8 Days in Historic Athens, Delphi, Meteora & Exotic Istanbul + Flights

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Escape Kit

  • An Eight-Day Trip to Athens, Delphi, Meteora, and Istanbul ($1,399 to $2,199 per Person), Including:
  • International Flight from New York City, Washington DC, Chicago, or Los Angeles to Athens; from Athens to Istanbul; and from Istanbul to the US
  • Arrival Transfer from Istanbul Airport to Hotel
  • Double-Occupancy Accommodations for Three Nights at Herodion Hotel or Similar in Athens, One Night at Divani Meteora Hotel, Amalia Kalambaka Hotel, or Similar in Meteora, and Two Nights at Recital Hotel or Similar in Istanbul
  • Six Buffet Breakfasts and One Dinner
  • Half-Day Bosphorus Cruise in Istanbul
  • 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

From Athens to Istanbul, this eight-day trip—including flights from LAX, ORD, IAD, and JFK—takes guests to ancient ruins, boutique hotels, unique landscapes, bustling markets, romantic restaurants, and more.

The Destination
If you're visiting Greece—the cradle of civilization—you have to start at the source: Athens, 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.

From there, spend a couple days in picturesque Delphi and Meteora, two renowned UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Wander around the towering cliff-top monasteries, hear legends of Zeus, visit the majestic archaeological site of Ancient Delphi, and gaze at the Sanctuary of Apollo.

Spend the remainder of your trip in Istanbul, a cultural hub sandwiched between Southeast Europe and the Middle East, with the Mediterranean to the south and the Black Sea to the north, "this geographic and cultural bridge," Frommer's says, "boasts more Greek ruins than Greece, more Roman archaeological sites than all of Italy, and—in Antalya alone—more resort hotels than all the coast of Spain."

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

Day 2: Arrive in Athens
• Join your transfer to the hotel
• Spend the afternoon at leisure and wander around the Plaka and visit the Acropolis Museum with your included admission ticket
• Enjoy a 10% discount at Herodion Hotel for all bar and restaurant consumption and complimentary use of the roof-top Jacuzzi
Overnight at Herodion Hotel or similar.

Day 3: Athens
• Enjoy a full day at your leisure. You can join an optional day cruise to the nearby islands of Hydra, Poros and Aegina or a full day trip to Argolis
• Enjoy a 10% discount at Herodion Hotel for all bar and restaurant consumption and complimentary use of the roof-top Jacuzzi
Overnight at Herodion Hotel or similar. Breakfast provided.

Day 4: Athens to Delphi and Meteora
• Depart in the morning by coach for Delphi
• Visit the archaeological site and enjoy the breathtaking scenery from the slopes of Mount Parnassus
• Continue to Kalambaka in the afternoon, passing through picturesque villages and towns
• Settle in at your hotel for dinner and an overnight stay
Overnight at Divani Meteora Hotel, Amalia Kalambaka Hotel, or similar. Breakfast and dinner provided.

Day 5: Meteora to Athens
• Head out in the morning to visit the majestic cliff-top monasteries
• You will return to Athens late in the evening after a short stop in Thermopylae to visit Leonida's Monument
• Enjoy a 10% discount at Herodion Hotel for all bar and restaurant consumption and complimentary use of the roof-top Jacuzzi
Overnight at Herodion Hotel or similar. Breakfast provided.

Day 6: Athens to Istanbul
Catch your early morning flight to Istanbul
• Upon arrival into Istanbul, you will be met and transferred to your hotel
• The remainder of your day is at leisure to start exploring this fascinating city, or join the afternoon Bosporus tour (included in this package) and sail around the Golden Horn, the seaways which link Europe and Asia
• Enjoy a 25% reduction on all mini-bar consumption and complimentary Wi-Fi at this hotel
Overnight at Recital Hotel or similar. Breakfast provided.

Day 7: Istanbul
Join an optional full-day small-group tour (maximum 14 people) to explore Istanbul and its wonders. You will visit Topkapi Palace Saint Sophia Museum, the Blue Mosque, the Underground Cistern, the Hippodrome and the Grand Bazaar. Lunch is included in this tour
• Enjoy a 25% reduction on all mini-bar consumption and complimentary Wi-Fi at this hotel
Overnight at Recital Hotel or similar. Breakfast provided.

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

The Dates
2015:
New York City (JFK) departures
10/18, 10/25 ($1.799)
11/1, 11/8 ($1,699)
11/15, 11/22, 11/29, 12/6 ($1,599)

Washington, DC (IAD) departures
10/18, 10/25 ($1,849)
11/1, 11/8 ($1,749)
11/15, 11/22, 11/29, 12/6 ($1,649)

Chicago (ORD) departures
10/18, 10/25 ($1,899)
11/1, 11/8 ($1,799)
11/15, 11/22, 11/29, 12/6 ($1,699)

Los Angeles (LAX) departures
10/18, 10/25 ($2,099)
11/1, 11/8 ($1,999)
11/15, 11/22, 11/29, 12/6 ($1,899)

2016:
New York City (JFK) departures
1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/21, 2/28, 3/6 ($1,499)
2/7, 2/14 ($1,399)
3/13, 3/20 ($1,799)
4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24 ($1,899)

Washington, DC (IAD) departures
1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/21, 2/28, 3/6 ($1,549)
2/7, 2/14 ($1,449)
3/13, 3/20 ($1,849)
4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24 ($1,949)

Chicago (ORD) departures
1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/21, 2/28, 3/6 ($1,599)
2/7, 2/14 ($1,499)
3/13, 3/20 ($1,899)
4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24 ($1,999)

Los Angeles (LAX) departures
1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/21, 2/28, 3/6 ($1,799)
2/7, 2/14 ($1,699)
3/13, 3/20 ($2,099)
4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24 ($2,199)

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

The Details
• Single travelers will pay an extra $300-$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.

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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 September 10, 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; from Athens to Istanbul; and from Istanbul to the US; ground transportation from Athens Airport to Hotel; double-occupancy accommodations for 3 nights at Herodion Hotel or similar in Athens, 1 night at Divani Meteora Hotel, Amalia Kalambaka Hotel, or similar in Meteora, and 2 nights at Recital Hotel or similar in Istanbul; 6 buffet breakfasts and 1 dinner; 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 $400 for departures in October; November 1, 8, 2015; March 13, 20, 2016; and April, 2016; $300 for departures on November 15, 22, 29; December 6, 2015; January; February; and March 6, 2016; due at booking
  • 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
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