MERU TREKS & TOURS
Come Nature Is Calling You!!!

Ancient Greece and Turkey

7 Nights and 8 Days

1 – 8 December 2013

Itinerary

Day 01: Mumbai - Athens 

Assemble at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (Mumbai International Airport) to board flight to Athens (Greece). Arrival at Athens International Airport After completion of immigration formalities, we will proceed to hotel.

Evening we will proceed for Night Tor of Beautiful Athens City with Folk Show. This tour starts passing by the most important points of the city. In the old Unique Athens city to one of the popular taverns for Dinner with Live Bouzouki music and Greek folk dance.   

Overnight stay at the hotel at Athens. 

(Dinner)

Day 2: Half Day City Tour Of Athens (Private)

Today our day will start with tour to Panathinaikos Stadium, National Garden, Hadrian`s Arc, Parliament Tomb of the unknown Soldier, and then Visit the famous Acropolis the crowning of the beauty and glory of Ancients Athens, with many monuments The Propylea, the temple Of Athena, Nike  and the Erechtheion, with its  Porch of Maidens. 

Overnight stay at the hotel at Athens. 

(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner) 

Day 03: Athens – Dephi - Athens

Drive through the fertile plain of Beotia, crossing the towns of Thebes connected with the tragedy of King Oedipus - Levadia and Arachova (short stop on the way back). Arrive at Delphi, the center of Ancient World - the "Omphalos" (Navel of Earth) - whose prestige extended far beyond the boundaries of the Hellenic World.

On the slopes of Mount Parnassus, in a landscape of unparalleled beauty and majesty, lie the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios.

Visit the Treasury of the Athenians, the Temple of Apollo and the Museum containing such masterpieces of Ancient Greek sculpture as the bronze Charioteer and the famous athlete Aghias.

Return to Athens by the same route. Overnight stay at the hotel at Athens.

 (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

 Day  04: Athens - Santorini

Transfer to Piraeus port and departure to Santorini Island, arrival transfer and accommodation at selected hotel. A thousand sunsets, a thousand memories, a thousand heartbeats, colors of blue red & gold streaking the sky ... this is Santorini island ... 

Island Tour in Santorini visiting, Profitis Ilias Monastery-Pyrgos village-Megalochori-Red In the evening transfer back to hotel.

Overnight stay at the hotel at Santorini.

 (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner) 

Day 05: Santorini- Athens 

Departure to Airport to board flight to Athens and connected flight from Athens to Isatnbul. Arrival to Istanbul Ataturk Airport. the magic city gateway to Aegean and Mediterranean Coast, land of fascinating history and beauty. It is a metropolis of exquisite palace, magnificent mosques and museum of great interests, as well as the leading city of modem Turkey!

Heck in hotel and room allocation. 

Overnight stay at the hotel at Istanbul. 

(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner) 

Day 6 – Istanbul

Visit Roman Hippodrome where horse chariot aces and events were held. Then , visit the Blue Mosque-Sultan Ahmet I set out to build a mosque that would rival and even surpass St. Sophia (Aya Sofya). The layout of the Blue Mosque is classic Ottoman design. The forecourt has an ablutions fountain in its center. The portico around three sides could be used for prayer, meditation or study during warm weather. Continue to visit Topkapi Palace (Topkapi Sarayi)-was the residence of Ottoman sultans for almost four centuries and is Istanbul's premier must-see attraction. Unlike European-style palaces, Topkapi is not one large building with outlying garden Its form-inspired and informed by Islamic architectural sensibilities-consists of series of pavilions, kitchens, audience chambers and kiosks built around a series of garden count yards. Visit St Sophia Museum, a must-see for its religious and architectural significance. After lunch, drop to famous Grand Bazaar. The Grand Bazaar (or Covered Bazaar, Turkish: Kapalıçarşı) in Istanbul is one of the largest covered markets in the world with more than 58 streets and 4,000 shops, and has between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily. It is well known for its jewelry, pottery, spice, and carpet shops. Transfer to hotel. 

Overnight stay at the hotel at Istanbul. 

(Breakfast / Lunch /Dinner) 

Day 7 – Istanbul

After breakfast, we board our private boat for our Bosphorus Cruise. We disembark at Sariyer and have lunch at a local fish restaurant. After lunch, we visit Spice Market which is also called Egyptian Bazaar. Free time for shopping. Transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight in Istanbul.

(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
 

Day 8 –Istanbul - Mumbai

After breakfast, transfer to airport for flight to India

(Breakfast)

Tour cost per person

Euro 1350

Return Airfare

Approximately Rs. 40,000/- per person

Single Entry Tourist Visa

Greece - Rs. 4,600/- per person

Turkey - Rs.3,300/- per person

Yellow Fever Vaccination

Not required

Tour cost includes

Accommodation on twin sharing basis in a room in decent hotels.

Delicious Meals as mentioned in the itinerary – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Transportation

Overseas Travel Insurance

All entrance fees / vehicle tickets etc

Air tickets Santorini – Athens

Air tickets Athens Istanbul. 

Tour cost does not include

Activities at own cost, if any

Airfare: Mumbai – Athens – Istanbul - Mumbai

Visa / Airport taxes (on actual)

Yellow fever vaccination(if required)

Photography / video shooting charges at various places

Tips to driver, waiter, coolie charges etc.

Shopping

Meals in air journey

Mineral water bottle at the time of meals in hotels or anywhere.

Meals other than mentioned above.

Service tax @ 3.09%

Any other things not included in ‘Tour cost includes’.

Terms and Conditions:

Check-in and check-out timings of the hotels should be followed. Early check-in or a late checkout is not guaranteed and is only on request.

Passengers are requested to take care of their belongings.

We have a right to change the itinerary as per the situation without any prior notice.

80% of the total tour cost should be paid at the time of booking. Remaining 20% should be paid before 10 days of the departure.

We are not liable for damages for any delay or default in performance during the term hereof if such delay or default is caused by conditions beyond its control, including, but not limited to, acts of God, Government restrictions, continuing domestic or international problems such as wars or insurrections, strikes, fires, floods, terrorist attacks, work stoppages and embargoes.

Any disputes arising in respect of the tour shall be subject to Mumbai Jurisdiction.

Cancellation policy (provided full payment should be received at the time of cancellation)

              DAYS             CANCELLATION  AMOUNT

10 days or less -

100% of the cost

Between 11 - 20 days -

30% of the tour cost

21 days or more -

20% of the tour cost