WONDERFUL GREECE AND TURKEY Featured Images 2019 March Packages

WONDERFUL GREECE AND TURKEY (APRIL 9-24, 2019)

ITINERARY

DAY 01 APR 09 DEPART MANILA – ATHENS (SAME DAY ARRIVAL)

Depart Manila, same day arrival in Athens, meet airport assist, and then transfer to your hotel for overnight in Athens.

DAY 02 APR 10 ATHENS–SANTORINI (B/L/D) Catamaran Speed Boat Athens–Santorini

After an early breakfast at your hotel, transfer to port to embark Catamaran Ferry to Santorini.
Arrival in Santorini, meet assist and transfer to restaurant for lunch and then to hotel for check in (check in time 14:00).Balance of the day at leisure. Overnight Santorini

DAY 03 APR 11 SANTORINI – Santorini Island Tour (7hrs) Including Wine Tasting (B/L/D) 

Lunch 4 course at Restaurant by Black Beach Dinner at Oia village 4 course

Breakfast at hotel. Morning at leisure.13:00 meet your English Speaking Escort for Santorini island tour

Drive south after Megalochori to the famous Red Beach (photos only from above, as beach is closed) and then to Black beach of Perivolos – Perissa, stop for pictures and lunch. Continue to the heart of the island through the traditional village of Pyrgos. Stop at the Monastery of Profitis Elias the highest spot of the island. The perfect point for the most amazing panoramic photos. Visit Santo Wines enjoy WINE tasting at one of the local famous wineries of Santorini with unique views of the Volcano. Continue to Oia Village for sunset tour Oia, beloved by artists, newly-wed couples and tourists is the ideal Santorinian Village known for incredible sunset views. Stroll along the charming road with cliffs on one side and endless sea views. After dinner free time to watch sunset.

DAY 04 APR 12 SANTORINI – MYKONOS (B/L/D) Fast ferry Santorini – Mykonos (10:45-13:05)

After an early breakfast at your hotel, transfer to port to embark Catamaran Ferry to Mykonos
Arrival in Mykonos meet assist transfer to restaurant for lunch. After lunch you will head off for the Mykonos Island tour (4hrs) where many scenic photo opportunities are in store for Ano Mera Village, and Paradise Beach.  Returning to Mykonos town for your walking tour of the town that is set around a picturesque bay with whitewashed houses fitting closely together and forming a maze of narrow, winding alleys. Admire the iconic Windmills, Little Venice with restaurants and bars built right at the edge of the sea, be captivated by the earthen colors of bare hills surrounding the town’s gleaming whiteness, an incredibly blue sky and even deeper blue sparkling sea. Free time in Mykonos town for shopping at Matogianni Street lined with high end brand name stores, souvenir shops, shoes shops, art galleries and many fine jewelry stores. Enjoy dinner and transfer to hotel.

DAY 05 APR 13 MYKONOS – ATHENS (B/L/D) Fast Ferry Santorini –Athens (15:15 -18:00)

Breakfast at hotel and check out. Morning at leisure. Lunch with escort at restaurant within walking distance from hotel. After lunch transfer to port to embark for Athens.Upon arrival meet and assist and transfer to dinner and then check in.

DAY 06 APR 14 ATHENS – Sightseeing Tour (4 hrs.) (B/L/D)

Breakfast at hotel and meet and assist and transfer to the Acropolis where you meet your English speaking guide. Entrance to Acropolis – the architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Parthenon dedicated to the goddess Athena, the Erectheion and the Temple of Athena Nike, the Porch of the Maidens.  Continue visiting Acropolis Museum Continue with the bus tour of the city First stop at Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic games of modern times where held in 1896 and continue passing by the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian´s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial of the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Libraryand Constitution Square (Syntagma) After lunch either return to hotel or free time for shopping (3hrs)- no coach service . Then meet our assistant to have dinner at a Chinese restaurant walking distance from Syntagma square. After dinner transfer to the hotel and overnight in Athens.
DAY 07 APR 15 ATHENS – ISTANBUL (BLD) (Flight from ATH – IST)

Breakfast at the hotel. Meet and assist and Transfer to airport for departure flight to Istanbul.  Upon arrival, you will have a full day tour including the St Sophia Museum, Byzantine Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, and enjoy shopping in the world’s largest covered bazaar with 4000 shops, which is known as the Grand Bazaar. After lunch, you will visit Topkapi Palace including the Imperial Treasury, gardens, Sultan’s kitchen, Sacred Relics.

