Active Gourmet Holidays
Active Gourmet Holidays

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Athens, Greece - 3 nights
Available year round 

 

If you desire a short culinary break in a fascinating city, this tour is for you! This three night tour provides a cooking class, a "foodie" walking tour and beautiful accommodations in a four star hotel in the heart of the old city. Athens is the historical capital of Europe, with a long and impressive history, dating from the first settlement in the Neolithic age. Get a taste of this incredible place!

 

 

We invite you for a journey back in time in the oldest city in the world. If you are a connoisseur of all good things in life, you will find it on this full immersion four day program. You will gain a valuable understanding of Greek cuisine through hands-on cooking, food and walking tours and unique restaurants.

 

Experience the Athenian life from classical to current times with a professional guide who will share with you the beauty of this ciy.

 

 

ITINERARY

 

DAY ONE

 

 ARRIVAL DAY

 

Welcome to Greece!

 

Arrival to Athens. Transfer to your four star hotel located in the heart of the old city. You will be warmly welcomed by our expert guide who will review your exciting itinerary.

 

Dinner on your own. Overnight in your accommodation.

 

DAY TWO

 

WALKING FOOD TOUR


Our guide is passionate about food and with his help you will be able to see culinary Athens at its best! The program includes a legendary tour to remember for the rest of your life. You will  visit specialty food shops, lively and attractive delicatessens, mythical bakeries and sweet shops, restaurants, dairies, spice, grocery and pie shops where you will sample and taste the most traditional/ gourmet Greek food. The Athenian food tour wouldn't be complete wtihout visiting to the vibrant central food market.

 

Our guide will competently lead you through a food stroll and introduce you to the hidden gastronomic geography of the city. A day not to forget your camera! This magnificent off the beaten track tour will finally end with a lunch at a tremendous Greek restaurant.

 

The rest of the afternoon will be free until your reservation for a delicious dinner which will be a Greek gastronomic meal at an awarded restaurant.

 

Overnight in your accommodation.

 

DAY THREE

 

COOKERY CLASS & WINE TASTING


In the late morning, our chef will teach you how to prepare some starters and a main course in a nice location of Athens. Then a wine tasting will follow. You will be able to taste various Greek wines. The lesson will take place at a wonderful restaurant in the heart of the city.

  

Get to know the wonderful world of Greek cuisine; the herbs, the fresh vegetables, the choice meats that we always use and learn the basics on how to prepare a full Greek lunch which you will enjoy after the class.



The afternoon is free for your own activities. You can visit the Parthenon, or the Acropolis museum, or the archaeological museum of Athens. Shopping is also a possibility!


Dinner on your own.

 

A reservation at a quality recommended restaurant can be also made.

 

Enjoy your last evening in Athens!

 

 

 

 

 

DAY FOUR

 

Breakfast and departure.

 

A transfer to the airport can be arranged for an additional charge.

 

The metro and the bus to the airport are very near your hotel. Taxis are also available.

 

 

*The content or order of the itinerary may change depending on dates, availability of hotels, services or activities, local festivals/holidays, weather constraints, etc. Menus are samples and may vary according to the season

 

 

GROUP SIZE

 

A minimum of 2 participants is required to run this tour and the tour is limited to a maximum of 12 participants.

 

(The number of participants refers to how many persons are required to run the tour, not to how many persons you must have in your party. Please inquire.)

 

 

 

HOW TO ARRIVE

 

Closest Airport: International Airport of Athens Venizielos (about 45 minutes to 1 hour from accommodation)

 

 

 

BOOKING INFORMATION

 

2017 Fees Per Person

 

Double Room/US$675

 

*Pricing may vary depending on market fluctuation

 

Deposit

After availability is confirmed, a 30% per person deposit and the completed and submitted registration form will secure your reservation. Final payment is due in full 75 days before your arrival date.

2017 Dates

 

Available year round excluding July and August.

 

Included

 

*Three (3) nights' accommodation at a Central Athens Hotel with breakfast
*Transfer from the airport to the Hotel (transfer back to the airport is not included)
*One (1) food-walking tour with tastings and a nice traditional lunch following (3 course meal with wine and drinks)
*One (1) cooking class (will take approximately 3 hours) with a chef from one of the oldest taverns in Athens
*One (1) wine tasting
*One (1) gastronomic meal at an Athens restaurant (3 course set menu with wine and drinks)


Airfare, travel insurance, personal expenses, transfer back to the airport, meals not mentioned in the program, travel insurance and tips are not included.

 

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CANCELLATION POLICY

 

Please contact us for cancellation policy information. Travel insurance is highly recommended.

 

 

CLIENT REMARKS

 

Furnished upon request.

 

 

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HOMESTYLE TUSCAN COOKING 

Hi Jo-Ann - We wanted to let you know that we had an AMAZING time at the cooking school. My mother and I could not have had a better time. Paola and Simonetta were such wonderful hosts and teachers. We were treated like family. The house and property were beautiful. The hands-on cooking classes were so much fun...we learned so many great recipes that I cannot wait to test on my friends back home. I will definitely be recommending this experience to all of my friends and colleagues. Thank you so much for all of your help in setting up this once-in-a-lifetime dream vacation. It is something neither one of us will ever forget!

 

Best, Erin S. and Flor V.,
New York, New York

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