2024 Ranney School Greece Cultural Journey
|Travel Dates:||June 2, 2024 - June 13, 2024|
Airfare not included in program tuition
There are two options for payment, including an interest-free installment plan. Follow whichever works best for your family.
Program Tuition: $4,790
Pay in Full
Pay a $500 deposit at the time of enrollment and establish an interest-free monthly payment plan. If you enroll today, your estimated* monthly payments would be:
All prices in United States Dollars.
Greece Cultural Journey
Greece beckons with an enchanting blend of ancient wonders, captivating islands, and vibrant culture. Where else can you stand in the very place where the concept of modern governance was born? Where else can you encounter a treasure trove of ageless art and architecture, all within a compact span of time?
Embark on a journey that transports you through time and culture, tracing the footsteps of gods and heroes. Immerse yourself in Athens’ historical richness, where the Acropolis whispers tales of antiquity. Roam through the historic Plaka neighborhood and savor the delectable flavors of Greek cuisine. Set out on an island-hopping adventure, experiencing the sun-soaked enchantment of Mykonos before exploring the time-worn paths of Kusadasi and Patmos, where ancient empires left their mark, and the medieval mystique of Rhodes. Delve into Crete’s Minoan mysteries and Santorini’s stunning cliffs and legendary sunsets. Whether you’re an explorer, a dreamer, or just someone who appreciates beauty, Greece invites you to be part of its living story.
Cultural Journeys allow travelers to gain insights into the heritage, history and modern realities of their destination by offering a broad diversity of experience. We rely on the expertise of our local staff to plan itineraries which not only explore the prominent sites but also make time for the lesser-known local gems and are intentional about regular interaction with local people.
Check out some of the featured experiences of your program!
Uncover ancient marvels at Acropolis Archeological Museum
Explore Delphi's archaeological treasures with an expert guide
Experience the tranquility of Patmos "Holy Island"
Unearth history at Ephesus
Stroll around the UNESCO-listed medieval town of Rhodes
Cruise to enchanting Mykonos, explore the iconic Old Town with its windmills
We do everything possible to run safe, engaging, and immersive programs for our travelers, but given the unpredictable nature of international travel we must remain flexible in our planning. Changes to a schedule are uncommon but if inclement weather pushes us off course or an unexpected opportunity arises which travelers are excited about, we reserve the right to adjust programming in the best interest of the group.
|June 2||USA - Athens||Overnight flight from USA to Athens, Greece.||In Flight|
|June 3||Athens||Today the group will arrive in Athens, Greece, and transfer to our centrally located hotel and get checked-in before taking to the streets on walking tour of the hip Plaka neighborhood. Sit down altogether for a delicious welcome dinner in the evening.||Athens Hotel|
|June 4||Athens - Mykonos||Let’s go island hopping! Today we will board a cruise and sail off to Mykonos Island arriving in the early evening. The group will have 5 hours to explore the dreamy iconic Greek island which is known as the “island of the winds” with its distinctive windmills. We will explore the island together with out guide or in small group on a walk through the atmospheric Old Town with its immaculate whitewashed houses, winding alleys, lovely little churches and delightful restaurants. Evening departure to Turkey.||Cruise|
|June 5||Kusadasi and Patmos||Today we will explore Kusadasi and Patmos. We will begin our visit with a bus tour in Kusadasi which will take us on a journey to discover the ancient Ephesus, built 3,000 years ago. The group will also have the chance to discover the Bazar of Kusadasi before cruising over to the hourglass-shaped island of Patmos, known among locals as the “Holy Island” named after St John the Apostle. We will spend the afternoon and evening here and take up an optional excursion or continue exploring in small groups.||Cruise|
|June 6||Rhodes||If Kusadasi gave us just a glimpse of the Ancient World, then this destination leaves it to our imagination. The Colossus of Rhodes once bestrode the harbor but he is long gone. So you can take in the lovely Old Town, a maze of atmospheric cobbled streets that will transport you back to the Byzantine Empire and beyond. Follow in the footsteps of heroes as you walk along the Knight's Street in the heart of historical Rhodes. We will depart in the early evening as you sail towards Heraklion, Crete.||Cruise|
|June 7||Heraklion and Santorini||Today we will sail into Heraklion in the morning, marvel at the Koules Fortress that guards the ancient capital of Crete. We will enjoy some free time in Heraklion or join on an optional excursion to Knossos, the center of Minoan civilization which has been called Europe's oldest city. We will be back onboard of our cruise around lunch time for your next island hop to Santorini. Here you’ll be greeted by striking cliffs which are vertically dotted with traditional white Greek houses and blue domed churches. Participants will have the opportunity to go on an excursion to Oia for an epic sunset.||Cruise|
|June 8||Sunion - Athens||Today we will disembark our cruise in the early morning. Once in the mainland, we will begin our day exploring the iconic Poseidon Temple on Sounion Cape before continuing traveling towards Athens. Once in Athens, we will have dinner along the coast before heading back to the hotel.||Athens Hotel|
|June 9||Athens||The group will spend the morning on a guided sightseeing tour of Athens led by an expert local guide. The group will visit and learn about the Acropolis, experience Olympic Stadium and much more. We will finish our day having dinner in the Plaka neighborhood of Athens before heading back to our hotel.||Athens Hotel|
|June 10||Athens||We will start our day with a visit to the Acropolis Archeological Museum. In the afternoon the group will have time to explore old town, have a snack or why not visit other museums.||Athens Hotel|
|June 11||Delphi||Today we will have a full day excursion to Delphi Archeological park with a local expert guide at the site. The group will also visit the Delphi Museum. On your return to Athens in the afternoon we make an additional stop at Hosios Loukas Holy Monastery, a byzantine style monastery dating back to 11th century. We will arrive in Athens by dinner time.||Athens Hotel|
|June 12||Epidaurus||After breakfast, we will head on an excursion to Epidaurus where we will be able to visit the amphitheater. On your way we will pass by the Corinth Canal and many other interesting sites on the along our walk. In the evening, gather together for a delicious Farewell Dinner in the Old Town and reminisce and reflect over everything you’ve seen and done.||Athens Hotel|
|June 13||Athens - USA||Today the group will head to the airport to catch out international flight.||Your own bed, eventually!|
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Your Adventure Includes
In order to give our travelers the best possible price, we break out airfare from the Program Tuition. We will still handle all booking and ticketing via our flight partner who has access to special fares not available to the general public. Once confirmed, you will be invoiced for the flight roughly 75 days prior to travel.
Program Tuition Excludes: Travel insurance, baggage fees, passport/visa fees, laundry, souvenirs, and activities not listed on itinerary.
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