• Travelcode: 428

    Family Cruise Peloponnese + Saronic Islands by Bike + Boat

    from/to Athens

    • Take a vacation – board the majestic three mast motor sailor, Bahriyeli A and experience the Islands in the Saronic Gulf and the Peloponnese coastline with the whole family. For seven days, you discover this epic coastline by boat and bike, kayak and foot. Cycle through citrus and pomegranate orchards. Stroll through the picturesque medieval town of Nafplio with its imposing stronghold. We will also explore the islands in the Saronic Gulf, of which each has its very own charm and character. The pistachio island of Agina or the completely traffic free island of Hydra, where donkeys have been the only means of transport since time immemorial. The islands of Poros and Spetses, fragrant with wild herbs, are sure to enchant your senses.

      The countless beautiful bays to anchor in are definitely a highlight of the tour. The family friendly activities allow plenty of room for fun, games, and spontaneity. Cycle, hike, kayak, swim and chill on board: decide for yourself each day what amount of activity you wish to take part in. A local guide can give you insider tips and accompanies you on the various activities, introducing you to local culture and tells tales of the ancient past.

      Tour profile / Level 1

      The tours usually do not demand special fitness on part of the participants. The walks and short hikes take place on good, sometimes even asphalted paths and are also not demanding. Should some activities require a bit more in the way of physical fitness, the tour guide will point this out.

      Itinerary

      Day 1: Marina Zeas (Piraeus/Athens) – (Embarkation)
      Individually arranged arrival to Marina Zeas; part of Piraeus and about 25 km from the airport. Check in is possible from 2 pm. Dinner will be on board and the night will be spent in Piraeus.

      Day 2: Island of Aegina
      In the morning, we cast off! Our boat takes us to Agina, an island known internationally for its excellent pistachios. Our guide invites us for a tour of the old town including a visit to the local archeological excavation site. Here you can lay eyes on an ancient Bronze Age village as well as the Apollo Temple, which rests above. We will have time to explore the narrow streets of the old town individually also, and the chance to taste all kinds of local pistachio specialties. In the late afternoon, the boat will take us to a quiet bay where we can swim and kayak until the sun goes down. The night is spent in the bay.

      Day3: Island of Hydra,  approx. 3 km on foot
      Our journey continues by boat to the island of Hydra. Donkeys have been the only means of transport on this beautiful island since it rose to importance in the middle ages as a seafaring harbor. Since the Greek fight for independence, which took place between 1821 – 1830, the island fell into a fairy-tale like slumber and time stood still. It was only in 1957 when the film, ‘Boy on a Dolphin’, with the unforgettable Sofia Loren was filmed here, that the Island awoke and became an artistic haven. Our guide shows us the most attractive sights of the capital city before leading us on a 3 km hike along the coastline to the beach at Vlychos. A Taxi boat will take us from here back to the capital. We can enjoy the rest of the afternoon in the unique island atmosphere accompanied mostly by a spectacular sunset.

      Day 4: Island of Spetses,  approx. 10 km per bicycle
      On our way to the Island of Spetes, we can enjoy a lengthy swim stop directly form the boat. Once we arrive at the Island capital, in typical blue and white Greek Island flair, we take the chance to visit a museum dedicated to the Greek heroin, Laskarina Bouboulina. In the afternoon, we cycle to the old fisher port where we can enjoy the local beach. In the evening, there is enough time to enjoy a stroll through the pebble mosaic lanes of the old town, unwinding with a sundowner in one of the local taverns.

      Day 5: Nafplio,  approx. 15 km per bicycle
      In the morning we cruise on board the Bahriyeli to Nafplio. On arrival in the former Greek capital, we mount our bicycles and cycle along the sea side promenade to Karathonas Beach. Here we can swim and enjoy the various water sports available on offer. In the afternoon our guide will take us for a gander through the pretty streets of the old town in Nafplio. The sophisticated fortifications of the town are impressive, along with their rich history. Flowers bring the streets to life with their colors and the vibe is set by the cafes, bars and restaurants each contributing their own individual flair.

