Exotic Turkey & Greece

14 Nights / 15 Days

Highlight

  • A complete all inclusive value for money tour with maximum quality sightseeing and minimum travelling time.
  • Stay in conveniently located & comfortable hotels throughout your holiday
  • Daily buffet breakfast at all the hotels.
  • Vegetarian local lunches as specified in the Itinerary
  • Indian / Local - Vegetarian / Non-vegetarian dinners included
  • Visit Carpet Atelier in Cappadocia.
  • Visit to Kaymakli Underground City, the natural citadel of Uchisar, Goreme open-Air Museum, Visits to Pasabag Valley and Avonos Village.
  • Enjoy City Tour of Izmir, Visit house of Virgin Mary, Ephesus, ruins of Odeon, Hercules Gate, Fantastic Greco-Roman Theatre and Basilica of St. John
  • Visit the Cotton Fortress in Pamukkale
  • Spend 03 Nights on board the celestial cruise.
  • Visit Patmos, Rhodes, Heraklion (Crete), Santorinion the cruise.
  • Shore excursion at Patmos, Rhodes & Heraklion (Crete).
  • Walking tour of Ancient Delphi - UNESCO World Heritage site
  • See the Sanctuary of Apollo and hear tales about the Greek god Zeus
  • Visit two of the famous rock monasteries in Meteora with an expert local guide
  • Visit white marble pillars of the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion
  • Services of a professional, friendly, multilingual and experienced Tour Manager Travelling with you throughout your tour.

Itinerary

Athens - Welcome to Athens

Embark on your exciting holiday as you arrive into the Greek Capital of Athens. meet tour manager at 1600hrs on arrival area and proceed to your hotel & check in. (Early check –in subject to availability). Kindly make your own arrangement if you are unable to meet Tour Manager at designated time. Later, Enjoy Dinner.

(please prepare 01 small bag for 02 overnights at Kalambaka & Olympia along with your required medicine and other daily items) Big Bag will remain in ATHENS.

Overnight in Athens. (D)

Athens – Delphi - Kalambaka

After Breakfast, we will transfer to Delphi. At Delphi you will immerse yourself in the myths and monuments of classical Greece on this trip to Delphi. Explore the UNESCO-listed archeological site of Delphi and learn how the city was considered the ‘Center of the World’ in ancient Greece.

Stand in awe before the dramatically situated Temple of Apollo, then discover long-lost wonders at the Delphi Archeological Museum, including the Charioteer of Delphi and the Sphinx of Naxos. Enjoy lunch. Later, we will transfer to Kalambaka.

Enjoy Dinner.
Overnight in Kalambaka. (B,LL,LD)

Kalambaka – Olympia

After Breakfast, visit Meteora with its impressive scenery, ageless monasteries (2), suspended between earth and sky. The monasteries are perched on top of towers of sandstone, which for centuries provided totally inaccessible retreats for the monks. Inside the Byzantine Monasteries see priceless historical and religious treasures. Lunch.

Transfer to Olympia. Enjoy Dinner.

Overnight in Olympia. (B,LL,LD)

Olympia - Athens

After breakfast, check out and proceed at Olympia stadium and museum. In the western Peloponnese, in the "Valley of Gods", lies the most celebrated sanctuary of ancient Greece and the birthplace of the most important athletic mega-event of all times; the Olympic Games. At ancient Olympia standing the impressive ruins of the area where athletes trained and run in the ancient stadium; just as the ancient Olympians did after their victory 3000 years ago. We will visit also the museum and get the chance to see some unbelievable sculptures such as the sculpted decoration of the temple of Zeus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the famous Hermis of Praxiteles and the statue of Nike of Paionios. Lunch. Transfer to Athens. Enjoy Dinner.

(please prepare 01 small bag for 02 overnights at Santorini along with your required medicine and other daily items) Big Bag will remain in ATHENS,

Overnight in Athens. (B,LL,D)

Athens - Santorini

Early breakfast and check out for your transfer to Piraeus port, to board your ferry to Santorini, which is one of the most outstanding places of the world. Enjoy Lunch. Transfer to your hotel and relax. Later, enjoy free time.

