8 Days in Historic Athens & Exotic Istanbul + Flights

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Escape Kit

  • An Eight-Day Trip to Greece and Turkey ($1,299 to $2,299 per Person), Including:
  • International Flight from New York City, Washington DC, Chicago, or Los Angeles to Istanbul; from Istanbul to Athens; and from Athens to the US
  • Ground Transportation from Istanbul Airport to Hotel
  • Double-Occupancy Accommodations for Three Nights at Recital Hotel or Similar in Istanbul and Herodion Hotel or Similar in Athens
  • Six Buffet Breakfasts
  • Tickets to the Acropolis Museum
  • Airline Taxes, Fuel Surcharges, Hotel Service Charges, and Local Taxes
  • Priced per Person Based on Double Occupancy (See Fine Print)
  • After Purchase, Follow Your Voucher's Redemption Instructions to Complete Your Reservation

Stay at boutique hotels as you journey from Istanbul to Athens with an open itinerary.

The Destination
History buffs, sun-worshipers, honeymooners, foodies—no matter what kind of wanderer you are, you'll find what you seek in Turkey. Sandwiched between Southeast Europe and the Middle East, with the Mediterranean to the south and the Black Sea to the north, it's a wonder Turkey is not at the top of more travelers' lists. But that's quickly changing. This transcontinental nation has seen huge increases in tourism in recent years, and with tourism has come improved infrastructure, newly discovered archaeological sites, and a host of restaurants, bars, and hotels. Still, the country has remained tied to its roots—Asian, Balkan, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern among them.

Then, to Greece, the cradle of civilization—and you have to start at the source. Athens is an invigorating mish-mash of historical wonder and contemporary energy painted blue and white. With so much to see and do—and friendly Athenians beckoning from every cafe and storefront—it's hard to know where to begin. The Acropolis, Parthenon, and ancient Agora marketplace put you in the heart of classical antiquity, while world-class shopping and never-ending nightlife prove that modern-day Athens is just as captivating.

Sunny days by the sea, ruins that started civilization as we know it, and culinary delights that are known the world over—that's what you'll find on this eight-day trip to Turkey and Greece, courtesy of Keytours Vacations.

The Itinerary*
Day 1: Departure
• Board your overnight flight to Istanbul

Day 2: Arrive in Istanbul
• Join your transfer to the hotel
• You'll get a 25% discount on all mini bar items
• Spend the afternoon at leisure
Overnight at Recital Hotel or similar.

Days 3-4: Istanbul
• Enjoy two days exploring the city on your own
Two nights at Recital Hotel or similar. Daily breakfast provided.

Day 5: Istanbul to Athens
• Catch your flight to Athens
• Check into your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure
• Soak in the hotel's rooftop Jacuzzi
• You'll also get a 10% discount at the hotel's bar and restaurant
Overnight at Herodion Hotel or similar. Breakfast provided.

Days 6-7: Athens
• Discover the historic and lively city on your own
• View the archaeological treasures on display at the Acropolis Museum
Two nights at Herodion Hotel or similar. Daily breakfast provided.

Day 8: Return to the US
• Make your own way to the airport for your return flight
Breakfast provided.

*Some departures may visit Athens first and Istanbul second.

The Dates
New York City (JFK) departures
7/15 ($2,199)
7/29, 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26 ($2,299)
9/9, 9/23 ($1,799)
10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29 ($1,599)
11/5, 11/8 ($1,399)
11/12, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10 ($1,299)

Washington, DC (IAD) departures
9/9, 9/23 ($1,859)
10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29 ($1,649)
11/5, 11/8 ($1,449)
11/12, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10 ($1,349)

Chicago (ORD) departures
9/9, 9/23 ($1,899)
10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29 ($1,699)
11/12, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10 ($1,399)

Los Angeles (LAX) departures
9/9, 9/23 ($2,099)
10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29 ($1,899)
11/5, 11/8 ($1,699)
11/12, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10 ($1,599)

New York City (JFK) departures
1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/3 ($1,299)

Washington, DC (IAD) departures
1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/3 ($1,349)

Chicago (ORD) departures
1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/3 ($1,399)

Los Angeles (LAX) departures
1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/3 ($1,599)

Priced per person based on double occupancy; see fine print.

The Details
• Single travelers will pay an extra $200-$400, depending on departure date

What Makes Keytours Vacations Stand Out?
With more than 20 years of experience providing tours around the globe, Keytours Vacations has become a world leader in group travel. And because they work with local suppliers in each of the more than 20 destinations in which tours are offered, Keytours Vacations is able to deliver some of the most accurate pricing and the best value for your money. Hotel accommodations, airport transfers, sightseeing itineraries, local English-speaking guides—Keytours Vacations provides it all.

  • Turkey is a unique country: a rich, layered, and magical world full of history, culture, gastronomy, humanity, and commerce -- increasingly Europeanized yet (notwithstanding the über-cosmopolitan center that is Istanbul) still unspoiled and innocent.

    -- Frommer's
  • We worked with Andreas at Key Tours, who was very patient and informative with all of our questions... Turkey has been a dream trip for us for many years. Yes, dreams do come true!

    -- LivingSocial Member

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the fine print

  • Limit 2 per customer, up to 2 additional as gifts; vouchers may not be combined to extend stay
  • Book by date: customer must contact merchant by June 8, 2015 to make booking
  • Reservations required and subject to availability
  • Not valid on group or existing reservations
  • Voucher includes international flight from New York City, Washington DC, Chicago, or Los Angeles to Istanbul; from Istanbul to Athens; and from Athens to the US; ground transportation from Istanbul airport to hotel; double-occupancy accommodations for 3 nights at Recital Hotel or similar in Istanbul and Herodion Hotel or similar in Athens; 6 buffet breakfasts; tickets to the Acropolis Museum; airline taxes, fuel surcharges, hotel service charges, and local taxes
  • All other major US airports available for a surcharge to be collected at time of booking
  • Similar or better hotels will be substituted based on availability
  • Voucher does not include passport/visa fees, gratuities, personal or baggage insurance, meals or drinks not specified by itinerary, any costs not specified as included
  • Nights must be spent consecutively; all inclusions must be redeemed during one stay
  • Double occupancy: rates are per person based on double occupancy (2 people sharing a room). Each of 2 guests must purchase an Escape and arrange to stay together at the property. Single occupancy requires an additional fee of $300 (JFK July/August, 2015 departures), $400 (September/October, 2015 departures for all gateways), or $200 (November/December, 2015 and January/February/March, 2016 for all gateways)
  • Merchant cancellation/re-scheduling policy applies; voucher subject to forfeiture or $150 rescheduling fee for any date changes
  • Please visit keytours.com/terms.asp for all terms and conditions and a detailed cancelation policy
  • The cost of all airline tickets and airport taxes are non-refundable after a booking is confirmed with Keytours Vacations
  • Passport and entry fees required
  • Review the State Department's website for passport/visa requirements and important announcements before traveling to your destination
  • Stays must be completed within date range listed on voucher
  • The promotional value is valid only for date range purchased and may not be exchanged or redeemed for any other dates
  • Other conditions apply • PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON March 3, 2016 • Enjoy By March 3, 2016