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【1-Day】Meteora Day Trip from Athens by Train - Tour Code: 17824

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Start City: Athens End City: Athens

Duration: 1 Day(s) Language: English Airport Pickup: Yes

Highlights

Two days tour to the UNESCO-listed Meteora monasteries

Half-board hotel accommodation based on your choice to suit your budget 

Stroll around the beautiful town of Kalambaka

Countless panoramic images along the train ride

Impressive views of the majestic Meteora grey rocks

Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

Itinerary

Day 1:

Summary of The Day

Don't miss the opportunity during your stay in Athens to visit the breathtaking Meteora Monasteries with this amazing full day rail tour! Countless panoramic images will remain etched in your memory with the opportunity for video and photos along the way. 


Catch the train of 7:20 a.m. to Kalambaka in the morning from the Athens Railway Station and enjoy a trip that will give you the chance to admire the beauty of the countryside. Arrive around 11:30 a.m. in Kalambaka, a small town built at the foot of the majestic grey rocks, and crowded by the METEORA Monasteries. 


Arriving in Kalambaka, our English speaking driver will be waiting you holding a signboard with your name on it and will transfer you to the Meteora Monasteries. For about four and a half hours you will have the time to explore three Monasteries as well as the hermit caves of Badovas. Meteora is included on the UNESCO world heritage monument list.


At the end of the day, our driver will transfer you back to Kalambaka, where you will have the time to scroll around and have a light lunch (not included). At 17:15 p.m. the train departs from Kalambaka, and arrives at 21:25 back to Athens.

Additional Info

Entrance to the monasteries: Appropriate clothing is required. Ladies should not wear short skirts and must have long sleeves. Men are not allowed to wear shorts.


Departure: The train for Kalambaka departs from the Athens rail station. You need to go at the rail station on your own at 07:00 having your printed train tickets with you.


Train Tickets: Few days before the activity, you will receive an e-mail with the e-tickets. Reservations are accepted 48 hours prior to the tour.


Reservations: Reservations are accepted 48 hours prior to the tour. 

Sightseeing
Meteora

Meteora

"City of the Sky" - Meteora, also known as "the ridiculous mountain of Greece", is famous for the Mount Olympus where the gods once lived and the amazing Meteora Monastery. Millions of years ago, it was a vast ocean, and later the movement of the earth's crust and the impact of the sea made it a stone forest. Meteora monastery is situated on top of these towering rocky hilltops. About 1,000 years ago, there were hidden monks here. They climbed the towering peaks by wooden ladders and ropes, living in natural caves, praying, praising and repenting. So far in the vicinity of the village of Kastraki, we can also find the ancient and broken caverns of the 11th century concealed monks that remain on the steep cliffs. The legendary hero 007 James Bond in the movie has also been here.

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Inclusions
    1. Roundtrip rail tickets based on your choice
    2. Round-trip shared transfer in Kalambaka
    3. Expert English speaking driver
    4. Local taxes
Exclusions
    1. Entrance fees of the Monasteries
    2. Food and drinks
    3. Gratuities (optional)
    4. Athens hotel pick up and drop-off
Booking Info
Reminder
    1. Globerouter cooperates with top local tour operators and ensures the best quality of services to all travelers.
    2. The sequence of itineraries is subject to change without prior notice according to departure date, weather, traffic, etc. 
    3. Please ensure safety of your luggage always, especially in public areas. The tour operator or the tour guide cannot be held responsible for any loss of personal belongings.
    4. In case of attraction closures (due to holidays or construction, etc.), the tour guide may make some necessary changes to the itinerary accordingly.
    5. In case of extreme weather condition, war, strike and other force majeure events, local operator reserves the right to change the itinerary and all costs are not refundable.
    6. In case of guests voluntarily giving up the tour because of personal reasons, all costs including hotels, transportation etc. are not refundable.
    7. You are advised to confirm with local tour operators one day ahead of the tour.
    8. Please bring valid documentation on travel date (passport, driving license, visa, etc).
    9. National Park Pass / City Pass / Entry Tickets / Annual or Season Passes / Senior Pass (or) any admission tickets to attractions purchased on your own are not allowed on this tour. All mandatory / optional tour services, have to be purchased as instructed in the exclusions section.
    10. Children at 18 or under 18 years old must be accompanied by a partner at 19 or 19+ years old.
    11. The attractions may be subject to change on November 28, December 25, January 1 and other special days.
    12. Tour is not wheel chair accessible.
    13. We highly suggest all customer to book your flights tickets only after you receive your tour E-Voucher. Globerouter will not be responsible for any flight cancellation/change charges incase of any changes before final confirmation. 


Cancellation / Modification and Refund Policy

1. Cancel or change an order

The following terms apply to the refund policy when canceling or changing an order

1) Reducing the number of travelers

2) Canceling the entire order

3) Change to a different tour

Possible only 31 days prior to the tour departure date.

Modification service fee will be applicable over & above the cancellation charges.

4) Rescheduling tour departure date

This request will not be accepted if the travel date is within 07 days or lesser.

Subject to availability of seats

Modification service fee will be applicable over & above the cancellation charges.

Cancellation Made Within Refund Policy
35 Days (or) more prior to tour departure date 80% of tour cost paid will be refunded
21-35 Days prior to tour departure date 60% of tour cost paid will be refunded
11-20 Days prior to tour departure date 50% of tour cost paid will be refunded
10 Days (or) lesser prior to the tour departure date The entire tour cost will be forfeited & No-Refund

2. Modify an order

Charges to modify an order apply for the following:

1) For requests to add more number of travelers

Subject to availability of seats.

2) For requests to change to a different tour

Possible only 31 days prior to the tour departure date.

Cancellation charges as above will be applicable over & above the modification service fee.

3) For requests to reschedule tour departure date

This request will not be accepted if the travel date is within 07 days or lesser.

Subject to availability of seats.

Cancellation charges as above will be applicable over & above the modification service fee.

4) For requests to change name of passengers

This request will be accepted until 3 days prior to the travel date, however same service fee as below will be applicable.

Modification Notice Period Service Charge
Requests made from the date of booking until 13 days prior to the tour departure date US $ 50 will be charged for each order
Requests made 13 days (or) lesser from the date of tour departure No requests will be accepted & No Refund

3. Notes

1) We recommend all our passengers to avail "Travel Insurance" to protect themselves against personal / natural / manmade exigencies of all kind (including medical & family emergencies, accidents, flight delays, traffic delays, theft or personal- acts of terrorism, natural calamities etc.) that may affect you from participating in our tours (OR) arise while on tour.

2) Globerouter will take no responsibility for matters as stated above under personnel / natural / manmade exigencies.

3) No part / full refund / compensation will be offered to passengers who miss taking our tours (OR) for any un-utilized services, as per the date / time scheduled on the E-Voucher because all services are reconfirmed and prepaid for Charges as mentioned in our "Cancellation / Modification and Refund Policy" would be applicable.

4) All cancellation & tour modification requests should be emailed to info@globerouter.com.

5) We will not accept any cancellation / modification requests made through local tour provider / tour guide (OR) verbal requests made over the phone to our customer support staff / by voice mail

6) Cancellation request emails will not be accepted unless they have a complete, signed and attached "Globerouter Cancellation Request Form".

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