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TURKEY & GREECE 19 DAY TOUR Summer 2020

2020年夏季行程
Tour Code: SUM20R-GRT19
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Itinerary features:

Travel from Istanbul to Ankara by air to save long haul driving time
A relaxing In-Depth tour to Midwest region, West Coast area along Aegean Sea, Anatolian Plateau, Ankara- the capital and Istanbul for diverse culture and amazing scenery
Top attractions: Istanbul, Pamukkale, Cappadocia.  Provide comfortable accommodations and ample time to explore historical sites in Istanbul: St. Sophia Church, Blue Mosque & Topkapi Palace
To Ephesus— well preserved ancient Greek ruins
Take Bosphorus Cruise for panoramic view of castles, grand palaces and villas along European Side & Asian side
Sultanhani Caravansarai—It used to be a roadside inn for trade routes travelers to rest at night 
Tuz Golu:  One of the largest hypersaline lakes in the world, a unique landscape in Turkey
To Aspendos Theater: a well-preserved Roman theater in Aspendos
Accommodate you in cave hotel in Cappadocia for two nights
Buffet breakfast at hotel
Comfortably travel to all cities and islands. Enjoy Greek leisure lifestyle.
Buffet breakfast throughout the tour. Arrange dinner with tastes of Greek culinary culture
Arrange 2 nights stay on Santorini to enjoy island leisure lifestyle.
Tour UNESCO World Heritage Site in Athens: Acropolis, Parthenon and Temple of Athena.
To two most famous islands: Mykonos & Santorini
Mykonos:  One of the most attractive islands among Aegean Sea.
Santorini: Most popular island out of the Cyclades.  To Oia-the town beloved by artists.  Enjoy beautiful scenery of Aegean Sea.
Travel to Mykonos & Santorini by flight to save time    
To Greece’s most important historic cities, known for the cradle of European civilization and listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites: The Acropolis in Athens (1987), Meteora (1988), Delphi (1987)
Provide one bottle of mineral water per person per day on the coach
Provide headset service for 15 and more guests per group for better sightseeing experience

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★Entrance Fee and Transportation Included

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Itinerary

Day 1

USA-Istanbul, Turkey

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Today take overnight flight to Istanbul Turkey, arrive the next day。

Day 2

Istanbul

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Upon arrival, transfer to restaurant for dinner and then to hotel and check-in.

<Lunch>: Western Cuisine or buffet at hotel

<Hotel>: Wyndham Grand Europe Hotel or similar

Day 3

Istanbul / Ankara

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Istanbul City Tour:
★Topkapi Palace served as the residence of Ottoman sultans between 15th-19th century

★Imperial Treasury is a vast collection of artworks, jewelry. The most eye-catching jewel is the Spoonmaker’s Diamond, set in silver and surrounded in two ranks with 49 cut diamonds

★St. Sophia church is the grandest red dome structure of Byzantine art, now is a museum

★Blue Mosque, an Ottoman architecture built in the 17th century. Hand-painted blue tiles adorn Its interior walls. The Mosque is bathed in blue as lights frame the five main domes, six minarets Tonight, we will travel to Ankara by air

<Breakfast> Buffet at hotel

<Lunch>: Local Cuisine

<Dinner> Western Cuisine or buffet at hotel

<Hotel>: Crowne Plaza Hotel or similar

Day 4

Ankara-289km-Cappadocia

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Ankara City Tour:
★Museum of Anatolian have many priceless collections from Mesopotamian, Hitti Mesopotamian, Hittite Empire, Greek, Roman and Byzantine era

★Mausoleum of Ataturk, which serves as a tribute to the founder of modern Turkey. You will see ★Ataturk’s tomb and museum
◎Later, depart for Cappadocia via Tuz Golu— One of the largest hypersaline lakes in the world.

★This evening, enjoy wonderful Turkish folk music and belly dance.
<Breakfast>: Buffet at hotel

<Lunch>: Local Cuisine

<Dinner> : Western Cuisine or buffet at hotel

<Hotel> Uchisa Kaya Hotel or similar

Day 5

Cappadocia

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Early morning you can take hot air balloon tour at your own expense (about USD300 per person), watch sunrise and rock formations
◎We will explore Mushroom Valley, Camel Rock, Uchisar Castle, and Hunting Valley

★Goreme open air museum: Medieval orthodox Christian monks carved the cave from volcanic stone and decorated with elaborate Byzantine frescoes

★Kaymakli Underground City, where people of Kaymakli built their living spaces, kitchen, storage rooms, cellars, stable etc. under the hill thousands of years ago. Cappadocia is an area in central Turkey known for its unique moon-like landscape Later, a brief stop at ★Turkish carpet studio

<Breakfast> Buffet at hotel

<Lunch>: Local Cuisine

<Dinner>  Western Cuisine or buffet at hotel

<Hotel> Uchisa Kaya Hotel or similar

Day 6

Cappadocia-228km-Konya-303km-Antalya

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This morning we will drive through hilly region to Konya (the old capital of Turkey, birthplace of Whirling Dervishes dance) via ◎Sultanhani Caravansarai. After lunch, visit ★Mevlana Museum and ★Alaeddin Mosque. Later depart for Antalya.

