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Highlights of the tour

  • 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 / Non-vegetarian local lunches as specified in the Itinerary.
  • Indian / Local - Vegetarian / Non-vegetarian dinners included.
  • Stay 03 nights in Athens.
  • Guided tour of Greek capital city of Athens.
  • Walking tour of Ancient Delphi - UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • See the Sanctuary of Apollo and hear tales about the Greek god Zeus.
  • Stay 01 night in Kalambaka
  • Visit two of the famous rock monasteries in Meteora with an expert local guide.
  • Guided tour of Olympia. Also visit the Olympia stadium and museum.
  • Stay 02 nights in the beautiful Santorini islands.
  • Explore Oia Village.
  • Stay 02 nights in Istanbul, Turkey
  • Visit Topkapi palace, Grand covered bazaar St. Sophia, Byzantine Hippodrome, Blue Mosque,Spice market in Istanbul.
  • Stay 02 nights in the unique Cappadocia region.
  • Visit to Kaymakli Underground City, the natural citadel of Uchisar, Goreme open-Air Museum, Visits to Pasabag Valley and Avonos Village.
  • Visit Carpet Atelier in Cappadocia.
  • Stay 02 nights in the coastal, scenic Kusadasi
  • isit the Cotton Fortress in Pamukkale.
  • Visit house of Virgin Mary, Ephesus, ruins of Odeon, Hercules Gate, Fantastic Greco-Roman Theatre and Basilica of St. John.
  • Services of a professional, friendly, multi-lingual 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 your tour manager at the 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.

(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.
Enjoy an Indian dinner.
Overnight in Athens. (D)

Athens – Delphi - Kalambaka

After breakfast, drive to 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.
Later drive to Kalambaka. Check into your hotel and enjoy a local dinner in the comforts of your hotel.

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

Kalambaka – Olympia

After breakfast, visit Meteora with its impressive scenery, ageless monasteries (visit two monasteries), 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. Time to indulge in local cuisine for lunch.

Later drive to Olympia where you will delight in a local dinner after checking into your hotel.

Local Dinner.
Overnight in Olympia. (B,LL,LLD)

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. After lunch, drive to Athens.

(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.
Check into your hotel and time for an Indian dinner.
Overnight in Athens. (B,LL,D)

Athens - Santorini

After an early breakfast, check out and transfer to the port/airport, for your ferry/flight to Santorini, which is one of the most outstanding places in the world.
On arrival, enjoy lunch and then transfer to your hotel and relax or explore the island on your own.

Enjoy Lunch.
Enjoy an Indian dinner tonight.
Overnight in Santorini. (B,LL,D)

Santorini sightseeing

After breakfast , explore the center of the island. 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 enjoy panoramic view of the whole island. After Prophet Elias 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.

After lunch, visit 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 of 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.
Witness a spectacular sunset and thereafter transfer to a local Indian restaurant for dinner.

Local Indian restaurant for dinner.
Overnight in Santorini. (B,LL,D)

Santorini-Athens.

This morning after breakfast, transfer to Santorini airport for your flight back to Athens. Arrive Athens and 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. Transfer to your hotel for check in.

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

Farewell Athens. On to Istanbul. Enjoy the Bosphorous Cruise.

Check out after breakfast and bid farewell to Greece as you board your flight to Istanbul, Turkey.
On arrival, partake in a delicious local lunch. After Lunch proceed for a cruise along the Bosphorus, the winding strait separating Europe & Asia. Along the shores there is a delightful mix of the past and the present, as well as the grand splendour and quaint beauty of the ancient wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses and small fishing villages.

Tonight enjoy an Indian dinner.
Overnight in Istanbul. (B,LL,D)

Guided city tour of Istanbul – Visit Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Byzantine Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Spice Market.

Enjoy breakfast in your hotel and proceed on a full day tour of the Old city. Start with the Topkapi Palace, an Ottoman rulers palace complex. Thereafter visit the famous Grand Covered Bazaar (closed on Sundays) dating back to 15th century. It covers over 4,000 shops under one roof. Visits Hagia 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) (SEE 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. Hunt for local spices at the Spice Market. 

Enjoy an Indian dinner tonight.
Overnight in Istanbul. (B,LL,LD)

Onto Cappadocia.

Wake up to a relaxed breakfast and then check out. Later proceed to airport for your flight to Cappadocia. On arrival at Kayseri Airport, drive to the mysterious Cappadocia.
Later, Check in and relax at the hotel.

Enjoy lunch.
Enjoy dinner in the comforts of your hotel.
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 the carpet atelier and witness a demo carpet weaving demonstration. After local lunch visit the Goreme Open Air Museum and Citadel of Uchisar. Visit the Kaymakli Underground City, Pigeon Valley and Avanos Region. Also watch local artisans sculpt traditional plates and kilims at the ceramics centre.

Enjoy dinner in your hotel.
Overnight in Cappadocia. (B,LL,LD)

Onto Izmir and drive to Kusadasi. Visit Ephesus.

