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TURKEY - GREECE TOUR PACKAGE

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Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Athens, Mykanos, Santorini

Day 01: NEW YORK ISTANBUL
This evening depart at 10.20 PM aboard our selected scheduled airline with change of plane in a European city.

Day 02: ISTANBUL
Arrive in the evening in Istanbul. Welcome and assistance upon arrival at the airport. Later transfer to hotel Marriot Istanbul or similar category.

Day 03: ISTANBUL
After breakfast, proceed on full day tour of Istanbul visiting Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar, Taksim District. Topkapi Palace, which served as the palace of the Ottoman Sultans between the 16th and 19th centuries. Haghia Sophia (St. Sophia’s Basilica) built by Constantine the Great and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century with one of the biggest dome in the world. Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii), famous for its six minarets, its beautiful blue Iznik tiles, unique architecture and marble lattice work. Byzantine Hippodrome, the center of Byzantine life for 1000 years.

Day 04: ISTANBUL CAPPADOCIA
After breakfast, Grand Bazaar which is one of the world’s biggest and the oldest shopping venue. You will also have the chance to see the new city Taksim District and enjoy the walk through the famous Istiklal Street. Later transfer to airport for flight to Cappadocia. Arrive and transfer to hotel Gamirasu Cave.

Day 05: CAPPADOCIA
After early breakfast, tour of Cappadocia to explore the lunar landscape of Cappadocia visiting the Pasabag Valley, with its surreal mushrooming pinnacles and Avanos, renowned for its handmade pottery. Visit the stunning valley of Goreme and the open air museum, where the remains of churches and early Christian dwellings, hewn from the rock, date back thousands of years. Begin your discovery of Cappadocia with Goreme’s “Caves of God”, a UNESCO world heritage site. Monasteries and churches hewn into volcanic rock reached their peak between 7th and 13th centuries. You will see the ongoing erosion on the fairy chimneys of Pasabagi and will have a chance to get a brief in one of the regional pottery workshops in Avanos.

Day 06: CAPPADOCIA KUSADASI
After breakfast drive to seaside resort of Kusadasi, with its Island Fortress and pedestrian city center. Arrive and check in hotel Korumar

Day 07: KUSADASI
After breakfast, city tour of Kusadasi. Visit the premiere Greco-Roman city of the ancient world, Ephesus. Explore the Temple of Hadrian, the famous Celsus Library, Great Theatre, Temple of Artemis and other Roman sites. Then visit the House of Virgin Mary and the impressive collections at the Ephesus Museum

Day 08: KUSADASI- IZMIR - ATHENS
After breakfast, transfer to Izmir airport for flight to Athens with a brief stopover for tour of Izmir. Upon arrival clear the immigration formalities and transfer to hotel Crowne Plaza or similar category

Day 09: ATHENS MYKANOS
After early breakfast, transfer from hotel to Athens port to board the ferry for Mykonos. Arrive in Mykonos and transfer to hotel Royal After early breakfast, transfer from hotel to Athens port to board the ferry for Mykonos. Arrive in Mykonos and transfer to hotel Royal Mykonos Imperial Resort. Enjoy your leisurely evening at the beach. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10: MYKANOS
A half-hour boat trip takes you to the famous historical Delos sanctuary, birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. Your guide shows you the ancient temples, mosaic floor villas, the famous Delos "Lions", the amphitheater and much more. Later explore the Mykonos town with its cobbled streets or relax on one of its many beautiful beaches.

Day 11: MYKONOS SANTORINI
Transfer to Mykonos port to board the vessel to Santorini. Arrive in Santorini and transfer to your hotel 9 Muses or similar category.

Day 12: SANTORINI
Today, we visit Prophet Elias Monastery where the view is breathtaking. The picturesque village of Pyrgos is close by for you to capture some magnificent photos. Embark for a boat trip to the volcano. With a 1.5 hour stop there is enough time to walk to the crater and observe the smoke with traces of sulphur that is emitted from a number of spots. Leaving the volcano behind, the boat now sails to the Hot Springs, where you can swim in the green sulphur waters. From there the boat will sail to the nearby island of Thirassia. During the trip you shall be able to see the two separate islands which make up the volcano. The first one is New Kameni and behind it, the long and narrow, Old Kameni.

Day 13: SANTORINI ATHENS
Enjoy your morning free time in Santorini. Later in the afternoon, board your ferry to Athens. Arrive Athens and transfer to hotel Crowne Plaza.

