GREECE: Perhaps Wandering is When We Find Ourselves
Option A: October 20 – October 30, 2018
Option B: November 1 – November 11, 2018
WOMEN ONLY: This trip is dedicated to all the women out there, whether you are juggling a busy life, a stressful job or a changing family. Led by women for women, this trip will be about empowerment via travel, cultural sharing and self challenge.
- 6+ hours of Wander:Preps sessions. A W:W exclusive!
- Small group size
- All accommodations
- Meals as indicated
- Activities as indicated
- Ground transportation as indicated
- Fully guided
COST: $2,399 (excludes airfare)
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On this Greek immersion trip we will be exploring not only the beautiful country of Greece and all it has to offer, but we will also be exploring ourselves and what it means to be a strong, capable, confident female traveler in this day and age. This trip has been designed with the everyday woman in mind – the everyday woman that may be juggling a busy life, a stressful job or a changing family. Led by women for women, this trip will be about empowerment via travel, cultural sharing and self-challenge. The itinerary below takes you to the Island of Evia whereas the activities themselves will take you on a journey about what it means to be a capable and confident woman with the ability to travel the world!
Your WanderLearn Leads for this experience will be Simone Kuzma and Alexandra Prinou. These two women, both who own their own businesses, both who travel the world, both who have carved out their own niche in this big world, met through a mutual friend and quickly forged a friendship based on how much they have in common and how much they can share with other women. We hope you’ll join us on this once-in-a-lifetime journey of empowerment and self-discovery!
Experience the W:W Difference!!!
W:W trips are different than what you will find anywhere else. Our trips emphasize travel education and cultural education as well as immersion in the local destination. W:W travelers are mentally active and are curious about the world around them. By learning how to travel and interact with locals, you will break down the cultural barriers and learn how to appreciate and absorb the world around you. Come and live the W:W EXPERIENCE!
Limited Group Size
All Wanderlust:Wanderlearn trips have a participant maximum of 10. We do this so that you can have an up-close-and-personal, hands-on travel experience. The small group size also allows for truer cultural immersion and one-on-one learning opportunities with your WanderLearn Lead. This all makes a better experience for YOU and for the group as a whole.
A Wanderlust:Wanderlearn specialty, Wander:Preps are included in every trip! A series of pre-trip classes, Wander:Preps are customized to your specific upcoming trip. You’ll learn smart traveler tips and more about your destination, all while getting to know your fellow trip travelers. Learn how to get your visas, passports, money tips, packing tips, cell phone tips, culture tips, history tips, basic language tips….you name it! Wander:Preps are for everyone – newbies and experienced travelers alike will walk away with plenty of new insights and savvy traveler tools.
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Option A: October 20 – October 30, 2018
Option B: November 1 – November 11, 2018
Day 1: Flight to Athens, Greece
Flight to Athens, Greece. Most flights depart Saturday morning / afternoon and fly overnight to Europe, arriving Sunday morning. Please see “FLIGHTS” section in the middle of this page for more details.
Day 2: Welcome to Greece!
Upon arrival into Athens you will be met at the airport and accompanied to Rafina, the port of Athens, where we will catch a ferry directly to the beautiful island of Evia. Read more...
Day 3: Milatay ellenica? It’s all Greek to me!
As a traveler, the strongest tool you can have in your ‘traveler tool belt’ are your language skills. Being able to communicate in a foreign country can make or break your experience. Read more...
Day 4: Dimosari Gorge
After a good breakfast we’ll meet for our morning ‘Pow Wow’ to get the day started off right! Today’s goal will be about challenging our bodies and proving to ourselves what amazing places they can take us to! Read more...
Day 5: Old + New = Strength!
Women can learn so much from each other, and we can learn the most from our elders. Following our morning Pow Wow, we’ll have another language refresher before separating into smaller groups. We will then head into a local Greek village where we’ll spend the day volunteering with a local elderly woman. Read more...
Day 6: On your own – and that’s a good thing!
Being intentional is the key to living in the moment and to learning about yourself. Today will be about being intentional – today, you will be on your own. You will be on your own to explore, to put into practice the Greek that you have learned, to try your hand at navigating public transportation, to make a friend in a local coffee shop. It’s up to you – it’s YOUR experience, and today you are 100% in charge of it! Read more...
