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12 Nights All About Greece Deluxe Vacation Itinerary

Overview

With this tour, you will be experiencing the relaxed lifestyle and vibrant locals that color all the islands while spending time discovering the character and history unique to each locale. You will be able to take in the mainstays of the mainland in ancient Athens, before soaking in Crete’s legendary landscapes. You will also be cruising the Aegean to the volcanic shores of Santorini and anchor on the star-studded beaches of lively Mykonos.

Honeymoon in the Greek Islands (13 days (16 Days if extended))

Honeymoon in the Greek Islands (13 days (16 Days if extended))

ADD ISTANBUL, 3 NIGHTS $750 Per person

PLEASE NOTE THAT AN EXTENSION IS NOT AVAILABLE ON ALL DEPARTURE DATES.

Istanbul, the cultural and economic capital of Turkey takes parts both on Europe and Asia—both figuratively and geographically. Once known as Constantinople, this former capital of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires has long been a bustling and cosmopolitan crossroads. With this excursion you will experience the intersection of East and West at the Byzantine-built Hagia Sophia, the Ottoman-era Blue Mosque and the exotic Topkapi Palace.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Athens, Acropolis, Syntagma Square, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Crete, Knossos, Mioan ruins, Santorini, Akrotiri Excavations, Mykonos, Delos Island. If extended: Istanbul, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace.

Your trip will start with a regularly scheduled overnight flight to Athens aboard an internationally recognized airline.

An Elite Turkey Tours representative will greet you at the airport after you clear customs and then escorts you to your hotel. The rest of the day will be free for you to relax or begin acquainting yourself with Athens. This evening, at an included dinner you will meet your fellow travelers.

A local guide will introduce you to the highlights of this bustling ancient capital. On your tour of the Acropolis—the original City on a Hill—you can walk amid the ruins of the Parthenon and the Temple of Athena Nike. Descending from the Acropolis, you will be able to view the Presidential Guard in their traditional costumes and the classically inspired Greek Parliament. After that you will pass through Syntagma Square, where you’ll see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Today, there will be an optional tour for an excursion to Cape Sounion, where you can see the inspiring Temple of Poseidon. Optional Excursion - Cape Sounion $35 per person.

Today you will fly to Heraklion on the island of Crete, where you’ll enjoy a guided tour. You will have the chance to visit Knossos, the royal complex of the ancient King Minos. As ruler of the Minoans, King Minos enjoyed an opulent reign. His ancient palace includes 1,300 rooms, an alabaster throne and strikingly modern plumbing. Knossos is also the setting for the Minotaur legend, according to which King Minos imprisoned the Minotaur in a labyrinth. Today dinner is included.

Today you will have the chance to explore Crete on your own today. You might choose to visit some of the island’s architecturally interesting churches or see the Minoan ruins at Faistós or Górtys. You might choose to join an excursion to Venetian- and Turkish-influenced Hania and the picturesque town of Fodhele as well. Optional Excursion - Hania & Fodhele $99 per person.

Today you will be transferred via ferry to Santorini, an island of stunning volcanic landscapes, black-sand beaches, sprawling vineyards and cliff-lined shores. Dinner is included this evening.

On your guided tour of Santorini, you will be able to visit the Akrotiri Excavations, the ruins of a Minoan Bronze Age settlement. The afternoon will be free to explore as you please.

Today is another day to enjoy Santorini’s charms as you please. Santorini is renowned for its white wine because the volcanic soil is ideal for cultivating grapes, so you might consider an optional lunch and wine-tasting excursion. Optional Excursion - Greek Wine Tasting & Lunch $45 per person.

Today from the Santorini harbor you will travel by ferry to Mykonos. After a leisurely cruise, you’ll arrive in Mykonos by early afternoon. The rest of the day will be yours to explore or relax.

You will be able to enjoy another free day in Mykonos or take an optional excursion to view the ancient ruins on the island of Delos. Optional Excursion - Delos $79 per person.

You will board a ferry in Mykonos this morning for your return trip to Athens. This afternoon and evening will be free for you to continue your explorations of the ancient city. Tonight, you will have the option to join our Greek Folklore Dinner, featuring live music and traditional Greek dancing. Optional Excursion - Greek Folklore Evening $65 per person.

Today will be a full day at your leisure. You might plan to visit any of the city’s excellent museums or take a walk in the National Gardens. Alternatively, you might join an optional excursion to the Temple of Apollo in Delphi. Lunch is included on this excursion. Optional Excursion - Delphi $85 per person.

If you are not continuing on our tour extension to Istanbul, an Elite Turkey Tours representative will escort you to the airport for your return flight home.

