2-Day Wine Roads And Sites Of The Peloponnese Private Tour - Athens

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    o Pick up time flexible on request
    o Airport pickup and/or return is free if the arrival/departure dates coincide with your tour
    o For Airbnb's please provide the e.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Flexible on request
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

The over forty local wineries and twenty-five indigenous grape varieties of the Peloponnese reflect the depth & breadth of a tradition spanning back for thousands of years, and which produces some of the highest standard wines in the world. Moreover, at just an hour from Athens, an embarrassment of riches exists for the traveler to explore, from amazing Archaeological wonders & Medieval towns, and all set along a famed rugged landscape of the Peloponnese.

Our tour provides a well-paced, thoughtful, and comprehensively planned experience with attention to every detail, and our permanent staff of highly experienced and knowledgeable English-speaking Professional drivers will be at your side throughout with timely and considerate help wherever needed.

Flexible booking options allow you to include additional elements such as Lunch Style, Professional Archaeological Guides, Admission Tickets, and Hotel Type, whilst all aspects may be further tailored on request by our personalized service

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DAY-1 From your Hotel, Cruise ship, Airport or other location, start your tour in comfort in one of our new model black Mercedes E-Class, AudiA6 or Mercedes minivan vehicles with full leather & free WiFi as your informative driver takes you West towards the Peloponnese with a short stop at the famous Corinth canal to learn of its interesting role in history before continuing to the archaeological site of Ancient Corinth. Depictions of grapes, vines and wine cups that adorned coins & artwork from Corinth attest to its importance in Ancient Greek life & Corinth was a significant point of trade and connection at the time with colonies and other regions importing wine & vines for cultivation. Under the shadow of the Temple of apollo explore its streets, temples, workshops & markets in the footsteps of the ancients before continuing to the Namea region where Viticulture has been recorded for over 2000 years.

Arriving at our first winery (normally Domain Lafazanis) we join one of the skilled Oenologists for an hours private tour and tasting and with a ready palate take a short drive to the Medieval city of Nafplion. Enjoy wandering its pretty streets & lunch with the sea view to Bourtzi castle in the bay before continuing to our second winery (normally Domain Bairaktaris) chosen to expand on the range of the first and once again allowing you to experience the unique wines derived from the local varieties such as the aromatic Moschofilero & the noble Agiorgitiko. Finally, we arrive at the Western Peloponnese city of Patra to settle into your central 4-star or boutique hotel in the historic center of the old city of Patra and a perfect location from which to explore all the sights & sounds of Greece's third largest city & regional capital.

DAY-2 After breakfast we take the short drive to the hills above the city to the world famous Archaia Clauss Winery with magnificent views of the countryside and its surrounding vineyards. At the winery we will have a guided tour around its various historic buildings whilst the history of this winery is discussed and enjoy a sampling of the various wines produced with plenty of time to walk around the grounds and purchase from the winery shop if desired.

After lunch we continue eastwards to stop at the UNESCO site of Ancient Mycenae to visit the ancient citadel and its Acropolis and see the Cyclopean walls, the Lion Gates, its streets & ancient buildings, and the Palace and impressive tomb of Agamemnon, leader of the Greeks against the Trojans. The Mycenian period, from 1600 to 1100 BC, in reference to this ancient city, indicates how important its influence was in early Greek civilization & our route provides a great opportunity to see yet another gem set in the Peloponnese to complete the highlights of our trip before returning you to your Athens Hotel or onward location.

Inclusions

Accommodation included: 1 night

SILVER PACKAGE: Superior Class Sedan; 4-Star or Boutique style Hotels

GOLD PACKAGE: Luxury Mercedes; Minimum 4-Star Hotels; Lunch

PLATINUM PACKAGE: Luxury Mercedes; Minimum 4-Star; Lunch; Professional Guide & Tickets UNESCO sites

Room Type: Silver & Gold Package with Standard Double/Twin; Platinum Package with Superior room

Professional English speaking experienced Tour driver throughout the day

WIFI, A/C, & bottled water available in vehicles during travel

WINERY TOURS. Three Winery tours & tastings with an expert sommelier at each winery

EXPERT GUIDING: Platinum Package includes Private Guiding at Corinth and Epidaurus

Exclusions

Food and drinks unless specified by tour package

Entrance Fees unless specified by tour package

Licensed guide for archaeological sites unless specified by tour package. Available on request

Pickup from areas outside Athens on request. May require a supplement.

Pickup from Athens Airport may require a supplement if transit dates do not coincide with tour dates

Entry/Admission - Ancient Corinth (Archaia Korinthos)

Entry/Admission - The Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

GUIDING/LICENSED GUIDES: Please note your knowledgeable tour driver can inform you en-route but can not enter Archaeological sites. You may add a guide for one or more sites on request, or choose one of the booking options that includes a guide.

LUNCH OPTION: You may add this later on request or choose one of the booking options including lunch. Includes your choice of traditional menu in one of the best local restaurants. Vegetarian dishes available. Please inform us of any allergies

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Our Health & Safety Measures: All our Tours are private so you will never mix with another group. Our vehicles are thoroughly cleaned after each tour, equipped with face-masks, hand sanitizer, & seats next to your driver remain free.