Journey of Purpose and Discovery to Greece

      Athens, Greece

      NJ
      Nanda Journeys
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      53 reviews
      May 23 - Jun 3, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 20
      Journey of Purpose and Discovery to Greece
      Athens, Greece

      Nanda Journeys
      • Email address verified
      53 reviews

      May 23 - Jun 3, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 20

      About this trip

      Nestled between the waters of the Aegean and Ionian seas, Greece’s captivating history and scenic beauty make it a perfect destination for the discerning Nanda traveler. Beginning in the capital of Athens, we’ll journey out to the magnificent islands — exploring the locals Greece, visiting Sifnos and Naxos. Venturing beyond the tourist trail to explore the “real” Greece. 

      Enjoy a private locally guided exploration of Athens including The Acropolis & Parthenon. Meet the locals as you enjoy exquisite Greek food, sip Kitron and wine at local Taverna’s in local neighborhoods; Go off the beaten path to explore less touristy, but the largest of the Cyclades, Naxos, and neighboring Sifnos.  Enjoy a local cooking class, sample homemade cheeses, and learn how to make the local specialty liqueur Kitron; Wander narrow alleyways, take in the picture-perfect beaches, whitewashed blue domed buildings, and enjoy some of the most spectacular sunsets you will ever see. Enjoy a farewell dinner, sip on a cocktail, and enjoy a private Greek dance lesson on the beach.
       

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      Why Nanda Journeys

      "It's all about customer service. Tapping the knowledge, expertise and communication capability of a Nanda Journeys means our group gets expert advice, customized to our interests, knows what to expect each step of the way, gets answers and help on all those impossible exceptions that crop up, and returns from the adventure having an experience that lasts a lifetime…and craving even more.”  G. Crispin - Business Owner


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      What’s included

      • Airfare
        Roundtrip economy airfare from New York
      • Hotel Accommodations
        Boutique 3-5 Star Accommodations
      • Most Meals
        Breakfast 6 lunches and 3 dinners
      • Entrance Fees
        All entrance fees and activities mentioned
      • National Guide
        English speaking guide to stay with you throughout the program
      • Local Guides
        Local Guides who will provide specialized local knowledge throughout the journey
      • Private local transport
        Private motor coach and driver
      • 24/7 Travel Support
        Nanda Journeys team support before, during and after travel. 24/7 during travel.
      • Most Tips
        Tips for restaurants, local guides included

      What’s not included

      • Passport
        Passport application, renewal are not included
      • Alcoholic Beverages
        Meals include soft drinks with alcoholic beverages being at your own personal expense
      • Meals
        Meals not mentioned in the program itinerary
      • Insurance
        Travel insurance is not included, but highly recommended. Nanda Journeys will provide recommendations
      • Tips
        Tips for national guide, driver and hotel staff are not included. Suggested tipping $10-15 per day guide, $3-$5 per day driver, $2-4 in room maid service.
      • Personal Items
        Any item purchased at the hotel or restaurant which is not mentioned in the daily itinerary

      Available Packages

      Shared Room with flights

      Pricing per person including airfare, shared room with twin or double bed. Please review Booking Terms & Conditions HERE  

      ** Nanda Journeys will endeavor to assist persons requesting a roommate, however, a shared room cannot be guaranteed. Participants will be contacted to confirm space in a shared occupancy room approx. 90 days prior to travel. If we are unsuccessful in finding a suitable roommate, the enrollee will be invoiced the applicable single supplement **

      $5,499
      Deposit: $2,750
      Single Room with flights

      Pricing per person including airfare and single room. Please review Booking Terms & Conditions  HERE  

      $6,298
      Deposit: $3,200
      Shared Room Land Only

      By selecting this package you are electing to book your own flights. Pricing per person excluding airfare and single room. Please review Booking Terms & Conditions HERE  

      ** Nanda Journeys will endeavor to assist persons requesting a roommate, however, a shared room cannot be guaranteed. Participants will be contacted to confirm space in a shared occupancy room approx. 90 days prior to travel. If we are unsuccessful in finding a suitable roommate, the enrollee will be invoiced the applicable single supplement ** 

      $4,499
      Deposit: $2,500
      Single Room Land Only

      By selecting this package you are electing to book your own flights. Pricing per person excluding airfare and single room. Please review Booking Terms & Conditions  HERE  

      $5,298
      Deposit: $2,700

      Available options

      Extra Hotel Nights & Transfer
      $1,171
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      Seattle Flight Supplement
      $500
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      Boston Flight Supplement
      $798
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      Cedar Rapids Flight Supplement
      $500
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      SFO Flight Supplement
      $425
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      Newark Flight Supplement
      $1,000
      Sold Out
      Extra Hotel Nights
      $274
      Sold Out
      Greece 2-day Extension
      $865
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      3 Transfers
      $195
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      Ferry & Transfer Cost
      $330
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      Itinerary

      Day 1 & 2 - May 23-24
      Travel to Greece

      Depart from New York and make your way to Greece. 


      Day 2 - May 24, 2023

      Kalimera! Welcome to Greece. After clearing Immigration and Customs procedures, the group will be met by your Local Guide. Enjoy a city orientation with your guide and enjoy a local lunch in a Greek Taverna. 


