Your Tour Host
Rev. Dr. Steve Gragg
11 Day Tour of Turkey & Greece Featuring a Greek Island Cruise

Highlights

: Bosphorus Cruise in Istanbul, National Museum in Athens and three shore excursions (Patmos, Rhodes and Heraklion) while cruising.
INCLUDED $5059
 
  • Current round-trip economy air from Charlotte or Denver to Istanbul, Turkey, returning from Athens Greece via Delta / KLM.
  • Superior first-class (4 star) hotel accommodations throughout (6 nights).
  • 4 Day Celestyal Olympia Cruise – Lower outside cabin with porthole view.  
  • Port charges and embarkation taxes.
  • Breakfast and dinner daily during land portion of tour.  All meals on board the ship.  
  • Comprehensive daily sightseeing per itinerary by private deluxe motor coach with qualified driver and English-speaking, licensed guide/escort, who meets you upon arrival after clearing Turkish customs (as per itinerary) and stays with the group throughout until embarkation on ship.  After disembarkation in Greece, your guide will be with you until returning you to the airport for your flight to U.S.A.
  • Entrance fees to all sightseeing including the Bosphorus Cruise in Istanbul, National Museum in Athens and three shore excursions (Patmos, Rhodes and Heraklion) while cruising. 
  • Transfers and porterage (one suitcase per person).
  • All tipping to hotel, cruise and restaurant personnel, porters, drivers, and guides.
  • Wilcox World Travel and Tours flight bag and a Greece & Turkey Guidebook.
NOT INCLUDED
 
  • Single room supplement $850.00.
  • Shore excursion not mentioned above.
  • Insurance: Travel, baggage, trip cancellation, etc. 
  • Beverages with meals, except on the cruise, non-alcoholic beverages are included. 
  • Passports
  • Personal Items and Immunizations
ACCOMMODATIONS
 
LOCATION DATES HOTEL
Istanbull May 6-7, 2022 Titanic City Taksim
Canakkale May 8, 2022 Kolin Hotel
Kusadasi May 9, 2022 Charisma Hotel
Cruise May 10-12, 2022 Celestyal Olympia Cruise
Athens   May 13-14, 2022 Titania Hotel
TOUR PACKAGES PER PERSON
TOUR PACKAGES PER PERSON - LAND ONLY PRICE
$5059

*Please read the General Terms & Conditions for applicable Deposit, Cancellation and Refund information.

General Terms & Conditions
  • AIR TRANSPORTATION
  • LAND TRANSPORTATION AND TRANSFERS
  • ACCOMMODATIONS
  • MEALS
  • BAGGAGE
  • SERVICE CHARGES AND TAXES
  • NOT INCLUDED
  • INSURANCE
  • IMPORTANT PASSPORT INFORMATION
  • VISA
  • DEPOSITS AND PAYMENTS
  • GUESTS WITH DISABILITIES
  • PARTICIPATING AIR CARRIERS
  • RESPONSIBILITY
  • CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS
  • NOTE
TRAVEL INSURANCE (Optional)

 

We strongly urge you to consider purchasing trip insurance.

This can protect you from unanticipated events while you are traveling, many with catastrophic financial effects. Most people cannot absorb this cost on their own, so why take a chance?
Wilcox acts as an agent for Allianz Travel Insurance and we will process the purchase of the insurance should you choose it. However, you are welcome to seek out other options that may be available. It is important to us that you are prepared and covered for any unforeseen circumstances that may arise.

As and agent for Allianz Travel Insurance we offer a special Group rate (applicable to all ages). It's important to note that for the exclusions for pre-existing medical conditions to be waived insurance  must be purchased prior to the balance due date. 
See below for cost details:

Regular Tour Price: $356.00 Per person
Including Cost of Single Supplement: $388.00 Per Person  
 

REGISTRATION FORM
You also have the option to submit your deposit and registration by mail. Simply click on the link below to download and print the registration form. Once completed mail to: 

Wilcox World Travel and Tours
International Group Tours Division
1550 Hendersonville Rd Suite 214
Asheville, NC 28803