<Breakfast>: Buffet at hotel

<Lunch>: Local Cuisine

<Dinner> : Western Cuisine or buffet at hotel

<Hotel>: Akra Barut Hotel or similar

Day 7

Antalya-244km- Pamukkale

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After breakfast, depart for Duden Falls near Antalya. Upon arrival, take
★ boat ride to Duden Falls. Continue to Aspendos, we will visit

★Roman Theater and ◎Aqueduct. Afternoon, continue our tour to Pamukkale also known as “Cotton Castle”. It is a natural terrace made of travertine deposited by water from hot springs. Tonight, enjoy a thermal bath at hotel (Don’t forget your swimsuits).

<Breakfast>: Buffet at hotel

<Lunch>: Local Cuisine

<Dinner>: Western Cuisine or buffet at hotel

<Hotel>: Doga Thermal Hotel or similar

Day 8

Pamukkale-195km-Ephesus-18km-Kusadasi

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After breakfast, city tour will follow: to ★Hieropolis. Continue to★Ephesus, famous for its spectacular temples, library, and amphitheater. Later, brief stop for a ★leather show. Tonight, we will overnight in Kusadasi—a popular vacation destination in Turkey.

<Breakfast>: Buffet at hotel

<Lunch>: Local Cuisine

<Dinner> Western Cuisine or buffet at hotel

<Hotel>: Charisma De Luxe Hotel or similar

Day 9

Kusadasi-19.7km-Artemis Temple-362km-Troy-31km-Canakkale

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After breakfast, we will visit ◎Artemis Temple, a Greek temple dedicated to goddess Artemis and one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The temple was destroyed, only foundations and sculptural fragment remain on the site today. Continue to ★Troy, explore mythical site of homer’s Iliad, Helen and the giant Trojan horse. Later depart for Canakkale and overnight here (Canakkale is popular town with limited hotel accommodations, if not available, we will overnight in Ayvalik).

<Breakfast>: Buffet at hotel

<Lunch>: Local Cuisine

<Dinner>: Western Cuisine or buffet at hotel

<Hotel>: Kolin Hotel or similar

Day 10

Canakkale-310km-Istanbul

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After breakfast, travel by ★ferry through Dardanelles Strait to Istanbul. Then to Istanbul City Tour:
◎Roman underground cistern with interesting weeping column
★Dolmabahce Palace

★ Take Bosphorus cruise for panoramic view of castles, grand palaces and villas. After returning from cruise

★ Grand Bazaar for shopping spree (It is the largest covered market in Turkey with over 3000 stores).

<Breakfast>: Buffet at hotel

<Lunch>: Local Cuisine

<Dinner> Local Cuisine

<Hotel>: Wyndham Grand Europe Hotel or similar

Day 11

Istanbul / Athens, Greece

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This morning, transfer to airport for flight to Athens, Greece. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel & check-in, dinner at hotel.

<Breakfast>: Buffet at hotel

<Dinner> Western Cuisine, 3 courses

<Hotel> Stanley Hotel or similar

Day 12

Athens- Mykonos (by flight, about 45 minutes)

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★After breakfast, transfer to airport to Mykonos, the island with bright sunshine, sandy beaches, blue ocean, lazy holiday atmosphere, attracting tourists from all over the world. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel and check-in. Afternoon is free for you to explore this wonderful town. Mykonos also features vibrant nightlife with many pubs, disco, coffee shops, and restaurants.

<Breakfast> Buffet at hotel

<Dinner>: Western Cuisine, 3 courses

<Hotel> Petinos Hotel or similar

Day 13

Mykonos-Santorini (by ferry, about 2.5 hours)

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★Today, transfer to port and aboard ferry to Santorini. The lively colors of the white Cycladic houses and blue painted windows contrast stunningly the black volcanic rock rising from the sea. Late afternoon, arrange excursion to Oia located in north-west of the island, known as an artist paradise, stroll between the alleys and enjoy stunning sunset view.

<Breakfast>: Buffet at hotel

<Dinner>: Western Cuisine, 3 courses (Lobster meal)

<Hotel>: El Greco Resort or similar

Day 14

Santorini

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Today is at leisure; you can relax and explore the island on your own pace. Either to Fira-the capital of the island or take cable car (at your own expense) or riding donkey through narrow alleys. (Lunch & dinner is not included).

<Breakfast> Buffet at hotel

<Hotel> El Greco Resort or similar

Day 15

Santorini / Athens (By flight, about 45 minutes)

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★After breakfast, depart for Athens by air. Upon arrival, transfer you to Cape Sounio, located on the southernmost tip of Attica. On sunny day, you will be impressed by the lovely view of the sea and Saronic Gulf Islands. Later, return to Athens, you can explore old town at your own pace, there are many boutiques, cafes and restaurants.