Day 14: ATHENS
Full day tour of Athens visiting Panathinaiko Stadium cradle of the first Olympic Games took place in 1896. Pass by the Prime’s Ministers residence, former Royal Palace (guarded by colorful Evzones), Zappion (Conference and Exhibition Hall). Proceed to Temple of Olympian Zeus (visit). Continue passing by National Garden, Hadrian’s Arc, St. Paul’s Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown soldier, Schlieman’s House (Nomismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral, Academy, University, National Library, Old Parliament, Constitution Square, Russian Orthodox Church, Acropolis (visit Propylae, Temple of Athena Nike, Parthenon, Erechtheion) and finally New Acropolis Museum. Return to hotel. Overnight in Athens (B, D).

Day 15: ATHENS
Additional day to visit the Adelphi and any other nearby site.

Day 16: ATHENS NEW YORK
Transfer to airport for flight to New York with a change of plane in a European city

TOUR ENDS

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT

Book your Tour 120 Days in advance and recieve US $ 200 per person Early Bird Discount

AIR & LAND COST: 
(PER PERSON RATES BASED ON SHARING A TWIN/DOUBLE ROOM)

US $ per person

Single Room supplement US $ per person

Please read all the terms and conditions carefully before filling in the Tour Booking form and mailing your deposits.

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

  • Coach class international airfare from Chicago to Turkey and return from Greece on our selected scheduled airline.
  • Coach class internal Greece domestic airfare.
  • Deluxe/First class hotel accommodation as per the program.
  • All transfers, sightseeing and excursion tours by Private air-conditioned motor coach.
  • Buffet breakfast at the Hotel/local restaurant.
  • Services of experience English speaking guide.
  • Ferry tickets as per the program.
  • Entrance fee to the places of visit.
  • All airport taxes and fuel surcharges.

Please read all the terms and conditions carefully before filling in the Tour Booking form and mailing your deposits

NOT INCLUDED: Visa fee, any meals not mentioned above, Travel Insurance, any baggage handling fee/gratuity, mineral water, any beverages alcoholic or non-alcoholic, items of personal nature such as laundry, telephone, room service, any increase in airfare or government imposed taxes, any other items not mentioned in the tour inclusion list.

TRAVEL INSURANCE:   We strongly recommend that you obtain a comprehensive Travel Insurance coverage, including but not limited to trip cancellation, delay, loss of deposit, medical expenses, personal accidents and death, loss of baggage, personal belongings. “Cancel for Any Reason” travel insurance policy is one option that you must discuss with your Travel Insurance Company, as it offers a wider range of coverage if you cancel for any reason. Most Travel Insurance companies want you to buy insurance at the time of making your initial tour deposit to obtain the best coverage. Please contact and discuss all options available to you from the Travel Insurance companies of your choice before signing up on the tour.

CANCELLATION AND REFUNDOnce booked, the Tour involves a cancellation penalty if it is cancelled by you for any reason or for any circumstances beyond the control of Pollina Tours & Travel, Inc, its agents, and its service providers. We highly recommend purchasing Travel Insurance policy from the travel insurance company of your choice, covering all eventualities including, but not limited to, trip delay, trip cancellation, medical evacuation, illness, disease, death, accident etc that can protect yourself from cancellation penalties, in case the tour is cancelled by you or due to circumstances beyond the control of Pollina Tours, its agents, or service providers.

An administrative fee of US $ 500.00 per person will be charged for any cancellation once the tour is booked. A 25% cancellation fee on total tour cost will be charged if the bookings are cancelled between 89-60 days prior to departure. A 50% cancellation fee on total tour cost will be charged if the bookings are cancelled between 59-30 days prior to departure. A 75% cancellation fee on total tour cost will be charged if the bookings are cancelled between 29-03 days prior to departure. For a later cancellation, or for any unutilized services, no refund will be permissible. It is mandatory for passenger to make all cancellations in writing, stating the reason for cancellation and same must be received in our office on a prompt basis. Most refunds generally take 6-8 weeks to process.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS :: It is the sole responsibility of each passenger/tourist to obtain and verify that all of their travel documents, such as passport, visa, and airline tickets, vaccination requirements,etc are in order and meets the guidelines to embark on the trip.

HEALTH: You must consult with your physician every important aspect of your health related issues, including vaccinations such as Yellow Fever, Hepatitis, malaria prophylaxis etc. to ensure that you are in good health to engage in overseas travel. Please note: all our overseas tours require considerable walking and driving, sometimes on uneven, dusty and bumpy road conditions. You may also need to take stairs and inclines during the tour. No individual assistance to passengers requiring wheelchair can be provided, as many places may not be wheelchair accessible and may be challenging for the physically handicapped. For Information on vaccinations and other health precautions, such as safe food and water precautions and insect bite protection, may be obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s hotline for international travelers at 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) or via the CDC’s Internet site, at http://www.cdc.gov/travel For information about outbreaks of infectious diseases abroad, please consult the World Health Organization’s (WHO) web site. All passengers are personally responsible to ensure that they are medically fit to travel.

