2022 Young Alumni
Greece from $1,975

Santorini - Mykonos - Athens, Greece
9 days - 7 nights
US departure date: June 11, 2022
Santorini land tour start date: June 12
Athens return date: June 19

Check Availability or call 800-638-7640

What's Included?

The 9-day land package includes:

Transportation and Lodging

  • 7 nights in superior tourist class hotels or better 2-share rooms with private bath/shower
  • All ground transportation by private motor coach as per itinerary
  • Airport transfers with purchased AESU group airfare
  • Ferries or ships from Santorini to Mykonos and Mykonos to Athens

Meals

  • 7 breakfasts
  • 4 specialty dinners
  • 1 specialty lunch

Activities & Admissions

  • Santorini walking tour
  • Pre-historic settlement and archaeological excavations Akrotiri
  • Admission and guided tour of Akrotiri
  • Hill-top town of Pyrgos
  • Tour and wine tasting at Venetsanos winery
  • Guided tour of Mykonos town
  • Guided tour of Athens, led by a local historian
  • Admission to Acropolis and Acropolis Museum
  • Greek dancing

Sights

  • Famous beaches of Santorini and Mykonos islands
  • Santorini caldera
  • Azure waters of Aegean Sea
  • Mount Profitis Ilias mountaintop views
  • Hillside village of Pyrgos
  • White-washed, blue-domes typical Greek villages
  • Amazing sunsets
  • Mykonos windmills
  • Little Venice (Alefkandra)
  • Athens Acropolis
  • Temple of Zeus
  • Plaka District
  • Parliament Square
  • Olympic Stadium

Plus:

  • A private tour director for the entire duration of the land tour
  • All service charges and local taxes

Catch the sun and set your course for an extraordinary journey. The Greek Islands of Mykonos and Santorini, known for their amazing beaches and dramatic landscapes overlooking azure waters, are also filled with archaeological treasures, history and culture – not to forget, delicious foods. Discover the myths and legends of ancient Athens, visit the magnificent Acropolis, wander the paths of Plato, Socrates and Sophocles and test your bargaining skills at the markets of Monastiraki.

Free Airport Transfers & Discount Airfare

When you book your airfare through AESU, you get these great benefits:

  • Free airport transfers overseas on tour start and return dates
  • Hassle free—we take care of all the details
  • Free quotes & competitive rates
  • Fly with fellow travelers
  • Flexible payment schedule
  • AESU can help with special flight requests too
Find out more

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Santorini Catamaran Cruise
$145

Get ready for an amazing experience as you board a 74-foot catamaran for a sailing experience into the Caldera of Santorini.This approx. 5 hour journey starts at Ammoudi port. Our stops include the area of the Hot Springs where you can swim close to the Volcano before continuing past Aspronisi, Lighthouse, Indian Rock and Black Mountain. We stop in the area of Red Beach for another opportunity to dive in the waters. On the secluded White Beach and Mesa Pigadia, we stop for barbeque on board. Finally we sail inside the Caldera for incredible photo opportunities.

Contact your tour director in Greece for pick-up and drop-off information and what to bring.

Included are:

  • 5 hour sailing experience on a 74-foot catamaran
  • Multiple opportunities to swim and snorkel near the hot springs and beaches
  • Leisure time on board the catamaran
  • Barbeque on board
  • Transfer to/from hotel/harbor
Half-day excursion to Delos from Mykonos
$65

Today, come and explore Delos, the mythological birthplace of Apollo. Our English speaking local expert will show us the best of the island's relics and tell stories of temples and artifacts.

Upon arrival in Greece, contact your tour director for pick-up and drop-off information and on what to bring..

Included are:

  • Round-trip between Mykonos and Delos
  • Admission to Delos
  • 2-hour guided tour, led by a local expert

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What to do during your free time? For more details or current local events talk to your tour director or your local city guide. They are always the best source for free-time activities and offer great tips on restaurants or local hang-outs.

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Meals

Traveling on this trip will introduce you to some native cuisine, including local specialties.

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Hotels

We stay in superior tourist class hotels, all with private bath/shower in 2-share rooms. Our hotels have been specially selected for their European atmosphere, friendly hospitality, and cleanliness. Our hotels are centrally located or within a short walk of public transportation to take you to the landmark of your choice in the city you are visiting.

You'll be given a complete hotel address list with your final documents. Properties are subject to change and any substitutions would be the equivalent of those listed. All land package rates are based on two people sharing a room. If traveling solo and not wanting to pay the single supplement, AESU will attempt to arrange a share with a same-gender travelers. If a share cannot be arranged a single supplement will apply.

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HOTEL NEW HAROULA, Thira

Centrally located in Fira, just yards from the main square and the Caldera side, the traditionally built New Haroula features an outdoor pool and a poolside bar surrounded by a garden with bougainvilleas. Guests can start their day with a continental buffet breakfast including local flavors and seasonal products. The air-conditioned rooms at New Haroula are equipped with a fridge, satellite TV and free WiFi. Each includes a private bathroom with hairdryer and free toiletries. All units have a balcony. The property has a traditionally decorated lounge area with a bar, while guests can also relax in the flowered garden and enjoy a coffee, a drink or a local spirit from the pool bar.The helpful staff at the 24-hour front desk can provide information on Santorini. The main bus and taxi terminal are just 500 feet away from the New Haroula, while Athinios Port is 7.5 mi away. Santorini International Airport is at a distance of 3.7 mi.