      Transfer to the COCO-MAT Athens a 5-star hotel in the heart of Athens. The birds’ installation that reaches for the skies, the ancient Roman mosaic floor in the lobby, the suites that reflect outstanding hospitality, the soothing lounge, the spa and the breath-taking roof garden with views to the Acropolis and all over Athens.  Take some time to relax, unpack and enjoy an early evening dinner (on own). 


      Overnight: 5 Star COCO-MAT Athens (or similar)


      Included meals: Lunch


      Please note: All itineraries are subject to change based on availability of hotels, flights and hosting organizations at the time of finalization of booking. Comparable meetings and activities will be arranged should an itinerary change be necessary. 30 days before departure, a finalized itinerary will be available and reflect final details.
       

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      NJ
      Nanda Journeys
      53 reviews
      Nanda Journeys offers theme-focused trips to global destinations that speak to your interests, bringing together travelers with purpose and passion to explore the world in an meaningful way. We create travel programs for the diverse, adventurous explorer united in a desire: to not only experience a destination, but to truly experience a culture & connect with its people, visiting unexplored, off-the-beaten path destinations, that provide an opportunity to give back, and make a meaningful difference in the communities they visit.

      Reviews

      HD
      This trip was a multicultural and linguistic look into the fields of speech pathology and audiology in post apartheid South Africa. This journey involved meeting with the South African Sp-Lg-Hg Assn, hospitals, universities, clinics, private practices, schools and after school programs. Other activities included animal photo safaris, dinners with speakers, museums, shopping opportunities, geographical sites, an evening of music, drumming and local food as well excellent opportunities to view penguins.
      By Helen D for South Africa SLP & Audiology Journey- Dolores Battle and Kia Johnson on Jun 25, 2024
      Helen thank you for continuing to entrust us with your professional and personal travel explorations. This journey sounds like it was a big hit for everyone, professional members, guests and hosts. Thank you for your kind words and continued support. Nicola
      By Nanda Journeys on Jun 25, 2024
      NJ
      I had a wonderful time on my trip. It was packed with professional meetings but also had time built in for a few other things. It was one of the trips on my 'live list' and I was so glad that I came. I met wonderful colleagues and their guests. It was a fantastic trip. The company was great. Both hosts, Kenny and Lynda were fun to be with and very personable. Thank you, Drs. Battle and Johnson, for being our leaders. Thank you, Nanda Journeys, for putting it all together.
      By Ruth Renee H for South Africa SLP & Audiology Journey- Dolores Battle and Kia Johnson on Jun 24, 2024
      Ruth, we are absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your time in South Africa with Drs Battle and Johnson. Thank you for your kind words and for taking this journey with us. We had nothing but positive reviews from our colleagues in South Africa. We hope you will be able to join us on a future NBASLH adventure and should you have personal travel plans before then, please be in touch. Nicola
      By Nanda Journeys on Jun 24, 2024
      NJ
      Our trip to South Africa was fantastic. I really enjoyed the fact that all I needed to do was show up. The accommodations were comfortable at every stop. The tour guides and travel specialist were helpful, and full of wonderful information. They had great personalities and worked well with our group. I enjoyed our group and learning about our profession. The itinerary was well planned and there were plenty of things to do. I would recommend Nanda for your professional travel experiences. Dr. Katrina Miller
      By Katrina M for South Africa SLP & Audiology Journey- Dolores Battle and Kia Johnson on Jun 24, 2024
      Katrina, thank you so much for your kind words. We are absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed your South Africa journey with Dolores battle and Kia Johnson. I hope you will be able to join us in the future for another professional development and cultural immersion journey. Nicola
      By Nanda Journeys on Jun 24, 2024
      NJ
      This trip was a long-time goal of mine and it did not disappoint. Nanda did an excellent job of providing experiences that exposed us to South African history, culture, people and politics from the various perspectives of Black, Colored, and White South Africans. Additionally, the safari experience was an important part of the trip. Thank you, Nanda, for the trip of a llifetime experience!
      By ANNITA B for South Africa SLP & Audiology Journey- Dolores Battle and Kia Johnson on Jun 23, 2024
      CC
      I recently had the pleasure of joining a professional group trip to South Africa hosted by Nanda Journeys - Dolores Battle and Kia Johnson, and it was the experience of a lifetime! From start to finish, every detail was meticulously planned and executed, making my journey smooth, educational, a professional development opportunity, and incredibly enjoyable. Our guides were nothing short of amazing. Their knowledge of South Africa's history, culture, education, health, and wildlife added immense value to the trip. They were always approachable and ready to answer any questions for the group, and their passion for the country was truly apparent. Most importantly, the accommodations met/exceeded my expectations. We stayed in a variety of high-quality hotels and lodges, each offering exceptional comfort, excellent service, and beautiful views. Nanda Journeys handled all logistics flawlessly. From airport transfers to day-to-day activities, everything was organized to perfection. Thank you for an incredible journey and planning details put into the trip. Appreciated.
      By C C for South Africa SLP & Audiology Journey- Dolores Battle and Kia Johnson on Jun 21, 2024
      Chimezie, thank you for your kind words. We had wonderful feedback from Kia and Dolores as well as from our local partners. It certainly sounds like it was a wonderful experience for you and the other participants. We are thrilled you decided to join this transformative journey, we are delighted to have you as part of our Nanda family and hope you will be able to join us again in the future. Nicola
      By Nanda Journeys on Jun 21, 2024
      NJ
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