Ionian Islands Discovery

7 days from $2,275 per person*
  • Private guided city tour of Athens, including the ancient Acropolis.
  • Private guided island tour of Kefalonia, and famous Myrtos Beach.
  • Private tour of Zakynthos, including boat ride to the Blue Caves.
  • Private airport transfers.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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As beams of sunlight flood through the earthen skylight in the caves of Melissani Lake, the illuminated turquoise water beneath your traditional fishing boat appears infinite as you float upon clouds of electric blue.

Such is the exquisite beauty of Greece’s Ionian Islands. Here you’ll stroll on fine sand beaches that stretch for miles along pristine coastline; visit traditional mountain villages located in lush island interiors; sip coffee amidst the picturesque architecture of the cosmopolitan port of Fiscardo; and explore the crumbling old-world mansions of Zakynthosto. You’ll also receive an up-close view of the cradle of European civilization as you tour the ancient Acropolis, Parthenon, Temple of Olympian Zeus and many other significant sites of the Golden Age of Athens.

Your experienced team of English-speaking guides will add depth to your experience as they provide an endless stream of fascinating insights into the centuries of history and rich cultural traditions that pervade every square inch of his engaging land. And you’ll experience it all from a collection of luxury accommodation that includes an award-winning 1940s designer hotel, a premium hillside resort with panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea, and a modern spa retreat. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Athens
    Athens
    • Transfer - Private - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Driver/Assistant(2)
    • Greece - Welcome Package(2)
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Athens to Kefalonia
    Athens to Kefalonia
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day City Tour with New Acropolis Museum - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(2)
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Flight Not Included
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Hotel Mareblue Apostolata - Vehicle/Driver(2)
  • Day 3 Kefalonia
    Kefalonia
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Island Tour - Vehicle/Driver/Guide(3)
  • Day 4 Kefalonia
    Kefalonia
    • At Leisure
  • Day 5 Kefalonia to Zakynthos
    Kefalonia to Zakynthos
    • Transfer - Private - Fiscardo Port - Hotel Mareblue Apostolata - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Kefalonia - Zakynthos [1.15 hrs] - Highspeed - Economy
    • Transfer - Private - Port - Tsilivi - Vehicle/Driver(2)
  • Day 6 Zakynthos
    Zakynthos
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Island Highlights (4hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(2)
  • Day 7 Zakynthos
    Zakynthos
    • Transfer - Private - Port - Tsilivi - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Flight Not Included
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Athens

Enjoy an airport transfer with a driver and assistant. For your added comfort, your representative will help you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

A welcome package with  a city map, ferry tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Accommodation: New Hotel (4*)

The New Hotel is a splendid structure situated in Athens, an ideal destination for a unique and unforgettable stay. The hotel is renowned because it was designed by the brothers Campana, who have created this splendid structure joining together the charm of ancient Athens with the best modern amenities. The ambiences of the hotel are sophisticated and accurate down to the smallest detail, provided with sleek jagged mirrors and bespoke modern furniture, which were created from the use of recycled materials and wisely made by local art students. As for gastronomy, the hotel features an optimal restaurant that is able to satisfy even the most demanding palate. In fact, the restaurant proposes a big variety of optimal local products, always fresh and selected.

Athens
Athens
New Hotel
New Hotel

Day 2: Athens - Kefalonia

This private tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Your expert guide will take you to see the city centre, Constitution Square, House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, and the National Library. Driving down Herod Atticus Street, you will see the Evzones in their picturesque uniform and the Presidential Palace. On your way to the Acropolis, you will see Hadrian's Arch, visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and make a short stop at the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896. On the Acropolis, visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and finally, the Parthenon. You will complete your visit with the Acropolis Museum. Entrance fees to the New Acropolis Museum are included.

An airport transfer with a private vehicle and driver is provided.

Flight from Athens-Kefalonia is not included in your itinerary pricing. Please contact us for a quote on domestic flights for your trip.

A transfer between the airport and Mareblue Apostolata Hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided. 

Accommodation: Apostolata Island Resort & Spa (4*)

Apostolata Island Resort & Spa is situated on the South-East coast of the island of Kefalonia. The hotel is set on a hillside that slopes gently to the Mediterranean Sea. The 166 spacious rooms and suites of the hotel offer great views of the endless Ionian Sea and the landscaped gardens. The hotel offers guests three restaurants and a bar with great panoramic views. All restaurants serve Greek-Mediterranean cuisine. The Apostolata Island Resort & Spa also features a fitness centre, an outdoor swimming pool, and a spa.

Kefalonia
Kefalonia
 Apostolata Island Resort & Spa
Apostolata Island Resort & Spa

Day 3: Kefalonia

During this private tour, you will have a chance to explore the island of Kefalonia. Your tour starts in Argostoli where you will be transferred to Melissani Lake. Your next stop will be on top of beautiful Myrtos Beach where there will be a great photo opportunity. After enjoying the views you will drive to the cosmopolitan port of Fiscardo where you can take a quick walk to enjoy its famous traditional architecture and drink a cup of coffee. In the afternoon you will be transferred back to Argostoli.