Your Turkish Tour Director, who is also a licensed guide, will lead this morning’s sightseeing tour of the fascinating sights of Istanbul. You will be able to discover the ancient Hippodrome, which served as the public center of Byzantium for over a thousand years. You will have a chance to behold the breathtaking Blue Mosque, built by Sultan Ahmet and decorated with exquisite, blue Iznik tiles. You will then continue on to the Topkapi Palace, once the residence of the Ottoman sultans. After that, you will visit Hagia Sophia. About 1,000 years older than St. Peter’s in Rome, this building was the pride of Christendom until the city fell to the Turks in 1453. This evening, you will have an option for our Whirling Dervishes: Sufi Mystics excursion. Optional Excursion - Whirling Dervishes: Sufi Mystics $49 per person.

Today you will spend the day exploring Istanbul at your own pace or choose an optional cruise through the Bosphorus Straits, where you can view Ottoman palaces and medieval castles. Optional Excursion - Bosphorus Straits Cruise $55 per person.

An Elite Turkey Tours representative will assist you with the transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

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Round-trip airfare & transfers

12 nights in handpicked hotels

Breakfast daily, 4 three-course dinners with beer or wine

Guided sightseeing

Multilingual Tour Director

Private deluxe motor coach

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All Reviews
Janine and Ramona Group

You arranged a tour for my group of five on may 10 and 11. I would like you to know that we were very impressed with how smoothly the arrangements went, from the time we were picked up at the hotel until we were dropped off there the next day. Our guide, Nesrin , was wonderful! She provided so much information and was able to answer our questions, and she modified the trip at the end to include a tour of a winery which we had not expected. Two of our group had taken such tours before in other countries and remarked at how coordinated and exceptional your tour was. We were of course disappointed that we could not take the balloon ride but completely understand that safety must come first. I guess that gives me an excuse to visit again in the future.

I will gladly recommend your company to anyone I know who is travelling to Turkey. And I would like to add that I found the Turkish people in general to be very welcoming, kind, and helpful. I enjoyed your country and thank you again for arranging this tour. It will remain a fond memory for me.

Again Thank you so much

Nancy & Jay

Nancy and I have only just returned from our trip .Thank you for all the arrangments made on our behalf.We were happy with the accomodation and touring.All arrangments ran ver smoothly ..The accomodation was the style and high quality that Nancy and I wanted and the touring/transportation/guides and cars were perfect


We will ceratinly reccommend Elite Turkey Tours to our friends and colleagues and we will be in touch you ourselves for assistance as we plan to spend some more time Greece and Egypt

Kitty Finch

I just wanted to let you know that we had a great time in Istanbul, Onur Usta picked us up and we found him very sweet, friendly and accommodating.He took us to have good meals on both days and we toured the city.Unfortunately, we were unable to get into the Topkapi or Hagia Sofia because of the crowds lined up there for tickets, which would have meant a 2 – 3 hour wait.We also had a good time in Kusadasi, were driven to Ephesus and enjoyed it greatly. Thanks for arranging this, I’ll certainly let all my friends know about your company. Kindest regards,

Barbara & Connor

I am writing to let you know of the wonderful service I received from Elite Turkey Tours. I was trying to put a vacation together and she was accommodating, friendly, professional and a delight!! My son’s birthday was Aug 17 and I was waiting to get vacation approval so I could book a trip and put the info in his birthday card! Early afternoon on the 15th I got approval and called Hulya so she could check 2 trips for my final choice. She was prompt, called me and I booked the 8 days in Paris, Italy, Christmas. Between phone tags and my demanding work schedule, we spoke at 4:30 PST and she faxed me the confirmation and trip schedule so I could put it in my Son’s card. He was thrilled and excited and it made our day!! Thank you and I will continue to work with your company in all my travels!

Larissa & Justin

Justin and I wanted to thank you for sending the checks for the refund in Antalya!! We greatly appreciate your help on everything and have had a great experience working with you!

We wish you all the best!

George

I just returned from a business trip and quite exhausted after all this travelling….you can quote me below:

I had a wonderful time touring Bursa, Cumalikizik and Iznik.

Bursa is, in my opinion, NorthWest Turkeys hidden gem. If you want wonderful historic sites, gastronomy Iskender kebap), and shopping all to yourself in a verdant setting go to Bursa.

Cumalikizik is a wonderful original Ottoman village nearby…best enjoyed off-season. I would imagine staying overnight in snowy winter would be magical.

Iznik, while much smaller and boasting fewer sites, is of spiritual importance to many and, for those, not to be missed….

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1. Clients can cancel at any time. The cancellation will be effective as at the time that Elite Turkey Tours receives a written request from the Agent or for direct bookings from the Client, and the following cancellation charges will apply.

1. More than 50 days prior to departure – 65% of the product cost or 40 GBP, whichever is higher.

2. 48 to 45 days prior to departure – 75% of the product cost or 40 GBP, whichever is higher.