AIRLINE GROUP BOOKING AND SEAT ASSIGNMENTS POLLINA TOURS makes the booking with the Group Department of the airline, which means all the group members must travel together to and from a common gateway, as one Group. The Group tickets are lower fare tickets and carry restrictions. The tickets are nonrefundable, non-transferrable, non–re-routable, and non-endorsable. Policies governing seat assignments for groups vary greatly by airline. Most airlines currently offer preferred seating, a system which allows them to charge additional fees for preferable seats. As a result, many seats displayed on airline seat maps are set aside for clients willing to pay additional fees for them. Some seats may only be accessible at airport check-in. Specific Seat assignments preferences are not guaranteed by Pollina Tours. Loss of assignments may occur, at any time, due to airline schedule changes, or even as a result of individual passengers making changes directly with airlines on their group seat assignments. In many cases, airlines will not assign seats for groups until the group booking is closed for ticketing usually 30 days prior to departure. At this time, Pollina Tours will do all possible to seat passengers together and in the best available seats. However, it may not be possible for Pollina Tours to assign seats of each passenger's personal choice. Once assigned, typically seats may only be changed at airport check-in. Domestic US flights, as well as flights within Europe, do not permit group seat assignments. Airline reservation agents are often prohibited from assisting with seat requests for Group Reservations from individual passengers.

GROUP HOTEL BOOKING POLLINA TOURS makes the booking of the hotel in the specified hotel in “Standard” twin-bedded (two single beds) rooms or “Standard” double bedded (one double bed) room with private facilities, unless you have specifically requested and paid for an upgraded room category. Special requests, such as bed types, smoking preference and connecting rooms are subject to availability. Room selection in all cases, unless otherwise reserved, is strictly at the discretion of the hotel's management on a run-of-house basis.

GROUP DINNER BOOKING: POLLINA TOURS make the reservation for the Group Dinner arrangements at the hotel or local restaurants based on the hotel or restaurant’s Buffet or Set dinner menu basis policy. All efforts are made to offer Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian menu choice to the Group members. However, Pollina Tours cannot make multiple dinner menu request based on each group members’ individual request, likings and disliking.

RESPONSIBILITYPollina Tours & Travel, Inc. and/or their agents give notice that all tickets, vouchers and the coupons issued by them and all arrangements for transportation or for conveyance/hotel accommodation, sightseeing, excursions, etc, made by them, as AGENTS of the passenger upon the express condition that they shall not be held liable for any injury, damage, loss , accident, death, delay or irregularity which may be occasioned either by reason or defect of any vehicle, or through the act or default of any person or company engaged in conveying or housing the passengers or in connection therewith, or of any hotel proprietor or employee. Pollina Tour and/ or their agents can accept no responsibility for cancellation penalties or losses or incidental expenses due to delay or change in schedules of airline, rail, motor coach, cruise or any transportation companies etc, hotel overbooking or default, sickness, injury, death, weather, strike, political or social unrest, disease, epidemic, pandemic, terrorism, natural calamities, quarantine or any other causes beyond the control of Pollina Tours & Travel, its agents and suppliers of services. All such losses or incidental expenses will have to be borne by the passengers. Baggage is at owner’s risk throughout the tour. Obtaining a suitable travel insurance policy to cover the medical and non-medical eventualities from any Travel Insurance company of your choice is solely the responsibility of each passenger/tourist booked on our tour. Pollina Tours & Travel reserves the right to accept or reject any person as tour participants, to expel any tour participants from the tour, to make changes in the itinerary whenever the company deems it is necessary for the comfort, safety and convenience of the participants or their agents/service providers. Although, all safety measures are taken by our suppliers to ensure you have an enjoyable and safe tour. However, our Service provider will require you to sign their responsibility form to not hold them responsible for any injury, accident, death, etc, caused to you during any adventure tourism activities, jungle safari, etc. which is beyond their control. All prices are quoted in US Dollars. The transportation, airlines, rail ,cruise, ferry companies, etc, concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission, or events during the time passengers are not on board their carriers and conveyance. The passenger’s contract in use by the airline carrier, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the transportation company and the purchaser of the Tour(s) and/or passengers. Typically, check- in time at the hotels is 3:00 PM and check out time is 12 noon. Sequence of the itinerary is subject to change, due to circumstances beyond our control.