new 2020 chania greece programs to be announced

Chania, Crete

With everything from snow-covered mountains to palm tree-lined beaches, ancient walled cities to little mountain villages, Crete is the largest island in Greece, and boasts its best year-round climate. 

 

The diversity of its land and warmth of its people makes it a spectacular place to explore.  Viaggio Tours has chosen Chania (with its own international airport) on the northwest coast of Crete, as a perfect base for our Greek Island Adventure.

Our Program

We'll spend seven nights in this vibrant harbor town, in the same central 4* hotel each night, and enjoy day trips from there.  So unpack once, make yourself at home.

Chania has a waterfront lined with cafes and restaurants, an old town of colorful cobblestone streets perfect for wandering, a covered market, great shopping and beaches, and so many exceptional activities within easy reach.

We've arranged cooking classes, wine tastings, street markets, a glass bottom boat trip with snorkeling, seaside walks, botanical gardens, museums and more. 

Wine Tasting

The ancient Greeks considered wine to be an integral part of their lives.  And I know some of you do too!  Greece has over 300 native grape varieties, and we'll sample a few of Crete's local wines together

Cooking Class

A journey through Creten cuisine and culture, this day trip to a local family's country farmhouse is the real deal. 

 

The family incorporates a multi-course hands on cooking class, wine tasting, family museum, and finally, dinner at the big table.

Proud of their heritage, they share not only their food and wine, but their history, stories and laughter.  A wonderfully special day.

Botanical Gardens

We'll spend a half-day visiting Crete's Botanical Park and Gardens.  You can do one  or two hours hikes on well marked trails, and/or lunch at their restaurant with ingredients from their vegetable gardens, and herbs and fruits coming from the park.

Archaeological Museum

This impressive museum, housed in a former Venetian Monastery has a vast collection of statues, coins, pottery and other artifacts, all found during excavations around the city.  It's worth the visit just to see this building's stunning interior!

Venetian Lighthouse

It's a beautiful and easy walk from the cafes and restaurants of the Venetian Harbor, along the sea wall to the lighthouse.  We'll do that stroll together one morning.

 "It takes a lifetime to discover Greece, but it only takes an instant to fall in love with her”

~Henry Miller.

Waterfront Cafes make perfect pauses to your day

What We Love About Chania

It is an authentic Greek Island.  Because it is not as famous as some of the more well-known islands, Chania is surprisingly unspoiled, catering to local daily life.  The Cretans are not as focused on marketing to tourists as they are to welcoming them as guests on their island.  They are proud of their food, culture and history, and want to share it with you.  And we at Viaggio Tours, are happy to be able to bring you there.

What's Included

  • Seven nights at our central 4* hotel, all rooms with balconies, mini-bar, safe, wifi, robes & slippers

  • Daily extravagant buffet breakfast

  • Welcome & farewell dinners

  • Daytrip to the countryside for a hands-on cooking class, wine tasting, and dinner

  • Village trip for a wine  and olive oil tasting.

  • Visit to the Botanical Gardens for a 1 or 2 hour hike on well marked trails and/or optional lunch 

  • Visits to the Venetian harbor, old town, covered market, and Archaeological Museum

  • Glass bottom boat trip with snorkeling

  • Visit to the Saturday Street Market

  • Several optional guided seaside strolls including the seawall walk to the lighthouse

  • One open day to explore locally, or chose from several optional excursion including Palace of Knossos, hiking the Samarian Gorge, or day trip to Santorini Island

  • All hotel taxes and service fees

  • Your English-speaking guide/host 

Rates & Dates for 7-Night Program

NEW DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

Rates are per person based on double occupancy, in US Dollars.  Single supplements available, as well as extra nights if you would like to arrive a day or two early.

 

Programs are land only, they begin and end at our hotel, and are subject to change. See our reservation form for Terms & Conditions.

We do prefer small groups, space is limited.

Not Included: Flights, airport transfers, meals or drinks not mentioned, tips, optional excursions, travel insurance, and any other items not specifically mentioned as included. 

 Viaggio Tours by Postcard Trips LLC, 1412 Evergreen Court, Salem, VA 24153   email: viaggiotours@yahoo.com    website: www.viaggio-tours.com

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