      Day 6: Porto Heli – Ermioni – Island of Poros,  approx. 17 km per bicycle
      In the morning we cruise to Porto Heli. It is here that we start a longer, but relatively flat, bike tour leading us through rural landscapes to the pretty harbor of Ermioni. The boat meets us here and takes us to the island of Poros. Of course, we won’t forget to take a swim stop along the way. The harbor of Poros is a true eye catcher, with its magnificent bell tower, where we can enjoy an evening in true Greek fashion.

      Day 7: Island of Poros ,  approx. 10 km per bicycle
      From the city of Poros, we cycle to the orthodox monastery of Zoodochos Pigis from the 18th century. After a visitation, we can enjoy a homemade lemonade or coffee in the nearby café before taking advantage of the nearby sandy beach with its turquoise blue water. Back on board the last cruise can be enjoyed before arriving back in Piräus in the late afternoon. A last, celebrative evening meal on board can be enjoyed in the company of the guests, tour guides and crew, reflecting on the experiences of the week.

      Day 8: Marina Zeas (Piraeus/Athens) – (Disembarkation)
      After breakfast on board it is time to disembark to return home or to extend your holiday a few days longer in Athens.

       

      • Extension module Athen- PRE- or POST tour available

        EXTENSION MODULE -  PRE- or POST tour available

        Included Services:

        • 2 nights in a 3 or 4 star hotel
           
        •  entrance to the Acropolis
           
        • 1 evening meal in the Tavern "To Kafeneion" excl. drinks
           
        • 1 guided city bike tour ‘’Athens by Bike’’
           
        • transfers airport - Hotel + Hotel - boat

        Price per person:

        3 star Hotel
        double room: 310 Euro
        singel room:  450 Euro

        4 star Hotel
        double room: 370 Euro
        single room:  530 Euro

         

      Important Information:

      Due to changing wind and weather conditions as well as organizational requirements we reserve the right to make changes of routing and program.

    • ARRIVAL - PARKING - DEPARTURE

      ARRIVAL BY PLANE

      Airport : Athens (ATH), Corfu (CFU)

      Flights can be booked individually. For details see your final travel documents.


      TRANSFER

      From/to Station/Airport see via "Price".

      Reservation necessary.


      PARTICIPANTS

      Minimum:14
      Maximum: 18


      ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

      Mandatory
      It is mandatory to wear a helmet when on a bike on all tours. Please take care of that and bring your own, fitting helmet with you!

      Bringing Children:
      We believe that only children in a good physical condition and of a minimum age of 10 and previous bicycle tour experience are able to master the bike tours on their own strength.
      Please note that the minimum height for a rental bike is 1,50 m.(5 ft.)

      Bringing own bike:
      Please be informed that only bringing normal trekking-/touring-/city-bikes is allowed. It is NOT possible to bring own E-bikes - those have to be rented; depending on availability.


      REQUIREMENTS

      If you are interested in booking this tour we require the following details from every accompanying traveller: Passport (minimum 6 month validity)

      • Passport (minimum 6 month validity)
      • Type of travel Document (Passport or ID)
      • Valid Passport or ID-number
      • First and last names of guests (as seen in passport, no nicknames)
      • Nationality
      • Date of birth
      • Contact number of guests while abroad
      • How do you arrive (for flights please include flight number

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    • Included services:

      •    8-day-trip on a comfort motor yacht with crew

      •    7 nights in a double cabin below deck with shower/WC

      •    2 x fullboard and 5 x halfboard on board

      •    guided cycling tours on the different islands as described in itinerary

      •    Overview-maps for the daily tours on board

      •    Bed linen and towels

      •    Entrance fees to museums and archaeological sites

      •    English speaking tour guide

    • Anreisetermine / Verfügbarkeit

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      11.07. - 18.07.20 FULLY BOOKED
      18.07. - 25.07.20
      25.07. - 01.08.20
      01.08. - 08.08.20
      08.08. - 15.08.20 FULLY BOOKED
      15.08. - 22.08.20 FULLY BOOKED

      Extras

      Local taxes and water (mandatory/payable locally)
      adults 20
      children until 16,99 years 10
         
      Discounts  
      children until 16,99 in own cabin -25%
         
      Bicycle & equipment  
      21- speed bike 40
      E-bike 90
      trailerbike/child seat 20
         
      Additional night
      Athens (on request) -
         
      Transfers*  
      Shared transfer airport Athens - harbor 25
      Shared transfer Athens hotel - harbor 15
      * Transfers only possible on embarkation and disembarkation day, price per person/way

      Best - Price - Guarantee

      If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
      All prices per person in EUR
    • Welcome on board the premiumship BAHRIYELI A!

