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Taste the food of the gods in Greece

Posted: 12/20/2008 1:00 AM | Comments: 0

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Discover the beauty and timeless wonders of Greece and its islands featuring Mykonos, Santorini and classical Greece, presented by UNIGLOBE Geo Travel and Collette Vacations.

 

Start your adventure in the capital city of Athens. Here you will spend two days exploring the many wondrous sites, such as the Temple of Zeus, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Olympic Stadium and the world renowned Acropolis. You will have time to further explore this captivating city.

Then it's on to Mykonos, which is known as the whitewashed jewel of the Cyclades Islands, sailing across the brilliant Aegean Sea. Now the time is yours to explore the charms of Mykonos, from basking in the Mediterranean sun, to navigating the narrow streets with elegant shops and fresh seafood in the waterfront tavernas.

It's time to bid farewell to Mykonos and travel onward to the fabled island of Santorini. It is here that the cultural wonders and history will excite all your senses. The whitewashed chapels, volcanic cliffs and vineyards abound on this idyllic island tour.

Travelling north, you'll visit the historic city of Thermopylae, the site of the monument dedicated to Leonidas, who died defending his city in the Persian War. later, you will continue to Kalambaka, a typical Greek town at the foot of the Pindos Mountains.

Then you'll tour Meteora, the site of the unique 900-foot limestone rock towers. The Byzantine monks chose to build their monastic community atop these virtually inaccessible rocks.

The trip then continues to the ancient city of Delphi. During classical times, one would visit the famous Oracle and be consulted on the destiny of man. A local expert will guide you through the sanctuary of Apollo, the Doric Temple and the Theatre.

Travel through the magnificent sanctuary of Zeus. It is here in Olympia that history comes to life and conjures thoughts of the first Olympic Games in 776 BC. Then it's on to Nauplion where you will have leisure time to explore, ending your day at the charming seaside village of Tolo.

This tour includes roundtrip airfare from Winnipeg to Athens, 14-night accommodation, 22 meals, a professional tour guide and many other luxuries, for only $4,529 per person (based on double occupancy), a saving of more than $500.

Call Teresa at UNIGLOBE Geo Travel for more details at (204) 989-4828; 1-800-748-3497 or e-mail infowinnipeg@geo.ca. You can also check out other tours online at www.geo.ca

 

Beautiful Asia beckons

Exotic, exciting Asia is your playground with the President's Cruise Exotic Asia 2009, one of the most enticing and unique cruise packages yet from CAA Travel and Holland America Line.

Hosted by CAA Manitoba president Michael Mager and his wife Gail, you will enjoy exquisite, authentic local cuisine while exploring and experiencing first-hand the bewitching allure of some of the most famous destinations in the Orient.

The adventure begins with a pre-cruise stopover in Beijing, China, with tours of fabled historic sites. Your 12 days of sailing aboard Holland America's MS Volendam includes dropping anchor at ports in China, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and Malaysia. A post-cruise tour of trendy, modern Singapore rounds out this voyage before return flights to Canada.

CAA Travel and Holland America Line offer two presentation night dates so you can learn more about President's Cruise Exotic Asia 2009.

In Winnipeg, the presentation takes place Thursday, Jan. 8, at Canad Inns Polo Park, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. In Brandon, the information evening takes place Friday, Jan. 16, at Royal Oak Inn & Suites, 3130 Victoria Ave., from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

No ticket purchase is necessary. Call 262-6000 to reserve seats in Winnipeg, and in Brandon, call 571-4100. Doors open half an hour before the presentation begins.

 

 

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition December 20, 2008 E5

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