DAY 08: APR 16 ISTANBUL (BLD)
Before embarking your boat you will visit the Spice Market, where locals still shop for herbs and spices mostly coming from Far & Middle East. Take an enjoyable cruise along the Bosphorus Strait. After cruise drop off at your hotel. You can explore other historical highlights or take a cab to Nisantasi, the luxury fashion district for fine Istanbul shopping. With its impeccable reputation as the district preferred by palace residents and later the Republic’s intellectuals and influential elite, it is still one of the most important areas of Istanbul. Then transfer to the restaurant for dinner.

DAY 09 APR 17 ISTANBUL – KAYSERI – CAPPADOCIA (BLD) (Flight from IST – ASR)
Pick up from your hotel in Istanbul and transfer to the airport for your flight to Kayseri. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to Cappadocia which is about 1 hour, then transfer to your hotel for check in. the rest of the day is free.

DAY 10: APR 18 CAPPADOCIA (BLD)
After breakfast, you will have a sightseeing tour to Devrent and Pasabagi Valleys, Avanos town, Kaymakli underground city, Goreme Open Air Museum and Uchisar Castle. The rest of the day is free. Perhaps take an optional of “HOT AIR BALLONS” one of the best in Cappadocia. Then transfer to the restaurant for dinner.
DAY 11: APR 19 CAPPADOCIA – KONYA – PAMUKKALE (BLD)
Early wake up for a long bus drive which will give you the chance to see untouched beauties of the country; villagers working in their farms, fertile plains and the cultural diversity between the cities. Stop at Konya to see the MevlanaMuseum which shelters the tomb of Rumî, known to his followers as Mevlana, a Muslim poet and mystic. Finally, arrive in Pamukkale considered to be the oldest spa center in the world. You can enjoy the thermal pools and the spa in your hotel. Breakfast: Hotel
DAY 12: APR 20 HIERAPOLIS – APHRODISIAS – KUSADASI (BLD)
Today, the first visit will be to Hierapolis, to see the large Roman necropolis which is filled with sarcophagi, also the Great Baths, Frontinus Street, Theatre, Martyrion of St. Phillip, Cleopatra’s pool and travertines, (the terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water) on which you will take an enjoyable barefoot walk. After lunch, visit to the ancient city of Aphrodisias, is the City of Aphrodite, Goddess of Love, before being driven along the fertile Meander River valley which will bring you to Kusadasi.
DAY 13: APR 21 EPHESUS (BLD)
Drive to Selcuk among the fruit trees and see the gigantic Temple of Artemis which was one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Then stroll in the world-famous Ancient City of Ephesus, including the Arcadian Way, the Roman Baths, Temple of Hadrian, the Celcus Library and the Antique Theater. In the afternoon a visit to the Shrine of Virgin Mary, where she lived her last years and the Basilica of St John. Then the rest of the day is free
DAY 14: APR 22 IZMIR-ISTANBUL (B) NO COACH DURING FREE TIME
Pick up from your hotel in Kusadasi and transfer to Istanbul, then check in, the rest of the day is free for last minute shopping.
DAY 15: APR 23 DEPARTURE – ISTANBU (B)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Manila.
DAY 16: APR 24 ARRIVE – MANILA
Arrive Manila from a very memorable and enjoyable trip.

INCLUSIONS

  • Roundtrip Economy Airfare via Etihad
  • flights (ATH-IST-ASR/IZM-IST)
  • Accommodation based on 4 star hotel
  • Full board Except on day 14 B-fast only
  • Sightseeing tours as specified
  • Ferry to Santorini
  • Ferry to Mykonos
  • Private coach with English Guide
  • Entrances as per itinerary
  • Services of a Filipino Tour Escort
  • Souvenir Item & Travel Kits
  • Tour Briefing with snacks

EXCLUSIONS

  • XT Taxes : TBA
  • PH Travel Tax: USD33.00
  • Beverages / Drinks
  • Schengen Visa Fee P6,500
  • Turkey Visa Fee P2,500
  • Tips for the Driver, Local Guide. Restaurant, Porters & Assistance.
  • Items purely personal in nature such as telephone calls, laundry service, use of refreshments in minibar

BOOKING CONDITIONS

  • A Deposit of US300.00 per person is required and NON-refundable.
  • Full payment should be made at least 30 days prior to departure
  • Cancelled made after issuance of visa will automatically forfeit dep.
  • Cancellation made 30 days before dep. will automatically incur full charges
  • SGL supplement – $750.00
  • of 30 = $3,288.00
  • of 25 = $3,388.00
  • of 20 = $3,488.00
  • of 15 = $3,588.00

VISA REQUIREMENTS

  • Application Form
  • Passport valid for 6 months
  • 4 pcs of recent passport size pictures
  • COE with Leave of Absence and Salary Declaration
  • Bank Certificate & Bank Statement
  • ITR (original / photocopy)
  • Travel Insurance valid for 45 days
  • Marriage Contract / Affidavit of Consent if not travelling with Spouse
  • Birth Certificate
  • Other required documents.