A 5 star holiday with 5 star hotels!
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 6 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.
May 1-16, 2024
May 5-20, 2024
Depart Ottawa motorcoach from the Westgate to Montreal. You will have an overnight flight from Montreal to Athens.
Upon your arrival in Greece, you will depart for your flight to Crete. You will then be taken to your hotel, via private motorcoach – Cretan Malia (or similar)- which is your home for the next 5 nights. Your Travac Tours Director will assist you with check-in at all hotels.
Your stay in Crete includes breakfast and dinner daily.
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 private motorcoach tour of Crete is included. Optional tours are available through your Travac Tours Director locally – paid in Euros ($).
This morning you will be transferred by private motorcoach to the high-speed ferry terminal. You will ferry from Crete to Santorini (this ferry is approximately 2 hours), then be transferred to your hotel by private motorcoach.
Santorini may well be the most famous island in the world; it is certainly the most popular in Greece. People travel thousands of miles just to relish in one of its incredible sunsets. There are very few more idyllic islands. It offers beaches, spectacular scenery, great restaurants, an active volcano, and ancient towns of mythical importance. Your hotel in Santorini is the Volcano View resort or similar.
While in Santorini your daily breakfast is included.
A half day private motorcoach tour with a local guide of Santorini is included.
Optional tours are available through your Travac Tours Director locally – paid in Euros ($).
Today you will say farewell to Santorini and travel by ferry to Mykonos (approximately 2 ½ hours). 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 Petinos Beach Hotel or similar.
While in Mykonos your daily Breakfast is included.
There is not an included tour in Mykonos. Optional tours are available through your Travac Tours Director locally – paid in Euros ($).
Today you will travel to Athens by high-speed ferry (approximately 2 ½ hours) and then be transferred by private motorcoach to your hotel. Your visit in Athens includes a private motorcoach tour of this timeless city with a local guide. While in Athens, you will have the opportunity to experience many of the legendary attractions of this fascinating city including the Acropolis and the Parthenon. Much of Athens can be explored on foot. Your Travac Tours Director or the hotel concierge will be happy to give you directions to the attractions or museums located near the hotel. Your hotel in Athens is The Divani Palace Acropolis or similar.
While in Athens your daily Breakfast is included.
A half-day private motorcoach tour with a private guide of Athens is included. Optional tours are available through your Travac Tours Director locally – paid in Euros ($).
On your last night in Athens, a Farewell Dinner is included (D).
After breakfast you will be transferred by private motorcoach to the airport for your return flights to Montreal. Once in Montreal you will meet your Travac Tours Director and travel via private motorcoach to Westgate Mall.
Itinerary subject to change.
Crete - Cretan Malia Park (or similar)
Hotel Address700 07 Malia
+30 28970 31461
Santorini – Volcano View
Hotel AddressFira - Santorini 847 0
+30 22860 24780
Mykonos: Petinos Beach Hotel (5 star) or similar
Hotel AddressPlaty Gialos
+30 228 902 4310
Athens: Divani Palace Acropolis (5 star) or similar
Hotel AddressParthenonos 19, Athina 117 42
+30 21 0928 0100
On December 2nd, Travac Tours wants to take you to Quebec to celebrate the holidays. First you will visit the Eastern Townships to take in some of the small-town Christmas markets. After, you will go to Quebec City to enjoy its famous German Christmas Market, nestled right in the heart of Québec City. While there, we’ll take you to a local sugar shack for the quintessential Quebec dinner. The festive atmosphere throughout will be a truly exceptional experience you don’t want to miss!
Your Quebec holiday includes round trip transportation by deluxe chartered coach, accommodation in the 5* OTL Gouverneur in Sherbrooke and, in the heart of Old Quebec, the 4-star Manoir Victoria (just footsteps from the market), 3 included meals and much more.
This morning we will depart Westgate Mall for the Eastern Townships. Stops will be made enroute. In the Eastern Townships, your first stop will be at “Bleu Lavande” lavender farm . After lunch in Magog, you will visit Le Cep d’Argent for a wine tasting before heading our hotel, the OTL Gouverneur to check in. The evening will be at your leisure.
Today you will have the opportunity to visit a variety of small-town Christmas markets in the Eastern Townships. In the evening you can join the optional dinner in Sherbrooke with an opportunity to visit the Sherbrooke Christmas Market. (B)
After breakfast, we will check out of our hotel and make our way to Quebec City to experience the famous German Christmas Market, which will be steps from your hotel. The German Christmas Market is one of the highest regarded festivals of its type in North America. Dinner tonight will be at a Sugar Shack just outside Quebec City, then you’ll be back in time to partake in some of the evening activities at the market. (B, D)
Quebec City is in a class by itself when it comes to enjoying the four seasons. You will have the morning to again amble through the streets of Old Quebec. Your tour director will advise of the departure time for Ottawa.
Itinerary subject to change.