2024 Ranney School Greece Cultural Journey

Dear Families, Friends, and Travelers – Welcome to the 2024 Ranney School Greece Cultural Journey Program!  We have created two webpages dedicated to this once in a lifetime experience so that travelers are as informed as possible throughout the process. The Pre-Enrollment page is meant to share exciting details, highlights, and pertinent info, that participants will want to know before enrolling. Once enrolled, the Post-Enrollment page is intended to prepare travelers for participation on the adventure ahead. Please be sure to review the information thoroughly and get excited for Costa Rica! Pura vida!
Travel Dates: June 2, 2024 - June 13, 2024
Group Organizer(s):
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Program Tuition: $4,790 USD
Airfare not included in program tuition
Confirmed Airfare: $1,489

Tuition Calculator

There are two options for payment, including an interest-free installment plan.  Follow whichever works best for your family. If we are within 90 days of travel, only the pay in full option is possible.

Program Tuition: $4,790

Pay in Full

$4,790.00

due today

Payment Plan

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:

$4,290.00

per month

* This is an approximate price. Your exact total will be confirmed when your enrollment is processed.

All prices in United States Dollars.

Greece Cultural Journey

Few places are as closely associated with a glorious and illustrious past as Greece. The country beckons with an enchanting call of the ancient civilizations that produced art, architecture, philosophy and political wisdom which continue to resonate today. Today, Greece is a proud and vivacious country, with world-class museums, stellar cousine and a sun-bleached vibe that is impossible to resist. Join us!

Cultural Journeys

Cultural Journeys

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.

Program Highlights


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

The Itinerary


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. 

DayLocationActivityLodging
June 2USA - AthensOvernight flight from USA to Athens, Greece.Airplane
June 3AthensToday 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 4AthensThe 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 5Athens - DelphiToday 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 6AthensWe 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 7Athens - MykonosLet’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 8Kusadasi and PatmosToday 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. In the early evening, we will sail towards Heraklion, Crete.Cruise
June 9Heraklion and SantoriniToday 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 10Athens - NafplioToday 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 towards Nafplio. On your way, we will make a second stop after lunch in the Peloponnese region in Mykines to visit the its famous archaeological site. Upon arrival in Nafplio we will check into our hotel and have dinner in town.Nafplio Hotel
June 11Nafplio After breakfast, we will catch a boat to visit to Bourtzi and explore the Venetian water castle. After, we will head back to Nafplio by boat and enjoy a free afternoon to explore the beautiful town and Acronafplia, Nafplio's oldest castle which rises at the top of the Old Town. We will have dinner at a local restaurant before heading back to our hotel to prepare for our return to Athens tomorrow.Nafplio Hotel
June 12Nafplio - Epidaurus - AthensAfter 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 13Athens - USAToday the group will head to the airport to catch out international flight. Your own bed, eventually!

Safety and Support


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HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
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EXPERT LEADERSHIP
EXPERT LEADERSHIP
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICING
ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICING

During our trip in Costa Rica I loved that our trip leader took the students’ ideas and incorporated side adventures just for them. This small piece made the trip more than we could have ever asked for.

Carri
Alumni Group Organizer to Belize and Costa Rica

Your Adventure Includes

Estimated Airfare

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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