May 3-14, 2020
Bohemian Comfort - Authentic and true immersive experience! Sleep in tents, eat simple, delicious and healthy food and get cozy and intimate with your fellow Betties! Might have to arrange somethings on your own such as ground transportation or do a more extensive preparation than you might in other trip styles*
Convenient Comfort – Minimum effort on your part! Sleep in a room which you might share with one other Betty, eat prepared meals that are hearty and healthy and prepare minimally as the rest is provided. In most cases, ground transportation is included*
Luxury Comfort - Just show up and the rest is covered. Sleep with comfort in a nice bed with luxury linen, eat gourmet food, drink wonderful wine and get plenty of rest before your full day of adventure. Ground transportation is included and all of your gear is provided*
*Air transportation is not included in Bold Betties adventures
This is a great entry level trip for newcomers or Betties looking build confidence outdoors. Expect 2-5 hours of activity a day on mostly flat or slightly hilly terrain with the occassional steep and/or uneven trail. You'll travel approximately 4-6 miles per day and experience moderate elevation/altitude changes.
Moderately difficult featuring more hills and mountain terrain, but still accessible for Betties inexperienced in outdoor adventure. Expect 4-6 hours of activity covering up to 10 miles a day. Expect steep and uneven trails and altitudes up to 10,000 ft.
Challenging adventures for Betties who are fit adventurers and possess a basic skill set for the outdoors. Expect 5-8 hours of activity per day over a variety of exposed terrain and steep uneven trails. Distances up to 12 miles per day and altitudes up to 14,000 ft.
Designed for the most experienced Betties who are do adventures on a regular basis. You'll be taken to remote locations over exposed, uneven and challenging terrain, requiring 10+ hours of activity per day and distances of 12+ miles. Altitudes could exceed 14,000 ft.
We’re bringing our Bold to Greece!
With over 50,000 members, Bold Betties has worked hard to cultivate a community of women who are relentlessly bold and remarkably caring. We love packing up our magical camaraderie and sending it all over the world. This time we’re going to Greece for an adventure that promises the perfect combination of exciting activities, social time, and personal introspection.
This adventure is perfect for our members who:
- want to meet and adventure alongside a group of like-minded but beautifully diverse women
- are looking for a slower paced vacation that allows them to soak in the magic of Greece
- are active but who want to come home relaxed and refreshed
Bold Betties Walking Tour of Greece May 3-14, 2020
This is a walking tour, not a hiking tour. Most of our walks are 1-1.5 hour strolls. A few longer (2-3 hour) hikes will be offered, but hiking boots and backpacks are always optional. This is a slower paced, island-hopping adventure, allowing for plenty of time to savor in the incredible scenery and lifestyle of Greece.
- Shared Accommodations (single supplement is available for those wanting to room alone)
- 1 Night in Athens at a 4 Star Hotel
- 4 Nights in Amorgos at a 5 Star Resort and Spa
- 3 nights in Naxos at a 3 Star Beach Resort Hotel
- 3 nights in Santorini at a 4 Star Family-owned and Operated Hotel
- Daily Breakfast Buffet
- Welcome Cocktail
- Welcome, multi-course dinner in Amorgos
- 2 lunches on Amorgos
- Arrival lunch in Santorini
- Farewell dinner in Santorini
- All ferries between the islands
- All transfers between hotels and ferries
- All transportation between activities
- Adventure Hosts for the entire trip
- All hotel taxes and service fees are included
- All activities listed
What’s NOT Included:
- Transfers from/to airports
- Optional Activities
- Any meals not listed
- Alcohol (except where noted)
- Travel and Cancellation Insurance
- Guide Gratuities
- Porterage of Luggage
Day 1: Arrival in Athens
After arriving to your 4 star hotel (transfer not included), you’ll meet your new traveling companions as well as your guides and you’ll head off for an orientation walking tour of the famous Plaka and Monastiraki areas of Athens. We’ll watch the Acropolis light up from a nearby rooftop bar and enjoy a welcome cocktail.
Day 2: Departure from Athens, Arrival in Amorgos
This morning you’ll wake up and enjoy a hearty breakfast buffet before enjoying a guided walk to the Acropolis. You’ll have free time to visit and even be able to check out it’s museum. A guided tour of the Acropolis is an optional upgrade. After the Acropolis, you’ll depart Athens on the first of your many ferry rides!
After arriving in Amorgos, you’ll check into your sea view room with balcony at our 5 Star Resort and Spa.
Day 3-4: Amorgos
While in Amorgos you’ll enjoy a breakfast buffet every morning, and you’ll have two lunches included as well. On your first evening in Amorgos a Greek feast will welcome you to this very special island.
Each day you will take guided walks at a leisurely pace to explore the beauty around you. On our outings you will stroll along the deserted coastline visited by friendly goats, climb hand-hewn stairs to a working monastery, and walk a path to a blue-domed chapel overlooking the sea. Our optional hikes, some self-guided, will take you more deeply into the countryside, tracing ancient paths between traditional villages and to remote beach coves.
