imagine Tours and Travel, LLC 4740 Cleveland Heights Blvd. Suite #2, Lakeland, FL 33813 Tel: 863-709-9208 Fax: 866-262-9507 Have a Question? Please contact us via email at [email protected] or at 863.709.9208 or via the web: www.ittworld.com or contact your Tour Host For further information, please contact: Linda Zschoche Christ Church Plano 4550 Legacy Dr. Plano, TX 75024 Phone: 214-291-5001 Email: [email protected] THE FINE PRINT… THE FINE PRINT… THE FINE PRINT… THE FINE PRINT… Enrollment in and payment of your deposit for the tour, constitutes your acceptance of the conditions and statement of responsibility. INCLUDED IN PRICE: 1) Round trip airfare per brochure, deluxe motor coaches, First Class / Superior First Class hotels, guided sightseeing, entrance fees to sites visited, breakfast & dinner daily; 2) Taxes and fuel charges totaling $686.00 USD comprised of $355.60 for fuel charges (subject to increase by airline up to 30 days prior to departure) and $330.40 for taxes (including federal inspection fees for the U.S. Customs and Immigrations; international air transportation tax; agricultural tax; other per person taxes imposed by government entities; airport taxes and fees including the September 11th Security fee up to $10 per person, passenger facility charges up to $18 per person, federal domestic flight segment fees up to $3.50 per segment and U.S. and International arrival and departure, and other government imposed fees up to $300 per person); 3) Gratuities of $55 for land portion of the tour - including guide, local host, driver, local guides; gratuities on ferries and trains; 4) port fees & cruise gratuities of $345; price based on outside cruise cabins category XF Outside Premium Stateroom; 5) Optional Rome Extension: air taxes of $55, gratuities of $55 and Rome Tourist Tax. FLIGHT TIMES: All flight times are subject to change by the airlines without advance notice. imagine is not responsible for such changes or delays and does not reimburse expenses resulting from such delays. If making your own flight arrangements to a departure city or any other portion of your trip, we recommend you purchase a ticket which can be changed without large penalties. Passengers are responsible for reconfirming their flights with the airline 24 hours prior to departure. CANCELLATION FEES: If the tour is cancelled due to lack of participation, there will be a charge of $150 deducted from the amount refunded to each passenger for administrative fees plus any airline penalties if applicable. Any cancellation from day of registration to 101 days prior to departure will be charged a $500 non-refundable administrative fee per person plus any airline penalties, if applicable. You will also be charged a single room fee if your cancellation forces NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE: Not included in your package are passports, visas, vaccinations, your roommate into a single room from 59 days prior until the date of departure. The following laundry, lunches on land, telephone, mini-bar, alcohol, other beverages, and food outside of the charges also apply: 100-75 days = $1000; 74-60 days = $1950; 59-36 days = 85% of total cost; contracted tour operator menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant (these extra items will be billed to you 35 days to day of departure = 100% of total cost. All Cancellations must be received in before leaving the hotel, or restaurant), airport transfers on non-qualifying flights, porterage at airports & writing. On or after the day of departure there is no refund for any services not used. We train stations, Group Travel Protection premiums, excess baggage fees, and all other items not strongly recommend you purchase travel insurance (please see the box below). specifically mentioned. Any fees or fuel surcharges imposed by the airlines after the date you register for your trip. PASSPORT: Each passenger is responsible for making sure that they have a valid passport that has an expiration date at least six months after the date of return from their trip. A copy of your PAYMENT: A full deposit of $500 per person is required at time of registration, a second valid passport must be submitted to our office by 90 days prior to departure. deposit of $500 per person is required within 60 days of initial registration due to the additional deposits required by Louis Cruise Lines. 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All tour the right to refuse or revoke travel to anyone who is, in the sole judgment of imagine, incapable prices are based on a minimum group size of 26 passengers for prices to be valid. If group size is 25-19 travelers, a $95 per person supplement to price may apply. If group size is 18-10 of group travel. Except for the willful negligence of its direct employees, the tour operator assumes no liability or responsibility for any injuries, inconveniences, illness, irregularity, or travelers, a $195 per person supplement to price may apply. If group size is less than 10 incidental damages caused by circumstances beyond the control of the tour operator or by any travelers, the tour may be cancelled due to lack of participation. 