Wonderful Greece and Turkey

Travel Date

Travel PeriodRate per Person
(based on twin Sharing)
April 16 – May 1, 2020USD 3,388

Itinerary

DayItinerary
1DEPART MANILA
Depart Manila on a prestigious airline. Enjoy in-flight meals, amenities, and entertainment.

Meals: in-flight
2ARRIVAL ATHENS
Meet in the arrival’s hall at Athens airport and transfer to the hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure. Athens is an amazing city to discover on your own with its numerous museums, parks, and the shopping areas of Kolonaki, Hermou, Voukourestiou Street, Monastiraki and Plaka. In the evening, transfer to Plaka, the old part of Athens for dinner at a local restaurant. After dinner transfer back and overnight in Athens Hotel.

Meals: X/X/D
3ATHENS – SANTORINI – HALF DAY OIA TOUR
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to Athens port and take the Speed Boat to the island of Santorini. Meet at Santorini port and transfer to the hotel. Lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon with an English Speaking Assistant proceed on your Half Day Oia Tour. Visit the traditional settlement of Oia which is located 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 town. Walk around and discover the typical Santorinian architecture. Dinner at a local restaurant with volcano. After dinner transfer back and overnight in Santorini Hotel.
Meals: B/L/D
4FULL DAY SANTORINI ISLAND TOUR
Breakfast in the hotel. With an English Speaking Assistant proceed on your Full Day Island Tour. Drive to the picturesque village of Megalochori. Head up to Prophet Elias, the highest point of the island, for a short stop for photo shooting and viewing – only from outside (no entrance is allowed) – in the monastery. See the black beach of Perivolos or Perissa. Pass by Pyrgos village. Lunch at a local restaurant (starters, salad, main course, dessert). Visit a local winery for wine tasting. Visit Fira the capital town of the island. Wandering through the white cob bled streets of Fira a town of about 2000 inhabitants one gets the feel of the old-world charm blended in with the modern day comforts and Gold Street. Dinner at a local restaurant. After dinner transfer back and overnight in Santorini Hotel.

Meals: B/L/D
5SANTORINI – MYKONOS
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to Santorini port and take the Speed Boat to the island of Mykonos. Meet at Mykonos port and with an English Speaking Assistant and proceed on your Half Day Tour. Visit the capital of Mykonos, Ano Mera. See the Monastery of Panagia Tourliani with the unique icon of holy Mary. We continue our drive to some of the most famous beaches of the island like, Kalafatis, Agios Stefanos and Agios Giannis with the perfect view to Delos. On the way back we will explore the labyrinth of Mykonos port town with famous Windmills, Little Venice, Paraportiani church, the small fishermen port with the church of Saint Nikolas, and “Yialos” area with all café and restaurants till the main Manto square. Enjoy some free time on your own into the small narrow streets of Mykonos with all shops and white small houses. Lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch transfer to the hotel. Free time at own leisure in the afternoon. In the evening transfer for dinner to a local restaurant. After dinner transfer back and overnight in Mykonos Hotel.

Meals: B/L/D
6MYKONOS – ATHENS
Breakfast in the hotel. Lunch at a local restaurant. Transfer to Mykonos port and take the Speed Boat to Athens. Meet at Athens port and transfer for dinner to a local restaurant. After dinner transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Athens Hotel.

Meals: B/L/D
7FULL DAY ATHENS SIGHTSEEING TOUR
Breakfast in the hotel. With an official English Speaking Guide proceed on your Full Day City Tour. Pass by Syntagma Square, the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Athens Academy, the University, the National Library, Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896. On the Acropolis visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally “the harmony between material and spirit”, the Parthenon. Continue and visit the place where at last the statues found their home and admire the wonders of the classical era, the museum of Acropolis. Completing the tour, transfer for lunch to a local restaurant. After lunch, free time at own leisure for shopping in Plaka area and Syntagma Square. In the evening transfer for dinner to a local restaurant. After dinner transfer back and overnight in Athens Hotel.

Meals: B/L/D
8ATHENS – 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.

Meals: B/L/D

9ISTANBUL
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.

Meals: B/L/D
10ISTANBUL – 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.

Meals: B/L/D
11CAPPADOCIA
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 BALLOONS” one of the best in Cappadocia. Then transfer to the restaurant for dinner.

Meals: B/L/D
12CAPPADOCIA – KONYA – PAMUKKALE
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 Mevlana Museum 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.

Meals: B/L/D
13HIERAPOLIS – APHRODISIAS – KUSADASI
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, a popular port for the cruise.

Meals: B/L/D
14EPHESUS
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

Meals: B/L/D
15IZMIR-ISTANBUL – MANILA
Pick up from your hotel in Kusadasi and transfer to the airport for flight back to Manila.

Meals: B/X/X
16ARRIVE – MANILA
Arrive Manila from a very memorable and enjoyable trip.

Meals: in-flight

Package Inclusion

  • Roundtrip Economy Airfare via EK
  • Domestic 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

Package Exclusion

  • XT Taxes : TBA
  • PH Travel Tax: USD33.00
  • Beverages / Drinks
  • Schengen Visa Fee P7,000
  • Turkey Visa Fee P8,000
  • 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
  • Min. of 30 = $3,388.00
  • Min. of 25 = $3,488.00
  • Min. of 20 = $3,588.00
  • Min. of 15 = $3,788.00

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