OLIA HOTEL, Mykonos

Located 650 feet from Tourlos Port in Mykonos, Olia Hotel features an outdoor pool and snack bar. Its air-conditioned rooms offer a terrace or balcony overlooking the garden or Aegean Sea. Rooms feature a satellite TV, safety deposit box and fridge. A hairdryer is included in the private bathroom.Guests can enjoy their refreshing drinks from the snack bar on the sun terrace surrounding the pool. Various restaurants, bars and cafés can be found within 0.9 miles in the lively centre of Mykonos Town. Agios Stefanos Beach is 0.6 miles away and Paradise Beach 3.1 miles away. An internet corner with Wi-Fi is available.

HOTEL ARION, Athens

The Arion Hotel is located within walking distance of Monastiraki Metro station and the Plaka area. This is a smoke-free hotel and has a 24-hour front desk and a computer station. WiFi is free in the common areas.

Greek Island Hopper$1975.00
Click on a date below to get a quote or book online
Start In ThiraEnd In AthensLand Only
2022
Jun 12  Jun 19$1975

Or call 800-638-7640 to speak with a travel expert

If you purchase your own airfare, book your overnight flight from the USA one day earlier than the tour start date listed above.

* Price per person based on a twin share room. If you're traveling alone, and do not want to pay the single supplement, AESU will attempt to arrange a share with a same-gender traveler. If no travelers are available to share, a single supplement of $575 will apply.

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AIRFARE

Gateway Cities

Fly into Santorini and return from Athens, Greece

Airfare is not included in land price. If you choose to book air with AESU, after receipt of your land booking, AESU will email you a quote with your tour confirmation invoice. You will have 72 hours to accept or decline airfare. (Or call AESU at 800-638-7640 for a quote prior to booking).

Book Airfare with AESU - FREE Airport Transfers

Purchase your airfare from AESU and receive free arrival/departure transfers between the airport to your hotels. We also try to book you on the same flights as others traveling on your tour. Land only participants BOOKING OWN FLIGHT OVERSEAS, DO NOT receive airport arrival/departure transfers. If you book land only with us, book your flights from the USA one day earlier than the tour start date. If you are not booking flights through AESU, we recommend not booking airfare until your tour is guaranteed (This will be noted on website with “guaranteed” next to tour start date).

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How to Book

Click on a date above to get a quote or make a reservation. You can make your $500 deposit ONLINE to confirm your space on the land tour. Full payment isn't due until 120 days before departure, and you or friends and family can make partial payments after you've booked (See NOTE below if within 120 days). Or you can scan/email or fax a booking form.

If you just want a quote and don’t want to secure a spot on the land program, select date above and click “Get a Quote” button on next page.

NOTE: Reservations to be paid in full 120 days prior to departure. Reservations received after this date are subject to availability and any airfare quote can only be held for 72 hours. Payment in full, for late reservations, will be due upon receipt of invoice from AESU. A late booking fee of $150 per person will apply.

All prices reflect a cash discount (For full payment by credit card, there is a 4% processing fee.)

To download a copy of the Terms and Conditions Click here.

PAYMENT PLAN: pay a little at a time and make your trip more affordable.

After paying a deposit of $500 online to reserve your spot, you can pay your balance in as many installments as you like, with a minimum of $100 for each transaction with no fee. Please indicate booking number on your check payment. If you prefer to pay installments by credit card, please call us at 800-638-7640 for details. (All prices reflect a cash discount. There is a 4% processing fee for any payments made by credit card after initial deposit.) The total tour cost (land, and air if applicable) must be paid in full at least 120 days before departure.

INSURANCE: We highly recommend travel insurance. The Northwestern Alumni Association offers travel insurance through Travel Insurance Select. To learn more, please call 800-937-1387 or copy this link into your browser:https://select.travelinsure.com/?pcode=32198

Northwestern Travel Disclaimer:
The University is not the Tour Operator. The University acts as a mere agent for the supplier by: selling travel-related accepting services, accepting reservations, and booking for services that are not directly supplied by the University.
The University is not responsible for changes of flight times, fare changes, damage, loss of baggage, dishonor of airline, hotel or other reservations, delays, losses, injuries, inconveniences, cessation of operations, airline or tour operator bankruptcies, accidents, or for the acts of defaults of any person or entity engaged in conveying participants or in carrying out other arrangements of the tour. The University reserves the right to substitute hotels of similar quality. TheTour Operator further reserves the right to decline to accept or to retain any person as a member of the tour should such person’s health, actions or general deportment impede the operation of the tour or the right or welfare of the other participants. No refund will be made for the unused portion of any tour.
The University, therefore, shall not be responsible for breach of contract, failure to comply with any state or federal laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), or any intentional or negligent actions or omissions on the part of such suppliers, which result in any loss, damage, delay, inconvenience or injury to travelers or travelers’ companions or group members.
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