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Discover Greece & The Islands

Solos Mix 45 Years & over
Tuesday 22 May - Tuesday 12 June 2018 ex Australia

Other Notes

 

TRIP AVAILABILITY
If this trip seems right for you then we encourage you to book early and secure your place with a deposit.  Tour space is limited. Also, many services on this tour must be booked well in advance. To ensure your place, please check trip availability at your earliest convenience

FELLOW TRAVELLERS
You will enjoy this small group experience with a maximum group size of 20 travellers.  This tour is a ‘Solos’ Mix group.

About Solos Mix:
A ‘Solos Mix’ tour has been handpicked by us, operated by other tour companies.  The tour is not exclusive to solo travellers, and you should expect also couples and friends travelling together. We select them on the basis of having a smaller group size maximum, and a travel style that is a good fit with the way we believe is the best way to tour; a more leisurely pace and free time, with local dining experiences included.

PLUS – SAVE MORE WHEN YOU BOOK WITH US
We look after solo travellers!

When you book a Solos Mix tour with us, we pass on extra savings when you take your own room. This extra saving is in addition to any early bird, and or return travellers savings.

THE PACE  [3 out of 5]
Overall, it’s an easy to moderate pace. There are some days which are full days of travel and touring.  There are 1, 2 and 3 nights of stay while touring by land.  Refer to the tour map on the itinerary page for details.  

A reasonable level of fitness as a minimum is recommended for joining this tour.  You should be able to walk for 3.5 kilometres on uneven ground without any aids and climb several flights of stairs.  

Passengers who are 70 and over will be required to obtain a doctor’s clearance before travelling.

ABOUT THE MEALS   
It’s regular that our trips include welcome dinners and farewell dinners for our groups. In addition, we include other group dining experiences to ensure that everyone can enjoy the benefit of travelling and dining as a group.  There’s nothing better than to share a meal with new friends and discuss the day’s adventures.

Special Diets
As a standard, Encounter Travel limit special dietary requests to Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Lactose Intolerant and Diabetic. Additional intolerances to those fore-mentioned, are the responsibility of the traveller. For any additional special diet requests you must seek our advice and consultation.

  • We make special dietary requests on behalf of our travellers to our ground operators, cruise operators, and/or any third party that operate components of The Holiday where meals or snacks are provided as part of The Holiday inclusions. We cannot guarantee that all or any of the third parties will meet the request in part or full.
  • We can offer guidance on each of The Holidays as to the suitability of The Holiday for you in relation to your special diet request.
  • Requests made after booking your holiday that cannot be met will not entitle you to any refund of monies paid. Any lacking or failure from any of our operators to cater for your special diet does not give claim to any compensation whatsoever. 

 

Other notes about special dietary requirements: 

  • Please also be mindful that many hotels, restaurants and cruise ships may not provide gluten free cereal, bread, pasta, pizza, cake and/or dessert. 
  • Special diet requests may limit the number of choices or variety for meals.
  • For airlines, please seek further advice at the time of booking. Please take note that a request for a vegetarian meal on a flight is provided as a vegan meal.
  • We recommend travellers with special dietary requirements consider their options to supplement meals and snacks in their holiday destination before deciding to travel. In some countries, it is not uncommon that restaurants and food outlets pay less or no attention to special dietary requirements in comparison to what we may be accustomed to in Australia or other home countries. 
  • Helpful Websites for Special Diet Translation cards:

 

Helpful Websites for Special Diet Translation cards:

http://www.celiactravel.com/cards/ 

https://www.brokerfish.com/food-allergy-translation-cards 

https://www.selectwisely.com/ 

TOUR DIRECTOR
This is a private group tour with a coach driver and tour director. Your tour director is there to assist with group arrangements and to act as the liaison for all tour services.

TRANSPORT
You will travel by private coach, steam train, boat, day cruise and ferry during this tour. 

LUGGAGE INFORMATION AND RESTRICTIONS 
COACH TOURING: Maximum checked luggage allowance is a maximum weight of 20kg (40lbs).  Hand luggage for flights must not exceed 7kg. Luggage is limited to one medium size suitcase per person, the sum of its length/width and depth not to exceed 140cm (56") plus an overnight bag (airline bag size) which may be carried on board the vehicle. If your luggage exceeds this limit, we ask that you make alternative arrangements for the excess to be forwarded to the termination point of your tour. We suggest you have wheels on your suitcase, as there are certain places where assistance is not available.

CURRENCY

The official currency in Greece is the Euro (EUR; symbol €)

  • 1 Euro = 100 cents.
  • Notes are in denominations of €500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5.
  • Coins are in denominations of €2, 1 and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents


PERSONAL EXPENSES
In addition to your tour inclusions you will have some personal expenses including meals, snacks and drinks not included with the tour package plus consider souvenirs and miscellaneous expenses such as laundry. 

When setting a budget for personal expenses consider what meals are included and not included. This itinerary has a breakfast each day and includes 2 lunches and 4 dinners. Therefore either lunch or dinner each day would be an additional expense. We recommend around AUD80 per day for personal expenses not included with the tour package.  You should increase this budget if you like to enjoy alcoholic beverages.

For anyone that enjoys some shopping there will be opportunities to purchase local items and these costs could be a small amount to a lot, all depending on personal preferences for travel shopping. 

DISCLAIMER
We have taken great care to prepare and publish the trip information and in good faith we believe it to be accurate.  However as is the nature of travel, plans may need to change from time to time and often unexpectedly.  

If trip details need to change due to circumstances beyond our control in most cases your final documentation issued prior to your departure will be updated.  However, it’s also possible that you may encounter itinerary changes while on holiday. It could be related to unexpected weather or road conditions or another example could be the unannounced closure of a facility such as a restaurant we planned to use. In these cases our ground operator for the holiday will make all best endeavours to provide an alternative of equivalent or similar standard

At other times although not commonly, we may make itinerary changes after publishing the trip details on the website. This is usually directly related to enhancing the experience as a result of past traveller comments and from our own discoveries. 

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Encounter Travel provides holidays for solo travellers. Since 2006 we've been creating tour, cruise and resort packages for solo travellers that like to share their travel experiences. Visiting destinations across Australia and around the globe our holidays include short tropical escapes, leisurely touring, cruises and active walking trips.   


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