Enjoy Dinner.
Overnight in Santorini (B,PL,D)

Santorini

Breakfast and then we will explore the Center of the island and on the highest point where you will visit the hidden gems of the area. The first stop of the tour is the 16th century Monastery of Prophet Elias which was built on the highest point of the Island 567 meters above sea level. From there you will have a panoramic view of the whole island. After Prophet Elias we will continue to the village of Pyrgos, with its Cycladic architecture, Byzantine churches and a Venetian Castle. The village is one of the highest points of the Island and the View is amazing overlooking the North West part of Santorini. Lunch. Next stop the traditional village of Oia which is on the northern tip of the island, high on the cliff top. Oia hosts the most magnificent views on Santorini and a picturesque road with cliffs on one side and sea on the other leads to this attractive village typical of Santorini’s architecture with houses sunk deep into the volcanic soil, their whitewashed walls and blue domes sparkling in the sunlight.

After sunset transfer for Dinner. Return to Fira to explore Santorini night life.
Overnight in Santorini (B,LL,D)

Santorini-Athens

This morning after breakfast. Transfer to Santorini Port for your ferry back to Athens. Arrive at Athens and Lunch.

Transfer to Hotel for check in. Later, Enjoy dinner.
Overnight in Athens. (B,PL,D)

Athens

After breakfast, proceed on a full Day Athens City tour - Short photo stop at Panathenaic stadium where the new Olympic games reborn, Parliament and tomb of the unknown soldier. Passing by through the coach see: The Academy, The National University and The National Library. Later visit Temple of Zeus and Acropoli. After lunch, visit Acropolis museum.

Enjoy dinner.
Overnight in Athens. (B,LL,D)

Farewell Athens. Fly to Izmir. On to Kusadasi

After breakfast, proceed to airport for your flight to Izmir. (Flight Cost not included). Arrive Izmir. Drive to Kusadasi. Check in to the hotel.

The rest of the evening is free at leisure. Enjoy Dinner.
Overnight in Kusadasi. (B,LL,LD)

Visit Pamukkale Cotton Fortress. See City of Hierapolis

After breakfast at the hotel drive to Pamukkale for full-day tour. Visit Pamukkale Cotton Fortress with its travertine and ancient City of Hierapolis which has the biggest Nekropol with 1200 gravestones in Anatolia. After a Local lunch return back to Kusadasi.

Enjoy Dinner.
Overnight in Kusadasi (B, LL, LD)

Onto Cappadocia.

After Breakfast, Visit house of Virgin Mary, Ephesus, ruins of Odeon, Hercules Gate, Fantastic Greco-Roman Theatre and Basilica of St. John. Later, after Lunch, proceed to airport for your flight to Cappadocia. (Flight Cost not included). On arrival at Kayseri Airport, drive to the mysterious Cappadocia.

Relax at hotel. Enjoy Dinner
Overnight in Cappadocia (B, LL, LD)

City sights of Cappadocia. Visit Carpet Atelier, Kaymakli Underground City, Uchisar, Goreme Open – Air Museum and PasabagValley.

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for Sightseeing in this unique corner of the world. Morning visit to Carpet Atelier and have a demonstration carpet weaving. After local lunch visit to Goreme Open Air Museum and Citadel of Uchisar. Visit the Kaymakli Underground City, Pigeon Valley and Avanos Region.

Enjoy Dinner.
Overnight in Cappadocia. (B, LL, LD)

On to Istanbul. Guided city tour of Istanbul – Visit Topkapi Palace.

After breakfast at the hotel, check out & proceed to airport for your flight to Istanbul. (Flight Cost not included). After Lunch, proceed for visit toTopkapi Palace, is a large palace in Istanbul. Then, visit to famous Grand Covered Bazaar (closed on Sundays) dating back to 15th century. It covers over 4,000 shops under one roof.

Enjoy Dinner tonight.
Overnight in Istanbul. (B, LL, D)

Visit St. Sophia, Visit Byzantine Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Spice Market, Grand Covered Bazaar and Enjoy Bosphorus Cruise.

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for full day city tour of Istanbul. Visits the St. Sophia (closed on Mondays), Byzantine Hippodrome, in which stand the obelisk brought from Egypt by Theodosius and the Serpent Column taken from Delphi by Constantine. Also visit the Blue Mosque (closed to visit on Friday mornings due to Friday Pray) (VISIT FROM OUTSIDE ONLY), Pls note, Blue Mosque will be under renovation for around 2 years. Due, to which it will be visited from outside only. which has six minarets and a middle dome of 109 feet.

