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RS Athens & The Heart of Greece Oct 7th

We are signed up for this tour and wondering if anyone on the forum is as well. The tour looks to be sold out, just hoping to connect before the tour. It will be our first RS tour.
So excited!😁
*edit-reposting this! Tour still sold out, looking to see if any future tourmates are lurking on this forum.

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We did this tour 2 years ago and it was simply the best time of all our travels. The food is great, the archeology and history is interesting and the backdoor experiences are wonderful. We are celebrating a big anniversary in 2020 and plan on doing a tour of our own of the Greek islands. I hope your tour is everything ours was!

Posted by
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I took this tour about 8 years ago.
It was fantastic and your excitement is well placed!
Enjoy -- and write up a trip report if you can.

Posted by
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I did this tour last year and had a great time! Just remember to bring really good walking shoes and be prepared for a lot of inclines. My favorite places were Kardamyli, Nafplio and Monemvasia, although Athens was much better than I expected. Enjoy your trip!

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I am not scheduled for this tour - however my husband & I took this tour last fall in October of 2018. You are sure to be amazed by the RS experience and the charms of Greece. I suggest reading up in your tour book about all the sights & locations to get the fullest experience. Enjoy!

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I just booked this trip for 2020, and I'm wondering about air travel. Traveling from Chicago it seems that most connections are 30 min. to 1 1/2 hours, or it jumps to 4 hours or more. Is 1 1/2 hour enough to transfer in Frankfort or Vienna. Any help is appreciated.

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Woodwann - post your query on the Germany and Austria forums . . . you'll get more responses

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I just booked this trip for 2020, and I'm wondering about air travel. Traveling from Chicago it seems that most connections are 30 min. to 1 1/2 hours, or it jumps to 4 hours or more. Is 1 1/2 hour enough to transfer in Frankfort or Vienna. Any help is appreciated.

As the line in the movie went, "Do you feel lucky?"

It comes down to a personal choice. Would you rather be bored or stressed? Many times a 1-1.5 hour connection works. On my last flight we arrived on time. The previous 2 summers, delayed an hour or more. For us, I'd rather be bored but be able to ride out a moderate delay. I'd take the 4 hour layover. Others choose differently.

It is important, though, that you book this as a single ticket. If you do your own split, booking a flight to Europe on airline A and then a 2nd flight to Athens on carrier B, then carrier B has no obligation to you if you miss your flight due to delay.

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AA has a NonStop ORD-ATH ......I was on BA but they are facing possible strike action in August or September.