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14 Day Istanbul to Athens Tour

Highlights

Topkapi Palace , Saint Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar , Mausoleum of Ataturk,  Goreme open air museum ,Kaymakli underground city , Mevlama Mausoleum , Sultanhan Caravanserai , Hierapolis ,Pamukkale lime cascade , Ephesus,Sirince ,Temple of Arthemis  Pergamum Asklepion, Troy , Anzac Cove , Lone Pine , Conk Baire , Thessaloniki, Athens.

Itinerary

Day 1
THURSDAY: Depart for Istanbul
Day 2
Friday – Istanbul
Upon your arrival, you will be met by our representative before transfer to your Hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your own leisure .
Day 3
Saturday – Istanbu
After breakfast at the hotel, a guided tour to Topkapi Palace , St. Sophia, Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar will commence. The day ends with an overnight stay in Istanbul. Optional dinner with a Turkish show is avaliable tonight.(B)
Day 4
Sunday – Cappadocia
After breakfast, we depart for Ankara where we will visit Mausoleum of Ataturk and its Museum. This is the burial place of the national hero who founded modern Republic of Turkey. We then depart for Cappadocia . After a picturesque trip along the Salt Lake , we will arrive in Cappadocia for an overnight stay. (BD)
Day 5
Monday – Cappadocia
Early in the morning an optional Balloon tour is available. Then, full day excursion in Cappadocia including visits to the Kaymakli Underground City, Open Air Museum in Goreme and natural fortress in Uchisar. Lunch in a cave rest. to taste famouse pottery Kebap. Here, we will have the opportunity to discover and understand the rich history behind local handicrafts like hand-made carpets ,Turkish tiles ,onyx and potteries. Optional night tour with a Turkish show and dinner is avaliable tonight Overnight stay in Cappadocia. (BL)
Day 6
Tuesday – Pamukkale
Early departure for Pamukkale. On the way, visit the 13th century Seljukian masterpiece Sultanhan Caravanserai before arrival in Konya. After visiting the Mausoleum of Mevlana, we continue our drive to Pamukkale for an overnight stay. (BD)
Day 7
Wednesday – Pamukkal, Izmir
After breakfast, visit the ancient Hierapolis with the magnificent Necropolis, graveyard and the lime cascade.Thereafter, we continue our drive to Selcuk to visit Temple of Artemis ‘‘one of the seven wonders of the ancient world ‘’ then continue to Izmir for overnight stay. (BD)
Day 8
Thursday – Ephesus, Sirince, Izmir
Morning drive to Ancient city of Ephesus where we will visit its magnificent library, theater and temples. Lunch in nomadic tent in Selcuk to taste Turkish Gozleme. Continue to marvelous village of Sirince where you be able to experience one of the most beautiful villages in Turkey. You may be able to do shopping and taste delicious wines of the village Return to Izmir for overnight stay (BLD)
Day 9
Friday – Canakkale
Early departure for Bergama to visit the Asklepion with its well preserved remains before continuing to Troy ; the site where the legendary Trojan War took place. Drive to Canakkale for an overnight stay. (B,D)
Day 10
Saturday – Istanbul
After breakfast, we will cross the Dardanelles then continue to Gallipoli to visit Anzac Cove, Nek, Conk Bair, Lone Pine and 57.th regiment memorial. Arrival in Istanbul and overnight. (B)
Day 11
Sunday – Istanbul, Thessalonike
Today you will be transferred bus station . Journey will take about 12 hours to Thessaloniki. Overnight in the bus or train (B)
Day 12
Monday – Thessaloniki
Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel in Thessaloniki where you will stay for 1 night. Today there will be an optional tour of the city. Thessaloniki retains several and structures as well as a large number of monuments. Overnight in Thessaloniki. (B)
Day 13
Tueday – Athens
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Athens. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel where you will stay for 1 night. You will be mesmerized by Athens with its history and culture. Today you will have day and night optional tour alternatives in Athens. (B)
Day 14
Wednesday – End
Our tour ends with the check out from your hotel today. (B)

Insurance Info

Insurance Info

Optional Travel Protection Information

We recommend that all travelers purchase a travel protection plan to help protect you and your trip investment! We realize that overseas travel is expensive, and while we do all that we can to ensure a safe and flawless trip, there are circumstances that cannot be controlled. Consider Travel Protection for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more.

For your convenience, Faith Based Expeditions offers a travel protection plan, 360°Adult Group Premier, provided by Travelex Insurance Services. 

Trip Cost

Plan Cost*

$0

   $37

$1 – $500

   $68

$501 – $1,000

   $99

$1,001 – $1,500

 $137

$1,501 – $2,000

 $177

$2,001 – $3,000

 $239

$3,001 – $4,000

 $316

$4,001- $5,000

 $397

$5,001- $6,000

 $472

$6,001 – $7,000

 $550

$7,001 – $8,000

 $629

$8,001 – $9,000

 $706

$9,001 – $10,000

 $783

$10,001 – $11,000

$887

$11,001 – $12,000

$970

$12,001 – $13,000

$1,053

$13,001 – $14,000

$1,136

$14,001 – $15,000

$1,219

 Rates are per traveler. Maximum trip length allowed is 364 days.

 

Plan Benefits

Maximum Coverage Per Person (up to the limits below)

Trip Cancellation

Up to 100% of Insured Trip Cost up to $15,000

Trip Interruption

Up to 150% of Insured Trip Cost up to $22,500

Trip Delay

$1,000 ($250/day)

Missed Connection

$1,000

Baggage & Personal Effects

$1,500

Baggage Delay

$250

Emergency Medical Expense

$50,000 ($500 dental sublimit)

Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation

$250,000

AD&D

$10,000

Travel Assistance & Concierge Services**

Included

Please note: This plan may not be purchased after you have made final payment for your covered Trip. 

Contact us to purchase.

For questions regarding benefits or coverages, please contact Travelex Insurance Services at 888-574-7026 and reference plan number APGB-1217.

To view/download the Policy based on your state of residence, go to: http://policy.travelexinsurance.com/APGB-1217

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