Day 7: Stickshifts and Safetybelts
Being a modern day traveler means having certain skills. One of these is that we need to know how to drive a vehicle of any kind, over any terrain. Following breakfast and our morning Pow Wow, we’ll head off on a Jeep safari – with YOU behind the wheel! Read more...
Day 8: We Are The Same
Women often work long hours. We often have trouble balancing family/work. We often get caught up in “keeping up with the Joneses”. And still women know how to “love life” – we laugh joyfully, we smile big, we hug with gusto. Read more...
Day 9: The Universal Language of FOOD!
After breakfast we’ll start the day with our Pow Wow and another language lesson – which is going to be very useful later this evening! Cooking is the sustenance of life – it fuels our bodies but it also fuels our souls, and sharing a meal with others does even more for the spirit than for the stomach. Read more...
Day 10: Athens, the Acropolis and More
On our last full day in Greece we will return early to Athens. A city steeped in unimaginable history, this dynamic cosmopolitan city is built on the ruins of thousands of years of civilizations. Read more...
Day 11: Depart Athens
Even great things must come to an end, and our trip will come to a close in Athens on Day 11. You may choose to depart Athens anytime you wish.
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To secure a spot on this trip, all interested travelers must complete a Trip Application.
Once you submit your application, you will be provided with “Next Steps” with further details and payment information.
Please note that a general level of fitness is required for this trip. A number of our activities range from short walks to longer, strenuous hikes. There are also cobblestone streets and similar uneven terrain to be aware of. If you have physical limitations, please contact us to discuss the trip further.
Please do not book your flights until you have submitted your application and received written notification of your confirmed reservation onto this Wanderlust:Wanderlearn trip.
Flights are not included in the price of this trip, but Wanderlust does everything possible to assist you in getting discounts. Before you book your flight, we strongly recommend that you please check with W:W for flight savings.
Recommended flight times:
- to Athens, Greece: Please ensure you arrive into ATH – Athens no later than 12 noon on Sunday October 21, 2018
- depart Athens, Greece: You may depart from ATH – Athens anytime you wish on Tuesday October 30, 2018
- to Athens, Greece: Please ensure you arrive into ATH – Athens no later than 12 noon on Friday November 2, 2018
- depart Athens, Greece: You may depart from ATH – Athens anytime you wish on Sunday November 11, 2018
Would you like to stay in an A-frame cabin with kangaroos just outside your window? How about a medieval castle in Europe? Maybe a Japanese style “pod” hotel? Wanderlust:Wanderlearn has made its mark by introducing travelers to a whole new concept of “standard accommodation”. On this trip you will have the opportunity to try out such unique accommodations – but don’t worry, you’ll never have to sacrifice the important stuff! All W:W approved accommodations must meet strict safety and cleanliness requirements and have 5 star reviews. Please note, all accommodations will be shared.
Travelers who engage their minds and are “active travelers” gain the most from their experiences.
Included in this trip package are the “Wander:Preps” – a series of customized classes to prepare you for your upcoming trip. In these prep sessions, you’ll get to know your fellow travelers and enjoy the cohesive benefits of a group of independent travelers traveling together.
We’ll cover topics such as money-tips, packing-tips, flight purchasing tips, how to be a safe traveler, and more. Wander:Preps are for everyone – newbies and experienced travelers alike will walk away with plenty of new tools.
* Wander:Preps are an integral part of this travel experience. Please understand how important they are for yourself and the other trip members. If you miss more than two hours of Wander:Preps, you may be removed from the trip.
Tips are not included. Please plan accordingly.
Travel insurance (trip insurance and health insurance) is the sole responsibility of the traveler. Appropriate travel insurance is strongly recommended.
VISA / PASSPORT
All passport and visa requirements, legal requirements, any other necessary travel documentation, etc., are the sole responsibility of the traveler.
Helpful Wander Tip: “Greece is a party to the Schengen Agreement. U.S. citizens may enter Greece for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa. Your passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the period of stay.” (Resource: US Department of State)