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RELEASE OF LIABILITY: By traveling on this tour you affirm that you are fit to participate in this ACCOMMODATIONS: Price is based on double occupancy (two persons sharing a room). When available, single rooms are often smaller than doubles. While imagine will try to match roommates, we cannot guarantee one will be available. Roommates may be assigned as late as 35 days prior to departure. If one is not available or if you request a single room, there will be a single room supplement charge: $1695 for basic itinerary; additional $415 for optional Rome extension. tour and accept all risks to your safety and health. All travel involves risks, and travel to some countries, including Israel, involves a heightened risk to your health and safety, including risks from terrorism, criminal acts, and illness. 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ITINERARY and CHANGES: Because airlines often change flight schedules after brochures are printed, imagine reserves the right to shorten or lengthen the itinerary accordingly. You will be notified in writing when possible. If itinerary changes necessitate extra overnights, you will be charged $195 per night/per person (single rooms/cabin $245/night). Meals for extra nights are not included. Any changes and/or deviations from the program and/or departure city listed by the passenger must be provided in writing to imagine no later than 75-days prior to departure and any extra costs incurred will be billed to the passenger. All deviations are subject to a standard fee of $150 plus any applicable airline fees. All tours are final at 70-days ENROLLMENT IN AND PAYMENT FOR THE TOUR, CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THE CONDITIONS AND STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITY. The conditions become a prior to departure. No changes and/or additions may be made to the tour after that time. binding contract where your enrollment and payment are received and accepted by imagine. Florida law will be applicable to any dispute which arises out of/or concerns AIRLINE TICKETS: In order to keep prices low, imagine does not guarantee you will be on the most direct flights to your final destination. Flight routings are chosen by the regarding this brochure or your tour. imagine Tours & Travel, LLC, is registered with the State of Florida as a Seller of Travel. Registration No. ST36635. airlines and not imagine. Airline tickets cannot be changed or refunded once printed. Air Valid as of 12/11/14 ABR/ABR transportation to/from your destination will be economy class aboard IATA and ARC carriers utilizing APEX or SUPER APEX non-refundable, non-amendable tickets for groups of 10 or more flying together for entire itinerary. imagine is unable to use individual frequent flyer We recommend trip insurance through Travel Guard. points to upgrade or accept them as partial payment for air transportation. Deviations by the passenger, from the group’s scheduled flights, could result in different routings/air carriers. Please contact Travel Guard directly to purchase it at either VISAS: Applicable visas will be obtained by imagine for U.S. and Canadian Citizens only with the exception of travel to Turkey. All passengers who do not carry U.S. or Canadian Passports will be responsible for obtaining visas to the countries they are visiting. imagine is not responsible for non-U.S. & Canadian Passport holders. 1-800-826-1300 and reference agent code 127152 or you may visit our website at ittworld.com and click on their direct link on our home page. www.ittworld.com 11-Day Biblical Journey Through Greece & Turkey Including a 7-Night Greek Isles Cruise (with optional Rome extension) Including special visits to: Athens, Corinth, Thessaloniki, Veria, Philippi, Istanbul, Pergamum, Ephesus, Patmos, Mars Hill and much more… Hosted by: Rev. David & Fran Roseberry Travel Dates: October 28 - November 7, 2015 $4797.00 from Dallas/Ft. Worth (Price includes: airfare, hotel accommodations, XF-class outside premium stateroom, most meals, guide, bus, $686 US & Intl. departure taxes/fuel & $400 port fees & gratuities) Additional departure cities available upon request. Register Online: RegisterNow.ittworld.com Tour Code: RoseberryG15 $80.00 $60.00 $50.00 EARLY BIRD savings with an $100.00 If payment If payment If payment If payment initial deposit of $500.00 received by received by received by received by 2/5/15 3/5/15 4/5/15 5/5/15 DAY 1 - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28: DEPART U.S.A. FOR ATHENS, GREECE was the residence of the Ottoman sultans and the administrative heart Tour members depart the U.S.A. for our flight to Athens, Greece. After of the Empire. Nowadays, it is one of the world’s greatest museums. take-off, meals will be served according to flight schedule. DAY 7 - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3: DIKILI FOR PERGAMUM DAY 2 – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29: ARRIVE ATHENS, GREECE This morning, your ship is docked at the port Dikili in Turkey. You will You arrive in Athens, Greece where you will be met by our guide and enjoy an excursion to Bergama (ancient Pergamum), one of the besttransferred to your hotel for dinner and overnight. preserved ancient cities in Turkey, where you will visit the majestic Acropolis with the Altar of Zeus. Pergamum is mentioned in Revelation DAY 3 - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30: ANCIENT CORINTH, EMBARK ON YOUR 2:12-13: “And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: ‘The 7-NIGHT CRUISE ON LOUIS CRUISES’ CRISTAL CRUISE SHIP words of him who has the sharp two-edged sword. I know where you Your day starts with a trip to Ancient Corinth. This is the once glorious dwell, where