “outstanding.” Liz Braun of the Toronto Sun gave the show a perfect 5-star review, writing “Blame Canada: a grim day in American history has been transformed into a joyous and emotional musical about the indomitable human spirit. Alan Henry of Broadway World said “You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll be a better person when you leave the theatre. Don’t miss ‘Come From Away’.”[

 Come with us to Toronto and regale in the hit musical Come From AwaySpace is limited

Tour Itinerary

Day 1

9:30 A.M. This morning you will depart for Toronto.  Upon your arrival you will check into the Toronto Hilton located at 145 Richmond Street West. This 4-star hotel is only a short walk to the Eaton Centre. Your afternoon will be free.

7:00 P.M. We will depart for the Royal Alexandra Theatre and your performance of Come From Away.  All seating is in the orchestra section of the theatre.

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Day 2

You morning will be free. Again, the Eaton Centre is a short walk from the hotel as is the CN Tower, City Hall and Yonge Street.  Our bus will depart for Ottawa at 1:00P.M.

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