After Indian lunch proceed for a Cruise along the Bosphorus, the winding strait separating Europe & Asia. Along the shores there is a delightfully mixture of the past and the present, as well as the grand splendor and quaint beauty of the ancient wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses and small fishing villages. The rest of the evening is free at leisure.

Tonight enjoy Dinner.
Overnight in Istanbul. (B, LL, D)

Farewell!

Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and proceed to the airport at 1000hrs for your flight back home. Kindly make your own arrangement if you are unable to join this departure due to your flight timings. Return home with wonderful memories of your tour. (B)

Tour Cost & Date

Land Cost

Per Person on Twin Sharing US$ 3000
Single Supplement US$ 1000

NOTE

  • As a 3rd person in a triple room, most hotels use rollaway beds and room size may be the same as the double bed. There will be no reduction for triple sharing.
  • Single Room Supplement charges will be applicable in case of any one member sharing room with other cancel their reservations.

  • DEPARTURE DATES 2020

    August
    27
    September
    17
    October
    01

    NOTE

    • Tour starts in Athens on the above mentioned dates. There could be possibility of flight departure on the previous evening.
    • On certain departure dates the itinerary may be operated in reverse order. However, all services and inclusions will remain the same.

    Tour info

    WHAT YOUR TOUR PRICE INCLUDES

    SIGHTSEEING TOURS AND EXCURSIONS
    GREECE
    Athens
    • Guided City tour of Athens.
    • VisitAcropolis museum with Guide.
    • Guided tour of Zeus temple
    Delphi
    • Enjoy Visit Delphi Oracle and museum
    • See the Sanctuary of Apollo and hear tales about the Greek god Zeus
    Kalambaka
    • Visit two of the famous rock monasteries in Meteora with an expert local guide
    • Visit Temple of Poseidon
    Olympia
    • Guided tour of Olympia
    • Visit Olympia Stadium & Museum.
    Santorini
    • Full day guided tour of Santorini
    • Enjoy a spectacular sunset at the village of Oia
    • Visit the Black and Red sand beaches
    • Visit the quaint villages of Megalochori and Purgos
    TURKEY
    Kusadasi
    • Tour to Ephesus.
    • Visit to House of Virgin
    Pamukkale
    • Visit Pamukkale Cotton Fortress
    Cappadocia
    • Visits Carpet Atelier,
    • Visit the Goreme Open-Air Museum, Citadel of Uchisar, KaymakliUnderground City,
    • Visit Pigeon Valley and Avanos Region
    Istanbul
    • Visit Topkapi Palace
    • Visit Grand Covered Bazaar
    • Visit St. Sophia, Byzantine Hippodrome, Blue Mosque
    • Visit of Spice Market
    • Bosphorus Cruise along the Bosphorus

    ACCOMMODATION

    • 04 nights' accommodation at Novotel Hotel or similar in Athens
    • 01 night accommodation at Olympic Village  Hotelor similar in Olympia
    • 01 night accommodation at Grand Meteora Hotel or similar in Kalambaka
    • 02 nights' accommodation at Splendour Resort Hotel or similar in Santorini
    • 02 nights' accommodation at Ramada Hotel & suites by Wyndham / Double Tree by Hilton or similar in Kusadasi
    • 02 nights' accommodation at Ramada Hotelor similar in Cappadocia
    • 02 nights' accommodation at Titanic City Hotel or similar in Istanbul

    MEALS, WATER

    • Daily breakfast at the hotel.
    • Local Vegetarian lunches / Indian Vegetarian/ Non Vegetarian lunches
    • Local Vegetarian/ Non Vegetarian dinners / Indian Vegetarian/ Non Vegetarian dinners 
    • Two 500 ml water bottles per person per day.

    TAXES

    • Currently applicable tax in Greece.

    TIPS & PORATGE & BAGS

    • Tips to Driver & Local Guide.
    • Porterage 1 Bag (20kg) per person at Hotels.
    • While going to Kalambaka & Santorini, big bags will remain in Athens.