Satan’s throne is.’” This reference may well be to the altar city near the Isthmus, where Paul met Aquilla and Priscilla and spent a of Zeus in the citadel, but it more likely refers to the fact that the city year and a half preaching the Gospel. You visit the Archaeological Mu- was the center of Roman authority and therefore, the place of persecuseum, the Forum, the Temples and the famous Bema, where Paul tion for those who refused to worship Caesar. You will also see the stood before Gallio, accused by the Jews of Corinth. You travel back to Asclepion, the earliest healing center. Athens and drive to the port of Lavrion of Athens to embark on your cruise ship CRISTAL of Louis Cruises, your floating hotel for the next DAY 8 - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4: KUSADASI FOR EPHESUS seven nights. Today you arrive at Kusadasi (Turkey) and enjoy your tour of DAY 4 - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31: EXCURSION TO THESSALONIKI & VERIA Ephesus; Ephesus is one of the Today you arrive at Thessaloniki and start your tour by seeing the land- Seven Churches of Revelation. mark of the city, the White Tower. You visit the House of Jason where In ancient days, Ephesus was a Paul lived and the Agora where Paul preached. You also see the Walls bustling port town of 250,000, of the Byzantine Acropolis and drive to Veria, where you visit the Bema graced with wide, colonnade of Paul. bordered streets. Paul's first visit to Ephesus was brief durDAY 5 - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1: EXCURSIONS TO KAVALA (NEAPOLIS) ing his second missionary tour. FOR PHILIPPI His second visit lasted about Your ship is docked at the port of Kavala (Neapolis), a picturesque port three years during his third with a Byzantine Castle and a Roman Aqueduct. From there you drive missionary tour. You walk the to the site of Philippi and visit the Baptistery of Lydia near the river, marble-paved street with where Paul baptized Lydia. She was Paul’s first convert on European grooves made by chariot soil, followed by the jailer. You also, visit the ruins of the Forum of Phi- wheels. You see the Fountain of lippi, the Christian Basilicas, "Prison of Paul" and the Theater before Trojan, the Library of Celsus, you return to your cruise ship. and the Great Theatre. You visit also the House of the Virgin DAY 6 - MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2: ISTANBUL, BLUE MOSQUE, ST. SOPHIA Mary. After lunch (not included), you will have an optional demonstraCHURCH & TOPKAPI PALACE tion at a Turkish rug factory and time permitting, a visit to the Basilica When you wake up you’re in Istanbul (Constantinople) in Turkey, the of St. John. You continue to Miletus; home of ancient philosopher Thacity which straddles two continents. Istanbul was the capital of the les, one of the fathers of Greek geometry, astronomy, and philosophy. Byzantine Empire for more than one thousand years and capital of the It was here, in the first Christian century, that Paul, on his third misOttoman Empire for more than five hundred years. Istanbul is famous sionary journey, called for the Ephesian elders and preached a powerfor many beautiful places and museums, which you will have the opful message to them. It was also here that Paul left his friend Trophiportunity to see today. The tour starts with the Blue Mosque, the most mus, who was too ill to continue. splendid mosque in the city, which is distinguished by six slender minarets and an interior decorated with blue Iznik tile. Visit St. Sophia DAY 9 - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5: PATMOS – ST. JOHN’S GROTTO (Divine Wisdom), one of the greatest churches in the world, built by In the morning you will arrive at the island of Patmos, where you will the Byzantine Emperor Justinian. After the conquest of the city in 1453, visit the Monastery of St. John, crowning the island. You drive to the it was transformed into a mosque by Mehmet the Conqueror and into village of Chora, where the Monastery of St. John is built within the a museum by Ataturk in 1934. You continue with a visit to the famous walls of a strong fortification. As you walk uphill towards the entrance Topkapi Palace, where the rich collection of Ottoman Treasures can be of the monastery, marvel at this magnificent structure, which was built seen. This palace, with a base area of 700,000 sq. meters, is spread 900 years ago. Once inside the monastery, see the courtyard, the over the promontory called the Seraglio Point. View the Bosporus, the monks’ dining room and the old bakery before you visit the main Golden Horn and the Sea of Marmara. This legendary maze of buildings church noted for its outstanding interior decoration and frescoes. Next, visit the small museum where priceless ecclesiastical treasures, books, manuscripts, mosaics, icons, splendid medieval textiles, vestments and jewelery are housed. Return to your motor coach and continue to the nearby Grotto of the Apocalypse and the Monastery of the Apocalypse above it. Walk down the steps to the Grotto of the Apocalypse. Here you will see the niches in the wall that mark the pillow and ledge used as a desk by the author of the Book of the Revelation and the crack in the rock made by the voice of God honoring the Holy Trinity. Afterwards, drive back to the port and your cruise ship will sail for the island of Syros. It is one of the most beautiful Greek islands and you will have free time at its main town