AEGEAN DISCOVERY (06APR12, 18MAY12)



AEGEAN DISCOVERY
Visiting Turkey and Greece
Group Departure:  April 6 and May 18, 2012
Tour Price from $2,898.00+ per person

Printable Itinerary


Day 01 
MANILA / ISTANBUL 
Depart Manila on board your flight to Amman. Enjoy in-flight meals and ser-vices.

Day 01 
ISTANBUL 
Morning arrival transfer to the old town for 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.

Day 02 
CAPPADOCIA (B,D) 
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 over-night stay.

Day 03 
CAPPADOCIA (B,D) 
Early in the morning an optional Balloon tour is available. Then, full day excursion in Cappadocia including visits to the Oztanik Underground City, Open Air Museum in Goreme and Natural Fortress in Uchisar. Here, we will have the opportunity to discover and understand the rich history behind local handicrafts like hand-made car-pets Turkish tiles, onyx and potteries. Overnight stay in Cappadocia.


Day 04 
PAMUKKALE (B,D) 
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.

Day 05 
KUSADASI (B,D) 
After breakfast, visit the ancient Hierapolis with the magnificent Necropolis, graveyard and the lime cascade. Thereafter, we continue our drive to Seljuk to visit Temple of Artemis ‘‘one of the seven wonders of the ancient world‘’ then continue to Kusadasi for overnight stay.

Day 06 
KUSADASI (B,D) 
Morning drive to Ancient city of Ephesus where we will visit its magnificent library, theater and temples. Then, we continue to Virgin Mary’s House. In the afternoon, experience and participate in an upbeat fashion show show-casing the unique leather products manufactured in Turkey. Overnight stay in Kusadasi.

Day 07 
KUSADASI AT LEISURE (B) 
The whole day is free for private activities. You may avail the numerous optional tours available (admission fees to be paid on the spot), or relax in one of the many open air cafes.

Day 08 
KUSADASI – PATMOS (B,L,D) 
After breakfast transfer to port and embark a cruise ship at Kusadasi for 3 days in the Greek Islands, enjoy amenities and entertainment on board. Cruise to Patmos. Patmos is the northernmost island of the Dodecanese island group. Its interesting landscape features low barren hills succeeded by small plateau, while its lacy coastline is deeply intended by tens of promontories forming countless picturesque bays and coves. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 09 
CRUISING SANTORINI (B,L,D) 
This morning’s port of call is Santorini, an Island famous for its sunsets, and white houses. You can explore the is-land on your own or you may join an optional tour. Sail to Athens. Dinner on board.



Day 10 
ATHENS (B) 
After disembarking from the cruise, then proceed with your city tour. See the sights including Syntagma Square (Constitution Square), the House of the Parliament and the Tomb of the Un-known Soldier. Visit the Panathenaic Olympic Stadium and see the Temple of Olympian Zeus. Visit the world-famous site of the Acropolis, the Parthenon and Museum. Drive to your hotel for overnight.





Day 11 
ATHENS / MANILA (B) 
Breakfast at the hotel. Then transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Day 12 
MANILA 
Arrival in Manila. Home sweet home!



INCLUSIONS:
 Roundtrip Airfare
 Meals as per itinerary
 Tours and entrance fees as per itinerary
 Hotel Accommodation
 Luxury Coach
 Local Guide
 Airport Transfers

EXCLUSIONS:
 Port Taxes
 Visa Fees: Turkey 
 Travel Tax, Airline Tax & Terminal Fee
 Travel Insurance
 Tipping: U$ 10.00 / person / day
 Airport / Hotel Porterage


* A minimum of 25 persons is required to run this tour.  If interested, please send us your passport names so that we can include you in the list.  We will then inform that the tour is pushing through once the quota has been reached.