Other activities in Amorgos will include:
- 11th Century Cliffside Monastery
- Tour of the Essential Oil Distillery
- Kayaking along the coast
- Visit to Chora – Capital of the island
- Visit to the Village of Tholaria
- Included spa amenities: indoor and outdoor pools, jacuzzi, steam rooms, sauna, and gym
- yoga class with a view over the Aegean sea
- Indoor and outdoor salt water pools
Optional activities (not included):
- Additional hiking
- Spa Treatments
Day 5: Departure from Amorgos, Arrival in Naxos
Wake up and say goodbye to Amorgos! You’ll depart on your ferry for Naxos and arrive to a welcoming breakfast buffet. You’ll check into your beautiful beach resort hotel and get settled into your new surroundings!
Day 6-7: Naxos
Once in Naxos, you’ll enjoy morning walks each day. You’ll have time to wander the old town and harbor filled with shops and restaurants. Naxos is the greenest island in Cyclades with impressively high mountains and fertile valleys. Here the beaches are among the most beautiful in Greece.
Other activities in Naxos include:
- Hotel 2 minute walk from beautiful, sandy beach
- Visit to Apollo’s Gate
- Visit to the central village of Chalki and it's artisan shops
- Horseback tour along the beach
- Outdoor pool at the hotel
- Guided walk through the countryside
Day 8 Departure from Naxos, Arrival in Santorini
After another yummy breakfast, head out on a ferry for the picturesque Santorini. If your vision of Greece includes whitewashed buildings adorned with graceful blue domes nestled atop sheer cliffs and overlooking the bluest of blue Aegean Sea, this is what you’ve been waiting for! Santorini is famous for remarkable views, sunsets over its flooded caldera, and world class restaurants and galleries.
Here your accommodation will be a 4 star family-owned and operated hotel! After a welcome lunch (included), you’ll head out for a guided orientation walk while visiting Firostefani and Thira.
Day 9-10: Santorini
Each morning will present you with a yummy breakfast buffet followed by guided walks and hikes at a comfortable pace.
Activities in Santorini include:
- Morning walk to Imerovigli
- Caldera hike to the village of Oia
- Private guided tour of Akrotiri
- Outdoor pool at hotel
- Optional Activity (not included): Sunset Cruise of the caldera
On the last night you will gather with the group for a farewell dinner at a Trattoria that has been handed down through generations of family. As you share your favorite memories and say your farewells, you’ll toast to safe travels and adventures to come!
Day 11: Depart Santorini
Today your trip ends in Santorini. Onward travel is not included and you may depart at any time or continue your stay on your own.
Full Trip Cost: $3,509.10
Non-refundable Deposit: $600
Single Supplement: $787.50
Full Trip Cost: $3,899
Non-refundable Deposit: $660
Single Supplement: $875
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If you are traveling alone and would like to have a single room, please purchase the single supplement. If you are traveling alone and would like to be paired up with someone, let us know at checkout! We're happy to arrange that!
This adventure will be confirmed by October 25, 2019.
Minimum Number of Participants:
If we do not reach the minimum number of participants by October 25, 2019, the adventure will be cancelled and ALL payments (including deposits) will be refunded.
If cancelled by September 15, adventure is fully refundable, less the non-refundable deposit.
If cancelled after September 15, adventure is non-refundable and non-transferrable.
Airfare is NOT included in the price of this adventure.
Airfare should NOT be purchased until the trip has been 100% confirmed. This confirmation will come directly to you via email. We will confirm the trip by October 25, 2019 at the latest. We will confirm the trip as soon as minimum number of participants is reached.
Please do NOT purchase your airfare until the trip is 100% confirmed.
Emergency Medical Insurance is absolutely MANDATORY for this adventure. While we do not sell it ourselves, we can help guide you in the process. Travel Insurance is NOT included in the price of this adventure.
TRIP CANCELLATION INSURANCE
While not required, it is HIGHLY recommended. Trip Cancellation Insurance is NOT included in the price of this adventure.
**Please be aware that some insurances require you to purchase the policy within 24 hours of placing your initial deposit.
While it is our intention at Bold Betties to adhere to the event as described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to the nature of Bold Betties events, adventuring and travel can be unpredictable. Our itinerary overview is a general guide regarding the event and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. These changes can be made with regards to safety, attendee capabilities, time constraints, weather and various other reasons. You are solely responsible for arriving to the meeting place on time. In the event of a delay, it is up to you to make alternative arrangements. Any additional costs incurred is your responsibility. Refunds will not be given due to missed connections, canceled flights, weather, or any other delays or unforeseen circumstances. Allow yourself extra time to arrive safely to the meeting place so that everyone leaves on time. Please see the cancellation/refund policy.