      The Bahriyeli A is a three-mast motor yacht built as traditional Turkish gullet.

      A ship with best equipment, which combines pure elegance with greatest comfort. With its towering masts, this proud ship is a real eye-catcher in any harbour. The saloon and guest cabins are spacious. The expansive ships deck provides an array of comfortable seating arrangements. A perfect setting in which to enjoy the cruise, read a book or simply to regenerate in whilst the sea breeze sooths the senses. At mealtimes the guests are pampered with a generous variety of authentic dishes, created masterfully in the on board galley, bringing an insight into the diversity of the Greek kitchen to the table.

      Please note: It is very possible that the Bahriyeli A will be renamed in 2020. As soon as the new name has been given, we will make sure to inform you.


      CABINS

      The Bahriyeli offers seven guest cabins, five twin and two doubles, all of which are situated below deck in compliance with the traditional boats form of the Turkish gullets.

      The teak furnishings are high class and elegant. Each cabin includes individually regulable A/C as well as an esnuite with separate shower cabin and WC.


      CATERING

      The cook on board is a member of the crew and prepares the breakfast and one warm meal a day. The half board starts with the dinner on the arrival day and ends with the breakfast on the departure day. 


      INTERNET

      There is no WiFi connection offered on board of your ship. If you need to connect to the internet during the tour, we recommend to take your portable electronic device to a cafe or bar somewhere in the harbour. Free WiFi is on offer almost everywhere. If you order something to eat or drink, then you are able to use the WiFi to your hearts content.


       

      LANGUAGES ON BOARD

      German, English

    • Bicycles inclusive panniers:

      We provide you the following bicycles:

      21-speed-hybrid-bike

      (Men- and Ladyframes in 4 different frame sizes:

      46 cm and 52 cm for ladies, 56 cm and 60 cm for men). Please be informed that we are only able to offer rental bikes starting with a body height of 150 cm.

      All bicycles are equipped with a precise Shimano gear shift, Shimano V-brakes with strong "bite", 28 inch hollow chamber rims with quick clambs, safety mudguards and a comfortable Selle Royal touring saddle

      Please Note: If you won´t be without your own saddle (without the post) or your own click pedals, please bring them with you and let your tour guide attach them to your rental bicycle..


      E-bike

      The FLEXeBIKE stands for innovation; a high end e-bike which can be morphed onto a standard hybrid bike when you remove the battery and substitute the motorized rear wheel with a standard one. At 19kg the bike is amongst the lightest touring e-bikes on the market, available in frame sizes:

      46cm – easy entry,
      52 cm – trapez, and
      58cm – diamond.

      The Shimano Deore 2 x 9-speed derailleur system make this bike suitable even for those steeper hill climbs. Varying support modes offer three times
      the normal pedal thrust. Shimano V-brakes insure that the bike comes to a safe stop.

      The supporting electric motor is a high-performance BionX-D-motor which runs on a 555 Wh rechargeable battery. Quick charging enables the rider to be back on the road within half an hour with enough power to last up to 70km (within a range of 4 varying support levels). Instead of pulling the breaks, a recharging gear can be used on downhill sections of the ride to slow the descent and replenish the battery. The large motor radius in the rear wheel ensures great torque, assisting the rider in moving forward, even up hills.

      A note to our customers: Electric bikes are a great thing! However, due to their characteristics (high weight + high speed) they should only be booked by very experienced and safe cyclists with a good sense of balance. E-bikes are not appropriate for persons who do not ride bikes frequently.


      Insurance for bike rental, payable locally

      Insurance against theft and damage of rental bikes:

      21-speed-hybrid-bike         10 Euro/week

      E-Bike FLYER                20 Euro/week

      (not covered: wilful damage)

       

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