After breakfast check out and transfer to the airport for your flight to Izmir. A short drive brings you to the house of Virgin Mary. Visit Ephesus, and see the ruins of Odeon, Hercules Gate, the fantastic Greco-Roman Theatre and Basilica of St. John. Enjoy Lunch. Drive to Kusadasi. Check in to the hotel.
The rest of the evening is free at leisure.

Enjoy a local dinner in your hotel.
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)

Farewell !!!

Enjoy Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and proceed to the airport at 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

TOUR COST (Mar, Apr, May & Oct departures)
Land Cost
Per Person on Twin Sharing US$ 3149
Single Supplement US$ 950
TOUR COST (June, July, Aug & Sept departures)
Land Cost
Per Person on Twin Sharing US$ 3299
Single Supplement US$ 1050

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.
  • DEPARTURE DATES 2022
    March
    15
    April
    08
    April
    25
    May
    26
    June
    16
    July
    02
    August
    04
    September
    01
    October
    06

    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 COST INCLUDES

    SIGHTSEEING AND EXCURSIONS
    GREECE
    Athens
    • Guided City tour of Athens.
    • Visit Acropolis 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 .
    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
    Istanbul
    • Visit Topkapi Palace
    • Visit Grand Covered Bazaar
    • Visit St. Sophia, Byzantine Hippodrome, Blue Mosque
    • Visit of Spice Market
    • Enjoy a cruise along the Bosphorus
    Cappadocia
    • Visits a carpet atelier and a ceramics centre
    • Visit the Goreme Open-Air Museum, Citadel of Uchisar, Kaymakli Underground City,
    • Visit Pigeon Valley and the Avanos region
    Kusadasi
    • Tour to Ephesus.
    • Visit to House of Virgin
    Pamukkale
    • Visit Pamukkale Cotton Fortress.
    • See the Nekropol and Heirapolis

    ACCOMMODATION

    • 03 nights' accommodation at Hotel Novotel or similar in Athens
    • 01 night accommodation at Hotel Olympia Village or similar in Olympia
    • 01 night accommodation at Hotel Grand Meteora or similar in Kalambaka
    • 02 nights' accommodation at Hotel Splendour or similar in Santorini
    • 02 nights' accommodation at the Titanic City or similar in Istanbul
    • 02 nights' accommodation at Hotel Ramada in Cappadocia
    • 02 nights' accommodation at Hotel Ramada Resort by Wyndham in Kusadasi

    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 hotel tax in Greece and VAT in Turkey.

    TIPS & PORATGE & BAGS

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

    TRANSFERS

    • All transfers will be conducted by a deluxe air-conditioned coach.
    • Athens – Santorini by Ferry.
    •      In case ferries are not operating due to weather conditions, Athens – Santorini transfers will be by economy class flight.
    • Economy class flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia
    • Economy class flight from Cappadocia to Izmir

    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.
    • 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 Citizen : 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’.

    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.

    BOOKING TERMS AND CANCELLATION POLICY

    All services such as Airline seats/Hotels accommodation/ground transportation for group tours are pre-blocked well in advance. We are liable to pay penalties to all our suppliers/vendors if these services are releases within the below mentioned time frame. If circumstances make you cancel the tour, the cancellation must be intimate to us in writing. Such cancellation will attract the following cancellation charges:

    Non – Refundable deposit to book your tour US$ 500 Per Person
    Full payment to be made 60 days prior to departure
    Cancellation of Tour due to border closure in Origin or Destination, 60 days prior to Departure date Administrative Fees US$ 100 per person
    Cancellation between 59 – 45 days prior to departure 30% of the total tour cost per person
    Cancellation between 44 – 30 days prior to departure 60% of the total tour cost per person
    Cancellation between 29 – 15 days prior to departure 75% of the total tour cost per person
    Cancellation 14 Days till Tour date 100% of Total Tour cost Per Person

    Mandatory travel requirements:

    Keeping in view the safety of all travellers and as per the requirement of various countries, only people who have completed both the vaccinations at least 14 days before the travel date will be allowed on the tour

    Cancellation due to Border Closures:

    In case we are unable to operate a tour due to Border Closure, Airtours Holidays LLC will refund the deposit amount after deducting the administrative fees of USD 100 per person. In the event that the entire tour cost has been paid by you and we in turn have paid our overseas tour operators, after which the tour gets cancelled due to Border Closure, then it is possible that we are not able to get the amount back, then we will try and get the refund or a credit note for a later travel date. Any loss due to the exchange rate will affect the refund amount

    The company reserves the right to cancel any tour prior to the departure, without assigning any reason. All monies paid by you will be fully refunded in USD only, and no compensation will be payable. In case of cruises, 100% of the cruise cost paid will be forfeited in case of any cancellations irrespective of time of cancellation. The company cannot assume responsibility for any fees relating to the issuance and / or cancellation of air tickets or other arrangements not done through the company. Single Room Supplement Charges will be applicable in case any of the client cancels the booking of sharing the room together.

    Single Room Supplement Charges will be applicable in case any of the client cancels the booking of sharing the room together.

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