called Ermoupolis, the capital of the island and of the Cyclades complex of islands. DAY 10 - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6: DISEMBARK LAVRION PORT, ATHENS WITH VISIT TO ACROPOLIS, MARS HILL Your cruise ship CRISTAL will arrive at the port of Lavrion of Athens in the morning, and you disembark. You admire the architectural miracles of ancient Athens as you follow your guide to the world-renowned Acropolis to see the Propylea, the Erectheum and the Parthenon. Visit Mars Hill where Paul, delivered his speech on the "Unknown God." View the Agora, the ancient center of the economic and public life of the city, where Paul preached to the skeptical Athenians. During the bus tour, you see Constitution Square with the House of Parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Temple of Zeus, the Old Olympic Stadium and the Neoclassical buildings of Athens. The afternoon is your own to explore the city. A special Farewell Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel in Athens. Optional Rome & Florence Extension $1575.00 per person Based on minimum group of 20+ passengers (Price includes: air taxes, gratuities & Rome Tourist Tax) DAY 10 - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6: DISEMBARK LAVRION PORT, ATHENS WITH VISIT TO ACROPOLIS, MARS HILL We have sightseeing with the group as listed above on Day 10 and then we say our good-byes and transfer to Athens Airport for our flight for Rome. We arrive in Rome where we will be met by our agent and transferred to our hotel in downtown Rome for our late evening welcome dinner and overnight. DAY 11 - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7: ROME, FLORENCE VIA TRAIN – RETURN BACK TO ROME EARLY EVENING After breakfast, our tour escort will take us to the train station for our one-hour and twenty minute train ride to Florence. We will then meet our Florence city guide who will take us on a walking tour of Florence, where we will include a special visit to Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral and Academy of Fine Arts, also known as the Academia. The Accademia is home to Michelangelo’s David. It has housed the David since 1873. We then return back to the train station for our return to Rome. Dinner and overnight at our hotel in Rome. DAY 12 - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8: CATACOMBS, ST. JOHN LATERAN, BASILICA OF ST. PAUL, ST. PETER IN CHAINS Today we enjoy our sightseeing tour to include a special visit to the Catacombs, where we will explore tunnels and see the carvings on the walls from early Christians. From here we continue for a visit to St. John Lateran and visit the “Sacred Steps”. As a monk, Martin Luther climbed these steps on his knees, trying to merit forgiveness. Afterwards we make a special visit to St. Paul’s Church where tradition believes the Apostle Paul is buried. We conclude our day with a stop to see the Forum and St. Peter in Chains. Dinner and overnight in Rome. DAY 13 - MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9: VATICAN & SISTINE CHAPEL, COLOSSEUM, TREVI FOUTAIN Our first visit will be to the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel, the celeDAY 11 - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7: ATHENS, brated Chapel of the Popes and the venue of the Conclaves for Papal elections. It is one of the most splendid masterpieces in the history of world art and is RETURN FLIGHT BACK TO U.S.A. well known around the world for its magnificent ceiling, beautifully decorated You have a morning transfer to Athens Airport for your return flight by Michelangelo. From here, your next visit will be to the Basilica of St. Peter, back to the U.S.A., and you fly back home with a new insight into Paul's the largest church in the world which overlooks the enormous Piazza San life and teachings. Pietro. We then start our sightseeing of the eternal city. Driving through the main streets of Rome, you will marvel at the monuments of this great capital. * Tour members who choose not to take the optional excursions can explore Visit the Colosseum, which symbolizes the eternity of the Roman civilization. the islands on their own. Visit the Piazza Venezia, dominated by the imposing monument to Vittorio Emanuel II. Before we return to our hotel, we stop near the Fontana di Trevi *Breakfast & Dinners included daily while on land. Three meals will be provided and follow tradition by tossing a coin into the fountain, promising your return daily on board cruise (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner). Drinks are not included with to Rome. Dinner and overnight in Rome. meals, except customary items served at the buffet. DAY 14 - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10: ROME, U.S.A. * Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this brochure. While we Morning transfer to Rome Airport for return flight back to the U.S.A. Arrive will do our utmost to include all the sites listed above, the order of the sites home the same day. and /or days and number of days may be altered to accommodate changes in airlines, hotel schedules, time constraints, the cruise lines and local conditions. Rotation of ports of call may vary for congestion reasons at certain ports, with or without prior notice and changed by cruise lines without notice. LCL re-serves the right to substitute vessel trading under the Louis Cruise Lines name, for the scheduled vessel.
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