- Walking tour
- Sailing, yachting and motor boating
- Bicycle tour
- Young Adults
- Cycling in the Ionian islands with captivating scenery
- Exploring the small towns and villages en route
- Soaking up the hospitality on board the comfortable sailing boat
Get active in the Ionian Islands of Greece with the family on this fun multi-activity adventure. On board a two-masted wooden motor yacht, cruise the Ionian Islands along the west coast of Greece. From Corfu with its Venetian-style Old Town, the trip takes in the islands of Lefkas and Cephalonia. On Meganisi and Paxos, an island covered in olive trees and where time seems to have stood still, we gain an appreciation of traditional Greek island life. During the trip there is ample opportunity to explore the unique islands and coastal world by boat, kayak, bike and on foot. This family-friendly cruise offers flexibility with ample time for swimming, relaxing on the beach or on board, exploring sites and relaxing in tavernas. The level of activity each day is up to you. Our guide on board will offer advice and make suggestions and has plenty of knowledge about the fascinating history of Greece which they are always keen to share.
Day 1 : Arrive Corfu, board boat
Day 2 : Cruise to Paxos, short cycle to Mongonisi Bay
Day 3 : Cruise to Lefkas Island, explore lagoon and beach swim, continue to Nidri
Day 4 : Cycle to a waterfall, cruise to Fiskardo on Cephalonia
Day 5 : Cycle from Sami harbour to Melissani Cave and Sami, cruise to Meganisi Island
Day 6 : Explore Meganisi by bike, cross to Arillas
Day 7 : Cycle to the monastery of Agios Athanasios, cross back to Corfu
Day 8 : Trip concludes
- 7 nights accommodation in a double cabin below deck with private bathroom (small supplement applies for above deck or single cabin, a discount applies for 3rd person sharing a cabin). If you are travelling by yourself you will be matched with another passenger. The compact cabins have a double bed or a double bed with additional single bunk bed. Excellent discounts apply to a third person sharing a triple cabin, with a configuration of a French bed (quite cosy for two people as it is a little smaller than a double) and a single bunk bed above. Note that the lower deck cabins by their very nature will be marginally noisier and less ventilated due to their proximity to the engine and working part of the boat.
- 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches*, 2 dinners (does not include drinks) The cook on board is a member of the crew and prepares the meals. *Note that the included lunches and dinners are not clearly labelled on the daily itinerary as they depend on sailing conditions on the day and from time to time we may substitute one of the lunches for a dinner or vice versa, your tour guide will inform you locally when these will be included.
- 21 speed hybrid bike rental with pannier (children's bikes available - minimum child height 130cm / 4.3ft, trailer bicycles and bike seats on request, electric bikes available on most trips for a supplement - limited supplies). The guides will carry bike locks for the group when cycling, or individual locks can be provided on request if you decide to bike alone (limited supply).
- Experienced crew of 4 including English speaking tour guide
- Guided cycling or walking tours on the different islands
- Bed linen and towels
- Entries to museums and archeological sites for group visits
- Overview maps for daily cycle tours
- Travel to and from Corfu
- A transfer between Corfu airport/hotel in town and the boat is available on embarkation and disembarkation days - reservation on request and a supplement applies, ask our office for details
- Upgrade to a cabin on deck or single cabin – supplement applies, please ask our office for details
- Drinks including mineral water on board (charged locally EUR22 per adult and EUR15 per child up to 16 years) and meals not noted as included
- Items of a personal nature
- Travel insurance - mandatory *cruise cover may be required - check with your insurer
- Helmets - it is a legal requirement that you wear a helmet while cycling in Greece. You are encouraged to bring your own well-fitted helmet. A limited number of rental helmets are available on board (reservation essential and only available in adult sizes), however we cannot guarantee their suitability
- Tips for the guide and crew
- Optional Bicycle insurance - payable in cash locally. EUR10 per person for trekking bike, EUR20 per person for electric bike. Please note that normal travel insurance often does not cover loss or damage to rental bikes. If you do not take out bike insurance you will need to pay for the cost of the bike or repair of damages.
- Wifi on the boat - you should take your own portable electronic device with you each day if you wish to connect. Free wifi is usually available almost everywhere on the islands on purchase of food or a drink.
- Optional 3-day extension in Corfu - can be taken before or after the boat trip (Includes transfers from Airport to Hotel + Hotel to boat, 2 nights in a 3 or 4 star hotel, plus the choice between a guided culinary & cultural city tour in Corfu, a sea-kayak tour on Corfu’s east coast or a sunset hike on Corfu’s west coast). Ask your consultant for details.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Greek Islands Family Adventure tour. You can cancel the tour up to 72 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 71 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 09 December 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 09 December 2022, a deposit of 271 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Greek Islands Family Adventure tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Greek Islands Family Adventure tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
- All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
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