    TRANSFERS

    • All transfers will be conducted by a deluxe air-conditioned coach.
    • Economy class ferry tickets for the route Athens– Santorini– Athens (normal speed)

    TOUR MANAGER

    • Services of a professional and experienced tour manager or a local representative throughout your tour.

    WHAT YOUR TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

    • Cost of International/Internal Air Tickets. 
    • Cost of deviation - In case you wish to deviate from the group departure dates mentioned in the brochure i.e. either travel before the departure date of your tour or would like to come back on a later date after the tour ends, there will be an additional charge that will be applicable which will be advised to you by our sales team. The same is subject to availability of seats & class for the given dates & ticket validity. Kindly also note, the deviation request is to be made at the time of booking. 
    • Cost of Transfer:  The individual arrival & departure transfer in case you are not arriving / departing as per group ARRIVAL&DEPARTURE timings.
    • Cost of visas to travel on the tour.
    • Medical/ Travel insurance. 
    • Any expenses of personal nature such as porterage, laundry, wines, mineral water, food and drink not in the regular menu provided by us, mini bar, telephone calls, pay channels, cruise shore excursion and any type of beverages in cruise etc. Anything not specified under inclusions.
    • Meals other than what is mentioned in your itinerary 
    • Cost of excursions, city sightseeing, entrance fees and local guides availed of by the passengers, other than that mentioned in ‘What your tour price includes’
    • Departure taxes except where included.

    IMPORTANT

    • All tours will be operated subject to a minimum of 25 full paying passengers traveling together. In case there are less than 25 full paying passengers the clients will be given an option of travelling on another departure date. 
    • Check for detail cancellation rules in our booking form.
    • Updating of Mileage is subject to Airlines terms & conditions in group fare. 
    • We request the airlines for your preferred seats however this is as per their policy and at their discretion to confirm the same.
    • Keeping in view of Luggage compartment of coach & Internal Flight regulations, we strongly recommend you to carry only medium size Bag of 20kg and 1 carryon bag of 5 kg per person.
    • The dates and granting of Visas is at the sole discretion of the concerned consulate. Air Tours Holidays are not responsible for granting of visas and are only a facilitator in the visa application process and any situations arises out of delay in granting visa by the consulate/embassy.

    VISAS REQUIRED TO TRAVEL ON YOUR TOUR

    USA Citizens Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) Turkey Visa required.
    Green Card Holders Single Entry Schengen Visa
    Single Entry Turkey Visa
    Indian National Single Entry Schengen Visa
    Single Entry Turkey Visa

    Note: Cost of the above mentioned visa is not included in your tour price.

    The Schengen visa is valid for travel into Greece.

    Points to be noted

    • Air Tours shall not accept any liability or responsibility for any delay in flights or change in Schedule by the airline and any situations arising out of the same.  
    • Any damages caused to the hotel rooms/coach during your stay, shall be payable by the passengers. Air Tours will not be liable for the same. 
    • The Company shall not accept any liability or responsibility for any damages, loss, injury, accident, death, delay, breakdown or irregularity which may occur in carrying out of the tour arrangement. 
    • Management reserves the right to claim any additional expenses due to delay or changes in train, plane, bus, ship or other services, weather conditions, strikes, war, quarantine and any other cause whatsoever and all such loss or expenses must be borne by the passengers. 
    • We reserve the right to amend, alter, vary or withdraw any particular departure, excursion advertised or substitute a hotel of similar class if deemed advisable or necessary. 
    • For the convenience of our passengers, we will sometimes amend the itinerary, however all the other services will remain the same. 
    • The Tour Cost is combination of all the arrangement and hence cannot be calculated on individual service basis. Tour cost is one component and not calculated on individually.
    • Single Room Supplement charges will be applicable in case any of the guest cancel the reservations sharing room together.
    • Air Tours will not be liable in any loss of baggage by the Airline. 
    • Please refer to the booking form for detailed ‘Terms and Conditions’.

    Points to be noted

    • Please refer to our brochure for further details, terms & conditions.

    MEDICAL INSURANCE:

    • It’s very important to find out BEFORE you leave whether or not your medical insurance will cover you overseas. Your regular U.S. health insurance may not cover doctors’ and hospital visits in other countries. ALWAYS LOOK INTO THE ASPECTS OF COVERING YOUR TRIP FOR UNFORSEEN EVENTS.

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