3. 40 to 35 days prior to departure – 85% of the product cost or 40 GBP, whichever is higher.

4. 0 to 35 days prior to departure – no refund is given.

5. No refund is given for a partially used Product.

2. After the booking has been confirmed proposed amendments must be written by ‘the Lead Client’ and will incur an administration fee of equivalent to GBP 30.00 except for the first change that will incur no fee or as otherwise agreed. No requested change can be guaranteed.

3. If any number of the party is prevented from travelling because of death, injury or serious illness of the client, close relative or friend, redundancy or jury service, it may be possible to transfer the booking to another suitable person or departure date or tour of similar standard and cost provided that written notice is confirmed by Elite Turkey Tours.

4. If a refund is payable by Elite Turkey Tours to the Client, the refund amount will be calculated according to the conditions set out in Section 2.1 and with consideration of evidence of exceptional circumstances. All bank fees incurred for processing/transferring the credited amount to the client will be the responsibility of the client.

5. In the event that a minimum number product fails to secure sufficient bookings on any departure date, Elite Turkey Tours will inform the Client or Client’s Agent. In such a case the Client will be given the option of changing to an alternative date or Product of comparable value or upgrading to another tour or a refund of all monies paid. In this case, Elite Turkey Tours will use their best endeavours to find a suitable alternative.


Cancellation Policy

Amendments and Cancellations by Clients

1. Clients can cancel at any time. The cancellation will be effective as at the time that Elite Turkey Tours receives a written request from the Agent or for direct bookings from the Client, and the following cancellation charges will apply.

1. More than 50 days prior to departure – 65% of the product cost or 40 GBP, whichever is higher.

2. 48 to 45 days prior to departure – 75% of the product cost or 40 GBP, whichever is higher.

3. 40 to 35 days prior to departure – 85% of the product cost or 40 GBP, whichever is higher.

4. 0 to 35 days prior to departure – no refund is given.

5. No refund is given for a partially used Product.

2. After the booking has been confirmed proposed amendments must be written by ‘the Lead Client’ and will incur an administration fee of equivalent to GBP 30.00 except for the first change that will incur no fee or as otherwise agreed. No requested change can be guaranteed.

3. If any number of the party is prevented from travelling because of death, injury or serious illness of the client, close relative or friend, redundancy or jury service, it may be possible to transfer the booking to another suitable person or departure date or tour of similar standard and cost provided that written notice is confirmed by Elite Turkey Tours.

4. If a refund is payable by Elite Turkey Tours to the Client, the refund amount will be calculated according to the conditions set out in Section 2.1 and with consideration of evidence of exceptional circumstances. All bank fees incurred for processing/transferring the credited amount to the client will be the responsibility of the client.

Cancellation By Elite Turkey Tours

1. All Elite Turkey Tours Products are subject to a minimum number of participants except for Guaranteed Departure Products listed in Clause 17.

2. Elite Turkey Tours reserves the right to cancel any confirmed booking in any circumstances, however, Elite Turkey Tours will not cancel a Guaranteed Departure Product except in the unusual circumstances of force majeure, defined here as war, threat of war, riot, civil strife, industrial dispute, terrorist activity, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, adverse weather conditions, flight cancellation or any other external circumstances beyond the control of Elite Turkey Tours. Compensation is not available if Elite Turkey Tours is forced to cancel or in any way change a tour due to force majeure but where Elite Turkey Tours is unable to provide the tour booked, Elite Turkey Tours will return to the Client all monies paid to Elite Turkey Tours (less any insurance premiums paid) or offer an alternative date or holiday of comparable standard.


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Elite Turkey Tours accepts bookings subject to the following Booking Conditions.

1. A ‘Client’ is all persons named on the booking form intending to travel with Elite Turkey Tours.

2. A ‘Product’ is any service sold by Elite Turkey Tours.

3. All Clients will be deemed to have read, understood and accepted all Booking Conditions.

4. To confirm a booking Elite Turkey Tours requires that the agent has taken full payment of all monies due. A contract between the Client and Elite Turkey Tours comes into existence when Elite Turkey Tours has confirmed the booking in writing and issued a Confirmation. The person signing the booking form (that incorporates these terms and conditions) warrants that s/he has full authority to do so on behalf of all persons whose names appear thereon, and confirms that all such persons are fully aware of and understand these terms and conditions. The said contract, including all matters rising from it, is subject to Turkish Law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the Turkish Courts.

No employees or representatives of Elite Turkey Tours has any right to alter, vary or waive any of these terms and conditions, nor to undertake any liability whatsoever on behalf of Elite Turkey Tours, unless such be in writing and signed by the Director of Elite Turkey Tours. Elite Turkey Tours reserves the right to decline any booking at their discretion without further explanation.

5. When booking 50 % of the product cost is expected. 60 days before the trip rest of the amount is expected.