At B&R we make it incredibly easy for you to journey with your friends, family, colleagues or on your own. Create your own private trip by taking over one of our dates—or we can request a fresh one. Prices are sliding scale to suit the number of travellers. Interested in tweaking the itinerary? We can do that too. Ask us for details!
The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.
These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.
“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”
“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”
“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”
“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”
“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”
Island hops and sun-soaked walks
Experience all Crete has to offer as we wander from bay to bay and between archaeological sites before a high-speed ferry whisks us away in style to Santorini. Here, we walk along the island’s rugged outcroppings, take in the crashing sea below, and let an epic sunset put another day of adventure to rest.
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Day by Day
Meet in Athens and board a quick flight for the beautiful island of Crete. Check in to your hotel in Chania and then head out on a walk to visit the town's significant sites including the Venetian fortifications and the Turkish quarters.
Begin today's journey to the White Mountains in the village of Lakkoi. Cycle through olive fields and orange groves to the village of Meskla for a refreshment before lunch in Zourva at a family-run taverna.
This morning you'll head to the Venetian harbour city of Rethimno. Discover its web-like alleyways before continuing to Europe's oldest city and the archaeological site of Knossos for an in-depth tour.
A high-speed ferry will whisk you away to the Islands of Santorini. Wander along a famous trail atop a crater (1000 ft above water). This evening, enjoy a sunset dinner in Oia.
Head out via ferry for a cruise around the coast of Santorini. Snorkel or stand-up paddleboard the area's secluded coves and secret caves and savour a BBQ seafood lunch on board.
A shuttle followed by a short flight takes you back to the mainland to Athens International Airport. Your guide will help you with your onward flight or bring you back into the city centre.
Discover Greece’s ancient culture.
Casa Delfino, Chania
Casa Delfino is a rare mix of history, elegance, impeccable service and world-class luxury. Enjoy a drink on the rooftop terrace as you watch the sun go to sleep or indulge with a treatment at the world-class spa. This boutique property has been a family affair for six generations and encompasses everything a five-star hotel should be: effortless, tranquil, and sumptuous. View hotel website »
Abaton Island Resort & Spa, Chersonisos
Sitting off the northern coast of Crete, this luxury resort features ultra-stylish sea view rooms, five restaurants, an on-site spa with Turkish baths and an infinity pool with breathtaking views—particularly at sunset. View hotel website »
Mystique Santorini, Santorini
Set amidst the beautiful scenery of Santorini, Mystique features dazzling views of clear blue crystalline waters. Comprising 22 suites and villas, the hotel provides a sensorial experience of Santorini. Amenities include the infinity pool, pool bar, gourmet restaurant Charisma and the “secret” wine cave, featuring a rare selection of indigenous wines. View hotel website »
I can't identify a "most memorable" B&R moment because it was all so memorable. Each day was even better than the previous day and they were all spectacular. And our guides were the best!— Lynnis Gendron
A wonderful journey. Good hiking. Our guides were first class. Well done to all who were involved with B&R.— Wes Alexander
This trip is appropriate for travellers who enjoy going for a good walk and can handle an incline or two and mountainous terrain. Several of these walks take place on ancient mountain trails and cannot be supported by a vehicle. Hikes can be made harder or easier depending on the traveller's comfort level and needs. N.B. One day will feature a bike ride.
“I enjoy going for a good walk and can even handle an incline or two.”
Relatively flat, with occasional steeper climbs.Read more on our Activity Levels
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
- All hotel accommodation – 5 nights
- Meals as indicated with wine as chosen by your guide
- Services of Greek national guide(s), support vehicles and a B&R guide(s)
- Use of lightweight, telescoping walking sticks
- Use of bikes, and bike helmet
- Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
- All special events and private tours
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
- All baggage transportation
- All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
Sometimes your B&R trip simply isn’t long enough! Extend your stay for the best vacation possible. If you wish to spend a few days in region either before or after your official B&R trip, and need assistance making those plans, your B&R Travel Advisor can help.
Call us to create an independent travel experience that fits your needs—we can also arrange for a local guide.
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