 
Day by Day Travel Itinerary
  • DAY 01 Thu . May . 05
    DEPARTURE
    Today we depart Charlotte or Denver on Delta Airlines for our flight to Atlanta where we join up for our international flight to Istanbul with an en-route stop in Amsterdam.
  • DAY 02 Fri . May . 06
    ARRIVAL ISTANBUL
    Welcome to Turkey, a land of minarets, ancient civilizations and modern cities. Upon arrival we will be met and transferred to old town.  This afternoon we’ll enjoy a private ferry ride crossing the Bosphorus Straits visiting both Europe and Asia.  Stops en-route will allow for photos of the natural beauty.  Afterwards, we check in to our hotel for two overnights.
  • DAY 03 Sat . May . 07
    ISTANBUL
    Morning sightseeing begins with the impressive sites of old Constantinople (Istanbul) to include the domed basilica St. Sophia – considered as one of the greatest architectural marvels and the 4th largest church in the world. This great edifice was the capital of the Christian Church for nearly 1,000 years. Nearby is the ancient Hippodrome and then we visit the Blue Mosque with its 6 minarets. During the afternoon we visit the famous Grand Covered Bazaar, a mecca for shoppers with nearly 4,000 shops.
  • DAY 04 Sun . May . 08
    ISTANBUL / CANAKKALE
    Today we journey to Canakkale, a ferry crossing on the Dardanelles Strait connecting Asia and Europe. Heading south we visit the ruins of Troas (Acts 16:6-10) where Paul, Silas and Timothy joined up with Luke, who chronicled the travels of Paul. Here on the western coast of Turkey, Paul heard the call of a man “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” (Acts 16:9).  We share dinner and stay overnight in Canakkale.
  • DAY 05 Mon . May . 09
    CANAKKALE / PERGAMON / KUSADASI
    An early morning departure takes us to the ruins of Pergamum, the city that rivaled Athens as a cultural center in its day. Pergamum, one of the 7 churches in John’s vision (REV 2) was surrounded by Pagan Culture but also was a center of healing.  Its most celebrated citizen was the physician Galen, whose work and research provided the foundation for modern day medicine.  We continue to Kusadasi for dinner and overnight at our hotel overlooking the Aegean Sea.
  • DAY 06 Tue . May . 10
    KUSADASI / CRUISE / PATMOS
    Early in the morning we visit the House of the Virgin Mary where it is believed she spent her later days.  Our next stop is Ephesus, dominated by the great 24,000 amphitheater, cited in Acts as the place of Paul’s courageous witness (Acts 19:23-41).  We will walk the ancient streets of Ephesus where Paul invested two years of his ministry. At noon we embark on our cruise and later in the day we stop at Patmos where St. John received his visions to author the last book of the New Testament. 
  • DAY 07 Wed . May . 11
    CRUISING / RHODES
    We dock this morning at the Island of Rhodes – rich in history. Interestingly, prior to St. Paul’s visit in the AD 50’s, there is no evidence for Christianity on the island. We will spend the entire day on this beautiful island.  There are optional tours offered to visit the Temple of Athena as well as other sites.
  • DAY 08 Thu . May . 12
    CRUISING / HERAKLION / SANTORINI
    This morning we wake up at Crete, the largest of the Greek islands. Paul visited here several times during his journeys (Acts 21:1). Paul’s letter to Titus was likely written while on Crete. An interesting stop is at the Museum of Heraklion.  Then we will continue to Santorini, the famous colorful volcanic island where you may take a donkey ride or use the cable car up the steep hill to the village.
  • DAY 09 Fri . May . 13
    DISEMBARK CRUISE / ATHENS
    This morning our ship will reach it final destination – Athens. Welcome to the capital of Greece!  We will start our bus tour to Athens to visit the Acropolis, Parthenon, Areogapus and Mars Hill (Acts 17) where the Apostle Paul delivered his well -known sermon.  There will be time in the afternoon to explore the ancient area of Plaka, Athens’s oldest neighborhood. Two overnights in ancient Athens
  • DAY 10 Sat . May . 14
    CORINTH / MYCENAE / ATHENS
    Today we’ll enjoy a scenic drive along the Peloponnesian Gulf and across the Corinthian Canal to Corinth, the chief commercial center of the New Testament. You will stand in the midst of the ruins of the church of Corinth  and see the pillars, steps, and public worship place where Paul preached.  The ruins of this important cultural center will enhance your understanding of I &II Corinthians as we walk along the stone path the Apostle Paul walked. We return to Athens for dinner and our final overnight.
  • DAY 11 Sun . May . 15
    DEPARTURE
    Today we say goodbye to Greece to fly home with unforgettable memories!
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