<Breakfast>: Buffet at hotel

<Dinner>: Western Cuisine, 3 courses

<Hotel> Stanley Hotel or similar

Day 16

Athens-184km- Delphi-235km- Kalambaka

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After breakfast depart for Delphi, also known as “World Center”. In Mythology, Delphi was the meeting place of two eagles sent by Zeus in opposite directions. They met in Delphi indicated the center of the earth. Delphi is also known as the worship center for the God Apollo.

★Delphi Museum to view famous” navel of the earth”, the finding of Temple of Apollo, Temple of Athena

<Breakfast>: Buffet at hotel

<Dinner>: Western Cuisine at hotel, 3 courses

<Hotel> Amalia Hotel Kalambaka or similar

Day 17

Kalambaka -28km- Meteora-362km-Athens

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After breakfast, travel to Meteora located in Thessaly plains, massive gray colored rocks rise towards the sky and monasteries perched on top of enormous rocks. These breathtaking landscapes were sculpted by wind and water over thousands of years. In 14th century, a monk from the north amazed by these natural beauties and hand-built the first monastery. There were total of 24 monasteries before, now only 6 turned into museums for visitors.

★The Monastery of Great Meteoron is the largest of the monasteries, built between 1483 and 1552. One building serves as the main museum for tourists

★The Monastery of Roussanou was founded in the middle of the 16th century and decorated in 1560. Today it is a flourishing nunnery with 13 nuns in residence

<Breakfast> Buffet at hotel

<Dinner> Chinese Cuisine, 8 dishes & 1 soup

<Hotel> Stanley Hotel or similar

Day 18

Athens

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Athens City Tour:
◎Syntagma Square
◎The Parliament Building
◎Memorial monument
◎University of Athens
◎Athens Academy
◎Panathinaiko Stadium that held the first Olympic Games in 1896
★Acropolis
★The Parthenon
★The Temple of Athena'

<Breakfast>: Buffet at hotel

<Dinner>: Local Cuisine with Greek folk dance performance.

<Hotel> Stanley Hotel or similar

Day 19

Athens / USA

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After breakfast, depart to airport for homebound flight to US and ends this unforgettable journey.

<Breakfast> Buffet at hotel

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Pricing

Departure Date

09

APR

2020

Adult: $4,699
Child: $3,399
Single Supplement: $1,650

Departure Date

23

APR

2020

Adult: $4,699
Child: $3,399
Single Supplement: $1,650

Departure Date

07

MAY

2020

Adult: $4,699
Child: $3,399
Single Supplement: $1,650

Departure Date

21

MAY

2020

Adult: $4,699
Child: $3,399
Single Supplement $1,650

Departure Date

11

JUN

2020

Adult: $4,999
Child: $3,699
Single Supplement: $1,850

Departure Date

25

JUN

2020

Adult: $4,999
Child: $3,699
Single Supplement: $1,850

Departure Date

09

JUL

2020

Adult: $4,999
Child: $3,699
Single Supplement: $1,850

Departure Date

23

JUL

2020

Adult: $4,999
Child: $3,699
Single Supplement: $1,850

Departure Date

06

AUG

2020

Adult: $4,999
Child: $3,699
Single Supplement: $1,850

Departure Date

20

AUG

2020

Adult $4,999
Child: $3,699
Single Supplement: $1,850

Departure Date

03

SEPT

2020

Adult: $4,999
Child: $3,699
Single Supplement: $1,850

Departure Date

17

SEPT

2020

Adult: $4,999
Child: $3,699
Single Supplement: $1,850

Departure Date

07

OCT

2020 *先進希臘

Adult: $4,699
Child: $3,399
Single Supplement $1,650

TOUR FARE (LAND ONLY)

Tour Fare include:  5-star hotel in Turkey, 4-star hotel in Greece. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner for Turkey, Breakfast (8), Dinner (7) for Greece, Transportation, Entrance Fee & Istanbul to Ankara airfare

Tour Fare Excludes:  International airfare, Personal expense, any expense not included in our itinerary, Tips (tour leader, bus driver, local guide: US10 per person for Turkey, Euro 10 per person for Greece), Visa Fee, Travel Medical Insurance (If full payment paid 60 days prior to departure date, we offer medical travel insurance for US residence only)

** If you purchase air ticket on your own, your arrival time to the first destination and your departure time from last destination to U.S. must be the same as our group. If not the same, you must arrange your own transportation to meet group and to airport on the last day **

Notes:
*Tour fare is per person in double occupancy
*Child Fee: 2-11 years old share bed with parents, otherwise will be count as adult fare
* Single supplement is for one person occupying one single room with one bed
*Tour fare, air ticket, tax and fuel surcharge are subject to change based on fluctuation in price, please call us          when register our tour*
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