Included excursions & walks
- Scenic ferry cruises between each island
- Rhodes: guided walk of Rhodes Old Town
- Rhodes: visit of the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes
- Rhodes: excursion to the Temple of Athena and Zeus, Acropolis of Rhodes and Olympic Stadium
- Rhodes: excursion to Tsambika Monastery, Feraklos Castle & Lindos
- Patmos: visit of The Cave of the Apocalypse
- Patmos: visit of The Monastery of St. John the Theologian
- Patmos: guided walking tour of villages, churches and local life
- Kos: guided walking tour of Kos Old Town
- Kos: visit of the ancient castle of The Knights of St. John
- Kos: visit of the Platanos (Tree) of Hippocrates
None! – all excursions and extras as listed above and below are included
- Hotel Porterage
- Personal audio guiding system
- All entrance fees
- All hotel, guide, driver and restaurant gratuities
- Services of a knowledgeable Local Guide on each island
- Optional worship with our travelling Tour Leader
Included meals & drinks
Meals: all breakfasts, all evening meals and eight lunches are included. Breakfasts will be buffets in each hotel. Lunches will be six in local tavernas and two may be packed lunches on sailing days between islands, depending on sailing schedules. Evening meals, two will be in your hotels, most will be in local tavernas with a special gala dinner (Greek style!) with live music on Patmos.
Drinks: welcome and farewell drinks as well as water, tea and coffee with all evening meals and other drinks on the gala dinner evening in Patmos. All other drinks will be at your own expense.
Our team in Patmos & the Dodecanese Islands
Each day will also be escorted by our knowledgeable local guide who will also offer local advice, hints and tips for you to get maximum enjoyment of your time with us. Also, our dedicated McCabe Faith leader is there solely for our guests and will arrange optional worship. They will escort all excursions and be available for any queries. On two days on Patmos (if you so wish) you are left to retreat, reflect, swim or wander the island and then join together in the evening for optional worship and dinner with your fellow pilgrims.
Flights are available from London Gatwick direct to Rhodes, returning direct from Kos. Flights are with easyJet and include a full 23 kilo luggage allowance and allocated seat. Regional flights to London Gatwick from some UK airports can be arranged at a supplement. An overnight stop at Gatwick may be required which we can assist you with. Please enquire at time of booking.
Flight EZY 8227 departs Gatwick: 07:50 arrives Rhodes: 13:50
Flight EZY 8236 departs Kos: 22:00 arrives Gatwick: 00:05 (next day)
Flight times are subject to change and confirmed with your final paperwork. Flights may require a higher deposit to secure seats at time of booking.
RHODES: AQUARIUM VIEW HOTEL (4*) - Four-night stay
The 4 star Aquarium View Hotel is located in the northernmost part of the island, just a 10 minute stroll from the new and historic Old Town of Rhodes, and provides high quality services and amenities to its guests. The unbeatable location of the hotel is what makes the difference. Near a beautiful, fully organized beach, it offers the advantage of a magical sea view, the rejuvenating Mediterranean breeze and the chance to visit the best preserved medieval city in Greece.
Hotel facilities: the hotel has an outdoor pool with pool bar for a pre-dinner drink or cocktail. There is an on-site mini-market for all your needs and in in-house laundry service.
Your hotel room: double or twin rooms newly renovated with simple modern furnishings. All rooms have air-conditioning/heating, balconies, fridge, satellite television, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary WiFi.
Hotel bathrooms: are bath-tub with shower over the tub and provide soap, shampoo and shower gel. Ample towels are provided for bathroom and beach towels are available.
PATMOS: SKALA HOTEL (3* superior) - Five night stay
With a wonderfully welcoming family atmosphere Skala is a firm favourite with McCabe pilgrims. Set in a garden of Bougainvilleas and just 50 metres from Skala Beach and its restaurants, bars and shops.
Hotel facilities: there is a restaurant, pool bar and a seawater pool. The hotel also has a small air-conditioned conference room for worship.
Your hotel room: double or twin rooms with air-conditioning/heating, balconies, fridge, satellite television, hairdryer and complimentary WiFi.