Accommodation: Apostolata Island Resort & Spa (4*)
Fiscardo Village
Fiscardo Village

Day 4: Kefalonia

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Accommodation: Apostolata Island Resort & Spa (4*)

Day 5: Kefalonia - Zakynthos

A transfer between the port and Mareblue Apostolata Hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided. 

Enjoy a transfer by ferry to Zakynthos. The ferry takes approximately 1.15 hours

A transfer between the port and your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.

Accommodation: Lesante Hotel & Spa (5*)

The Lesante Hotel & Spa is only steps away from the beach of Tsilivi. The newly built hotel is conveniently close to the centre of Tsilivi, and only 6 km from Zakynthos Town. All rooms are tailor made with a modern and stylish interior. The hotel offers a rich American buffet breakfast and a dinner buffet with local and Mediterranean specialties blended with an international touch. Relax, pamper, and rejuvenate at the Lesante Wellness & Spa, the most renowned spa of Zakynthos. With an area covering 550 square meters and with the wide variety of facilities, it is the largest and most extensive spa on the island.

Zakynthos
Zakynthos
Lesante Hotel & Spa
Lesante Hotel & Spa

Day 6: Zakynthos

You will begin this tour with a drive to the north part of the island with your private vehicle, driver, and English speaking guide to take a small shared boat trip out to visit the Blue Caves. The famous Blue Caves were discovered in 1897. The name comes from the colour of the water, a mixture of aquamarine and turquoise. Passing several mountain villages, you will drive to the southwest side of the island and stop in Exo Hora, where you will be able to see the oldest olive tree on the island. Before returning to the hotel you will visit Saint Mavra – the church of the Black Madonna, one of the most famous churches on the island, in the village of Macherado.

Accommodation: Lesante Hotel & Spa (5*)
Blue Caves
Blue Caves

Day 7: Zakynthos

A transfer between the port and your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.

Flight from Zakynthos-Athens is not included in your itinerary pricing. Please contact us for a quote on domestic flights for your trip.

Accommodation:
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

New Hotel (4*): Athens

The New Hotel is a splendid structure situated in Athens, an ideal destination for a unique and unforgettable stay. The hotel is renowned because it was designed by the brothers Campana, who have created this splendid structure joining together the charm of ancient Athens with the best modern amenities. The ambiences of the hotel are sophisticated and accurate down to the smallest detail, provided with sleek jagged mirrors and bespoke modern furniture, which were created from the use of recycled materials and wisely made by local art students. As for gastronomy, the hotel features an optimal restaurant that is able to satisfy even the most demanding palate. In fact, the restaurant proposes a big variety of optimal local products, always fresh and selected.

New Hotel
New Hotel
New Hotel Lobby
New Hotel Lobby

Apostolata Island Resort & Spa (4*): Kefalonia

Apostolata Island Resort & Spa is situated on the South-East coast of the island of Kefalonia. The hotel is set on a hillside that slopes gently to the Mediterranean Sea. The 166 spacious rooms and suites of the hotel offer great views of the endless Ionian Sea and the landscaped gardens. The hotel offers guests three restaurants and a bar with great panoramic views. All restaurants serve Greek-Mediterranean cuisine. The Apostolata Island Resort & Spa also features a fitness centre, an outdoor swimming pool, and a spa.

 Apostolata Island Resort & Spa
Apostolata Island Resort & Spa

Lesante Hotel & Spa (5*): Zakynthos

The Lesante Hotel & Spa is only steps away from the beach of Tsilivi. The newly built hotel is conveniently close to the centre of Tsilivi, and only 6 km from Zakynthos Town. All rooms are tailor made with a modern and stylish interior. The hotel offers a rich American buffet breakfast and a dinner buffet with local and Mediterranean specialties blended with an international touch. Relax, pamper, and rejuvenate at the Lesante Wellness & Spa, the most renowned spa of Zakynthos. With an area covering 550 square meters and with the wide variety of facilities, it is the largest and most extensive spa on the island.

Lesante Hotel & Spa
Lesante Hotel & Spa
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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    My trip to Scotland was absolutely wonderful. All the hotels were perfectly located, clean, and had wonderful amenities. The guides were exceptional and really knew Scotland and so much of the history. My Kensington representative, Lynne, was very helpful, very responsive, and was tremendously patient while I made numerous changes to the itinerary. It was a superb experience and one that I will never forget.

  • Ronald D. — July 20, 2016 — Europe

    Christian was our driver/guide. He was knowledgeable, thorough, caring/considerate and gave of his time greatly.

  • Meghan B. — July 20, 2016 — Europe

    My husband and I had the time of our lives in the UK and Ireland! The tours that were set up for us were exactly what we hoped for and more. We learned so much and saw so much! Very impressed! I have already told others about Kensington tours. If you book, you won't be disappointed! Thank you, Kevin!

  • Diana G. — July 20, 2016 — Europe

    Our tour guide in Roma,Francesco, was the best guide we ever had on this and our last trip that was provided by Kensington. Our other guides were also very good, but Francesco was outstanding.

  • Darron J. — July 20, 2016 — Europe

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  • Edward G. — July 15, 2016 — Europe

    All of the guides were friendly, knowledgeable, and conducted themselves in a professional manner. Both Dino Quaas and Andreas Zurner were extremely helpful and added significantly to the tour.

  • Major J. — July 15, 2016 — Europe

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We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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