Hotel bathrooms: are with bath-tub with shower over the tub. The hotel provides soap, shampoo and shower gel. Ample towels are provided for bathroom and pool and beach towels are available
KOS: ALEXANDRA HOTEL (4*) - One night stay
Kazouli Square and the archaeological museum are a short stroll from the Alexandra Hotel, the harbour area just 200 metres with plenty of shops and tavernas within walking distance and the beaches are just 400 metres away.
Hotel facilities: the hotel has an indoor pool with a fully equipped gym and sauna. The hotel has a comfortable bar and lounge for pre- and post-dinner drinks and chats
Your hotel room: double or twin rooms with air-conditioning/heating, balcony, fridge, satellite television, hairdryer and complimentary WiFi.
Hotel bathrooms: are with bath-tub or shower. The hotel provides soap, shampoo and shower gel. Ample towels are provided for bathroom and pool and beach towels are available.
British Citizen and EU Citizen Passport holders can currently enter Greece freely with no restrictions or other documentation required. Stays within the EU can be up to 90 days (can be spread over multiple visits) within any 180-day period.
Please note your passport must be valid for three months after your return from Greece.
Full details of entry requirements and any required vaccinations will be detailed in your final paperwork 14 days before departure.
For the latest and most up to date travel advice including entry requirements please consult the Foreign & Commonwealth Development Office travel advice website.
Health & wellbeing
For travel within the EU you should ensure that you have the Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) which is free of charge. You can apply for the GHIC card by calling 0191 218 1999 or applying on line at…
The level of cover offered by the GHIC card varies by country visited and is only applicable in state-run health facilities. In some countries coverage may just be a partial contribution.
Adequate insurance cover will be required for all hospital emergencies and doctors’ visits.
In the Dodecanese Islands the average daily maximum temperature during your stay should be as below. Coastal winds can make the temperature seem cooler and evenings will see temperatures drop by up to 10 degrees.
May 18 - 25; September 21 - 28; October 18 - 25
Dress is cool and casual throughout your time in Greece. You may wish to take one or two smarter items for the evenings. Casual clothing is recommended in the day-time with evenings being smart/casual. As this tour requires a certain amount of gentle to intermediate walking, we suggest you take a pair of lined shoes or boots with decent grip. Sports shoes or trainers are fine as well as walking boots. It is advisable to bring just a couple of warmer items for the evenings as well as coastal walks where the wind may reduce the temperatures.
There is a certain amount of walking, light undulations with just one or two steep sections but a number of stairs involved on a daily basis during your time in Greece so please make sure you pack comfy footwear for this so that you are prepared. Your Local Guide will keep you updated on a daily basis with what to expect the following day. If you are finding it difficult to keep up then please make sure you tell your Local Guide who can help you to find places to rest and relax and then you can re-join the group at a later stage. On two or three days, for those who wish we reduce the walking by having transport available for those who wish to return to the hotel early.
Some streets in towns and villages that you will visit will be cobbled. We suggest you take a pair of comfortable shoes with good grips or trainers. You must be prepared to be on your feet for up to 90 minutes without the necessity to sit down and walk up to three miles unaided. Hiking sticks are fine.
The McCabe Educational Trust
The McCabe Educational Trust is an independent registered charity with the aim of helping inspiring people we meet on some of our pilgrimages. As ‘the haves’ encounter the ‘have nots’ the Trust has become a practical tool for one to help the other.
McCabe Pilgrimages invite all travellers to become partners in this work. A £20 voluntary donation to the Trust’s work is added to every pilgrim’s invoice and all money raised in this way is given in full to the projects the Trust supports. This scheme is voluntary and confidential with nobody put under any pressure to participate.
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Full financial security
All money paid to McCabe is fully secure. Holidays including flights are covered by our ATOL license from the Civil Aviation Authority, and holidays without flights are protected by our membership of the ABTOT bonding scheme. If a pilgrimage is cancelled, for instance through lack of numbers or for political considerations, McCabe will promptly refund all monies paid.
AITO Quality Statement
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